Nahanni River Bird List

The following information is sourced from the excellent Nahanni River resource “Nahanni: The River Guide” by Peter Jowett.

Legend
Season: S= summer RES= resident
M= migrant W= winter
Breeding: B= breeding NB= not breeding
P= possible EX= expected
U= unknown
Abundance: C= common U= uncommon
P= possible R= rare
* e= endangered
* t= threatened
* v= vulnerable

 

Species Status  
Season
Breeding
Abundance
Order: Gaviiformes
Loon family (Gaviidae):
Common Loon
S
B
C
Yellow-billed Loon
M
NB
R
Arctic Loon
S
B
U
Red-throated Loon
S
B
U
Order: Podicipediformes
Grebe family (Podicipedidae)
Red-necked Grebe
S
B
C
Horned Grebe
S
B
U
Pied-billed Grebe
S
P
U
Order: Anseriformes
Swan, goose and duck family
(Anatidae):
Trumpeter Swan
S
B
U, v
Canada Goose
M
NB
C
White-fronted Goose
M
NB
R
Mallard
S
B
C
Gadwall
S
P
P
Pintail
S
P
U
Green-winged Teal
S
B
C
Blue-winged Teal
S
B
U
American Wigeon
S
P
U
Northern Shoveller
S
P
R
Redhead
S
P
R
Ring-necked Duck
S
P
R
Greater Scaup
M
NB
U
Lesser Scaup
S
B
C
Barrow’s Goldeneye
S
B
R
Common Goldeneye
S
B
C
Bufflehead
S
B
C
Old Squaw
M
NB
C
White-winged Scotter
S
P
C
Surf Scotter
S
P
C
Common Merganser
S
P
U
Red-breasted Merganser
S
P
U
Order: Falconiformes
Osprey, kite, eagle, hawk and allies
family (Accipitridae)
Goshawk
RES
P
U
Sharp-shinned Hawk
S
B
C
Red-tailed Hawk
S
BP
U
Swainson’s Hawk
S
BP
R
Golden Eagle
S
BP
U
Bald Eagle
S
B
C
Marsh Hawk
S
B
U
Osprey
S
PB
R
Caracara and falcon family
(Falconidae):
Gyrfalcon
S
PB
R
Peregrine Falcon
S
PB
R, t
Merlin
S
PB
R, t
American Kestrel
S
B
C
Order: Galliformes
Partidge, grouse, turkey and quail
family (Phasianidae):
Blue Grouse
RES
B
C
Spruce Grouse
RES
B
C
Ruffed Grouse
RES
B
C
Willow Ptarmigan
WM
UB
U
Rock Ptarmigan
WM
NB
U
White-tailed Ptarmigan
RES
PB
U
Sharp-tailed Grouse
RES
PB
R
Order: Gruiformes
Crane family (Gruidae):
Sandhill Crane
M
NB
R
Rail, gallinule and coot family
(Rallidae):
Sora
S
B
U
American Coot
S
PB
U
Order: Charadriliformes
Plover family (Charadriidae)
Semipalmated Plover
M
NB
C
Killdeer
M
NB
R
American Golden Plover
S
OB
R
Sandpipers, phalaropes and
allies family (Scolopocidae):
Common Snipe
S
B
C
Upland Sandpiper
S
B
U
Spotted Sandpiper
S
B
C
Solitary Sandpiper
S
PB
C
Western Sandpiper
M
NB
R
Greater Yellowlegs
S
PB
U
Lesser Yellowlegs
S
B
C
Pectoral Sandpiper
M
NB
U
Baird’s Sandpiper
M
NB
R
Least Sandpiper
S
NB
R
Stilt Sandpiper
N
NB
P
Semipalmated Sandpiper
M
NB
R
Sanderling
M
NB
P
Northern Phalarope
S
PB
C
Skua, gull, tern and skimmer
family (Laridae):
Herring Gull
S
PB
C
Mew Gull
S
PB
C
Bonaparte’s Gull
S
PB
C
Arctic Tern
S
B
C
Black Tern
S
PB
R
Order: Strigiformes
Typical owl family (Strigida)
Great Grey Owl
RES
PB
U, v
Hawk Owl
RES
PB
R
Great Horned Owl
RES
PB
R
Barred Owl
RES
PB
R
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Goatsucker family (Caprimulgidae):
Common Nighthawk
S
B
C

 

