Kansas Bird Species County Maps

A solid dot in the county indicates that the species has been reported from that county, an open circle indicates a breeding record for that species in that county (either probable or confirmed).  The number preceding the species name indicates in how many counties that species has been recorded.  Bracketed [species names] indicate species that are hypothetical in Kansas.  These species have been convincingly documented with written information, but yet to be substantiated with physical evidence, i.e. photo, video, specimen, etc.  Please report any errors in these maps or problems accessing them to Chuck Otte, otte2@cox.net.   Maps updated as of April, 2017.

A listing of the species seen in 100 or more counties.
A listing of the species that have been seen in all 105 counties

Species names in this colored type (lavender) have no breeding record for Kansas. 
Species in this colored type (green) have breeding records for Kansas.

Map Legend: Solid black circle indicates sight record, open circle indicates confirmed breeding record, double circle indicates probable breeding record (Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas data, 1992 - 1997).  No circle in the county indicates no record at all for that county. 

Whistling-Ducks

Hummingbirds

Frigatebirds

Flycatchers

Thrushes

Geese, Swans

Rails, Gallinules

Cormorants

Shrikes

Thrashers

Ducks

Cranes

Darters

Vireos

Starlings

Quail

Stilts, Avocets

Pelicans

Jays, Magpies, Crows

Waxwings

Pheasants

Plovers

Herons

Larks

Silky-Flycatchers

Grouse

Sandpipers

Ibises

Swallows

Old World Sparrows

Turkeys

Jaegers

Vultures

Chickadees, Titmice

Pipits

Flamingos

Alcids

Osprey, Hawks, Kites & Eagles

Bushtits

Finches

Grebes

Gulls

Barn Owls

Nuthatches

Longspurs

Pigeons, Doves

Terns

Owls

Creepers

Warblers

Cuckoos

Skimmers

Kingfishers

Wrens

Sparrows

Nightjars

Loons

Woodpeckers

Gnatcatchers

Grosbeaks, Buntings

Swifts

Storks Falcons

Kinglets

Blackbirds, Orioles

Number
of
Counties

Species Name

WHISTLING-DUCKS

18

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

6

Fulvous Whistling Duck

GEESE, SWANS

98

Greater White-fronted Goose

104

Snow Goose

100

Ross's Goose

13

Brant

100

Cackling Goose

105

Canada Goose

72

Trumpeter Swan

57

Tundra Swan

DUCKS

105

Wood Duck

105

Gadwall

10

[Eurasian Wigeon]

105

American Wigeon

52

American Black Duck

105

Mallard

10

Mottled Duck

105

Blue-winged Teal

80

Cinnamon Teal

105

Northern Shoveler

105

Northern Pintail

5

Garganey

105

Green-winged Teal

105

Canvasback

105

Redhead

105

Ring-necked Duck

1

[Tufted Duck]

84

Greater Scaup

105

Lesser Scaup

1

King Eider

1

Common Eider

1

Harlequin Duck

44

Surf Scoter

33

White-winged Scoter

33

Black Scoter

47

Long-tailed Duck

105

Bufflehead

99

Common Goldeneye

19

Barrow's Goldeneye

99

Hooded Merganser

94

Common Merganser

78

Red-breasted Merganser

105

Ruddy Duck

QUAIL

105

Northern Bobwhite

13

Scaled Quail

PHEASANTS

105

Ring-necked Pheasant

GROUSE

2

Ruffed Grouse

3

Sharp-tailed Grouse

81

Greater Prairie-Chicken

36

Lesser Prairie-Chicken

TURKEYS

105

Wild Turkey

FLAMINGOS

2

American Flamingo

GREBES

105

Pied-billed Grebe

87

Horned Grebe

25

Red-necked Grebe

102

Eared Grebe

80

Western Grebe

30

Clark's Grebe

PIGEONS, DOVES

105

Rock Pigeon

3

Band-tailed Pigeon

105

Eurasian Collared-Dove

29

Inca Dove

18

Common Ground-Dove

81

White-winged Dove

105

Mourning Dove

CUCKOOS

105

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

90

Black-billed Cuckoo

45

Greater Roadrunner

14

Groove-billed Ani

NIGHTJARS

1

[Lesser Nighthawk]

