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Songbirds (Passeriformes) Around Las Vegas
Birds Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas

 
The diversity of songbirds around Las Vegas rivals that of most other areas because of the diversity of habitats here. Whether residents or migrants, urban species, desert species, or mountain species, there are always plenty of songbirds to be seen.

Photo Family Common Species Around Las Vegas
Tyrannidae (Ash-throated Flycatcher) Tyrannidae Flycatchers. Ash-throated Flycatcher, Black Phoebe, Cordilleran Flycatcher, Dusky Flycatcher, Gray Flycatcher, Hammond's Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Western Wood-Pewee, Western Kingbird. Uncommon Flycatchers: Brown-crested Flycatcher, Cassin's Kingbird, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Vermilion Flycatcher. Not around Las Vegas: Buff-breasted Flycatcher, Great Crested Flycatcher, Great Kiskadee, Tufted Flycatcher.
Laniidae (Loggerhead Shrike) Laniidae Shrikes. Loggerhead Shrike.
Vireonidae, Plumbeous Vireo Vireonidae Vireos. Bell's Vireo, Cassin's Vireo, Gray Vireo, Hutton's Vireo, Plumbeous Vireo, Warbling Vireo. Not around Las Vegas: Blue-headed Vireo, White-eyed Vireo.
Corvidae (Common Raven) Corvidae Jays, Magpies, Crows, Ravens. Clark's Nutcracker, Common Raven, Pinyon Jay, Steller's Jay, Western Scrub-Jay. Uncommon Species: American Crow, Black-billed Magpie, Black-throated Magpie Jay. Not around Las Vegas: Blue Jay, Fish Crow, Florida Scrub-Jay, Gray Jay, Northwestern Crow.
Horned Lark Alaudidae Larks. Horned Lark.
Hirundinidae (Barn Swallow) Hirundinidae Swallows. Bank Swallow, Barn Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow. Mystery Swallow. Uncommon Species: Purple Martin.
Paridae, Mt. Chickadee Paridae Chickadee, Titmouse. Black-capped Chickadee, Juniper Titmouse, Mountain Chickadee. Not around Las Vegas: Bridled Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Oak Titmouse, Tufted Titmouse.
Verdin Remizidae Verdins. Verdin.
Aegithalidae - Bushtits Aegithalidae Bushtits. Bushtit.
Sittidae (White-breasted Nuthatch) Sittidae Nuthatchs. Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pygmy Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch.
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) Certhiidae Creepers. Brown Creeper.
Troglodytidae, Cactus Wren Troglodytidae Wrens. Bewick's Wren, Cactus Wren, Canyon Wren, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Pacific Wren (formerly Winter Wren), Rock Wren.
Species not around Las Vegas: Carolina Wren.
Cinclidae (Dipper) Cinclidae Dippers. American Dipper.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulidae Kinglets. Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Uncommon Species: Golden-crowned Kinglet.
Sylviidae - Gnatcatchers Polioptilidae Gnatcatchers. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Species not around Las Vegas: Black-capped Gnatcatchers.
Turdidae (American Robin) Turdidae Robin, Bluebirds, Thrushes. American Robin, Hermit Thrush, Mountain Bluebird, Townsend's Solitaire, Western Bluebird. Uncommon Species: Varied Thrush. Species not around Las Vegas: Eastern Bluebird.
Mimidae (Northern Mockingbird) Mimidae Mockingbird, Thrashers. Crissal Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird. Uncommon Species: Bendire's Thrasher, Brown Thrasher, LeConte's Thrasher, Sage Thrasher. Species not around Las Vegas: Curve-billed Thrasher, Gray Catbird.
Sturnidae - Starlings Sturnidae Starlings. European Starling.
Motacillidae, American Pipit Motacillidae Pipits. American Pipit.
Bombycillidae, Cedar Waxwing Bombycillidae Waxwings. Cedar Waxwing.
Ptilogonatidae (Phainopepla) Ptilogonatidae Silky Flycatchers. Phainopepla.
Parulidae (Yellow-rumped Warbler) Parulidae Warblers. Audubon's Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Hermit Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Virginia's Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Yellow Warbler. Uncommon Species: Black-and-White Warbler, Grace's Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Palm Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Myrtle Yellow-rumped Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Northern Parula, Ovenbird, Painted Redstart, Yellow-breasted Chat.
Emberizidae (spotted towhee) Emberizidae
(in part)
Towhees. Spotted Towhee, Abert's Towhee, Green-tailed Towhee. Not around Las Vegas: California Towhee, Canyon Towhee.
Emberizidae (White-crowned Sparrow) Emberizidae
(in part)
Sparrows. Bell's Sparrow, Black-throated Sparrow, Brewer's Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow. Uncommon Species: Black-chinned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Lark Sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow. Not around Las Vegas: Rufous-winged Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow.
Emberizidae (Dark-eyed Junco) Emberizidae
(in part)
Juncos. Dark-eyed Junco. Not around Las Vegas: Yellow-eyed Junco.
Cardinalidae, Black-headed Grosbeak Cardinalidae
(in part)
Buntings, Grosbeaks (in part). Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting. Uncommon Species: Blue Grosbeak, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting. Not around Las Vegas: Northern Cardinal, Painted Bunting, Pyrrhuloxia, Yellow Grosbeak.
Thraupidae, Western Tanager Cardinalidae
(in part)
Tanagers. Western Tanager. Uncommon Species: Summer Tanager. Rare Species: Hepatic Tanager.
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) Icteridae Blackbirds, Grackles, Orioles. Brewer's Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, Bullock's Oriole, Great-tailed Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird, Scott's Oriole, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird. Less Common Species: Hooded Oriole. Not around Las Vegas: Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Grackle, Eastern Meadowlark, Tricolored Blackbird.
Fringillidae Fringillidae Finches, Siskins, Goldfinches, Grosbeaks (in part). American Goldfinch, Cassin's Finch, House Finch, House Finch (partial albino), Lesser Goldfinch, Pine Siskin, Purple Finch, Red Crossbill. Less Common Species: Lawrence's Goldfinch. Not around Las Vegas: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch.
Passeridae (House Sparrow) Passeridae Weaver Finches. European House Sparrow.

 
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