Species Status
Season Breeding Abundance
Order: Apodiformes
Hummingbird family (Trochilidae):
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
S
NB
P
Swift family (Apodidae):
Black Swift
S
NB
P
Order: Coraciiformes
Kingfisher family (Alcedinidae):
Belted Kingfisher
S
PB
C
Order: Piciformes
Woodpeckers family (Picidae):
Common Flicker
S
B
C
Pileated Woodpecker
S
PB
R
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
S
B
U
Hairy Woodpecker
RES
B
U
Downy Woodpecker
RES
PB
U
Black-backed, Three-toed
Woodpecker
RES
B
C
Northern Three-toed
Woodpecker
RES
B
C
Order: Passeriforms
Tyrant flycatcher family (Tyrannidae):
Eastern Kingbird
S
PB
U
Eastern Phoebe
S
PB
U
Say’s Phoebe
S
PB
U
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
S
PB
R
Alder Flycatcher
S
PB
R
Least Flycatcher
S
PB
U
Western Wood Pewee
S
PB
U
Olive-sided Flycatcher
S
PB
U
Lark family (Alaudidae):
Horned Lark
S
PB
C
Swallow family (Hirundinidae):
Violet-green Swallow
S
B
C
Tree Swallow
S
B
C
Cliff Swallow
S
B
C
Jay, magpies and crows (Corvidae):
Gray Jay
RES
PB
C
Common Raven
RES
B
C
Clark’s Nutcracker
RES
PB
R
Titmouse family (Paridae):
Black-capped Chickadee
RES
PB
C
Boreal Chickadee
RES
B
C
Nuthatch family (Sitiidae):
Red-breasted Nuthatch
S
PB
R
Dippers family (Cinclidae):
Swainson
RES
PB
R
Old World warblers, kinglets, gnatcatchers, Old World
flycatchers, thrushes, babblers and allies family (Muscicapidae):
American Robin
S
B
C
Hermit Thrush
S
B
C
Grey-cheeked Thrush
S
B
C
Mountain Bluebird
S
B
U
Townsend’s Solitaire
S
PB
C
Golden-crowned Kinglet
S
PB
R
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
S
PB
U
Black and White Warbler
S
PB
U
Tennessee Warbler
S
B
C
Orange-crowned Warbler
S
PB
U
Yellow-rumped Warbler
S
B
C
Black-throated Green
Warbler
S
PB
R
Bay-breasted Warbler
S
PB
R
Blackpoll Warbler
S
PB
U
Palm Warbler
S
PB
R
Ovenbird
S
PB
U
Northern Waterthrush
S
PB
U
Mourning Warbler
S
PB
U
Common Yellowthroat
S
PB
U
Wilson’s Warbler
S
PB
U
American Redstart
S
PB
R
Wagtail and pipit family (Motacillidae):
Water Pipit
S
B
C
Waxwing family (Bombycillidae):
Bohemian Waxwing
S
B
C
Shrike family (Laniidae):
Northern Shrike
S
PB
R
Starling family (Sturnidae):
Common Starling
S
B
R
Vireo family (Vireonidae):
Red-eyed Vireo
S
B
U
Philadelphia Vireo
S
PB
R
Warbling Vireo
S
B
U
Wood warbler, tanager, cardinal, sparrow, bunting,
meadowlark, blackbird and orioles family (Emberizidae):
Red-winged Blackbird
S
PB
U
Rusty Blackbird
S
PB
U
Brown-headed Cowbird
S
PB
U
Western Tanager
S
PB
U
Savanah Sparrow
S
B
U
Vesper Sparrow
S
PB
R
Dark-eyed Junco
S
B
C
Tree Sparrow
S
PB
C
Chipping Sparrow
S
PB
C
Clay- coloured Sparrow
S
PB
U
White-crowned Sparrow
S
B
C
Golden-crowned Sparrow
S
B
U
White-throated Sparrow
S
B
C
Fox Sparrow
S
PB
U
Lincoln’s Sparrow
S
B
C
Swamp Sparrow
S
B
U
Song Sparrow
S
PB
U
Lapland Longspur
M
NB
C
Finch family (Fringillidae):
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
S
PB
R
Evening Grosbeak
S
PB
R
Purple Finch
S
PB
R
Pine Grosbeak
RES
PR
R
Grey-crowned Rosy Finch
S
RB
U
Hoary Redpoll
WM
NB
C
Common Redpoll
RES
PB
U
Pine Siskin
S
PB
C
White-winged Crossbill
S
B
C