Desert Animals-Birds-Bird Checklist

Arboretum Bird Checklist

Yellow-breast Chat, warblers and nesting hummingbirds are among the species to see at Boyce Thompson Arboretum this summer. Next Fall come join a guided weekly birdwalks each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m., lead by volunteer ornithologists from Arizona Audubon Society members and also the Arizona Game & Fish Department. Call our recorded message line at 520.689.2811 for details and a schedule as Fall approaches.

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BREWER'S BLACKBIRD
Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD
Rare: very few numbers; resident in spring; Uncommon: low numbers; resident in winter
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
EASTERN BLUEBIRD
Accidental: out of range; transient
WESTERN BLUEBIRD
Uncommon: low numbers; resident in winter and present during migration
BUSHTIT
Irregular visitor or resident: transient and/or resident in winter
BUFFLEHEAD
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; winter visitor for a short time
INDIGO BUNTING
Rare: very few numbers, transient, usually present only during migration
LAZULI BUNTING
Common: easily observed; transient, usually present only during migration
VARIED BUNTING
Rare: very few numbers; resident in summer
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CANVASBACK
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration; winter visitor for a short time
NORTHERN CARDINAL
Common: easily observed; permanent resident
MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE
Irregular visitor or resident: transient and/or resident in winter
COMMON MOORHEN
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration; winter visitor for a short time
AMERICAN COOT
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; winter visitor for a short time
BRONZED COWBIRD
Uncommon: low numbers; resident in summer
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD
Common: easily observed; resident in summer
BROWN CREEPER
Uncommon: low numbers; transient; Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
Rare: very few numbers; transient usually present only during migration
RED CROSSBILL
Rare: low numbers; irregular visitor, present only some years; transient, usually present only during migration; resident in winter
AMERICAN CROW
Irregular visitor or resident in winter
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DIPPER
Very rare: resident in winter
INCA DOVE
Fairly common: permanent resident
MOURNING DOVE
Common: easily observed; resident in summer and during migration
ROCK DOVE
Rare: very few numbers; transient usually present only during migration
WHITE-WINGED DOVE
Common: easily observed; resident in summer and during migration
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Rare: very few numbers; transient usually present only during migration
RING-NECKED DUCK
Fairly common: less easily observed; transient, usually present only during migration; winter visitor for a short time
RUDDY DUCK
Rare: very few numbers; winter visitor for a short time
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BALD EAGLE
Very rare: extremely few numbers, very infrequently; transient, usually present only during migration
GOLDEN EAGLE
Rare: very few numbers; present each month, but represented by different populations
GREAT EGRET
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration
SNOWY EGRET
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration
CATTLE EGRET
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration
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PEREGRINE FALCON
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
PRAIRIE FALCON
Rare: present each month, but represented by different populations
CASSIN'S FINCH
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; resident in winter
HOUSE FINCH
Common: easily observed; permanent resident
PURPLE FINCH
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; resident in winter
GILDED FLICKER
Uncommon: low numbers, permanent resident
NORTHERN FLICKER
Rare: very few numbers, resident in winter
RED-SHAFTED FLICKER
Fairly common: resident in winter
YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER
Rare: very few numbers, resident in winter
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER
Fairly common: resident in summer
BROWN-CRESTED FLYCATCHER
Rare: transient, usually present during migration
DUSKY FLYCATCHER
Uncommon: low numbers, transient; Rare: resident in winter
GRAY FLYCATCHER
Uncommon: low numbers, transient, usually present only during migration
HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER
Uncommon: low numbers, transient; rare: resident in winter
LEAST FLYCATCHER
Accidental: out of range; transient and present during winter migration
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
Rare: very few numbers, transient, usually present only during migration
VERMILION FLYCATCHER
Rare: very few numbers, transient, usually present only during migration
WESTERN FLYCATCHER
Fairly common: transient and usually present only during migration
WILLOW FLYCATCHER
Fairly common: transient and usually present only during migration
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GADWALL
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration
BLACK-TAILED GNATCATCHER
Uncommon: low numbers; permanent resident
BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter
LAWRENCE'S GOLDFINCH
Irregular visitor: present in only some years; transient, usually present only during migration, resident in winter
LESSER GOLDFINCH
Common: easily observed; resident in summer; Fairly common: resident in winter
SNOW GOOSE
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration
CANADA GOOSE
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration
GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE
Rare: very few numbers, resident in spring; Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
PIED-BILLED GREBE
Rare: resident in spring and early summer(and present in migration); uncommon: low numbers when transient or resident in winter
PIED-BILLED GREBE
Rare: very few numbers when winter visitor for short time
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK
Common: easily observed; transient, usually present only during migration
BLUE GROSBEAK
Rare: very few numbers; resident in summer
EVENING GROSBEAK
Rare: Very few numbers and Irregular visitor: present in only some years; transient, usually present only during migration or as winter resident
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
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NORTHERN HARRIER
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration
SHARP-SHINNED HAWK
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; rare resident in winter and during migration
COMMON BLACK HAWK
Rare: very few numbers, transient, usually present only during migration; summer visitor for a short time
COOPER'S HAWK
Uncommon: low numbers; permanent resident with little seasonal movement
HARRIS'S HAWK
Fairly common: less easily observed; permanent resident, little seasonal movement
RED-TAILED HAWK
Fairly common: less easily observed; present each month,but represented by different populations
ZONE-TAILED HAWK
Rare: very few numbers; resident during summer and during migration
GREAT BLUE HERON
Uncommon: low numbers; present each month, but represented by different populations
GREEN-BACKED HERON
Uncommon: low numbers, resident during summer and migration; Rare: very few numbers, resident during winter and migration
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD
Common: easily observed; fall, winter and spring resident and during migration
BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD
Fairly common: less easily observed; resident in spring and during migration
BROAD-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD
Rare: very few numbers; resident in spring and transient, usually present only during migration
BROAD-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD
Uncommon: low numbers, transient usually present only during migration
COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD
Common: easily observed; resident in spring
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
Uncommon: low numbers, transient usually present only during migration
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WHITE FACED IBIS
Rare: very few numbers, not every year; transient, usually present only during migration
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PINYON JAY
Irregular visitor or resident: transient and resident in winter
SCRUB JAY
Irregular visitor or resident: transient and/or resident in winter
STELLER'S JAY
Irregular visitor or resident: transient and/or resident in winter
GRAY-HEADED JUNCO
Uncommon: low numbers; resident in winter
OREGON/PINK-SIDED JUNCO
Fairly common: resident in winter
SLATE-COLORED JUNCO
Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter
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AMERICAN KESTREL
Uncommon: low numbers, transient, usually present only during migration; winter visitor for a short time
KILLDEER
Rare: very few numbers; permanent resident: Uncommon: low numbers; transient and resident in winter, usually only during migration
CASSIN'S KINGBIRD
Fairly common: transient; Rare: resident in summer
WESTERN KINGBIRD
Common: easily observed transient; Rare: resident in summer
BELTED KINGFISHER
Uncommon: low numbers, transient, usually present only during migration
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET
Rare: very few numbers; transient and winter visitor for a short time
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET
Common: transient; Fairly common, resident in winter
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HORNED LARK
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
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MALLARD
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration and resident in winter
PURPLE MARTIN
Rare: very few numbers; resident in summer
WESTERN MEADOWLARK
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; Rare: resident in winter
MERLIN
Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter and present during migration
COMMON MERGANSER
Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter and present during migration
HOODED MERGANSER
Rare: very few numbers; winter visitor for a short time
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
Rare: very few numbers; resident in spring; Uncommon: low numbers; resident in summer; Fairly common: resident in winter
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LESSER NIGHTHAWK
Uncommon: low numbers; resident in summer
PYGMY NUTHATCH
Irregular visitor or resident: transient and/or resident in winter
