Birds of Arkansas - 428 species

* indicates a species with 10 or fewer records which requires a long form report. Nesting species are shown in blue and extinct species are shown in red. The code in parentheses after the name indicates the highest level of evidence for that species: S-Specimen; P-Photo; A-Audio; D-Written Documentation.
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  • Ducks, Geese, Swans
    Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (P)
    Fulvous Whistling-Duck (S)
    Snow Goose (P)
    Ross's Goose (P)
    Greater White-fronted Goose (P)
    *Tundra Bean-Goose (P)
    *Brant (D)
    *Barnacle Goose (P)
    Cackling Goose (P)
    Canada Goose (P)
    Egyptian Goose (P)
    Mute Swan (P)
    Trumpeter Swan (P)
    Tundra Swan (P)
    Wood Duck (S)
    *Garganey (D)
    Blue-winged Teal (S)
    Cinnamon Teal (P)
    Northern Shoveler (S)
    Gadwall (S)
    *Eurasian Wigeon (P)
    American Wigeon (S)
    Mallard (S)
    American Black Duck (P)
    Mottled Duck (S)
    Northern Pintail (S)
    Green-winged Teal (S)
    Canvasback (S)
    Redhead (S)
    Ring-necked Duck (S)
    *Tufted Duck (P)
    Greater Scaup (P)
    Lesser Scaup (S)
    Surf Scoter (P)
    White-winged Scoter (P)
    Black Scoter (P)
    Long-tailed Duck (S)
    Bufflehead (S)
    Common Goldeneye (D)
    *Barrow's Goldeneye (P)
    Hooded Merganser (S)
    Common Merganser (P)
    Red-breasted Merganser (S)
    Ruddy Duck (S)
    *American Wigeon x Green-winged Teal (D)
  • New World Quail
    Northern Bobwhite (S)
  • Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Old World Quail
    Wild Turkey (S)
    *Ruffed Grouse (D)
    Greater Prairie-Chicken (D)
  • Grebes
    *Least Grebe (P)
    Pied-billed Grebe (S)
    Horned Grebe (S)
    Red-necked Grebe (P)
    Eared Grebe (P)
    Western Grebe (P)
  • Pigeons, Doves
    Rock Pigeon (P)
    Eurasian Collared-Dove (P)
    Passenger Pigeon (S)
    Inca Dove (S)
    Common Ground Dove (P)
    White-winged Dove (P)
    Mourning Dove (S)
  • Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis
    Groove-billed Ani (S)
    Greater Roadrunner (S)
    Yellow-billed Cuckoo (S)
    Black-billed Cuckoo (S)
  • Goatsuckers
    Common Nighthawk (S)
    Chuck-will's-widow (S)
    Eastern Whip-poor-will (S)
  • Swifts
    *White-throated Swift (S)
    Chimney Swift (S)
  • Hummingbirds
    *Mexican Violetear (P)
    *Rivoli's Hummingbird (P)
    Ruby-throated Hummingbird (S)
    Black-chinned Hummingbird (P)
    Anna's Hummingbird (P)
    *Calliope Hummingbird (P)
    Rufous Hummingbird (S)
    *Allen's Hummingbird (P)
    *Broad-tailed Hummingbird (P)
    *Broad-billed Hummingbird (P)
    *Buff-bellied Hummingbird (P)
  • Rails, Gallinules, and Coots
    King Rail (S)
    Virginia Rail (S)
    Sora (S)
    Common Gallinule (S)
    American Coot (S)
    Purple Gallinule (S)
    Yellow Rail (S)
    *Black Rail (D)
  • Limpkins
    Limpkin (P)
  • Cranes
    Sandhill Crane (P)
    *Whooping Crane (D)
  • Stilts and Avocets
    Black-necked Stilt (P)
    American Avocet (S)
  • Lapwings and Plovers
    Black-bellied Plover (S)
    American Golden-Plover (S)
