Bird Checklist

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This checklist was based initially on the 2010 checklist for Southeast Alaska compiled by Steve Heinl (a PDF copy is available here: http://www.juneau-audubon-society.org/Birds/Check%20Lists/HeinlBirdsofSEAKlist1.pdf )

For more details and resources on birds in Southeast Alaska, see the Annotated Checklist


Species   Sp     Su     F     W     Br  
Emperor Goose VR + + + -
Snow Goose U + U + -
Ross's Goose VR + - - -
Greater White-fronted Goose FC VR U VR -
Brant U R R VR -
Cackling Goose U R U VR -
Canada Goose C FC C FC Y
Trumpeter Swan U R U U Y
Tundra Swan U - U VR -
Wood Duck R VR R R -
Blue-winged Teal U U U - Y
Cinnamon Teal R R - - -
Northern Shoveler FC U FC R Y
Gadwall U R U R Y
Eurasian Wigeon R VR R R -
American Wigeon C U C U Y
Mallard C C C C Y
American Black Duck + - - + -
Northern Pintail C U C U Y
Green-winged Teal C U C U Y
Canvasback R VR R R -
Redhead R VR R VR Y
Ring-necked Duck U R U R Y
Tufted Duck + - + + -
Greater Scaup C U C FC Y
Lesser Scaup FC R FC R Y
Steller's Eider VR + VR VR -
King Eider VR + + VR -
Common Eider VR VR VR VR Y
Harlequin Duck FC FC FC FC Y
Surf Scoter C FC C C -
White-winged Scoter C FC C C -
Black Scoter U R U U -
Long-tailed Duck FC R FC C Y
Bufflehead C VR C C -
Common Goldeneye FC R FC FC Y
Barrow's Goldeneye C U C C Y
Hooded Merganser U R U U Y
Common Merganser C FC C FC Y
Red-breasted Merganser FC U FC FC Y
Ruddy Duck + + VR + -
Ruffed Grouse R R R R Y
Spruce Grouse R R R R Y
Willow Ptarmigan FC FC FC FC Y
Rock Ptarmigan C C C C Y
White-tailed Ptarmigan U U U U Y
Sooty Grouse C C C C Y
Pied-billed Grebe VR + R VR +
Horned Grebe FC VR FC FC -
Red-necked Grebe FC R FC FC Y
Eared Grebe + - - - -
Western Grebe U VR U U -
Band-tailed Pigeon R R R - Y
Eurasian Collared-Dove U U U R Y
White-winged Dove - - + + -
Mourning Dove VR VR R + -
Common Cuckoo - + - - -
Common Nighthawk - R R - Y
Black Swift + R R - Y
Vaux's Swift U U U - Y
Anna's Hummingbird VR VR R R -
Costa's Hummingbird - - + - -
Rufous Hummingbird C C U + C
Virginia Rail VR VR + + -
Sora R R R + Y
American Coot R + R R -
Sandhill Crane U R U VR Y
American Avocet - + - - -
Black Oystercatcher U U U R Y
Black-bellied Plover FC R FC + -
European Golden-Plover - - - + -
American Golden-Plover U R U - -
Pacific Golden-Plover R - R + -
Killdeer U U U R Y
Semipalmated Plover FC FC FC + Y
Lesser Sand-Plover - + - - -
Upland Sandpiper VR VR VR - -
Bristle-thighed Curlew + - - - -
Whimbrel U R U - -
Long-billed Curlew + - - - -
Bar-tailed Godwit VR + VR - -
Hudsonian Godwit R R VR - -
Marbled Godwit R + VR - -
Ruddy Turnstone FC U FC - -
Black Turnstone FC R FC FC -
Red Knot R + VR - -
Surfbird U R U R -
Ruff VR + VR - -
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper VR - R - -
Stilt Sandpiper VR VR R - -
Curlew Sandpiper + - + - -
Long-toed Stint + - - - -
Red-necked Stint - + + - -
