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High Arctic Checklist

  • Gavidae - Loons
    Common Loon (Gavia immer) Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)
  • Alcidae - Auks etc.
    Dovkie (Alle alle) Razorbill (Alca torda) Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia) Common Murre (Uria allge) Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)
  • Anatidae - Geese, ducks, swans
    Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) White Fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) Brant (Branta bernicla) Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hymalis) King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) Common Eider (Somateria mollisssima)
  • Procellariidae - Fulmars etc.
    Northern Fulmar (Fulmaris glacialis)
  • Laridae - Gulls, Terns, Skuas etc.
    Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) Pomerine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus) Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) Thayer's Gull (Larus thayeri) Ivory Gull (Pagophilae burnea) Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) Sabine's Gull (Xema sabini) Ross's Gull (Rhodostethia rosea) Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea)
  • Ciconiidae - Cranes etc.
    Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
  • Charadriidae - Plovers
    Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
  • Scolopacidae - Sandpipers, Phalaropes etc.
    Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Red Knot (Calidris canutus) Sanderling (Calidris alba) Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) Dunlin (Calidris alpina) Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis) Northern Phalarope (Lobipes lobatus) Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicarius)
  • Phasianidae - Grouse etc.
    Rock Ptarmagin (Lagopus mutus) Willow Ptarmagin (Lagopus lagopus)
  • Accipitridae - Hawks
    Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)
  • Falconidae - Falcons
    Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
  • Strigidae - Owls
    Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca)
  • Alaudidae - Larks
    Horned Lark (Eremophilia alpestris)
  • Motacillidae - Pipits
    American Pipit (Anthus spinoletta)
  • Hirundinidae - Swallows
    Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) **accidental
  • Corvidae - Ravens, Jays & Crows
    Common Raven (Corvus corax)
  • Muscicapidae - Thrushes
    Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)
  • Emberizidae - Sparrows
    Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) **accidental
  • Fringillidae - Finches
    Hoary Redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni) Common Redpoll (Carduelis flammea)

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