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The List of Nevada birds lists every wild bird species seen in the U.S. state of Nevada, based on the list published by the Nevada Birds Records Committee.

Only birds that are considered to have established, self-sustaining, wild populations in Nevada are included on this list. This means that birds that are considered probable escapees, although they may have been sighted flying free in Nevada, are not included on this list. Introduced species that are not native to North America, but were brought to this continent by man are marked on this list as (I).

Ducks, Geese, and Swans 
Canada GooseOrder: Anseriformes Family: Anatidae

The family Anatidae includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swan. These are birds that are modified for an aquatic existence with webbed feet, bills which are flattened to a greater or lesser extent, and feathers that are excellent at shedding water due to special oils. There are 131 species world wide, 61 North American species, and 39 Nevada species.

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna autumnalis
Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Dendrocygna bicolor
Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons
Snow Goose, Chen caerulescens
Ross's Goose, Chen rossii
Brant, Branta bernicla
Cackling Goose, Branta hutchinsonii
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Trumpeter Swan, Cygnus buccinator
Tundra Swan, Cygnus columbianus
Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
Gadwall, Anas strepera
Eurasian Wigeon, Anas penelope
American Wigeon, Anas americana
American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Blue-winged Teal, Anas discors
Cinnamon Teal, Anas cyanoptera
Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
Canvasback, Aythya valisineria
Redhead, Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck, Aythya collaris
Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
King Eider, Somateria spectabilis
Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus
Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
Black Scoter, Melanitta nigra
Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye, Bucephala islandica
Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser, Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck, Oxyura jamaicensis
[edit] Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Old World QuailOrder: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae

The Phasianidae is a family of birds which consists of the pheasants and their allies. These are terrestrial species, variable in size but generally plump, with broad relatively short wings. Many species are gamebirds, or have been domesticated as a food source for humans. There are 180 species world wide, 16 North American species, and 10 Nevada species.

Chukar, Alectoris chukar (I)
Himalayan Snowcock, Tetraogallus himalayensis (I)
Grey Partridge,Perdix perdix (I)
Ring-necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus (I)
Ruffed Grouse, Bonasa umbellus
Greater Sage-Grouse,Centrocercus urophasianus
Dusky Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus
Sooty Grouse, Dendragapus fuliginosus
Sharp-tailed Grouse, Tympanuchus phasianellus
Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
[edit] New World QuailOrder: Galliformes Family: Odontophoridae

The New World quails are small, plump terrestrial birds only distantly related to the quails of the Old World, but named for their similar appearance and habits. There are 32 species, worldwide, all found only in the Americas, 6 North American species, and 3 Nevada species.

Mountain Quail, Callipepla pictus
California Quail, Callipepla californica
Gambel's Quail, Callipepla gambelii
[edit] LoonsOrder: Gaviiformes Family: Gaviidae

Loons are aquatic birds the size of a large duck, to which they are unrelated. Their plumage is largely grey or black, and they have spear-shaped bills. Loons swim well, and fly adequately, but, because their legs are placed towards the rear of the body, are almost hopeless on land. There are five species worldwide, 5 North American species, and 4 Nevada species.

Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
Pacific Loon, Gavia pacifica
Common Loon, Gavia immer
Yellow-billed Loon, Gavia adamsii
[edit] GrebesOrder: Podicipediformes Family: Podicipedidae

Grebes are small to medium-large sized freshwater diving birds. They have lobed toes, and are excellent swimmers and divers. However, they have their feet placed far back on the body, making them quite ungainly on land. There are 20 species worldwide, 7 North American species, and 6 Nevada species.

Pied-billed Grebe, Podilymbus podiceps
Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
Eared Grebe, Podiceps nigricollis
Western Grebe, Aechmorphorus occidentalis
Clark's Grebe, Aechmorphorus clarkii
[edit] Storm-petrelsOrder: Procellariiformes Family: Hydrobatidae

The storm-petrels are the smallest of seabirds, relatives of the petrels, feeding on planktonic crustaceans and small fish picked from the surface, typically while hovering. The flight is fluttering and sometimes bat-like. There are 21 species worldwide, 12 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

Least Storm-Petrel, Oceanodroma microsoma
[edit] Boobies and gannetsOrder: Pelecaniformes Family: Sulidae

The sulids comprise the gannets and boobies. Both groups are medium-large coastal seabirds that plunge-dive for fish. There are 10 species worldwide, 5 North American species, and 2 Nevada species.

Blue-footed Booby, Sula nebouxii
Brown Booby, Sula leucogaster
[edit] PelicansOrder: Pelecaniformes Family: Pelecanidae

Pelicans are very large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak. Like other birds in the order Pelecaniformes, they have four webbed toes. There are 8 species world wide, 2 North American species, and 2 Nevada species.