Sanderling U R U R -
Dunlin C + U U -
Rock Sandpiper FC + FC FC -
Baird's Sandpiper U R U - -
Least Sandpiper C U C - Y
White-rumped Sandpiper + + + - -
Buff-breasted Sandpiper + - VR - -
Pectoral Sandpiper FC R FC - -
Semipalmated Sandpiper U R U - -
Western Sandpiper C U C - -
Short-billed Dowitcher FC R FC - Y
Long-billed Dowitcher U R U + -
Wilson's Snipe FC FC FC R Y
Spotted Sandpiper FC FC FC + Y
Solitary Sandpiper R R R - Y
Wandering Tattler R R R - -
Lesser Yellowlegs U U FC - Y
Spotted Redshank - - + - -
Greater Yellowlegs C FC C VR Y
Wilson's Phalarope VR VR + - -
Red-necked Phalarope C U C + Y
Red Phalarope R VR R + -
South Polar Skua - + + - -
Pomarine Jaeger VR R U - -
Parasitic Jaeger U U U - Y
Long-tailed Jaeger R R R - -
Common Murre C FC C C Y
Thick-billed Murre R R R R Y
Black Guillemot - - - + -
Pigeon Guillemot C C U U Y
Long-billed Murrelet - - - - -
Marbled Murrelet C C C C C
Kittlitz's Murrelet U U R VR Y
Ancient Murrelet FC FC FC U Y
Cassin's Auklet U U U U Y
Parakeet Auklet R + + + Y
Crested Auklet - - + - -
Rhinoceros Auklet FC FC FC VR Y
Horned Puffin R R R VR Y
Tufted Puffin U U U VR Y
Black-legged Kittiwake FC U FC R Y
Ivory Gull - + + + -
Sabine's Gull R VR R - -
Bonaparte's Gull C FC C VR Y
Black-headed Gull - + + - -
Little Gull VR - + - -
Ross's Gull - + + - -
Franklin's Gull + VR VR - -
Black-tailed Gull - + + - -
Heermann's Gull - - VR - -
Mew Gull C C C C Y
Ring-billed Gull R R R VR -
Western Gull VR + R VR -
California Gull R R U + -
Herring Gull C FC C FC Y
Iceland Gull FC R FC U -
Lesser Black-backed Gull + + + + -
Slaty-backed Gull VR - VR VR -
Glaucous-winged Gull C C C C Y
Glaucous Gull R VR R R -
Aleutian Tern R R + - Y
Caspian Tern R R R - Y
Black Tern + + + - -
Arctic Tern FC FC FC - Y
Sandwich Tern + - - - -
Red-throated Loon FC U FC R Y
Pacific Loon C U FC FC -
Common Loon FC U FC U Y
Yellow-billed Loon U R U U -
Laysan Albatross R VR + - -
Black-footed Albatross FC FC FC - -
Short-tailed Albatross + - - - -
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel C C C R Y
Leach's Storm-Petrel U FC FC + Y
Northern Fulmar U U U U -
Mottled Petrel R R R - -
Buller's Shearwater R R R - -
Short-tailed Shearwater R R R - -
Sooty Shearwater C C C - -
Pink-footed Shearwater R R R - -
Manx Shearwater R R R - -
Magnificent Frigatebird - - + - -
Brown Booby - + + - -
Brandt's Cormorant R R R R Y
Red-faced Cormorant - - - + -
Pelagic Cormorant C U C FC Y
Double-crested Cormorant U R U U Y
American White Pelican - + - - -
Brown Pelican + - + + -
American Bittern R R R - Y
Great Blue Heron FC FC FC U Y
Great Egret + + + + -
Tricolored Heron + - - - -
Cattle Egret - - VR + -
Green Heron - + - - -
Black-crowned Night-Heron + + - - -
White-faced Ibis + - - - -
Turkey Vulture + - + - -
Osprey R R R - Y
Golden Eagle R R R R Y
Northern Harrier U VR U VR Y
Sharp-shinned Hawk FC U FC R Y
Northern Goshawk U U U U Y
Bald Eagle C C C C C
