Winter List: 2022-23

Newfoundland Winter Bird List: 2022-23

Below is a list of species recorded in Newfoundland THIS winter (December 1, 2022 – February 28, 2023). 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 21

Recent Additions: Common Snipe

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