105

Common Nighthawk

75

Common Poorwill

65

Chuck-will's-widow

60

Eastern Whip-poor-will

SWIFTS

105

Chimney Swift

7

White-throated Swift

HUMMINGBIRDS

1

Mexican Violetear

4

Magnificent Hummingbird

92

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

17

Black-chinned Hummingbird

12

Anna's Hummingbird

5

Costa's Hummingbird

26

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

48

Rufous Hummingbird

1

Allen's Hummingbird

20

Calliope Hummingbird

3

Broad-billed Hummingbird

RAILS, GALLINULES

14

Yellow Rail

16

Black Rail

43

King Rail

75

Virginia Rail

87

Sora

11

Purple Gallinule

24

Common Gallinule

105

American Coot

CRANES

95

Sandhill Crane

1

Common Crane

60

Whooping Crane

STILTS, AVOCETS

63

Black-Necked Stilt

100

American Avocet

PLOVERS

76

Black-bellied Plover

78

American Golden-Plover

48

Snowy Plover

3

[Wilson's Plover]

90

Semipalmated Plover

46

Piping Plover

105

Killdeer

22

Mountain Plover

SANDPIPERS

104

Upland Sandpiper

8

Eskimo Curlew

39

Whimbrel

61

Long-billed Curlew

67

Hudsonian Godwit

77

Marbled Godwit

43

Ruddy Turnstone

18

Red Knot

7

Ruff

97

Stilt Sandpiper

3

Curlew Sandpiper

1

Red-necked Stint

70

Sanderling

57

Dunlin

1

Purple Sandpiper

103

Baird's Sandpiper

104

Least Sandpiper

95

White-rumped Sandpiper

63

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

103

Pectoral Sandpiper

103

Semipalmated Sandpiper

83

Western Sandpiper

48

Short-billed Dowitcher

101

Long-billed Dowitcher

104

Wilson's Snipe

63

American Woodcock

105

Spotted Sandpiper

104

Solitary Sandpiper

1

Spotted Redshank

105

Greater Yellowlegs

99

Willet

105

Lesser Yellowlegs

104

Wilson's Phalarope

46

Red-necked Phalarope

13

Red Phalarope

  JAEGERS

10

Pomarine Jaeger

10

Parasitic Jaeger

3

Long-tailed Jaeger

ALCIDS

2

Long-billed Murrelet

GULLS

17

Black-legged Kittiwake

27

Sabine's Gull

88

Bonaparte's Gull

8

Black-headed Gull

17

Little Gull

1

Ross's Gull

27

Laughing Gull

105

Franklin's Gull

12

Mew Gull

105

Ring-billed Gull

30

California Gull

82

Herring Gull

27

Thayer's Gull

10

Iceland Gull

27

Lesser Black-backed Gull

2

[Glaucous-winged Gull]

32

Glaucous Gull

15

Great Black-backed Gull

TERNS

63

Least Tern

2

Gull-billed Tern

51

Caspian Tern

104

Black Tern

56

Common Tern

4

[Arctic Tern]

101

Forster's Tern

SKIMMERS

3

Black Skimmer

LOONS

25

Red-throated Loon

25

Pacific Loon

76

Common Loon

6

Yellow-billed Loon

STORKS

10

Wood Stork

FRIGATEBIRDS

6

Magnificent Frigatebird

CORMORANTS

29

Neotropic Cormorant

104

Double-crested Cormorant

DARTERS

8

Anhinga

PELICANS

101

American White Pelican

19

Brown Pelican

HERONS

83

American Bittern

50

Least Bittern

105

Great Blue Heron

96

Great Egret

86

Snowy Egret

82

Little Blue Heron

16

Tricolored Heron

2

Reddish Egret

97

Cattle Egret

103

Green Heron

100

Black-crowned Night-Heron

69

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

IBISES

11

White Ibis

13

Glossy Ibis

95

White-faced Ibis

10

Roseate Spoonbill

VULTURES

20

Black Vulture

105

Turkey Vulture

OSPREY, HAWKS, KITES, & EAGLES

96

Osprey

18

Swallow-tailed Kite

5

White-tailed Kite

97

Mississippi Kite

102

Bald Eagle

105

Northern Harrier

105

Sharp-shinned Hawk

105

Cooper's Hawk

69

Northern Goshawk

6

Harris's Hawk

59

Red-shouldered Hawk

97

Broad-winged Hawk

2

Gray Hawk

105

Swainson's Hawk

105

Red-tailed Hawk

105

Rough-legged Hawk

81

Ferruginous Hawk

96

Golden Eagle

BARN OWLS

98

Barn Owl

OWLS

1

[Flammulated Owl]

