British Columbia Wildlife Watch - Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area Bird Checklist
copyright © A.L. Mol  2003
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229 species
compiled by Wilma Robinson
printed 03/94

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   May 2002 - The taxonomic order, common names and four-letter codes included in this web version of the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area Bird Checklist published in 1994 have been updated using the 7th edition of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Check-List of North American Birds (AOU 1998) and its supplement (AOU 2000).

Bird Tracks

The following is a list of the bird species that have been observed in the Pitt-Addington Marsh Wildlife Management Area. The status of each species is indicated by an abundance level in each of four seasons. The standard four letter code is shown for each species.

Explanation of Symbols

Seasonal Occurrence
Sp = Spring (March - May)
S = Summer (June - August)
F = Fall (September - November)
W = Winter (December - February)

Relative Abundance
c = common [easily observed on any visit to appropriate habitat in appropriate season]
f = frequent [usually observed on any visit to appropriate habitat in appropriate season(s)]
u = uncommon [sometimes observed on a visit to appropriate habitat in appropriate season]
r = rare [only a few sightings each year]
ca = casual [not recorded every year]
ac = accidental [so far out of normal range that it is not likely to be seen again]

Other Symbols
* = known to breed in the checklist area

Code * Species Spring Summer Fall Winter







RTLO
Red-throated Loon


ca
COLO
Common Loon u
u u







PBGR * Pied-billed Grebe f f u u
HOGR
Horned Grebe r
r r
RNGR
Red-necked Grebe r
r r
EAGR
Eared Grebe

r
WEGR
Western Grebe u u
u







AWPE
American White Pelican ca
ca







DCCO
Double-crested Cormorant u r u u







AMBI * American Bittern f f u u
GBHE * Great Blue Heron c c c c
GREG
Great Egret
ca ca
CAEG
Cattle Egret


ca
GRHE * Green Heron u u u ca
BCNH
Black-crowned Night-Heron
ca








TUVU
Turkey Vulture r r r







GWFG
Greater White-fronted Goose ca
ca ca
SNGO
Snow Goose


ca
CAGO * Canada Goose c c c c
TRUS
Trumpeter Swan c
u c
TUSW
Tundra Swan u

u
WODU * Wood Duck c c c u
GADW
Gadwall f u f f
EUWI
Eurasian Wigeon r

r
AMWI
American Wigeon r
r r
MALL * Mallard c c c c
BTWE * Blue-winged Teal f u

CITE * Cinnamon Teal f u

NOSL
Northern Shoveler f
f u
NOPI
Northern Pintail f
f f
GWTE
Green-winged Teal f u f u
CANV
Canvasback c
f c
REDH
Redhead


r
RNDU
Ring-necked Duck c r f c
GRSC
Greater Scaup c
u c
LESC
Lesser Scaup u r r u
WWSC
White-winged Scoter

r
BLSC
Black Scoter


ca
LTDU
Long-tailed Duck


ca
BUFF
Bufflehead f
f f
COGO
Common Goldeneye u
u f
BAGO
Barrow's Goldeneye r
r r
HOME * Hooded Merganser f u u f
COME * Common Merganser u r u u
RBME
Red-breasted Merganser r ca
u
RUDU
Ruddy Duck u

u







OSPR * Osprey f f f
WTKI
White-tailed Kite
ac

BAEA * Bald Eagle f f f c
NOHA * Northern Harrier c f c c
SSHA
Sharp-shinned Hawk u u u u
COHA * Cooper's Hawk u u u u
NOGO
Northern Goshawk r
r r
RTHA * Red-tailed Hawk c c c c
RLHA
Rough-legged Hawk u

u
GOEA * Golden Eagle r r r r







AMKE * American Kestrel f r f r
MERL
Merlin r r
r
PEFA
Peregrine Falcon r
r r
GYRF
Gyrfalcon


r







RNPH * Ring-necked Pheasant u u u u
RUGR * Ruffed Grouse u u u u
BLGR * Blue Grouse f f r r







VIRA * Virginia Rail f f u r
SORA * Sora f f r
AMCO * American Coot c u c c







SACR * Sandhill Crane u u u







BBPL
Black-bellied Plover r
r
AGPL
American Golden-Plover

r
KILL * Killdeer c c c u







GRYE
Greater Yellowlegs f
f r
LEYE
Lesser Yellowlegs u
u
SOSA
Solitary Sandpiper r
r
WATA
Wandering Tattler
ca

SPSA * Spotted Sandpiper u c u
LBCU
Long-billed Curlew ca


WESA
Western Sandpiper r r r
LESA
Least Sandpiper r
r
PESA
Pectoral Sandpiper r
r
DUNL
Dunlin f
f f
STSA
Stilt Sandpiper ca ac ca
LBDO
Long-billed Dowitcher r
r
COSN * Common Snipe c c f u
RNPL
Red-necked Phalarope

r







FRGU
Franklin's Gull

r
BOGU
Bonaparte's Gull


ac
MEGU
Mew Gull c u c c
RBGU
Ring-billed Gull f u u u
CAGU
California Gull r r r r
HEGU
Herring Gull


r
THGU
Thayer's Gull f u f f
GWGU
Glaucous-winged Gull c
c c
GLGU
Glaucous Gull


r
BLKI
Black-legged Kittiwake
ac

SAGU
Sabine's Gull

ca
CATE
Caspian Tern
r

BLTE * Black Tern r r








MAMU
Marbled Murrelet r r








RODO * Rock Dove c c c c
BTPI * Band-tailed Pigeon f f f u
MODO * Mourning Dove u u u r







