Monday, January 03, 2011

2010 in Review

Vermillion Flycatcher, seen at Santa Ana NWR, Texas

Thanks to eBird, I can now do a year-in-review of everything birdy about my last year!
I was lucky enough to be in Cape May for this
autumn's record-level migration fallout in October

Number of species: 199, 54 lifers
Number of different sites birded: 27, in 3 states (PA, TX, NY)

Species list:
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Fulvous Whistling-Duck
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Tundra Swan
Muscovy Duck (Domestic type)
Wood Duck
American Wigeon
Mallard (Domestic type)
Mottled Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Plain Chachalaca
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Least Grebe
Pied-billed Grebe
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Neotropic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
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
Roseate Spoonbill
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
White-tailed Kite
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Harris's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Gray Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Crested Caracara
American Kestrel
Common Moorhen
American Coot
Black-bellied Plover
Wilson's Plover
Black-necked Stilt
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock
Wilson's Phalarope
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Caspian Tern
Rock Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Inca Dove
Common Ground-Dove
Common Nighthawk
Common Pauraque
Chimney Swift
Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Ringed Kingfisher
Belted Kingfisher
Golden-fronted Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Kiskadee
Tropical Kingbird
Couch's Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Northern Shrike
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Green Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Black-crested Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Bewick's Wren
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Long-billed Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Canada Warbler
Olive Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Snow Bunting
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Altamira Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
some wonderful bird behavior, seen at
Estero Llano Grande State Park, Texas

I also added some great bird books to my collection, including my Sibley's field guide, a biography of Roger Tory Peterson, some birding basics guides, a Maine birds guide, and more. I'm up to 288 lifebirds, with photos of 204 of them.

I'm hoping for some more birds this year, with a planned trip to Texas. Who knows where else we might go or what the year may bring.

Here's to good birds, good friends, and good times.


Rabbits' Guy said...

"Vagabond Birder gets life(r)"

dAwN said...

Great list for the year. I see you also did a Christmas bird count..Darn..I missed doing a count this year..maybe next year.
Happy New Year to You..
Happy birding.

dguzman said...

Rabbits' Guy--might have to retitle the post!

dAwN--same to you!