Arkansas Bird List

2023 Checklist of the Birds of Arkansas – 424
This checklist is provided as a service of the Arkansas Audubon Society.
*species extirpated in Arkansas (5); †species extinct
(2)

Total Found: 245
Lack: 178

Ducks, Geese, Swans – Black-bellied Whistling-Duck (2019), Fulvous Whistling-Duck, Snow Goose (2011), Ross’s Goose (2013), Greater White-fronted Goose (2011), Tundra Bean-Goose, Brant, Barnacle Goose, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose (2013), Mute Swan (2012), Trumpeter Swan (2020), Tundra Swan, Wood Duck (2011), Garganey, Blue-winged Teal (2013), Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler (2012), Gadwall (2013), Eurasian Wigeon, American Wigeon, Mallard (2012), American Black Duck, Mottled Duck, Northern Pintail (2013), Green-winged Teal (2013), Canvasback (2012), Redhead (2012), Ring-necked Duck (2013), Tufted Duck, Greater Scaup (2019), Lesser Scaup (2012), Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter (2014), Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck (2021), Bufflehead (2013), Common Goldeneye (2020), Barrow’s Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser (2011), Common Merganser (2022), Red-breasted Merganser (2013), Ruddy Duck (2013)
(Found 27 of 43 species; lack 16)

New World Quail – Northern Bobwhite (2017)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, and Old World Quail – Wild Turkey (2013), Ruffed Grouse*, Greater Prairie-Chicken*
(Found 1 of 3 species; 2 extirpated; lack 2)

Grebes – Least Grebe, Pied-billed Grebe (2012), Horned Grebe (2020), Red-necked Grebe (2022), Eared Grebe, Western Grebe (2013)
(Found 4 of 6 species; lack 2)

Pigeons, Doves – Rock Pigeon (2012), Eurasian Collared-Dove (2012), Passenger Pigeon†, Inca Dove, Common Ground Dove, White-winged Dove (2021), Mourning Dove (2012)
(Found 4 of 7 species; 1 extinct; lack 3)

Cuckoos, Roadrunners, Anis – Groove-billed Ani, Greater Roadrunner (2021), Yellow-billed Cuckoo (2018), Black-billed Cuckoo
(Found 2 of 4 species; lack 2)

Goatsuckers – Common Nighthawk (2021), Chuck-will’s-widow, Eastern Whip-poor-will
(Found 1 of 3 species; lack 2)

Swifts – White-throated Swift, Chimney Swift
(Found 0 of 2 species; lack 2)

Hummingbirds – Mexican Violetear (2022), Rivoli’s Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2011), Black-chinned Hummingbird (2021), Anna’s Hummingbird (2021), Calliope Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird (2012), Allen’s Hummingbird, Broad-tailed Hummingbird (2020), Broad-billed Hummingbird, Buff-bellied Hummingbird
(Found 6 of 11 species; lack 5)

Rails, Gallinules, and Coots – King Rail, Virginia Rail (2016), Sora (2016), Common Gallinule (2020), American Coot (2011), Purple Gallinule (2022), Yellow Rail, Black Rail
(Found 5 of 8 species; lack 3)

Limpkins – Limpkin (2022)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Cranes – Sandhill Crane (2022), Whooping Crane* (2019)
(Found 2 of 2 species)

Stilts and Avocets – Black-necked Stilt (2020), American Avocet (2019)
(Found 2 of 2 species)

Lapwings and Plovers – Black-bellied Plover (2014), American Golden-Plover (2018), Killdeer (2012), Semipalmated Plover (2019), Piping Plover, Wilson’s Plover, Mountain Plover, Snowy Plover (2014)
(Found 5 of 8 species; lack 3)

Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies – Upland Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Eskimo Curlew*, Long-billed Curlew, Hudsonian Godwit (2014), Marbled Godwit, Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot, Ruff, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper (2020), Curlew Sandpiper, Sanderling (2014), Dunlin, Purple Sandpiper, Baird’s Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper (2017), White-rumped Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper (2012), Pectoral Sandpiper (2019), Semipalmated Sandpiper (2019), Western Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Dowitcher, American Woodcock, Wilson’s Snipe (2013), Spotted Sandpiper (2013), Solitary Sandpiper (2019), Lesser Yellowlegs (2013), Willet, Greater Yellowlegs (2013), Wilson’s Phalarope (2019), Red-necked Phalarope, Red Phalarope
(Found 13 of 34 species; lack 21)

Skuas and Jaegers – Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger, Long-tailed Jaeger
(Found 0 of 3 species; lack 3)

Auks, Murres, and Puffins – Long-billed Murrelet
(Found 0 of 1 species; lack 1)

