Bird list USA

This is just a list of birds I saw in the USA between 3 May and 15 June.

If you are an American birder and think there is anything odd about this list – things I should have seen but haven’t listed or things I claim to have seen but seem very unlikely – then do get in touch either way.  The list is in Sibley order and the species in bold were lifers for me.

I was told that I might see a little over 300 species on my trip but fell short of that – the amount of rain didn’t help and I may well have had an extra day’s birding if only I hadn’t spent a fair amount of time lost on the road but I am very happy with the birds I saw.

  1. Red-throated loon
  2. Common loon
  3. Eared Grebe
  4. Pied-billed grebe
  5. Western grebe
  6. Black-vented shearwater??
  7. American white pelican
  8. Brown pelican
  9. Great cormorant
  10. Double-crested cormorant
  11. Brandt’s cormorant
  12. Great blue heron
  13. Great egret
  14. Snowy egret
  15. Tricolored heron
  16. Cattle egret
  17. Green heron
  18. Black-crowned night-heron
  19. Yellow-crowned night-heron
  20. White ibis
  21. White-faced ibis
  22. Glossy ibis
  23. Wood stork
  24. Mute swan
  25. Trumpeter swan
  26. Tundra swan
  27. Canada goose
  28. Brant
  29. Snow Goose
  30. Wood duck
  31. Mallard
  32. American black duck
  33. Gadwall
  34. Northern pintail
  35. American wigeon
  36. Northern shoveler
  37. Cinnamon teal
  38. Blue-winged teal
  39. Green-winged teal
  40. Redhead
  41. Ring-necked duck
  42. Lesser scaup
  43. Surf scoter
  44. Barrow’s goldeneye
  45. Bufflehead
  46. Hooded merganser
  47. Common merganser
  48. Red-breasted merganser
  49. Ruddy duck
  50. California condor
  51. Turkey vulture
  52. Black vulture
  53. Northern harrier
  54. White-tailed kite
  55. Sharp-shinned hawk
  56. Cooper’s hawk
  57. Swainson’s hawk
  58. Red-tailed hawk
  59. Golden eagle
  60. Bald eagle
  61. Osprey
  62. Merlin
  63. American kestrel
  64. California quail
  65. Gambel’s quail
  66. Ring-necked pheasant
  67. Wild turkey
  68. American coot
  69. Sandhill crane
  70. Black-bellied plover
  71. Semipalmated plover
  72. Killdeer
  73. Black oystercatcher
  74. American oystercatcher
  75. American avocet
  76. Black-necked stilt
  77. Greater yellowlegs
  78. Lesser yellowlegs
  79. Solitary sandpiper
  80. Willet
  81. Spotted sandpiper
  82. Upland sandpiper
  83. Whimbrel
  84. Long-billed curlew
  85. Marbled godwit
  86. Ruddy turnstone
  87. Dunlin
  88. Curlew sandpiper
  89. Semipalmated sandpiper
  90. Least sandpiper
  91. Ruff
  92. Short-billed dowitcher
  93. American woodcock
  94. Common snipe
  95. Wilson’s phalarope
  96. Franklin’s gull
  97. Laughing gull
  98. Ring-billed gull
  99. California gull
  100. Herring gull
  101. Iceland gull
  102. Western gull
  103. Lesser black-backed gull
  104. Great black-backed gull
  105. Heermann’s gull
  106. Caspian tern
  107. Royal tern
  108. Elegant tern
  109. Common tern
  110. Forster’s tern
  111. Least tern
  112. Gull-billed tern
  113. Black tern
  114. Black skimmer
  115. Mourning dove
  116. White-winged dove
  117. Eurasian collared-dove
  118. Ringed turtle-dove
  119. Inca dove
  120. Rock dove
  121. Black-hooded parakeet
  122. Burrowing owl
  123. Eastern screech-owl
  124. Whip-poor-will
  125. Common nighthawk
  126. Chimney swift
  127. White-throated swift
  128. Costa’s hummingbird
  129. Black-chinned hummingbird
  130. Ruby-throated hummingbird
  131. Allen’s hummingbird
  132. Belted kingfisher
  133. Acorn woodpecker
  134. Red-headed woodpecker
  135. Red-bellied woodpecker
  136. Red-naped sapsucker
  137. Downy woodpecker
  138. Hairy woodpecker
  139. Ladder-backed woodpecker
  140. White-headed woodpecker
  141. Northern flicker
  142. Pileated woodpecker
