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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
1
S
1
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna autumnalis
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna autumnalis
1
S
2
Fulvous Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna bicolor
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
2
S
512
Pink-footed Goose - Anser brachyrhynchus
Pink-footed Goose
Anser brachyrhynchus
7
S
6
Brant - Branta bernicla
Brant
Branta bernicla
8
S
514
Barnacle Goose - Branta leucopsis
Barnacle Goose
Branta leucopsis
11
S
21
Garganey - Spatula querquedula
Garganey
Spatula querquedula
22
S
13
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope
Eurasian Wigeon
Mareca penelope
27
S
15
American Black Duck - Anas rubripes
American Black Duck
Anas rubripes
31
S
498
Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula
Mottled Duck
Anas fulvigula
33
S
26
Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
Tufted Duck
Aythya fuligula
40
S
29
Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
Histrionicus histrionicus
43
S
506
California Quail - Callipepla californica
California Quail
Callipepla californica
58
S
46
Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus
Ruffed Grouse
Bonasa umbellus
62
S
198
Band-tailed Pigeon - Patagioenas fasciata
Band-tailed Pigeon
Patagioenas fasciata

78
C
202
Inca Dove - Columbina inca
Inca Dove
Columbina inca
80
S
203
Common Ground Dove - Columbina passerina
Common Ground Dove
Columbina passerina
81
S
207
Groove-billed Ani - Crotophaga sulcirostris
Groove-billed Ani
Crotophaga sulcirostris
84
S
205
Black-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Black-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
87
S
222
Lesser Nighthawk - Chordeiles acutipennis
Lesser Nighthawk
Chordeiles acutipennis
88
S
225
Eastern Whip-poor-will - Antrostomus vociferus
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Antrostomus vociferus
91
S
226
Mexican Whip-poor-will - Antrostomus arizonae
Mexican Whip-poor-will
Antrostomus arizonae
92
S
227
Black Swift - Cypseloides niger
Black Swift
Cypseloides niger

94
C
228
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica
Chimney Swift
Chaetura pelagica

95
C
502
Vaux's Swift - Chaetura vauxi
Vaux's Swift
Chaetura vauxi
96
S
229
White-throated Swift - Aeronautes saxatalis
White-throated Swift
Aeronautes saxatalis

97
C
230
Mexican Violetear - Colibri thalassinus
Mexican Violetear
Colibri thalassinus
98
S
231
Rivoli’s Hummingbird - Eugenes fulgens
Rivoli’s Hummingbird
Eugenes fulgens
99
S
232
Blue-throated Mountain-gem - Lampornis clemenciae
Blue-throated Mountain-gem
Lampornis clemenciae
100
S
233
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris
101
S
235
Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna
Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna
103
S
236
Costa's Hummingbird - Calypte costae
Costa's Hummingbird
Calypte costae
104
S
240
Broad-billed Hummingbird - Cynanthus latirostris
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Cynanthus latirostris
108
S
241
White-eared Hummingbird - Hylocharis leucotis
White-eared Hummingbird
Hylocharis leucotis
109
S
109
Yellow Rail - Coturnicops noveboracensis
Yellow Rail
Coturnicops noveboracensis
110
S
110
Black Rail - Laterallus jamaicensis
Black Rail
Laterallus jamaicensis

111
C
111
King Rail - Rallus elegans
King Rail
Rallus elegans
112
S
114
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinicus
115
S
115
Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
116
S
118
Whooping Crane - Grus americana
Whooping Crane
Grus americana
119
S
120
American Golden-Plover - Pluvialis dominica
American Golden-Plover
Pluvialis dominica

