Sources: Avibase (Lepage Denis)

 

Species list:

Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum – Moucherolle des aulnes

Aleutian Tern - Onychoprion aleuticus - Sterne des Aléoutiennes

American Bittern - Botaurus lentiginosus – Butor d’Amérique

American Coot – Fulica americana – Foulque d’Amérique

American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos – Corneille d’Amérique

American Dipper – Cinclus mexicanus – Cincle d’Amérique

American Golden Plover – Pluvialis dominica – Pluvier bronzé

American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis – Chardonneret jaune

American Kestrel – Falco sparverius – Crécerelle d’Amérique

American Oystercatcher  – Haematopus palliates – Huîtrier d’Amérique

American Robin – Turdus migratorius – Merle d’Amérique

American Tree Sparrow – Spizella arborea – Bruant hudsonien

American Wigeon - Mareca Americana – Canard d’Amérique

American Woodcock – Scolopax minor – Bécasse d’Amérique

Ancient Murrelet - Synthliboramphus antiquus - Guillemot à cou blanc

Arctic Redpoll or Hoary Redpoll - Acanthis hornemanni - Sizerin blanchâtre

Arctic Tern - Sterna paradisaea – Sterne arctique

Arctic Warbler - Phylloscopus borealis - Pouillot boréal

Asian Brown Flycatcher - Muscicapa dauurica – Gobemouche brun  

Baikal Teal - Anas Formosa - Sarcelle élégante

Baird’s Sandpiper - Calidris bairdii - Bécasseau de Baird

Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus – Pygargue à tête blanche

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula – Oriole de Baltimore

Barn Owl – Tyto alba – Effraie des clochers

Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica - Hirondelle rustique

Barred Owl – Strix varia – Chouette rayée

Barrow’s Goldeneye - Bucephala islandica - Garrot d’Islande

Bar-tailed Godwit - Limosa lapponica - Barge rousse

Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon - Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique

Black-backed Woodpecker - Picoides arcticus – Pic à dos noir

Black-billed Magpie - Pica hudsonia – Pie d’Amérique

Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus - Mésange à tête noire

Black-crowned Night Heron – Nycticorax nycticorax – Bihoreau gris

Black-footed Albatross - Phoebastria nigripes - Albatros à pieds noirs

Black Guillemot - Cepphus grylle - Guillemot à miroir

Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus – Mouette rieuse

Black Kite – Milvus migrans – Milan noir

Black-legged Kittiwake - Rissa tridactyla - Mouette tridactyle

Black Oystercatcher - Haematopus bachmani – Huîtrier de Bacham

Blackpoll Warbler - Setophaga striata – Paruline rayée

Black Scoter - Melanitta americana - Macreuse à bec jaune

Black Skimmer – Rynchops niger - Bec en ciseaux noir

Black-tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa - Barge à queue noire

Black-tailed Gull - Larus crassirostris - Goéland à queue noire

Black Tern - Chlidonias niger - Guifette noire

Black-throated Diver (Loon) - Gavia arctica -  Plongeon arctique

Black Turnstone - Arenaria melanocephala - Tournepierre noir

Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus - Echasse blanche

Blue Grosbeak – Passerina caerulea – Guiraca bleu

Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata – Geai bleu

Bluethroat - Luscinia svecica - Gorgebleue à miroir

Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors - Sarcelle à ailes bleues

Bobolink – Dolichonyx oryzivorus – Goglu des prés

Bohemian Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulous - Jaseur boréal

Bonaparte’s Gull - Chroicocephalus philadelphia - Mouette de Bonaparte

Boreal Owl - Aegolius funereus - Nyctale de Tengmalm

Brambling - Fringilla montifringilla - Pinson du Nord

Brant Goose - Branta bernicla - Bernache cravant

Brewer’s Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus - Quiscale de Brewer

Bristle-thighed Curlew - Numenius tahitiensis - Courlis d’Alaska

Broad-billed Sandpiper - Limicola falcinellus - Bécasseau falcinelle

Brown Creeper - Certhia americana – Grimpereau brun

Brown-headed Cowbird – Molothrus ater – Vacher à tête brune

Brown Shrike - Lanius cristatus - Pie-grièche brune

Buff-bellied Pipit - Anthus rubescens - Pipit farlousane

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - Tryngites subruficollis - Bécasseau roussâtre 

Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola – Petit Garrot

Buller's Shearwater - Puffinus bulleri - Puffin de Buller

Cackling Goose - Branta hutchinsii – Bernache de Hutchins

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis - Bernache du Canada  

Canvasback – Aythya valisineria – Fuligule à dos blanc

Cape May Warbler - Setophaga tigrina - Paruline tigrée

Caspian Tern - Hydroprogne caspia - Sterne caspienne

Cassin’s Auklet - Ptychoramphus aleuticus - Starique de Cassin

Cedar Waxwing – Bombycilla cedrorum – Jaseur d’Amérique

Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica - Martinet ramoneur

Chinese Egret – Egretta eulophotes – Aigrette de Chine

Chinese Pond-heron – Ardeola bacchus – Crabier chinois

Chipping Sparrow – Spizella passerina – Bruant familier

Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota - Hirondelle à front blanc

Common Chiffchaff - Phylloscopus collybita - Pouillot véloce

Common Coot - Fulica atra - Foulque macroule

Common Cuckoo - Cuculus canorus - Coucou gris

Common Eider - Somateria mollissima - Eider à duvet

Common Gallinule - Gallinula galeata - Gallinule d’Amérique

Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula – Garrot à œil d’or

Common Greenshank - Tringa nebularia - Chevalier aboyeur

Common House Martin - Delichon urbicum - Hirondelle de fenêtre

Common Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus – Faucon crècerelle

Common Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus - Gallinule poule d’eau

Common Murre - Uria aalge - Guillemot de Troïl

Common Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus - Faisan de Colchide

Common Pochard - Aythya ferina – Fuligule milouin

Common Raven – Corvus corax - Grand corbeau

Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea - Sizerin flammé

Common Redstart - Phoenicurus phoenicurus - Rougequeue à front blanc

Common Reed Bunting - Emberiza schoeniclus - Bruant des roseaux

Common Ringed Plover - Charadrius hiaticula - Pluvier grand-gravelot

Common Rosefinch - Carpodacus erythrynus – Roselin cramoisi

Common Sandpiper - Actitis hypoleucos - Chevalier guignette

Common Snipe – Gallinago gallinago - Bécassine des marais

Common Starling - Sturnus vulgaris - Etourneau sansonnet

Common Swift - Apus apus - Martinet noir

Common Tern - Sterna hirundo - Sterne pierregarin

Cook's Petrel - Pterodroma cookii - Pétrel de Cook

Crested Auklet - Aethia cristatella - Starique cristatelle

Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea - Bécasseau cocorli   

Dark-eyed Junco – Junco hyemalis – Junco ardoisé

Dark-sided Flycatcher - Muscicapa sibirica – Gobemouche de Sibérie

Downy Woodpecker – Picoides pubescens – Pic mineur

Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus – Cormoran à aigrettes

Dunlin - Calidris alpina - Bécasseau variable

Dusky Thrush - Turdus eunomus - Grive à ailes rousses

Dusky Warbler - Phylloscopus fuscatus – Pouillot brun

Eastern Kingbird – Tyrannus tyrannus – Tyran tritri

Eastern Spot-billed Duck - Anas zonorhyncha – Canard de Chine

Eastern Warbling Vireo - Vireo gilvus - Vireo mélodieux

Eastern Yellow Wagtail - Motacilla tschutschensis - Bergeronnette de Béringie

Emperor Goose - Chen canagica - Oie empereur

Eurasian Bullfinch - Pyrrhula pyrrhula - Bouvreuil pivoine

Eurasian Dotterel - Charadrius morinellus - Pluvier guignard

Eurasian Hobby - Falco subbuteo - Faucon hobereau

Eurasian Siskin – Spinus spinus – Tarin des aulnes

Eurasian Sparrowhawk - Accipiter nisus - Epervier d’Europe

Eurasian Teal - Anas crecca - Sarcelle d’hiver

Eurasian Wigeon - Anas penelope - Canard siffleur

European Golden Plover - Pluvialis apricaria - Pluvier doré

Evening Grosbeak - Hesperiphona vespertina - Grosbec errant  

Eyebrowed Thrush - Turdus obscurus – Merle obscur

Falcated Duck - Anas falcata - Canard à faucilles

Far Eastern Curlew - Numenius madagascariensis – Courlis de Sibérie

Flesh-footed Shearwater - Puffinus carneipes - Puffin à pieds pâles

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel - Oceanodroma furcata - Océanite à queue fourchue

