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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
1
S
2
Fulvous Whistling-Duck - Dendrocygna bicolor
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Dendrocygna bicolor
2
S
6
Brant - Branta bernicla
Brant
Branta bernicla
6
S
21
Garganey - Spatula querquedula
Garganey
Spatula querquedula
12
S
13
Eurasian Wigeon - Mareca penelope
Eurasian Wigeon
Mareca penelope
17
S
15
American Black Duck - Anas rubripes
American Black Duck
Anas rubripes
20
S
498
Mottled Duck - Anas fulvigula
Mottled Duck
Anas fulvigula
21
S
26
Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula
Tufted Duck
Aythya fuligula
27
S
29
Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus
Harlequin Duck
Histrionicus histrionicus
30
S
506
California Quail - Callipepla californica
California Quail
Callipepla californica
44
S
46
Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus
Ruffed Grouse
Bonasa umbellus
48
S
198
Band-tailed Pigeon - Patagioenas fasciata
Band-tailed Pigeon
Patagioenas fasciata

64
C
202
Inca Dove - Columbina inca
Inca Dove
Columbina inca
66
S
203
Common Ground-Dove - Columbina passerina
Common Ground-Dove
Columbina passerina
67
S
205
Black-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Black-billed Cuckoo
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
71
S
207
Groove-billed Ani - Crotophaga sulcirostris
Groove-billed Ani
Crotophaga sulcirostris
73
S
222
Lesser Nighthawk - Chordeiles acutipennis
Lesser Nighthawk
Chordeiles acutipennis
74
S
225
Eastern Whip-poor-will - Antrostomus vociferus
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Antrostomus vociferus
77
S
226
Mexican Whip-poor-will - Antrostomus arizonae
Mexican Whip-poor-will
Antrostomus arizonae
78
S
227
Black Swift - Cypseloides niger
Black Swift
Cypseloides niger

79
C
228
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica
Chimney Swift
Chaetura pelagica

80
C
502
Vaux's Swift - Chaetura vauxi
Vaux's Swift
Chaetura vauxi
81
S
229
White-throated Swift - Aeronautes saxatalis
White-throated Swift
Aeronautes saxatalis

82
C
230
Mexican Violetear - Colibri thalassinus
Mexican Violetear
Colibri thalassinus
83
S
231
Rivoli’s Hummingbird - Eugenes fulgens
Rivoli’s Hummingbird
Eugenes fulgens
84
S
232
Blue-throated Hummingbird - Lampornis clemenciae
Blue-throated Hummingbird
Lampornis clemenciae
85
S
233
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris
86
S
235
Anna's Hummingbird - Calypte anna
Anna's Hummingbird
Calypte anna
88
S
236
Costa's Hummingbird - Calypte costae
Costa's Hummingbird
Calypte costae
89
S
240
Broad-billed Hummingbird - Cynanthus latirostris
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Cynanthus latirostris
93
S
241
White-eared Hummingbird - Hylocharis leucotis
White-eared Hummingbird
Hylocharis leucotis
94
S
109
Yellow Rail - Coturnicops noveboracensis
Yellow Rail
Coturnicops noveboracensis
95
S
110
Black Rail - Laterallus jamaicensis
Black Rail
Laterallus jamaicensis

96
C
111
King Rail - Rallus elegans
King Rail
Rallus elegans
97
S
114
Purple Gallinule - Porphyrio martinicus
Purple Gallinule
Porphyrio martinicus
100
S
115
Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
101
S
118
Whooping Crane - Grus americana
Whooping Crane
Grus americana
104
S
120
American Golden-Plover - Pluvialis dominica
American Golden-Plover
Pluvialis dominica