American White Pelican, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Brown Pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis
[edit] CormorantsOrder: Pelecaniformes Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Cormorants are medium-to-large aquatic birds, usually with mainly dark plumage and areas of coloured skin on the face. The bill is long, thin, and sharply hooked. Their feet are four-toed and webbed, a distinguishing feature among the Pelecaniformes order. There are 36 species worldwide, 6 North American species, and 2 Nevada species.

Neotropic Cormorant, Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
[edit] FrigatebirdsOrder: Pelecaniformes Family: Fregatidae

Frigatebirds are large seabirds usually found over tropical oceans. They are large, black or black–and–white, with long wings and deeply-forked tails. The males have inflatable coloured throat pouches. They do not swim or walk, and cannot take off from a flat surface. Having the largest wingspan to body weight ratio of any bird, they are essentially aerial, able to stay aloft for more than a week. There are 5 species worldwide, 3 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

Magnificent Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens
[edit] Bitterns, Herons, and EgretsOrder: Ciconiiformes Family: Ardeidae

The family Ardeidae contains the herons, egrets, and bitterns. Herons and Egrets are medium to large-sized wading birds with long necks and legs. Bitterns tend to be shorter necked and more secretive. Unlike other long-necked birds such as storks, ibises and spoonbills, members of Ardeidae fly with their necks retracted. There are 61 species worldwide, 17 North American species, and 12 Nevada species.

American Bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus
Least Bittern, Ixobrychus exilis
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
Great Egret, Ardea alba
Snowy Egret, Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron, Egretta caerulea
Tricolored Heron, Egretta tricolor
Reddish Egret, Egretta rufescens
Cattle Egret, Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron, Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron, Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Nyctanassa violacea
[edit] Ibises and spoonbillsOrder: Ciconiiformes Family: Threskiornithidae

The family Threskiornithidae includes the ibises and spoonbills. They have long, broad wings. Their bodies tend to be elongated, the neck more so, with rather long legs. The bill is also long, decurved in the case of the ibises, straight and distinctively flattened in the spoonbills. There are 36 species world wide, 5 North American species, and 3 Nevada species.

Glossy Ibis, Plegadis falcinellus
White-faced Ibis, Plegadis chihi
Roseate Spoonbill, Ajaia ajaja
[edit] StorksOrder: Ciconiiformes Family: Ciconiidae

Storks are large, heavy, long-legged, long-necked wading birds with long stout bills and wide wingspans. They lack the powder down that other wading birds such as herons, spoonbills and ibises use to clean off fish slime. Storks lack a pharynx and are mute. There are 19 species world wide, 2 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

Wood Stork, Mycteria americana
[edit] New World VulturesOrder: Ciconiiformes Family: Cathartidae

The New World vultures are not closely related to Old World vultures, but superficially resemble them because of convergent evolution. Like the Old World vultures, they are scavengers, however, unlike Old World vultures, which find carcasses by sight, New World vultures have a good sense of smell with which they locate carcasses. There are 7 species world wide, all found only in the Americas, 3 North American species, and 1 Nevada species

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
[edit] Hawks, Kites, and EaglesOrder: Falconiformes Family: Accipitridae

The family Accipitridae is a family of birds of prey and include hawks, eagles, kites, harriers and Old World vultures. These birds have very large powerful hooked beaks for tearing flesh from their prey, strong legs, powerful talons, and keen eyesight. There are 233 species world wide, 28 North American species, and 18 Nevada species.

Osprey, Pandion haliaetus
White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
Mississippi Kite, Ictinia mississippiensis
Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis
Common Black-Hawk, Buteogallus anthracinus
Harris's Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus
Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
Broad-winged Hawk, Buteo platypterus
Swainson's Hawk, Buteo swainsoni
Zone-tailed Hawk, Buteo albonotatus
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
Ferruginous Hawk, Buteo regalis
Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
[edit] Caracaras and falconsOrder: Falconiformes Family: Falconidae

Falconidae is a family of diurnal birds of prey, notably the falcons and caracaras. They differ from hawks, eagles, and kites in that they kill with their beaks instead of their feet. There are 62 species world wide, 10 North American species, and 6 Nevada species.

