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Okanagan-Similkameen

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Okanagan-Similkameen , 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 Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2). 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: Okanagan-Similkameen [map]

Number of species: 356
Number of globally threatened species: 7
Number of introduced species: 10
Last modified: 2019-07-05
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Fulvous Whistling DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Brent GooseBranta bernicla
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
Ross's GooseAnser rossii
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca
Black ScoterMelanitta americanaNear-threatened
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
GoosanderMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
American Black DuckAnas rubripesRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Wood DuckAix sponsa

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Chukar PartridgeAlectoris chukarIntroduced species
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
White-tailed PtarmiganLagopus leucura
Dusky GrouseDendragapus obscurus
Sooty GrouseDendragapus fuliginosus
Spruce GrouseFalcipennis canadensis
Sharp-tailed GrouseTympanuchus phasianellus
Grey PartridgePerdix perdixIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's GrebeAechmophorus clarkii
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritusVulnerable
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Common PoorwillPhalaenoptilus nuttallii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

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

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated DiverGavia stellata
Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
Great Northern DiverGavia immer
White-billed DiverGavia adamsiiRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

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

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihiRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

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

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminata
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
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
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Ivory GullPagophila eburneaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
Mew GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
California GullLarus californicus
Western GullLarus occidentalisRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianus
Thayer's GullLarus thayeri
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesRare/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 paradisaea
Forster's TernSterna forsteri

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes aura
Black VultureCoragyps atratusRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Hen 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
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopus
Ferruginous HawkButeo regalis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Hawk OwlSurnia ulula
Northern Pygmy OwlGlaucidium gnoma
Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia
Tengmalm's OwlAegolius funereus
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Flammulated OwlPsiloscops flammeolus
Western Screech OwlMegascops kennicottii
Spotted OwlStrix occidentalisNear-threatened
Barred OwlStrix varia
Great Grey OwlStrix nebulosa
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacusVulnerable
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

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

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascensRare/Accidental
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricansRare/Accidental
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii
Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightiiRare/Accidental
Dusky FlycatcherEmpidonax oberholseri
Pacific-slope FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilis
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiNear-threatened
Western Wood PeweeContopus sordidulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Black-capped VireoVireo atricapillaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Cassin's VireoVireo cassinii
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianusNear-threatened
Northern ShrikeLanius borealis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
Evening GrosbeakHesperiphona vespertinaVulnerable
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
Gray-crowned Rosy FinchLeucosticte tephrocotis
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassiniiNear-threatened
Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Arctic RedpollAcanthis hornemanni
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltriaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphia
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanicaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataNear-threatened
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Cliff SwallowPetrochelidon pyrrhonota
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Sand MartinRiparia riparia
Tree SwallowTachycineta bicolor
Violet-green SwallowTachycineta thalassina
Purple MartinProgne subis
Northern Rough-winged SwallowStelgidopteryx serripennis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

BushtitPsaltriparus minimusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

American TreecreeperCerthia americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Boulder WrenSalpinctes obsoletus
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus
Pacific WrenTroglodytes pacificus
Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Sedge WrenCistothorus platensisRare/Accidental
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caeruleaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

American DipperCinclus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Western BluebirdSialia mexicana
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
VeeryCatharus fuscescens
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
American RobinTurdus migratorius

 

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