Official Checklist of the Birds of Nevada

Modified from a list compiled by Carolyn Kitchel Titus dated 2003

Most recent update 8/17/17

Total number of observed species = 487, plus one species pair.

Common Name Scientific Name
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-Duck Dendrocygna bicolor
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
Ross's Goose Anser rossii
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons
Brant Branta bernicla
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Wood Duck Aix sponsa
Blue-winged Teal Spatula discors
Cinnamon Teal Spatula cyanoptera
Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata
Gadwall Mareca strepera
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope
American Wigeon Mareca americana
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Redhead Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Greater Scaup Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca
Black Scoter Melanitta americana
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Mountain Quail Oreortyx pictus
California Quail Callipepla californica
Gambel's Quail Callipepla gambelii
Chukar Alectoris chukar
Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis
Gray Partridge Perdix perdix
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus
Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus
Greater Sage-Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus
Dusky Grouse Dendragapus obscurus
Sooty Grouse Dendragapus fuliginosus
Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
Rock Pigeon Columba livia
Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata
Eurasian Collared-Dove Streptopelia decaocto
Inca Dove Columbina inca
Common Ground-Dove Columbina passerina
Ruddy Ground-Dove Columbina talpacoti
White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus
Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus
Groove-billed Ani Crotophaga sulcirostris
Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor
Common Poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Chuck-will's-widow Antrostomus carolinensis
Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae
Black Swift Cypseloides niger
Vaux's Swift Chaetura vauxi
White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis
Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris
Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna
Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus
Calliope Hummingbird Selasphorus calliope
Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris
Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis
Ridgway's Rail Rallus obsoletus
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola
Sora Porzana carolina
Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus
Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata
American Coot Fulica americana
Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis
Common Crane Grus grus
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus
Hudsonian Godwit Limosa haemastica
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Black Turnstone Arenaria melanocephala
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Ruff Calidris pugnax
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea
Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Sanderling Calidris alba
Dunlin Calidris alpina
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
American Woodcock Scolopax minor
Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Willet Tringa semipalmata
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
Pomarine Jaeger Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
Ancient Murrelet Synthliboramphus antiquus
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Red-legged Kittiwake Rissa brevirostris
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla
Franklin's Gull Leucophaeus pipixcan
Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni
Mew Gull Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Western Gull Larus occidentalis
Yellow-footed Gull Larus livens
California Gull Larus californicus
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus
Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Least Tern Sternula antillarum
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern Chlidonias niger
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger
Red-throated Loon Gavia stellata
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
Common Loon Gavia immer
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii
Least Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma microsoma
Wood Stork Mycteria americana
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii
Brown Booby Sula leucogaster
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Great Egret Ardea alba
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
Tricolored Heron Egretta tricolor
Reddish Egret Egretta rufescens
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi
Roseate Spoonbill Platalea ajaja
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus
Mississippi Kite Ictinia mississippiensis
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier Circus hudsoniius
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis
Common Black Hawk Buteogallus anthracinus
Harris's Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus
Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni
Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus
Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
Barn Owl Tyto alba
Flammulated Owl Psiloscops flammeolus
Western Screech-Owl Megascops kennicottii
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma
Elf Owl Micrathene whitneyi
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia
Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis
Barred Owl Strix varia
Long-eared Owl Asio otus
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
Lewis's Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus
Gila Woodpecker Melanerpes uropygialis
Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Sphyrapicus varius
Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber
Ladder-backed Woodpecker Picoides scalaris
Nuttall's Woodpecker Picoides nuttallii
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
White-headed Woodpecker Picoides albolarvatus
American Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides dorsalis
Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
Gilded Flicker Colaptes chrysoides
Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Merlin Falco columbarius
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus
Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi
Greater Pewee Contopus pertinax
Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood-Pewee Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Empidonax flaviventris