Northern Caracara, Caracara cheriway
American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
Merlin, Falco columbarius
Gyrfalcon, Falco rusticolus
Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
Prairie Falcon, Falco mexicanus
[edit] Rails, Gallinules, and Coots 
American CootOrder: Gruiformes Family: Rallidae

Rallidae is a large family of small to medium-sized birds which includes the rails, crakes, coots, and gallinules. The most typical family members occupy dense vegetation in damp environments near lakes, swamps, or rivers. In general they are shy and secretive birds, difficult to observe. Most species have strong legs, and have long toes which are well adapted to soft, uneven surfaces. They tend to have short, rounded wings and tend to be weak fliers. There are 143 species world wide, 13 North American species, and 8 Nevada species.

Yellow Rail, Coturnicops noveboracensis
Black Rail, Laterallus jamaicensis
Clapper Rail, Rallus longirostris
Virginia Rail, Rallus limicola
Sora, Porzana carolina
American Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica
Common Moorhen, Gallinula chloropus
American Coot, Fulica americana
[edit] CranesOrder: Gruiformes Family: Gruidae

Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Most have elaborate and noisy courting displays or "dances". There are 15 species worldwide, 3 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

Sandhill Crane, Grus canadensis
[edit] Lapwings and Plovers 
KilldeerOrder: Charadriiformes Family: Charadriidae

The family Charadriidae includes the plovers, dotterels, and lapwings. They are small to medium-sized birds with compact bodies, short, thick necks and long, usually pointed, wings. They are found in open country worldwide, mostly in habitats near water, although there are some exceptions. There are 66 species worldwide, 17 North American species, and 7 Nevada species.

Black-bellied Plover, Pluvialis squatarola
American Golden-Plover, Pluvialis dominica
Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva
Snowy Plover, Charadrius alexandrinus
Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus
Mountain Plover, Charadrius montanus
[edit] Stilts and AvocetsOrder: Charadriiformes Family: Recurvirostridae

Recurvirostridae is a family of large wading birds, which includes the avocets and the stilts. The avocets have long legs and long up-curved bills. The stilts have extremely long legs and long, thin, straight bills. There are 9 species world wide, 3 North American species, and 2 Nevada species.

Black-necked Stilt, Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet, Recurvirostra americana
[edit] Sandpipers, Curlews, Stints, Godwits, Snipes, and PhalaropesOrder: Charadriiformes Family: Scolopacidae

The Scolopacidae are a large diverse family of small to medium sized shorebirds including the Sandpipers, Curlews, Godwits, Shanks, Tattlers, Woodcocks, Snipes, Dowitchers and Phalaropes. The majority of species eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil. Different lengths of legs and bills enable different species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food. There are 86 species world wide, 65 North American species, and 33 Nevada species.

Spotted Sandpiper, Actitis macularia
Solitary Sandpiper, Tringa solitaria
Wandering Tattler, Tringa incana
Spotted Redshank, Tringa erythropus
Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
Willet, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Lesser Yellowlegs, Tringa flavipes
Upland Sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda
Whimbrel, Numenius phaeopus
Long-billed Curlew, Numenius americanus
Hudsonian Godwit, Limosa haemastica
Marbled Godwit, Limosa fedoa
Ruddy Turnstone, Arenaria interpres
Red Knot, Calidris canutus
Sanderling, Calidris alba
Semipalmated Sandpiper, Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper, Calidris mauri
Red-necked Stint, Calidris ruficollis
Least Sandpiper, Calidris minutilla
Baird's Sandpiper, Calidris bairdii
Pectoral Sandpiper, Calidris melanotos
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Calidris acuminata
Dunlin, Calidris alpina
Curlew Sandpiper, Calidris ferruginea
Stilt Sandpiper, Calidris himantopus
Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis
Ruff, Philomachus pugnax
Short-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus griseus
Long-billed Dowitcher, Limnodromus scolopaceus
Wilson's Snipe, Gallinago delicata
Wilson's Phalarope, Phalaropus tricolor
Red-necked Phalarope, Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope, Phalaropus fulicarius
[edit] Skuas, Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers 
Ring-billed GullOrder: Charadriiformes Family: Laridae

Laridae is a family of medium to large seabirds and includes jaegers, skuas, gulls, terns, kittiwakes and skimmers. They are typically grey or white, often with black markings on the head or wings. They have stout, longish bills and webbed feet. There are 108 species world wide, 54 North American species, and 27 Nevada species.

Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla
Red-legged Kittiwake, Rissa brevirostris
Sabine's Gull, Xema sabini
Bonaparte's Gull, Larus philadelphia
Franklin's Gull, Larus pipixcan
Little Gull, Larus minutus
Heermann's Gull, Larus heermanni
Mew Gull, Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
Western Gull, Larus occidentalis
Yellow-footed Gull, Larus livens
California Gull, Larus californicus
Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Thayer's Gull, Larus thayeri
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Larus fuscus
Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens
Glaucous Gull, Larus hyperboreus
Least Tern, Sternula antillarum
Caspian Tern, Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern, Chlidonias niger
Common Tern, Sterna hirundo
Arctic Tern, Sterna paradisaea
Forster's Tern, Sterna forsteri
Pomarine Jaeger, Stercorarius pomarinus
Parasitic Jaeger, Stercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed Jaeger, Stercorarius longicaudus
Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger
[edit] Auks, Murres and PuffinsOrder: Cuculiformes Family: Alcidae

The family Alcidae includes auks, Murres and Puffins. These are short winged birds that live on the open sea and normally only come ashore for breeding. There are 23 species world wide, 22 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

Ancient Murrelet, Synthliboarmphus antiquus
[edit] Pigeons and dovesOrder: Columbiformes Family: Columbidae

Pigeons and doves are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills with a fleshy cere. There are 308 species world wide, 18 North American species, and 8 Nevada species.

Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
Band-tailed Pigeon, Patagioenas fasciata
Eurasian Collared-Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
White-winged Dove, Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
Inca Dove, Columbina inca
Common Ground-Dove, Columbina passerina
Ruddy Ground Dove, Columbina talpacoti
[edit] Cuckoos, Roadrunners, and AnisOrder: Cuculiformes Family: Cuculidae

The family Cuculidae includes cuckoos, roadrunners and anis. These birds are of variable size with slender bodies, long tails and strong legs. Unlike the cuckoo species of the Old World, North American cuckoos are not brood parasites. There are 138 species world wide, 8 North American species, and 3 Nevada species.

Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
Greater Roadrunner, Geococcyx californianus
Groove-billed Ani, Crotophaga sulcirostris
[edit] Barn OwlsOrder: Strigiformes Family: Tytonidae

Barn owls are medium to large sized owls with large heads and characteristic heart-shaped faces. They have long strong legs with powerful talons. There are 16 species world wide, 1 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

Barn Owl, Tyto alba
[edit] True owlsOrder: Strigiformes Family: Strigidae

Typical owls are small to large solitary nocturnal birds of prey. They have large forward-facing eyes and ears, a hawk-like beak, and a conspicuous circle of feathers around each eye called a facial disk. There are 195 species world wide, 21 North American species, and 12 Nevada species.

Flammulated Owl, Otus flammeolus
Western Screech-Owl, Megascops kennicottii
Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiacus
Northern Pygmy-owl, Glaucidium gnoma
Elf Owl, Micrathene whitneyi
Burrowing Owl, Athene cunicularia
Spotted Owl, Strix occidentalis
Great Grey Owl, Strix nebulosa
Long-eared Owl, Asio otus
Short-eared Owl, Asio flammeus
Northern Saw-whet Owl, Aegolius acadicus
[edit] NightjarsOrder: Caprimulgiformes Family: Caprimulgidae

Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills that usually nest on the ground. Most have small feet, of little use for walking, and long pointed wings. Their soft plumage is cryptically coloured to resemble bark or leaves. There are 86 species world wide, 9 North American species, and 5 Nevada species.

Lesser Nighthawk, Chordeiles acutipennis
Common Nighthawk, Chordeiles minor
Common Poorwill, Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Chuck-will's-widow, Caprimulgus carolinensis
Whip-poor-will, Caprimulgus vociferus
[edit] SwiftsOrder: Apodiformes Family: Apodidae

The swifts are small aerial birds, spending the majority of their lives flying. These birds have very short legs and never settle voluntarily on the ground, perching instead only on vertical surfaces. Many swifts have very long, swept-back wings that resemble a crescent or a boomerang. There are 98 species world wide, 9 North American species, and 3 Nevada species.

Black Swift, Cypseloides niger
Vaux's Swift, Chaetura vauxi
White-throated Swift, Aeronautes saxatalis
[edit] HummingbirdsOrder: Apodiformes Family: Trochilidae

Hummingbirds are small birds capable of hovering in mid-air due to the rapid flapping of their wings. They are the only birds that can fly backwards. There are 337 species world wide, 23 North American species, and 9 Nevada species.

