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Endangered and Threatened Birds

Yellow-crowned night-heron
Photo credit:
Illinois Natural History Survey

Common name Species Status
Short-eared Owl  Asio flammeus Endangered
Upland Sandpiper  Bartramia longicauda Endangered
American Bittern  Botaurus lentiginosus Endangered
Swainson's Hawk  Buteo swainsoni Endangered
Piping Plover  Charadrius melodus Endangered
Black Tern  Chlidonias niger Endangered
Northern Harrier  Circus cyaneus Endangered
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Endangered
Snowy Egret  Egretta thula Endangered
Common Gallinule  Gallinula galeata Endangered
Loggerhead Shrike  Lanius ludovicianus Endangered
Black Rail  Laterallus jamaicensis Endangered
Swainson's Warbler  Limnothlypis swainsonii Endangered
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  Nyctanassa violacea Endangered
Black-crowned Night-Heron  Nycticorax nycticorax Endangered
Osprey   Pandion haliaetus Endangered
Wilson's Phalarope  Phalaropus tricolor Endangered
King Rail  Rallus elegans Endangered
Forster's Tern  Sterna forsteri Endangered
Common Tern  Sterna hirundo Endangered
Least Tern  Sternula antillarum Endangered
Bewick's Wren  Thryomanes bewickii Endangered
Greater Prairie-Chicken  Tympanuchus cupido Endangered
Yellow-headed Blackbird  Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Endangered
Rufa Red Knot Calidris canutus rufa​ ​Threatened
Chuck-will’s-widow ​Caprimulgus carolinensis ​Threatened
​Black-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus ​Threatened
Cerulean Warbler  Dendroica cerulea Threatened
Mississippi Kite  Ictinia mississippiensis Threatened

Least Bittern 

Barn Owl 

Ixobrychus exilis

Tyto alba

Threatened

Threatened