British Columbia Wildlife Watch - Skagit Valley Provincial Park Bird Checklist
copyright © A.L. Mol  2003
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199 species
compiled by Denis Knopp
printed 03/97

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   May 2002 - The taxonomic order, common names and four-letter codes included in this web version of the Skagit Valley Provincial Park Bird Checklist published in early 1997 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 Skagit Valley 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.

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 [almost always found on any visit to appropriate habitat in correct season(s)]
f = frequent [often found in appropriate habitat in correct season(s)]
u = uncommon [regular occurrence but sporadic or local]
r = rare [usually seen singly or in very small numbers]
ca = casual [not seen every year; somewhat out of normal range]
ac = accidental [usually far outside normal range; only 1 or 1 documented records]

Other Symbols
* = known to breed in the checklist area
+ = birds not observed along the main corridor or in easily accessible areas like Chittenden Meadow, Whitworth Meadow and Ross Lake
[I] = introduced species

Code * Species Spring Summer Fall Winter







COLO
Common Loon u f








PBGR
Pied-billed Grebe

r
HOGR
Horned Grebe + ca ca ca
RNGR
Red-necked Grebe + ca ca ca
EAGR
Eared Grebe

ca
WEGR
Western Grebe + r
r







GBHE
Great Blue Heron
r r
GRHE
Green Heron
ac








GWFG
Greater White-fronted Goose +

ca
SNGO
Snow Goose + ca


CAGO * Canada Goose f c c
TRUS
Trumpeter Swan +

ac
TUSW
Tundra Swan +

ca
WODU * Wood Duck r ca

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

CITE
Cinnamon Teal ca


NOSL
Northern Shoveler ca
ca
NOPI
Northern Pintail ca
ca
GWTE * Green-winged Teal u r u f
CANV
Canvasback +

ca
REDH
Redhead +

ca
RNDU
Ring-necked Duck + ca
ca r
GRSC
Greater Scaup + c
c c
LESC
Lesser Scaup + c
c c
HADU * Harlequin Duck u u

SUSC
Surf Scoter +

ac
WWSC
White-winged Scoter + ac


BUFF
Bufflehead r
f f
COGO * Common Goldeneye u u r f
BAGO * Barrow's Goldeneye u ca

HOME
Hooded Merganser ca ca r u
COME * Common Merganser f u u
RBME
Red-breasted Merganser + ca
ca
RUDU
Ruddy Duck
ca








OSPR * Osprey r u

BAEA * Bald Eagle u u u ca
NOHA
Northern Harrier ca ca r
SSHA * Sharp-shinned Hawk u r u
COHA * Cooper's Hawk u r u
NOGO * Northern Goshawk u u u r
RTHA * Red-tailed Hawk u u u ca
GOEA
Golden Eagle ca ca ca ca







AMKE * American Kestrel r u u ca
MERL
Merlin r r u







RUGR * Ruffed Grouse f u f f
SPGR * Spruce Grouse
r
r
BLGR * Blue Grouse f u u u
WTPT
White-tailed Ptarmigan +


ca







VIRA * Virginia Rail +
r ca
AMCO * American Coot r ca f ca







SACR
Sandhill Crane +

ca







AGPL
American Golden-Plover +

ac
SEPL
Semiplamated Plover

ac
KILL * Killdeer u u ca ca







GRYE
Greater Yellowlegs + ca ca

LEYE
Lesser Yellowlegs + ca


SPSA * Spotted Sandpiper f u r
LBCU
Long-billed Curlew + ca


SESA
Semipalmated Sandpiper + ca


LESA
Least Sandpiper
ca

PESA
Pectoral Sandpiper +

ca
LBDO
Long-billed Dowitcher + ca
ca
COSN * Common Snipe r r u ca







BOGU
Bonaparte's Gull ac


MEGU
Mew Gull ca


RBGU
Ring-billed Gull ca ca

CAGU
California Gull ca ca

GWGU
Glaucous-winged Gull ca ca








RODO
Rock Dove [I] ca


BTPI * Band-tailed Pigeon ca r r
MODO * Mourning Dove r r r







BNOW * Barn Owl ca ca ca ca







WSOW * Western Screech-Owl r
ca
GHOW * Great Horned Owl r r r r
NPOW
Northern Pygmy-Owl r r r u
SPOW * Spotted Owl r r r r
BDOW * Barred Owl r r r
SEOW
Short-eared Owl ca


