• Lehman Caves

    Great Basin

    National Park Nevada

Bird Checklist





Bird Checklist








ABUNDANCE

c Common

u Uncommon

r Rare

a Accidental

h Hypothetical





OCCURANCE

R Resident

S Summer Resident

W Winter Resident

M Migrant







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COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME





NOTES





1 Common Loon





Gavia immer





u M





FAMILY PODICIPEDIDAE - Grebes





2 Clark’s Grebe





Aechmophorus clarkii





r S, M





3 Western Grebe





Aechmophorus occidentalis





r S, M





4 Eared Grebe





Podiceps nigricollis





r S, M





5 Pied-billed Grebe





Podilymbus podiceps





u M





FAMILY PELECANIDAE - Pelicans





6 American White Pelican





Pelecanus erythrorhynchos





r M





FAMILY PHALACROCORACIDAE - Cormorants





7 Double-crested Cormorant





Phalacrocorax auritus





c M





FAMILY ARDEIDAE - Bitterns and Herons





8 American Bittern





Botaurus lentiginosus





a W





9 Cattle Egret





Bubulcus ibis





a





10 Black-crowned Night Heron





Nycticorax nycticorax





r M





11 Snowy Egret





Egretta thula





u S, M





12 Great Egret





Casmerodius albus





r S





13 Great Blue Heron





Ardea herodias





u S, M





FAMILY THRESKIORNITHIDAE - Ibises and Spoonbills





14 White-faced Ibis





Plegadis chihi





r S, M





FAMILY ANATIDAE - Swans, Geese and Ducks





15 Tundra Swan





Cygnus columbianus





r W, M





16 Snow Goose





Chen caerulescens





u M





17 Canada Goose





Branta canadensis





c M, S





18 Wood Duck





Aix sponsa





u W





19 Mallard





Anas platyrhynchos





c R





20 Gadwall





Anas strepera





c M





21 American Wigeon





Anas americana





u M





22 Northern Pintail





Anas acuta





c S





23 Northern Shoveler





Anas clypeata





c M





24 Blue-winged Teal





Anas discors





c S





25 Green-winged Teal





Anas crecca





u S, c W





26 Cinnamon Teal





Anas cyanoptera





c R





27 Ruddy Duck





Oxyura jamaicensis





c R





28 Canvasback





Aythya valisineria





u R, M





29 Redhead





Aythya americana





u R, M





30 Ring-necked Duck





Aythya collaris





u M





31 Lesser Scaup





Aythya affinis





r M





32 Common Goldeneye





Bucephala clangula





c M





33 Bufflehead





Bucephala albeola





W, u M





34 Common Merganser





Mergus merganser





c M





35 Red-breasted Merganser





Mergus serrator





c M





FAMILY CATHARTIDAE - Vultures





36 Turkey Vulture





Cathartes aura





c S, M





FAMILY ACCIPITRIDAE - Hawks, Eagles and Accipiters





37 Northern Goshawk





Accipiter gentilis





u R





38 Sharp-shinned Hawk





Accipiter striatus





c R





39 Cooper's Hawk





Accipiter cooperii





c R





40 Black-shouldered Kite





Elanus caeruleus





a





41 Northern Harrier





Circus cyaneu





c R





42 Rough-legged Hawk





Buteo lagopus





c W





43 Ferruginous Hawk





Buteo regalis





c W, u R





44 Red-tailed Hawk





Buteo jamaicensis





c R





45 Swainson's Hawk





Buteo swainsoni





u S





46 Golden Eagle





Aquila chrysaetos





c R





47 Bald Eagle





Haliaetus leucocephalus





c W





48 Osprey





Pandion haliaetus





u M





FAMILY FALCONIDAE - Falcons





49 American Kestrel





Falco sparverius





c S, r W





50 Merlin





Falco columbarius





r W





51 Prairie Falcon





Falco mexicanus





u R





52 Peregrine Falcon





Falco peregrinus





r R, M





FAMILY PHASIANIDAE - Grouse, Quail and Partidges





53 Ruffed Grouse





Bonasa umbellus





r S





54 Blue Grouse





Dendragapus obscurus





c R





55 Sharp-tailed Grouse





Tympanuchus phasianellus





u R





56 Sage Grouse





Centrocercus urophasianus





u R





57 Chukar





Alectoris chukar





c R





FAMILY ODONTOPHORIDAE - New World Quail





58 California Quail





Callipepla californica





u R





59 Gambel’s Quail





Callipepla gambelii





u R?





