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Big Day (Bird Race)

6 April 2000

by Peter Kaestner


Big Day Statistics:
Comments: Two birds (Clapper Rail and Merlin) were deleted as they were seen first by a tour group that I encountered in the field.  (I knew in advance that they would be there.)  Because my brother had departed the day before, the effort is not a champion big day.

Species List:

Pied-billed Grebe                     Podilymbus podiceps
Brown Pelican                         Pelecanus occidentalis
Neotropic Cormorant                   Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Magnificent Frigatebird               Fregata magnificens
Great Blue Heron                      Ardea herodias
  (Great White Heron                Ardea occidentalis)
Great Egret                           Ardea alba
Reddish Egret                         Egretta rufescens
Tricolored Heron                      Egretta tricolor
Little Blue Heron                     Egretta caerulea
Snowy Egret                           Egretta thula
Cattle Egret                          Bubulcus ibis
Green Heron                           Butorides virescens
Least Bittern                         Ixobrychus exilis
White Ibis                            Eudocimus albus
Roseate Spoonbill                     Ajaia ajaja
Greater Flamingo                      Phoenicopterus ruber
Wood Duck                             Aix sponsa
Red-breasted Merganser                Mergus serrator
Ruddy Duck                            Oxyura jamaicensis
Turkey Vulture                        Cathartes aura
Osprey                                Pandion haliaetus
Snail Kite                            Rostrhamus sociabilis
Northern Harrier                      Circus cyaneus
Gundlach's Hawk                       Accipiter gundlachi
Common Black-Hawk                     Buteogallus anthracinus
Crested Caracara                      Caracara cheriway
American Kestrel                      Falco sparverius
Limpkin                               Aramus guarauna
King Rail                             Rallus elegans
Spotted Rail                          Pardirallus maculatus
Purple Gallinule                      Porphyrula martinica
Common Moorhen                        Gallinula chloropus
American Coot                         Fulica americana
Northern Jacana                       Jacana spinosa
Black-necked Stilt                    Himantopus mexicanus
Black-bellied Plover                  Pluvialis squatarola
Semipalmated Plover                   Charadrius semipalmatus
Wilson's Plover                       Charadrius wilsonia
Killdeer                              Charadrius vociferus
Piping Plover                         Charadrius melodus
Greater Yellowlegs                    Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs                     Tringa flavipes
Spotted Sandpiper                     Actitis macularia
Willet                                Catoptrophorus semipalmatus
Ruddy Turnstone                       Arenaria interpres
Sanderling                            Calidris alba
Ring-billed Gull                      Larus delawarensis
Lesser Black-backed Gull              Larus fuscus
Laughing Gull                         Larus atricilla
Caspian Tern                          Sterna caspia
Sandwich Tern                         Sterna sandvicensis
Royal Tern                            Sterna maxima
Rock Dove                             Columba livia
White-crowned Pigeon                  Columba leucocephala
Mourning Dove                         Zenaida macroura
Zenaida Dove                          Zenaida aurita
White-winged Dove                     Zenaida asiatica
Common Ground-Dove                    Columbina passerina
Ruddy Quail-Dove                      Geotrygon montana
Great Lizard-Cuckoo                   Saurothera merlini
Smooth-billed Ani                     Crotophaga ani
Common Nighthawk                      Chordeiles minor
Antillean Nighthawk                   Chordeiles gundlachii
Greater Antillean Nightjar            Caprimulgus cubanensis
Antillean Palm-Swift                  Tachornis phoenicobia
Cuban Emerald                         Chlorostilbon ricordii
Ruby-throated Hummingbird             Archilochus colubris
Belted Kingfisher                     Ceryle alcyon
Cuban Tody                            Todus multicolor
West Indian Woodpecker                Melanerpes superciliaris
Northern Flicker                      Colaptes auratus
Cuban Pewee                           Contopus caribaeus
La Sagra's Flycatcher                 Myiarchus sagrae
Gray Kingbird                         Tyrannus dominicensis
Loggerhead Kingbird                   Tyrannus caudifasciatus
Northern Rough-winged Swallow         Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Cave Swallow                          Petrochelidon fulva
Barn Swallow                          Hirundo rustica
Gray Catbird                          Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird                  Mimus polyglottos
Red-legged Thrush                     Turdus plumbeus
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher                 Polioptila caerulea
Cuban Gnatcatcher                     Polioptila lembeyei
Cuban Crow                            Corvus nasicus
House Sparrow                         Passer domesticus
Thick-billed Vireo                    Vireo crassirostris
Cuban Vireo                           Vireo gundlachii
Black-whiskered Vireo                 Vireo altiloquus
Northern Parula                       Parula americana
Yellow Warbler                        Dendroica petechia
Magnolia Warbler                      Dendroica magnolia
Cape May Warbler                      Dendroica tigrina
Black-throated Blue Warbler           Dendroica caerulescens
Black-throated Green Warbler          Dendroica virens
Yellow-throated Warbler               Dendroica dominica
Prairie Warbler                       Dendroica discolor
Palm Warbler                          Dendroica palmarum
Black-and-white Warbler               Mniotilta varia
American Redstart                     Setophaga ruticilla
Ovenbird                              Seiurus aurocapillus
Northern Waterthrush                  Seiurus noveboracensis
Common Yellowthroat                   Geothlypis trichas
Yellow-headed Warbler                 Teretistris fernandinae
Oriente Warbler                       Teretistris fornsi
Western Spindalis                     Spindalis zena
Cuban Bullfinch                       Melopyrrha nigra
Yellow-faced Grassquit                Tiaris olivacea
Indigo Bunting                        Passerina cyanea
Tawny-shouldered Blackbird            Agelaius humeralis
Eastern Meadowlark                    Sturnella magna
Cuban Blackbird                       Dives atroviolacea
Greater Antillean Grackle             Quiscalus niger


112 + 1 SPECIES


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