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BIRDS OF YUKON TERRITORY, CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF YUKON TERRITORY

OISEAUX DE YUKON TERRITORY

 

  Abundance Codes

D

Distribution range deducted from map, not actual record.

P

Present, abundance not determined.

C

Within its range, varying from common to occasional

O

Rare, wandered outside of its normal range but still may be expected from time to time. Between 10 - 100 records.

V

Vagrant, accidental, species far out of its normal distribution range. >10 records.

I

Introduced species.

Q

Not verified.

X

Extinct.

XL

Extinct in country

Status of Permanence Codes

R

Resident, present  year around.

N

Nests in the area but absent during part of the year.

M

Migrant, non-breeding. May spend a short period or the entire winter.

W

Wintering; stays in the area, while its primary nesting range is elsewhere.

E

National endemic.

*

National bird.

How to safe and print a list

Yukon Territory is home to an impressive number of species of birds that vary from residents, that stay all year around, to breeding birds, that spend a good part of the growing season in Yukon Territory to raise their young, migrants who pass through Yukon Territory with the seasons, to wintering birds who like to spend a good part of the winter in Yukon Territory to escape colder conditions up north. While many species of birds are relatively common as they are part of the ecosystems of the province, it is always a thrill to stumble upon a rare bird or vagrant, that does not really form part of any the Yukon Territory ecosystems. Maybe it got lost during its travels between its summer and winter residence or it got displaced by bad weather.

Among the species of the checklist of the birds of Yukon Territory you can find  waterfowl and wading birds, a large suite of songbirds, raptors, game birds, swifts and nighthawks, etc., many of which occupy several ecosystems simultaneously, as they fly to and from forests, meadows, shorelines of waters, cities and and urban green spaces. At Birdlist, we have developed a coding system that can help you predict when you may expect a certain species, with a code for seasonality, such as resident, nesting, wintering, etc. A code for abundance will give you a clue on the likelihood that you may actually see a certain species of bird. As we progressed with the coding, we realized that there should be a differentiation in the coding for "common", such as less common, common and very common birds. However, this would require reliable quantative data, which for most provinces, are not revealed by the commission of bird records. We hope to provide those in the future. In the meantime, enjoy the current checklist of the birds of Yukon Territory.

 

CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF YUKON TERRITORY

OISEAUX DE YUKON TERRITORY

Lagopus lagopus

Willow Ptarmigan

Lagopède des saules

CR

Lagopus mutus

Rock Ptarmigan

Lagopède alpin

CR

Lagopus leucurus

White-tailed Ptarmigan

Lagopède à queue blanche

V

Bonasa umbellus

Ruffed Grouse

Gélinotte huppée

O

Tympanuchus phasianellus

Sharp-tailed Grouse

Tétras à queue fine

V

Cygnus buccinator

Trumpeter Swan

Cygne trompette

O

Cygnus columbianus

Tundra Swan

Cygne siffleur

M

Anser albifrons

Greater White-fronted Goose

Oie rieuse

M

Anser caerulescens

Snow Goose

Oie des neiges

O

Branta canadensis

Canada Goose

Bernache du Canada

M

Branta bernicla

Brent Goose

Bernache cravant

V

Anas strepera

Gadwall

Canard chipeau

V

Anas americana

American Wigeon

Canard d'Amérique

M

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

Canard colvert

M

Anas discors

Blue-winged Teal

Sarcelle à ailes bleues

O

Anas clypeata

Northern Shoveler

Canard souchet

M

Anas acuta

Northern Pintail

Canard pilet

N

Anas crecca

Common Teal

Sarcelle d'hiver

N

Aythya valisineria

Canvasback

Fuligule à dos blanc

M

Aythya americana

Redhead

Fuligule à tête rouge

V

Aythya collaris

Ring-necked Duck

Fuligule à collier

M

Aythya marila

Greater Scaup

Fuligule milouinan

W

Aythya affinis

Lesser Scaup

Petit Fuligule

N

Somateria spectabilis

King Eider

Eider à tête grise

O

Histrionicus histrionicus

Harlequin Duck

Arlequin plongeur

M

Clangula hyemalis

Long-tailed Duck

Harelde kakawi

M

Melanitta nigra

Black Scoter

Macreuse noire

V

Melanitta perspicillata

Surf Scoter

Macreuse à front blanc

M

Melanitta fusca

White-winged Scoter

Macreuse à ailes blanches

M

Bucephala clangula

Common Goldeneye

Garrot à oeil d'or

V

Bucephala islandica

Barrow's Goldeneye

Garrot d'Islande

M

Bucephala albeola

Bufflehead

Petit Garrot

M

Mergus serrator

Red-breasted Merganser

Harle huppé

N

Mergus merganser

Common Merganser

Grand Harle

M

Sphyrapicus varius

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Pic maculé

V

Picoides pubescens

Downy Woodpecker

Pic mineur

O

Picoides villosus

Hairy Woodpecker

Pic chevelu

O

Colaptes auratus

Northern Flicker

Pic flamboyant

M

Dryocopus pileatus

Pileated Woodpecker

Grand Pic

V

Megaceryle alcyon

Belted Kingfisher

Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

M

Bubo virginianus

Great Horned Owl

Grand-duc d'Amérique

O

Nyctea scandiaca

Snowy Owl

Harfang des neiges

O

Surnia ulula

Northern Hawk Owl

Chouette épervière

O

Aegolius funereus

Boreal Owl

Nyctale de Tengmalm

V

Asio flammeus

Short-eared Owl

Hibou des marais

O

Chordeiles minor

Common Nighthawk

Sykes's Warbler

V

Columba livia

Rock Dove

Pigeon biset

O

Zenaida macroura

Mourning Dove

Tourterelle triste

V

Grus canadensis

Sandhill Crane

Grue du Canada

O

Fulica americana

American Coot

Foulque d'Amérique

V

Gallinago gallinago

Common Snipe

Bécassine des marais

N

Numenius phaeopus

Whimbrel

Courlis corlieu

O

Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper

Maubèche des champs

W

Tringa melanoleuca

Greater Yellowlegs

Grand Chevalier

O

Tringa flavipes

Lesser Yellowlegs

Petit Chevalier

N

Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper

Chevalier solitaire

M

Actitis macularia

Spotted Sandpiper

Chevalier grivelé

N

Heteroscelus incanus

Wandering Tattler

Chevalier errant

V

Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone

Tournepierre à collier

V

Limnodromus griseus

Short-billed Dowitcher

Bécassin roux

V

Limnodromus scolopaceus

Long-billed Dowitcher

Bécassin à long bec

O

Calidris alba

Sanderling

Bécasseau sanderling

V

Calidris pusilla

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Bécasseau semipalmé

W

Calidris mauri

Western Sandpiper

Bécasseau d'Alaska

