Two MBW composite checklists follow: the first with those species

found in Minnesota during MBWeekends; the second with the species

found on all MBWeeks and MBWeekends combined.


Following these checklists are quizzes on 30 years of MBW trivia and idioms.




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MINNESOTA BIRDING WEEKENDS COMPOSITE CHECKLIST


√ = 363 species seen in Minnesota on MBWeekends as of July 2017 (Minnesota list = 442 species)

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MBW COMPOSITE SPECIES LIST

709 species  ~  as of July 2017


The following species have been recorded on a MBWeek or MBWeekend since 1986. The nomenclature, sequence, and "countable" exotics are according to the July 2016 American Birding Association checklist.


REGULAR

(316 / 316 species seen)


  √  Greater White-fronted Goose

  √  Snow Goose

  √  Ross's Goose

  √  Cackling Goose

  √  Canada Goose

  √  Mute Swan

  √  Trumpeter Swan

  √  Tundra Swan

  √  Wood Duck

  √  Gadwall

  √  American Wigeon

  √  American Black Duck

  √  Mallard

  √  Blue-winged Teal

  √  Cinnamon Teal

  √  Northern Shoveler

  √  Northern Pintail

  √  Green-winged Teal

  √  Canvasback

  √  Redhead

  √  Ring-necked Duck

  √  Greater Scaup

  √  Lesser Scaup

  √  Harlequin Duck

  √  Surf Scoter

  √  White-winged Scoter

  √  Black Scoter

  √  Long-tailed Duck

  √  Bufflehead

  √  Common Goldeneye

  √  Barrow's Goldeneye

  √  Hooded Merganser

  √  Common Merganser

  √  Red-breasted Merganser

  √  Ruddy Duck

  

  √  Gray Partridge

  √  Ring-necked Pheasant

  √  Ruffed Grouse

  √  Spruce Grouse

  √  Sharp-tailed Grouse

  √  Greater Prairie-Chicken

  √  Wild Turkey

  

  √  Pied-billed Grebe

  √  Horned Grebe

  √  Red-necked Grebe

  √  Eared Grebe

  √  Western Grebe

  √  Clark's Grebe

  

  √  Rock Pigeon

  √  Eurasian Collared-Dove

  √  Mourning Dove


  √  Yellow-billed Cuckoo

  √  Black-billed Cuckoo


  √  Common Nighthawk

  √  Eastern Whip-poor-will


  √  Chimney Swift

  

  √  Ruby-throated Hummingbird


  √  Yellow Rail

  √  Virginia Rail

  √  Sora

  √  Common Gallinule

  √  American Coot

  

  √  Sandhill Crane

  

  √  American Avocet

  √  Black-bellied Plover

  √  American Golden-Plover

  √  Semipalmated Plover

  √  Piping Plover

  √  Killdeer


  √  Upland Sandpiper

  √  Whimbrel

  √  Hudsonian Godwit

  √  Marbled Godwit

  √  Ruddy Turnstone

  √  Red Knot

  √  Stilt Sandpiper

  √  Sanderling

  √  Dunlin

  √  Baird's Sandpiper

  √  Least Sandpiper

  √  White-rumped Sandpiper

  √  Buff-breasted Sandpiper

  √  Pectoral Sandpiper

  √  Semipalmated Sandpiper

  √  Short-billed Dowitcher

  √  Long-billed Dowitcher

  √  Wilson's Snipe

  √  American Woodcock

  √  Spotted Sandpiper

  √  Solitary Sandpiper

  √  Greater Yellowlegs

  √  Willet

  √  Lesser Yellowlegs

  √  Wilson's Phalarope

  √  Red-necked Phalarope



  √  Parasitic Jaeger

  

  √  Sabine's Gull

  √  Bonaparte's Gull

  √  Little Gull

  √  Franklin's Gull

  √  Ring-billed Gull

  √  Herring Gull

  √  Thayer's Gull

  √  Iceland Gull

  √  Lesser Black-backed Gull

  √  Glaucous Gull

  √  Great Black-backed Gull

  √  Caspian Tern

  √  Black Tern

  √  Common Tern

  √  Forster's Tern


  √  Red-throated Loon

  √  Pacific Loon

  √  Common Loon


  √  Double-crested Cormorant

  

  √  American White Pelican

  

  √  American Bittern

  √  Least Bittern

  √  Great Blue Heron

  √  Great Egret

  √  Snowy Egret

  √  Little Blue Heron

  √  Cattle Egret

  √  Green Heron

  √  Black-crowned Night-Heron

  √  Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

  

  √  White-faced Ibis

  

  √  Turkey Vulture

  

  √  Osprey

  