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
Irregular visitor or resident: transient and/or resident in winter
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH
Irregular visitor or resident: transient and/or resident in winter
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HOODED ORIOLE
Common: easily oberserved; resident during summer
NORTHERN "BULLOCK'S" ORIOLE
Fairly common: transient, usually present only during migration
SCOTT'S ORIOLE
Fairly common: transient, usually present only during migration; Uncommon: resident during summer
COMMON BARN OWL
Rare: very few numbers; permanent resident
ELF OWL
Uncommon; low numbers; resident in summer
GREAT HORNED OWL
Fairly common: less easily observed; resident in summer
LONG-EARED OWL
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
WESTERN SCREECH OWL
Rare: very few numbers; permanent resident
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GREATER PEWEE
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
WESTERN WOOD-PEWEE
Fairly common: transient, usually present only during migration
PHAINOPEPLA
Common: easily observed; present each month, but represented by different populations or wide ranging species which may occasionally visit
BLACK PHOEBE
Fairly common: permanent resident
EASTERN PHOEBE
Accidental: out of range; resident in winter
SAY'S PHOEBE
Uncommon: few numbers; resident in winter
BAND-TAILED PIGEON
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
NORTHERN PINTAIL
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
WATER PIPIT
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
COMMON POORWILL
Fairly common: less easily observed; resident in summer
PYRRHULOXIA
Rare: few numbers; permanent resident
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GAMBEL'S QUAIL
Common: easily observed in appropriate habitat; permanent resident with little seasonal movement
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COMMON RAVEN
Uncommon: few numbers; present each month
REDHEAD
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; winter visitor for a short time
AMERICAN ROBIN
Uncommon: low numbers; resident in winter and present during migration
RUFOUS-BACKED ROBIN
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
GREATER ROADRUNNER
Rare: very few numbers; permanent resident
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LEAST SANDPIPER
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
SOLITARY SANDPIPER
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
SPOTTED SANDPIPER
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
Very rare: winter visitor for a short time
RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER
Fairly common: resident in winter
WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER
Rare: Irregular visitor or resident, not every year; resident in winter
LESSER SCAUP
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; winter visitor for a short time
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
Rare: very few numbers; transient, present only during migration; winter visitor for a short time
NORTHERN SHOVELER
Rare: very few numbers; transient and winter visitor usually present only during migration
PINE SISKIN
Uncommon: few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter
COMMON SNIPE
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; Rare: transient, usually present only during migration
TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE
Irregular visitor or resident, present only some years; transient or resident in winter
SORA
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; winter visitor
BLACK-CHINNED SPARROW
Uncommon: low numbers; resident in winter
BKACK-THROATED SPARROW
Common: easily observed; permanent resident
BREWER'S SPARROW
Fairly common: transient; usually present only during migration; Rare: very few numbers, resident in winter
CHIPPING SPARROW
Common: easily observed; transient, usually present only during migration; Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter
FOX SPARROW
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; resident in winter
GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; resident in winter
HARRIS'S SPARROW
Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter
HOUSE SPARROW
Fairly common: permant resident
LARK SPARROW
Common: easily observed; transient, usually present only during migration
LINCOLN'S SPARROW
Fairly common: transient, usually present only during migration; Uncommon: low numbers, resident in winter
SAVANNAH SPARROW
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
SONG SPARROW
Rare: very few numbers; spring resident; Fairly common: transient; Uncommon: low numbers, resident in winter
SWAMP SPARROW
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
VESPER SPARROW
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
Common: easily observed; resident in winter
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter
EUROPEAN STARLING
Uncommon: low numbers; resident in spring; Fairly common: transient and resident in winter
BANK SWALLOW
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
BARN SWALLOW
Uncommon: few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
CLIFF SWALLOW
Fairly common: transient
NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW
Common: easily observed transient; Uncommon resident in summer
TREE SWALLOW
