100 Birds: Week 2

100 Birds: Week 2

  1. Mallard 
  • BBL: MALL
  • Scientific Name: Anas platyrhynchos
  • Order: Waterfowl
  • Habitat: Lakes, ponds, rivers, estuaries

More information can be sourced at:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Mallard

2. Double-crested Cormorant

  • BBL: DCCO
  • Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax auritus
  • Order: Gannets 
  • Habitat: Trees around lagoons, ponds, harbors estuaries marshes.

More information can be sourced at:  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Double-crested_Cormorant/lifehistory#habitat 

3. Herring Gull 

  • BBL: HEGU
  • Scientific Name: Larus argentatus
  • Order: Shorebirds
  • Habitat: Shorelines, open water, marshes, picnic grounds, fish processing/harvesting areas. 

More information can be sourced at: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Herring_Gull 

4. Great Black-backed Gull

  • BBL:  GBBG
  • Scientific Name: Larus marinus
  • Order: Shorebirds
  • Habitat: Wide range around shoreline areas to some 50-60 miles offshore.

More information can be sourced at: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Black-backed_Gull

5. Rock Pigeon 

  • BBL: ROPI
  • Scientific Name: Columba livia
  • Order: Columbiformes
  • Habitat: Urban areas, farmlands, rocky cliffs, subways.  

More information can be sourced at: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Rock_Pigeon/ 

6. American Crow 

  • BBL: AMCR
  • Scientific Name: Corvus brachyrhynchos
  • Order: Passerine 
  • Habitat: open woodlands with food opportunities. 

More information can be sourced at: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Crow 

7. Fish Crow 

  • BBL: FICR
  • Scientific Name: Corvus ossifragus
  • Order: Passerine 
  • Habitat:  waterfronts such as beaches, marshes, estuaries, lakes, and rivers.

More information can be sourced at: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Fish_Crow/ 

8. Black-capped Chickadee 

  • BBL: BCCH
  • Scientific Name: Poecile atricapillus
  • Order: Passerine 
  • Habitat: Found in a wide variety of forests wherever ample food exists. 

More information can be sourced at: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-capped_Chickadee/ 

9. American Robin 

  • BBL: AMRO
  • Scientific Name: Turdus migratorius
  • Order: Passerine 
  • Habitat: Common in woodlands across the continent. 

More information can be sourced at: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Robin 

10. European Starling 

  • BBL: EUST
  • Scientific Name: Sturnus vulgaris 
  • Order: Passerine 
  • Habitat: Towns, around people. 

More information can be sourced at: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/European_Starling 

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