Checklist of the Birds of Umatilla County



Prepared by Aaron Skirvin, Dave Herr, Craig Corder, and Mike Denny.

                                                Last Updated: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Species sighted in 2010:    Ovenbird on 8/29/2010
New Species sighted in 2011:    Sharp-tailed Sandpiper on 10/3/2011
New Species sighted in 2013:    Red-breasted Sapsucker on 1/3/2013, and
                                                                               Red-shouldered Hawk on 12/16/2013
New Species sighted in 2014:    Pinyon Jay on 11/2/2014
New Species sighted in 2015:    Black-headed Gull on 1/2/2015
New Species sighted in 2016:    Northern Parula on 12/7/2016, and
                                                                               Summer Tanager on 11/18/2016

                                   Confirmed Bird Species in Umatilla County:  316
                               Unconfirmed Bird Species in Umatilla County:      7  (See bottom of page)

Report rare bird sightings to: Dave Herr, Field Note Coordinator for the Pendleton Bird Club, at  

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


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 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 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  
Brown Pelican Hutton’s Vireo
Red Knot Blackpoll Warbler
Long-tailed Jaeger