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Birds of Yosemite National Park (1954, 1963) by Cyril A. Stebbins and Robert C. Stebbins


INDEX AND CHECK LIST

(Including summary of occurrence and distribution)

The index provides a summary of status and life zone distribution of the birds of Yosemite. The abbreviations for status are explained on page 1, while the abbreviations for life zones are the initials of the zonal names as explained on pages 4 and 5. Status is given first. Life zone range is of resident birds or those spending the summer or winter in the region. Zonal range is not always stated for casual visitants or transients because it often has little meaning with reference to occurrence in Yosemite.

A space is provided in front of each name to permit checking each species as it is identified. In this manner the reader may keep a “life list” for the Yosemite region and may add to it on subsequent visits. Place a check mark in front of a name only if certain of your identification. Names not provided with a check space are synonyms. Numbers indicate pages in this booklet.

(Common and scientific names in accord with the 1957 A.O.U. checklist of North American birds. See bird descriptions for scientific names.)


____ AVOCET, American—CV, 21

____ BLACKBIRD, Brewer’s—SV; LS-C, 54
____     Redwinged—SV; LS-T, 53, 54
____     Yellow-headed—CV; LS-T, 53
____ BLUEBIRD, Mountain—SV; T-H, 46
____ Western—WV; US-T, 46
____ BUFFLEHEAD—CV, 12
____ BUNTING, Lazuli—SV; LS-T, 56
____ BUSHTIT, Common—R; US, 40

____ CANVASBACK—CV, 10, 11
____ CHAT, Yellow-breasted—CV; LS-T, 53
____ CHICKADEE, Mountain—R; T-H, 39
____     Chestnut-backed—CV; T. 63
____ COOT, American—CV, 19, 20
____ CORMORANT, Double-crested—CV, 6,
____ COWBIRD, Brown-headed—CV; LS-T,
____ CREEPER, Brown—R; T-C, 41
____ CROSSBILL, Red—R; C-H, 57
____ CROW, Common—CV; LS-T, 39
____     Clark’s (See Nutcracker)

____ DIPPER—R; T-H, 42
____ DOVE, Mourning—CV, 23
____ DUCK, Harlequin—CV, 12
____     Ring-necked—CV, 10, 11
____     Ruddy—CV, 12
____     Wood—CV, 10, 11

____ EAGLE, Bald—R; LS-US, 15
____     Golden—R; US-T, 15
____ EGRET, Common—CV, 8
____     Snowy—CV, 8

____ FALCON, Peregrine—CV, 16
____     Prairie—CV, 16
____ FINCH, Cassin’s—R; T-H, 56
____     Gray-crowned Rosy—R; H-A, 57
____     House—R LS-US, 57
____     Purple—CV; US-T, 56
____ FLICKER, Red-shafted—R; US-C, 30
____ FLYCATCHER, Ash-throated—CV; LS-US, 33
____     Dusky—SV; C, 35
____     Gray—CV, 63
____     Hammond’s—SV; C, 34
____     Kiskadee—63
____     Olive-sided—SV; T-C, 35, 36
____     Traill’s—SV; LS-C, 34
____     Western—SV; US-T, 35

____ GNATCATCHER, Blue-gray—SV; LS-US, 47
____ GOLDENEYE, Barrow’s—CV, 11
____     Common—CV, 63
____ GOLDFINCH, American—CV, 63
____     Lawrence’s—CV, 63
____     Lesser—CV; LS-T, 58
____ GOOSE, Canada—CV, 8, 9
____ GOSHAWK—R, 13
____ GREBE, Eared—CV, 6, 7
____     Pied-billed—WV, 6, 7
____     Western—CV, 63
____ GROSBEAK, Black-headed—SV; LS-T, 55
____     Blue—CV; LS, 63
____     Evening—SV; T-C, 56
____     Pine,—R; C-H, 57
____ GROUSE, Blue—R; T-H, 18
____     Sage—CV, 18
____ GULL, Bonaparte’s—CV, 63
____     California—CV, 22
____     Herring—63
____     Ring-billed—CV, 22

