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 September, 2015.

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 breeding record.  No circle in the county indicates no record at all for that county. 

Whistling-Ducks

Darters

Gulls

Flycatchers

Thrushes

Geese, Swans

Pelicans

Terns

Shrikes

Thrashers

Ducks

Herons

Skimmers

Vireos

Starlings

Quail

Ibises

Pigeons, Doves

Jays, Magpies, Crows

Pipits

Pheasants

Vultures

Cuckoos

Larks

Waxwings

Grouse

Osprey, Hawks, Kites & Eagles

Barn Owls

Swallows

Silky-Flycatchers

Turkeys

Rails, Gallinules

Owls

Chickadees, Titmice

Longspurs

Loons

Cranes

Nightjars

Bushtits

Warblers

Grebes

Stilts, Avocets

Swifts

Nuthatches

Sparrows

Flamingos

Plovers

Hummingbirds

Creepers

Grosbeaks, Buntings

Storks

Sandpipers

Kingfishers

Wrens

Blackbirds, Orioles

Frigatebirds

Jaegers

Woodpeckers

Gnatcatchers

Finches

Cormorants

Alcids Falcons

Kinglets

Old World Sparrows

Number
of
Counties

Species Name

WHISTLING-DUCKS

15

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

6

Fulvous Whistling Duck

GEESE, SWANS

96

Greater White-fronted Goose

103

Snow Goose

98

Ross's Goose

13

Brant

99

Cackling Goose

105

Canada Goose

72

Trumpeter Swan

54

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

78

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]

82

Greater Scaup

105

Lesser Scaup

1

King Eider

1

Common Eider

1

Harlequin Duck

42

Surf Scoter

33

White-winged Scoter

30

Black Scoter

44

Long-tailed Duck

105

Bufflehead

98

Common Goldeneye

18

Barrow's Goldeneye

98

Hooded Merganser

93

Common Merganser

75

Red-breasted Merganser

105

Ruddy Duck

QUAIL

13

Scaled Quail

105

Northern Bobwhite

PHEASANTS

105

Ring-necked Pheasant

GROUSE

2

Ruffed Grouse

3

Sharp-tailed Grouse

80

Greater Prairie-Chicken

36

Lesser Prairie-Chicken

TURKEYS

105

Wild Turkey

LOONS

23

Red-throated Loon

24

Pacific Loon

74

Common Loon

6

Yellow-billed Loon

GREBES

105

Pied-billed Grebe

85

Horned Grebe

23

Red-necked Grebe

99

Eared Grebe

79

Western Grebe

30

Clark's Grebe

FLAMINGOS

2

American Flamingo

STORKS

10

Wood Stork

FRIGATEBIRDS

6

Magnificent Frigatebird

CORMORANTS

27

Neotropic Cormorant

104

Double-crested Cormorant

DARTERS

8

Anhinga

PELICANS

97

American White Pelican

19

Brown Pelican

HERONS

78

American Bittern

49

Least Bittern

105

Great Blue Heron

95

Great Egret

86

Snowy Egret

82

Little Blue Heron

16

Tricolored Heron

2

Reddish Egret

96

Cattle Egret

103

Green Heron

99

Black-crowned Night-Heron

68

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

IBISES

10

White Ibis

12

Glossy Ibis

93

White-faced Ibis

10

Roseate Spoonbill

VULTURES

17

Black Vulture

105

Turkey Vulture

OSPREY, HAWKS, KITES, & EAGLES

96

Osprey

14

Swallow-tailed Kite

5

White-tailed Kite

93

Mississippi Kite

102

Bald Eagle

105

Northern Harrier

105

Sharp-shinned Hawk

105

Cooper's Hawk

67

Northern Goshawk

6

Harris's Hawk

58

Red-shouldered Hawk

95

Broad-winged Hawk

2

Gray Hawk

105

Swainson's Hawk

105

Red-tailed Hawk

80

Ferruginous Hawk

105

Rough-legged Hawk

95

Golden Eagle

RAILS, GALLINULES

14

Yellow Rail

16

Black Rail

43

King Rail

73

Virginia Rail

86

Sora

11

Purple Gallinule

24

Common Gallinule

105

American Coot

CRANES

95

Sandhill Crane

1

Common Crane

54

Whooping Crane

STILTS, AVOCETS

61

Black-Necked Stilt

99

American Avocet

PLOVERS

75

Black-bellied Plover

73

American Golden-Plover

48

Snowy Plover

3

[Wilson's Plover]

