• Autumn photo of Lake Clark and the Aleutian Range in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Bird List

Key

A
: Abundant
C: Common
U: Uncommon
R: Rare
CA: Casual
AC: Accidental
+: Variable numbers

 
Species Spring Summer Fall Winter
Red-throated Loon
U U R
Arctic Loon
C C C
Common Loon
U U U
Yellow-Billed Loon
R R R
Horned Grebe
C C C AC
Red-backed Grebe
C C C
Double-crested Cormorant
R R R AC
Pelagic Cormorant
U
U
U
AC
Fork-Tailed Storm-Petrel

CA


Leach's Storm-Petrel

AC


Great Blue Heron
R

R
CA
Tundra Swan
C
C

Trumpeter Swan
U
U
U

Great White-Fronted Swan
U

U

Snow Goose
U



Brant
R
R


Canada Goose
C
C
C
R
Green-Winged Teal
C
C
C
AC
Mallard
C
C
C
C
Northern Pintail
C
C
C
CA
Blue-Winged Teal
R
R
R

Northern Shoveler
C
C
C

Gadwall
R
R
R
AC
Eurasian Wigeon
R



American Wigeon
C
C
C
AC
Canvasback
U
U
U

Redhead
U
CA
CA

Ring-Necked Duck
R
R
R AC
Greater Scaup
C
C
C
CA
Lesser Scaup
U
U
U
AC
Common Eider
U
U
U
AC
Steller's Eider
AC

AC

King Eider
AC

AC

Harlequin Duck
U
U
U
U
Oldsquaw
C
U
U
R
Black Scoter
C
C C
U
Surf Scoter
C
AC
C
U
White-Winged Scoter
U
U
U
R
Common Goldeneye
U
U
U
U
Barrow's Goldeneye
C
C
U
R
Bufflehead
U

U

Hooded Merganser
AC

CA

Common Merganser
U
U
U
U
Red-Breasted Merganser
U
U
R

Osprey
R
R
R

Northern Harrier
C
U
C

Sharp-Shinned Hawk
U
U
U
R
Northern Goshawk
U
U
U
U
Red-Tailed Hawk
U
U
U

Rough-Legged Hawk
U
R

Golden Eagle
U
U
U

Merlin
U
U
U
CA
Peregrine Falcon
R
R
R
CA
Gyrfalcon
R R
R
CA
Spruce Grouse
C
C
C
C
Willow Ptarmigan
C C
C
C
Rock Ptarmigan
R
R
R
R
White-Tailed Ptarmigan
U
U
U
R
American Coot
CA
CA
CA

Sandhill Crane
R
CA
R

Black Oystercatcher
R
R
R

Black-Bellied Plover
R
R
R

Lesser Golden-Plover
U
U
U

Semipalmated Plover
U
U
U

Killdeer
CA
CA
CA

Greater Yellowlegs
C C
C

Lesser Yellowlegs
C
C
C

Solitary Sandpiper
U
U
U

Wandering Tattler
U
U
U

Spotted Sandpiper
C
C
C

Whimbrel
U
R
U

Hudsonian Godwit
U
U
U

Marbled Godwit
AC


Ruddy Turnstone
U
R
R

Black Turnstone
U
R
R

Surfbird
U
U
U

Red Knot
CA

CA

Sanderling
CA

CA

Semipalmated Sandpiper
R
U
R

Western Sandpiper
A
C
C

Least Sandpiper
A
C
C

Baird's Sandpiper
R
R
R

Pectoral Sandpiper
R
R
R

Dunlin
A
U
C

Short-Billed Dowitcher
A
A
A

Long-Billed Dowitcher
U
CA
R

Common Snipe
C
C
C
CA
Wilson's Phalarope
AC


Red Phalarope
C
C
C

Parasitic Jaeger
R
R


Long-Tailed Jaeger
R
R


Franklin's Gull
AC



Bonaparte's Gull
C
C
C

Mew Gull
A
A
A
CA
California Gull


R

Herring Gull
A
C
C
R
Thayer's Gull
R
U

Glaucous-Winged Gull
A
A
A
U
Glaucous Gull
R
R
U
R
Black-Legged Kittiwake
A
A
A
R
Ivory Gull
AC



