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Huntington Beach State Park - Georgetown County - Bird Checklist, Columbia Audubon Society

Huntington Beach State Park - Georgetown County - Bird Checklist, Columbia Audubon Society

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Huntington Beach State Park 
The 2500 acres which comprise Huntington Beach State Park include 1060 acres of salt marshand tidal waters, 750 acres of woodlands, 90 acres of freshwater lagoon, 400 acres of maritimeshrub thicket and 200 acres of sandy beach and dunes.The diversity of habitat at Huntington Beach State Park provides for the correspondingdiversity of bird life. During almost any month, and especially in fall and winter when waterfowl populations are increased, a full day of birdwatching can yield 100 or more species.Please report any sightings of birds not listed or shown in season to: the park naturalist atHuntington Beach State Park, 16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet, S.C. 29576.This list provided by the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism anddownloaded from Columbia Audubon Society atwww.columbia-audubon.org. Posted to the webon October 15, 2001.Seasonal occurrences are coded as follows:Spring - March - MaySummer - June - AugustFall - September - November 
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inter - December - FebruaryA -Abundant - greatest relative numbers.C -Common.U
 
-Uncommon.R -Rare - lowest relative numbers.X - Exceptional - recorded only once or twice.
SPECIES
..............................
S S F WLoons
 ______Red-Throated Loon...... C _ C C ______Common Loon............. C _ C A
Grebes
 ______Pied-Billed Grebe......... C C C C ______Horned Grebe............... U _ U C ______Red-necked Grebe........ R _ _  ______Eared Grebe.................. _ _ _
Shearwaters and Petrals
 ______Greater Shearwater....... _ X _  ______Audubon's Shearwater.. _ X _  ______Wilson’s Storm-Petrel.. _ R _
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 ______Magnificent Frigatebird _ X _
Gannet
 ______Northern Gannet........... U _ U C
Pelicans
 ______Brown Pelican.............. C C C C ______American White Pelican X _ X X
Cormorants
 ______Great Cormorant........... _ _ R U ______Double-Crested Cormorant U U A C
Anhinga
 ______Anhinga........................ U U U U
Herons and Bitterns
 ______American Bittern.......... U U U U ______Least Bittern................. C C C _  ______Great Blue Heron......... C C C C ______Great Egret................... C C C C ______Snowy Egret................. C C C C ______Little Blue Heron.......... U U U U ______Tricolored Heron.......... C C C C ______Reddish Egret............... _ R X _  ______Cattle Egret.................. U R U R  ______Green-Backed Heron.... C C C R  ______Black-Crowned Night Heron C C C C _____Yellow-Crowned Night Heron C C C
Ibises and Spoonbills
 ______White Ibis..................... C C C C ______Glossy Ibis................... U C U R  ______Roseate Spoonbill......... _ X _
Storks
 ______Wood Stork.................. R U R _ 
Swans, Geese and Ducks
 ______Fulvous Whistling-Duck _ X X X ______Tundra Swan................ R _ R C ______Snow Goose................. _ _ R R  ______Brant............................. _ _ X X ______Canada Goose.............. _ _ R U ______Wood Duck.................. U U U C ______Green-Winged Teal...... U R U C ______American Black Duck.. U R U U ______Mallard......................... U _ U U ______Northern Pintail............ U _ U U ______Blue-Winged Teal........ U R U C ______Cinnamon Teal............. _ _ X  ______Northern Shoveler........ U _ U U ______Gadwall........................ U _ U C
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 ______Eurasian Wigeon.......... _ _ _ X ______American Wigeon........ U _ U C ______Canvasback.................. U _ U C ______Redhead........................ R _ R U ______Ring-Necked Duck....... C _ C C ______Greater Scaup............... _ _ R R  ______Lesser Scaup................ U _ U U ______Common Eider............. _ _ _  ______King Eider.................... _ _ _ X ______Harlequin Duck............ _ _ _  ______Oldsquaw..................... U _ U U ______Black Scoter................. U R U C ______Surf Scoter................... U _ U U ______White-Winged Scoter... U _ R U ______Common Goldeneye..... _ _ _  ______Bufflehead.................... U _ U C ______Hooded Merganser....... U _ U C ______Common Merganser..... _ _ _  ______Red-Breasted Merganser U _ U C ______Ruddy Duck................. U _ U C
American Vultures
 ______Black Vulture............... U U U U ______Turkey Vulture............. C C C C
Eagles, Kites and Hawks
 ______Osprey.......................... C C U  ______Swallow-Tailed Kite.... _ X _  ______Bald Eagle.................... C R C C ______Northern Harrier........... U _ U C ______Sharp-Shinned Hawk.... U _ U C ______Cooper’s Hawk............. _ R _ U ______Red-Shouldered Hawk. U C C U ______Broad-Winged Hawk.... R _ U R  ______Red-Tailed Hawk......... U U U C
Falcons
 ______American Kestrel......... U R C C ______Merlin........................... U _ U U ______Peregrine Falcon........... _ _ R U
Quails and Pheasants
 ______Northern Bobwhite....... U U U U
Rails, Gallinules and Coots
 ______Clapper Rail................. C C C C ______King Rail...................... _ _ _  ______Virginia Rail................. R _ R R  ______Sora.............................. U R U U ______Purple Gallinule........... _ R _  ______Common Moorhen....... C C C U
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