List of birds found at John Day Fossil Beds

A = Abundant PR = Permanent Resident
C = Common WR = Winter Resident
U = Uncommon SR = Summer Resident
R = Rare MI = Migrant
E = Extremely Rare


This list includes names of species of birds that have been recorded in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and immediate vicinity. Common names are those used in the American Ornithologists’ Union Check-list of North American Birds, 5th edition, 1957 (as amended by supplements 32 and 33).

HERONS

Great Blue Heron---C:PR

Common Egret---E:MI

Black-crowned Night Heron---E:MI

Night Heron---E:MI

SWANS, GEESE, AND DUCKS

Whistling Swan---E:MI

Canada Goose---C:PR

Snow Goose---R:MI

Mallard---U:MI

Gadwall---C:SR

Pintail---U:MI

Blue-winged Teal---R:MI

Cinnamon Teal---U:MI

American Wigeon---R:SR

Northern Shoveler---U:MI

Common Merganser---U:PR

VULTURES, HAWKS, AND EAGLES

Turkey Vulture---U:SR

Cooper’s Hawk---U:PR

Red-Tailed Hawk---C:PR

Swainson’s Hawk---E:MI

Rough-legged Hawk---U:WR

Golden Eagle---U:PR

Northern Harrier---U:WR

Osprey---U:SR

Prairie Falcon---U:PR

Merlin---E:MI

American Kestrel---C:PR

QUAILS, PARTRIDGES, AND PHEASANTS

Blue Grouse---R:SR

California Quail---C:PR

Ring-necked Pheasant---C:PR

Chukar---A:PR

CRANES AND COOTS

Killdeer---C:PR

Common Snipe---R:SR

Spotted Sandpiper---U:SR

Western Sandpiper---R:MI

American Avocet---R:SR

Wilson’s Phalarope---R:SR

DOVES

Band-tailed Pigeon---E:MI

Rock Dove---E:SR

Mourning Dove---C:SR

OWLS

Barn Owl---E:PR

Screech Owl---U:PR

Flammulated Owl---E:MI

Great Horned Owl---U:PR

Long-eared Owl---R:PR

GOATSUCKERS

Poor-will---U:SR

Common Nighthawk---A:SR

SWIFTS AND HUMMINGBIRDS

Vaux’s Swift---U:SR

White-throated Swift---C:SR

Black-chimmed Hummingbird---R:SR

Rufous Hummingbird---U:SR

KINGFISHERS

Belted Kingfisher---U:SR

WOODPECKERS

Common Flicker---C:PR

Lewis’ Woodpecker---U:PR

Red-naped Sapsucker---R:MI

Harry Woodpecker---U:PR

Downy Woodpecker---U:PR

White-headed Woodpecker---E:MI

KINGBIRDS AND FLYCATCHERS

Eastern Kingbird---U:SR

Western Kingbird---C:SR

Ash-throated Flycatcher---U:SR

Say’s Phoebe---C:SR

Willow Flycatcher---R:SR

Gray Flycatcher---U:SR

Western Wood Pewee---R:SR

SWALLOWS

Violet-green Swallow---C:SR

Bank Swallow---C:SR

Rough-winged Swallow---U:SR

Barn Swallow---U:SR

Cliff Swallow---U:SR

JAYS AND CROWS

Steller’s Jay---R:PR

Black-billed Magpie---A:PR

Common Raven---C:PR

Common Crow---U:SR

Clark’s Nutcracker---E:PR

CHICKADEES AND TITMICE

Mountain Chickadee---C:SR

Bushtit---R:SR

DIPPERS

Dipper---R:SR

WRENS

Canyon Wren---C:PR

Rock Wren---C:PR

THRUSHES

American Robin---A:PR

Western Bluebird---R:SR

Mountain Bluebird---C:PR

Townsend’s Solitaire---A:WR

KINGLETS

Ruby-crowned Kinglet---R:SR

WAXWINGS

Cedar Waxwing---C:MI

SHRIKES

Loggerhead Shrike---U:PR

STARLINGS

Starling---A:PR

WOOD WARBLERS

Orange-crowned Warbler---R:SR

Nashville Warbler---R:MI

Yellow Warbler---C:SR

Yellow-rumped Warbler---U:MI

Black-throated Grey Warbler---U:SR

MacGillvray’s Warbler---R:SR

Yellow-breasted Chat---U:SR

Wilson’s Warbler---R:SR

House Sparrow---A:SR

MEADOWLARKS, BLACKBIRDS, AND ORIOLES

Western Meadowlark---A:PR

Yellow-headed Blackbird---R:MI

Red-winged Blackbird---A:SR

Northern Oriole---U:SR

Brewer’s Blackbird---C:SR

Brown-headed Cowbird---U:SR

TANAGERS

Western Tanager---U:SR

GROSBEAKS, FINCHES, AND SPARROWS

Lazuli Bunting---U:MI

Evening Grosbeak---C:MI

House Finch---C:SR

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch---C:SR

Pine Siskin---C:MI

American Goldfinch---C:SR

Green-tailed Towhee---R:SR

Rufous-sided Towhee---U:SR

Savannah Sparrow---R:SR

Vesper Sparrow---U:SR

Lark Sparrow---C:PR

Black-throated Sparrow---U:SR

Dark-eyed Junco---C:PR

Chipping Sparrow---A:SR

Brewer’s Sparrow---A:SR

White-crowned Sparrow---C:PR

Song Sparrow---C:SR

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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