Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Broad-winged Hawk
Scarlet Tanager
Ring-necked Duck
Black-and-white Warbler
Ring-necked Pheasant
Bay-breasted Warbler
Purple Martin
Eastern Meadowlark
Snowy Owl
Northern Shoveler
Laughing Gull
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Hooded Merganser
Yellow-throated Warbler
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Northern Harrier
Black-bellied Plover
American Goldfinch
Prairie Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Bobolink
Horned Grebe
Horned Lark
Eastern Kingbird
Grasshopper Sparrow
Belted Kingfisher
American Robin
Hudsonian Godwit
Northern Saw-whet-owl

 

Bird List for Lancaster County

 

This is a preliminary list of the birds recorded in this county.

The list shows all species on the Official State List with a Yes next to each species recorded in this county or a B for those species which breed in the county (Ie., species who coded Probable or Confirmed during the latest Breeding Bird Atlas).

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Lancaster County List

Lancaster Bird List

 

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Yes
Snow Goose x Ross's Goose Yes
Snow Goose X Canada Goose -
Snow Goose Yes
Ross's Goose Yes
Greater White-fronted Goose Yes
Tundra Bean-Goose Yes
Pink-footed Goose Yes
Black Brant -
Brant Yes
Barnacle Goose Yes
Cackling Goose Yes
Canada Goose B
Canada (Richardson's) Goose -
Mute Swan Yes
Trumpeter Swan Yes
Tundra "Bewick's" Swan Yes
Tundra Swan Yes
Whooper Swan -
Gadwall x Mallard Yes
Wood Duck B
Blue-winged Teal X Northern Shoveler -
Blue-winged Teal Yes
Cinnamon Teal Yes
Northern Shoveler Yes
Gadwall Yes
Eurasian Wigeon Yes
Eurasian X American Wigeon -
American Wigeon Yes
Mallard B
American Black Duck B
Northern Pintail Yes
Green-winged 'Common' Teal Yes
Green-winged Teal x Common Teal -
Green-winged Teal Yes
Canvasback Yes
Redhead x Ring-necked Duck -
Redhead Yes
Ring-necked Duck Yes
Tufted Duck Yes
Greater Scaup Yes
Lesser Scaup Yes
King Eider Yes
Common Eider -
Harlequin Duck -
Surf Scoter Yes
White-winged Scoter Yes
Black Scoter Yes
Long-tailed Duck Yes
Bufflehead Yes
Common Goldeneye Yes
Common Goldeneye x Hooded Merganser -
Barrow's X Common Goldeneye -
Barrow's Goldeneye -
Smew -
Hooded Merganser B
Common Merganser B
Red-breasted Merganser Yes
Masked Duck -
Ruddy Duck Yes
Northern Bobwhite Yes
Wild Turkey B
Ruffed Grouse B
Ring-necked Pheasant B
Pied-billed Grebe Yes
Horned Grebe Yes
Red-necked Grebe Yes
Eared Grebe Yes
Western Grebe -
Rock Pigeon B
Eurasian Collared-Dove Yes
Common Ground Dove Yes
White-winged Dove Yes
Mourning Dove B
Yellow-billed Cuckoo B
Black-billed Cuckoo B
Common Nighthawk Yes
Chuck-will's-widow Yes
Eastern Whip-poor-will Yes
Chimney Swift B
Ruby-throated Hummingbird B
Black-chinned Hummingbird -
Bahama Woodstar Yes
Anna's Hummingbird -
Calliope Hummingbird Yes
Rufous/Allen's Hummingbird -
Rufous Hummingbird Yes
Allen's Hummingbird Yes
Spotted Rail -
King/Clapper Rail -
King Rail Yes
Clapper Rail Yes
Virginia Rail Yes
Sora Yes
