The winter list to date

House Sparrow and House Finch (2007)

Although I had hopes of getting out this past weekend, my plans changed due to a busy morning schedule Saturday involving a home inspection and a freezing rain storm on Sunday. As a result, I still haven’t been able to get to all the places I wanted to visit last weekend, and I’m still lacking in a number of forest and open field species such as Pileated Woodpecker, Brown Creeper, American Robin and Snow Bunting for my winter list. Maybe next weekend, time and weather permitting.

To date, my Winter List stands at 30 species, nowhere near what I hoped to achieve by this time given that the most variety of bird species are usually found in the first week to ten days of December.


The Winter List to date….

December 1st

1. American Crow
2. Canada Goose
3. European Starling
4. Rock Pigeon

December 2nd

5. Blue Jay
6. House Sparrow
7. Mallard
8. Mourning Dove

December 4th – Andrew Haydon Park and Shirley’s Bay

9. Ring-billed Gull
10. Herring Gull
11. Great Black-backed Gull
12. Bufflehead
13. Common Goldeneye
14. Red-breasted Merganser
15. Black-capped chickadee
16. Hairy Woodpecker
17. American Tree Sparrow
18. Bald Eagle
19. Bohemian Waxwing
20. Common Raven

December 4th – March Valley Road

21. Rough-legged Hawk
22. Red-tailed Hawk
23. White-breasted nuthatch

December 5th

24. American Goldfinch (backyard feeder)
25. Red-breasted nuthatch (Sarsaparilla Trail)

December 9th – Hurdman

26. Northern Cardinal
27. Downy Woodpecker
28. Common Merganser
29. Hermit Thrush
30. House Finch

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