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My Bird Life List   (My Wish List)


icon of binoculars One of the fun things about being a new birder is there are more opportunities for life birds (your first-time sighting of a bird). Every new bird species I see is a real joy, but those opportunities to see life birds is becoming increasingly difficult. It looks like I'll have to start travelling one of these days soon!

The list below contains the species that I've been able to add to my bird Life List since I started birding in September, 2010. With 133 life birds in 2013, I'm guess that will have been my banner year. Unless I travel out of the state, it will probably never be equalled!

Total bird species: 445 (last update: 8/11/2017 - White-winged Tern)

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NOTE: you can sort by species or date by clicking on a column header and hovering over the species name gives more information.

SpeciesDate Added
White-winged Tern

White-winged Tern   (WWTE)
Chlidonias leucopterus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 8/11/2017

Location: Nessmuk Lake, Tioga County, Pennsylvania

Notes: Alec Humann, Joe Fell, and I drove down to PA to see this beautiful tern. It's a European tern and, like Black Terns, likes marshy lakes. It has actually been known to hybridize with Black Terns. Life bird for all 3 of us!

8/11/2017
Clark's Grebe

Clark's Grebe   (CLGR)
Aechmophorus clarkii
Order: Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae

Date Added: 2/24/2017

Location: Oswego Harbor

Notes: Seen with Celeste Morien on our way to the Great Gray. This was the first NYS record for this species! Birders are coming from all over NY for this guy!

2/24/2017
Ross's Gull

Ross's Gull   (ROGU)
Rhodostethia rosea
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 1/31/2017

Location: Adirondack Mountains

Notes: Seen at Tupper Lake with Alec Humann. What a gorgeous, delicate, small Arctic gull! As Alec said, it was more dove-like. We got to see it twice over our two-day trip. We also saw some other nice birds that we don't get to see too often at home: Ruffed Grouse (two), 15 Evening Grosbeaks, 6 Gray Jays, a gorgeous Rough-legged Hawk, 2 Northern Shrikes, and a close view of a Pileated Woodpecker eating berries. Great birds and great fun!

1/31/2017
Gyrfalcon

Gyrfalcon   (GYRF)
Falco rusticolus
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Falconidae

Date Added: 1/14/2017

Location: Fayette, NY (Cayuga Lake)

Notes: This was at least my fourth attempt for this species. This bird had been refound yesterday by Joe Wing and I decided yesterday afternoon that I was going to give it another try. I'm so glad I did! A group of about 4 birders were gathered when I pulled up, including Ann Mitchell and Mike Gullo. We all had great scope views!

1/14/2017
Slaty-backed Gull

Slaty-backed Gull   (SBGU)
Larus schistisagus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 1/1/2017

Location: Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY

Notes: Found by Chris Kundl earlier this morning. Seen with Scott Peterson and Shelley Seidman.

1/1/2017
Connecticut Warbler

Connecticut Warbler   (CONW)
Oporornis agilis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 9/20/2016

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

Notes: Found by Kevin Rybczynski! Kevin called to see if I could check out the bird and help him confirm its ID. To my amazement, I found the bird in the same area he described. It stayed low in the underbrush but I got decent looks as it skirted around in response to playback.

9/20/2016
Garganey

Garganey   (GARG)
Anas querquedula
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 6/7/2016

Location: Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Notes: This small and distinctive duck was seen from East Rd. with Willie D'Anna and Bernie Kester.

6/7/2016
Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite   (MIKI)
Ictinia mississippiensis
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 5/22/2016

Location: Mud Lake, Port Colborne, Ontario

Notes: Willie D'Anna and I had beautiful views of this immature kite as it hawked insects and ate them on the wing. Amazing bird!

5/22/2016
Gray Kingbird

Gray Kingbird   (GRKI)
Tyrannus dominicensis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 5/3/2016

Location: Conesus Lake Inlet, Conesus, NY

Notes: I got to see this large, gray kingbird on my second try at the Conesus Lake Inlet. It was found the day before by Greg Lawrence and Ethan Gyllenhaal. This was quite an attention-grabbing bird!

