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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Canadian List

Below is a list of birds and notable wildlife encountered on my various trips to Canada in May 2009, September 2010 and March/April 2011. However the list is not definitive!
Bird-Log (Using Sibley North American Bird Guide)

Last updated April 11th 2011 (186 Species)

Loons (3)

Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
Common Loon Cavia immer

Grebes (4)

Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis

Pelecaniformes (1)

American White Pelican Pelecanuus erythrorhynchos

Cormorants and Anhinga (2)

Double-Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax
Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus

Wading Birds (3)

American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax

Swans, Geese and Ducks (34)

Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus

Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Brant Branta bernicla
Greater White Fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Snow Goose Chen caerulescens

Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
American Black Duck Anas rubripes
Gadwall Anas strepara
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
American Wigeon Anas americana
Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
Eurasian (Common Teal)
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Redhead Aythea americana
Ring-necked Duck Aythya fuligula
Greater Scaup Athya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicas
Long Tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
White Winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Red-breated Merganser Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis

Diurnal Raptors (18)

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus ieucocephalus
Sharp-Shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Red-Tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus
Golde Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
Merlin Falco columbarius
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Gyrfalcon falco rusticolus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

Upland Game Birds (3)

Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Spruce Grouse falcippenis canadensis
Blue Grouse Dendragapus obscurus

Gruiformes (4)

American Coot Fulica chloropus
Virginai Rail Rallus limicola
Sora Porzana carolina
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis

Shorebirds (12)

Black Bellied Plover Pluvailis squatarola
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia
Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala
Sanderling Calidris alba
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago

Gulls, Terns and Skimmers (14)

Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan
Mew Gull Larus canus
Ring-Billed Gull Larus delawarensis
California Gull Larus californicus
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Thayers's Gull Larus thayeri
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Glaucous-winged Gull glaucescens
Western Gull Larus occidentalis
Pigeon Guillemot Cepphus grylle
Caspian Tern Strena caspia
Common Tern Sterna hirundo

Pigeons and Doves (4)

Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Rock Dove Columba livia
Band-Tailed Pigeon Columba fasciata
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto

Owls (4)

Barn Owl Tyto alba
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Northern Saw-whet Owl

Swifts (1)

Black Swift Cypseloides niger

Hummingbirds (2)

Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus



Kingfishers (1)

Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon

Woodpeckers (6)

Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

Tyrant Flycatchers (4)

Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
Olive Sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis

Shrikes and Vireos (4)

Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor
Red Eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii
Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni


Jays, Crows and Their Allies (7)

Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
Gray Jay Perisoreus canadensis
Western Scrub-jay Aphelocoma insularis
Clark's Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana
Common Raven Corvus corax
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia

Swallows (5)

Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Norther Rough Winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-Green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica

Chickadees and Their Allies (5)

Black-Capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus
Mountain Chickadee Parus gambeli
Boreal Chickadee Poecile Chickadee
Chestnut-Backed Chickadee Parus rufescens
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus

Nuthatchers and Creepers (2)

Red Breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Brown Creeper Certhia americana

Wrens (3)

Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglodytes

Old World Warblers, Thrushes, and Their Allies (9)

American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus

Starlings and Mynas (1)

European Starling Sturnus vulgaris

Wagtails and Pipits (1)

American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Waxwings (2)

Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar Waxwing bombycilla cedorum

Wood-Warblers (4)

Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Yellow-Rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
Myrtle Warbler Dendroica coronata Sub-species of Yellow Rumped

Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusillia

Emberizine Sparrows and Their Allies (12)

Spotted Towhee pipilo maculatus
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetus graminius
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Dark-eyed Junko Junco hyemalis
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax Nivalis

Icterids (4)

Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus

Finches and Old World Sparrows (8)

Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus
Purple Finch Carpodacus purpureus
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis
House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Other Species

Grizzly Bear Ursus arctos
Black Bear Ursus americanus
Coyote Canis latrans
Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel Spermophilus lateralis
Columbian Ground Squirrel Spermophilus columbianus
Douglas Squirrel
Red Squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus
Least Chipmonk Eutamias minimus
Deer Mouse Peromyscus maniculatus
Woodland Caribou Rangifer tarandus
Mule Deer Odocoileus hemionus
White Tailed Deer Odocoileus virginians
Elk Cervus elaphus
Mountain Goat Oreamnos americanus
Beaver castor canadensis
Hoary Marmot Marmota caligata
Common Raccoon Procyon lotor
Garter Snake Thamnophis elegans terrestris
Pika Ochotona princeps
Bobcat Lynx rufus