Checklist of the

Birds of Utah
(January 2020)

Compiled by the
Utah Birds Records Committee

Review Species List
Auxiliary Lists
Taxonomic List
About the Utah Checklist
  


  
Photo  by Kendall Brown  
©Kendall W. Brown

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This Checklist contains 465 species approved by the Utah Bird Records Committee through January 2020, arranged in taxonomic order and using nomenclature of the American Ornithological Society's Checklist of North American Birds, 7th Edition, 58th supplement.

(For lists of “Provisional Species,” “Unverified Species,” “Established Introduced Species,” and “Non-established Introduced Species,” go to the “Auxiliary Lists” on the Records Committee website).

Documentation is requested for sightings of birds notated with a # on this checklist or any bird not on the checklist. You can submit written documentation or print a sight record on the internet at www.utahbirds.org/RecCom.  Documentation and photographs can be submitted to Utahbirds@gmail.com.
 

Key to Codes  (updated in 2019)

   Abundance Codes
C = COMMON - Found consistently in large numbers in appropriate habitat and season
U = UNCOMMON - Inconsistently found  in small numbers in appropriate habitat and season
R = RARE - Found infrequently but annually in very small numbers in appropriate habitat and season
O = OCCASIONAL - Not observed annually, but a few individuals may occur some years in appropriate habitat and season
A = ACCIDENTAL - Not expected and out of normal range (few records)

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

#   Species for which documentation is requested
*    Species that are found primarily in Washington County


Bird List

SWANS, GEESE & DUCKS

Anseriformes
  Fulvous Whistling-Duck # A
  Snow Goose CM,OW
  Ross's Goose CM,RW
  Greater White-fronted Goose RM
  Brant # A
  Cackling Goose RM
  Canada Goose CP
  Trumpeter Swan RM,RW
  Tundra Swan UM,UW
  Wood Duck UP
  Garganey # A
  Blue-winged Teal US
  Cinnamon Teal CS,RW
  Northern Shoveler CP
  Gadwall CP
  Eurasian Wigeon OM
  American Wigeon RS,CW
  Mallard CP
  American Black Duck # A
  Northern Pintail CS,UW
  Green-winged Teal CP
  Canvasback CM,RS,RW
  Redhead CS,UW
  Ring-necked Duck RS,CW
  Greater Scaup RM,RW
  Lesser Scaup CM,RS,UW
  Harlequin Duck # A
  Surf Scoter RM
  White-winged Scoter RM
  Black Scoter # OM
  Long-tailed Duck RW
  Bufflehead CW
  Common Goldeneye CW
  Barrow's Goldeneye UW
  Hooded Merganser UW
  Common Merganser CM,RS,UW
  Red-breasted Merganser CM
  Ruddy Duck CP

QUAIL, PHEASANTS & GROUSE

Galliformes
Scaled Quail # A
California Quail CP
Gambel's Quail CP
Chukar CP
Gray Partridge UP
Ring-necked Pheasant CP
Ruffed Grouse UP
Greater Sage-Grouse UP
Gunnison Sage-Grouse RP
White-tailed Ptarmigan RP
Dusky Grouse CP
Sharp-tailed Grouse UP
Wild Turkey CP

GREBES

Podicipediiformes
Pied-billed Grebe CS,UW
Horned Grebe UM,RW
Red-necked Grebe A
Eared Grebe CS,UW
Western Grebe CS,RW
Clark's Grebe CS,RW
DOVES & PIGEONS Columbiformes
  Rock Pigeon CP
  Band-tailed Pigeon US
  Eurasian Collared-Dove CP
  Inca Dove *RP
  Common Ground-Dove # A
  Ruddy Ground-Dove # A
  White-winged Dove US
  Mourning Dove CS,UW

CUCKOOS & ROADRUNNERS

Cuculiformes
  Yellow-billed Cuckoo # OS
  Black-billed Cuckoo # A
  Greater Roadrunner UP
GOATSUCKERS Caprimulgiformes
  Lesser Nighthawk *CS
  Common Nighthawk CS
  Common Poorwill CS
  Mexican Whip-poor-will # A
SWIFTS & HUMMINGBIRDS Apodiformes
 

Swifts

Apodidae
  Black Swift OS
  Chimney Swift # A
  Vaux's Swift # RM
  White-throated Swift CS
Hummingbirds Trochilidae
  Rivoli’s Hummingbird # A
  Ruby-throated Hummingbird # A
  Black-chinned Hummingbird CS
  Anna's Hummingbird RW
  Costa's Hummingbird *US
Broad-tailed Hummingbird CS
  Rufous Hummingbird CM
  Allen’s Hummingbird # A
  Calliope Hummingbird UT,RS
  Broad-billed Hummingbird # A
RAILS & CRANES Gruiformes
Virginia Rail CS,UW
Sora CS,RW
Purple Gallinule # A
Common Gallinule *RP
American Coot CP
Sandhill Crane CS
Common Crane # A

