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 August, 2014.

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

14

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

6

Fulvous Whistling Duck

GEESE, SWANS

96

Greater White-fronted Goose

103

Snow Goose

96

Ross's Goose

13

Brant

97

Cackling Goose

105

Canada Goose

69

Trumpeter Swan

53

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

77

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]

79

Greater Scaup

105

Lesser Scaup

1

King Eider

1

Common Eider

1

Harlequin Duck

39

Surf Scoter

33

White-winged Scoter

30

Black Scoter

44

Long-tailed Duck

105

Bufflehead

98

Common Goldeneye

18

Barrow's Goldeneye

97

Hooded Merganser

92

Common Merganser

73

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

72

Common Loon

6

Yellow-billed Loon

GREBES

105

Pied-billed Grebe

83

Horned Grebe

23

Red-necked Grebe

99

Eared Grebe

76

Western Grebe

30

Clark's Grebe

FLAMINGOS

2

American Flamingo

STORKS

10

Wood Stork

FRIGATEBIRDS

6

Magnificent Frigatebird

CORMORANTS

27

Neotropic Cormorant

103

Double-crested Cormorant

DARTERS

8

Anhinga

PELICANS

97

American White Pelican

19

Brown Pelican

HERONS

76

American Bittern

48

Least Bittern

105

Great Blue Heron

95

Great Egret

86

Snowy Egret

82

Little Blue Heron

16

Tricolored Heron

2

Reddish Egret

94

Cattle Egret

103

Green Heron

97

Black-crowned Night-Heron

66

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

IBISES

9

White Ibis

11

Glossy Ibis

88

White-faced Ibis

10

Roseate Spoonbill

VULTURES

17

Black Vulture

105

Turkey Vulture

OSPREY, HAWKS, KITES, & EAGLES

95

Osprey

12

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

92

Broad-winged Hawk

2

Gray Hawk

105

Swainson's Hawk

105

Red-tailed Hawk

79

Ferruginous Hawk

105

Rough-legged Hawk

95

Golden Eagle

RAILS, GALLINULES

14

Yellow Rail

16

Black Rail

43

King Rail

72

Virginia Rail

81

Sora

11

Purple Gallinule

24

Common Gallinule

105

American Coot

CRANES

94

Sandhill Crane

1

Common Crane

53

Whooping Crane

STILTS, AVOCETS

57

Black-Necked Stilt

96

American Avocet

PLOVERS

73

Black-bellied Plover

70

American Golden-Plover

46

Snowy Plover

3

[Wilson's Plover]

83

Semipalmated Plover

43

Piping Plover

105

Killdeer

21

Mountain Plover

SANDPIPERS

105

Spotted Sandpiper

103

Solitary Sandpiper

1

Spotted Redshank

105

Greater Yellowlegs

95

Willet

105

Lesser Yellowlegs

104

Upland Sandpiper

8

Eskimo Curlew

33

Whimbrel

58

Long-billed Curlew

63

Hudsonian Godwit

70

Marbled Godwit

43

Ruddy Turnstone

18

Red Knot

7

Ruff

96

Stilt Sandpiper

3

Curlew Sandpiper

1

Red-necked Stint

67

Sanderling

52

Dunlin

100

Baird's Sandpiper

104

Least Sandpiper

91

White-rumped Sandpiper

58

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

101

Pectoral Sandpiper

99

Semipalmated Sandpiper

79

Western Sandpiper

42

Short-billed Dowitcher

100

Long-billed Dowitcher

104

Wilson's Snipe

61

American Woodcock

101

Wilson's Phalarope

43

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

82

Bonaparte's Gull

7

Black-headed Gull

17

Little Gull

1

Ross's Gull

26

Laughing Gull

105

Franklin's Gull

11

Mew Gull

105

Ring-billed Gull

27

California Gull

78

Herring Gull

25

Thayer's Gull

7

Iceland Gull

23

Lesser Black-backed Gull

2

[Glaucous-winged Gull]

32

Glaucous Gull

11

Great Black-backed Gull

TERNS

58

Least Tern

2

Gull-billed Tern

49

Caspian Tern

101

Black Tern

52

Common Tern

4

[Arctic Tern]

99

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

70

White-winged Dove

105

Mourning Dove

CUCKOOS

105

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

89

Black-billed Cuckoo

44

Greater Roadrunner

14

Groove-billed Ani

BARN OWLS

95

Barn Owl

OWLS

1

[Flammulated Owl]

1

Western Screech-Owl

103

Eastern Screech-Owl

105

Great Horned Owl

84

Snowy Owl

80

Burrowing Owl

71

Barred Owl

76

Long-eared Owl

97

Short-eared Owl

40

Northern Saw-whet Owl

NIGHTJARS

1

[Lesser Nighthawk]

105

Common Nighthawk

68

Common Poorwill

65

Chuck-will's-widow

59

Eastern Whip-poor-will

SWIFTS

105

Chimney Swift

7

White-throated Swift

HUMMINGBIRDS

1

Green Violetear

4

Magnificent Hummingbird

88

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

14

Black-chinned Hummingbird

12

Anna's Hummingbird

5

Costa's Hummingbird

24

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

45

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

90

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

53

Pileated Woodpecker

FALCONS

1

Crested Caracara

105

American Kestrel

102

Merlin

9

Gyrfalcon

78

Peregrine Falcon

103

Prairie Falcon

FLYCATCHERS

87

Olive-sided Flycatcher

29

Western Wood-Pewee

99

Eastern Wood-Pewee

32

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

42

Acadian Flycatcher

62

Alder Flycatcher

87

Willow Flycatcher

104

Least Flycatcher

10

Hammond's Flycatcher

2

Gray Flycatcher

17

Dusky Flycatcher

10

Cordilleran Flycatcher

1

[Black Phoebe]

