Winter List: 2015-16

Newfoundland Winter Bird List: 2015-16

Below is a list of species recorded in Newfoundland THIS winter (December 1, 2015 – February 29, 2016). Please let me know if you have seen or know of any birds that do not already appear below (or any other interesting sightings!).

Species shown in bold are rare or very unusual in winter (or possibly any time of year).

A cumulative, all-time list can be found here.

  1. Canada Goose
  2. Wood Duck
  3. Gadwall
  4. Eurasian Wigeon
  5. American Wigeon
  6. American Black Duck
  7. Mallard
  8. Northern Pintail
  9. Northern Shoveler
  10. Green-winged Teal (American & Eurasian)
  11. Ring-necked Duck
  12. Tufted Duck
  13. Greater Scaup
  14. Lesser Scaup
  15. King Eider
  16. Common Eider
  17. Harlequin Duck
  18. Surf Scoter
  19. White-winged Scoter
  20. Black Scoter
  21. Long-tailed Duck
  22. Bufflehead
  23. Common Goldeneye
  24. Barrow’s Goldeneye
  25. Common Merganser
  26. Red-breasted Merganser
  27. Ruffed Grouse
  28. Spruce Grouse
  29. Willow Ptarmigan
  30. Red-throated Loon
  31. Pacific Loon
  32. Common Loon
  33. Pied-billed Grebe
  34. Horned Grebe
  35. Red-necked Grebe
  36. Northern Fulmar
  37. Northern Gannet
  38. Double-crested Cormorant
  39. Great Cormorant
  40. Bald Eagle
  41. Northern Harrier
  42. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  43. Northern Goshawk
  44. Red-tailed Hawk
  45. Rough-legged Hawk
  46. American Kestrel
  47. Merlin
  48. Gyrfalcon
  49. Peregrine Falcon
  50. American Coot
  51. Black-bellied Plover
  52. Ruddy Turnstone
  53. Purple Sandpiper
  54. Dunlin
  55. Wilson’s Snipe
  56. Black-legged Kittiwake
  57. Sabine’s Gull (1st winter record)
  58. Bonaparte’s Gull
  59. Black-headed Gull
  60. Common Gull
  61. Ring-billed Gull
  62. Herring Gull
  63. Yellow-legged Gull
  64. Iceland Gull
  65. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  66. Glaucous Gull
  67. Great Black-backed Gull
  68. Dovekie
  69. Common Murre
  70. Thick-billed Murre
  71. Razorbill
  72. Black Guillemot
  73. Atlantic Puffin
  74. Rock Dove
  75. Mourning Dove
  76. Great Horned Owl
  77. Snowy Owl
  78. Short-eared Owl
  79. Belted Kingfisher
  80. Downy Woodpecker
  81. Hairy Woodpecker
  82. Black-backed Woodpecker
  83. Northern Flicker
  84. Northern Shrike
  85. Blue-headed Vireo
  86. Blue Jay
  87. Gray Jay
  88. American Crow
  89. Common Raven
  90. Horned Lark
  91. Black-capped Chickadee
  92. Boreal Chickadee
  93. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  94. Brown Creeper
  95. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  96. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  97. Fieldfare
  98. American Robin
  99. Varied Thrush
  100. Northern Mockingbird
  101. European Starling
  102. American Pipit
  103. Bohemian Waxwing
  104. Cedar Waxwing
  105. Orange-crowned Warbler
  106. Yellow Warbler
  107. Townsends’s Warbler
  108. Pine Warbler
  109. Black-and-White Warbler
  110. Wilson’s Warbler
  111. Yellow-breasted Chat
  112. Eastern Towhee
  113. American Tree Sparrow
  114. Field Sparrow
  115. Savannah Sparrow
  116. Fox Sparrow
  117. Song Sparrow
  118. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  119. Swamp Sparrow
  120. White-crowned Sparrow
  121. White-throated Sparrow
  122. Dark-eyed Junco
  123. Lapland Longspur
  124. Snow Bunting
  125. Summer Tanager
  126. Western Tanager (1st winter record)
  127. Dickcissel
  128. Red-winged Blackbird
  129. Common Grackle
  130. Baltimore Oriole
  131. Bullock’s Oriole (2nd Newfoundland record)
  132. Pine Grosbeak
  133. Purple Finch
  134. Red Crossbill
  135. White-winged Crossbill
  136. Common Redpoll
  137. Hoary Redpoll
  138. Pine Siskin
  139. American Goldfinch
  140. Evening Grosbeak
  141. House Sparrow
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