Common Gallinule Yes
American Coot Yes
Purple Gallinule Yes
Yellow Rail -
Black Rail Yes
Sandhill Crane Yes
Sandhill 'Lesser' Crane -
Black-necked Stilt Yes
American Avocet Yes
American Oystercatcher -
Black-bellied Plover Yes
American/Pacific Golden-Plover -
American Golden-Plover Yes
Killdeer B
Semipalmated Plover Yes
Piping Plover Yes
Wilson's Plover -
Snowy Plover -
Upland Sandpiper Yes
Black-headed x Ring-billed Gull -
Whimbrel Yes
Long-billed Curlew -
Hudsonian Godwit Yes
Marbled Godwit Yes
Ruddy Turnstone Yes
Red Knot Yes
Ruff Yes
Lesser Black-backed X Herring Gull -
Stilt Sandpiper Yes
Curlew Sandpiper Yes
Sanderling Yes
Dunlin Yes
Purple Sandpiper -
Baird's Sandpiper Yes
Least Sandpiper Yes
White-rumped Sandpiper Yes
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Yes
Pectoral Sandpiper Yes
Semipalmated Sandpiper Yes
Western Sandpiper Yes
Short-billed Dowitcher Yes
Long-billed Dowitcher Yes
American Woodcock Yes
Wilson's Snipe Yes
Spotted Sandpiper B
Solitary Sandpiper Yes
Lesser Yellowlegs Yes
Willet Yes
Greater Yellowlegs Yes
Wilson's Phalarope Yes
Red-necked Phalarope Yes
Red Phalarope Yes
South Polar Skua -
Pomarine Jaeger Yes
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger -
Parasitic Jaeger Yes
Long-tailed Jaeger Yes
Dovekie -
Thick-billed Murre Yes
Black Guillemot -
Long-billed Murrelet -
Ancient Murrelet -
Black-legged Kittiwake Yes
Sabine's Gull Yes
Bonaparte's Gull Yes
Black-headed Gull Yes
Little Gull Yes
Ross's Gull -
Laughing Gull Yes
Franklin's Gull Yes
Black-tailed Gull -
Common Gull Yes
Ring-billed Gull Yes
Ring-billed x Franklin's Gull -
California Gull Yes
Herring 'Vega' Gull -
Herring Gull Yes
Yellow-legged Gull -
Iceland "Thayer's" Gull Yes
Iceland/Thayer's Gull -
Iceland Gull Yes
Lesser Black-backed Gull Yes
Slaty-backed Gull -
Glaucous-winged Gull -
Glaucous Gull X Herring Gull (Nelson's Gull) -
Glaucous Gull Yes
Great Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull -
Great Black-backed Gull Yes
Kelp Gull -
Sooty Tern Yes
Least Tern Yes
Gull-billed Tern Yes
Caspian Tern Yes
Black Tern Yes
White-winged Tern -
Roseate Tern -
Common Tern Yes
Arctic Tern Yes
Forster's Tern Yes
Royal Tern Yes
Sandwich Tern -
Black Skimmer Yes
White-tailed Tropicbird -
Red-throated Loon Yes
Pacific Loon Yes
Common Loon Yes
Yellow-billed Loon -
Wilson's Storm-Petrel Yes
Leach's Storm-Petrel Yes
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel -
Trindade Petrel -
Black-capped Petrel -
Cory's Shearwater -
Great Shearwater -
Wood Stork Yes
Magnificent Frigatebird -
Brown Booby -
Northern Gannet Yes
Anhinga Yes
Great Cormorant Yes
Double-crested Cormorant B
Neotropic Cormorant -
American White Pelican Yes
Brown Pelican Yes
American Bittern Yes
Least Bittern Yes
Great Blue 'White' Heron -
Great Blue Heron B
Great Egret Yes
Snowy Egret Yes
Little Blue Heron Yes
Tricolored Heron Yes
Cattle Egret Yes
Green Heron B
Black-crowned Night-Heron Yes
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Yes
White Ibis Yes
Glossy Ibis Yes
White-faced Ibis -
Roseate Spoonbill Yes
