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Kansas Ornithological Society

Birds of Kansas

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Kansas


This checklist includes 440 species documented to have occurred in Kansas as of March 23, 1996. Of these, thirteen have not been substantiated with physical evidence and are therefore designated as "hypothetical" and listed in square brackets ([ ]). Four additional species known from the state in historic times have been excluded because they no longer occur: the Passenger Pigeon and Carolina Parakeet, both now extinct, and the Sage Grouse and Black-capped Vireo, which have been extirpated from the state.

This list was complied by the Kansas Birds Records Committee (KBRC) of the Kansas Ornithological Society. The KBRC solicits written documentation of unusual bird sightings in the state of Kansas, especially for any species listed hypothetically (in brackets) or not at all, or denoted with an asterisk (*), signifying that it has been reported fewer than ten times. Addtional physical evidence, such as recognizable photographs, is also highly desireable.


[ ] - Hypothetical Species
* - Less than ten records

LOONS                                       STORKS

___ Red-throated                            ___ Wood Stork*                                   
___ Pacific                                                                                 
___ Common                                  FLAMINGOS                                
___ [Yellow-billed]* 		            ___ Greater Flamingo*                

GREBES                                      WHISTLING-DUCKS              
___ Pied-billed                             ___ Fulvous                  
___ Horned                                  ___ Black-bellied*           
___ Red-necked                                                           
___ Eared                                   SWANS                        
___ Western                                 ___ Tundra                   
___ [Clark's]*                              ___ Trumpeter                

