Compiled by the Utah Ornithological Society Bird Records Committee. Cooperators: U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Utah Division of Parks and Recreation, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Westwings, Utah Ornithological Society, Wild Bird Center (SLC), Wild Bird Center (Layton), Salt Lake Birders, Utah County Birders, North American Nature Tours, C. & S. Michalek, and Bob Showier. This Checklist contains 426 species approved by the Utah Ornithological Society Bird Records Committee through October 2003, arranged in taxonomic order and using nomenclature of the 7th American Ornithologist's Union Check-list of North American Birds and the 44th supplement of that Check-list.
ABUNDANCE CODES: C=Common; F=Fairly Common; U=Uncommon; R=Rare; O=Occasional; A=Accidental; I=Irregular
STATUS CODES: P=Permanent Resident; S=Summer Resident; W=Winter Visitant; T=Transient
OTHER CODES: * Species that are found primarily in Washington County; ^ Species that are found primarily in northern Utah;
# Species for which documentation is requested (Documentation is requested for sightings of birds marked with a "#" on this checklist or any bird not on the checklist. You can obtain a submission form or fill out an electronic submission form on the internet at Photographs and other documentation can be submitted by e-mail to or by mail to the Utah Ornithological Society, Bird Records Committee Secretary, 2795 Indian Hills Dr., Provo Utah 84604.)
Swans, Geese & Ducks
___Fulvous Whistling-Duck # A
___Greater White-fronted
         Goose RT,RW
___Snow Goose CT,OW
___Ross's Goose FT, RW
___Canada Goose CP
___Brant # A
___Trumpeter Swan RT,RW
___Tundra Swan CT,CW
___Wood Duck UP
___Gadwall CS,FW
___Eurasian Wigeon OT
___American Wigeon RS,CW
___American Black Duck # A
___Mallard CP
___Blue-winged Teal US
___Cinnamon Teal CS,RW
___Northern Shoveler CS,FW
___Northern Pintail CS,UW
___Garganey # A
___Green-winged Teal FS,CW
___Canvasback FT,RS,RW
___Redhead CS,UW
___Ring-necked Duck RS,CW
___Greater Scaup RT,RW
___Lesser Scaup CT,RS,UW
___Harlequin Duck # A
___Surf Scoter RW
___White-winged Scoter RW
___Black Scoter # OW
___Long-tailed Duck RW
___Bufflehead FW
___Common Goldeneye CW
___Barrow's Goldeneye ^UW
___Hooded Merganser UW
___Common Merganser CT,RS,UW
___Red-breasted Merganser CT
___Ruddy Duck CP
Pheasants, Grouse & Quail
___Chukar FP
___Gray Partridge ^UP
___Ring-necked Pheasant CP
___Ruffed Grouse UP
___Greater Sage-Grouse UP
___Gunnison Sage-Grouse RP
___White-tailed Ptarmigan RP
___Blue Grouse FP
___Sharp-tailed Grouse ^UP
___Wild Turkey FP
___Scaled Quail # A
___California Quail CP
___Gambel's Quail *CP
___Red-throated Loon # A
___Pacific Loon RT
___Common Loon FT, UW
___Yellow-billed Loon # A
___Pied-billed Grebe FS,UW
___Horned Grebe RT
___Red-necked Grebe # A
___Eared Grebe CS,UW
___Western Grebe CS,RW
___Clark's Grebe CS,RW
Pelicans & Cormorants
___American White Pelican CS,OW
___Brown Pelican # A
         Cormorant CS,RW