  143. Olive-sided flycatcher
  144. Western wood-peewee
  145. Eastern wood-peewee
  146. Pacific-slope flycatcher
  147. Acadian flycatcher
  148. Black phoebe
  149. Eastern phoebe
  150. Say’s phoebe
  151. Ash-throated flycatcher
  152. Great crested flycatcher
  153. Eastern kingbird
  154. Cassin’s kingbird
  155. Western kingbird
  156. Loggerhead shrike
  157. Red-eyed vireo
  158. Warbling vireo
  159. White-eyed vireo
  160. Steller’s jay
  161. Blue jay
  162. Western scrub-jay
  163. Gray jay
  164. Pinyon jay
  165. Clark’s nutcracker
  166. Black-billed magpie
  167. Common raven
  168. American crow
  169. Fish crow
  170. Horned lark
  171. Purple martin
  172. Northern rough-winged swallow
  173. Bank swallow
  174. Violet-green swallow
  175. Tree swallow
  176. Cliff swallow
  177. Barn swallow
  178. Oak titmouse
  179. Tufted titmouse
  180. Black-capped chickadee
  181. Bushtit
  182. Red-breasted nuthatch
  183. White-breasted nuthatch
  184. Pygmy nuthatch
  185. Brown-headed nuthatch
  186. Carolina wren
  187. House wren
  188. Cactus wren
  189. Rock wren
  190. American dipper
  191. Ruby-crowned kinglet
  192. Black-tailed gnatcatcher
  193. Blue-gray gnatcatcher
  194. Townsend’s solitaire
  195. Mountain bluebird
  196. Western bluebird
  197. Eastern bluebird
  198. American robin
  199. Wood thrush
  200. Veery
  201. Swainson’s thrush
  202. Gray-cheeked thrush
  203. Gray catbird
  204. Northern mockingbird
  205. Brown thrasher
  206. European starling
  207. Phainopepla
  208. Cedar waxwing
  209. Northern parula
  210. Tennessee warbler
  211. Blue-winged warbler
  212. Nashville warbler
  213. Yellow warbler
  214. Chestnut-sided warbler
  215. Magnolia warbler
  216. Cape May warbler
  217. Black-throated blue warbler
  218. Blackburnian warbler
  219. Yellow-rumped warbler
  220. Black-throated green warbler
  221. Pine warbler
  222. Bay-breasted warbler
  223. Blackpoll warbler
  224. Prothonotary warbler
  225. Black-and-white warbler
  226. American redstart
  227. Ovenbird
  228. Northern waterthrush
  229. Kentucky warbler
  230. Connecticut warbler
  231. Mourning warbler
  232. Common yellowthroat
  233. Wilson’s warbler
  234. Canada warbler
  235. Hooded warbler
  236. Hepatic tanager
  237. Western tanager
  238. Scarlet tanager
  239. Northern cardinal
  240. Black-headed grosbeak
  241. Rose-breasted grosbeak
  242. Blue grosbeak
  243. Lazuli bunting
  244. Indigo bunting
  245. Spotted towhee
  246. Eastern towhee
  247. California towhee
  248. Black-throated sparrow
  249. Chipping sparrow
  250. Grasshopper sparrow
  251. Savannah sparrow
  252. Lark bunting
  253. Lark sparrow
  254. White-throated sparrow
  255. White-crowned sparrow
  256. Fox sparrow
  257. Song sparrow
  258. Swamp sparrow
  259. Dark-eyed junco
  260. Western meadowlark
  261. Eastern meadowlark
  262. Bobolink
  263. Brown-headed cowbird
  264. Yellow-headed blackbird
  265. Tricolored blackbird
  266. Red-winged blackbird
  267. Brewer’s blackbird
  268. Common grackle
  269. Boat-tailed grackle
  270. Great-tailed grackle
  271. Bullock’s oriole
  272. Baltimore oriole
  273. Hooded oriole
  274. Orchard oriole
  275. Scott’s oriole
  276. Black rosy-finch
  277. Purple finch
  278. Cassin’s finch
  279. House finch
  280. Pine siskin
  281. Lesser goldfinch
  282. American goldfinch
  283. House sparrow
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2 Replies to “Bird list USA”

  1. A great bird list Mark, especially Californian Condor, so recently saved from exctinction. A good number of wood peckers, what about Ivory billed wood pecker do they think this might still survive? Looking forward to your nature writings now you are back?or almost back? in the UK.
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