Bird List

I decided it'd be interesting and perhaps helpful to keep an updated bird list of species seen both in our yard and around the neighborhood. 

Started June 16, 2008

(Key at bottom of list)

American goldfinch (S winter) Carduelis tristis
American robin (S) Turdus migratorius

Baltimore oriole (R) Icterus galbula
Bewick's wren (Y) Thryomanes bewickii

Black-bellied whistling-duck (O) Dendrocygna autumnalis
Black-chinned hummingbird (S) Archilochus alexandri
Black-crested titmouse (Y) (Baeolophus atricristatus)
Black vulture (N) Coragyps atratus
Blue jay (Y) Cyanocitta cristata
Boat-tailed grackle (O) Quiscalus major

Carolina chickadee (Y) Poecile carolinensis

Carolina wren (Y) Thryothorus ludovicianus
Cedar waxwing (S) Bombycilla cedrorum
Chimney swift (N) Chaetura pelagica
Chipping sparrow (S winter) Spizella passerina

Common yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas  (05-10-11)
Common nighthawk (O) Chordeiles mino

Common yellowthroat (R) Geothlypis trichas (05-14-17)  Mother's Day!

Cooper's hawk Accipiter cooperii (01-09-14) (11-18-16)
Crested caracara Caracara cheriway (02-02-16) Pair flew over

Dark-eyed junco (R) Junco hyemalis (11-04-11)

Eastern bluebird (R) Sialia sialis (02-24-18)

Eastern phoebe (O) Sayornis phoebe
Eastern screech owl (O) Megascops asio

Golden-fronted woodpecker (O) Melanerpes aurifrons
Great-tailed grackle (S) Quiscalus mexicanus
Green heron (N) Butorides virescens

House sparrow (O) Passer domesticus
House wren (Y) Troglodytes aedon

Inca dove (R) Columbina inca
Indigo bunting (M) Passerina cyanea (04-26-09)

Ladder-backed woodpecker Picoides scarlaris (O)  (11-10-15)

Lark sparrow Chondestes grammacus   (04-21-11)
Lesser goldfinch (S winter) Carduelis psaltria
Lincoln sparrow (M) Melospiza lincolnii (04-02-14)

Mourning dove (O) Zenaida macroura

Northern cardinal (Y) Cardinalis cardinalis
Northern mockingbird (Y) Mimus polyglottos

Orange-crowned warbler (R) Oreothlypis celata (01-24-14)
Orchard oriole (R) Icterus spurius (04-26-14)

Painted bunting (R) Passerina ciris
Pine siskin (S) Carduelis pinus
Purple martin (N) Progne subis

Raven (N) Corvus corax
Red-breasted nuthatch (R) Sitta canadensis (02-08-13)

Rose-breasted grosbeak (R) Pheucticus ludovicianus (04-26-13)
Ruby-crowned kinglet (S) Regulus calendula (Winter 2014-15)
Ruby-throated hummingbird (S) Archilochus colubris
Rufous hummingbird (R) Selasphorus rufus 

Turkey vulture (N) Coragyps aura

White-crowned sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys (MR) (10/19/11)

White-winged dove (Y) Zenaida asiatica
Wild turkey Meleagris gallopavo    (Summer/fall 2011)

Yellow-breasted chat (R) Icteria virens (04-19-13)
Yellow-crowned night heron (4) Nyctanassa violacea (04-27-14)
Yellow-rumped warbler (R) (Setophaga coronata) (12-24-18) 


(Y) Year-around resident in our yard
(N) Spotted in neighborhood
(O) Occasionally spotted in our yard
(M) Migrates through
(S) Seasonal resident
(R) Visits in yard are rare, maybe spotted only once


Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Garth Clifford with asked me to share a birding link of his: "12 Simple Tips to Attract Cardinals to Your Backyard

Anonymous said...

How long since you added to this list? Many (r) sighting for your area... That is the advantage of working your business by an open window for long hours of the day... Thanks for sharing...

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