___Magnificent Frigatebird # A
Bitterns, Egrets & Herons
___American Bittern US,RW
___Least Bittern # OS
___Great Blue Heron CP
___Great Egret RT, RS
___Snowy Egret CS
___Little Blue Heron # A
___Tricolored Heron # A
___Reddish Egret # A
___Cattle Egret CS
___Green Heron *RS,OW
         Night-Heron CS,UW
___Yellow-crowned Night-Heron # A
Ibises & Spoonbills
___White-faced Ibis CS
___Roseate Spoonbill # A
___Wood Stork # A
___Turkey Vulture FS
Hawks & Falcons
___Osprey US
___White-tailed Kite # A
___Bald Eagle RS,CW
___Northern Harrier FP
___Sharp-shinned Hawk FP
___Cooper's Hawk FP
___Northern Goshawk UP
___Common Black-Hawk *RS
___Red-shouldered Hawk O
___Broad-winged Hawk # OT
___Swainson's Hawk FS
___Zone-tailed Hawk # OS
___Red-tailed Hawk CP
___Ferruginous Hawk US,RW
___Rough-legged Hawk FW
___Golden Eagle FP
___American Kestrel CP
___Merlin UW
___Gyrfalcon # OT,OW
___Peregrine Falcon UP
___Prairie Falcon UP
Rails & Cranes
___Virginia Rail FS,UW
___Sora FS,RW
___Purple Gallinule # A
___Common Moorhen RP
___American Coot CP
___Sandhill Crane FS
Plovers & Sandpipers
___Black-bellied Plover UT
___American Golden-Plover RT
___Snowy Plover FS
___Semipalmated Plover UT
___Killdeer CP
___Mountain Plover # RS
___Black-necked Stilt CS
___American Avocet CS,RW
___Greater Yellowlegs FT,RW
___Lesser Yellowlegs FT,RW
___Solitary Sandpiper UT
___Willet CS
___Wandering Tattler # A
___Spotted Sandpiper FS
___Upland Sandpiper # A
___Whimbrel RT
___Long-billed Curlew FS
___Hudsonian Godwit # OT
___Marbled Godwit CT
___Ruddy Turnstone # RT
___Red Knot RT
___Sanderling CT,RW
___Semipalmated Sandpiper RT
___Western Sandpiper CT,RW
___Least Sandpiper CT,RW
___White-rumped Sandpiper # A
___Baird's Sandpiper UT
___Pectoral Sandpiper UT
___Dunlin RT
___Curlew Sandpiper # A
___Stilt Sandpiper RT
___Buff-breasted Sandpiper # A
___Ruff # A
___Short-billed Dowitcher RT
___Long-billed Dowitcher CT,RW
___Wilson's Snipe CS,UW
___Wilson's Phalarope CT,CS
___Red-necked Phalarope CT
___Red Phalarope OT
Gulls, Terns, & Alcids
___Pomarine Jaeger # A
___Parasitic Jaeger # A
___Long-tailed Jaeger # O
___Franklin's Gull CS
___Little Gull # A
___Bonaparte's Gull UT
___Heermann's Gull # A
___Mew Gull OT,OW
___Ring-billed Gull US,CW
___California Gull CS,UW
___Herring Gull UW
___Thayer's Gull RW
___N. Lesser Black-backed Gull # A
___Yellow-looted Gull # A
___Glaucous-winged Gull # RW
___Glaucous Gull R
___Sabine's Gull RT
___Black-legged Kittiwake # A
___Caspian Tern US
___Common Tern RT
___Forster's Tern CS
___Least Tern # OT
___Black Tern UT,US
___Ancient Murrelet # A
Doves & Pigeons
___Rock Pigeon CP
___Band-tailed Pigeon US
___Eurasian Collared-Dove # RP
___White-winged Dove *US
___Mourning Dove CS,UW
___Inca Dove *RP
___Common Ground-Dove # A
___Ruddy Ground-Dove # A
Cuckoos & Roadrunners
