We no longer keep detailed birding “lists” just for the sake of keeping lists, but we do keep records to track what happens where and when through the seasons and year by year. Today is New Year’s Day 2020 – and time to record how many birds were seen in our garden during the course of 2019

** A Total of 75 Species … as follows:

This list is in chronological sequence, starting 1 January 2019.

Canada Goose – Branta canadensis
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos
Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Archilochus colubris
Ring-billed Gull – Larus delawarensis
Turkey Vulture – Cathartes aura
Sharp-shinned Hawk – Accipiter striatus
Cooper’s Hawk – Accipiter cooperii
Red-tailed Hawk – Buteo jamaicensis
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus varius
Downy Woodpecker – Dryobates pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker – Dryobates villosus
Pileated Woodpecker – Dryocopus pileatus
Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus
Eastern Wood-Pewee – Contopus virens
Least Flycatcher – Empidonax minimus
Eastern Phoebe – Sayornis phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitus
Blue-headed Vireo – Vireo solitarius
Warbling Vireo – Vireo gilvus
Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus
Northern Shrike – Lanius borealis
Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven – Corvus corax
Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus
Golden-crowned Kinglet – Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet – Regulus calendula
Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis
Brown Creeper – Certhia americana
Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianus
European Starling – Sturnus vulgaris
Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis
Brown Thrasher – Toxostoma rufum
Veery – Catharus fuscescens
Swainson’s Thrush – Catharus ustulatus
Hermit Thrush – Catharus guttatus
American Robin – Turdus migratorius
House Sparrow – Passer domesticus
House Finch – Haemorhous mexicanus
Purple Finch – Haemorhous purpureus
Common Redpoll – Acanthis flammea
Pine Siskin – Spinus pinus
American Goldfinch – Spinus tristis
Chipping Sparrow – Spizella passerina
American Tree Sparrow – Spizelloides arborea
Fox Sparrow – Passerella iliaca
Dark-eyed Junco – Junco hyemalis
White-crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia leucophrys
White-throated Sparrow – Zonotrichia albicollis
Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia
Baltimore Oriole – Icterus galbula
Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus
Brown-headed Cowbird – Molothrus ater
Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula
Northern Waterthrush – Parkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white Warbler – Mniotilta varia
Nashville Warbler – Leiothlypis ruficapilla
American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla
Cape May Warbler – Setophaga tigrina
Northern Parula – Setophaga americana
Magnolia Warbler – Setophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted Warbler – Setophaga castanea
Blackburnian Warbler – Setophaga fusca
Yellow Warbler – Setophaga petechia
Blackpoll Warbler – Setophaga striata
Black-throated Blue Warbler – Setophaga caerulescens
Palm Warbler – Setophaga palmarum
Pine Warbler – Setophaga pinus
Yellow-rumped Warbler – Setophaga coronata
Black-throated Green Warbler – Setophaga virens
Canada Warbler – Cardellina canadensis
Wilson’s Warbler – Cardellina pusilla
Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis

Common Redpoll

Red-tailed Hawk hanging out waiting for a snack to appear

Carolina Wrens

Both Carolina Wrens

American Robin

American Tree Sparrow

Blackburnian Warbler

Yollow Warbler arrives near the bottom of the waterfall and checks the surroundings

Yellow Warbler pauses to bathe in the bird spa

Hummingbirds came to the Cardinal flowers during August