Birds of Bainbridge Island

BIRD LIST KEY

Seasonal Definitions:

SP = Spring = March through May.
S = Summer = June and July.
F = Fall = August through November.
W = Winter = December through February.

Status Definitions:

C = Common = Species observed repeatedly in all proper habitat.
F = Fairly common = Species occurs in only some proper habitat.
U = Uncommon = Species occurs on a regular basis but is not observed frequently in proper habitat.
R = Rare = Species probably occurs regularly, but in very small numbers.
O = Occasional= Species has been recorded no more than a few times, but irregular observations are likely a period of years.
X = Accidental: Species recorded about five or so times.
E = Extirpated = Locally extinct.

* = Breeding species
*? = Possible breeding species.


SPECIES                                    STATUS
WATERFOWL                            SP  S  F  W
Greater White-fronted Goose     R        R  R
Snow Goose                                X       O  O
Brant                                           U        X  O
Cackling Goose                          R   X  R   R
Canada Goose*                          F   F   F  F
Trumpeter Swan                         X        X   X
Tundra Swan                              X        X   X
Wood Duck*                               R   R   R  R
Gadwall                                     O         O  O
Eurasian Wigeon                       U         U   U
American Wigeon                     C          C   C
Mallard*                                    C     C   C   C
Blue-winged Teal                      O     O   X
Cinnamon Teal                          O     O
Northern Shoveler                     U     X   U   U
Northern Pintail                         U           U   U
Green-winged Teal                    F     X    F   F
Canvasback                                            X
Redhead                                                   X   X
Ring-necked Duck                      R    X    R   R
Greater Scaup                            F           F   F
Lesser Scaup                             R           R   R
King Eider                                                    X
Harlequin Duck                         U     O    U  U
Surf Scoter                                C     R    C   C
White-winged Scoter                 U     O    U   U
Black Scoter                               U     X    U   U
Long-tailed Duck                       R      X   R    R
Bufflehead                                 C            C    C
Common Goldeneye                 C             C    C
Barrow's Goldeneye                  U             U    U
Hooded Merganser*                   U     R     U    U
Common Merganser                   R     O     R    R
Red-breasted Merganser            C             C   C
Ruddy Duck                                        X     X    X
NEW WORLD QUAIL
Mountain Quail                         X      X
California Quail*                       R     R       R    R
PHEASANTS AND GROUSE
Ring-necked Pheasant*             U      U      U     U
Ruffed Grouse*                          E?     E?    E?    E?
Sooty Grouse*?                          E       E      E     E
GREBES
Pied-billed Grebe*                     R       R      R     R
Horned Grebe                             C       X      C     C
Red-necked Grebe                      F        X     F      F
Eared Grebe                               R                R     R
Western Grebe                           U         X     U    U
Clark’s Grebe                            O                  O    O
PIGEONS AND DOVES
Rock Pigeon*                            F          F      F     F
Band-tailed Pigeon*                  F          F      F     F
Eurasian Collared-Dove            U                 R     X
Mourning Dove*                       U          U    U     U
NIGHTJARS
Common Nighthawk                             O      O
SWIFTS
Black Swift                                O       O      O
Vaux’s Swift                               R               R
HUMMINGBIRDS
Anna’s Hummingbird*               R      R     R     R
Rufous Hummingbird*               C      C     C
RAILS AND COOTS
Virginia Rail*                                 U     U     U     U
Sora*                                            R     R     R     X
American Coot                             R     R     R     R
CRANES
Sandhill Crane                              X             X
OYSTERCATCHERS
Black Oystercatcher                     X             X     X
PLOVERS
Black-bellied Plover                    X             O     X
American Golden-Plover                             X
Semipalmated Plover                   O      X    R
Killdeer*                                      C      C    C     C
SANDPIPERS AND ALLIES
Whimbrel                                      X     X    X
Marbled Godwit                            X
Ruddy Turnstone                          R    O    R   O
Black Turnstone                           U    O    U    U
Red Knot                                             X    X
Surfbird                                        U    O    U   U
Stilt Sandpiper                                            X
Sanderling                                    U   O     U    U
Dunlin                                          F            F     F
Rock Sandpiper                           O            O    O
Baird’s Sandpiper                               X     X
Least Sandpiper                           F     U     F
Pectoral Sandpiper                              X     X
Semipalmated Sandpiper                    R      R
Western Sandpiper                      F     U      F     O
Short-billed Dowitcher               X     O      O
