List of migratory birds protected in Canada

List of migratory birds

Family scientific name
Family scientific name Scientific name (Latin name) English name
Aegithalidae Psaltriparus minimus Bushtit
Alaudidae Alauda arvensis Eurasian SkyLark
Alaudidae Eremophila alpestris Horned Lark
Alcidae Alle alle Dovekie
Alcidae Uria aalge Common Murre
Alcidae Uria lomvia Thick-billed Murre
Alcidae Alca torda Razorbill
Alcidae Cepphus grylle Black Guillemot
Alcidae Cepphus columba Pigeon Guillemot
Alcidae Brachyramphus marmoratus Marbled Murrelet
Alcidae Synthliboramphus antiquus Ancient Murrelet
Alcidae Ptychoramphus aleuticus Cassin's Auklet
Alcidae Fratercula arctica Atlantic Puffin
Alcidae Fratercula corniculata Horned Puffin
Alcidae Fratercula cirrhata Tufted Puffin
Alcidae Cerorhinca monocerata Rhinoceros Auklet
Anatidae Anser albifrons Greater White-fronted Goose
Anatidae Chen caerulescens Snow Goose
Anatidae Chen rossii Ross's Goose
Anatidae Branta bernicla Brant
Anatidae Branta hutchinsii Cackling Goose
Anatidae Branta canadensis Canada Goose
Anatidae Cygnus olor Mute Swan
Anatidae Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan
Anatidae Cygnus columbianus Tundra Swan
Anatidae Aix sponsa Wood Duck
Anatidae Anas strepera Gadwall
Anatidae Anas penelope Eurasian Wigeon
Anatidae Anas americana American Wigeon
Anatidae Anas rubripes American Black Duck
Anatidae Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
Anatidae Anas discors Blue-winged Teal
Anatidae Anas cyanoptera Cinnamon Teal
Anatidae Anas clypeata Northern Shoveler
Anatidae Anas acuta Northern Pintail
Anatidae Anas crecca Green-winged Teal
Anatidae Aythya valisineria Canvasback
Anatidae Aythya americana Redhead
Anatidae Aythya collaris Ring-necked Duck
Anatidae Aythya marila Greater Scaup
Anatidae Aythya affinis Lesser Scaup
Anatidae Somateria spectabilis King Eider
Anatidae Somateria mollissima Common Eider
Anatidae Histrionicus histrionicus Harlequin Duck
Anatidae Melanitta perspicillata Surf Scoter
Anatidae Melanitta fusca White-winged Scoter
Anatidae Melanitta americana Black Scoter
Anatidae Clangula hyemalis Long-tailed Duck
Anatidae Bucephala albeola Bufflehead
Anatidae Bucephala clangula Common Goldeneye
Anatidae Bucephala islandica Barrow's Goldeneye
Anatidae Lophodytes cucullatus Hooded Merganser
Anatidae Mergus merganser Common Merganser
Anatidae Mergus serrator Red-breasted Merganser
Anatidae Oxyura jamaicensis Ruddy Duck
Apodidae Cypseloides niger Black Swift
Apodidae Chaetura pelagica Chimney Swift
Apodidae Chaetura vauxi Vaux's Swift
Apodidae Aeronautes saxatalis White-throated Swift
Ardeidae Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern
Ardeidae Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern
Ardeidae Ardea herodias Great Blue Heron
Ardeidae Ardea alba Great Egret
Ardeidae Egretta thula Snowy Egret
Ardeidae Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret
Ardeidae Butorides virescens Green Heron
Ardeidae Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-Heron
Bombycillidae Bombycilla garrulus Bohemian Waxwing
Bombycillidae Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar Waxwing
Calcariidae Calcarius lapponicus Lapland Longspur
Calcariidae Calcarius ornatus Chestnut-collared Longspur
Calcariidae Calcarius pictus Smith's Longspur
Calcariidae Rhynchophanes mccownii McCown's Longspur
Calcariidae Plectrophenax nivalis Snow Bunting
Caprimulgidae Chordeiles minor Common Nighthawk
Caprimulgidae Phalaenoptilus nuttallii Common Poorwill
Caprimulgidae Antrostomus vociferus Eastern Whip-poor-will
Cardinalidae Piranga olivacea Scarlet Tanager
Cardinalidae Piranga ludoviciana Western Tanager
Cardinalidae Cardinalis cardinalis Northern Cardinal
Cardinalidae Pheucticus ludovicianus Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Cardinalidae Pheucticus melanocephalus Black-headed Grosbeak
Cardinalidae Passerina amoena Lazuli Bunting
