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This checklist includes all bird species found in Valles Caldera National Preserve , 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: Valles Caldera National Preserve [map]

Number of species: 205
Number of introduced species: 4
Last modified: 2024-01-05
See also: https://irma.nps.gov/NPSpecies/Reports/SpeciesList/Species%20Full%20List/VALL/2/false
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
GoosanderMergus merganser
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
Wood DuckAix sponsa

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Common PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo
Dusky GrouseDendragapus obscurus

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Black-necked GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Eurasian Collared DoveStreptopelia decaoctoIntroduced species
Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
White-winged DoveZenaida asiatica
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Common PoorwillPhalaenoptilus nuttallii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides niger
White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Greater RoadrunnerGeococcyx californianus

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

SoraPorzana carolina
American CootFulica americana

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Green HeronButorides virescens
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Snowy EgretEgretta thula

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi

 
PELECANIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

KilldeerCharadrius vociferus
Mountain PloverCharadrius montanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Wilson's SnipeGallinago delicata
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

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
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterus
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
Zone-tailed HawkButeo albonotatus
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Ferruginous HawkButeo regalis

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Common Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Northern Pygmy OwlGlaucidium gnoma
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus
Northern Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Flammulated OwlPsiloscops flammeolus
Western Screech OwlMegascops kennicottii
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Northern FlickerColaptes auratus
Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideus
Red-naped SapsuckerSphyrapicus nuchalis
Lewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewis
Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorus
Ladder-backed WoodpeckerPicoides scalaris
Downy WoodpeckerPicoides pubescens
Hairy WoodpeckerPicoides villosus
American Three-toed WoodpeckerPicoides dorsalis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
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
Pacific-slope FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilisRare/Accidental
Cordilleran FlycatcherEmpidonax occidentalis
Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperi
Western Wood PeweeContopus sordidulus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Plumbeous VireoVireo plumbeus
Cassin's VireoVireo cassinii
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Gray JayPerisoreus canadensis
Black-billed MagpiePica hudsonia
Clark's NutcrackerNucifraga columbiana
Common RavenCorvus corax
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Pinyon JayGymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Woodhouse's Scrub JayAphelocoma woodhouseii
Steller's JayCyanocitta stelleri

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Evening GrosbeakHesperiphona vespertina
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
Gray-crowned Rosy FinchLeucosticte tephrocotis
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassinii
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucopteraRare/Accidental
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
American GoldfinchSpinus tristis
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Chestnut-collared LongspurCalcarius ornatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Brewer's SparrowSpizella breweri
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
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
Virginia's WarblerLeiothlypis virginiae
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Grace's WarblerSetophaga graciae
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Hermit WarblerSetophaga occidentalis
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
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Common GrackleQuiscalus quiscula
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
Lazuli BuntingPasserina amoena
Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
Hepatic TanagerPiranga flava

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Juniper TitmouseBaeolophus ridgwayi
Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
Mountain ChickadeePoecile gambeli

 
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: Aegithalidae

BushtitPsaltriparus minimus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula
Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

American TreecreeperCerthia americana

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Polioptilidae

Blue-gray GnatcatcherPolioptila caerulea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos
Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

Common StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

American DipperCinclus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Western BluebirdSialia mexicana
Eastern BluebirdSialia sialis
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
American RobinTurdus migratorius

 

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