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Checklist for the Birds of Western North America
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Red-throated Loon

Common Loon

Pacific Loon

Western Grebe

Clark's Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Eared Grebe

Pelicans - Gannets
American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

Double-crested Cormorant

Pelagic Cormorant

Brandt's Cormorant

Geese and Swans
Greater White-fronted Goose

Snow Goose

Ross's Goose

Canada Goose


Trumpeter Swan

Tundra Swan

Wood Duck


Eurasian Wigeon

American Wigeon


Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal



Ring-necked Duck

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Harlequin Duck

Surf Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Black Scoter

Long-tailed Duck


Common Goldeneye

Barrow's Goldeneye

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Game Birds
Ring-necked Pheasant

Ruffed Grouse

Blue Grouse

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Greater Sage-Grouse

Wild Turkey

Montezuma's Quail

Northern Bobwhite

California Quail

Gambel's Quail

Scaled Quail

Mountain Quail

Gray Partridge

Herons - Ibis
American Bittern

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

White-faced Ibis

New world Vultures
California Condor

Turkey Vulture

Black Vulture

Diurnal Raptors

Mississippi Kite

White-tailed Kite

Bald Eagle

Golden Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Northern Goshawk

Common Black Hawk

Harris's Hawk

Gray Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk

Zone-Tailed Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk

American Kestrel

Prairie Falcon


Peregrine Falcon

Rails - Cranes
Clapper Rail

Virginia Rail


Common Moorhen

American Coot

Whooping Crane

Sandhill Crane

Black-bellied Plover

American Golden-Plover

Pacific Golden-Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Snowy Plover

Mountain Plover

Shorebirds (cont.)
Black Oystercatcher

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Solitary Sandpiper


Spotted Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper


Long-billed Curlew

Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Black Turnstone

Wandering Tattler


Red Knot


Semipalmated Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Rock Sandpiper


Short-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Snipe

Red-necked Phalarope

Wilson's Phalarope

Gulls, Terns, etc.
Franklin's Gull

Mew Gull

Bonaparte's Gull

Ring-billed Gull

California Gull

Herring Gull

Thayer's Gull

Western Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Heerman's Gull

Caspian Tern

Royal Tern

Elegant Tern

Arctic Tern

Common Tern

Forster's Tern

Least Tern

Black Tern

Black Skimmer

Pigeons and Doves
Rock Pigeon

Band-tailed Pigeon

Mourning Dove

White-winged Dove

Inca Dove

Common Ground-Dove

Spotted Dove

Black-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Greater Roadrunner

Barn Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Western Screech-owl

Great Horned Owl

Snowy Owl

Great Gray Owl

Spotted Owl

Barred Owl

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Burrowing Owl

Elf Owl

Flammulated Owl

Northern Pygmy-Owl

Goatsuckers- Swifts
Common Nighthawk

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Poorwill


Black Swift

Chimney Swift

Vaux's Swift

White-throated Swift

Hummingbird &
Anna's Hummingbird

Costa's Hummingbird

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Calliope Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Acorn Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker

Lewis's Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Williamson's Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker

Red-naped Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Three-toed Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker

Nuttall's Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Arizona Woodpecker

White-headed Woodpecker

Gilded Flicker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker
Tyrant Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher

Western Wood-Pewee

Greater Pewee

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Hammond's Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Gray Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Say's Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe

Vermillion Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Brown-Crested Flycatcher

Western Kingbird

Cassin's Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Northern Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike

Gray Vireo

Bell's Vireo

Plumbeous Vireo

Cassin's Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Hutton's Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Corvids - Wrens
Stellar's Jay

Blue Jay

Western Scrub-Jay

Mexican Jay

Gray Jay

Pinyon Jay

Clark's Nutcracker

American Magpie

Yellow-billed Magpie

American Crow

Chihuahuan Raven

Common Raven

Horned Lark

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Cave Swallow

Barn Swallow

Mountain Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee



Bridled Titmouse

Oak Titmouse

Juniper Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Cactus Wren

House Wren

Winter Wren

Bewick's Wren

Rock Wren

Marsh Wren

Canyon Wren

Dipper - Waxwings
American Dipper


Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

California Gnatcatcher

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Townsend's Solitaire

Mountain Bluebird

Western Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird


Swainson's Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Varied Thrush

American Robin  

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

Bendire's Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher

California Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

LeConte's Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

European Starling

American Pipit

Sprague's Pipit

Cedar Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing


Tennessee Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

Lucy's Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Townsend's Warbler

Hermit Warbler

Grace's Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart
Warblers  (cont.)
Painted Redstart


Northern Waterthrush

McGillivray's Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Red-faced Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Olive Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat

Summer Tanager

Hepatic Tanager

Western Tanager

Sparrows and Allies
Green-tailed Towhee

Spotted Towhee

California Towhee

Canyon Towhee

Abert's Towhee

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Cassin's Sparrow

Sage Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Black-chinned Sparrow

American Tree Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Brewer's Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Baird's Sparrow

Lark Bunting

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Lapland Longspur

McCown's Longspur

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Snow Bunting

Grosbeaks and allies

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Painted Bunting


Blackbirds and allies

Eastern Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird

Tri-colored Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Common Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Bronzed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Hooded Oriole

Bullock's Oriole

Scott's Oriole

Purple Finch

Cassin's Finch

House Finch

Red Crossbill

White-winged Crossbill

Common Redpoll

Hoary Redpoll

Pine Siskin

Lawrence's Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Evening Grosbeak

Pine Grosbeak

Old World Weavers
House Sparrow
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field guide used by
your team to identify  
the birds on this list?
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Fledging Birders looks forward to hearing about your students' experiences as they searched for and identified
the various species of birds found around the school.   Please also include details for any unusual birds.
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