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Species List in Taxonomic Order

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Ducks, Geese and SwansGrouse and QuailLoons and GrebesPelicans and Cormorants
Bitterns, Herons and IbisesHawks, Eagles and FalconsRails, Coots and Cranes
Plovers and SandpipersGulls and TernsMurreletsPigeons and DovesCuckoosOwls
Nighthawks, Poorwills and SwiftsHummingbirdsKingfishersWoodpeckers and Sapsuckers
Flycatchers and KingbirdsShrikes and VireosJays, Crows and RavensLarks
SwallowsChickadees, Nuthatches and CreepersWrens and DippersKinglets and Gnatcatchers
Bluebirds, Thrushes and MockingbirdsStarlingsPipitsWaxwingsWarblers and Tanagers
Sparrows, Longspurs and BuntingsGrosbeaksBlackbirds and OriolesFinches
Old World Sparrows

Ducks, Geese and Swans  
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Brant Branta bernicla
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Wood Duck Polioptila caerulea
Gadwall Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
American Wigeon Anas americana
Mallard Anas Platyrhynchos
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Baikel Teal Anas formosa
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Redhead Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Black Scoter Melanitta nigra
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Grouse and Quail BACK TO TOP
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Ruffed Grouse Bonassa umbellus
Spruce Grouse Falcipennis canadensis
Rock Ptarmigan Lagopus mutus
White-tailed Ptarmigan Lagopus leucura
Dusky Grouse Dendragapus obscurus
Sooty Grouse Dendragapus fuliginosus
Mountain Quail Oreortyx pictus
California Quail Callipepla californica
Loons and Grebes  
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
Common Loon Gavia immer
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
Pelicans and Cormorants BACK TO TOP
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Bitterns, Herons and Ibises  
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
Hawks, Eagles and Falcons BACK TO TOP
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Merlin Falco columbarius
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
Rails, Coots and Cranes  
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
Sora Porzana carolina
American Coot Fulica americana
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
Plovers and Sandpipers BACK TO TOP
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Surfbird Aphriza virgata
Sanderling Calidris alba
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Gulls and Terns BACK TO TOP
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Little Gull Larus minutus
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
Mew Gull Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Western Gull Larus occidentalis
California Gull Larus californicus
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Thayer's Gull Larus thayeri
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
Murrelets BACK TO TOP
Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus
Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus
Pigeons and Doves  
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Flammulated Owl Megascops flammeolus
Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
Northern Hawk Owl Surnia ulula
Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis
Barred Owl Strix varia
Great Gray Owl Strix nebulosa
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
Nighthawks, Poorwills and Swifts BACK TO TOP
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Common Poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
Black Swift Cypseloides niger
Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae
Calliope Hummingbird Stellula calliope
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
Woodpeckes and Sapsuckers BACK TO TOP
Lewis's Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis
Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
American Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides dorsalis
Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
Flycatchers and Kingbirds BACK TO TOP
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
Alder Flycatcher Empidonax alnorum
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri
Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
Great-creasted Flycather Myiarchus crinitus
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
Shrikes and Vireos BACK TO TOP
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Jays, Crows and Ravens BACK TO TOP
Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis
Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
Western Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
Clark's Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana
Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Northwestern Crow Corvus caurinus
Common Raven Corvus corax
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Swallows BACK TO TOP
Purple Martin Progne subis
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Chickadees, Nuthatches and Creepers  
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
Mountain Chickadee Poecile gambeli
Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
Boreal Chickadee Poecile hudsonica
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
Wrens and Dippers BACK TO TOP
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Pacific Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus
Kinglets and Gnatcatchers  
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
Bluebirds, Thrushes and Mockingbirds BACK TO TOP
Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
Warblers and Tanagers BACK TO TOP
Tennessee Warbler Vermivora peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler Dendroica pensylvanica
Magnolia Warbler Dendroica magnolia
Black-throated Blue Warbler Dendroica caerulescens
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens
Townsend's Warbler Dendroica townsendi
Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
Blackpoll Warbler Dendroica striata
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
Mourning Warbler Oporornis philadelphia
MacGillivray's Warbler Oporornis tolmiei
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
Sparrows, Longspurs and Buntings BACK TO TOP
Nelson's Sparrow Ammodramus nelsoni
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
McCown's Longspur Calcarius mccownii
Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
Blackbirds and Orioles BACK TO TOP
Dickcissel Spiza americana
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus
Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
Cassin's Finch Carpodacus cassinii
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
Hoary Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus
Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
Old World Sparrows  
House Sparrow Passer domesticus


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