Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl)
Odontophoridae (New World Quail)
Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags)
included one bird squatting in the middle of the marsh, glaring at us from behind some reeds; very strange behavior.
Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns)
Cathartidae (New World Vultures)
Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites)
Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots)
Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies)
The beak was too short for a curlew.
Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers)
Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves)
Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras)
Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers)
We listened to the call on the Peterson CD. We also liked the color of the underside of the bill, and the shape of the eye ring.
Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies)
Paridae (Chickadees and Tits)
Aegithalidae (Long-tailed Tits)
Sylviidae (Sylviids, Parrotbills and Allies)
Parulidae (New World Warblers)
Emberizidae (Buntings and New World Sparrows)
Fringillidae (Siskins, Crossbills, and Allies)