PELICANS                                    GEESE                        
___ White                                   ___ Greater White-fronted    
___ Brown                                   ___ Snow                     
                                            ___ Ross'                    
CORMORANTS                                  ___ Brant                    
___ Double-crested                          ___ Canada                   
___ Neotropic                                                            
                                            DUCKS                        
DARTERS                                     ___ Wood Duck                
___ Anhinga                                 ___ Green-winged Teal        
                                            ___ American Black Duck      
FRIGATEBIRDS                                ___ Mottled Duck             
___ Magnificent Frigatebird*                ___ Mallard                  
                                            ___ Northern Pintail         
HERONS                                      ___ Garganey*
                                            ___ Blue-winged Teal
___ American Bittern                        ___ Cinnamon Teal            
___ Least Bittern                           ___ Northern Shoveler        
___ Great Blue                              ___ Gadwall                  
___ Great Egret                             ___ [Eurasian Wigeon]*       
___ Snowy Egret                             ___ American Wigeon          
___ Little Blue                             ___ Canvasback               
___ Tricolored                              ___ Redhead                  
___ Cattle Egret                            ___ Ring-necked Duck         
___ Green                                   ___ Greater Scaup            
___ Black-crnd. Night-Heron                 ___ Lesser Scaup             
___ Yellow-crnd. Night-Heron                ___ Common Eider*            
                                            ___ King Eider*              
IBISES                                      ___ Oldsquaw                 
___ White                                   ___ Black Scoter             
___ Glossy*                                 ___ Surf Scoter              
___ White-faced                             ___ White-winged Scoter      
___ Roseate Spoonbill*                      ___ Common Goldeneye         
                                            ___ Barrow's Goldeneye*      
VULTURES                                    ___ Bufflehead               
___ Black                                   ___ Hooded Merganser           
___ Turkey                                  ___ Common Merganser         
                                            ___ Red-breasted Merganser     
HAWKS, KITES, EAGLES                        ___ Ruddy Duck                 
___ Osprey                                                                 
___ Swallow-tailed Kite                     CRANES                         
___ White-tailed Kite*                      ___ Sandhill                   
___ Mississippi Kite                        ___ Whooping                   
___ Bald Eagle                                                             
___ Northern Harrier                        PLOVERS                      
___ Sharp-shinned Hawk                      ___ Black-bellied Plover       
___ Cooper's Hawk                           ___ American Golden Plover
___ Northern Goshawk                        ___ Snowy Plover
___ Harris' Hawk*                           ___ [Wilson's Plover]*               
___ Red-shouldered Hawk                     ___ Semipalmated Plover              
___ Broad-winged Hawk                       ___ Piping Plover                    
___ Swainson's Hawk                         ___ Killdeer                         
___ Red-tailed Hawk                         ___ Mountain Plover                  
___ Ferruginous Hawk                                                             
___ Rough-legged Hawk                       STILTS, AVOCETS                      
___ Golden Eagle                            ___ Black-necked Stilt               
                                            ___ American Avocet                  
FALCONS                                                                          
___ American Kestrel                        SANDPIPERS                           
___ Merlin                                  ___ Greater Yellowlegs               
___ Prairie Falcon                          ___ Lesser Yellowlegs                
___ Peregrine Falcon                        ___ Spotted Redshank*                
___ Gyrfalcon*                              ___ Solitary Sandpiper               
                                            ___ Willet                           
PHEASANTS                                   ___ Spotted Sandpiper                
___ Ring-necked Pheasant                    ___ Upland Sandpiper                 
                                            ___ Eskimo Curlew                    
PRAIRIE CHICKENS, GROUSE                    ___ Whimbrel                         
___ Ruffed Grouse                           ___ Long-billed Curlew               
___ Greater Prairie Chickens                ___ Hudsonian Godwit                 
___ Lesser Prairie Chickens                 ___ Marbled Godwit                   
___ Sharp-tailed Grouse                     ___ Ruddy Turnstone                  
                                            ___ Red Knot                         
TURKEYS                                     ___ Sanderling                       
___ Wild Turkey                             ___ Semipalmated Sandpiper           
                                            ___ Western Sandpiper                
QUAIL                                       ___ Least Sandpiper                  
___ Northern Bobwhite                       ___ White-rumped Sandpiper           
___ Scaled Quail                            ___ Baird's Sandpiper                
                                            ___ Pectoral Sandpiper               
RAILS,GALLINULES                            ___ Dunlin                           
___ Yellow Rail                             ___ Curlew Sandpiper*                
___ Black Rail                              ___ Stilt Sandpiper                  
___ King Rail                               ___ Buff-breasted Sandpiper          
___ Virginia Rail                           ___ Ruff*                            
___ Sora                                    ___ Short-billed Dowitcher           
___ Purple Gallinule                        ___ Long-billed Dowitcher            
___ Common Moorhen                          ___ Common Snipe                     
___ American Coot             	            ___ American Woodcock                
                                            ___ Wilson's Phalarope               
GULLS                                       ___ Red-necked Phalarope             
___ Laughing                                ___ Red Phalarope                    
___ Franklin's                                                                   
___ Little                                  JAEGERS                              
___ Black-headed*                           ___ Pomarine*                        
___ Bonaparte's                             ___ Parasitic                        
___ Ring-billed                             ___ Long-tailed*                     
___ California                                                                   
___ Herring                                 HUMMINGBIRDS                                         
___ Thayer's                                ___ Magnificent*                     
___ [Lesser Black-backed]*                  ___ Ruby-throated                    
___ Glaucous                                ___ Black-chinned*                   
___ [Great Black-backed]*                   ___ Anna's*                          
___ Black-legged Kittiwake                  ___ Costa's*
___ Sabine's                                ___ Calliope*
                                            ___ Broad-tailed*
TERNS                                       ___ Rufous
___ Caspian                                 ___ Allen's*
___ Common                                                                
___ [Arctic]*                               KINGFISHERS                   
___ Forster's                               ___ Belted Kingfisher         
___ Least                                                                 
___ Black                                   WOODPECKERS                   
                                            ___ Lewis'*                    
SKIMMERS                                    ___ Red-headed                
___ Black Skimmer*                          ___ Red-bellied               
                                            ___ Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  
PIGEONS, DOVES                              ___ Red-naped Sapsucker*      
___ Rock Dove                               ___ [Williamson's Sapsucker]* 
___ Band-tailed Pigeon*                     ___ Ladder-backed             
___ White-winged Dove*                      ___ Downy                     
___ Mourning Dove                           ___ Hairy                     
___ Inca Dove                               ___ Northern Flicker           
___ Common Ground Dove                      ___ Pileated                  
                                                                          
