A Complete List of 2016 ABA Birds

Last updated 31 December 2016

Total Count: 752

(Accepted birds that were provisional were Cuban Vireo and Pine Flycatcher) — Rhode Island’s Graylag Goose is not included in these totals

Red-flanked Bluetail (4)

Barnacle Goose (4)

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Little Gull (3)

Pink-footed Goose (4)

Greater Prairie-Chicken

Smith's Longspur

Yellow Rail

Amazon Kingfisher (5)

Ruddy Ground-Dove (3)

Mountain Plover

Common Scoter (5)

Fork-tailed Flycatcher (3) 

Iceland Gull

Yellow-legged Gull (4)

Great Skua (3)

Least Storm Petrel (3)

Lesser Sand Plover (3)

Buller's Shearwater

Blue-footed Booby (4)

Little Stint (4)

White-tailed Ptarmigan

Sooty Grouse

Ruffed Grouse

Variegated Flycatcher (5)

Northern Hawk Owl


McKay's Bunting

Steller's Eider

Thayer's Gull

Siberian Accentor (4)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (3)

Red-throated Pipit (3)

Black-capped Petrel

Great Shearwater

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

White-tailed Tropicbird (3) 


Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Great Shearwater

Black-capped Petrel

Bridled Tern

Audubon's Shearwater

Cory's Shearwater

Craveri's Murrelet (3)

Scripps's Murrelet

Wilson's Storm Petrel

McCowns Longspur

Gray Partridge

Black-backed Woodpecker

Calliope Hummingbird

Spruce Grouse  

American Three-toed Woodpecker

MacGillivray's Warbler 

White-winged Crossbill

Dusky Grouse

700!       Great Gray Owl     


Himalayan Snowcock   Island Lake, Nevada

California Condor (6) (countable since 2014)

Black Swift

Island Scrub Jay

Black Storm Petrel   San Diego, CA

Nutting's Flycatcher  (5)   Lake Havasu, AZ

Berylline Hummingbird (3)  Miller Canyon, AZ

Plain-capped Starthroat (4)  Madera Canyon, AZ

Green Violetear  (3)   San Antonio, TX

Groove-billed Ani     San Antonio, TX

Gray Flycatcher    Albuquerque, NM

Woodhouse's Scrub Jay Albuquerque, NM (seen after recent split)

Spectacled Eider    Nome, AK

King Eider    Nome, AK

Bluethroat    Nome, AK

Common Ringed Plover    Teller, AK

Northern Wheatear    Nome, AK

Willow Ptarmigan    Nome, AK

Arctic Loon    Nome, AK

Bristle-thighed Curlew    Nome, AK

Arctic Warbler    Nome, AK

Long-tailed Jaeger    Nome, AK

Eastern Yellow Wagtail    Nome, AK

Hoary Redpoll    Nome, AK

Eastern Whip-poor-will


Atlantic Puffin

Roseate Tern

Black Guillemot

Little Egret (4)

Bicknell's Thrush


Great Cormorant

Manx Shearwater

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher

Connecticut Warbler

Mourning Warbler

LeConte's Sparrow

White-rumped Sandpiper

Franklin's Gull

Baird's Sparrow


Sharp-tailed Grouse

Olive Warbler

Slate-throated Redstart (4)

 Pine Flycatcher (5) Potential 1st ABA Record (pending acceptance)

Varied Bunting

Northern Pygmy-Owl

Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher

Common Redpoll

Bohemian Waxwing

Varied Thrush

Boreal Chickadee

                                                               Far Eastern Curlew (4)

Whiskered Auklet

Mottled Petrel

Terek Sandpiper (3)

Common Sandpiper (3)

Gray-tailed Tattler (3)

White Wagtail (3)

Aleutian Tern

Eyebrowed Thrush (3)

Emperor Goose

Horned Puffin

Wood Sandpiper

Long-toed Stint (3)

Rock Sandpiper

Snowy Owl

Rustic Bunting (3) 

Red-faced Cormorant    

Snow Bunting

Brambling (3)

Slaty-backed Gull

Crested Auklet    

Short-tailed Albatross (3)

Short-tailed Shearwater

Thick-billed Murre

Ancient Murrelet

Least Auklet

Tufted Puffin

Black-legged Kittiwake

Red-legged Kittiwake

Smew (3) 

Common Eider

Kittlitz's Murrelet

Rock Ptarmigan

Bar-tailed Godwit

Ruff (3)

Common Snipe (3)


Tufted Duck (3)

Lapland Longspur

Kirtland's Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler

Curlew Sandpiper (3)

The Curlew Sandpiper is on the right

The Curlew Sandpiper is on the right

Least Flycatcher

Black-billed Cuckoo

Canada Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler

 600! Yellow-billed Loon

Hudsonian Godwit

Stilt Sandpiper

Wilson's Phalarope

Willow Flycatcher

Warbling Vireo


Gray-cheeked Thrush

Blackburnian Warbler

Solitary Sandpiper


Mississippi Kite

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Golden-winged Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Blue Grosbeak

