368 species of birds have been recorded on Prince Edward Island. You can create your personalized birding checklist by filling out a form on the Government of PEI site.
Official Field Check List of PEI Birds a brochure in pdf format is available for download as are other documents including good birding locations and photos of Island birds. Birding on PEI a Facebook community page is a great birding resource.
Year # of species recorded 2003 236 2004 249 2005 261 2006 247 2007 245 2008 251 2009 243 2010 236 2011 241 2012 240 2013 244 2014 245 2015 233 2016 231 ________________________________________________ 2016 Sightings ----
SPECIES Reported: 231 DUCKS, GEESE, AND WATERFOWL Greater White-fronted Goose Snow Goose Brant Barnacle Goose Canada Goose Wood Duck Gadwall American Wigeon American Black Duck Mallard Blue-winged Teal Northern Shoveler Northern Pintail Green-winged Teal Redhead Ring-necked Duck Tufted Duck Greater Scaup Lesser Scaup Common Eider Harlequin Duck Surf Scoter White-winged Scoter Black Scoter Long-tailed Duck Bufflehead Common Goldeneye Barrow's Goldeneye Hooded Merganser Common Merganser Red-breasted Merganser Ruddy Duck PHEASANTS, GROUSE, TURKEYS, ALLIES Gray Partridge Ring-necked Pheasant Ruffed Grouse Sharp-tailed Grouse LOONS Red-throated Loon Common Loon GREBES Pied-billed Grebe Horned Grebe Red-necked Grebe STORM-PETRELS Leach's Storm-Petrel BOOBIES AND GANNETS Northern Gannet CORMORANTS AND SHAGS Double-crested Cormorant Great Cormorant HERONS, EGRETS, AND BITTERNS American Bittern Great Blue Heron Great Egret Little Blue Heron IBISES AND SPOONBILLS Glossy Ibis NEW WORLD VULTURES Turkey Vulture OSPREY Osprey HAWKS, EAGLES, AND KITES Northern Harrier Sharp-shinned Hawk Cooper's Hawk Northern Goshawk Bald Eagle Broad-winged Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Rough-legged Hawk RAILS, GALLINULES, AND COOTS Sora American Coot CRANES Sandhill Crane PLOVERS AND LAPWINGS Black-bellied Plover American Golden-Plover Semipalmated Plover Piping Plover Killdeer SANDPIPERS AND ALLIES Spotted Sandpiper Greater Yellowlegs Willet Lesser Yellowlegs Whimbrel Hudsonian Godwit Ruddy Turnstone Red Knot Sanderling Semipalmated Sandpiper Least Sandpiper White-rumped Sandpiper Baird's Sandpiper Pectoral Sandpiper Purple Sandpiper Dunlin Stilt Sandpiper Ruff Short-billed Dowitcher Long-billed Dowitcher Wilson's Snipe American Woodcock GULLS, TERNS, AND SKIMMERS Black-legged Kittiwake Bonaparte's Gull Black-headed Gull Ring-billed Gull Herring Gull Iceland Gull Lesser Black-backed Gull Glaucous Gull Great Black-backed Gull Caspian Tern Common Tern Arctic Tern SKUAS AND JAEGERS Pomarine Jaeger Parasitic Jaeger AUKS, MURRES, AND PUFFINS Common Murre Razorbill Black Guillemot PIGEONS AND DOVES Rock Pigeon Mourning Dove CUCKOOS Black-billed Cuckoo OWLS Great Horned Owl Snowy Owl Northern Hawk Owl Barred Owl Short-eared Owl Northern Saw-whet Owl NIGHTJARS AND ALLIES Common Nighthawk HUMMINGBIRDS Ruby-throated Hummingbird KINGFISHERS Belted Kingfisher WOODPECKERS Red-bellied Woodpecker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker American Three-toed Woodpecker Black-backed Woodpecker Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker FALCONS AND CARACARAS American Kestrel Merlin Gyrfalcon Peregrine Falcon TYRANT FLYCATCHERS Olive-sided Flycatcher Eastern Wood-Pewee Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Alder Flycatcher Least Flycatcher Eastern Phoebe Eastern Kingbird SHRIKES Northern Shrike VIREOS Blue-headed Vireo Philadelphia Vireo Red-eyed Vireo CROWS, JAYS, AND MAGPIES Gray Jay Blue Jay American Crow Common Raven LARKS Horned Lark SWALLOWS Tree Swallow Bank Swallow Barn Swallow Cliff Swallow CHICKADEES AND TITS Black-capped Chickadee Boreal Chickadee NUTHATCHES Red-breasted Nuthatch White-breasted Nuthatch TREECREEPERS Brown Creeper WRENS Winter Wren Carolina Wren GNATCATCHERS Blue-gray Gnatcatcher KINGLETS Golden-crowned Kinglet Ruby-crowned Kinglet THRUSHES AND ALLIES Eastern Bluebird Veery Swainson's Thrush Hermit Thrush American Robin MOCKINGBIRDS AND THRASHERS Gray Catbird Northern Mockingbird Brown Thrasher STARLINGS European Starling WAGTAILS AND PIPITS American Pipit WAXWINGS Bohemian Waxwing Cedar Waxwing LONGSPURS AND SNOW BUNTINGS Lapland Longspur Snow Bunting NEW WORLD WARBLERS Ovenbird Northern Waterthrush Black-and-white Warbler Tennessee Warbler Orange-crowned Warbler Nashville Warbler Mourning Warbler Common Yellowthroat American Redstart Cape May Warbler Northern Parula Magnolia Warbler Bay-breasted Warbler Blackburnian Warbler Yellow Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Blackpoll Warbler Black-throated Blue Warbler Palm Warbler Pine Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler Yellow-throated Warbler Black-throated Green Warbler Canada Warbler Wilson's Warbler BUNTINGS AND NEW WORLD SPARROWS Eastern Towhee American Tree Sparrow Chipping Sparrow Vesper Sparrow Savannah Sparrow Nelson's Sparrow Fox Sparrow Song Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow Swamp Sparrow White-throated Sparrow White-crowned Sparrow Dark-eyed Junco CARDINALS AND ALLIES Scarlet Tanager Northern Cardinal Rose-breasted Grosbeak TROUPIALS AND ALLIES Bobolink Red-winged Blackbird Yellow-headed Blackbird Common Grackle Brown-headed Cowbird Baltimore Oriole SISKINS, CROSSBILLS, AND ALLIES Pine Grosbeak Purple Finch Red Crossbill White-winged Crossbill Common Redpoll Pine Siskin American Goldfinch Evening Grosbeak OLD WORLD SPARROWS House Sparrow _________________________________
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Thanks to David Seeler of UPEI for maintaining this PEI ornithological data