Wildlife of Mud Lake

These lists are based on my personal observations from 2006 to the present and do not include every species recorded at the Britannia Conservation Area.

BIRDS OF MUD LAKE

Ducks and Geese

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser

Grouse and Turkeys

Ruffed Grouse
Wild Turkey

Loons, Grebes and Cormorants

Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant

Green Heron

Herons and Bitterns

Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Vultures and Hawks

Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk

Shorebirds

Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper

Gulls and Terns

Sabine’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Common Tern

Alcids

Razorbill

Pigeons and Doves

Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove

Owls

Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl

Goatsuckers

Common Nighthawk

Swifts

Chimney Swift

Hummingbirds

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher

Woodpeckers

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Falcons

Merlin
Peregrine Falcon

Tyrant Flycatchers

Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird

Shrikes

Northern Shrike

Vireos

Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

BIRDS OF MUD LAKE CONT’D

Corvids

Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven

Swallows

Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow

Chickadees, Nuthatches and Creepers

Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper

Wrens

Winter Wren
Carolina Wren

Kinglets

Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Thrushes

Veery
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin

Mimids

Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher

Starlings and Pipits

European Starling
American Pipit

Waxwings

Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Snow Buntings

Snow Bunting

Wood Warblers

Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler

Sparrows

American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Tanagers

Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Cardinals and Allies

Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Blackbirds

Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole

Finches

Pine Grosbeak
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Common Redpoll
American Goldfinch

WILDLIFE OF MUD LAKE

Damselflies

Ebony Jewelwing
Northern Spreadwing
Slender Spreadwing
Powdered Dancer
Tule Bluet
Marsh Bluet
Hagen’s Bluet
Stream Bluet
Fragile Forktail
Eastern Forktail

Dragonflies

Canada Darner
Lance-tipped Darner
Shadow Darner
Common Green Darner
Black-shouldered Spinyleg
Lancet Clubtail
Dragonhunter
Swift River Cruiser
American Emerald
Racket-tailed Emerald
Beaverpond Baskettail
Prince Baskettail
Halloween Pennant
Eastern Pondhawk
Blue Dasher
Dot-tailed Whiteface
Widow Skimmer
Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Spot-winged Glider
Common Whitetail
White-faced Meadowhawk
Band-winged Meadowhawk
Autumn Meadowhawk

WILDLIFE OF MUD LAKE

Mammals

White-tailed Deer
Red Fox
Short-tailed Weasel
Beaver
Muskrat
Porcupine
Groundhog
Eastern Chipmunk
Red Squirrel
Eastern Grey Squirrel
Eastern Cottontail

Reptiles and Amphibians

Garter Snake
Northern Water Snake
Snapping Turtle
Painted Turtle
Blanding’s Turtle
Green Frog
Bullfrog
Leopard Frog

Common Green Darner

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