Calgary Region Checklist

Note: This checklist includes all bird species that have ever been reported in the Calgary region.  For a shorter checklist that includes the most common bird species seen within the city, see the City of Calgary Checklist.

Fulvous   Whistling-Duck
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow   Goose
Ross’s   Goose
Cackling   Goose
Canada   Goose
Trumpeter   Swan
Tundra   Swan
Wood   Duck
Eurasian   Wigeon
American   Wigeon
American   Black Duck
Blue-winged   Teal
Cinnamon   Teal
Northern   Shoveler
Northern   Pintail
Green-winged   Teal
Ring-necked   Duck
Tufted   Duck
Greater   Scaup
Lesser   Scaup
King   Eider
Harlequin   Duck
Surf   Scoter
White-winged   Scoter
Black   Scoter
Long-tailed   Duck
Common Goldeneye
Barrow’s   Goldeneye
Hooded   Merganser
Common   Merganser
Red-breasted   Merganser
Ruddy   Duck
Gray   Partridge
Ring-necked   Pheasant
Ruffed   Grouse
Spruce   Grouse
White-tailed   Ptarmigan
Blue   Grouse
Wild   Turkey
Red-throated   Loon
Pacific   Loon
Common   Loon
Yellow-billed   Loon
Pied-billed   Grebe
Horned   Grebe
Red-necked   Grebe
Eared   Grebe
Western   Grebe
Clark’s   Grebe
American   White Pelican
Double-crested   Cormorant
American   Bittern
Great   Blue Heron
Great   Egret
Snowy   Egret
Cattle   Egret
Green   Heron
Black-crowned   Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced   Ibis
Turkey   Vulture
Bald   Eagle
Northern   Harrier
Sharp-shinned   Hawk
Cooper’s   Hawk
Northern   Goshawk
Broad-winged   Hawk
Swainson’s   Hawk
Red-tailed   Hawk
Ferruginous   Hawk
Rough-legged   Hawk
Golden   Eagle
American   Kestrel
Peregrine   Falcon
Prairie   Falcon
Yellow   Rail
Virginia   Rail
American   Coot
Sandhill   Crane
Whooping   Crane
Black-bellied   Plover
American   Golden-Plover
Pacific   Golden-Plover
Semipalmated   Plover
Piping   Plover
Black-necked   Stilt
American   Avocet
Greater   Yellowlegs
Lesser   Yellowlegs
Spotted   Redshank
Solitary   Sandpiper
Wandering   Tattler
Spotted   Sandpiper
Upland   Sandpiper
Long-billed   Curlew
Hudsonian   Godwit
Marbled   Godwit
Ruddy   Turnstone
Black   Turnstone
Red   Knot
Semipalmated   Sandpiper
Western   Sandpiper
Red-necked   Stint
Least   Sandpiper
White-rumped   Sandpiper
Baird’s   Sandpiper
Pectoral   Sandpiper
Sharp-tailed   Sandpiper
Curlew   Sandpiper
Stilt   Sandpiper
Spoonbill   Sandpiper
Buff-breasted   Sandpiper
Short-billed   Dowitcher
Long-billed   Dowitcher
Wilson’s   Snipe
Wilson’s   Phalarope
Red-necked   Phalarope
Red   Phalarope
Pomarine   Jaeger
Parasitic   Jaeger
Long-tailed   Jaeger
Franklin’s   Gull
Little   Gull
Bonaparte’s   Gull
Mew   Gull
Ring-billed   Gull
California   Gull
Herring   Gull
Thayer’s   Gull
Iceland   Gull
Lesser   Black-backed Gull
Slaty-backed   Gull
Glaucous-winged   Gull
Glaucous   Gull
Sabine’s   Gull
Black-legged   Kittiwake
Caspian   Tern
Common   Tern
Arctic   Tern
Forster’s   Tern
Black   Tern
Ancient Murrelet
Rock   Pigeon
Band-tailed   Pigeon
Eurasian   Collared-Dove
Mourning   Dove
Black-billed   Cuckoo
Barn Owl
Great   Horned Owl
Snowy   Owl
Northern   Hawk Owl
Northern   Pygmy-Owl
Burrowing   Owl
Barred   Owl
Great   Gray Owl
Long-eared   Owl
Short-eared   Owl
Boreal   Owl
Northern   Saw-whet Owl
Common   Nighthawk
Common   Poorwill
Black   Swift
Vaux’s   Swift
White-throated   Swift
Ruby-throated   Hummingbird
Black-chinned   Hummingbird
Anna’s   Hummingbird
Calliope   Hummingbird
Rufous   Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis’s   Woodpecker
Red-headed   Woodpecker