Cardinalidae Passerina cyanea Indigo Bunting
Cardinalidae Spiza americana Dickcissel
Certhiidae Certhia americana Brown Creeper
Charadriidae Pluvialis squatarola Black-bellied Plover
Charadriidae Pluvialis dominica American Golden-Plover
Charadriidae Charadrius nivosus Snowy Plover
Charadriidae Charadrius hiaticula Common Ringed Plover
Charadriidae Charadrius semipalmatus Semipalmated Plover
Charadriidae Charadrius melodus Piping Plover
Charadriidae Charadrius vociferus Killdeer
Charadriidae Charadrius montanus Mountain Plover
Cinclidae Cinclus mexicanus American Dipper
Columbidae Patagioenas fasciata Band-tailed Pigeon
Columbidae Streptopelia decaocto Eurasian Collared-Dove
Columbidae Zenaida macroura Mourning Dove
Cuculidae Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Cuculidae Coccyzus erythropthalmus Black-billed Cuckoo
Diomedeidae Phoebastria immutabilis Laysan Albatross
Diomedeidae Phoebastria nigripes Black-footed Albatross
Diomedeidae Phoebastria albatrus Short-tailed Albatross
Emberizidae Pipilo maculatus Spotted Towhee
Emberizidae Pipilo erythrophthalmus Eastern Towhee
Emberizidae Spizelloides arborea American Tree Sparrow
Emberizidae Spizella passerina Chipping Sparrow
Emberizidae Spizella pallida Clay-colored Sparrow
Emberizidae Spizella breweri Brewer's Sparrow
Emberizidae Spizella pusilla Field Sparrow
Emberizidae Pooecetes gramineus Vesper Sparrow
Emberizidae Chondestes grammacus Lark Sparrow
Emberizidae Calamospiza melanocorys Lark Bunting
Emberizidae Passerculus sandwichensis Savannah Sparrow
Emberizidae Ammodramus savannarum Grasshopper Sparrow
Emberizidae Ammodramus bairdii Baird's Sparrow
Emberizidae Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow
Emberizidae Ammodramus leconteii Le Conte's Sparrow
Emberizidae Ammodramus nelsoni Nelson's Sparrow
Emberizidae Passerella iliaca Fox Sparrow
Emberizidae Melospiza melodia Song Sparrow
Emberizidae Melospiza lincolnii Lincoln's Sparrow
Emberizidae Melospiza georgiana Swamp Sparrow
Emberizidae Zonotrichia albicollis White-throated Sparrow
Emberizidae Zonotrichia querula Harris's Sparrow
Emberizidae Zonotrichia leucophrys White-crowned Sparrow
Emberizidae Zonotrichia atricapilla Golden-crowned Sparrow
Emberizidae Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed Junco
Fringillidae Leucosticte tephrocotis Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Fringillidae Pinicola enucleator Pine Grosbeak
Fringillidae Haemorhous mexicanus House Finch
Fringillidae Haemorhous purpureus Purple Finch
Fringillidae Haemorhous cassinii Cassin's Finch
Fringillidae Loxia curvirostra Red Crossbill
Fringillidae Loxia leucoptera White-winged Crossbill
Fringillidae Acanthis flammea Common Redpoll
Fringillidae Acanthis hornemanni Hoary Redpoll
Fringillidae Spinus pinus Pine Siskin
Fringillidae Spinus tristis American Goldfinch
Fringillidae Coccothraustes vespertinus Evening Grosbeak
Gaviidae Gavia stellata Red-throated Loon
Gaviidae Gavia pacifica Pacific Loon
Gaviidae Gavia immer Common Loon
Gaviidae Gavia adamsii Yellow-billed Loon
Gruidae Antigone canadensis Sandhill Crane
Gruidae Grus americana Whooping Crane
Haematopodidae Haematopus palliatus American Oystercatcher
Haematopodidae Haematopus bachmani Black Oystercatcher
Hirundinidae Progne subis Purple Martin
Hirundinidae Tachycineta bicolor Tree Swallow
Hirundinidae Tachycineta thalassina Violet-green Swallow
Hirundinidae Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Hirundinidae Riparia riparia Bank Swallow
Hirundinidae Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Cliff Swallow
Hirundinidae Hirundo rustica Barn Swallow
Hydrobatidae Oceanites oceanicus Wilson's Storm-Petrel
Hydrobatidae Oceanodroma furcata Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
Hydrobatidae Oceanodroma leucorhoa Leach's Storm-Petrel
Icteridae Dolichonyx oryzivorus Bobolink
Icteridae Sturnella magna Eastern Meadowlark
Icteridae Sturnella neglecta Western Meadowlark
