Adak Bird List

Seasonal codes

  • Sp = Spring (March, April, May)
  • Su = Summer (June, July, August)
  • Fa = Fall (September, October, November)
  • Wi = Winter (December, January, February)

Abundance codes

  • C = Common (annual; you’re sure to see)
  • U = Uncommon (annual; likely to see)
  • R = Rare (annual; not guaranteed to see)
  • I = Irregular (not annual, but multiple records)
  • Ca = Casual (not annual; only a few records)
  • Ac = Accidental (only one record ever in that season)
  • Dashes indicate changes in status within a season

 

Bold* = Breeding

Sp

Su

Fa

Wi

DUCKS, GEESE, and SWANS

Emperor Goose

C-I

Ca

I-C

C

Snow Goose

Ca

Ac

 

Ac

Greater White-fronted Goose

I

 

Ca

Ac

Taiga Bean Goose

I

 

 

 

Tundra Bean Goose

 

 

 

Brant

Ca

Ca

Ca

Ca

Cackling Goose

C

Ca

R

Ac

Tundra Swan (columbianus)

Ca

Ca

Ac

 

Tundra Swan (bewickii)

Ac

 

 

Ca

Whooper Swan

U-Ca

 

I

R

Baikal Teal

 

 

Ac

 

Garganey

Ca

Ca

Ac

 

Blue-winged Teal

 

 

Ac

 

Northern Shoveler*

R

R

R

R

Gadwall

I

Ca

I

I

Falcated Duck

Ca

Ca

Ac

Ac

Eurasian Wigeon

U

I

U

C

American Wigeon

I

Ca

Ca

Ca

Eastern Spot-billed Duck

Ca

Ca

Ac

Ca

Mallard*

C

C

C

C

Northern Pintail*

C

U

C

C

Green-winged Teal (carolinensis)

I

Ca

Ac

Ac

Green- winged Teal* (crecca)

C

C

C

C

Canvasback

Ca

Ac

Ca

I

Redhead

 

 

Ac

Ac

Common Pochard

Ca

Ca

Ac

Ca

Ring-necked Duck

Ca

Ac

 

 

Tufted Duck

U

I

R

U

Greater Scaup*

C

U

C

C

Lesser Scaup

I

Ca

Ac

Ac

Steller's Eider

I

Ac

Ca

I

King Eider

Ca

Ca

Ca

Ca

Common Eider*

U

C

U

U

Harlequin Duck

C

U

C

C

Surf Scoter

I

Ac

Ca

I

White-winged Scoter

C

I

C

C

Black Scoter

C

I

U

C

Long-tailed Duck

U

I

U

C

Bufflehead

C

I

U

C

Common Goldeneye

C

R

U

C

Barrow's Goldeneye

I

Ac

 

Ca

Smew

I

Ca

Ca

I

Hooded Merganser

Ca

 

Ac

Ca

Common Merganser (americanus)

I

I

I

I

Goosander (merganser)

Red-breasted Merganser*

C

C

C

C

GROUSE

Rock Ptarmigan*

C

C

C

C

GREBES

Horned Grebe

U

Ca

C

U

Red-necked Grebe

C

Ca

C

C

Western Grebe

 

 

 

Ac

CUCKOOS

Common Cuckoo

 

I

I

 

Oriental Cuckoo

 

 

Ac

 

SWIFTS

Fork-tailed Swift

 

 

Ac

 

RAILS and COOTS

American Coot

 

 

 

Ac

CRANES

Sandhill Crane

I

I

I

 

OYSTERCATCHERS

Black Oystercatcher*

C

C

C

U

LAPWINGS and PLOVERS

Black-bellied Plover

Ca

Ca

Ca

 

Pacific Golden-Plover

C

R

U

 

Common Ringed Plover

 

Ac

 

 

Semipalmated Plover*

C

C

R

 

Lesser Sand-Plover

Ca

Ca

 

 

SANDPIPERS, PHALAROPES, and ALLIES

Bristle-thighed Curlew

I

Ac

 

 

Whimbrel

I

Ca

Ca

 

Far Eastern Curlew

Ca

Ca

 

 

Bar-tailed Godwit

U

I

I

 

Black-tailed Godwit

Ca

 

 

 

Ruddy Turnstone

Ca-R

U

U-Ca

 

Black Turnstone

 

Ac

Ac

 

