All of the Birds

My 2012 Bird list

As I have spotted birds, I’ve been trying to keep track of them, jotting down those that I have positively identified. My usual haunts are around the area I live, around Warden Woods/Taylor Massey and Tommy Thompson Park… though, of course, they can just as well be spotted when driving or riding the bus.

I almost began writing a post like this a couple of weeks ago, except more of a wish list… the birds I really wanted to try to see this year. Top of that list was the Baltimore Oriole. As it happens, I’ve now seen about four of them… so that post has been scrapped in favour of a tick list!

So far this year, in no particular order, and wild birds only:

  • American Robin
  • Black-Capped Chickadee
  • American Goldfinch
  • Ring-Billed Gull
  • Great Blue Heron
  • European Starling
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • Black and White Warbler
  • Yellow Rumped Warbler
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Cape May Warbler
  • Olive Warbler
  • Grackle
  • Red-Winged Blackbird
  • Baltimore Oriole
  • House Finch
  • Canada Goose
  • Mallard
  • Common Tern
  • Northern Cardinal
  • Killdeer
  • Gray Catbird
  • American Tree Sparrow
  • White-Crowned Sparrow
  • White-Throated Sparrow
  • Blue Jay
  • Rose-Chested Grosbeak
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Red-Eyed Vireo
  • Cowbird
  • Turkey Vulture
  • American Kestrel
  • Double-Crested Cormorant
  • Rock Pigeon
  • Morning Dove
  • Chimney Swift
  • Dark-Eyed Junco
  • Least Flycatcher
  • Northern Harrier

As I’m going to The UK soon, I’m aiming for 75 birds this year :O  And I’d love to have an owl somewhere on this list.

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