Long-billed Dowitcher                       O      O
Wilson’s Snipe                           R               R    R
Spotted Sandpiper                      F      X      F     R
Solitary Sandpiper                     O      X      O
Wandering Tattler                      X      X      X
Greater Yellowlegs                    U      R      U     U
Willet                                                           X
Lesser Yellowlegs                               X      X
Wilson's Phalarope                             X
Red-necked Phalarope                       X       O
Red Phalarope                                              X    X
JAEGERS
Pomarine Jaeger                        X
Parasitic Jaeger                                             U
Long-tailed Jaeger                                        X
ALCIDS
Common Murre                         U                U     U
Pigeon Guillemot*                     F        F      F      F
Marbled Murrelet                       R       R      R     R
Ancient Murrelet                                          O     O
Cassin’s Auklet                                    X      X     X
Rhinoceros Auklet                      U      U      U     U
GULLS AND TERNS
Sabine’s Gull                                                 X
Bonaparte’s Gull                        F       U       F     U
Black-headed Gull                                               X
Little Gull                                  X
Franklin’s Gull                                             O
Heermann’s Gull                                 X      O    X
Mew Gull                                 C        R      C     C
Ring-billed Gull                       O        X      O    O
Western Gull                            O                 O    O
California Gull                         O        U      F    O
Herring Gull                            X                 O    R
Thayer’s Gull                          X                 O    O
Glaucous-winged Gull*          C        C      C     C
Glaucous Gull                         X                        X
Caspian Tern                           U        U      U
Common Tern                                    R      U
Elegant Tern                                               X
LOONS
Red-throated Loon                 U       X       U    U
Pacific Loon                           F       X       F     F
Common Loon                       F       X       F     F
Yellow-billed Loon                X                X    X
PETRELS AND SHEARWATERS
Northern Fulmar                                       X
Short-tailed Shearwater         X                X    X
Manx Shearwater                           X
STORM-PETRELS
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel                          X
Leach's Storm-Petrel                                       X
BOOBIES
Brown Booby                                          X
CORMORANTS
Brandt’s Cormorant              U                U    U
Double-crested Cormorant*? C    U        C    C
Pelagic Cormorant                C      U        C   C
PELICANS
American White Pelican       X      X
Brown Pelican                      X                X   X
HERONS
American Bittern                 X
Great Blue Heron*?            F       F        F    F
Great Egret                         X       X       X
Cattle Egret                                            X   X
Green Heron*?                  R       R        R
Black-crowned Night-Heron      X
NEW WORLD VULTURES
Turkey Vulture                 R       X         R
OSPREYS
Osprey*                           U       U         U
HAWKS AND EAGLES
White-tailed Kite            X
Bald Eagle*                    F        F          F    F
Northern Harrier            O       X          O   O
Sharp-shinned Hawk*   O       R          O   O
Cooper’s Hawk*           U       U          U   U
Northern Goshawk                              X   O
Broad-winged Hawk     X
Swainson’s Hawk         X                    X
Red-tailed Hawk*?      F        F           F    F
Rough-legged Hawk                           X   X
Golden Eagle                                            X
BARN OWLS
Barn Owl*                   R      R           R    R
TYPICAL OWLS
Western Screech-Owl*  E    E           E    E
Great Horned Owl*        R   R           R   R
Snowy Owl                                        X
Northern Pygmy-Owl    O   O          O    O
Barred Owl*                  U   U          U    U
Short-eared Owl                               X    X
Northern Saw-whet Owl* U  U       U    U
KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher*            C    C     C     C
WOODPECKERS
Lewis’s Woodpecker                        X
Red-naped Sapsucker         X
Red-breasted Sapsucker*    U     U     U    U
Downy Woodpecker*         F       F      F    F
Hairy Woodpecker*           R       R      R   R
Northern Flicker*              C       C      C   C
Pileated Woodpecker*       U       U      U  U
FALCONS
American Kestrel               O       O      O  O
Merlin                                 U               U   U
Peregrine Falcon*               O               O   O
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Olive-sided Flycatcher*      U       U     U
Western Wood-Pewee*       R       R     R
Willow Flycatcher*              F       F      F
Least Flycatcher                 X              X
Hammond’s Flycatcher*?    O       X    O
Gray Flycatcher                                   X
Dusky Flycatcher                 X             X
Pacific-slope Flycatcher*     F      F     F
Say’s Phoebe                       X
Western Kingbird                X       X
Eastern Kingbird                           X
SHRIKES
