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Marsh Birds

Identify the following birds from either the photo or its song

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

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Amphibians

Identify the following amphibians from either the photo or its call

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

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