Winter List: 2018-19

Newfoundland Winter Bird List: 2018-19

Below is a list of species recorded in Newfoundland THIS winter (December 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019). 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 22, 2019

Recent Additions: Spruce Grouse

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