Winter List: 2019-20

Newfoundland Winter Bird List: 2019-20

Below is a list of species recorded in Newfoundland THIS winter (December 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020). 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. Pink-footed Goose (2nd winter record)
  2. Canada goose
  3. Wood Duck
  4. Gadwall
  5. Eurasian Wigeon
  6. American Wigeon
  7. American Black Duck
  8. Mallard
  9. Northern Pintail
  10. Green-winged Teal (American & Eurasian ssp)
  11. Ring-necked Duck
  12. Tufted Duck
  13. Greater Scaup
  14. Lesser Scaup
  15. Common Eider
  16. Surf Scoter
  17. White-winged Scoter
  18. Long-tailed Duck
  19. Bufflehead
  20. Common Goldeneye
  21. Barrow’s Goldeneye
  22. Hooded Merganser
  23. Common Merganser
  24. Red-breasted Merganser
  25. Ruffed Grouse
  26. Spruce Grouse
  27. Willow Ptarmigan
  28. Rock Ptarmigan
  29. Common Loon
  30. Red-throated Loon
  31. Pacific Loon
  32. Pied-billed Grebe
  33. Horned Grebe
  34. Red-necked Grebe
  35. Double-crested Cormorant
  36. Great Cormorant
  37. Turkey Vulture (1st winter record)
  38. Bald Eagle
  39. Northern Harrier
  40. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  41. Northern Goshawk
  42. Rough-legged Hawk
  43. American Kestrel
  44. Merlin
  45. Peregrine Falcon
  46. Common Gallinule (2nd winter record)
  47. American Coot
  48. Killdeer
  49. Semipalmated Plover
  50. Greater Yellowlegs
  51. Ruddy Turnstone
  52. Sanderling
  53. White-rumped Sandpiper
  54. Purple Sandpiper
  55. Dunlin
  56. Semipalmated Sandpiper (1st winter record)
  57. Black-legged Kittiwake
  58. Bonaparte’s Gull
  59. Black-headed Gull
  60. Mew (Common) Gull
  61. Ring-billed Gull
  62. Herring Gull
  63. Iceland Gull
  64. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  65. Glaucous Gull
  66. Great Black-backed Gull
  67. Dovekie
  68. Common Murre
  69. Thick-billed Murre
  70. Razorbill
  71. Black Guillemot
  72. Rock Dove
  73. White-winged Dove
  74. Mourning Dove
  75. Great Horned Owl
  76. Short-eared Owl
  77. Belted Kingfisher
  78. Downy Woodpecker
  79. Hairy Woodpecker
  80. American Three-toed Woodpecker
  81. Black-backed Woodpecker
  82. Northern Flicker
  83. Northern Shrike
  84. Gray 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. Marsh Wren
  93. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  94. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  95. Hermit Thrush
  96. American Robin
  97. Redwing
  98. European Starling
  99. American Pipit
  100. Bohemian waxwing
  101. Cedar Waxwing
  102. Lapland Longspur
  103. Snow Bunting
  104. Orange-crowned Warbler
  105. Nashville Warbler
  106. Northern Parula
  107. Yellow Warbler
  108. Black-throated Blue Warbler (1st winter record)
  109. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  110. Hermit Warbler (2nd winter record; 4th provincial record)
  111. Townsend’s Warbler
  112. Yellow-throated Warbler
  113. Pine Warbler
  114. American Redstart
  115. Common Yellowthroat
  116. Wilson’s Warbler
  117. Yellow-breasted Chat
  118. American Tree Sparrow
  119. Clay-coloured Sparrow
  120. Lark Sparrow
  121. Savannah Sparrow
  122. Fox Sparrow
  123. Song Sparrow
  124. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  125. Swamp Sparrow
  126. White-throated Sparrow
  127. White-crowned Sparrow
  128. Dark-eyed Junco
  129. Dickcissel
  130. Red-winged Blackbird
  131. Common Grackle
  132. Baltimore Oriole
  133. Bullock’s Oriole (3rd provincial record)
  134. Pine Grosbeak
  135. Purple Finch
  136. Red Crossbill
  137. White-winged Crossbill
  138. Pine Siskin
  139. American Goldfinch
  140. Evening Grosbeak
  141. House Sparrow