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Colorado Rare Bird Review List

Observations of the following species or any bird species not accepted to the state list, must be documented and accepted for our understanding of bird distribution in the state to be updated. Additional species may require documentation based on location (county button). Select a county to create a list of all review list species for a county.

     
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SpeciesID
Species
LatinName
Special Circumstances
SortOrder
ListType
0
New to State - 
New to State
0
S
1
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna autumnalis
0
S
2
Fulvous Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna bicolor
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
1
S
6
Brant - Branta bernicla
Brant
Branta bernicla
5
S
13
Eurasian Wigeon - Anas penelope
Eurasian Wigeon
Anas penelope
12
S
15
American Black Duck - Anas rubripes
American Black Duck
Anas rubripes
14
S
498
Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula
Mottled Duck
Anas fulvigula
16
S
21
Garganey - Anas querquedula
Garganey
Anas querquedula
21
S
26
Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
Tufted Duck
Aythya fuligula
26
S
29
Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
Histrionicus histrionicus
29
S
46
Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus
Ruffed Grouse
Bonasa umbellus
46
S
198
Band-tailed Pigeon - Patagioenas fasciata
Band-tailed Pigeon
Patagioenas fasciata

62
C
202
Inca Dove - Columbina inca
Inca Dove
Columbina inca
64
S
203
Common Ground-Dove - Columbina passerina
Common Ground-Dove
Columbina passerina
65
S
205
Black-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Black-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
69
S
207
Groove-billed Ani - Crotophaga sulcirostris
Groove-billed Ani
Crotophaga sulcirostris
71
S
222
Lesser Nighthawk - Chordeiles acutipennis
Lesser Nighthawk
Chordeiles acutipennis
72
S
225
Eastern Whip-poor-will - Antrostomus vociferus
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Antrostomus vociferus
75
S
226
Mexican Whip-poor-will - Antrostomus arizonae
Mexican Whip-poor-will
Antrostomus arizonae
76
S
227
Black Swift - Cypseloides niger
Black Swift
Cypseloides niger

77
C
228
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica
Chimney Swift
Chaetura pelagica

78
C
502
Vaux's Swift - Chaetura vauxi
Vaux's Swift
Chaetura vauxi
78
S
229
White-throated Swift - Aeronautes saxatalis
White-throated Swift
Aeronautes saxatalis

80
C
230
Mexican Violetear - Colibri thalassinus
Mexican Violetear
Colibri thalassinus
81
S
231
Magnificent Hummingbird - Eugenes fulgens
Magnificent Hummingbird
Eugenes fulgens
82
S
232
Blue-throated Hummingbird - Lampornis clemenciae
Blue-throated Hummingbird
Lampornis clemenciae
83
S
233
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris
84
S
235
Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna
Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna
86
S
236
Costa's Hummingbird - Calypte costae
Costa's Hummingbird
Calypte costae
87
S
240
Broad-billed Hummingbird - Cynanthus latirostris
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Cynanthus latirostris
91
S
241
White-eared Hummingbird - Hylocharis leucotis
White-eared Hummingbird
Hylocharis leucotis
92
S
109
Yellow Rail - Coturnicops noveboracensis
Yellow Rail
Coturnicops noveboracensis
93
S
110
Black Rail - Laterallus jamaicensis
Black Rail
Laterallus jamaicensis

94
C
111
King Rail - Rallus elegans
King Rail
Rallus elegans
95
S
114
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinicus
98
S
115
Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
99
S
118
Whooping Crane - Grus americana
Whooping Crane
Grus americana
102
S
120
American Golden-Plover - Pluvialis dominica
American Golden-Plover
Pluvialis dominica

106
C
121
Snowy Plover - Charadrius nivosus
Snowy Plover
Charadrius nivosus

107
C
123
Piping Plover - Charadrius melodus
Piping Plover
Charadrius melodus

109
C
125
Mountain Plover - Charadrius montanus
Mountain Plover
Charadrius montanus

111
C
133
Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda
Upland Sandpiper
Bartramia longicauda

112
C
134
Eskimo Curlew - Numenius borealis
Eskimo Curlew
Numenius borealis
113
S
135
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus

114
C
137
Hudsonian Godwit - Limosa haemastica
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa haemastica
116
S
140
Red Knot - Calidris canutus
Red Knot
Calidris canutus
119
S
153
Ruff - Calidris pugnax
Ruff
Calidris pugnax
120
S
148
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Calidris acuminata
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Calidris acuminata
121
S
150
Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris ferruginea
123
S
505
Purple Sandpiper - Calidris maritima
Purple Sandpiper
Calidris maritima
125
S
145
White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis
White-rumped Sandpiper
Calidris fuscicollis

