Species Evaluations & Rationales - Birds

Species occurrence on National Forest System units as portrayed by these tables is based on limited information available to evaluators at the time of preparation of species evaluations. Because these evaluations were intended to be sketches and not exhaustive, and because distribution information for many species is inadequate, the accuracy of these location tables cannot be ensured. Therefore, users must assume the responsibility of verifying that this information is accurate for individual forests.

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Recommendation: R2 Sensitive Species
The current Regional Forester sensitive birds and their evaluations are on the "Sensitive Species List" page.

 

Recommendation: Not R2 Sensitive Species, But Should Be Considered For Other Emphasis Species Lists
American dipper
Cinclus mexicanus
Evaluation Rationale
American three-toed woodpecker
Picoides dorsalis
Evaluation Rationale
Barn owl
Tyto alba
Evaluation Rationale
Barrow's goldeneye
Bucephala islandica
Evaluation Rationale
Black-crowned night-heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
Evaluation Rationale
Black rosy finch
Leucosticte atrata
Evaluation Rationale
Brown creeper
Certhia americana
Evaluation Rationale
Brown-capped rosy-finch
Leucosticte australis
Evaluation #1 / #3 Rationale
Bufflehead
Bucephala albeola
Evaluation Rationale
Common loon
Gavia immer
Evaluation Rationale
Fox sparrow
Passerella iliaca
Evaluation Rationale
Golden eagle
Aquila chrysaetos
Evaluation Rationale
Golden-crowned kinglet
Regulus satrapa
Evaluation Rationale
Gray vireo
Vireo vicinior
Evaluation Rationale
Great gray owl
Strix nebulosa
Evaluation Rationale
Greater sandhill crane
Grus canadensis tabida
Evaluation Rationale
Henslow's sparrow
Ammodramus henslowii
Evaluation Rationale
Merlin
Falco columbarius
Evaluation Rationale
Osprey
Pandion haliaetus
Evaluation Rationale
Plains sharp-tailed grouse
Tympanuchus phasianellus jamesi
Evaluation Rationale
Prairie falcon
Falco mexicanus
Evaluation Rationale
Pygmy nuthatch
Sitta pygmaea
Evaluation Rationale
Swainson's hawk
Buteo swainsoni
Evaluation Rationale
Virginia's warbler
Vermivora virginiae
Evaluation Rationale
Western screech-owl
Otus kennicottii
Evaluation Rationale
White-winged junco
Junco hyemalis aikeni
Evaluation Rationale
Willow flycatcher
Empidonax traillii
Evaluation Rationale

 

