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Whatcom

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This checklist includes all bird species found in Whatcom , 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: Whatcom [map]

Number of species: 354
Number of globally threatened species: 11
Number of introduced species: 8
Last modified: 2019-07-05
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Snow GooseAnser caerulescens
Ross's GooseAnser rossiiRare/Accidental
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
BrantBranta bernicla
Cackling GooseBranta hutchinsii
Canada GooseBranta canadensis
Mute SwanCygnus olorIntroduced species
Trumpeter SwanCygnus buccinator
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianus
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnusRare/Accidental
Wood DuckAix sponsa
Blue-winged TealSpatula discors
Cinnamon TealSpatula cyanoptera
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americana
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
American Black DuckAnas rubripesIntroduced species
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
CanvasbackAythya valisineria
RedheadAythya americana
Ring-necked DuckAythya collaris
Tufted DuckAythya fuligulaRare/Accidental
Greater ScaupAythya marila
Lesser ScaupAythya affinis
King EiderSomateria spectabilisRare/Accidental
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillata
White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandi
Black ScoterMelanitta americanaNear-threatened
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
BuffleheadBucephala albeola
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangula
Barrow's GoldeneyeBucephala islandica
Hooded MerganserLophodytes cucullatus
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensis

 
GALLIFORMES: Odontophoridae

California QuailCallipepla californicaIntroduced species

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Indian PeafowlPavo cristatusIntroduced species
Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Ruffed GrouseBonasa umbellus
Spruce GrouseFalcipennis canadensis
Rock PtarmiganLagopus muta
White-tailed PtarmiganLagopus leucura
Dusky GrouseDendragapus obscurus
Sooty GrouseDendragapus fuliginosus
Sharp-tailed GrouseTympanuchus phasianellus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

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

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba liviaIntroduced species
Band-tailed PigeonPatagioenas fasciata
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaoctoRare/Accidental
White-winged DoveZenaida asiaticaRare/Accidental
Mourning DoveZenaida macroura

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Common NighthawkChordeiles minor
Common PoorwillPhalaenoptilus nuttallii

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Black SwiftCypseloides nigerVulnerable
Vaux's SwiftChaetura vauxi
White-throated SwiftAeronautes saxatalis

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Trochilidae

Black-chinned HummingbirdArchilochus alexandri
Anna's HummingbirdCalypte anna
Rufous HummingbirdSelasphorus rufusNear-threatened
Calliope HummingbirdSelasphorus calliope

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Virginia RailRallus limicola
SoraPorzana carolina
American CootFulica americana

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Sandhill CraneAntigone canadensis

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-necked StiltHimantopus mexicanus
American AvocetRecurvirostra americana

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Black OystercatcherHaematopus bachmani

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden-PloverPluvialis fulva
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatus
KilldeerCharadrius vociferus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Long-billed CurlewNumenius americanus
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponicaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Hudsonian GodwitLimosa haemasticaRare/Accidental
Marbled GodwitLimosa fedoa
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Black TurnstoneArenaria melanocephala
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
SurfbirdCalidris virgata
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
Sharp-tailed SandpiperCalidris acuminataRare/Accidental
Stilt SandpiperCalidris himantopus
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Rock SandpiperCalidris ptilocnemis
Baird's SandpiperCalidris bairdii
Least SandpiperCalidris minutilla
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 fulicarius
Spotted SandpiperActitis macularius
Solitary SandpiperTringa solitaria
Wandering TattlerTringa incana
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleuca
WilletTringa semipalmata
Lesser YellowlegsTringa flavipes

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Common MurreUria aalge
Pigeon GuillemotCepphus columba
Marbled MurreletBrachyramphus marmoratusEndangered
Ancient MurreletSynthliboramphus antiquus
Cassin's AukletPtychoramphus aleuticusNear-threatened
Rhinoceros AukletCerorhinca monocerata

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaVulnerable
Sabine's GullXema sabini
Bonaparte's GullChroicocephalus philadelphia
Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcan
Heermann's GullLarus heermanniNear-threatened
Mew GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensis
Western GullLarus occidentalis
California GullLarus californicus
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Glaucous-winged GullLarus glaucescens
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Black TernChlidonias niger
Common TernSterna hirundo
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Forster's TernSterna forsteri

