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Birds 2017-01-06T16:50:05+00:00

113 species of birds

A minimum of 113 species of birds that have visited this garden while we have lived here – there is a list in the column to the right. Most of these have spent some time in the garden, some almost every day, some occasionally, others only during spring and fall migration. Just a few have overflown us but not quite touched down.

Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker

Northern (Yellow-shafted) Flicker

Why such a good list – and how?

Birds we have enjoyed (listed in taxonomic sequence)

Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Mallard
Wild Turkey
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Buzzard
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Great Grey Owl
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Winter Wren
Carolina Wren
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Veery
Swainson’s Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Grey Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Starling
Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
Pine Grosbeak
House Finch
Purple Finch
Mealy Redpoll
Arctic Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
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