108
C
121
Snowy Plover - Charadrius nivosus
Snowy Plover
Charadrius nivosus

109
C
123
Piping Plover - Charadrius melodus
Piping Plover
Charadrius melodus

111
C
125
Mountain Plover - Charadrius montanus
Mountain Plover
Charadrius montanus

113
C
133
Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda
Upland Sandpiper
Bartramia longicauda

114
C
135
Whimbrel - Numenius phaeopus
Whimbrel
Numenius phaeopus

115
C
134
Eskimo Curlew - Numenius borealis
Eskimo Curlew
Numenius borealis
116
S
137
Hudsonian Godwit - Limosa haemastica
Hudsonian Godwit
Limosa haemastica
118
S
140
Red Knot - Calidris canutus
Red Knot
Calidris canutus
121
S
153
Ruff - Calidris pugnax
Ruff
Calidris pugnax
122
S
148
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Calidris acuminata
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Calidris acuminata
123
S
150
Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea
Curlew Sandpiper
Calidris ferruginea
125
S
505
Purple Sandpiper - Calidris maritima
Purple Sandpiper
Calidris maritima
128
S
145
White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis
White-rumped Sandpiper
Calidris fuscicollis

131
C
152
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Calidris subruficollis
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Calidris subruficollis

132
C
157
American Woodcock - Scolopax minor
American Woodcock
Scolopax minor
138
S
192
Pomarine Jaeger - Stercorarius pomarinus
Pomarine Jaeger
Stercorarius pomarinus
148
S
193
Parasitic Jaeger - Stercorarius parasiticus
Parasitic Jaeger
Stercorarius parasiticus
149
S
194
Long-tailed Jaeger - Stercorarius longicaudus
Long-tailed Jaeger
Stercorarius longicaudus
150
S
195
Long-billed Murrelet - Brachyramphus perdix
Long-billed Murrelet
Brachyramphus perdix
151
S
196
Ancient Murrelet - Synthliboramphus antiquus
Ancient Murrelet
Synthliboramphus antiquus
152
S
162
Ivory Gull - Pagophila eburnea
Ivory Gull
Pagophila eburnea
154
S
165
Black-headed Gull - Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
157
S
166
Little Gull - Hydrocoloeus minutus
Little Gull
Hydrocoloeus minutus
158
S
167
Ross's Gull - Rhodostethia rosea
Ross's Gull
Rhodostethia rosea
159
S
168
Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla
Laughing Gull
Leucophaeus atricilla

160
C
172
Western Gull - Larus occidentalis
Western Gull
Larus occidentalis
164
S
176
Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides
Iceland Gull
Larus glaucoides

167
C
177
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Larus fuscus
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Larus fuscus

168
C
178
Slaty-backed Gull - Larus schistisagus
Slaty-backed Gull
Larus schistisagus
169
S
179
Glaucous-winged Gull - Larus glaucescens
Glaucous-winged Gull
Larus glaucescens
170
S
180
Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus
Glaucous Gull
Larus hyperboreus

171
C
181
Great Black-backed Gull - Larus marinus
Great Black-backed Gull
Larus marinus

172
C
182
Kelp Gull - Larus dominicanus
Kelp Gull
Larus dominicanus
173
S
183
Sooty Tern - Onychoprion fuscatus
Sooty Tern
Onychoprion fuscatus
174
S
184
Least Tern - Sternula antillarum
Least Tern
Sternula antillarum

175
C
188
Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea
Arctic Tern
Sterna paradisaea
179
S
190
Royal Tern - Thalasseus maximus
Royal Tern
Thalasseus maximus
181
S
496
Sandwich Tern - Thalasseus sandvicensis
Sandwich Tern
Thalasseus sandvicensis
182
S
191
Black Skimmer - Rynchops niger
Black Skimmer
Rynchops niger
183
S
56
Arctic Loon - Gavia arctica
Arctic Loon
Gavia arctica
185
S
57
Pacific Loon - Gavia pacifica
Pacific Loon
Gavia pacifica

