Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge
Pacific Region
Deer Flat NWR
13751 Upper Embankment Rd Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-467-9278
Fax: 208-467-1019

Birds of Deer Flat

Download most recent copy of the bird list.

Mammal,other wildlife, and plant lists are also available.

Over 215 bird species have been observed on the refuge since 1950. Click on any of the following pages to learn about the seasonal occurrence, abundance, and preferred habitat of the species of your choice.

For help identifying refuge birds, consult the Beginners' Bird Guide (PDF file larger than 500 kb) or a photographic guide to the birds of southern Idaho. You might also want to contact the Southwestern Idaho Birders Association to get involved with their local birding activities.

An abbreviations legend is provided below and at the bottom of each page.

Page 1: Loons, Grebes, Pelicans, Cormorants, Bitterns, Herons, Egrets, Spoonbills, Waterfowl, Vultures, Osprey, Eagles, Hawks, Falcons

Page 2: Gallinaceous birds, Rails, Cranes, Plovers, Stilts, Avocets, Shorebirds, Snipe, Phalaropes, Gulls, Terns

Page 3: Doves, Owls, Goatsuckers, Swifts, Hummingbirds, Kingfishers, Woodpeckers, Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Jays, Magpies, Crows, Chickadees, Bushtits, Nuthatches

Page 4: Creepers, Wrens, Kinglets, Bluebirds, Thrushes, Thrashers, Pipits, Waxwings, Shrikes, Starlings, Vireos, Warblers, Tanagers, Grosbeaks, Buntings, Towhees, Sparrows, Blackbirds, Meadowlarks, Orioles, Finches, Weaver finches

The following species are accidental on the refuge and have been recorded only once or twice:

Least bittern Oldsquaw Gyrfalcon
Red Knot Herring Gull Glaucous Gull
Sabine's Gull Yellow-billed Cuckoo Common Poorwill
Calliope Hummingbird Gray Flycatcher Blue Jay
Gray Catbird Northern Mockingbird Indigo Bunting
Brewer's Sparrow Black-throated Sparrow Sage Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow White-throated Sparrow Common Grackle
Common Redpoll    

Habitat (H)
: W = on or near water, G = grasslands and dry uplands, D = deciduous woodlands and riparian areas, A = agricultural fields, S = species more likely seen on the Snake River Islands.

Nest on the refuge (N): * indicates a species that nests on the refuge

Seasons: Sp = spring (March-May) , S = summer (June-August), F = fall (September-November), W = winter (December-February)

Abundance: a = abundant (a common species that is very numerous), c = common (certain to be seen in suitable habitat), u = uncommon (present, but not certain to be seen), o = occasional (seen only a few times during a season), r = rare (seen at intervals of 2-5 years). Return to top.

Last updated: October 1, 2012