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birds of bylot island

A total of 71 bird species have been surveyed on Bylot Island

• This list is based on the work of Lepage et al. (1998)*.
• The letter (B) following a name indicates evidences that the species has been breeding on the island.

 

GAVIIFORMES

Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) (B)
Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) (B)
Common Loon (Gavia immer) (B)
Yellow-billed Loon (Gavia adamsii)

 

PROCELLARIIFORMES

Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)

 

ANSERIFORMES

Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus) (B)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
Ross’s Goose (Chen rossii)
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) (B)
Brant Goose (Branta bernicla) (B)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) (B)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
American Wigeon (Anas Americana)
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) (B)
King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) (B)
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) (B)
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) (B)

 

FALCONIFORMES

Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) (B)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) (B)
Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus) (B)

 

GALLIFORMES

Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) (B)

 

GRUIFORMES

Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) (B)

 

CHARADRIIFORMES

Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) (B)
American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica) (B)
Common Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) (B)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) (B)
Red Knot (Calidris canutus) (B)
Sanderling (Calidris alba) (B)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis) (B)
Baird’s Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii) (B)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) (B)
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima) (B)
Dunlin (Calidris alpine)
Red Phalarope (Phalaropus fulicaria) (B)
Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus)
Pomarine Jaeger (Stercorarius pomarinus) (B)
Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) (B)
Long-tailed Jaeger (Stercorarius longicaudus) (B)
Great Skua (Stercorarius skua)
Franklin’s Gull (Larus pipixcan)
Black-headed Gull (Larus ridibundus)
Mew Gull (Larus canus)
Thayer’s Gull (Larus thayeri) (B)
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)
Glaucous Gull (Larus hyperboreus) (B)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) (B)
Ross’s Gull (Rhodostethia rosea)
Sabine’s Gull (Xema sabini) (B)
Ivory Gull (Pagophila eburnean)
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) (B)
Dovekie (Alle alle)
Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia) (B)
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grille) (B)
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)

 

STRIGIFORMES

Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca) (B)

 

PASSERIFORMES

Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) (B)
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolour)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Common Raven (Corvus corax) (B)
Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) (B)
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens) (B)
Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia)
Northern Watertrush (Seiurus noveboracensis)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculuc sandwichensis)
Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) (B)
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) (B)
Common Redpoll (Cardualis flammea)
Hoary Redpoll (Cardualis hornemanni) (B)

Snowy Owl – Harfang des neiges © Austin Reed
Thick-billed murres - Guillemots de Brünnich © Gérald Picard

 

Red-throated Loon - Plongeon catmarin © Austin Reed

Canada Goose on its nest - Bernache du Canada sur son nid © Joël Bêty

King Eider male - mâle Eider à tête grise © Anna M. Calvert

female King Eider on its nest - femelle Eider à tête grise à son nid © Anna M. Calvert

male Long-tailed Duck - Harelde kakawi mâle © Gérald Picard

young Rough-legged Hawk – jeune Buse pattue © Gérald Picard

male Rock Ptarmigan - Lagopède alpin mâle © Gérald Picard

American Golden Plover - Pluvier bronzé © Austin Reed

Red Phalarope – Phalarope à bec large © Gérald Picard

Parasitic Jaeger - Labbe parasite © Joël Bêty

Long-tailed Jeager - Labbe à longue queue © Marie-Christine Cadieux

Black-headed Gull - Mouette rieuse © Gérald Picard

Common Raven - Grand Corbeau © Nikolas Lecomte

* LEPAGE, D., D.N. NETTLESHIP AND A. REED. 1998. Birds of Bylot Island and adjacent Baffin Island, Northwest Territories, Canada, 1979-1997. Arctic 51 (2): 121-141.