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This checklist includes all bird species found in White Sands National Monument , 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: White Sands National Monument [map]

Number of species: 235
Number of introduced species: 4
Last modified: 2024-01-05
See also: https://irma.nps.gov/NPSpecies/Reports/SpeciesList/Species%20Full%20List/WHSA/2/false
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
GoosanderMergus merganser
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
GadwallMareca strepera
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Common TealAnas crecca

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Scaled QuailCallipepla squamata
Gambel's QuailCallipepla gambelii

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock DoveColumba liviaIntroduced species
Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura
Inca DoveColumbina inca

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis
Common PoorwillPhalaenoptilus nuttallii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
Broad-tailed HummingbirdSelasphorus platycercus
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufus

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater RoadrunnerGeococcyx californianus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolina
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Green HeronButorides virescens
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

American AvocetRecurvirostra americana
Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusilla
Western SandpiperCalidris mauri
Long-billed DowitcherLimnodromus scolopaceus
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
Wilson's PhalaropeSteganopus tricolor
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
California GullLarus californicus
Black TernChlidonias niger

 
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
Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctus
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Ferruginous HawkButeo regalis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Western Screech OwlMegascops kennicottii
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideus
Red-naped SapsuckerSphyrapicus nuchalis
Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorus
Ladder-backed WoodpeckerPicoides scalaris
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Cassin's KingbirdTyrannus vociferans
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii
Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii
Dusky FlycatcherEmpidonax oberholseri
Cordilleran FlycatcherEmpidonax occidentalis
Western Wood PeweeContopus sordidulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Bell's VireoVireo bellii
Plumbeous VireoVireo plumbeus
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Common RavenCorvus corax
Chihuahuan RavenCorvus cryptoleucus
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Pinyon JayGymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Woodhouse's Scrub JayAphelocoma woodhouseii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Evening GrosbeakHesperiphona vespertina
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassinii
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Chestnut-collared LongspurCalcarius ornatus
McCown's LongspurRhynchophanes mccownii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Black-chinned SparrowSpizella atrogularis
Brewer's SparrowSpizella breweri
Black-throated SparrowAmphispiza bilineata
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorys
Cassin's SparrowPeucaea cassinii
Green-tailed TowheePipilo chlorurus
Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus
Canyon TowheeKieneria fusca
Rufous-crowned SparrowAimophila ruficeps
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querula
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Sagebrush SparrowArtemisiospiza nevadensis
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating WarblerHelmitheros vermivorumRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
Lucy's WarblerLeiothlypis luciae
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
Virginia's WarblerLeiothlypis virginiae
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Kentucky WarblerGeothlypis formosaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens
Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magna
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglecta
Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatus
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Juniper TitmouseBaeolophus ridgwayi
Mountain ChickadeePoecile gambeli

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

VerdinAuriparus flaviceps

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ptiliogonatidae

PhainopeplaPhainopepla nitens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

American TreecreeperCerthia americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Boulder WrenSalpinctes obsoletus
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Cactus WrenCampylorhynchus brunneicapillus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea
Black-tailed GnatcatcherPolioptila melanura

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus
Curve-billed ThrasherToxostoma curvirostre
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufum
Crissal ThrasherToxostoma crissale

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Western BluebirdSialia mexicana
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
Wood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaRare/Accidental
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Gray-cheeked ThrushCatharus minimusRare/Accidental
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
American RobinTurdus migratorius

 

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