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ALBERTA WINTER BIRD LIST
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This site focuses on the joys of winter birding in Alberta, Canada.
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This winter's bird list is compared with those from previous winters.
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LAST UPDATED: Jan 1, 2022
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Compiled by Richard Klauke from Albertabird and other sources
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The table below lists the species sighted somewhere in the province of Alberta in the months of December through February, between 2011 and 2022. The left-most column shows the species sighted during the current winter season, 2021 -2022.
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Core Species* have a YELLOW backdrop.
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Alberta's Core List = 110 species
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*(are seen every winter, or are elusive winter residents)
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Species not encountered every winter have an ORANGE backdrop
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Species which are rare in any season have a PINK backdrop
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Species which are likely escapes have a GREEN backdrop
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Species with a RED backdrop are a first provincial record
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Winter of:# of winters each species occurred 2001-11Year of occurrence pre-2001
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Bird Species21-2220-2119-2018-1917-1816-1715-1614-1513-1412-1311-12
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Greater White-fronted GooseXXXXXXX4
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TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE
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Snow GooseXXXXXXXXXX8
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Ross's GooseXch?X3
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Cackling Goose hutchinsiixXxxXXXXXXX8
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Cackling Goose taverneri
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Cackling Goose minima
unconfirmed
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Canada GooseXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Tundra Swan
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Tundra Swan Bewick's
xHYPO
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Trumpeter SwanXXXXXXXXXX9
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Trumpeter Swan pale morph
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Mute Swan01998
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Wood DuckXXXXXXXXXX10
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GadwallchXXXXXXXXXX10
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Eurasian WigeonchXX1
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American WigeonXXXXXXXXXXX10
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American Black Duck1
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MallardXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Blue-winged TealchXX1
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Cinnamon TealXX0
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Northern ShovelerXXXXXXXX8
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Northern PintailXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Green-winged TealchXXXXXXXXXX10
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CanvasbackXXXXXXXXXXX10
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RedheadXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Ring-necked DuckXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Greater ScaupXXXXXXXXXX10
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Lesser ScaupXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Common Eider-v nigra
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King Eider12005
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Harlequin DuckXXXXXXXXX10
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Surf ScoterX2
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White-winged ScoterXXXXXX9
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Long-tailed DuckXXXXXXXXX10
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BuffleheadXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Common GoldeneyeXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Barrow's GoldeneyeXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Hooded MerganserXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Common MerganserXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Red-breasted MerganserYXXXXXXXX8
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Ruddy DuckXXXXXXXXXX10
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CHUKARx
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Gray PartridgeXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Ring-necked PheasantXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Ruffed GrouseXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Spruce Grouse
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Spruce Grouse-canadensis
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Spruce Grouse-franklinichx?xx?
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Dusky Grouse
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White-tailed PtarmiganXXXXXXXXX10
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Willow PtarmiganchXXXXXXXXX8
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Rock PtarmiganX0
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Greater Sage-GrouseXXXX1
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Sharp-tailed GrouseXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Wild TurkeyXXXXXXXXXXX10
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Red-throated Loon01974
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Pacific LoonXX?XXXX6
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Common LoonXXXXXX7
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Yellow-billed Loon1
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Horned GrebeXXXXXXXXXX8
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Red-necked GrebeXXXXXXXXX9