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Vertebrates

Vertebrates

Because of the diversity of habitats present, a large number of vertebrate species are found at the Calder Center. This list contains 5 species of fishes, 17 amphibians, 11 reptiles, 156 birds, and 36 mammals.

This checklist was complied by Robert C. Dowler, Gertrude R. Battaly, Robert Schmidt, George Dale, Thomas Daniels, James Velozzi, J. Alan Clark and John Wehr. We welcome information on species not yet listed.

Further information about species occurrence is available in the print version of this checklist. Click here to download the checklist.

COMMON NAME - SCIENTIFIC NAME

Fishes
Brown Bullhead - Ictalurus nebulosus
Golden Shiner - Notemigonus crysoleucus   
Largemouth Bass - Micropterus salmoides
Redbreast Sunfish - Lepomis auritus  
Pumpkinseed - Lepomis gibbosus
 
Amphibians
Marbled Salamander - Ambystoma opacum  
Jefferson Salamander  Ambystoma jeffersonianum
Spotted Salamander - Ambystoma maculatum  
Red spotted Newt - Notopthalmus viridescens    
Dusky Salamander - Desmognathus fuscus  
Red backed Salamander - Plethodon cinereus   
Slimy Salamander - Plethodon glutinosus   
Two lined Salamander - Eurycea bislineata   
American Toad - Bufo americanus   
Fowler's Toad - Bufo woodhousei fowleri   
Four-toed salamander - Hemidactylium scutatum
Spring Peeper - Hyla crucifer   
Gray Treefrog - Hyla versicolor   
Bullfrog - Rana catesbeiana   
Green Frog - Rana clamitans   
Wood Frog - Rana sylvatica   
Pickerel Frog - Rana palustris

Ambystoma maculatum








Rana sp.
Reptiles
Snapping Turtle - Chelydra serpentina
Spotted Turtle - Clemmys guttata
Eastern Box Turtle - Terrapene carolina
Red bellied Turtle - Chrysemys rubriventris
Eastern Garter Snake - Thamnophis sirtalis
Brown Snake - Storeria dekayi
Northern Water Snake - Nerodia sipedon
Black Rat Snake - Elaphe obsoleta
Eastern Milk Snake - Lampropeltis triangulum
Northern Copperhead - Agkistrodon contortrix
Eastern Painted Turtle - Chrysemys picta

Chelydra serpentina


Nerodia sipedon
Mammals
Opossum - Didelphis virginiana
Masked Shrew - Sorex cinereus
Water Shrew - Sorex palustris
Smoky Shrew - Sorex fumeus
Short tailed Shrew - Blarina brevicauda
Eastern Mole - Scalopus aquaticus
Star nosed Mole - Condylura cristata
Little Brown Bat - Myotis lucifugus
Small footed Bat - Myotis leibii
Big Brown Bat - Eptesicus fuscus
Red Bat - Lasiurus borealis   
Eastern Cottontail-Sylvilagus floridanus
New England Cottontail - Sylvilagus transitionalis
Eastern Chipmunk - Tamias striatus
Woodchuck
- Marmota monax
Eastern Gray Squirrel
- Sciurus carolinensis
Red Squirrel - Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Southern Flying Squirrel - Glaucomys volans
White footed Mouse
- Peromyscus leucopus
Meadow Vole - Microtus pennsylvanicus
Pine Vole - Microtus pinetorum
Muskrat - Ondatra zibethicus
Norway Rat - Rattus norvegicus
House Mouse - Mus musculus
Meadow Jumping Mouse - Zapus hudsonius
Coyote
- Canis latrans
Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes
Gray Fox - Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Raccoon - Procyon lotor
Short tailed Weasel - Mustela erminea
Long tailed Weasel - Mustela frenata
Striped Skunk - Mephitis mephitis
White-tailed Deer - Odocoileus virginianus
Bobcat - Lynx rufus

















