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Death Valley National Park

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Death Valley National Park , 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: Death Valley National Park [map]

Number of species: 412
Number of endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 7
Last modified: 2021-06-07
See also: https://irma.nps.gov/NPSpecies/Reports/SpeciesList/Species%20Full%20List/DEVA/2/false
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolorRare/Accidental
Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
Ross's GooseAnser rossii
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Wood DuckAix sponsa
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataRare/Accidental
Black ScoterMelanitta americanaRare/Accidental
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Mountain QuailOreortyx pictus
California QuailCallipepla californica
Gambel's QuailCallipepla gambelii

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Greater Sage-GrouseCentrocercus urophasianus
ChukarAlectoris chukarIntroduced species

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Horned GrebePodiceps auritus
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegena
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's GrebeAechmophorus clarkii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
Oriental Turtle-DoveStreptopelia orientalisRare/Accidental
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Spotted DoveStreptopelia chinensisIntroduced species
Inca DoveColumbina inca
Common Ground DoveColumbina passerina
Ruddy Ground DoveColumbina talpacotiRare/Accidental
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater RoadrunnerGeococcyx californianus
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Common PoorwillPhalaenoptilus nuttallii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides niger
Chimney SwiftChaetura pelagica
Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxi
White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubrisRare/Accidental
Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte anna
Costa's HummingbirdCalypte costae
Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus
Broad-tailed HummingbirdSelasphorus platycercus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana
Purple GallinulePorphyrio martinicaRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
American AvocetRecurvirostra americana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Mountain PloverCharadrius montanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Short-billed DowitcherLimnodromus griseus
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Common MurreUria aalge

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Sabine's GullXema sabini
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
Heermann's GullLarus heermanni
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
California GullLarus californicus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescens
Least TernSternula antillarum
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
Common TernSterna hirundo
Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Royal TernThalasseus maximus

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
Common LoonGavia immer

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Wood StorkMycteria americanaRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Fregatidae

Magnificent FrigatebirdFregata magnificensRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Brandt's CormorantUrile penicillatus
Pelagic CormorantUrile pelagicus
Double-crested CormorantNannopterum auritum

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
Least BitternIxobrychus exilis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thula
Little Blue HeronEgretta caerulea
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi

 
CATHARTIFORMES: Cathartidae

California CondorGymnogyps californianusIntroduced species
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensisRare/Accidental
Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
Red-shouldered HawkButeo lineatus
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatus
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus
Ferruginous HawkButeo regalis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Flammulated OwlPsiloscops flammeolus
Western Screech-OwlMegascops kennicottii
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Northern Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium gnoma
Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia
Spotted OwlStrix occidentalis
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideus
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Red-naped SapsuckerSphyrapicus nuchalis
Red-breasted SapsuckerSphyrapicus ruber
Lewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewis
Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorus
Gila WoodpeckerMelanerpes uropygialis
Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
Nuttall's WoodpeckerDryobates nuttallii
Ladder-backed WoodpeckerDryobates scalaris
Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
White-headed WoodpeckerDryobates albolarvatus
Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
Western Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulus
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii
Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii
Dusky FlycatcherEmpidonax oberholseri
Pacific-slope FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilis
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Dusky-capped FlycatcherMyiarchus tuberculiferRare/Accidental
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Cassin's KingbirdTyrannus vociferans
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed FlycatcherTyrannus forficatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Bell's VireoVireo bellii
Gray VireoVireo vicinior
Hutton's VireoVireo huttoni
Yellow-throated VireoVireo flavifronsRare/Accidental
Cassin's VireoVireo cassinii
Blue-headed VireoVireo solitariusRare/Accidental
Plumbeous VireoVireo plumbeus
Philadelphia VireoVireo philadelphicus
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus
Northern ShrikeLanius borealis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pinyon JayGymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Steller's JayCyanocitta stelleri
Blue JayCyanocitta cristataRare/Accidental
California Scrub-JayAphelocoma californica
Woodhouse's Scrub-JayAphelocoma woodhouseii
Black-billed MagpiePica hudsonia
Yellow-billed MagpiePica nuttalliEndemic
Clark's NutcrackerNucifraga columbiana
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Mountain ChickadeePoecile gambeli
Chestnut-backed ChickadeePoecile rufescens
Oak TitmouseBaeolophus inornatus
Juniper TitmouseBaeolophus ridgwayi

