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Boreal Birds of the Washington, D.C. Area (view list)

The Washington, D.C. area has 86 birds regularly seen that breed in the Boreal Forest. Some of these species winter in the US, many however migrate south to winter in Mexico, Central and South America.
Species Fall Winter Spring Summer
Waterfowl
Common Loon Fall Winter Spring
Horned Grebe Fall Winter Spring
Pied-billed Grebe Fall Winter Spring Summer
American Bittern Fall Winter Spring
Canada Goose Fall Winter Spring Summer
Mallard Fall Winter Spring Summer
American Black Duck Fall Winter Spring
Northern Pintail Fall Winter Spring
American Wigeon Fall Winter Spring
Northern Shoveler Fall Winter Spring
Blue-winged Teal Fall Spring
Green-winged Teal Fall Winter Spring
Canvasback Fall Winter Spring
Redhead Fall Winter Spring
Ring-necked Duck Fall Winter Spring
Greater Scaup Fall Winter Spring
Lesser Scaup Fall Winter Spring
Common Goldeneye Fall Winter Spring
Bufflehead Fall Winter Spring
Common Merganser Fall Winter Spring

Hawks and Owls Fall Winter Spring Summer
  Northern Harrier Fall Winter Spring  
  Sharp-shinned Hawk Fall Winter Spring  
  Bald Eagle Fall Winter Spring  
  Osprey Fall   Spring Summer
  Merlin Fall Winter Spring  
  Short-eared Owl Fall Winter Spring  

Shorebirds Fall Winter Spring Summer
Sora Fall Spring
Killdeer Fall Winter Spring Summer
Greater Yellowlegs Fall Spring
Lesser Yellowlegs Fall Spring
Solitary Sandpiper Fall Spring
Spotted Sandpiper Fall Spring Summer
Least Sandpiper Fall Spring
Short-billed Dowitcher Fall Spring
Wilson's Snipe Fall Winter Spring
Bonaparte's Gull Fall Winter Spring
Herring Gull Fall Winter Spring Summer

Backyard and Trailbirds Fall Winter Spring Summer
  Common Nighthawk Fall   Spring Summer
  Belted Kingfisher Fall Winter Spring Summer
  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Fall Winter Spring  
  Northern Flicker Fall Winter Spring Summer
  Olive-sided Flycatcher Fall   Spring  
  Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Fall   Spring  
  Alder Flycatcher Fall   Spring  
  Least Flycatcher Fall   Spring Summer
  Eastern Kingbird Fall   Spring Summer
  Red-eyed Vireo Fall   Spring Summer
  Philadelphia Vireo Fall   Spring  
  Blue-headed Vireo Fall   Spring  
  Bank Swallow Fall   Spring Summer
  Tree Swallow Fall   Spring Summer
  Cliff Swallow Fall   Spring  
  Winter Wren Fall Winter Spring  
  Golden-crowned Kinglet Fall Winter Spring  
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet Fall Winter Spring  
  American Robin Fall Winter Spring Summer
  Swainson's Thrush Fall   Spring  
  Gray-cheeked Thrush Fall   Spring  
  Hermit Thrush Fall Winter Spring  
  Tennessee Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Nashville Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Yellow Warbler Fall   Spring Summer
  Magnolia Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Cape May Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Blackburnian Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler Fall Winter Spring  
  Black-throated Green Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Palm Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Bay-breasted Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Blackpoll Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Northern Waterthrush Fall   Spring  
  Mourning Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Wilson's Warbler Fall   Spring  
  Canada Warbler Fall   Spring  
  American Tree Sparrow Fall Winter Spring  
  Chipping Sparrow Fall Winter Spring Summer
  Savannah Sparrow Fall Winter Spring  
  White-throated Sparrow Fall Winter Spring  
  White-crowned Sparrow Fall Winter Spring  
  Fox Sparrow Fall Winter Spring  
  Lincoln's Sparrow Fall   Spring  
  Swamp Sparrow Fall Winter Spring Summer
  Dark-eyed Junco Fall Winter Spring  
  Rusty Blackbird Fall Winter Spring  
  Purple Finch Fall Winter Spring  

Birding content provided by National Wildlife Federation/eNature with support from Ducks Unlimited/The Pew Charitable Trusts

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