Fox Sparrow – Passerella iliaca – Bruant fauve

Franklin’s Gull - Leucophaeus pipixcan - Mouette de Franklin

Gadwall - Anas strepera - Canard chipeau

Garganey - Anas querquedula - Sarcelle d’été

Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus - Goéland bourgmestre

Glaucous-winged Gull - Larus glaucescens - Goéland à ailes grises

Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus – Ibis falcinelle

Golden-crowned Kinglet - Regulus satrapa – Roitelet à couronne dorée  

Golden-crowned Sparrow - Zonotrichia atricapilla - Bruant à couronne dorée

Golden Eagle - Aquila chrysaetos - Aigle royal

Goosander - Mergus merganser - Harle bièvre

Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinus – Goéland marin

Great Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo – Grand cormorant

Great-crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitus – Tyran huppé

Great Horned Owl – Bubo virginianus – Grand duc d’Amérique

Great Knot - Calidris tenuirostris – Bécasseau de l’Anadyr

Great Northern Diver or Common Loon - Gavia immer - Plongeon imbrin

Greater Prairie Chicken - Tympanuchus cupido - Tétras des prairies

Greater Scaup - Aythya marila - Fuligule milouinan

Greater White-fronted Goose - Anser albifrons - Oie rieuse

Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca - Chevalier criard

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Dendrocopos major – Pic épeiche

Green Sandpiper - Tringa ochropus - Chevalier culblanc

Grey Bunting - Emberiza variabilis - Bruant gris

Grey Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis – Moqueur chat

Grey-cheeked Thrush - Catharus minimus - Grive à joues grises

Grey-crowned Rosy-Finch - Leucosticte tephrocotis - Roselin à tête grise

Grey Heron – Ardea cinerea – Grey Heron

Grey Nightjar - Caprimulgus jotaka – Engoulevent jotaka

Grey Plover - Pluvialis squatarola - Pluvier argenté

Grey-streaked Flycatcher - Muscicapa griseisticta – Gobemouche à taches grises

Grey-tailed Tattler - Tringa brevipes – Chevalier de Sibérie

Grey Wagtail - Motacilla cinerea – Bergeronnette des ruisseaux

Gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus - Faucon gerfaut

Harlequin Duck - Histrionicus histrionicus - Arlequin plongeur

Hawfinch – Coccothraustes coccothraustes – Grosbec casse-noyaux

Hen Harrier – Circus cyaneus cyaneus – Busard St Martin

Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus – Grive solitaire

Herring Gull – Larus argentatus – Goéland argenté

House Sparrow - Passer domesticus - Moineau domestique

Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus - Harle couronné

Horned Grebe - Podiceps auritus - Grèbe esclavon

Horned Lark - Eremophila alpestris – Alouette hausse-col

Horned Puffin - Fratercula corniculata - Macareux cornu

Hudsonian Godwit - Limosa haemastica - Barge hudsonienne

Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides - Goéland arctique

Indigo Bunting – Passerina cyanea – Passerin indigo

Intermediate Egret – Mesophoyx intermedia – Héron intermédiaire

Ivory Gull - Pagophila eburnea - Mouette blanche

Jack Snipe - Lymnocryptes minimus - Bécassine sourde

Kamchatcka Leaf Warbler - Phylloscopus examinandus – Pouillot du Kamtchatka

Killdeer - Charadrius vociferous - Pluvier kildir

Kittlitz’s Murrelet - Brachyramphus brevirostris - Guillemot de Kittlitz

King Eider - Somateria spectabilis - Eider à tête grise 

Lanceolated Warbler - Locustella lanceolata - Locustelle lancéolée

Lapland Longspur - Calcarius lapponicus - Bruant lapon ou Plectrophane lapon

Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla - Mouette atricille

Laysan Albatross - Phoebastria immutabilis - Albatros de Laysan

Leach’s Storm-Petrel - Oceanodroma leucorhoa - Océanite cul-blanc

Least Auklet - Aethia pusilla - Starique minuscule

Least Sandpiper - Calidris minutilla - Bécasseau minuscule

Least Tern - Sternula antillarum – Petite Sterne

Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscus – Goéland brun

Lesser Sand-Plover - Charadrius mongolus – Pluvier de Mongolie

Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis – Petit Fuligule

Lesser White-fronted Goose - Anser erythropus – Oie naine

Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes - Chevalier à pattes jaunes