    Killdeer (S)
    Semipalmated Plover (S)
    Piping Plover (S)
    *Wilson's Plover (P)
    *Mountain Plover (D)
    *Snowy Plover (P)
  • Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies
    Upland Sandpiper (S)
    Whimbrel (P)
    Eskimo Curlew (D)
    Long-billed Curlew (S)
    Hudsonian Godwit (P)
    Marbled Godwit (P)
    Ruddy Turnstone (P)
    Red Knot (P)
    Ruff (P)
    *Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (P)
    Stilt Sandpiper (S)
    *Curlew Sandpiper (P)
    Sanderling (S)
    Dunlin (S)
    *Purple Sandpiper (D)
    Baird's Sandpiper (S)
    Least Sandpiper (S)
    White-rumped Sandpiper (S)
    Buff-breasted Sandpiper (S)
    Pectoral Sandpiper (S)
    Semipalmated Sandpiper (S)
    Western Sandpiper (S)
    Short-billed Dowitcher (S)
    Long-billed Dowitcher (S)
    American Woodcock (S)
    Wilson's Snipe (S)
    Spotted Sandpiper (S)
    Solitary Sandpiper (S)
    Lesser Yellowlegs (S)
    Willet (S)
    Greater Yellowlegs (S)
    Wilson's Phalarope (S)
    Red-necked Phalarope (P)
    Red Phalarope (P)
  • Skuas and Jaegers
    *Pomarine Jaeger (P)
    Parasitic Jaeger (P)
    *Long-tailed Jaeger (P)
  • Auks, Murres, and Puffins
    *Long-billed Murrelet (P)
  • Gulls, Terns, Skimmers
    Black-legged Kittiwake (P)
    Sabine's Gull (P)
    Bonaparte's Gull (S)
    *Black-headed Gull (P)
    Little Gull (P)
    Laughing Gull (P)
    Franklin's Gull (S)
    *Short-billed Gull (P)
    Ring-billed Gull (S)
    *California Gull (P)
    Herring Gull (S)
    Iceland Gull (P)
    Lesser Black-backed Gull (P)
    Glaucous Gull (P)
    *Great Black-backed Gull (P)
    *Sooty Tern (S)
    *Bridled Tern (P)
    Least Tern (S)
    *Gull-billed Tern (P)
    Caspian Tern (S)
    Black Tern (S)
    Common Tern (S)
    Forster's Tern (S)
    *Royal Tern (S)
    *Black Skimmer (S)
  • Loons
    Red-throated Loon (S)
    Pacific Loon (P)
    Common Loon (S)
    *Yellow-billed Loon (P)
  • Storks
    Wood Stork (P)
  • Frigatebirds
    Magnificent Frigatebird (P)
  • Boobies and Gannets
    *Brown Booby (P)
    *Northern Gannet (P)
  • Darters
    Anhinga (S)
  • Cormorants
    Double-crested Cormorant (S)
    Neotropic Cormorant (P)
  • Pelicans
    American White Pelican (S)
    Brown Pelican (S)
  • Bitterns, Herons, and Allies
    American Bittern (S)
    Least Bittern (S)
    Great Blue Heron (S)
    Great Egret (S)
    Snowy Egret (S)
    Little Blue Heron (S)
    Tricolored Heron (P)
    Cattle Egret (P)
    Green Heron (S)
    Black-crowned Night-Heron (P)
    Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (S)
  • Ibises and Spoonbills
    White Ibis (S)
    Glossy Ibis (S)
    White-faced Ibis (P)
    Roseate Spoonbill (P)
  • New World Vultures
    Black Vulture (D)
    Turkey Vulture (S)
  • Ospreys
    Osprey (P)
  • Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies
    White-tailed Kite (P)
    Swallow-tailed Kite (P)
    Golden Eagle (S)
    Northern Harrier (P)
    Sharp-shinned Hawk (S)
    Cooper's Hawk (S)
    *Northern Goshawk (S)
    Bald Eagle (S)
    Mississippi Kite (S)
    Red-shouldered Hawk (S)
    Broad-winged Hawk (S)
    Swainson's Hawk (P)
