Passeriformes: Paridae-Calcariidae

This is a large span of families but a lot of them contain only a couple of species represented in Arkansas.  One of them is brand new:  Calcariidae.  This is the Snow Buntings and Longspurs recently split from the sparrows (Emberizidae).  This contains a group of birds that we refer to as our woodland bunch:  Parids, Certhiids, Sittids, Regulids, Polioptilids, Troglodytids, and Turdids.  These are well known and beloved birds.  Most of these are very common.

Paridae-Titmice and Chickadees

  • Tufted Titmouse (Yr/C)
  • Carolina Chickadee (Yr/C)

Certhiidae-Creepers

  • Brown Creeper (Wi/C)

Sittidae-Nuthatches

  • White-breasted Nuthatch (Yr/C)
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch (Yr/C)
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (Wi/C)

Troglodytidae-Wrens

  • Sedge Wren (Wi/U)
  • Marsh Wren (Wi/U)
  • House Wren (year round in some areas/C)
  • Winter Wren (Wi/C)
  • Carolina Wren (Yr/C)
  • Bewick’s Wren (Yr/U)

Regulidae-Kinglets

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet (Wi/C)
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Wi/C)

Polioptilidae-Gnatcatcher

  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Br/C)

Turdidae-Thrushes

  • Eastern Bluebird (Yr/C)
  • Wood Thrush (Br/C)
  • Swainson’s Thrush (Mi/C)
  • Veery (Mi/U)
  • Gray-cheeked Thrush (Mi/U)
  • Hermit Thrush (Wi/C)
  • American Robin (Yr/C)

Mimidae-Mimic Thrushes

  • Gray Catbird (Br/C)
  • Northern Mockingbird (Yr/C)
  • Brown Thrasher (Yr/C)

Motacillidae-Pipits

  • American Pipit (Wi/C)

Bombycillidae-Waxwings

  • Cedar Waxwings (Wi/C)

Sturnidae-Starlings

  • European Starling (Yr/C)

Calcariidae-Snow Buntings and Longspurs

  • Lapland Longspur (Wi/C)
  • Smith’s Longspur (Wi/R)
  • Snow Bunting (Wi/R)

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