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Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

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Mount Vernon, Washington



Key

Note 1: used to be Arctic Loon (Gavia arctiva)
Note 2: used to be Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Note 3: used to be Western Flycatcher (Empidonax difficilis)

SE = State endangered species
ST = State threatened species
SC = State candidate species
SM = State monitor species
FE = Federally endangered species
FT = Federally threatened species
FSC = Federal species of concern

H = Hatten (1984)
M = WDOE (1984)
S = Skagit Audubon (1996)
* = seen < 15 times in Skagit County accd'g to Skagit Audubon.


FAMILY Gaviidae           
                                        
COMMON (SCIENTIFIC)                    <15x     STATUS     REFERENCE

___ Red-throated Loon                    -        -           MS
    (Gavia stellata)  
___ Pacific Loon                         -        -           MS  
    (Note 1) (Gavia pacifica)                                                                               
___ Common Loon                          -        SC          HMS
    (Gavia immer) 
___ Yellow-billed Loon                   *        -           MS
    (Gavia adamsii)   

FAMILY Podicipedidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Pied-billed Grebe - - MS (Podilymbus podiceps) ___ Horned Grebe - SM MS (Podiceps auritus) ___ Red-necked Grebe - SM MS (Podiceps grisegena) ___ Eared Grebe - - MS (Podiceps nigricollis) ___ Western Grebe - SM MS (Aechmophorus occidentalis) ___ Clark's Grebe * SM S (Aechmophorus clarkii)
FAMILY Pelecanidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ American White Pelican * SE S (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)
FAMILY Phalacrocoracidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Double-crested Cormorant - - HMS (Phalacrocorax auritus) ___ Brandt's Cormorant - SC MS (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) ___ Pelagic Cormorant - - MS (Phalacrocorax pelagicus)
FAMILY Ardeidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ American Bittern - - MS (Botaurus lentiginosus) ___ Great Blue Heron - SM HMS (Ardea herodias) ___ Great Egret * SM MS (Casmerodius albus) ___ Cattle Egret - - S (Bubulcus ibis) ___ Green Heron - SM MS (Butorides virescens) ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron - SM MS (Nycticorax nycticorax)
FAMILY Cathartidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Turkey Vulture - SM MS (Cathartes aura)
FAMILY Anatidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Tundra Swan - - MS (Cygnus columbianus) ___ Trumpeter Swan - - MS (Cygnus buccinator) ___ Greater White-fronted Goose - - MS (Anser albifrons) ___ Snow Goose - - MS (Chen caerulescens) ___ Brant - - MS (Branta bernicla) ___ Canada Goose - - HMS (Branta canadensis) ___ Wood Duck - - MS (Aix sponsa) ___ Green-winged Teal - - MS (Anas crecca) ___ Mallard - - HMS (Anas platyrhynchos) ___ Northern Pintail - - MS (Anas acuta) ___ Blue-winged Teal - - MS (Anas discors) ___ Cinnamon Teal - - MS (Anas cyanoptera) ___ Northern Shoveler - - MS (Anas clypeata) ___ Gadwall - - MS (Anas strepera) ___ Eurasian Wigeon - - MS (Anas penelope) ___ American Wigeon - - MS (Anas americana) ___ Canvasback - - MS (Aythya valisineria) ___ Redhead - - MS (Aythya americana) ___ Ring-necked Duck - - MS (Aythya collaris) ___ Greater Scaup - - MS (Aythya marila) ___ Lesser Scaup - - MS (Aythya affinis) ___ Harlequin Duck - - MS (Histrionicus histrionicus) ___ Oldsquaw - - MS (Clangula hyemalis) ___ Black Scoter * - MS (Melanitta nigra) ___ Surf Scoter - - MS (Melanitta perspicillata) ___ White-winged Scoter - - MS (Melanitta fusca) ___ Common Goldeneye - - MS (Bucephala clangula) ___ Barrow's Goldeneye - - MS (Bucephala islandica) ___ Bufflehead - - MS (Bucephala albeola) ___ Hooded Merganser - - MS (Lophodytes cucullatus) ___ Common Merganser - - MS (Mergus merganser) ___ Red-breasted Merganser - - MS (Mergus serrator) ___ Ruddy Duck - - MS (Oxyura jamaicensis)
