Bird Checklists

  • Bridgerland Audubon Bird Checklist

 Note: This Checklist of Birds of Cache Valley compiled and maintained by
Bridgerland Audubon Society, P.O. Box 3501, Logan, UT 84323-3501.
It may be freely copied and distributed with credit to Bridgerland Audubon Society.  Last publication date 1994, Logan, Utah.

A more recent Cache County Checklist is available for sale at Bridgerland Publication Outlets.

 Note: This Checklist of Birds of Cache Valley compiled and maintained by
Bridgerland Audubon Society, P.O. Box 3501, Logan, UT 84323-3501.
It may be freely copied and distributed with credit to Bridgerland Audubon Society.
Last publication date 1994, Logan, Utah.

A more recent Cache County Checklist is available for sale at Bridgerland Publication Outlets.

Bridgerland Audubon Checklist of Birds of Cache Valley

 c=common; occurs regularly in large numbers compared to other members of
its taxonomic group
u=uncommon; occurs regularly in small numbers
r=rare; occurs every year in very small numbers
o=occasional; does not occur every year
“-” =absent

Common Name Genus Species Occurrence Breeding Cache Valley Common Habitat
Spring Summer Fall Winter
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica o no reservoirs
Common Loon Gavia immer u o u no reservoirs
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps u u u r yes marshes
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus r r no reservoirs
Eared Grebe Podiceps nigricollis c c c r yes reservoirs
Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis c c c yes reservoirs
Clark’s Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii c c c yes reservoirs
American White Pelican Pelcanus erythrorrhynchos c c u no marshes
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus u u u yes marshes
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus r r r yes marshes
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias c c c u yes marshes
Great Egret Casmerodius albus r r r no marshes
Snowy Egret Egretta thula c c c yes pastures, marshes
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis u u u no pastures
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nyctiocorax c c u yes marshes
White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi c c u yes pastures, marshes
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus r r o no marshes
Trumpeter Swan Cygnus buccinator o o no marshes
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons o o no pastures
Snow Goose Chen carulesceus o r no marshes, reservoirs
Ross’ Goose Chen rossi o o no marshes
Canada Goose Branta canadensis c c c u yes fields, marshes
Wood Duck Aix sponsa r r r u yes streams
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca c u c u yes marshes, reservoirs
Mallard Anas platyrhyncos c c c u yes marshes, reservoirs
Northern Pintail Anas acuta c c c r yes marshes, reservoirs
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors r r r yes marshes, reservoirs
Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera c c c o yes marshes, reservoirs
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata c u c u yes marshes, reservoirs
Gadwall Anas strepera c c c u yes marshes, reservoirs
Eurasian Wideon Anas penelope o no marshes, reservoirs
American Wigeon Anas americana c r c u no marshes, reservoirs
Canvasback Aythya valisineria r r r no reservoirs
Redhead Aythya americana c c c r yes marshes, reservoirs
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris u u u no reservoirs
Greater Scaup Aythya marila o o o no reservoirs
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis c o c u no reservoirs
Oldsquaw Clangula hyemalis o o no reservoirs
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata o o no reservoirs
White-winged Scoter Melanitta fusca o o o no reservoirs
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula u u u no reservoirs
Barrow’s Goldeneye Bucephala islandica r r r no mountain reservoirs
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola u u o no reservoirs
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus r no reservoirs
Common Merganser Mergus merganser u o u r no marshes, reservoirs
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator u u o no marshes, reservoirs
Ruddy Duck Oxyura dominica c c c r yes marshes, reservoirs
Turkey Vulture Gymnogyps californianus u u u no mountains, valleys
Osprey Chondrohierax uncinatus r o r no valley, rivers
Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus r r u no anywhere
Bald Eagle (Imm.) Haliaeetus leucocephalus r r u no anywhere
Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus c c c c yes marshes, fields
Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus u u u r yes anywhere
Cooper’s Hawk Accipiter cooperii r r u r yes anywhere
Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis r r r r yes mountains
Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus o r no anywhere
Swainson’s Hawk Buteo swainsoni c c u yes valley
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis c c c c yes anywhere
Harlan’s Hawk (196.5) Buteo jamaicensis o o o o no anywhere
Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis r r o no anywhere
Rough-legged Hawk Buteo lagopus u u c no valley
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos u u u u yes anywhere
Golden Eagle (Imm.) Aquila chrysaetos u u u u no anywhere
American Kestrel Falco sparverius c c c u yes anywhere
Merlin Falco columbarius r r r no valley
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus o o o o no anywhere
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus o o no valley
Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus r r r r no valley
Gray Partridge Perdix perdix u u u u yes foothills
Chukar Alectoris chukar u u u u yes foothills
Ring-necked Pheasant Phasianus colchicus c c c c yes valley, foothills
Blue Grouse Dendragapus obscurus u u u u yes mountains
Ruffed Grouse Bonasa umbellus u u u u yes mountains
Sage Grouse Centrocercus urophasianus r r r r yes sagebrush
Sharp-tailed Grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus r r r r yes sagebrush
Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo r r r r yes foothills
Virginia Rail Rallus limicola u u u o yes marshes
Sora Porzana carolina u u u o yes marshes
American Coot Fulica americana c c c r yes marshes, reservoirs
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis c u c yes fields
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola r r no mudflats, fields
Lesser Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica o o no mudflats
