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Notable Species

Over 400 species have been recorded in New York; about 250 currently breed in the state.


Fulvous Whistling Duck (16 records), Barnacle Goose (accepted but hard to say how many records are of wild origin), Tufted Duck (annual), Pacific Loon (13 records), Yellow-billed Loon (2 records), Eared Grebe (annual), Western Grebe (9 records), Yellow-nosed Albatross (2 records), Black-capped Petrel (12 records), Mottled Petrel (1 record), Trindade Petrel (1 record), White-faced Storm Petrel (11 records), White-tailed Tropicbird (6 records), Red-billed Tropicbird (1 record), Brown Booby (14 records), American White Pelican (annual), Anhinga (3 records), Magnificent Frigatebird (19 records), Reddish Egret (2 records), White Ibis (26 records), White-faced Ibis (13 records), Roseate Spoonbill (1 record), Wood Stork (21 records), Swallow-tailed Kite (30+ records), White-tailed Kite (1 record), Mississippi Kite (33+ records), Swainson's Hawk (65+ records), Gyrfalcon (100+ records), Yellow Rail (few records but probably regular migrant), Black Rail (very rare breeder with very few records), Corn Crake (6 records), Purple Gallinule (29+ records), Azure Gallinule (1 record), Northern Lapwing (5 records), Pacific Golden Plover (1 record), Wilson's Plover (34 records), Black-necked Stilt (near annual), American Avocet (annual), Spotted Redshank ( 2 records), Wood Sandpiper (2 records), Eurasian Curlew (1 19th century record), Long-billed Curlew (3 records), Black-tailed Godwit (1 record), Bar-tailed Godwit (5 records), Red-necked Stint (7+ records), Little Stint (3 records), Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (3 records), Curlew Sandpiper (annual), Broad-billed Sandpiper (1 record), Ruff (annual), Franklin's Gull (annual), Black-headed Gull (annual), Black-tailed Gull (2 records), Mew Gull (7 records), California Gull (35+ records), Thayer's Gull (annual), Slaty-backed Gull (4 records), Ross's Gull (6 records), Ivory Gull (14 records), Sooty Tern, Bridled Tern (6 records), White-winged Tern (6 records), Arctic Tern (annual on Long Island), Sandwich Tern (nearly annual), Great Skua, South Polar Skua, Long-tailed Jaeger, Common Murre (24 records), Black Guillemot (15+ records), Long-billed Murrelet (2 records), Ancient Murrelet (1 record), Thick-billed Murre (annual), White-winged Dove (15+ records), Eurasian Collared Dove (2+ records), Northern Hawk Owl (55+ records), Burrowing Owl (6 records), Great Gray Owl (75+ records), Boreal Owl (26+ records), Anna's Hummingbird (1 record), Calliope Hummingbird (2 records), Rufous Hummingbird (6 records), Lewis's Woodpecker (4 records), Williamson's Sapsucker (1 record), Hammond's Flycatcher (1 record), Say's Phoebe (14 records), Vermilion Flycatcher (1 record), Ash-throated Flycatcher (20+ records), Western Kingbird (annual), Gray Kingbird (9 records), Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (45+ records), Fork-tailed Flycatcher (8+ records), Loggerhead Shrike (probably annual), Bell's Vireo (3 records), Cassin's Vireo (1 record), Black-billed Magpie, Cave Swallow (annual), Brown-headed Nuthatch (1 19th century record), Rock Wren (1 record), Bewick's Wren (3 records), Northern Wheatear (40+ records), Mountain Bluebird (13+ records), Townsend's Solitaire (9+ records), Fieldfare (1 record), Redwing (1 record), Varied Thrush (30+ records), Sage Thrasher (4 records), Black-throated Gray Warbler (11+ records), Townsend's Warbler (18 records), Swainson's Warbler (6+ records), Connecticut Warbler (annual), MacGillivray's Warbler (2 records), Painted Redstart (1 record), Summer Tanager (annual), Western Tanager (35+ records), Green-tailed Towhee (3 records), Spotted Towhee (7 records), Bachman's Sparrow (3 records, none since 1948), Cassin's Sparrow (1 record), Lark Sparrow (29 records), Lark Bunting

Areas in New York

Niagara Frontier (Kingbird Region 1) Includes Niagara, Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany counties as well as the western half of Orleans, Geneseo and Wyoming counties. This region is best known for its wide selection of Gulls found along the Niagara river in fall and winter. Ross's Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose are recorded annually in this area. The southern part of this region is the one area in the state where Yellow-throated Warbler are usually found in at least a few locations, sometimes even nests. Many vagrants have been found in this region.

Genesee Region (Kingbird Region 2) Includes Monroe, Livingston, and Wayne counties as well as the eastern half of Orleans, Geneseo and Wyoming counties and the western half of Ontario county.


External Links

Local Patch Report: A rank beginner in New York, New York