FAMILY Accipitridae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Osprey - - MS (Pandion haliaetus) ___ Bald Eagle - ST,FT HMS (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) ___ Northern Harrier - - HMS (Circus cyaneus) ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk - - MS (Accipiter striatus) ___ Cooper's Hawk - - HMS (Accipiter cooperii) ___ Northern Goshawk - SF,FSC MS (Accipiter gentilis) ___ Red-tailed Hawk - - HMS (Buteo jamaicensis) ___ Rough-legged Hawk - - MS (Buteo lagopus) ___ Golden Eagle - SC S (Aquila chrysaetos)
FAMILY Falconidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ American Kestrel - - MS (Falco sparverius) ___ Merlin - SC HMS (Falco columbarius) ___ Peregrine Falcon - SE,FE HMS (Falco peregrinus) ___ Gyrfalcon - SM MS (Falco rusticolus) ___ Prairie Falcon - SM MS (Falco mexicanus)
FAMILY Phasianidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Ring-necked Pheasant - - MS (Phasianus colchicus) ___ Ruffed Grouse - - MS (Bonasa umbellus) ___ California Quail - - MS (Callipepla californica)
FAMILY Rallidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Virginia Rail - - MS (Rallus limicola) ___ Sora - - MS (Porzana carolina) ___ American Coot - - MS (Fulica americana)
FAMILY Gruidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Sandhill Crane - SE,FT MS (Grus canadensis)
FAMILY Charadriidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Black-bellied Plover - - MS (Pluvialis squatarola) ___ American Golden-Plover * - MS (Pluvialis dominica) ___ Pacific Golden-Plover * - S (Pluvialis fulva) ___ Semipalmated Plover - - MS (Charadrius semipalmatus) ___ Killdeer - - MS (Charadrius vociferus)
FAMILY Haematopodidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Black Oystercatcher - - MS (Haematopus bachmani)
FAMILY Scolopacidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ American Avocet * - S (Recurvirostra americana) ___ Greater Yellowlegs - - MS (Tringa melanoleuca) ___ Lesser Yellowlegs - - MS (Tringa flavipes) ___ Solitary Sandpiper - - MS (Tringa solitaria) ___ Spotted Sandpiper - - MS (Actitis macularia) ___ Whimbrel - - MS (Numenius phaeopus) ___ Long-billed Curlew * - MS (Numenius americanus) ___ Marbled Godwit - - MS (Limosa fedoa) ___ Ruddy Turnstone * - MS (Arenaria interpres) ___ Black Turnstone - - MS (Arenaria melanocephala) ___ Surfbird - - MS (Aphriza virgata) ___ Red Knot * - MS (Calidris canutus) ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper - - MS (Calidris pusilla) ___ Western Sandpiper - - MS (Calidris mauri)
FAMILY Scolopacidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Least Sandpiper - - MS (Calidris minutilla) ___ Baird's Sandpiper * - MS (Calidris bairdii) ___ Pectoral Sandpiper - - MS (Calidris melanotos) ___ Dunlin - - MS (Calidris alpina) ___ Stilt Sandpiper - - MS (Calidris himantopus) ___ Short-billed Dowitcher - - MS (Limnodromus griseus) ___ Long-billed Dowitcher - - MS (Limnodromus scolopaceus) ___ Common Snipe - - MS (Gallinago gallinago) ___ Wilson's Phalarope - - MS (Phalaropus tricolor) ___ Red-necked Phalarope - - MS (Phalaropus lobatus)
FAMILY Laridae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Parasitic Jaeger * - MS (Stercorarius parasiticus) ___ Franklin's Gull * - MS (Larus pipixcan) ___ Bonaparte's Gull - - MS (Larus philadelphia) ___ Heermann's Gull - - MS (Larus heermanni) ___ Mew Gull - - MS (Larus canus) ___ Ring-billed Gull - - MS (Larus delawarensis) ___ California Gull - - MS (Larus californicus) ___ Herring Gull - - MS (Larus argentatus) ___ Thayer's Gull - - MS (Larus thayeri) ___ Western Gull - - MS (Larus occidentalis) ___ Glaucous-winged Gull - - HMS (Larus glaucescens) ___ Glaucous Gull * - MS (Larus hyperboreus) ___ Caspian Tern - SM MS (Sterna caspia) ___ Common Tern - - MS (Sterna hirundo) ___ Black Tern * SM S (Chlidonias niger)
FAMILY Alcidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Common Murre - SC MS (Uria aalge) ___ Pigeon Guillemot - - MS (Cepphus columba) ___ Marbled Murrelet - ST,FT MS (Brachyramphus marmoratus) ___ Rhinoceros Auklet - - MS (Cerorhinca monocerata)
FAMILY Columbidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Rock Dove - - HMS (Columba livia) ___ Band-tailed Pigeon - - HMS (Columba fasciata) ___ Mourning Dove - - HMS (Zenaida macroura)