Vulpes vulpes


Odocoileus virginianus
Birds
Common Loon - Gavia immer
Pied bill Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps
Double-crested Cormorant -  Phalacrocorax auritus 
American Bittern -Botaurus lentiginosus    
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias 
Great Egret - Ardea herodias  
Green Heron - Butorides striatus   
Black crowned Night Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax  
Common Egret - Casmerodius albus   
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Wood Duck - Aix sponsa   
American BlackDuck - Anas rubripes  
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Canvasback - Aythya valisineria           
Ring necked Duck - Aythya collaris   
Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis  
Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser - Mergus merganser  
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura
Black Vulture - Coragyos atratus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus
Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus  
Sharp shinned Hawk - Accipiter striatus   
Coopers Hawk - Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis
Red shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus
Broad winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus  
Red tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
American Kestrel - Falco sparvenus  
Merlin - Falco columbarius
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus   
Ring necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus
Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus
Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo  
Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularia   
Common Snipe - Gallinago gallinago   
American Woodcock - Scolopax minor   
Ring billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
Black billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus erythropthalmus  
Common Barn Owl - Tyto alba
Eastern Screech Owl - Otus asio
Great Horned Owl - Bubo wrginianus
Northern Saw whet Owl - Aegolius acadicus
Common Nighthawk - Chordeilus minor  
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica  
Ruby throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris   
Belted Kingfisher - Ceryle alcyon
Red bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Yellow bellied Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus vanus
Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker - Picoides villosus
Northern Flicker - Colaptes aurates
Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus
Eastern Wood Pewee - Contopus virens  
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens          
Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus      
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe  
Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus    
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
Cliff Swallow - Hirundo pyrrhonota
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus
Yellow-throated - Vireo flavifrons
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Black capped Chickadee - Parus atricapillus
Tufted Titmouse - Parus bicolor
White breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis
Brown Creeper - Certhia americana
Carolina Wren - Thryothorus ludovicianus
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon
Winter Wren - Troglodytes troglodytes   
Golden crowned Kinglet
- Regulus satrapa
Ruby crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula
Blue gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea
Veery - Catharus fuscescens
Gray cheeked Thrush - Catharus minimus
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina
American Robin - Turdus migratorius
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird - Mimus polyglottos
Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum
European Starling - Stumus vulgaris
White eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus
Solitary Vireo - Vireo solitarius
Yellow throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons   
Red eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus  
Blue winged Warbler - Vermivora pinus
Golden winged Warbler - Vermivora chrysoptera  
Tennessee Warbler - Vermivora peregrina
Nashville Warbler - Vermivora ruficapilla
Northern Parula - Parula americana
Yellow Warbler - Dendroica petechia
Chestnut sided Warbler - Dendroica pensylvanica  
Magnolia Warbler - Dendroica magnolia
Cape May Warbler - Dendroica tigrina
Black throated Blue Warbler - Dendroica caerulescens
Yellow rumped Warbler - Dendroica coronata
Black throated Green Warbler - Dendroica virens
Blackburnian Warbler - Dendroica fusca   
Prairie Warbler - Dendroica discolor
Palm Warbler - Dendroica palmarum
Bay breasted Warbler - Dendroica castanea
Blackpoll Warbler - Dendroica striata
Black and White Warbler - Mniotilta varia
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla
Worm eating Warbler - Helmitheros vermivorus
Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapillus
Northern Waterthrush - Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush - Seiurus motacilla
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Hooded Warbler - Wilsonia citnna
Wilson's Warbler - Wilsonia pusilla
Canada Warbler - Wilsonia canadensis
Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus
Indigo Bunting - Passerina cyanea
Rufous sided Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
American Tree Sparrow - Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla
Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana
White throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis
Dark eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Red winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark - Stumella magna
Rusty Blackbird - Euphagus carolinus
Common Grackle - Qluiscalus quiscula
Brown headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
Northern Oriole - Icterus galbula
Purple Finch - Carpodacus purpureus
House Finch - Carpodacus mexicanus
Pine Siskin - Carduelis pinus
American Goldfinch - Carduelis tristis
Evening Grosbeak - Coccothraustes vespertinus
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

Casmerodius albus


Aix sponsa

















Aegolius acadicus























































Cardinalis cardinalis

















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