Birds of tundra habitats on Niwot Ridge and vicinity

Hunningbird(Status: r = year-around resident, breeder; b = summer resident, breeder; p = possible breeder; n = summer visitor, non?breeder; m = migrant.)

Data from Kingery and Graul (1978), Andrews and Righter (1992), and Kingery (1998). from :Armstrong, David M., James C. Halfpenny, and Charles H. Southwick. 2001. Vertebrates, in Bowman, W.D. and Seastedt, T.R. Structure and Function of an Alpine Ecosystem, Niwot Ridge, Colorado. pp 128- 156. Oxford University Press, New York.

Falconiformes: Accipitridae--Hawks

  • Northern Harrier--Circus cyaneus (n)
  • Red tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis (n)
  • Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni (n)
  • Rough-legged Hawk--Buteo lagopus (n)
  • Ferruginous Hawk--Buteo regalis (n)
  • Golden Eagle Aguila chrysaetos (n)

Falconiformes: Falconidae--Falcons

  • Prairie Falcon Falco mexicanus (n)
  • Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus (m)

Galliformes: Phasianidae--Grouse

  • White-tailed Ptarmigan--Lagopus leurucus (r)

Columbiformes: Columbidae--Doves

  • Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura (n)
  • Passeriformes: Alaudidae--Larks
  • Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris (b)

Passeriformes: Corvidae--Crows and allies

  • Common Raven Corvus corax (n)
  • Clark's Nutcracker Nucifraga columbiana (n)
  • Passeriformes: Troglodytidae--Wrens
  • Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus (p)

Passeriformes: Turdidae--Thrushes

  • American Robin Turdus migratorius (n)
  • Mountain Bluebird Sialia currucoides (n)

Passeriformes: Motacillidae--Pipits

  • American Pipit Anthus rubescens (b)

Passeriformes: Emberizidae, Emberizinae--Sparrows and Allies

  • Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus (n)
  • Savannah Sparrow--Passerculus sandwichensis (m)
  • White crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys (b)

Passeriformes: Fringillidae--Finches

  • Brown capped Rosy Finch Leucosticte arctoa (b)