5/3/2016
Cinnamon Teal

Cinnamon Teal   (CITE)
Anas cyanoptera
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 3/18/2016

Location: Sweetwater Wetlands, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. Finally not a hybrid!

3/18/2016
Gray Flycatcher

Gray Flycatcher   (GRFL)
Empidonax wrightii
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 3/18/2016

Location: Catalina SP, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. I'm so glad we went back to Catalina SP for the third time to look for the Rufous-backed Robin, otherwise, I never would have seen this cute, little flycatcher!

3/18/2016
Rufous-backed Robin

Rufous-backed Robin   (RBRO)
Turdus rufopalliatus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 3/18/2016

Location: Catalina SP, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. We went to Catalina SP three times and finally found it on our third try! That third time is truly a charm!

3/18/2016
Black-throated Gray Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler   (BTYW)
Setophaga nigrescens
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 3/17/2016

Location: Fort Huachuca Canyon, Cochise County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. A gorgeous warbler and one I've been wanting for a very long time!

3/17/2016
Chihuahuan Raven

Chihuahuan Raven   (CHRA)
Corvus cryptoleucus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae

Date Added: 3/17/2016

Location: Santa Cruz County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. Spotted by Melody on a very early morning drive to Ft. Huachuca Canyon.

3/17/2016
Costa's Hummingbird

Costa's Hummingbird   (COHU)
Calypte costae
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae

Date Added: 3/17/2016

Location: Paton Center for Hummingbirds, Santa Cruz County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl.

3/17/2016
Gray Hawk

Gray Hawk   (GRHA)
Buteo plagiatus
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae

Date Added: 3/17/2016

Location: Fort Huachuca Canyon, Cochise County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. A couple of other birders pointed out a possible nesting location near our lunch spot. Sure enough, the pair came in with loud calls and we got to see them quite close!

3/17/2016
Hammond's Flycatcher

Hammond's Flycatcher   (HAFL)
Empidonax hammondii
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 3/17/2016

Location: Fort Huachuca Canyon, Cochise County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl.

3/17/2016
Inca Dove

Inca Dove   (INDO)
Columbina inca
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae

Date Added: 3/17/2016

Location: Paton Center for Hummingbirds, Santa Cruz County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. A cute, little dove I found sitting quietly in a tree.

3/17/2016
Montezuma Quail

Montezuma Quail   (MONQ)
Cyrtonyx montezumae
Order: Galliformes
Family: Odontophoridae

Date Added: 3/17/2016

Location: Fort Huachuca Canyon, Cochise County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. Two were flushed as we were walking through a field at the top of the ridge - a third flushed on our way down. Better views desired!

3/17/2016
Northern Pygmy-Owl

Northern Pygmy-Owl   (NOPO)
Glaucidium gnoma
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Date Added: 3/17/2016

Location: Fort Huachuca Canyon, Cochise County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. Four two-tone whistle notes heard first by Melody. Eventually, we all heard them too - then we finally located the little owl in a nearby tree!

3/17/2016
Sinaloa Wren

Sinaloa Wren   (SIWR)
Thryophilus sinaloa
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae

Date Added: 3/17/2016

Location: Fort Huachuca Canyon, Cochise County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. A real coup, I'm told. This shy and seldom seen rarity was very cooperative for us in the early morning light. It was our target bird and we got it within just minutes.

3/17/2016
Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Violet-crowned Hummingbird   (VCHU)
Amazilia violiceps
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae

Date Added: 3/17/2016

Location: Paton Center for Hummingbirds, Santa Cruz County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. Striking!

3/17/2016
Bendire's Thrasher

Bendire's Thrasher   (BETH)
Toxostoma bendirei
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae

Date Added: 3/16/2016

Location: Maricopa County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. This was seen at Baseline Rd & Salome Hwy Thrasher spot. We saw 5 altogether at this spot, two nesting pairs, included.

3/16/2016
Black-chinned Sparrow

Black-chinned Sparrow   (BCSP)
Spizella atrogularis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 3/16/2016

Location: Oak Flat, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl.