FAMILY Tytonidae/Strigidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Barn Owl - - MS (Tyto alba) ___ Western Screech Owl - - MS (Otus kennicottii) ___ Great-horned Owl - - HMS (Bubo virginianus) ___ Snowy Owl - - MS (Nyctea scandiaca) ___ Northern Pygmy Owl - - MS (Glaucidium gnoma) ___ Barred Owl - - S (Strix varia) ___ Great Gray Owl * SM S (Strix nebulosa) ___ Long-eared Owl * - MS (Asio otus) ___ Short-eared Owl - - MS (Asio flammeus) ___ Northern Saw-Whet Owl - - HMS (Aegolius acadicus)
FAMILY Caprimulgidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Common Nighthawk - - MS (Chordeiles minor)
FAMILY Apodidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Black Swift - SM MS (Cypseloides niger) ___ Vaux's Swift - SC MS (Chaetura vauxi)
FAMILY Trochilidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Rufous Hummingbird - - HMS (Selasphorus rufus)
FAMILY Alcedinidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Belted Kingfisher - - MS (Ceryle alcyon)
FAMILY Picidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Lewis' Woodpecker - SC MS (Melanerpes lewis) ___ Red-breasted Sapsucker * - MS (Note 2) (Sphyrapicus ruber) ___ Downy Woodpecker - - HMS (Picoides pubescens) ___ Hairy Woodpecker - - HMS (Picoides villosus) ___ Northern Flicker - - HMS (Colaptes auratus) ___ Pileated Woodpecker - SC MS (Dryocopus pileatus)
FAMILY Tyrannidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher - - HMS (Contopus borealis) ___ Western Wood Pewee - - MS (Contopus sordidulus) ___ Willow Flycatcher - - MS (Empidonax traillii) ___ Hammond's Flycatcher - - MS (Empidonax hammondii) ___ Pacific-slope Flycatcher - - MS (Note 3) (Empidonax difficilis) ___ Tropical Kingbird * - S (Tyrannus vociferans) ___ Western Kingbird - - MS (Tyrannus dominicensis) ___ Eastern Kingbird - - MS (Tyrannus tyrannus)
FAMILY Laniidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Northern Shrike - - HMS (Lanius excubitor)
FAMILY Vireonidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Solitary Vireo - - MS (Vireo solitarius) ___ Hutton's Vireo - - HMS (Vireo huttoni) ___ Warbling Vireo - - HMS (Vireo gilvus) ___ Red-eyed Vireo - - HMS (Vireo olivaceus)
FAMILY Corvidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Steller's Jay - - HMS (Cyanocitta stelleri) ___ Western Scrub-Jay * - S (Aphelocoma californica) ___ American Crow - - HMS (Corvus brachyrhynchos) ___ Northwestern Crow - - S (Corvus caurinus) ___ Common Raven - - HMS (Corvus corax)
FAMILY Alaudidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Horned Lark - - MS (Eremophila alpestris)
FAMILY Hirundinidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Purple Martin * SC MS (Progne subis) ___ Tree Swallow - - HMS (Tachycineta bicolor) ___ Violet-green Swallow - - HMS (Tachycineta thalassina) ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow - - HMS (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) ___ Bank Swallow * - MS (Riparia riparia) ___ Cliff Swallow - - HMS (Hirundo pyrrhonota) ___ Barn Swallow - - MS (Hirundo rustica)
FAMILY Paridae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Black-capped Chickadee - - HMS (Parus atricapillus) ___ Mountain Chickadee - - MS (Parus gambeli) ___ Chestnut-backed Chickadee - - HMS (Parus rufescens)
FAMILY Sittidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch - - MS (Sitta canadensis) ___ White-breasted Nuthatch * - HS (Sitta carolinensis)
FAMILY Certhiidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Brown Creeper - - HMS (Certhia americana)
FAMILY Troglodytidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Bewick's Wren - - HMS (Thryomanes bewickii) ___ House Wren * - MS (Troglodytes aedon) ___ Winter Wren - - HMS (Troglodytes troglodytes) ___ Marsh Wren - - MS (Cistothorus palustris)
FAMILY Cinclidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ American Dipper - - MS (Cinclus mexicanus)
FAMILY Sylvidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet - - HMS (Regulus satrapa) ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet - - HMS (Regulus calendula)
