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This is an updated list of Arizona Birds as of November, 2013 in the new taxonomic order.

         # = birds that need to be documented

         * = birds that are potential splits on down the road.


Anatidae - Swans, Geese, Ducks

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Greater White-fronted Goose

Snow Goose

Ross's Goose

Cackling Goose #

Pacific (minima) *

Taverner's (taverneri)

Richardson's (hutchinsii) *

Canada Goose

Giant (maxima)

Large (moffitti)

Lesser (parvipes)

Tundra Swan

Wood Duck


Eurasian Wigeon #

American Wigeon


Northern (platyrhynchos) *

Mexican (diazi) *

Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Shoveler

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal



Ring-necked Duck

Greater Scaup #

Lesser Scaup

Surf Scoter #

White-winged Scoter #

Black Scoter *

Long-tailed Duck #


Common Goldeneye

Barrow's Goldeneye #

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Odontophoridae - Quail

Scaled Quail

Gambel's Quail

Northern Bobwhite (Masked)

Montezuma Quail

Phasianidae - Partridges, Grouse, and Turkey

Dusky Grouse

Wild Turkey

Gaviidae - Loons

Pacific Loon #

Common Loon

Podicipedidae - Grebes

Pied-billed Grebe

Horned Grebe #

Eared Grebe

Western Grebe

Clark's Grebe

Phalacrocoracidae - Cormorants

Neotropic Cormorant


Pelecanidae - Pelicans

American White Pelican

Brown Pelican

Ardeidae - Bitterns, Herons, and Egrets

American Bittern

Least Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Little Blue Heron #

Tricolored Heron #

Reddish Egret #

Cattle Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron

Threskiornithidae - Ibises and Spoonbills

White-faced Ibis

Cathartidae - New World Vultures

Black Vulture

Turkey Vulture

Pandionidae - Osprey


Accipitridae - Kites, Eagles, and Hawks

White-tailed Kite

Mississippi Kite

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Northern Goshawk

Common Black-Hawk

Harris's Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk #

Broad-winged Hawk #

Gray Hawk

Swainson's Hawk

Zone-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Western (calurus)

Harlan's (harlani)

Krider's (kriderii)

Fuertes' (fuertesi)

Ferruginous Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk #

Golden Eagle

Rallidae - Rails, Gallinules, and Coots

Black Rail

Clapper Rail (Yuma)

Virginia Rail


Common Gallinule

American Coot

Gruidae - Cranes

Sandhill Crane

Lesser (canadensis)

Greater (tabida)

Recurvirostridae - Stilts and Avocets

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet

Charadriidae - Plovers

Black-bellied Plover

Snowy Plover

Semipalmated Plover


Mountain Plover

Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies

Spotted Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper

Greater Yellowlegs

Willet (onornata) *

Lesser Yellowlegs

Whimbrel #

Long-billed Curlew

Marbled Godwit

Stilt Sandpiper


Dunlin (arctica) *

Baird's Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper #

Western Sandpiper

Short-billed Dowitcher #

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson's Snipe

Wilson's Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope

Red Phalarope #

Laridae - Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers

Sabine's Gull #

Bonaparte's Gull

Franklin's Gull

Heermann's Gull #

Ring-billed Gull

California Gull

Herring Gull #

Least Tern #

Caspian Tern

Black Tern

Common Tern

Forster's Tern

Columbidae - Pigeons and Doves

Rock Pigeon

Band-tailed Pigeon

Eurasian Collared-Dove

White-winged Dove

Mourning Dove

Inca Dove

Common Ground-Dove

Ruddy Ground-Dove #

Cuculidae - Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and Anis

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Greater Roadrunner

Tytonidae - Barn Owls

Barn Owl

Strigidae - Typical Owls

Flammulated Owl

Western Screech-Owl

Whiskered Screech-Owl

Great Horned Owl

Northern Pygmy-Owl

Rocky Mts. (pinicola)

Mountain (gnoma)