    Red-tailed Hawk (S)
    Rough-legged Hawk (P)
    Ferruginous Hawk (P)
  • Barn Owls
    Barn Owl (S)
  • Typical Owls
    Eastern Screech-Owl (S)
    Great Horned Owl (S)
    *Snowy Owl (S)
    Burrowing Owl (S)
    Barred Owl (S)
    Long-eared Owl (S)
    Short-eared Owl (S)
    Northern Saw-whet Owl (S)
  • Kingfishers
    Belted Kingfisher (S)
  • Woodpeckers
    *Lewis's Woodpecker (D)
    Red-headed Woodpecker (S)
    Red-bellied Woodpecker (S)
    Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (S)
    Downy Woodpecker (S)
    Red-cockaded Woodpecker (S)
    Hairy Woodpecker (S)
    Northern Flicker (S)
    Pileated Woodpecker (S)
    *Ivory-billed Woodpecker (S)
  • Caracaras and Falcons
    *Crested Caracara (P)
    American Kestrel (S)
    Merlin (S)
    Peregrine Falcon (P)
    Prairie Falcon (P)
  • Parrots
    Carolina Parakeet (D)
  • Tyrant Flycatchers
    *Ash-throated Flycatcher (P)
    Great Crested Flycatcher (S)
    *Great Kiskadee (P)
    *Tropical Kingbird (P)
    *Couch's Kingbird (P)
    *Cassin's Kingbird (D)
    Western Kingbird (S)
    Eastern Kingbird (S)
    *Gray Kingbird (D)
    Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (P)
    *Fork-tailed Flycatcher (P)
    Olive-sided Flycatcher (P)
    Eastern Wood-Pewee (S)
    Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (S)
    Acadian Flycatcher (S)
    Alder Flycatcher (D)
    Willow Flycatcher (S)
    Least Flycatcher (S)
    Eastern Phoebe (S)
    Say's Phoebe (P)
    Vermilion Flycatcher (S)
    *WEKI X STFL (P)
  • Vireos
    White-eyed Vireo (S)
    Bell's Vireo (S)
    Yellow-throated Vireo (S)
    Blue-headed Vireo (S)
    Philadelphia Vireo (S)
    Warbling Vireo (S)
    Red-eyed Vireo (S)
  • Shrikes
    Loggerhead Shrike (S)
    *Northern Shrike (P)
  • Jays, Magpies, Crows
    Blue Jay (S)
    *Clark's Nutcracker (S)
    American Crow (S)
    Fish Crow (P)
  • Chickadees, Titmice
    Carolina Chickadee (S)
    Tufted Titmouse (S)
  • Larks
    Horned Lark (S)
  • Swallows
    Bank Swallow (D)
    Tree Swallow (P)
    Northern Rough-winged Swallow (S)
    Purple Martin (S)
    Barn Swallow (S)
    Cliff Swallow (S)
    Cave Swallow (P)
  • Kinglets
    Ruby-crowned Kinglet (S)
    Golden-crowned Kinglet (S)
  • Waxwings
    *Bohemian Waxwing (D)
    Cedar Waxwing (S)
  • Nuthatches
    Red-breasted Nuthatch (S)
    White-breasted Nuthatch (S)
    Brown-headed Nuthatch (S)
  • Creepers
    Brown Creeper (S)
  • Gnatcatchers
    Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (S)
  • Wrens
    Rock Wren (P)
    House Wren (S)
    Winter Wren (S)
    Sedge Wren (S)
    Marsh Wren (S)
    Carolina Wren (S)
    Bewick's Wren (S)
  • Mimids
    Gray Catbird (S)
    Brown Thrasher (S)
    *Sage Thrasher (P)
    Northern Mockingbird (S)
  • Starlings
    European Starling (S)
  • Thrushes
    Eastern Bluebird (S)
    *Mountain Bluebird (P)
    Townsend's Solitaire (P)
    Veery (D)
    Gray-cheeked Thrush (S)
    Swainson's Thrush (S)
    Hermit Thrush (S)
    Wood Thrush (S)
    American Robin (S)
    *Varied Thrush (P)
  • Old World Flycatchers
    *Northern Wheatear (P)
  • Old World Sparrows
