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El Paso

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This checklist includes all bird species found in El Paso , 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 2019. 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: El Paso [map]

Number of species: 381
Number of globally threatened species: 9
Number of introduced species: 6
Last modified: 2019-10-20
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Fulvous Whistling-DuckDendrocygna bicolor
Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
Ross's GooseAnser rossii
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Wood DuckAix sponsa
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelopeRare/Accidental
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Mexican DuckAnas diazi
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandicaRare/Accidental
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

Scaled QuailCallipepla squamata
Gambel's QuailCallipepla gambelii

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Wild TurkeyMeleagris gallopavo

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Least GrebeTachybaptus dominicus
Pied-billed GrebePodilymbus podiceps
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusVulnerable
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis
Western GrebeAechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's GrebeAechmophorus clarkii

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

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

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Groove-billed AniCrotophaga sulcirostris
Greater RoadrunnerGeococcyx californianus
Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanus
Black-billed CuckooCoccyzus erythropthalmus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Lesser NighthawkChordeiles acutipennis
Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Common PoorwillPhalaenoptilus nuttallii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides nigerRare/Accidental Vulnerable
White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Rivoli's HummingbirdEugenes fulgens
Blue-throated Mountain-gemLampornis clemenciae
Lucifer HummingbirdCalothorax lucifer
Ruby-throated HummingbirdArchilochus colubris
Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte anna
Costa's HummingbirdCalypte costaeRare/Accidental
Broad-tailed HummingbirdSelasphorus platycercus
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufusNear-threatened
Allen's HummingbirdSelasphorus sasinRare/Accidental
Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope
Broad-billed HummingbirdCynanthus latirostrisRare/Accidental
Violet-crowned HummingbirdAmazilia violicepsRare/Accidental
White-eared HummingbirdHylocharis leucotisRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
Common GallinuleGallinula galeata
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
American AvocetRecurvirostra americana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Snowy PloverCharadrius nivosusNear-threatened
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicauda
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
Red-necked StintCalidris ruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollis
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotos
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaNear-threatened
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 fulicariusRare/Accidental
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
Heermann's GullLarus heermanniRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Mew GullLarus canusRare/Accidental
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
California GullLarus californicusRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Iceland GullLarus glaucoidesRare/Accidental
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscusRare/Accidental
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreusRare/Accidental
Least TernSternula antillarum
Black TernChlidonias niger
Common TernSterna hirundo
Forster's TernSterna forsteri
Elegant TernThalasseus elegansRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellataRare/Accidental
Pacific LoonGavia pacificaRare/Accidental
Common LoonGavia immer

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Neotropic CormorantPhalacrocorax brasilianus
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
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
Tricolored HeronEgretta tricolor
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-HeronNyctanassa violacea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White IbisEudocimus albus
White-faced IbisPlegadis chihi

 
CATHARTIFORMES: Cathartidae

Black VultureCoragyps atratus
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

White-tailed KiteElanus leucurus
Swallow-tailed KiteElanoides forficatus
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Mississippi KiteIctinia mississippiensis
Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilisRare/Accidental
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
Common Black HawkButeogallus anthracinus
Harris's HawkParabuteo unicinctus
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
Elf OwlMicrathene whitneyi
Burrowing OwlAthene cunicularia
Spotted OwlStrix occidentalisNear-threatened
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicusRare/Accidental

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideus
Yellow-bellied SapsuckerSphyrapicus varius
Red-naped SapsuckerSphyrapicus nuchalis
Lewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewisRare/Accidental
Red-headed WoodpeckerMelanerpes erythrocephalus
Acorn WoodpeckerMelanerpes formicivorus
Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
Ladder-backed WoodpeckerDryobates scalaris
Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
Aplomado FalconFalco femoralis
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittacidae

Monk ParakeetMyiopsitta monachusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiNear-threatened
Greater PeweeContopus pertinaxRare/Accidental
Western Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulus
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii
Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii
Dusky FlycatcherEmpidonax oberholseri
Cordilleran FlycatcherEmpidonax occidentalis
Black PhoebeSayornis nigricans
Eastern PhoebeSayornis phoebe
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Vermilion FlycatcherPyrocephalus rubinus
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
Great Crested FlycatcherMyiarchus crinitus
Brown-crested FlycatcherMyiarchus tyrannulus
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicus
Couch's KingbirdTyrannus couchii
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 flavifrons
Cassin's VireoVireo cassinii
Blue-headed VireoVireo solitarius
Plumbeous VireoVireo plumbeus
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianusNear-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Pinyon JayGymnorhinus cyanocephalusVulnerable
Steller's JayCyanocitta stelleri
Blue JayCyanocitta cristata
Woodhouse's Scrub-JayAphelocoma woodhouseii
Clark's NutcrackerNucifraga columbianaRare/Accidental
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Chihuahuan RavenCorvus cryptoleucus
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Mountain ChickadeePoecile gambeli
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
Cave SwallowPetrochelidon fulva

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

BushtitPsaltriparus minimus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Golden-crowned KingletRegulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned KingletRegulus calendula

 
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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Rock WrenSalpinctes obsoletus
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Winter WrenTroglodytes hiemalis
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Carolina WrenThryothorus ludovicianus
Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii
Cactus WrenCampylorhynchus brunneicapillus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

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

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Ptiliogonatidae

Gray Silky-flycatcherPtiliogonys cinereusRare/Accidental
PhainopeplaPhainopepla nitens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescens
Sprague's PipitAnthus spragueiiVulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinusVulnerable
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassiniiNear-threatened
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria
Lawrence's GoldfinchSpinus lawrenceiRare/Accidental
American GoldfinchSpinus tristis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Chestnut-collared LongspurCalcarius ornatusVulnerable
McCown's LongspurRhynchophanes mccownii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Cassin's SparrowPeucaea cassinii
Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Black-chinned SparrowSpizella atrogularis
Field SparrowSpizella pusilla
Brewer's SparrowSpizella breweri
Black-throated SparrowAmphispiza bilineata
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
Lark BuntingCalamospiza melanocorys
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querulaNear-threatened
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
Sagebrush SparrowArtemisiospiza nevadensis
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Baird's SparrowCentronyx bairdiiRare/Accidental
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
Canyon TowheeMelozone fusca
Rufous-crowned SparrowAimophila ruficeps
Green-tailed TowheePipilo chlorurus
Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus
Eastern TowheePipilo erythrophthalmus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteriidae

Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglecta
Eastern MeadowlarkSturnella magnaNear-threatened
Orchard OrioleIcterus spurius
Hooded OrioleIcterus cucullatus
Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbula
Scott's OrioleIcterus parisorum
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Bronzed CowbirdMolothrus aeneus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusVulnerable
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Common GrackleQuiscalus quisculaNear-threatened
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Louisiana WaterthrushParkesia motacilla
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta varia
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
Lucy's WarblerLeiothlypis luciae
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
Virginia's WarblerLeiothlypis virginiae
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
Hooded WarblerSetophaga citrina
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Northern ParulaSetophaga americana
Magnolia WarblerSetophaga magnolia
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fusca
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided WarblerSetophaga pensylvanica
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescens
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Pine WarblerSetophaga pinus
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Hermit WarblerSetophaga occidentalis
Canada WarblerCardellina canadensis
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla
Red-faced WarblerCardellina rubrifronsRare/Accidental
Painted RedstartMyioborus pictus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Hepatic TanagerPiranga flava
Summer TanagerPiranga rubra
Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
Northern CardinalCardinalis cardinalis
PyrrhuloxiaCardinalis sinuatus
Rose-breasted GrosbeakPheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
Blue GrosbeakPasserina caerulea
Lazuli BuntingPasserina amoena
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyanea
Varied BuntingPasserina versicolor
Painted BuntingPasserina ciris
DickcisselSpiza americana

 

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