This INDEX of Birds for Prince Edward Island provides an alphabetical list of common English names, with a link to the page where the visitor can find information and photos/videos of the birds.

(For a Taxonomic List of birds for Prince Edward Island, please click here.)

Alder flycatcher
American avocet
American bittern
American black duck
American coot
American crow
American golden plover
American goldfinch
American kestrel
American oystercatcher
American pipit
American redstart
American robin
American three-toed woodpecker
American tree sparrow
American white ibis
American white pelican
American wigeon
American woodcock
Arctic tern
Atlantic puffin
Avocet (see American avocet)
Baird’s sandpiper
Bald eagle
Baltimore oriole
Bank swallow
Barn swallow
Barred owl
Barrow’s goldeneye
Bay-breasted warbler
Belted kingfisher
Bittern (see American bittern)
Black and white warbler
Black duck (see American black duck)
Black guillemot
Black or American scoter
Black vulture
Black-backed woodpecker
Black-bellied plover
Black-billed cuckoo
Black-capped chickadee
Black-crowned night heron
Black-headed gull
Black-legged kittiwake
Black-necked stilt
Black-tailed godwit
Black-throated blue warbler
Black-throated green warbler
Blackbird (see Red-winged blackbird; Rusty blackbird; Yellow-headed Blackbird)
Blackburnian warbler
Blackpoll warbler
Blue jay
Blue-gray gnatcatcher
Blue-headed vireo
Blue-winged teal
Bluebird (see Eastern bluebird)
Bohemian waxwing
Bonaparte’s gull
Booby (see Brown booby)
Boreal chickadee
Boreal owl
Broad-winged Hawk
Brown booby
Brown creeper
Brown pelican
Brown trasher
Brown-headed cowbird
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Bunting (see Indigo bunting; Snow bunting)
Cackling goose
Canada goose
Canada warbler
Cape May warbler
Cardinal (see Northern Cardinal)
Carolina wren
Caspian tern
Catbird (see Grey catbird)
Cattle egret
Cedar waxwing
Chestnut-sided warbler
Chickadee (see Black-capped chickadee; Boreal chickadee)
Chimney swift
Chipping sparrow
Clay-colored sparrow
Cliff swallow
Common eider
Common gallinule
Common goldeneye
Common grackle
Common loon
Common merganser
Common murre
Common nighthawk
Common raven
Common redpoll
Common tern
Common yellowthroat
Coot (see American coot)
Cormorant (see Double-crested cormorant; Great cormorant)
Cowbird (see Brown-headed cowbird)
Creeper (see Brown creeper)
Crossbill (see Red crossbill; White-winged crossbill)
Crow (see American crow)
Cuckoo (see Black-billed cuckoo; Yellow-billed cuckoo)
Curlew (see Long-billed curlew)
Dark-eyed junco
Double-crested cormorant
Dove (see Mourning dove)
Dowitcher (see Long-billed dowitcher; Short-billed dowitcher)
Downy woodpecker
Duck (see American black duck; American wigeon; Barrow’s goldeneye; Black scoter; Bufflehead; Common eider; Common goldeneye; Common merganser; Gadwall; Greater scaup; Blue-winged Teal; Green-winged teal; Harlequin duck; Hooded merganser; Lesser scaup; Long-tailed duck; Mallard; Northern Pintail; Northern shoveler; Red-breasted merganser; Redhead; Ring-necked duck; Ruddy duck; Surf scoter; Tufted duck; White-winged scoter; Wood duck)
Eagle (see Bald eagle; Golden eagle)
Eastern bluebird
Eastern kingbird
Eastern phoebe
Eastern towhee
Eastern wood pewee
Egret (see Cattle egret; Great egret)
Eider (see Common eider)
European starling
Evening grosbeak
Falcon (see Peregrine falcon)
Finch (see House finch; Purple finch)
Fox sparrow
Flycatcher (see Alder flycatcher; Great crested flycatcher; Least flycatcher; Olive-sided flycatcher; Yellow-bellied flycatcher)
Gallinule (see Common gallinule)
Gannet (see Northern gannet)
Glaucous gull
Glossy ibis
