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Birds Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
 
Photo Family Species Around Las Vegas
Charadriidae, Killdeer Charadriidae

Plovers. Black-bellied Plover, Snowy Plover, Killdeer.

Species not usually seen around Las Vegas: Piping Plover, Semipalmated Plover.

Recurvirostridae, Stilts and Avocets Recurvirostridae Stilts and Avocets. Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet.
Scolopacidae, Least Sandpiper Scolopacidae

Sandpipers. Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Long-billed Curlew, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Wilson's Snipe, Wilson's Phalarope, Red-necked Phalarope, Dunlin.

Uncommon Species: Lesser Yellowlegs, Marbled Godwit, Pectoral Sandpiper, Red Knot, Short-billed Dowitcher.

Species not around Las Vegas: Black Turnstone, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Wandering Tattler.

Laridae, Larinae - Gulls Laridae
Subfamily Larinae - Gulls

Gulls. Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Unidentified Young Gulls.

Uncommon Species: Black-legged Kittiwake, Bonaparte's Gull, Heermann's Gull, Herring Gull, Franklin's Gull, Western Gull.

Species not around Las Vegas: Glaucous-winged Gull, Laughing Gull, Mew Gull, Olympic Gull.

Laridae, Sterninae - Forster's Tern Laridae
Subfamily Sterninae - Terns

Terns. Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Forster's Tern.

Uncommon terns: Common Tern.

Species not found around Las Vegas: Elegant Tern, Black Skimmer, Royal Tern, Sandwich Tern.

Stercorariidae, Parasitic Jaeger Stercorariidae

Jaegers. None.

Uncommon species around Las Vegas: Long-tailed Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger.

Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) Alcidae

Alcids. None.

Species not around Las Vegas: Common Murre, Marbled Murrelet, Pigeon Guillemot, Tufted Puffin.

Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) Haematopodidae

Oystercatchers. None

Species not around Las Vegas: American Oystercatcher, Black Oystercatcher.

 
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