Steller's Sea-Eagle + + + + -
Swainson's Hawk VR - VR - -
Red-tailed Hawk U U U VR Y
Rough-legged Hawk R + R VR -
Western Screech-Owl R R R R Y
Great Horned Owl U U U U Y
Snowy Owl + - VR VR -
Northern Hawk Owl R VR R R Y
Northern Pygmy-Owl R R R R Y
Barred Owl U U U U Y
Great Gray Owl VR VR VR VR VR
Long-eared Owl + - + + -
Short-eared Owl U VR FC R Y
Boreal Owl VR VR VR R -
Northern Saw-whet Owl R R R R Y
Belted Kingfisher FC FC FC FC Y
Lewis's Woodpecker - - + - -
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker + - - + -
Red-breasted Sapsucker FC FC FC R Y
American Three-toed Woodpecker R R R R Y
Black-backed Woodpecker VR VR VR - -
Downy Woodpecker R R R R Y
Hairy Woodpecker U U U U Y
Northern Flicker U U U R Y
American Kestrel U VR U VR Y
Merlin U R U R Y
Gyrfalcon VR - VR VR -
Peregrine Falcon R R R VR Y
Ash-throated Flycatcher - - + - -
Great Crested Flycatcher - - + - -
Tropical Kingbird - - VR - -
Western Kingbird + VR + - -
Eastern Kingbird - VR VR - -
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - + - - -
Olive-sided Flycatcher U U U - Y
Western Wood-Pewee U U U - Y
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - VR - - -
Alder Flycatcher R U U - Y
Willow Flycatcher - VR - -  ?
Least Flycatcher + VR - - -
Hammond's Flycatcher R R R - Y
Dusky Flycatcher + - + - -
Pacific-slope Flycatcher C C U - Y
Eastern Phoebe + + - - -
Say's Phoebe R R R + Y
Brown Shrike - - + - -
Northern Shrike U - U R -
Cassin's Vireo VR VR + - Y
Warbling Vireo FC FC FC - Y
Red-eyed Vireo R R R - Y
Canada Jay VR VR R R -
Steller's Jay C C C C Y
Clark's Nutcracker VR + VR VR -
Black-billed Magpie U R FC FC Y
American Crow C C C C C
Common Raven C C C C C
Horned Lark R VR R + Y
Bank Swallow U U U - Y
Tree Swallow FC FC FC - Y
Violet-green Swallow FC U U - Y
Northern Rough-winged Swallow R R VR - Y
Purple Martin + - + - -
Barn Swallow FC FC FC - Y
Cliff Swallow R R R - Y
Black-capped Chickadee R R R R Y
Mountain Chickadee VR VR VR VR -
Chestnut-backed Chickadee C C C C Y
Boreal Chickadee + - VR VR -
Red-breasted Nuthatch U U U R Y
Brown Creeper U U U U Y
Pacific Wren C C C U Y
American Dipper FC FC FC FC Y
Golden-crowned Kinglet C C C C Y
Ruby-crowned Kinglet C C C VR C
Northern Wheatear + - VR - -
Mountain Bluebird R + VR + -
Townsend's Solitaire R R R + Y
Veery + + - - -
Gray-cheeked Thrush R R R - Y
Swainson's Thrush C C C - Y
Hermit Thrush C C C VR Y
Dusky Thrush + - + + -
American Robin C C C R Y
Varied Thrush C C C U Y
Gray Catbird + VR + - -
Brown Thrasher - + - - -
Northern Mockingbird + + + + -
European Starling U U U U Y
Bohemian Waxwing U R U U Y
Cedar Waxwing VR U R VR Y
Siberian Accentor - - + - -
House Sparrow + + VR VR Y
Eastern Yellow Wagtail - + + - -
White Wagtail + + + + -
Red-throated Pipit - - VR - -
American Pipit C FC C VR Y
Brambling VR - VR VR -
Evening Grosbeak VR + VR VR -
Pine Grosbeak U U FC FC Y
Eurasian Bullfinch + - - - -