Great Knot

 

Ac

 

 

Red Knot

Ca

Ca

Ca

Ca

Ruff

Ca

Ca

Ca

 

Broad-billed Sandpiper

 

Ac

 

 

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper

 

Ca

U

 

Temminck's Stint

Ca

Ac

Ca

 

Long-toed Stint

Ca

Ac

Ac

 

Red-necked Stint

I

Ca

I

 

Sanderling

U

R

U

C

Dunlin

I

Ca

I

Ca

Rock Sandpiper*

C

C

C

C

Baird's Sandpiper

Ac

Ca

Ca

 

Little Stint

Ac

Ca

I

 

Least Sandpiper

Ca

Ac

Ac

 

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

 

Ca

Ca

 

Pectoral Sandpiper

Ca

Ac

R

 

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Ac

 

 

 

Western Sandpiper

Ca

I

I

Ac

Long-billed Dowitcher

Ac

 

U

 

Common Snipe

R

Ca

Ca

 

Wilson's Snipe

R

 

Ca

 

Terek Sandpiper

Ca

 

 

 

Common Sandpiper

Ca

 

Ca

 

Gray-tailed Tattler

Ca

Ca

I

 

Wandering Tattler

U

R

R

 

Lesser Yellowlegs

Ac

Ca

 

 

Spotted Redshank

Ca

 

Ca

 

Common Greenshank

I

Ac

Ca

 

Greater Yellowlegs

 

 

Ca

 

Wood Sandpiper

R

I

Ca

Ac

Marsh Sandpiper

 

Ca

Ca

 

Red-necked Phalarope*

U

C

Ca

 

Red Phalarope

Ca

Ca

Ca

 

JAEGERS

Pomarine Jaeger

Ca

Ca

 

 

Parasitic Jaeger*

C

C

U

 

Long-tailed Jaeger

 

Ca

 

 

AUKS, MURRES, and PUFFINS

Common Murre*

U

R

U

R

Thick-billed Murre

I

I

I

R

Pigeon Guillemot*

 

 

 

 

Long-billed Murrelet

Ac

 

 

 

Marbled Murrelet*

C

U

U

R

Kittlitz's Murrelet*

C

U

R

R

Ancient Murrelet

C

C

R

R

Cassin's Auklet

Ca

Ca

Ca

 

Parakeet Auklet

Ca

Ac

Ca

Ca

Least Auklet

Ca

Ca

Ca

Ca

Whiskered Auklet*

Ca

Ca

Ca

Ca

Crested Auklet

Ca

Ca

Ca

Ca

Horned Puffin*

I-C

C

C-I

I

Tufted Puffin*

I-C

C

C-I

I

GULLS and TERNS

Black-legged Kittiwake

R

R

C

Ca

Red-legged Kittiwake

 

 

Ca

 

Sabine's Gull

 

Ac

Ac

 

Bonaparte's Gull

Ac

 

 

 

Black-headed Gull

R

I

Ca

 

Black-tailed Gull

 

Ac

 

 

Mew Gull (brachyrhynchus)

I

Ca

Ca

I

Mew Gull (kamtschatschensis)

Herring (Vega) Gull (vegae)

I

Ca

Ca

I

Iceland Gull

Ac

 

Ca

R

Slaty-backed Gull

Ca

Ac

Ca

Ca

Glaucous-winged Gull*

C

C

C

C

Glaucous Gull

R

Ca

Ca

R

Aleutian Tern*

Ac-C

C

Ca

 

White-winged Tern

 

Ac

 

 

Common Tern

 

Ac

(Ac)

 

Arctic Tern*

Ac-C

C

U-Ac

 

LOONS

Red-throated Loon

I

I

I

Ca

Arctic Loon

U

 

Ca

Ac

Pacific Loon

U

Ca

R

I

Common Loon*

C

C

U

R

Yellow-billed Loon

Ca

Ca

Ca

Ca

TUBENOSES

Laysan Albatross

R

Ca

R

 

Black-footed Albatross

Ca

Ca

Ca

 

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel*

U

U

U

 

Leach's Storm-Petrel

R

R

R

 

Northern Fulmar

R

R

I

 

Cook's Petrel

 

Ac

 

 

Short-tailed Shearwater

R

R

R

 

Sooty Shearwater

R

R

R

 

