The Birds of
Bryce Canyon National Park
     June 2002

(Besides the park, this checklist covers the narrow corridor of
Utah State Route 63 to the junction of Utah State Route 12.)

The information for this list comes from a Bryce Canyon National Park
and Bryce Canyon Natural History Association checklist compiled by
William Schreier (2000) and was prepared by "Utah Birds" web site.
June 2002. (Osprey was added to the list and a few bird names where
updated) Please send information about additional species observed in
the park to [email protected]

Relative Abundance Codes
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 park and not reported annually)

Status Codes
P = Permanent Resident
S = Summer Resident
W = Winter Resident
M = Seasonal Migrant

# Species for which documentation is requested.

GREBES

Podicipediiformes     

Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe

OS
RM

PELICANS

Pelecaniformes

American White Pelican

OM

HERONS & EGRETS

Ciconiiformes

Great Blue Heron
Snowy Egret

RS
OM

Ibises, etc.

Threskiornithidae

White-faced Ibis

RM

Vultures

Cathartidae

 

Turkey Vulture
California Condor #

US
OM

GEESE & DUCKS, etc.

Anseriformes

Canada Goose
Tundra Swan
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck

CP
OM
RM
RM
CS
RM
RM
UM
UM
UM
OM
OM
RM
OM
US

HAWKS & EAGLES

Falconiformes

Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Osprey

OW
UM
US
US
UP
RM
CP
OW
RW
UP
US
RM
US
OS
OS

GROUSE & QUAIL

Galliformes

Greater Sage Grouse
Blue Grouse
Wild Turkey

OP
UP
RP

CRANES, RAILS, etc.

Gruiformes

Sora
American Coot

OM
CS

SHOREBIRDS etc.

Charadriiformes     

Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope

OM
US
OM
RM
RM
RM
UM
RM
OM
RM
UM
RM
OM

Gulls, Terns, etc.

Laridae

Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Forester's Tern

OM
OM
RM
OM

DOVES & PIGEONS

Columbiformes

Mourning Dove

US

OWLS

Strigiformes

Flammulated Owl
Great Horned Owl
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl

US
UP
RP
OP

GOATSUCKERS

Caprimulgiformes

Common Highthawk
Common Poorwill

US
RS

HUMMINGBIRDS, etc.

Apodiformes

White-throated Swift

US

Hummingbirds

Trochilidae

Black-chinned Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird

CS
OM
CS
CS

Woodpeckers,etc.

Coraciiformes

Belted Kingfisher
Williamson's Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker

OS
RS
RS
RP
UP
US

PERCHING BIRDS

Passeriformes

Flycatchers

Tyrannidae

Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Say's Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Western Kingbird

RS
RS
OS
OM
US
US
US
US
US
US

Shrikes

Laniidae

Loggerhead Shrike

RP

Vireos

Vireonidae

Gray Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Warbling Vireo

RS
RS
US

Jays & Crows

Corvidae

Gray Jay
Steller's Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Pinyon Jay
Clark's Nutcracker
American Magpie
Common Raven

UP
CP
UP
RP
UP
UP
CP

Larks

Alaudidae

Horned Lark

UP

Swallows

Hirundinidae

Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow

US
CS
US
CS
US

Chickadees

Paridae

Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Juniper Titmouse
Bushtit

UP
CP
UP
RP

Nuthatches

Sittidae

Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
RP
UP
UP

Creepers

Certhiidae

Brown Creeper

RP

Wrens

Troglodytidae

Rock Wren
Canyon Wren
Bewick's Wren
House Wren
US
RS
OS
US

Thrushes, etc.

Muscicapidae
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
RP
US
RS

Thrushes

Turdidae

Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
CS
CS
CP
OM
RS
CP

Thrashers

Mimidae

Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Sage Thrasher
OM
R
RS

Starling

Sturnidae

European Starling

UP

Warblers, Sparrows

Emberizidae

Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Virginia's Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Grace's Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
OM
RM
OM
RS
US
CS
US
OM
US
RS
RS
RS
RS

(Tanagers)

Western Tanager US

(Sparrows)

Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Sage Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
US
US
OW
CP
RS
US
US
RS
R
UP
RS
UP
CP

(Grosbeaks & Buntings)

Black-headed Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting 
US
RS

(Blackbirds & Orioles)

Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole
CS
US
US
CS
RS
RS

Finches

Fringillidae

Cassin's Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
CP
RS
RP
CP
RS
RS
RS

Weaver Finches

Passeridae

House Sparrow

RP