Broad-billed Hummingbird, Cynanthus latirostris
Magnificent Hummingbird, Eugenes fulgens
Black-chinned Hummingbird, Archilochus alexandri
Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna
Costa's Hummingbird, Calypte costae
Calliope Hummingbird, Stellula calliope
Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Selasphorus platycercus
Rufous Hummingbird, Selasphorus rufus
Allen's Hummingbird, Selasphorus sasin
[edit] KingfishersOrder: Coraciiformes Family: Alcedinidae

Kingfishers are medium sized birds with large heads, long pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. There are 94 species world wide, 3 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

Belted Kingfisher, Ceryle alcyon
[edit] Woodpeckers, Sapsuckers, and FlickersOrder: Piciformes Family: Picidae

Woodpeckers are small to medium sized birds with chisel like beaks, short legs, stiff tails and long tongues used for capturing insects. Some species have feet with two toes pointing forward, and two backward, while several species have only three toes. Many woodpeckers have the habit of tapping noisily on tree trunks with their beaks.There are 218 species world wide, 26 North American species, and 18 Nevada species.

Lewis's Woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis
Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Acorn Woodpecker, Melanerpes formicivorus
Gila Woodpecker, Melanerpes uropygialis
Williamson's Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius
Red-naped Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Red-breasted Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus ruber
Ladder-backed Woodpecker, Picoides scalaris
Nuttall's Woodpecker, Picoides nuttallii
Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
White-headed Woodpecker, Picoides albolarvatus
American Three-toed Woodpecker, Picoides dorsalis
Black-backed Woodpecker, Picoides arcticus
Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
Gilded Flicker, Colaptes chrysoides
Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus
[edit] Tyrant FlycatchersOrder: Passeriformes Family: Tyrannidae

Tyrant flycatchers are Passerine birds which occur throughout North and South America. They superficially resemble the Old World flycatchers, but are more robust with stronger bills. They do not have the sophisticated vocal capabilities of the songbirds. Most, but not all, are rather plain. As the name implies, most are insectivorous. There are 429 species world wide, all found only in the Americas, 45 North American species, and 27 Nevada species.

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet, Camptostoma imberbe
Olive-sided Flycatcher, Contopus cooperi
Greater Pewee, Contopus pertinax
Western Wood-Pewee, Contopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Empidonax flaviventris
Willow Flycatcher, Empidonax traillii
Least Flycatcher, Empidonax minimus
Hammond's Flycatcher, Empidonax hammondii
Gray Flycatcher, Empidonax wrightii
Dusky Flycatcher, Empidonax oberholseri
Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Empidonax difficilis
Cordilleran Flycatcher, Empidonax occidentalis
Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans
Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe, Sayornis saya
Vermilion Flycatcher, Pyrocephalus rubinus
Dusky-capped Flycatcher, Myiarchus tuberculifer
Ash-throated Flycatcher, Myiarchus cinerascens
Brown-crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus tyrannulus
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Myiodynastes luteiventris
Tropical Kingbird, Tyrannus melancholicus
Cassin's Kingbird, Tyrannus vociferans
Thick-billed Kingbird, Tyrannus crassirostris
Western Kingbird, Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Tyrannus forficatus
[edit] ShrikesOrder: Passeriformes Family: Laniidae

Shrikes are passerine birds known for their habit of catching other birds and small animals and impaling the uneaten portions of their bodies on thorns. A typical shrike's beak is hooked, like a bird of prey. There are 31 species world wide 3 North American species, and 2 Nevada species.

Loggerhead Shrike, Lanius ludovicianus
Northern Shrike, Lanius excubitor
[edit] VireosOrder: Passeriformes Family: Vireonidae

The vireos are a group of small to medium sized passerine birds restricted to the New World. They are typically greenish in colour and resemble wood warblers apart from their heavier bills. There are 52 species world wide, 16 North American species, and 11 Nevada species.

White-eyed Vireo, Vireo griseus
Bell's Vireo, Vireo bellii
Gray Vireo, Vireo vicinior
Yellow-throated Vireo, Vireo flavifrons
Plumbeous Vireo, Vireo plumbeus
Cassin's Vireo, Vireo cassinii
Blue-headed Vireo, Vireo solitarius
Hutton's Vireo, Vireo huttoni
Warbling Vireo, Vireo gilvus
Philadelphia Vireo, Vireo philadelphicus
Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus
[edit] Jays, Crows, Magpies, and RavensOrder: Passeriformes Family: Corvidae

The Corvidae family includes crows, ravens, jays, choughs, magpies, treepies, nutcrackers, and ground jays. Corvids are above average in size for the bird order Passeriformes. Some of the larger species show levels of learned behavior of a high degree. There are 120 species world wide, 21 North American speicies, and 9 Nevada species.

