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 confirmed breeding record for that species in that county. A double circle indicates a probable breeding record during the Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas Project (1992 - 1997).  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, cotte@twinvalley.net .   Maps updated as of January, 2022.

New species added to the Kansas Checklist since 2011.
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.
Criteria for breeding records

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

Stilts, Avocets

Pelicans

Chickadees, Titmice

Old World Flycatchers

Geese, Swans

Plovers

Herons

Larks

Old World Sparrows

Ducks

Sandpipers

Ibises

Swallows

Pipits
Quail

Jaegers

Vultures

Bushtits

Finches

Turkeys, Grouse, Pheasants

Alcids

Osprey, Hawks, Kites & Eagles

Kinglets

Longspurs

Flamingos

Gulls

Barn Owls

Waxwings

Sparrows
Grebes

Terns

Owls

Silky-Flycatchers

Chats

Pigeons, Doves

Skimmers

Kingfishers

Nuthatches

Blackbirds, Orioles

Cuckoos

Loons

Woodpeckers

Creepers

Warblers

Nightjars Storks Falcons Gnatcatchers

Grosbeaks, Buntings

Swifts

Frigatebirds

Flycatchers

Wrens

 
Hummingbirds

Boobies

Vireos

Thrashers

  

Rails, Gallinules

Darters

Shrikes

Starlings

 

Cranes

Cormorants

Jays, Magpies, Crows

Thrushes

 

 

Number
of
Counties

Species Name

WHISTLING-DUCKS

41

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

6

Fulvous Whistling Duck

GEESE, SWANS

105

Snow Goose

103

Ross's Goose

100

Greater White-fronted Goose

1

Taiga/Tundra Bean Goose

14

Brant

104

Cackling Goose

105

Canada Goose

80

Trumpeter Swan

63

Tundra Swan

DUCKS

105

Wood Duck

5

Garganey

105

Blue-winged Teal

86

Cinnamon Teal

105

Northern Shoveler

105

Gadwall

12

Eurasian Wigeon

105

American Wigeon

105

Mallard

55

American Black Duck

14

Mottled Duck

105

Northern Pintail

105

Green-winged Teal

105

Canvasback

105

Redhead

105

Ring-necked Duck

1

[Tufted Duck]

91

Greater Scaup

105

Lesser Scaup

1

King Eider

1

Common Eider

1

Harlequin Duck

50

Surf Scoter

41

White-winged Scoter

36

Black Scoter

51

Long-tailed Duck

105

Bufflehead

101

Common Goldeneye

24

Barrow's Goldeneye

100

Hooded Merganser

96

Common Merganser

86

Red-breasted Merganser

105

Ruddy Duck

QUAIL

105

Northern Bobwhite

13

Scaled Quail

TURKEY, GROUSE, PHEASANTS

105

Wild Turkey

2

Ruffed Grouse

3

Sharp-tailed Grouse

81

Greater Prairie-Chicken

36

Lesser Prairie-Chicken

105

Ring-necked Pheasant

FLAMINGOS

2

American Flamingo

GREBES

105

Pied-billed Grebe

94

Horned Grebe

26

Red-necked Grebe

102

Eared Grebe

83

Western Grebe

33

Clark's Grebe

PIGEONS, DOVES

105

Rock Pigeon

3

Band-tailed Pigeon

105

Eurasian Collared-Dove

31

Inca Dove

18

Common Ground-Dove

96

White-winged Dove

105

Mourning Dove

CUCKOOS

14

Groove-billed Ani

50

Greater Roadrunner

105

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

92

Black-billed Cuckoo

NIGHTJARS

1

[Lesser Nighthawk]

105

Common Nighthawk

76

Common Poorwill

66

Chuck-will's-widow

61

Eastern Whip-poor-will

1

[Mexican Whip-poor-will]

