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Prince Edward Island

This checklist includes all bird species found in Prince Edward Island , 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: Prince Edward Island
Number of species: 341
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of extinct species: 2
Number of introduced species: 7
Date last reviewed: 2009-08-17
See also: http://www.gov.pe.ca/birds/checklist.php3

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Snow GooseChen caerulescens
Ross's GooseChen rossiiRare/Accidental
BrantBranta bernicla
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsisRare/Accidental
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Wood DuckAix sponsa
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonAnas americana
American Black DuckAnas rubripes
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
GarganeyAnas querquedulaRare/Accidental
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineriaRare/Accidental
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
King EiderSomateria spectabilisRare/Accidental
Common EiderSomateria mollissima
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
White-winged ScoterMelanitta fusca
Black ScoterMelanitta americanaNear-threatened
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Gray PartridgePerdix perdixIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Sharp-tailed GrouseTympanuchus phasianellusIntroduced species

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Pacific LoonGavia pacificaRare/Accidental
Common LoonGavia immer

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Great ShearwaterPuffinus gravis
Sooty ShearwaterPuffinus griseusNear-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Barolo ShearwaterPuffinus baroliRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicus
Leach's Storm-PetrelOceanodroma leucorhoa

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchosRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Green HeronButorides virescensRare/Accidental
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violaceaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White IbisEudocimus albusRare/Accidental
Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratusRare/Accidental
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Golden EagleAquila chrysaetosRare/Accidental
Northern HarrierCircus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperiiRare/Accidental
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatusRare/Accidental
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoniRare/Accidental
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

King RailRallus elegansRare/Accidental
Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
Common GallinuleGallinula galeataRare/Accidental
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneGrus canadensisRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanusRare/Accidental
American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

American OystercatcherHaematopus palliatusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
Piping PloverCharadrius melodusNear-threatened
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceusRare/Accidental
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
American WoodcockScolopax minor
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

DovekieAlle alle
Common MurreUria aalgeRare/Accidental
Thick-billed MurreUria lomviaRare/Accidental
RazorbillAlca tordaRare/Accidental
Great AukPinguinus impennisExtinct
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
Atlantic PuffinFratercula arcticaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Ivory GullPagophila eburneaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Mew GullLarus canusRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Thayer's GullLarus thayeriRare/Accidental
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Royal TernThalasseus maximusRare/Accidental
Black SkimmerRynchops nigerRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
White-winged DoveZenaida asiaticaRare/Accidental
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Passenger PigeonEctopistes migratoriusExtinct

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eastern Screech-OwlMegascops asioRare/Accidental
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
Northern Hawk OwlSurnia ululaRare/Accidental
Barred OwlStrix varia
Great Gray OwlStrix nebulosaRare/Accidental
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Boreal OwlAegolius funereusRare/Accidental
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Eastern Whip-poor-willAntrostomus vociferus

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinusRare/Accidental
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
American Three-toed WoodpeckerPicoides dorsalisRare/Accidental
Black-backed WoodpeckerPicoides arcticus
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiNear-threatened
Eastern Wood-PeweeContopus virens
Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax trailliiRare/Accidental
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitusRare/Accidental
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalisRare/Accidental
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianusRare/Accidental
Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
Warbling VireoVireo gilvusRare/Accidental
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Gray JayPerisoreus canadensis
Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennisRare/Accidental
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonotaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
Boreal ChickadeePoecile hudsonicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Brown CreeperCerthia americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedonRare/Accidental
Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Sedge WrenCistothorus platensisRare/Accidental
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustrisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caeruleaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eastern BluebirdSialia sialisRare/Accidental
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendiRare/Accidental
VeeryCatharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimusRare/Accidental
Bicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelliVulnerable
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental
American RobinTurdus migratorius
Varied ThrushIxoreus naeviusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufumRare/Accidental
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos

 
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

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Blue-winged WarblerVermivora cyanopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Swainson's WarblerLimnothlypis swainsoniiRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celataRare/Accidental
Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapilla
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinusRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescensRare/Accidental
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Spotted TowheePipilo maculatusRare/Accidental
Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmusRare/Accidental
American Tree SparrowSpizella arborea
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallidaRare/Accidental
Field SparrowSpizella pusillaRare/Accidental
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacusRare/Accidental
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarumRare/Accidental
Nelson's SparrowAmmodramus nelsoni
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Summer TanagerPiranga rubraRare/Accidental
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caeruleaRare/Accidental
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyaneaRare/Accidental
Painted BuntingPasserina cirisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
DickcisselSpiza americanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magnaRare/Accidental
Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalusRare/Accidental
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusVulnerable
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalusRare/Accidental
Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Orchard OrioleIcterus spuriusRare/Accidental
Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusIntroduced species
Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
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 domesticusIntroduced species

 

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