Winter List: 2020-21

Newfoundland Winter Bird List: 2020-21

Below is a list of species recorded in Newfoundland THIS winter (December 1, 2020 – February 28, 2021). 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: January 22

Recent Additions:  Gray Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Towhee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet

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
  2. Canada Goose
  3. Tundra Swan (1st winter record)
  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. Common Eider
  17. King Eider
  18. Harlequin Duck
  19. Surf Scoter
  20. White-winged Scoter
  21. Black Scoter
  22. Long-tailed Duck
  23. Bufflehead
  24. Common Goldeneye
  25. Barrow’s Goldeneye
  26. Hooded Merganser
  27. Common Merganser
  28. Red-breasted Merganser
  29. Ruffed Grouse
  30. Spruce Grouse
  31. Willow Ptarmigan
  32. Red-throated Loon
  33. Common Loon
  34. Pied-billed Grebe
  35. Horned Grebe
  36. Red-necked Grebe
  37. Northern Fulmar
  38. Double-crested Cormorant
  39. Great Cormorant
  40. Great Blue Heron
  41. Gray Heron (~6th provincial record; 3rd winter record)
  42. Bald Eagle
  43. Northern Harrier
  44. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  45. Northern Goshawk
  46. Red-tailed Hawk
  47. Rough-legged Hawk
  48. American Kestrel
  49. Merlin
  50. Peregrine Falcon
  51. Gyrfalcon
  52. Common Gallinule
  53. American Coot
  54. Black-bellied Plover
  55. Killdeer
  56. Semipalmated Plover
  57. Ruddy Turnstone
  58. Red Knot
  59. Sanderling
  60. White-rumped Sandpiper
  61. Purple Sandpiper
  62. Dunlin
  63. Wilson’s Snipe
  64. Black-legged Kittiwake
  65. Ivory Gull
  66. Bonaparte’s Gull
  67. Black-headed Gull
  68. Ring-billed Gull
  69. Herring Gull
  70. Iceland Gull
  71. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  72. Glaucous Gull
  73. Great Black-backed Gull
  74. Dovekie
  75. Common Murre
  76. Thick-billed Murre
  77. Razorbill
  78. Black Guillemot
  79. Atlantic Puffin
  80. Rock Pigeon
  81. Mourning Dove
  82. Great Horned Owl
  83. Short-eared Owl
  84. Boreal Owl
  85. Northern Saw-whet Owl
  86. Snowy Owl
  87. Belted Kingfisher
  88. Downy Woodpecker
  89. Hairy Woodpecker
  90. American Three-toed Woodpecker
  91. Black-backed Woodpecker
  92. Northern Flicker
  93. Vermilion Flycatcher (1st provincial record)
  94. Northern Shrike
  95. Canada jay
  96. Blue Jay
  97. American Crow
  98. Common Raven
  99. Horned Lark
  100. Black-capped Chickadee
  101. Boreal Chickadee
  102. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  103. Brown Creeper
  104. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  105. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  106. Hermit Thrush
  107. American Robin
  108. Northern Mockingbird
  109. Brown Thrasher
  110. European Starling
  111. American Pipit
  112. Cedar Waxwing
  113. Bohemian Waxwing
  114. Lapland Longspur
  115. Snow Bunting
  116. Tennessee Warbler
  117. Orange-crowned Warbler
  118. Yellow Warbler
  119. Cape May Warbler
  120. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  121. Townsend’s Warbler
  122. Yellow-throated Warbler
  123. Pine Warbler
  124. Black-and-White Warbler
  125. Common Yellowthroat
  126. Wilson’s Warbler
  127. Yellow-breasted Chat
  128. Eastern Towhee
  129. American Tree Sparrow
  130. Lark Sparrow
  131. Savannah Sparrow
  132. Fox Sparrow
  133. Song Sparrow
  134. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  135. Swamp Sparrow
  136. White-throated Sparrow
  137. Dark-eyed Junco
  138. Northern Cardinal
  139. Dickcissel
  140. Rusty Blackbird
  141. Common Grackle
  142. Baltimore Oriole
  143. Pine Grosbeak
  144. Purple Finch
  145. Red Crossbill
  146. White-winged Crossbill
  147. Common Redpoll
  148. Pine Siskin
  149. American Goldfinch
  150. Evening Grosbeak
  151. House sparrow