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Big Day (Bird Race)

28 March 1998

by Brandon K. Percival

Big Day Statistics:


"We had an interesting day with a very strange bird combo of Snowy Owl and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.  I doubt too many people have ever seen those two species in the same day in the United States."

Species List:

Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
American White Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
American Kestrel
Ring-necked Pheasant
Scaled Quail
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Greater Yellowlegs
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Rock Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Burrowing Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis's Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Horned Lark
Steller's Jay
Blue Jay
Western Scrub-Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven (Brandon missed)
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch (Mark missed)
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Marsh Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
Curve-billed Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Canyon Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Brewer's Blackbird
Great-tailed Grackle
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak
House Sparrow

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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