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Marsh Birds

Identify the following birds from either the photo or its song

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

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Amphibians

Identify the following amphibians from either the photo or its call

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

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