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Pacific LoonGavia pacifica
Common LoonGavia immer
Yellow-billed LoonGavia adamsiiNear-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

Fork-tailed Storm-PetrelOceanodroma furcata

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Pink-footed ShearwaterArdenna creatopusVulnerable
Flesh-footed ShearwaterArdenna carneipesNear-threatened
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaNear-threatened
Short-tailed ShearwaterArdenna tenuirostris

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Brown BoobySula leucogasterRare/Accidental

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Brandt's CormorantPhalacrocorax penicillatus
Pelagic CormorantPhalacrocorax pelagicus
Double-crested CormorantPhalacrocorax auritus

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

American White PelicanPelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown PelicanPelecanus occidentalis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosus
Great Blue HeronArdea herodias
Great EgretArdea alba
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental
Little Blue HeronEgretta caeruleaRare/Accidental
Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Green HeronButorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-HeronNycticorax nycticorax

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

White-faced IbisPlegadis chihiRare/Accidental

 
CATHARTIFORMES: Cathartidae

California CondorGymnogyps californianusExtirpated Critically endangered
Turkey VultureCathartes aura

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Northern HarrierCircus hudsonius
Sharp-shinned HawkAccipiter striatus
Cooper's HawkAccipiter cooperii
Northern GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Bald EagleHaliaeetus leucocephalus
Broad-winged HawkButeo platypterusRare/Accidental
Swainson's HawkButeo swainsoni
Red-tailed HawkButeo jamaicensis
Rough-legged HawkButeo lagopus

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Western Screech-OwlMegascops kennicottii
Great Horned OwlBubo virginianus
Snowy OwlBubo scandiacusVulnerable
Northern Hawk OwlSurnia ululaRare/Accidental
Northern Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium gnoma
Spotted OwlStrix occidentalisNear-threatened
Barred OwlStrix varia
Great Gray OwlStrix nebulosa
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus
Boreal OwlAegolius funereus
Northern Saw-whet OwlAegolius acadicus

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Belted KingfisherMegaceryle alcyon

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Williamson's SapsuckerSphyrapicus thyroideus
Red-naped SapsuckerSphyrapicus nuchalis
Red-breasted SapsuckerSphyrapicus ruber
Lewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewis
American Three-toed WoodpeckerPicoides dorsalis
Black-backed WoodpeckerPicoides arcticus
Downy WoodpeckerDryobates pubescens
Hairy WoodpeckerDryobates villosus
White-headed WoodpeckerDryobates albolarvatus
Pileated WoodpeckerDryocopus pileatus
Northern FlickerColaptes auratus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

American KestrelFalco sparverius
MerlinFalco columbarius
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus
Prairie FalconFalco mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tyrannidae

Olive-sided FlycatcherContopus cooperiNear-threatened
Western Wood-PeweeContopus sordidulus
Willow FlycatcherEmpidonax traillii
Least FlycatcherEmpidonax minimus
Hammond's FlycatcherEmpidonax hammondii
Gray FlycatcherEmpidonax wrightii
Dusky FlycatcherEmpidonax oberholseri
Pacific-slope FlycatcherEmpidonax difficilis
Say's PhoebeSayornis saya
Ash-throated FlycatcherMyiarchus cinerascens
Tropical KingbirdTyrannus melancholicusRare/Accidental
Western KingbirdTyrannus verticalis
Eastern KingbirdTyrannus tyrannus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Hutton's VireoVireo huttoni
Cassin's VireoVireo cassinii
Warbling VireoVireo gilvus
Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Loggerhead ShrikeLanius ludovicianusNear-threatened
Northern ShrikeLanius borealis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Canada JayPerisoreus canadensis
Steller's JayCyanocitta stelleri
California Scrub-JayAphelocoma californica
Black-billed MagpiePica hudsonia
Clark's NutcrackerNucifraga columbiana
American CrowCorvus brachyrhynchos
Northwestern CrowCorvus caurinus
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Black-capped ChickadeePoecile atricapillus
Mountain ChickadeePoecile gambeli
Chestnut-backed ChickadeePoecile rufescens
Boreal ChickadeePoecile hudsonicus