Black Vulture B
Turkey Vulture B
Osprey B
White-tailed Kite -
Swallow-tailed Kite Yes
Golden Eagle Yes
Northern Harrier B
Sharp-shinned Hawk B
Cooper's Hawk B
Northern Goshawk Yes
Bald Eagle B
Mississippi Kite Yes
Snail Kite -
Red-shouldered Hawk B
Broad-winged Hawk (dark morph) -
Broad-winged Hawk B
Swainson's Hawk Yes
Red-tailed Hawk B
Red-tailed 'Harlan's' Hawk -
Red-tailed Hawk (Western dark form) -
Rough-legged Hawk Yes
Barn Owl Yes
Eastern Screech-Owl B
Great Horned Owl B
Snowy Owl Yes
Northern Hawk Owl -
Barred Owl B
Great Gray Owl -
Long-eared Owl Yes
Short-eared Owl Yes
Boreal Owl -
Northern Saw-whet Owl Yes
Belted Kingfisher B
Lewis's Woodpecker -
Red-headed Woodpecker B
Red-bellied Woodpecker B
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Yes
Black-backed Woodpecker -
Downy Woodpecker B
Red-cockaded Woodpecker -
Hairy Woodpecker B
Northern Flicker B
Pileated Woodpecker B
Crested Caracara -
Eurasian Kestrel -
American Kestrel B
Merlin Yes
Gyrfalcon Yes
Peregrine Falcon B
Prairie Falcon -
Monk Parakeet -
Ash-throated Flycatcher Yes
Great Crested Flycatcher B
Tyrranus sp. -
Tropical Kingbird Yes
Western Kingbird Yes
Eastern Kingbird B
Gray Kingbird -
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Yes
Fork-tailed Flycatcher -
Olive-sided Flycatcher Yes
Eastern x Western Kingbird -
Eastern Wood-Pewee B
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Yes
Acadian Flycatcher B
Alder Flycatcher B
Willow Flycatcher B
Least Flycatcher Yes
Hammond's Flycatcher -
Pacific-slope Flycatcher Yes
Eastern Phoebe B
Say's Phoebe Yes
Vermilion Flycatcher -
White-eyed Vireo B
Yellow-throated Vireo B
Blue-headed Vireo Yes
Philadelphia Vireo Yes
Warbling Vireo B
Red-eyed Vireo B
Loggerhead Shrike Yes
Northern Shrike Yes
Blue Jay B
American Crow B
Fish Crow B
Common Raven Yes
Carolina Chickadee B
Black-capped Chickadee B
Boreal Chickadee Yes
Tufted Titmouse B
Horned Lark B
Bank Swallow B
Tree Swallow Yes
Violet-green Swallow -
Northern Rough-winged Swallow Yes
Purple Martin B
Barn Swallow B
Cliff Swallow B
Cave Swallow Yes
Golden-crowned Kinglet Yes
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Yes
Bohemian Waxwing -
Cedar Waxwing B
Bicknell's/Gray-cheeked Thrush -
Red-breasted Nuthatch B
White-breasted Nuthatch B
Brown-headed Nuthatch -
Brown Creeper Yes
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Yes
Rock Wren -
House Wren Yes
Winter Wren Yes
Sedge Wren Yes
Marsh Wren Yes
Carolina Wren B
Bewick's Wren Yes
Gray Catbird B
Brown Thrasher B
Northern Mockingbird B
European Starling B
Eastern Bluebird B
Mountain Bluebird Yes
Townsend's Solitaire -
Veery B
Gray-cheeked Thrush Yes
Bicknell's Thrush Yes
Swainson's Thrush Yes
Hermit Thrush Yes
Wood Thrush B
Redwing -
American Robin B
Varied Thrush Yes
European Robin -
Northern Wheatear -
House Sparrow B
American Pipit Yes
Brambling -
Evening Grosbeak Yes
Pine Grosbeak Yes
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch -
House Finch B
Purple Finch Yes
Common Redpoll Yes
Common 'Greater' Redpoll -
Hoary Redpoll Yes