  √  Bald Eagle

  √  Northern Harrier

  √  Sharp-shinned Hawk

  √  Cooper's Hawk

  √  Northern Goshawk

  √  Red-shouldered Hawk

  √  Broad-winged Hawk

  √  Swainson's Hawk

  √  Red-tailed Hawk

  √  Rough-legged Hawk

  √  Golden Eagle


  √  Eastern Screech-Owl

  √  Great Horned Owl

  √  Snowy Owl

  √  Northern Hawk Owl

  √  Barred Owl

  √  Great Gray Owl

  √  Long-eared Owl

  √  Short-eared Owl

  √  Boreal Owl

  √  Northern Saw-whet Owl

  

  √  Belted Kingfisher

  

  √  Red-headed Woodpecker

  √  Red-bellied Woodpecker

  √  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

  √  Downy Woodpecker

  √  Hairy Woodpecker

  √  Am. Three-toed Woodpecker

  √  Black-backed Woodpecker

  √  Northern Flicker

  √  Pileated Woodpecker

  

  √  American Kestrel

  √  Merlin

  √  Peregrine Falcon

  √  Prairie Falcon

  

  √  Olive-sided Flycatcher

  √  Eastern Wood-Pewee

  √  Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

  √  Acadian Flycatcher

  √  Alder Flycatcher

  √  Willow Flycatcher

  √  Least Flycatcher

  √  Eastern Phoebe

  √  Say's Phoebe

  √  Great Crested Flycatcher

  √  Western Kingbird

  √  Eastern Kingbird

  √  Loggerhead Shrike

  √  Northern Shrike

  

  √  Bell's Vireo

  √  Yellow-throated Vireo

  √  Blue-headed Vireo

  √  Warbling Vireo

  √  Philadelphia Vireo

  √  Red-eyed Vireo



  

  √  Gray Jay

  √  Blue Jay

  √  Black-billed Magpie

  √  American Crow

  √  Common Raven

  

  √  Horned Lark

  

  √  Purple Martin

  √  Tree Swallow

  √  N. Rough-winged Swallow

  √  Bank Swallow

  √  Cliff Swallow

  √  Barn Swallow

  

  √  Black-capped Chickadee

  √  Boreal Chickadee

  √  Tufted Titmouse

  

  √  Red-breasted Nuthatch

  √  White-breasted Nuthatch

  

  √  Brown Creeper

  

  √  House Wren

  √  Winter Wren

  √  Sedge Wren

  √  Marsh Wren

  √  Carolina Wren

  

  √  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

  

  √  Golden-crowned Kinglet

  √  Ruby-crowned Kinglet

  

  √  Eastern Bluebird

  √  Mountain Bluebird

  √  Townsend's Solitaire

  √  Veery

  √  Gray-cheeked Thrush

  √  Swainson's Thrush

  √  Hermit Thrush

  √  Wood Thrush

  √  American Robin

  √  Varied Thrush

  

  √  Gray Catbird

  √  Brown Thrasher

  √  Northern Mockingbird

  

  √  European Starling

  

  √  Bohemian Waxwing

  √  Cedar Waxwing


  √  House Sparrow

  

  √  American Pipit

  √  Pine Grosbeak

  √  House Finch

  √  Purple Finch

  √  Red Crossbill

  √  White-winged Crossbill

  √  Common Redpoll

  √  Hoary Redpoll

  √  Pine Siskin

  √  American Goldfinch

  √  Evening Grosbeak


  √  Lapland Longspur

  √  Chestnut-collared Longspur

  √  Smith's Longspur

  √  Snow Bunting

  

  √  Ovenbird

  √  Louisiana Waterthrush

  √  Northern Waterthrush

  √  Golden-winged Warbler

  √  Blue-winged Warbler

  √  Black-and-white Warbler

  √  Prothonotary Warbler

  √  Tennessee Warbler

  √  Orange-crowned Warbler

  √  Nashville Warbler

  √  Connecticut Warbler

  √  Mourning Warbler

  √  Kentucky Warbler

  √  Common Yellowthroat

  √  Hooded Warbler

  √  American Redstart

  √  Cape May Warbler

  √  Cerulean Warbler

  √  Northern Parula

  √  Magnolia Warbler

  √  Bay-breasted Warbler

  √  Blackburnian Warbler

  √  Yellow Warbler

  √  Chestnut-sided Warbler

  √  Blackpoll Warbler

  √  Black-throated Blue Warbler

  √  Palm Warbler

  √  Pine Warbler

  √  Yellow-rumped Warbler

  √  Black-thr. Green Warbler

  √  Canada Warbler

  √  Wilson's Warbler

  √  Yellow-breasted Chat


  √  Spotted Towhee

  √  Eastern Towhee

  √  American Tree Sparrow

  √  Chipping Sparrow

  √  Clay-colored Sparrow

  √  Field Sparrow

  √  Vesper Sparrow

  √  Lark Sparrow

  √  Savannah Sparrow

  √  Grasshopper Sparrow

  √  Henslow's Sparrow

  √  Le Conte's Sparrow

  √  Nelson's Sparrow

  √  Fox Sparrow

  √  Song Sparrow

  √  Lincoln's Sparrow

  √  Swamp Sparrow

  √  White-throated Sparrow

  √  Harris's Sparrow

  √  White-crowned Sparrow

  √  Dark-eyed Junco

  