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl #

Elf Owl

Burrowing Owl

Spotted Owl,

Long-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl (flammeus) *

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Caprimulgidae - Nighthawks and Nightjars

Lesser Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk

Common Poorwill

Buff-collared Nightjar #

Mexican Whip-poor-will

Apodidae - Swifts

Vaux's Swift

White-throated Swift

Trochilidae - Hummingbirds

Magnificent Hummingbird

Plain-capped Starthroat #

Blue-throated Hummingbird

Lucifer Hummingbird #

Black-chinned Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird

Allen's Hummingbird #

Calliope Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Beryline Hummingbird #

Violet-crowned Hummingbird

White-eared Hummingbird #

Trogonidae - Trogons

Elegant Trogon

Alcedinidae - Kingfishers

Belted Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher

Picidae - Woodpeckers

Lewis's Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker (formicivorus)

Gila Woodpecker

Williamson's Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker #

Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-breasted Sapsucker #

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker (septentrionalis)

Arizona Woodpecker

American Three-toed Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Yellow-shafted (auratus) #

Red-shafted (cafer)   

Gilded Flicker

Falconidae - Caracaras and Falcons

Crested Caracara

American Kestrel


Taiga (columbarius)

Prairie (richardsoni)

Black (suckleyi)

Peregrine Falcon

Continental (anatum

Tundra (tundrius)

Prairie Falcon

Psittacidae - Parrots

Rosy-faced Lovebird

Tyrannidae - Tyrant Flycatchers

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Greater Pewee

Western Wood-Pewee

Willow Flycatcher

Hammond's Flycatcher

Gray Flycatcher

Dusky Flycatcher

Pacific-slope Flycatcher

Cordilleran Flycatcher

Buff-breasted Flycatcher

Black Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe #

Say's Phoebe

Vermilion Flycatcher

Dusky-capped Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Brown-crested Flycatcher

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Tropical Kingbird

Cassin's Kingbird

Thick-billed Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird #

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher #

Laniidae - Shrikes

Loggerhead Shrike

Northern Shrike #

Vireonidae - Vireos

White-eyed Vireo #

Bell's Vireo (arizonae)

Gray Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo #

Plumbeous Vireo

Cassin's Vireo

Hutton's Vireo

Warbling Vireo  (swansoni)

Corvidae - Jays, Magpies, Crows, and Ravens

Gray Jay

Pinyon Jay

Steller's  Jay

Western Scrub-Jay (woodhouseii)  *

Mexican Jay  (arizonae)  *

Clark's Nutcracker

Black-billed Magpie

American Crow

Chihuahuan Raven

Common Raven

Alaudidae - Larks

Horned Lark  (leucolaema)

Hirundinidae - Swallows

Purple Martin

Northern (arboricola)

Desert (hesperia)

Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Northern Rough-winged  Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Northern (pyrrhonota)

Southwestern (swainsoni)

Barn Swallow  (erythrogaster) *

Paridae - Chickadees and Titmice

Mountain Chickadee  (gambeli)

Mexican Chickadee

Bridled Titmouse

Juniper Titmouse

Remizidae - Verdins


Aegithalidae - Bushtits

Bushtit  (plumbeus)  *

Sittidae - Nuthatches

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch  (mexicana)  *

Pygmy Nuthatch

Certhiidae - Creepers

Brown Creeper

            Mexican (albescens)  *      

Troglodytidae - Wrens

Rock Wren

Canyon Wren

House Wren

Northern (aedon)

Brown-throated (brunneicollis)

Pacific Wren  (pacificus) #

Marsh Wren  (paludicola)  *

Bewick's Wren  (eremophilus)

Cactus Wren  (anthonyi)  *

Sinaloa Wren #

Polioptilidae - Gnatcatchers

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (amoenissima)

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher  (lucida)