Lincoln’s Sparrow – Melospiza lincolnii – Bruant de Lincoln

Little Auk or Dovekie - Alle alle - Mergule nain

Little Bunting - Emberiza pusilla - Bruant nain

Little Egret – Egretta garzetta – Aigrette garzette

Little Gull - Hydrocoloeus minutus - Mouette pygmée

Little Ringed Plover - Charadrius dubius - Petit gravelot

Little Stint - Calidris minuta - Bécasseau minute

Long-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus scolopaceus - Bécassin à long bec

Long-billed Murrelet - Brachyramphus perdix - Guillemot à long bec

Long-eared Owl – Asio otus - Hibou moyen-duc

Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis - Harelde boréale

Long-tailed Jaeger - Stercorarius longicaudus - Labbe à longue queue

Long-toed Stint - Calidris subminuta - Bécasseau à longs doigts

Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia - Paruline à tête cendrée

Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos – Canard colvert

Mangrove (Yellow) Warbler - Setophaga petechia - Paruline jaune

Marbled Godwit - Limosa fedoa - Barge marbrée  

Marbled Murrelet - Brachyramphus marmoratus - Guillemot marbré

Marsh Sandpiper - Tringa stagnatilis - Chevalier stagnatile

McKay's Bunting - Plectrophenax hyperboreus - Bruant blanc ou Plectrophane blanc

Merlin - Falco columbarius - Faucon émerillon

Mew Gull or Common Gull - Larus canus - Goéland cendré 

Middendorff’s Grasshopper-Warbler - Locustella ochotensis – Locustelle de Middendorff 

Mottled Petrel - Pterodroma inexpectata - Pétrel maculé

Mountain Bluebird - Sialia currucoides - Merlebleu azuré

Narcissus Flycatcher – Ficedula narcissina – Gobemouche narcisse

Naumann’s Thrush - Turdus naumanni –  Grive de Naumann

Northern Bobwhite - Colinus virginianus - Colin de Virginie

Northern Boobook - Ninox japonica – Ninoxe boréale

Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis – Cardinal rouge

Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus – Pic flamboyant

Northern Fulmar – Fulmarus glacialis – Fulmar boreal

Northern Gannet - Morus bassanus - Fou de Bassan
 
Northern Goshawk - Accipiter gentilis - Autour des palombes

Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus hudsonius - Busard d’Amérique