102

Eastern Phoebe

69

Say's Phoebe

15

Vermilion Flycatcher

17

Ash-throated Flycatcher

104

Great Crested Flycatcher

2

Great Kiskadee

15

Cassin's Kingbird

105

Western Kingbird

105

Eastern Kingbird

105

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

1

[Fork-tailed Flycatcher]

SHRIKES

105

Loggerhead Shrike

84

Northern Shrike

VIREOS

54

White-eyed Vireo

102

Bell's Vireo

1

Black-capped Vireo

1

Gray Vireo

62

Yellow-throated Vireo

5

Plumbeous Vireo

8

Cassin's Vireo

81

Blue-headed Vireo

105

Warbling Vireo

58

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

82

Black-billed Magpie

105

American Crow

32

Fish Crow

32

Chihuahuan Raven

9

Common Raven

LARKS

105

Horned Lark

SWALLOWS

102

Purple Martin

101

Tree Swallow

8

Violet-green Swallow

105

N. Rough-winged Swallow

102

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

90

Winter Wren

65

Sedge Wren

81

Marsh Wren

98

Carolina Wren

86

Bewick's Wren

GNATCATCHERS

105

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

KINGLETS

101

Golden-crowned Kinglet

105

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

  OLD WORLD FLYCATCHERS

1

[Northern Wheatear]

THRUSHES

105

Eastern Bluebird

5

Western Bluebird

78

Mountain Bluebird

78

Townsend's Solitaire

52

Veery

75

Gray-cheeked Thrush

103

Swainson's Thrush

88

Hermit Thrush

74

Wood Thrush

105

American Robin

20

Varied Thrush

THRASHERS

105

Gray Catbird

24

Curve-billed Thrasher

105

Brown Thrasher

15

Sage Thrasher

105

Northern Mockingbird

STARLINGS

105

European Starling

PIPITS

105

American Pipit

59

Sprague's Pipit

WAXWlNGS

40

Bohemian Waxwing

105

Cedar Waxwing

SILKY-FLYCATCHERS

2

Phainopepla

  LONGSPURS

103

Lapland Longspur

65

Chestnut-collared Longspur

48

Smith's Longspur

41

McCown's Longspur

40

Snow Bunting

WARBLERS

86

Ovenbird

31

Worm-eating Warbler

62

Louisiana Waterthrush

81

Northern Waterthrush

27

Golden-winged Warbler

24

Blue-winged Warbler

93

Black-and-White Warbler

59

Prothonotary Warbler

6

Swainson's Warbler

84

Tennessee Warbler

105

Orange-crowned Warbler

98

Nashville Warbler

6

Virginia's Warbler

13

Connecticut Warbler

27

MacGillivray's Warbler

60

Mourning Warbler

55

Kentucky Warbler

104

Common Yellowthroat

41

Hooded Warbler

99

American Redstart

23

Cape May Warbler

27

Cerulean Warbler

81

Northern Parula

67

Magnolia Warbler

39

Bay-breasted Warbler

55

Blackburnian Warbler

105

Yellow Warbler

64

Chestnut-sided Warbler

88

Blackpoll Warbler

32

Black-throated Blue Warbler

54

Palm Warbler

36

Pine Warbler

105

Yellow-rumped Warbler

43

Yellow-throated Warbler

20

Prairie Warbler

13

Black-throated Gray Warbler

23

Townsend's Warbler

1

Hermit Warbler

69

Black-throated Green Warbler

46

Canada Warbler

99

Wilson's Warbler

3

Painted Redstart

95

Yellow-breasted Chat

SPARROWS

18

Green-tailed Towhee

105

Spotted Towhee

74

Eastern Towhee

10

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

1

Canyon Towhee

46

Cassin's Sparrow

2

Bachman's Sparrow

105

American Tree Sparrow

105

Chipping Sparrow

105

Clay-colored Sparrow

19

Brewer's Sparrow

103

Field Sparrow

105

Vesper Sparrow

105

Lark Sparrow

6

Black-throated Sparrow

2

Sagebrush Sparrow

82

Lark Bunting

105

Savannah Sparrow

105

Grasshopper Sparrow

30

Baird's Sparrow

51

Henslow's Sparrow

69

Le Conte's Sparrow

28

Nelson's Sparrow

88

Fox Sparrow

105

Song Sparrow

105

Lincoln's Sparrow

89

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

66

Scarlet Tanager

32

Western Tanager

105

Northern Cardinal

7

Pyrrhuloxia

96

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

75

Black-headed Grosbeak

105

Blue Grosbeak

82

Lazuli Bunting

105

Indigo Bunting

68

Painted Bunting

105

Dickcissel

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES

80

Bobolink

105

Red-winged Blackbird

94

Eastern Meadowlark

105

Western Meadowlark

104

Yellow-headed Blackbird

92

Rusty Blackbird

103

Brewer's Blackbird

105

Common Grackle

105

Great-tailed Grackle

105

Brown-headed Cowbird

105

Orchard Oriole

1

Hooded Oriole

51

Bullock's Oriole

105

Baltimore Oriole

1

Scott's Oriole

FINCHES

1

Brambling

1

[Gray-crowned Rosy-finch]

21

Pine Grosbeak

105

House Finch

78

Purple Finch

9

Cassin's Finch

78

Red Crossbill

31

White-winged Crossbill

50

Common Redpoll

105

Pine Siskin

19

Lesser Goldfinch

105

American Goldfinch

72

Evening Grosbeak

OLD WORLD SPARROWS

105

House Sparrow

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