Birds of Caddo Lake
Field Checklist with Photo Gallery

 


 

Page 2 of 8:  Herons & Egrets through Hawks, Turkey, Quail

 


Legend

A - Abundant - Should see, numerous, easily observed or heard.

C - Common - Should see or hear in suitable habitat.

U - Uncommon - Present, but easily overlooked because of specific habitat, secretive habits or low numbers.

O - Occasional - Seen infrequently during a season.

R - Rare - Seen infrequently annually, or seldom seen, except by chance or special search, few records.

I - Irregular - Not expected annually, sporadic appearances and variable populations.

Cas - Casual - Out of normal range, very seldom seen over several years, but can be expected again.

Acc - Accidental - Out of normal range, very few records, not expected to be seen again.

T - Transient - Occurs in variable numbers, usually flying overhead.

M - Migratory

P - Permanent Resident

 


 

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Species

Spring

Summer

Fall

Winter

Status

Photo

Tricolored Heron

Cas

Cas

R

.

M

Tricolored Heron, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Tricolored Heron, Photo by Gary M. Stolz, USFWS.

Little Blue Heron

U

C

U

.

M

Little Blue Heron (immature), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Little Blue Heron (adult), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Snowy Egret

U

U

U

.

M

Snowy Egret, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Snowy Egret, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Great Blue Heron

C

C

C

C

P/M

Great Blue Heron, Photo by Herb Stein, USFWS.  Great Blue Heron, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.

Great Egret

C

C

C

U

P/M

Great Egret, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler. Great Egrets, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Cattle Egret

C

A

C

I

M

Cattle Egret, Photo Copyright  A.Wilson.

Green Heron

U

C

U

.

M

Green Heron, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

U

C

U

Cas

M

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Photo by Eugene F. Hester, USFWS.  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (adult), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Black-crowned Night-Heron

U

U

Cas

Cas

M

Black-crowned Night-Heron, Photo by Steve Farrell, USFWS.  Black-crowned Night-Heron (adult), Photo Copyright  George Jameson.

White Ibis

.

U

U

Cas

M

White Ibis (immature), Photo Copyright  Eddie Ray.  White Ibis (adults), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.
Roseate Spoonbill . R/I . . M Roseate Spoonbill Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Wood Stork

Cas

U

U

.

M

Wood Stork, Photo Copyright  Patricia Cancellare.  Wood Stork, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.

Black Vulture

C

C

C

C

P

Black Vulture, Photo Copyright  Bert Frenz.

Turkey Vulture

C

C

C

C

P

Turkey Vulture, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.  Turkey Vulture, Photo Copyright  Dart Humeston.

Osprey

O

.

U

O

M

Osprey, Photo Copyright  Eric Isley.  Osprey, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.

Mississippi Kite

U

U

O

.

M

Mississippi Kite, Photo Copyright  Bill Schmoker.  Mississippi Kite, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Bald Eagle

R

.

R

U

M

Bald Eagle (immature), by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Bald Eagle, (public domain). Bald Eagle (adult), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Northern Harrier

R

.

U

U

M

Northern Harrier (female), Photo Copyright  Monte M Taylor.  Northern Harrier (male), by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

Sharp-shinned Hawk

O

.

U

U

M

Sharp-shinned Hawk (immature), Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.   Sharp-Shinned Hawk (adult), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.   Sharp-shinned Hawk, Photo Copyright  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Cooper's Hawk

O

O

U

U

P/M

Cooper's Hawk (adult), Photo Copyright  Bert Frenz.

Red-shouldered Hawk

C

C

C

C

P

Red-shouldered Hawk, Photo Copyright  Jack Jenkins.  Red-shouldered Hawk, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Broad-winged Hawk

C/T

I

C/T

.

M

Broad-winged Hawk, Photo Copyright  Dudley Edmondson.

Red-tailed Hawk

C

U

C

C

P

Red-tailed Hawk, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler. Red-tailed Hawk, Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.

Ferruginous Hawk

.

.

Acc/T

.

M

Ferruginous Hawk, Photo Copyright  Bill Schmoker. Ferruginous Hawk, Photo Copyright  Dr Brad Bergstrom. Ferruginous Hawk, Photo Copyright  Marcus Martin.
Golden Eagle . . . Cas/T

M

Golden Eagle (immature), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Golden Eagle (adult), Photo Copyright  Bill Schmoker.

American Kestrel

O

.

U

C

M

American Kestrel (male), Photo Copyright  Arthur Grosset.  American Kestrel (female), Photo Copyright  Arthur Grosset.  American Kestrel (male), Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Merlin

.

.

R/I/T

.

M

Merlin, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.
Peregrine Falcon . . R/I/T R/I/T M Peregrine Falcon (juvenile), Photo Copyright  Bill Schmoker.  Peregrine Falcon, Photo by Steve Maslowski, USFWS.

Wild Turkey

O

O

R R

P

Wild Turkey, Photo by Gary M. Stolz, USFWS.  Wild Turkey, Photo Copyright  A.Wilson.

Northern Bobwhite

U

O

O

O

P

 Northern Bobwhite (public domain).  Northern Bobwhite, by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

Birds of Caddo Lake Field Checklist with Photo Gallery compiled by Dorothy Metzler [E-mail: caddobirds(at)hotmail.com].  Copyright 1999-2004.  All rights reserved.  All material on this Web site is intended only for the personal information, education, and enjoyment of visitors to this Web site and may not be reproduced or published elsewhere without permission of the respective author or photographer. (Photographer credits in rollover text of thumbnail pictures.  E-mail links below.)  I'm grateful to the following individuals and organizations for allowing me to use their photos on this website:  Harlen Aschen, Don Auderer, Brad Bergstrom, Carole Berry, Carol Ann Boyd, Patricia Cancellare, Barbara Cavin, Stephen J. Dinsmore, Fred Fallon, Bert Frenz, Vera Garlough, Arthur Grosset, Peggy Harding, Berlin Heck, Dart Humeston, Jim Ingold, Eric Isley, George Jameson, Jack Jenkins, Diane Jones, Nick Kontonicolas, Vincent P. Lucas, True Mann, Marcus Martin, Bob Metzler, Ron Munden, Eddie Ray, Chandler S. Robbins, Bill Schmoker, Jeff Trahan, Tom Walker, Peter S. Weber, BioDiversity Institute (BDI) Internet Field Guide to Birds, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, and Gough, G.A., Sauer, J.R., Iliff, M. Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter. 1998. Version 97.1. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD.

 

This page last updated:  May 21, 2011.

 

[ Photo Checklist page 1 -- Loons, Grebes through Geese, Ducks, Mergansers ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 2 -- Herons, Egrets through Hawks, Turkey, Quail ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 3 -- Rails, Shorebirds through Gulls, Terns, Doves ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 4 -- Cuckoos, Owls through Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 5 -- Jays, Crows, Vireos through Thrushes, Nuthatches, Creepers ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 6 -- Wrens, Swallows, Kinglets through Finches, Crossbills ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 7 -- Warblers ]

 

[ Photo Checklist page 8 -- Sparrows, Tanagers, Grosbeaks through Orioles, Blackbirds ]

 


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