Northern Mockingbird – Mimus polyglottos – Moqueur polyglotte

Northern Pintail - Anas acuta - Canard pilet

Northern Saw-whet owl – Aegolius acadicus – Petite nyctale  

Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata - Canard souchet

Northern Shrike - Lanius borealis – Pie-grièche boréale

Northern Waterthrush - Parkesia noveboracensis – Paruline des ruisseaux

Northern Wheatear - Oenanthe oenanthe - Traquet motteux

Olive-backed Pipit - Anthus hodqsoni – Pipit à dos olive

Olive-sided Flycatcher - Contopus cooperi – Moucherolle à côtés olive

Orange-crowned Warbler - Leiothlypis celata - Paruline verdâtre

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius - Oriole des vergers

Oriental Cuckoo - Cuculus optatus – Coucou oriental 

Oriental Greenfinch - Chloris sinica – Verdier de Chine  

Oriental Pratincole - Glareola maldivarum - Glaréole orientale

Oriental Scops-Owl - Otus sunia – Petit-duc d’Orient

Oriental Turtle-Dove - Streptopelia orientalis – Tourterelle orientale 

Osprey – Pandion Haliaetus – Balbuzard pêcheur

Ovenbird – Seiurus aurocapilla – Paruline couronnée

Pacific Golden Plover - Pluvialis fulva - Pluvier fauve

Pacific Loon (Diver) - Gavia pacifica - Plongeon du Pacifique

Pacific Swift - Apus pacificus – Martinet de Sibérie

Pacific Wren - Troglodytes pacificus – Troglodyte de Baird

Pallas’s Bunting - Emberiza pallasi – Bruant de Pallas

Pallas’s Rosefinch - Carpodacus roseus – Roselin rose

Palm Warbler - Setophaga palmarum - Paruline à couronne rousse

Parakeet Auklet - Aethia psittacula - Starique perroquet

Parasitic Jaeger or Arctic Skua - Stercorarius parasiticus - Labbe parasite

Pectoral Sandpiper - Calidris melanotos - Bécasseau tacheté 

Pelagic Cormorant - Phalacrocorax pelagicus - Cormoran pélagique

Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus - Faucon pèlerin

Petchora Pipit - Anthus gustavi – Pipit de la Petchora

Pigeon Guillemot - Cepphus columba - Guillemot colombin

Pine Bunting - Emberiza leucocephalos – Bruant à calotte blanche

Pine Grosbeak - Pinicola enucleator – Durbec des sapins

Pink-footed Shearwater - Puffinus creatopus - Puffin à pieds roses

Pine Siskin - Spinus pinus – Tarin des pins

Pintail Snipe ou Pin-tailed Snipe - Gallinago stenura - Bécassine à queue pointue

Pomarine Skua or Jaeger - Stercorarius  pomarinus - Labbe pomarin

Purple Finch – Carpodacus purpureus – Roselin pourpré

Purple Martin - Progne subis - Hirondelle noire

Purple Sandpiper - Calidris maritima - Bécasseau violet

Razorbill - Alca torda - Petit Pingouin (Pingouin torda)

Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator - Harle huppé

Red-breasted Nuthach – Sitta Canadensis – Sittelle à poitrine rousse

Red Crossbill - Loxia curvirostra - Bec-croisé des sapins

Red-faced Cormorant - Phalacrocorax urile - Cormoran à face rouge

Red-flanked Bluetail - Tarsiger cyanurus – Robin à flancs roux

Redhead - Aythya americana – Fuligule à tête rouge

Red Knot - Calidris canutus - Bécasseau maubèche 

Red-legged Kittiwake - Rissa brevirostris - Mouette des brumes

Red-necked Grebe - Podiceps grisegena - Grèbe jougris

Red-necked Phalarope - Phalaropus lobatus - Phalarope à bec étroit

Red-necked Stint - Calidris ruficollis - Bécasseau à col roux

Red Phalarope - Phalaropus fulicarius - Phalarope à bec large

Red-tailed Hawk – Buteo jamaicensis – Buse à queue rousse

Red-throated Diver (Loon) - Gavia stellata - Plongeon catmarin

Red-throated Pipit - Anthus cervinus - Pipit à gorge rousse

Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus – Carouge à épaulettes

Rhinoceros Auklet - Cerorhinca monocerata - Macareux rhinocéros

Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis - Goéland à bec cerclé

Ring-necked Duck - Aythya collaris – Fuligule à collier  

Rock Pigeon - Columba livia – Pigeon biset

Rock Ptarmigan - Lagopus muta - Lagopède alpin

Rock Sandpiper - Calidris ptilocnemis – Bécasseau des Aléoutiennes 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Pheucticus ludovicianus - Cardinal à poitrine rose

Ross’s Gull - Rhodostethia rosea - Mouette de Ross

Rough-legged Buzzard - Buteo lagopus - Buse pattue

Ruby-crowned Kinglet – Regulus calendula - Roitelet à couronne rubis

Ruddy Duck - Oxyura jamaicensis – Erismature rousse

Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres - Tournepierre à collier

Ruff - Philomachus pugnax - Combattant varié

Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus - Gélinotte huppée

Rufous Hummingbird - Selasphorus rufus – Colibri roux

Rufous-tailed Robin - Larvivora sibilans – Rossignol siffleur    

Rustic Bunting - Emberiza rustica - Bruant rustique

Rusty Blackbird - Euphagus carolinus – Quiscale rouilleux    

Sabine’s Gull - Xema sabini - Mouette de Sabine

Salvin's Albatross - Thalassarche salvini - Albatros de Salvin

Sand Martin - Riparia riparia - Hirondelle de rivage

Sanderling – Calidris alba - Bécasseau sanderling

Sandhill Crane – Grus canadensis – Grue du Canada

Savannah Sparrow – Passerculus sandwichensis - Bruant des prés 

Say’s Phoebe - Sayornis saya – Moucherolle à ventre roux

Scarlet Tanager – Piranga olivacea – Tangara écarlate

Sedge Warbler - Acrocephalus schoenobaenus - Phragmite des joncs

Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus – Gravelot semipalmé

Semipalmated Sandpiper - Calidris pusilla - Bécasseau semipalmé

Short-billed Dowitcher - Limnodromus griseus – Bécassin roux

Sharp-shinned Hawk – Accipiter striatus – Epervier brun

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Calidris acuminata - Bécasseau à queue pointue

