Checklist of the Birds of Umatilla County



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

                                                Last Updated: Monday, December 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
New Species sighted in 2017:    Lesser Black-backed Gull on: 12/2/2017

                                   Confirmed Bird Species in Umatilla County:  317
                               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 Lesser Black-backed Gull American Robin
Ring-necked Duck Glaucous-winged Gull Varied Thrush
Greater Scaup Glaucous Gull Gray Catbird
Lesser Scaup Sabine’s Gull Northern Mockingbird
White-winged Scoter Ross’s Gull Sage Thrasher
Black Scoter Caspian Tern European Starling
Long-tailed Duck Common Tern American Pipit
Bufflehead Forster’s Tern Bohemian Waxwing
Common Goldeneye Black Tern Cedar Waxwing
 Barrow’s Goldeneye Rock Pigeon Ovenbird
 Hooded Merganser Band-tailed Pigeon Tennessee Warbler
Common Merganser Eurasian Collared-Dove Northern Parula
Red-breasted Merganser White-winged Dove Orange-crowned Warbler
Ruddy Duck Mourning Dove Nashville Warbler
Chukar Yellow-billed Cuckoo Yellow Warbler
Gray Partridge Barn Owl Magnolia Warbler
Ring-necked Pheasant Flammulated Owl Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Ruffed Grouse Western Screech-Owl Black-throated Gray Warbler
Dusky Grouse Great Horned Owl Townsend’s Warbler
Wild Turkey Snowy Owl Palm Warbler
Mountain Quail Northern Pygmy-Owl Black-and-white Warbler
California Quail Burrowing Owl American Redstart
Red-throated Loon Barred Owl Northern Waterthrush
Pacific Loon Great Gray Owl MacGillivray’s Warbler
Common Loon Long-eared Owl Common Yellowthroat
Pied-billed Grebe Short-eared Owl Hooded Warbler
Horned Grebe Boreal Owl Wilson’s Warbler
Red-necked Grebe Northern Saw-whet Owl Yellow-breasted Chat
Eared Grebe Common Nighthawk Western Tanager
Western Grebe Common Poorwill Summer Tanager
Clark’s Grebe Black Swift Green-tailed Towhee
American White Pelican Vaux’s Swift Spotted Towhee
Double-crested Cormorant White-throated Swift American Tree Sparrow
American Bittern Ruby-throated Hummingbird Chipping Sparrow
Snowy Egret Black-chinned Hummingbird Brewer’s Sparrow
Great Blue Heron Anna's Hummingbird Vesper Sparrow
Great Egret Calliope Hummingbird Lark Sparrow
Cattle Egret Broad-tailed Hummingbird Black-throated Sparrow
Green Heron Rufous Hummingbird Sage Sparrow
Black-crowned Night-Heron Belted Kingfisher Savannah Sparrow
White-faced Ibis Lewis’s Woodpecker Grasshopper Sparrow
Turkey Vulture Williamson’s Sapsucker Fox Sparrow
Osprey Red-naped Sapsucker Song Sparrow
Bald Eagle Red-breasted Sapsucker Lincoln’s Sparrow
Northern Harrier Downy Woodpecker Swamp Sparrow
Sharp-shinned Hawk Hairy Woodpecker White-throated Sparrow
Cooper’s Hawk White-headed Woodpecker Lapland Longspur
Northern Goshawk Am. Three-toed Woodpecker Harris’s Sparrow
Red-shouldered Hawk Black-backed Woodpecker White-crowned Sparrow
Swainson’s Hawk Northern Flicker Red-tailed Hawk Golden-crowned Sparrow
Ferruginous Hawk Pileated Woodpecker Dark-eyed Junco
Rough-legged Hawk Olive-sided Flycatcher  Snow Bunting
Golden Eagle Western Wood-Pewee Black-headed Grosbeak
American Kestrel Willow Flycatcher Lazuli Bunting
Merlin Least Flycatcher Indigo Bunting
Gyrfalcon Hammond’s Flycatcher Bobolink
Peregrine Falcon Gray Flycatcher Red-winged Blackbird
Prairie Falcon Dusky Flycatcher Tri-colored Blackbird
Virginia Rail Western Flycatcher Western Meadowlark
Sora Black Phoebe Rusty Blackbird
American Coot Say’s Phoebe Brewer’s Blackbird
Sandhill Crane Ash-throated Flycatcher Yellow-headed Blackbird
Black-bellied Plover Western Kingbird Great-tailed Grackle
American Golden-Plover Eastern Kingbird Brown-headed Cowbird
Pacific Golden-Plover Loggerhead Shrike Bullock’s Oriole
Semipalmated Plover Northern Shrike Brambling
Killdeer Cassin’s Vireo Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Black-necked Stilt Warbling Vireo Pine Grosbeak
American Avocet Red-eyed Vireo Purple Finch
Greater Yellowlegs Gray Jay Cassin’s Finch
Lesser Yellowlegs Steller’s Jay House Finch
Solitary Sandpiper Blue Jay Red Crossbill
Willet Western Scrub-Jay White-winged Crossbill
Spotted Sandpiper Pinyon Jay Common Redpoll
Upland Sandpiper Clark’s Nutcracker Hoary Redpoll
Whimbrel Black-billed Magpie Pine Siskin
Long-billed Curlew American Crow Lesser Goldfinch
Marbled Godwit Common Raven American Goldfinch
Ruddy Turnstone Horned Lark Evening Grosbeak
Sanderling Purple Martin House Sparrow
Semipalmated Sandpiper Tree Swallow  
Western Sandpiper Violet-green Swallow  
Least Sandpiper Northern Rough-winged Swallow  
Baird’s Sandpiper Bank Swallow  
Pectoral Sandpiper Cliff Swallow  
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Barn Swallow  
Dunlin Black-capped Chickadee  
  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