186
C
59
Yellow-billed Loon - Gavia adamsii
Yellow-billed Loon
Gavia adamsii
188
S
66
Wood Stork - Mycteria americana
Wood Stork
Mycteria americana
189
S
67
Magnificent Frigatebird - Fregata magnificens
Magnificent Frigatebird
Fregata magnificens
190
S
504
Brown Booby - Sula leucogaster
Brown Booby
Sula leucogaster
191
S
68
Neotropic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Neotropic Cormorant
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
192
S
70
Anhinga - Anhinga anhinga
Anhinga
Anhinga anhinga
194
S
72
Brown Pelican - Pelecanus occidentalis
Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis
196
S
74
Least Bittern - Ixobrychus exilis
Least Bittern
Ixobrychus exilis
except southeastern Colorado
except southeastern Colorado
198
C
78
Little Blue Heron - Egretta caerulea
Little Blue Heron
Egretta caerulea
only birds in juvenal plumage (white)
only birds in juvenal plumage (white)
202
S
79
Tricolored Heron - Egretta tricolor
Tricolored Heron
Egretta tricolor
203
S
80
Reddish Egret - Egretta rufescens
Reddish Egret
Egretta rufescens
204
S
84
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Nyctanassa violacea
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Nyctanassa violacea
208
S
85
White Ibis - Eudocimus albus
White Ibis
Eudocimus albus
209
S
88
Roseate Spoonbill - Platalea ajaja
Roseate Spoonbill
Platalea ajaja
212
S
89
Black Vulture - Coragyps atratus
Black Vulture
Coragyps atratus
213
S
92
Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus
Swallow-tailed Kite
Elanoides forficatus
216
S
94
Mississippi Kite - Ictinia mississippiensis
Mississippi Kite
Ictinia mississippiensis

217
C
100
Common Black Hawk - Buteogallus anthracinus
Common Black Hawk
Buteogallus anthracinus
223
S
101
Harris's Hawk - Parabuteo unicinctus
Harris's Hawk
Parabuteo unicinctus
224
S
102
Red-shouldered Hawk - Buteo lineatus
Red-shouldered Hawk
Buteo lineatus
225
S
103
Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus
Broad-winged Hawk
Buteo platypterus

226
C
105
Zone-tailed Hawk - Buteo albonotatus
Zone-tailed Hawk
Buteo albonotatus
228
S
209
Flammulated Owl - Psiloscops flammeolus
Flammulated Owl
Psiloscops flammeolus

234
C
213
Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus
Snowy Owl
Bubo scandiacus
238
S
216
Spotted Owl - Strix occidentalis
Spotted Owl
Strix occidentalis

241
C
217
Barred Owl - Strix varia
Barred Owl
Strix varia
242
S
220
Boreal Owl - Aegolius funereus
Boreal Owl
Aegolius funereus

245
C
244
Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-headed Woodpecker
Melanerpes erythrocephalus

249
C
245
Acorn Woodpecker - Melanerpes formicivorus
Acorn Woodpecker
Melanerpes formicivorus
not birds at known site in Durango
not birds at known site in Durango
250
S
246
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Melanerpes carolinus

251
C
247
Williamson's Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Williamson's Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus thyroideus

252
C
507
Red-breasted Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus ruber
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus ruber
254.5
S
253
American Three-toed Woodpecker - Picoides dorsalis
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Picoides dorsalis

258
C
255
Crested Caracara - Caracara cheriway
Crested Caracara
Caracara cheriway
260
S
258
Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus
Gyrfalcon
Falco rusticolus
263
S
263
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Contopus virens
268
S
264
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Empidonax flaviventris
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Empidonax flaviventris
269
S
265
Acadian Flycatcher - Empidonax virescens
Acadian Flycatcher
Empidonax virescens
270
S
266
Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum
Alder Flycatcher
Empidonax alnorum

271
C
268
Least Flycatcher - Empidonax minimus
Least Flycatcher
Empidonax minimus

273
C
270
Gray Flycatcher - Empidonax wrightii
Gray Flycatcher
Empidonax wrightii

275
C
273
Buff-breasted Flycatcher - Empidonax fulvifrons
Buff-breasted Flycatcher
Empidonax fulvifrons
278
S
274
Black Phoebe - Sayornis nigricans
Black Phoebe
Sayornis nigricans

279
C
278
Dusky-capped Flycatcher - Myiarchus tuberculifer
Dusky-capped Flycatcher
Myiarchus tuberculifer
283
S
280
Great Crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus crinitus
Great Crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus crinitus