Icteridae Icterus spurius Orchard Oriole
Icteridae Icterus bullockii Bullock's Oriole
Icteridae Icterus galbula Baltimore Oriole
Laniidae Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike
Laniidae Lanius excubitor Northern Shrike
Laridae Rissa tridactyla Black-legged Kittiwake
Laridae Pagophila eburnea Ivory Gull
Laridae Xema sabini Sabine's Gull
Laridae Chroicocephalus philadelphia Bonaparte's Gull
Laridae Chroicocephalus ridibundus Black-headed Gull
Laridae Hydrocoloeus minutus Little Gull
Laridae Rhodostethia rosea Ross's Gull
Laridae Leucophaeus atricilla Laughing Gull
Laridae Leucophaeus pipixcan Franklin's Gull
Laridae Larus heermanni Heermann's Gull
Laridae Larus canus Mew Gull
Laridae Larus delawarensis Ring-billed Gull
Laridae Larus occidentalis Western Gull
Laridae Larus californicus California Gull
Laridae Larus argentatus Herring Gull
Laridae Larus thayeri Thayer's Gull
Laridae Larus glaucoides Iceland Gull
Laridae Larus fuscus Lesser Black-backed Gull
Laridae Larus glaucescens Glaucous-winged Gull
Laridae Larus hyperboreus Glaucous Gull
Laridae Larus marinus Great Black-backed Gull
Laridae Hydroprogne caspia Caspian Tern
Laridae Chlidonias niger Black Tern
Laridae Sterna dougallii Roseate Tern
Laridae Sterna hirundo Common Tern
Laridae Sterna paradisaea Arctic Tern
Laridae Sterna forsteri Forster's Tern
Mimidae Dumetella carolinensis Gray Catbird
Mimidae Toxostoma rufum Brown Thrasher
Mimidae Oreoscoptes montanus Sage Thrasher
Mimidae Mimus polyglottos Northern Mockingbird
Motacillidae Motacilla tschutschensis Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Motacillidae Anthus rubescens American Pipit
Motacillidae Anthus spragueii Sprague's Pipit
Muscicapidae Luscinia svecica Bluethroat
Muscicapidae Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear
Paridae Poecile atricapillus Black-capped Chickadee
Paridae Poecile gambeli Mountain Chickadee
Paridae Poecile rufescens Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Paridae Poecile hudsonicus Boreal Chickadee
Paridae Poecile cinctus Gray-headed Chickadee
Paridae Baeolophus bicolor Tufted Titmouse
Parulidae Seiurus aurocapilla Ovenbird
Parulidae Parkesia motacilla Louisiana Waterthrush
Parulidae Parkesia noveboracensis Northern Waterthrush
Parulidae Vermivora chrysoptera Golden-winged Warbler
Parulidae Vermivora cyanoptera Blue-winged Warbler
Parulidae Mniotilta varia Black-and-white Warbler
Parulidae Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler
Parulidae Oreothlypis peregrina Tennessee Warbler
Parulidae Oreothlypis celata Orange-crowned Warbler
Parulidae Oreothlypis ruficapilla Nashville Warbler
Parulidae Oporornis agilis Connecticut Warbler
Parulidae Geothlypis tolmiei MacGillivray's Warbler
Parulidae Geothlypis philadelphia Mourning Warbler
Parulidae Geothlypis trichas Common Yellowthroat
Parulidae Setophaga citrina Hooded Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga ruticilla American Redstart
Parulidae Setophaga kirtlandii Kirtland's Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga tigrina Cape May Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga cerulea Cerulean Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga americana Northern Parula
Parulidae Setophaga magnolia Magnolia Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga castanea Bay-breasted Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga fusca Blackburnian Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga petechia Yellow Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga pensylvanica Chestnut-sided Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga striata Blackpoll Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga caerulescens Black-throated Blue Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga palmarum Palm Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga pinus Pine Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga coronata Yellow-rumped Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga discolor Prairie Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga nigrescens Black-throated Gray Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga townsendi Townsend's Warbler
