Alberta 2012: Species Lists

Below is a list of all the species I identified on my trip. Lifers are shown in bold. I am not including the dowitcher I saw at Astotin Lake, the hummingbird I saw at my sister’s hotel on the day of her wedding, or the scaup species I saw in Calgary. I am, however, including the possible Crimson-ringed Whiteface and the emerald (Somatochlora) species I saw in Hinton for reasons that are purely arbitrary (which are mainly that I don’t like adding “spuhs” to my bird lists, though I don’t mind for my other lists).

Altogether I saw 74 bird species, 14 mammals, 13 butterfly species and 11 dragonfly species…not bad at all for the end of July!

BIRDS
1. Canada Goose
2. Mallard
3. Blue-winged Teal
4. Ring-necked Duck
5. Bufflehead
6. Common Merganser
7. Ruddy Duck
8. Spruce Grouse
9. Common Loon
10. Pied-billed Grebe
11. Horned Grebe
12. Red-necked Grebe
13. Eared Grebe
14. Double-crested Cormorant
15. American White Pelican
16. Black-crowned Night-Heron
17. Osprey
18. Northern Harrier
19. Bald Eagle
20. Swainson’s Hawk
21. Red-tailed Hawk
22. Sora
23. American Coot
24. Killdeer
25. Spotted Sandpiper
26. Semipalmated Sandpiper
27. Wilson’s Snipe
28. Bonaparte’s Gull
29. Ring-billed Gull
30. California Gull
31. Black Tern
32. Rock Pigeon
33. Great Horned Owl
34. Belted Kingfisher
35. Northern Flicker
36. Pileated Woodpecker
37. Least Flycatcher
38. Red-eyed Vireo
39. Black-billed Magpie
40. Clark’s Nutcracker
41. American Crow
42. Common Raven
43. Purple Martin
44. Tree Swallow
45. Black-capped Chickadee
46. Mountain Chickadee
47. Red-breasted Nuthatch
48. House Wren
49. Golden-crowned Kinglet
50. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
51. Swainson’s Thrush
52. Hermit Thrush
53. American Robin
54. Cedar Waxwing
55. Tennessee Warbler
56. Common Yellowthroat
57. Yellow-rumped Warbler
58. Chipping Sparrow
59. Clay-colored Sparrow
60. Savannah Sparrow
61. Song Sparrow
62. Lincoln’s Sparrow
63. Swamp Sparrow
64. White-throated Sparrow
65. Dark-eyed Junco
66. Red-winged Blackbird
67. Yellow-headed Blackbird
68. House Finch
69. Pine Siskin
70. American Goldfinch
71. House Sparrow
  MAMMALS
1. Bison
2. Elk
3. Deer sp.
4. Bighorn Sheep
5. Wolf
6. Muskrat
7. American Red Squirrel
8. Columbian Ground Squirrel
9. Golden-mantled Ground Squirrel
10. Least Chipmunk
11. Vole sp.
12. Hoary Marmot
13. White-tailed Jackrabbit
14. American Pika

Hoary Marmot

BUTTERFLIES
1. Persius Duskywing
2. Carterocephalus mandan
3. Canadian Tiger Swallowtail
4. Mustard White
5. Christina’s Sulphur
6. Queen Alexandra’s Sulphur
7. Clouded Sulpur
8. Greenish Blue
9. Northern Blue
10. Northern Crescent
11. Great-spangled Fritillary
12. Mormon Fritillary
13. Northwestern Fritillary

Greenish Blue


ODONATA
1. Northern Spreadwing
2. Variable Darner
3. Pale Snaketail
4. Emerald (Somatochlora) sp.
5. Hudsonian Whiteface
6. Boreal Whiteface
7. Poss. Crimson-ringed Whiteface
8. Variegated Meadowhawk
9. Black Meadowhawk
10. Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
11. Saffron-winged Meadowhawk
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