Short-eared Owl - Asio flammeus - Hibou des marais

Short-tailed Albatross - Phoebastria albatrus - Albatros à queue courte

Short-tailed Shearwater - Ardenna tenuirostris - Puffin à bec grêle

Siberian Accentor - Prunella montanella - Accenteur montanelle

Siberian Blue Robin - Larvivora cyane – Rossignol bleu

Siberian Rubythroat - Calliope calliope - Rossignol calliope

Sky Lark – Alauda arvensis – Alouette des champs

Slaty-backed Gull - Larus schistisagus - Goéland à manteau ardoisé

Smew - Mergellus albellus - Harle piette

Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis - Bruant des neiges ou Plectrophane des neiges

Snow Goose - Chen caerulescens - Oie des neiges

Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus – Harfang des neiges

Solitary Sandpiper – Tringa solitaria – Chevalier solitaire

Solitary Snipe - Gallinago solitaria – Bécassine solitaire

Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia – Bruant chanteur 

Sooty Shearwater - Puffinus griseus - Puffin fuligineux

Sooty Tern - Onychoprion fuscatus - Sterne fuligineuse

Sora Crake – Porzana carolina – Marouette de Caroline

South Polar Skua - Stercorarius maccormicki - Labbe de Mc Cormick

Spectacled Eider - Somateria fischeri - Eider à lunettes

Spoon-billed Sandpiper - Eurynorhynchus pygmeus - Bécasseau spatule

Spotted Redshank - Tringa erythropus - Chevalier arlequin

Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius - Chevalier grivelé

Steller’s Eider - Polysticta stelleri - Eider de Steller

Steller’s Sea-Eagle – Haliaeetus pelagicus – Pygargue de Steller

Stilt Sandpiper - Calidris himantopus - Bécasseau à échasses

Surfbird - Calidris virgata – Bécasseau du ressac

Surf Scoter - Melanitta perspicillata - Macreuse à front blanc

Swainson’s Thrush - Catharus ustulatus - Grive à dos olive

Taiga Bean Goose - Anser fabalis – Oie des moissons

Taiga Flycatcher - Ficedula albicilla – Gobemouche de la taiga

Temminck’s Stint - Calidris temminckii - Bécasseau de Temminck

Tennessee Warbler - Leiothlypis peregrina - Paruline obscure

Terek Sandpiper - Xenus cinereus - Chevalier bargette

Thick-billed Murre - Uria lomvia - Guillemot de Brünnich

Townsend’s Warbler - Setophaga townsendi - Paruline de Townsend

Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolour – Hirondelle bicolore

Trumpeter Swan - Cygnus buccinator – Cygne trompette

Tufted Duck - Aythya fuligula - Fuligule morillon

Tufted Puffin - Fratercula cirrhata - Macareux huppé

Tundra Bean Goose - Anser serrirostris - Oie de la toundra

Tundra Swan - Cygnus columbianus - Cygne de la toundra 

Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura - Urubu à tête rouge

Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda – Maubèche des champs

Varied Thrush – Ixoreus naevia – Grive à collier

Velvet Scoter - Melanitta fusca - Macreuse brune

Violet-green Swallow - Tachycineta thalassina - Hirondelle à face blanche

Wandering Tattler - Tringa incana - Chevalier errant

Western Cattle Egret - Bubulcus ibis - Héron garde-bœufs

Western Great Egret - Egretta alba - Grande aigrette

Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri – Bécasseau d’Alaska

Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana – Tangara  à tête rouge

Western Wood-Pewee - Contopus sordidulus – Pioui de l’Ouest

Whimbrel – Numenius phaeopus – Courlis corlieu

Whiskered Auklet - Aethia pygmaea - Starique pygmée

White-crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia leucophrys - Bruant à couronne blanche

