Alberta Rare Bird List

The following list of birds require a rare bird form to be filled out and submitted. Please help us help research by using the simple form provided on this site. 

Family Common Name Latin Name
    Gaviidae Red-throated Loon    Gavia stellata
    Gaviidae Pacific Loon    Gavia pacifica
    Podicipedidae Clark's Grebe    Aechmophorus clarkii
    Ardeidae Cattle Egret    Bubulcus ibis
    Threskiornithidae White-faced Ibis    Plegadis chihi
    Cathartidae Turkey Vulture    Cathartes aura
    Anatidae Trumpeter Swan    Cygnus buccinator
    Anatidae Wood Duck    Aix sponsa
    Anatidae Eurasian Wigeon    Anas penelope
    Anatidae American Black Duck    Anas rubripes
    Anatidae Greater Scaup    Aythya marila
    Anatidae Surf Scoter    Melanitta perspicillata
    Anatidae Hooded Merganser    Lophodytes cucullatus
    Falconidae Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus
    Phasianidae Sage Grouse    Centrocercus urophasianus
    Phasianidae Wild Turkey    Meleagris gallopavo
    Rallidae Yellow Rail    Coturnicops noveboracensis
    Gruidae Whooping Crane    Grus americana
    Charadriidae Piping Plover    Charadrius melodus
    Charadriidae Mountain Plover    Charadrius montanus
    Recurcirostridae Black-necked Stilt    Himantopus mexicanus
    Scolopacidae Whimbrel    Numenius phaeopus
    Scolopacidae Western Sandpiper    Calidris mauri
    Scolopacidae Buff-breasted Sandpiper    Tryngites subruficollis
    Scolopacidae Ruff    Philomachus pugnax
    Scolopacidae Red-necked Phalarope    Phalaropus lobatus
    Scolopacidae Red Phalarope    Phalaropus fulicaria
    Laridae Parasitic Jaeger    Stercorarius parasiticus
    Laridae Thayer's Gull    Larus thayeri
    Laridae Glaucous Gull    Larus hyperboreus
    Laridae Sabine's Gull    Xema sabini
    Laridae Caspian Tern    Sterna caspia
    Laridae Arctic Tern    Sterna paradisaea
    Caprimulgidae Common Poorwill    Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
    Apodidae Black Swift    Cypseloides niger
    Apodidae Vaux's Swift    Chaetura vauxi
    Picidae Red-headed Woodpecker    Melanerpes erythrocephalus
    Tyrannidae Great Crested Flycatcher    Myiarchus crinitus
    Hirundinidae Violet-green Swallow    Tachycineta thalassina
    Paridae Chestnut-backed Chickadee    Poecile rufescens
    Troglodytidae Sedge Wren    Cistothorus platensis
    Turdidae Eastern Bluebird    Sialia sialis
    Turdidae Western Bluebird    Sialia mexicana
    Mimidae Northern Mockingbird    Mimus polyglottos
    Mimidae Sage Thrasher    Oreoscoptes montanus
    Parulidae Nashville Warbler    Vermivora ruficapilla
    Parulidae Black-throated Blue Warbler    Dendroica caerulescens
    Parulidae Blackburnian Warbler    Dendroica fusca
    Emberizidae Baird's Sparrow    Ammodramus bairdii
    Emberizidae Smith's Longspur    Calcarius pictus
    Cardinalidae Northern Cardinal    Cardinalis cardinalis
    Cardinalidae Black-headed Grosbeak    Pheucticus melanocephalus
    Cardinalidae Lazuli Bunting    Passerina amoena
    Fringillidae Cassin's Finch    Carpodacus cassinii
    Fringillidae House Finch    Carpodacus mexicanus