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2006 Umatilla County Composite Bird List



Compiled by Dave Herr

Date Updated: December 31, 2006

        Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2006:  243
        Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2005:  244    View data table
        Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2004:  259    View data table
         Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2003:  244    View data table
               Total Confirmed Sightings of Bird Species in Umatilla County:  301     View data table

                     Unconfirmed Sightings of Bird Species in Umatilla County:  10       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 2006, 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 and again in 2005 birders reported 244 species in the County;
in 2004, birders reported 259 species.
Can we find more than 259 this year?
Well, whether we do or don't, we will have fun trying.




Color Key:

This Background Color = Bird Not Sighted This Year

This Background Color = Bird 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 Band-tailed Pigeon Gray Catbird
Greater Scaup Mourning Dove Northern Mockingbird
Lesser Scaup Eurasian Collared-Dove Sage Thrasher
White-winged Scoter    
Long-tailed Duck Yellow-billed Cuckoo European Starling
Barrow’s Goldeneye Barn Owl American Pipit
Hooded Merganser Flammulated Owl Bohemian Waxwing
Common Merganser Western Screech-Owl Cedar Waxwing
Red-breasted Merganser Great Horned Owl  
  Northern Pygmy-Owl Tennessee Warbler
Burrowing Owl Orange-crowned Warbler
Chukar Barred Owl Nashville Warbler
Gray Partridge Great Gray Owl Yellow Warbler
Ring-necked Pheasant Long-eared Owl Magnolia Warbler
Ruffed Grouse Short-eared Owl Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dusky Grouse Northern Saw-whet Owl Black-throated Gray Warbler
Wild Turkey   Townsend’s Warbler
Mountain Quail NIGHTHAWKS Palm Warbler
California Quail Common Nighthawk Black-and-white Warbler
  Common Poorwill American Redstart
LOONS   Northern Waterthrush
Red-throated Loon SWIFTS, HUMMINGBIRDS MacGillivray’s Warbler
Pacific Loon Black Swift Common Yellowthroat
Common Loon Vaux’s Swift Hooded Warbler
  White-throated Swift Wilson’s Warbler
GREBES Black-chinned Hummingbird Yellow-breasted Chat
Pied-billed Grebe Ruby-throated Hummingbird  
Horned Grebe Anna's Hummingbird TANAGERS
Red-necked Grebe Calliope Hummingbird Western Tanager
Eared Grebe Broad-tailed Hummingbird  
Western Grebe Rufous Hummingbird TOWHEES, SPARROWS, JUNCOS, BUNTINGS
Clark’s Grebe   Green-tailed Towhee
  KINGFISHERS Spotted Towhee
PELICANS, CORMORANTS Belted Kingfisher American Tree Sparrow
American White Pelican WOODPECKERS Chipping Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorant Lewis’s Woodpecker Brewer’s Sparrow
  Williamson’s Sapsucker Vesper Sparrow
BITTERNS, HERONS, VULTURES Red-naped Sapsucker Lark Sparrow
American Bittern Downy Woodpecker Black-throated Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Hairy Woodpecker Sage Sparrow
Great Egret White-headed Woodpecker Savannah Sparrow
Cattle Egret American Three-toed Woodpecker Grasshopper Sparrow
Green Heron Black-backed Woodpecker Fox Sparrow
Black-crowned Night-Heron Northern Flicker Song Sparrow
White-faced Ibis Pileated Woodpecker Lincoln’s Sparrow
Turkey Vulture   Swamp Sparrow
  FLYCATCHERS, KINGBIRDS White-throated Sparrow
OSPREY, FALCONS, HAWKS, EAGLES Olive-sided Flycatcher Harris’s Sparrow
Osprey Western Wood-Pewee White-crowned Sparrow
Bald Eagle Willow Flycatcher Golden-crowned Sparrow
Northern Harrier Least Flycatcher Dark-eyed Junco
Sharp-shinned Hawk Hammond’s Flycatcher Lapland Longspur
Cooper’s Hawk Gray Flycatcher  Snow Bunting
Northern Goshawk Dusky Flycatcher Black-headed Grosbeak
Swainson’s Hawk Western Flycatcher Lazuli Bunting
Red-tailed Hawk Say’s Phoebe Indigo Bunting
Ferruginous Hawk Ash-throated Flycatcher  
Rough-legged Hawk Western Kingbird BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES
Golden Eagle Eastern Kingbird Bobolink
American Kestrel   Red-winged Blackbird
Merlin SHRIKES Tri-colored Blackbird
Gyrfalcon Loggerhead Shrike Western Meadowlark
Peregrine Falcon Northern Shrike Rusty Blackbird
Prairie Falcon   Brewer’s Blackbird
  VIREOS Yellow-headed Blackbird
RAILS, COOTS, CRANES Cassin’s Vireo Great-tailed Grackle
Virginia Rail Warbling Vireo Brown-headed Cowbird
Sora Red-eyed Vireo Bullock’s Oriole
American Coot    
  Gray Jay Brambling
PLOVERS, SHOREBIRDS Steller’s Jay Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Black-bellied Plover Blue Jay Pine Grosbeak
American Golden-Plover Western Scrub-Jay Purple Finch
Pacific Golden-Plover Clark’s Nutcracker Cassin’s Finch
Semipalmated Plover Black-billed Magpie House Finch
Killdeer American Crow Red Crossbill
Black-necked Stilt Common Raven White-winged Crossbill
American Avocet   Common Redpoll
Greater Yellowlegs LARKS Hoary Redpoll
Lesser Yellowlegs Horned Lark Pine Siskin
Solitary Sandpiper   Lesser Goldfinch
Spotted Sandpiper SWALLOWS American Goldfinch
Upland Sandpiper Purple Martin Evening Grosbeak
Whimbrel Tree Swallow  
Long-billed Curlew Violet-green Swallow OLD WORLD SPARROW
Marbled Godwit Northern Rough-winged Swallow House Sparrow
Ruddy Turnstone Bank Swallow  
Sanderling Cliff Swallow  
Semipalmated Sandpiper Barn Swallow  
Western Sandpiper    
Least Sandpiper CHICKADEES,
Baird’s Sandpiper Black-capped Chickadee  
Pectoral Sandpiper Mountain Chickadee  

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Stilt Sandpiper Red-breasted Nuthatch  
Short-billed Dowitcher Bushtit  
Long-billed Dowitcher White-breasted Nuthatch  
Wilson’s Snipe Pygmy Nuthatch  
Wilson’s Phalarope Brown Creeper  
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 Hutton’s Vireo
Brown Pelican Boreal Owl Blackpoll Warbler
Red Knot Red-breasted Sapsucker
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Yellow-bellied Sapsucker