Uncommon: few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW
Common: easily observed, transient; Uncommon: few numbers; resident in summer
VAUX'S SWIFT
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
WHITE-THROATED SWIFT
Fairly common: resident in spring; Uncommon: resident in summer; Rare: winter visitor for short time
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SUMMER TANAGER
Fairly common: resident during summer
WESTERN TANAGER
Common: easily observed; transient, usually present only during migration
GREEN-WINGED TEAL
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
BLUE-WINGED TEAL
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
CINNAMON TEAL
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
BROWN THRASHER
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
CRISSAL THRASHER
Uncommon: low numbers; permanent resident
CURVE-BILLED THRASHER
Common: easily observed; permanent resident
SAGE THRASHER
Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter
HERMIT THRUSH
Fairly common: resident in winter and during migration
SWAINSON'S THRUSH
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
VARIED THRUSH
Accidental: out of range; winter visitor for a short time
WOOD THRUSH
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
BRIDLED TITMOUSE
Uncommon: few numbers; transient and/or resident in winter
ABERT'S TOWHEE
Common: easily observed; permanent resident
BROWN TOWHEE
Common: easily observed; permanent resident
GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; Rare: resident in winter
RUFOUS-SIDED TOWHEE
Uncommon: low numbers; resident in winter
NORTHERN BEARDLESS TYRANNULET
Rare: very few numbers; permanent resident
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VERDIN
Common: easily observed permanent resident
BELL'S VIREO
Common: easily observed; resident in summer
GRAY VIREO
Very Rare: transient, usually present only during migration
HUTTON'S VIREO
Uncommon: few numbers; resident in winter
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
RED-EYED VIREO
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
SOLITARY VIREO
Fairly common: few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; Rare: very few numbers, resident in winter
WARBLING VIREO
Common: easily observed, transient, usually present only during migration
WHITE-EYED VIREO
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
VIRGINIA RAIL
Rare: very few numbers; transient and winter resident usually present only during migration
TURKEY VULTURE
Common: easily observed in appropriate habitat; resident during summer and present during migration
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AUDUBON'S WARBLER
Common: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; Fairly common: resident in winter
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER
Fairly common: transient, usually present only during migration; Rare: few numbers; resident in winter
CANADA WARBLER
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
CAPE MAY WARBLER
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
HERMIT WARBLER
Uncommon:low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
HOODED WARBLER
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
KENTUCKY WARBLER
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
LUCY'S WARBLER
Common: easily observed; resident in summer
MAGNOLIA WARBLER
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER
Uncommon:low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
MYRTLE WARBLER
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
NASHVILLE WARBLER
Fairly common: transient, usually present only during migration
NORTHERN PARULA
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER
Fairly common: transient, usually present only during migration; Rare: resident in winter
RED-FACED WARBLER
Rare: very few numbers; resident in winter
TENNESSEE WARBLER
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
TOWNSEND'S WARBLER
Uncommon:low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
VIRGINIA'S WARBLER
Uncommon:low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
WILSON'S WARBLER
Common: easily observed; transient, usually present only during migration
WORM-EATING WARBLER
Accidental: out of range; transient, usually present only during migration
YELLOW WARBLER
Common: easily observed; resident in summer
CEDAR WAXWING
Uncommon: low numbers; transient, usually present only during migration; Irregular visitor: present only some years in winter
AMERICAN WIGEON
Rare: very few numbers; transient, usually present only during migration
ACORN WOODPECKER
Rare: very few numbers; irregular visitor, present only in some years; transient, winter and summer resident
GILA WOODPECKER
Fairly common: permanent resident
LADDER-BACKED WOODPECKER
Fairly common: permanent resident
BEWICK'S WREN
Uncommon: low numbers; resident in summer; Common: resident in winter
CACTUS WREN
Common: easily observed; permanent resident
CANYON WREN
Common: easily observed; permanent resident
HOUSE WREN
Fairly common: transient; Rare: resident in winter
MARSH WREN
Uncommon: low numbers; transient; Rare: resident in winter
ROCK WREN
Rare: very few numbers; resident in summer; Common: resident in winter
WINTER WREN
Very rare: resident in winter
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This list was originally written by Carl S. Tomoff, Prescott College, August 1989. Fieldwork was conducted between 1986 and 1989.