Northern Shrike                  O               O     X
VIREOS
Cassin’s Vireo*                   O       O     O
Hutton’s Vireo*                   F        F     F     F
Warbling Vireo*                  U       U     U
Red-eyed Vireo                             X      X
CROWS and ALLIES
Steller’s Jay*                       C       C      C    C
California Scrub-Jay            O      O      O    O
Clark’s Nutcracker                                        X
American Crow*                 C       C       C    C
Common Raven*                 R       R       R    R
LARKS
Horned Lark                         X                X    X
SWALLOWS
Purple Martin*                     R       R      R
Tree Swallow*                     O       O      O
Violet-green Swallow*        C        C      C
Northern Rough-winged Swallow*          U          U           U
Cliff Swallow*?                   O       O       O
Barn Swallow*                     C       C      C
CHICKADEES
Black-capped Chickadee*     F      F       F      F
Mountain Chickadee                                       X
Chestnut-backed Chickadee* C     C        C    C
BUSHTITS
Bushtit*                                  F      F        F     F
NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch*         F      F       F     F
CREEPERS
Brown Creeper*                     U     U       U    U
WRENS
Rock Wren                                               X
Bewick’s Wren*                    F       F       F     F
House Wren*                         O      O       O
Pacific Wren*                        F        F      F     F
Marsh Wren*                        U        U     U     U
DIPPERS
American Dipper                                             X
KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet*    C        U      C     C
Ruby-crowned Kinglet         C                 C     C
THRUSHES
Western Bluebird                  X
Mountain Bluebird               X
Townsend’s Solitaire            O                 X     X
Swainson’s Thrush*             F         F      F
Hermit Thrush                      R                 R     O
American Robin*                 C        C      C      C
Varied Thrush                       F                  F      F
THRASHERS AND ALLIES
Sage Thrasher                      X
Northern Mockingbird                   X
STARLINGS
European Starling*              C       C       C      C
WAXWINGS
Bohemian Waxwing                                         X
Cedar Waxwing*                  C      C        C      O
OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow*                   F       F         F      F
PIPITS
Red-throated Pipit                X
American Pipit                     U                  U     O
OLD WORLD FINCHES AND ALLIES
Pine Grosbeak                      X                          X
House Finch*                       C        C        C     C
Purple Finch*                       U       U         U    U
Cassin's Finch                       X
Red Crossbill*                      F        F         F     F
White-winged Crossbill                            X
Common Redpoll                                      X     X
Pine Siskin*                          C       R        C     C
Lesser Goldfinch                  X
American Goldfinch*           C       C        C     U
Evening Grosbeak*              U       U        U    U
LONGSPURS, ETC
Lapland Longspur                                     X
Snow Bunting                                            X
WOOD WARBLERS
Golden-winged Warbler                            X
Orange-crowned Warbler*   C       C        C      X
Nashville Warbler                 O       X
MacGillivray’s Warbler*      O      O       O
Common Yellowthroat*       U       U       U
American Redstart                                X
Yellow Warbler*                   U       U      U
Blackpoll Warbler                                    X
Palm Warbler                        X                X
Yellow-rumped Warbler*     C        X      C      R
Black-throated Gray Warbler*              F           F         F
Townsend’s Warbler*           U        X       U    R
Wilson’s Warbler*                C        C        C    X
 NEW WORLD SPARROWS AND ALLIES
 Green-tailed Towhee           X
 Spotted Towhee*                 C        C        C    C
 Chipping Sparrow*             O        O        X
 Clay-colored Sparrow         X                   X
 Lark Sparrow                                            X
 Savannah Sparrow*            F          F        F    X
 Fox Sparrow                       F                    F     F
 Song Sparrow*                   C          C       C     C
 Lincoln’s Sparrow              R                    R     R
 Swamp Sparrow                 X                    X     X
 White-throated Sparrow     O                    O     O
 Harris’s Sparrow                 X                    X     X
 White-crowned Sparrow*   F         F         F      R
Golden-crowned Sparrow    F         X        F       F
Dark-eyed Junco*                C        R        C       C
GROSBEAKS and ALLIES
Western Tanager*                U        U        U
Black-headed Grosbeak*     U        U        U
Lazuli Bunting*                      X        X        X
BLACKBIRDS and ALLIES
Bobolink                                                  X
Red-winged Blackbird*       F        F        F       U
Western Meadowlark         O                 O       O
Yellow-headed Blackbird     X                X
Brewer’s Blackbird*            R        R       R        R
Brown-headed Cowbird*     F        F        F
Bullock’s Oriole*                 R        R
TOTAL: 278 species.







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