Current River Wildlife Checklist
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     A list of animals you might see at Montauk State Park and along the Current River in the Ozark Scenic Riverways.

Birds - Mammals


Seasonal Status
Permanent = Permanent Resident
Summer = Summer Resident
Winter = Winter Resident
Transient = Migrating throughh in spring or fall.

Abundance Status
Abundant = Almost certain to be found in proper habitat.
Common = Frequently found in proper habitat.
Uncommon = Infrequently found in proper habitat.
Rare = Very seldon found.
* = Believed to be in the area but not yet observed.
** = Possible migrant; not yet observed.


Name Seasonal Status Abundance Status
Pied-Billed Grebe Winter Rare
American Bittern Permanent Uncommon
Yellow-Crowned Night Heron Summer Rare
Green-Backed Heron Summer - Transient Common
Light Blue Heron Transient Rare
Cattle Egret Summer - Transient Common
Great Blue Heron Permanent Common
Snow Goose Transient Uncommon
Canada Goosse Transient Uncommon
Mallard Permanent Uncommon
Green-Winged Teal Permanent Rare
Blue-Winged Teal Transient Rare
Wood Duck Permanent Uncommon
Sora Summer Rare
American Coot Permanent Uncommon
Killdeer Permanent Common
Spotted Sandpiper Summer Common
Common Snipe Transient Rare
American Woodcock Permanent Common
Turkey Vulture Summer Common
Bald Eagle Winter Common
Northern Harrier Transient Uncommon
Sharp-Shinned Hawk Permanent Uncommon
Cooper's Hawk Permanent Rare
Red-Shouldered Hawk Permanent Uncommon
Broad-Winged Hawk Permanent Common
Red-Tailed Hawk Permanent Common
Osprey * Transient Rare *
American Kestrel Permanent Common
Northern Bobwhite Permanent Common
Wild Turkey Permanent Common
Mourning Dove Permanent Common
Yellow-Billed Cuckoo Summer Common
Black-Billed Cuckoo Summer Uncommon
Barn Owl * Transient Rare *
Great Horned Owl Permanent Common
Barred Owl Permanent Common
Eastern Screech Owl Permanent Common
Chuck-Will's-Widow Summer Uncommon
Whip-Poor-Will Summer Common
Common Nighthawk Summer Common
Chimney Swift Summer Common
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Summer Common
Belted Kingfisher Permanent Abundant
Red-Bellied Woodpecker Permanent Common
Northern Flicker Permanent Common
Red-Headed Woodpecker Permanent Uncommon
Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Winter Rare
Downy Woodpecker Permanent Common
Hairy Woodpecker Permanent Common
Pileated Woopecker Permanent Common
Eastern Kingbird Summer Common
Great Crested Flycatcher Summer Common
Eastern Wood-Pewee Summer Common
Eastern Phoebe Summer Common
Least Flycatcher Transient Rare
Acadian Flycatcher Transient Rare
Tree Swallow Transient Rare
Purple Martin Summer Common
Bank Swallow Summer Rare
Northern Rough-Winged Swallow Summer Common
Barn Swallow Summer Common
Blue Jay Permanent Abundant
American Crow Permanent Abundant
Tufted Titmouse Permanent Common
Black-Capped Chickadee Permanent Uncommon
Carolina Chickadee Permanent Abundant
Brown Creeper Permanent Common
White-Breasted Nuthatch Permanent Common
Red-Breasted Nuthatch Permanent Rare
House Wren Summer - Transient Common
Winter Wren Winter - Transient Uncommon
Carolina Wren Permanent Common
Benwick's Wren Permanent Rare
Golden-Crowned Kinglet Winter Uncommon
Ruby-Crowned Kinglet Winter Uncommon
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Summer Abundant
Eastern Bluebird Permanent Common
Wood Thrush Summer - Transient Common
Veery Transient Rare
Swainson's Thrush Transient Rare
Gray-Cheeked Thrush Transient Rare
