Saturday, February 20, 2010

One Hundred Winter Birds


As the new year started last month, Sarah and I decided to record each bird species we see in 2010. We are not trying too hard to maximize the size of the list, but record the number of species we would typically see during our travels.


As the list grew, we thought it would be cool if we encountered, between the two of us, 100 species in western Oregon during the 2010 winter months. While birding the coast this weekend, we reached that milestone.

Here is the list in the approximate order that each species was encountered:

1.Cackling Goose
2.Canada Goose
3.Pie-billed Grebe
4.Double-crested Cormorant
5.Great-blue Heron
6.Mallard
7.American Wigeon
8.Ring-necked Duck
9.Bufflehead
10.Wood Duck
11.Bald Eagle
12.American Coot
13.Glaucous-winged Gull
14.Mourning Dove
15.Anna's Hummingbird
16.Acorn Woodpecker
17.Western Scrub Jay
18.American Robin
19.American Goldfinch
20.Red-winged Blackbird
21.American Crow
22.Dark-eyed junco
23.Lesser Scaup
24.Black-capped Chickadee
25.Bushtit
26.Red-breasted Sapsucker
27.Green-winged Teal
28.Spotted Towhee
29.Brown Creeper
30.Golden-crowned Kinglet
31.Red-tailed Hawk
32.Song Sparrow
33.Varied Thrush
34.Chestnut-backed Chickadee
35.Rock Dove
36.Hairy Woodpecker
37.American Kestrel
38.Gadwall
39.Golden-crowned Sparrow
40.House Finch
41.Northern Flicker
42.Tundra Swan
43.Northern Shoveler
44.Hooded Merganser
45.Cooper's Hawk
46.Red-breasted Nuthatch
47.Bewick's Wren
48.Common Merganser
49.Peregrine Falcon
50.Northern Pintail
51.Killdeer
52.Wilson's Snipe
53.Steller's Jay
54.Brewer's Blackbird
55.Common Loon
56.Horned Grebe
57.Eared Grebe
58.Brown Pelican
59.Pelagic Cormorant
60.Great Egret
61.Greater Scaup
62.Surf Scoter
63.Common Goldeneye
64.Red-breasted Merganser
65.Mew Gull
66.California Gull
67.Thayer's Gull
68.Western Gull
69.Common Raven
70.Winter Wren
71.White-breasted Nuthatch
72.Snow Goose
73.Northern Harrier
74.Sandhill Crane
75.Canvasback
76.Belted Kingfisher
77.Downy Woodpecker
78.Surfbird
79.Black Turnstone
80.White-tailed Kite
81.Ruddy Duck
82.Western Grebe
83.Black Oystercatcher
84.Hermit Thrush
85.Pine Siskin
86.Lesser Goldfinch
87.Ring-billed Gull
88.Western Meadowlark
89.Eurasian Collared Dove
90.Fox Sparrow
91.Sanderling
92.Harlequin Duck
93.Red-throated Loon
94.Red-necked Grebe
95.Brant
96.Yellow-rumped Warbler
97.Marsh Wren
98.Dunlin
99.Townsend's Warbler
100. European Starling
101. House Sparrow
102. Clark's Grebe
103. American Dipper

It will be interesting to see how far the list has progressed by the end of the year.

1 comment:

  1. Well compulsive lister, you are doing very well! I am up to 125 species so far this year. Have you checked out Avimor Birds blog? He is from Idaho near Boise and he has an excellent birding blog. He is also an avid lister and while I am ahead of him in species he is ahead of me in lists submitted to eBird. Do you ebird?

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