Checklist of the Birds of Illinois

updated: July 5, 2019 to conform with the AOS 60th supplement


ANSERIFORMES
Anatidae

   1. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
   2. Fulvous Whistling-Duck
   3. Snow Goose
   4. Ross's Goose
   5. Greater White-fronted Goose
   6. Brant
   7. Barnacle Goose
   8. Cackling Goose
   9. Canada Goose
  10. Mute Swan (feral)
  11. Trumpeter Swan
  12. Tundra Swan
  13. Wood Duck
  14. Garganey
  15. Blue-winged Teal
  16. Cinnamon Teal
  17. Northern Shoveler
  18. Gadwall
  19. Eurasian Wigeon
  20. American Wigeon
  21. Mallard
  22. American Black Duck
  23. Mottled Duck
  24. Northern Pintail
  25. Green-winged Teal
  26. Canvasback
  27. Redhead
  28. Ring-necked Duck
  29. Tufted Duck 
  30. Greater Scaup
  31. Lesser Scaup
  32. King Eider
  33. Common Eider
  34. Harlequin Duck
  35. Surf Scoter
  36. White-winged Scoter
  37. Black Scoter
  38. Long-tailed Duck
  39. Bufflehead
  40. Common Goldeneye
  41. Barrow's Goldeneye
  42. Hooded Merganser
  43. Common Merganser
  44. Red-breasted Merganser
  45. Ruddy Duck
GALLIFORMES
Odontophoridae
  46. Northern Bobwhite
Phasianidae
  47. Gray Partridge (feral)
  49. Ring-necked Pheasant (feral)
  49. Ruffed Grouse
  50. Sharp-tailed Grouse
  51. Greater Prairie-Chicken
  52. Wild Turkey
PODICIPEDIFORMES
Podicipedidae

  53. Pied-billed Grebe
  54. Horned Grebe
  55. Red-necked Grebe
  56. Eared Grebe
  57. Western Grebe
  58. Clark's Grebe
COLUMBIFORMES
Columbidae

  59. Rock Pigeon
(feral)
  60. Band-tailed Pigeon
  61. Eurasian Collared-Dove
(feral)
  62. Passenger Pigeon
  63. Inca Dove
  64. Common Ground Dove
  65. White-winged Dove
  66. Mourning Dove
CUCULIFORMES
Cuculidae

  67. Groove-billed Ani
  68. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  69. Black-billed Cuckoo
CAPR5MULGIFORMES
Caprimulgidae

  70. Common Nighthawk
  71. Chuck-will's-widow
  72. Eastern Whip-poor-will
APODIFORMES
Apodidae

  73. Chimney Swift
Trochilidae
  74. Mexican  Violetear
  75. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  76. Anna's Hummingbird
  77. Rufous Hummingbird
  78. Allen's Hummingbird
  79. Broad-billed Hummingbird
GRUIFORMES
Rallidae

  80. Yellow Rail
  81. Black Rail
  82. King Rail
  83. Virginia Rail
  84. Sora
  85. Purple Gallinule
  86. Common Gallinule
  87. American Coot
Gruidae
  88. Sandhill Crane
  89. Whooping Crane
CHARDADRIIFORMES
Recurvirostridae

  90. Black-necked Stilt
  91. American Avocet
Charadriidae

  92. Black-bellied Plover
  93. American Golden-Plover
  94. Killdeer
  95. Common Ringed Plover
  96. Semipalmated Plover
  97. Piping Plover
  98. Wilson's Plover
  99. Mountain Plover
 100. Snowy Plover
Scolopacidae
 101. Upland Sandpiper
102. Whimbrel
103. Eskimo Curlew 
104. Long-billed Curlew
105. Hudsonian Godwit
106. Marbled Godwit
107. Ruddy Turnstone
108. Red Knot
109. Ruff
110. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
111. Stilt Sandpiper
112. Curlew Sandpiper 
113. Sanderling
114. Dunlin
115. Purple Sandpiper
116. Baird's Sandpiper
117. Least Sandpiper
118. White-rumped Sandpiper
119. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
120. Pectoral Sandpiper
121. Semipalmated Sandpiper
122. Western Sandpiper
123. Short-billed Dowitcher
124. Long-billed Dowitcher
125. American Woodcock
126. Wilson's Snipe
127. Spotted Sandpiper 
128. Solitary Sandpiper 
129. Wandering Tattler
130. Lesser Yellowlegs
131. Willet
132. Greater Yellowlegs
133. Wilson's Phalarope
134. Red-necked Phalarope
135. Red Phalarope
Stercorariidae
136. Pomarine Jaeger 
137. Parasitic Jaeger 
138. Long-tailed Jaeger 
Alcidae
139. Dovekie
140. Ancient Murrelet
Laridae
141. Black-legged Kittiwake
142. Ivory Gull
143. Sabine's Gull
144. Bonaparte's Gull
145. Black-headed Gull
146. Little Gull
147. Ross's Gull
148. Laughing Gull
149. Franklin's Gull
150. Black-tailed Gull
151. Mew Gull
152. Ring-billed Gull
153. California Gull
154. Herring Gull
155. Iceland Gull
156. Lesser Black-backed Gull
157. Slaty-backed Gull
158. Glaucous-winged Gull
159. Glaucous Gull
160. Great Black-backed Gull
161. Sooty Tern
162. Least Tern
163. Large-billed Tern
164. Gull-billed Tern
165. Caspian Tern
166. Black Tern 
167. Common Tern 
168. Arctic Tern
169. Forster's Tern
170. Royal Tern
171. Sandwich Tern
172. Black Skimmer
GAVIIFORMES
Gaviidae

