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This checklist includes all bird species found in Aomori , 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 2022. 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: Aomori [map]

Other names: 青森県, Aomori-ken

Number of species: 326
Number of breeding endemics: 3
Number of globally threatened species: 25
Number of introduced species: 2
Date last reviewed: 2018-05-23
Last modified: 2022-08-05
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Swan GooseAnser cygnoidesRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Taiga Bean-GooseAnser fabalis
Tundra Bean-GooseAnser serrirostris
BrantBranta bernicla
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Mandarin DuckAix galericulata
Baikal TealSibirionetta formosa
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Falcated DuckMareca falcataNear-threatened
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
Eastern Spot-billed DuckAnas zonorhyncha
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Common PochardAythya ferinaVulnerable
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Baer's PochardAythya baeriRare/Accidental Critically endangered
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Stejneger's ScoterMelanitta stejnegeri
Black ScoterMelanitta americanaNear-threatened
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
SmewMergellus albellus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Copper PheasantSyrmaticus soemmerringiiEndemic (country/region) Near-threatened
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicus
Green PheasantPhasianus versicolorEndemic (country/region)
Japanese QuailCoturnix japonicaNear-threatened

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusVulnerable
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalis
White-bellied Green-PigeonTreron sieboldii

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Northern Hawk-CuckooHierococcyx hyperythrus
Lesser CuckooCuculus poliocephalus
Common CuckooCuculus canorus
Oriental CuckooCuculus optatus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Gray NightjarCaprimulgus jotaka

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated NeedletailHirundapus caudacutus
Pacific SwiftApus pacificus
House SwiftApus nipalensis

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Brown-cheeked RailRallus indicus
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra
Ruddy-breasted CrakeZapornia fusca
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusilla
Swinhoe's RailCoturnicops exquisitusVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusNear-threatened
Gray-headed LapwingVanellus cinereus
Lesser Sand-PloverCharadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-PloverCharadrius leschenaultii
Kentish PloverCharadrius alexandrinus
Long-billed PloverCharadrius placidus
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Rostratulidae

Greater Painted-SnipeRostratula benghalensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Far Eastern CurlewNumenius madagascariensisEndangered
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataNear-threatened
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaNear-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Great KnotCalidris tenuirostrisEndangered
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataVulnerable
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
Long-toed StintCalidris subminuta
Spoon-billed SandpiperCalidris pygmaeaCritically endangered
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisNear-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimusRare/Accidental
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Solitary SnipeGallinago solitaria
Latham's SnipeGallinago hardwickiiNear-threatened
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Swinhoe's SnipeGallinago megala
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereus
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Gray-tailed TattlerTringa brevipesNear-threatened
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

South Polar SkuaStercorarius maccormicki
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Common MurreUria aalge
Thick-billed MurreUria lomvia
Spectacled GuillemotCepphus carbo
Long-billed MurreletBrachyramphus perdixBreeding endemic Near-threatened
Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquus
Japanese MurreletSynthliboramphus wumizusumeBreeding endemic Vulnerable
Parakeet AukletAethia psittaculaRare/Accidental
Least AukletAethia pusilla
Whiskered AukletAethia pygmaeaRare/Accidental
Crested AukletAethia cristatella
Rhinoceros AukletCerorhinca monocerata
Horned PuffinFratercula corniculataRare/Accidental
Tufted PuffinFratercula cirrhata

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaVulnerable
Saunders's GullSaundersilarus saundersiVulnerable
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-tailed GullLarus crassirostris
Common GullLarus canus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Slaty-backed GullLarus schistisagus
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescens
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Aleutian TernOnychoprion aleuticusRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Little TernSternula albifrons
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Common TernSterna hirundo

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Arctic LoonGavia arctica
Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
Common LoonGavia immerRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed LoonGavia adamsiiNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Laysan AlbatrossPhoebastria immutabilisNear-threatened
Black-footed AlbatrossPhoebastria nigripesNear-threatened
Short-tailed AlbatrossPhoebastria albatrusVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Fork-tailed Storm-PetrelHydrobates furcatus
Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhousVulnerable
Swinhoe's Storm-PetrelHydrobates monorhisNear-threatened
Band-rumped Storm-PetrelHydrobates castro
Matsudaira's Storm-PetrelHydrobates matsudairaeRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Tristram's Storm-PetrelHydrobates tristrami

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Providence PetrelPterodroma solandriRare/Accidental
White-necked PetrelPterodroma cervicalisRare/Accidental
Bonin PetrelPterodroma hypoleucaRare/Accidental
Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulwerii
Streaked ShearwaterCalonectris leucomelasNear-threatened
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Wedge-tailed ShearwaterArdenna pacifica
Buller's ShearwaterArdenna bulleriRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Oriental StorkCiconia boycianaEndangered

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogaster

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Red-faced CormorantUrile urileRare/Accidental
Pelagic CormorantUrile pelagicus
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
Japanese CormorantPhalacrocorax capillatus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellaris
Yellow BitternIxobrychus sinensis
Schrenck's BitternIxobrychus eurhythmus
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Great EgretArdea alba
Intermediate EgretArdea intermedia
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Pacific Reef-HeronEgretta sacra
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Chinese Pond-HeronArdeola bacchus
Striated HeronButorides striata
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Japanese Night-HeronGorsachius goisagiVulnerable