  √  Summer Tanager

  √  Scarlet Tanager

  √  Western Tanager

  √  Northern Cardinal

  √  Rose-breasted Grosbeak

  √  Blue Grosbeak

  √  Indigo Bunting

  √  Dickcissel

    

  √  Bobolink

  √  Red-winged Blackbird

  √  Eastern Meadowlark

  √  Western Meadowlark

  √  Yellow-headed Blackbird

  √  Rusty Blackbird

  √  Brewer's Blackbird

  √  Common Grackle

  √  Great-tailed Grackle

  √  Brown-headed Cowbird

  √  Orchard Oriole

  √  Baltimore Oriole




CASUAL

(25 / 39 species seen)


     Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

     Brant

     Eurasian Wigeon

√  King Eider

     White-winged Dove

√  Black-necked Stilt

√  Snowy Plover

  Ruff

     Purple Sandpiper

√  Western Sandpiper

√  Red Phalarope

√  Pomarine Jaeger

√  Black-legged Kittiwake

     Laughing Gull

√  California Gull

     Slaty-backed Gull

√  Arctic Tern

√  Neotropic Cormorant

√  Brown Pelican

     Glossy Ibis

     Black Vulture

     Mississippi Kite

√  Ferruginous Hawk

√  Burrowing Owl

√  Gyrfalcon

√  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

√  White-eyed Vireo

√  Rock Wren

     Eurasian Tree Sparrow

√  Sprague's Pipit

√  Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

     Worm-eating Warbler

√  Yellow-throated Warbler

√  Prairie Warbler

     Lark Bunting *

√  Golden-crowned Sparrow

√  Black-headed Grosbeak

√  Lazuli Bunting

     Painted Bunting


( * seen only in ND on MBWeekends)



ACCIDENTAL

(21 / 84 species seen)


     Fulvous Whistling-Duck

     Mottled Duck

     Garganey

  Common Eider

     Smew

     Willow Ptarmigan

     Rock Ptarmigan

     Band-tailed Pigeon

√  Inca Dove

√  Common Ground-Dove

     Groove-billed Ani

     Common Poorwill

     Chuck-will’s-widow

     White-throated Swift

     Mexican Violetear

     Magnificent Hummingbird

     Anna’s Hummingbird

     Costa’s Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

     Calliope Hummingbird

     Black Rail

     King Rail

     Purple Gallinule

     Whooping Crane

     Wilson’s Plover

     Long-billed Curlew

     Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

     Curlew Sandpiper

  Long-tailed Jaeger

     Dovekie

√  Black Guillemot

     Long-billed Murrelet

     Ancient Murrelet

√  Ivory Gull

  Black-headed Gull

     Ross’s Gull

     Mew Gull

√  Glaucous-winged Gull

     Least Tern

     Gull-billed Tern

     Sandwich Tern

     Elegant Tern

√  Yellow-billed Loon

  Wood Stork

     Magnificent Frigatebird

√  Tricolored Heron

     White Ibis

     Swallow-tailed Kite

     White-tailed Kite

     Barn Owl

     Lewis’s Woodpecker

     Acorn Woodpecker

     Williamson’s Sapsucker

     Crested Caracara

√  Western Wood-Pewee

     Vermilion Flycatcher

√  Ash-throated Flycatcher

     Tropical Kingbird

√  Cassin’s Kingbird

     Fork-tailed Flycatcher

√  Clark’s Nutcracker

     Violet-green Swallow

     Pygmy Nuthatch

     Bewick’s Wren

     American Dipper

     Northern Wheatear

√  Fieldfare

√  Curve-billed Thrasher

√  Sage Thrasher

     Brambling

     Cassin’s Finch

     McCown’s Longspur

     MacGillivray’s Warbler

     Kirtland’s Warbler

     Black-throated Gray Warbler

√  Townsend’s Warbler

     Hermit Warbler

     Painted Redstart

     Green-tailed Towhee

     Brewer’s Sparrow

     Black-throated Sparrow

√  Baird’s Sparrow

     Bullock’s Oriole

     Scott’s Oriole



EXTIRPATED

(1 / 2 species seen)


√  Northern Bobwhite

     Eskimo Curlew



EXTINCT

(0 / 1 species seen)


     Passenger Pigeon