Birds
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More than 600 vertebrate wildlife species currently occur in Utah. In addition, several other vertebrate species have occurred in Utah during recent times, but no longer occur in the state. Select the appropriate links below to learn about any or all of these wildlife species.

Note: Approximately 100 additional vertebrate wildlife species (primarily birds) "accidentally" occur in Utah from time to time, although Utah is outside of their normal ranges. These species are not included on the list below.

 
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Fishes   Mammals   Amphibians   Reptiles   

Common Name    Scientific Name
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ABERT'S TOWHEE  PIPILO ABERTI
ACORN WOODPECKER  MELANERPES FORMICIVORUS
AMERICAN AVOCET  RECURVIROSTRA AMERICANA
AMERICAN BITTERN  BOTAURUS LENTIGINOSUS
AMERICAN COOT  FULICA AMERICANA
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AMERICAN CROW  CORVUS BRACHYRHYNCHOS
AMERICAN DIPPER  CINCLUS MEXICANUS
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER  PLUVIALIS DOMINICA
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH  CARDUELIS TRISTIS
AMERICAN KESTREL  FALCO SPARVERIUS
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AMERICAN PIPIT  ANTHUS RUBESCENS
AMERICAN REDSTART  SETOPHAGA RUTICILLA
AMERICAN ROBIN  TURDUS MIGRATORIUS
AMERICAN THREE-TOED WOODPECKER  PICOIDES DORSALIS
AMERICAN TREE SPARROW  SPIZELLA ARBOREA
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AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN  PELECANUS ERYTHRORHYNCHOS
AMERICAN WIGEON  ANAS AMERICANA
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER  MYIARCHUS CINERASCENS
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER  CALIDRIS BAIRDII
BALD EAGLE  HALIAEETUS LEUCOCEPHALUS
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BAND-TAILED PIGEON  PATAGIOENAS FASCIATA
BANK SWALLOW  RIPARIA RIPARIA
BARN OWL  TYTO ALBA
BARN SWALLOW  HIRUNDO RUSTICA
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE  BUCEPHALA ISLANDICA
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BELL'S VIREO  VIREO BELLII
BELTED KINGFISHER  CERYLE ALCYON
BENDIRE'S THRASHER  TOXOSTOMA BENDIREI
BEWICK'S WREN  THRYOMANES BEWICKII
BLACK PHOEBE  SAYORNIS NIGRICANS
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BLACK ROSY-FINCH  LEUCOSTICTE ATRATA
BLACK SWIFT  CYPSELOIDES NIGER
BLACK TERN  CHLIDONIAS NIGER
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER  MNIOTILTA VARIA
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER  PLUVIALIS SQUATAROLA
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BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO  COCCYZUS ERYTHROPTHALMUS
BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE  PICA HUDSONIA
BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE  POECILE ATRICAPILLUS
BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD  ARCHILOCHUS ALEXANDRI
BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW  SPIZELLA ATROGULARIS
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BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON  NYCTICORAX NYCTICORAX
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK  PHEUCTICUS MELANOCEPHALUS
BLACK-NECKED STILT  HIMANTOPUS MEXICANUS
BLACKPOLL WARBLER  DENDROICA STRIATA
BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER  POLIOPTILA MELANURA
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BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER  DENDROICA NIGRESCENS
BLACK-THROATED SPARROW  AMPHISPIZA BILINEATA
BLUE GROSBEAK  PASSERINA CAERULEA
BLUE GROUSE  DENDRAGAPUS OBSCURUS
BLUE JAY  CYANOCITTA CRISTATA
