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Beautiful Birds of Yellowstone

Birds of Yellowstone – National Park Service

Geese, Swans & Ducks / Grebes / Pigeons & Doves / Nighthawks / Swifts & Hummingbirds / Rails, Coots, & Cranes / Stilts & Avocets / Plovers / Sandpipers & Allies / Gulls & Terns / Loons / Cormorants / Pelicans, Herons, & Ibises / Hawks, Eagles, & Allies / Owls / Kingfshers / Woodpeckers & Allies / Falcons / Flycatchers / Shrikes / Vireos / Jays, Magpies, Crows, & Ravens / Larks / Swallows / Chickadees, Nuthatches & Allies / Wrens / Dippers / Kinglets / Thrushes / Catbirds & Thrashers / Starlings / Waxwings / Old World Sparrows / Pipits / Finches & Allies / Snow Buntings / Sparrows / Blackbirds & Allies / Warblers /Tanagers & Allies

Geese, Swans & Ducks
Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens), Ross’s Goose (Anser rossii), Canada Goose (Branta canadensis), Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator), Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus), Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors), Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera), Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata), Gadwall (Mareca strepera), American Wigeon (Mareca americana), Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), Northern Pintail (Anas acuta), Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca), Canvasback (Aythya valisineria), Redhead (Aythya americana), Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris), Greater Scaup (Aythya marila), Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis), Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola), Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula), Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica), Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus), Common Merganser (Mergus merganser), Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator), Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis), Grouse Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus), Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus)

Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps), Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus), Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena), Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis), Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis), Clark’s Grebe (Aechmophorus clarkii)

Pigeons & Doves
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia), Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto), Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Nighthawks
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Swifts & Hummingbirds
White-throated Swift (Aeronautes saxatalis), Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus), Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus), Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope)

Rails, Coots, & Cranes
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola), Sora (Porzana carolina), American Coot (Fulica americana), Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis)

Stilts & Avocets
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus), American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana)

Plovers
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)

Sandpipers & Allies
Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda), Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus), Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa), Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres), Sanderling (Calidris alba), Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla), White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis), Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos), Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla, Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri), Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus), Long-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus), Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata), Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius), Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria), Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes), Willet (Tringa semipalmata), Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca), Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor), Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)

Gulls & Terns
Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia), Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan), Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis), California Gull (Larus californicus), Herring Gull (Larus argentatus), Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia), Common Tern (Sterna hirundo), Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Loons
Common Loon (Gavia immer)

Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

Pelicans, Herons, & Ibises
American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos), Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), White-faced Ibis (Plegadis chihi), Vultures Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Hawks, Eagles, & Allies
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius), Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus), R Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii), Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus), Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni), Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus), Ferruginous Hawk (Buteo regalis)

Owls
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus), Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma), Great Gray Owl (Strix nebulosa), Long-eared Owl (Asio otus), Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus), Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus), Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)

Kingfshers
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)

Woodpeckers & Allies
Lewis’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis), Williamson’s Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus thyroideus), Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis), American Three-toed Woodpecker (Picoides dorsalis), Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus), Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens), Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus), Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus), Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)

Falcons
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), Merlin (Falco columbarius) R R Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Prairie Falcon (Falco mexicanus)

Flycatchers
Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis), Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus), Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi), Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus), Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii), Hammond’s Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii), Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri), Cordilleran Flycatcher (Empidonax occidentalis)

Shrikes
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus), Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis),

Vireos
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)

Jays, Magpies, Crows, & Ravens
Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis), Pinyon Jay (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus), Steller’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Clark’s Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), Black-billed Magpie (Pica hudsonia), American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos), Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Larks
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)

Swallows
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia), Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), Violet-green Swallow (Tachycineta thalassina), Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis), Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica), Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota),

Chickadees, Nuthatches & Allies
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), Mountain Chickadee (Poecile gambeli), Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis), White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis), Brown Creeper (Certhia americana)

Wrens
Rock Wren (Salpinctes obsoletus), House Wren (Troglodytes aedon), Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)

Dippers
American Dipper (Cinclus mexicanus),

Kinglets
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)

Thrushes
Western Bluebird (Sialia mexicana), Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides), Townsend’s Solitaire (Myadestes townsendi), Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus), Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Catbirds & Thrashers
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), Sage Thrasher (Orescoptes montanus)

Starlings
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

Waxwings
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus), Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum),

Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus),

Pipits
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens),

Finches & Allies
Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus), Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator), Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Leucosticte tephrocotis), Black-rosy Finch (Leucosticte atrata), House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus), Cassin’s Finch (Haemorhous cassinii), Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea), Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra), White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera), Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus), American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis),

Snow Buntings
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis)

Sparrows
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum), Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus), Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina), Brewer’s Sparrow (Spizella breweri), Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca), American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea), Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis), White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys), Vesper Sparrow (Pooecetes gramineus), Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis), Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia), Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii), Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus), Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)

Blackbirds & Allies
Yellow-headed Blackbird (Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus), Western Meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta), Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii), Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus), Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater), Brewer’s Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)

Warblers
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis), Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia), Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina), Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata), Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla), MacGillivray’s Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei), Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas), American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla), Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca), Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia), Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata), Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata), Townsend’s Warbler (Setophaga townsendi), Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)

Tanagers & Allies
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana), Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus), Lazuli Bunting (Passerina amoena)

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