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

VerdinAuriparus flaviceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

BushtitPsaltriparus minimus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

WrentitChamaea fasciata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendula
Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Brown CreeperCerthia americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Black-tailed GnatcatcherPolioptila melanura
California GnatcatcherPolioptila californica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Rock WrenSalpinctes obsoletus
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Pacific WrenTroglodytes pacificus
Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalisRare/Accidental
Sedge WrenCistothorus stellarisRare/Accidental
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Cactus WrenCampylorhynchus brunneicapillus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

American DipperCinclus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
Bendire's ThrasherToxostoma bendirei
California ThrasherToxostoma redivivum
LeConte's ThrasherToxostoma lecontei
Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Western BluebirdSialia mexicana
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental
American RobinTurdus migratorius
Rufous-backed RobinTurdus rufopalliatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ptiliogonatidae

PhainopeplaPhainopepla nitens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinusRare/Accidental
American PipitAnthus rubescens
Sprague's PipitAnthus spragueii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinus
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
Gray-crowned Rosy-FinchLeucosticte tephrocotis
Black Rosy-FinchLeucosticte atrataRare/Accidental
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassinii
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria
Lawrence's GoldfinchSpinus lawrencei
American GoldfinchSpinus tristis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Chestnut-collared LongspurCalcarius ornatus
Smith's LongspurCalcarius pictusRare/Accidental
Thick-billed LongspurRhynchophanes mccownii
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Cassin's SparrowPeucaea cassiniiRare/Accidental
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Black-chinned SparrowSpizella atrogularis
Field SparrowSpizella pusillaRare/Accidental
Brewer's SparrowSpizella breweri
Black-throated SparrowAmphispiza bilineata
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorys
American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapilla
Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querula
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
Sagebrush SparrowArtemisiospiza nevadensis
Bell's SparrowArtemisiospiza belli
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteiiRare/Accidental
Nelson's SparrowAmmospiza nelsoni
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
Canyon TowheeMelozone fusca
Abert's TowheeMelozone aberti
California TowheeMelozone crissalis
Rufous-crowned SparrowAimophila ruficeps
Green-tailed TowheePipilo chlorurus
Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteriidae

Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglecta
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatus
Streak-backed OrioleIcterus pustulatusRare/Accidental
Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Tricolored BlackbirdAgelaius tricolor
Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusRare/Accidental
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Common GrackleQuiscalus quisculaRare/Accidental
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged WarblerVermivora chrysopteraRare/Accidental
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Prothonotary WarblerProtonotaria citrea
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
Lucy's WarblerLeiothlypis luciae
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
Virginia's WarblerLeiothlypis virginiae
Connecticut WarblerOporornis agilisRare/Accidental
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Mourning WarblerGeothlypis philadelphiaRare/Accidental
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosa
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted WarblerSetophaga castanea
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striata
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinusRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Yellow-throated WarblerSetophaga dominicaRare/Accidental
Prairie WarblerSetophaga discolorRare/Accidental
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Hermit WarblerSetophaga occidentalis
Black-throated Green WarblerSetophaga virens
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Painted RedstartMyioborus pictus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Hepatic TanagerPiranga flava
Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental
Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
PyrrhuloxiaCardinalis sinuatusRare/Accidental
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
Lazuli BuntingPasserina amoena
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Varied BuntingPasserina versicolorRare/Accidental
Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
DickcisselSpiza americana

 

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