SWIFTS

105

Chimney Swift

9

White-throated Swift

HUMMINGBIRDS

1

Mexican Violetear

4

Rivoli's Hummingbird

95

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

17

Black-chinned Hummingbird

15

Anna's Hummingbird

5

Costa's Hummingbird

26

Calliope Hummingbird

55

Rufous Hummingbird

1

Allen's Hummingbird

30

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

3

Broad-billed Hummingbird

RAILS, GALLINULES

45

King Rail

80

Virginia Rail

90

Sora

28

Common Gallinule

105

American Coot

12

Purple Gallinule

15

Yellow Rail

18

Black Rail

CRANES

98

Sandhill Crane

1

Common Crane

61

Whooping Crane

STILTS, AVOCETS

73

Black-Necked Stilt

105

American Avocet

PLOVERS

86

Black-bellied Plover

86

American Golden-Plover

105

Killdeer

97

Semipalmated Plover

54

Piping Plover

3

[Wilson's Plover]

22

Mountain Plover

51

Snowy Plover

SANDPIPERS

105

Upland Sandpiper

49

Whimbrel

9

Eskimo Curlew

64

Long-billed Curlew

79

Hudsonian Godwit

86

Marbled Godwit

50

Ruddy Turnstone

18

Red Knot

7

Ruff

101

Stilt Sandpiper

3

Curlew Sandpiper

1

Red-necked Stint

81

Sanderling

64

Dunlin

1

Purple Sandpiper

105

Baird's Sandpiper

2

Little Stint

105

Least Sandpiper

101

White-rumped Sandpiper

72

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

105

Pectoral Sandpiper

105

Semipalmated Sandpiper

88

Western Sandpiper

59

Short-billed Dowitcher

104

Long-billed Dowitcher

69

American Woodcock

104

Wilson's Snipe

105

Spotted Sandpiper

105

Solitary Sandpiper

105

Lesser Yellowlegs

103

Willet

1

Spotted Redshank

105

Greater Yellowlegs

105

Wilson's Phalarope

60

Red-necked Phalarope

13

Red Phalarope

  JAEGERS

10

Pomarine Jaeger

10

Parasitic Jaeger

4

Long-tailed Jaeger

ALCIDS

2

Long-billed Murrelet

GULLS

20

Black-legged Kittiwake

34

Sabine's Gull

91

Bonaparte's Gull

8

Black-headed Gull

18

Little Gull

1

Ross's Gull

29

Laughing Gull

105

Franklin's Gull

16

Short-billed Gull

105

Ring-billed Gull

31

California Gull

84

Herring Gull

30

Iceland Gull

33

Lesser Black-backed Gull

2

[Glaucous-winged Gull]

32

Glaucous Gull

16

Great Black-backed Gull

TERNS

67

Least Tern

2

Gull-billed Tern

56

Caspian Tern

105

Black Tern

58

Common Tern

5

[Arctic Tern]

103

Forster's Tern

SKIMMERS

3

Black Skimmer

LOONS

27

Red-throated Loon

25

Pacific Loon

82

Common Loon

6

Yellow-billed Loon

STORKS

11

Wood Stork

FRIGATEBIRDS

8

Magnificent Frigatebird

  BOOBIES

1

Brown Booby

DARTERS

9

Anhinga

CORMORANTS

105

Double-crested Cormorant

36

Neotropic Cormorant

PELICANS

103

American White Pelican

20

Brown Pelican

HERONS

88

American Bittern

53

Least Bittern

105

Great Blue Heron

100

Great Egret

92

Snowy Egret

84

Little Blue Heron

18

Tricolored Heron

2

Reddish Egret

104

Cattle Egret

103

Green Heron

101

Black-crowned Night-Heron

75

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

IBISES

15

White Ibis

18

Glossy Ibis

101

White-faced Ibis

13

Roseate Spoonbill

VULTURES

30

Black Vulture

105

Turkey Vulture

OSPREY, HAWKS, KITES, & EAGLES

100

Osprey

6

White-tailed Kite

22

Swallow-tailed Kite

99

Golden Eagle

105

Northern Harrier

105

Sharp-shinned Hawk

105

Cooper's Hawk

72

Northern Goshawk

103

Bald Eagle

101

Mississippi Kite

9

Harris's Hawk

2

Gray Hawk

69

Red-shouldered Hawk

102

Broad-winged Hawk

105

Swainson's Hawk

105

Red-tailed Hawk

105

Rough-legged Hawk

84

Ferruginous Hawk

BARN OWLS

101

Barn Owl

OWLS

1

[Flammulated Owl]