___Black-billed Cuckoo # A
___Yellow-billed Cuckoo RS
___Greater Roadrunner *UP
___Barn Owl UP
___Flammulated Owl US
___Western Screech-Owl UP
___Great Horned Owl CP
___Snowy Owl # A
___Northern Pygmy-Owl UP
___Elf Owl # *A
___Burrowing Owl US,RW
___Spotted Owl RP
___Great Gray Owl # A
___Long-eared Owl UP
___Short-eared Owl UP
___Boreal Owl # O
___Northern Saw-whet Owl UP
___Lesser Nighthawk *FS
___Common Nighthawk CS
___Common Poorwill FS
___Black Swift RS
___Chimney Swift # A
___Vaux's Swift # RT
___White-throated Swift CS
___Broad-billed Hummingbird # A
___Magnificent Hummingbird # A
___Black-chinned Hummingbird CS
___Anna's Hummingbird # RW
___Costa's Hummingbird *US
___Calliope Hummingbird RS
___Broad-tailed Hummingbird CS
___Rufous Hummingbird CT
___Belted Kingfisher UP
___Lewis's Woodpecker UP
___Red-headed Woodpecker # A
___Acorn Woodpecker RP
___Williamson's Sapsucker US,RW
___Yellow-bellied Sapsucker # A
___Red-naped Sapsucker CS,RW
___Red-breasted Sapsucker # A
___Ladder-backed Woodpecker *FP
___Downy Woodpecker CP
___Hairy Woodpecker FP
___American Three-toed
         Woodpecker RP
___Northern Flicker CP
___Olive-sided Flycatcher FS
___Western Wood-Pewee CS
___Willow Flycatcher FS
___Least Flycatcher # OS
___Hammond's Flycatcher FS
___Gray Flycatcher FS
___Dusky Flycatcher CS
___Cordilleran Flycatcher FS
___Black Phoebe *UP
___Eastern Phoebe # A
___Say's Phoebe CS,UW
___Vermilion Flycatcher *RS
___Ash-throated Flycatcher FS
___Great Crested Flycatcher # A
___Brown-crested Flycatcher *RS
___Cassin's Kingbird US
___Western Kingbird CS
___Eastern Kingbird US
___Scissor-tailed Flycatcher # A
___Loggerhead Shrike CP
___Northern Shrike RW
___White-eyed Vireo # A
___Bell's Vireo *US
___Gray Vireo US
___Yellow-throated Vireo # A
___Plumbeous Vireo CS
___Cassin's Vireo RT
___Warbling Vireo CS
___Philadelphia Vireo # A
___Red-eyed Vireo OT
Jays & Crows
___Gray Jay UP
___Steller's Jay CP
___Blue Jay OW
___Western Scrub-Jay CP
___Pinyon Jay CP
___Clark's Nutcracker FP
___Black-billed Magpie CP
___American Crow FS,CW
___Common Raven CP
___Horned Lark CP
___Purple Martin RS
___Tree Swallow CS
___Violet-green Swallow CS
___N. Rough-winged Swallow CS
___Bank Swallow CS
___Cliff Swallow CS
___Barn Swallow CS
Titmice, Verdin & Bushtit
___Black-capped Chickadee CP
___Mountain Chickadee CP
___Juniper Titmouse FP
___Verdin *FP
___Bushtit CP
Nuthatches & Creepers
___Red-breasted Nuthatch CP
___White-breasted Nuthatch FP
___Pygmy Nuthatch FP
___Brown Creeper UP
___Cactus Wren *UP
___Rock Wren CS, UW
___Canyon Wren CP
___Bewick's Wren CP
___House Wren CS,*RW
___Winter Wren RW
___Marsh Wren CS, UW
___American Dipper FP
___Golden-crowned Kinglet UP
___Ruby-crowned Kinglet CP
___Blue-gray Gnatcatcher CS
___Black-tailed Gnatcatcher *UP
___Eastern Bluebird # A
___Western Bluebird US,RW
___Mountain Bluebird CS,UW
___Townsend's Solitaire CP
___Veery # OS
___Swainson's Thrush FS
___Hermit Thrush CS,RW
___Wood Thrush # A
___American Robin CP
___Varied Thrush OW
___Gray Catbird US
___Northern Mockingbird CS,UW
___Sage Thrasher CS,*RW
___Brown Thrasher OW
___Bendire's Thrasher RS
___Curve-billed Thrasher # A
___Crissal Thrasher *UP
___Le Conte's Thrasher # *O
___European Starling CP
___American Pipit CS,UW
Waxwings & Phainopepla