FAMILY Muscicapidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Mountain Bluebird - - MS (Sialia currucoides) ___ Townsend's Solitaire - - MS (Myadestes townsendi) ___ Veery * - HMS (Catharus fuscescens) ___ Swainson's Thrush - - MS (Catharus ustulatus) ___ Hermit Thrush - - HMS (Catharus guttatus) ___ American Robin - - HMS (Turdus migratorius) ___ Varied Thrush - - HMS (Ixoreus naevius)
FAMILY Mimidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Northern Mockingbird * - MS (Mimus polyglottos)
FAMILY Motacillidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ American Pipit - - MS (Anthus spinoletta)
FAMILY Bombycillidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Bohemian Waxwing * - HS (Bombycilla garrulus) ___ Cedar Waxwing - - MS (Bombycilla cedrorum)
FAMILY Sturnidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ European Starling - - HMS (Sturnus vulgaris)
FAMILY Parulidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Tennessee Warbler * - HS (Vermivora peregrina) ___ Orange-winged Warbler - - HMS (Vermivora celata) ___ Nashville Warbler * - MS (Vermivora ruficapilla) ___ Yellow Warbler - - MS (Dendroica petechia) ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler - - HMS (Dendroica coronata) ___ Black-throated Gray Warbler - - MS (Dendroica nigrescens) ___ Townsend's Warbler - - MS (Dendroica townsendi) ___ MacGillivray's Warbler - - MS (Oporornis tolmiei) ___ Common Yellowthroat - - MS (Geothylpis trichas) ___ Wilson's Warbler - - HMS (Wilsonia pusilla)
FAMILY Thraupidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Western Tanager - - MS (Piranga ludoviciana)
FAMILY Fringillidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Black-headed Grosbeak - - MS (Pheucticus melanocephalus) ___ Lazuli Bunting - - MS (Passerina amoena) ___ Spotted Towhee - - HMS (Pipilo maculatus) ___ American Tree Sparrow * - HMS (Spizella arborea) ___ Chipping Sparrow - - HMS (Spizella passerina) ___ Brewer's Sparrow * - MS (Spizella pallida) ___ Savannah Sparrow - - HMS (Passerculus sandwichensis) ___ Fox Sparrow - - HMS (Passerella iliaca) ___ Song Sparrow - - HMS ( Melospiza melodia) ___ Lincoln's Sparrow - - MS (Melospiza lincolnii) ___ Swamp Sparrow - - MS (Melospiza georgiana) ___ White-throated Sparrow - - MS (Zonotrichia albicollis) ___ Golden-crowned Sparrow - - HMS (Zonotrichia atricapilla) ___ White-crowned Sparrow - - HMS (Zonotrichia leucophrys) ___ Harris' Sparrow - - MS (Zonotrichia querula) ___ Dark-eyed Junco - - HMS (Junco hyemalis) ___ Lapland Longspur - - MS (Calcarius lapponicus) ___ Snow Bunting - - MS (Plectrophenax nivalis)
FAMILY Icteridae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ Red-winged Blackbird - - MS (Agelaius phoeniceus) ___ Western Meadowlark - - MS (Sturnella neglecta) ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird - - MS (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus) ___ Rusty Blackbird * - S (Euphagus carolinus) ___ Brewer's Blackbird - - HMS (Euphagus cyanocephalus) ___ Brown-headed Cowbird - - HMS (Molothrus ater) ___ Orchard Oriole * - S (Icterus spurius) ___ Bullock's Oriole - - HMS (Icterus galbula) ___ Gray-crowned Rosy Finch - - MS (Leucosticte arctoa) ___ Pine Grosbeak * - MS (Pinicola enucleator) ___ Purple Finch - - HMS (Carpodacus purpureus) ___ House Finch - - HMS (Carpodacus mexicanus) ___ Red Crossbill - - MS (Loxia curvirostra) ___ Pine Siskin - - HMS (Carduelis pinus) ___ American Goldfinch - - HMS (Carduelis tristis) ___ Evening Grosbeak - - MS (Coccothraustes vespertinus)
FAMILY Ploceidae COMMON (SCIENTIFIC) <15x STATUS REFERENCE ___ House Sparrow - - HMS (Passer domesticus)
This checklist was provided by:

Glen "Alex" Alexander
alex@padillabay.gov
(360) 428-1558


For additional information contact:
               Padilla Bay NERR 
               1043 Bayview-Edison Road 
               Mount Vernon, WA 98273 
               Tel.# (360) 428-1558
This resource should be cited as:
Alexander, Glen.  No Date.  Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Bird 
     Checklist.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govpadbay.htm 
     (Version 30DEC2002).

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