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2004 Umatilla County Composite Bird List



Compiled by Dave Herr

Date Updated: December 31, 2004

         Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2004:  259   
         Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2003:  244    View data table
               Total Confirmed Sightings of Bird Species in Umatilla County:  297     View data table

                     Unconfirmed Sightings of Bird Species in Umatilla County:  11       View current list



How many bird species can we find in Umatilla County in one year? Bird club members have an opportunity to participate in the fun of finding out. During 2004, this link on the bird club website will keep track of the species recorded for the County. If you observe a species that hasn't been seen this year (check the list below), please send your sighting to Dave Herr ( ). Check in regularly to find out which birds have or haven't been reported. In 2003, birders reported 244 species in the County. Can we find more than 244 this year?
Well, whether we do or don't, we will have fun trying.




Color Key:

No Background Color = Bird Sighted This Year

This Background Color = Bird Not Sighted This Year


Greater White-fronted Goose Pomerine Jaeger Rock Wren
Snow Goose Parasitic Jaeger Canyon Wren
Ross’s Goose Franklin’s Gull Bewick’s Wren
 Cackling Goose Bonaparte’s Gull House Wren
Canada Goose Mew Gull Winter Wren
Trumpeter Swan Ring-billed Gull Marsh Wren
Tundra Swan California Gull American Dipper
Wood Duck Herring Gull Golden-crowned Kinglet
Gadwall Thayer’s Gull Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eurasian Wigeon Western Gull  
American Wigeon Glaucous-winged Gull THRUSHES
Mallard Glaucous Gull Western Bluebird
Blue-winged Teal Sabine’s Gull Mountain Bluebird
Cinnamon Teal Ross’s Gull Townsend’s Solitaire
Northern Shoveler Caspian Tern Veery
Northern Pintail Common Tern Swainson’s Thrush
Green-winged Teal Forster’s Tern Hermit Thrush
Canvasback Black Tern American Robin
Redhead   Varied Thrush
Harlequin Duck PIGEONS, DOVES  
Ring-necked Duck Rock Pigeon MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS
Greater Scaup Band-tailed Pigeon Gray Catbird
Lesser Scaup Mourning Dove Northern Mockingbird
Surf Scoter   Sage Thrasher
White-winged Scoter CUCKOOS  
Black Scoter Yellow-billed Cuckoo STARLINGS
Long-tailed Duck   European Starling
Bufflehead OWLS  
Common Goldeneye Barn Owl PIPITS, WAXWINGS
Barrow’s Goldeneye Flammulated Owl American Pipit
Hooded Merganser Western Screech-Owl Bohemian Waxwing
Common Merganser Great Horned Owl Cedar Waxwing
Red-breasted Merganser Snowy Owl  
Ruddy Duck Northern Pygmy-Owl NEW WORLD WARBLERS
  Burrowing Owl Tennessee Warbler
Barred Owl Orange-crowned Warbler
Chukar Great Gray Owl Nashville Warbler
Gray Partridge Long-eared Owl Yellow Warbler
Ring-necked Pheasant Short-eared Owl Magnolia Warbler
Ruffed Grouse Northern Saw-whet Owl Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blue Grouse   Black-throated Gray Warbler
Wild Turkey NIGHTHAWKS Townsend’s Warbler
Mountain Quail Common Nighthawk Palm Warbler
California Quail Common Poorwill Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
Red-throated Loon Black Swift MacGillivray’s Warbler
Pacific Loon Vaux’s Swift Common Yellowthroat
Common Loon White-throated Swift Hooded Warbler
  Black-chinned Hummingbird Wilson’s Warbler
GREBES Anna's Hummingbird Yellow-breasted Chat
Pied-billed Grebe Calliope Hummingbird  
Horned Grebe Broad-tailed Hummingbird TANAGERS
Red-necked Grebe Rufous Hummingbird Western Tanager
Eared Grebe    
Clark’s Grebe Belted Kingfisher Green-tailed Towhee
    Spotted Towhee