89

Semipalmated Plover

45

Piping Plover

105

Killdeer

21

Mountain Plover

SANDPIPERS

105

Spotted Sandpiper

104

Solitary Sandpiper

1

Spotted Redshank

105

Greater Yellowlegs

95

Willet

105

Lesser Yellowlegs

104

Upland Sandpiper

8

Eskimo Curlew

37

Whimbrel

60

Long-billed Curlew

64

Hudsonian Godwit

74

Marbled Godwit

43

Ruddy Turnstone

18

Red Knot

7

Ruff

96

Stilt Sandpiper

3

Curlew Sandpiper

1

Red-necked Stint

68

Sanderling

53

Dunlin

101

Baird's Sandpiper

104

Least Sandpiper

91

White-rumped Sandpiper

60

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

101

Pectoral Sandpiper

101

Semipalmated Sandpiper

81

Western Sandpiper

44

Short-billed Dowitcher

101

Long-billed Dowitcher

104

Wilson's Snipe

62

American Woodcock

103

Wilson's Phalarope

45

Red-necked Phalarope

13

Red Phalarope

  JAEGERS

10

Pomarine Jaeger

10

Parasitic Jaeger

3

Long-tailed Jaeger

ALCIDS

1

[Long-billed Murrelet]

GULLS

17

Black-legged Kittiwake

27

Sabine's Gull

86

Bonaparte's Gull

7

Black-headed Gull

17

Little Gull

1

Ross's Gull

26

Laughing Gull

105

Franklin's Gull

12

Mew Gull

105

Ring-billed Gull

29

California Gull

80

Herring Gull

25

Thayer's Gull

9

Iceland Gull

26

Lesser Black-backed Gull

2

[Glaucous-winged Gull]

32

Glaucous Gull

13

Great Black-backed Gull

TERNS

60

Least Tern

2

Gull-billed Tern

50

Caspian Tern

102

Black Tern

52

Common Tern

4

[Arctic Tern]

100

Forster's Tern

SKIMMERS

3

Black Skimmer

PIGEONS, DOVES

105

Rock Pigeon

3

Band-tailed Pigeon

105

Eurasian Collared-Dove

29

Inca Dove

17

Common Ground-Dove

78

White-winged Dove

105

Mourning Dove

CUCKOOS

105

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

90

Black-billed Cuckoo

45

Greater Roadrunner

14

Groove-billed Ani

BARN OWLS

97

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

NIGHTJARS

1

[Lesser Nighthawk]

105

Common Nighthawk

71

Common Poorwill

65

Chuck-will's-widow

60

Eastern Whip-poor-will

SWIFTS

105

Chimney Swift

7

White-throated Swift

HUMMINGBIRDS

1

Green Violetear

4

Magnificent Hummingbird

90

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

17

Black-chinned Hummingbird

12

Anna's Hummingbird

5

Costa's Hummingbird

24

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

46

Rufous Hummingbird

1

Allen's Hummingbird

20

Calliope Hummingbird

3

Broad-billed Hummingbird

KINGFISHERS

104

Belted Kingfisher

WOODPECKERS

17

Lewis's Woodpecker

105

Red-headed Woodpecker

104

Red-bellied Woodpecker

4

Williamson's Sapsucker

91

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

56

Pileated Woodpecker

FALCONS

2

Crested Caracara

105

American Kestrel

102

Merlin

9

Gyrfalcon

81

Peregrine Falcon

103

Prairie Falcon

FLYCATCHERS

88

Olive-sided Flycatcher

29

Western Wood-Pewee

99

Eastern Wood-Pewee

35

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

42

Acadian Flycatcher

66

Alder Flycatcher

91

Willow Flycatcher

105

Least Flycatcher

10

Hammond's Flycatcher

2

Gray Flycatcher

18

Dusky Flycatcher

10

Cordilleran Flycatcher

1

[Black Phoebe]

103

Eastern Phoebe

70

Say's Phoebe

15

Vermilion Flycatcher

17

Ash-throated Flycatcher

104

Great Crested Flycatcher

2

Great Kiskadee

1

Piratic Flycatcher

18

Cassin's Kingbird

105

Western Kingbird

105

Eastern Kingbird

105

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

1

[Fork-tailed Flycatcher]

SHRIKES

105

Loggerhead Shrike

87

Northern Shrike

VIREOS

56

White-eyed Vireo

102

Bell's Vireo

1

Black-capped Vireo

1

Gray Vireo

64

Yellow-throated Vireo

5

Plumbeous Vireo

8

Cassin's Vireo

85

Blue-headed Vireo

105

Warbling Vireo

61

Philadelphia Vireo

102

Red-eyed Vireo

JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS

28

Pinyon Jay

15

Steller's Jay

105

Blue Jay

15

Western Scrub-Jay

1

Mexican Jay

24

Clark's Nutcracker

83

Black-billed Magpie

105

American Crow

35

Fish Crow

32

Chihuahuan Raven

9

Common Raven

LARKS

105

Horned Lark

SWALLOWS

102

Purple Martin

13

Tree Swallow

8

Violet-green Swallow

105

N. Rough-winged Swallow

103

Bank Swallow

105

Cliff Swallow

10

Cave Swallow

105

Barn Swallow

CHICKADEES, TITMICE

28

Carolina Chickadee

104

Black-capped Chickadee

11

Mountain Chickadee

1

[Juniper Titmouse]