Gulls, Terns, Skimmers – Black-legged Kittiwake, Sabine’s Gull, Bonaparte’s Gull (2013), Black-headed Gull, Little Gull, Laughing Gull, Franklin’s Gull, Short-billed Gull (2022), Ring-billed Gull (2012), California Gull, Herring Gull (2013), Iceland Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull (2022), Glaucous Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Sooty Tern, Bridled Tern, Least Tern, Gull-billed Tern, Caspian Tern, Black Tern (2022), Common Tern, Forster’s Tern, Royal Tern, Black Skimmer
(Found 6 of 25 species; lack 19)

Loons – Red-throated Loon, Pacific Loon (2013), Common Loon (2013), Yellow-billed Loon
(Found 2 of 4 species; lack 2)

Storks – Wood Stork (2022)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Frigatebirds – Magnificent Frigatebird (2021)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Boobies and Gannets – Brown Booby (2012), Northern Gannet
(Found 1 of 2 species; lack 1)

Darters – Anhinga (2016)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Cormorants – Double-crested Cormorant (2012), Neotropic Cormorant
(Found 1 of 2 species; lack 1)

Pelicans – American White Pelican (2012), Brown Pelican
(Found 1 of 2 species; lack 1)

Bitterns, Herons, and Allies – American Bittern, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron (2012), Great Egret (2011), Snowy Egret (2019), Little Blue Heron (2012), Tricolored Heron (2022), Cattle Egret (2012), Green Heron (2012), Black-crowned Night-Heron (2014), Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (2018)
(Found 9 of 11 species; lack 2)

Ibises and Spoonbills – White Ibis (2020), Glossy Ibis, White-faced Ibis (2018), Roseate Spoonbill (2020)
(Found 3 of 4 species; lack 1)

New World Vultures – Black Vulture (2017), Turkey Vulture (2012)
(Found 2 of 2 species)

Ospreys – Osprey (2021)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies – White-tailed Kite, Swallow-tailed Kite (2020), Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier (2013), Sharp-shinned Hawk (2020), Cooper’s Hawk (2012), Northern Goshawk, Bald Eagle (2012), Mississippi Kite (2017), Red-shouldered Hawk (2012), Broad-winged Hawk, Swainson’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk (2011), Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk
(Found 8 of 15 species; lack 7)

Barn Owls – Barn Owl (2022)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Typical Owls – Eastern Screech-Owl (2020), Great Horned Owl (2013), Snowy Owl (2022), Burrowing Owl, Barred Owl (2013), Long-eared Owl, Short-eared Owl (2013), Northern Saw-whet Owl (2015)
(Found 6 of 8 species; lack 2)

Kingfishers – Belted Kingfisher (2012)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Woodpeckers – Lewis’s Woodpecker, Red-headed Woodpecker (2011), Red-bellied Woodpecker (2012), Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (2011), Downy Woodpecker (2012), Red-cockaded Woodpecker (2013), Hairy Woodpecker (2012), Northern Flicker (2019), Pileated Woodpecker, Ivory-billed Woodpecker
(Found 8 of 10 species; lack 2)

Caracaras and Falcons – Crested Caracara, American Kestrel (2013), Merlin (2019), Peregrine Falcon, Prairie Falcon
(Found 2 of 5 species; lack 3)

Parrots – Carolina Parakeet†
(Found 0 of 1 species; lack 1)

Tyrant Flycatchers – Ash-throated Flycatcher, Great Crested Flycatcher (2019), Great Kiskadee, Tropical Kingbird (2019), Couch’s Kingbird, Cassin’s Kingbird, Western Kingbird, Eastern Kingbird (2012), Gray Kingbird, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (2012), Fork-tailed Flycatcher (2020), Olive-sided Flycatcher (2019), Eastern Wood-Pewee (2012), Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Acadian Flycatcher (2022), Alder Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Least Flycatcher (2019), Eastern Phoebe (2013), Say’s Phoebe (2019), Vermilion Flycatcher (2012)
(Found 12 of 21 species; lack 9)

Vireos – White-eyed Vireo (2019), Bell’s Vireo, Yellow-throated Vireo (2021), Blue-headed Vireo, Philadelphia Vireo (2015), Warbling Vireo (2019), Red-eyed Vireo (2020)
(Found 5 of 7 species; lack 2)

Shrikes – Loggerhead Shrike (2013), Northern Shrike
(Found 1 of 2 species; lack 1)

Jays, Magpies, Crows – Blue Jay (2012), Clark’s Nutcracker, American Crow (2013), Fish Crow (2018)
(Found 3 of 4 species; lack 1)

Chickadees, Titmice – Carolina Chickadee (2012), Tufted Titmouse (2011)
(Found 2 of 2 species)

Larks – Horned Lark (2016)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Swallows – Bank Swallow (2021), Tree Swallow (2013), Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2018), Purple Martin (2012), Barn Swallow (2013), Cliff Swallow (2019), Cave Swallow
(Found 6 of 7 species; lack 1)

