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yard list 2003

2003-12-24 - 9:38 a.m.

Here's the current yard list as of today:

  1. Double-Crested Cormorant
  2. Great Egret
  3. Green Heron
  4. White Ibis
  5. Mississippi Kite
  6. Bald Eagle
  7. Northern Harrier
  8. Sharp-Shinned Hawk
  9. Cooper's Hawk
  10. Red-shouldered Hawk
  11. Red-Tailed Hawk
  12. Killdeer
  13. Rock Dove
  14. Eurasian Collared-Dove
  15. Mourning Dove
  16. Inca Dove
  17. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  18. Chimney Swift
  19. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  20. Black-chinned Hummingbird
  21. Calliope Hummingbird
  22. Red-Headed Woodpecker
  23. Red-Bellied Woodpecker
  24. Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker
  25. Downy Woodpecker
  26. Pileated Woodpecker
  27. Eastern Phoebe
  28. Great Crested Flycatcher
  29. Eastern Kingbird
  30. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  31. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  32. Cedar Waxwing
  33. Carolina Wren
  34. Northern Mockingbird
  35. Brown Thrasher
  36. Eastern Bluebird
  37. Hermit Thrush
  38. American Robin
  39. Carolina Chickadee
  40. Tufted Titmouse
  41. Loggerhead Shrike
  42. Blue Jay
  43. American Crow
  44. Fish Crow
  45. European Starling
  46. White-eyed Vireo
  47. Orange-crowned Warbler
  48. Yellow-rumped "Myrtle" Warbler
  49. Black-throated Green Warbler
  50. Pine Warbler
  51. Common Yellowthroat
  52. Hooded Warbler
  53. Song Sparrow
  54. White-throated Sparrow
  55. Dark-Eyed Junco
  56. Northern Cardinal
  57. Blue Grosbeak
  58. Indigo Bunting
  59. Red-winged Blackbird
  60. Boat-tailed Grackle
  61. Common Grackle
  62. Brown-headed Cowbird
  63. Orchard Oriole
  64. House Finch
  65. American Goldfinch
  66. House Sparrow

There are some obvious gaps. It seems that over the years I've surely seen Snowy Egret or Northern Flicker. In fact, I thought I saw a Northern Flicker from the yard not too many months ago. But, if I did, I forgot to record it. And since I don't get credit for genus, I don't have the Selasphorus that visited in early September that I thought might be a Broad-Tailed Hummingbird. A BTHU did go on to spend several days in Abita Springs in early October. Could it be the same one? I simply don't know, so I don't want to count it.

My new goal: 70 species seen in the yard by December 31, 2004.

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