128
C
152
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Calidris subruficollis
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Calidris subruficollis

129
C
157
American Woodcock - Scolopax minor
American Woodcock
Scolopax minor
136
S
192
Pomarine Jaeger - Stercorarius pomarinus
Pomarine Jaeger
Stercorarius pomarinus
145
S
193
Parasitic Jaeger - Stercorarius parasiticus
Parasitic Jaeger
Stercorarius parasiticus
146
S
194
Long-tailed Jaeger - Stercorarius longicaudus
Long-tailed Jaeger
Stercorarius longicaudus
147
S
195
Long-billed Murrelet - Brachyramphus perdix
Long-billed Murrelet
Brachyramphus perdix
148
S
196
Ancient Murrelet - Synthliboramphus antiquus
Ancient Murrelet
Synthliboramphus antiquus
149
S
162
Ivory Gull - Pagophila eburnea
Ivory Gull
Pagophila eburnea
151
S
165
Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
154
S
166
Little Gull - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Little Gull
Hydrocoloeus minutus
155
S
167
Ross's Gull - Rhodostethia rosea
Ross's Gull
Rhodostethia rosea
156
S
168
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
Leucophaeus atricilla

157
C
172
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis
Western Gull
Larus occidentalis
161
S
175
Thayer's Gull - Larus thayeri
Thayer's Gull
Larus thayeri

164
C
176
Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides
Iceland Gull
Larus glaucoides
165
S
177
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus fuscus

166
C
178
Slaty-backed Gull - Larus schistisagus
Slaty-backed Gull
Larus schistisagus
167
S
179
Glaucous-winged Gull - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-winged Gull
Larus glaucescens
168
S
180
Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus
Glaucous Gull
Larus hyperboreus

169
C
181
Great Black-backed Gull - Larus marinus
Great Black-backed Gull
Larus marinus

170
C
182
Kelp Gull - Larus dominicanus
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
171
S
183
Sooty Tern - Onychoprion fuscatus
Sooty Tern
Onychoprion fuscatus
172
S
184
Least Tern - Sternula antillarum
Least Tern
Sternula antillarum

173
C
188
Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea
Arctic Tern
Sterna paradisaea
177
S
190
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus
Royal Tern
Thalasseus maximus
179
S
496
Sandwich Tern - Thalasseus sandvicensis
Sandwich Tern
Thalasseus sandvicensis
180
S
191
Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger
Black Skimmer
Rynchops niger
181
S
56
Arctic Loon - Gavia arctica
Arctic Loon
Gavia arctica
183
S
57
Pacific Loon - Gavia pacifica
Pacific Loon
Gavia pacifica

184
C
59
Yellow-billed Loon - Gavia adamsii
Yellow-billed Loon
Gavia adamsii
186
S
66
Wood Stork - Mycteria americana
Wood Stork
Mycteria americana
187
S
67
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens
Magnificent Frigatebird
Fregata magnificens
188
S
504
Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster
Brown Booby
Sula leucogaster
188
S
68
Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
189
S
70
Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga
Anhinga
Anhinga anhinga
191
S
72
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis
Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis
193
S
74
Least Bittern - Ixobrychus exilis
Least Bittern
Ixobrychus exilis
except southeastern Colorado
except southeastern Colorado
195
C
78
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea
only birds in juvenal plumage (white)
only birds in juvenal plumage (white)
199
S
79
Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor
Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor
200
S
80
Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescens
Reddish Egret
Egretta rufescens
201
S
84
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Nyctanassa violacea
205
S
85
White Ibis - Eudocimus albus
White Ibis
Eudocimus albus
206
S
88
Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja
Roseate Spoonbill
Platalea ajaja
209
S
89
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus
210
S
92
Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus
Swallow-tailed Kite
Elanoides forficatus
213
S
94
Mississippi Kite - Ictinia mississippiensis
Mississippi Kite
Ictinia mississippiensis

214
C
100
Common Black Hawk - Buteogallus anthracinus
Common Black Hawk
Buteogallus anthracinus
220
S
101
Harris's Hawk - Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
221
S
102
Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus
Red-shouldered Hawk
Buteo lineatus
222
S
103
Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus
Broad-winged Hawk
Buteo platypterus

223
C
105
Zone-tailed Hawk - Buteo albonotatus
Zone-tailed Hawk
Buteo albonotatus
225
S
209
Flammulated Owl - Psiloscops flammeolus
Flammulated Owl
Psiloscops flammeolus