Snowy Plover Charadrius alexandrinus o o o yes mudflats
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus r r no mudflats
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus c c c u yes pastures, fields
Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus c c c yes mudflats
American Avocet Recurvirostra americana c c c yes mudflats
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca c c o no marshes, mudflats
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes c c o no marshes, mudflats
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria o r no mudflats
Willet Catoptrophorus semipalmatus c c c yes fields
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularia u u u yes mudflats
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus u r o yes dry fields
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa r r no mudflats
Sanderling Calidris alba o r no mudflats
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla o r no mudflats
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri c c no mudflats
Least Sandpiper Calidris minutilla u u o no mudflats
Baird’s Sandpiper Calidris bairdii c c no mudflats
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos r r no wet fields
Dunlin Calidris alpina o o no mudflats
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus o o no mudflats
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus r no mudflats
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus c c no mudflats
Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago c c c r yes wet fields, streams
Wilson’s Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor c c c yes mudflats, reservoirs
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus r u no mudflats, reservoirs
Franklin’s Gull Larus pipixcan c c c o yes valley
Bonaparte’s Gull Larus philadelphia r r no valley
Ring-billed Gull Larus delwarensis c r c o no valley
California Gull Larus californicus c c c o no valley
Herring Gull Larus agentatus o o o no valley
Thayer’s Gull Larus thayeri o o no valley
Caspian Tern Sterna caspia r o r no marshes
Forster’s Tern Sterna forsteri u u u yes marshes
Black Tern Chlidonias niger r o r no marshes
Rock Dove Columba livia c c c c yes buildings
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura c c c r yes anywhere
Common Barn Owl Tyto alba r r r r yes valley
Flammulated Owl Otus flammeolus c c yes mountains
Western Screech-Owl Otus kennicotti u u u u yes valley streams
Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus c c c c yes anywhere
Northern Pygmy-Owl Glaucidium gnoma r r r r yes mountains
Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia o o yes valley
Long-eared Owl Asio otus r r r r yes mountains, valley streams
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus r r r r yes valley, pastures
Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus r r r r yes mountains, valley streams
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor r c r yes anywhere
Common Poorwill Phalaneoptilus nuttalli u c o yes mountains
White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis u u r yes mountains
Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri u u r yes anywhere
Calliope Hummingbird Stellula calliope u u r yes anywhere
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus c c u yes anywhere
Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus u u r no anywhere
Belted Kingfisher Ceryle alcyon u u u u yes rivers, streams
Lewis’ Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis o o o o no valley, utility poles
Red-naped Sapsucker Sphyrapicus nuchalis u u u yes mountains, aspens
Williamson’s Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus u u u yes mountains
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens u u u u yes woodlands
Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus u u u u yes mountains
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus r r r r yes coniferous forests
Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus c c c c yes anywhere
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus borealis u u r yes pine and aspen forests
Western Wood-Pewee Contopus sordidulus c c r yes forests
Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii u u r yes valley streams
Hammond’s Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii r r r yes coniferous forests
Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri u u u yes mountains
Cordilleran Flycatcher Empidonax occidentalis u u u yes mountains
Say’s Phoebe Sayornis saya o o no dry valley open areas
Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis c c u yes valley fields
Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus u u u yes valley fields and rivers
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris u r u u no valley farm fields
Purple Martin Progne subis r r r yes Tony Grove area
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor c c c yes anywhere
Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalissina u u r yes anywhere
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgiopteryx ruficollis u u u yes anywhere
Bank Swallow Riparia riparia c c c yes anywhere
Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota c c c yes anywhere
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica c c c yes anywhere
Steller’s Jay Cyanocitta stelleri u u u u yes mountains
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata o o o no valley
Scrub Jay Aphelocoma coerulescens o o o no anywhere
Clark’s Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana u u u u yes high mountains
Black-billed Magpie Pica pica c c c c yes anywhere
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos c c c c yes valley
Common Raven Corvus corax r r r r yes anywhere
Black-capped Chickadee Parus atricapillus c c c c yes anywhere
Mountain Chickadee Parus gambeli c c c c yes mountains
Bushtit Psaltiparus minimus o no *
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis u u u u yes mountains, valleys
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis r r r r yes mountains
Brown Creeper Certhia familiaris u u u u yes mountains
Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus r r r yes barren, rocky slopes
Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus r r r r yes dry canyons
House Wren Troglodytes aedon c c r yes decid. forests, cities
Winter Wren Troglodytes troglogdytes o o yes brushy, wet areas
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris c c c r yes marshes
American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus u u u u yes mountain streams
Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa u u u u yes mountains
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula c c c r yes anywhere
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea o o no valley, foothills
Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis o no *
Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides c c u yes mountains and valley
Townsend’s Solitaire Myadestes townsendi u u u u yes dry mtn slopes, junipers
Swainson’s Thrush Catharus ustlatus u c r yes mountain woodlands
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttarus u c r o yes mountain woodlands
American Robin Turdus migratorus c c c c yes anywhere
Varied Thrush Ixoreus naevius o no feeders
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis r r r no streams
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus o no *
Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus r r o no anywhere
American Pipit Anthus spinoletta u u r no wet fields
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus u u u no anywhere, erratic
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum c u c c yes anywhere
Northern Shrike Lanius excubitor r r u no valley
Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus o o o o no valley
European Starling Sturnus vulgarus c c c c yes valley
Plumbeous Vireo Vireo plumbeous r o r yes deciduous forest
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus c c c yes deciduous forest
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus o o o no deciduous forest
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata c c u yes brushy slopes
Nashville Warbler Vermivora ruficapilla o o o no valley
Virgina’s Warbler Vermivora virginiae u u r yes brushy slopes
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia c c u yes streams
Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata c c c o yes anywhere
Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens u u r yes dry canyons
Townsend’s Warbler Dendroica townsendi r no coniferous forests
Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia no *
Northern Waterthrush Seiurus noveboracensis no *
MacGillivray’s Warbler Oporornis tolmiei u u r yes streams
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas u u r yes marshes
Wilson’s Warbler Wilsonia pusilla r o u no streams
Yellow-breasted Chat Icteria virens o no streams *
Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana c c c yes mountain forests
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus o o o no feeders
Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus c c u yes deciduous forests
Blue Grosbeak Guiraca caerulea o o no valley
Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena c c u yes brushy slopes
Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea o yes *
Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus u u u yes dry slopes,sagebrush
Spotted Towhee Pipilo erythropthalmus u u u r yes brush
American Tree Sparrow Spizella arborea u no valley brush
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina c c u yes mountains
Brewer’s Sparrow Spizella breweri u u u yes mountain sagebrush
Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus c c r yes sagebrush
Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus u u r yes sagebrush
Sage Sparrow Amphispiza belli o no valley
Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys         no *
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis c c r yes brush near water
Grasshopper Sparrow Ammondramus savannarum r r yes valley
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca c c u yes streams, canyons
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia c c c u yes streams
Lincoln’s Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii u u r yes streams, canyons
Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana         no *
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis o o no feeders
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla         no *
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophryx c c c u yes mountains, valley
Harris’ Sparrow Zonotrichia querula o o o no brush, feeders
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) Junco hyemalis c c c c yes mountains, valley
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate Clrd) Junco hyemalis c c c c yes mountains, valley
Dark-eyed Junco (Gr-hd) Junco hyemalis c c c c yes mountains, valley
McCown’s Longspur Calcarius mccownii         no *
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus         no *
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis o no valley
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus o yes valley grassland
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus c c c u yes marshes
Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta c c c u yes valley and bench pastures
Yellow-headed Blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus c c c o yes cattail marshes
Brewer’s Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus c c c u yes valley feed lots
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula r r yes parks, farms
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater u u r yes anywhere
Northern Oriole Icterus galbula u u yes tall trees
Brambling Fringilla montifringilla         no *
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch Leucosticte tephrocotis o o o no mountains
Black Rosy-Finch Leucosticte atrata o o o no mountains
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator r r r r yes mountains
Cassin’s Finch Carpodacus cassinii u u u u yes mountains and valleys
House Finch Carpodacus mexicanus c c c c yes valley
Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra r r r u yes coniferous forests
White-winged Crossbill Loxia leucoptera         no *
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea o no valley
Pine Siskin Carduelis pinus c c c c yes anywhere
Lesser Goldfinch Carduelis psaltria         no *
American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis c c c u yes valley
Evening Grosbeak Coccothraustes caerulea u r u u yes anywhere
House Sparrow Passer domesticus c c c c yes valley

Bird Checklists

  • Bridgerland Audubon Bird Checklist

 Note: This Checklist of Birds of Cache Valley compiled and maintained by
Bridgerland Audubon Society, P.O. Box 3501, Logan, UT 84323-3501.
It may be freely copied and distributed with credit to Bridgerland Audubon Society.  Last publication date 1994, Logan, Utah.

A more recent Cache County Checklist is available for sale at Bridgerland Publication Outlets.


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