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Birds at Capitol Reef National Park (NP) in Utah. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).
Name RA RS HC U U C P P P HPF HPF PF C P PSRF R U P P HPRF HPRF R P HRF A(R) C R O R U S(W) P T V T S PSRTF RF RF RF R PRTF Chickadees and Titmice Black-capped Chickadee Mountain Chickadee Juniper Titmouse Nuthatches Red-breasted Nuthatch White-breasted Nuthatch Wrens Rock Wren Canyon Wren House Wren Winter Wren Marsh Wren Bewick’s Wren Gnatcatchers Blue-gray Gnatcatcher C S PSRF U P RWF R U T P F HPRF R U R(U) O U U A O S P S(W) V T T P V HP PSRF HRF HF HF HRF HPSRF HF Dippers American Dipper Kinglets Golden-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet Thrushes Western Bluebird Mountain Bluebird Townsend’s Solitaire Veery Swainson’s Thrush Hermit Thrush American Robin Varied Thrush Mockingbirds and Thrashers Gray Catbird Northern Mockingbird Sage Thrasher Brown Thrasher U C U O S S S V F PSRF S R Starlings European Starling RS HC R T SR O O V T F F O T R Northern Waterthrush R Black-and-white Warbler O Tennessee Warbler O Orange-crowned Warbler R Lucy’s Warbler O Nashville Warbler R Virginia’s Warbler C MacGillivray’s Warbler U Common Yellowthroat U Hooded Warbler O American Redstart O Northern Parula O Yellow Warbler C Chestnut-sided Warbler O Black-throated Blue Warbler O Palm Warbler X Yellow-rumped Warbler C Grace’s Warbler R Black-throated Gray Warbler C Townsend’s Warbler R Wilson’s Warbler C Yellow-breasted Chat C T V V T T T S T S V V V S V V RF F F RF RF F HPRF RF RF F F RF RF F F S S S T T S HPRF HR PRF R RF RF S S(W) W S S S S S S S P T T V S(W) S(W) SRF RF F HSRF SR PSF PSF SF S SRF RF RF F F HPSRF HPSRF American Pipit Bohemian Waxwing Cedar Waxwing Longspurs R P F Wood Warblers Sparrows and Towhees Green-tailed Towhee Spotted Towhee American Tree Sparrow Chipping Sparrow Brewer’s Sparrow Vesper Sparrow Lark Sparrow Black-throated Sparrow Sage Sparrow Savannah Sparrow Song Sparrow Lincoln’s Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Harris’ Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco Name RA RS HC Buntings, Cardinals, and Grosbeaks Waxwings Lapland Longspur Creepers Brown Creeper RA Pipits Bushtits Bushtit Name U C(R) R C C R C A U R U R R O C(R) U(C) Summer Tanager Western Tanager Rose-breasted Grosbeak Black-headed Grosbeak Blue Grosbeak Lazuli Bunting Indigo Bunting O C R C U C U Capitol Reef National Park V S T S S S S F HPRF F RF RF RF F O U U U C O O C O O C R T S P S S V S S V V S S F RWF SF RF RF RF F PSRF F F RF PRF U U R R C(R) R R U U R W W S S S(W) P P S P T SF SF H HF PSRTF H HRF RF RF F R P F National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior Bird Checklist Blackbirds and Orioles Bobolink Red-winged Blackbird Western Meadowlark Yellow-headed Blackbird Brewer’s Blackbird Common Grackle Great-tailed Grackle Brown-headed Cowbird Orchard Oriole Hooded Oriole Bullock’s Oriole Scott’s Oriole Canyon Wren Relative Abundance (RA) Finches Gray-crowned Rosy Finch Black Rosy Finch Pine Grosbeak Cassin’s Finch House Finch Red Crossbill Pine Siskin Lesser Goldfinch American Goldfinch Evening Grosbeak Weaver Finches House Sparrow Notes A = Abundant: may be seen daily in suitable habitat and season, in relatively large numbers C = Common: may be seen daily in suitable habitat and season, but not in large numbers U = Uncommon: likely to be seen monthly in appropriate season and habitat; may be locally common R = Rare: present, but usually seen only a few times each year O = Occasional: occurs in the park at least once every few years, but not reported annually Residency Status (RS) P = Permanent resident: present year-round S = Summer resident: present during the breeding season W = Winter resident: present during winter, often also in late fall and early spring T = Transient: migrates through the park in spring and/or fall V = Vagrant: park is outside of the species’ usual range X = Probably Present: observed near the park, no confirmed reports within the park, although suitable habitat exists Habitat Codes (HC) This checklist is a complete listing of currently-known species at Capitol Reef National Park. For more information, visit the NPS Northern Colorado Plateau