Birds of Queen Charlotte Islands

Birds of Queen Charlotte Islands

Birds of Queen Charlotte Islands

Birds of Queen Charlotte Islands

The Queen Charlotte Islands have some of the largest concentrations of birds in the world. There are birds that reside in the islands all year round and there are many that regularly spend time here on their migrations to the arctic in the spring and to the tropics in the fall. These birds can be subdivided into the following categories: Shorebirds, wading birds, marsh birds sea birds, waterfowl, birds of prey (raptors), song birds, forest birds and game birds.

The following is a list of the names of birds that can be observed in the Queen Charlotte Islands: sandhill crane, trumpeter swan, loon, grebe, fulmar, petrel, cormorant, heron, swan, goose, brant, wood duck, teal, mallard, pintail, gadwal, widgeon, scaup, eider, harlequin, oldsquaw, scoter, goldeneye, bufflehead, merganser, osprey, eagle, harrier, hawk, goshawk, kestrel, merlin, peregrine falcon, gyrfalcon, grouse, ptarmigan, plover, killdeer, oystercatcher, yellowlegs, sandpiper, tattler, sandpiper, godwit, turnstone, surfbird, sanderling, dunlin, dowitcher, snipe, phalarope, gull, kittiwake, tern, murre, pigeon guillemot, murrulet, auklet, puffin, owl, night hawk, swift, hummingbird, kingfisher, red breasted sapsucker, woodpecker, flicker, flycatcher, horned lark, swallow, gray jay, steller’s jay, magpie, crow, raven, chickadee, nutbatch, creeper, tanager, wren, dipper, kinglet, thrush, robin, waxwing, shrike, starling, vireo, warbler, tanager, sparrow, junco, lapland longspur, snow bunting, blackbird, cowbird, finch, grosbeak, crossbill, redpoll, siskin, meadowlark, yellowthroat and northern waterthrush.

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