Black-capped Gnatcatcher #

Cinclidae - Dippers

American Dipper

Regulidae - Kinglets

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Turdidae - Thrushes

Eastern Bluebird

Western Bluebird

Mountain Bluebird

Townsend's Solitaire

Swainson's  Thrush

Russet-backed (ustulatus)  *

Olive-backed (swainsoni)  *

Hermit Thrush

                  Pacific (ustuatus)  *

                  Interior West  (auduboni)  *

                  Taiga  (faxoni)  *

Rufous-backed Robin #

American Robin

Varied Thrush #

Mimidae - Catbirds, Mockingbirds, and Thrashers

Gray Catbird #

Curve-billed Thrasher

Eastern (curvirostre)  *

Western (palmeri) *

Brown Thrasher #

Bendire's Thrasher

Le Conte's Thrasher

Crissal Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

Northern Mockingbird

Sturnidae - Starlings

European Starling

Motacillidae - Wagtails and Pipits

American Pipit

Sprague's Pipit

Bombycillidae - Waxwings

Cedar Waxwing

Ptilogonatidae - Silky-flycatchers


Peucedramidae - Olive Warbler

Olive Warbler

Calcariidae -Longspurs and Snow Buntings

Chestnut-collared Longspur

McCown's Longspur #

Parulidae - Wood Warblers

Ovenbird #

Louisiana Waterthrush #

Northern Waterthrush

Black-and-white Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler #

Orange-crowned Warbler

Celata (celata)

Orestera (orestera)

Lutescens (lutescens)

Lucy's Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Virginia's Warbler

McGillivray's Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler #

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Yellow Warbler 

Northern (aestiva)

Chestnut-sided Warbler #

Black-throated Blue Warbler #

Palm Warbler #

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Audubon's (auduboni)  *

Myrtle (coronata)  *

Grace's Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler,

Townsend's Warbler

Hermit Warbler

Rufous-capped Warbler #

Wilson's Warbler

Mountain West (pileolata)

Pacific Coast (chryseola)

Red-faced Warbler

Painted Redstart

Yellow-breasted Chat

Emberizidae - Emberizine Finches

Green-tailed Towhee

Spotted Towhee

Pacific (oregonus)

Rocky Mts. (montanus)

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Canyon Towhee

Abert's Towhee

Rufous-winged Sparrow

Botteri's Sparrow

Cassin's Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Brewer's Sparrow (breweri)  *

Black-chinned Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Five-striped Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow

Sagebrush Sparrow (nevadensis)

Bell's Sparrow (canescens)

Lark Bunting

Savannah Sparrow

Western (nevadensis)

Grasshopper Sparrow

Western (perpallidus)

Arizona (ammolegus)

Baird's Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Slate-colored (schistacea)  *

Song Sparrow (saltonis)

Lincoln's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow #

White-crowned Sparrow

Gambel's (gambelii)

Mountain (oriantha)

Golden-crowned Sparrow #

Dark-eyed Junco

Oregon (oreganus)

Pink-sided (mearnsi)

White-winged (aikeni)

Slate-colored (hyemalis)

Gray-headed (caniceps)

Red-backed (dorsalis)

Yellow-eyed Junco

Cardinalidae - Cardinals, Grosbeaks, and Buntings

Hepatic Tanager

Summer Tanager  (cooperi)

Western Tanager

Flame-colored Tanager #

Northern Cardinal  (superbus)


Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Lazuli Bunting

Indigo Bunting

Varied Bunting

Painted Bunting #

Dickcissel #

Icteridae - Icterids

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark (lilianae)

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird

Great-tailed Grackle

Bronzed Cowbird  (loyei)

Brown-headed Cowbird  (artemisiae)

Orchard Oriole #

Hooded Oriole

Eastern (cucullatus)

Western (nelsoni)

Bullock's Oriole

Scott's Oriole

Fringillidae - Finches and Goldfinches

Purple Finch  (californicus)  *

Pine Grosbeak

House Finch

Cassin's Finch

Red Crossbill

Pine Siskin

Lesser Goldfinch

Lawrence's Goldfinch

American Goldfinch

Evening Grosbeak

Passeridae - Old World Sparrows

House Sparrow

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