Network Inventory and Monitoring website: http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/ncpn/speciesSelect.cfm 2/15 H = High elevation forest P = Pinyon-juniper forest S = Shrub/shrub grassland R = Riparian zones W = Water (lakes, ponds, rivers) T = Talus, cliffs, slickrock F = Fruita developed area Species are in taxonomic order according to the American Ornithologists’ Union. Please give a park ranger detailed descriptions of any observed species listed as occasional, rare, or not listed. Name RA RS HC R R O R R U R U R R U R R R U R U R T T T T T P T T T T T T T T T T P T RWF RWF W W W RWF W W W W W W W W W W RWF W Geese and Ducks Snow Goose Canada Goose Wood Duck Gadwall American Wigeon Mallard Blue-winged Teal Cinnamon Teal Northern Shoveler Northern Pintail Green-winged Teal Redhead Ring-necked Duck Lesser Scaup Bufflehead Common Goldeneye Common Merganser Ruddy Duck Chukar Ring-necked Pheasant Dusky Grouse Wild Turkey Gambel’s Quail U R R R R P P P P P SF S H SF S Loons Common Loon X W U U T T W W O T W Herons and Egrets Great Blue Heron Snowy Egret Cattle Egret Green Heron Black-crowned Night Heron R R O O O T T T T T RWF RWF F RF R R T WF New World Vultures Turkey Vulture California Condor Osprey O T W Eagles & Hawks Bald Eagle Northern Harrier Sharp-shinned Hawk Cooper’s Hawk Northern Goshawk Zone-tailed Hawk Swainson’s Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Ferruginous Hawk Rough-legged Hawk Golden Eagle R U R U(R) R O R U R O R W P P S(W) P V S U S W P SF SRW HR PSRTF HR R S HPSTF S S HPSTF C O R U P T S P PSTF P RTF PST O R O T WF T WF T W Falcons American Kestrel Merlin Peregrine Falcon Prairie Falcon Coots and Rails Virginia Rail Sora American Coot Sandhill Crane Killdeer U S X HPSTF Spotted Sandpiper Solitary Sandpiper Greater Yellowlegs Willet Lesser Yellowlegs Long-billed Curlew Marbled Godwit Western Sandpiper Common Snipe Wilson’s Phalarope Rock Pigeon White-winged Dove Band-tailed Pigeon Eurasian Collared-Dove Mourning Dove RS HC R O C U A(R) S T S P S(W) F F RTF F HPSRTF Yellow-billed Cuckoo O T RF Barn Owls Barn Owl X Typical Owls Flammulated Owl Western Screech-owl Great Horned Owl Northern Pygmy Owl Burrowing Owl Mexican Spotted Owl Long-eared Owl Short-eared Owl Northern Saw-whet Owl R U U R O R R R R S P P P S P P T P H R HPSRF HPSF S RT HPR SR HR C U S S P PF R P RW O O T T W W O C T S F PRWTF C S PSRTF R O O O O O O O R R T T T T T T T T T T RWF W W W W WF W W WF W O T W Hummingbirds Black-chinned Hummingbird Broad-tailed Hummingbird Rufous Hummingbird Calliope Hummingbird C S U T X HPSRF RF Lewis’ Woodpecker Williamson’s Sapsucker Red-naped Sapsucker Ladder-backed Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker American Three-toed Woodpecker Northern Flicker RS HC Belted Kingfisher U P RWF R C R R U R R R C O C R C O X S S T T S S S T P V S S S V H HPRF RF F PS RF HPRF R PSRTF RF PSRF PSRF PSRF F C R P W PSF PSF U U C O S S S T P HPRF HPRF R C U C U U C P P P P P P PTF H PRF HP PR HPSRTF C P PS O U C C T T S T W WF HPRWTF RWF R U U T S S RW RWF RWF Tyrant Flycatchers Olive-sided Flycatcher Western Wood-Pewee Willow Flycatcher Hammond’s Flycatcher Gray Flycatcher Dusky Flycatcher Cordilleran Flycatcher Black Phoebe Say’s Phoebe Vermillion Flycatcher Ash-throated Flycatcher Cassin’s Kingbird Western Kingbird Eastern Kingbird Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Shrikes Loggerhead Shrike Northern Shrike R R U O U C X T S P V P P RF HF RF R HRF HRF C P HPRF Gray Vireo Plumbeous Vireo Warbling Vireo Red-eyed Vireo Jays, Magpies, and Ravens Pinyon jay Steller’s Jay Western Scrub-jay Clark’s Nutcracker Black-billed Magpie Common Raven Larks Woodpeckers RA Vireos Nighthawks and Poorwills Common Nighthawk Common Poorwill Name Kingfishers Cuckoos Vaux’s Swift White-throated Swift Gulls Franklin’s Gull RA Swifts X Avocets and Stilts Black-necked Stilt American Avocet Name Pigeons and Doves Phalaropes, Sandpipers, and Allies Ibises White-faced Ibis HC Plovers Pelicans American White Pelican RS Cranes Grebes Pied-billed Grebe Eared Grebe RA Ospreys Grouse, Pheasants, and Turkeys Name Horned Lark Swallows Purple Martin Tree Swallow Violet-green Swallow Northern Rough-winged Swallow Bank Swallow Cliff Swallow Barn Swallow