Birds of the Okanagan-Similkameen

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen is a very large (just over 10,000 square km) area with a great deal of natural diversity in both habitat and species. The habitats range from endangered native grasslands and sagebrush scrub, Ponderosa pine meadows, to high sub-alpine. ...more ↓

Peregrine Falcon 1
Falco peregrinus
Band-tailed Pigeon 2
Patagioenas fasciata
Northern Goshawk 3
Accipiter gentilis
Broad-winged Hawk 4
Buteo platypterus
Ferruginous Hawk 5
Buteo regalis
Rough-legged Hawk 6
Buteo lagopus
Golden Eagle 7
Aquila chrysaetos
Canvasback 8
Aythya valisineria
Blue-winged Teal 9
Spatula discors
Greater Scaup 10
Aythya marila
Red-breasted Merganser 11
Mergus serrator
Cackling Goose 12
Branta hutchinsii
Ruddy Duck 13
Oxyura jamaicensis
Lesser Scaup 14
Aythya affinis
Pileated Woodpecker 15
Dryocopus pileatus
Lewis's Woodpecker 2
Melanerpes lewis
Northern Flicker 16
Colaptes auratus
Red-naped Sapsucker 17
Sphyrapicus nuchalis
Williamson's Sapsucker 8
Sphyrapicus thyroideus
Downy Woodpecker 18
Dryobates pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker 19
Dryobates villosus
Great Gray Owl 20
Strix nebulosa
Barred Owl 21
Strix varia
Great Horned Owl 22
Bubo virginianus
Long-eared Owl 8
Asio otus
Northern Hawk Owl 23
Surnia ulula
American Hawk Owl 24
Surnia ulula caparoch
Flammulated Owl 8
Psiloscops flammeolus
Belted Kingfisher 25
Megaceryle alcyon
Eurasian Collared Dove 26
Streptopelia decaocto
Rock Dove 27
Columba livia
Mourning Dove 28
Zenaida macroura
Sora 10
Porzana carolina
Virginia Rail 29
Rallus limicola
American Coot 30
Fulica americana
Sandhill Crane 31
Antigone canadensis
Turkey Vulture 32
Cathartes aura
California Quail 33
Callipepla californica
Sooty Grouse 12
Dendragapus fuliginosus
Dusky Grouse 8
Dendragapus obscurus
Spruce Grouse 19
Falcipennis canadensis
Chukar 34
Alectoris chukar
Ruffed Grouse 35
Bonasa umbellus
Wild Turkey 36
Meleagris gallopavo
White-tailed Ptarmigan 37
Lagopus leucura
Ring-necked Pheasant 38
Phasianus colchicus
Baird's Sandpiper 39
Calidris bairdii
Lesser Yellowlegs 40
Tringa flavipes
Solitary Sandpiper 41
Tringa solitaria
Red-necked Phalarope 10
Phalaropus lobatus
Wilson's Phalarope 42
Phalaropus tricolor
Spotted Sandpiper 43
Actitis macularius
Common Tern 44
Sterna hirundo
Bonaparte's Gull 45
Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Little Gull 46
Hydrocoloeus minutus
California Gull 47
Larus californicus
Mew Gull 48
Larus canus
Ring-billed Gull 49
Larus delawarensis
Glaucous-winged Gull 50
Larus glaucescens
Franklin's Gull 51
Leucophaeus pipixcan
Killdeer 52
Charadrius vociferus
Common Loon 8
Gavia immer
Horned Grebe 45
Podiceps auritus
Red-necked Grebe 53
Podiceps grisegena
Western Grebe 10
Aechmophorus occidentalis
Pied-billed Grebe 54
Podilymbus podiceps
American White Pelican 55
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Great Egret 10
Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron 10
Ardea herodias
Merlin 47
Falco columbarius
American Kestrel 12
Falco sparverius
Common Nighthawk 20
Chordeiles minor
Common Poorwill 56
Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
Calliope Hummingbird 57
Selasphorus calliope
Rufous Hummingbird 58
Selasphorus rufus
Black-chinned Hummingbird 8
Archilochus alexandri
White-throated Swift 59
Aeronautes saxatalis
American Wigeon 9
Mareca americana
Gadwall 60
Mareca strepera
Northern Shoveler 61
Spatula clypeata
Cinnamon Teal 62
Spatula cyanoptera
Trumpeter Swan 63
Cygnus buccinator
Tundra Swan 64
Cygnus columbianus
Northern Pintail 65
Anas acuta
Green-winged Teal 66
Anas crecca
Mallard 47
Anas platyrhynchos
Bufflehead 9
Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye 2
Bucephala clangula
Barrow's Goldeneye 2
Bucephala islandica
Common Merganser 67
Mergus merganser
Snow Goose 47
Anser caerulescens
White-winged Scoter 68
Melanitta fusca
Redhead 69
Aythya americana
Ring-necked Duck 9
Aythya collaris
Ruddy Duck 13
Oxyura jamaicensis
Canada Goose 70
Branta canadensis
Wood Duck 71
Aix sponsa
Hooded Merganser 72
Lophodytes cucullatus
Harlequin Duck 45
Histrionicus histrionicus
Osprey 73
Pandion haliaetus

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