Birds of the Fishlake National Forest

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Key to species occurrence

Po = Possibly occurs on the Forest. This category includes species which are known to exist in close proximity to the Forest boundary, or which may accidentally migrate off a normal route onto the Forest.

Pr = Probably occurs on the Forest This category includes species which should occur on the Forest as indicated by species distribution date, but which have not been verified by actual sightings or other evidence.

K = Known to exist on the Forest This category includes all species which have actually been verified as existing on the Forest.

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Blackbirds and Orioles

  • Red Winged Blackbird (K)
  • Brewer's Blackbird (K)
  • Northern Oriole (K)
  • Brown-Headed Cowbird (K)
  • Yellow-Headed Cowbird (K)
  • Western Meadowlark (K)

Cranes, Rails, and Coots

  • Sandhill Crane (K)
  • Whooping Crane (Po)
  • American Coot (K)
  • Sora Rail (K)
  • Virginia Rail (K)


  • American Dipper (K)


  • Pine Siskin (K)
  • American Gold Finch (Pr)
  • House Finch (K)
  • Cassin's Finch (K)


  • Western Wood Peewee (K)
  • Ash Throated Flycatcher (Pr)
  • Say's Phoebe (K)
  • Western Kingbird (K)
  • Cassin's Kingbird (Pr)
  • Hammond's Flycatcher (Pr)
  • Western Flycatcher (K)
  • Dusky Flycatcher (K)
  •  Willow Flycatcher (K)
  • Gray Flycatcher (Pr)
  • Olive-Sided Flycatcher (Pr)

Goatsuckers and Swifts

  • Common Night Hawk (K)
  • Poor-Will (K)
  • White-Throated Swift (K)

Grosbeaks and Sparrows

  • Green-Tailed Towhee (K)
  • Dark-Eyed Junco (K)
  • Song Sparrow (Pr)
  • Lazuli Bunting (K)
  • Black-Headed Grosbeak (K)
  • Rufous-Sided Towhee (K)
  • Vesper Sparrow (K)
  • Lark Sparrow (K)
  • American Tree Sparrow (K)
  • Brewer's Sparrow (K)
  • Chipping Sparrow (Pr)
  • Red Crossbill (K)
  • House Sparrow (K)
  • Evening Grosbeak (K)
  • Pine Grosbeak (K)

Grouse, Pheasants, Turkeys and Quail

  • Ruffled Grouse (K)
  • Sage Grouse (K)
  • Blue Grouse (K)
  • Ring-Necked Pheasant (Pr)
  • Chukar (K)
  • Gambel's Quail (K)
  • Turkey (K)

Gulls, Pigeons and Doves

  • California Gull (K)
  • Ring-Billed Gull (K)
  • Band-Tailed Pigeon (K)
  • Morning Dove (K)

Hawks, Falcons and Vultures

  • Turkey Vulture (K)
  • Osprey (K)
  • Sharp-Skinned Hawk (K)
  • Cooper's Hawk (K)
  • Northern Goshawk (K)
  • Red-Tailed Hawk (K)
  • Rough-Legged Hawk (K)
  • Ferruginous Hawk (K)
  • Swainson's Hawk (K)
  • Northern Harrier (K)
  • Golden Eagle (K)
  • American Bald Eagle (K)
  • American Kestrel (K)
  • Merlin (K)
  • Prairie Falcon (K)
  • Peregrine Falcon (K)

Herons and Egrets

  • Great Blue Heron (K)
  • Black-Crowned Night Heron (K)
  • Snowy Egret (K)


  • Black-Chinned Hummingbird (K)
  • Calliope Hummingbird (K)
  • Broad-Tailed Hummingbird (K)
  • Rufous Hummingbird (K)


  • White-Faced Ibis (K)

Jays and Crows

  • Scrub Jay (K)
  • Common Crow (K)
  • Common Raven (K)
  • Steller's Jay (K)
  • Pinyon Jay (K)
  • Clark's Nutcracker (K)
  • Gray Jay (K)
  • Black-Billed Magpie (K)

Kingfishers and Larks

  • Belted Kingfisher (K)
  • Horned Lark (K)

Kinglets and Gnatcatchers

  • Ruby-Crowned Kinglet (K)
  • Golden-Crowned Kinglet (K)
  • Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher (K)


  • Common Loon (K)

Nuthatches and Creepers

  • Red-Breasted Nuthatch (Pr)
  • White-Breasted Nuthatch (K)
  • Pigmy Nuthatch (K)
  • Brown Creeper (K)


  • Northern Saw-Whet Owl (K)
  • Short-Eared Owl (Pr)
  • Long-Eared Owl (Pr)
  • Great Horned Owl (K)
  • Pigmy Owl (K)
  • Burrowing Owl (Pr)
  • Spotted Owl (K)
  • Western Screech Owl (K)
  • Barn Owl (Pr)

Pipits and Waxwings

  • Water Piper (Po)
  • Cedar Waxwing (K)
  • Bohemian Waxwing (Pr)

Plovers and Sandpipers

  • Killdeer (K)
  • American Avocet (K)
  • Black-Necked Stilt (K)
  • Wilson's Phalarope (K)
  • Spotted Sandpiper (K)
  • Common Snipe (K)
  • Marbled Godwit (K)
  • Long-Billed Curlew (K)

Shrikes and Starlings

  • Loggerhead Shrike (K)
  • Starling (K)


  • Barn Swallow (K)
  • Tree Swallow (K)
  • Cliff Swallow (Pr)
  • Rough-Winged Swallow (Po)
  • Violet-Green Swallow (K)


  • Western Tanager (K)


  • Sage Thrasher (K)
  • Northern Mockingbird (Po)


  • Hermit Thrush (Pr)
  • Townsend's Solitaire (Pr)
  • Mountain Bluebird (K)
  • Western Bluebird (K)
  • American Robin (K)


  • Warbling Vireo (Pr)
  • Solitary Vireo (Po)


  • Yellow-Rumped Warbler (K)
  • Black-Throated Gray Warbler (Po)
  • Yellow Warbler (K)
  • American Redstart (Po)
  • Virginia's Warbler (Pr)
  • Wilson's Warbler (K)
  • Macgillivray's Warbler (K)


  • Lewis' Woodpecker (Po)
  • Northern Flicker (K)
  • Downy Woodpecker (K)
  • Hairy Woodpecker (K)
  • Williamson's Sapsucker (K)
  • Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (K)
  • Northern Three-Toed Woodpecker (K)


  • Common Wren (Pr)
  • Rock Wren (K)
  • House Wren (Pr)
  • Bewick's Wren (Po)
  • Marsh Wren (Po)