 173. Red-throated Loon
 174. Pacific Loon
 175. Common Loon
 176. Yellow-billed Loon
CICONIIFORMES
Ciconiidae

 177. Wood Stork
SULIFORMES
Fregatidae

 178. Magnificent Frigatebird
Sulidae

179. Northern Gannet
Phalacrocoracidae

 180. Neotropic Cormorant
 181. Double-crested Cormorant
Anhingidae
 182. Anhinga
PELECANIFORMES
Pelecanidae

 183. American White Pelican
 184. Brown Pelican
Ardeidae
 185. American Bittern
 186. Least Bittern
 187. Great Blue Heron
 188. Great Egret
 189. Snowy Egret
 190. Little Blue Heron
 191. Tricolored Heron
 192. Reddish Egret
 193. Cattle Egret
 194. Green Heron
 195. Black-crowned Night-Heron
 196. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Threskiornithidae
 197. White Ibis
 198. Glossy Ibis
 199. White-faced Ibis
 200. Roseate Spoonbill
CATHARTIFORMES
Cathartidae
 201. Black Vulture
 202. Turkey Vulture
ACCIPITRIFORMES
Pandionidae
 203. Osprey
Accipitridae
 204. White-tailed Kite
 205. Swallow-tailed Kite
 206. Golden Eagle
 207. Northern Harrier
 208. Sharp-shinned Hawk
 209. Cooper's Hawk
 210. Northern Goshawk
 211. Bald Eagle
 212. Mississippi Kite
 213. Red-shouldered Hawk
 214. Broad-winged Hawk
215. Swainson's Hawk
216. Red-tailed Hawk
217. Rough-legged Hawk
218. Ferruginous Hawk
STRIGIFORMES
Tytonidae

219. Barn Owl
Strigidae
220. Eastern Screech-Owl
221. Great Horned Owl
222. Snowy Owl
223. Northern Hawk Owl
224. Burrowing Owl
225. Barred Owl
226. Long-eared Owl
227. Short-eared Owl
228. Boreal Owl
229. Northern Saw-whet Owl
CORACIIFORMES
Alcedinidae

230. Belted Kingfisher
PICIFORMES
Picidae

231. Lewis's Woodpecker
232. Red-headed Woodpecker
233. Red-bellied Woodpecker
234. Williamson's Sapsucker
235. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
236. Red-naped Sapsucker
237. Black-backed Woodpecker
238. Downy Woodpecker
239. Red-cockaded Woodpecker
240. Hairy Woodpecker
241. Northern Flicker
242. Pileated Woodpecker
FALCONIFORMES
Falconidae
243. American Kestrel
244. Merlin
245. Gyrfalcon
246. Peregrine Falcon
247. Prairie Falcon
PSITTACIFORMES
Psittacidae

