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 February, 2020.

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

Boobies

Shrikes

Thrashers

Ducks

Cranes

Cormorants

Vireos

Starlings

Quail

Stilts, Avocets

Darters

Jays, Magpies, Crows

Waxwings

Pheasants

Plovers

Pelicans

Larks

Silky-Flycatchers

Grouse

Sandpipers

Herons

Swallows

Old World Sparrows

Turkeys

Jaegers

Ibises

Chickadees, Titmice

Pipits

Flamingos

Alcids

Vultures

Bushtits

Finches

Grebes

Gulls

Osprey, Hawks, Kites & Eagles

Nuthatches

Longspurs

Pigeons, Doves

Terns

Barn Owls

Creepers

Sparrows

Cuckoos

Skimmers

Owls

Wrens

Chats

Nightjars

Loons

Kingfishers

Gnatcatchers

Blackbirds, Orioles

Swifts

Storks

Woodpeckers

Kinglets

Warblers

    Falcons Old World Flycatchers

Grosbeaks, Buntings

Number
of
Counties

Species Name

WHISTLING-DUCKS

35

Black-bellied Whistling Duck

6

Fulvous Whistling Duck

GEESE, SWANS

105

Snow Goose

102

Ross's Goose

100

Greater White-fronted Goose

1

Taiga/Tundra Bean Goose

14

Brant

103

Cackling Goose

105

Canada Goose

78

Trumpeter Swan

62

Tundra Swan

DUCKS

105

Wood Duck

5

Garganey

105

Blue-winged Teal

83

Cinnamon Teal

105

Northern Shoveler

105

Gadwall

11

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]

90

Greater Scaup

105

Lesser Scaup

1

King Eider

1

Common Eider

1

Harlequin Duck

49

Surf Scoter

39

White-winged Scoter

36

Black Scoter

48

Long-tailed Duck

105

Bufflehead

101

Common Goldeneye

23

Barrow's Goldeneye

99

Hooded Merganser

96

Common Merganser

83

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

92

Horned Grebe

25

Red-necked Grebe

102

Eared Grebe

82

Western Grebe

33

Clark's Grebe

PIGEONS, DOVES

105

Rock Pigeon

3

Band-tailed Pigeon

105

Eurasian Collared-Dove

30

Inca Dove

18

Common Ground-Dove

92

White-winged Dove

105

Mourning Dove

CUCKOOS

14

Groove-billed Ani

49

Greater Roadrunner

105

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

92

Black-billed Cuckoo

NIGHTJARS

1

[Lesser Nighthawk]

105

Common Nighthawk

76

Common Poorwill

65

Chuck-will's-widow

61

Eastern Whip-poor-will

SWIFTS

105

Chimney Swift

8

White-throated Swift

HUMMINGBIRDS

1

Mexican Violetear

4

Rivoli's Hummingbird

94

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

17

Black-chinned Hummingbird

13

Anna's Hummingbird

5

Costa's Hummingbird

28

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

51

Rufous Hummingbird

1

Allen's Hummingbird

25

Calliope Hummingbird

3

Broad-billed Hummingbird

RAILS, GALLINULES

15

Yellow Rail

18

Black Rail

45

King Rail

79

Virginia Rail

90

Sora

12

Purple Gallinule

27

Common Gallinule

105

American Coot

CRANES

98

Sandhill Crane

1

Common Crane

60

Whooping Crane

STILTS, AVOCETS

67

Black-Necked Stilt

105

American Avocet

PLOVERS

83

Black-bellied Plover

82

American Golden-Plover

105

Killdeer

95

Semipalmated Plover

49

Piping Plover

3

[Wilson's Plover]

22

Mountain Plover

50

Snowy Plover

SANDPIPERS

105

Upland Sandpiper

47

Whimbrel

9

Eskimo Curlew

63

Long-billed Curlew

74

Hudsonian Godwit

85

Marbled Godwit

45

Ruddy Turnstone

18

Red Knot

7

Ruff

101

Stilt Sandpiper

3

Curlew Sandpiper

1

Red-necked Stint

78

Sanderling

62

Dunlin

1

Purple Sandpiper

105

Baird's Sandpiper

2

Little Stint

105

Least Sandpiper

101

White-rumped Sandpiper

70

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

104

Pectoral Sandpiper

105

Semipalmated Sandpiper

86

Western Sandpiper

55

Short-billed Dowitcher

103

Long-billed Dowitcher

64

American Woodcock

104

Wilson's Snipe

105

Spotted Sandpiper

104

Solitary Sandpiper

105

Lesser Yellowlegs

102

Willet

1

Spotted Redshank

105

Greater Yellowlegs

105

Wilson's Phalarope

58

Red-necked Phalarope

13

Red Phalarope

  JAEGERS

10

Pomarine Jaeger

10

Parasitic Jaeger

4

Long-tailed Jaeger

ALCIDS

2

Long-billed Murrelet

GULLS

19

Black-legged Kittiwake

31

Sabine's Gull

91

Bonaparte's Gull

8

Black-headed Gull

17

Little Gull

1

Ross's Gull

28

Laughing Gull

105

Franklin's Gull

12

Mew Gull

105

Ring-billed Gull

31

California Gull

84

Herring Gull

29

Iceland Gull

32

Lesser Black-backed Gull

2

[Glaucous-winged Gull]