1

Western Screech-Owl

103

Eastern Screech-Owl

105

Great Horned Owl

84

Snowy Owl

80

Burrowing Owl

73

Barred Owl

78

Long-eared Owl

99

Short-eared Owl

40

Northern Saw-whet Owl

KINGFISHERS

104

Belted Kingfisher

WOODPECKERS

16

Lewis's Woodpecker

105

Red-headed Woodpecker

105

Red-bellied Woodpecker

4

Williamson's Sapsucker

92

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

8

Red-naped Sapsucker

9

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

105

Downy Woodpecker

105

Hairy Woodpecker

1

American Three-toed Woodpecker

105

Northern Flicker

58

Pileated Woodpecker

FALCONS

2

Crested Caracara

105

American Kestrel

103

Merlin

9

Gyrfalcon

84

Peregrine Falcon

103

Prairie Falcon

FLYCATCHERS

92

Olive-sided Flycatcher

30

Western Wood-Pewee

99

Eastern Wood-Pewee

41

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

42

Acadian Flycatcher

68

Alder Flycatcher

93

Willow Flycatcher

105

Least Flycatcher

10

Hammond's Flycatcher

2

Gray Flycatcher

18

Dusky Flycatcher

10

Cordilleran Flycatcher

1

[Black Phoebe]

103

Eastern Phoebe

71

Say's Phoebe

20

Vermilion Flycatcher

18

Ash-throated Flycatcher

104

Great Crested Flycatcher

2

Great Kiskadee

1

Piratic Flycatcher

19

Cassin's Kingbird

105

Western Kingbird

105

Eastern Kingbird

105

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

1

[Fork-tailed Flycatcher]

SHRIKES

105

Loggerhead Shrike

90

Northern Shrike

VIREOS

1

Black-capped Vireo

57

White-eyed Vireo

103

Bell's Vireo

1

Gray Vireo

65

Yellow-throated Vireo

8

Cassin's Vireo

85

Blue-headed Vireo

6

Plumbeous Vireo

69

Philadelphia Vireo

105

Warbling Vireo

102

Red-eyed Vireo

JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS

28

Pinyon Jay

15

Steller's Jay

105

Blue Jay

15

Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay

1

Mexican Jay

24

Clark's Nutcracker

83

Black-billed Magpie

105

American Crow

39

Fish Crow

32

Chihuahuan Raven

9

Common Raven

LARKS

105

Horned Lark

SWALLOWS

102

Purple Martin

103

Tree Swallow

8

Violet-green Swallow

105

N. Rough-winged Swallow

103

Bank Swallow

105

Cliff Swallow

11

Cave Swallow

105

Barn Swallow

CHICKADEES, TITMICE

28

Carolina Chickadee

104

Black-capped Chickadee

11

Mountain Chickadee

1

[Juniper Titmouse]

72

Tufted Titmouse

BUSHTITS

8

Bushtit

NUTHATCHES

105

Red-breasted Nuthatch

105

White-breasted Nuthatch

9

Pygmy Nuthatch

1

Brown-headed Nuthatch

CREEPERS

100

Brown Creeper

WRENS

66

Rock Wren

3

Canyon Wren

105

House Wren

1

Pacific Wren

92

Winter Wren

72

Sedge Wren

85

Marsh Wren

99

Carolina Wren

87

Bewick's Wren

GNATCATCHERS

105

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

KINGLETS

103

Golden-crowned Kinglet

105

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

  OLD WORLD FLYCATCHERS

1

[Northern Wheatear]