Parulidae Setophaga virens Black-throated Green Warbler
Parulidae Cardellina canadensis Canada Warbler
Parulidae Cardellina pusilla Wilson's Warbler
Parulidae Icteria virens Yellow-breasted Chat
Picidae Melanerpes lewis Lewis's Woodpecker
Picidae Melanerpes erythrocephalus Red-headed Woodpecker
Picidae Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied Woodpecker
Picidae Sphyrapicus thyroideus Williamson's Sapsucker
Picidae Sphyrapicus varius Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Picidae Sphyrapicus nuchalis Red-naped Sapsucker
Picidae Sphyrapicus ruber Red-breasted Sapsucker
Picidae Picoides pubescens Downy Woodpecker
Picidae Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker
Picidae Picoides albolarvatus White-headed Woodpecker
Picidae Picoides dorsalis American Three-toed Woodpecker
Picidae Picoides arcticus Black-backed Woodpecker
Picidae Colaptes auratus Northern Flicker
Picidae Dryocopus pileatus Pileated Woodpecker
Podicipedidae Podilymbus podiceps Pied-billed Grebe
Podicipedidae Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe
Podicipedidae Podiceps grisegena Red-necked Grebe
Podicipedidae Podiceps nigricollis Eared Grebe
Podicipedidae Aechmophorus occidentalis Western Grebe
Podicipedidae Aechmophorus clarkii Clark's Grebe
Polioptilidae Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Procellariidae Fulmarus glacialis Northern Fulmar
Procellariidae Ardenna bulleri Buller's Shearwater
Procellariidae Ardenna tenuirostris Short-tailed Shearwater
Procellariidae Ardenna griseus Sooty Shearwater
Procellariidae Ardenna gravis Great Shearwater
Procellariidae Ardenna creatopus Pink-footed Shearwater
Procellariidae Ardenna carneipes Flesh-footed Shearwater
Procellariidae Puffinus puffinus Manx Shearwater
Rallidae Coturnicops noveboracensis Yellow Rail
Rallidae Rallus elegans King Rail
Rallidae Rallus limicola Virginia Rail
Rallidae Porzana carolina Sora
Rallidae Gallinula galeata Common Gallinule
Rallidae Fulica americana American Coot
Recurvirostridae Himantopus mexicanus Black-necked Stilt
Recurvirostridae Recurvirostra americana American Avocet
Regulidae Regulus satrapa Golden-crowned Kinglet
Regulidae Regulus calendula Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Scolopacidae Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Numenius borealis Eskimo Curlew
Scolopacidae Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel
Scolopacidae Numenius americanus Long-billed Curlew
Scolopacidae Limosa haemastica Hudsonian Godwit
Scolopacidae Limosa fedoa Marbled Godwit
Scolopacidae Arenaria interpres Ruddy Turnstone
Scolopacidae Arenaria melanocephala Black Turnstone
Scolopacidae Calidris canutus Red Knot
Scolopacidae Calidris virgata Surfbird
Scolopacidae Calidris acuminata Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Calidris himantopus Stilt Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Calidris alba Sanderling
Scolopacidae Calidris alpina Dunlin
Scolopacidae Calidris ptilocnemis Rock Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Calidris maritima Purple Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Calidris bairdii Baird's Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Calidris minutilla Least Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Calidris fuscicollis White-rumped Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Calidris subruficollis Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Calidris melanotos Pectoral Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Calidris pusilla Semipalmated Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Calidris mauri Western Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Limnodromus griseus Short-billed Dowitcher
