TELLER COUNTY CHECKLIST

Bird Checklist for Teller County, Colorado- 212 species


This checklist on Teller County birds provides an overview of possible species in the area. The compilation is based on my lifetime of observations in the Colorado Rockies and more specific local records over the past three years. The list is by no means comprehensive and additional rarities could be seen in the county.


Abundance Codes: (in appropriate habitat and time of year)

C = Common, observed most of the time

U = Uncommon, observed some of the time

R = Rare, rarely observed


Seasonal Status Codes:

Y = Year round

S = Summer (spring thru fall)

M = Migrant (spring and/or fall)

W = Winter (fall thru spring)


LOONS, GREBES

__ Common Loon- UM

__ Pied-billed Grebe- US

__ Horned Grebe- UM

__ Eared Grebe- UM

__ Western Grebe- UM

PELICANS, CORMORANTS

__ American White Pelican- US

__ Double-crested Cormorant- CS

BITTERNS, HERONS

__ American Bittern- US

__ Great Blue Heron- CY

__ Snowy Egret- US

__ Black-crowned Night Heron- US

__ Green Heron- RS

IBIS, VULTURES

__ White-faced Ibis- US

__ Turkey Vulture- CS

WATERFOWL

__ Canada Goose- CY

__ Wood Duck- UM

__ Gadwall- CS

__ American Wigeon- UM

__ Mallard- CY

__ Blue-winged Teal- CM

__ Cinnamon Teal- UM

__ Northern Shoveler- CM

__ Northern Pintail- CM

__ Green-winged Teal- CS

__ Canvasback- UM

__ Redhead- CM

__ Ring-necked Duck- CM

__ Lesser Scaup- CM

__ Bufflehead- UM

__ Common Goldeneye- UW

__ Common Merganser- CY

HAWKS, EAGLES

__ Osprey- CM

__ Bald Eagle- UY

__ Northern Harrier- UW

__ Sharp-shinned Hawk- UY

__ Cooper's Hawk- UY

__ Northern Goshawk- UY

__ Swainson's Hawk- US

__ Red-tailed Hawk- CY

__ Ferruginous Hawk- UY

__ Rough-legged Hawk- UW

__ Golden Eagle- UY

FALCONS

__ American Kestrel- UY

__ Merlin- UW

__ Peregrine Falcon- UY

__ Prairie Falcon- UY

GROUSE, TURKEYS

__ White-tailed Ptarmigan- UY (alpine)

__ Dusky Grouse- UY

__ Wild Turkey- CY

RAILS

__ Virginia Rail- US

__ Sora- US

__ American Coot- CS

CRANES

__ Sandhill Crane- UM

PLOVERS, AVOCETS

__ Semipalmated Plover- UM

__ Killdeer- CS

__ American Avocet- UM

SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES

__ Greater Yellowlegs- UM

__ Lesser Yellowlegs- UM

__ Solitary Sandpiper- UM

__ Spotted Sandpiper- CS

__ Semipalmated Sandpiper- UM

__ Western Sandpiper- UM

__ Least Sandpiper- UM

__ Long-billed Dowitcher- UM

__ Wilson’s Snipe- US

__ Wilson’s Phalarope- UM

GULLS

__ Franklin's Gull- UM

__ Ring-billed Gull- CS

__ California Gull- US

__ Herring Gull- UM

PIGEONS, DOVES

__ Rock Pigeon- CY

__ Eurasian Collared-Dove- UY

__ Band-tailed Pigeon- US

__ Mourning Dove- CS

OWLS

__ Flammulated Owl- US

__ Western Screech-Owl- US

__ Great Horned Owl- CY

__ Northern Pygmy-Owl- UY

__ Long-eared Owl- UY

__ Short-eared Owl- UY

__ Boreal Owl-UY

__ Northern Saw-whet Owl- US

NIGHTJARS

__ Common Nighthawk- US

__ Common Poorwill- US

SWIFTS

__ Black Swift- US

__ White-throated Swift- CS

HUMMINGBIRDS

__ Calliope Hummingbird- CM (July thru Sept.)

__ Black-chinned Hummingbird- US

__ Broad-tailed Hummingbird- CS

__ Rufous Hummingbird- CM (July thru Sept.)

KINGFISHERS

__ Belted Kingfisher- CY

WOODPECKERS

__ Lewis’ Woodpecker- US

__ Williamson’s Sapsucker- CS

__ Red-naped Sapsucker- CS

__ Downy Woodpecker- CY

__ Hairy Woodpecker- CY

__ Three-toed Woodpecker- UY

__ Northern Flicker- CY

FLYCATCHERS

