Bird Species of the Jornada

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Species listed reflect both breeding populations and transient visitors. They are grouped alphabetically by scientific name.





Notes Common Name Code Scientific Name
  American Crow AMCR Corvus brachyrhynchos
  American Goldfinch AMGO Carduelis tristis
  American Kestrel AMKE Falco sparverius
  American Pipit WAPI Anthus rubescens
  American Wigeon AMWI Anas americana
  Ash-Throated Flycatcher ATFL Myiarchus cinerascens
*4 Audubon's Warbler AUWA Dendroica coronata
*5 Barn Owl BAOW Tyto alba
  Barn Swallow BARS Hirundo rustica
  Bewick's Wren BEWR Thryomanes bewickii
  Black Phoebe BLPH Sayornis nigricans
  Black-Chinned Hummingbird BCHU Archilochus alexandri
  Black-Chinned Sparrow BCSP Spizella atrogularis
  Black-Headed Grosbeak BHGR Pheucticus melanocephalus
  Black-Tailed Gnatcatcher BTGN Polioptila melanura
  Black-Throated Sparrow BTSP Amphispiza bilineata
  Blue Grosbeak BLGR Guiraca caerulea
  Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher BGGN Polioptila caerulea
  Blue-Winged Teal BWTE Anas discors
  Brewer's Blackbird BRBL Euphagus cyanocephalus
  Brewer's Sparrow BRSP Spizella breweri
  Broad-Tailed Hummingbird BTLH Selaphorus platycercus
  Bronzed Cowbird BRCO Molothrus aeneus
  Brown-Headed Cowbird BHCO Molothrus ater
  Bullock's Oriole (race of Northern O.) BUOR Icterus bullocki (I. galbula)
  Burrowing Owl BUOW Athene cunicularia
  Cactus Wren CACW Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
  Canyon Towhee CATO Pipilo fuscus
  Canyon Wren CANW Catherpes mexicanus
  Cassin's Kingbird CAKI Tyrannus vociferans
  Cassin's Sparrow CASP Aimophila cassinii
  Chestnut-Collared Longspur CCLO Calcarius ornatus
  Chihuahuan Raven CHRA Corvus cryptoleucus
  Chipping Sparrow CHSP Spizella passerina
  Clay-Colored Sparrow CCSP Spizella pallida
  Cliff Swallow CLSW Hirundo pyrrhonota
  Common Nighthawk CONI Chordeiles minor
  Common Poorwill COPO Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
  Common Raven CORA Corvus corax
  Cooper's Hawk COHA Accipiter cooperii
  Cordilleran Flycatcher COFL Empidonax occidentalis
  Crissal Thrasher CRTH Toxostoma crissale
  Curve-Billed Thrasher CBTH Toxostoma curvirostre
*2 Dark-Eyed Junco DEJU Junco hyemalis
  Dickcissel DICK Spiza americana
  Dusky Flycatcher DUFL Empidonax oberholseri
  Eastern Meadowlark EAME Sturnella magna (race: lilianae)
  European Starling EUST Sturnus vulgaris
  Ferruginous Hawk FEHA Buteo regalis
  Gambel's Quail GAQU Callipepla gambelii
  Golden Eagle GOEA Aquila chrysaetos
  Gray Flycatcher GRFL Empidonax wrightii
*2 Gray-Headed Junco GHJU Junco hyemalis
  Great Horned Owl GHOW Bubo virginianus
  Greater Roadrunner GRRO Geococcyx californianus
  Snow Goose GSGO Chen caerulescens
  Great-Tailed Grackle GTGR Quiscalus mexicanus
  Green-Tailed Towhee GTTO Pipilo chlorurus
  Green-Winged Teal AGWT Anas crecca
  Hammond's Flycatcher HAFL Empidonax hammondii
  Hermit Thrush HETH Catharus guttatus
  Hermit Warbler HEWA Dendroica occidentalis
  Horned Lark HOLA Eremophila alpestris
  House Finch HOFI Carpodacus mexicanus
  House Sparrow HOSP Passer domesticus
  House Wren HOWR Troglodytes aedon
  Killdeer KILL Charadrius vociferus
  Ladder-Backed Woodpecker LBWO Picoides scalaris
  Lark Bunting LARB Calamospiza melanocorys
  Lark Sparrow LASP Chondestes grammacus
  Least Sandpiper LESA Calidris minutilla
  Lesser Nighthawk LENI Chordeiles acutipennis
  Lesser Goldfinch LEGO Carduelis psaltria
  Lincoln's Sparrow LISP Melospiza lincolnii
  Loggerhead Shrike LOSH Lanius ludovicianus
  Long-Billed Curlew LBCU Numenius americanus
  Long-Billed Dowitcher LBDO Limnodromus scolopaceus
  Lucy's Warbler LUWA Vermivora luciae
  Macgillivray's Warbler MGWA Oporornis tolmiei
  Mc Cown's Longspur MCLO Calcarius mccownii
  Merlin MERL Falco columbarius
  Mountain Bluebird MOBL Sialia currucoides
  Mourning Dove MODO Zenaida macroura
*4 Myrtle Warbler MYWA Dendroica coronata
*3 Northern Flicker NOFL Colaptes auratus
  Northern Harrier NOHA Circus cyaneus
  Northern Mockingbird NOMO Mimus polyglottos
  Northern Oriole (Bullock's race) BUOR Icterus galbula (I. bullocki)
  Northern Pintail NOPI Anas acuta
  Northern Rough-Winged Swallow NRWS Stelgidopteryx serripennis
  Olive-Sided Flycatcher OSFL Contopus borealis
  Orange-Crowned Warbler OCWA Vermivora celata
*2 Oregon Junco ORJU Junco hyemalis
  Phainopepla PHAI Phainopepla nitens
  Prairie Falcon PRFA Falco mexicanus
  Pyrrhuloxia PYRR Cardinalis sinuatus
*3 Red-Shafted Flicker RSFL Colaptes auratus
  Red-Tailed Hawk RTHA Buteo jamaicensis
  Red-Winged Blackbird RWBL Agelaius phoeniceus
  Ring-Billed Gull RBGU Larus delawarensis
  Rock Wren ROWR Salpinctes obsoletus
  Ruby-Crowned Kinglet RCKI Regulus calendula
  Rufous-Crowned Sparrow RCSP Aimophila ruficeps
  Rufous Hummingbird RUHU Selasphorus rufus
  Spotted Towhee RSTO Pipilo maculatus
  Sage Sparrow SAGS Amphispiza belli
  Sage Thrasher SATH Oreoscoptes montanus
  Sandhill Crane SACR Grus canadensis
  Savannah Sparrow SAVS Passerculus sandwichensis
  Say's Phoebe SAPH Sayornis saya
  Scaled Quail SCQU Callipepla squamata
  Scott's Oriole SCOR Icterus parisorum
  Western Scrub Jay SCJA Aphelocoma californica
  Sharp-Shinned Hawk SSHA Accipiter striatus
  Solitary Sandpiper SOSA Tringa solitaria
  Song Sparrow SOSP Melospiza melodia
  Spotted Sandpiper SPSA Actitis macularia
  Sprague's Pipit SPPI Anthus spragueii
  Swainson's Hawk SWHA Buteo swainsoni
  Townsend's Warbler TOWA Dendroica townsendi
  Tree Swallow TRES Tachycineta bicolor
  Turkey Vulture TUVU Cathartes aura
  Verdin VERD Auriparus flaviceps
  Vesper Sparrow VESP Pooecetes gramineus
  Violet-Green Swallow VGSW Tachycineta thalassina
  Virginia's Warbler VIWA Vermivora virginiae
  Western Bluebird WEBL Sialia mexicana
  Western Kingbird WEKI Tyrannus verticalis
  Western Meadowlark WEME Sturnella neglecta
  Western Sandpiper WESA Calidris mauri
  Western Tanager WETA Piranga ludoviciana
  Western Wood-Pewee WEWP Contopus sordidulus
  White-Crowned Sparrow WCSP Zonotrichia leucophrys
  White-Throated Swift WTSW Aeronautes saxatalis
  White-Winged Dove WWDO Zenaida asiatica
  Wilson's Phalarope WIPH Phalaropus tricolor
  Wilson's Warbler WIWA Wilsonia pusilla
  Yellow-Headed Blackbird YHBL Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
  Yellow Warbler YWAR Dendroica petechia
*4 Yellow-Rumped Warbler YRWA Dendroica coronata
*3 Yellow-Shafted Flicker YSFL Colaptes auratus