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BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER  POLIOPTILA CAERULEA
BLUE-WINGED TEAL  ANAS DISCORS
BOBOLINK  DOLICHONYX ORYZIVORUS
BOHEMIAN WAXWING  BOMBYCILLA GARRULUS
BONAPARTE'S GULL  LARUS PHILADELPHIA
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BOREAL OWL  AEGOLIUS FUNEREUS
BREWER'S BLACKBIRD  EUPHAGUS CYANOCEPHALUS
BREWER'S SPARROW  SPIZELLA BREWERI
BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD  SELASPHORUS PLATYCERCUS
BROAD-WINGED HAWK  BUTEO PLATYPTERUS
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BROWN CREEPER  CERTHIA AMERICANA
BROWN THRASHER  TOXOSTOMA RUFUM
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER  MYIARCHUS TYRANNULUS
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD  MOLOTHRUS ATER
BUFFLEHEAD  BUCEPHALA ALBEOLA
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BULLOCK'S ORIOLE  ICTERUS BULLOCKII
BURROWING OWL  ATHENE CUNICULARIA
BUSHTIT  PSALTRIPARUS MINIMUS
CACKLING GOOSE  BRANTA HUTCHINSII
CACTUS WREN  CAMPYLORHYNCHUS BRUNNEICAPILLUS
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CALIFORNIA CONDOR  GYMNOGYPS CALIFORNIANUS
CALIFORNIA GULL  LARUS CALIFORNICUS
CALIFORNIA QUAIL  CALLIPEPLA CALIFORNICA
CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD  STELLULA CALLIOPE
CANADA GOOSE  BRANTA CANADENSIS
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CANVASBACK  AYTHYA VALISINERIA
CANYON WREN  CATHERPES MEXICANUS
CASPIAN TERN  STERNA CASPIA
CASSIN'S FINCH  CARPODACUS CASSINII
CASSIN'S KINGBIRD  TYRANNUS VOCIFERANS
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CASSIN'S VIREO  VIREO CASSINII
CATTLE EGRET  BUBULCUS IBIS
CEDAR WAXWING  BOMBYCILLA CEDRORUM
CHIPPING SPARROW  SPIZELLA PASSERINA
CHUKAR  ALECTORIS CHUKAR
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CINNAMON TEAL  ANAS CYANOPTERA
CLARK'S GREBE  AECHMOPHORUS CLARKII
CLARK'S NUTCRACKER  NUCIFRAGA COLUMBIANA
CLIFF SWALLOW  PETROCHELIDON PYRRHONOTA
COMMON BLACK-HAWK  BUTEOGALLUS ANTHRACINUS
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COMMON GOLDENEYE  BUCEPHALA CLANGULA
COMMON GRACKLE  QUISCALUS QUISCULA
COMMON LOON  GAVIA IMMER
COMMON MERGANSER  MERGUS MERGANSER
COMMON MOORHEN  GALLINULA CHLOROPUS
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COMMON NIGHTHAWK  CHORDEILES MINOR
COMMON POORWILL  PHALAENOPTILUS NUTTALLII
COMMON RAVEN  CORVUS CORAX
COMMON REDPOLL  CARDUELIS FLAMMEA
COMMON TERN  STERNA HIRUNDO
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COMMON YELLOWTHROAT  GEOTHLYPIS TRICHAS
COOPER'S HAWK  ACCIPITER COOPERII
CORDILLERAN FLYCATCHER  EMPIDONAX OCCIDENTALIS
COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD  CALYPTE COSTAE
CRISSAL THRASHER  TOXOSTOMA CRISSALE
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DARK-EYED JUNCO  JUNCO HYEMALIS
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT  PHALACROCORAX AURITUS
DOWNY WOODPECKER  PICOIDES PUBESCENS
DUNLIN  CALIDRIS ALPINA
DUSKY FLYCATCHER  EMPIDONAX OBERHOLSERI
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EARED GREBE  PODICEPS NIGRICOLLIS
EASTERN KINGBIRD  TYRANNUS TYRANNUS
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE  STREPTOPELIA DECAOCTO
EUROPEAN STARLING  STURNUS VULGARIS
EVENING GROSBEAK  COCCOTHRAUSTES VESPERTINUS
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FERRUGINOUS HAWK  BUTEO REGALIS
FLAMMULATED OWL  OTUS FLAMMEOLUS
FORSTER'S TERN  STERNA FORSTERI
FOX SPARROW  PASSERELLA ILIACA
FRANKLIN'S GULL  LARUS PIPIXCAN
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GADWALL  ANAS STREPERA
GAMBEL'S QUAIL  CALLIPEPLA GAMBELII
GLAUCOUS GULL  LARUS HYPERBOREUS
GOLDEN EAGLE  AQUILA CHRYSAETOS
