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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Jan-Dec, 1900-2019

Rocky Mountain National Park

256 species (+88 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Canada Goose
Cackling/Canada Goose
goose sp.
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Eurasian/American Wigeon
Mallard
Mallard (Domestic type)
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
dabbling duck sp.
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Greater/Lesser Scaup
Aythya sp.
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Ruddy Duck
duck sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Ring-necked Pheasant
White-tailed Ptarmigan
Dusky Grouse
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
pigeon/dove sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Common Poorwill
Black Swift
Chimney Swift
Chimney/Vaux's Swift
White-throated Swift
large swift sp.
swift sp.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Calliope Hummingbird
Selasphorus sp.
hummingbird sp.
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Long-billed Curlew
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated/Western Sandpiper
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
peep sp.
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
shorebird sp.
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Larus sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
gull sp.
Caspian Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
Neotropic/Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
white egret sp.
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Glossy/White-faced Ibis
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Cooper's Hawk/Northern Goshawk
Accipiter sp.
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Ferruginous Hawk
Buteo sp.
hawk sp.
Barn Owl
Flammulated Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Burrowing Owl
Long-eared Owl
Boreal Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
owl sp.
Belted Kingfisher
Williamson's Sapsucker
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red-naped Sapsucker
Yellow-bellied/Red-naped Sapsucker
sapsucker sp.
Lewis's Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy/Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
woodpecker sp.
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
large falcon sp.
small falcon sp.
falcon sp.
diurnal raptor sp.
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Western/Eastern Wood-Pewee
pewee sp. (Contopus sp.)
Willow Flycatcher
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)
Least Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Gray Flycatcher
Dusky Flycatcher
Gray/Dusky Flycatcher
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hammond's/Dusky Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher)
Empidonax sp.
Eastern Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
phoebe sp.
Western Kingbird
Cassin's/Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)
White-eyed Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cassin's/Plumbeous Vireo
solitary vireo sp.
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
vireo sp.
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike
Loggerhead/Northern Shrike
shrike sp.
Canada Jay
Pinyon Jay
Steller's Jay
Blue Jay
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
jay sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Black-billed Magpie
Clark's Nutcracker
American Crow
Common Raven
raven sp.
crow/raven sp.
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Black-capped/Mountain Chickadee
chickadee sp.
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Tree/Violet-green Swallow
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
swallow sp.
Bushtit
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
kinglet sp.
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
nuthatch sp.
Brown Creeper
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Rock Wren
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Pacific Wren
Winter Wren
Pacific/Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
Sedge/Marsh Wren
wren sp.
American Dipper
European Starling
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Sage Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
Eastern Bluebird
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
bluebird sp.
Townsend's Solitaire
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Catharus sp.
American Robin
thrush sp.
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Bohemian/Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
American Pipit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Evening Grosbeak
Pine Grosbeak
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Black Rosy-Finch
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch
rosy-finch sp.
House Finch
Cassin's Finch
Haemorhous sp.
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
crossbill sp.
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
American Goldfinch
Spinus sp. (goldfinch sp.)
finch sp.
Chestnut-collared Longspur
Smith's Longspur
McCown's Longspur
Cassin's Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow