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This checklist includes all bird species found in Ohio , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Sibley & Monroe 1996. If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Ohio
Number of species: 427
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2010-09-05
See also: http://www.ohiobirds.org/publications/checklist/official.php

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Grey PartridgePerdix perdixIntroduced species
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Greater Prairie-chickenTympanuchus cupidoVulnerable
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Northern BobwhiteColinus virginianusNear-threatened

 
ANSERIFORMES: Dendrocygnidae

Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Black-bellied Whistling-DuckDendrocygna autumnalisRare/Accidental

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
Ross's GooseAnser rossii
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Tundra GooseBranta hutchinsii
Brent GooseBranta bernicla
Wood DuckAix sponsa
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
American WigeonAnas americana
American Black DuckAnas rubripes
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanoptera
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Common TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Common EiderSomateria mollissima
King EiderSomateria spectabilis
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
Black ScoterMelanitta nigra
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Common MerganserMergus merganser

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalusNear-threatened
Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Red-naped SapsuckerSphyrapicus nuchalisRare/Accidental
Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
Red-cockaded WoodpeckerPicoides borealisVulnerable
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
Black-backed WoodpeckerPicoides arcticus
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Ivory-billed WoodpeckerCampephilus principalisCritically endangered (possibly extinct)

 
CORACIIFORMES: Cerylidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
CUCULIFORMES: Coccyzidae

Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Crotophagidae

Smooth-billed AniCrotophaga ani
Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Carolina ParakeetConuropsis carolinensisExtinct

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaNear-threatened
White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalisRare/Accidental

 
TROCHILIFORMES: Trochilidae

Green Violet-earColibri thalassinusRare/Accidental
Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte annaRare/Accidental
Calliope HummingbirdStellula calliopeRare/Accidental
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Allen's HummingbirdSelasphorus sasinRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eastern Screech-OwlOtus asio
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Snowy OwlNyctea scandiaca
Barred OwlStrix varia
Great Grey OwlStrix nebulosa
Northern Hawk OwlSurnia ulula
Burrowing OwlSpeotyto cunicularia
Boreal OwlAegolius funereus
Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Chuck-will's-widowCaprimulgus carolinensis
Whip-poor-willCaprimulgus vociferus

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoRare/Accidental
Passenger PigeonEctopistes migratoriusExtinct
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
White-winged DoveZenaida asiaticaRare/Accidental
Common Ground-DoveColumbina passerinaRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneGrus canadensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Yellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensis
Black RailLaterallus jamaicensisNear-threatened
King RailRallus elegans
Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicus
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
American CootFulica americana

 
CICONIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRare/Accidental
American WoodcockScolopax minor
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
Eskimo CurlewNumenius borealisRare/Accidental Critically endangered (possibly extinct)
Hudsonian CurlewNumenius hudsonicus
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropusRare/Accidental
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Spotted SandpiperTringa macularia
WilletCatoptrophorus semipalmatus
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Red KnotCalidris canutus
SanderlingCalidris alba
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
DunlinCalidris alpina
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperMicropalama himantopus
Buff-breasted SandpiperTryngites subruficollisNear-threatened
RuffPhilomachus pugnax
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicaria

 
CICONIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's PloverCharadrius wilsonia
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusNear-threatened
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Laridae

Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostrisRare/Accidental
Heermann's GullLarus heermanniNear-threatened
Mew GullLarus brachyrhynchus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
California GullLarus californicus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Black-headed GullLarus ridibundus
Bonaparte's GullLarus philadelphia
Laughing GullLarus atricilla
Franklin's GullLarus pipixcan
Little GullLarus minutus
Ivory GullPagophila eburneaNear-threatened
Ross's GullRhodostethia roseaRare/Accidental
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Caspian TernSterna caspia
Royal TernSterna maxima
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Least TernSterna antillarum
Sooty TernSterna fuscataRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias niger
Large-billed TernPhaetusa simplexRare/Accidental
Thick-billed MurreUria lomvia
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
Marbled MurreletBrachyramphus marmoratusEndangered
Long-billed MurreletBrachyramphus perdixRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquusRare/Accidental
Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica

 
CICONIIFORMES: Accipitridae

OspreyPandion haliaetus
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
American HarrierCircus hudsonius
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctusRare/Accidental
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos