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

126
C
125
Mountain Plover - Charadrius montanus
Mountain Plover
Charadrius montanus

127
C
121
Snowy Plover - Charadrius nivosus
Snowy Plover
Charadrius nivosus

128
C
133
Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda
Upland Sandpiper
Bartramia longicauda

129
C
135
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus

130
C
134
Eskimo Curlew - Numenius borealis
Eskimo Curlew
Numenius borealis
131
S
137
Hudsonian Godwit - Limosa haemastica
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa haemastica
133
S
140
Red Knot - Calidris canutus
Red Knot
Calidris canutus
136
S
153
Ruff - Calidris pugnax
Ruff
Calidris pugnax
137
S
148
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Calidris acuminata
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Calidris acuminata
138
S
150
Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris ferruginea
140
S
505
Purple Sandpiper - Calidris maritima
Purple Sandpiper
Calidris maritima
143
S
145
White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis
White-rumped Sandpiper
Calidris fuscicollis

146
C
152
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Calidris subruficollis
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Calidris subruficollis

147
C
157
American Woodcock - Scolopax minor
American Woodcock
Scolopax minor
153
S
192
Pomarine Jaeger - Stercorarius pomarinus
Pomarine Jaeger
Stercorarius pomarinus
164
S
193
Parasitic Jaeger - Stercorarius parasiticus
Parasitic Jaeger
Stercorarius parasiticus
165
S
194
Long-tailed Jaeger - Stercorarius longicaudus
Long-tailed Jaeger
Stercorarius longicaudus
166
S
195
Long-billed Murrelet - Brachyramphus perdix
Long-billed Murrelet
Brachyramphus perdix
167
S
196
Ancient Murrelet - Synthliboramphus antiquus
Ancient Murrelet
Synthliboramphus antiquus
168
S
162
Ivory Gull - Pagophila eburnea
Ivory Gull
Pagophila eburnea
170
S
165
Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
173
S
166
Little Gull - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Little Gull
Hydrocoloeus minutus
174
S
167
Ross's Gull - Rhodostethia rosea
Ross's Gull
Rhodostethia rosea
175
S
168
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
Leucophaeus atricilla

176
C
172
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis
Western Gull
Larus occidentalis
180
S
176
Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides
Iceland Gull
Larus glaucoides

185
C
177
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus fuscus

186
C
178
Slaty-backed Gull - Larus schistisagus
Slaty-backed Gull
Larus schistisagus
187
S
179
Glaucous-winged Gull - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-winged Gull
Larus glaucescens
188
S
180
Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus
Glaucous Gull
Larus hyperboreus

190
C
181
Great Black-backed Gull - Larus marinus
Great Black-backed Gull
Larus marinus

191
C
182
Kelp Gull - Larus dominicanus
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
192
S
183
Sooty Tern - Onychoprion fuscatus
Sooty Tern
Onychoprion fuscatus
193
S
184
Least Tern - Sternula antillarum
Least Tern
Sternula antillarum

194
C
188
Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea
Arctic Tern
Sterna paradisaea
198
S
190
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus
Royal Tern
Thalasseus maximus
200
S
496
Sandwich Tern - Thalasseus sandvicensis
Sandwich Tern
Thalasseus sandvicensis
201
S
191
Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger
Black Skimmer
Rynchops niger
202
S
56
Arctic Loon - Gavia arctica
Arctic Loon
Gavia arctica
204
S
57
Pacific Loon - Gavia pacifica
Pacific Loon
Gavia pacifica