BOOW
Boreal Owl


ca
NSWO * Northern Saw-Whet Owl r r r r







CONI * Common Nighthawk
f

COPO
Common Poorwill +
ac








BLSW
Black Swift
u

VASW * Vaux's Swift u f








ANHU
Anna's Hummingbird
ac

CAHU * Calliope Hummingbird + u u

RUHU * Rufous Hummingbird c c








BEKI * Belted Kingfisher r u u r







LEWP
Lewis's Woodpecker
ca

RNSA * Red-naped Sapsucker u r r
RBSA * Red-breasted Sapsucker u u r
DOWO * Downy Woodpecker u u u f
HAWO * Hairy Woodpecker u u u u
TTWO
Three-toed Woodpecker + r ca ca
BBWO
Black-backed Woodpecker + ca


NOFL * Northern Flicker u f f
PIWO * Pileated Woodpecker u u f f







OSFL
Olive-sided Flycatcher
r

WWPE * Western Wood-Pewee
r

ALFL
Alder Flycatcher +
ac

WIFL * Willow Flycatcher
u

HAFL * Hammond's Flycatcher c f

DUFL * Dusky Flycatcher
r

PSFL * Pacific-slope Flycatcher f r

COFL * Cordilleran Flycatcher
r

SAPH
Say's Phoebe
ca

WEKI
Western Kingbird
ca

EAKI
Eastern Kingbird
ca

STFL
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
ac








NOSH
Northern Shrike r
r ca
LOSH
Loggerhead Shrike ca ca








CAVI * Cassin's Vireo u u r
HUVI
Hutton's Vireo
ac

WAVI * Warbling Vireo
u u
REVI * Red-eyed Vireo
r








GRJA * Gray Jay r r u u
STJA * Steller's Jay r u u u
CLNU * Clark's Nutcracker
ca r r
BBMA
Black-billed Magpie

r r
AMCR * American Crow f f f f
NOCR
Northwestern Crow ca ca

CORA * Common Raven u f f u







HOLA
Horned Lark r
r







TRSW * Tree Swallow u c

VGSW * Violet-green Swallow u c

NRWS * Northern Rough-winged Swallow r u

BKSW
Bank Swallow
r

BASW * Barn Swallow r u

CLSW * Cliff Swallow
u








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







RBNU * Red-breasted Nuthatch f f f f
PYNU
Pygmy Nuthatch ac









BRCR * Brown Creeper u u u u







ROWR
Rock Wren ac


BEWR
Bewick's Wren
ac

HOWR * House Wren ca


WIWR * Winter Wren f u f f







AMDI * American Dipper r r f f







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







WEBL
Western Bluebird ca


MOBL
Mountain Bluebird u ca u
TOSO
Townsend's Solitaire u r r
VEER * Veery r u

HETH
Hermit Thrush u u u
AMRO * American Robin c c f
VATH * Varied Thrush f u c ca







GRCA
Gray Catbird
ac








EUST * European Starling [I] u f u r







AMPI
American Pipit ca
ca







CEWA * Cedar Waxwing
f








OCWA * Orange-crowned Warbler u r r
NAWA
Nashville Warbler r ca

YEWA * Yellow Warbler u u r
YRWA * Yellow-rumped Warbler f f u
BTGW
Black-throated Gray Warbler ca r r
TOWA * Townsend's Warbler u u ca
AMRE * American Redstart ca r

NOWA
Northern Waterthrush
ca

MACW * MacGillivray's Warbler
u ca
COYE * Common Yellowthroat r f r
WIWA
Wilson's Warbler r r ca







WETA * Western Tanager u f r







SPTO * Spotted Towhee r u r ca
ATSP
American Tree Sparrow ca
ca
CHSP * Chipping Sparrow c f r
VESP
Vesper Sparrow r ca r
LASP
Lark Sparrow ca


SAVS
Savannah Sparrow ca
r
FOSP
Fox Sparrow r r r
SOSP * Song Sparrow u f f u
LISP
Lincoln's Sparrow r
r
HASP
Harris's Sparrow

ac
WCSP * White-crowned Sparrow f u c
GCSP
Golden-crowned Sparrow u
r
DEJU * Dark-eyed Junco c f u r
SNBU
Snow Bunting

ca







BHGR * Black-headed Grosbeak r u

LZBU
Lazuli Bunting
ca








BOBO
Bobolink
ac

RWBL * Red-winged Blackbird u c u
WEME
Western Meadowlark r
r
YHBL
Yellow-headed Blackbird ca r

BRBL * Brewer's Blackbird ca r r
BHCO * Brown-headed Cowbird r u

BUOR
Bullock's Oriole ca ca








PIGR
Pine Grosbeak ca

ca
PUFI * Purple Finch u f u f
CAFI
Cassin's Finch
ca

RECR * Red Crossbill r u u f
WWCR
White-winged Crossbill
ca

CORE
Common Redpoll ca


PISI * Pine Siskin f u u f
AMGO
American Goldfinch r r
c
EVGR * Evening Grosbeak c f u f