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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

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Salt Flat, Texas


This revised edition of Dr. Newman's 1983 checklist includes 303 species (including 8 hypothetical species representing 46 families of birds. Species names and order are in accordance with the 6th edition of the American Ornithologists' Union "Checklist of Birds" and with recent supplements to the AOU checklist. The occurrence codes used are relatively broad as we seek to establish a more thorough understanding of the avian populations within the park. Visitors are encouraged to submit summaries of all field records (with date, location and abundance) to help with this effort. Reports of species which are listed as Rare, Occasional or Accidental, or of species not included on the list, should include a detailed description substantiating the identification.

Seasons

WINTER - mid-November through mid-March.
SPRING - mid-March through mid-May.
SUMMER - mid-May through mid-September
FALL - mid-September through mid-November.

Abundance

C - Common; found on at least 75% of trips in proper habitat.
F - Fairly Common; found on at least 25% of trips in proper habitat.
U - Uncommon; found on at least 10% of trips in proper habitat.
R - Rare; found on less than 10% of trips in proper habitat.
O - Occasional; not found every year during the season.
A - Accidental; out of normal range; not an expected species.
* - Breeder; known to have nested in the park.


PODICIPEDIDAE                          WINTER     SPRING     SUMMER     FALL     NOTES

___ Pied-billed Grebe                    -          -          -         R            
___ Eared Grebe                          -          -          -         O            

PELECANIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ American White Pelican - A - A ___ Brown Pelican - - A -
ARDEIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Great Blue Heron O O O R ___ Great Egret - O - O ___ Snowy Egret - O - - ___ Tricolored Heron - - A - ___ Cattle Egret - O O O ___ Green Heron - O - - ___ Black-crowned Night-Heron - - A -
THRESKIORNITHIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ White Ibis - - A - ___ White-faced Ibis - - A -
ANATIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Snow Goose - - - O ___ Canada Goose - O - - ___ Wood Duck O O - O ___ Green-winged Teal R R - R ___ Mallard R - - R ___ Northern Pintail O - - O ___ Blue-winged Teal - O - O ___ Cinnamon Teal - O - O ___ Northern Shoveler - O - O ___ Gadwall U U - U ___ American Wigeon U U - U ___ Canvasback - O - O ___ Redhead - O - O ___ Ring-necked Duck U U - U ___ Lesser Scaup O - - - ___ Bufflehead - O - - ___ Common Merganser O - - O ___ Ruddy Duck - - - O
CATHARTIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Black Vulture - - A - ___ Turkey Vulture* - C C C
ACCIPITRIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Osprey - O O - ___ White-tailed Kite - - A - ___ Mississippi Kite - A A - ___ Bald Eagle O A A O ___ Northern Harrier F U R F ___ Sharp-shinned Hawk F U R F ___ Cooper's Hawk* F U U F ___ Northern Goshawk - O - O ___ Common Black-Hawk - O - O ___ Harris' Hawk O O - - ___ Broad-winged Hawk - A - - ___ Swainson's Hawk - F U F ___ Zone-tailed Hawk - O O O ___ Red-tailed Hawk* C C F C ___ Ferruginous Hawk R O A R ___ Rough-legged Hawk O - - O ___ Golden Eagle* F F F F
FALCONIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Crested Caracara - - - A ___ American Kestrel* U C F C ___ Merlin* - - - O ___ Peregrine Falcon* R U U U ___ Prairie Falcon* R R R R
PHASIANIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Ring-necked Pheasant O O - O ___ Wild Turkey* U U U U ___ Montezuma Quail* R R R R 1 ___ Northern Bobwhite O O O O ___ Scaled Quail* C C C C ___ Gambel's Quail - A - -
RALLIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Virginia Rail A - - - ___ Sora - - - A ___ American Coot R R - R
GRUIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Sandhill Crane O U - U ___ Whooping Crane - A - A
CHARADRIIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Killdeer R U R U
RECURVIROSTRIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ American Avocet - - - A
SCOLOPACIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Lesser Yellowlegs - - - A ___ Solitary Sandpiper - - - O ___ Spotted Sandpiper - O O - ___ Long-billed Curlew - - - A ___ Sanderling - - - A 2 ___ Western Sandpiper - - - O ___ Least Sandpiper - - - A 2 ___ Baird's Sandpiper - - - A 2 ___ Stilt Sandpiper - - - O ___ Common Snipe R R - R
LARIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Ring-billed Gull R - - R ___ Herring Gull O - - - ___ Tern species - - - A
COLUMBIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Rock Dove - O O O ___ Band-tailed Pigeon* - R R R 3 ___ White-winged Dove* C C C C ___ Mourning Dove* U C C C
CUCULIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Yellow-billed Cuckoo* - - R R ___ Greater Roadrunner* F F F F
TYTONIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Barn-Owl - O O -
STRIGIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Flammulated Owl* - U U U ___ Western Screech-Owl* U U U U ___ Great Horned Owl* C C C C ___ Northern Pygmy-Owl - R R R ___ Elf Owl* - A A - ___ Burrowing Owl* R R R R ___ Spotted Owl* R R R R ___ Long-eared Owl O - - O ___ Short-eared Owl - - - A ___ Northern Saw-whet Owl* - O O - 4
CAPRIMULGIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Lesser Nighthawk - R R R ___ Common Nighthawk - C C F ___ Common Poorwill* - C C U ___ Whip-poor-will* - U U R
APODIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ White-throated Swift* A C C F
TROCHILIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ White-eared Hummingbird - - A - ___ Blue-throated Hummingbird* - R R R ___ Magnificent Hummingbird* - R R R ___ Ruby-throated Hummingbird - - A - ___ Black-chinned Hummingbird* - C C C ___ Calliope Hummingbird - - R R ___ Broad-tailed Hummingbird* - C C C ___ Rufous Hummingbird - - F F 5
ALCEDINIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Belted Kingfisher - U R U
PICIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Lewis' Woodpecker O A - O ___ Red-headed Woodpecker A - - A ___ Acorn Woodpecker* C C C C 6 ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker R - - - ___ Red-naped Sapsucker F - - F ___ Williamson's Sapsucker R O - R ___ Ladder-backed Woodpecker* C C C C ___ Downy Woodpecker R R - R ___ Hairy Woodpecker* F F F F ___ Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)* C F U C (Yellow-shafted) O - - -
TYRANNIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Olive-sided Flycatcher* - U U U ___ Western Wood-Pewee* - C C C ___ Willow Flycatcher - - A - ___ Hammond's Flycatcher R R - R ___ Dusky Flycatcher* - F R F ___ Gray Flycatcher - A A - 7 ___ Cordilleran Flycatcher* - C C C ___ Black Phoebe R U U U ___ Eastern Phoebe O - - - ___ Say's Phoebe* R C C C ___ Vermilion Flycatcher - O O O ___ Ash-throated Flycatcher* - C C C ___ Brown-crested Flycatcher - A A - ___ Cassin's Kingbird* - F F F ___ Western Kingbird* - U U U ___ Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - - A -
ALAUDIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Horned Lark U U U U
HIRUNDINIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Purple Martin - - A - ___ Tree Swallow - R - R ___ Violet-green Swallow* - C C C ___ Northern Rough-winged Swallow - U - U ___ Cliff Swallow - C C C ___ Cave Swallow - - O - ___ Barn Swallow* - U U U
CORVIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Steller's Jay* F F F F ___ Blue Jay - - A - ___ Western Scrub Jay* C F U C ___ Pinyon Jay R U R U ___ Clark's Nutcracker A A - A ___ American Crow A - - - ___ Chihuahuan Raven R R - R ___ Common Raven R R - R
PARIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Mountain Chickadee* C C C C ___ Plain Titmouse* U U U U ___ Tufted Titmouse - O O -
REMIZIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Verdin* U U U U
AEGITHALIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Bushtit* C C C C
SITTIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Red-breasted Nuthatch U R O U ___ White-breasted Nuthatch* C C C C ___ Pygmy Nuthatch* F F F F
CERTHIIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Brown Creeper* U U U U
TROGLODYTIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Cactus Wren* F F F F ___ Rock Wren* C C C C ___ Canyon Wren* C C C C ___ Bewick's Wren* C C C C ___ House Wren* U U U U ___ Winter Wren O O - O ___ Marsh Wren - A - A
CINCLIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ American Dipper O O - O
MUSCICAPIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Golden-crowned Kinglet U U - U ___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet C F R C ___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher* R C C F ___ Black-tailed Gnatcatcher R R R - ___ Eastern Bluebird R - - R 8 ___ Western Bluebird* C U U C 8 ___ Mountain Bluebird C U O C 8 ___ Townsend's Solitaire C U O C ___ Swainson's Thrush - R - R ___ Hermit Thrush* C C C C ___ Wood Thrush - A - - ___ American Robin C F O C 8 ___ Varied Thrush - A - A
MIMIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Gray Catbird A A - - ___ Northern Mockingbird* U F C F ___ Sage Thrasher F U - F 8 ___ Brown Thrasher R R - R ___ Curve-billed Thrasher* U F F F ___ Crissal Thrasher* U U U U
MOTACILLIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ American Pipit R R - R
BOMBYCILLIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Bohemian Waxwing A - - A ___ Cedar Waxwing F F - F 8
PTILOGONATIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Phainopepla* F R R F
LANIIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Northern Shrike A - - - ___ Loggerhead Shrike* F F F F
STURNIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ European Starling O O - O
VIREONIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ White-eyed Vireo - - A - ___ Bell's Vireo - R R - ___ Gray Vireo* - F F U ___ Solitary Vireo* O C C F ___ Yellow-throated Vireo - - A - ___ Hutton's Vireo* - R R R ___ Warbling Vireo* - C C U ___ Philadelphia Vireo - A - - ___ Red-eyed Vireo - A A -
EMBERIZIDAE (Family) PARULINAE (Subfamily) WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Orange-crowned Warbler* - F F F ___ Nashville Warbler - O - O ___ Virginia's Warbler* - F F U ___ Northern Parula - - A A ___ Yellow Warbler - U - U ___ Chesnut-sided Warbler - - A - ___ Black-throated Blue Warbler - A - A ___ Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle's) O F R U (Audubon's)* R C C F ___ Black-throated Gray Warbler* - U R U ___ Townsend's Warbler - C - C ___ Black-throated Green Warbler - - A - ___ Blackburnian Warbler - A A A ___ Yellow-throated Warbler - A - - ___ Grace's Warbler* - F F U ___ Pine Warbler - - - A ___ Black-and-White Warbler - A - - ___ American Redstart - R - R ___ Worm-eating Warbler - - A - ___ Ovenbird - A A A ___ Northern Waterthrush - - A A ___ Kentucky Warbler - A - - ___ MacGillivray's Warbler - F O F ___ Common Yellowthroat - R - - ___ Hooded Warbler - A - - ___ Wilson's Warbler - C O C ___ Painted Redstart - A O C
THRAUPINAE (Subfamily) WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Hepatic Tanager* - F F F ___ Summer Tanager* - R R - ___ Scarlet Tanager - - A - ___ Western Tanager* - C C C
CARDINALINAE (Subfamily) WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Northern Cardinal O - O - ___ Pyrrhuloxia* F R R F ___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak - O - O ___ Black-headed Grosbeak* - C C F ___ Blue Grosbeak* - C C F ___ Lazuli Bunting - U - U ___ Indigo Bunting - U - U ___ Varied Bunting - - A - ___ Painted Bunting - - - A
EMBERIZINAE (Subfamily) WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Green-tailed Towhee* U U U U ___ Spotted Towhee* C F U F ___ Canyon Towhee* C C C C ___ Cassin's Sparrow* R U U U ___ Rufous-crowned Sparrow* C C C C ___ American Tree Sparrow O - - - ___ Chipping Sparrow* C C C C ___ Clay-colored Sparrow - R R - ___ Brewer's Sparrow F F - F ___ Field Sparrow R - - - ___ Black-chinned Sparrow* U C C C ___ Vesper Sparrow - U - U ___ Lark Sparrow* R F U F ___ Black-throated Sparrow* C C C C ___ Sage Sparrow U - - - ___ Lark Bunting - U R U ___ Savannah Sparrow O - - O ___ Baird's Sparrow - - - A ___ Grasshopper Sparrow - A - - ___ Fox Sparrow R A - - ___ Song Sparrow R R - R ___ Lincoln's Sparrow U U - U ___ Swamp Sparrow A - - A ___ White-throated Sparrow R R - - ___ White-crowned Sparrow C C - F ___ Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) R - - R (Oregon & Pink-sided) C C - C (Gray-headed)* C C - C ___ Yellow-eyed Junco - A - A ___ McCown's Longspur A A - - ___ Chesnut-collared Longspur - A - -
ICTERINAE (Subfamily) WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Red-winged Blackbird - R R R ___ Eastern Meadowlark* C C C C ___ Western Meadowlark* U C R C ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird R O - U ___ Brewer's Blackbird - U - U ___ Great-tailed Grackle O O O O ___ Common Grackle - O O - ___ Bronzed Cowbird - - A - ___ Brown-headed Cowbird - C C C ___ Hooded Oriole - A A - ___ Bullock's Oriole - R R - ___ Scott's Oriole* - C C -
FRINGILLIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ Purple Finch - A A - ___ Cassin's Finch U U - U 8 ___ House Finch* C C C C ___ Red Crossbill* U U U U 8 ___ Pine Siskin F F U F ___ Lesser Goldfinch* C C C C ___ American Goldfinch U U O U ___ Evening Grosbeak O O R O 8
PASSERIDAE WINTER SPRING SUMMER FALL NOTES ___ House Sparrow* C C C C
Hypothetical Species:

Black-necked Stilt Pileated Woodpecker Gray-breasted Jay Gray-cheeked Thrush Tennessee Warbler Magnolia Warbler Red-faced Warbler Orchard Oriole


NOTES: 1 - Restored 11/84 2 - 1 record, Salt Flat, 1938 3 - Declining? 4 - 1 breeding record, 1973 5 - Early migrant 6 - At Dog Canyon, uncommon elsewhere 7 - Needs documentation 8 - Irregular migrant
Observer: ________________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______Location: ___________________________________________________ Notes/Additional Species:
For additional information contact: Guadalupe Mountains National Park HC 60 Box 400 Salt Flat, Texas 79847-9400 Telephone # - (915) 828-3251
This resource is based on the following source:
Carlsbad Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association.  1997.  Birds 
     checklist for Guadalupe Mountains National Park.  Carlsbad 
     Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Carlsbad Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association.  1997.  Birds 
     checklist for Guadalupe Mountains National Park.  Carlsbad 
     Caverns Guadalupe Mountains Association.  Unpaginated.
     Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govguad.htm 
     (Version 22MAY98).

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