PLOVERS, SANDPIPERS & GULLS

Charadriiformes
  Black-necked Stilt CS
  American Avocet CS,RW
  Black-bellied Plover UM
  American Golden-Plover RM
  Pacific Golden-Plover # A
  Snowy Plover CS
  Semipalmated Plover UM
  Killdeer CP
  Mountain Plover # OS
  Upland Sandpiper # A
  Whimbrel RM
  Long-billed Curlew CS
  Bar-tailed Godwit # A
  Hudsonian Godwit # OM
  Marbled Godwit CM
  Ruddy Turnstone RM
  Red Knot RM
  Ruff # A
  Sharp-tailed Sandpiper # A
  Stilt Sandpiper RM
  Curlew Sandpiper # A
  Sanderling CM,RW
  Dunlin RM
  Purple Sandpiper # A
  Baird's Sandpiper CM
  Least Sandpiper CM,RW
  White-rumped Sandpiper # A
  Buff-breasted Sandpiper # A
  Pectoral Sandpiper UM
  Semipalmated Sandpiper RM
  Western Sandpiper CM
  Short-billed Dowitcher RM
  Long-billed Dowitcher CM,RW
  Wilson’s Snipe CS,UW
  Spotted Sandpiper CS
  Solitary Sandpiper UM
  Wandering Tattler # A
  Lesser Yellowlegs CM
  Willet CS
  Greater Yellowlegs CM,RW
  Wilson's Phalarope CM,CS
  Red-necked Phalarope CM
  Red Phalarope # OM
Jaegers, Alcids, Gulls,Terns Laridae
  Pomarine Jaeger # A
  Parasitic Jaeger # A
  Long-tailed Jaeger # A
  Ancient Murrelet # A
  Black-legged Kittiwake # A
  Sabine's Gull RM
  Bonaparte's Gull CM
  Little Gull # A
  Laughing Gull # A
  Franklin's Gull CS
  Heermann's Gull # A
  Mew Gull OM,OW
  Ring-billed Gull US,CW
  Western Gull # A
  Yellow-footed Gull # A
  California Gull CS,UW
  Herring Gull UW
  Iceland Gull RW
  Lesser Black-backed Gull A
  Glaucous-winged Gull RW
  Glaucous Gull RW
  Least Tern # OM
  Caspian Tern US
  Black Tern UM,US
  Common Tern RM
  Arctic Tern # A
  Forster's Tern CS

LOONS

Gaviiformes
Red-throated Loon # A
Pacific Loon RM
Common Loon CM,UW
Yellow-billed Loon # A

STORKS

Ciconiiformes
Wood Stork # A

FRIGATEBIRDS & CORMORANTS

Suliiformes
Magnificent Frigatebird # A
  Blue-footed Booby # A
Neotropic Cormorant RP
Double-crested Cormorant CS,RW

PELICANS, EGRETS & IBISES

Pelecaniformes
American White Pelican CS,OW
Brown Pelican # A
American Bittern US,RW
Least Bittern # OP
Great Blue Heron CP
Great Egret US, RW
Snowy Egret CS
Little Blue Heron # A
Tricolored Heron # A
  Reddish Egret # A
Cattle Egret CS
Green Heron RS,OW
Black-crowned Night-Heron CS,UW
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron # A
White Ibis # A
Glossy Ibis O
White-faced Ibis CS
Roseate Spoonbill # A
VULTURES Cathartiformes
  Turkey Vulture CS
California Condor RP
HAWKS & EAGLES Accipitriformes
  Osprey US
White-tailed Kite # A
Mississippi Kite # A
Bald Eagle RS,CW
Northern Harrier CP
Sharp-shinned Hawk CP
Cooper's Hawk CP
Northern Goshawk UP
Common Black-Hawk *RS
Gray Hawk # A
Red-shouldered Hawk O
Broad-winged Hawk RM
Swainson's Hawk CS
Zone-tailed Hawk # *OS
Red-tailed Hawk CP
Ferruginous Hawk UP
Rough-legged Hawk CW
Golden Eagle CP
OWLS Strigiformes
  Barn Owl UP
  Flammulated Owl US
  Western Screech-Owl UP
  Great Horned Owl CP
  Snowy Owl # A
  Northern Pygmy-Owl UP
  Elf Owl # *A
  Burrowing Owl US,RW
  Spotted Owl RP
  Great Gray Owl # A
  Long-eared Owl UP
  Short-eared Owl UP
  Boreal Owl # O
  Northern Saw-whet Owl RP

