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Field Checklist of the Birds of Utah

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KEY TO CODES

Relative Abundance
C = Common (Found consistently in fair numbers in appropriate habitat and season)
U = Uncommon (Found occasionally in small numbers in appropriate habitat and season)
R = Rare (Found infrequently but regularly in very small numbers in proper habitat and season)
O = Occasional (Seldom found in the state and not reported annually)
I = Irregular (Abundance varies greatly form year to year — may be common one year and absent the next)

Status
P = Permanent Resident (Found year round in state)
S = Summer Resident (Present in the state during the nesting season)
W = Winter Visitant (Present in the state during January and/or February)
T = Transient (Migrates through the state in spring and/or fall)

*Species that breed primarily in Washington County.

This checklist contains 392 species accepted by the Utah Ornithological Society Bird Records Committee through 1993, arranged in taxonomic order and using nomenclature of the 6th American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds (1983), and 35th (1985), 36th (1987), 37th (1989), and 39th (1993) Supplements to the A.O.U. Check-list.

Observations of all rare birds should be documented by photographs or written details. Please send rare bird reports to the Utah Ornithological Society Bird Records Committee, c/o Ella Sorensen, 3868 Marsha Drive, West Valley City, UT 84120. Rare bird verification forms are available upon request from the Records Committee.


BIRD LIST

LOONS

___Red-throated Loon                   O
___Pacific Loon                        RT
___Common Loon                         UT
___Yellow-billed Loon                  O

