The following list of species is in taxonomic order. You can search the list by pressing Control + F (Command + F on a Mac) and typing in any part of a bird’s name.

* New species added to Merlin in the Nov 2016 update

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Fulvous Whistling-Duck*
Greater White-fronted Goose
Emperor Goose*
Snow Goose
Ross’s Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Muscovy Duck*
Wood Duck
Eurasian Wigeon*
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Steller’s Eider*
Spectacled Eider*
King Eider*
Common Eider
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Plain Chachalaca*
Mountain Quail*
Scaled Quail
California Quail
Gambel’s Quail
Northern Bobwhite
Montezuma Quail*
Ring-necked Pheasant
Gray Partridge*
Ruffed Grouse
Greater Sage-Grouse*
Gunnison Sage-Grouse*
Spruce Grouse*
Willow Ptarmigan*
Rock Ptarmigan*
White-tailed Ptarmigan*
Dusky Grouse*
Sooty Grouse*
Sharp-tailed Grouse*
Greater Prairie-Chicken*
Lesser Prairie-Chicken*
Wild Turkey
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Least Grebe*
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark’s Grebe
Black-footed Albatross*
Northern Fulmar*
Cory’s Shearwater*
Pink-footed Shearwater*
Flesh-footed Shearwater*
Great Shearwater*
Buller’s Shearwater*
Sooty Shearwater*
Short-tailed Shearwater*
Manx Shearwater*
Black-vented Shearwater*
Wilson’s Storm-Petrel*
Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel*
Leach’s Storm-Petrel*
Ashy Storm-Petrel*
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel*
Black Storm-Petrel*
Wood Stork
Magnificent Frigatebird*
Northern Gannet
Brandt’s Cormorant
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Red-faced Cormorant*
Pelagic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern*
Least Bittern*
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Reddish Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
White-faced Ibis
Roseate Spoonbill
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
California Condor*
White-tailed Kite
Hook-billed Kite*
Swallow-tailed Kite
Golden Eagle
Snail Kite*
Mississippi Kite
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Northern Goshawk*
Bald Eagle
Common Black Hawk*
Harris’s Hawk
White-tailed Hawk*
Gray Hawk*
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Short-tailed Hawk*
Swainson’s Hawk
Zone-tailed Hawk*
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk*
Yellow Rail*
Black Rail*
Ridgway’s Rail
King Rail*
Clapper Rail*
Virginia Rail*
Purple Gallinule
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Whooping Crane*

Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
American Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover*
Pacific Golden-Plover*
Snowy Plover*
Wilson’s Plover*
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover*
Mountain Plover*
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler*
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Upland Sandpiper*
Long-billed Curlew
Hudsonian Godwit*
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot*
Stilt Sandpiper*
Rock Sandpiper*
Purple Sandpiper*
Baird’s Sandpiper*
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper*
Buff-breasted Sandpiper*
Pectoral Sandpiper*
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher*
Wilson’s Snipe
American Woodcock
Wilson’s Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope*
Red Phalarope*
Pomarine Jaeger*
Parasitic Jaeger*
Long-tailed Jaeger*
Common Murre*
Thick-billed Murre*
Black Guillemot
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet*
Scripps’s Murrelet*
Craveri’s Murrelet*
Ancient Murrelet*
Cassin’s Auklet*
Rhinoceros Auklet*
Atlantic Puffin*
Horned Puffin*
Tufted Puffin*
Black-legged Kittiwake
Red-legged Kittiwake*
Sabine’s Gull*
Bonaparte’s Gull
Little Gull*
Laughing Gull
Franklin’s Gull*
Heermann’s Gull
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer’s Gull*
Iceland Gull*
Lesser Black-backed Gull*
Glaucous-winged Gull
Glaucous Gull*
Great Black-backed Gull
Sooty Tern*
Bridled Tern*
Aleutian Tern*
Least Tern*
Gull-billed Tern*
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Roseate Tern*
Common Tern
Arctic Tern*
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern*
Elegant Tern*
Black Skimmer
Rock Pigeon
White-crowned Pigeon*
Red-billed Pigeon*
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
White-tipped Dove*
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Mangrove Cuckoo*
Black-billed Cuckoo
Greater Roadrunner
Groove-billed Ani*
Barn Owl
Flammulated Owl*
Western Screech-Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Whiskered Screech-Owl*
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl*
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Elf Owl*
Burrowing Owl
Spotted Owl*
Barred Owl
Great Gray Owl*
Long-eared Owl*
Short-eared Owl*
Boreal Owl*
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Lesser Nighthawk*
Common Nighthawk
Antillean Nighthawk*
Common Pauraque*
Common Poorwill*
Eastern Whip-poor-will*
Mexican Whip-poor-will*
Black Swift*
Chimney Swift
Vaux’s Swift
White-throated Swift
Magnificent Hummingbird*
Blue-throated Hummingbird*
Lucifer Hummingbird*
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird*
Violet-crowned Hummingbird*
Elegant Trogon*
Ringed Kingfisher*
Belted Kingfisher
Green Kingfisher*
Lewis’s Woodpecker*
Red-headed Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker
Gila Woodpecker
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Williamson’s Sapsucker*
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Arizona Woodpecker*
Red-cockaded Woodpecker*
White-headed Woodpecker*
American Three-toed Woodpecker*
Black-backed Woodpecker*
Northern Flicker
Gilded Flicker*
Pileated Woodpecker
Crested Caracara
American Kestrel
Aplomado Falcon*
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Monk Parakeet
White-winged Parakeet*
Red-crowned Parrot*
Green Parakeet*
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet*
Olive-sided Flycatcher*
Greater Pewee*
Western Wood-Pewee
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher*
Acadian Flycatcher*
Alder Flycatcher*
Willow Flycatcher*
Least Flycatcher
Hammond’s Flycatcher*
Gray Flycatcher*
Dusky Flycatcher*
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Buff-breasted Flycatcher*
Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Say’s Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Dusky-capped Flycatcher*
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Brown-crested Flycatcher*
Great Kiskadee*
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher*
Tropical Kingbird*
Couch’s Kingbird*
Cassin’s Kingbird
Thick-billed Kingbird*
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Gray Kingbird*
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Bell’s Vireo
Black-capped Vireo*
Gray Vireo*
Yellow-throated Vireo
Plumbeous Vireo
Cassin’s Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Hutton’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo*
Red-eyed Vireo
Black-whiskered Vireo*
Gray Jay
Brown Jay*
Green Jay*
Pinyon Jay*
Steller’s Jay
Blue Jay
Florida Scrub-Jay
Island Scrub-Jay*
Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay
California Scrub-Jay
Mexican Jay
Black-billed Magpie
Yellow-billed Magpie
Clark’s Nutcracker
American Crow
Northwestern Crow
Fish Crow
Chihuahuan Raven
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Mexican Chickadee*
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Boreal Chickadee
Bridled Titmouse
Oak Titmouse
Juniper Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse
Black-crested Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Rock Wren*
Canyon Wren
House Wren
Pacific Wren
Winter Wren
Sedge Wren*
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Cactus Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
California Gnatcatcher*
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
American Dipper
Red-whiskered Bulbul*
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Arctic Warbler*
Northern Wheatear*
Eastern Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend’s Solitaire
Gray-cheeked Thrush*
Bicknell’s Thrush*
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Clay-colored Thrush*
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Gray Catbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Brown Thrasher

Long-billed Thrasher*
Bendire’s Thrasher*
California Thrasher
Le Conte’s Thrasher*
Crissal Thrasher*
Sage Thrasher*
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Eastern Yellow Wagtail*
American Pipit
Sprague’s Pipit*
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Olive Warbler*
Lapland Longspur*
Chestnut-collared Longspur*
Smith’s Longspur*
McCown’s Longspur*
Snow Bunting
Worm-eating Warbler*
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Golden-winged Warbler*
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Swainson’s Warbler*
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler*
Nashville Warbler
Virginia’s Warbler*
Connecticut Warbler*
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler*
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Kirtland’s Warbler*
Cape May Warbler
Cerulean Warbler*
Northern Parula
Tropical Parula*
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Grace’s Warbler*
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Hermit Warbler
Golden-cheeked Warbler*
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Red-faced Warbler*
Painted Redstart*
Yellow-breasted Chat
Rufous-winged Sparrow*
Botteri’s Sparrow*
Cassin’s Sparrow*
Bachman’s Sparrow*
Grasshopper Sparrow*
Baird’s Sparrow*
Henslow’s Sparrow*
Le Conte’s Sparrow*
Nelson’s Sparrow*
Saltmarsh Sparrow*
Seaside Sparrow*
Olive Sparrow*
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Black-chinned Sparrow*
Field Sparrow
Brewer’s Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow*
Lark Sparrow
Lark Bunting
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Yellow-eyed Junco*
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Harris’s Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Sagebrush Sparrow*
Bell’s Sparrow*
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Canyon Towhee
Abert’s Towhee
California Towhee
Rufous-crowned Sparrow
Green-tailed Towhee
Spotted Towhee
Eastern Towhee
Hepatic Tanager*
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Western Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Varied Bunting*
Painted Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Tricolored Blackbird*
Western Meadowlark
Eastern Meadowlark
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Bullock’s Oriole
Altamira Oriole*
Audubon’s Oriole*
Baltimore Oriole
Scott’s Oriole*
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Black Rosy-Finch
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch
Pine Grosbeak
House Finch
Purple Finch
Cassin’s Finch
Red Crossbill
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Hoary Redpoll
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
Lawrence’s Goldfinch*
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow
Eurasian Tree Sparrow*