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2009 Umatilla County Composite Bird List



Compiled by Dave Herr

Date Updated: Wednesday January 04, 2017

Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2009:  256
Total Number of Bird Species Sighted in Umatilla County in 2008:  254    View data table
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 2009, 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;
while 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 THRUSHES
Mallard Glaucous-winged Gull Western Bluebird
Blue-winged Teal Glaucous Gull Mountain Bluebird
Cinnamon Teal Sabine’s Gull Townsend’s Solitaire
Northern Shoveler Ross’s Gull Veery
Northern Pintail Caspian Tern Swainson’s Thrush
Green-winged Teal Common Tern Hermit Thrush
Canvasback Forster’s Tern American Robin
Redhead Black Tern Varied Thrush
Harlequin Duck    
 Ring-necked Duck Rock Pigeon Gray Catbird
Greater Scaup Band-tailed Pigeon Northern Mockingbird
Lesser Scaup White-winged Dove Sage Thrasher
White-winged Scoter Mourning Dove  
Black Scoter Eurasian Collared-Dove STARLINGS
Long-tailed Duck   European Starling
Bufflehead CUCKOOS  
Common Goldeneye Yellow-billed Cuckoo PIPITS, WAXWINGS
Barrow’s Goldeneye   American Pipit
Hooded Merganser OWLS Bohemian Waxwing
Common Merganser Barn Owl Cedar Waxwing
Red-breasted Merganser Flammulated Owl  
Ruddy Duck Western Screech-Owl NEW WORLD WARBLERS
  Great Horned Owl Tennessee Warbler
Snowy Owl Orange-crowned Warbler
Chukar Northern Pygmy-Owl Nashville Warbler
Gray Partridge Burrowing Owl Yellow Warbler
Ring-necked Pheasant Barred Owl Magnolia Warbler
Ruffed Grouse Great Gray Owl Yellow-rumped Warbler
Dusky Grouse Long-eared Owl Black-throated Gray Warbler
Wild Turkey Short-eared Owl Townsend’s Warbler
Mountain Quail Boreal Owl Palm Warbler,
California Quail Northern Saw-whet Owl Black-and-white Warbler
    American Redstart
  NIGHTHAWKS Northern Waterthrush
LOONS Common Nighthawk MacGillivray’s Warbler
Red-throated Loon Common Poorwill Common Yellowthroat
Pacific Loon   Hooded Warbler
Common Loon SWIFTS, HUMMINGBIRDS Wilson’s Warbler
  Black Swift Yellow-breasted Chat
GREBES Vaux’s Swift  
Pied-billed Grebe White-throated Swift TANAGERS
Horned Grebe Black-chinned Hummingbird Western Tanager
Red-necked Grebe Ruby-throated Hummingbird  
Eared Grebe Anna's Hummingbird TOWHEES, SPARROWS, JUNCOS, BUNTINGS
Western Grebe Calliope Hummingbird Green-tailed Towhee
Clark’s Grebe Broad-tailed Hummingbird Spotted Towhee
  Rufous Hummingbird American Tree Sparrow
American White Pelican KINGFISHERS Brewer’s Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorant Belted Kingfisher Vesper Sparrow
    Lark Sparrow
American Bittern Lewis’s Woodpecker Sage Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Williamson’s Sapsucker Savannah Sparrow
Great Egret Red-naped Sapsucker Grasshopper Sparrow
Snowy Egret Downy Woodpecker Fox Sparrow
Cattle Egret Hairy Woodpecker Song Sparrow
Green Heron White-headed Woodpecker Lincoln’s Sparrow
Black-crowned Night-Heron American Three-toed Woodpecker Swamp Sparrow
White-faced Ibis Black-backed Woodpecker White-throated Sparrow
Turkey Vulture Northern Flicker Harris’s Sparrow
  Pileated Woodpecker White-crowned Sparrow
OSPREY, FALCONS, HAWKS, EAGLES   Golden-crowned Sparrow
Osprey   Dark-eyed Junco
Bald Eagle FLYCATCHERS, KINGBIRDS Lapland Longspur
Northern Harrier Olive-sided Flycatcher  Snow Bunting
Sharp-shinned Hawk Western Wood-Pewee Black-headed Grosbeak
Cooper’s Hawk Willow Flycatcher Lazuli Bunting
Northern Goshawk Least Flycatcher Indigo Bunting
Swainson’s Hawk Hammond’s Flycatcher  
Red-tailed Hawk Gray Flycatcher BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES
Ferruginous Hawk Dusky Flycatcher Bobolink
Rough-legged Hawk Western Flycatcher Red-winged Blackbird
Golden Eagle Black Phoebe Tri-colored Blackbird
American Kestrel Say’s Phoebe Western Meadowlark
Merlin Ash-throated Flycatcher Rusty Blackbird
Gyrfalcon Western Kingbird Brewer’s Blackbird
Peregrine Falcon Eastern Kingbird Yellow-headed Blackbird
Prairie Falcon   Great-tailed Grackle
  SHRIKES Brown-headed Cowbird
RAILS, COOTS, CRANES Loggerhead Shrike Bullock’s Oriole
Virginia Rail Northern Shrike  
American Coot VIREOS Brambling
Sandhill Crane Cassin’s Vireo Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
  Warbling Vireo Pine Grosbeak
Black-bellied Plover   Purple Finch
American Golden-Plover JAYS, CROWS Cassin’s Finch
Pacific Golden-Plover Gray Jay House Finch
Semipalmated Plover Steller’s Jay Red Crossbill
Killdeer Blue Jay White-winged Crossbill
Black-necked Stilt   Common Redpoll
American Avocet Western Scrub-Jay Hoary Redpoll
Greater Yellowlegs Clark’s Nutcracker Pine Siskin
Lesser Yellowlegs Black-billed Magpie Lesser Goldfinch
Solitary Sandpiper American Crow American Goldfinch
Spotted Sandpiper Common Raven Evening Grosbeak
Upland Sandpiper    
Long-billed Curlew Horned Lark House Sparrow
Marbled Godwit    
Ruddy Turnstone SWALLOWS  
Sanderling Purple Martin  
Semipalmated Sandpiper Tree Swallow  
Western Sandpiper Violet-green Swallow  
Least Sandpiper Northern Rough-winged Swallow  
Baird’s Sandpiper Bank Swallow  
Pectoral Sandpiper Cliff Swallow  
Dunlin Barn Swallow  
Stilt Sandpiper    
Short-billed Dowitcher CHICKADEES,
Long-billed Dowitcher Black-capped Chickadee  
Wilson’s Snipe Mountain Chickadee  
Wilson’s Phalarope

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-necked Phalarope Red-breasted Nuthatch  
Red Phalarope Bushtit  
Willet White-breasted Nuthatch  
  Pygmy Nuthatch  
  Brown Creeper  


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