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?
Over 200 different species of birds can be found at Whitman Mission National Historic Site. A large proportion of these are migratory and wintering birds indicating the importance of the 139-acre parcel as a stop over for those species. More...