___Bohemian Waxwing IW(R-C)
___Cedar Waxwing US,CW
___Phainopepla *UP
___Blue-winged Warbler # A
___Golden-winged Warbler #. A
___Tennessee Warbler OT
         Warbler CS,RW
___Nashville Warbler UT
___Virginia's Warbler CS
___Lucy's Warbler *CS
___Northern Parula # OT
___Yellow Warbler CS
___Chestnut-sided Warbler # A
___Magnolia Warbler # A
___Black-throated Blue Warbler # A
___Yellow-rumped Warbler CS,UW
___Black-throated Gray Warbler CS
___Townsend's Warbler UT
___Hermit Warbler # OT
___Yellow-throated Warbler # A
___Grace's Warbler US
___Prairie Warbler # A
___Palm Warbler # OT
___Bay-breasted Warbler # A
___Blackpoll Warbler # OT
___Black-and-white Warbler OT
___American Redstart RT
___Prothonotary Warbler # A
___Worm-eating Warbler # A
___Ovenbird # OT
___Northern Waterthrush RT
___Louisiana Waterthrush # A
___Kentucky Warbler # A
___Connecticut Warbler # A
___MacGillivray's Warbler FS
___Common Yellowthroat FS
___Hooded Warbler # A
___Wilson's Warbler US,CT
___Canada Warbler # A
___Painted Redstart # O
___Yellow-breasted Chat FS
___Summer Tanager *US
___Scarlet Tanager # A
___Western Tanager FS
___Green-tailed Towhee FS,OW
___Spotted Towhee CP
___Canyon Towhee # A
___Abert's Towhee *UP
___Cassin's Sparrow # A
___Rufous-crowned Sparrow *RP
___American Tree Sparrow UW
___Chipping Sparrow CS
___Clay-colored Sparrow # OT
___Brewer's Sparrow CS
___Field Sparrow # A
___Black-chinned Sparrow *US
___Vesper Sparrow CS,*RW
___Lark Sparrow CS
___Black-throated Sparrow CS
___Sage Sparrow UP
___Lark Bunting RS
___Savannah Sparrow CS,RW
___Grasshopper Sparrow ^RS
___Le Conte's Sparrow # A
___Fox Sparrow US,OW
___Song Sparrow CP
___Lincoln's Sparrow CS,RW
___Swamp Sparrow OW
___White-throated Sparrow RW
___Harris's Sparrow RW
___White-crowned Sparrow CP
___Golden-crowned Sparrow RW
___Dark-eyed Junco CP
___McCown's Longspur # A
___Lapland Longspur RW
___Chestnut-collared Longspur # A
___Snow Bunting RW
Grosbeaks & Buntings
___Northern Cardinal # A
___Rose-breasted Grosbeak OT
___Black-headed Grosbeak CS
___Blue Grosbeak FS
___Lazuli Bunting CS
___Indigo Bunting RS
___Dickcissel # A
Blackbirds & Orioles
___Bobolink US
___Red-winged Blackbird CP
___Western Meadowlark CP
         Blackbird CS,RW
___Rusty Blackbird # A
___Brewer's Blackbird CP
___Common Grackle RS
___Great-tailed Grackle UP
___Bronzed Cowbird # A
___Brown-headed Cowbird CS,RW
___Orchard Oriole # A
___Hooded Oriole *US
___Bullock's Oriole CS
___Baltimore Oriole # A
___Scott's Oriole US
___Brambling # A
         Rosy-Finch IW(U-C)
___Black Rosy-Finch UP
___Pine Grosbeak UP
___Cassin's Finch FP
___House Finch CP
___Red Crossbill UP
___White-winged Crossbill IP(O-U)
___Common Redpoll # RW
___Hoary Redpoll # A
___Pine Siskin CP
___Lesser Goldfinch FP
___Lawrence's Goldfinch # A
___American Goldfinch CP
___Evening Grosbeak RS,IW(R-C)
Weaver Finches
___House Sparrow CP