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
Least Flycatcher Empidonax minimus
Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii
Gray Flycatcher Empidonax wrightii
Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri
Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis
Cordilleran Flycatcher Empidonax occidentalis
Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans
Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe Sayornis saya
Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus
Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer
Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus
Brown-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus tyrannulus
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris
Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus
Couch's Kingbird Tyrannus couchii
Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans
Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus savana
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus
Northern Shrike Lanius borealis
White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus
Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii
Gray Vireo Vireo vicinior
Yellow-throated Vireo Vireo flavifrons
Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassinii
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeus
Philadelphia Vireo Vireo philadelphicus
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis
Pinyon Jay Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma woodhouseii
Clark's Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana
Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven Corvus corax
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Purple Martin Progne subis
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
Mountain Chickadee Poecile gambeli
Juniper Titmouse Baeolophus ridgwayi
Verdin Auriparus flaviceps
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus
Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus
House Wren Troglodytes aedon
Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus
Winter Wren Troglodytes hiemalis
Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
Cactus Wren Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura
American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
Arctic-Kamchatka Leaf Warbler
Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides
Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
Veery Catharus fuscescens
Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina
Rufous-backed Robin Turdus rufopalliatus
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
Bendire's Thrasher Toxostoma bendirei
LeConte's Thrasher Toxostoma lecontei
Crissal Thrasher Toxostoma crissale
Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis
White Wagtail Motacilla alba
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes vespertinus
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis
Black Rosy-Finch Leucosticte atrata
House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus
Purple Finch Haemorhous purpureus
Cassin's Finch Haemorhous cassinii
Common Redpoll Acanthis flammea
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera
Pine Siskin Spinus pinus
Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria
Lawrence's Goldfinch Spinus lawrencei
American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus
Smith's Longspur Calcarius pictus
McCown's Longspur Rhynchophanes mccownii
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps
Abert's Towhee Melozone aberti
Cassin's Sparrow Peucaea cassinii
American Tree Sparrow Spizelloides arborea
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Clay-colored Sparrow Spizella pallida
Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri
Black-chinned Sparrow Spizella atrogularis
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus
Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata
Sagebrush Sparrow Artemisiospiza nevadensis
Bell's Sparrow Artemisiospiza belli
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
Baird's Sparrow Ammodramus bairdii
LeConte's Sparrow Ammodramus leconteii
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
Harris's Sparrow Zonotrichia querula
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta
Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius
Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus
Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
Scott's Oriole Icterus parisorum
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Tricolored Blackbird Agelaius tricolor
Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus
Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla
Worm-eating Warbler Helmitheros vermivorum
Louisiana Waterthrush Parkesia motacilla
Northern Waterthrush Parkesia noveboracensis
Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera
Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
Prothonotary Warbler Protonotaria citrea
Tennessee Warbler Oreothlypis peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler Oreothlypis celata
Lucy's Warbler Oreothlypis luciae
Nashville Warbler Oreothlypis ruficapilla
Virginia's Warbler Oreothlypis virginiae
Connecticut Warbler Oporornis agilis
Macgillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei
Mourning Warbler Geothlypis philadelphia
Kentucky Warbler Geothlypis formosa
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina
American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
Cape May Warbler Setophaga tigrina
Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea
Northern Parula Setophaga americana
Magnolia Warbler Setophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted Warbler Setophaga castanea
Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca
Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica
Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata
Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens
Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica
Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor
Grace's Warbler Setophaga graciae
Black-throated Gray Warbler Setophaga nigrescens
Townsend's Warbler Setophaga townsendi
Hermit Warbler Setophaga occidentalis
Black-throated Green Warbler Setophaga virens
Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis
Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla
Red-faced Warbler Cardellina rubrifrons
Painted Redstart Myioborus pictus
Hepatic Tanager Piranga flava
Summer Tanager Piranga rubra
Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus
Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea
Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea
Painted Bunting Passerina ciris
Dickcissel Spiza americana