British Columbia Wildlife Watch - Maplewood Flats Bird Checklist
copyright © A.L. Mol  2003
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208 species
compiled by Dick Beard
printed 09/95

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   May 2002 - The taxonomic order, common names and four-letter codes included in this web version of the Maplewood Flats 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 at Maplewood Flats. 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 (spring transient; generally March through early June)
S = Summer (summer resident; including spring arrival and fall departure)
F = Fall (fall transient; generally July through November)
W = Winter (winter resident; including fall arrival and spring departure)

Relative Abundance
a = abundant [generally 100 or more per day]
c = common [25 to 100 per day]
f = fairly common [5 to 25 per day]
u = uncommon [1 to 5 per day, with at least 10 records per year]
r = rare [1 to 10 records per year, but regularly seen singly or in small numbers]
ca = casual [3 to many documented records; seen on average less than once a year; somewhat out of normal range]
ac = accidental [only 1 or 2 documented records; usually far outside normal range]

Other Symbols
* = species has been documented breeding in the checklist area
[I] = introduced species [present more than 10 years]
# = erratic/irregular [numbers fluctuate yearly from abundant to absent]

Code * Species Spring Summer Fall Winter







RTLO
Red-throated Loon u
u u
PALO
Pacific Loon r
r r
COLO
Common Loon f u f f







PBGR
Pied-billed Grebe r
r u
HOGR
Horned Grebe f
f f
RNGR
Red-necked Grebe f
f f
WEGR
Western Grebe f
f f







AWPE
American White Pelican

ac







DCCO
Double-crested Cormorant f u f f
BRCO
Brandt's Cormorant r
r r
PECO
Pelagic Cormorant c a c c







AMBI
American Bittern ca
ca
GBHE
Great Blue Heron f f f f
GRHE * Green Heron r r r







TUVU
Turkey Vulture r r








CAGO * Canada Goose a c a a
BRAN
Brant ca
ca ca
TRUS
Trumpeter Swan ca
ca ca
TUSW
Tundra Swan ca
ca ca
WODU
Wood Duck r

r
GADW * Gadwall f u f f
EUWI
Eurasian Wigeon r
r r
AMWI
American Wigeon c u c c
MALL * Mallard a c a a
BTWE
Blue-winged Teal r r

CITE
Cinnamon Teal r r

NOSL
Northern Shoveler r r r r
NOPI
Northern Pintail u
u u
GWTE
Green-winged Teal c r c c
CANV
Canvasback


ca
RNDU
Ring-necked Duck ca

ca
TUDU
Tufted Duck

ac ac
GRSC
Greater Scaup c u c c
LESC
Lesser Scaup u u u f
HADU
Harlequin Duck c f c c
SUSC
Surf Scoter c u c a
WWSC
White-winged Scoter f u f f
BLSC
Black Scoter u ca u u
LTDU
Long-tailed Duck r
r r
BUFF
Bufflehead f
f f
COGO
Common Goldeneye c r c c
BAGO
Barrow's Goldeneye f r f f
HOME
Hooded Merganser u
u u
COME
Common Merganser f f f f
RBME
Red-breasted Merganser u
r u
RUDU
Ruddy Duck


r







OSPR * Osprey u u r
BAEA
Bald Eagle f f f f
NOHA
Northern Harrier r
r r
SSHA
Sharp-shinned Hawk u r u u
COHA
Cooper's Hawk u u u u
RTHA
Red-tailed Hawk u u u u
RLHA
Rough-legged Hawk ca
ca ca
GOEA
Golden Eagle


ac







AMKE
American Kestrel r
r
MERL
Merlin u u u u
PEFA
Peregrine Falcon r r r r







RUGR
Ruffed Grouse ca ca ca ca







VIRA
Virginia Rail r r r r
SORA * Sora r r r
AMCO
American Coot r
r r







BBPL
Black-bellied Plover
u u
AGPL
American Golden-Plover

ac
SEPL
Semipalmated Plover r
r
KILL * Killdeer f f f u







AMAV
American Avocet
ac ac







GRYE
Greater Yellowlegs f r f f
LEYE
Lesser Yellowlegs u
u
SOSA
Solitary Sandpiper r
r
WATA
Wandering Tattler


ac
SPSA * Spotted Sandpiper f f u ac
WHIM
Whimbrel r
r
RUTU
Ruddy Turnstone

r ca
BLTU
Black Turnstone u
u u
SAND
Sanderling r
r r
SESA
Semipalmated Sandpiper

r
WESA
Western Sandpiper a
a
LESA
Least Sandpiper f
f
BASA
Baird's Sandpiper r
r
PESA
Pectoral Sandpiper r
r
DUNL
Dunlin a
a a
STSA
Stilt Sandpiper

r
SBDO
Short-billed Dowitcher u
u
LBDO
Long-billed Dowitcher f
f u
COSN * Common Snipe f u f r
WIPH
Wilson's Phalarope r


