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alabama spring birding list

2012-04-29 - 6:53 a.m.

scarlet tanager male at dauphin island, alabama
© 2012 by elaine radford
migration is hard work, just ask this too-pooped-to-pop male scarlet tanager

The wind and high water were really working against us, but we somehow got a decent trip list for our visit to Alabama, including our new lifer, the Snowy Plover.

  1. Common Loon
  2. Horned Grebe
  3. Brown Pelican
  4. Double-Crested Cormorant
  5. Magnificent Frigatebird
  6. Great Blue Heron
  7. Great Egret
  8. Snowy Egret
  9. Little Blue Heron
  10. Cattle Egret
  11. Green Heron
  12. Mallard
  13. Blue-Winged Teal
  14. Black Vulture
  15. Turkey Vulture
  16. Osprey
  17. Bald Eagle
  18. Red-Tailed Hawk
  19. Clapper Rail
  20. American Coot
  21. Snowy Plover
  22. Killdeer
  23. Greater Yellowlegs
  24. Willet
  25. Red Knot
  26. Laughing Gull
  27. Ring-Billed Gull
  28. Herring Gull
  29. Royal Tern
  30. Sandwich Tern
  31. Forster's Tern
  32. Least Tern
  33. Rock Dove
  34. Mourning Dove
  35. Eurasian Collared Dove
  36. Common Nighthawk
  37. Chimney Swift
  38. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  39. Belted Kingfisher
  40. Red-Headed Woodpecker
  41. Red-Bellied Woodpecker
  42. Pileated Woodpecker
  43. Acadian Flycatcher
  44. Great-Crested Flycatcher
  45. Eastern Kingbird
  46. Purple Martin
  47. Northern Rough-Winged Swallow
  48. Barn Swallow
  49. Blue Jay
  50. Fish Crow
  51. Carolina Chickadee
  52. Brown-Headed Nuthatch
  53. Carolina Wren
  54. Eastern Bluebird
  55. Wood Thrush
  56. American Robin
  57. Gray Catbird
  58. Northern Mockingbird
  59. Brown Thrasher
  60. European Starling
  61. Loggerhead Shrike
  62. Scarlet Tanager
  63. Northern Cardinal
  64. Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
  65. Blue Grosbeak
  66. Indigo Bunting
  67. Red-Winged Blackbird
  68. Boat-Tailed Grackle
  69. Common Grackle
  70. Brown-Headed Cowbird
  71. House Finch
  72. House Sparrow

loafing brown pelicans at dock near fort morgan
© 2012 by elaine radford
brown pelicans enjoy a beautiful blue day at the beach

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