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Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

Othello, Washington


Season Symbols

Sp - Spring, March through May
S - Summer, June through August
F - Fall, September through November
W - Winter, December through February

Abundance Symbols

A - abundant, certain to be seen in abundance
C - common, certain to be seen in proper habitat
U - uncommon, present but not certain to be seen
O - ocassional, seen only a few times during the season
R - rare, known to be present but not every year
* - birds known to nest locally
# - indicates a threatened/endangered species


LOONS Sp S F W ___ *Common Loon U O U
GREBES Sp S F W ___ *Pied-billed Grebe U C C U ___ Horned Grebe O O O ___ Red-necked Grebe O O ___ *Eared Grebe O O O ___ Western Grebe O O O ___ Clark's Grebe O R R
PELICANS AND CORMORANTS Sp S F W ___ American White Pelican U O U ___ *Double-crested Cormorant C C C
BITTERNS, HERONS, AND EGRETS Sp S F W ___ *American Bittern O O O ___ Great Blue Heron C C C U ___ Great Egret U U O ___ Black-crowned Night Heron C C U
WATERFOWL Sp S F W ___ Tundra Swan U C C ___ Greater White-fronted Goose O O R ___ Snow Goose O O ___ *Canada Goose A U A A ___ Wood Duck O U O ___ *Green-winged Teal C U C C ___ *Mallard A C A A ___ *Northern Pintail C U C C ___ *Blue-winged Teal U U U ___ *Cinnamon Teal C C U ___ *Northern Shoveler U O U C ___ *Gadwall C U U U ___ *American Wigeon C O C C ___ *Canvasback O O O U ___ *Redhead C C C U ___ Ring-necked Duck U U C C ___ Greater Scaup U O U ___ *Lesser Scaup C O U C ___ Surf Scoter R ___ Eurasian Wigeon O O ___ Oldsquaw O ___ White-winged Scoter R ___ Common Goldeneye C O U U ___ Barrow's Goldeneye O O O ___ Bufflehead C O U C ___ Hooded Merganser O U U ___ Common Merganser U O U ___ Red-breasted Merganser R ___ *Ruddy Duck C U U C
VULTURES Sp S F W ___ Turkey Vulture O R
OSPREY, KITES, EAGLES, AND HAWKS Sp S F W ___ Osprey O R O ___ #Bald Eagle O R O ___ *Northern Harrier U U U C ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk O R O R ___ Cooper's Hawk O R O R ___ *Swainson's Hawk O R O ___ *Red-tailed Hawk C C C U ___ *Ferruginous Hawk O O R ___ Rough-legged Hawk O O U ___ Golden Eagle O O O
FALCONS Sp S F W ___ *American Kestrel C C U C ___ Merlin O O ___ #Peregrine Falcon R O ___ Gyrfalcon R O ___ *Prairie Falcon O O O O
GALLINACEOUS BIRDS Sp S F W ___ *Gray Partridge R R R R ___ *Chukar O O O O ___ *Ring-necked Pheasant C C C C ___ *California Quail U C C C
Rails Sp S F W ___ *Virgina Rail U U U U ___ *Sora U U U O ___ *American Coot A C A C
CRANES Sp S F W ___ Sandhill Crane U U
PLOVERS Sp S F W ___ Black-bellied Plover O O ___ Lesser Golden-Plover R ___ Semipalmated Plover O O ___ *Killdeer A A C U
STILTS AND AVOCETS Sp S F W ___ *Black-necked Stilt U U ___ *American Avocet C C
SHOREBIRDS Sp S F W ___ Greater Yellowlegs U U U ___ Lesser Yellowlegs U U U ___ Solitary Sandpiper O O O ___ *Spotted Sandpiper U U O ___ *Long-billed Curlew U U O ___ Marbled Godwit R ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper O U ___ Western Sandpiper U U U ___ Least Sandpiper C U U ___ Baird's Sandpiper O U O ___ Stilt Sandpiper R O ___ Pectoral Sandpiper O O U ___ Dunlin U O ___ Short-billed Dowitcher O U ___ Long-billed Dowitcher U U U
SNIPE Sp S F W ___ *Common Snipe C U U O
PHALAROPES Sp S F W ___ *Wilson's Phalarope U U ___ Red-necked Phalarope U U
GULLS AND TERNS Sp S F W ___ Franklin's Gul O ___ Bonaparte's Gull O U U ___ Ring-billed Gull A A A C ___ California Gull C A C C ___ Herring Gull U C C ___ Glaucous-winged Gull R ___ Caspian Tern C C U ___ *Forster's Tern C C O ___ *Black Tern O O ___ Thayer's Gull R
DOVES Sp S F W ___ *Rock Dove U U U U ___ *Mourning Dove C C C C
OWLS Sp S F W ___ *Common Barn-Owl U U O ___ *Great Horned Owl U U U U ___ Snowy Owl R ___ *Burrowing Owl O O O O ___ *Long-eared Owl O O O ___ *Short-eared Owl O O O O
GOATSUCKERS Sp S F W ___ *Common Nighthawk U O ___ *Common Poorwill R R
SWIFTS Sp S F W ___ White-throated Swift R R ___ Vaux's Swift R
HUMMINGBIRDS Sp S F W ___ Rufous Hummingbird R O O
KINGFISHERS Sp S F W ___ *Belted Kingfisher U O O O
