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Adirondack Wildlife
A Field Guide
James M. Ryan

University Press of New England



Contents

• Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• THE HISTORY AND HABITATS
• A Brief History of the Adirondacks
• Geologic History
• Human History
• The Adirondack Park
• Forest Communities
• The Alpine Zone
• Spruce-Fir Forests
• Mixed Conifer-Hardwood Forests
• Beech-Maple Forests
• Winter Tree Survival
• Adirondack Waters
• Watersheds
• Running Water
• Still Waters
• Aquatic Life
• Impacts of Acid Rain
• THE WILDLIFE
• Common Invertebrates
• Common Flies
• Bees, Wasps, and Ants
• Terrestrial Beetles and Bugs
• Grasshoppers and Crickets
• Butterflies and Moths
• Aquatic Insects
• Other Invertebrates
• Common Fish
• Bullhead and Catfish
• Brown Bullhead
• Suckers
• Longnose Sucker
• White Sucker
• Minnows
• Cutlips Minnow
• Golden Shiner
• Lake Chub
• Eastern Blacknose Dace
• Longnose Dace
• Creek Chub
• Fallfish
• Pearl Dace
• Brassy Minnow
• Common Shiner
• Bridle Shiner
• Northern Redbelly Dace
• Bluntnose Minnow
• Flathead Minnow
• Salmon, Trout, and Whitefish
• Cisco
• Lake Whitefish
• Round Whitefish
• Rainbow Trout
• Atlantic Salmon
• Brown Trout
• Brook Trout
• Lake Trout
• Smelt
• Rainbow Smelt
• Mudminnows
• Central Mudminnow
• Pike and Pickerel
• Northern Pike
• Chain Pickerel
• Killifish
• Banded Killifish
• Sunfish and Bass
• Rock Bass
• Redbreast Sunfish
• Pumpkinseed
• Smallmouth Bass
• Largemouth Bass
• Perch, Walleye, and Darters
• Tessellated Darter
• Yellow Perch
• Walleye
• Sculpins
• Slimy Sculpin
• Amphibians and Reptiles
• Salamanders
• Northern Two-lined Salamander
• Red-backed Salamander
• Northern Dusky Salamander
• Spring Salamander
• Red-spotted Newt
• Spotted Salamander
• Toads and Frogs
• American Toad
• Gray Tree Frog
• Spring Peeper
• Bullfrog
• Green Frog
• Wood Frog
• Leopard Frog
• Mink Frog
• Pickerel Frog
• Turtles
• Wood Turtle
• Painted Turtle
• Snapping Turtle
• Snakes
• Red-bellied Snake
• Brown Snake
• Ringneck Snake
• Garter Snake
• Ribbon Snake
• Milk Snake
• Smooth Green Snake
• Northern Water Snake
• Timber Rattlesnake
• Birds
• Loons, Grebes, and Herons
• Common Loon
• Pied-billed Grebe
• Great Blue Heron
• American Bittern
• Ducks and Geese
• Canada Goose
• Wood Duck
• American Black Duck
• Mallard
• Ring-necked Duck
• Common Merganser
• Upland Game Birds
• Ruffed Grouse
• Spruce Grouse
• Wild Turkey
• Diurnal Birds of Prey
• Turkey Vulture
• Osprey
• Bald Eagle
• Sharp-shinned Hawk
• Cooper’s Hawk
• Northern Goshawk
• Red-shouldered Hawk
• Broad-winged Hawk
• Red-tailed Hawk
• American Kestral
• Merlin
• Peregrine Falcon
• Owls
• Great Horned Owl
• Barred Owl
• Northern Saw-whet Owl
• Shorebirds and Gulls
• Killdeer
• Spotted Sandpiper
• American Woodcock
• Herring Gull
• Doves and Cuckoos
• Mourning Dove
• Yellow-billed Cuckoo
• Black-billed Cuckoo
• Swifts and Hummingbirds
• Chimney Swift
• Ruby-throated Hummingbird
• Kingfishers
• Belted Kingfisher
• Woodpeckers
• Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