GREBES ___Pied-billed Grebe CS, UW ___Horned Grebe RW ___Eared Grebe CS, RW ___Red-necked Grebe O ___Western Grebe CS, RW ___Clark's Grebe CS, RW
PELICANS & CORMORANTS ___American White Pelican CS ___Brown Pelican O ___Double-crested Cormorant US, RW
BITTERNS & HERONS ___American Bittern US, RW ___Least Bittern O ___Great Blue Heron CP ___Great Egret RP ___Snowy Egret CS ___Little Blue Heron O ___Tricolored Heron O ___Cattle Egret US ___Green Heron *RS ___Black-crowned Night-Heron CS, UW
IBISES & SPOONBILLS ___White-faced Ibis CS ___Roseate Spoonbill O
STORKS ___Wood Stork O
SWANS, GEESE & DUCKS ___Fulvous Whistling-Duck O ___Tundra Swan CT, RW ___Trumpeter Swan RW ___Greater White-fronted Goose RT ___Snow Goose UT ___Ross' Goose RT ___Brant O ___Canada Goose CP ___Wood Duck RP ___Green-winged Teal US, CW ___Mallard CP ___Northern Pintail CS, UW ___Blue-winged Teal US ___Cinnamon Teal CS, RW ___Northern Shoveler CS, UW ___Gadwall CS, UW ___Eurasian Wigeon O ___American Wigeon RS, CT, UW ___Canvasback RS, CT, UW ___Redhead RS, RW ___Ring-necked Duck RS, CW ___Greater Scaup RT ___Lesser Scaup US, CT, UW ___Harlequin Duck O ___Oldsquaw RW ___Black Scoter O ___Surf Scoter RW ___White-winged Scoter RW ___Common Goldeneye CT, UW ___Barrow's Goldeneye RW ___Bufflehead CT, UW ___Hooded Merganser RW ___Common Merganser RS, CT, UW ___Red-breasted Merganser CT, RW ___Ruddy Duck CS, UW
HAWKS, FALCONS & VULTURES ___Turkey Vulture CS ___Osprey RS ___White-tailed Kite O ___Bald Eagle RS, CW ___Northern Harrier CP ___Sharp-shinned Hawk CP ___Cooper's Hawk CP ___Northern Goshawk UP ___Common Black-Hawk O ___Red-shouldered Hawk O ___Broad-winged Hawk RT ___Swainson's Hawk CS ___Zone-tailed Hawk O ___Red-tailed Hawk CP ___Ferruginous Hawk UP ___Rough-legged Hawk CW ___Golden Eagle CP ___American Kestrel CP ___Merlin UW ___Peregrine Falcon RP ___Gyrfalcon O ___Prairie Falcon CP
GROUSE, PHEASANTS, TURKEY & QUAIL ___Gray Partridge RP ___Chukar CP ___Ring-necked Pheasant CP ___Blue Grouse CP ___White-tailed Ptarmigan RP ___Ruffed Grouse UP ___Sage Grouse UP ___Sharp-tailed Grouse RP ___Wild Turkey UP ___Gambel's Quail *CP ___California Quail CP
CRANES, RAILS, GALLINULES, & COOTS ___Virginia Rail CS, UW ___Sora CS, RW ___Purple Gallinule O ___Common Moorhen RP ___American Coot CP ___Sandhill Crane RS, CT
PLOVERS & SANDPIPERS ___Black-bellied Plover UT ___American Golden-Plover RT ___Snowy Plover US ___Semipalmated Plover UT ___Killdeer CP ___Mountain Plover RS ___Black-necked Stilt CS ___American Avocet CS ___Greater Yellowlegs CT ___Lesser Yellowlegs CT ___Solitary Sandpiper UT ___Willet CS ___Wandering Tattler O ___Spotted Sandpiper CS ___Upland Sandpiper O ___Whimbrel RT ___Long-billed Curlew CS ___Hudsonian Godwit O ___Marbled Godwit CT ___Ruddy Turnstone RT ___Red Knot RT ___Sanderling UT, RW ___Semipalmated Sandpiper RT ___Western Sandpiper CT ___Least Sandpiper CT, RW ___White-rumped Sandpiper O ___Baird's Sandpiper UT ___Pectoral Sandpiper UT ___Dunlin RT ___Curlew Sandpiper O ___Stilt Sandpiper RT ___Buff-breasted Sandpiper O ___Short-billed Dowitcher RT ___Long-billed Dowitcher CT ___Common Snipe CS, UW ___Wilson's Phalarope CS ___Red-necked Phalarope CT ___Red Phalarope O
GULLS, TERNS & ALCIDS ___Pomarine Jaeger O ___Parasitic Jaeger O ___Long-tailed Jaeger O ___Laughing Gull O ___Franklin's Gull CS ___Bonaparte's Gull UT ___Mew Gull O ___Ring-billed Gull RS, CW ___California Gull CP ___Herring Gull UW ___Thayer's Gull RW ___Lesser Black-backed Gull O ___Glaucous-winged Gull O ___Glaucous Gull RW ___Black-legged Kittiwake O ___Sabine's Gull RT ___Caspian Tern US ___Common Tern RT ___Forster's Tern CS ___Black Tern US ___Ancient Murrelet O
