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. 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. Common Loon
  32. Red-throated Loon
  33. Pacific Loon
  34. Pied-billed Grebe
  35. Horned Grebe
  36. Red-necked Grebe
  37. Double-crested Cormorant
  38. Great Cormorant
  39. Turkey Vulture (1st winter record)
  40. Bald Eagle
  41. Northern Harrier
  42. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  43. Northern Goshawk
  44. Rough-legged Hawk
  45. American Kestrel
  46. Merlin
  47. Peregrine Falcon
  48. Common Gallinule (2nd winter record)
  49. American Coot
  50. Killdeer
  51. Semipalmated Plover
  52. Greater Yellowlegs
  53. Ruddy Turnstone
  54. Sanderling
  55. White-rumped Sandpiper
  56. Purple Sandpiper
  57. Dunlin
  58. Semipalmated Sandpiper (1st winter record)
  59. Black-legged Kittiwake
  60. Bonaparte’s Gull
  61. Black-headed Gull
  62. Mew (Common) Gull
  63. Ring-billed Gull
  64. Herring Gull
  65. Slaty-backed Gull
  66. Iceland Gull
  67. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  68. Glaucous Gull
  69. Great Black-backed Gull
  70. Dovekie
  71. Common Murre
  72. Thick-billed Murre
  73. Razorbill
  74. Black Guillemot
  75. Rock Dove
  76. White-winged Dove
  77. Mourning Dove
  78. Great Horned Owl
  79. Snowy Owl
  80. Short-eared Owl
  81. Northern Saw-whet Owl
  82. Boreal Owl
  83. Belted Kingfisher
  84. Downy Woodpecker
  85. Hairy Woodpecker
  86. American Three-toed Woodpecker
  87. Black-backed Woodpecker
  88. Northern Flicker
  89. Northern Shrike
  90. Gray Jay
  91. Blue Jay
  92. American Crow
  93. Common Raven
  94. Black-capped Chickadee
  95. Boreal Chickadee
  96. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  97. Brown Creeper
  98. Marsh Wren
  99. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  100. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  101. Hermit Thrush
  102. American Robin
  103. Redwing
  104. European Starling
  105. American Pipit
  106. Bohemian waxwing
  107. Cedar Waxwing
  108. Lapland Longspur
  109. Snow Bunting
  110. Orange-crowned Warbler
  111. Nashville Warbler
  112. Northern Parula
  113. Yellow Warbler
  114. Black-throated Blue Warbler (1st winter record)
  115. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  116. Hermit Warbler (2nd winter record; 4th provincial record)
  117. Townsend’s Warbler
  118. Yellow-throated Warbler
  119. Pine Warbler
  120. American Redstart
  121. Common Yellowthroat
  122. Wilson’s Warbler
  123. Yellow-breasted Chat
  124. American Tree Sparrow
  125. Clay-coloured Sparrow
  126. Lark Sparrow
  127. Savannah Sparrow
  128. Fox Sparrow
  129. Song Sparrow
  130. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  131. Swamp Sparrow
  132. White-throated Sparrow
  133. White-crowned Sparrow
  134. Dark-eyed Junco
  135. Dickcissel
  136. Red-winged Blackbird
  137. Common Grackle
  138. Baltimore Oriole
  139. Bullock’s Oriole (3rd provincial record)
  140. Pine Grosbeak
  141. Purple Finch
  142. Red Crossbill
  143. White-winged Crossbill
  144. Common Redpoll
  145. Pine Siskin
  146. American Goldfinch
  147. Evening Grosbeak
  148. House Sparrow