KINGFISHERS

Coraciiformes
  Belted Kingfisher UP
WOODPECKERS Piciformes
  Lewis's Woodpecker UP
  Red-headed Woodpecker # A
  Acorn Woodpecker RP
  Williamson's Sapsucker US,RW
  Yellow-bellied Sapsucker # O
  Red-naped Sapsucker CS,RW
  Red-breasted Sapsucker O
  Ladder-backed Woodpecker *CP
  Downy Woodpecker CP
  Hairy Woodpecker CP
  American Three-toed Woodpecker RP
  Northern Flicker CP
  Gilded Flicker # *A
FALCONS Falconiformes
American Kestrel CP
Merlin UW
Gyrfalcon # A
Peregrine Falcon UP
Prairie Falcon UP
PERCHING BIRDS Passeriformes
Flycatchers Tyrannidae
  Olive-sided Flycatcher CS
  Western Wood-Pewee CS
  Willow Flycatcher CS
  Least Flycatcher OM
  Hammond's Flycatcher CS
  Gray Flycatcher CS
  Dusky Flycatcher CS
  Pacific-slope Flycatcher # *CM
  Cordilleran Flycatcher CS
  Black Phoebe UP
  Eastern Phoebe # A
  Say's Phoebe CS,UW
  Vermilion Flycatcher *R
  Dusky-capped Flycatcher # A
  Ash-throated Flycatcher CS
  Great Crested Flycatcher # A
  Brown-crested Flycatcher *RS
  Tropical Kingbird # A
  Thick-billed Kingbird # A
  Cassin's Kingbird US
  Western Kingbird CS
  Eastern Kingbird US
  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher # A
Shrikes Laniidae
  Loggerhead Shrike CP
  Northern Shrike RW
Vireos Vireonidae
  White-eyed Vireo # A
  Bell's Vireo *US
  Gray Vireo US
  Yellow-throated Vireo # A
  Cassin's Vireo UM
  Blue-headed Vireo # A
  Plumbeous Vireo CS
  Philidelphia Vireo # A
  Warbling Vireo CS
  Red-eyed Vireo OM
Jays & Crows Corvidae
  Gray Jay UP
  Pinyon Jay CP
  Steller's Jay CP
  Blue Jay OW
  Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay CP
Clark's Nutcracker CP
  Black-billed Magpie CP
  American Crow CS,CW
  Common Raven CP
Larks Alaudidae
  Horned Lark CP
Swallows Hirundinidae
  Purple Martin RS
  Tree Swallow CS
  Violet-green Swallow CS
  Northern Rough-winged Swallow CS
  Bank Swallow CS
  Cliff Swallow CS
  Barn Swallow CS
Chickadees Paridae
  Black-capped Chickadee CP
  Mountain Chickadee CP
  Juniper Titmouse CP
Penduline Tits Remizidae
  Verdin *CP
Bushtits (Long-tailed Tits) Aegithalidae
 

Bushtit 

CP
Nuthatches Sittidae
  Red-breasted Nuthatch CP
  White-breasted Nuthatch  CP
  Pygmy Nuthatch  CP
Treecreepers Certhiidae
 

Brown Creeper 

UP
Wrens Troglodytidae
  Rock Wren CS,UW
  Canyon Wren CP
  House Wren CS,RW
  Pacific Wren OS,UW
  Winter Wren # A
  Marsh Wren CS, UW
  Bewick's Wren CP
  Cactus Wren *UP

Gnatcatchers

Polioptilidae
  Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  CS
 

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher 

*UP

Dippers

Cinclidae
 

American Dipper 

CP

Kinglets

Regulidae
  Golden-crowned Kinglet  UP
  Ruby-crowned Kinglet

CP

Thrushes Turdidae
  Eastern Bluebird # A
  Western Bluebird  US,RW
  Mountain Bluebird CS,UW
  Townsend's Solitaire  CP
  Veery # A
  Swainson's Thrush  CS
  Hermit Thrush CS,RW
  Wood Thrush # A
  Rufous-backed Robin # A
  American Robin CP
  Varied Thrush  OW
Thrashers Mimidae
  Gray Catbird US
  Curve-billed Thrasher # A
  Brown Thrasher # OM
  Bendire's Thrasher # RS
  Le Conte's Thrasher # *A
  Crissal Thrasher  *UP
  Sage Thrasher  CS,RW
  Northern Mockingbird  UP
Starling Sturnidae
  European Starling CP
Waxwings Bombycillidae
  Bohemian Waxwing IW(R-C)  (no I's)
  Cedar Waxwing US,CW
Silky Flycatchers Ptilogonatidae
  Phainopepla 