    House Sparrow (S)
    *Eurasian Tree Sparrow (P)
  • Pipits
    American Pipit (S)
    Sprague's Pipit (S)
  • Finches
    *Brambling (P)
    Evening Grosbeak (S)
    *Pine Grosbeak (P)
    *Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (P)
    House Finch (P)
    Purple Finch (S)
    Common Redpoll (P)
    Red Crossbill (P)
    White-winged Crossbill (D)
    Pine Siskin (P)
    Lesser Goldfinch (P)
    American Goldfinch (S)
  • Longspurs, Snow Bunting
    Lapland Longspur (S)
    Chestnut-collared Longspur (S)
    Smith's Longspur (P)
    *Thick-billed Longspur (D)
    *Snow Bunting (S)
  • Towhees, Sparrows
    *Cassin's Sparrow (P)
    Bachman's Sparrow (P)
    Grasshopper Sparrow (S)
    Lark Sparrow (S)
    *Lark Bunting (P)
    Chipping Sparrow (S)
    Clay-colored Sparrow (S)
    Field Sparrow (S)
    *Brewer's Sparrow (P)
    Fox Sparrow (P)
    American Tree Sparrow (S)
    Dark-eyed Junco (S)
    White-crowned Sparrow (S)
    Harris's Sparrow (S)
    White-throated Sparrow (S)
    Vesper Sparrow (S)
    LeConte's Sparrow (S)
    Nelson's Sparrow (S)
    Henslow's Sparrow (S)
    Savannah Sparrow (S)
    Song Sparrow (S)
    Lincoln's Sparrow (S)
    Swamp Sparrow (S)
    Rufous-crowned Sparrow (P)
    *Green-tailed Towhee (D)
    Spotted Towhee (P)
    Eastern Towhee (S)
  • Chats
    Yellow-breasted Chat (S)
  • Blackbirds, Orioles
    Yellow-headed Blackbird (S)
    Bobolink (S)
    Eastern Meadowlark (S)
    Western Meadowlark (S)
    Orchard Oriole (S)
    *Bullock's Oriole (P)
    Baltimore Oriole (S)
    *Scott's Oriole (P)
    Red-winged Blackbird (S)
    Brown-headed Cowbird (S)
    Rusty Blackbird (S)
    Brewer's Blackbird (S)
    Common Grackle (S)
    Great-tailed Grackle (P)
  • Wood-warblers
    Ovenbird (S)
    Worm-eating Warbler (S)
    Louisiana Waterthrush (S)
    Northern Waterthrush (S)
    Bachman's Warbler (S)
    Golden-winged Warbler (D)
    Blue-winged Warbler (S)
    Black-and-white Warbler (S)
    Prothonotary Warbler (S)
    Swainson's Warbler (S)
    Tennessee Warbler (S)
    Orange-crowned Warbler (S)
    Nashville Warbler (S)
    Connecticut Warbler (D)
    Mourning Warbler (S)
    Kentucky Warbler (S)
    Common Yellowthroat (S)
    Hooded Warbler (S)
    American Redstart (S)
    Cape May Warbler (P)
    Cerulean Warbler (S)
    Northern Parula (S)
    Magnolia Warbler (S)
    Bay-breasted Warbler (S)
    Blackburnian Warbler (S)
    Yellow Warbler (S)
    Chestnut-sided Warbler (S)
    Blackpoll Warbler (S)
    Black-throated Blue Warbler (P)
    Palm Warbler (S)
    Pine Warbler (S)
    Yellow-rumped Warbler (S)
    Yellow-throated Warbler (S)
    Prairie Warbler (S)
    *Black-throated Gray Warbler (D)
    Black-throated Green Warbler (S)
    Canada Warbler (D)
    Wilson's Warbler (S)
    *Painted Redstart (P)
  • Tanagers, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Buntings
    Summer Tanager (S)
    Scarlet Tanager (S)
    Western Tanager (P)
    Northern Cardinal (S)
    Rose-breasted Grosbeak (S)
    Black-headed Grosbeak (P)
    Blue Grosbeak (S)
    Lazuli Bunting (P)
    Indigo Bunting (S)
    Painted Bunting (S)
    Dickcissel (S)