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Big Day (Bird Race)

9 August 1998

by Russ Titus

Big Day Statistics:

“Staked out birds were uncooperative.  Shorebirds and waders are hard to come by in our area.  Only about two songs were heard from warblers, but we managed to see the expected species.”

Species list:

DC Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Am.  Kestrel
Wild Turkey
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandp.
Least Sandp.
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
E.  Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-thr.  Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodp.
Hairy Woodp
N.  Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
E.  Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
E.  Phoebe
E.  Kingbird
Tree Swallow
N.  Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Blue Jay
Am.  Crow
Common Raven
Black-c.  Chickadee
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
E.  Bluebird
Wood Thrush
Am.  Robin
Gray Catbird
N.  Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
E.  Starling
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
N.  Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-thr. Blue Warbler
Black-thr. Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Am.  Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler
C.  Yellowthroat (SD,JL)
Hooded Warbler (SD,JL)
Canada W.
Yellow-breasted Chat
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
N. Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
E.  Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
E.  Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
Am. Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Russ Titus