Red Crossbill Yes
White-winged Crossbill Yes
European Goldfinch -
Pine Siskin B
Lesser Goldfinch -
American Goldfinch B
Lapland Longspur Yes
Snow Bunting Yes
Bachman's Sparrow -
Grasshopper Sparrow B
Lark Sparrow Yes
Lark Bunting -
Chipping Sparrow B
Clay-colored Sparrow Yes
Field Sparrow B
Brewer's Sparrow -
Fox Sparrow (Slate-colored) -
Fox Sparrow Yes
American Tree Sparrow Yes
Dark-eyed 'Cassiar' Junco -
Dark-eyed Junco Yes
Dark-eyed 'Oregon' Junco -
Dark-eyed 'Pink-sided' Junco -
Dark-eyed 'White-winged'Junco -
White-crowned 'Gambel's' Sparrow Yes
White-crowned Sparrow Yes
Golden-crowned Sparrow -
Harris's Sparrow Yes
White-throated Sparrow X Dark-eyed Junco hybrid -
White-throated Sparrow Yes
Vesper Sparrow Yes
LeConte's Sparrow Yes
Seaside Sparrow Yes
Nelson's Sparrow Yes
Sharp-tailed Sparrow -
Nelson's 'Atlantic' Sparrow -
Saltmarsh Sparrow -
Henslow's Sparrow Yes
Savannah Sparrow B
Savannah "Ipswich" Sparrow -
Song Sparrow B
Lincoln's Sparrow Yes
Swamp Sparrow B
Green-tailed Towhee -
Spotted Towhee -
Eastern Towhee B
Yellow-breasted Chat Yes
Yellow-headed Blackbird Yes
Bobolink B
Eastern Meadowlark B
Western Meadowlark -
Orchard Oriole B
Bullock's Oriole Yes
Baltimore Oriole Yes
Black-backed Oriole -
Scott's Oriole Yes
Red-winged Blackbird B
Shiny Cowbird -
Brown-headed Cowbird B
Rusty Blackbird Yes
Brewer's Blackbird Yes
Common Grackle B
Ovenbird B
Worm-eating Warbler B
Louisiana Waterthrush B
Northern Waterthrush Yes
Waterthrush sp. -
Lawrence's Warbler -
Golden-winged Warbler Yes
Brewster's Warbler -
Blue-winged Warbler B
Black-and-white Warbler B
Prothonotary Warbler Yes
Swainson's Warbler Yes
Tennessee Warbler Yes
Orange-crowned Warbler Yes
Nashville Warbler Yes
Connecticut Warbler Yes
MacGillivray's Warbler -
Mourning Warbler Yes
Kentucky Warbler B
Common Yellowthroat Yes
Hooded Warbler B
American Redstart B
Kirtland's Warbler -
Cape May Warbler Yes
Cerulean Warbler B
Northern Parula B
Magnolia Warbler Yes
Bay-breasted/Blackpoll Warbler -
Bay-breasted Warbler Yes
Blackburnian Warbler Yes
Yellow Warbler B
Chestnut-sided Warbler B
Chestnut-sided X Black-throated Blue Warbler -
Blackpoll Warbler Yes
Black-throated Blue Warbler Yes
Palm Warbler Yes
Palm Warbler 'Yellow Race' -
Pine Warbler Yes
Yellow-rumped Warbler Yes
Yellow-rumped 'Audubon's' Warbler -
Yellow-throated Warbler B
Prairie Warbler B
Black-throated Gray Warbler Yes
Townsend's Warbler -
Black-throated Green X Cape May Warbler -
Black-throated Green Warbler Yes
Canada Warbler B
Wilson's Warbler Yes
Summer Tanager Yes
Scarlet Tanager B
Western Tanager Yes
Northern Cardinal B
Rose-breasted Grosbeak Yes
Black-headed Grosbeak Yes
Blue Grosbeak Yes
Lazuli Bunting -
Indigo Bunting B
Varied Bunting -
Painted Bunting Yes
Dickcissel Yes
Frigatebird sp. -
Sphyrapicus sp. -
Chen sp. -
Oceanodroma sp. -
Jaeger sp. Yes
Phalarope sp. -
Dowitcher sp. -
Sutton's Warbler -
Pelecanus sp. -
Plegadis sp. Yes
Selasphorus sp. -
Myiarchus sp. -
Storm-Petrel sp. -
Eider sp. -
White Pelican sp. -
Empidonax sp. Yes
Streptopelia sp. -
Yellowlegs sp. -