Birds of Caddo Lake
Field Checklist with Photo Gallery

 


 

Page 4 of 8:  Cuckoos, Owls through Hummingbirds, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers

 


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

Black-billed Cuckoo

I

. . .

M

Black-billed Cuckoo, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

U

C

U

.

M

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Photo Copyright  Harlen Aschen.

Greater Roadrunner

R

R

R

R

P

Greater Roadrunner, Photo Copyright  Don Auderer.

Eastern Screech-Owl

U

U

U

U

P

Eastern Screech Owl (adult & imm), Photo Copyright  Jeff Trahan.

Great Horned Owl

U

U

U

U

P

Great Horned Owl, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler. Great Horned Owl, Photo Copyright  Eddie Ray.

Barred Owl

C

C

C

C

P

Barred Owl, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Barred Owl, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Common Nighthawk

U

R

.

M

Common Nighthawk, Photo Copyright  Dart Humeston.  Common Nighthawk, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Chuck-will's-widow

O

U

.

.

M

Chuck-wills-widow, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler. Chuck-wills-widow, Photo Copyright  C.S.Robbins.

Whip-poor-will

R/I

.

.

.

M

Whip-poor-will, by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.

Chimney Swift

U

U

U

.

M

Chimney Swift, Photo Copyright  Monte M Taylor.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

U

U

U

.

M

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female), Photo Copyright  Peter S Weber.  Ruby-throated Hummingbird (male), Photo Copyright  Tom Walker.

Belted Kingfisher

U

U

U

U

P

Belted Kingfisher (male, female), by Louis Agassiz Fuertes.  Belted Kingfisher, Photo Copyright  George Jameson.

Red-headed Woodpecker

U

U

U

U

P

Red-headed Woodpecker (public domain).

Red-bellied Woodpecker

C

C

C

C

P

Red-bellied Woodpecker (female), Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.  Red-bellied Woodpecker (male), Photo Copyright  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

U

.

U

C

M

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Downy Woodpecker

C

C

C

C

P

Downy Woodpecker, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Hairy Woodpecker

O

O

U

U

P/M

Hairy Woodpecker (male), Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Northern Flicker

U

 .

U

C

M

Northern Flicker, Photo Copyright  Peggy Harding.

Pileated Woodpecker

C

C

C

C

P

Pileated Woodpecker, Photo Copyright  Jack Jenkins. Pileated Woodpecker, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Olive-sided Flycatcher

R

 .

R

.

M

Olive-sided Flycatcher, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Eastern Wood-Pewee

U

U

U

 .

M

Eastern Wood-Pewee, Photo Copyright  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  Eastern Wood-Pewee, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

R

 .

.

.

M

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Photo Copyright  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Photo Copyright  C.S.Robbins.

Acadian Flycatcher

U

U

U

 .

M

Acadian Flycatcher, Photo Copyright  Brad Bergstrom.

Willow Flycatcher

R

 .

R

.

M

Acadian (left), Willow Flycatcher (right), Photo Copyright  Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  Willow Flycatcher, Photo Copyright  Stephen J. Dinsmore.

Least Flycatcher

R

 .

R

.

M

Least Flycatcher, Photo Copyright  Bert Frenz.  Least Flycatcher; photo: Jim Ingold.

Eastern Phoebe

U

U

U

C

P/M

Eastern Phoebe, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Eastern Phoebe, Photo Copyright  Vera Garlough.

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Cas

 .

Cas

.

M

Ash-throated Flycatcher, Photo Copyright  Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Great Crested Flycatcher

U

U

U

 .

M

Great Crested Flycatcher, Photo Copyright  Dorothy Metzler.

Western Kingbird

Cas

 .

.

.

M

Western Kingbird; photo: Jim Ingold.  Western Kingbird, Photo by John & Karen Hollingsworth, USFWS.

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

U

U

U

 .

M

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Photo Copyright  True Mann.  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.  Scissor-tailed Flycatchers, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

Eastern Kingbird

U

U

R

 .

M

Eastern Kingbird by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Eastern Kingbird, Photo Copyright  True Mann. Eastern Kingbird, Photo Copyright  Bob Metzler.

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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