BNOW * Barn Owl r r r r







WSOW
Western Screech-Owl u u r u
GHOW * Great Horned Owl u u u u
SNOW
Snowy Owl r

r
NHOW
Northern Hawk Owl ca
ca ca
NPOW
Northern Pygmy-Owl r
r r
BDOW
Barred Owl u u u u
GGOW
Great Gray Owl


ac
LEOW
Long-eared Owl r r r r
SEOW * Short-eared Owl u r u u
NSWO * Northern Saw-whet Owl u r r r







CONI * Common Nighthawk
u








BLSW
Black Swift u f r
VASW
Vaux's Swift f f r







ANHU
Anna's Hummingbird


r
COHU
Costa's Hummingbird ac


RUHU
Rufous Hummingbird c c f







BEKI * Belted Kingfisher u f u u







LEWO
Lewis's Woodpecker r ca r
RBSA * Red-breasted Sapsucker u u u u
DOWO * Downy Woodpecker f f f f
HAWO * Hairy Woodpecker f f f f
NOFL * Northern Flicker c c c c
PIWO * Pileated Woodpecker f f u u







OSFL
Olive-sided Flycatcher f f u
WWPE
Western Wood-Pewee f f u
WIFL * Willow Flycatcher r c r
LEFL
Least Flycatcher ca ca

HAFL
Hammond's Flycatcher f u u
PSFL * Pacific-slope Flycatcher f f u
SAPH
Say's Phoebe r


WEKI
Western Kingbird r r

EAKI * Eastern Kingbird r c u







NOSH
Northern Shrike u

u







CAVI * Cassin's Vireo f f f
HUVI
Hutton's Vireo r r r r
WAVI * Warbling Vireo f f f
REVI * Red-eyed Vireo r f f







STJA * Steller's Jay c c c c
CLNU
Clark's Nutcracker

ca
BBMA
Black-billed Magpie


ca
NOCR * Northwestern Crow c c c c
CORA * Common Raven c c c c







HOLA
Horned Lark r
r







PUMA
Purple Martin ca


TRSW * Tree Swallow c c u
VGSW * Violet-green Swallow c c f
NRWS * Northern Rough-winged Swallow c c f
BKSW
Bank Swallow r
u
BASW * Barn Swallow c c f
CLSW * Cliff Swallow c c f







BCCH * Black-capped Chickadee c c c c
MOCH
Mountain Chickadee


r
CBCH
Chestnut-backed Chickadee c c c c







BUSH * Bushtit c c f f







RBNU * Red-breasted Nuthatch u f u u







BRCR * Brown Creeper u u u u







BEWR * Bewick's Wren c f f f
HOWR
House Wren r
r
WIWR * Winter Wren c c c c
MAWR * Marsh Wren c c f u







AMDI * American Dipper u r u u







GCKI * Golden-crowned Kinglet c c c c
RCKI
Ruby-crowned Kinglet f
f f







WEBL
Western Bluebird
ca

MOBL
Mountain Bluebird r
r
TOSO
Townsend's Solitaire u

r
SWTH * Swainson's Thrush f c u
HETH
Hermit Thrush u
u f
AMRO * American Robin c c c c
VATH * Varied Thrush f
u f







GRCA * Gray Catbird r r r
NOMO
Northern Mockingbird

ca







EUST * European Starling c c c c







AMPI
American Pipit c
c r







BOWA
Bohemian Waxwing r

r
CEWA * Cedar Waxwing f c c r







TEWA
Tennessee Warbler

ca
OCWA * Orange-crowned Warbler c f c
NAWA
Nashville Warbler r ca r
YEWA * Yellow Warbler c c f
YRWA * Yellow-rumped Warbler c u c r
BTGW * Black-throated Gray Warbler f u f
TOWA * Townsend's Warbler f u f
AMRE * American Redstart
ca

MACW * MacGillivray's Warbler f u u
COYE * Common Yellowthroat c c f
WIWA * Wilson's Warbler c f c
CAWA
Canada Warbler ca


YBCH
Yellow-breasted Chat
ca








WETA * Western Tanager f u u







SPTO * Spotted Towhee c c c c
ATSP
American Tree Sparrow


r
CHSP
Chipping Sparrow r
r
VESP
Vesper Sparrow ca
ca
BTSP
Black-throated Sparrow ac


SASP
Sage Sparrow ac


SAVS * Savannah Sparrow c c c r
FOSP
Fox Sparrow c
u c
SOSP * Song Sparrow c c c c
LISP
Lincoln's Sparrow f
f r
SWSP
Swamp Sparrow

r r
WTSP
White-throated Sparrow r
r
HASP
Harris's Sparrow r
r r
WCSP
White-crowned Sparrow c c c f
GCSP
Golden-crowned Sparrow f
f u
DEJU * Dark-eyed Junco c f c c
LALO
Lapland Longspur

ca
SMLO
Smith's Longspur

ac
SNBU
Snow Bunting

r r







BHGR * Black-headed Grosbeak u f u
LZBU
Lazuli Bunting r r








RWBL * Red-winged Blackbird c c c c
WEME * Western Meadowlark f r u r
YHBL
Yellow-headed Blackbird r r

RUBL
Rusty Blackbird

ca ca
BRBL * Brewer's Blackbird c c f f
BHCO * Brown-headed Cowbird f f u r
BUOR
Bullock's Oriole u u r







GCRF
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

r r
PIGR
Pine Grosbeak


r
PUFI * Purple Finch f f f f
HOFI * House Finch c c c c
RECR
Red Crossbill r r r r
CORE
Common Redpoll


r
PISI * Pine Siskin f u u f
AMGO * American Goldfinch f c f u
EVGR
Evening Grosbeak u r r f







HOSP * House Sparrow c c c c