Grey Jay, Perisoreus canadensis
Steller's Jay, Cyanocitta stelleri
Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
Western Scrub-Jay, Aphelocoma californica
Pinyon Jay, Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus
Clark's Nutcracker, Nucifraga columbiana
Black-billed Magpie, Pica hudsonia
American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven, Corvus corax
[edit] LarksOrder: Passeriformes Family: Alaudidae

Larks are small terrestrial birds with often extravagant songs and display flights. Most larks are fairly dull in appearance. Their food is insects and seeds. There are 91 species world wide, 2 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
[edit] Swallows and martinsOrder: Passeriformes Family: Hirundinidae

The Hirundinidae family is a group of passerines characterised by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Their adaptations include a slender streamlined body, long pointed wings and short bills with a wide gape. The feet are designed for perching rather than walking, and the front toes are partially joined at the base. There are 75 species world wide, 14 North American species, and 7 Nevada species.

Purple Martin, Progne subis
Tree Swallow, Tachycineta bicolor
Violet-green Swallow, Tachycineta thalassina
Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia
Cliff Swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
[edit] Chickadees and titmiceOrder: Passeriformes Family: Paridae

The Paridae are mainly small stocky woodland species with short stout bills. Some have crests. They are adaptable birds, with a mixed diet including seeds and insects. There are 59 species world wide, 12 North American species and 4 Nevada species.

Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapilla
Mountain Chickadee, Poecile gambeli
Juniper Titmouse, Baeolophus ridgwayi
Verdin, Auriparus flaviceps
[edit] BushtitsOrder: Passeriformes Family: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed tits are a group of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. They make woven bag nests in trees. Most eat a mixed diet that includes insects. There are 9 species world wide, 1 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus
[edit] NuthatchesOrder: Passeriformes Family: Sittidae

Nuthatches are small woodland birds. They have the unusual ability to climb down trees head first, unlike other birds which can only go upwards. Nuthatches have big heads, short tails and powerful bills and feet. There are 24 species world wide, 4 North American species, and 3 Nevada species.

Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
Pygmy Nuthatch, Sitta pygmaea
[edit] TreecreepersOrder: Passeriformes Family: Certhiidae

Treecreepers are small woodland birds, brown above and white below. They have thin pointed down-curved bills, which they use to extricate insects from bark. They have stiff tail feathers, like woodpeckers, which they use to support themselves on vertical trees. There are 6 species world wide, 1 North American species , and 1 Nevada species.

Brown Creeper, Certhia americana
[edit] WrensOrder: Passeriformes Family: Troglodytidae

Wrens are small and inconspicuous birds, except for their loud songs. They have short wings and a thin down-turned bill. Several species often hold their tails upright. All are insectivorous. There are 79 species world wide, 9 North American species, and 7 Nevada species.

Cactus Wren, Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Rock Wren, Salpinctes obsoletus
Canyon Wren, Catherpes mexicanus
Bewick's Wren, Thryomanes bewickii
House Wren, Troglodytes aedon
Winter Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes
Marsh Wren, Cistothorus palustris
[edit] DippersOrder: Passeriformes Family: Cinclidae

Dippers are small, stout, birds that feed in cold, fast moving streams. There are 5 species world wide, 1 North American species and 1 Nevada species.

American Dipper, Cinclus mexicanus
[edit] KingletsOrder: Passeriformes Family: Regulidae

The kinglets are a small family of birds which resemble the titmice. They are very small insectivorous birds in the genus Regulus. The adults have coloured crowns, giving rise to their names. There are 5 species world wide, 2 North American species, and 2 Nevada species.

Golden-crowned Kinglet, Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
[edit] Old World warblers and GnatcatchersOrder: Passeriformes Family: Sylviidae

The family Sylviidae is a group of small insectivorous passerine birds. The Sylviidae mainly occur as breeding species, as the common name implies, in Europe, Asia and, to a lesser extent Africa. Most are of generally undistinguished appearance, but many have distinctive songs. There are about 300 species world wide, 12 North American Species and 2 Nevada species.

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Polioptila melanura
[edit] ThrushesOrder: Passeriformes Family: Turdidae

The Thrushes are a group of passerine birds that occur mainly but not exclusively in the Old World. They are plump, soft plumaged, small to medium sized insectivores or sometimes omnivores, often feeding on the ground. Many have attractive songs. There are 335 species world wide, 28 North American species, and 10 Nevada species.

Western Bluebird, Sialia mexicana
Mountain Bluebird, Sialia currucoides
Townsend's Solitaire, Myadestes townsendi
Veery, Catharus fuscescens
Gray-cheeked Thrush, Catharus minimus
Swainson's Thrush, Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina
American Robin, Turdus migratorius
Varied Thrush, Ixoreus naevius
[edit] Mockingbirds and ThrashersOrder: Passeriformes Family: Mimidae

The Mimids are a family of passerine birds that includes thrashers, mockingbirds, tremblers, and the New World catbirds. These birds are notable for their vocalization, especially their remarkable ability to mimic a wide variety of birds and other sounds heard outdoors. The species tend towards dull grays and browns in their appearance. There are 35 species world wide, 13 North American species, and 8 Nevada species.

Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Sage Thrasher, Oreoscoptes montanus
Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
Bendire's Thrasher, Toxostoma bendirei
Curve-billed Thrasher, Toxostoma curvirostre
Crissal Thrasher, Toxostoma crissale
Le Conte's Thrasher, Toxostoma lecontei
[edit] StarlingsOrder: Passeriformes Family: Sturnidae

Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds. They are medium-sized passerines with strong feet. Their flight is strong and direct, and they are very gregarious. Their preferred habitat is fairly open country, and they eat insects and fruit. Plumage is typically dark with a metallic sheen. There are 125 species world wide, 3 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris (I)
[edit] Wagtails and pipitsOrder: Passeriformes Family: Motacillidae

The Motacillidae are a family of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. They include the wagtails, longclaws and pipits. They are slender, ground feeding insectivores of open country. There are 54 species world wide, 11 North American species, and 3 Nevada species.

Olive-backed Pipit, Anthus hodgsoni
American Pipit, Anthus rubescens
Sprague's Pipit, Anthus spragueii
[edit] WaxwingsOrder: Passeriformes Family: Bombycillidae

The waxwings are a group of passerine birds characterised by soft silky plumage and unique red tips to some of the wing feathers. In the Bohemian and Cedar Waxwings, these tips look like sealing wax, and give the group its name. These are arboreal birds of northern forests. They live on insects in summer and berries in winter. There are three species world wide, 2 North American species, and 2 Nevada species.

Bohemian Waxwing, Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
[edit] Silky-flycatchersOrder: Passeriformes Family: Ptilogonatidae

The silky-flycatchers are a small family of passerine birds which occur mainly in Central America, although the range of one species extends to central California. They are related to waxwings, and like that group have a soft silky plumage, usually grey or pale yellow in colour. They have small crests. There are 4 species world wide, 2 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

Phainopepla, Phainopepla nitens
[edit] Wood-warblersOrder: Passeriformes Family: Parulidae

The Wood Warblers are a group of small often colourful passerine birds restricted to the New World. Most are arboreal, but some like the Ovenbird and the two waterthrushes, are more terrestrial. Most members of this family are insectivores. There are 119 species world wide, 57 North American species, and 44 Nevada species.

Blue-winged Warbler, Vermivora pinus
Golden-winged Warbler, Vermivora chrysoptera
Tennessee Warbler, Vermivora peregrina
Orange-crowned Warbler, Vermivora celata
Nashville Warbler, Vermivora ruficapilla
Virginia's Warbler, Vermivora virginiae
Lucy's Warbler, Vermivora luciae
Northern Parula, Parula americana
Yellow Warbler, Dendroica petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Dendroica pensylvanica
Magnolia Warbler, Dendroica magnolia
Cape May Warbler, Dendroica tigrina
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Dendroica caerulescens
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronata
Black-throated Gray Warbler, Dendroica nigrescens
Black-throated Green Warbler, Dendroica virens
Townsend's Warbler, Dendroica townsendi
Hermit Warbler, Dendroica occidentalis
Blackburnian Warbler, Dendroica fusca
Yellow-throated Warbler, Dendroica dominica
Grace's Warbler, Dendroica graciae
Pine Warbler, Dendroica pinus
Prairie Warbler, Dendroica discolor
Palm Warbler, Dendroica palmarum
Bay-breasted Warbler, Dendroica castanea
Blackpoll Warbler, Dendroica striata
Cerulean Warbler, Dendroica cerulea
Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia
American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
Prothonotary Warbler, Protonotaria citrea
Worm-eating Warbler, Helmitheros vermivorus
Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapilla
Northern Waterthrush, Seiurus noveboracensis
Louisiana Waterthrush, Seiurus motacilla
Kentucky Warbler, Oporornis formosus
Connecticut Warbler, Oporornis agilis
Mourning Warbler, Oporornis philadelphia
MacGillivray's Warbler, Oporornis tolmiei
Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
Hooded Warbler, Wilsonia citrina
Wilson's Warbler, Wilsonia pusilla
Canada Warbler, Wilsonia canadensis
Painted Redstart, Myioborus pictus
Yellow-breasted Chat, Icteria virens
[edit] TanagersOrder: Passeriformes Family: Thraupidae

The tanagers are a large group of small to medium-sized passerine birds restricted to the New World, mainly in the tropics. Many species are brightly coloured. They are seedeaters, but their preference tends towards fruit and nectar. Most have short, rounded wings. There are 256 species world wide, 6 North American species, and 3 Nevada species.

Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra
Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea
Western Tanager, Piranga ludoviciana
[edit] American sparrows, Towhees, Juncos, and LongspursOrder: Passeriformes Family: Emberizidae

The Emberizidae are a large family of passerine birds. They are seed-eating birds with a distinctively shaped bill. In Europe, most species are named as buntings. In North America, most of the species in this family are known as Sparrows, but these birds are not closely related to the Old World sparrows which are in the family Passeridae. Many emberizid species have distinctive head patterns. There are 275 species world wide, 60 North American species, and 34 Nevada species.

Green-tailed Towhee, Pipilo chlorurus
Spotted Towhee, Pipilo maculatus
Abert's Towhee, Pipilo aberti
Cassin's Sparrow, Aimophila cassinii
Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Aimophila ruficeps
American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
Clay-colored Sparrow, Spizella pallida
Brewer's Sparrow, Spizella breweri
Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla
Black-chinned Sparrow, Spiezella atrogularis
Vesper Sparrow, Pooecetes gramineus
Lark Sparrow, Chondestes grammacus
Black-throated Sparrow, Amphispiza bilineata
Sage Sparrow, Amphispiza belli
Lark Bunting, Calamospiza melanocorys
Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
Grasshopper Sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum
Baird's Sparrow, Ammodramus bairdii
Le Conte's Sparrow, Ammodramus leconteii
Fox Sparrow, Passerella iliaca
Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii
Swamp Sparrow, Melospiza georgiana
White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
Harris's Sparrow, Zonotrichia querula
White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
McCown's Longspur, Calcarius mccownii
Lapland Longspur, Calcarius lapponicus
Smith's Longspur, Calcarius pictus
Chestnut-collared Longspur, Calcarius ornatus
Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
[edit] Cardinals, Saltators, and GrosbeaksOrder: Passeriformes Family: Cardinalidae

The Cardinals are a family of passerine birds that are robust, seed-eating birds, with strong bills. They are typically associated with open woodland. The sexes usually have distinct plumages. There are 43 species world wide, 13 North American species and 9 Nevada species.

Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
Pyrrhuloxia, Cardinalis sinuatus
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus
Black-headed Grosbeak, Pheucticus melanocephalus
Blue Grosbeak, Passerina caerulea
Lazuli Bunting, Passerina amoena
Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea
Painted Bunting, Passerina ciris
Dickcissel, Spiza americana
[edit] IcteridsOrder: Passeriformes Family: Icteridae

The Icterids are a group of small to medium, often colourful passerine birds restricted to the New World and include the grackles, New World blackbirds, and New World orioles. Most species have black as a predominant plumage colour, often enlivened by yellow, orange or red. There are 98 species world wide, 25 North American species, and 16 Nevada species.

Bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
Tricolored Blackbird, Agelaius tricolor
Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
Yellow-headed Blackbird, Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Rusty Blackbird, Euphagus carolinus
Brewer's Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
Great-tailed Grackle, Quiscalus mexicanus
Bronzed Cowbird, Molothrus aeneus
Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
Orchard Oriole, Icterus spurius
Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus
Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullockii
Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula
Scott's Oriole, Icterus parisorum
[edit] Fringilline Finches, Cardueline Finches, and AlliesOrder: Passeriformes Family: Fringillidae

Finches are seed-eating passerine birds, that are small to moderately large and have a strong beak, usually conical and in some species very large. All have 12 tail feathers and 9 primaries. These birds have a bouncing flight with alternating bouts of flapping and gliding on closed wings, and most sing well. There are 137 species world wide, 23 North American species, and 16 Nevada species.

Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte tephrocotis
Black Rosy-Finch, Leucosticte atrata
Pine Grosbeak, Pinicola enucleator
Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus
Cassin's Finch, Carpodacus cassinii
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
Red Crossbill, Loxia curvirostra
White-winged Crossbill, Loxia leucoptera
Common Redpoll, Carduelis flammea
Hoary Redpoll, Carduelis hornemanni
Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus
Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria
Lawrence's Goldfinch, Carduelis lawrencei
American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
Evening Grosbeak, Coccothraustes vespertinus
[edit] Old World sparrowsOrder: Passeriformes Family: Passeridae

Old World sparrows are small passerine birds. In general, sparrows tend to be small plump brownish or greyish birds with short tails and short powerful beaks. Sparrows are seed-eaters, and they also consume small insects. There are 35 species world wide, 2 North American species, and 1 Nevada species.

House Sparrow, Passer domesticus (I)