RNPL
Red-necked Phalarope r ca r
REPH
Red Phalarope

ca







PAJA
Parasitic Jaeger

ca
FRGU
Franklin's Gull

ca
BOGU
Bonaparte's Gull
u f
MEGU
Mew Gull c r c c
RBGU
Ring-billed Gull f u f f
CAGU
California Gull u u c u
HEGU
Herring Gull r
r r
THGU
Thayer's Gull u
u u
GWGU
Glaucous-winged Gull a a a a
GLGU
Glaucous Gull


ca
CATE
Caspian Tern
f r
COTE
Common Tern f
f







COMU
Common Murre


r
PIGU
Pigeon Guillemot r u r r
MAMU
Marbled Murrelet r r r r







RODO
Rock Dove [I] c c c c
BTPI
Band-tailed Pigeon f f f f
MODO
Mourning Dove u r u







BNOW
Barn Owl ac









GHOW
Great Horned Owl r r r r
NPOW
Northern Pygmy-Owl r r r r
SEOW
Short-eared Owl r
r r







CONI
Common Nighthawk
u r







BLSW
Black Swift u f f
VASW
Vaux's Swift u f f







CAHU
Calliope Hummingbird ca


RUHU
Rufous Hummingbird u u r







BEKI
Belted Kingfisher u u u u







RBSA
Red-breasted Sapsucker r
u u
DOWO * Downy Woodpecker u u u u
HAWO
Hairy Woodpecker r r r r
NOFL * Northern Flicker f f f f
PIWO
Pileated Woodpecker u r u u







OSFL
Olive-sided Flycatcher u
r
WWPE
Western Wood-Pewee r r r
ALFL
Alder Flycatcher
ac

WIFL * Willow Flycatcher u f u
HAFL
Hammond's Flycatcher u u u
PSFL
Pacific-slope Flycatcher u u u
SAPH
Say's Phoebe ca


ATFL
Ash-throated Flycatcher
ac

WEKI
Western Kingbird r r

EAKI
Eastern Kingbird r ca r







NOSH
Northern Shrike r
r r







CAVI
Cassin's Vireo u u u
HUVI
Hutton's Vireo u u u u
WAVI
Warbling Vireo u u u
REVI * Red-eyed Vireo
f








STJA
Steller's Jay u u u u
NOCR
Northwestern Crow a a a a
CORA
Common Raven u u u u







PUMA * Purple Martin f f

TRSW * Tree Swallow f f u
VGSW * Violet-green Swallow c c u
NRWS
Northern Rough-winged Swallow f f u
BKSW
Bank Swallow r
r
BASW * Barn Swallow c c c
CLSW * Cliff Swallow u u u







BCCH * Black-capped Chickadee f f f f
CBCH
Chestnut-backed Chickadee r r r r







BUSH
Bushtit f f f f







RBNU
Red-breasted Nuthatch r r r r







BRCR
Brown Creeper r r r r







BEWR
Bewick's Wren r r r r
HOWR
House Wren ca
ca
WIWR * Winter Wren f f f f
MAWR
Marsh Wren ca
ca ca







AMDI
American Dipper ca
ca ca







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







MOBL
Mountain Bluebird ca


TOSO
Townsend's Solitaire r r r
SWTH * Swainson's Thrush f f u
HETH
Hermit Thrush r
r ca
AMRO * American Robin c f c f
VATH
Varied Thrush f r f f







EUST * European Starling [I] c c c c







AMPI
American Pipit f
f







BOWA
Bohemian Waxwing


r
CEWA
Cedar Waxwing f f f







OCWA
Orange-crowned Warbler u u u
NAWA
Nashville Warbler ca
ca
YEWA
Yellow Warbler f u f
YRWA
Yellow-rumped Warbler f u f
BTGW
Black-throated Gray Warbler f u f
TOWA
Townsend's Warbler u r u
MACW
MacGillivray's Warbler u u u
COYE
Common Yellowthroat u r u
WIWA
Wilson's Warbler f f f







WETA
Western Tanager f f f







SPTO * Spotted Towhee f f f f
ATSP
American Tree Sparrow


ca
CHSP
Chipping Sparrow ac
ac
SAVS * Savannah Sparrow f f f ca
FOSP
Fox Sparrow u
u u
SOSP * Song Sparrow c c c c
LISP
Lincoln's Sparrow ca
ca ca
WCSP * White-crowned Sparrow f f f u
GCSP
Golden-crowned Sparrow f
f r
DEJU
Dark-eyed Junco f
f c
LALO
Lapland Longspur ca
ca
CCLO
Chestnut-collared Longspur
ac

SNBU
Snow Bunting


ca







BHGR * Black-headed Grosbeak u f u
LZBU
Lazuli Bunting
ca








BOBO
Bobolink
ac

RWBL * Red-winged Blackbird f f f c
WEME
Western Meadowlark r
r r
YHBL
Yellow-headed Blackbird r ca r
BRBL
Brewer's Blackbird u u u
BHCO * Brown-headed Cowbird f f f
BUOR
Bullock's Oriole
ca








PUFI
Purple Finch u u u u
HOFI * House Finch c c c c
RECR
Red Crossbill # u u f u
PISI
Pine Siskin # f u c c
AMGO * American Goldfinch f f f r
EVGR
Evening Grosbeak # u u u u







HOSP
House Sparrow [I] u u u u