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Big Day (Bird Race)

23 July 1998

by Russ Titus

Big Day Statistics:

“One of us needed to catch a late afternoon flight, so we had to end early.  We still managed to better the old record by a few (3) species. Warblers were still singing at higher elevations.”

Species list:

Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Am.  Kestrel
N.  Bobwhite Killdeer
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandp.
Least Sandp.
Pectoral S.
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
E.  Screech-Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-thr.  Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodp.
Hairy Woodp
Pileated Woodpecker
E.  Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
E.  Phoebe
E.  Kingbird
N.  Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Blue Jay
Am.  Crow
Common Raven
Black-c.  Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
E.  Bluebird
Wood Thrush
Am.  Robin
Gray Catbird
N.  Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
E.  Starling
Blue-headed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
N.  Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-thr.  Blue Warbler
Black-thr.  Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Am.  Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
C.  Yellowthroat
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Scarlet Tanager
N.  Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
E.  Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
E.  Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
House Finch
Am.  Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Russ Titus