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Yukon

This checklist includes all bird species found in Yukon , 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: Yukon
Number of species: 309
Number of globally threatened species: 3
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2009-08-12
See also: http://www.yukonweb.com/community/ybc/checklist-of-yukon-birds.pdf

 
ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Tundra Bean-GooseAnser serrirostrisRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Snow GooseChen caerulescens
Ross's GooseChen rossiiRare/Accidental
BrantBranta bernicla
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental
GadwallAnas strepera
Eurasian WigeonAnas penelope
American WigeonAnas americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged TealAnas discors
Cinnamon TealAnas cyanoptera
Northern ShovelerAnas clypeata
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
King EiderSomateria spectabilis
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

Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Spruce GrouseFalcipennis canadensis
Willow PtarmiganLagopus lagopus
Rock PtarmiganLagopus muta
White-tailed PtarmiganLagopus leucura
Dusky GrouseDendragapus obscurus
Sharp-tailed GrouseTympanuchus phasianellus

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
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 nigricollisRare/Accidental
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalisRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchosRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratusRare/Accidental
Turkey VultureCathartes auraRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

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

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolina
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneGrus canadensis
Common CraneGrus grusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental
Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Black TurnstoneArenaria melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
SurfbirdCalidris virgata
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Little StintCalidris minutaRare/Accidental
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisNear-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 fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Thick-billed MurreUria lomviaRare/Accidental
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Red-legged KittiwakeRissa brevirostrisRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Ivory GullPagophila eburneaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusRare/Accidental
Ross's GullRhodostethia roseaRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Mew GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
California GullLarus californicus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Thayer's GullLarus thayeri
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescens
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias niger
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalisRare/Accidental
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoRare/Accidental
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
Northern Hawk OwlSurnia ulula
Northern Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium gnomaRare/Accidental
Barred OwlStrix varia
Great Gray OwlStrix nebulosa
Long-eared OwlAsio otusRare/Accidental
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Boreal OwlAegolius funereus
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor

 
APODIFORMES: Apodidae

Pacific SwiftApus pacificusRare/Accidental

 
APODIFORMES: Trochilidae

Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Red-breasted SapsuckerSphyrapicus ruberRare/Accidental
Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiNear-threatened
Western Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulus
Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii
Dusky FlycatcherEmpidonax oberholseri
Pacific-slope FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilisRare/Accidental
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalisRare/Accidental
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Northern ShrikeLanius excubitor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Gray JayPerisoreus canadensis
Steller's JayCyanocitta stelleriRare/Accidental
Black-billed MagpiePica hudsonia
Clark's NutcrackerNucifraga columbianaRare/Accidental
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Northwestern CrowCorvus caurinusRare/Accidental
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis
Purple MartinProgne subisRare/Accidental
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 rufescensRare/Accidental
Boreal ChickadeePoecile hudsonicus
Gray-headed ChickadeePoecile cinctusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Brown CreeperCerthia americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Pacific WrenTroglodytes pacificus
Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustrisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

American DipperCinclus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Siberian Blue RobinLarvivora cyaneRare/Accidental
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomusRare/Accidental
American RobinTurdus migratorius
Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental
American PipitAnthus rubescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis
McKay's BuntingPlectrophenax hyperboreusRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Tennessee WarblerOreothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerOreothlypis celata
Nashville WarblerOreothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Spotted TowheePipilo maculatusRare/Accidental
American Tree SparrowSpizella arborea
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallidaRare/Accidental
Brewer's SparrowSpizella breweri
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineusRare/Accidental
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacusRare/Accidental
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Le Conte's SparrowAmmodramus leconteii
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
Song SparrowMelospiza melodiaRare/Accidental
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querulaRare/Accidental
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalusRare/Accidental
Lazuli BuntingPasserina amoenaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalusRare/Accidental
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusVulnerable
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalusRare/Accidental
Common GrackleQuiscalus quisculaRare/Accidental
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatusRare/Accidental
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
Gray-crowned Rosy-FinchLeucosticte tephrocotis
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusIntroduced species
Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Hoary RedpollAcanthis hornemanni
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltriaRare/Accidental
Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 

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