Bird CheckList, Wahkiakum County
revised March, 2002
  • LOONS, GREBES
  • Red-throated Loon (2)
  • Pacific Loon (5)
  • Common Loon (2)
  • Pied-billed Grebe (2)
  • Horned Grebe (1)
  • Red-necked Grebe (4)
  • Eared Grebe (3)
  • Western Grebe (1)
  • Clark's Grebe (5)
  • PELICANS, HERONS
  • Brown Pelican (5)
  • Double-crested Cormorant(1)
  • Pelagic Cormorant (3)
  • American Bittern (4)
  • Great Blue Heron (1)
  • Great Egret (5)
  • Cattle Egret (5)
  • Green Heron (2)
  • VULTURES
  • Turkey Vulture (1)
  • WATERFOWL
  • Greater White-fronted Goose (3)
  • Snow Goose (5)
  • Canada Goose (1)
  • Brant (3)
  • Trumpeter Swan (4)
  • Tundra Swan (3)
  • Wood Duck (2)
  • Gadwall (2)
  • Eurasian Wigeon (3)
  • American Wigeon (1)
  • Mallard (1)
  • Blue-winged Teal (3)
  • Cinnamon Teal (2)
  • Northern Shoveler (2)
  • Northern Pintail (2)
  • Green-winged Teal (1)
  • Canvasback (2)
  • Redhead (4)
  • Ring-necked Duck (2)
  • Tufted Duck (5)
  • Greater Scaup (2)
  • Lesser Scaup (1)
  • Surf Scoter (2)
  • White-winged Scoter (2)
  • Bufflehead (1)
  • Common Goldeneye (2)
  • Barrow's Goldeneye (5)
  • Hooded Merganser (1)
  • Common Merganser (1)
  • Red-breasted Merganser (2)
  • Ruddy Duck (3)
  • RAPTORS
  • Osprey (3)
  • White-tailed Kite (3)
  • Bald Eagle (1)
  • Northern Harrier (2)
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk (2)
  • Cooper's Hawk (2)
  • Northern Goshawk (4)
  • Red-shouldered Hawk (5)
  • Red-tailed Hawk (1)
  • Rough-legged Hawk (3)
  • Golden Eagle (5)
  • American Kestrel (1)
  • Merlin (3)
  • Gyrfalcon (5)
  • Peregrine Falcon (3)
  • GALLINACEOUS BIRDS
  • Ring-necked Pheasant (3)
  • Ruffed Grouse (3)
  • Blue Grouse (3)
  • California Quail (4)
  • RAILS, CRANES
  • Virginia Rail (3)
  • Sora (3)
  • American Coot (1)
  • Sandhill Crane (4)
  • SHOREBIRDS
  • Black-bellied Plover (2)
  • American Golden-Plover (4)
  • Pacific Golden-Plover (4)
  • Semipalmated Plover (4)
  • Killdeer (1)
  • Greater Yellowlegs (2)
  • Lesser Yellowlegs (4)
  • Solitary Sandpiper (5)
  • Spotted Sandpiper (1)
  • Whimbrel (5)
  • Marbled Godwit (5)
  • Red Knot (5)
  • Sanderling (3)
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper (4)
  • Western Sandpiper (1)
  • Least Sandpiper (2)
  • Baird's Sandpiper (5)
  • Pectoral Sandpiper (5)
  • Dunlin (1)
  • Short-billed Dowitcher (3)
  • Long-billed Dowitcher (3)
  • Common Snipe (1)
  • Red-necked Phalarope (5)
  • Red Phalarope (5)
  • GULLS
  • Bonaparte's Gull (1)
  • Mew Gull (1)
  • Ring-billed Gull (1)
  • California Gull (1)
  • Herring Gull (3)
  • Thayer's Gull (3)
  • Western Gull (3)
  • Glaucous-winged Gull (1)
  • Glaucous Gull (5)
  • Black-legged Kittiwake (5)
  • TERNS
  • Caspian Tern (1)
  • Common Tern (3)
  • ALCIDS
  • Marbled Murrelet (4)
  • DOVES, PIGEONS
  • Rock Dove (3)
  • Band-tailed Pegeon (2)
  • Mourning Dove (3)
  • OWLS
  • Barn Owl (3)
  • Western Screech-Owl (2)
  • Great Horned Owl (2)
  • Northern Pygmy-Owl (5)
  • Spotted Owl (4)
  • Barred Owl (5)
  • Long-eared Owl (5)
  • Short-eared Owl (3)
  • Northern Saw-whet Owl (2)
  • NIGHTHAWKS, SWIFTS
  • Common Nighthawk (3)
  • Black Swift (5)
  • Vaux's Swift (2)
  • HUMMINGBIRDS
  • Anna's Hummingbird (3)
  • Rufous Hummingbird (1)
  • KINGFISHER
  • Belted Kingfisher (1)
  • WOODPECKERS
  • Red-breasted Sapsucker (3)