205
C
59
Yellow-billed Loon - Gavia adamsii
Yellow-billed Loon
Gavia adamsii
207
S
66
Wood Stork - Mycteria americana
Wood Stork
Mycteria americana
209
S
67
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens
Magnificent Frigatebird
Fregata magnificens
211
S
504
Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster
Brown Booby
Sula leucogaster
212
S
68
Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
213
S
70
Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga
Anhinga
Anhinga anhinga
215
S
72
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis
Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis
217
S
74
Least Bittern - Ixobrychus exilis
Least Bittern
Ixobrychus exilis
except southeastern Colorado
except southeastern Colorado
219
C
78
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea
only birds in juvenal plumage (white)
only birds in juvenal plumage (white)
223
S
79
Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor
Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor
224
S
80
Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescens
Reddish Egret
Egretta rufescens
225
S
84
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Nyctanassa violacea
229
S
85
White Ibis - Eudocimus albus
White Ibis
Eudocimus albus
230
S
88
Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja
Roseate Spoonbill
Platalea ajaja
234
S
89
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus
235
S
513
White-tailed Kite - Elanus leucurus
White-tailed Kite
Elanus leucurus
238
S
92
Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus
Swallow-tailed Kite
Elanoides forficatus
239
S
94
Mississippi Kite - Ictinia mississippiensis
Mississippi Kite
Ictinia mississippiensis

240
C
100
Common Black Hawk - Buteogallus anthracinus
Common Black Hawk
Buteogallus anthracinus
246
S
101
Harris's Hawk - Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
247
S
102
Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus
Red-shouldered Hawk
Buteo lineatus
249
S
103
Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus
Broad-winged Hawk
Buteo platypterus

250
C
105
Zone-tailed Hawk - Buteo albonotatus
Zone-tailed Hawk
Buteo albonotatus
252
S
209
Flammulated Owl - Psiloscops flammeolus
Flammulated Owl
Psiloscops flammeolus

259
C
213
Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus
Snowy Owl
Bubo scandiacus
263
S
216
Spotted Owl - Strix occidentalis
Spotted Owl
Strix occidentalis

266
C
217
Barred Owl - Strix varia
Barred Owl
Strix varia
267
S
220
Boreal Owl - Aegolius funereus
Boreal Owl
Aegolius funereus

270
C
244
Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-headed Woodpecker
Melanerpes erythrocephalus

274
C
245
Acorn Woodpecker - Melanerpes formicivorus
Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus
not birds at known site in Durango
not birds at known site in Durango
275
S
246
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Melanerpes carolinus

276
C
247
Williamson's Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Williamson's Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus thyroideus

277
C
507
Red-breasted Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus ruber
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus ruber
280
S
253
American Three-toed Woodpecker - Picoides dorsalis
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Picoides dorsalis

281
C
560
Black-backed Woodpecker - Picoides arcticus
Black-backed Woodpecker
Picoides arcticus
282
S
255
Crested Caracara - Caracara cheriway
Crested Caracara
Caracara cheriway
290
S
258
Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus
Gyrfalcon
Falco rusticolus
294
S
557
Rosy-faced Lovebird - Agapornis roseicollis
Rosy-faced Lovebird
Agapornis roseicollis
299
S
559
Rose-throated Becard - Pachyramphus aglaiae
Rose-throated Becard
Pachyramphus aglaiae
300
S
263
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
303
S
264
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Empidonax flaviventris
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Empidonax flaviventris
304
S
265
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
Acadian Flycatcher
Empidonax virescens
305
S
266
Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum
Alder Flycatcher
Empidonax alnorum

306
C
268
Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus
Least Flycatcher
Empidonax minimus

308
C
270
Gray Flycatcher - Empidonax wrightii
Gray Flycatcher
Empidonax wrightii

310
C
273
Buff-breasted Flycatcher - Empidonax fulvifrons
Buff-breasted Flycatcher
Empidonax fulvifrons
314
S
274
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans
Black Phoebe
Sayornis nigricans

315
C
278
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Myiarchus tuberculifer
319
S
280
Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus
Great Crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus crinitus

321
C
281
Brown-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus tyrannulus
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus tyrannulus
322
S
495
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
323
S
282
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher - Myiodynastes luteiventris
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Myiodynastes luteiventris
324
S
508
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
325
S
503
Couch's Kingbird - Tyrannus couchii
Couch's Kingbird
Tyrannus couchii
326
S
284
Thick-billed Kingbird - Tyrannus crassirostris
Thick-billed Kingbird
Tyrannus crassirostris
328
S
511
Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus savana
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
332
S
290
White-eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus
White-eyed Vireo
Vireo griseus