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET  REGULUS SATRAPA
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GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW  ZONOTRICHIA ATRICAPILLA
GRACE'S WARBLER  DENDROICA GRACIAE
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW  AMMODRAMUS SAVANNARUM
GRAY (HUNGARIAN) PARTRIDGE  PERDIX PERDIX
GRAY CATBIRD  DUMETELLA CAROLINENSIS
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GRAY FLYCATCHER  EMPIDONAX WRIGHTII
GRAY JAY  PERISOREUS CANADENSIS
GRAY VIREO  VIREO VICINIOR
GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH  LEUCOSTICTE TEPHROCOTIS
GREAT BLUE HERON  ARDEA HERODIAS
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GREAT EGRET  ARDEA ALBA
GREAT HORNED OWL  BUBO VIRGINIANUS
GREATER ROADRUNNER  GEOCOCCYX CALIFORNIANUS
GREATER SAGE-GROUSE  CENTROCERCUS UROPHASIANUS
GREATER SCAUP  AYTHYA MARILA
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GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE  ANSER ALBIFRONS
GREATER YELLOWLEGS  TRINGA MELANOLEUCA
GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE  QUISCALUS MEXICANUS
GREEN HERON  BUTORIDES VIRESCENS
GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE  PIPILO CHLORURUS
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GREEN-WINGED TEAL  ANAS CRECCA
GUNNISON SAGE-GROUSE  CENTROCERCUS MINIMUS
HAIRY WOODPECKER  PICOIDES VILLOSUS
HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER  EMPIDONAX HAMMONDII
HARRIS'S SPARROW  ZONOTRICHIA QUERULA
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HERMIT THRUSH  CATHARUS GUTTATUS
HERRING GULL  LARUS ARGENTATUS
HOODED MERGANSER  LOPHODYTES CUCULLATUS
HOODED ORIOLE  ICTERUS CUCULLATUS
HORNED GREBE  PODICEPS AURITUS
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HORNED LARK  EREMOPHILA ALPESTRIS
HOUSE FINCH  CARPODACUS MEXICANUS
HOUSE SPARROW  PASSER DOMESTICUS
HOUSE WREN  TROGLODYTES AEDON
INCA DOVE  COLUMBINA INCA
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INDIGO BUNTING  PASSERINA CYANEA
JUNIPER TITMOUSE  BAEOLOPHUS RIDGWAYI
KILLDEER  CHARADRIUS VOCIFERUS
LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER  PICOIDES SCALARIS
LAPLAND LONGSPUR  CALCARIUS LAPPONICUS
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LARK BUNTING  CALAMOSPIZA MELANOCORYS
LARK SPARROW  CHONDESTES GRAMMACUS
LAZULI BUNTING  PASSERINA AMOENA
LE CONTE'S THRASHER  TOXOSTOMA LECONTEI
LEAST BITTERN  IXOBRYCHUS EXILIS
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LEAST SANDPIPER  CALIDRIS MINUTILLA
LESSER GOLDFINCH  CARDUELIS PSALTRIA
LESSER NIGHTHAWK  CHORDEILES ACUTIPENNIS
LESSER SCAUP  AYTHYA AFFINIS
LESSER YELLOWLEGS  TRINGA FLAVIPES
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LEWIS'S WOODPECKER  MELANERPES LEWIS
LINCOLN'S SPARROW  MELOSPIZA LINCOLNII
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE  LANIUS LUDOVICIANUS
LONG-BILLED CURLEW  NUMENIUS AMERICANUS
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER  LIMNODROMUS SCOLOPACEUS
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LONG-EARED OWL  ASIO OTUS
LONG-TAILED DUCK  CLANGULA HYEMALIS
LUCY'S WARBLER  VERMIVORA LUCIAE
MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER  OPORORNIS TOLMIEI
MALLARD  ANAS PLATYRHYNCHOS
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MARBLED GODWIT  LIMOSA FEDOA
MARSH WREN  CISTOTHORUS PALUSTRIS
MERLIN  FALCO COLUMBARIUS
MEXICAN SPOTTED OWL  STRIX OCCIDENTALIS LUCIDA
MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD  SIALIA CURRUCOIDES
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MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE  POECILE GAMBELI
MOUNTAIN PLOVER  CHARADRIUS MONTANUS
MOURNING DOVE  ZENAIDA MACROURA
