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Bird Observations

Date Range:
Jan-Dec, 1900-2019

Esquimalt Lagoon

225 species (+52 other taxa) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Emperor Goose
Snow Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)
Brant
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) x Canada Goose (hybrid)
Cackling/Canada Goose
goose sp.
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Trumpeter/Tundra Swan
swan sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Eurasian x American Wigeon (hybrid)
Eurasian/American Wigeon
Mallard
Mallard (Domestic type)
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail
Mallard x Northern Pintail (hybrid)
Green-winged Teal
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
dabbling duck sp.
Canvasback
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Tufted Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Greater/Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
scoter sp.
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common x Barrow's Goldeneye (hybrid)
Common/Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Common/Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
duck sp.
California Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Horned/Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Western/Clark's Grebe
grebe sp.
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
pigeon/dove sp.
Common Nighthawk
Vaux's Swift
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
hummingbird sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Pacific Golden-Plover
American/Pacific Golden-Plover (Lesser Golden-Plover)
golden-plover sp.
Black-bellied Plover/golden-plover sp.
Lesser Sand-Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Bar-tailed Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot
Surfbird
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Sanderling
Dunlin
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
peep sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Red-necked Phalarope
Red Phalarope
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
shorebird sp.
Pomarine Jaeger
Parasitic Jaeger
Common Murre
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Ancient Murrelet
murrelet sp.
Rhinoceros Auklet
alcid sp.
Black-legged Kittiwake
Bonaparte's Gull
Franklin's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Iceland Gull
Herring/Iceland Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
Herring x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
Western/Glaucous-winged Gull
Glaucous Gull
Larus sp.
gull sp.
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Elegant Tern
tern sp.
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Common Loon
Yellow-billed Loon
loon sp.
Sooty Shearwater
Brandt's Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
cormorant sp.
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Turkey Vulture
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Osprey
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
Accipiter sp.
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Buteo sp.
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lewis's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
diurnal raptor sp.
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Tropical Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Northern Shrike
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
crow/raven sp.
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Horned Lark
Eurasian Skylark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Tree/Violet-green Swallow
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
swallow sp.
Bushtit
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
Pacific Wren
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
wren sp.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
European Starling
Gray Catbird
Townsend's Solitaire
Varied Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
Red-throated Pipit
American Pipit
House Finch
Purple Finch
House/Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lincoln's Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
sparrow sp.
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
blackbird sp.
Orange-crowned Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Palm Warbler
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
passerine sp.

KEY:| = insufficient data | = rare to widespread

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