PIGEONS & DOVES ___Rock Dove CP ___Band-tailed Pigeon US ___White-winged Dove *RS ___Mourning Dove CS, RW ___Inca Dove O ___Common Ground-Dove O
CUCKOOS & ROADRUNNERS ___Black-billed Cuckoo O ___Yellow-billed Cuckoo RS ___Greater Roadrunner *UP
OWLS ___Barn Owl UP ___Flammulated Owl CS ___Western Screech-Owl UP ___Great Horned Owl CP ___Snowy Owl O ___Northern Pygmy-Owl UP ___Burrowing Owl US ___Spotted Owl RP ___Great Gray Owl O ___Long-eared Owl UP ___Short-eared Owl UP ___Northern Saw-whet Owl UP
GOATSUCKERS ___Lesser Nighthawk *CS ___Common Nighthawk CS ___Common Poorwill CS
SWIFTS ___Black Swift RS ___Chimney Swift O ___Vaux's Swift O ___White-throated Swift CS
HUMMINGBIRDS ___Broad-billed Hummingbird O ___Magnificent Hummingbird O ___Black-chinned Hummingbird CS ___Anna's Hummingbird O ___Costa's Hummingbird *US ___Calliope Hummingbird US ___Broad-tailed Hummingbird CS ___Rufous Hummingbird CT
KINGFISHERS ___Belted Kingfisher UP
WOODPECKERS ___Lewis' Woodpecker UP ___Red-headed Woodpecker O ___Acorn Woodpecker RP ___Red-naped Sapsucker CS, RW ___Red-breasted Sapsucker O ___Williamson's Sapsucker US ___Ladder-backed Woodpecker *CP ___Downy Woodpecker CP ___Hairy Woodpecker CP ___Three-toed Woodpecker RP ___Northern Flicker CP
FLYCATCHERS ___Olive-sided Flycatcher CS ___Western Wood-Pewee CS ___Willow Flycatcher CS ___Least Flycatcher O ___Hammond's Flycatcher CS ___Dusky Flycatcher CS ___Gray Flycatcher CS ___Cordilleran Flycatcher CS ___Black Phoebe *UP ___Eastern Phoebe O ___Say's Phoebe CS, UW ___Vermillion Flycatcher *RS ___Ash-throated Flycatcher CS ___Great Crested Flycatcher O ___Brown-crested Flycatcher *RS ___Cassin's Kingbird US ___Western Kingbird CS ___Eastern Kingbird RS ___Scissor-tailed Flycatcher O
LARKS ___Horned Lark CP
SWALLOWS ___Purple Martin RS ___Tree Swallow CS ___Violet-green Swallow CS ___N. Rough-winged Swallow CS ___Bank Swallow CS ___Cliff Swallow CS ___Barn Swallow CS
JAYS & CROWS ___Gray Jay UP ___Steller's Jay CP ___Blue Jay RW ___Scrub Jay CP ___Pinyon Jay CP ___Clark's Nutcracker CP ___Black-billed Magpie CP ___American Crow RS, CW ___Common Raven CP
TITMICE, VERDIN & BUSHTIT ___Black-capped Chickadee CP ___Mountain Chickadee CP ___Plain Titmouse CP ___Verdin *CP ___Bushtit CP
NUTHATCHES & CREEPERS ___Red-breasted Nuthatch CP ___White-breasted Nuthatch UP ___Pygmy Nuthatch CP ___Brown Creeper UP
WRENS ___Cactus Wren *CP ___Rock Wren CS, UW ___Canyon Wren CP ___Bewick's Wren CP ___House Wren CS ___Winter Wren RW ___Marsh Wren CS, UW
DIPPERS ___American Dipper UP
KINGLETS & GNATCATCHERS ___Golden-crowned Kinglet UP ___Ruby-crowned Kinglet CP ___Blue-gray Gnatcatcher CS ___Black-tailed Gnatcatcher *RP
THRUSHES ___Eastern Bluebird O ___Western Bluebird US, RW ___Mountain Bluebird CS, UW ___Townsend's Solitaire CP ___Veery RS ___Swainson's Thrush CS ___Hermit Thrush CS, RW ___Wood Thrush O ___American Robin CP ___Varied Thrush RW
THRASHERS ___Gray Catbird RS ___Northern Mockingbird CS, UW ___Sage Thrasher CS ___Brown Thrasher RW ___Bendire's Thrasher RS ___Crissal Thrasher *UP ___Le Conte's Thrasher *RP
PIPITS ___American Pipit CS, UW
WAXWINGS & PHAINOPEPLA ___Bohemian Waxwing IW ___Cedar Waxwing RS, CW ___Phainopepla *UP
SHRIKES ___Northern Shrike UW ___Loggerhead Shrike CP
STARLINGS ___European Starling CP