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Downy Woodpecker (1)
  • Hairy Woodpecker (2)
  • Northern Flicker (1)
  • Pileated Woodpecker (2)
  • FLYCATCHERS
  • Olive-sided Flycatcher (2)
  • Western Wood-Pewee (3)
  • Willow Flycatcher (2)
  • Hammond's Flycatcher (3)
  • Pacific-slope Flycatcher (1)
  • Black Phoebe (5)
  • Say's Phoebe (5)
  • Western Kingbird (5)
  • Eastern Kingbird (5)
  • SHRIKES
  • Northern Shrike (3)
  • VIREOS
  • Cassin's Vireo (4)
  • Hutton's Vireo (2)
  • Warbling Vireo (1)
  • Red-eyed Vireo (4)
  • CORVIDS
  • Gray Jay (4)
  • Steller's Jay (1)
  • Blue Jay (5)
  • Western Scrub-Jay (3)
  • American Crow (1)
  • Common Raven (1)
  • LARKS, SWALLOWS
  • Horned Lark (5)
  • Purple Martin (3)
  • Tree Swallow (2)
  • Violet-green Swallow (1)
  • Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)
  • Bank Swallow (5)
  • Cliff Swallow (2)
  • Barn Swallow (1)
  • CHICKADEES, BUSHTIT
  • Black-capped Chickadee (1)
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee (1)
  • Bushtit (2)
  • NUTHATCHES, CREEPER
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch (2)
  • White-breasted Nuthatch (4)
  • Brown Creeper (2)
  • WRENS
  • Bewick's Wren (1)
  • House Wren (3)
  • Winter Wren (1)
  • Marsh Wren (2)
  • DIPPER
  • American Dipper (3)
  • KINGLETS
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet (1)
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1)
  • THRUSHES
  • Western Bluebird (4)
  • Mountain Bluebird (5)
  • Townsend's Solitaire (4)
  • Swainson's Thrush (1)
  • Hermit Thrush (3)
  • American Robin (1)
  • Varied Thrush (1)
  • MIMIDS
  • Northern Mockingbird (5)
  • STARLING
  • European Starling (1)
  • PIPITS
  • American Pipit (3)
  • WAXWINGS
  • Cedar Waxwing (2)
  • WARBLERS
  • Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
  • Nashville Warbler (4)
  • Yellow Warbler (2)
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (1)
  • Black-throated Gray Warbler (1)
  • Townsend's Warbler (2)
  • Hermit Warbler (4)
  • Palm Warbler (5)
  • MacGillivray's Warbler (2)
  • Common Yellowthroat (1)
  • Wilson's Warbler (1)
  • Yellow-breasted Chat (4)
  • TANAGERS
  • Western Tanager (2)
  • SPARROWS
  • Spotted Towhee (1)
  • Chipping Sparrow (5)
  • Vesper Sparrow (4)
  • Sage Sparrow (5)
  • Savannah Sparrow (1)
  • Fox Sparrow (1)
  • Song Sparrow (1)
  • Lincoln's Sparrow (3)
  • Swamp Sparrow (4)
  • White-throated Sparrow (5)
  • Harris's Sparrow (5)
  • White-crowned Sparrow (1)
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow (2)
  • Dark-eyed Junco (1)
  • Lapland Longspur (5)
  • Snow Bunting (5)
  • Black-headed Grosbeak (2)
  • Lazuli Bunting (4)
  • Dickcissel (5)
  • BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES
  • Red-winged Blackbird (1)
  • Western Meadowlark (3)
  • Yellow-headed Blackbird (5)
  • Brewer's Blackbird (2)
  • Brown-headed Cowbird (1)
  • Bullock's Oriole (3)
  • FINCHES, WEAVER FINCH
  • Purple Finch (1)
  • House Finch (1)
  • Red Crossbill (2)
  • White-winged Crossbill (5)
  • Pine Siskin (1)
  • American Goldfinch (1)
  • Evening Grosbeak (3)
  • House Sparrow (1)

Abundance code after bird name is defined as follows:

  1. common
  2. uncommon
  3. harder to find, usually seen annually
  4. rare, 5+ records
  5. less than 5 records


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