Birds and Mammals
ENV 311/EEB 320 - Rivers, Lakes, and Wetlands

You should be familiar with all organisms in bold. All names with an asterisk (*) represent taxa that you should be able to sight-identify to the indicated level within two (2) minutes.

Phylum Chordata - chordates

Subphylum Vertebrata – vertebrates

Class Aves* - birds

Order Ciconiiformes

Family Gaviidae – loons

Family Ardeidae – bitterns, egrets, herons


Family Pandionidae – ospreys

Order Anseriformes

Family Anatidae – ducks, geese, swans

Order Coraciiformes

Family Alcedinidae – kingfishers

Order Gruiformes

Family Gruidae – cranes