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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   Species Status
Season
Breeding
Abundance
Season Breeding Abundance
Order: Gaviiformes Order: Apodiformes
Loon family (Gaviidae): Hummingbird family (Trochilidae):
Common Loon
S
B
C
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
S
NB
P
Yellow-billed Loon
M
NB
R
Swift family (Apodidae):
Arctic Loon
S
B
U
Black Swift
S
NB
P
Red-throated Loon
S
B
U
Order: Coraciiformes
Order: Podicipediformes Kingfisher family (Alcedinidae):
Grebe family (Podicipedidae) Belted Kingfisher
S
PB
C
Red-necked Grebe
S
B
C
Horned Grebe
S
B
U
Order: Piciformes
Pied-billed Grebe
S
P
U
Woodpeckers family (Picidae):
Common Flicker
S
B
C
Order: Anseriformes Pileated Woodpecker
S
PB
R
Swan, goose and duck family Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
S
B
U
(Anatidae): Hairy Woodpecker
RES
B
U
Trumpeter Swan
S
B
U, v
Downy Woodpecker
RES
PB
U
Canada Goose
M
NB
C
Black-backed, Three-toed
White-fronted Goose
M
NB
R
Woodpecker
RES
B
C
Mallard
S
B
C
Northern Three-toed
Gadwall
S
P
P
Woodpecker
RES
B
C
Pintail
S
P
U
Green-winged Teal
S
B
C
Order: Passeriforms
Blue-winged Teal
S
B
U
Tyrant flycatcher family (Tyrannidae):
American Wigeon
S
P
U
Eastern Kingbird
S
PB
U
Northern Shoveller
S
P
R
Eastern Phoebe
S
PB
U
Redhead
S
P
R
Say’s Phoebe
S
PB
U
Ring-necked Duck
S
P
R
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
S
PB
R
Greater Scaup
M
NB
U
Alder Flycatcher
S
PB
R
Lesser Scaup
S
B
C
Least Flycatcher
S
PB
U
Barrow’s Goldeneye
S
B
R
Western Wood Pewee
S
PB
U
Common Goldeneye
S
B
C
Olive-sided Flycatcher
S
PB
U
Bufflehead
S
B
C
Lark family (Alaudidae):
Old Squaw
M
NB
C
Horned Lark
S
PB
C
White-winged Scotter
S
P
C
Swallow family (Hirundinidae):
Surf Scotter
S
P
C
Violet-green Swallow
S
B
C
Common Merganser
S
P
U
Tree Swallow
S
B
C
Red-breasted Merganser
S
P
U
Cliff Swallow
S
B
C
Jay, magpies and crows (Corvidae):
Order: Falconiformes Gray Jay
RES
PB
C
Osprey, kite, eagle, hawk and allies Common Raven
RES
B
C
family (Accipitridae) Clark’s Nutcracker
RES
PB
R
Goshawk
RES
P
U
Titmouse family (Paridae):
Sharp-shinned Hawk
S
B
C
Black-capped Chickadee
RES
PB
C
Red-tailed Hawk
S
BP
U
Boreal Chickadee
RES
B
C
Swainson’s Hawk
S
BP
R
Nuthatch family (Sitiidae):
Golden Eagle
S
BP
U
Red-breasted Nuthatch
S
PB
R
Bald Eagle
S
B
C
Dippers family (Cinclidae):
Marsh Hawk
S
B
U
Swainson
RES
PB
R
Osprey
S
PB
R
Old World warblers, kinglets, gnatcatchers, Old World
Caracara and falcon family flycatchers, thrushes, babblers and allies family (Muscicapidae):
(Falconidae): American Robin
S
B
C
Gyrfalcon
S
PB
R
Hermit Thrush
S
B
C
Peregrine Falcon
S
PB
R, t
Grey-cheeked Thrush
S
B
C
Merlin
S
PB
R, t
Mountain Bluebird
S
B
U
American Kestrel
S
B
C
Townsend’s Solitaire
S
PB
C
Golden-crowned Kinglet
S
PB
R
Order: Galliformes Ruby-crowned Kinglet
S
PB
U
Partidge, grouse, turkey and quail Black and White Warbler