Williamson’s   Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied   Sapsucker
Red-naped   Sapsucker
Red-breasted   Sapsucker
Downy   Woodpecker
Hairy   Woodpecker
American   Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed   Woodpecker
Northern   Flicker
Pileated   Woodpecker
Olive-sided   Flycatcher
Western   Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied   Flycatcher
Alder   Flycatcher
Willow   Flycatcher
Least   Flycatcher
Hammond’s   Flycatcher
Gray   Flycatcher
Dusky   Flycatcher
“Western   Flycatcher”
Eastern   Phoebe
Say’s   Phoebe
Great   Crested Flycatcher
Western   Kingbird
Eastern   Kingbird
Scissor-tailed   Flycatcher
Loggerhead   Shrike
Northern   Shrike
Yellow-throated   Vireo
Cassin’s   Vireo
Blue-headed   Vireo
Warbling   Vireo
Philadelphia   Vireo
Red-eyed   Vireo
Gray   Jay
Steller’s   Jay
Blue   Jay
Clark’s   Nutcracker
Black-billed   Magpie
American   Crow
Common   Raven
Horned   Lark
Purple   Martin
Tree   Swallow
Violet-green   Swallow
Northern   Rough-winged Swallow
Bank   Swallow
Cliff   Swallow
Barn   Swallow
Black-capped   Chickadee
Mountain   Chickadee
Boreal   Chickadee
Red-breasted   Nuthatch
White-breasted   Nuthatch
Brown   Creeper
Rock   Wren
House   Wren
Winter   Wren
Sedge   Wren
Marsh   Wren
American   Dipper
Golden-crowned   Kinglet
Ruby-crowned   Kinglet
Blue-gray   Gnatcatcher
Northern   Wheatear
Eastern   Bluebird
Western   Bluebird
Mountain   Bluebird
Townsend’s   Solitaire
Gray-cheeked   Thrush
Swainson’s   Thrush
Hermit   Thrush
American   Robin
Varied   Thrush
Gray   Catbird
Northern   Mockingbird
Sage   Thrasher
Brown   Thrasher
European   Starling
Siberian Accentor
American   Pipit
Sprague’s   Pipit
Bohemian   Waxwing
Cedar   Waxwing
Blue-winged   Warbler
Tennessee   Warbler
Orange-crowned   Warbler
Nashville   Warbler
Northern   Parula
Yellow   Warbler
Chestnut-sided   Warbler
Magnolia   Warbler
Cape   May Warbler
Black-throated   Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped   Warbler
Black-throated   Gray Warbler
Black-throated   Green Warbler
Townsend’s   Warbler
Blackburnian   Warbler
Pine   Warbler
Palm   Warbler
Bay-breasted   Warbler
Blackpoll   Warbler
Black-and-white   Warbler
American   Redstart
Northern   Waterthrush
Kentucky   Warbler
Connecticut   Warbler
Mourning   Warbler
MacGillivray’s   Warbler
Common   Yellowthroat
Hooded   Warbler
Wilson’s   Warbler
Canada   Warbler
Yellow-breasted   Chat
Summer   Tanager
Scarlet   Tanager
Western   Tanager
Green-tailed   Towhee
Spotted   Towhee
American   Tree Sparrow
Chipping   Sparrow
Clay-colored   Sparrow
Brewer’s   Sparrow
Field   Sparrow
Vesper   Sparrow
Lark   Sparrow
Lark   Bunting
Savannah   Sparrow
Grasshopper   Sparrow
Baird’s   Sparrow
Le   Conte’s Sparrow
Nelson’s   Sharp-tailed Sparrow
Fox   Sparrow
Song   Sparrow
Lincoln’s   Sparrow
Swamp   Sparrow
White-throated   Sparrow
Harris’s   Sparrow
White-crowned   Sparrow
Golden-crowned   Sparrow
Dark-eyed   Junco
McCown’s   Longspur
Lapland   Longspur
Smith’s   Longspur
Chestnut-collared   Longspur
Snow   Bunting
Northern   Cardinal
Rose-breasted   Grosbeak
Black-headed   Grosbeak
Lazuli   Bunting
Indigo   Bunting
Red-winged   Blackbird
Western   Meadowlark
Yellow-headed   Blackbird
Rusty   Blackbird
Brewer’s   Blackbird
Common   Grackle
Brown-headed   Cowbird
Bullock’s   Oriole
Baltimore   Oriole
Gray-crowned   Rosy-Finch
Pine   Grosbeak
Purple   Finch
Cassin’s   Finch
House   Finch
Red   Crossbill
White-winged   Crossbill
Common   Redpoll
Hoary   Redpoll
Pine   Siskin
American   Goldfinch
Evening   Grosbeak
House Sparrow