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Okanagan Valley

This checklist includes all bird species found in Okanagan Valley , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements 6th edition (updated 2013). If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Threatened Birds of the World (Birds to Watch 3).

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Country or region: Okanagan Valley
Number of species: 333
Number of globally threatened species: 2
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2010-09-15
See also: http://www.geog.ubc.ca/biodiversity/efauna/documents/Okanagan_Checklist_2007.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Snow GooseChen caerulescensRare/Accidental
Ross's GooseChen rossiiRare/Accidental
BrantBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Wood DuckAix sponsa
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
American WigeonAnas americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanoptera
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
Black ScoterMelanitta americanaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californica

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

ChukarAlectoris chukar
Gray PartridgePerdix perdix
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Spruce GrouseFalcipennis canadensis
White-tailed PtarmiganLagopus leucura
Dusky GrouseDendragapus obscurus
Sharp-tailed GrouseTympanuchus phasianellusRare/Accidental

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellataRare/Accidental
Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
Common LoonGavia immer
Yellow-billed LoonGavia adamsiiNear-threatened

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's GrebeAechmophorus clarkiiRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Green HeronButorides virescensRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihiRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratusRare/Accidental
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Ferruginous HawkButeo regalisRare/Accidental
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneGrus canadensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
American AvocetRecurvirostra americana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopusRare/Accidental
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpresRare/Accidental
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Ivory GullPagophila eburneaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
Mew GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Western GullLarus occidentalisRare/Accidental
California GullLarus californicus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Thayer's GullLarus thayeri
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescens
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Least TernSternula antillarumRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaeaRare/Accidental
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciataRare/Accidental
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Flammulated OwlPsiloscops flammeolus
Western Screech-OwlMegascops kennicottii
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacusRare/Accidental
Northern Hawk OwlSurnia ululaRare/Accidental
Northern Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium gnoma
Burrowing OwlAthene cuniculariaRare/Accidental
Barred OwlStrix varia
Great Gray OwlStrix nebulosa
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Boreal OwlAegolius funereus
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Common PoorwillPhalaenoptilus nuttallii

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides niger
Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxi
White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalis

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte anna
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Lewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewis
Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorusRare/Accidental
Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideus
Red-naped SapsuckerSphyrapicus nuchalis
Red-breasted SapsuckerSphyrapicus ruberRare/Accidental
Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
White-headed WoodpeckerPicoides albolarvatusRare/Accidental
American Three-toed WoodpeckerPicoides dorsalis
Black-backed WoodpeckerPicoides arcticus
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiNear-threatened
Western Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulus
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorumRare/Accidental
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii
Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii
Dusky FlycatcherEmpidonax oberholseri
Pacific-slope FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilis
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebeRare/Accidental
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianusRare/Accidental
Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Cassin's VireoVireo cassinii
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Gray JayPerisoreus canadensis
Steller's JayCyanocitta stelleri
Blue JayCyanocitta cristataRare/Accidental
Black-billed MagpiePica hudsonia
Clark's NutcrackerNucifraga columbiana
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Violet-green SwallowTachycineta thalassina
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
Mountain ChickadeePoecile gambeli
Chestnut-backed ChickadeePoecile rufescens
Boreal ChickadeePoecile hudsonicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

BushtitPsaltriparus minimusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis
Pygmy NuthatchSitta pygmaea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Brown CreeperCerthia americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Rock WrenSalpinctes obsoletus
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

American DipperCinclus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Western BluebirdSialia mexicana
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
VeeryCatharus fuscescens
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
American RobinTurdus migratorius
Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnoliaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus
American Tree SparrowSpizella arborea
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Brewer's SparrowSpizella breweri
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
Black-throated SparrowAmphispiza bilineataRare/Accidental
Sagebrush SparrowArtemisiospiza nevadensisRare/Accidental
Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorysRare/Accidental
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
Le Conte's SparrowAmmodramus leconteiiRare/Accidental
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgianaRare/Accidental
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querula
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
Lazuli BuntingPasserina amoena
DickcisselSpiza americanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglecta
Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusVulnerable
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
Gray-crowned Rosy-FinchLeucosticte tephrocotis
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassiniiNear-threatened
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Hoary RedpollAcanthis hornemanniRare/Accidental
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus

 

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