32

Glaucous Gull

16

Great Black-backed Gull

TERNS

66

Least Tern

2

Gull-billed Tern

55

Caspian Tern

105

Black Tern

57

Common Tern

5

[Arctic Tern]

103

Forster's Tern

SKIMMERS

3

Black Skimmer

LOONS

27

Red-throated Loon

25

Pacific Loon

80

Common Loon

6

Yellow-billed Loon

STORKS

11

Wood Stork

FRIGATEBIRDS

6

Magnificent Frigatebird

  BOOBIES

1

Brown Booby

CORMORANTS

33

Neotropic Cormorant

105

Double-crested Cormorant

DARTERS

9

Anhinga

PELICANS

103

American White Pelican

20

Brown Pelican

HERONS

86

American Bittern

53

Least Bittern

105

Great Blue Heron

99

Great Egret

92

Snowy Egret

84

Little Blue Heron

18

Tricolored Heron

2

Reddish Egret

103

Cattle Egret

103

Green Heron

101

Black-crowned Night-Heron

75

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

IBISES

13

White Ibis

16

Glossy Ibis

101

White-faced Ibis

13

Roseate Spoonbill

VULTURES

27

Black Vulture

105

Turkey Vulture

OSPREY, HAWKS, KITES, & EAGLES

99

Osprey

6

White-tailed Kite

19

Swallow-tailed Kite

97

Golden Eagle

105

Northern Harrier

105

Sharp-shinned Hawk

105

Cooper's Hawk

71

Northern Goshawk

103

Bald Eagle

101

Mississippi Kite

7

Harris's Hawk

2

Gray Hawk

66

Red-shouldered Hawk

101

Broad-winged Hawk

105

Swainson's Hawk

105

Red-tailed Hawk

105

Rough-legged Hawk

83

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

81

Long-eared Owl

102

Short-eared Owl

43

Northern Saw-whet Owl

KINGFISHERS

105

Belted Kingfisher

WOODPECKERS

16

Lewis's Woodpecker

105

Red-headed Woodpecker

105

Red-bellied Woodpecker

4

Williamson's Sapsucker

95

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

9

Red-naped Sapsucker

1

American Three-toed Woodpecker

105

Downy Woodpecker

11

Ladder-backed Woodpecker

105

Hairy Woodpecker

105

Northern Flicker

61

Pileated Woodpecker

FALCONS

2

Crested Caracara

105

American Kestrel

105

Merlin

9

Gyrfalcon

92

Peregrine Falcon

104

Prairie Falcon

FLYCATCHERS

19

Ash-throated Flycatcher

105

Great Crested Flycatcher

2

Great Kiskadee

1

Piratic Flycatcher

22

Cassin's Kingbird

105

Western Kingbird

105

Eastern Kingbird

105

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

1

[Fork-tailed Flycatcher]

98

Olive-sided Flycatcher

31

Western Wood-Pewee

99

Eastern Wood-Pewee

44

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

45

Acadian Flycatcher

74

Alder Flycatcher

97

Willow Flycatcher

105

Least Flycatcher

10

Hammond's Flycatcher

2

Gray Flycatcher

18

Dusky Flycatcher

11

Cordilleran Flycatcher

1

[Black Phoebe]

104

Eastern Phoebe

73

Say's Phoebe

21

Vermilion Flycatcher

SHRIKES

105

Loggerhead Shrike

96

Northern Shrike

VIREOS

1

Black-capped Vireo

61

White-eyed Vireo

104

Bell's Vireo

1

Gray Vireo

67

Yellow-throated Vireo

9

Cassin's Vireo

92

Blue-headed Vireo

6

Plumbeous Vireo

73

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

26

Clark's Nutcracker

83

Black-billed Magpie

105

American Crow

43

Fish Crow

32

Chihuahuan Raven

10

Common Raven

LARKS

105

Horned Lark

SWALLOWS

104

Bank Swallow

104

Tree Swallow

8

Violet-green Swallow

105

N. Rough-winged Swallow

103

Purple Martin

105

Barn Swallow

105

Cliff Swallow

12

Cave Swallow

CHICKADEES, TITMICE

29

Carolina Chickadee

104

Black-capped Chickadee

11

Mountain Chickadee

1

[Juniper Titmouse]

