Winter List: 2016-17

Newfoundland Winter Bird List: 2016-17

Below is a list of species recorded in Newfoundland THIS winter (December 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017). Please let me know if you have seen or know of any birds that do not already appear below (or any other interesting sightings!).

Last Updated: February 13, 2017

Recent Additions: Rock Ptarmigan, Northern Saw-whet Owl

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