THRUSHES

105

Eastern Bluebird

5

Western Bluebird

80

Mountain Bluebird

79

Townsend's Solitaire

55

Veery

75

Gray-cheeked Thrush

103

Swainson's Thrush

93

Hermit Thrush

74

Wood Thrush

105

American Robin

20

Varied Thrush

THRASHERS

105

Gray Catbird

24

Curve-billed Thrasher

105

Brown Thrasher

16

Sage Thrasher

105

Northern Mockingbird

STARLINGS

105

European Starling

WAXWlNGS

40

Bohemian Waxwing

105

Cedar Waxwing

SILKY-FLYCATCHERS

2

Phainopepla

OLD WORLD SPARROWS

105

House Sparrow

PIPITS

105

American Pipit

66

Sprague's Pipit

FINCHES

1

Brambling

1

[Gray-crowned Rosy-finch]

23

Pine Grosbeak

105

House Finch

80

Purple Finch

10

Cassin's Finch

79

Red Crossbill

32

White-winged Crossbill

52

Common Redpoll

105

Pine Siskin

21

Lesser Goldfinch

105

American Goldfinch

72

Evening Grosbeak

  LONGSPURS

103

Lapland Longspur

70

Chestnut-collared Longspur

52

Smith's Longspur

43

McCown's Longspur

40

Snow Bunting

WARBLERS

87

Ovenbird

33

Worm-eating Warbler

64

Louisiana Waterthrush

83

Northern Waterthrush

31

Golden-winged Warbler

27

Blue-winged Warbler

94

Black-and-White Warbler

60

Prothonotary Warbler

6

Swainson's Warbler

86

Tennessee Warbler

105

Orange-crowned Warbler

99

Nashville Warbler

6

Virginia's Warbler

13

Connecticut Warbler

27

MacGillivray's Warbler

64

Mourning Warbler

55

Kentucky Warbler

105

Common Yellowthroat

43

Hooded Warbler

100

American Redstart

27

Cape May Warbler

28

Cerulean Warbler

84

Northern Parula

70

Magnolia Warbler

40

Bay-breasted Warbler

59

Blackburnian Warbler

105

Yellow Warbler

68

Chestnut-sided Warbler

90

Blackpoll Warbler

34

Black-throated Blue Warbler

60

Palm Warbler

38

Pine Warbler

105

Yellow-rumped Warbler

47

Yellow-throated Warbler

21

Prairie Warbler

13

Black-throated Gray Warbler

24

Townsend's Warbler

1

Hermit Warbler

76

Black-throated Green Warbler

50

Canada Warbler

101

Wilson's Warbler

5

Painted Redstart

98

Yellow-breasted Chat

SPARROWS

19

Green-tailed Towhee

105

Spotted Towhee

79

Eastern Towhee

12

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

1

Canyon Towhee

48

Cassin's Sparrow

2

Bachman's Sparrow

105

American Tree Sparrow

105

Chipping Sparrow

105

Clay-colored Sparrow

22

Brewer's Sparrow

103

Field Sparrow

105

Vesper Sparrow

105

Lark Sparrow

7

Black-throated Sparrow

2

Sagebrush Sparrow

83

Lark Bunting

105

Savannah Sparrow

105

Grasshopper Sparrow

31

Baird's Sparrow

52

Henslow's Sparrow

75

Le Conte's Sparrow

35

Nelson's Sparrow

90

Fox Sparrow

105

Song Sparrow

105

Lincoln's Sparrow

92

Swamp Sparrow

101

White-throated Sparrow

105

Harris's Sparrow

105

White-crowned Sparrow

17

Golden-crowned Sparrow

105

Dark-eyed Junco

GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS

1

Hepatic Tanager

86

Summer Tanager

68

Scarlet Tanager

32

Western Tanager

105

Northern Cardinal

7

Pyrrhuloxia

101

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

77

Black-headed Grosbeak

105

Blue Grosbeak

90

Lazuli Bunting

105

Indigo Bunting

69

Painted Bunting

105

Dickcissel

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES

85

Bobolink

105

Red-winged Blackbird

96

Eastern Meadowlark

105

Western Meadowlark

104

Yellow-headed Blackbird

95

Rusty Blackbird

104

Brewer's Blackbird

105

Common Grackle

105

Great-tailed Grackle

105

Brown-headed Cowbird

105

Orchard Oriole

2

Hooded Oriole

54

Bullock's Oriole

105

Baltimore Oriole

2

Scott's Oriole

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