Checklist of the Birds of Illinois

updated: May 2, 2019 to conform with the AOS 59th 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. Cackling Goose
   8. Canada Goose
   9. Mute Swan (exotic)
  10. Trumpeter Swan
  11. Tundra Swan
  12. Wood Duck
  13. Garganey
  14. Blue-winged Teal
  15. Cinnamon Teal
  16. Northern Shoveler
  17. Gadwall
  18. Eurasian Wigeon
  19. American Wigeon
  20. Mallard
  21. American Black Duck
  22. Mottled Duck
  23. Northern Pintail
  24. Green-winged Teal
  25. Canvasback
  26. Redhead
  27. Ring-necked Duck
  28. Tufted Duck 
  29. Greater Scaup
  30. Lesser Scaup
  31. King Eider
  32. Common Eider
  33. Harlequin Duck
  34. Surf Scoter
  35. White-winged Scoter
  36. Black Scoter
  37. Long-tailed Duck
  38. Bufflehead
  39. Common Goldeneye
  40. Barrow's Goldeneye
  41. Hooded Merganser
  42. Common Merganser
  43. Red-breasted Merganser
  44. Ruddy Duck
GALLIFORMES
Odontophoridae
  45. Northern Bobwhite
Phasianidae
  46. Gray Partridge (exotic)
  47. Ring-necked Pheasant (exotic)
  48. Ruffed Grouse
  49. Sharp-tailed Grouse
  50. Greater Prairie-Chicken
  51. Wild Turkey
PODICIPEDIFORMES
Podicipedidae

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

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

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

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

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

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

  89. Black-necked Stilt
  90. American Avocet
Charadriidae

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

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

 176. Wood Stork
SULIFORMES
Fregatidae

 177. Magnificent Frigatebird
Sulidae

178. Northern Gannet
Phalacrocoracidae

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

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

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

229. Belted Kingfisher
PICIFORMES
Picidae

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

247. Monk Parakeet (exotic)
248. Carolina Parakeet 
PASSERIFORMES
Tyrannidae

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


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