V

Calidris minutilla

Least Sandpiper

Bécasseau minuscule

W

Calidris bairdii

Baird's Sandpiper

Bécasseau de Baird

O

Calidris melanotos

Pectoral Sandpiper

Bécasseau à poitrine cendrée

O

Calidris alpina

Dunlin

Bécasseau variable

V

Calidris himantopus

Stilt Sandpiper

Bécasseau à échasses

V

Tryngites subruficollis

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Bécasseau roussâtre

V

Phalaropus lobatus

Red-necked Phalarope

Phalarope à bec étroit

W

Phalaropus fulicaria

Red Phalarope

Phalarope à bec large

V

Pluvialis dominica

American Golden-Plover

Pluvier bronzé

W

Pluvialis squatarola

Grey Plover

Pluvier argenté

V

Charadrius semipalmatus

Semipalmated Plover

Pluvier semipalmé

M

Charadrius vociferus

Killdeer

Pluvier kildir

O

Stercorarius pomarinus

Pomarine Jaeger

Labbe pomarin

V

Stercorarius parasiticus

Parasitic Jaeger

Labbe parasite

O

Stercorarius longicaudus

Long-tailed Jaeger

Labbe à longue queue

W

Larus canus

Common Gull

Goéland cendré

N

Larus delawarensis

Ring-billed Gull

Goéland à bec cerclé

V

Larus glaucescens

Glaucous-winged Gull

Goéland à ailes grises

V

Larus hyperboreus

Glaucous Gull

Goéland bourgmestre

W

Larus argentatus

Herring Gull

Goéland argenté

N

Larus philadelphia

Bonaparte's Gull

Mouette de Bonaparte

M

Larus thayeri

Thayer's Gull

V

Sterna paradisaea

Arctic Tern

Sterne arctique

M

Uria lomvia

Thick-billed Murre

Guillemot de Brünnich

V

Cepphus grylle

Black Guillemot

Guillemot à miroir

V

Pandion haliaetus

Osprey

Balbuzard pêcheur

V

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Bald Eagle

Pygargue à tête blanche

M

Circus cyaneus

Northern Harrier

Busard Saint-Martin

M

Accipiter striatus

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Épervier brun

M

Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk

Autour des palombes

W

Buteo jamaicensis

Red-tailed Hawk

Buse à queue rousse

M

Buteo lagopus

Rough-legged Hawk

Buse pattue

W

Aquila chrysaetos

Golden Eagle

Aigle royal

M

Falco sparverius

American Kestrel

Crécerelle d'Amérique

M

Falco columbarius

Merlin

Faucon émerillon

W

Falco rusticolus

Gyrfalcon

Faucon gerfaut

M

Falco peregrinus

Peregrine Falcon

Faucon pèlerin

M

Podiceps grisegena

Red-necked Grebe

Grèbe jougris

M

Podiceps auritus

Horned Grebe

Grèbe esclavon

M

Gavia stellata

Red-throated Loon

Plongeon catmarin

W

Gavia pacifica

Pacific Loon

Plongeon du Pacifique

W

Gavia immer

Common Loon

Plongeon huard

M

Gavia adamsii

Yellow-billed Loon

Plongeon à bec blanc

V

Contopus sordidulus

Western Wood-Pewee

Pioui de l'Ouest

W

Empidonax alnorum

Alder Flycatcher

Moucherolle des aulnes

W

Empidonax minimus

Least Flycatcher

Moucherolle tchébec

V

Empidonax hammondii

Hammond's Flycatcher

Moucherolle de Hammond

O

Empidonax oberholseri

Dusky Flycatcher

Moucherolle sombre

V

Sayornis saya

Say's Phoebe

Moucherolle à ventre roux

N

Lanius excubitor

Northern Shrike

Pie-grièche grise

O

Vireo gilvus

Eastern Warbling-Vireo

Viréo mélodieux

V

Perisoreus canadensis

Grey Jay

Mésangeai du Canada

M

Pica pica

Black-billed Magpie

Pie bavarde

M

Corvus brachyrhynchos

American Crow

Corneille d'Amérique

V

Corvus corax

Common Raven

Grand Corbeau

M

Bombycilla garrulus

Bohemian Waxwing

Jaseur boréal

M

Cinclus mexicanus

American Dipper

Cincle d'Amérique

V

Zoothera naevia

Varied Thrush

Grive à collier

M

Sialia currucoides

Mountain Bluebird

Merlebleu azuré

M

Myadestes townsendi

Townsend's Solitaire

Solitaire de Townsend

M

Catharus minimus

Grey-cheeked Thrush

Grive à joues grises

V

Catharus ustulatus

Swainson's Thrush

Grive à dos olive

W

Catharus guttatus

Hermit Thrush

Grive solitaire

O

Turdus migratorius

American Robin

Merle d'Amérique

N

Oenanthe oenanthe

Northern Wheatear

Traquet motteux

O

Sitta canadensis