1

Western Screech-Owl

103

Eastern Screech-Owl

105

Great Horned Owl

90

Snowy Owl

82

Burrowing Owl

78

Barred Owl

82

Long-eared Owl

102

Short-eared Owl

44

Northern Saw-whet Owl

KINGFISHERS

105

Belted Kingfisher

WOODPECKERS

17

Lewis's Woodpecker

105

Red-headed Woodpecker

105

Red-bellied Woodpecker

5

Williamson's Sapsucker

97

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

9

Red-naped Sapsucker

1

American Three-toed Woodpecker

105

Downy Woodpecker

12

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

105

Hairy Woodpecker

105

Northern Flicker

62

Pileated Woodpecker

FALCONS

2

Crested Caracara

105

American Kestrel

105

Merlin

9

Gyrfalcon

95

Peregrine Falcon

104

Prairie Falcon

FLYCATCHERS

19

Ash-throated Flycatcher

105

Great Crested Flycatcher

2

Great Kiskadee

1

Piratic Flycatcher

23

Cassin's Kingbird

105

Western Kingbird

105

Eastern Kingbird

105

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

1

[Fork-tailed Flycatcher]

100

Olive-sided Flycatcher

32

Western Wood-Pewee

99

Eastern Wood-Pewee

47

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

45

Acadian Flycatcher

75

Alder Flycatcher

99

Willow Flycatcher

105

Least Flycatcher

10

Hammond's Flycatcher

2

Gray Flycatcher

18

Dusky Flycatcher

11

Cordilleran Flycatcher

2

Black Phoebe

105

Eastern Phoebe

76

Say's Phoebe

22

Vermilion Flycatcher

VIREOS

1

Black-capped Vireo

62

White-eyed Vireo

104

Bell's Vireo

1

Gray Vireo

68

Yellow-throated Vireo

9

Cassin's Vireo

95

Blue-headed Vireo

6

Plumbeous Vireo

74

Philadelphia Vireo

105

Warbling Vireo

102

Red-eyed Vireo

SHRIKES

105

Loggerhead Shrike

97

Northern Shrike

JAYS, MAGPIES, CROWS

28

Pinyon Jay

16

Steller's Jay

105

Blue Jay

17

Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay

1

Mexican Jay

26

Clark's Nutcracker

83

Black-billed Magpie

105

American Crow

44

Fish Crow

32

Chihuahuan Raven

10

Common Raven

CHICKADEES, TITMICE

29

Carolina Chickadee

104

Black-capped Chickadee

12

Mountain Chickadee

1

[Juniper Titmouse]

72

Tufted Titmouse

LARKS

105

Horned Lark

SWALLOWS

104

Bank Swallow

104

Tree Swallow

9

Violet-green Swallow

105

N. Rough-winged Swallow

103

Purple Martin

105

Barn Swallow

105

Cliff Swallow

14

Cave Swallow

BUSHTITS

9

Bushtit

KINGLETS

105

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

103

Golden-crowned Kinglet

WAXWlNGS

41

Bohemian Waxwing

105

Cedar Waxwing

SILKY-FLYCATCHERS

2

Phainopepla

NUTHATCHES

105

Red-breasted Nuthatch

105

White-breasted Nuthatch

12

Pygmy Nuthatch

2

Brown-headed Nuthatch

CREEPERS

101

Brown Creeper

GNATCATCHERS

105

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

WRENS

69

Rock Wren

4

Canyon Wren

105

House Wren

1

Pacific Wren

94

Winter Wren

74

Sedge Wren

93

Marsh Wren

99

Carolina Wren

89

Bewick's Wren

THRASHERS

105

Gray Catbird

29

Curve-billed Thrasher

105

Brown Thrasher

20

Sage Thrasher

105

Northern Mockingbird

STARLINGS

105

European Starling

THRUSHES

105

Eastern Bluebird

5

Western Bluebird

83

Mountain Bluebird

87

Townsend's Solitaire

64

Veery

83

Gray-cheeked Thrush

105

Swainson's Thrush

99

Hermit Thrush

76

Wood Thrush

105

American Robin

24

Varied Thrush

  OLD WORLD FLYCATCHERS

1

[Northern Wheatear]

OLD WORLD SPARROWS

105

House Sparrow

PIPITS

105

American Pipit

71

Sprague's Pipit

FINCHES

1

Brambling

73

Evening Grosbeak

24

Pine Grosbeak

1

[Gray-crowned Rosy-finch]

105

House Finch

83

Purple Finch

12

Cassin's Finch

55

Common Redpoll

87

Red Crossbill

34

White-winged Crossbill

105

Pine Siskin

32

Lesser Goldfinch

105

American Goldfinch

  LONGSPURS

104

Lapland Longspur

70

Chestnut-collared Longspur

59

Smith's Longspur

44

Thick-billed Longspur

41

Snow Bunting

SPARROWS

48

Cassin's Sparrow

2

Bachman's Sparrow

105

Grasshopper Sparrow

7

Black-throated Sparrow

105

Lark Sparrow

84

Lark Bunting

105

Chipping Sparrow

105

Clay-colored Sparrow

105

Field Sparrow

25

Brewer's Sparrow

94

Fox Sparrow

105

American Tree Sparrow

105

Dark-eyed Junco

1

Yellow-eyed Junco

105

White-crowned Sparrow

20

Golden-crowned Sparrow

105

Harris's Sparrow

103

White-throated Sparrow

2

Sagebrush Sparrow

105

Vesper Sparrow

78

LeConte's Sparrow

38

Nelson's Sparrow

31

Baird's Sparrow

54

Henslow's Sparrow

105

Savannah Sparrow

105

Song Sparrow

105

Lincoln's Sparrow

95

Swamp Sparrow

1

Canyon Towhee

13

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

22

Green-tailed Towhee

105

Spotted Towhee

81

Eastern Towhee

  CHATS

103

Yellow-breasted Chat

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES

105

Yellow-headed Blackbird

87

Bobolink

99

Eastern Meadowlark

105

Western Meadowlark

105

Orchard Oriole

2

Hooded Oriole

57

Bullock's Oriole

105

Baltimore Oriole

2

Scott's Oriole

105

Red-winged Blackbird

1

Bronzed Cowbird

105

Brown-headed Cowbird

97

Rusty Blackbird

105

Brewer's Blackbird

105

Common Grackle

105

Great-tailed Grackle

WARBLERS

93

Ovenbird

34

Worm-eating Warbler

65

Louisiana Waterthrush

95

Northern Waterthrush

41

Golden-winged Warbler

36

Blue-winged Warbler

99

Black-and-White Warbler

64

Prothonotary Warbler

6

Swainson's Warbler

91

Tennessee Warbler

105

Orange-crowned Warbler

103

Nashville Warbler

6

Virginia's Warbler

14

Connecticut Warbler

32

MacGillivray's Warbler

71

Mourning Warbler

57

Kentucky Warbler

105

Common Yellowthroat

49

Hooded Warbler

104

American Redstart

33

Cape May Warbler

29

Cerulean Warbler

89

Northern Parula

77

Magnolia Warbler

46

Bay-breasted Warbler

64

Blackburnian Warbler

105

Yellow Warbler

74

Chestnut-sided Warbler

98

Blackpoll Warbler

35

Black-throated Blue Warbler

77

Palm Warbler

45

Pine Warbler

105

Yellow-rumped Warbler

50

Yellow-throated Warbler

25

Prairie Warbler

13

Black-throated Gray Warbler

24

Townsend's Warbler

1

Hermit Warbler

83

Black-throated Green Warbler

53

Canada Warbler

105

Wilson's Warbler

7

Painted Redstart

GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS

1

Hepatic Tanager

89

Summer Tanager

71

Scarlet Tanager

41

Western Tanager

105

Northern Cardinal

8

Pyrrhuloxia

103

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

83

Black-headed Grosbeak

105

Blue Grosbeak

96

Lazuli Bunting

105

Indigo Bunting

72

Painted Bunting

105

Dickcissel

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