72

Tufted Titmouse

BUSHTITS

9

Bushtit

NUTHATCHES

105

Red-breasted Nuthatch

105

White-breasted Nuthatch

12

Pygmy Nuthatch

1

Brown-headed Nuthatch

CREEPERS

101

Brown Creeper

WRENS

67

Rock Wren

4

Canyon Wren

105

House Wren

1

Pacific Wren

93

Winter Wren

74

Sedge Wren

93

Marsh Wren

99

Carolina Wren

88

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

82

Mountain Bluebird

85

Townsend's Solitaire

61

Veery

81

Gray-cheeked Thrush

105

Swainson's Thrush

96

Hermit Thrush

76

Wood Thrush

105

American Robin

22

Varied Thrush

THRASHERS

105

Gray Catbird

29

Curve-billed Thrasher

105

Brown Thrasher

19

Sage Thrasher

105

Northern Mockingbird

STARLINGS

105

European Starling

WAXWlNGS

41

Bohemian Waxwing

105

Cedar Waxwing

SILKY-FLYCATCHERS

2

Phainopepla

OLD WORLD SPARROWS

105

House Sparrow

PIPITS

105

American Pipit

71

Sprague's Pipit

FINCHES

1

Brambling

73

Evening Grosbeak

23

Pine Grosbeak

1

[Gray-crowned Rosy-finch]

105

House Finch

81

Purple Finch

11

Cassin's Finch

54

Common Redpoll

86

Red Crossbill

33

White-winged Crossbill

105

Pine Siskin

28

Lesser Goldfinch

105

American Goldfinch

  LONGSPURS

104

Lapland Longspur

70

Chestnut-collared Longspur

57

Smith's Longspur

44

McCown's 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

24

Brewer's Sparrow

93

Fox Sparrow

105

American Tree Sparrow

105

Dark-eyed Junco

105

White-crowned Sparrow

20

Golden-crowned Sparrow

105

Harris's Sparrow

102

White-throated Sparrow

2

Sagebrush Sparrow

105

Vesper Sparrow

78

LeConte's Sparrow

37

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

12

Rufous-crowned Sparrow

20

Green-tailed Towhee

105

Spotted Towhee

81

Eastern Towhee

  CHATS

102

Yellow-breasted Chat

BLACKBIRDS, ORIOLES

105

Yellow-headed Blackbird

86

Bobolink

99

Eastern Meadowlark

105

Western Meadowlark

105

Orchard Oriole

2

Hooded Oriole

55

Bullock's Oriole

105

Baltimore Oriole

2

Scott's Oriole

105

Red-winged Blackbird

1

Bronzed Cowbird

105

Brown-headed Cowbird

97

Rusty Blackbird

104

Brewer's Blackbird

105

Common Grackle

105

Great-tailed Grackle

WARBLERS

91

Ovenbird

33

Worm-eating Warbler

64

Louisiana Waterthrush

95

Northern Waterthrush

40

Golden-winged Warbler

33

Blue-winged Warbler

98

Black-and-White Warbler

61

Prothonotary Warbler

6

Swainson's Warbler

90

Tennessee Warbler

105

Orange-crowned Warbler

103

Nashville Warbler

6

Virginia's Warbler

14

Connecticut Warbler

31

MacGillivray's Warbler

70

Mourning Warbler

57

Kentucky Warbler

105

Common Yellowthroat

48

Hooded Warbler

104

American Redstart

31

Cape May Warbler

29

Cerulean Warbler

86

Northern Parula

75

Magnolia Warbler

44

Bay-breasted Warbler

61

Blackburnian Warbler

105

Yellow Warbler

74

Chestnut-sided Warbler

98

Blackpoll Warbler

34

Black-throated Blue Warbler

74

Palm Warbler

41

Pine Warbler

105

Yellow-rumped Warbler

48

Yellow-throated Warbler

25

Prairie Warbler

13

Black-throated Gray Warbler

24

Townsend's Warbler

1

Hermit Warbler

81

Black-throated Green Warbler

52

Canada Warbler

105

Wilson's Warbler

7

Painted Redstart

GROSBEAKS, BUNTINGS

1

Hepatic Tanager

88

Summer Tanager

71

Scarlet Tanager

37

Western Tanager

105

Northern Cardinal

8

Pyrrhuloxia

102

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

80

Black-headed Grosbeak

105

Blue Grosbeak

94

Lazuli Bunting

105

Indigo Bunting

70

Painted Bunting

105

Dickcissel

Return to County Checklist Main Page
Back to top of page

Page Updated February, 2020 - Chuck Otte