FAMILY GRUIDAE - Cranes





60 Sandhill Crane





Grus canadensis





r S, M





FAMILY RALLIDAE - Rails, Gallinules and Coots





61 Virginia Rail





Rallus limicola





r R





62 Sora





Porzana carolina





r S, M





63 American Coot





Fulica americana





c R





FAMILY RECURVIROSTRIDAE - Stilts and Avocets





64 American Avocet





Recurvirostra americana





u S, M





65 Black-necked Stilt





Himantopus mexicanus





u M





FAMILY CHARADRIIDAE - Plovers





66 Semipalmated Plover





Charadrius semipalmatus





u M





67 Killdeer





Charadrius vociferus





u W, c S





FAMILY SCOLOPACIDAE - Sandpipers and Phalaropes





68 Marbled Godwit





Limosa fidoa





u M





69 Long-billed Curlew





Numenius americanus





c S, M





70 Greater Yellowlegs





Tringa melanoleuca





r M





71 Solitary Sandpiper





Tringa solitaria





u M





72 Spotted Sandpiper





Actitis macularia





c S





73 Wilson's Phalarope





Phalaropus tricolor





u S, M





74 Red-necked Phalarope





Phalaropus lobatus





u M





75 Long-billed Dowitcher





Limnodromus scolopaceus





u S, M





76 Common Snipe





Gallinago gallinago





c R





77 Western Sandpiper





Calidris mauri





c M





78 Least Sandpiper





Calidris minutilla





r M





FAMILY LARIDAE -Gulls and Terns





79 Bonaparte's Gull





Larus philadelphia





M





80 Ring-billed Gull





Larus delawarensis





u S, M





81 California Gull





Larus californicus





c S, M





82 Forster's Tern





Sterna forsteri





h S, M





83 Black Tern





Chlidonias niger





r M





84 Caspian Tern





Sterna caspia





a S





FAMILY COLUMBIDAE - Pigeons and Doves





85 Mourning Dove





Zenaida macroura





c S





86 White-winged Dove





Zenaida asiatica





r S





87 Rock Dove





Columba livia





c R





FAMILY CUCULIDAE - Cuckoos





88 Greater Roadrunner





Geococcyx californianus





r R





FAMILY TYTONIDAE - Barn Owls





89 Common Barn-Owl





Tyto alba





r R





FAMILY STRIGIDAE - Typical Owls





90 Flammulated Owl





Otus flammeolus





r R





91 Western Screech-Owl





Otus kennicottii





r R





92 Great Horned Owl





Bubo virginianus





c R





93 Short-eared Owl





Asio flammeus





a





94 Long-eared Owl





Asio otus





u S, M





95 Burrowing Owl





Athene cunicularia





u S, M





96 Northern Pygmy-Owl





Glaucidium gnoma





u S





97 Northern Saw-whet Owl





Aegolius acadicus





u S





FAMILY CAPRIMULGIDAE - Goatsuckers





98 Common Poorwill





Phalaenoptilus nuttallii





c S





99 Common Nighthawk





Chordeiles minor





c S





100 Lesser Nighthawk





Chordeiles acutipennis





u S





FAMILY APODIDAE - Swifts





101 White-throated Swift





Aeronautes saxatalis





c S





FAMILY TROCHILIDAE - Hummingbirds





102 Broad-tailed Hummingbird





Selasphorus platycercus





c S





103 Rufous Hummingbird



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c S





104 Calliope Hummingbird





Stellula calliope





u S





105 Black-chinned Hummingbird





Archilochus alexandri





c S





FAMILY ALCEDINIDAE - Kingfishers





106 Belted Kingfisher





Ceryle alcyon





c R





FAMILY PICIDAE - Woodpeckers and allies





107 Northern Flicker





Colaptes auratus





c R





108 Lewis' Woodpecker





Melanerpes lewis





u M





109 Williamson's Sapsucker





Sphyrapicus thyroideus





u S





110 Red-naped Sapsucker





Sphyrapicus nuchalis





c S





111 Hairy Woodpecker





Picoides villosus





c R





112 Downy Woodpecker





Picoides pubescens





u R





113 Three-toed Woodpecker





Picoides tridactylus





r R





114 Pileated Woodpecker





Dryocopus pileatus





a S





FAMILY TYRANNIDAE - Tyrant Flycatchers





115 Eastern Kingbird





Tyrannus tyrannus





a S





116 Western Kingbird





Tyrannus verticalis





c S





117 Ash-throated Flycatcher





Myiarchus cinerascens





u S





118 Black Phoebe





Sayornis nigricans





a S





119 Say's Phoebe





Sayornis saya





c S





120 Willow Flycatcher





Empidonax traillii





u S, M





121 Hammond's Flycatcher





Empidonax hammondii





u S, M





122 Dusky Flycatcher





Empidonax oberholseri





c S, M





123 Gray Flycatcher





Empidonax wrightii





u R





124 Cordilleran Flycatcher





Empidonax occidentalis





u S, M





125 Western Wood-Pewee





Contopus sordidulus





c S





126 Olive-sided Flycatcher





Contopus cooperi





u S, M





FAMILY LANIIDAE - Shrikes





127 Northern Shrike





Lanius excubitor





u W





128 Loggerhead Shrike





Lanius ludovicianus





c R





FAMILY VIREONIDAE - Vireos





129 Plumbeous Vireo (Solitary)





Vireo plumbeous





c S





130 Warbling Vireo





Vireo gilvus





c S





131 Gray Vireo





Vireo vicinior





a S





FAMILY CORVIDAE - Jays, Crows, Ravens and Magpies





132 Western Scrub-Jay





Aphelocoma californica





c R





133 Pinyon Jay





Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus





c R





134 Steller's Jay





Cyanocitta stelleri





c R





135 Clark's Nutcracker





Nucifraga columbiana





c R





136 Black-billed Magpie





Pica pica





c R



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