White-rumped Sandpiper - Calidris fuscicollis - Bécasseau à croupion blanc 

White-throated Niddletail - Hirundapus caudacutus – Martinet épineux

White-tailed Sea-Eagle – Haliaeetus albicilla – Pygargue à queue blanche

White Wagtail - Motacilla alba - Bergeronnette grise

White-winged Crossbill – Loxia leucoptera – Bec-croisé bifascié

White-winged Tern - Chlidonias leucopterus - Guifette leucoptère

Whooper Swan – Cygnus Cygnus – Cygne chanteur

Willet – Catoptrophorus semipalmatus – Chevalier semipalmé 

Wilson’s Phalarope - Phalaropus tricolour - Phalarope de Wilson

Willow Ptarmigan - Lagopus lagopus - Lagopède des saules

Willow Warbler - Phylloscopus trochilus - Pouillot fitis

Wilson’s Snipe - Gallinago delicata - Bécassine de Wilson

Wilson’s Warbler – Cardellina pusilla – Paruline à calotte noire

Wood Sandpiper - Tringa glareola - Chevalier sylvain

Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina - Grive des bois

Wood Warbler - Phylloscopus sibilatrix – Pouillot siffleur  

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Empidonax flaviventris – Moucherolle à ventre jaune  

Yellow-billed Loon or White-billed Diver - Gavia adamsii - Plongeon à bec blanc

Yellow Bittern - Ixobrychus sinensis - Blongios de Chine

Yellow-breasted Bunting - Emberiza aureola – Bruant auréole

Yellow-breasted Chat – Icteria virens –Paruline polyglotte

Yellow-browed Warbler - Phylloscopus inornatus - Pouillot à grands sourcils

Yellow-rumped Warbler – Setophaga coronata – Paruline à croupion jaune

Yellow-throated Bunting - Emberiza elegans – Bruant élégant

 

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ALEUTIAN ISLANDS BIRD SPECIES

 

Stretching from the Alaska Peninsula, the Aleutian Islands are a chain of 14 large islands, 55 smaller islands and innumerable islets, belonging to both United States and Russia. They occupy an area of almost 18,000 km², and extend about 1,900 kilometres westwards to the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia. They separate the Bering Sea from the Pacific Ocean. The 57 volcanoes of this region of the world are the northern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire.

From east to west, they comprise five groups:

The climate of the Aleutians is oceanic, with fairly uniform and moderate temperatures and heavy rainfalls, but fogs are almost constant. The highest temperature recorded on the islands is 26°C (78°F) whereas the lowest is -15°C (5°F). The rainiest place is Unalaska with about 250 rainy days per year.

These islands are covered with luxuriant, dense grasslands and shrubs, and also many flowering plant species. Native trees, some stunted willows and a few coniferous trees are growing, but they rarely reach more than three metres height, with many of them less than two metres tall, due to the very strong winds. Areas of peat bog can be found near the coasts. The highest point is the Mount Shishaldin with 2,857 metres of elevation. It is located on Unimak Island.  

The Aleutians are home to numerous seabird colonies, including the Bering Sea endemic Red-legged Kittiwake with 250,000 individuals. Vagrant Eurasian birds such as the Common Rosefinch, the Siberian Rubythroat, the Bluethroat and the Lanceolated Warbler frequent these islands where the Intermediate Egret got its first North American record.

Introduced species such as cattle, reindeers, foxes and rats caused habitat degradation through grazing, and predation on seabird colonies.
Pollutants associated with military development can be locally acute. Radioactivity has persisted from nuclear testing in 1971 on Amchitka Island.
All the species of fish-eating seabirds are declining, due to trophic changes in the Bering Sea ecosystem, result of commercial harvests of fish and whales over the recent decades.

However, the Aleutian Islands are largely intact. The island chain is naturally highly fragmented, and few islands are greater than 2,000/3,000 km².

The Aleutians are included in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge  (AMNWR), and several areas are also included in the Aleutian Islands Wilderness.

The Aleutians are best known for their birds, and several millions nest there each summer such as Laridae, Phalacrocoracidae, Alcidae and Procellariidae, whereas the Emperor Goose winters in the Aleutians. The Cackling Goose is recovering and has now increasing population that is re-colonizing the former nesting islands.

These islands are known too for the battles during Aleutian Islands Campaign of World War II. The islands’ strategic value was their ability to control Pacific transportation routes.   

Text by Nicole Bouglouan

Text Sources:

Wikipedia – Aleutian Islands

Wilderness Connect - Aleutian Islands Wilderness

WWF - Aleutian Islands

Imago Mundi - Les îles Aléoutiennes

Encyclopaedia Britannica - Aleutian Islands

Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

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