CORMORANTS

Red-faced Cormorant*

U

U

U

U

Pelagic Cormorant*

C

C

C

C

Double-crested Cormorant

Ac

 

Ac

Ac

HERONS, BITTERNS, and ALLIES

Great Egret

Ca

Ca

Ca

Ca

Black-crowned Night-heron

Ac

 

 

 

OSPREYS

Osprey

Ca

Ca

Ac

 

HAWKS, EAGLES, and ALLIES

Northern Harrier

I

 

I

I

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

 

 

Ac

(Ac)

Bald Eagle*

C

C

C

C

Rough-legged Hawk

 

Ac

Ca

Ca

OWLS

Snowy Owl

I

Ca

I

I

Short-eared Owl*

R

R

R

U

Boreal Owl

Ac

 

 

 

KINGFISHERS

Belted Kingfisher

 

 

Ac

 

FALCONS

Eurasian Kestrel

 

 

Ac

Ac

Merlin

 

 

Ca

I

Gyrfalcon*

R

R

R

R

Peregrine Falcon* (pealei)

U

U

C

U

SHRIKES

Northern Shrike

Ca

 

Ca

Ca

CROWS and JAYS

Common Raven*

C

C

C

C

LARKS

Eurasian Skylark

 

Ca

Ac

 

SWALLOWS

Bank Swallow

Ca

Ca

Ca

 

Tree Swallow

Ca

Ca

Ac

 

Barn Swallow

 

Ca

 

 

Cliff Swallow

Ca

 

 

 

WRENS

Pacific Wren*

C

C

C

U

LEAF WARBLERS

Wood Warbler

 

 

Ac

 

Dusky Warbler

 

 

Ac

 

Kamchatka Leaf Warbler

 

 

Ac

 

OLD WORLD FLYCATCHERS and CHATS

Gray-streaked Flycatcher

 

 

Ca

 

Siberian Rubythroat

 

 

Ac

 

Taiga Flycatcher

 

 

Ac

 

Northern Wheatear

Ca

Ac

Ca

 

THRUSHES

Hermit Thrush

 

 

Ac

 

Eyebrowed Thrush

Ca

Ca

Ac

 

Dusky Thrush

(Ac)

 

Ca

 

American Robin

 

 

Ac

Ac

WAXWINGS

Bohemian Waxwing

 

 

Ca

 

WAGTAILS and PIPITS

Eastern Yellow Wagtail

Ca

Ac

Ca

 

Gray Wagtail

Ac

 

Ac

 

White Wagtail (lugens )

Ca

Ca

Ca

 

Olive-backed Pipit

Ca

 

Ca

 

Red-throated Pipit

 

Ac

 

 

American Pipit

Ca

Ca

I

Ca

FINCHES

Brambling

I

Ca

Ca

 

Hawfinch

I

Ca

 

 

Common Rosefinch

 

Ca

 

 

Pine Grosbeak

 

 

 

Ca

Asian Rosy-Finch

 

 

 

Ac

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch*

C

C

C

C

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (littoralis)

 

 

 

Ac

Oriental Greenfinch

 

 

Ca

 

Common Redpoll

I

Ca

I

I

Hoary Redpoll

Ca

Ac

Ca

Ca

Red Crossbill

 

 

Ac

 

White-winged Crossbill

 

 

Ac

 

Pine Siskin

I

Ac

 

I

LONGSPURS and SNOW BUNTINGS

Lapland Longspur*

Ac-C

C

C-Ac

Ac

Snow Bunting*

C

C

C

C

McKay's Bunting

Ca

 

 

Ac

OLD WORLD BUNTINGS

Rustic Bunting

Ca

 

Ca

 

NEW WORLD SPARROWS and ALLIES

American Tree Sparrow

Ac

 

 

 

Dark-eyed Junco

 

 

 

Ac

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Ac

 

Ac

 

Savannah Sparrow

Ca

Ca

Ca

 

Song Sparrow*

C

C

C

C

BLACKBIRDS

Rusty Blackbird

Ac

 

 

 

WOOD-WARBLERS

Yellow Warbler

 

 

Ac

 

Blackpoll Warbler

 

 

Ac

 

Yellow-rumped Warbler

 

 

Ac

 

"HYPOTHETICAL" species needing more documentation

American Golden-plover

(Ac)

 

 

 

Bluethroat

 

 

(Ac)