61 species of birds in the garden during 2018

Every year we keep detailed lists of the birds we see in our garden – admittedly we do have advantages over some home owners in that we designed and plant and maintain with wildlife in mine, we have a lot of native  species and we put up a range of feeders with lots of meal choices on the menus … but mostly we keep binoculars by the windows and try to be always on the look out.

The “lifetime” list for this garden (since 1998) is 115 species.

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Species in Taxonomic Sequence

Canada Goose – Branta canadensis
Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura
Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Coccyzus americanus
Chimney Swift – Chaetura pelagica
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Archilochus colubris
Sharp-shinned Hawk – Accipiter striatus
Cooper’s Hawk – Accipiter cooperii
Barred Owl – Strix varia
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus varius
Downy Woodpecker – Dryobates pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker – Dryobates villosus
Pileated Woodpecker – Dryocopus pileatus
Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus
Eastern Phoebe – Sayornis phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitus
Warbling Vireo – Vireo gilvus
Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus
Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven – Corvus corax
Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus
Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis
Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianus
Golden-crowned Kinglet – Regulus satrapa
Ruby-crowned Kinglet – Regulus calendula
Hermit Thrush – Catharus guttatus
American Robin – Turdus migratorius
Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis
European Starling – Sturnus vulgaris
Cedar Waxwing – Bombycilla cedrorum
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-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
Black-and-white Warbler – Mniotilta varia
Nashville Warbler – Oreothlypis ruficapilla
American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla
Northern Parula – Setophaga americana
Magnolia Warbler – Setophaga magnolia
Bay-breasted Warbler – Setophaga castanea
Blackburnian Warbler – Setophaga fusca
Yellow Warbler – Setophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler – Setophaga pensylvanica
Yellow-rumped Warbler – Setophaga coronata
Black-throated Green Warbler – Setophaga virens
Canada Warbler – Cardellina canadensis
Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak – Pheucticus ludovicianus
House Sparrow – Passer domesticus

Species in first seen date sequence

Hairy Woodpecker – Dryobates villosus 01 Jan 2018
Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata 01 Jan 2018
Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus 01 Jan 2018
White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis 01 Jan 2018
American Goldfinch – Spinus tristis 01 Jan 2018
Dark-eyed Junco – Junco hyemalis 01 Jan 2018
Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis 01 Jan 2018
American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos 02 Jan 2018
Cooper’s Hawk – Accipiter cooperii 07 Jan 2018
Pine Siskin – Spinus pinus 13 Jan 2018
Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura 25 Jan 2018
Pileated Woodpecker – Dryocopus pileatus 26 Jan 2018
House Finch – Haemorhous mexicanus 30 Jan 2018
Common Raven – Corvus corax 02 Feb 2018
Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensis 24 Feb 2018
Downy Woodpecker – Dryobates pubescens 25 Feb 2018
Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianus 25 Feb 2018
Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus 21 Mar 2018
American Robin – Turdus migratorius 28 Mar 2018
Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia 31 Mar 2018
Fox Sparrow – Passerella iliaca 01 Apr 2018
Canada Goose – Branta canadensis 02 Apr 2018
American Tree Sparrow – Spizelloides arborea 02 Apr 2018
House Sparrow – Passer domesticus 02 Apr 2018
European Starling – Sturnus vulgaris 03 Apr 2018
Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula 08 Apr 2018
Purple Finch – Haemorhous purpureus 15 Apr 2018
Eastern Phoebe – Sayornis phoebe 23 Apr 2018
White-throated Sparrow – Zonotrichia albicollis 23 Apr 2018
Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus 24 Apr 2018
Chipping Sparrow – Spizella passerina 24 Apr 2018
Brown-headed Cowbird – Molothrus ater 24 Apr 2018
Golden-crowned Kinglet – Regulus satrapa 24 Apr 2018
Barred Owl – Strix varia 09 May 2018
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Archilochus colubris 11 May 2018
Rose-breasted Grosbeak – Pheucticus ludovicianus 11 May 2018
Ruby-crowned Kinglet – Regulus calendula 11 May 2018
Black-and-white Warbler – Mniotilta varia 11 May 2018
Magnolia Warbler – Setophaga magnolia 12 May 2018
Blackburnian Warbler – Setophaga fusca 13 May 2018
Yellow-rumped Warbler – Setophaga coronata 13 May 2018
Nashville Warbler – Oreothlypis ruficapilla 13 May 2018
Chestnut-sided Warbler – Setophaga pensylvanica 21 May 2018
Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus 27 May 2018
Chimney Swift – Chaetura pelagica 28 Jul 2018
Yellow Warbler – Setophaga petechia 06 Aug 2018
Canada Warbler – Cardellina canadensis 18 Aug 2018
American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla 20 Aug 2018
Black-throated Green Warbler – Setophaga virens 20 Aug 2018
Baltimore Oriole – Icterus galbula 27 Aug 2018
Warbling Vireo – Vireo gilvus 02 Sep 2018
Bay-breasted Warbler – Setophaga castanea 04 Sep 2018
Cedar Waxwing – Bombycilla cedrorum 09 Sep 2018
Northern Parula – Setophaga americana 20 Sep 2018
Great Crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitus 04 Oct 2018
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus varius 04 Oct 2018
Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Coccyzus americanus 11 Oct 2018
Hermit Thrush – Catharus guttatus 20 Oct 2018
Common Redpoll – Acanthis flammea 29 Oct 2018
Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis 10 Nov 2018
Sharp-shinned Hawk – Accipiter striatus 20 Nov 2018