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Lapland

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Lapland , 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: Lapland [map]

Other names: Lapin lääni

Number of species: 330
Number of globally threatened species: 15
Number of introduced species: 4
Date last reviewed: 2015-06-10
Last modified: 2020-08-02
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisRare/Accidental
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Brent GooseBranta bernicla
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis
Canada GooseBranta canadensisIntroduced species
Snow GooseAnser caerulescensRare/Accidental
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchus
Greylag GooseAnser anser
Bean GooseAnser fabalis
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropusVulnerable
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
Common EiderSomateria mollissimaNear-threatened
Steller's EiderPolysticta stelleriVulnerable
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataRare/Accidental
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fusca
Common ScoterMelanitta nigra
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
SmewMergellus albellus
GoosanderMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Red-crested PochardNetta rufinaRare/Accidental
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ring-necked DuckAythya collarisRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
American Black DuckAnas rubripesRare/Accidental
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Northern Hazel GrouseTetrastes bonasia
Willow GrouseLagopus lagopus
Rock PtarmiganLagopus muta
Western CapercaillieTetrao urogallus
Eurasian Black GrouseLyrurus tetrix
Grey PartridgePerdix perdix

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Slavonian GrebePodiceps auritusVulnerable

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Wood PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle DoveStreptopelia turturVulnerable
Oriental Turtle DoveStreptopelia orientalisRare/Accidental
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaocto

 
PTEROCLIFORMES: Pteroclidae

Pallas's SandgrouseSyrrhaptes paradoxusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

European NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Common SwiftApus apus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Western Water RailRallus aquaticus
CorncrakeCrex crex
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Common MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Common CootFulica atra

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Demoiselle CraneGrus virgoRare/Accidental
Common CraneGrus grus

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Little BustardTetrax tetraxRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated DiverGavia stellata
Black-throated DiverGavia arctica
Great Northern DiverGavia immer
White-billed DiverGavia adamsiiNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-petrelHydrobates pelagicusRare/Accidental
Leach's Storm-petrelHydrobates leucorhousRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialisRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Eurasian BitternBotaurus stellaris
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibisRare/Accidental
Grey HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea albaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanusRare/Accidental

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

European ShagPhalacrocorax aristotelisRare/Accidental
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola
Eurasian Golden PloverPluvialis apricaria
Pacific Golden PloverPluvialis fulvaRare/Accidental
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellus
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinusRare/Accidental
Greater Sand PloverCharadrius leschenaultiiRare/Accidental
Caspian PloverCharadrius asiaticusRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellus
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferrugineaNear-threatened
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
Little StintCalidris minuta
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Great SnipeGallinago mediaNear-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
WilletTringa semipalmataRare/Accidental
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolorRare/Accidental
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Grey PhalaropePhalaropus fulicariusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Atlantic PuffinFratercula arcticaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
RazorbillAlca tordaNear-threatened
Little AukAlle alleRare/Accidental
Brunnich's GuillemotUria lomviaRare/Accidental
Common GuillemotUria aalge

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed SkuaStercorarius longicaudus
Arctic SkuaStercorarius parasiticus
Great SkuaStercorarius skuaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaVulnerable
Ivory GullPagophila eburneaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalusRare/Accidental
Mew GullLarus canus
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

European Honey BuzzardPernis apivorus
Egyptian VultureNeophron percnopterusRare/Accidental Endangered
Greater Spotted EagleClanga clangaVulnerable
Steppe EagleAquila nipalensisRare/Accidental Endangered
Eastern Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusNear-threatened
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
White-tailed Sea EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Black KiteMilvus migrans
Rough-legged BuzzardButeo lagopus
Eurasian BuzzardButeo buteo

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Hawk OwlSurnia ulula
Eurasian Pygmy OwlGlaucidium passerinum
Tengmalm's OwlAegolius funereus
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Ural OwlStrix uralensis
Great Grey OwlStrix nebulosa
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacusVulnerable
Eurasian Eagle OwlBubo bubo

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Common HoopoeUpupa epops

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern WryneckJynx torquilla
Grey-headed WoodpeckerPicus canus
Black WoodpeckerDryocopus martius
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos minor
White-backed WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucotos
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
Eurasian Three-toed WoodpeckerPicoides tridactylus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiasterRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanniRare/Accidental
Common KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinusNear-threatened
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Great Grey ShrikeLanius excubitor
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Siberian JayPerisoreus infaustus
Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica pica
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegus
Common RavenCorvus corax
Carrion CrowCorvus corone

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoniRare/Accidental
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensisNear-threatened
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Blyth's PipitAnthus godlewskiiRare/Accidental
Tawny PipitAnthus campestrisRare/Accidental
Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Grey WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreola
White WagtailMotacilla alba

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Common RosefinchErythrina erythrina
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineusRare/Accidental
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
TwiteLinaria flavirostris
Common LinnetLinaria cannabina
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Arctic RedpollAcanthis hornemanni
Parrot CrossbillLoxia pytyopsittacus
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
European SerinSerinus serinus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Corn BuntingEmberiza calandraRare/Accidental
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Pine BuntingEmberiza leucocephalosRare/Accidental
Eurasian Reed BuntingSchoeniclus schoeniclus
Rustic BuntingSchoeniclus rusticusVulnerable
Little BuntingSchoeniclus pusillus
Yellow-breasted BuntingSchoeniclus aureolusRare/Accidental Critically endangered

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Crested TitLophophanes cristatus
Marsh TitPoecile palustrisRare/Accidental
Willow TitPoecile montanus
Siberian TitPoecile cinctus
Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Azure TitCyanistes cyanusRare/Accidental
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Bimaculated LarkMelanocorypha bimaculataRare/Accidental
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandraRare/Accidental
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Wood LarkLullula arborea
Eurasian Sky LarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Booted WarblerIduna caligataRare/Accidental
Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallidaRare/Accidental
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorum
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Northern House MartinDelichon urbicum
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis dauricaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Eurasian Crag MartinPtyonoprogne rupestrisRare/Accidental
Sand MartinRiparia riparia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerRhadina sibilatrix
Yellow-browed WarblerAbrornis inornatus
Pallas's Leaf WarblerAbrornis proregulusRare/Accidental
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Greenish Leaf WarblerSeicercus trochiloides
Arctic WarblerSeicercus borealis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Eastern Subalpine WarblerCurruca cantillansRare/Accidental
Common WhitethroatCurruca communis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia luscinia
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchosRare/Accidental
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurus
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parva
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Blue Rock ThrushMonticola solitariusRare/Accidental
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Eastern StonechatSaxicola maurusRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaRare/Accidental
Pied WheatearOenanthe pleschankaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aureaRare/Accidental
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacusNear-threatened
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomusRare/Accidental
Black-throated ThrushTurdus atrogularisRare/Accidental

 

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