285
C
281
Brown-crested Flycatcher - Myiarchus tyrannulus
Brown-crested Flycatcher
Myiarchus tyrannulus
286
S
495
Great Kiskadee - Pitangus sulphuratus
Great Kiskadee
Pitangus sulphuratus
287
S
282
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher - Myiodynastes luteiventris
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher
Myiodynastes luteiventris
288
S
508
Tropical Kingbird - Tyrannus melancholicus
Tropical Kingbird
Tyrannus melancholicus
288.5
S
503
Couch's Kingbird - Tyrannus couchii
Couch's Kingbird
Tyrannus couchii
289
S
284
Thick-billed Kingbird - Tyrannus crassirostris
Thick-billed Kingbird
Tyrannus crassirostris
291
S
511
Fork-tailed Flycatcher - Tyrannus savana
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Tyrannus savana
294.5
S
290
White-eyed Vireo - Vireo griseus
White-eyed Vireo
Vireo griseus

297
C
291
Bell's Vireo - Vireo bellii
Bell's Vireo
Vireo bellii

298
C
293
Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons
Yellow-throated Vireo
Vireo flavifrons

300
C
296
Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius
Blue-headed Vireo
Vireo solitarius

302
C
298
Philadelphia Vireo - Vireo philadelphicus
Philadelphia Vireo
Vireo philadelphicus

304
C
306
Clark's Nutcracker - Nucifraga columbiana
Clark's Nutcracker
Nucifraga columbiana

312
C
308
Chihuahuan Raven - Corvus cryptoleucus
Chihuahuan Raven
Corvus cryptoleucus

315
C
309
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Common Raven
Corvus corax

316
C
312
Purple Martin - Progne subis
Purple Martin
Progne subis

318
C
499
Cave Swallow - Petrochelidon fulva
Cave Swallow
Petrochelidon fulva
324
S
325
Pygmy Nuthatch - Sitta pygmaea
Pygmy Nuthatch
Sitta pygmaea

332
C
328
Canyon Wren - Catherpes mexicanus
Canyon Wren
Catherpes mexicanus

335
C
330
Pacific Wren - Troglodytes pacificus
Pacific Wren
Troglodytes pacificus
337
S
331
Winter Wren - Troglodytes hiemalis
Winter Wren
Troglodytes hiemalis

338
C
332
Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis
Sedge Wren
Cistothorus platensis
339
S
335
Bewick's Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
Bewick's Wren
Thryomanes bewickii

342
C
509
Cactus Wren - Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Cactus Wren
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
342.5
S
337
American Dipper - Cinclus mexicanus
American Dipper
Cinclus mexicanus

344
C
340
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
Eastern Bluebird
Sialia sialis

347
C
341
Western Bluebird - Sialia mexicana
Western Bluebird
Sialia mexicana

348
C
345
Gray-cheeked Thrush - Catharus minimus
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Catharus minimus

352
C
348
Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina
Wood Thrush
Hylocichla mustelina

355
C
357
Curve-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma curvirostre
Curve-billed Thrasher
Toxostoma curvirostre

359
C
354
Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum
Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum

360
C
355
Long-billed Thrasher - Toxostoma longirostre
Long-billed Thrasher
Toxostoma longirostre
361
S
356
Bendire's Thrasher - Toxostoma bendirei
Bendire's Thrasher
Toxostoma bendirei
362
S
363
Phainopepla - Phainopepla nitens
Phainopepla
Phainopepla nitens
368
S
360
Sprague's Pipit - Anthus spragueii
Sprague's Pipit
Anthus spragueii

371
C
478
Brambling - Fringilla montifringilla
Brambling
Fringilla montifringilla
372
S
483
Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus
Purple Finch
Haemorhous purpureus
379
S
488
Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea
Common Redpoll
Acanthis flammea

381
C
497
Hoary Redpoll - Acanthis hornemanni
Hoary Redpoll
Acanthis hornemanni
382
S
491
Lawrence's Goldfinch - Spinus lawrencei
Lawrence's Goldfinch
Spinus lawrencei
387
S
364
Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus
Lapland Longspur
Calcarius lapponicus

389
C
365
Chestnut-collared Longspur - Calcarius ornatus
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Calcarius ornatus

390
C
366
Smith's Longspur - Calcarius pictus
Smith's Longspur
Calcarius pictus
391
S
367
McCown's Longspur - Rhynchophanes mccownii
McCown's Longspur
Rhynchophanes mccownii

