British Columbia Wildlife Watch - Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park Bird Checklist
copyright © A.L. Mol  2003
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129 species
compiled by Denis Knopp
printed 03/95

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  May 2002 - The taxonomic order, common names and four-letter codes included in this web version of the Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park Bird Checklist published in 1995 have been updated using the 7th edition of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Check-List of North American Birds (AOU 1998) and its supplement (AOU 2000).

Bird Tracks

The following is a list of the bird species that have been observed in Cheam Lake Wetlands Regional Park. The status of each species is indicated by an abundance level in each of four seasons. The standard four letter code is shown for each species.

Explanation of Symbols

Seasonal Occurrence
Sp = Spring (March - May)
S = Summer (June - August)
F = Fall (September - November)
W = Winter (December - February)

Relative Abundance
c = common [large numbers]
f = fairly common [moderate numbers]
u = uncommon [small numbers]
r = rare [1 to 10 records per year; usually seen singly or in very small numbers]
ca = casual [seen on average less than once a year; somewhat out of normal range]
ac = accidental [usually far outside normal range]

Other Symbols
* = known to breed in the checklist area
(#) = when the number of documented sightings is less than 10, the number of sightings is shown in brackets

Code * Species Spring Summer Fall Winter







COLO
Common Loon (1) ca









PBGR * Pied-billed Grebe u u u r
EAGR
Eared Grebe (1)

ca







AMBI
American Bittern (8) r r ca
GBHE
Great Blue Heron c f f u
GRHE * Green Heron (8)
r r







TUVU
Turkey Vulture (10) u ca u







CAGO * Canada Goose c u u f
TRUS
Trumpeter Swan (1)

ca
WODU * Wood Duck c f f r
AMWI
American Wigeon (8) ca r u r
MALL * Mallard c c c c
BTWE
Blue-winged Teal (3) ca r

CITE * Cinnamon Teal u r ca
NOSL
Northern Shoveler (3) r
r
GWTE
Green-winged Teal u r ca r
REDH
Redhead (1) ca


RNDU
Ring-necked Duck c
c u
GRSC
Greater Scaup (4) r


LESC
Lesser Scaup f
f ca
BUFF
Bufflehead c
u f
COGO
Common Goldeneye f

r
HOME
Hooded Merganser f
u f
COME
Common Merganser (5) r

ca







OSPR * Osprey (1)
ca

BAEA
Bald Eagle (10) ca
ca f
NOHA
Northern Harrier r
u u
SSHA
Sharp-shinned Hawk (6) r
r ca
COHA
Cooper's Hawk (5) ca


NOGO
Northern Goshawk (1)

ca
RTHA * Red-tailed Hawk f f f f
RLHA
Rough-legged Hawk (1) ca









AMKE
American Kestrel (2)

ca
PEFA
Peregrine Falcon (1)

ca







RNPH
Ring-necked Pheasant (1)

ca
RUGR * Ruffed Grouse f r u r







VIRA * Virginia Rail (7) r u r
SORA * Sora f u ca
AMCO
American Coot f ca f







KILL * Killdeer f u








GRYE
Greater Yellowlegs (1) ca


SPSA * Spotted Sandpiper u f

COSN
Common Snipe r ca r ca







GWGU
Glaucous-winged Gull (5) r
r u







RODO
Rock Dove (5) ca ca ca
BTPI
Band-tailed Pigeon (9) ca u

MODO * Mourning Dove f f ca







WSOW
Western Screech-Owl (1) ca


NPOW
Northern Pygmy-Owl (2) ca


NSWO
Northern Saw-Whet Owl (1) ca









BLSW
Black Swift (1)
ca

VASW
Vaux's Swift u f r







ANHU
Anna's Hummingbird (1) ca


RUHU * Rufous Hummingbird f u








BEKI
Belted Kingfisher u u f u







RNSA
Red-naped Sapsucker (1)

ca
RBSA
Red-breasted Sapsucker (1) ca


DOWO * Downy Woodpecker f f f f
HAWO * Hairy Woodpecker f u f u
NOFL * Northern Flicker f u f r
PIWO
Pileated Woodpecker u u r u







OSFL
Olive-sided Flycatcher (3) ca ca

WWPE * Western Wood-Pewee r f

WIFL * Willow Flycatcher r c

HAFL
Hammond's Flycatcher (1)
ca

PSFL
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (6) ca r

EAKI
Eastern Kingbird (7)
u








NOSH
Northern Shrike (5) ca
ca







CAVI * Cassin's Vireo u u ca
WAVI * Warbling Vireo (7) ca r ca
REVI * Red-eyed Vireo (10) ca r








STJA * Steller's Jay f u f f
NOCR * Northwestern Crow f r f f
CORA
Common Raven r r r r







TRSW * Tree Swallow c f
ac
VGSW * Violet-green Swallow c f ca
NRWS
Northern Rough-winged Swallow f c

BKSW
Bank Swallow (10) ca r

BASW
Barn Swallow f c ca
CLSW
Cliff Swallow f f








BCCH * Black-capped Chickadee c c c c
CBCH
Chestnut-backed Chickadee (3)

ca







BUSH
Bushtit (4) ca ca ca







RBNU
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1)

ca







BEWR * Bewick's Wren u ca ca ca
HOWR
House Wren (2)

ca
WIWR * Winter Wren f u u f
MAWR * Marsh Wren c f f u







AMDI
American Dipper (3)

r







GCKI
Golden-crowned Kinglet u
f u
RCKI
Ruby-crowned Kinglet u
f r







SWTH * Swainson's Thrush f c

HETH
Hermit Thrush (1)

ca
AMRO * American Robin c c f f
VATH
Varied Thrush u
u r







EUST * European Starling c f c c







CEWA * Cedar Waxwing u f u







OCWA
Orange-crowned Warbler u r

YEWA
Yellow Warbler r r

YRWA
Yellow-rumped Warbler r ca u
BTGW * Black-throated Gray Warbler r u ca
MACW
MacGillivray's Warbler (10) r r ca
COYE * Common Yellowthroat f c u
WIWA
Wilson's Warbler u r ca







WETA * Western Tanager (3) ca ca








SPTO * Spotted Towhee c c f f
ATSP
American Tree Sparrow (2)

ca
SAVS
Savannah Sparrow (3) ca
ca
FOSP
Fox Sparrow (2)

ca ca
SOSP * Song Sparrow c c c f
LISP
Lincoln's Sparrow (7) ca ca r
WTSP
White-throated Sparrow (1)

ac
WCSP * White-crowned Sparrow r u u
GCSP
Golden-crowned Sparrow (1) ca


DEJU * Dark-eyed Junco r u u







BHGR * Black-headed Grosbeak f f ca
LZBU
Lazuli Bunting (7)
r








RWBL * Red-winged Blackbird c c c u
WEME
Western Meadowlark (1)

ca
RUBL
Rusty Blackbird (2)

ac

BRBL
Brewer's Blackbird (4)
r ca
BHCO * Brown-headed Cowbird c c

BUOR * Bullock's Oriole (4) r u








PUFI * Purple Finch f u r
HOFI
House Finch (3) r r

PISI
Pine Siskin (9) u
u r
AMGO * American Goldfinch f c u
EVGR
Evening Grosbeak u ca f







HOSP
House Sparrow (1)
ca