UP

Old World Sparrows Passeridae
  House Sparrow CP
Pipit Motocillidae
  American Pipit CS,UW
Finches Fringillidae
  Brambling # A
  Evening Grosbeak RS,IW(R-C)  (no I's)
  Pine Grosbeak UP
  Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch IW(U-C)   (no I's)
  Black Rosy-Finch UP
  Brown-capped Rosy-Finch # A
  House Finch CP
  Purple Finch # A
  Cassin's Finch CP
  Common Redpoll RW
  Hoary Redpoll # A
  Red Crossbill UP
  White-winged Crossbill O
  Pine Siskin CP
  Lesser Goldfinch CP
  Lawrence's Goldfinch # A
  American Goldfinch CP
Longspurs & Snow Bunting Calcariidae
  Lapland Longspur  RW
  Chestnut-collared Longspur # A
  McCown's Longspur # A
  Snow Bunting  RW

Sparrows

Emberizidae
  Green-tailed Towhee CS,OW
  Spotted Towhee CP
  Rufous-crowned Sparrow *RP
  Canyon Towhee # A
  Abert's Towhee *UP
  Cassin’s Sparrow # A
  American Tree Sparrow UW
  Chipping Sparrow CS
  Clay-colored Sparrow OM
  Brewer's Sparrow CS
  Field Sparrow # A
  Black-chinned Sparrow  US
  Vesper Sparrow CS,RW
  Lark Sparrow CS
  Black-throated Sparrow  CS
  Sagebrush Sparrow UP
  Bell's Sparrow # *RW
  Lark Bunting  RS
  Savannah Sparrow CS,RW
  Grasshopper Sparrow  RS
  Baird's Sparrow # A
  Le Conte's Sparrow # A
  Nelson's Sparrow # A
  Fox Sparrow  US,OW
  Song Sparrow CP
  Lincoln's Sparrow CS,RW
  Swamp Sparrow OW
  White-throated Sparrow  RW
  Harris's Sparrow RW
  White-crowned Sparrow CP
  Golden-crowned Sparrow RW
  Dark-eyed Junco CP

Chat

Icteriidae
  Yellow-breasted Chat 

CS

Blackbirds & Orioles

Icteridae
  Yellow-headed Blackbird CS,RW
  Bobolink RS
  Western Meadowlark CP
  Orchard Oriole # A
  Hooded Oriole *US
  Streak-backed Oriole # A
  Bullock's Oriole CS
  Baltimore Oriole # A
  Scott's Oriole US
  Red-winged Blackbird CP
  Bronzed Cowbird # *A
  Brown-headed Cowbird CS,RW
  Rusty Blackbird A
  Brewer's Blackbird CP
  Common Grackle RS
  Great-tailed Grackle UP
Warblers Parulidae
  Ovenbird # OM
  Worm-eating Warbler # A
  Louisiana Waterthrush # A
  Northern Waterthrush RM
  Golden-winged Warbler # A
  Blue-winged Warbler # A
  Black-and-white Warbler OM
  Prothonotary Warbler # A
  Tennessee Warbler # OM
  Orange-crowned Warbler CS,RW
  Lucy's Warbler  CS
  Nashville Warbler UM
  Virginia's Warbler CS
  Connecticut Warbler # A
  MacGillivray's Warbler  CS
  Kentucky Warbler # A
  Common Yellowthroat CS
  Hooded Warbler # A
  American Redstart  RM
  Cape May Warbler # A
  Northern Parula # OM
  Magnolia Warbler # A
  Bay-breasted Warbler # A
  Yellow Warbler CS
  Chestnut-sided Warbler # A
  Blackpoll Warbler # OM
  Black-throated Blue Warbler # A
  Palm Warbler # OM
  Pine Warbler # A
  Yellow-rumped Warbler CS,UW
  Yellow-throated Warbler # A
  Prairie Warbler # A
  Grace's Warbler  US
  Black-throated Gray Warbler  CS
  Townsend's Warbler UM
  Hermit Warbler *OM
  Black-throated Green Warbler # A
  Canada Warbler # A
  Wilson's Warbler US,CM
  Painted Redstart *O

Tanagers, Grosbeaks & Buntings

Cardinalidae
  Summer Tanager  US
  Scarlet Tanager # A
  Western Tanager CS
  Northern Cardinal # A
  Pyrrhuloxia # A
  Rose-breasted Grosbeak  OM
  Black-headed Grosbeak CS
  Blue Grosbeak  US
  Lazuli Bunting  CS
  Indigo Bunting  RS
  Painted Bunting # A
  Dickcissel # A

  
  
 Bald Eagle photo  by Kent Keller  ©Kent R.Keller
  

  

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