• Downy Woodpecker
• Hairy Woodpecker
• Black-backed Woodpecker
• Three-toed Woodpecker
• Northern Flicker
• Pileated Woodpecker
• Flycatchers
• Great Crested Flycatcher
• Olive-sided Flycatcher
• Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
• Alder Flycatcher
• Least Flycatcher
• Eastern Wood-Pewee
• Eastern Phoebe
• Eastern Kingbird
• Vireos
• Blue-headed Vireo
• Red-eyed Vireo
• Jays, Crows, and Ravens
• Gray Jay
• Blue Jay
• American Crow
• Common Raven
• Swallows
• Barn Swallow
• Tree Swallow
• Bank Swallow
• Chickadees
• Black-capped Chickadee
• Boreal Chickadee
• Nuthatches and Creepers
• White-breasted Nuthatch
• Red-breasted Nuthatch
• Brown Creeper
• Wrens
• House Wren
• Winter Wren
• Kinglets
• Golden-crowned Kinglet
• Ruby-crowned Kinglet
• Thrushes and their Allies
• Eastern Bluebird
• Hermit Thrush
• Veery
• Swainson’s Thrush
• Wood Thrush
• American Robin
• Mockingbirds and Thrashers
• Gray Catbird
• Brown Thrasher •Starlings and Waxwings
• European Starling
• Cedar Waxwing
• Warblers
• Nashville Warbler
• Northern Parula Warbler
• Yellow Warbler
• Chestnut-sided Warbler
• Magnolia Warbler
• Black-throated Green Warbler
• Black-throated Blue Warbler
• Yellow-rumped Warbler
• Blackburnian Warbler
• Pine Warbler
• Blackpoll Warbler
• Black-and-white Warbler
• American Redstart
• Canada Warbler
• Mourning Warbler
• Ovenbird
• Northern Waterthrush
• Common Yellowthroat
• Tanagers
• Scarlet Tanager
• Sparrows, Towhee, and Juncos
• American Tree Sparrow
• Chipping Sparrow
• Song Sparrow
• Swamp Sparrow
• White-throated Sparrow
• House Sparrow
• Eastern Towhee
• Dark-eyed Junco
• Grosbeaks and Buntings
• Rose-breasted Grosbeak
• Evening Grosbeak
• Indigo Bunting
• Blackbirds and Orioles
• Red-winged Blackbird
• Rusty Blackbird
• Common Grackle
• Baltimore Oriole
• Finches
• Purple Finch
• Pine Siskin
• American Goldfinch
• Mammals
• Marsupials
• Virginia Opossum
• Shrews
• Masked Shrew
• Water Shrew
• Short-tailed Shrew
• Moles
• Hairy-tailed Mole
• Star-nosed Mole
• Bats
• Little Brown Bat
• Eastern Pipistrelle
• Big Brown Bat
• Silver Haired Bat
• Red Bat
• Hoary Bat
• Rabbits and Hares
• Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
• Snowshoe Hare
• Small Rodents
• Deer Mouse
• White-footed Mouse
• Meadow Jumping Mouse
• Woodland Jumping Mouse
• Southern Red-backed Vole
• Meadow Vole
• Rock Vole
• Woodland Vole
• Southern Bog Lemming
• Northern Bog Lemming
• Chipmunks and Squirrels
• Eastern Chipmunk
• Eastern Gray Squirrel
• Red Squirrel
• Southern Flying Squirrel
• Northern Flying Squirrel
• Larger Rodents
• Woodchuck
• Muskrat
• Beaver
• Porcupine
• Weasels and their Allies
• Short-tailed Weasel
• Long-tailed Weasel
• American Mink
• American Marten
• Fisher
• River Otter
• Striped Skunk
• Procyonids
• Raccoon
• Canids
• Red Fox
• Gray Fox
• Coyote
• Felids
• Bobcat
• Bears
• American Black Bear
• Ungulates
• White-tail Deer
• Moose
• Extirpated Carnivores
• Glossary
• Species Checklist
• Index

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