New World Vultures (Catharitidae)
Turkey Vulture
Kites, Hawks, Eagles (Accipitridae)
Golden Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Falcons and Caracaras (Falconidae)
American Kestrel
Grouse (Phasianidae)
Wild Turkey
Pigeons and Doves (Columbidae)
Mourning Dove
Typical Owls (Strigidae)
Long-eared Owl
Great Horned Owl
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Nightjars (Capimulgidae)
Common Poorwill
Swifts (Apodidae)
White-throated Swift
Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Woodpeckers (Picidae)
Northern Flicker
Hairy Woodpecker
Tyrant Flycatchers (Tyrannidae)
Western Kingbird
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Say’s Phoebe
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Swallows (Hirundinidae)
Violet-green Swallow
Jay’s, Crows, Magpies (Corvidae)
Western Scrub-Jay
Pinyon Jay
Steller’s Jay
Clark’s Nutcracker
Black-billed Magpie
Common Raven
Chickadees and Titmice (Paridae)
Mountain Chickadee
Juniper Titmouse
Bushtits (Aegithalidae)
Nuthatches (Sittidae)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Wrens (Troglodytidae)
House Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Canyon Wren
Rock Wren
Thrushes (Turdidae)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Western Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire
American Robin
Vireos (Verionidae)
Plumbeous Vireo
Wood-Warblers (Parulidae)
Virginia’s Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Tanagers (Thraupidae)
Western Tanager
New World Sparrows (Emberizidae)
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Vesper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Cardinals (Cardinalidae)
Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Finches (Fringillidae)
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
House Finch

Bird checklist

For a more complete list of birds at Mesa Verde National Park, download this checklist (pdf, 31 kb, print landscape).

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 8
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330


(970) 529-4465
Main park phone number.

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