WOODPECKERS Sp S F W ___ Lewis' Woodpecker O O ___ Downy Woodpecker O O O O ___ Hairy Woodpecker R R ___ *Northern Flicker C C C C ___ Red-naped Sapsucker R R
FLYCATCHERS Sp S F W ___ Western Wood-Pewee U O ___ Willow Flycatcher O O ___ Hammond's Flycatcher O U ___ Dusky Flycatcher U U U ___ *Say's Phoebe U U U O ___ Ash-throated Flycatcher O O ___ *Western Kingbird U U O ___ *Eastern Kingbird U U O ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher R
LARKS Sp S F W ___ *Horned Lark U U U U
SWALLOWS Sp S F W ___ Tree Swallow U O O ___ *Violet-green Swallow U O O R ___ *Northern Rough-winged Swallow U U O ___ *Bank Swallow C U U ___ *Cliff Swallow A A O ___ *Barn Swallow C C A
JAYS, MAGPIES, AND CROWS Sp S F W ___ *Black-billed Magpie C C A A ___ Amercian Crow O O O O ___ *Common Raven U U U O
CHICKADEES AND TITMICE Sp S F W ___ Black-capped Chickadee R R R R
NUTHATCHES Sp S F W ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch R R O
CREEPERS Sp S F W ___ Brown Creeper R
WRENS Sp S F W ___ *Rock Wren A A A O ___ *Canyon Wren U O U O ___ *House Wren O O O ___ Winter Wren O O ___ *Marsh Wren C U U U ___ Bewick's Wren R R R
KINGLETS, BLUEBIRDS, Sp S F W AND THRUSHES ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet O O ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet U O U ___ Western Bluebird R R ___ Mountain Bluebird R O ___ Townsend's Solitaire U O O O ___ Swainson's Thrush R ___ Hermit Thrush R O ___ *American Robin C U U U ___ Varied Thrush O O U
MOCKINGBIRDS AND TRASHERS Sp S F W ___ Gray Catbird R R ___ *Sage Thrasher O O O
WAGTAILS AND PIPITS Sp S F W ___ American Pipit U U U
WAXWINGS Sp S F W ___ Bohemian Waxwing O ___ Cedar Waxwings O O
SHRIKES Sp S F W ___ Northern Shrike R R O O ___ *Loggerhead Shrike U U O O
STARLINGS AND MYNAS Sp S F W ___ *European Starling C C C C
VIREOS Sp S F W ___ Solitary Vireo R O O ___ Warbling Vireo O O O ___ Red-eyed Vireo O
WARBLERS Sp S F W ___ Orange-crowned Warbler U O U ___ Nashville Warbler O O O ___ *Yellow Warbler O O U ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler C C C ___ Townsend's Warbler U U O ___ MacGillivray's Warbler U O U ___ *Common Yellowthroat O O ___ *Wilson's Warbler U U O ___ *Yellow-breasted Chat U U O
TANAGERS Sp S F W ___ Western Tanager O O O
GROSBEAKS AND BUNTINGS Sp S F W ___ *Lazuli Bunting U U ___ *Black-headed Grosbeak U U
TOWHEES AND SPARROWS Sp S F W ___ Spotted Towhee O O ___ American Tree Sparrow U U U ___ Chipping Sparrow O R O ___ *Brewer's Sparrow O O O ___ *Vesper Sparrow O O O ___ *Lark Sparrow O U O ___ *Sage Sparrow O O O ___ *Savannah Sparrow C O C O ___ *Grasshopper Sparrow C U U ___ Fox Sparrow O O ___ *Song Sparrow C C C U ___ Lincoln's Sparrow U U ___ Golden-crowned Sparrow U U ___ White-crowned Sparrow A A C ___ Dark-eyed Junco C C C
BLACKBIRDS, MEADOWLARKS, Sp S F W AND ORIOLES ___ *Red-winged Blackbird A A C C ___ *Western Meadowlark A A C U ___ *Yellow-headed Blackbird C C U U ___ *Brewer's Blackbird C U U C ___ *Brown-headed Cowbird C C C O ___ *Northern Oriole U U U
FINCHES Sp S F W ___ Rosy Finch R ___ House Finch U O O U ___ Red Crossbill R R ___ Pine Siskin O O ___ *American Goldfinch O O O U ___ Evening Grosbeak R R ___ Common Redpoll R R
OLD WORLD SPARROWS Sp S F W ___ *House Sparrow C U C U

ACCIDENTALS
Pacific Loon 
White-faced Ibis 
Brant
Harlequin Duck
Willet
Whimbrel
Long-tail Jaeger
Mew Gull
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Harris' Sparrow
Tufted Duck
Ruddy Turnstone
Cattle Egret

For more information contact:

Columbia National Wildlife Refuge
735 East Main
P.O. Drawer F
Othello, WA 99344
(509) 488-2668

This resource is based on the following source:


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  No date.  Columbia National Wildlife Refuge 
     bird checklist.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  3 pages.
This resource should be cited as:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  No date.  Columbia National Wildlife Refuge 
     bird checklist.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  3 pages.  Jamestown, 
     ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govcolumbia.htm 
     (Version 26MAY98).

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