TAXONOMIC LIST OF BIRDS OF PEI

TAXONOMIC LIST OF BIRDS FOR PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
(For the alphabetical list of English names, please click here.)

This list below is copied (with permission) from the Field Checklist of Birds (8th Edition) 2014. The checklist was published by the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Please click on Field Checklist of Birds – 8th Edition – 2014 for a copy of the checklist in .pdf format.

The bird species that have a link are the ones with their own page on this website, with a description, photos and sometimes videos.

Ducks, Geese and Swans
Fulvous Whistling Duck
Pink-footed Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Snow Goose
Ross’s Goose
Brant
Barnacle Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Garganey
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Tufted Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck

Partridges and Grouse
Gray Partridge
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
Sharp-tailed Grouse

Loons
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon

Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe

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Shearwaters
Northern Fulmar
Great Shearwater
Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Audubon’s Shearwater
Barolo Shearwater

Storm-Petrels
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel
Leach’s Storm-Petrel

Gannets
Northern Gannet

Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant

Pelicans
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican

Bitterns, Herons, and Allies
American Bittern
Least Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Ibises
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis

New World Vultures
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture

Osprey
Osprey

Hawks, Eagles and Allies
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Swainson’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle

Rails, Gallinules and Coots
Yellow Rail
King Rail
Virginia Rail
Sora
Purple Gallinule
Common Gallinule
American Coot

Cranes
Sandhill Crane

Stilts and Avocets
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet

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Oystercatchers
American Oystercatcher

Lapwings and Plovers
Northern Lapwing
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden Plover
Wilson’s Plover
Common Ringed Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer

Sandpipers, Phalaropes and Allies
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper
Eskimo Curlew
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Black-tailed Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Ruff
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Sanderling
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
Baird’s Sandpiper
Little Stint
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe
American Woodcock
Wilson’s Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope

Skuas and Jaegers
Great Skua
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Long-tailed Jaeger

Auks, Murres and Puffins
Dovekie
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill
Black Guillemot
Atlantic Puffin

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Gulls, Terns and Skimmers
Black-legged Kittiwake
Ivory Gull
Sabine’s Gull
Bonaparte’s Gull
Black-headed Gull
Little Gull
Laughing Gull
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer’s Gull
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer

Pigeons and Doves
Rock Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove

Cuckoos
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo

Barn Owls
Barn Owl

Typical Owls
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Barred Owl
Great Gray Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Boreal Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl

Goatsuckers
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will

Swifts
Chimney Swift

Hummingbirds
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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Kingfishers
Belted Kingfisher

Woodpeckers and Allies
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Falcons
American Kestrel
Merlin
Gyrfalcon
Peregrine Falcon

Tyrant Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood Peewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Shrikes
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike

Vireos
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Jays and Crows
Gray Jay
Blue Jay
Eurasian Jackdaw
American Crow
Common Raven

Larks
Horned Lark

Swallows
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow
Barn Swallow

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Chickadees
Black-capped Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee

Nuthatches
Red-Breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Creepers
Brown Creeper

Wrens
House Wren
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren

Gnatcatchers
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Kinglets
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Old World Flycatchers
Northern Wheatear

Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Bicknell’s Thrush
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Fieldfare
American Robin
Varied Thrush

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Mockingbirds and Thrashers
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird

Starlings
European Starling

Pipits
American Pipit

Waxwings
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

Longspurs and Snow Buntings
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting

Wood Warblers
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Swainson’s Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat

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New World Sparrows
Spotted Towhee
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-coloured Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Henslow’s Sparrow
Nelson’s Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Cardinals. Grosbeaks, Tanagers, and Allies
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting
Dickcissel

Blackbirds and allies
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

Finches and Allies
Pine Grosbeak
House Finch
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow

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