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U.S.A. -- OHIO

Big Day (Bird Race)

30 April 1998

by Bernard F. Master

Big Day Statistics:

COMMON NAME SCIENTIFIC NAME
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Wood Duck  Aix sponsa
American Wigeon  Anas americana
Gadwall Anas strepera
Green-winged Teal Anas crecca
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
American Black Duck Anas rubripes
Northern Pintail Anas acuta
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
Redhead Aythya americana
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Bufflehead Bucephala albeola
Hooded Merganser Lophodytes cucullatus
Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator
Great Blue Heron  Ardea herodias
Great Egret  Ardea alba
Black-crowned Night-Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
Black Vulture  Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture  Cathartes aura
Bald Eagle  Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Sharp-shinned Hawk  Accipiter striatus
Red-tailed Hawk  Buteo jamaicensis
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
Common Pheasant  Phasianus colchicus
Sora 
Porzana carolina
American Coot  Fulica americana
Common Snipe  Gallinago gallinago
Greater Yellowlegs  Tringa melanoleuca
Lesser Yellowlegs  Tringa flavipes
Solitary Sandpiper  Tringa solitaria
Spotted Sandpiper  Tringa macularia
Ruddy Turnstone  Arenaria interpres
Dunlin  Calidris alpina
Killdeer  Charadrius vociferus
Ring-billed Gull  Larus delawarensis
Great Black-backed Gull  Larus marinus
Herring Gull Larus argentatus
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia
Caspian Tern  Sterna caspia
Common Tern Sterna hirundo
Forster's Tern  Sterna forsteri
Common Loon Gavia immer
Rock Dove  Columba livia
Mourning Dove  Zenaida macroura
Eastern Screech-Owl  Otus asio
Chimney Swift  Chaetura pelagica
Belted Kingfisher  Ceryle alcyon
Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-bellied Woodpecker  Melanerpes carolinus
Downy Woodpecker  Picoides pubescens
Northern Flicker  Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker  Dryocopus pileatus
Eastern Phoebe  Sayornis phoebe
Eastern Kingbird  Tyrannus tyrannus
Blue Jay  Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow  Corvus brachyrhynchos
Solitary Vireo  Vireo solitarius
Warbling Vireo  Vireo gilvus
Eastern Bluebird  Sialia sialis
Veery  Catharus fuscescens
Hermit Thrush  Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush  Catharus mustelinus
American Robin  Turdus migratorius
Northern Mockingbird  Mimus polyglottos
Brown Thrasher  Toxostoma rufum
European Starling  Sturnus vulgaris
Red-breasted Nuthatch  Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch  Sitta carolinensis
Carolina Wren  Thryothorus ludovicianus
Winter Wren  Troglodytes troglodytes
House Wren  Troglodytes aedon
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  Polioptila caerulea
Tree Swallow  Tachycineta bicolor
Purple Martin  Progne subis
N. Rough-winged Swallow  Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Barn Swallow  Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow Hirundo pyrrhonota
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  Regulus calendula
Carolina Chickadee  Parus carolinensis
Black-capped Chickadee  Parus atricapillus
Horned Lark  Eremophila alpestris
House Sparrow  Passer domesticus
Water Pipit  Anthus spinoletta
American Goldfinch  Carduelis tristis
House Finch  Carpodacus mexicanus
Nashville Warbler  Vermivora ruficapilla
Northern Parula  Parula americana
Yellow Warbler  Dendroica petechia
Yellow-rumped Warbler  Dendroica coronata
Black-throated Green Warbler  Dendroica virens
Yellow-throated Warbler  Dendroica dominica
Palm Warbler  Dendroica palmarum
Cerulean Warbler  Dendroica cerulea
Black-and-white Warbler  Mniotilta varia
American Redstart  Setophaga ruticilla
Worm-eating Warbler  Helmitheros vermivorus
Ovenbird  Seiurus aurocapillus
Northern Waterthrush  Seiurus noveboracensis
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Hooded Warbler Wilsonia citrina
Song Sparrow  Melospiza melodia
Swamp Sparrow  Melospiza georgiana
White-throated Sparrow  Zonotrichia albicollis
Dark-eyed Junco  Junco hyemalis
Chipping Sparrow  Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow  Spizella pusilla
Eastern Towhee  Pipilo erythropthalmus
Scarlet Tanager  Piranga olivacea
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  Pheucticus ludovicianus
Northern Cardinal  Cardinalis cardinalis
Indigo Bunting  Passerina cyanea
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark  Sturnella magna
Common Grackle  Quiscalus quiscula
Brown-headed Cowbird  Molothrus ater

122 SPECIES