Birds Year List 2018 (140 Species)

Here are all the birds I’ve seen or heard this year, with life birds bolded.

1 Northern Waterthrush – Parkesia noveboracensis Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 17-May-18
2 Common Yellowthroat – Geothlypis trichas Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 17-May-18
3 American Avocet – Recurvirostra americana Banff National Park–Martin Stables area CA-AB 17-May-18
4 Pectoral Sandpiper – Calidris melanotos Banff National Park–Martin Stables area CA-AB 17-May-18
5 Greater Yellowlegs – Tringa melanoleuca Banff National Park–Martin Stables area CA-AB 17-May-18
6 Western Wood-Pewee – Contopus sordidulus Banff National Park–Martin Stables area CA-AB 17-May-18
7 Sora – Porzana carolina Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 13-May-18
8 Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis macularius Canmore–Rundle Forebay CA-AB 12-May-18
9 Least Flycatcher – Empidonax minimus Canmore–Rundle Forebay CA-AB 12-May-18
10 Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica Canmore–Rundle Forebay CA-AB 12-May-18
11 Brown-headed Cowbird – Molothrus ater Canmore–Rundle Forebay CA-AB 12-May-18
12 Solitary Sandpiper – Tringa solitaria Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 11-May-18
13 Tennessee Warbler – Oreothlypis peregrina Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 11-May-18
14 White-throated Sparrow – Zonotrichia albicollis Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 11-May-18
15 Townsend’s Warbler – Setophaga townsendi CA-AB-Lac Des Arcs – LDA Corner Ponds CA-AB 06-May-18
16 Orange-crowned Warbler – Oreothlypis celata CA-AB-Canmore – Spurline Trail to Bridge Road CA-AB 06-May-18
17 Yellow-headed Blackbird – Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus CA-AB-Banff – TWP 250 West End to Chiniki Lake CA-AB 05-May-18
18 Blue-winged Teal – Spatula discors CA-AB-Cochrane – TWP250 (Hwy22 to Jumping Pound) CA-AB 05-May-18
19 Brewer’s Blackbird – Euphagus cyanocephalus CA-AB-Redwood Meadows – Hwy 1 – Hwy 8 ( Hwy 22) CA-AB 05-May-18
20 Swainson’s Hawk – Buteo swainsoni Fish Creek PP–Glennfield CA-AB 05-May-18
21 Sandhill Crane – Antigone canadensis CA-AB-Lac des Arcs (Beaverdam flats) CA-AB 05-May-18
22 Warbling Vireo – Vireo gilvus Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 29-Apr-18
23 White-crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia leucophrys Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 29-Apr-18
24 Lincoln’s Sparrow – Melospiza lincolnii Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 29-Apr-18
25 Wilson’s Snipe – Gallinago delicata Sibbald Creek Trail (Hwy 68) CA-AB 28-Apr-18
26 Barred Owl – Strix varia Sibbald Creek Trail (Hwy 68) CA-AB 28-Apr-18
27 Boreal Owl – Aegolius funereus Sibbald Creek Trail (Hwy 68) CA-AB 28-Apr-18
28 Pacific Wren – Troglodytes pacificus Sibbald Creek Trail (Hwy 68) CA-AB 28-Apr-18
29 American Pipit – Anthus rubescens Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 28-Apr-18
30 Western Grebe – Aechmophorus occidentalis Canmore–Rundle Forebay CA-AB 21-Apr-18
31 Spotted Towhee – Pipilo maculatus Canmore–Rundle Forebay CA-AB 21-Apr-18
32 Cinnamon Teal – Spatula cyanoptera Gas Plant Ponds CA-AB 21-Apr-18
33 Northern Harrier – Circus hudsonius Grand Valley Road CA-AB 21-Apr-18
34 American Kestrel – Falco sparverius Highway 1A, Rocky View No. 44 CA-AB (51.2240,-114.6581) CA-AB 21-Apr-18
35 Red-necked Grebe – Podiceps grisegena Exshaw (hamlet) CA-AB 21-Apr-18
36 Ruby-crowned Kinglet – Regulus calendula Grotto Pond CA-AB 21-Apr-18
37 Snow Goose – Anser caerulescens Banff National Park–Martin Stables area CA-AB 16-Apr-18
38 Gadwall – Mareca strepera Banff National Park–Martin Stables area CA-AB 16-Apr-18
39 Lapland Longspur – Calcarius lapponicus Banff National Park–Martin Stables area CA-AB 16-Apr-18
40 Savannah Sparrow – Passerculus sandwichensis Banff National Park–Martin Stables area CA-AB 16-Apr-18
41 Yellow-rumped Warbler – Setophaga coronata Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 15-Apr-18
42 Common Loon – Gavia immer Seebe Dam CA-AB 15-Apr-18
43 Mountain Bluebird – Sialia currucoides Seebe Dam CA-AB 15-Apr-18
44 Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglecta Seebe Dam CA-AB 15-Apr-18
