Monday, November 23, 2009

First Fifty

Here are the first fifty bird species observed from my 'new' apartment since March 30th, 2009:

Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Solitary Sandpiper
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl (atop my roof!)
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

© 2009 Mike McDowell


  1. Oh yea! So good to see your post. And my goodness. That's a lovely list.

  2. A Great Horned Owl on your roof?! How cool is that? (Assuming it doesn't party all night long, playing loud music and dancing.)