Antillean Nighthawk

Cuban Vireo (Code 5, pending acceptance of ABA Committee)

Magnolia Warbler

Bank Swallow

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Brown Noddy

Black Noddy (3)

Sooty Tern

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Masked Booby (3)

Black-whiskered Vireo

Cape May Warbler

Common Nighthawk

Western Kingbird

Gray Kingbird

Shiny Cowbird (3)

Baltimore Oriole

White-crowned Pigeon

Blackpoll Warbler

   Northern Waterthrush

Black-throated Blue Warbler

    Mangrove Cuckoo

    Purple Sandpiper

    Red-headed Woodpecker

    Bachman's Sparrow    

    Swallow-tailed Kite

    Acadian Flycatcher

    Red-eyed Vireo    

    Wood Thrush    

    Swainson's Warbler

    Kentucky Warbler


    Tennessee Warbler    

    Brown Thrasher    

    Worm-eating Warbler    

    Hooded Warbler    

    Swainson's Thrush    

    Prothonotary Warbler    


    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

    King Rail

    Eastern Kingbird

    Seaside Sparrow

    Orchard Oriole

    American Golden-Plover    

    Semipalmated Sandpiper

    Least Tern    

    Common Tern    

    Sandwich Tern    

   Upland Sandpiper


Chimney Swift

Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Broad-winged Hawk

Purple Martin



Black-capped Vireo

Yellow-breasted Chat

Black-chinned Hummingbird    

Golden-cheeked Warbler    

Brewer's Sparrow    

Lesser Prairie-Chicken

Common Poorwill

Cliff Swallow    

Rose-throated Becard (3)

Bell's Vireo    

Yellow Warbler    

       Gunnison Sage-Grouse    

Boreal Owl

     Red Crossbill    

Brown-capped Rosy-Finch

Sagebrush Sparrow


Ring-necked Pheasant

Black Rosy-Finch

    Northern Shrike

American Dipper

Greater Sage-Grouse

Evening Grosbeak

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch

Pine Grosbeak   

Long-eared Owl

Williamson's Sapsucker

Juniper Titmouse

Prairie Falcon

Townsend's Solitaire

Sage Thrasher

Cassin's Finch

Gray Jay

Northern Goshawk

Black-billed Magpie

Pygmy Nuthatch

Pinyon Jay

Mountain Chickadee

Lewis's Woodpecker

Mountain Bluebird

Black-billed Magpie

Clark's Nutcracker

Hairy Woodpecker

Common Crane (4)

Scaled Quail

Winter Wren

Chestnut-collared Longspur

Barrow's Goldeneye

Harris's Sparrow

Gull-billed Tern

Cassin's Sparrow

Aplomado Falcon (3)

Hook-billed Kite (3)

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Altamira Oriole

Audubon's Oriole

Red-crowned Parrot

Blue Bunting (4)

Hooded Oriole




Black Rail

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

Zenaida Dove (5)

Field Sparrow

Red-throated Loon

Saltmarsh Sparrow

Eastern Screech Owl

Florida Scrub-Jay


January (361 species) 

Northern Gannet

Least Bittern

Nashville Warbler

Purple Gallinule

Nanday Parakeet

Grasshopper Sparrow

Muscovy Duck

Snail Kite


Smooth-billed Ani (3)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Yellow-throated Vireo

Great Crested Flycatcher

Scaly-breasted Munia

Common Myna

White-winged Parakeet 

Red-whiskered Bulbul

Glossy Ibis

Gray-headed Swamphen

Monk Parakeet

American Redstart

Northern Parula

Palm Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Western Spindalis (3)

Indigo Bunting

Spot-breasted Oriole

Summer Tanager

Short-tailed Hawk

Wood Stork

American Flamingo (3)

Magnificent Frigatebird

American Oystercatcher

Wilson's Plover

Short-billed Dowitcher

Fish Crow

Clapper Rail

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Sedge Wren

Yellow-throated Warbler

Henslow's Sparrow

Nelson's Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Eastern Towhee

Pileated Woodpecker

Black-capped Chickadee

Mute Swan

Trumpeter Swan

Tundra Swan

Eastern Bluebird

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Short-eared Owl

Cackling Goose

Glaucous Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Rusty Blackbird

Common Grackle

Eastern Meadowlark

Rough-legged Hawk

American Black Duck

American Tree Sparrow

Fulvous Whistling-Duck

Egyptian Goose

Downy Woodpecker

American Woodcock

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Tufted Titmouse

Pine Warbler

White-throated Sparrow

Blue Jay

Lark Sparrow

Bronzed Cowbird

American Bittern

Little Blue Heron

Gray Catbird

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Black Tern

Reddish Egret

White Ibis

Piping Plover

Common Ground-Dove

Virginia Rail

Common Pauraque

Snowy Plover

Roseate Spoonbill

Whooping Crane

Laughing Gull

Boat-tailed Grackle

Barred Owl

Greater Pewee

Couch's Kingbird

Carolina Chickadee

Golden-crowned Warbler (4)

Flame-colored Tanager (3) 

