Winter List: 2021-22

Newfoundland Winter Bird List: 2021-22

Below is a list of species recorded in Newfoundland THIS winter (December 1, 2021 – February 28, 2022). 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 26

Recent additions: Tundra Swan, Wilson’s Snipe, Black-bellied Plover

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. Snow Goose
  3. Canada Goose
  4. Tundra Swan
  5. Wood Duck
  6. Gadwall
  7. Eurasian Wigeon
  8. American Wigeon
  9. American Black Duck
  10. Mallard
  11. Northern Pintail
  12. Blue-winged Teal
  13. Northern Shoveler
  14. Green-winged Teal (American & Eurasian)
  15. Ring-necked Duck
  16. Tufted Duck
  17. Greater Scaup
  18. Lesser Scaup
  19. King Eider
  20. Common Eider
  21. Harlequin Duck
  22. Surf Scoter
  23. White-winged Scoter
  24. Black Scoter
  25. Long-tailed Duck
  26. Bufflehead
  27. Common Goldeneye
  28. Barrow’s goldeneye
  29. Hooded Merganser
  30. Common Merganser
  31. Red-breasted Merganser
  32. Ruffed Grouse
  33. Spruce Grouse
  34. Willow Ptarmigan
  35. Rock Ptarmigan
  36. Red-throated Loon
  37. Common Loon
  38. Pied-billed Grebe
  39. Horned Grebe
  40. Red-necked Grebe
  41. Northern Fulmar
  42. Northern Gannet
  43. Double-crested Cormorant
  44. Great Cormorant
  45. Great Blue Heron
  46. Great Egret
  47. Cattle Egret (1st winter record)
  48. Bald Eagle
  49. Northern Harrier
  50. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  51. Northern Goshawk
  52. Rough-legged Hawk
  53. American Kestrel
  54. Merlin
  55. Peregrine Falcon
  56. Clapper Rail (1st winter record; 6th provincial record)
  57. Common Gallinule
  58. American Coot
  59. Northern Lapwing
  60. Black-bellied Plover
  61. Greater Yellowlegs
  62. Ruddy Turnstone
  63. Sanderling
  64. Semipalmated Sandpiper (2nd winter record)
  65. Purple Sandpiper
  66. Wilson’s Snipe
  67. Black-legged Kittiwake
  68. Black-headed Gull
  69. Common Gull
  70. Herring Gull
  71. Iceland Gull
  72. Lesser Black-backed Gull
  73. Glaucous Gull
  74. Great Black-backed Gull
  75. Dovekie
  76. Thick-billed Murre
  77. Common Murre
  78. Razorbill
  79. Black Guillemot
  80. Rock Pigeon
  81. Mourning Dove
  82. Eurasian Collared Dove (1st provincial record)
  83. Great Horned Owl
  84. Snowy Owl
  85. Short-eared Owl
  86. Northern Saw-whet Owl
  87. Belted Kingfisher
  88. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  89. Downy Woodpecker
  90. Hairy Woodpecker
  91. Black-backed Woodpecker
  92. Northern Flicker
  93. Say’s Phoebe (1st winter record; 4th Newfoundland record)
  94. Northern Shrike
  95. Canada Jay
  96. Blue Jay
  97. American Crow
  98. Common Raven
  99. Black-capped Chickadee
  100. Boreal Chickadee
  101. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  102. Brown Creeper
  103. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  104. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  105. American Robin
  106. European Starling
  107. American Pipit
  108. Cedar Waxwing
  109. Bohemian Waxwing
  110. Snow Bunting
  111. Orange-crowned Warbler
  112. Northern Parula
  113. Cape May Warbler
  114. Yellow-throated Warbler
  115. Pine Warbler
  116. Prairie Warbler
  117. Black-and-White Warbler
  118. Yellow-breasted Chat
  119. American Tree Sparrow
  120. Clay-coloured Sparrow
  121. Lark Sparrow
  122. Savannah Sparrow
  123. Fox Sparrow
  124. Song Sparrow
  125. Lincoln’s Sparrow
  126. Swamp Sparrow
  127. White-throated Sparrow
  128. Dark-eyed Junco
  129. Indigo Bunting
  130. Dickcissel
  131. Red-winged Blackbird
  132. Common Grackle
  133. Brown-headed Cowbird
  134. Baltimore Oriole
  135. Pine Grosbeak
  136. Purple Finch
  137. Red Crossbill
  138. White-winged Crossbill
  139. Common Redpoll
  140. Pine Siskin
  141. American Goldfinch
  142. Evening Grosbeak
  143. House sparrow