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(Inventory & taxonomy updated 05/11/17; sequences not changed)

Latest new species for Yard List---Savannah Sparrow, 10 Jan 2011 (also banded)
Latest new species banded---Barred Owl, 27 Apr 2012

sharp-shinned hawk (head)


sharp-shinned hawk (foot)

All text & photos © Hilton Pond Center

Second-Year Male Sharp-shinned Hawk (above),
Accipiter striatus

 


Since 1982 at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History, 171 species of Birds (Aves) have been seen or heard on or over the 11-acre property. Of these, 126 species have been captured, banded, and released (28 Jun 1982 through 1 Sep 2017).

This page contains a complete list of Birds sighted and banded at the Center, along with notations on 25 species known for certain to have nested (N) on the property. Captured females with brood patches (BP) and/or recent fledglings (F) imply local nesting. (0) Indicates species not likely to breed in South Carolina Piedmont; (-) indicates breeding status more or less possible but unknown locally.


BIRDS at HILTON POND

Click on underlined species to see a desciption & photo(s)

Common Name
(In AOU Order)

Species
Name

Sighted
at
Hilton
Pond

Breeding
Status at
Hilton
Pond

Banded
at
Hilton
Pond

NON-PASSERINES

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
X
-
-
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
X
0
-
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
X
-
-
Great Egret Ardea alba
X
0
-
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
X
0
-
Tricolored Heron Hydranassa tricolor
X
0
-
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
X
-
-
Green Heron Butorides virescens
X
F
X
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
X
-
-
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
X
-
-
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
X
F (gosling)
-
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
X
N, F
*
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
X
0
-
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
X
-
-
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
X
0
-
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
X
0
-
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
X
0
-
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
X
0
-
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
X
0
-
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
X
-
-
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
X
-
-
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
X
-
-
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
X
0
-
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
X
-
X
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
X
-
X
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
X
N, F
X
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
X
-
-
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
X
-
-
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
X
-
-
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
X
F
-
Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus
X
-
*
American Coot Fulica americana
X
0
-
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
X
-
-
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
X
0
-
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
X
0
-
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
X
0
-
American Woodcock Scolopax minor
X
-
X
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
X
0
-
Rock Dove Columba livia
X
-
-
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
X
N, BP, F
X
Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
X
0
X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
X
BP
X
Common Barn Owl Tyto alba
feather only
-
-
Eastern Screech-Owl Megascops asio
X
N
X
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
X
-
-
Barred Owl Strix varia
X
BP
X
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
X
0
X
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
X
-
-
Chuck-will's-widow Caprimulgus carolinensis
X
-
-
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
X
N, F
X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
X
BP, F
X
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
X
0
X
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
X
-
X
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
X
-
-
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
X
N, BP, F
X
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
X
0
X
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
X
N, BP, F
X
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
X
BP, F
X
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
X
BP, F
X
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
X
-
X

PASSERINES
(Songbirds or Perching Birds)

Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
X
N, BP
X
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
X
0
X
Acadian Flycatcher Empidonax virescens
X
BP
X
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
X
0
X
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
X
0
X
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
X
N, BP, F
X
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
X
N, BP
X
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
X
N, BP
X
Purple Martin Progne subis
X
-
-
N. Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
X
-
-
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
X
N
-
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
X
N, BP
X
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
X
-
-
Fish Crow Corvus ossifragus
X
-
-
Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
X
N, BP, F
X
Eastern Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
X
N, BP, F
X
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
X
0
X
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
X
BP, F
X
Brown-headed Nuthatch Sitta pusilla
X
N
X
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
X
0
X
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
X
N, BP, F
X
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
X
N, BP
X
Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
X
0
X
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
X
0
X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
X
0
X
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
X
N, BP, F
X
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
X
N, BP, F
X
Veery Catharus fuscescens
X
0
X
Gray-cheeked Thrush Catharus minimus
X
0
X
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
X
0
X
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
X
0
X
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
X
BP, F
X
American Robin Turdus migratorius
X
N, BP, F
X
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
X
N, BP, F
X
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
X
BP, F
X
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
X
BP, F
X
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
X
-
X
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
X
-
X
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
X
N, BP
X
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
X
BP
X
Blue-headed (Solitary) Vireo Vireo solitarius
X
-
X
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
X
BP
X
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
X
0
X
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
X
BP
X
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera
X
0
X
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
X
0
X
Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
X
0
X
Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
X
0
X
Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
X
0
X
Northern Parula Setophaga americana
X
BP
X
Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
X
-
X
Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylanica
X
0
X
Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
X
0
X
Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
X
0
X
Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
X
0
X
Yellow-rumped (Myrtle) Warbler Setophaga coronata
X
0
X
Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
X
0
X
Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca
X
0
X
Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica
X
BP
X
Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus
X
BP, F
X
Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor
X
-
X
Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
X
0
X
Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga catanea
X
0
X
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
X
0
X
Black-and-White Warbler Mniotilta varia
X
BP
X
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
X
-
X
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
X
BP
X
Swainson's Warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii
X
0
X
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
X
-
X
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
X
-
X
Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
X
0
X
Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla
X
BP
X
Kentucky Warbler Geothlypis formosa
X
-
X
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
X
0
X
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
X
-
X
Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina
X
BP, F
X
Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
X
0
X
Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis
X
0
X
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
X
BP, F
X
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
X
BP
X
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
X
-
X
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
X
N, BP, F
X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheuticus ludovicianus
X
0
X
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea
X
N, F
X
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
X
BP
X
Dickcissel Spiza americana
X
-
-
Eastern (Rufous-sided) Towhee Pipilio erythrophthalmus
X
BP, F
X
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
X
N, BP
X
Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla
X
BP
X
Grasshopper Sparrow Anonodramus savannarum
X
-
X
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
X
0
X
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
X
0
X
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
X
-
X
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
X
0
X
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
X
0
X
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
X
0
X
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
X
0
X
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
X
0
X
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
X
N, F
X
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna
X
-
X
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
X
0
X
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
X
BP, F
X
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
X
egg, F
X
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
X
BP
X
Baltimore (Northern) Oriole Icterus galbula
X
-
X
Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
X
0
X
House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
X
N, BP, F
X
Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
X
0
X
American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
X
BP, F
X
Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
X
0
X
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
X
-
X
N = Nest found
BP = Captured female(s) had brood patch, implying local breeding
F = Recent fledgling(s) seen or captured, implying local breeding
* = Game birds not banded
(per U.S. federal Bird Banding Lab restrictions)

171
Species
Confirmed
On or Flying Over Site

Nests Found for 26 Species
(plus 28 with brood patch but no nest)

126
Species Banded
On-site

All text & photos © Hilton Pond Center

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