Gnatcatcher (see Blue-gray gnatcatcher)
Godwit (see Black-tailed godwit; Hudsonian godwit)
Golden eagle
Golden-crowned kinglet
Goldeneye (see Barrow’s goldeneye; Common goldeneye)
Goldfinch (see American Goldfinch)
Goose (see Cackling goose; Canada goose; Greater white-fronted goose; Pink-footed goose; Snow goose)
Goshawk (see Northern goshawk)
Grackle (see Common Grackle)
Great black-backed gull
Great blue heron
Great cormorant
Great crested flycatcher
Great egret
Great horned owl
Great shearwater
Greater scaup
Greater white-fronted goose
Greater yellowlegs
Grebe (see Horned grebe; Pied-billed grebe; Red-necked grebe)
Green-winged teal
Grey catbird
Grey jay
Grey partridge
Grosbeak (see Evening grosbeak; Pine grosbeak; Rose-breasted grosbeak)
Grouse (see Ruffed grouse; Sharp-tailed grouse)
Guillemot (see Black guillemot)
Gull (see Black-headed gull; Bonaparte’s gull; Glaucous gull; Great black-backed gull; Herring gull; Iceland gull; Laughing gull; Lesser black-backed gull; Ring-billed gull)
Hairy woodpecker
Harlequin duck
Harrier (see Northern harrier)
Hawk (see Broad-winged Hawk; Northern goshawk; Red-tailed hawk; Rough-legged hawk; Sharp-shinned hawk)
Hermit thrush
Heron (see Black-crowned night heron; Great blue heron)
Herring gull
Hooded merganser
Horned grebe
Horned lark
House finch
House sparrow
Hudsonian godwit
Hummingbird (see Ruby-throated hummingbird)
Ibis (see Glossy ibis; American white ibis)
Iceland Gull
Indigo bunting
Jay (see Blue jay; Grey jay)
Jaeger (see Parasitic jaeger; Pomarine Jaeger)
Junco (see Dark-eyed junco)
Kestrel (see American kestrel)
Kingbird (see Eastern kingbird)
Kingfisher (see Belted kingfisher)
Kinglet (see Golden-crowned kinglet; Ruby-crowned kinglet)
Kittiwake (see Black-legged kittiwake)
Knot (see Red knot)
Lapland longspur
Lark (see Horned lark)
Laughing gull
Leach’s storm petrel
Least flycatcher
Least sandpiper
Lesser black-backed gull
Lesser scaup
Lesser yellowlegs
Lincoln’s sparrow
Long-billed curlew
Long-billed dowitcher
Long-eared owl
Long-tailed duck
Longspur (see Lapland Longspur)
Loon (see Common loon; Red-throated loon)
Magnolia warbler
Merganser (see Common merganser; Hooded merganser; Red-breasted merganser)
Mockingbird (see Northern mockingbird)
Mourning dove
Mourning warbler
Murre (see Common murre)
Nashville warbler
Nelson’s sparrow
Nighthawk (see Common nighthawk)
Northern cardinal
Northern flicker
Northern gannet
Northern goshawk
Northern harrier
Northern mockingbird
Northern parula
Northern pintail
Northern saw-whet owl
Northern shoveler
Northern shrike
Northern waterthrush
Nuthatch (see Red-breasted nuthatch; White-breasted nuthatch)
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Oriole (see Baltimore oriole)
Owl (see Barred owl; Boreal owl; Great horned owl; Long-eared Owl; Northern saw-whet owl; Short-eared owl; Snowy owl)
Oystercatcher (see American oystercatcher)
Palm warbler
Parasitic jaeger
Partridge (see Grey partridge)
Parula (see Northern parula)
Pectoral sandpiper
Pelican (see American white pelican; Brown pelican)
Peregrine falcon
Petrel (see Leach’s storm petrel; Wilson’s storm petrel)
Phalarope (see Red-necked phalarope)
Pheasant (see Ring-necked pheasant)
Philadelphia vireo
Phoebe (see Eastern Phoebe)
Pied-billed grebe
Pigeon (see Rock pigeon)
Pileated woodpecker
Pine Grosbeak
Pine siskin
Pine warbler
Pink-footed goose
Pintail (see Northern pintail)
Piping plover
Pipit (see American pipit)
Plover (see American golden plover; Black-bellied plover; Piping plover; Semipalmated plover)
Pomarine Jaeger
Prairie warbler
Prothonotary warbler
Puffin (see Atlantic puffin)
Purple finch
Rail (see Virginia rail)