Scolopacidae Limnodromus scolopaceus Long-billed Dowitcher
Scolopacidae Gallinago delicata Wilson's Snipe
Scolopacidae Scolopax minor American Woodcock
Scolopacidae Actitis macularius Spotted Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Tringa solitaria Solitary Sandpiper
Scolopacidae Tringa incana Wandering Tattler
Scolopacidae Tringa melanoleuca Greater Yellowlegs
Scolopacidae Tringa semipalmata Willet
Scolopacidae Tringa flavipes Lesser Yellowlegs
Scolopacidae Phalaropus tricolor Wilson's Phalarope
Scolopacidae Phalaropus lobatus Red-necked Phalarope
Scolopacidae Phalaropus fulicarius Red Phalarope
Sittidae Sitta canadensis Red-breasted Nuthatch
Sittidae Sitta carolinensis White-breasted Nuthatch
Sittidae Sitta pygmaea Pygmy Nuthatch
Stercorariidae Stercorarius skua Great Skua
Stercorariidae Stercorarius maccormicki South Polar Skua
Stercorariidae Stercorarius pomarinus Pomarine Jaeger
Stercorariidae Stercorarius parasiticus Parasitic Jaeger
Stercorariidae Stercorarius longicaudus Long-tailed Jaeger
Sulidae Morus bassanus Northern Gannet
Threskiornithidae Plegadis chihi White-faced Ibis
Trochilidae Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Trochilidae Archilochus alexandri Black-chinned Hummingbird
Trochilidae Calypte anna Anna's Hummingbird
Trochilidae Selasphorus rufus Rufous Hummingbird
Trochilidae Selasphorus calliope Calliope Hummingbird
Troglodytidae Salpinctes obsoletus Rock Wren
Troglodytidae Catherpes mexicanus Canyon Wren
Troglodytidae Troglodytes aedon House Wren
Troglodytidae Troglodytes pacificus Pacific Wren
Troglodytidae Troglodytes hiemalis Winter Wren
Troglodytidae Cistothorus platensis Sedge Wren
Troglodytidae Cistothorus palustris Marsh Wren
Troglodytidae Thryothorus ludovicianus Carolina Wren
Troglodytidae Thryomanes bewickii Bewick's Wren
Turdidae Sialia sialis Eastern Bluebird
Turdidae Sialia mexicana Western Bluebird
Turdidae Sialia currucoides Mountain Bluebird
Turdidae Myadestes townsendi Townsend's Solitaire
Turdidae Catharus fuscescens Veery
Turdidae Catharus minimus Gray-cheeked Thrush
Turdidae Catharus bicknelli Bicknell's Thrush
Turdidae Catharus ustulatus Swainson's Thrush
Turdidae Catharus guttatus Hermit Thrush
Turdidae Hylocichla mustelina Wood Thrush
Turdidae Turdus migratorius American Robin
Turdidae Ixoreus naevius Varied Thrush
Tyrannidae Contopus cooperi Olive-sided Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Contopus sordidulus Western Wood-Pewee
Tyrannidae Contopus virens Eastern Wood-Pewee
Tyrannidae Empidonax flaviventris Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Empidonax alnorum Alder Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Empidonax traillii Willow Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Empidonax minimus Least Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Empidonax hammondii Hammond's Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Empidonax wrightii Gray Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Empidonax oberholseri Dusky Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Empidonax difficilis Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Empidonax occidentalis Cordilleran Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Sayornis phoebe Eastern Phoebe
Tyrannidae Sayornis saya Say's Phoebe
Tyrannidae Myiarchus crinitus Great Crested Flycatcher
Tyrannidae Tyrannus verticalis Western Kingbird
Tyrannidae Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern Kingbird
Vireonidae Vireo griseus White-eyed Vireo
Vireonidae Vireo huttoni Hutton's Vireo
Vireonidae Vireo flavifrons Yellow-throated Vireo
Vireonidae Vireo cassinii Cassin's Vireo
Vireonidae Vireo solitarius Blue-headed Vireo
Vireonidae Vireo philadelphicus Philadelphia Vireo
Vireonidae Vireo gilvus Warbling Vireo
Vireonidae Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed Vireo
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