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Species Conservation Program: Species Rationale Index — Birds

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Recommendation: R2 Sensitive Species (SS)

Common Name Scientific Name 
American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
American three-toed woodpecker Picoides dorsalis
bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
black-backed woodpecker Picoides arcticus
black swift Cypseloides niger
black tern Chlidonias niger
boreal owl Aegolius funereus
Brewer's sparrow Spizella breweri
burrowing owl Athene cunicularia
Cassin's sparrow Aimophila cassinii
chestnut-collared longspur Calcarius ornatus
Columbian sharp-tailed grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus columbianus
ferruginous hawk Buteo regalis
flammulated owl Otus flammeolus
grasshopper sparrow Ammodramus savannarum
greater prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido
greater sage-grouse Centrocercus urophasianus
gunnison sage-grouse Centrocercus minimus
harlequin duck Histrionicus histrionicus
lesser prairie-chicken Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
Lewis's woodpecker Melanerpes lewis
loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus
long-billed curlew Numenius americanus
McCown's longspur Calcarius mccownii
mountain plover Charadrius montanus
northern goshawk Accipiter gentilis
northern harrier Circus cyaneus
olive-sided flycatcher Contopus cooperi
peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus
purple martin Progne subis
sage sparrow Amphispiza belli
short-eared owl Asio flammeus
trumpeter swan Cygnus buccinator
white-tailed ptarmigan Lagopus leucurus
yellow-billed cuckoo Coccyzus americanus


Recommendation: Not R2 Sensitive Species, But Should Be Considered For Other Emphasis Species Lists

Common Name Scientific Name 
American dipper Cinclus mexicanus
barn owl Tyto alba
Barrow's goldeneye Bucephala islandica
black-crowned night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax
brown-capped rosy-finch
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Leucosticte australis
brown creeper Certhia americana
bufflehead Bucephala albeola
common loon Gavia immer
fox sparrow Passerella iliaca
golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos
golden-crowned kinglet Regulus satrapa
gray vireo Vireo vicinior
greater sandhill crane Grus canadensis tabida
great gray owl Strix nebulosa
Henslow's sparrow Ammodramus henslowii
merlin Falco columbarius
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
plains sharp-tailed grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus jamesi
prairie falcon Falco mexicanus
pygmy nuthatch Sitta pygmaea
Swainson's hawk Buteo swainsoni
Virginia's warbler Vermivora virginiae
western screech-owl Otus kennicottii
white-winged junco Junco hyemalis aikeni
willow flycatcher Empidonax traillii


Recommendation: Not R2 Sensitive Species and Not of Concern

Common Name Scientific Name 
American avocet Recurvirostra americana
American woodcock Scolopax minor
arctic peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus tundrius
ash-throated flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens
Baird's sparrow Ammodramus bairdii
Bell's vireo Vireo belli
black-and-white warbler Mniotilta varia
black-billed cuckoo Coccyzus erythropthalmus
black-chinned hummingbird Archilochus alexandri
black-necked stilt Himantopus mexicanus
black-throated gray warbler Dendroica nigrescens
black rail Laterallus jamaicensis
blue-gray gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea
bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
broad-winged hawk Buteo platypterus
California gull Larus californicus
calliope hummingbird Stellula calliope
canvasback Aythya valisineria
caspian tern Sterna caspia
Cassin's finch Carpodacus cassinii
Cassin's kingbird Tyrannus vociferans
Chihuahuan raven Corvus cryptoleucus
Clark's grebe Aechmophorus clarkii
Clark's nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana
common merganser Mergus merganser
common poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii
common snipe Gallinago gallinago
common tern Sterna hirundo
Cooper's hawk Accipiter cooperii
Cordilleran flycatcher Empidonax occidentalis
curve-billed thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre
dickcissel Spiza americana
eared grebe Podiceps nigricollis
eastern bluebird Sialia sialis
eastern meadowlark Sturnella magna
eastern phoebe Sayornis phoebe
field sparrow Spizella pusilla
forster's tern Sterna forsteri
great blue heron Ardea herodias
great egret Ardea alba
green heron Butorides virescens
herring gull Larus argentatus
hooded merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
horned grebe Podiceps auritus
juniper titmouse Baeolophus ridgwayi
king rail Rallus elegans
ladder-backed woodpecker Picoides scalaris
lark bunting Calamospiza melanocorys
least bittern Ixobrychus exilis
least tern Sterna antillarum
long-eared owl Asio otus
Mississippi kite Ictinia mississippiensis
northern bobwhite Colinus virginianus
northern pygmy-owl Glaucidium gnoma
ovenbird Seiurus aurocapillus
plumbeous vireo Vireo plumbeus
ring-billed gull Larus delawarensis
rose-breasted grosbeak Pheucticus ludovicianus
ruffed grouse Bonasa umbellus incana
sage thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus
sandhill crane Grus canadensis
scarlet tanager Piranga olivacea
Scott's oriole Icterus parisorum
sharp-shinned hawk Accipiter striatus
snowy egret Egretta thula
snowy plover Charadrius alexandrinus
sora Porzana carolina
Sprague's pipit Anthus spragueii
Townsend's warbler Dendroica townsendi
upland sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
veery Catharus fuscescens
Virginia rail Rallus limicola
western grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis
western scrub-jay Aphelocoma californica
western wood-pewee Contopus sordidulus
whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus
white-faced ibis Plegadis chihi
white-winged crossbill Loxia leucoptera
Wilson's phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
winter wren Troglodytes troglodytes
yellow-crowned night-heron Nyctanassa violacea
yellow-headed blackbird Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
yellow-throated vireo Vireo flavifrons
yellow rail Coturnicops noveboracensis

 

 

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