NASHVILLE WARBLER  VERMIVORA RUFICAPILLA
NORTHERN FLICKER  COLAPTES AURATUS
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NORTHERN GOSHAWK  ACCIPITER GENTILIS
NORTHERN HARRIER  CIRCUS CYANEUS
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD  MIMUS POLYGLOTTOS
NORTHERN PINTAIL  ANAS ACUTA
NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL  GLAUCIDIUM GNOMA
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NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW  STELGIDOPTERYX SERRIPENNIS
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL  AEGOLIUS ACADICUS
NORTHERN SHOVELER  ANAS CLYPEATA
NORTHERN SHRIKE  LANIUS EXCUBITOR
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH  SEIURUS NOVEBORACENSIS
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OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER  CONTOPUS COOPERI
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER  VERMIVORA CELATA
OSPREY  PANDION HALIAETUS
PACIFIC LOON  GAVIA PACIFICA
PAINTED REDSTART  MYIOBORUS PICTUS
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PARASITIC JAEGER  STERCORARIUS PARASITICUS
PASSENGER PIGEON  ECTOPISTES MIGRATORIUS
PECTORAL SANDPIPER  CALIDRIS MELANOTOS
PEREGRINE FALCON  FALCO PEREGRINUS
PHAINOPEPLA  PHAINOPEPLA NITENS
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PIED-BILLED GREBE  PODILYMBUS PODICEPS
PINE GROSBEAK  PINICOLA ENUCLEATOR
PINE SISKIN  CARDUELIS PINUS
PINYON JAY  GYMNORHINUS CYANOCEPHALUS
PLUMBEOUS VIREO  VIREO PLUMBEUS
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PRAIRIE FALCON  FALCO MEXICANUS
PURPLE MARTIN  PROGNE SUBIS
PYGMY NUTHATCH  SITTA PYGMAEA
RED CROSSBILL  LOXIA CURVIROSTRA
RED KNOT  CALIDRIS CANUTUS
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RED-BREASTED MERGANSER  MERGUS SERRATOR
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH  SITTA CANADENSIS
RED-EYED VIREO  VIREO OLIVACEUS
REDHEAD  AYTHYA AMERICANA
RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER  SPHYRAPICUS NUCHALIS
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RED-NECKED PHALAROPE  PHALAROPUS LOBATUS
RED-TAILED HAWK  BUTEO JAMAICENSIS
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD  AGELAIUS PHOENICEUS
RING-BILLED GULL  LARUS DELAWARENSIS
RING-NECKED DUCK  AYTHYA COLLARIS
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RING-NECKED PHEASANT  PHASIANUS COLCHICUS
ROCK PIGEON  COLUMBA LIVIA
ROCK WREN  SALPINCTES OBSOLETUS
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK  PHEUCTICUS LUDOVICIANUS
ROSS'S GOOSE  CHEN ROSSII
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ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK  BUTEO LAGOPUS
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET  REGULUS CALENDULA
RUDDY DUCK  OXYURA JAMAICENSIS
RUDDY TURNSTONE  ARENARIA INTERPRES
RUFFED GROUSE  BONASA UMBELLUS
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RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD  SELASPHORUS RUFUS
RUFOUS-CROWNED SPARROW  AIMOPHILA RUFICEPS
SAGE SPARROW  AMPHISPIZA BELLI
SAGE THRASHER  OREOSCOPTES MONTANUS
SANDERLING  CALIDRIS ALBA
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SANDHILL CRANE  GRUS CANADENSIS
SAVANNAH SPARROW  PASSERCULUS SANDWICHENSIS
SAY'S PHOEBE  SAYORNIS SAYA
SCALED QUAIL  CALLIPEPLA SQUAMATA
SCOTT'S ORIOLE  ICTERUS PARISORUM
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SEMIPALMATED PLOVER  CHARADRIUS SEMIPALMATUS
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER  CALIDRIS PUSILLA
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK  ACCIPITER STRIATUS
SHARP-TAILED GROUSE  TYMPANUCHUS PHASIANELLUS
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER  LIMNODROMUS GRISEUS