Swainson's Hawk


Swan Goose

Tricolored Heron

White-tailed Kite

White-tailed Hawk

Vermilion Flycatcher

Sprague's Pipit

Least Grebe

Northern Jacana (4) 

Lesser Yellowlegs

Eastern Phoebe

Common Yellowthroat

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Plain Chachalaca

Green Heron

White-tipped Dove

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Green Kingfisher

Green Parakeet

Tropical Kingbird

White-eyed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Green Jay

Clay-colored Thrush (3) 


Black-and-white Warbler

Tropical Parula (3)

Black-throated Green Warbler

Wilson's Warbler

Crimson-collared Grosbeak (4)

Black-headed Grosbeak

Painted Bunting

American Goldfinch

Mottled Duck

Northern Bobwhite

Black Vulture

Gray Hawk

Red-billed Pigeon

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Cave Swallow

House Wren

Long-billed Thrasher

White-collared Seedeater (3) 

Olive Sparrow

Crested Caracara

Chihuahuan Raven

Wood Duck

Ringed Kingfisher

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Great Kiskadee

Black-crested Titmouse

Carolina Wren

Cedar Waxwing

Ferruginous Hawk

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Rufous-winged Sparrow

Rufous-capped Warbler (3) 

Western Screech-Owl

Whiskered Screech-Owl

Magnificent Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Yellow-eyed Junco

Scott's Oriole

Louisiana Waterthrush

Black-throated Sparrow

Lark Bunting

Vesper Sparrow

Green-tailed Towhee

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Wild Turkey

Red-naped Sapsucker

Sinaloa Wren (5) 

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Montezuma Quail

Acorn Woodpecker

Hammond's Flycatcher

Mexican Jay

White-breasted Nuthatch

Townsend's Warbler

Lesser Goldfinch

Arizona Woodpecker

Golden Eagle

White-winged Dove

Elegant Trogon

Cactus Wren

Black-capped Gnatcatcher (3) 

Painted Redstart

Black-chinned Sparrow

Bridled Titmouse

Brown Creeper

Canyon Wren

Rufous-backed Robin (3)

Chipping Sparrow

Canyon Towhee

Northern Cardinal


Gambel's Quail

Harris's Hawk

Curve-billed Thrasher

Inca Dove

Ladder-backed Woodpecker


Crissal Thrasher

Orange-crowned Warbler

Streak-backed Oriole (4) 

Spotted Sandpiper

Gila Woodpecker

Great-tailed Grackle

Yellow-footed Gull

Caspian Tern

Neotropic Cormorant

Cattle Egret


Greater Roadrunner

Peregrine Falcon

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Barn Swallow

Burrowing Owl

Abert's Towhee

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Rock Wren

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher


Western Bluebird

Northern Mockingbird


House Finch

Brown Booby (3) 

Western Scrub-Jay

California Towhee

Black-vented Shearwater

Brandt's Cormorant

Black Turnstone



Western Grebe

Brown Pelican


Ridgway's Rail

Black-bellied Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Greater Yellowlegs


Marbled Godwit

Ruddy Turnstone

Red Knot


Heermann's Gull

Forster's Tern

Royal Tern

Black Skimmer

Belted Kingfisher

Say's Phoebe


Blue-winged Teal

Cinnamon Teal

Northern Pintail

Greater Scaup

Pied-billed Grebe

American White Pelican

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Black-crowned Night-Heron

White-faced Ibis

Northern Harrier

Red-shouldered Hawk

Common Gallinule

Sandhill Crane

Long-billed Curlew

Great Horned Owl

American Kestrel

Black Phoebe

Tree Swallow

Marsh Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Savannah Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow



Ring-necked Duck

Lesser Scaup

Ruddy Duck

Eared Grebe

Cooper's Hawk

American Coot

Black-necked Stilt

American Avocet


Least Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Bonaparte's Gull

Black-headed Gull (3) 

California Gull

White-throated Swift

Nuttall's Woodpecker

American Crow

Loggerhead Shrike

American Pipit

Red-winged Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Greater White-fronted Goose

Snow Goose

Eurasian Collared-Dove

Mourning Dove

Horned Lark

White-crowned Sparrow

Yellow-billed Magpie


Northern Shoveler

Red-tailed Hawk

Wilson's Snipe

Ring-billed Gull

Western Gull

Herring Gull

Song Sparrow

Western Meadowlark

Hooded Merganser

Great Blue Heron

Green-winged Teal

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Anna's Hummingbird

Northern Flicker


Steller's Jay

Common Raven

Chestnut-backed Chickadee


Red-breasted Nuthatch

Pacific Wren

Bewick's Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Hermit Thrush

Redwing (4)

American Robin

European Starling

Fox Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Pine Siskin

House Sparrow

Common Goldeneye

Northwestern Crow

Harlequin Duck

White-winged Scoter

Pacific Loon

Common Murre

Canada Goose

Eurasian Wigeon

American Wigeon


Surf Scoter

Long-tailed Duck


Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Common Loon

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Double-crested Cormorant

Pelagic Cormorant

Mew Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Rock Pigeon

Barn Owl