Birds of the Canadian Rockies
currently minimally unorganized

This index includes birds in the Canadian Rockies and Calgary, as I have been able to photograph and identify them.
The photos are mostly low in quality, and I hope to update them with better photos along the way, but for now, this is a collection for identification purposes.
As I have only started to collect bird identifications, the organization is minimal.

Birds of Prey

Bald Eagle

(haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Great Horned Owl

(bubo virginianus)


(falco columbarius)



(anas platyrhynchos)

Common Goldeneye

(bucephala clangula)

Common Merganser

(mergus merganser)

Hooded Merganser

(lophodytes cullatus)

Ruddy Duck

(oxyura jamaicensis)

Blue-winged Teal

(anas discors)

Northern Shoveler

(anas clypeata)

Lesser Scaup

(aythya affinis)

Pied-billed Grebe

(Podilymbus podiceps)

Eared Grebe

(podiceps nigricolli)

American Coot

(fulica americana)

Double-crested Cormorant

(phalacrocorax aurticas)

Canada Goose

(branta canadensis)

Common Loon

(gavia immer)


American Dipper

(cinclus mexicanus)

Greater Yellowlegs

(tringa melanoleuca)

Solitary Sandpiper

(tringa solitaria)

Ring-billed Gull

(larus delawarensis)


(charadrius vociferus)

Black-crowned Night-Heron

(nycticorax nycticorax)

Game Birds and Woodpeckers

Downy Woodpecker

(picoides pubescens)

Three-toed Woodpecker

(picoides tridactylus)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

(sphyrapicus varius)

Northern Flicker

(colaptes auratus)

Franklin's Grouse

(falcipennis franklinii)

White-tailed Ptarmigan

(lagopus leucurus)

Perching Birds

White-breasted Nuthatch

(sitta carolinensis)

Red-breasted Nuthatch

(sitta canadensis)

Black-capped Chickadee

(poecile atricapillus)

American Robin

(turdus migratorius)

Cedar Waxwing

(bombycilla cedrorum)

Bohemian Waxwing

(bombycilla garrulus)

Clark's Nutcracker

(nucifraga columbiana)

Grey Jay (Whiskeyjack)

(perisoreus canadensis)

White-crowned Sparrow

(zonotrichia leucophrys)

Chipping Sparrow

(spizella passerina)

Barn Swallow

(hirundo rustica)

Tree Swallow

(tachycineta bicolor)

Eastern Phoebe

(sayornis phoebe)

Red-winged Blackbird

(agelaius phoeniceus)

Yellow-headed Blackbird

(xanthocephalus xanthocephalus)

Mountain Bluebird

(sialia currucoides)

My bird identifications are currently coming primarily from Chris C. Fisher's Birds of the Rocky Mountains,
with the help of the Pocket Naturalist Guide to Alberta Birds, and as always,
Ben Gadd's Handbook of the Canadian Rockies.

If there's something incorrect, I would love to hear feedback.

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