Bird

EASTERN KINGBIRD

The Eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tryannus) is relatively common in BCR 14. It prefers open areas with scattered trees to perch in for feeding. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in at least one state in BCR14.

COMMON NIGHTHAWK

The common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) was a relatively common breeder throughout BCR 14 but its populations are declining rapidly. It prefers large open grasslands, burned over woodlands and early stage large clearcuts. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

CLIFF SWALLOW

The cliff swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) is a common to locally common breeder in the northern portions of BCR 14. It prefers open areas such as grassy meadows or water bodies for feeding on insects. It will nest wherever there is an appropriate vertical substrate with an overhang. It will also use structures such as bridges. The availability of large open areas will likely be the limiting factor in the future. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

CERULEAN WARBLER

The cerulean warbler (Dendroica cerulea) is a rare and local breeder primarily in the southern portions of BCR 14. Its population may be slowly increasing due to forest maturation. It prefers extensive mature deciduous forest in floodplain situations. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

CAPE MAY WARBLER

The Cape May warbler (Dendroica tigrina) is a scarce to uncommon breeder in BCR 14. It prefers boreal situations containing mature spruce. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

CANADA WARBLER

The Canada warbler (Wilsonia Canadensis) is a fairly common breeder in BCR 14. It prefers deciduous forest with a dense understory, especially along streams, bogs, swamps or moist areas. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

BROWN THRASHER

The brown thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) is common to fairly common in BCR 14. It prefers low dense woody thickets in the oak, pine-oak-maple or pine communities for nesting or for cover. Thrasher populations are declining as forests mature and low thickets become shaded out. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

BROAD-WINGED HAWK

The broad-winged hawk (Buteo platyperus) is a fairly common breeder throughout BCR 14. This bird prefers a matrix of openings, such as pasture, field, swamp, and forest openings such as landings or haul roads. Although relatively common, it is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more of the states in BCR 14.

BOBOLINK

The bobolink (Delichonyx oryzivorus) is a locally common breeder in BCR 14. Its populations have been declining due to the loss of the grasslands it uses as habitat. Modern mowing practices are also adversely affecting this species. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.

BLUE-WINGED WARBLER

The blue-winged warbler (Vermivora pinus) is an uncommon to locally common breeder whose population s apparently increasing. It is a breeder in the southern part of BCR 14 up to southern New Hampshire. The blue-wing prefers reverting old fields with scattered shrubs and small trees near water. It is listed as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in one or more states in BCR 14.