CUCKOOS                                     FLYCATCHERS                   
___ Black-billed                            ___ Olive-sided               
___ Yellow-billed                           ___ Western Wood-Pewee        
___ Great Roadrunner                        ___ Eastern Wood-Pewee        
___ Grove-billed Ani                        ___ Yellow-bellied            
                                            ___ Acadian                   
BARN-OWLS                                   ___ Alder                     
___ Common Barn-Owl                         ___ Willow                    
                                            ___ Least                     
OWLS                                        ___ Hammond's*                
___ Eastern Screech-Owl                     ___ Dusky                     
___ [Western Screech-Owl]*                  ___ Gray*                     
___ Great Horned                            ___ Cordilleran*              
___ Snowy                                   ___ [Black Phoebe]*           
___ Burrowing                               ___ Eastern Phoebe            
___ Barred                                  ___ Say's Phoebe              
___ Long-eared                              ___ Vermilion                 
___ Short-eared                             ___ Ash-throated              
___ Northern Saw-whet Owl                   ___ Great Crested             
                                            ___ Great Kiskadee*           
GOATSUCKERS                                 ___ Cassin's Kingbird         
___ Common Nighthawk                        ___ Western Kingbird          
___ Common Poorwill                         ___ Eastern Kingbird          
___ Chuck-will's-widow                      ___ Scissor-tailed            
___ Whip-poor-will                          ___ [Fork-tailed]*            

SWIFTS                                                                    
___ Chimney Swift                           LARKS                         
___ White-throated*                         ___ Horned Lark               

JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS                        SWALLOWS                      
___ Steller's Jay                           ___ Purple Martin
___ Blue Jay                                ___ Tree
                                            ___ Violet-green
___ Western Scrub Jay                       ___ Northern Rough-winged     
___ Mexican Jay*                            ___ Bank                      
___ Pinyon Jay                              ___ Cliff
___ Clark's Nutcracker                      ___ Barn
___ Black-billed Magpie                                                   
___ American Crow                           THRASHERS                      
___ [Fish Crow]*                            ___ Gray Catbird              
___ Chihuahuan Raven                        ___ Northern Mockingbird      
___ Common Raven                            ___ Sage                      
                                            ___ Brown                     
CHICKADEES,TITMICE                          ___ Curved-billed            
___ Black-capped Chickadee                                               
___ Carolina Chickadee                      PIPITS                       
___ Mountain Chickadee                      ___ American                 
___ Tufted Titmouse                         ___ Sprague's                

BUSHTITS                                    WAXWINGS                     
___ Bushtit                                 ___ Bohemian Waxwing         
                                            ___ Cedar Waxwing            
NUTHATCHES                                                               
___ Red-breasted Nuthatch                   SILKY-FLYCATCHERS            
___ White-breasted Nuthatch                 ___ Phainopepla*             
___ Pygmy*                                                               
                                            SHRIKES                      
CREEPERS                                    ___ Northern                 
___ Brown Creeper                           ___ Loggerhead               