____ HAWK, Cooper’s—R; US-T, 14
____     Ferruginous—CV, 63
____     Marsh—CV; LS-C, 15
____     Pigeon—CV, 63
____     Red-tailed—R; LS-H, 14
____     Sharp-shinned—R; LS-T, 13
____     Sparrow—R; LS-H, 16
____     Swainson’s—SV, 14
____ HERON, Black-crowned Night— CV, 63
____     Great Blue—CV, 7
____     Green—CV, 8
____ HUMMINGBIRD, Allen’s—CV, 28
____     Anna’s—R; US-T, 28
____     Black-chinned—SV; US-T, 28
____     Calliope—CV; T-C, 29
____     Rufous—M; T, 28

____ JAEGER, Parasitic—CV, 63
____ JAY, Piñon—CV; US-T, 38
____     Scrub—R; US, 38
____     Steller’s—R; T-C, 37, 38
____ JUNCO, Oregon—SV; T-H, 61
____     Slate-colored—CV, 60

____ KILLDEER—SV, 20
____ KINGBIRD, Western—CV; LS-US, 33
____ KINGFISHER, Belted—R; LS-T, 29
____ KINGLET, Golden-crowned—SV; C-T, 47
____     Ruby-crowned—R and WV; C, 47
____ KITE, White-tailed—CV, 63

____ LARK, Horned—CV; LS-US, 36
____ LOON, Arctic, CV, 63

____ MAGPIE, Black-billed—CV; US-T, 39
____     Yellow-billed—CV; LS-US, 38
____ MALLARD—CV, 8, 9
____ MARTIN, Purple—CV, 63
____ MEADOWLARK, Western—R; LS-T, 53
____ MERGANSER, Common—SV and CV, 13
____     Hooded—CV, 13
____ MOCKINGBIRD—R; LS-US, 44

____ NIGHTHAWK, Common—SV; T-C, 26
____ NUTCRACKER, Clark’s—R; C-H, 39
____ NUTHATCH, Pygmy—R; T-C, 41
____     Red-breasted—R; T-H, 41
____     White-breasted—R; US-H, 40

____ ORIOLE, Bullock’s—CV, 54
____ OSPREY—CV, 15
____ OUZEL (See Dipper)
____ OWL, Barn—CV, 63
____     Flammulated—CV, 63
____     Great Gray—R; C, 25
____     Great Horned—R; LS-H, 24
____     Long-eared—R; US-T, 25
____     Pygmy—R; T-C, 24
____     Saw-whet—R; T-C, 26
____     Screech—R; LS-T, 24
____     Short-eared—CV, 25
____     Spotted—R; T, 26

____ PELICAN, White—M, 6
____ PEWEE, Western Wood—SV; US-H, 35
____ PHAINOPEPLA—R; LS-US, 48
____ PHALAROPE, Northern—CV, 22
____     Red—CV, 63
____     Wilson’s—CV, 21
____ PHOEBE, Black—SV; US, 34
____     Say’s—CV; LS-US, 34
____ PIGEON, Band-tailed—SV; US-T, 23
____ PINTAIL—CV, 9
____ PIPIT, Water—WV, 48
____ POORWILL—SV; LS-T, 26, 27

____ QUAIL, California—R; US-T, 19
____     Mountain—R; T-C, 18

____ RAIL, Virginia—CV, 19
____ RAVEN, Common—C, 63
____ REDHEAD—CV, 63
____ ROADRUNNER—CV; LS-US, 23
____ ROBIN—SV; T-H, 45

