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Newton Bird List

Photo by Cris Criscitiello

The birds listed below have been seen in Newton.

Click on a bird's name to learn more about it at Nature of New England.

The "Sibley Page" column in the list indicates where the bird appears in The Sibley Guide to Birds.

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Winter owls

Learn about the Christmas Bird Count

The Birds at My Feeder

Cedar waxwings in Newton

 
Loons  
Loon, Common Occasionally
25
 
 
Grebes  
Grebe, Pied-billed Regularly
28
 
 
Cormorants, etc.  
Cormorant, Double-crested Regularly
51
 
 
Wading Birds
Bittern, American Occasionally
58
Heron, Great Blue Regularly
60
Egret, Great Occasionally
61
Egret, Snowy Occasionally
61
Heron, Green Regularly
64
Heron, Black-crowned Night Regularly
65
 
Swans, Geese, and Ducks  
     
Swan, Mute Regularly
72
Goose, Canada Regularly
74
Duck, Wood Regularly
81
Mallard Regularly
82
Duck, American Black Regularly
83
Gadwall Occasionally
84
Wigeon, American Occasionally
85
Shoveler, Northern Occasionally
86
Teal, Blue-winged Occasionally
87
Teal, Green-winged Regularly
88
Duck, Ring-necked Regularly
91
Scaup, Greater Occasionally
92
Scaup, Lesser Occasionally
92
Bufflehead Regularly
101
Merganser, Hooded Regularly
101
Merganser, Common Regularly
102
Duck, Ruddy Regularly
103
 
photo by Jane Sender
Diurnal Raptors  
Vulture, Turkey Regularly
107
Sharp-shinned hawk
Harrier, Northern Occasionally
108
Hawk, Cooper’s Occasionally
112
Hawk, Sharp-shinned Regularly
112
Goshawk, Northern Occasionally
113
Hawk, Red-shouldered Occasionally
117
Hawk, Broad-winged Occasionally
118
Hawk, Red-tailed Regularly
122
Eagle, Bald Occasionally
127
 
Osprey Occasionally
128
 
Merlin Regularly
130
 
Kestrel, American Regularly
131
 
 
Upland Game Birds  
Pheasant, Ring-necked Occasionally
141
Grouse, Ruffed Occasionally
146
Turkey, Wild Regularly
149
 
Coots, Cranes, etc.  
Coot, American Regularly
151
Moorhen, Common Occasionally
151
 
Sora Occasionally
154
 
 
Shorebirds  
Killdeer Regularly
167
 
Sandpiper, Solitary Occasionally
171
 
Sandpiper, Spotted Regularly
173
 
Sandpiper, Least Regularly
187
 
Woodcock, American Regularly
192
 
Snipe, Common Occasionally
193
 
 
Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers  
Gull, Ring-billed Regularly
214
 
Gull, Herring Regularly
216
 
Gull, Great Black-backed Regularly
226
 
 
Pigeons and Doves  
Dove, Mourning Regularly
255
 
Pigeon, Rock Regularly
260
 
 
Cuckoos and Their Allies  
Cuckoo, Black-billed Occasionally
268
 
Cuckoo, Yellow-billed Occasionally
268
 
 
Owls  
Owl, Long-eared Occasionally
272
 
Owl, Great Horned Regularly
274
 
Owl, Barred Occasionally
276
 
Owl, Boreal Rarely
277
 
Owl, Eastern Screech Regularly
281
 
 
Goatsuckers and Swifts  
Nighthawk, Common Regularly
288
 
Swift, Chimney Regularly
290
 
 
Hummingbirds  
Hummingbird, Ruby-throated Regularly
299
 
 
Kingfishers  
Kingfisher, Belted Regularly
304
 
 
Woodpeckers  
Northern Flicker
Woodpecker, Red-headed Rarely
307
Woodpecker, Red-bellied Regularly
309
Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied Occasionally
311
Woodpecker, Downy Regularly
312
Woodpecker, Hairy Regularly
313
Woodpecker, Black-backed Rarely
315
Flicker, Northern Regularly
318
Woodpecker, Pileated Occasionally
319
 