 
CICONIIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis

 
CICONIIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Anhingidae

AnhingaAnhinga anhinga

 
CICONIIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ardeidae

Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Reddish EgretEgretta rufescensRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Striated HeronButorides striatusRare/Accidental
Green HeronButorides virescens

 
CICONIIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White IbisEudocimus albus
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi
Roseate SpoonbillAjaia ajaja

 
CICONIIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalisRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Wood StorkMycteria americana

 
CICONIIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificens

 
CICONIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
Common LoonGavia immer

 
CICONIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Black-capped PetrelPterodroma hasitataEndangered
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiNear-threatened
Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
Acadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescens
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Grey FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Bell's VireoVireo belliiNear-threatened
White-eyed VireoVireo griseus
Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifrons
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus
Eastern Warbling-VireoVireo gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
Black-billed MagpiePica pica
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Fish CrowCorvus ossifragusRare/Accidental
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Varied ThrushZoothera naevia
Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
VeeryCatharus fuscescens
Grey-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
Wood ThrushCatharus mustelinus
American RobinTurdus migratorius
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species
Grey CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Brown-headed NuthatchSitta pusillaRare/Accidental
Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Brown CreeperCerthia americana
Rock WrenSalpinctes obsoletus
Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Winter WrenTroglodytes troglodytes
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Blue-grey GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Carolina ChickadeeParus carolinensis
Black-capped ChickadeeParus atricapillus
Boreal ChickadeeParus hudsonicus
Tufted TitmouseParus bicolor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Violet-green SwallowTachycineta thalassina
Purple MartinProgne subis
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowHirundo pyrrhonota
Cave SwallowHirundo fulvaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species
American PipitAnthus rubescens
Sprague's PipitAnthus spragueiiVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
Pine SiskinCarduelis pinus
American GoldfinchCarduelis tristis
Hoary RedpollCarduelis hornemanni
Common RedpollCarduelis flammea
Grey-crowned Rosy-FinchLeucosticte tephrocotis
Purple FinchCarpodacus purpureus
House FinchCarpodacus mexicanus
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
Evening GrosbeakHesperiphona vespertina
Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorys
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querula
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Nelson's Sharp-tailed SparrowAmmodramus nelsoni
Le Conte's SparrowAmmodramus leconteii
Henslow's SparrowAmmodramus henslowiiNear-threatened
Baird's SparrowAmmodramus bairdii
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
American Tree SparrowSpizella arborea
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
Black-throated SparrowAmphispiza bilineata
Bachman's SparrowAimophila aestivalisNear-threatened
Cassin's SparrowAimophila cassiniiRare/Accidental
Green-tailed TowheePipilo chlorurus
Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus
Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora pinus
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraNear-threatened
Tennessee WarblerVermivora peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerVermivora celata
Nashville WarblerVermivora ruficapilla
Northern ParulaParula americana
Yellow WarblerDendroica petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerDendroica pensylvanica
Magnolia WarblerDendroica magnolia
Cape May WarblerDendroica tigrina
Black-throated Blue WarblerDendroica caerulescens
Yellow-rumped WarblerDendroica coronata
Black-throated Grey WarblerDendroica nigrescens
Townsend's WarblerDendroica townsendi
Black-throated Green WarblerDendroica virens
Blackburnian WarblerDendroica fusca
Yellow-throated WarblerDendroica dominica
Pine WarblerDendroica pinus
Kirtland's WarblerDendroica kirtlandiiNear-threatened
Prairie WarblerDendroica discolor
Palm WarblerDendroica palmarum
Bay-breasted WarblerDendroica castanea
Blackpoll WarblerDendroica striata
Cerulean WarblerDendroica ceruleaVulnerable
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorus
Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsonii
OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillus
Northern WaterthrushSeiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana WaterthrushSeiurus motacilla
Kentucky WarblerOporornis formosus
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
Mourning WarblerOporornis philadelphia
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerWilsonia citrina
Wilson's WarblerWilsonia pusilla
Canada WarblerWilsonia canadensis
Painted RedstartMyioborus pictus
Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivacea
Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
DickcisselSpiza americana
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
Blue GrosbeakGuiraca caerulea
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Painted BuntingPasserina cirisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglecta
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus
Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusVulnerable
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus

 

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