335
C
291
Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii
Bell's Vireo
Vireo bellii

336
C
293
Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons
Yellow-throated Vireo
Vireo flavifrons

338
C
296
Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius
Blue-headed Vireo
Vireo solitarius

340
C
298
Philadelphia Vireo - Vireo philadelphicus
Philadelphia Vireo
Vireo philadelphicus

342
C
515
Yellow-green Vireo - Vireo flavoviridis
Yellow-green Vireo
Vireo flavoviridis
345
S
558
Mexican Jay - Aphelocoma wollweberi
Mexican Jay
Aphelocoma wollweberi
351
S
306
Clark's Nutcracker - Nucifraga columbiana
Clark's Nutcracker
Nucifraga columbiana

352
C
308
Chihuahuan Raven - Corvus cryptoleucus
Chihuahuan Raven
Corvus cryptoleucus

355
C
309
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Corvus corax

356
C
312
Purple Martin - Progne subis
Purple Martin
Progne subis

362
C
499
Cave Swallow - Petrochelidon fulva
Cave Swallow
Petrochelidon fulva
365
S
325
Pygmy Nuthatch - Sitta pygmaea
Pygmy Nuthatch
Sitta pygmaea

372
C
328
Canyon Wren - Catherpes mexicanus
Canyon Wren
Catherpes mexicanus

375
C
330
Pacific Wren - Troglodytes pacificus
Pacific Wren
Troglodytes pacificus
377
S
331
Winter Wren - Troglodytes hiemalis
Winter Wren
Troglodytes hiemalis

378
C
332
Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis
Sedge Wren
Cistothorus platensis
379
S
335
Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
Bewick's Wren
Thryomanes bewickii

382
C
509
Cactus Wren - Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Cactus Wren
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
383
S
337
American Dipper - Cinclus mexicanus
American Dipper
Cinclus mexicanus

385
C
340
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
Eastern Bluebird
Sialia sialis

388
C
341
Western Bluebird - Sialia mexicana
Western Bluebird
Sialia mexicana

389
C
345
Gray-cheeked Thrush - Catharus minimus
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Catharus minimus

393
C
348
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina
Wood Thrush
Hylocichla mustelina

398
C
357
Curve-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma curvirostre
Curve-billed Thrasher
Toxostoma curvirostre

402
C
354
Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum
Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum

403
C
355
Long-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma longirostre
Long-billed Thrasher
Toxostoma longirostre
404
S
356
Bendire's Thrasher - Toxostoma bendirei
Bendire's Thrasher
Toxostoma bendirei
405
S
363
Phainopepla - Phainopepla nitens
Phainopepla
Phainopepla nitens
411
S
360
Sprague's Pipit - Anthus spragueii
Sprague's Pipit
Anthus spragueii

414
C
478
Brambling - Fringilla montifringilla
Brambling
Fringilla montifringilla
415
S
483
Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus
Purple Finch
Haemorhous purpureus
422
S
488
Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea
Common Redpoll
Acanthis flammea

424
C
497
Hoary Redpoll - Acanthis hornemanni
Hoary Redpoll
Acanthis hornemanni
425
S
491
Lawrence's Goldfinch - Spinus lawrencei
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Spinus lawrencei
431
S
364
Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus
Lapland Longspur
Calcarius lapponicus

435
C
365
Chestnut-collared Longspur - Calcarius ornatus
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Calcarius ornatus

436
C
366
Smith's Longspur - Calcarius pictus
Smith's Longspur
Calcarius pictus
437
S
367
McCown's Longspur - Rhynchophanes mccownii
McCown's Longspur
Rhynchophanes mccownii

438
C
368
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Plectrophenax nivalis

439
C
427
Black-chinned Sparrow - Spizella atrogularis
Black-chinned Sparrow
Spizella atrogularis
447
S
426
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla
Field Sparrow
Spizella pusilla

