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 21, 2018

Recent Addition(s): Gyrfalcon

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