392
C
368
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis
Snow Bunting
Plectrophenax nivalis

393
C
418
Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Eastern Towhee
Pipilo erythrophthalmus
396
S
420
Canyon Towhee - Melozone fusca
Canyon Towhee
Melozone fusca

398
C
426
Field Sparrow - Spizella pusilla
Field Sparrow
Spizella pusilla

404
C
427
Black-chinned Sparrow - Spizella atrogularis
Black-chinned Sparrow
Spizella atrogularis
405
S
431
Sagebrush Sparrow - Artemisiospiza nevadensis
Sagebrush Sparrow
Artemisiospiza nevadensis

409
C
435
Baird's Sparrow - Ammodramus bairdii
Baird's Sparrow
Ammodramus bairdii
413
S
436
Henslow's Sparrow - Ammodramus henslowii
Henslow's Sparrow
Ammodramus henslowii
414
S
437
LeConte's Sparrow - Ammodramus leconteii
LeConte's Sparrow
Ammodramus leconteii
415
S
438
Nelson's Sparrow - Ammodramus nelsoni
Nelson's Sparrow
Ammodramus nelsoni
416
S
439
Fox Sparrow - Passerella iliaca
Fox Sparrow
Passerella iliaca
Slate-colored
Slate-colored
417
C
446
Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia atricapilla

424
C
447
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Dark-eyed Junco
Junco hyemalis
White-winged
White-winged
425
C
463
Eastern Meadowlark - Sturnella magna
Eastern Meadowlark
Sturnella magna
429
S
473
Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatus
Hooded Oriole
Icterus cucullatus
432
S
474
Streak-backed Oriole - Icterus pustulatus
Streak-backed Oriole
Icterus pustulatus
433
S
476
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Baltimore Oriole
Icterus galbula

435
C
477
Scott's Oriole - Icterus parisorum
Scott's Oriole
Icterus parisorum

436
C
470
Bronzed Cowbird - Molothrus aeneus
Bronzed Cowbird
Molothrus aeneus
438
S
371
Louisiana Waterthrush - Parkesia motacilla
Louisiana Waterthrush
Parkesia motacilla
446
S
374
Golden-winged Warbler - Vermivora chrysoptera
Golden-winged Warbler
Vermivora chrysoptera

448
C
377
Swainson's Warbler - Limnothlypis swainsonii
Swainson's Warbler
Limnothlypis swainsonii
452
S
380
Lucy's Warbler - Oreothlypis luciae
Lucy's Warbler
Oreothlypis luciae
except Yellowjacket Canyon
except Yellowjacket Canyon
455
S
383
Connecticut Warbler - Oporornis agilis
Connecticut Warbler
Oporornis agilis
458
S
385
Mourning Warbler - Geothlypis philadelphia
Mourning Warbler
Geothlypis philadelphia
460
S
390
Cape May Warbler - Setophaga tigrina
Cape May Warbler
Setophaga tigrina
465
S
391
Cerulean Warbler - Setophaga cerulea
Cerulean Warbler
Setophaga cerulea
466
S
393
Tropical Parula - Setophaga pitiayumi
Tropical Parula
Setophaga pitiayumi
468
S
405
Prairie Warbler - Setophaga discolor
Prairie Warbler
Setophaga discolor
480
S
409
Hermit Warbler - Setophaga occidentalis
Hermit Warbler
Setophaga occidentalis
484
S
510
Golden-crowned Warbler - Basileuterus culicivorus
Golden-crowned Warbler
Basileuterus culicivorus
485.5
S
411
Canada Warbler - Cardellina canadensis
Canada Warbler
Cardellina canadensis
486
S
413
Red-faced Warbler - Cardellina rubrifrons
Red-faced Warbler
Cardellina rubrifrons
488
S
414
Painted Redstart - Myioborus pictus
Painted Redstart
Myioborus pictus
489
S
448
Hepatic Tanager - Piranga flava
Hepatic Tanager
Piranga flava
except southeastern Colorado
except southeastern Colorado
490
C
450
Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea
Scarlet Tanager
Piranga olivacea

492
C
453
Pyrrhuloxia - Cardinalis sinuatus
Pyrrhuloxia
Cardinalis sinuatus
495
S
459
Painted Bunting - Passerina ciris
Painted Bunting
Passerina ciris

501
C
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