231
C
213
Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus
Snowy Owl
Bubo scandiacus
235
S
216
Spotted Owl - Strix occidentalis
Spotted Owl
Strix occidentalis

238
C
217
Barred Owl - Strix varia
Barred Owl
Strix varia
239
S
220
Boreal Owl - Aegolius funereus
Boreal Owl
Aegolius funereus

242
C
244
Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-headed Woodpecker
Melanerpes erythrocephalus

246
C
245
Acorn Woodpecker - Melanerpes formicivorus
Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus
not birds at known site in Durango
not birds at known site in Durango
247
S
246
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Melanerpes carolinus

248
C
247
Williamson's Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Williamson's Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus thyroideus

249
C
253
American Three-toed Woodpecker - Picoides dorsalis
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Picoides dorsalis

255
C
255
Crested Caracara - Caracara cheriway
Crested Caracara
Caracara cheriway
257
S
258
Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus
Gyrfalcon
Falco rusticolus
260
S
263
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
265
S
265
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
Acadian Flycatcher
Empidonax virescens
267
S
266
Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum
Alder Flycatcher
Empidonax alnorum
268
S
268
Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus
Least Flycatcher
Empidonax minimus

270
C
270
Gray Flycatcher - Empidonax wrightii
Gray Flycatcher
Empidonax wrightii

272
C
273
Buff-breasted Flycatcher - Empidonax fulvifrons
Buff-breasted Flycatcher
Empidonax fulvifrons
275
S
274
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans
Black Phoebe
Sayornis nigricans

276
C
278
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Myiarchus tuberculifer
280
S
280
Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus
Great Crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus crinitus

282
C
281
Brown-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus tyrannulus
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus tyrannulus
283
S
495
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
284
S
282
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher - Myiodynastes luteiventris
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Myiodynastes luteiventris
285
S
503
Couch's Kingbird - Tyrannus couchii
Couch's Kingbird
Tyrannus couchii
286
S
284
Thick-billed Kingbird - Tyrannus crassirostris
Thick-billed Kingbird
Tyrannus crassirostris
287
S
290
White-eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus
White-eyed Vireo
Vireo griseus

293
C
291
Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii
Bell's Vireo
Vireo bellii

294
C
293
Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons
Yellow-throated Vireo
Vireo flavifrons

296
C
296
Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius
Blue-headed Vireo
Vireo solitarius

298
C
298
Philadelphia Vireo - Vireo philadelphicus
Philadelphia Vireo
Vireo philadelphicus

300
C
306
Clark's Nutcracker - Nucifraga columbiana
Clark's Nutcracker
Nucifraga columbiana

308
C
308
Chihuahuan Raven - Corvus cryptoleucus
Chihuahuan Raven
Corvus cryptoleucus

311
C
309
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Corvus corax

312
C
312
Purple Martin - Progne subis
Purple Martin
Progne subis

314
C
499
Cave Swallow - Petrochelidon fulva
Cave Swallow
Petrochelidon fulva
320
S
325
Pygmy Nuthatch - Sitta pygmaea
Pygmy Nuthatch
Sitta pygmaea

328
C
328
Canyon Wren - Catherpes mexicanus
Canyon Wren
Catherpes mexicanus

331
C
330
Pacific Wren - Troglodytes pacificus
Pacific Wren
Troglodytes pacificus
333
S
331
Winter Wren - Troglodytes hiemalis
Winter Wren
Troglodytes hiemalis

334
C
332
Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis
Sedge Wren
Cistothorus platensis
335
S
335
Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
Bewick's Wren
Thryomanes bewickii

338
C
337
American Dipper - Cinclus mexicanus
American Dipper
Cinclus mexicanus

340
C
340
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
Eastern Bluebird
Sialia sialis

343
C
341
Western Bluebird - Sialia mexicana
Western Bluebird
Sialia mexicana

344
C
345
Gray-cheeked Thrush - Catharus minimus
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Catharus minimus

348
C
348
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina
Wood Thrush
Hylocichla mustelina

351
C
357
Curve-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma curvirostre
Curve-billed Thrasher
Toxostoma curvirostre

355
C
354
Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum
Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum

356
C
355
Long-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma longirostre
Long-billed Thrasher
Toxostoma longirostre
357
S
356
Bendire's Thrasher - Toxostoma bendirei
Bendire's Thrasher
Toxostoma bendirei
358
S
363
Phainopepla - Phainopepla nitens
Phainopepla
Phainopepla nitens
364
S
360
Sprague's Pipit - Anthus spragueii
Sprague's Pipit
Anthus spragueii