__ Olive-sided Flycatcher- US

__ Western Wood-Pewee- US

__ Least Flycatcher- US

__ Willow Flycatcher- US

__ Hammond’s Flycatcher- US

__ Dusky Flycatcher- US

__ Cordilleran Flycatcher- CS

__ Say's Phoebe- US

__ Western Kingbird- US

__ Eastern Kingbird- US

SHRIKES

__ Loggerhead Shrike- US

__ Northern Shrike- UW

VIREOS

__ Cassin's Vireo- UM

__ Plumbeous Vireo- US

__ Warbling Vireo- CS

JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS

__ Canada Jay- CY

__ Steller’s Jay- CY

__ Blue Jay- RY

__ Pinyon Jay- US

__ Clark’s Nutcracker- CY

__ Black-billed Magpie- CY

__ American Crow- CY

__ Common Raven- CY

LARKS, SWALLOWS

__ Horned Lark- CS

__ Tree Swallow- CS

__ Violet-green Swallow- CS

__ Northern Rough-winged Swallow- US

__ Bank Swallow- US

__ Cliff Swallow- US

__ Barn Swallow- CS

CHICKADEES, BUSHTITS

__ Black-capped Chickadee- US

__ Mountain Chickadee- CY

__ Busthtit- UY

NUTHATCHES, CREEPERS

__ Red-breasted Nuthatch- CY

__ White-breasted Nuthatch- CY

__ Pygmy Nuthatch- CY

__ Brown Creeper- CY

WRENS, DIPPERS

__ Rock Wren- US

__ Canyon Wren- UY

__ House Wren- CS

__ Marsh Wren- US

__ Bewick's Wren- US

__ American Dipper- CY

KINGLETS, GNATCATCHERS

__ Golden-crowned Kinglet- CS

__ Ruby-crowned Kinglet- CS

__ Blue-gray Gnatcatcher- UM

THRUSHES

__ Western Bluebird- CS

__ Mountain Bluebird- CS

__ Townsend’s Solitaire- CY

__ Veery- US

__ Swainson’s Thrush- US

__ Hermit Thrush- CS

__ American Robin- CS

MIMIC THRUSHES

__ Gray Catbird- US

__ Sage Thrasher- UM

__ Northern Mockingbird- RY

STARLINGS, PIPITS

__ European Starling- CY

__ American Pipit- CS (alpine)

WAXWINGS

__ Cedar Waxwing- UM

WARBLERS

__ Northern Waterthrush- UM

__ Orange-crowned Warbler- UM

__ Virginia's Warbler- US

__ Yellow Warbler- CS

__ Yellow-rumped Warbler- CS

__ Black-throated Gray Warbler- UM

__ Townsend’s Warbler- UM

__ American Redstart- UM

__ Macgillivray’s Warbler- CS

__ Common Yellowthroat- CS

__ Wilson’s Warbler- CS

TANAGERS

__ Western Tanager- CS

TOWHEES, SPARROWS

__ Green-tailed Towhee- CS

__ Spotted Towhee- US

__ Canyon Towhee- RS

__ American Tree Sparrow- UW

__ Chipping Sparrow- CS

__ Brewer's Sparrow- US

__ Clay-colored Sparrow- RM

__ Vesper Sparrow- US

__ Lark Sparrow- US

__ Lark Bunting- UM

__ Savannah Sparrow- US

__ Fox Sparrow- RS

__ Song Sparrow- CY

__ Lincoln's Sparrow- CS

__ White-throated Sparrow- RM

__ White-crowned Sparrow- CS

__ Dark-eyed Junco, Gray-headed- CY

__ Dark-eyed Junco, Pink-sided- CW

__ Dark-eyed Junco, Oregon- CW

__ Dark-eyed Junco, Slate-colored- CW

__ Dark-eyed Junco, White-winged- CW

GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS

__ Black-headed Grosbeak- CS

__ Blue Grosbeak- US

__ Lazuli Bunting- US

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES

__ Red-winged Blackbird- CS

__ Western Meadowlark- CS

__ Yellow-headed Blackbird- US

__ Brewer's Blackbird- CM

__ Common Grackle- US

__ Brown-headed Cowbird- CS

__ Bullock’s Oriole- US

FINCHES

__ Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch- UW

__ Black Rosy-Finch- RW

__ Brown-capped Rosy-Finch- UY (alpine)

__ Pine Grosbeak- UY

__ Cassin’s Finch- CY

__ House Finch- CY

__ Red Crossbill- UY

__ Common Redpoll- RW

__ Pine Siskin- CY

__ Lesser Goldfinch- US

__ American Goldfinch- US

__ Evening Grosbeak- CY

WEAVER FINCHES

__ House Sparrow- CY


Compiled by Joe LaFleur, Woodland Park, CO. Updated on 11-26-18

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