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Black-faced SpoonbillPlatalea minorEndangered

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Oriental Honey-buzzardPernis ptilorhynchus
Mountain Hawk-EagleNisaetus nipalensis
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Gray-faced BuzzardButastur indicus
Eastern Marsh-HarrierCircus spilonotus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Japanese SparrowhawkAccipiter gularis
BesraAccipiter virgatus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Black KiteMilvus migrans
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicilla
Steller's Sea-EagleHaliaeetus pelagicusVulnerable
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Eastern BuzzardButeo japonicus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Japanese Scops-OwlOtus semitorques
Oriental Scops-OwlOtus sunia
Ural OwlStrix uralensis
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Northern BoobookNinox japonica

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis
Ruddy KingfisherHalcyon coromanda
Crested KingfisherMegaceryle lugubris

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

DollarbirdEurystomus orientalis

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Japanese Pygmy WoodpeckerYungipicus kizuki
White-backed WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucotos
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDryobates minorRare/Accidental
Japanese WoodpeckerPicus awokeraEndemic (country/region)

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Campephagidae

Ashy MinivetPericrocotus divaricatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Monarchidae

Japanese Paradise-FlycatcherTerpsiphone atrocaudataNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Tiger ShrikeLanius tigrinus
Bull-headed ShrikeLanius bucephalus
Brown ShrikeLanius cristatus
Northern ShrikeLanius borealis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Azure-winged MagpieCyanopica cyanus
Oriental MagpiePica serica
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactes
Daurian JackdawCorvus dauuricus
RookCorvus frugilegus
Carrion CrowCorvus corone
Large-billed CrowCorvus macrorhynchos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Varied TitSittiparus varius
Willow TitPoecile montanus
Japanese TitParus minor

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Black-browed Reed WarblerAcrocephalus bistrigiceps
Oriental Reed WarblerAcrocephalus orientalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

Sakhalin Grasshopper WarblerHelopsaltes amnicola
Marsh GrassbirdHelopsaltes pryeriNear-threatened
Middendorff's Grasshopper WarblerHelopsaltes ochotensis
Lanceolated WarblerLocustella lanceolata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica
Asian House-MartinDelichon dasypus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Pycnonotidae

Brown-eared BulbulHypsipetes amaurotis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatus
Eastern Crowned WarblerPhylloscopus coronatus
Sakhalin Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus borealoides
Japanese Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus xanthodryas
Arctic WarblerPhylloscopus borealis
Kamchatka Leaf WarblerPhylloscopus examinandus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Asian StubtailUrosphena squameiceps
Japanese Bush WarblerHorornis diphone
Manchurian Bush WarblerHorornis canturians

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Zosteropidae

Warbling White-eyeZosterops japonicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

Brown DipperCinclus pallasii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Chestnut-cheeked StarlingAgropsar philippensis
White-cheeked StarlingSpodiopsar cineraceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aurea
Siberian ThrushGeokichla sibirica
Japanese ThrushTurdus cardis
Eyebrowed ThrushTurdus obscurus
Brown-headed ThrushTurdus chrysolaus
Pale ThrushTurdus pallidus
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomus
Naumann's ThrushTurdus naumanniRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Dark-sided FlycatcherMuscicapa sibirica
Asian Brown FlycatcherMuscicapa dauurica
Blue-and-white FlycatcherCyanoptila cyanomelana
Japanese RobinLarvivora akahige
Siberian Blue RobinLarvivora cyane
Siberian RubythroatCalliope calliope
Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurus
Narcissus FlycatcherFicedula narcissina
Mugimaki FlycatcherFicedula mugimaki
Daurian RedstartPhoenicurus auroreus
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
Amur StonechatSaxicola stejnegeri
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenantheRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Japanese WaxwingBombycilla japonicaNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Estrildidae

Red AvadavatAmandava amandava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
Siberian AccentorPrunella montanellaRare/Accidental
Japanese AccentorPrunella rubida

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

Russet SparrowPasser cinnamomeus
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Eastern Yellow WagtailMotacilla tschutschensis
Japanese WagtailMotacilla grandis
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardi
Olive-backed PipitAnthus hodgsoni
American PipitAnthus rubescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Yellow-billed GrosbeakEophona migratoria
Japanese GrosbeakEophona personata
Long-tailed RosefinchCarpodacus sibiricus
Pallas's RosefinchCarpodacus roseus
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhula
Asian Rosy-FinchLeucosticte arctoa
Oriental GreenfinchChloris sinica
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Hoary RedpollAcanthis hornemanniRare/Accidental
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucopteraRare/Accidental
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Chestnut-eared BuntingEmberiza fucata
Meadow BuntingEmberiza cioides
Yellow-throated BuntingEmberiza elegans
Ochre-rumped BuntingEmberiza yessoensisNear-threatened
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Yellow-breasted BuntingEmberiza aureolaCritically endangered
Little BuntingEmberiza pusilla
Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaVulnerable
Yellow BuntingEmberiza sulphurataBreeding endemic
Masked BuntingEmberiza personata
Gray BuntingEmberiza variabilis

 

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