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Marsh Birds

Identify the following birds from either the photo or its song

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata)
Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
Sora (Porzana carolina)
American Bittern (Botarus lentiginosus)
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)
American Coot (Fulica americana)
Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
Sora (Porzana carolina)
Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
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Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
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Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
Sora (Porzana carolina)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola)
Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
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Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon)
American Coot (Fulica americana)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
American Bittern (Botarus lentiginosus)

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Amphibians

Identify the following amphibians from either the photo or its call

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Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)
Cope’s (Diploid) Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Western Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata) and Boreal Chorus Frog (Psuedacris maculata)
Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Cope’s (Diploid) Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)
Fowler’s Toad (Bufo woodhousei fowleri)
Tetraploid Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)
Cope’s (Diploid) Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
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Western Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata) and Boreal Chorus Frog (Psuedacris maculata)
Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
Tetraploid Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)
Tetraploid Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Tetraploid Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Cope’s (Diploid) Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)
Tetraploid Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
Fowler’s Toad (Bufo woodhousei fowleri)
Leopard Frog (Rana pipiens)
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
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Western Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata) and Boreal Chorus Frog (Psuedacris maculata)
Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)
Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)
Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
Fowler’s Toad (Bufo woodhousei fowleri)
Western Chorus Frog (Pseudacris triseriata) and Boreal Chorus Frog (Psuedacris maculata)
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
American Toad (Bufo americanus)
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Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)
Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
Tetraploid Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
Cope’s (Diploid) Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
American Toad (Bufo americanus)
Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)
Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)
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Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)
Fowler’s Toad (Bufo woodhousei fowleri)
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)
Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)

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