____ SANDPIPER, Baird’s—CV, 63
____     Least—CV, 63
____     Solitary—CV, 63
____     Spotted—SV, 20
____ SAPSUCKER, Red-breasted—63
____     Yellow-bellied—WV or R; T-C, 31
____     Williamson’s—R; C-H, 31
____ SCAUP, Lesser—CV, 11
____ SHOVELER—CV, 10
____ SHRIKE, Loggerhead—CV; LS-US, 49
____     Northern—CV, 63
____ SISKIN, Pine—R; T-H, 57
____ SNIPE, Common—CV, 21
____ SOLITAIRE, Townsend’s—SV or R; T-H, 46
____ SORA—CV, 63
____ SPARROW, Brewer’s—CV; US-T, 63
____     Chipping—SV; US-T, 61
____     Fox—SV and WV; US-C, 62
____     Golden-crowned—WV; US-C, 62
____     Harris’—CV, 63
____     House—CV, 53
____     Lark—CV; LS-US, 60
____     Lincoln’s—SV; C, 62
____     Rufous-crowned—CV; US, 60
____     Sage—CV; US, 60
____     Savannah—CV; LS-T, 59
____     Song—R; LS-H, 63
____     Vesper—CV; US-C, 59
____     White-crowned—SV and WV; T-H, 61
____     White-throated—CV, 63
____ STILT, Black-necked—CV, 63
____ SWALLOW, Barn—CV, 63
____     Cliff—SV; LS-T, 37
____     Rough-winged—CV; LS-US, 36, 37
____     Tree—CV; US-T, 37
____     Violet-green—SV; US-T, 37
____ SWIFT, Black—SV; T, 27
____     Vaux’s—CV, 27
____     White-throated—SV; LS-T, 27

____ TANAGER, Western—SV; T-C, 55
____ TATTLER, Wandering—CV, 63
____ TEAL, Blue-winged—CV, 9
____     Cinnamon—CV, 9
____     Green-winged—CV, 9
____ THRASHER, California—R; LS-US, 44
____     Sage—CV, 44
____ THRUSH, Hermit—SV and WV; T-H, 45
____     Swainson’s—SV; US-C, 47
____     Varied—WV; US-C, 45
____ TITMOUSE, Plain—R; US, 40
____ TOWHEE, Brown—CV; LS-T, 59
____     Green-tailed—SV; T-H, 58
____     Rufous-sided—R; US-T, 58

____ VIREO, Hutton’s—R; US-T, 49
____     Solitary—SV; US-C, 49
____     Warbling—SV; US-C, 50
____ VULTURE, Turkey—R; LS-H, 13

____ WARBLER, Audubon’s—SV and WV; US-H, 51
____     Black-throated Gray—SV; US-T, 51
____     Hermit—SV; T-C, 51
____     MacGillivray’s—SV; T-C, 52
____     Myrtle—CV, 63
____     Nashville—SV; T-C, 50
____     Orange-crowned—SV; US-C, 50
____     Townsend’s—CV and T, 51
____     Wilson’s—SV; US-C, 52
____     Yellow—SV; LS-T, 50
____ WAXWING, Bohemian—CV, 63
____     Cedar—WV and M, 48
____ WIDGEON, American—CV, 10
____ WILLET—CV, 63
____ WOODPECKER, Acorn—R; US-T, 30
____     Black-backed Three-toed—R; C-H, 33
____     Downy—R; US-T, 33
____     Hairy—R; US-C, 32
____     Lewis’—R; US-T, 30
____     Nuttall’s—CV; US, 32
____     Pileated—R; T-C, 29
____     Red-headed—63
____     White-headed—R; T-C, 32
____ WREN, Bewick’s—R; US, 42,43
____     Canyon—R; LS-T, 44
____     House—SV; US-T, 43
____     Long-billed Marsh—WV; LS-T, 43
____     Rock—R and SV; LS-H, 43
____     Winter—R and WV; T-C, 43
____ WRENTIT—R; US-T, 42

____ YELLOWLEGS, Lesser—63
____ YELLOWTHROAT—CV; LS-US, 52


birds in flight

ABBREVIATIONS FOR LIFE ZONES

(See pages 4 and 5 for discussion)

L.S. — Lower Sonoran (example: Fresno)
U.S. Upper Sonoran (example: El Portal, Arch Rock)
  T. — Transition (example: Yosemite Valley)
  C. — Canadian (example: Glacier Point)
  H. — Hudsonian (example: Dana Meadows)
  A. — Arctic Alpine (example: Mount Lyell)

perched birds

ABBREVIATIONS FOR STATUS

(See page 1 for discussion)

  R. — Resident
W.V. — Winter Visitant
S.V. — Summer Visitant
C.V. — Casual Visitant
  M. — Migrant



bird in flight


NPS and YNHA seals
Published in cooperation with the
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