Hermit Thrush Winter - Transient Rare
American Robin Permanent - Transient Abundant
Loggerhead Shrike Permanent Uncommon
Gray Catbird Summer Common
Northern Mockingbird Permanent Common
Brown Thrasher Summer - Transient Common
Cedar Waxwing Winter Uncommon
European Starling Permanent Common
White-Eyed Vireo Summer - Transient Uncommon
Yellow-Throated Vireo Summer - Transient Rare
Red-Eyed Vireo Summer - Transient Common
Warbling Vireo Summer - Transient Uncommon
Prothonotary Warbler Summer - Transient Uncommon
Blue-Winged Warbler Summer - Transient Rare
Golden-Winged Warbler Transient Rare
Tennessee Warbler Transient Rare
Orange-Crowned Warbler Transient Rare
Nashville Warbler Transient Uncommon
Northern Parula Summer - Transient Common
Black-and-White Warbler Summer - Transient Rare
Cerulean Warbler Summer Uncommon
Blackburnian Warbler Transient Rare
Chestnut-Sided Warbler Transient Rare
Magnolia Warbler Transient Rare
Yellow-Rumped Warbler Winter - Transient Common
Prarie Warbler Summer Uncommon
Bay-Breasted Warbler Transient Rare
Blackpoll Warbler Transient Rare
Pine Warbler Summer - Transient Common
Palm Warbler Transient Rare
Yellow Warbler Summer - Transient Common
Kentucky Warbler Summer - Transient Rare
Wilson's Warbler Transient Uncommon
Worm-Eating Warbler Summer - Transient Uncommon
Ovenbird Summer - Transient Uncommon
Louisiana Waterthrush Summer - Transient Common
Northern Waterthrush Transient Rare
Common Yellowthroat Summer - Transient Common
Yellow-Breasted Chat Summer - Transient Common
American Redstart Summer Uncommon
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Summer - Transient Uncommon
Northern Cardinal Permanent Common
Blue Grosbeak Summer Uncommon
Indigo Bunting Summer Abundant
Rufous-Sided Towhee Permanent Uncommon
Song Sparrow Permanent Common
American Tree Sparrow Winter Uncommon
Field Sparrow Permanent Common
Chipping Sparrow Summer - Transient Abundant
Dark-Eyed Junco Winter Abundant
White-Throated Sparrow Winter - Transient Common
White-Crowned Sparrow Winter - Transient Uncommon
Fox Sparrow Winter - Transient Uncommon
Lincoln's Sparrow Transient Rare
Swamp Sparrow Transient Uncommon
House Sparrow Permanent Abundant
Eastern Meadowlark Permanent Uncommon
Red-Winged Blackbird Permanent Common
Brown-Headed Cowbird Permanent Uncommon
Common Grackle Permanent Abundant
Orchard Oriole Summer Uncommon
Northern Oriole Summer Common
Scarlet Tanager Summer Uncommon
Summer Tanafger Summer Common
Pine Siskin Winter - Traansient Rare
American Goldfinch Permanent Common
Purple Finch Winter Uncommon
Evening Grosbeak Winter Rare


Name Abundance Status
Opossum Common
Short-Tailed Shrew Common
Eastern Mole Abundant
Little Brown Bat Common
Big Brown Bat Common
Indiana Bat - Beleived to be in the area, not yet observed Rare
Gray Bat - Possible migrant, not yet observed Rare
Silver-Haired Bat - Possible migrant, not yet observed Rare
Pipistrelle Bat Common
Red Bat Rare
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit Abundant
Woodchuck Common
Eastern Chipmunk Abundant
Eastern Gray Squirrel Abundant
Easter Fox Squirrel Uncommon
Southern Flying Squirrel Common
Beaver Common
White-Footed Mouse Common
Eastern Wood Rat Uncommon
Muskrat Abundant
Coyote Common
Red Fox Uncommon
Gray Fox Common
Black Bear Rare
Raccoon Common
Mink Abundant
Spotted Skunk Rare
Striped Skunk Abundant
River Otter Uncommon
Bobcat Uncommon
White-Tailed Deer Common
Armadillo Common

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