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Species List of North-Central B.C. Birds

Includes the region around Prince George extending north to McLeod Lake, west to Fort Fraser, south to the Cottonwood River, and east to Dome Creek.

Listing of Birds as of July 25, 1998.

LOONS
  • Common Loon
  • Red-throated Loon
  • Pacific Loon
  • Yellow-billed Loon

 

GREBES

  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Horned Grebe
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Eared Grebe
  • Western Grebe

 

PELICANS

  • Am. White Pelican

 

CORMORANTS

  • Double-crested Cormorant

 

BITTERNS & HERONS

  • American Bittern
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Cattle Egret
  • Great Egret

 

CRANES

  • Sandhill Crane

 

SWANS, GEESE & DUCKS

  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Tundra Swan
  • Canada Goose
  • Greater White-fronted Goose
  • Snow Goose
  • Ross's Goose
  • Wood Duck
  • Mallard
  • Gadwall
  • American Wigeon
  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Northern Pintail
  • Canvasback
  • Redhead
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Greater Scaup
  • Lesser Scaup
  • Common Eider
  • Surf Scoter
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Black Scoter
  • Harlequin Duck
  • Oldsquaw
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Barrow's Goldeneye
  • Bufflehead
  • Common Merganser
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Hooded Merganser

 

RAILS & COOTS

  • Virginia Rail
  • Sora
  • American Coot

 

PLOVERS

  • Black-bellied Plover
  • American Golden-Plover
  • Pacific Golden-Plover
  • Semipalmated Plover
  • Killdeer

 

SANDPIPERS

  • Hudsonian Godwit
  • Whimbrel
  • Long-billed Curlew
  • Willet
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Lesser Yellowlegs
  • Stilt Sandpiper
  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Ruddy Turnstone
  • Black Turnstone
  • Red Knot
  • Dunlin
  • Sanderling
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Western Sandpiper
  • Least Sandpiper
  • White-rumped Sandpiper
  • Baird's Sandpiper
  • Pectoral Sandpiper
  • Upland Sandpiper
  • Buff-breasted Sandpiper
  • Short-billed Dowitcher
  • Long-billed Dowitcher
  • Common Snipe
  • Wilson's Phalarope
  • Red-necked Phalarope

 

JAEGERS, GULLS & TERNS

  • Pomarine Jaeger (h)
  • Parasitic Jaeger
  • Long-tailed Jaeger
  • Franklin's Gull
  • Bonaparte's Gull
  • Mew Gull
  • Ring-billed Gull
  • California Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Thayer's Gull
  • Glaucous Gull
  • Sabine's Gull
  • Ivory Gull (h)
  • Caspian Tern
  • Common Tern
  • Arctic Tern
  • Forster's Tern
  • Black Tern
PIGEONS & DOVES
  • Rock Dove
  • Band-tailed Pigeon
  • Mourning Dove

 

GROUSE

  • Spruce Grouse
  • Blue Grouse
  • Willow Ptarmigan
  • Rock Ptarmigan
  • White-tailed Ptarmigan
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Sharp-tailed Grouse

 

VULTURES

  • Turkey Vulture

 

HAWKS & EAGLES

  • Osprey
  • Bald Eagle
  • Golden Eagle
  • Northern Harrier
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Cooper's Hawk
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Swainson's Hawk
  • Rough-legged Hawk
  • Broad-winged Hawk

 

FALCONS

  • Prairie Falcon (h)
  • Peregrine Falcon
  • Merlin
  • American Kestrel
  • Gyrfalcon

 

OWLS

  • Great Horned Owl
  • Barred Owl
  • Great Gray Owl
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl
  • Northern Pygmy-Owl
  • Boreal Owl
  • Northern Hawk Owl
  • Snowy Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Long-eared Owl

 

GOATSUCKERS

  • Common Nighthawk

 

SWIFTS

  • Black Swift
  • Vaux's Swift

 

HUMMINGBIRDS

  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Calliope Hummingbird

 

KINGFISHERS

  • Belted Kingfisher

 

WOODPECKERS

  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Northern Flicker
  • Lewis's Woodpecker
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Red-naped Sapsucker
  • Red-breasted Sapsucker
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Three-toed Woodpecker
  • Black-backed Woodpecker

 

FLYCATCHERS

  • Western Kingbird
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Great Crested Flycatcher (h)
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (1)
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher
  • Western Wood-Pewee
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Say's Phoebe
  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher
  • Hammond's Flycatcher
  • Dusky Flycatcher
  • Willow Flycatcher
  • Alder Flycatcher
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

 

LARKS

  • Horned Lark

 

SWALLOWS

  • Tree Swallow
  • Violet-green Swallow
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow
  • Bank Swallow
  • Cliff Swallow
  • Barn Swallow

 

JAYS, MAGPIES & CROWS

  • Gray Jay
  • Steller's Jay
  • Blue Jay
  • Clark's Nutcracker
  • American Crow
  • Common Raven
  • Black-billed Magpie

 

TITMICE

  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Boreal Chickadee

 

NUTHATCHES

  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • White-breasted Nuthatch
CREEPERS
  • Brown Creeper

 

WRENS

  • House Wren
  • Winter Wren
  • Marsh Wren

 

DIPPERS

  • American Dipper

 

KINGLETS

  • Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

THRUSHES

  • Western Bluebird (h)
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Townsend's Solitaire
  • Veery
  • Swainson's Thrush
  • Hermit Thrush
  • American Robin
  • Varied Thrush

 

MIMIDS

  • Northern Mockingbird

 

PIPITS

  • American Pipit

 

WAXWINGS

  • Bohemian Waxwing
  • Cedar Waxwing

 

SHRIKES

  • Northern Shrike

 

STARLINGS

  • European Starling

 

VIREOS

  • Cassin's Vireo
  • Warbling Vireo
  • Red-eyed Vireo

 

WOOD-WARBLERS

  • Tennessee Warbler
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Townsend's Warbler
  • Palm Warbler
  • Blackpoll Warbler
  • Black-and-white Warbler
  • American Redstart
  • Ovenbird
  • Northern Waterthrush
  • MacGillivray's Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Wilson's Warbler

 

TANAGERS & GROSBEAKS

  • Western Tanager
  • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  • Black-headed Grosbeak
  • Lazuli Bunting

 

SPARROWS, JUNCOS & ALLIES

  • Song Sparrow
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Lincoln's Sparrow
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Clay-colored Sparrow
  • Brewer's Sparrow
  • Vesper Sparrow
  • Lark Sparrow
  • Le Conte's Sparrow
  • Swamp Sparrow
  • White-throated Sparrow
  • Harris's Sparrow
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Lapland Longspur
  • Snow Bunting

 

ICTERIDS

  • Bobolink
  • Western Meadowlark
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird
  • Rusty Blackbird
  • Brewer's Blackbird
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Baltimore Oriole (h)

 

FINCHES & ALLIES

  • House Finch
  • Purple Finch
  • Cassin's Finch
  • Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Common Redpoll
  • Hoary Redpoll
  • Red Crossbill
  • White-winged Crossbill
  • Pine Siskin
  • American Goldfinch
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Brambling
  • House Sparrow

 

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TOTALS: 271
plus 6 hypotheticals

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