448
C
439
Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca
Fox Sparrow
Passerella iliaca
Slate-colored
Slate-colored
450
C
447
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Dark-eyed Junco
Junco hyemalis
White-winged
White-winged
454
C
446
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia atricapilla

457
C
431
Sagebrush Sparrow - Artemisiospiza nevadensis
Sagebrush Sparrow
Artemisiospiza nevadensis

461
C
437
LeConte's Sparrow - Ammodramus leconteii
LeConte's Sparrow
Ammodramus leconteii
463
S
438
Nelson's Sparrow - Ammodramus nelsoni
Nelson's Sparrow
Ammodramus nelsoni
464
S
435
Baird's Sparrow - Ammodramus bairdii
Baird's Sparrow
Ammodramus bairdii
465
S
436
Henslow's Sparrow - Ammodramus henslowii
Henslow's Sparrow
Ammodramus henslowii
466
S
420
Canyon Towhee - Melozone fusca
Canyon Towhee
Melozone fusca

471
C
418
Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Eastern Towhee
Pipilo erythrophthalmus
475
S
463
Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna
Eastern Meadowlark
Sturnella magna
479
S
473
Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatus
Hooded Oriole
Icterus cucullatus
482
S
474
Streak-backed Oriole - Icterus pustulatus
Streak-backed Oriole
Icterus pustulatus
483
S
476
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Baltimore Oriole
Icterus galbula

485
C
477
Scott's Oriole - Icterus parisorum
Scott's Oriole
Icterus parisorum

487
C
470
Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus
Bronzed Cowbird
Molothrus aeneus
489
S
371
Louisiana Waterthrush - Parkesia motacilla
Louisiana Waterthrush
Parkesia motacilla
497
S
374
Golden-winged Warbler - Vermivora chrysoptera
Golden-winged Warbler
Vermivora chrysoptera

499
C
377
Swainson's Warbler - Limnothlypis swainsonii
Swainson's Warbler
Limnothlypis swainsonii
504
S
380
Lucy's Warbler - Leiothlypis luciae
Lucy's Warbler
Leiothlypis luciae
except Yellowjacket Canyon
except Yellowjacket Canyon
507
S
383
Connecticut Warbler - Oporornis agilis
Connecticut Warbler
Oporornis agilis
510
S
385
Mourning Warbler - Geothlypis philadelphia
Mourning Warbler
Geothlypis philadelphia
512
S
390
Cape May Warbler - Setophaga tigrina
Cape May Warbler
Setophaga tigrina
517
S
391
Cerulean Warbler - Setophaga cerulea
Cerulean Warbler
Setophaga cerulea
518
S
393
Tropical Parula - Setophaga pitiayumi
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
520
S
405
Prairie Warbler - Setophaga discolor
Prairie Warbler
Setophaga discolor
532
S
409
Hermit Warbler - Setophaga occidentalis
Hermit Warbler
Setophaga occidentalis
536
S
510
Golden-crowned Warbler - Basileuterus culicivorus
Golden-crowned Warbler
Basileuterus culicivorus
538
S
411
Canada Warbler - Cardellina canadensis
Canada Warbler
Cardellina canadensis
539
S
413
Red-faced Warbler - Cardellina rubrifrons
Red-faced Warbler
Cardellina rubrifrons
541
S
414
Painted Redstart - Myioborus pictus
Painted Redstart
Myioborus pictus
542
S
448
Hepatic Tanager - Piranga flava
Hepatic Tanager
Piranga flava
except southeastern Colorado
except southeastern Colorado
543
C
450
Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea
Scarlet Tanager
Piranga olivacea

545
C
453
Pyrrhuloxia - Cardinalis sinuatus
Pyrrhuloxia
Cardinalis sinuatus
548
S
459
Painted Bunting - Passerina ciris
Painted Bunting
Passerina ciris

555
C
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