45 Chipping Sparrow – Spizella passerina Exshaw (hamlet) CA-AB 15-Apr-18
46 Canvasback – Aythya valisineria Fish Creek PP–Burnsmead CA-AB 14-Apr-18
47 American White Pelican – Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Fish Creek PP–Burnsmead CA-AB 14-Apr-18
48 Osprey – Pandion haliaetus Fish Creek PP–Burnsmead CA-AB 14-Apr-18
49 Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor Fish Creek PP–Burnsmead CA-AB 14-Apr-18
50 Violet-green Swallow – Tachycineta thalassina Fish Creek PP–Burnsmead CA-AB 14-Apr-18
51 Greater Scaup – Aythya marila Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 14-Apr-18
52 Harlequin Duck – Histrionicus histrionicus Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 14-Apr-18
53 Ruddy Duck – Oxyura jamaicensis Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 14-Apr-18
54 Eared Grebe – Podiceps nigricollis Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 14-Apr-18
55 Cooper’s Hawk – Accipiter cooperii Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 14-Apr-18
56 American Coot – Fulica americana Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 14-Apr-18
57 Harris’s Sparrow – Zonotrichia querula Banff NP–Banff (town) CA-AB 08-Apr-18
58 Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias Exshaw – Gap Lake (Hwy 1A) CA-AB 08-Apr-18
59 Northern Shoveler – Spatula clypeata Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 05-Apr-18
60 Northern Goshawk – Accipiter gentilis Kananaskis–Mount Lorette/Hay Meadows CA-AB 03-Apr-18
61 Red-tailed Hawk – Buteo jamaicensis CA-AB-Cochrane – Hwy 1A Ghost Lake to Cochrane CA-AB 01-Apr-18
62 Northern Shrike – Lanius borealis CA-AB-Morley – Hwy 1A Morley To Ghost Lake CA-AB 01-Apr-18
63 Varied Thrush – Ixoreus naevius Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 31-Mar-18
64 Barrow’s Goldeneye – Bucephala islandica Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 17-Mar-18
65 Franklin’s Gull – Leucophaeus pipixcan Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 17-Mar-18
66 Tundra Swan – Cygnus columbianus Fish Creek PP–Mallard Point CA-AB 17-Mar-18
67 Wood Duck – Aix sponsa Calgary–Inglewood Bird Sanctuary CA-AB 17-Mar-18
68 Eurasian Wigeon – Mareca penelope Calgary–Inglewood Bird Sanctuary CA-AB 17-Mar-18
69 Black-crowned Night-Heron – Nycticorax nycticorax Calgary–Inglewood Bird Sanctuary CA-AB 17-Mar-18
70 Ring-billed Gull – Larus delawarensis Calgary–Inglewood Bird Sanctuary CA-AB 17-Mar-18
71 California Gull – Larus californicus Calgary–Inglewood Bird Sanctuary CA-AB 27-Mar-18
72 Herring Gull – Larus argentatus Calgary–Inglewood Bird Sanctuary CA-AB 27-Mar-18
73 Glaucous Gull – Larus hyperboreus Calgary–Inglewood Bird Sanctuary CA-AB 27-Mar-18
74 Great Gray Owl – Strix nebulosa Hwy292 nr Water Valley CA-AB 24-Mar-18
75 Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 22-Mar-18
76 Northern Saw-whet Owl – Aegolius acadicus Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 19-Mar-18
77 Killdeer – Charadrius vociferus Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 17-Mar-18
78 Pied-billed Grebe – Podilymbus podiceps Seebe Dam CA-AB 17-Mar-18
79 Dunlin – Calidris alpina Seebe Dam CA-AB 17-Mar-18
80 Northern Pintail – Anas acuta Exshaw View Of Lac Des Arcs CA-AB 17-Mar-18
81 Green-winged Teal – Anas crecca Exshaw View Of Lac Des Arcs CA-AB 17-Mar-18
82 American Wigeon – Mareca americana Bow Valley PP–Gap Lake CA-AB 17-Mar-18
83 Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 09-Mar-18
84 Dark-eyed Junco – Junco hyemalis CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 22-Feb-18
85 Golden Eagle – Aquila chrysaetos CA-AB-Calgary – Scott Lake Hill ponds CA-AB 29-Jan-18
86 American Tree Sparrow – Spizelloides arborea Calgary–Ralph Klein Park CA-AB 25-Jan-18
87 Northern Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium gnoma Peter Lougheed PP–Upper Kananaskis Lake CA-AB 24-Jan-18
88 Townsend’s Solitaire – Myadestes townsendi Peter Lougheed PP–Upper Kananaskis Lake CA-AB 24-Jan-18
89 Ruffed Grouse – Bonasa umbellus Harvie Heights (hamlet) CA-AB 20-Jan-18
90 Pine Siskin – Spinus pinus Harvie Heights (hamlet) CA-AB 20-Jan-18
91 Short-eared Owl – Asio flammeus Grand Valley Road CA-AB 13-Jan-18
92 Gyrfalcon – Falco rusticolus CA-AB-Calgary CA-AB 13-Jan-18