WRENS                                       STARLINGS                    
___ Rock                                    ___ European Starling        
___ Canyon*                                                              
___ Carolina                                VIREOS                       
___ Bewick's                                ___ White-eyed               
___ House                                   ___ Bell's                   
___ Winter                                  ___ Solitary                 
___ Sedge                                   ___ Yellow-throated          
___ Marsh                                   ___ Warbling                 
                                            ___ Philadelphia             
KINGLETS, GNATCATCHERS                      ___ Red-eyed                 
___ Golden-crowned Kinglet                                               
___ Ruby-crowned Kinglet                    WARBLERS                     
___ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher                   ___ Blue-winged              
                                            ___ Golden-winged            
THRUSHES                                    ___ Tennessee                
___ Eastern Bluebird                        ___ Orange-crowned           
___ [Western Bluebird]*                     ___ Nashville                
___ Mountain Bluebird                       ___ Virginia's               
___ Townsend's Solitaire                    ___ Northern Parula          
___ Veery                                   ___ Yellow                   
___ Gray-cheeked Thrush                     ___ Chestnut-sided           
___ Swainson's Thrush                       ___ Magnolia                 
___ Hermit Thrush                           ___ Cape May                 
___ Wood Thrush                             ___ Black-throated Blue      
___ American Robin                          ___ Yellow-rumped            
___ Varied Thrush                           ___ Black-throated Gray      
                                            ___ Townsend's               
TANAGERS                                    ___ Hermit*                  
___ Summer                                  ___ Black-throated Green     
___ Scarlet                                 ___ Blackburnian             
___ Western                                 ___ Yellow-throated          
                                            ___ Pine                     
GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS                         ___ Prairie                  
___ Northern Cardinal                       ___ Palm                     
___ Pyrrhuloxia*                            ___ Bay-breasted             
___ Rose-breasted Grosbeak                  ___ Blackpoll                
___ Black-headed Grosbeak                   ___ Cerulean                 
___ Blue Grosbeak                           ___ Black-and-White          
___ Lazuli Bunting                          ___ American Redstart        
___ Indigo Bunting                          ___ Prothonotary             
___ Painted Bunting                         ___ Worm-eating              
___ Dickcissel                              ___ Swaison's*               
                                            ___ Ovenbird                 
SPARROWS                                    ___ Northern Waterthrush     
___ Green-tailed Towhee                     ___ Louisiana Waterthrush    
___ Eastern Towhee                          ___ Kentucky                 
___ Spotted Towhee                          ___ Connecticut              
___ Canyon Towhee                           ___ Mourning                 
___ Bachman's*                              ___ MacGillivray's           
___ Cassin's                                ___ Common Yellowthroat      
___ Rufous-crowned                          ___ Hooded                   
___ American Tree                           ___ Wilson's                 
___ Chipping                                ___ Canada                   
___ Clay-colored                            ___ Yellow-breasted Chat     
___ Brewer's                                                             
___ Field                                   BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES          
___ Vesper                                  ___ Bobolink                 
___ Lark                                    ___ Red-winged Blackbird     
___ Black-throated*                         ___ Eastern Meadowlark       
___ Sage*                                   ___ Western Meadowlark       
___ Lark Bunting                            ___ Yellow-headed Blackbird
___ Savannah                                ___ Rusty Blackbird
___ Baird's                                 ___ Brewer's Blackbird        
___ Grasshopper                             ___ Great-tailed Blackbird    
___ Henslow's                               ___ Common Grackle            
___ LeConte's                               ___ Brown-headed Cowbird      
___ Nelson's Sharp-tailed                   ___ Orchard Oriole          
___ Fox                                     ___ Bullock's Oriole
                                            ___ Baltimore Oriole  
___ Song                                    ___ Scott's Oriole*
___ *Purple Finch           
___ Lincoln's                               NORTHERN FINCHES            
___ Swamp                                   ___ Pine Grosbeak           
___ White-throated                          ___ Purple Finch               
___ Golden-crowned                          ___ Cassin's Finch             
___ White-crowned                           ___ House Finch                
___ Harris'                                 ___ Red Crossbill              
___ Dark-eyed Junco                         ___ White-winged Crossbill     
___ McCown's Longspur                       ___ Common Redpoll             
___ Lapland Longspur                        ___ Pine Siskin                
___ Smith's Longspur                        ___ Lesser Goldfinch           
___ Chestnut-coll. Longspur                 ___ American Goldfinch         
___ Snow Bunting                            ___ Evening Grosbeak             
                                                                        
                                            OLD WORLD SPARROWS                              
                                            ___ House Sparrow                                    
                                              


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For more information and copies of the KBRC Official Report Form, please contact:
Galen L. Pittman
12042 258th St.                                                                              
Lawrence, KS 66044
(e-mail: gpitt@falcon.cc.ukans.edu)

Additional copies of this checklist may be purchased from:

Max C. Thompson
1729 E. 11th St.
Winfield, KS 67156
(e-mail: maxt@jinx.sckans.edu)
Partial funding for this project was provided by the Kansas Chickadee Checkoff program.
This resource is based on the following source:
Kansas Bird Records Committee of the Kansas Ornithological Society.  1996.  
     Kansas Ornithological, birds of Kansas.  Kansas Ornithological Society.  
     Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Kansas Bird Records Committee of the Kansas Ornithological Society.  1996.  
     Kansas Ornithological, birds of Kansas.  Kansas Ornithological Society.  
     Unpaginated.  Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.  
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govkansorn.htm    
     (Version 22MAY98).

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