248. Monk Parakeet (feral)
249. Carolina Parakeet 
PASSERIFORMES
Tyrannidae

250. White-crested/Small-billed Eleania
251. Ash-throated Flycatcher
252. Great Crested Flycatcher
253. Tropical Kingbird
254. Western Kingbird
255. Eastern Kingbird
256. Gray Kingbird
257. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
258. Fork-tailed Flycatcher
259. Olive-sided Flycatcher
260. Eastern Wood-Pewee
261. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
262. Acadian Flycatcher
263. Alder Flycatcher
264. Willow Flycatcher
265. Least Flycatcher
266. Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher
267. Eastern Phoebe
268. Say's Phoebe
269. Vermilion Flycatcher
Laniidae
270. Loggerhead Shrike
271. Northern Shrike
Vireonidae
272. White-eyed Vireo
273. Bell's Vireo
274. Yellow-throated Vireo
275. Cassin's Vireo
276. Blue-headed Vireo
277. Plumbeous Vireo
278. Philadelphia Vireo
279. Warbling Vireo
280. Red-eyed Vireo
Corvidae
281. Blue Jay
282. California/Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
283. Clark's Nutcracker
284. Black-billed Magpie
285. American Crow
286. Fish Crow
287. Common Raven
Alaudidae
288. Horned Lark
Hirundinidae
289. Bank Swallow
290. Tree Swallow
291. Violet-green Swallow
292. Northern Rough-winged Swallow    
293. Purple Martin
294. Barn Swallow
295. Cliff Swallow
296. Cave Swallow
Paridae
297. Carolina Chickadee
298. Black-capped Chickadee
299. Boreal Chickadee
300. Tufted Titmouse
Sittidae
301. Red-breasted Nuthatch
302. White-breasted Nuthatch
303. Brown-headed Nuthatch
Certhiidae
304. Brown Creeper
Troglodytidae
305. Rock Wren
306. House Wren
307. Winter Wren
308. Sedge Wren
309. Marsh Wren
310. Carolina Wren
311. Bewick's Wren
Polioptilidae
312. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Regulidae
313. Golden-crowned Kinglet
314. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Muscicapidae
315. Northern Wheatear
Turdidae
316. Eastern Bluebird
317. Mountain Bluebird
318. Townsend's Solitaire
319. Veery
320. Gray-cheeked Thrush
321. Swainson's Thrush
322. Hermit Thrush
323. Wood Thrush
324. American Robin
325. Varied Thrush
Mimidae
326. Gray Catbird
327. Curve-billed Thrasher
328. Brown Thrasher
329. Sage Thrasher
330. Northern Mockingbird
Sturnidae
331. European Starling (feral)
Bombycillidae
332. Bohemian Waxwing
333. Cedar Waxwing
Passeridae
334. House Sparrow (feral)
335. Eurasian Tree Sparrow (feral)
Motacillidae
336. American Pipit
337. Sprague's Pipit
Fringillidae
338. Evening Grosbeak
339. Pine Grosbeak
340. Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
341. House Finch (feral)
342. Purple Finch
343. Common Redpoll
344. Hoary Redpoll
345. Red Crossbill
346. White-winged Crossbill
347. Pine Siskin
348. American Goldfinch
Calcariidae
349. Lapland Longspur
350. Chestnut-collared Longspur
351. Smith's Longspur
352. Snow Bunting
Passerellidae
353. Cassin's Sparrow
354. Bachman's Sparrow
355. Grasshopper Sparrow
356. Black-throated Sparrow
357. Lark Sparrow
358. Lark Bunting
359. Chipping Sparrow
360. Clay-colored Sparrow
361. Field Sparrow
362. Brewer's Sparrow
363. Fox  Sparrow
364. American Tree Sparrow
365. Dark-eyed Junco
366. White-crowned Sparrow
367. Golden-crowned Sparrow
368. Harris's Sparrow
369. White-throated Sparrow
370. Vesper Sparrow
371. LeConte's Sparrow
372. Nelson's Sparrow
373. Henslow's Sparrow
374. Savannah Sparrow
375. Song Sparrow
376. Lincoln's Sparrow
377. Swamp Sparrow
378. Green-tailed Towhee
379. Spotted Towhee
380. Eastern Towhee
Icteriidae
381. Yellow-breasted Chat
Icteridae
382. Yellow-headed Blackbird
383. Bobolink
384. Eastern Meadowlark
385. Western Meadowlark
386. Orchard Oriole
387. Bullock's Oriole
388. Baltimore Oriole
389. Scott's Oriole
390. Red-winged Blackbird
391. Brown-headed Cowbird
392. Rusty Blackbird
393. Brewer's Blackbird
394. Common Grackle
395. Great-tailed Grackle
Parulidae
396. Ovenbird
397. Worm-eating Warbler
398. Louisiana Waterthrush
399. Northern Waterthrush
400. Golden-winged Warbler
401. Blue-winged Warbler
402. Black-and-white Warbler
403. Prothonotary Warbler
404. Swainson's Warbler
405. Tennessee Warbler
406. Orange-crowned Warbler
407. Nashville Warbler
408. Connecticut Warbler
409. MacGillivray's Warbler
410. Mourning Warbler
411. Kentucky Warbler
412. Common Yellowthroat
413. Hooded Warbler
414. American Redstart
415. Kirtland's Warbler
416. Cape May Warbler
417. Cerulean Warbler
418. Northern Parula
419. Magnolia Warbler
420. Bay-breasted Warbler
421. Blackburnian Warbler
422. Yellow Warbler
423. Chestnut-sided Warbler
424. Blackpoll Warbler
425. Black-throated Blue Warbler
426. Palm Warbler
427. Pine Warbler
428. Yellow-rumped Warbler
429. Yellow-throated Warbler
430. Prairie Warbler
431. Grace's Warbler
432. Black-throated Gray Warbler
433. Townsend's Warbler
434. Hermit Warbler
435. Black-throated Green Warbler
436. Canada Warbler
437. Wilson's Warbler
Cardinalidae
438. Hepatic Tanager
439. Summer Tanager
440. Scarlet Tanager
441. Western Tanager
442. Northern Cardinal
443. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
444. Black-headed Grosbeak
445. Blue Grosbeak
446. Lazuli Bunting
447. Indigo Bunting
448. Painted Bunting
449. Dickcissel


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