93 Trumpeter Swan – Cygnus buccinator Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 13-Jan-18
94 Red-breasted Merganser – Mergus serrator Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 13-Jan-18
95 Ring-necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 13-Jan-18
96 Belted Kingfisher – Megaceryle alcyon Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 13-Jan-18
97 Sharp-tailed Grouse – Tympanuchus phasianellus Blackie (hamlet) CA-AB 13-Jan-18
98 Snowy Owl – Bubo scandiacus Blackie (hamlet) CA-AB 13-Jan-18
99 Gray Partridge – Perdix perdix Frank Lake–Basin 4 CA-AB 13-Jan-18
100 Horned Lark – Eremophila alpestris Frank Lake–Basin 4 CA-AB 13-Jan-18
101 Eurasian Collared-Dove – Streptopelia decaocto CA-AB-High River – High River CA-AB 13-Jan-18
102 Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula CA-AB-High River – High River CA-AB 13-Jan-18
103 Merlin – Falco columbarius CA-AB-High River – Eco Ag Facility CA-AB 13-Jan-18
104 American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos CA-AB-High River – Eco Ag Facility CA-AB 13-Jan-18
105 Rough-legged Hawk – Buteo lagopus CA-AB-Fort McLeod – Black Diamond To High River Via 543 CA-AB 13-Jan-18
106 European Starling – Sturnus vulgaris CA-AB-Priddis – Priddis Valley Road CA-AB 13-Jan-18
107 Great Horned Owl – Bubo virginianus Bow Valley PP–Flowing Waters Trail CA-AB 06-Jan-18
108 American Three-toed Woodpecker – Picoides dorsalis Bow Valley Provincial Park CA-AB 06-Jan-18
109 American Dipper – Cinclus mexicanus Bow Valley PP–Many Springs Trail CA-AB 06-Jan-18
110 Canada Goose – Branta canadensis Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
111 Redhead – Aythya americana Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
112 Ring-necked Duck – Aythya collaris Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
113 Lesser Scaup – Aythya affinis Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
114 Bufflehead – Bucephala albeola Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
115 Hooded Merganser – Lophodytes cucullatus Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
116 Common Merganser – Mergus merganser Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
117 Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
118 Downy Woodpecker – Picoides pubescens Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
119 Hairy Woodpecker – Picoides villosus Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
120 White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
121 Pine Grosbeak – Pinicola enucleator Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
122 House Finch – Haemorhous mexicanus Calgary–Carburn Park CA-AB 05-Jan-18
123 Snow Bunting – Plectrophenax nivalis CA-AB-Stoney-Nakoda Casino CA-AB 05-Jan-18
124 American Robin – Turdus migratorius Canmore–Policeman’s Creek Boardwalk Trail CA-AB 03-Jan-18
125 Gray Jay – Perisoreus canadensis CA-AB-Canmore – Home CA-AB 03-Jan-18
126 Clark’s Nutcracker – Nucifraga columbiana CA-AB-Canmore – Home CA-AB 03-Jan-18
127 Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus CA-AB-Canmore – Prospect Heights CA-AB 01-Jan-18
128 Boreal Chickadee – Poecile hudsonicus CA-AB-Canmore – Prospect Heights CA-AB 01-Jan-18
129 House Sparrow – Passer domesticus CA-AB-Canmore – Prospect Heights CA-AB 01-Jan-18
130 Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensis CA-AB-Canmore – Home CA-AB 01-Jan-18
131 Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 01-Jan-18
132 Common Goldeneye – Bucephala clangula CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 01-Jan-18
133 Rock Pigeon – Columba livia CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 01-Jan-18
134 Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 01-Jan-18
135 Black-billed Magpie – Pica hudsonia CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 01-Jan-18
136 Common Raven – Corvus corax CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 01-Jan-18
137 Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 01-Jan-18
138 Mountain Chickadee – Poecile gambeli CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 01-Jan-18
139 Bohemian Waxwing – Bombycilla garrulus CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 01-Jan-18
140 Common Redpoll – Acanthis flammea CA-AB-Canmore – South Canmore CA-AB 01-Jan-18