Winter List: 2017-18

Newfoundland Winter Bird List: 2017-18

Below is a list of species recorded in Newfoundland THIS winter (December 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018). 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 26, 2018

Recent Addition(s): Rock Ptarmigan, American Three-toed Woodpecker

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. (Will be updated with 2016-17 info soon)

  1. Brant
  2. Snow Goose
  3. Canada Goose
  4. Wood Duck
  5. Gadwall
  6. Eurasian Wigeon
  7. American Wigeon
  8. American Black Duck
  9. Mallard
  10. Northern Pintail
  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. Common Goldeneye
  24. Barrow’s Goldeneye
  25. Bufflehead
  26. Hooded Merganser
  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. Eared Grebe (1st Newfoundland record)
  38. Horned Grebe
  39. Red-necked Grebe
  40. Northern Fulmar
  41. Great Shearwater
  42. Leach’s Storm-petrel
  43. Northern Gannet
  44. Double-crested Cormorant
  45. Great Cormorant
  46. Black Vulture (1st Newfoundland record – continuing since Nov 18)
  47. Bald Eagle
  48. Northern Harrier
  49. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  50. Northern Goshawk
  51. Rough-legged Hawk
  52. Merlin
  53. Gyrfalcon
  54. Peregrine Falcon
  55. American Coot
  56. Black-bellied Plover
  57. American Golden Plover (1st winter record)
  58. Killdeer
  59. Spotted Sandpiper (1st winter record)
  60. Ruddy Turnstone
  61. Red Knot
  62. Dunlin
  63. White-rumped Sandpiper
  64. Purple Sandpiper
  65. Sanderling
  66. Wilson’s Snipe
  67. Black-legged Kittiwake
  68. Ivory Gull
  69. Bonaparte’s Gull
  70. Black-headed Gull
  71. Common Gull
  72. Ring-billed Gull
  73. Herring Gull
  74. Iceland Gull
  75. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  76. Glaucous Gull
  77. Great Black-backed Gull
  78. Forster’s Tern
  79. Great Skua
  80. Dovekie
  81. Common Murre
  82. Thick-billed Murre
  83. Razorbill
  84. Black Guillemot
  85. Atlantic Puffin
  86. Rock Dove
  87. Mourning Dove
  88. White-winged Dove
  89. Great Horned Owl
  90. Snowy Owl
  91. Short-eared Owl
  92. Northern Saw-whet Owl
  93. Belted Kingfisher
  94. Downy Woodpecker
  95. Hairy Woodpecker
  96. Black-backed Woodpecker
  97. American Three-toed Woodpecker
  98. Northern Flicker
  99. Northern Shrike
  100. White-eyed Vireo
  101. Blue-headed Vireo (January 20 – latest NL record)
  102. Gray Jay
  103. Blue Jay
  104. American Crow
  105. Common Raven
  106. Horned Lark
  107. Black-capped Chickadee
  108. Boreal Chickadee
  109. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  110. Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
  111. Brown Creeper
  112. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  113. Hermit Thrush
  114. American Robin
  115. Gray Catbird (~2nd winter record)
  116. European Starling
  117. American Pipit
  118. Bohemian Waxwing
  119. Cedar Waxwing
  120. Lapland Longspur
  121. Snow Bunting
  122. Orange-crowned Warbler
  123. Nashville Warbler
  124. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  125. Townsend’s Warbler
  126. Prairie Warbler
  127. Black-and-White Warbler
  128. Common Yellowthroat
  129. Yellow-breasted Chat
  130. American Tree Sparrow
  131. Chipping Sparrow
  132. Clay-coloured Sparrow
  133. Savannah Sparrow
  134. Grasshopper Sparrow
  135. Fox Sparrow
  136. Song Sparrow
  137. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  138. White-throated Sparrow
  139. Dark-eyed Junco
  140. Summer Tanager
  141. Blue Grosbeak
  142. Common Grackle
  143. Baltimore Oriole
  144. Dickcissel
  145. Rusty Blackbird
  146. Pine Grosbeak
  147. Purple Finch
  148. Red Crossbill
  149. White-winged Crossbill
  150. Common Redpoll
  151. Hoary Redpoll
  152. Pine Siskin
  153. American Goldfinch
  154. Evening Grosbeak
  155. House Sparrow
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