Birds of the DSC

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Common bird fact sheets

M = Migrant (Spring and/or Fall)
S = Summer Resident (Breeds)
W = Winter Resident
Y = Year-round Resident (Breeds)
* = Accidental (Documentation Required)

Ducks, Geese & Swans (Anatidae)
Greater White-fronted Goose M
Snow Goose M
Ross’s Goose M*
Canada Goose MW
Tundra Swan M
Wood Duck M
Mallard MW
Gadwall MW
Green-winged Teal MW
American Wigeon MW
Northern Pintail MW
Northern Shoveler MW
Blue-winged Teal M
Cinnamon Teal MW
Canvasback MW
Redhead MW
Ring-necked Duck MW
Lesser Scaup MW
Common Goldeneye M*
Bufflehead MW
Red-breasted Merganser M*
Hooded Merganser M*
Ruddy Duck MW
Partridges & Old World Quail (Phasianidae)
Chukar Y
New World Quail (Odontophoridae)
Gambel’s Quail Y
Loons (Gaviidae)
Common Loon M*
Grebes (Podicipedidae)
Pied-billed Grebe Y
Eared Grebe M
Western Grebe M
Pelicans (Pelecanidae)
American White Pelican M
Brown Pelican M*
Cormorants (Phalacrocoracidae)
Double-crested Cormorant M
Herons, Bitterns & Egrets (Ardeidae)
American Bittern M
Least Bittern M*
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron M*
Black-crowned Night-Heron M
Green Heron M
Cattle Egret M
Snowy Egret M
Great Egret M
Great Blue Heron M
Ibises (Threskiornithidae)
White-faced Ibis M
New World Vultures (Cathartidae)
Turkey Vulture M
Hawks, Kites, & Eagles (Accipitridae)
Osprey M
Northern Harrier M
Golden Eagle Y
Sharp-shinned Hawk MW
Cooper’s Hawk MW
Red-shouldered Hawk M
Red-tailed Hawk Y
Swainson’s Hawk M
Rough-legged Hawk M
Ferruginous Hawk X
Falcons (Falconidae)
American Kestrel Y
Merlin MW
Prairie Falcon Y
Peregrine Falcon M
Rails, Gallinules & Coots (Rallidae)
Virginia Rail M
Sora M
Purple Gallinule M*
Common Moorhen M
American Coot Y
Plovers (Charadriidae)
Semipalmated Plover M
Killdeer Y
Stilts & Avocets (Recurvirostridae)
American Avocet M
Black-necked Stilt M
Sandpipers & Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)
Willet M
Lesser Yellowlegs M
Greater Yellowlegs M
Solitary Sandpiper M
Spotted Sandpiper M
Western Sandpiper M
Least Sandpiper M
Baird’s Sandpiper M
Long-billed Dowitcher M
Wilson’s Snipe M
Wilson’s Phalarope M
Red-necked Phalarope M
Gulls, Terns & Skimmers (Laridae)
Heermann’s Gull M*
Bonaparte’s Gull M
Ring-billed Gull M
California Gull M
Least Tern M*
Forster’s Tern M
Black Tern M
Pigeons & Doves (Columbidae)
Rock Pigeon Y
Mourning Dove Y
Eurasian Collared-Dove Y
White-winged Dove S
Common Ground-Dove Y
Ruddy Ground-Dove M*
Cuckoos, Roadrunners & Anis (Cuculidae)
Greater Roadrunner Y
Groove-billed Ani M*
Barn Owls (Tytonidae)
Barn Owl Y
Typical Owls (Strigidae)
Long-eared Owl Y
Great-horned Owl Y
Goatsuckers (Caprimulgidae)
Lesser Nighthawk S
Common Poorwill S
Swifts (Apodidae)
Vaux’s Swift M
White-throated Swift Y
Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)
Black-chinned Hummingbird S
Costa’s Hummingbird S
Anna’s Hummingbird S
Calliope Hummingbird M
Rufous Hummingbird M
Kingfishers (Alcedinidae)
Belted Kingfisher Y
Woodpeckers (Picidae)
Acorn Woodpecker M*
Lewis’s Woodpecker M
Willow Flycatcher M
Northern Flicker “Yellow-shafted” M*
Northern Flicker “Red-shafted” MW
Red-breasted Sapsucker MW
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker M*
Red-naped Sapsucker MW
Ladder-backed Woodpecker Y
Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)
Olive-sided Flycatcher M
Western Wood-Pewee M