 
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: 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: Troglodytidae

Rock WrenSalpinctes obsoletus
Canyon WrenCatherpes mexicanus
House WrenTroglodytes aedon
Pacific WrenTroglodytes pacificus
Marsh WrenCistothorus palustris
Bewick's WrenThryomanes bewickii

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

American DipperCinclus mexicanus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgarisIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Mimidae

Gray CatbirdDumetella carolinensis
Brown ThrasherToxostoma rufumRare/Accidental
Sage ThrasherOreoscoptes montanus
Northern MockingbirdMimus polyglottos

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Western BluebirdSialia mexicana
Mountain BluebirdSialia currucoides
Townsend's SolitaireMyadestes townsendi
Varied ThrushIxoreus naevius
VeeryCatharus fuscescens
Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatus
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatus
American RobinTurdus migratorius

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Red-flanked BluetailTarsiger cyanurusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulus
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorum

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

American PipitAnthus rubescens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
Evening GrosbeakCoccothraustes vespertinusVulnerable
Pine GrosbeakPinicola enucleator
Gray-crowned Rosy-FinchLeucosticte tephrocotis
House FinchHaemorhous mexicanus
Purple FinchHaemorhous purpureus
Cassin's FinchHaemorhous cassiniiNear-threatened
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Hoary RedpollAcanthis hornemanniRare/Accidental
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
White-winged CrossbillLoxia leucoptera
Pine SiskinSpinus pinus
Lesser GoldfinchSpinus psaltria
American GoldfinchSpinus tristis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Rustic BuntingEmberiza rusticaRare/Accidental Vulnerable

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

Grasshopper SparrowAmmodramus savannarum
Chipping SparrowSpizella passerina
Clay-colored SparrowSpizella pallida
Brewer's SparrowSpizella breweri
Black-throated SparrowAmphispiza bilineata
Lark SparrowChondestes grammacus
American Tree SparrowSpizelloides arborea
Fox SparrowPasserella iliaca
Dark-eyed JuncoJunco hyemalis
White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned SparrowZonotrichia atricapilla
Harris's SparrowZonotrichia querulaNear-threatened
White-throated SparrowZonotrichia albicollis
Vesper SparrowPooecetes gramineus
LeConte's SparrowAmmospiza leconteiiRare/Accidental
Savannah SparrowPasserculus sandwichensis
Song SparrowMelospiza melodia
Lincoln's SparrowMelospiza lincolnii
Swamp SparrowMelospiza georgiana
Spotted TowheePipilo maculatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteriidae

Yellow-breasted ChatIcteria virens

 
PASSERIFORMES: Icteridae

Yellow-headed BlackbirdXanthocephalus xanthocephalus
BobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorus
Western MeadowlarkSturnella neglecta
Bullock's OrioleIcterus bullockii
Baltimore OrioleIcterus galbulaRare/Accidental
Red-winged BlackbirdAgelaius phoeniceus
Brown-headed CowbirdMolothrus ater
Rusty BlackbirdEuphagus carolinusVulnerable
Brewer's BlackbirdEuphagus cyanocephalus
Common GrackleQuiscalus quisculaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Great-tailed GrackleQuiscalus mexicanusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

OvenbirdSeiurus aurocapillaRare/Accidental
Northern WaterthrushParkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental
Tennessee WarblerLeiothlypis peregrinaRare/Accidental
Orange-crowned WarblerLeiothlypis celata
Nashville WarblerLeiothlypis ruficapilla
MacGillivray's WarblerGeothlypis tolmiei
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichas
American RedstartSetophaga ruticilla
Cape May WarblerSetophaga tigrinaRare/Accidental
Blackburnian WarblerSetophaga fuscaRare/Accidental
Yellow WarblerSetophaga petechia
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Palm WarblerSetophaga palmarum
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronata
Black-throated Gray WarblerSetophaga nigrescens
Townsend's WarblerSetophaga townsendi
Hermit WarblerSetophaga occidentalis
Wilson's WarblerCardellina pusilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Western TanagerPiranga ludoviciana
Black-headed GrosbeakPheucticus melanocephalus
Lazuli BuntingPasserina amoena
Indigo BuntingPasserina cyaneaRare/Accidental

 

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