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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, version 2021. 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 Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Yukon [map]

Other names: Yukon Territory

Number of species: 344
Number of introduced species: 3
Date last reviewed: 2021-01-25
Last modified: 2021-10-23
See also: https://yukonbirds.ca/checklists/
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
Ross's GooseAnser rossiiRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Taiga Bean-GooseAnser fabalisRare/Accidental
Tundra Bean-GooseAnser serrirostrisRare/Accidental
BrantBranta bernicla
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchosRare/Accidental
American Black DuckAnas rubripesRare/Accidental
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
Spectacled EiderSomateria fischeriRare/Accidental
King EiderSomateria spectabilis
Common EiderSomateria mollissima
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
Black ScoterMelanitta americanaRare/Accidental
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalis
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRare/Accidental
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
Common MerganserMergus merganserRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellusRare/Accidental
Dusky GrouseDendragapus obscurusRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed GrouseTympanuchus phasianellusRare/Accidental
White-tailed PtarmiganLagopus leucuraRare/Accidental
Willow PtarmiganLagopus lagopus
Rock PtarmiganLagopus muta
Spruce GrouseCanachites canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podicepsRare/Accidental
Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollisRare/Accidental
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalisRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciataRare/Accidental
Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalisRare/Accidental
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoRare/Accidental
White-winged DoveZenaida asiaticaRare/Accidental
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennisRare/Accidental
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Pacific SwiftApus pacificusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubrisRare/Accidental
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte annaRare/Accidental
Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliopeRare/Accidental
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolina
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis
Common CraneGrus grusRare/Accidental
Whooping CraneGrus americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americanaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarolaRare/Accidental
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticulaRare/Accidental
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanusRare/Accidental
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisRare/Accidental
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoaRare/Accidental
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Black TurnstoneArenaria melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Red KnotCalidris canutusRare/Accidental
SurfbirdCalidris virgataRare/Accidental
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 subruficollisRare/Accidental
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseusRare/Accidental
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Wood SandpiperTringa glareolaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Common MurreUria aalgeRare/Accidental
Thick-billed MurreUria lomviaRare/Accidental
Black GuillemotCepphus grylleRare/Accidental
Long-billed MurreletBrachyramphus perdixRare/Accidental
Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquusRare/Accidental
Parakeet AukletAethia psittaculaRare/Accidental
Crested AukletAethia cristatellaRare/Accidental
Horned PuffinFratercula corniculataRare/Accidental
Tufted PuffinFratercula cirrhataRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental
Red-legged KittiwakeRissa brevirostrisRare/Accidental
Ivory GullPagophila eburneaRare/Accidental
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutusRare/Accidental
Ross's GullRhodostethia roseaRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Short-billed GullLarus brachyrhynchus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Western GullLarus occidentalisRare/Accidental
California GullLarus californicus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescens
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspiaRare/Accidental
Black TernChlidonias nigerRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
Common LoonGavia immer
Yellow-billed LoonGavia adamsii

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Fork-tailed Storm-PetrelHydrobates furcatusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostrisRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelagic CormorantUrile pelagicusRare/Accidental
Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritumRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchosRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great Blue HeronArdea herodiasRare/Accidental
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental

 
CATHARTIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratusRare/Accidental
Turkey VultureCathartes auraRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilisRare/Accidental
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalusRare/Accidental
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterusRare/Accidental
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoniRare/Accidental
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Great Horned OwlBubo virginianusRare/Accidental
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacusRare/Accidental
Northern Hawk OwlSurnia ululaRare/Accidental
Northern Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium gnomaRare/Accidental
Barred OwlStrix variaRare/Accidental
Great Gray OwlStrix nebulosaRare/Accidental
Long-eared OwlAsio otusRare/Accidental
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Boreal OwlAegolius funereusRare/Accidental
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Red-breasted SapsuckerSphyrapicus ruberRare/Accidental
American Three-toed WoodpeckerPicoides dorsalisRare/Accidental
Black-backed WoodpeckerPicoides arcticusRare/Accidental
Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescensRare/Accidental
Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosusRare/Accidental
Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatusRare/Accidental
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
GyrfalconFalco rusticolusRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
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 phoebeRare/Accidental
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalisRare/Accidental
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannusRare/Accidental
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Northern ShrikeLanius borealis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Canada JayPerisoreus canadensisRare/Accidental
Steller's JayCyanocitta stelleriRare/Accidental
Black-billed MagpiePica hudsoniaRare/Accidental
Clark's NutcrackerNucifraga columbianaRare/Accidental
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchosRare/Accidental
Common RavenCorvus coraxRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillusRare/Accidental
Mountain ChickadeePoecile gambeliRare/Accidental
Chestnut-backed ChickadeePoecile rufescensRare/Accidental
Boreal ChickadeePoecile hudsonicusRare/Accidental
Gray-headed ChickadeePoecile cinctusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Brown CreeperCerthia americanaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

House WrenTroglodytes aedonRare/Accidental
Pacific WrenTroglodytes pacificusRare/Accidental
Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustrisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

American DipperCinclus mexicanusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensisRare/Accidental
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufumRare/Accidental
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottosRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Siberian Blue RobinLarvivora cyaneRare/Accidental
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulusRare/Accidental
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Siberian AccentorPrunella montanellaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinusRare/Accidental
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesRare/Accidental
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleatorRare/Accidental
Gray-crowned Rosy-FinchLeucosticte tephrocotis
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusRare/Accidental
Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassiniiRare/Accidental
Common RedpollAcanthis flammeaRare/Accidental
Hoary RedpollAcanthis hornemanniRare/Accidental
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucopteraRare/Accidental
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltriaRare/Accidental
American GoldfinchSpinus tristisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisRare/Accidental
McKay's BuntingPlectrophenax hyperboreusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallidaRare/Accidental
Brewer's SparrowSpizella breweriRare/Accidental
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacusRare/Accidental
Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorysRare/Accidental
American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalisRare/Accidental
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapilla
Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querulaRare/Accidental
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineusRare/Accidental
LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteiiRare/Accidental
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Song SparrowMelospiza melodiaRare/Accidental
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
Spotted TowheePipilo maculatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapillaRare/Accidental
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmieiRare/Accidental
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrina
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarumRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensisRare/Accidental
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

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

 

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