Recommendation: Not R2 Sensitive Species and Not of Concern
American avocet
Recurvirostra americana
Evaluation Rationale
American woodcock
Scolopax minor
Evaluation Rationale
Arctic peregrine falcon
Falco peregrinus tundrius
Evaluation Rationale
Ash-throated flycatcher
Myiarchus cinerascens
Evaluation Rationale
Baird's sparrow
Ammodramus bairdii
Evaluation Rationale
Bell's vireo
Vireo belli
Evaluation Rationale
Black rail
Laterallus jamaicensis
Evaluation Rationale
Black-and-white warbler
Mniotilta varia
Evaluation Rationale
Black-billed cuckoo
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Evaluation Rationale
Black-chinned hummingbird
Archilochus alexandri
Evaluation Rationale
Black-necked stilt
Himantopus mexicanus
Evaluation Rationale
Black-throated gray warbler
Dendroica nigrescens
Evaluation Rationale
Blue-gray gnatcatcher
Polioptila caerulea
Evaluation Rationale
Bobolink
Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Evaluation Rationale
Broad-winged hawk
Buteo platypterus
Evaluation Rationale
California gull
Larus californicus
Evaluation Rationale
Calliope hummingbird
Stellula calliope
Evaluation Rationale
Canvasback
Aythya valisineria
Evaluation Rationale
Caspian tern
Sterna caspia
Evaluation Rationale
Cassin's finch
Carpodacus cassinii
Evaluation Rationale
Cassin's kingbird
Tyrannus vociferans
Evaluation Rationale
Chihuahuan raven
Corvus cryptoleucus
Evaluation Rationale
Clark's grebe
Aechmophorus clarkii
Evaluation Rationale
Clark's nutcracker
Nucifraga columbiana
Evaluation Rationale
Common merganser
Mergus merganser
Evaluation Rationale
Common poorwill
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Evaluation Rationale
Common snipe
Gallinago gallinago
Evaluation Rationale
Common tern
Sterna hirundo
Evaluation Rationale
Cooper's hawk
Accipiter cooperii
Evaluation Rationale
Cordilleran flycatcher
Empidonax occidentalis
Evaluation Rationale
Curve-billed thrasher
Toxostoma curvirostre
Evaluation Rationale
Dickcissel
Spiza americana
Evaluation Rationale
Eared grebe
Podiceps nigricollis
Evaluation Rationale
Eastern bluebird
Sialia sialis
Evaluation Rationale
Eastern meadowlark
Sturnella magna
Evaluation Rationale
Eastern phoebe
Sayornis phoebe
Evaluation Rationale
Field sparrow
Spizella pusilla
Evaluation Rationale
Forster's tern
Sterna forsteri
Evaluation Rationale
Great blue heron
Ardea herodias
Evaluation Rationale
Great egret
Ardea alba
Evaluation Rationale
Green heron
Butorides virescens
Evaluation Rationale
Herring gull
Larus argentatus
Evaluation Rationale
Hooded merganser
Lophodytes cucullatus
Evaluation Rationale
Horned grebe
Podiceps auritus
Evaluation Rationale
Juniper titmouse
Baeolophus ridgwayi
Evaluation Rationale
King rail
Rallus elegans
Evaluation Rationale
Ladder-backed woodpecker
Picoides scalaris
Evaluation Rationale
Lark bunting
Calamospiza melanocorys
Evaluation Rationale
Least bittern
Ixobrychus exilis
Evaluation Rationale
Least tern
Sternula antillarum
Evaluation Rationale
Long-eared owl
Asio otus
Evaluation Rationale
Mississippi kite
Ictinia mississippiensis
Evaluation Rationale
Northern bobwhite
Colinus virginianus
Evaluation Rationale
Northern pygmy-owl
Glaucidium gnoma
Evaluationl Rationale
Ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapillus
Evaluation Rationale
Plumbeous vireo
Vireo plumbeus
Evaluation Rationale
Ring-billed gull
Larus delawarensis
Evaluation Rationale
Rose-breasted grosbeak
Pheucticus ludovicianus
Evaluation Rationale
Ruffed grouse
Bonasa umbellus incana
Evaluation Rationale
Sage thrasher
Oreoscoptes montanus
Evaluation Rationale
Sandhill crane
Grus canadensis
Evaluation Rationale
Scarlet tanager
Piranga olivacea
Evaluation Rationale
Scott's oriole
Icterus parisorum
Evaluation Rationale
Sharp-shinned hawk
Accipiter striatus
Evaluation Rationale
Snowy egret
Egretta thula
Evaluation Rationale
Snowy plover
Charadrius alexandrinus
Evaluation Rationale
Sora
Porzana carolina
Evaluation Rationale
Spraque's pipit
Anthus spragueii
Evaluation Rationale
Townsend's warbler
Dendroica townsendi
Evaluation Rationale
Upland sandpiper
Bartramia longicauda
Evaluation Rationale
Veery
Catharus fuscescens
Evaluation Rationale
Virginia rail
Rallus limicola
Evaluation Rationale
Western grebe
Aechmophorus occidentalis
Evaluation Rationale
Western scrub-jay
Aphelocoma californica
Evaluation Rationale
Western wood-pewee
Contopus sordidulus
Evaluation Rationale
Whip-poor-will
Caprimulgus vociferus
Evaluation Rationale
White-faced ibis
Plegadis chihi
Evaluation Rationale
White-winged crossbill
Loxia leucoptera
Evaluation Rationale
Wilson's phalarope
Phalaropus tricolor
Evaluation Rationale
Winter wren
Troglodytes troglodytes
Evaluation Rationale
Yellow rail
Coturnicops noveboracensis
Evaluation Rationale
Yellow-crowned night-heron
Nyctanassa violacea
Evaluation Rationale
Yellow-headed blackbird
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Evaluation Rationale
Yellow-throated vireo
Vireo flavifrons
Evaluation Rationale