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Uncommon or Extinct Birds

The following bird species do not occur in Missouri every year. The majority are detected once or twice every few years. Some (*) have been recorded fewer than five times throughout the state's history.

  • Red-throated Loon
  • Pacific Loon
  • Yellow-billed Loon*
  • Red-necked Grebe
  • Band-rumped Storm-Petrel*
  • Brown Pelican*
  • Neotropic Cormorant
  • Anhinga
  • Magnificent Frigatebird*
  • Tricolored Heron
  • White Ibis
  • Glossy Ibis
  • White-faced Ibis
  • Roseate Spoonbill*
  • Wood Stork
  • Fulvous Whistling-Duck
  • Black-bellied Whistling-Duck*
  • Brant
  • Barnacle Goose*
  • Garganey*
  • Eurasian Wigeon
  • Harlequin Duck*
  • Barrow's Goldeneye
  • Swallow-tailed Kite*
  • White-tailed Kite*
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Harris Hawk*
  • Ferruginous Hawk
  • Gyrfalcon*
  • Prairie Falcon
  • Gray Partridge
  • Black Rail
  • Purple Gallinule
  • Whooping Crane*
  • Snowy Plover
  • Whimbrel
  • Long-billed Curlew
  • Ruff
  • Red Phalarope
  • Pomarine Jaeger*
  • Parasitic Jaeger*
  • Long-tailed Jaeger*
  • Skua*
  • Laughing Gull
  • Little Gull*
  • Black-headed Gull*
  • California Gull
  • Iceland Gull
  • Lesser Black-backed Gull*
  • Slaty-backed Gull*
  • Great Black-backed Gull
  • Black-legged Kittiwake
  • Sabine's Gull
  • Sooty Tern*
  • Band-tailed Pigeon*
  • White-winged Dove*
  • Inca Dove*
  • Common Ground-Dove*
  • Groove-billed Ani
  • Snowy Owl
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Common Poorwill*
  • White-throated Swift*
  • Green Violetear*
  • Anna's Hummingbird*
  • Lewis' Woodpecker*
  • Say's Phoebe*
  • Vermillion Flycatcher*
  • Violet-green Swallow*
  • Gray Jay*
  • Clark's Nutcracker*
  • Black-billed Magpie*
  • Rock Wren*
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • Townsend's Solitaire
  • Varied Thrush
  • Sage Thrasher*
  • Bohemian Waxwing
  • Northern Shrike
  • Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • Hermit Warbler*
  • Kirtland's Warbler*
  • MacGillivray's Warbler*
  • Western Tanager*
  • Black-headed Grosbeak
  • Lazuli Bunting
  • Green-tailed Towhee
  • Lark Bunting
  • Baird's Sparrow
  • Black-throated Sparrow
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow*
  • McCown's Longspur
  • Chestnut-collared Longspur
  • Snow Bunting
  • Bronzed Cowbird*
  • Pine Grosbeak
  • Red Crossbill
  • White-winged Crossbill
  • Common Redpoll
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Lesser Goldfinch*

Former Missouri Birds

The following bird species formerly occurred in Missouri, but are either extinct (*) or otherwise unlikely to be reported in Missouri in the future.

  • Eskimo Curlew
  • Passenger Pigeon*
  • Carolina Parakeet*
  • Red-cockaded Woodpecker
  • Ivory-billed Woodpecker
  • Common Raven
  • Brown-headed Nuthatch
  • Bachman's Warbler

 

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