British Columbia Wildlife Watch - Hayward Lake Reservoir Recreation Area Bird Checklist
copyright © A.L. Mol  2003
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94 species
compiled by Lynn Miller
printed 08/95

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  May 2002 - The taxonomic order, common names and four-letter codes included in this web version of the Hayward Lake Reservoir Recreation Area 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 the Hayward Lake Reservoir Recreation Area, including the Pond Trail and the Railway Trail. 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 transient (generally April through June)
S = summer resident (including spring arrival and fall departure)
F = fall transient (generally July through November)
W = winter resident (including fall arrival and spring departure)

Relative Abundance
c = common [easily observed on any visit to appropriate habitat in appropriate season]
u = uncommon [sometimes observed on a visit to appropriate habitat in appropriate season]
r = rare [can be present in low numbers, and may be hard to find; not seen every year]

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
c








GBHE
Great Blue Heron
c

GRHE
Green Heron
u








TUVU
Turkey Vulture
u








CAGO * Canada Goose c c c c
WODU * Wood Duck c c c c
AMWI
American Wigeon

u
MALL * Mallard c c c c
BWTE
Blue-winged Teal (1) r


CITE
Cinnamon Teal (1)
r

RNDU
Ring-necked Duck


c
BUFF
Bufflehead


c
COGO
Common Goldeneye


c
HOME
Hooded Merganser
c

COME
Common Merganser


c







OSPR
Osprey
c

BAEA
Bald Eagle
c

SSHA
Sharp-shinned Hawk
u

RTHA
Red-tailed Hawk
c








RUGR
Ruffed Grouse c c c c







KILL
Killdeer
c








SPSA
Spotted Sandpiper
c

COSN
Common Snipe (1)
r








GWGU
Glaucous-winged Gull c c c c







BTPI
Band-tailed Pigeon
c








BDOW
Barred Owl
u








CONI
Common Nighthawk
u








BLSW
Black Swift
u

VASW
Vaux's Swift
u








RUHU
Rufous Hummingbird
c








BEKI
Belted Kingfisher
c








RBSA
Red-breasted Sapsucker c c c c
DOWO
Downy Woodpecker u u u u
HAWO
Hairy Woodpecker c c c c
NOFL
Northern Flicker
c

PIWO
Pileated Woodpecker c c c c







WWPE
Western Wood-Pewee
u

WIFL
Willow Flycatcher
c

HAFL
Hammond's Flycatcher u


PSFL
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
c

EAKI
Eastern Kingbird (1)
r








CAVI
Cassin's Vireo
u

WAVI
Warbling Vireo
c

REVI
Red-eyed Vireo
c








STJA * Steller's Jay c c c c
NOCR * Northwestern Crow c c c c
CORA * Common Raven c c c c







TRSW
Tree Swallow
c

VGSW * Violet-green Swallow
c

NRWS * Northern Rough-winged Swallow
u

BASW * Barn Swallow
c

CLSW
Cliff Swallow
u








BCCH * Black-capped Chickadee c c c c
CBCH * Chestnut-backed Chickadee c c c c







BUSH * Bushtit c c c c







RBNU
Red-breasted Nuthatch c c c c







BRCR
Brown Creeper u u u u







BEWR
Bewick's Wren u u u u
WIWR
Winter Wren c c c c







AMDI
American Dipper (1)
r








GCKI
Golden-crowned Kinglet c c c c
RCKI
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

c







SWTH * Swainson's Thrush
c

AMRO * American Robin c c c c
VATH
Varied Thrush


c







EUST
European Starling c c c c







CEWA
Cedar Waxwing
c








OCWA
Orange-crowned Warbler
u

YEWA
Yellow Warbler
u

YRWA
Yellow-rumped Warbler c
c
BTGW
Black-throated Gray Warbler
u

TOWA
Townsend's Warbler
u

AMRE>
American Redstart (1)
r

MACW
MacGillivray's Warbler
c

COYE
Common Yellowthroat
u

WIWA
Wilson's Warbler
c








WETA
Western Tanager
c








SPTO
Spotted Towhee c c c c
FOSP
Fox Sparrow


c
SOSP
Song Sparrow c c c c
LISP
Lincoln's Sparrow

u
WCSP
White-crowned Sparrow c c c c
GCSP
Golden-crowned Sparrow


c
DEJU
Dark-eyed Junco


c







BHGR
Black-headed Grosbeak
c








RWBL
Red-winged Blackbird
c

BHCO * Brown-headed Cowbird
c








PUFI
Purple Finch u u u u
HOFI
House Finch c c c c
RECR
Red Crossbill u u u u
WWCR
White-winged Crossbill (1)

r
PISI
Pine Siskin u u u u
AMGO
American Goldfinch
c

EVGR
Evening Grosbeak u u u u