Species on the Jornada have been "lumped" in some cases because of interbreeding but subspecies remain identifiable. Codes exist for both species and subspecies as follows:

*2 Species: Dark-eyed Junco DEJU
Subspecies: Oregon Junco ORJU
Grey Headed Junco GHJU
Slated-colored Junco SCJU (eastern, rare)

*3 Species: Northern Flicker NOFL
Subspecies: Red-shafted Flicker RSFL
Yellow-shafted Flicker YSFL (eastern, rare)

*4 Species Yellow-rumped warbler YRWA
Subspecies: Audubon's Warbler AUWA
Myrtle Warbler MYWA (eastern, rare)

Other species have been split creating a new name for 2 species:

*1 old species: Brown Towhee BRTO
new species: Canyon Towhee CATO
California Towhee (found only in California)
 

12/1998 Clarification provided for Bullock's or Northern oriole.

Authority for Jornada Bird Nomenclature

"Check-list of North American Birds: the species of birds of North America from the Arctic through Panama, including the West Indies and Hawaiian Islands." Prepared by the Committee on Classification and Nomenclature of the American Ornithologists' Union. 6th edition, 1982.

PLUS

Bi-Annual updates published as supplements to The Auk; i.e., "Fortieth Supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union Check-list of North American Birds." Supplements 36-40.