Kinglets – Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2012), Golden-crowned Kinglet (2013)
(Found 2 of 2 species)

Waxwings – Bohemian Waxwing, Cedar Waxwing (2012)
(Found 1 of 2 species; lack 1)

Nuthatches – Red-breasted Nuthatch (2012), White-breasted Nuthatch (2011), Brown-headed Nuthatch (2013)
(Found 3 of 3 species)

Creepers – Brown Creeper (2012)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Gnatcatchers – Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (2018)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Wrens – Rock Wren, House Wren (2019), Winter Wren (2019), Sedge Wren (2022), Marsh Wren (2013), Carolina Wren (2012), Bewick’s Wren
(Found 5 of 7 species; lack 2)

Mimids – Gray Catbird (2016), Brown Thrasher (2012), Sage Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird (2011)
(Found 3 of 4 species; lack 1)

Starlings – European Starling (2011)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Thrushes – Eastern Bluebird (2013), Mountain Bluebird (2013), Townsend’s Solitaire, Veery (2022), Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush (2020), Hermit Thrush (2021), Wood Thrush, American Robin (2011), Varied Thrush
(Found 6 of 10 species; lack 4)

Old World Flycatchers – Northern Wheatear
(Found 0 of 1 species; lack 1)

Old World Sparrows – House Sparrow (2012), Eurasian Tree Sparrow
(Found 1 of 2 species; lack 1)

Pipits – American Pipit (2021), Sprague’s Pipit
(Found 1 of 2 species; lack 1)

Finches – Brambling, Evening Grosbeak, Pine Grosbeak, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, House Finch (2013), Purple Finch (2021), Common Redpoll, Red Crossbill (2012), White-winged Crossbill, Pine Siskin (2013), Lesser Goldfinch, American Goldfinch (2013)
(Found 5 of 12 species; lack 7)

Longspurs, Snow Bunting – Lapland Longspur (2013), Chestnut-collared Longspur, Smith’s Longspur, Thick-billed Longspur, Snow Bunting
(Found 1 of 5 species; lack 4)

Towhees, Sparrows – Cassin’s Sparrow, Bachman’s Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Lark Bunting, Chipping Sparrow (2013), Clay-colored Sparrow, Field Sparrow (2019), Brewer’s Sparrow, Fox Sparrow (2017), American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (2012), White-crowned Sparrow (2012), Harris’s Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow (2013), Vesper Sparrow (2022), LeConte’s Sparrow, Nelson’s Sparrow, Henslow’s Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow (2013), Song Sparrow (2012), Lincoln’s Sparrow (2018), Swamp Sparrow (2019), Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Green-tailed Towhee, Spotted Towhee (2022), Eastern Towhee (2018)
(Found 13 of 27 species; lack 14)

Chats – Yellow-breasted Chat (2018)
(Found 1 of 1 species)

Blackbirds, Orioles – Yellow-headed Blackbird (2018), Bobolink (2019), Eastern Meadowlark (2012), Western Meadowlark, Orchard Oriole (2020), Bullock’s Oriole, Baltimore Oriole (2018), Scott’s Oriole, Red-winged Blackbird (2012), Brown-headed Cowbird (2019), Rusty Blackbird (2013), Brewer’s Blackbird, Common Grackle (2012), Great-tailed Grackle (2022)
(Found 10 of 14 species; lack 4)

Wood-warblers – Ovenbird (2014), Worm-eating Warbler (2020), Louisiana Waterthrush, Northern Waterthrush, Bachman’s Warbler*, Golden-winged Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler (2021), Black-and-white Warbler (2016), Prothonotary Warbler (2019), Swainson’s Warbler, Tennessee Warbler (2016), Orange-crowned Warbler (2019), Nashville Warbler (2014), Connecticut Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Kentucky Warbler (2020), Common Yellowthroat (2016), Hooded Warbler, American Redstart (2014), Cape May Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Northern Parula (2019), Magnolia Warbler (2016), Bay-breasted Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler (2015), Yellow Warbler (2020), Chestnut-sided Warbler (2014), Blackpoll Warbler (2022), Black-throated Blue Warbler, Palm Warbler (2013), Pine Warbler (2012), Yellow-rumped Warbler (2011), Yellow-throated Warbler (2020), Prairie Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler (2022), Canada Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler (2017)
(Found 23 of 38 species; lack 15)

Tanagers, Cardinals, Grosbeaks, Buntings – Summer Tanager (2012), Scarlet Tanager (2018), Western Tanager, Northern Cardinal (2012), Rose-breasted Grosbeak (2013), Black-headed Grosbeak, Blue Grosbeak (2013), Lazuli Bunting, Indigo Bunting (2012), Painted Bunting (2013), Dickcissel (2013)
(Found 8 of 11 species; lack 3)

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