Willow Flycatcher M
Hammond’s Flycatcher M
Gray Flycatcher M
Dusky Flycatcher M
Pacific-slope Flycatcher M
Black Phoebe Y
Say’s Phoebe Y
Vermillion Flycatcher S
Ash-throated Flycatcher M
Cassin’s Kingbird M
Western Kingbird M
Eastern Kingbird M
Shrikes (Laniidae)
Loggerhead Shrike Y
Vireos (Vireonidae)
Bell’s Vireo M
Plumbeous Vireo M
Cassin’s Vireo M
Red-eyed Vireo M*
Warbling Vireo M
Crows and Jays (Corvidae)
California Scrub-Jay M
American Crow M*
Common Raven Y
Larks (Alaudidae)
Horned Lark Y
Swallows (Hirundinidae)
Tree Swallow M
Violet-green Swallow M
Bank Swallow M
Cliff Swallow M
N. Rough-winged Swallow M
Barn Swallow M
Verdins (Remizidae)
Verdin Y
Creepers (Certhiidae)
Brown Creeper M
Nuthatches (Sittidae)
Red-breasted Nuthatch M
Wrens (Troglodytidae)
House Wren M
Bewick’s Wren M
Cactus Wren Y
Rock Wren Y
Canyon Wren Y
Marsh Wren Y
Winter Wren Y
Kinglets (Regulidae)
Golden-crowned Kinglet M
Ruby-crowned Kinglet MW
Gnatcatchers (Sylviidae)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher M
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Y
Thrushes (Turdidae)
Western Bluebird M
Mountain Bluebird M
Townsend’s Solitaire M
Swainson’s Thrush M
Hermit Thrush MW
Varied Thrush MW*
American Robin MW
Mockingbirds & Thrashers (Mimidae)
Northern Mockingbird Y
Sage Thrasher M
Starlings (Sturnidae)
European Starling Y
Wagtails & Pipits (Motacillidae)
American Pipit M
Waxwings (Bombycillidae)
Cedar Waxwing MW
Silky-flycatchers (Ptilogonatidae)
Phainopepla Y
Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)
Prothonotary Warbler M*
Tennessee Warbler M*
Orange-crowned Warbler M
Nashville Warbler M
Virginia’s Warbler M*
Lucy’s Warbler S
Yellow-rumped Warbler MW
Black-and-white Warbler M*
Black-throated Gray Warbler M
Townsend’s Warbler M
Hermit Warbler M
Blackpoll Warlber M
Yellow Warbler M
MacGillivray’s Warbler M
Canada Warbler M*
Wilson’s Warbler M
Hooded Warbler M*
Ovenbird M*
Northern Waterthrush M
Common Yellowthroat Y
Yellow-breasted Chat M
American Redstart M*
Painted Redstart M*
Tanagers (Thraupidae)
Hepatic Tanager M*
Summer Tanager M
Scarlet Tanager M*
Western Tanager M
Sparrows & Towhees (Emberizidae)
Green-tailed Towhee M
Eastern Towhee M*
Spotted Towhee M
American Tree Sparrow M*
Chipping Sparrow MW
Brewer’s Sparrow M
Lark Sparrow M
Black-throated Sparrow Y
Bell's Sparrow MW
Sagebrush Sparrow MW
Fox Sparrow MW
Savannah Sparrow MW
Lincoln’s Sparrow MW
Song Sparrow MW
Vesper Sparrow MW
Swamp Sparrow M*
Harris’s Sparrow MW*
White-throated Sparrow M*
White-crowned Sparrow MW
Golden-crowned Sparrow MW
Dark-eyed Junco MW
Cardinals, Grosbeaks & Buntings (Cardinalidae)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak M*
Black-headed Grosbeak M
Blue Grosbeak M
Indigo Bunting M*
Lazuli Bunting M
Blackbirds & Orioles (Icteridae)
Western Meadowlark M
Yellow-headed Blackbird M
Tricolored Blackbird M
Red-winged Blackbird Y
Great-tailed Grackle Y
Brewer’s Blackbird Y
Brown-headed Cowbird Y
Hooded Oriole M
Bullock’s Oriole M
Streak-backed Oriole M*
Scott’s Oriole M
Finches (Fringillidae)
Purple Finch M*
House Finch Y
Pine Siskin MW
American Goldfinch MW
Lesser Goldfinch Y
Lawrence’s Goldfinch M
Evening Grosbeak M
Old World Sparrows (Passeridae)
House Sparrow M

Taxonomy and Nomenclature follows the 7th edition of the American Ornithologists’ Union Checklist of North American Birds (1997) and the 47th Supplement (2006)