Priority Birds

Magnolia Warbler Photo: Seth Davis/Audubon Photography Awards

A priority species is one that is particularly threatened in terms of the species' long-term survival. All priority species have been selected through rigorous scientific analysis, and most represent a broad array of other birds and wildlife that use the same habitat type. Conservation focused on priority species is almost always focused on priority habitats as well. Audubon has identified 32 priority-bird species within the Atlantic Flyway.  

American Woodcock

Latin:  Scolopax minor

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Piping Plover

Latin:  Charadrius melodus

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Northern Goshawk

Latin:  Accipiter gentilis

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Bald Eagle

Latin:  Haliaeetus leucocephalus

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Bobolink

Latin:  Dolichonyx oryzivorus

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Prothonotary Warbler

Latin:  Protonotaria citrea

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Black-throated Blue Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga caerulescens

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Canada Warbler

Latin:  Cardellina canadensis

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Cerulean Warbler

Latin:  Setophaga cerulea

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Common Tern

Latin:  Sterna hirundo

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Golden-winged Warbler

Latin:  Vermivora chrysoptera

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Grasshopper Sparrow

Latin:  Ammodramus savannarum

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Wood Thrush

Latin:  Hylocichla mustelina

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