Unexpecteds, Vagrants, and Breeding Status Unknown

These lists 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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The survey did not provided abundance data for these species.

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Bushtit (Psaltriparus flaviceps)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria)



Ross’s Goose (Chen rossii) – Occasional
Brant (Branta bernicula) – Occasional
Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandinaca) – Occasional
Harris’s Sparrow (Zonotrichia querula) – Occasional
Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) – Occasional
Gray-crowned Rosy Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis) – Occasional
White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) – Occasional
Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea) – Occasional


Residency Status Unknown

American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus) – Rare
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) – Uncommon
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors) – Rare
Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera) – Rare
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) – Rare
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) – Uncommon
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria) – Rare
Redhead (Alythya americana) – Rare
Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis) – Rare
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) – Rare
Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus) – Uncommon
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) – Uncommon
Sora (Porzana carolina) – Rare
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) – Rare
Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor) – Rare
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) - Common
California Gull (Larus californicus) – Common
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) – Rare
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) – Rare
Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii) – Unknown
Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) – Rare
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) – Rare
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) – Rare
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus) – Rare
Warbling Viero (Vireo gilvus) – Uncommon
Common Raven (Corvus corax) – Rare
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) – Uncommon
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) – Rare
Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus) – Rare
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) – Uncommon
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana) – Rare
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) – Rare
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) – Rare
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) – Rare
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) – Rare
Brewer’s Sparrow (Spizella breweri) – Rare
Vesper Sparrow (Poocetes gramineus) – Rare
Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) – Rare
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) – Unknown
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) – Rare
Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) – Common

Last updated: March 1, 2015

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