Glaucous-Winged x Herring (hybrid)
C
C
C
R
Arctic Tern
C
C
C

Aleutian Tern
CA

CA
Common Murre
U
U
AC AC
Pigeon Gullimot
U
U
U
AC
Horned Puffin
U
U
U
AC
Tufted Puffin
R
R
R
AC
Marbled Murrelet
U
U
U
R
Crested Auklet
R
R
R
Cassin's Auklet
R
R
R
Parakeet Auklet
CA

CA
Rock Dove
U
U
U
U
Great Horned Owl
U
U
U
U
Snowy Owl


R
R
Northern Hawk-Owl
R
R
R
R
Great Gray Owl
R
R
R
R
Short-Eared Owl
U
U
R
AC
Boreal Owl
U
U
U
U
Northern Saw-Whet Owl
U
U
U
U
Anna's Hummingbird


AC
Rufous Hummingbird

R
CA
Belted Kingfisher
U
U
U
R
Downy Woodpecker
U
U
U
U
Hairy Woodpecker
R
R
R
R
Three-Toed Woodpecker
U
U
U
U
Northern Flicker
CA
CA
CA
Olive-Sided Flycatcher
R
U

Western Wood-Pewee
U
U
U
Alder Flycatcher
C
C
U
Say's Phoebe
R
U
R
Horned Lark
U
U
U
Tree Swallow
A
A
A
Violet-Green Swallow
C
C
C
Bank Swallow
C
C
C
Cliff Swallow
U
U
U
Barn Swallow
R
R

Gray Jay
C
C
C
C
Steller's Jay
R
R
U
R
Black-Billed Magpie
C
C
C
A
Northwestern Crow

AC
CA
Common Raven
C
C
C
A
Black-Capped Chickadee
C
C
C
C
Boreal Chickadee
C
C
C
C
Red-Breasted Nuthatch
R
R
R
R
Brown Creeper
R
R
R
R
American Dipper
U
U
U
U
Golden-Crown Kingleg
U
U
U
U
Northern Wheatear
A
A
A
CA
Townsend's Solitaire
R
R
R
CA
Gray-Cheeked Thrush
C
C
C
Swainson's Thrush
U
U
U
Hermit Thrush
C
C
U
American Robin
C
C
C
R
Varied Thrush
C
C
C
Yellow Wagtail
R
R
R
American Pipit
C
C
C
Bohemian Waxwing
U
U
A
U
Northern Shrike
U
U
U
U
Orange-Crowned Warbler
A
A
A
Yellow Warbler
U
U
U
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
A
A
A
CA
Townsend's Warbler
U
U
U
Blackpoll Warbler
U
U
U
Northern Waterthrush
U
U
U
Wilson's Warbler
C
C
C
American Tree Sparrow
A
A
A
R
Chipping Sparrow
AC
CA

Savannah Sparrow
A
A
A
Fox Sparrow
C
C
C
CA
Song Sparrow
U
U
U
Lincoln's Sparrow
C
C
U
Swamp Sparrow

AC

Golden-Crowned Sparrow
C
C
C
CA
White-Crowned Sparrow
A
A
A
R
Dark-Eyed Junco
C
C
C
R
Lapland Longspur
A
C
C
Snow Bunting
C
C
C
C
Red-Winged Blackbird
R
R
R
Brown-Headed Cowbird

R
R
Rosy Finch
U
U
U
CA
Pine Grosbeak
U
U
U
U
White-Winged Crossbill
U
U
U
U
Red Crossbill
R
R
R
R
Common Redpoll
C
C
C
A
Hoary Redpoll
R


R
Pine Siskin
U
U
U
U


 
Unsubstantiated: based on a single observation record without photographic and/or specimen documentation.

  • Cinnamon Teal
  • American Kestrel
  • Steller's Sea Eagle
  • Bristle-Thighed Curlew
  • Brambling
  • Eurasian Bullfinch

Did You Know?

Surfbirds are threatened by development and the possibility of oil spills.

The nest and eggs of the surfbird were a mystery until 1926. The species is extraordinarily far-ranging, and in winter is found from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile.