Zoo Bird Group Master List from 1945

One of our staff members recently came across this bird list from 1945. Can anyone provide us with some information about this? It most likely belonged to one of her grandparents, a resident of the Bronx in 1945. Do you think it referred to New York resident and/or migrants visible from the Bronx Zoo? Was there a group that met at the zoo and birded from there? Can you spot the birds whose names have been revised since then?

Here’s a scan of the pages (a click will show each larger, or you can download the PDF) and the text is below.

Zoo Bird Group Master List for 1945 Spring Migration (page 1) Zoo Bird Group Master List for 1945 Spring Migration (page 2)

Zoo Bird Group
Master List for 1945
Spring Migration

  1. Loon, Common
  2. Grebe, Horned
  3. Heron, Great Blue
  4. Heron, Green
  5. Heron, Black-crowned Night
  6. Goose, Canada
  7. Mallard
  8. Duck, Black
  9. Pintail
  10. Duck, Greater Scaup
  11. Duck, Lesser Scaup
  12. Golden-eye American
  13. Old Squaw
  14. Merganser, Hooded
  15. Merganser, American
  16. Merganser, Red-breasted
  17. Hawk, Sharp-shinned
  18. Hawk, Cooper’s
  19. Hawk, Red-tailed
  20. Hawk, Red-shouldered
  21. Hawk, Marsh
  22. Osprey
  23. Hawk, Sparrow
  24. Pheasant, Ring-necked
  25. Rail, Clapper
  26. Plover, Piping
  27. Plover, Semipalmated
  28. Killdeer
  29. Plover, Black-bellied
  30. Turnstone, Ruddy
  31. Snipe, Wilson’s
  32. Sandpiper, Spotted
  33. Sandpiper, Solitary
  34. Yellow-legs, Greater
  35. Yellow-legs, Lesser
  36. Sandpiper, Least
  37. Dowitcher
  38. Sandpiper, Semipalmated
  39. Sandpiper, Western
  40. Sanderling
  41. Gull, Herring
  42. Gull, Ring-billed
  43. Gull, Laughing
  44. Gull, Bonaparte’s
  45. Tern, Least
  46. Dove, Mourning
  47. Cuckoo, Yellow-billed
  48. Cuckoo, Black-billed
  49. Owl, Barn
  50. Swift, Chimney
  51. Nighthawk
  52. Kingfisher, Belted
  53. Flicker
  54. Woodpecker, Downy
  55. Kingbird, Eastern
  56. Flycatcher, Crested
  57. Phoebe
  58. Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied
  59. Flycatcher, Acadian
  60. Flycatcher, Least
  61. Pewee, Wood
  62. Lark, HOrned
  63. Swallow, Tree
  64. Swallow, Bank
  65. Swallow, Rough-winged
  66. Swallow, Barn
  67. Swallow, Cliff
  68. Jay, Blue
  69. Crow
  70. Crow, Fish
  71. Chickadee, Black-capped
  72. Nuthatch, White-breasted
  73. Creeper, Brown
  74. Wren, House
  75. Wren, Long-billed Marsh
  76. Catbird
  77. Thrasher, Brown
  78. Robin
  79. Thrush, Wood
  80. Thrush, Hermit
  81. Thrush, Olive Blacked [sic]
  82. Veery
  83. Bluebird
  84. Kinglet, Golden-crowned
  85. Kinglet, Ruby-crowned
  86. Waxwing, Cedar
  87. Starling
  88. Vireo, White-eyed
  89. Vireo, Yellow-throated
  90. Vireo, Blue-headed
  91. Vireo, Red-eyed
  92. Warbler, Black and White
  93. Warbler, Nashville
  94. Warbler, Parula
  95. Warbler, Yellow
  96. Warbler, Magnolia
  97. Warbler, Cape May
  98. Warbler, Black-throated blue
  99. Warbler, Myrtle
  100. Warbler, Black-throated green
  101. Warbler, Chestnut-sided
  102. Warbler, Black-poll
  103. Warbler, Pine
  104. Warbler, Prairie
  105. Warbler, Palm
  106. Oven-bird
  107. Water-thrush, Northern
  108. Yellow-throat
  109. Chat, Yellow-breasted
  110. Warbler, Canada
  111. Redstart
  112. Sparrow, English
  113. Bobolink
  114. Meadowlark
  115. Red-wing
  116. Oriole, Baltimore
  117. Blackbird, Rusty
  118. Grackle, Purplw [sic]
  119. Cowbird
  120. Tanager, Scarlet
  121. Cardinal
  122. Grosbeak, Rose-breasted
  123. Bunting, Indigo
  124. Towhee
  125. Goldfinch
  126. Sparrow, Ipswich
  127. Sparrow, Savannah
  128. Sparrow, Sharp-tailed
  129. Sparrow, Seaside
  130. Junco, Slate-colored
  131. Sparrow, Tree
  132. Sparrow, Chipping
  133. Sparrow, Field
  134. Sparrow, White-crowned
  135. Sparrow, White-throated
  136. Sparrow, Fox
  137. Sparrow, Swamp
  138. Sparrow, Song
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