Tyrant Flycatchers  
Flycatcher, Olive-sided Occasionally
322
 
Pewee, Eastern Wood- Regularly
323
 
Flycatcher, Willow Occasionally
326
 
Flycatcher, Least Regularly
327
 
Phoebe, Eastern Regularly
330
 
Flycatcher, Great Crested Regularly
333
 
Kingbird, Eastern Regularly
335
 
 
Shrikes and Vireos  
Vireo, Red-eyed Regularly
342
 
Vireo, Warbling Regularly
344
 
Vireo, Blue-headed Regularly
349
 
 
Jays, Crows, and Their Allies  
Jay, Blue Regularly
351
 
Crow, American Regularly
360
 
Crow, Fish Regularly
361
 
 
Larks  
Lark, Horned Occasionally
363
 
 
Swallows  
Swallow, Bank Occasionally
366
 
Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Regularly
366
 
Swallow, Tree Regularly
367
 
Swallow, Cliff Occasionally
368
 
Swallow, Barn Regularly
370
 
 
Chickadees and Their Allies  
Titmouse, Tufted Regularly
373
 
Chickadee, Black-capped Regularly
374
 
 
Nuthatches and Creepers  
Nuthatch, Red-breasted Regularly
380
 
Nuthatch, White-breasted Regularly
381
 
Creeper, Brown Regularly
383
 
 
Wrens  
Wren, Carolina Regularly
384
 
Wren, House Regularly
386
 
Wren, Winter Occasionally
387
 
Wren, Marsh Regularly
389
 
 
Old World Warblers, Thrushes, and Their Allies
Kinglet, Golden-crowned Regularly
394
Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Regularly
394
Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray Regularly
397
Bluebird, Eastern Regularly
401
Robin, American Regularly
403
Thrush, Wood Regularly
406
Veery Regularly
406
Thrush, Swainson’s Regularly
407
Thrush, Gray-cheeked Occasionally
408
 
Thrush, Hermit Regularly
409
 
 
Catbirds, Mockingbirds, Thrashers  
Catbird, Gray Regularly
410
 
Mockingbird, Northern Regularly
411
 
Thrasher, Brown Regularly
412
 
 
Starlings and Mynahs  
Starling, European Regularly
416
 
 
Waxwings  
Waxwing, Cedar   (see article) Regularly
423

Cedar waxwing

photo by Pete Gilmore

 
Wood-Warblers  
Parula, Northern Regularly
426
Warbler, Orange-crowned Occasionally
427
Warbler, Tennesee Regularly
428
Warbler, Blue-winged Regularly
429
Warbler, Nashville Regularly
430
Warbler, Yellow Regularly
432
Warbler, Chestnut-sided Regularly
433
Warbler, Magnolia Regularly
433
Warbler, Black-throated Blue Regularly
434
 
Warbler, Cape May Occasionally
434
Warbler, Blackburnian Regularly
435
 
Warbler, Yellow-rumped Regularly
436
 
Warbler, Black-throated Green Regularly
439
 
Warbler, Prairie Regularly
440
 
Warbler, Palm Regularly
441
 
Warbler, Pine Regularly
442
 
Warbler, Bay-breasted Occasionally
443
 
Warbler, Black-poll Regularly
443
 
Warbler, Prothonotary Rarely
445
 
Redstart, American Regularly
446
 
Warbler, Black-and-white Regularly
446
 
Ovenbird Regularly
448
 
Waterthrush, Louisiana Occasionally
449
 
Waterthrush, Northern Regularly
449
 
Warbler, Connecticut Rarely
450
 
Yellowthroat, Common Regularly
452
 
Warbler, Wilson’s Regularly
454
 
Warbler, Canada Regularly
455
 
Warbler, Hooded Occasionally
455
 
Chat, Yellow-breasted Occasionally
457
 
 
Tanagers, Cardinals, and Their Allies  
Tanager, Scarlet Regularly
463
 
Cardinal, Northern Regularly
464
 
Grosbeak, Rose-breasted Regularly
466
 
Grosbeak, Blue Occasionally
467
 
Bunting, Indigo Regularly
468
 
 
Emberizine Sparrows and Their Allies  
Towhee, Eastern Regularly
475
 
Sparrow, American Tree Regularly
483
 
Sparrow, Field Regularly
483
 
Sparrow, Chipping Regularly
485
 
Sparrow, Henslow’s Rarely
487
 
Sparrow, Savannah Regularly
490
 
Sparrow, Vesper Occasionally
491
 
Sparrow, White-throated Regularly
494
 
Sparrow, White-crowned Occasionally
495
 
Sparrow, Fox Regularly
496
 
Sparrow, Song Regularly
498
 
Sparrow, Lincoln’s Occasionally
499
 
Sparrow, Swamp Regularly
499
 
Junco, Dark-eyed Regularly
500
 
Bunting, Snow Occasionally
506
 
 
Icterids  
Meadowlark, Eastern Occasionally
508
 
Cowbird, Brown-headed Regularly
510
 
Blackbird, Red-winged Regularly
513
 
Blackbird, Rusty Occasionally
514
 
Grackle, Common Regularly
515
 
Oriole, Baltimore Regularly
519
 
Oriole, Orchard Occasionally
520
 
 
Finches and Old World Sparrows  
Grosbeak, Evening Occasionally
524
 
Finch, Purple Regularly
528
 
Finch, House Regularly
529
 
Redpoll, Common Occasionally
532
 
Siskin, Pine Regularly
534
 
Goldfinch, American Regularly
535
 
Sparrow, House Regularly
536
 

An Unusual Visitor

A Northern Bobwhite on Lincoln Street in Newton Highlands in 2015.

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