This list is according to the book Birding [1].

Loons: Gaviidae

Common Loon: Gavia immer

Grebes: Podicipedidae

Pied-billed Grebe: Podilymbus podiceps

Western Grebe: Aechmophorus occidentalis

Shearwaters: Procellariidae

Sooty Shearwater: Puffinus griseus

Pelicans: Pelecanidae

American White Pelican: Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Brown Pelican: Pelecanus occidentalis

Cormorants: Phalacrocoracidae

Double-crested Cormorant: Phalacrocorax auritus


Cattle Egret: Bubulcus ibis

Great Blue Heron: Ardea herodias

Great Egret

Snowy Egret

Green Heron

Black-crowned Night-heron


White Ibis

Ducks and Geese

Snow Goose

Canada Goose

Wood Duck


Green-winged Teal

Northern Pintail

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Lesser Scaup


Ruddy Duck

Surf Scoter

Pigeons and Doves

Rock Pigeon

The highly variable city pigeon; multicoloured birds were developed over centuries of near domestication. Flocks in flight show a wide variety of plumage patterns [2]. They have become extremely tame [1]. This tameness provides many opportunities for observing interesting aspects of bird behaviour [1].

Band-tailed Pigeon (western North Americana) is bigger, has grey rump, plain upperwings, yellow bill and white collar [1].

Mourning Dove

White-winged Dove


  1. ^ a b c d Foreshaw, Joseph; Howell, Steve; Lindsey, Terence and Stallcup, Rich (1994). A Guide to Birding. Fog City Press. ISBN 1877019348. 
  2. ^ Dunn, Jon L. and Alderfer, Jonathan (2006). National Geographic Guide to the Birds of North America. National Geographic Society. ISBN 1426200722. 
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