VIREOS ___White-eyed Vireo O ___Bell's Vireo *RS ___Gray Vireo US ___Solitary Vireo CS ___Warbling Vireo CS ___Red-eyed Vireo RT
WARBLERS ___Tennessee Warbler RT ___Orange-crowned Warbler CS, RW ___Nashville Warbler UT ___Virginia's Warbler CS ___Lucy's Warbler *CS ___Northern Parula O ___Yellow Warbler CS ___Chestnut-sided Warbler O ___Magnolia Warbler O ___Black-throated Blue Warbler O ___Yellow-rumped Warbler CS, RW ___Black-throated Gray Warbler CS ___Townsend's Warbler UT ___Hermit Warbler O ___Yellow-throated Warbler O ___Grace's Warbler US ___Palm Warbler O ___Bay-breasted Warbler O ___Blackpoll Warbler RT ___Black-and-white Warbler RT ___American Redstart RT ___Ovenbird O ___Northern Waterthrush RT ___Kentucky Warbler O ___Connecticut Warbler O ___MacGillivray's Warbler CS ___Common Yellowthroat CS ___Hooded Warbler O ___Wilson's Warbler US, CT ___Canada Warbler O ___Painted Redstart O ___Yellow-breasted Chat CS
TANAGERS ___Summer Tanager *US ___Western Tanager CS
GROSBEAKS & SPARROWS ___Northern Cardinal O ___Rose-breasted Grosbeak RT ___Black-headed Grosbeak CS ___Blue Grosbeak CS ___Lazuli Bunting CS ___Indigo Bunting RS ___Dickcissel O ___Green-tailed Towhee CS ___Rufous-sided Towhee CP ___Abert's Towhee *UP ___Rufous-crowned Sparrow *RP ___American Tree Sparrow UW ___Chipping Sparrow CS ___Clay-colored Sparrow O ___Brewer's Sparrow CS ___Black-chinned Sparrow *US ___Vesper Sparrow CS ___Lark Sparrow CS ___Black-throated Sparrow CS ___Sage Sparrow UP ___Lark Bunting RS ___Savannah Sparrow CS, RW ___Grasshopper Sparrow RS ___Le Conte's Sparrow O ___Fox Sparrow US ___Song Sparrow CP ___Lincoln's Sparrow CS, RW ___Swamp Sparrow RW ___White-throated Sparrow RW ___Golden-crowned Sparrow RW ___White-crowned Sparrow CP ___Harris' Sparrow RW ___Dark-eyed Junco CP ___McCown's Longspur O ___Lapland Longspur RW ___Chestnut-collared Longspur O ___Snow Bunting RW
BLACKBIRDS & ORIOLES ___Bobolink RS ___Red-winged Blackbird CP ___Western Meadowlark CP ___Yellow-headed Blackbird CS, RW ___Rusty Blackbird O ___Brewer's Blackbird CP ___Great-tailed Grackle RP ___Common Grackle RS ___Bronzed Cowbird O ___Brown-headed Cowbird CS, RW ___Hooded Oriole *US ___Northern Oriole CS ___Scott's Oriole US
FINCHES ___Brambling O ___Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch UW ___Black Rosy-Finch UP ___Pine Grosbeak UP ___Cassin's Finch CP ___House Finch CP ___Red Crossbill UP ___White-winged Crossbill IP ___Common Redpoll RW ___Pine Siskin CP ___Evening Grosbeak RS, IW
WEAVER FINCHES ___House Sparrow CP

This resource is based on the following source:
Utah Ornithological Society Bird Records Committee.  1994.  Field Checklist of 
     the Birds of Utah.  U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, 
     National Park Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Utah 
     Division of Parks and Recreation.  Unpaginated.
This resource should be cited as:
Utah Ornithological Society Bird Records Committee.  1994.  Field Checklist of  
     the Birds of Utah.  U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, 
     National Park Service, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, and Utah 
     Division of Parks and Recreation.  Unpaginated.  Jamestown, ND: 
     Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online.                                                                
     http://www.npwrc.usgs.govutah.htm 
     (Version 23FEB2001)

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