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch U U U R Y
House Finch VR VR + - -
Purple Finch VR + VR VR -
Cassin's Finch - - + - -
Oriental Greenfinch - + - - -
Common Redpoll FC U FC FC Y
Hoary Redpoll VR - - R -
Red Crossbill FC FC FC FC Y
White-winged Crossbill U U U U U
Pine Siskin C C C C C
American Goldfinch + + + - -
Lapland Longspur U - U VR -
Smith's Longspur + - VR - -
Snow Bunting U R U U Y
McKay's Bunting - - - + -
Rustic Bunting - - + - -
Lark Sparrow - - + - -
Chipping Sparrow R R R VR Y
Clay-colored Sparrow + - + - -
Brewer's Sparrow + + + - -
Fox Sparrow C C C R Y
American Tree Sparrow U + U R -
Dark-eyed Junco C C C C Y
White-crowned Sparrow U VR U R Y
Golden-crowned Sparrow FC U U R Y
Harris's Sparrow VR + R R -
White-throated Sparrow VR + R R -
Vesper Sparrow - + - - -
LeConte's Sparrow - - + - -
Savannah Sparrow C U C VR Y
Song Sparrow FC FC FC U Y
Lincoln's Sparrow C C C R Y
Swamp Sparrow + + VR VR -
Spotted Towhee + - + VR -
Yellow-headed Blackbird + + + - -
Bobolink + + + - -
Western Meadowlark + - VR VR -
Orchard Oriole - - + - -
Hooded Oriole - - + - -
Bullock's Oriole + - + - -
Red-winged Blackbird U U U VR Y
Brown-headed Cowbird R R R + Y
Rusty Blackbird U R U R Y
Brewer's Blackbird VR - VR VR -
Common Grackle + - + + -
Ovenbird - + - - -
Northern Waterthrush U U U - Y
Black-and-white Warbler + + + - -
Tennessee Warbler VR R VR - Y
Orange-crowned Warbler C C C + Y
Nashville Warbler - - + - -
MacGillivray's Warbler U U U - Y
Mourning Warbler - + - - -
Common Yellowthroat U U U - Y
American Redstart U U U - Y
Cape May Warbler + - + - -
Northern Parula - + - - -
Magnolia Warbler + VR + - -
Yellow Warbler C C C + Y
Chestnut-sided Warbler - + - - -
Blackpoll Warbler VR R VR - Y
Black-throated Blue Warbler - - + - -
Palm Warbler + - VR + -
Yellow-rumped Warbler C FC C VR Y
Yellow-throated Warbler - - + - -
Prairie Warbler - - + - -
Black-throated Gray Warbler + + + - -
Townsend's Warbler C C C - Y
Black-throated Green Warbler - + - - -
Wilson's Warbler FC FC FC - Y
Western Tanager U U U - Y
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - - + - -
Black-headed Grosbeak + VR + - -
Blue Grosbeak - - + - -
Lazuli Bunting - + + - -
Indigo Bunting - + + - -
Dickcissel + - - - -


Locally Introduced, Domestic, Escaped, or Other Exotic

Species   Sp     Su     F     W     Br  
Rock Pigeon FC FC FC FC Y
Demoiselle Crane + - - - -


Unsubstantiated or Not Reported

Species   Sp     Su     F     W     Br  
Clark's Grebe - - - - -
Calliope Hummingbird - - - - -
Little Curlew - - - - -
Red-legged Kittiwake - - -  ? -
Laughing Gull - - - - -
Cook's Petrel - -  ? - -
Flesh-footed Shearwater -  ?  ? - -
Snowy Egret - - - - -
Cooper's Hawk - - - - -
Red-shouldered Hawk - - - - -
Pileated Woodpecker - -  ? - -
Eyebrowed Thrush  ? - - - -
Chestnut-collared Longspur - - - - -
Connecticut Warbler - - - - -
Bay-breasted Warbler - - - - -
Hermit Warbler - - - - -