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Wascana Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Wascana Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary , 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: Wascana Lake Migratory Bird Sanctuary [map]

Number of species: 255
Number of introduced species: 5
Last modified: 2021-10-25
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Brent GooseBranta berniclaRare/Accidental
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
Ross's GooseAnser rossii
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca
Black ScoterMelanitta americana
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
GoosanderMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
GadwallMareca strepera
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
American Black DuckAnas rubripes
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Wood DuckAix sponsa

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Sharp-tailed GrouseTympanuchus phasianellus
Grey PartridgePerdix perdixIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritus
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
Great Northern DiverGavia immer

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Green HeronButorides virescensRare/Accidental
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemastica
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Black GuillemotCepphus grylleRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
Mew GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
California GullLarus californicus
Western GullLarus occidentalisRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
American Herring GullLarus smithsonianus
Thayer's GullLarus thayeri
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesRare/Accidental
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagusRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinusRare/Accidental
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
Common TernSterna hirundo
Forster's TernSterna forsteri

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Cathartidae

Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
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

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Hawk OwlSurnia ulula
Tengmalm's OwlAegolius funereus
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Eastern Screech OwlMegascops asio
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacus
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-bellied WoodpeckerMelanerpes carolinusRare/Accidental
Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
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
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Yellow-bellied FlycatcherEmpidonax flaviventris
Alder FlycatcherEmpidonax alnorum
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
Western Wood PeweeContopus sordidulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Northern ShrikeLanius borealis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Black-billed MagpiePica hudsonia
Common RavenCorvus corax
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Blue JayCyanocitta cristata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
Gray-crowned Rosy FinchLeucosticte tephrocotis
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanusIntroduced species
Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
American GoldfinchSpinus tristis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus
Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querula
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
American Tree SparrowPasserella arborea
Le Conte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteii
Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citreaRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilis
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
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
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
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinus
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
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: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

American TreecreeperCerthia americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis
White-breasted NuthatchSitta carolinensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Boulder WrenSalpinctes obsoletus
Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Sedge WrenCistothorus platensis
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
VeeryCatharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
American RobinTurdus migratorius

 

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