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SHORT-EARED OWL  ASIO FLAMMEUS
SNOW BUNTING  PLECTROPHENAX NIVALIS
SNOW GOOSE  CHEN CAERULESCENS
SNOWY EGRET  EGRETTA THULA
SNOWY PLOVER  CHARADRIUS ALEXANDRINUS
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SOLITARY SANDPIPER  TRINGA SOLITARIA
SONG SPARROW  MELOSPIZA MELODIA
SORA  PORZANA CAROLINA
SOUTHWESTERN WILLOW FLYCATCHER  EMPIDONAX TRAILLII EXTIMUS
SPOTTED SANDPIPER  ACTITIS MACULARIUS
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SPOTTED TOWHEE  PIPILO MACULATUS
STELLER'S JAY  CYANOCITTA STELLERI
STILT SANDPIPER  CALIDRIS HIMANTOPUS
SUMMER TANAGER  PIRANGA RUBRA
SURF SCOTER  MELANITTA PERSPICILLATA
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SWAINSON'S HAWK  BUTEO SWAINSONI
SWAINSON'S THRUSH  CATHARUS USTULATUS
SWAMP SPARROW  MELOSPIZA GEORGIANA
TENNESSEE WARBLER  VERMIVORA PEREGRINA
THAYER'S GULL  LARUS THAYERI
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TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE  MYADESTES TOWNSENDI
TOWNSEND'S WARBLER  DENDROICA TOWNSENDI
TREE SWALLOW  TACHYCINETA BICOLOR
TRUMPETER SWAN  CYGNUS BUCCINATOR
TUNDRA SWAN  CYGNUS COLUMBIANUS
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TURKEY VULTURE  CATHARTES AURA
VARIED THRUSH  IXOREUS NAEVIUS
VEERY  CATHARUS FUSCESCENS
VERDIN  AURIPARUS FLAVICEPS
VERMILION FLYCATCHER  PYROCEPHALUS RUBINUS
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VESPER SPARROW  POOECETES GRAMINEUS
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW  TACHYCINETA THALASSINA
VIRGINIA RAIL  RALLUS LIMICOLA
VIRGINIA'S WARBLER  VERMIVORA VIRGINIAE
WARBLING VIREO  VIREO GILVUS
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WESTERN BLUEBIRD  SIALIA MEXICANA
WESTERN GREBE  AECHMOPHORUS OCCIDENTALIS
WESTERN KINGBIRD  TYRANNUS VERTICALIS
WESTERN MEADOWLARK  STURNELLA NEGLECTA
WESTERN SANDPIPER  CALIDRIS MAURI
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WESTERN SCREECH-OWL  MEGASCOPS KENNICOTTII
WESTERN SCRUB-JAY  APHELOCOMA CALIFORNICA
WESTERN TANAGER  PIRANGA LUDOVICIANA
WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE  CONTOPUS SORDIDULUS
WHIMBREL  NUMENIUS PHAEOPUS
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WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH  SITTA CAROLINENSIS
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW  ZONOTRICHIA LEUCOPHRYS
WHITE-FACED IBIS  PLEGADIS CHIHI
WHITE-TAILED PTARMIGAN  LAGOPUS LEUCURA
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW  ZONOTRICHIA ALBICOLLIS
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WHITE-THROATED SWIFT  AERONAUTES SAXATALIS
WHITE-WINGED DOVE  ZENAIDA ASIATICA
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER  MELANITTA FUSCA
WHOOPING CRANE  GRUS AMERICANA
WILD TURKEY - MERRIAM'S  MELEAGRIS GALLOPAVO MERRIAMI
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WILD TURKEY - RIO GRANDE  MELEAGRIS GALLOPAVO INTERMEDIA
WILLET  CATOPTROPHORUS SEMIPALMATUS
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER  SPHYRAPICUS THYROIDEUS
WILLOW FLYCATCHER  EMPIDONAX TRAILLII
WILSON'S PHALAROPE  PHALAROPUS TRICOLOR
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WILSON'S SNIPE  GALLINAGO DELICATA
WILSON'S WARBLER  WILSONIA PUSILLA
WINTER WREN  TROGLODYTES TROGLODYTES
WOOD DUCK  AIX SPONSA
YELLOW WARBLER  DENDROICA PETECHIA
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YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO  COCCYZUS AMERICANUS
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT  ICTERIA VIRENS
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD  XANTHOCEPHALUS XANTHOCEPHALUS
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER  DENDROICA CORONATA