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.
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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?
In the fall of 1842 Dr. Whitman decided to travel from Waiilatpu to Boston. He wanted to convince the board members to keep his mission station open. Dr. Whitman was in such a hurry when he left that he forgot his compass.