S
PB
U
family (Phasianidae): Tennessee Warbler
S
B
C
Blue Grouse
RES
B
C
Orange-crowned Warbler
S
PB
U
Spruce Grouse
RES
B
C
Yellow-rumped Warbler
S
B
C
Ruffed Grouse
RES
B
C
Black-throated Green
Willow Ptarmigan
WM
UB
U
Warbler
S
PB
R
Rock Ptarmigan
WM
NB
U
Bay-breasted Warbler
S
PB
R
White-tailed Ptarmigan
RES
PB
U
Blackpoll Warbler
S
PB
U
Sharp-tailed Grouse
RES
PB
R
Palm Warbler
S
PB
R
Ovenbird
S
PB
U
Order: Gruiformes Northern Waterthrush
S
PB
U
Crane family (Gruidae): Mourning Warbler
S
PB
U
Sandhill Crane
M
NB
R
Common Yellowthroat
S
PB
U
Rail, gallinule and coot family Wilson’s Warbler
S
PB
U
(Rallidae): American Redstart
S
PB
R
Sora
S
B
U
Wagtail and pipit family (Motacillidae):
American Coot
S
PB
U
Water Pipit
S
B
C
Waxwing family (Bombycillidae):
Order: Charadriliformes Bohemian Waxwing
S
B
C
Plover family (Charadriidae) Shrike family (Laniidae):
Semipalmated Plover
M
NB
C
Northern Shrike
S
PB
R
Killdeer
M
NB
R
Starling family (Sturnidae):
American Golden Plover
S
OB
R
Common Starling
S
B
R
Sandpipers, phalaropes and Vireo family (Vireonidae):
allies family (Scolopocidae): Red-eyed Vireo
S
B
U
Common Snipe
S
B
C
Philadelphia Vireo
S
PB
R
Upland Sandpiper
S
B
U
Warbling Vireo
S
B
U
Spotted Sandpiper
S
B
C
Wood warbler, tanager, cardinal, sparrow, bunting,
Solitary Sandpiper
S
PB
C
meadowlark, blackbird and orioles family (Emberizidae):
Western Sandpiper
M
NB
R
Red-winged Blackbird
S
PB
U
Greater Yellowlegs
S
PB
U
Rusty Blackbird
S
PB
U
Lesser Yellowlegs
S
B
C
Brown-headed Cowbird
S
PB
U
Pectoral Sandpiper
M
NB
U
Western Tanager
S
PB
U
Baird’s Sandpiper
M
NB
R
Savanah Sparrow
S
B
U
Least Sandpiper
S
NB
R
Vesper Sparrow
S
PB
R
Stilt Sandpiper
N
NB
P
Dark-eyed Junco
S
B
C
Semipalmated Sandpiper
M
NB
R
Tree Sparrow
S
PB
C
Sanderling
M
NB
P
Chipping Sparrow
S
PB
C
Northern Phalarope
S
PB
C
Clay- coloured Sparrow
S
PB
U
Skua, gull, tern and skimmer White-crowned Sparrow
S
B
C
family (Laridae): Golden-crowned Sparrow
S
B
U
Herring Gull
S
PB
C
White-throated Sparrow
S
B
C
Mew Gull
S
PB
C
Fox Sparrow
S
PB
U
Bonaparte’s Gull
S
PB
C
Lincoln’s Sparrow
S
B
C
Arctic Tern
S
B
C
Swamp Sparrow
S
B
U
Black Tern
S
PB
R
Song Sparrow
S
PB
U
Lapland Longspur
M
NB
C
Order: Strigiformes Finch family (Fringillidae):
Typical owl family (Strigida) Rose-breasted Grosbeak
S
PB
R
Great Grey Owl
RES
PB
U, v
Evening Grosbeak
S
PB
R
Hawk Owl
RES
PB
R
Purple Finch
S
PB
R
Great Horned Owl
RES
PB
R
Pine Grosbeak
RES
PR
R
Barred Owl
RES
PB
R
Grey-crowned Rosy Finch
S
RB
U
Hoary Redpoll
WM
NB
C
Order: Caprimulgiformes Common Redpoll
RES
PB
U
Goatsucker family (Caprimulgidae): Pine Siskin
S
PB
C
Common Nighthawk
S
B
C
White-winged Crossbill
S
B
C
The following birds have also been seen in the area:
Spotted Sandpiper
Northern Harrier
Varied Thrush
Long-tailed Jaeger
Northern Goshawk
American Dipper
Red-necked Phalarope

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