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2008 Umatilla County Composite Bird List



Compiled by Dave Herr

Date Updated: Monday May 31, 2010

        Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2008:  254
        Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2007:  249    View data table
        Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2006:  243
    View data table
        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 Bird Species in Umatilla County:   305     View data table

                                          Unconfirmed Bird Species in Umatilla County:        9    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 2008, 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 (see the list below), please send your sighting to Dave Herr at .
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 Black-legged Kittiwake Bewick’s Wren
Cackling Goose Franklin’s Gull House Wren
Canada Goose Bonaparte’s Gull Winter Wren
Trumpeter Swan Mew Gull Marsh Wren
Tundra Swan Ring-billed Gull American Dipper
Wood Duck California Gull Golden-crowned Kinglet
Gadwall Herring Gull Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eurasian Wigeon Thayer’s Gull  
American Wigeon Western Gull  
Mallard Glaucous-winged Gull THRUSHES
Blue-winged Teal Glaucous Gull Western Bluebird
Cinnamon Teal Sabine’s Gull Mountain Bluebird
Northern Shoveler Ross’s Gull Townsend’s Solitaire
Northern Pintail Caspian Tern Veery
Green-winged Teal Common Tern Swainson’s Thrush
Canvasback Forster’s Tern Hermit Thrush
Redhead Black Tern American Robin
Harlequin Duck   Varied Thrush
 Surf Scoter PIGEONS, DOVES  
 Ring-necked Duck Rock Pigeon MOCKINGBIRDS, THRASHERS
Greater Scaup Band-tailed Pigeon Gray Catbird
Lesser Scaup White-winged Dove Northern Mockingbird
White-winged Scoter Mourning Dove Sage Thrasher
Black Scoter Eurasian Collared-Dove  
Long-tailed Duck   STARLINGS
Bufflehead CUCKOOS European Starling
Common Goldeneye Yellow-billed Cuckoo  
Barrow’s Goldeneye   PIPITS, WAXWINGS
Hooded Merganser OWLS American Pipit
Common Merganser Barn Owl Bohemian Waxwing
Red-breasted Merganser Flammulated Owl Cedar Waxwing
Ruddy Duck Western Screech-Owl  
  Snowy Owl Tennessee Warbler
Northern Pygmy-Owl Orange-crowned Warbler
Chukar Burrowing Owl Nashville Warbler
Gray Partridge Barred Owl Yellow Warbler
Ring-necked Pheasant Great Gray Owl Magnolia Warbler
Ruffed Grouse Long-eared Owl Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dusky Grouse Short-eared Owl Black-throated Gray Warbler
Wild Turkey Boreal Owl
Mountain Quail Northern Saw-whet Owl Townsend’s Warbler
California Quail   Palm Warbler
  NIGHTHAWKS Black-and-white Warbler
  Common Nighthawk American Redstart
LOONS Common Poorwill Northern Waterthrush
Red-throated Loon   MacGillivray’s Warbler
Pacific Loon SWIFTS, HUMMINGBIRDS Common Yellowthroat
Common Loon Black Swift Hooded Warbler
  Vaux’s Swift Wilson’s Warbler
GREBES White-throated Swift Yellow-breasted Chat
Pied-billed Grebe Black-chinned Hummingbird  
Horned Grebe Ruby-throated Hummingbird TANAGERS
Red-necked Grebe Anna's Hummingbird Western Tanager
Eared Grebe Calliope Hummingbird  
Western Grebe Broad-tailed Hummingbird TOWHEES, SPARROWS, JUNCOS, BUNTINGS
Clark’s Grebe Rufous Hummingbird Green-tailed Towhee
    Spotted Towhee
American White Pelican Belted Kingfisher Chipping Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorant WOODPECKERS Brewer’s Sparrow
  Lewis’s Woodpecker Vesper Sparrow
BITTERNS, HERONS, VULTURES Williamson’s Sapsucker Lark Sparrow
American Bittern Red-naped Sapsucker Black-throated Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Downy Woodpecker Sage Sparrow
Great Egret Hairy Woodpecker Savannah Sparrow
Cattle Egret White-headed Woodpecker Grasshopper Sparrow
Green Heron American Three-toed Woodpecker Fox Sparrow
Black-crowned Night-Heron Black-backed Woodpecker Song Sparrow
White-faced Ibis Northern Flicker Lincoln’s Sparrow
Turkey Vulture Pileated Woodpecker Swamp Sparrow
    White-throated Sparrow
Osprey Olive-sided Flycatcher White-crowned Sparrow
Bald Eagle Western Wood-Pewee Golden-crowned Sparrow
Northern Harrier Willow Flycatcher Dark-eyed Junco
Sharp-shinned Hawk Least Flycatcher Lapland Longspur
Cooper’s Hawk Hammond’s Flycatcher  Snow Bunting
Northern Goshawk Gray Flycatcher Black-headed Grosbeak
Swainson’s Hawk Dusky Flycatcher Lazuli Bunting
Red-tailed Hawk Western Flycatcher Indigo Bunting
Ferruginous Hawk Say’s Phoebe  
Rough-legged Hawk Ash-throated Flycatcher BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES
Golden Eagle Western Kingbird Bobolink
American Kestrel Eastern Kingbird Red-winged Blackbird
Merlin   Tri-colored Blackbird
Gyrfalcon SHRIKES Western Meadowlark
Peregrine Falcon Loggerhead Shrike Rusty Blackbird
Prairie Falcon Northern Shrike Brewer’s Blackbird
    Yellow-headed Blackbird
RAILS, COOTS, CRANES VIREOS Great-tailed Grackle
Virginia Rail Cassin’s Vireo Brown-headed Cowbird
Sora Warbling Vireo Bullock’s Oriole
American Coot Red-eyed Vireo  
  JAYS, CROWS Brambling
PLOVERS, SHOREBIRDS Gray Jay Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Black-bellied Plover Steller’s Jay Pine Grosbeak
American Golden-Plover Blue Jay Purple Finch
Pacific Golden-Plover Western Scrub-Jay Cassin’s Finch
Semipalmated Plover Clark’s Nutcracker House Finch
Killdeer Black-billed Magpie Red Crossbill
Black-necked Stilt American Crow White-winged Crossbill
American Avocet Common Raven Common Redpoll
Greater Yellowlegs   Hoary Redpoll
Lesser Yellowlegs LARKS Pine Siskin
Solitary Sandpiper Horned Lark Lesser Goldfinch
Spotted Sandpiper   American Goldfinch
Upland Sandpiper SWALLOWS Evening Grosbeak
Whimbrel Purple Martin  
Long-billed Curlew Tree Swallow OLD WORLD SPARROW
Marbled Godwit Violet-green Swallow House Sparrow
Ruddy Turnstone Northern Rough-winged Swallow  
Sanderling Bank Swallow  
Semipalmated Sandpiper Cliff Swallow  
Western Sandpiper Barn Swallow  
Least Sandpiper    
Baird’s Sandpiper CHICKADEES,
Pectoral Sandpiper Black-capped Chickadee  
Dunlin Mountain Chickadee  
Stilt Sandpiper

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

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