TELLER COUNTY CHECKLIST

Bird Checklist for Teller County, Colorado- 173 species


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- RM

__ Pied-billed Grebe- US

__ Eared Grebe- UM

__ Western Grebe- UM

PELICANS

__ American White Pelican- US

CORMORANTS

__ Double-crested Cormorant- CS

HERONS, BITTERNS

__ Great Blue Heron- CY

__ Black-crowned Night Heron- US

__ Green Heron- RS

VULTURES

__ Turkey Vulture- CS

WATERFOWL

__ Canada Goose- CY

__ Gadwall- CS

__ American Wigeon- UM

__ Mallard- CY

__ Blue-winged Teal- CM

__ Cinnamon Teal- UM

__ Northern Shoveler- CM

__ Northern Pintail- CM

__ Green-winged Teal- CS

__ 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

__ Rough-legged Hawk- UW

__ Golden Eagle- UY

FALCONS

__ American Kestrel- UY

__ Peregrine Falcon- UY

__ Prairie Falcon- RS

GROUSE, TURKEYS

__ White-tailed Ptarmigan- RY (alpine)

__ Dusky Grouse- UY

__ Wild Turkey- CY

RAILS

__ Virginia Rail- US

__ Sora- US

__ American Coot- CS

CRANES

__ Sandhill Crane- UM

PLOVERS

__ Semipalmated Plover- UM

__ Killdeer- CS

AVOCETS

__ 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

__ Ring-billed Gull- CS

__ California Gull- US

PIGEONS, DOVES

__ Rock Pigeon- CY

__ Band-tailed Pigeon- US

__ Mourning Dove- CS

OWLS

__ Flammulated Owl- US

__ Western Screech-Owl- US

__ Great Horned Owl- CY

__ Northern Pygmy-Owl- UY

__ Northern Saw-whet Owl- US

GOATSUCKERS

__ Common Nighthawk- UM

SWIFTS

__ White-throated Swift- CS

HUMMINGBIRDS

__ Calliope Hummingbird- CM (July thru Sept.)

__ 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

__ Willow Flycatcher- US

__ Hammond’s Flycatcher- US

__ Dusky Flycatcher- US

__ Cordilleran Flycatcher- CS

__ Western Kingbird- US

SHRIKES

__ Loggerhead Shrike- US

__ Northern Shrike- UW

VIREOS

__ Plumbeous Vireo- US

__ Warbling Vireo- CS

JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS

__ Gray Jay- CY

__ Steller’s Jay- CY

__ Blue Jay- RS

__ Pinyon Jay- US

__ Clark’s Nutcracker- CY

__ Black-billed Magpie- CY

__ American Crow- CY

__ Common Raven- CY

LARKS

__ Horned Lark- CS (alpine)

SWALLOWS

__ Tree Swallow- CS

__ Violet-green Swallow- CS

__ Northern Rough-winged Swallow- US

__ Cliff Swallow- US

__ Barn Swallow- CS

CHICKADEES

__ Black-capped Chickadee- US

__ Mountain Chickadee- CY

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

__ 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

__ Swainson’s Thrush- UM

__ Hermit Thrush- CS

__ American Robin- CS

CATBIRDS, THRASHERS

__ Gray Catbird- US

__ Sage Thrasher- RM

STARLINGS, PIPITS

__ European Starling- CY

__ American Pipit- CS (alpine)

WAXWINGS

__ Cedar Waxwing- UM

WARBLERS

__ Orange-crowned Warbler- UM

__ Yellow Warbler- CS

__ Yellow-rumped Warbler- CS

__ Townsend’s Warbler- UM

__ American Redstart- RM

__ Macgillivray’s Warbler- CS

__ Common Yellowthroat- CS

__ Wilson’s Warbler- CS

TANAGERS

__ Western Tanager- CS

TOWHEES, SPARROWS

__ Green-tailed Towhee- CS

__ Spotted Towhee- US

__ American Tree Sparrow- RW

__ Chipping Sparrow- CS

__ Clay-colored Sparrow- RM

__ Vesper Sparrow- US

__ Lark Sparrow- US

__ 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

__ Lazuli Bunting- RS

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES

__ Red-winged Blackbird- CS

__ Western Meadowlark- CS

__ 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 10-18-18

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