American White Pelican Lewis’s Woodpecker Chipping Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorant Williamson’s Sapsucker Brewer’s Sparrow
  Red-naped Sapsucker Vesper Sparrow
BITTERNS, HERONS, VULTURES Downy Woodpecker Lark Sparrow
American Bittern Hairy Woodpecker Sage Sparrow
Great Blue Heron White-headed Woodpecker Savannah Sparrow
Great Egret Am. Three-toed Woodpecker Grasshopper Sparrow
Cattle Egret Black-backed Woodpecker Fox Sparrow
Green Heron Northern Flicker Song Sparrow
Black-crowned Night-Heron Pileated Woodpecker Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-faced Ibis   Swamp Sparrow
Turkey Vulture FLYCATCHERS, KINGBIRDS White-throated Sparrow
  Olive-sided Flycatcher Harris’s Sparrow
OSPREY, FALCONS, HAWKS, EAGLES Western Wood-Pewee White-crowned Sparrow
Osprey Willow Flycatcher Golden-crowned Sparrow
Bald Eagle Least Flycatcher Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Harrier Hammond’s Flycatcher Lapland Longspur
Sharp-shinned Hawk Gray Flycatcher  Snow Bunting
Cooper’s Hawk Dusky Flycatcher Black-headed Grosbeak
Northern Goshawk Western Flycatcher Lazuli Bunting
Swainson’s Hawk Say’s Phoebe Indigo Bunting
Red-tailed Hawk Ash-throated Flycatcher  
Ferruginous Hawk Western Kingbird BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES
Rough-legged Hawk Eastern Kingbird Bobolink
Golden Eagle   Red-winged Blackbird
American Kestrel SHRIKES Tri-colored Blackbird
Merlin Loggerhead Shrike Western Meadowlark
Gyrfalcon Northern Shrike Rusty Blackbird
Peregrine Falcon   Brewer’s Blackbird
Prairie Falcon VIREOS Yellow-headed Blackbird
  Cassin’s Vireo Great-tailed Grackle
RAILS, COOTS, CRANES Warbling Vireo Brown-headed Cowbird
Virginia Rail Red-eyed Vireo Bullock’s Oriole
Sandhill Crane Gray Jay Brambling
  Steller’s Jay Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
PLOVERS, SHOREBIRDS Blue Jay Pine Grosbeak
Black-bellied Plover Western Scrub-Jay Purple Finch
American Golden-Plover Clark’s Nutcracker Cassin’s Finch
Pacific Golden-Plover Black-billed Magpie House Finch
Semipalmated Plover American Crow Red Crossbill
Killdeer Common Raven White-winged Crossbill
Black-necked Stilt   Common Redpoll
American Avocet LARKS Hoary Redpoll
Greater Yellowlegs Horned Lark Pine Siskin
Lesser Yellowlegs   Lesser Goldfinch
Solitary Sandpiper SWALLOWS American Goldfinch
Spotted Sandpiper Purple Martin Evening Grosbeak
Upland Sandpiper Tree Swallow  
Whimbrel Violet-green Swallow OLD WORLD SPARROW
Long-billed Curlew Northern Rough-winged Swallow House Sparrow
Marbled Godwit Bank Swallow  
Ruddy Turnstone Cliff Swallow  
Sanderling Barn Swallow  
Semipalmated Sandpiper    
Western Sandpiper CHICKADEES,
Least Sandpiper Black-capped Chickadee  
Baird’s Sandpiper Mountain Chickadee  
Pectoral Sandpiper

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Dunlin Red-breasted Nuthatch  
Stilt Sandpiper Bushtit  
Short-billed Dowitcher White-breasted Nuthatch  
Long-billed Dowitcher Pygmy Nuthatch  
Wilson’s Snipe Brown Creeper  
Wilson’s Phalarope    
Red-necked Phalarope    
Red Phalarope    


Species No Longer Present

Red-legged Partridge: introduced by ODFW in 1980s, but no viable population established

Greater Sage-Grouse: extirpated

Sharp-tailed Grouse: extirpated

Northern Bobwhite: introduced and extirpated


Unconfirmed Sightings:

Unconfirmed Records with One Sighting
The species on this list were seen once by one or two observers. Our current information indicates no identifiable photo and no accepted record by the Oregon Bird Records Committee (for review species). Status of any species could change with additional information.

Brant Long-tailed Jaeger Blackpoll Warbler
Surf Scoter Boreal Owl
Brown Pelican Anna’s Hummingbird
Red Knot Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Hutton’s Vireo