Newtown Creek Species
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Newtown Creek Wildlife Survey

Animal Types:
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observed as of November 2016
BirdsMollusks
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(working document to be used as a reference and not a comprehensive guide)
MammalsMisc. Inverts
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FishInsects
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CrustaceansPlankton
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Common NameScientific Name
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BIRDSAmerican bitternBotaurus lentiginosus
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American black duckAnas rubripes
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American cootFulica americana
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American crowCorvus brachyrhynchos
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American robinTurdus migratorius
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Barn swallowHirundo rustica
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Belted kingfisherCeryle alcyon
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Black-crowned night heronNycticorax nycticorax
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Blue-gray gnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
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Brant GooseBranta bernicla
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BuffleheadBucephala albeola
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Canada gooseBranta canadensis
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Common LoonGavia immer
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Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
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Double-crested cormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
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Downy woodpeckerPicoides pubescens
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Eastern kingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
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Eastern towheePipilo erythrophthalmus
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European starlingSturnus vulgaris
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Fish crowCorvus ossifragus
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Flycatcher
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GadwallAnas strepera
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Gray catbirdDumetella carolinensis
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Great black-backed gullLarus marinus
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Great blue heronArdea herodias
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Great egretArdea alba
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Greater ScaupAythya marila
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Greater Yellow Legs
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Green heronButorides virescens
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Herring gullLarus argentatus
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Horned greebePodiceps auritus
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House sparrowPasser domesticus
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KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
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Laughing gullLarus atricilla
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Little blue heronEgretta caerulea
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MallardAnas platyrhynchos
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Mourning doveZenaida macroura
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Mute SwanCygnus olor
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Northern cardinalCardinalis cardinalis
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Northern mockingbirdMimus polyglottos
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Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
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OspreyPandion haliaetus
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Peregrine falconFalco peregrinus
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Semipalmated ploverCharadrius melodus
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Red breasted merganserMergus serrator
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Red-tailed hawkButeo jamaicensis
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Red-throated loon
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Red winged blackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
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Ring-billed gullLarus delawarensis
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Rock doveColumba livia
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Ruddy duckOxyura jamaicensis
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SanderlingCaladris alba
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Song sparrowMelospiza melodia
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Spotted sandpiperActitis macularia
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White-throated sparrowZonotrichia albicollis
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Wood duckAix sponsa
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Yellow-crowned night heronNyctanassa violacea
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Yellow-rumped warblerDendroica coronata
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MAMMALSBottlenose DolphinTursiops truncatus
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Feral catFelis sylvestris
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Norway ratRattus norvigicus
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OpposumDidelphimorphia
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RaccoonProcyon lotor
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MuskratOndatra zibethicus
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FISHAmerican eel Anguilla rostrata
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Atlantic menhadenBrevoortia tyrannus
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Atlantic silverside
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Banded killifishFundulus diaphanus
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Bay Anchovy
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Bluefish
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Gizzard shad
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Goby
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Moonfish
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Mummichog
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Northern pipefish
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Spotted hake
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Striped bassMorone saxatilis
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Summer Flounder
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Skillet Fish
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White perch
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CRUSTACEANSGrass shrimpPalaemonetes pugio
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Blue crabCallinectes sapidus
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Fiddler CrabUca pugilator
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Asian Shore Crab
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Mud Crab
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Horseshoe crabLimulus polyphemus
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BarnacleBalanus spp.
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tube-building amphipodCerapus tubularis
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tube-building amphipodCorophium
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"beach-flea" amphipods, genus onlyGammarus
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