List of Breeding Birds
These two lists, "Common Breeding Birds" and "Less Common Breeding Birds", were complied from the 2002-2003 Vertebrate Inventory for Whitman Mission. For definitions of residency categories or abundance categories see definitions.
Hit the name to see photos, hear song recordings, and get information about that species.
Common Breeding Birds
(Abundance status is "Common" unless marked "Abundant")
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Less Common Breeding Birds
(Abundance status is "Uncommon," "Rare," "Occasional," or "Unknown")
Gray Partridge (Perdix perdix) - Rare
*Recently the Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata), which occurs in North America, was recognized as a separate species from the Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago), which is found in Eurasia.
Did You Know?
The mission at Waiilatpu had a sawmill supplying it with needed cut lumber. It was located in the Mill Creek drainage. Lumber was needed for the split rail fences and finishing the houses built at the mission.