367
C
478
Brambling - Fringilla montifringilla
Brambling
Fringilla montifringilla
368
S
483
Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus
Purple Finch
Haemorhous purpureus
374
S
488
Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea
Common Redpoll
Acanthis flammea

378
C
497
Hoary Redpoll - Acanthis hornemanni
Hoary Redpoll
Acanthis hornemanni
379
S
491
Lawrence's Goldfinch - Spinus lawrencei
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Spinus lawrencei
382
S
364
Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus
Lapland Longspur
Calcarius lapponicus

385
C
365
Chestnut-collared Longspur - Calcarius ornatus
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Calcarius ornatus

386
C
366
Smith's Longspur - Calcarius pictus
Smith's Longspur
Calcarius pictus
387
S
367
McCown's Longspur - Rhynchophanes mccownii
McCown's Longspur
Rhynchophanes mccownii

388
C
368
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Plectrophenax nivalis

389
C
371
Louisiana Waterthrush - Parkesia motacilla
Louisiana Waterthrush
Parkesia motacilla
392
S
374
Golden-winged Warbler - Vermivora chrysoptera
Golden-winged Warbler
Vermivora chrysoptera

394
C
377
Swainson's Warbler - Limnothlypis swainsonii
Swainson's Warbler
Limnothlypis swainsonii
398
S
380
Lucy's Warbler - Oreothlypis luciae
Lucy's Warbler
Oreothlypis luciae
except Yellowjacket Canyon
except Yellowjacket Canyon
401
S
383
Connecticut Warbler - Oporornis agilis
Connecticut Warbler
Oporornis agilis
404
S
385
Mourning Warbler - Geothlypis philadelphia
Mourning Warbler
Geothlypis philadelphia
406
S
390
Cape May Warbler - Setophaga tigrina
Cape May Warbler
Setophaga tigrina
411
S
391
Cerulean Warbler - Setophaga cerulea
Cerulean Warbler
Setophaga cerulea
412
S
393
Tropical Parula - Setophaga pitiayumi
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
414
S
405
Prairie Warbler - Setophaga discolor
Prairie Warbler
Setophaga discolor
426
S
409
Hermit Warbler - Setophaga occidentalis
Hermit Warbler
Setophaga occidentalis
430
S
411
Canada Warbler - Cardellina canadensis
Canada Warbler
Cardellina canadensis
432
S
413
Red-faced Warbler - Cardellina rubrifrons
Red-faced Warbler
Cardellina rubrifrons
434
S
414
Painted Redstart - Myioborus pictus
Painted Redstart
Myioborus pictus
435
S
418
Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Eastern Towhee
Pipilo erythrophthalmus
439
S
420
Canyon Towhee - Melozone fusca
Canyon Towhee
Melozone fusca

441
C
426
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla
Field Sparrow
Spizella pusilla

447
C
427
Black-chinned Sparrow - Spizella atrogularis
Black-chinned Sparrow
Spizella atrogularis
448
S
431
Sagebrush Sparrow - Artemisiospiza nevadensis
Sagebrush Sparrow
Artemisiospiza nevadensis

452
C
435
Baird's Sparrow - Ammodramus bairdii
Baird's Sparrow
Ammodramus bairdii
456
S
436
Henslow's Sparrow - Ammodramus henslowii
Henslow's Sparrow
Ammodramus henslowii
457
S
437
Le Conte's Sparrow - Ammodramus leconteii
Le Conte's Sparrow
Ammodramus leconteii
458
S
438
Nelson's Sparrow - Ammodramus nelsoni
Nelson's Sparrow
Ammodramus nelsoni
459
S
439
Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca
Fox Sparrow
Passerella iliaca
Slate-colored
Slate-colored
460
C
446
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia atricapilla

467
C
447
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Dark-eyed Junco
Junco hyemalis
White-winged
White-winged
468
C
448
Hepatic Tanager - Piranga flava
Hepatic Tanager
Piranga flava
except southeastern Colorado
except southeastern Colorado
469
C
450
Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea
Scarlet Tanager
Piranga olivacea

471
C
453
Pyrrhuloxia - Cardinalis sinuatus
Pyrrhuloxia
Cardinalis sinuatus
474
S
463
Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna
Eastern Meadowlark
Sturnella magna
484
S
470
Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus
Bronzed Cowbird
Molothrus aeneus
491
S
473
Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatus
Hooded Oriole
Icterus cucullatus
494
S
474
Streak-backed Oriole - Icterus pustulatus
Streak-backed Oriole
Icterus pustulatus
495
S
476
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Baltimore Oriole
Icterus galbula

497
C
477
Scott's Oriole - Icterus parisorum
Scott's Oriole
Icterus parisorum

498
C
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