British Columbia Wildlife Watch - Sargeant Bay Provincial Park Bird Checklist
copyright © A.L. Mol  2003
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157 species
revised by John M. Newell in 2002
(originally compiled by Tony Greenfield in 1996)
updated on-line 02/03
printed 04/96

The Sargeant Bay Provincial Park Bird Checklist was orginally printed in April 1996 and listed 152 species. This checklist has now been updated, on-line only, to 157 species as of 2002. New species or an abundance code added for a season not included in the original checklist are shown in purple. Where an abundance code has been deleted for a given season there appears a dash. When an existing seasonal abundance code has been changed it appears in red.

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   May 2002 - The taxonomic order, common names and four-letter codes included in this web version of the Sargeant Bay Provincial Park Bird Checklist published in 1996 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 may be observed in and around Sargeant Bay Provincial 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. Due to a lack of information, no breeding status is indicated.

Explanation of Symbols

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

Relative Abundance
These symbols represent the likelihood of seeing or hearing a species rather than absolute numbers.
c = common [almost always found on any visit to appropriate habitat in correct season(s)]
f = frequent [not seen on every visit; often found in appropriate habitat in correct season(s)]
o = occasional [regular occurrence but sporadic or local; usually only a few records per year]
r = rare [fewer than 10 records; not occurring every year; unusual in season(s) noted]
ac = accidental [single record; outside normal range or season; may not occur again]

Code Species Spring Summer Fall Winter






RTLO Red-throated Loon


r
PALO Pacific Loon o
o o
COLO Common Loon c o c c






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






DCCO Double-crested Cormorant c o c c
BRCO Brandt's Cormorant o - o o
PECO Pelagic Cormorant f o c c






GBHE Great Blue Heron c f c c
GRHE Green Heron
r r r






TUDU Turkey Vulture f f f ac






GWFG Greater White-fronted Goose o
o
SNGO Snow Goose o
o
CAGO Canada Goose c c f f
TRUS Trumpeter Swan o
o o
WODU Wood Duck o r o o
GADW Gadwall

r
AMWI American Wigeon o
f -
MALL Mallard c f f f
BTWE Blue-winged Teal r r

CITE Cinnamon Teal r


NOSL Northern Shoveler o
o
NOPI Northern Pintail
o f
GWTE Green-winged Teal o r o o
RNDU Ring-necked Duck o r o r
GRSC Greater Scaup r
r r
LESC Lesser Scaup o
o o
HARL Harlequin Duck c o f c
SUSC Surf Scoter c o c c
WWSC White-winged Scoter f o f f
BLSC Black Scoter


r
LTDU Long-tailed Duck

r r
BUFF Bufflehead f
f c
COGO Common Goldeneye o
o f
BAGO Barrow's Goldeneye f
f c
HOME Hooded Merganser f o o f
COME Common Merganser f f f f
RBME Red-breasted Merganser o
o f






OSPR Osprey o f o
BAEA Bald Eagle c c f c
SSHA Sharp-shinned Hawk o o o o
COHA Cooper's Hawk o o o r
RTHA Red-tailed Hawk f o f f






AMKE American Kestrel o
o r
MERL Merlin o r o o






RUGR Ruffed Grouse o o o o
BLGR Blue Grouse o








VIRA Virginia Rail c c c c
SORA Sora

r
AMCO American Coot r r r r






KILL Killdeer f f o o






BLOY Black Oystercatcher o r o o






GRYE Greater Yellowlegs o o o
LEYE Lesser Yellowlegs o o

SPSA Spotted Sandpiper o f o
BLTU Black Turnstone o
o o
SURF Surfbird r
o o
WESA Western Sandpiper o o

LESA Least Sandpiper o o

SBDO Short-billed Dowitcher
r

LBDO Long-billed Dowitcher
o

COSN Common Snipe o
o






PAJA Parasitic Jaeger

o
BOGU Bonaparte's Gull c f c o
MEGU Mew Gull c o c c
CAGU California Gull

r
GWGU Glaucous-winged Gull c c c c
CATE Caspian Tern r r

COTE Common Tern

o






COMU Common Murre f
o f
PIGU Pigeon Guillemot o o o o
MAMU Marbled Murrelet f o f f






RODO Rock Dove o o o o
BTPI Band-tailed Pigeon f f f
MODO Mourning Dove

ac






WSOW Western Screech-Owl o o o o
GHOW Great Horned Owl o o o o
NPOW Northern Pygmy-Owl

o o
BDOW Barred Owl o o o o
NSWO Northern Saw-Whet Owl o
o o






CONI Common Nighthawk
f







BLSW Black Swift
o

VASW Vaux's Swift o o r






RUHU Rufous Hummingbird c c







BEKI Belted Kingfisher c c c c






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






OSFL Olive-sided Flycatcher o o

WWPE Western Wood-Pewee o o

WIFL Willow Flycatcher f f

HAFL Hammond's Flycatcher c c

PSFL Pacific-slope Flycatcher c c







NOSH Northern Shrike r








CAVI Cassin's Vireo c f o
HUVI Hutton's Vireo f f f f
WAVI Warbling Vireo c c o
REVI Red-eyed Vireo o o







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






TRSW Tree Swallow r o

VGSW Violet-green Swallow c c

NRWS Northern Rough-winged Swallow c c

BASW Barn Swallow o o







CBCH Chestnut-backed Chickadee c c c c






RBNU Red-breasted Nuthatch f f f f






BUSH Bushtit ac








BRCR Brown Creeper f f f f






BEWR Bewick's Wren o o o
HOWR House Wren
r

WIWR Winter Wren c c c c
MAWR Marsh Wren r
o o






AMDI American Dipper
o o o






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






TOSO Townsend's Solitaire o


SWTH Swainson's Thrush f c o
HETH Hermit Thrush o


AMRO American Robin c c c f
VATH Varied Thrush c o c c






EUST European Starling f c f f






AMPI American Pipit o
o






CEWA Cedar Waxwing o c o






OCWA Orange-crowned Warbler c c o
YEWA Yellow Warbler o o o
YRWA Yellow-rumped Warbler c f c
BTGW Black-throated Gray Warbler c c f
TOWA Townsend's Warbler c o o
MACW MacGillivray's Warbler c c f
COYE Common Yellowthroat c c c
WIWA Wilson's Warbler f o o






WETA Western Tanager c c f






SPTO Spotted Towhee c c c c
SAVS Savannah Sparrow c o c
FOSP Fox Sparrow f
f f
SOSP Song Sparrow c c c c
LISP Lincoln's Sparrow r r c r
WTSP White-throated Sparrow

ac
WCSP White-crowned Sparrow c c c
GCSP Golden-crowned Sparrow f
f
DEJU Dark-eyed Junco c r c c






BHGR Black-headed Grosbeak o f







RWBL Red-winged Blackbird c c c f
WEME Western Meadowlark

r
BRBL Brewer's Blackbird r
r
BHCO Brown-headed Cowbird c c







PUFI Purple Finch f f o o
HOFI House Finch f f f f
RECR Red Crossbill f f f f
PISI Pine Siskin c f c c
AMGO American Goldfinch f f f
EVGR Evening Grosbeak o o o o