71

Tufted Titmouse

BUSHTITS

8

Bushtit

NUTHATCHES

104

Red-breasted Nuthatch

105

White-breasted Nuthatch

9

Pygmy Nuthatch

1

Brown-headed Nuthatch

CREEPERS

100

Brown Creeper

WRENS

65

Rock Wren

3

Canyon Wren

105

House Wren

1

Pacific Wren

92

Winter Wren

65

Sedge Wren

83

Marsh Wren

98

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

79

Mountain Bluebird

78

Townsend's Solitaire

53

Veery

75

Gray-cheeked Thrush

103

Swainson's Thrush

92

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

PIPITS

105

American Pipit

65

Sprague's Pipit

WAXWlNGS

40

Bohemian Waxwing

105

Cedar Waxwing

SILKY-FLYCATCHERS

2

Phainopepla

  LONGSPURS

103

Lapland Longspur

67

Chestnut-collared Longspur

51

Smith's Longspur

42

McCown's Longspur

40

Snow Bunting

WARBLERS

87

Ovenbird

32

Worm-eating Warbler

63

Louisiana Waterthrush

83

Northern Waterthrush

31

Golden-winged Warbler

25

Blue-winged Warbler

93

Black-and-White Warbler

60

Prothonotary Warbler

6

Swainson's Warbler

86

Tennessee Warbler

105

Orange-crowned Warbler

98

Nashville Warbler

6

Virginia's Warbler

13

Connecticut Warbler

27

MacGillivray's Warbler

63

Mourning Warbler

55

Kentucky Warbler

105

Common Yellowthroat

43

Hooded Warbler

100

American Redstart

26

Cape May Warbler

28

Cerulean Warbler

84

Northern Parula

67

Magnolia Warbler

39

Bay-breasted Warbler

55

Blackburnian Warbler

105

Yellow Warbler

67

Chestnut-sided Warbler

88

Blackpoll Warbler

34

Black-throated Blue Warbler

58

Palm Warbler

37

Pine Warbler

105

Yellow-rumped Warbler

45

Yellow-throated Warbler

20

Prairie Warbler

13

Black-throated Gray Warbler

23

Townsend's Warbler

1

Hermit Warbler

73

Black-throated Green Warbler

46

Canada Warbler

99

Wilson's Warbler

5

Painted Redstart

96

Yellow-breasted Chat

SPARROWS

18

Green-tailed Towhee

105

Spotted Towhee

76

Eastern Towhee

11

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

20

Brewer's Sparrow

103

Field Sparrow

105

Vesper Sparrow

105

Lark Sparrow

6

Black-throated Sparrow

2

Sagebrush Sparrow

83

Lark Bunting

105

Savannah Sparrow

105

Grasshopper Sparrow

30

Baird's Sparrow

51

Henslow's Sparrow

71

Le Conte's Sparrow

29

Nelson's Sparrow

88

Fox Sparrow

105

Song Sparrow

105

Lincoln's Sparrow

90

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

67

Scarlet Tanager

32

Western Tanager

105

Northern Cardinal

7

Pyrrhuloxia

100

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

75

Black-headed Grosbeak

105

Blue Grosbeak

86

Lazuli Bunting

105

Indigo Bunting

69

Painted Bunting

105

Dickcissel

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES

81

Bobolink

105

Red-winged Blackbird

96

Eastern Meadowlark

105

Western Meadowlark

104

Yellow-headed Blackbird

94

Rusty Blackbird

104

Brewer's Blackbird

105

Common Grackle

105

Great-tailed Grackle

105

Brown-headed Cowbird

105

Orchard Oriole

1

Hooded Oriole

53

Bullock's Oriole

105

Baltimore Oriole

1

Scott's Oriole

FINCHES

1

Brambling

1

[Gray-crowned Rosy-finch]

23

Pine Grosbeak

105

House Finch

79

Purple Finch

9

Cassin's Finch

78

Red Crossbill

31

White-winged Crossbill

51

Common Redpoll

105

Pine Siskin

19

Lesser Goldfinch

105

American Goldfinch

72

Evening Grosbeak

OLD WORLD SPARROWS

105

House Sparrow

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