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Sittelle à poitrine rousse

M

Poecile atricapillus

Black-capped Chickadee

Mésange à tête noire

M

Poecile gambeli

Mountain Chickadee

Mésange de Gambel

V

Poecile hudsonicus

Boreal Chickadee

Mésange à tête brune

M

Tachycineta bicolor

Tree Swallow

Hirondelle bicolore

M

Tachycineta thalassina

Violet-green Swallow

Hirondelle à face blanche

M

Riparia riparia

Sand Martin

Hirondelle de rivage

W

Hirundo rustica

Barn Swallow

Hirondelle rustique

M

Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Cliff Swallow

Hirondelle à front blanc

M

Regulus calendula

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Roitelet à couronne rubis

M

Regulus satrapa

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Roitelet à couronne dorée

V

Eremophila alpestris

Horned Lark

Alouette hausse-col

W

Motacilla flava

Yellow Wagtail

Bergeronnette printanière

V

Anthus rubescens

American Pipit

Pipit d'Amérique

M

Carduelis pinus

Pine Siskin

Tarin des pins

M

Carduelis hornemanni

Hoary Redpoll

Sizerin blanchâtre

O

Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll

Sizerin flammé

M

Leucosticte tephrocotis

Grey-crowned Rosy-Finch

Roselin à tête grise

V

Carpodacus purpureus

Purple Finch

Roselin pourpré

O

Pinicola enucleator

Pine Grosbeak

Durbec des sapins

O

Loxia curvirostra

Red Crossbill

Bec-croisé des sapins

M

Loxia leucoptera

White-winged Crossbill

Bec-croisé bifascié

M

Calcarius lapponicus

Lapland Longspur

Bruant lapon

N

Calcarius pictus

Smith's Longspur

Bruant de Smith

W

Plectrophenax nivalis

Snow Bunting

Bruant des neiges

M

Passerella iliaca

Fox Sparrow

Bruant fauve

M

Melospiza lincolnii

Lincoln's Sparrow

Bruant de Lincoln

M

Zonotrichia leucophrys

White-crowned Sparrow

Bruant à couronne blanche

N

Zonotrichia atricapilla

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Bruant à couronne dorée

O

Junco hyemalis

Dark-eyed Junco

Junco ardoisé

M

Passerculus sandwichensis

Savannah Sparrow

Bruant des prés

N

Spizella arborea

American Tree Sparrow

Bruant hudsonien

M

Spizella passerina

Chipping Sparrow

Bruant familier

W

Spizella breweri

Brewer's Sparrow

Bruant de Brewer

V

Vermivora peregrina

Tennessee Warbler

Paruline obscure

V

Vermivora celata

Orange-crowned Warbler

Paruline verdâtre

O

Dendroica petechia

Yellow Warbler

Paruline jaune

W

Dendroica coronata

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Paruline à croupion jaune

N

Dendroica townsendi

Townsend's Warbler

Paruline de Townsend

V

Dendroica striata

Blackpoll Warbler

Paruline rayée

M

Setophaga ruticilla

American Redstart

Paruline flamboyante

V

Seiurus noveboracensis

Northern Waterthrush

Paruline des ruisseaux

M

Geothlypis trichas

Common Yellowthroat

Paruline masquée

M

Wilsonia pusilla

Wilson's Warbler

Paruline à calotte noire

M

Pheucticus ludovicianus

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Cardinal à poitrine rose

V

Agelaius phoeniceus

Red-winged Blackbird

Carouge à épaulettes

M

Euphagus carolinus

Rusty Blackbird

Quiscale rouilleux

M

Euphagus cyanocephalus

Brewer's Blackbird

Quiscale de Brewer

V

Molothrus ater

Brown-headed Cowbird

Vacher à tête brune

V

Falcipennis canadensis

Spruce Grouse

Tétras du Canada

R

Picoides dorsalis

American Three-toed Woodpecker

O

Contopus cooperi

Olive-sided Flycatcher

Moucherolle à côtés olive

O

Birds of YUKON TERRITORY, a checklist of the birds of YUKON TERRITORY. Oiseaux de YUKON TERRITORY. The information from BIRDLIST is based on research from from literature, the official national checklists of the birds, information from birdwatchers and extrapolation of our own data. On this checklist of the birds of YUKON TERRITORY the presence and abundance of each bird is coded with our standardized system.