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Salt Marsh Bird Species in NH
Species AOU Code
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) AMBL
American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis) AMGO
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia) BANS
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) BARS
Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon) BEKI
Black-capped Chickadee (Parus atricapillus) BCCH
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) BCNH
Black Rail (Laterallus jamaicensis) BLRA
Blue-wing Teal (Anas discors) BWTL
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) BOBO
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) BHCO
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) CAGO
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) CHSW
Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris) CLRA
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) COGR
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) COTE
Common Yellow Throat (Geothylpis trichas) COYE
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritas) DCCO
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tryrannus) EAKI
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) GBHE
Great Egret (Ardea alba) GREG
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) GBBG
Green-wing Teal (Anas carolinensis) GRWT
Green Heron (Butorides striatus) GRHE
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) HEGU
King Rail (Rallus elegans) KIRA
Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis) LEBI
Least Sandpiper (Calridris minutilla) LESA
Least Tern (Sterna albifrons) LETE
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) MALL
Marsh Wren (Cisthorus palustris) MAWR
Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow (Ammodramus n. subvirgatus) NSTS
Northern Harrier (Cricus caneus) NOHA
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) OSPR
Purple Martin (Progne subis) PUMA
Red-Winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) RWBL
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) RBGU
Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx ruficollis) NRWS
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow (Ammodramus c. caudacutus) SSTS
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) SASP
Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritima) SSSP
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) SESA
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) SBDO
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) SNEG
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) SOSP
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) SPSA
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) SWSP
Tree Swallow (Tachycinets bicolor) TRES
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) VIRA
Willet (Catoptrophorus semipalmatus) WILL
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax trailii) WIFL



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