Raven (see Common raven)
Red crossbill
Red knot
Red-bellied woodpecker
Red-breasted merganser
Red-breasted nuthatch
Red-eyed vireo
Red-necked grebe
Red-necked phalarope
Red-tailed hawk
Red-throated loon
Red-winged blackbird
Redpoll (see Common redpoll)
Redstart (see American redstart)
Ring-billed gull
Ring-necked duck
Ring-necked pheasant
Robin (see American robin)
Rock pigeon
Rose-breasted grosbeak
Rough-legged hawk
Royal tern
Ruby-crowned kinglet
Ruby-throated hummingbird
Ruddy duck
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruffed grouse
Rusty blackbird
Scoter (see Black or American scoter)
Sandhill crane
Sandpiper (see Baird’s Sandpiper; Buff-breasted sandpiper; Least sandpiper; Pectoral sandpiper; Semipalmated sandpiper; Solitary sandpiper; Spotted sandpiper; Stilt sandpiper; Upland sandpiper; White-rumped sandpiper)
Sapsucker (see Yellow-bellied sapsucker)
Savannah sparrow
Scaup (see Greater scaup; Lesser scaup)
Scoter (see Black scoter; Surf scoter; White-winged scoter)
Semipalmated plover
Semipalmated sandpiper
Sharp-shinned hawk
Sharp-tailed grouse
Shearwater (see Great shearwater; Sooty shearwater)
Short-billed dowitcher
Short-eared owl
Shoveler (see Northern shoveler)
Shrike (see Northern shrike)
Siskin (see Pine siskin)
Snipe (see Wilson’s snipe)
Snow bunting
Snow goose
Snowy owl
Solitary sandpiper
Song sparrow
Sooty shearwater
Sparrow (see American tree sparrow; Chipping sparrow; Clay-colored sparrow; Fox sparrow; House sparrow; Lincoln’s sparrow; Nelson’s sparrow; Savannah sparrow; Song sparrow; Swamp sparrow; Vesper Sparrow; White-crowned sparrow; White-Throated sparrow)
Spotted sandpiper
Stilt (see Black-necked stilt)
Stilt sandpiper
Storm petrel (see Leach’s storm petrel; Wilson’s storm petrel)
Surf scoter
Swainson’s thrush
Swallow (see Bank swallow; Barn swallow; Cliff swallow; Tree swallow)
Swamp sparrow
Swift (see Chimney swift)
Teal (see Blue-winged teal; Green-winged teal)
Tennessee warbler
Tern (see Arctic tern; Caspian tern; Common tern; Royal tern)
Thrush (see Hermit thrush; Swainson’s thrush)
Towhee (see Eastern towhee)
Trasher (see Brown trasher)
Tree swallow
Tufted duck
Turkey (see Wild turkey)
Turkey vulture
Turnstone (see Ruddy turnstone)
Upland sandpiper
Vesper sparrow
Vireo (see Blue-headed vireo; Philadelphia vireo; Red-eyed vireo; Yellow-throated vireo)
Virginia rail
Vulture (see Black vulture; Turkey vulture)
Warbler (see Bay-breasted warbler; Black and white warbler; Black-throated blue warbler; Black-throated green warbler; Blackburnian warbler; Blackpoll warbler; Canada warbler; Cape May warbler; Chestnut-sided warbler; Magnolia warbler; Mourning warbler; Nashville warbler; Northern waterthrush; Ovenbird; Palm warbler; Pine warbler; Prairie Warbler; Prothonotary Warbler; Tennessee warbler; Wilson’s warbler; Yellow warbler; Yellow-rumped warbler)
Waxwing (see Bohemian waxwing, Cedar waxwing)
White-breasted nuthatch
White-crowned sparrow
White-rumped sandpiper
White-throated sparrow
White-winged crossbill
White-winged scoter
Wild turkey
Wilson’s snipe
Wilson’s storm petrel
Wilson’s warbler
Winter wren
Wood duck
Woodcock (see American woodcock)
Woodpecker (see American three-toed woodpecker; Black-backed woodpecker; Downy woodpecker; Hairy woodpecker; Northern flicker; Pileated woodpecker; Red-bellied woodpecker; Yellow-bellied sapsucker)
Wren (see Carolina wren; Winter wren)
Yellow warbler
Yellow-bellied flycatcher
Yellow-bellied sapsucker
Yellow-billed cuckoo
Yellow-headed blackbird
Yellow-rumped warbler
Yellow-throated vireo
Yellowlegs (see Greater yellowlegs; Lesser yellowlegs)
Yellowthroat (see Common yellowthroat)