3/16/2016
Lark Bunting

Lark Bunting   (LARB)
Calamospiza melanocorys
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 3/16/2016

Location: Maricopa County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. Melody spotted a group of about 30 along the roadside as we were driving to look for thrashers.

3/16/2016
Le Conte's Thrasher

Le Conte's Thrasher   (LETH)
Toxostoma lecontei
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae

Date Added: 3/16/2016

Location: Maricopa County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. This was seen at Baseline Rd & Salome Hwy Thrasher spot. We saw 4 altogether at this spot, at least one nesting pair.

3/16/2016
Prairie Falcon

Prairie Falcon   (PRFA)
Falco mexicanus
Order: Falconiformes
Family: Falconidae

Date Added: 3/16/2016

Location: Maricopa County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. This was seen at Baseline Rd & Salome Hwy Thrasher spot. I happened to spot this falcon, not sure which it was. Melody was quite excited when she shouted out that it was a Prairie Falcon!

3/16/2016
Acorn Woodpecker

Acorn Woodpecker   (ACWO)
Melanerpes formicivorus
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Sykes Knob Picnic Area, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. What a great and comical looking woodpecker! I really loved this guy! They traveled in groups and we saw many after this sighting.

3/15/2016
Bushtit

Bushtit   (BUSH)
Psaltriparus minimus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Aegithalidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Mt. Lemmon--Molina Basin, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl.

3/15/2016
Canyon Towhee

Canyon Towhee   (CANT)
Melozone fusca
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Mt. Lemmon--Molina Basin, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. This was a BVD for me (better look desired). Fortunately, I got a better look later at another spot!

3/15/2016
Canyon Wren

Canyon Wren   (CANW)
Catherpes mexicanus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. One of my favorite birds of the trip...

3/15/2016
Cassin's Vireo

Cassin's Vireo   (CAVI)
Vireo cassinii
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Mt. Lemmon--Molina Basin, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. This was a life bird for all but Bernie and Melody.

3/15/2016
Mountain Chickadee

Mountain Chickadee   (MOCH)
Poecile gambeli
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl.

3/15/2016
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet

Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet   (NOBT)
Camptostoma imberbe
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Agua Caliente Park, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl.

3/15/2016
Olive Warbler

Olive Warbler   (OLWA)
Peucedramus taeniatus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. This was our target for this location and Melody got us on this bird very quickly. We enjoyed many looks of many more throughout the next few days.

3/15/2016
Pygmy Nuthatch

Pygmy Nuthatch   (PYNU)
Sitta pygmaea
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. Super cute, little puff balls!

3/15/2016
Steller's Jay

Steller's Jay   (STJA)
Cyanocitta stelleri
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Sykes Knob Picnic Area, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. We only had this one sighting - too bad too, because I would have loved some decent photos of this handsome bird!

3/15/2016
Violet-green Swallow

Violet-green Swallow   (VGSW)
Tachycineta thalassina
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl.

3/15/2016
Western Bluebird

Western Bluebird   (WEBL)
Sialia mexicana
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl.

3/15/2016
White-throated Swift

White-throated Swift   (WTSW)
Aeronautes saxatalis
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae

Date Added: 3/15/2016

Location: Mt. Lemmon--Rose Canyon and Lake, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis and accompanied by our guide, Melody Kehl. We saw our first one of these small swifts fly out from one of the rocks as we wound our way up Mt. Lemmon.

3/15/2016
Abert's Towhee

Abert's Towhee   (ABTO)
Melozone aberti
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Catalina SP, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/14/2016
Arizona Woodpecker

Arizona Woodpecker   (ARWO)
Picoides arizonae
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon--Madera Picnic Area, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. What great looks at this cool-looking bird!

3/14/2016
Bell's Vireo

Bell's Vireo   (BEVI)
Vireo bellii
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. Celeste heard its call, similar to a Warbling Vireo, which got us on this bird in short work!

3/14/2016
Black-throated Sparrow

Black-throated Sparrow   (BTSP)
Amphispiza bilineata
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Grasslands between Proctor Rd and Florida Wash, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/14/2016
Bridled Titmouse

Bridled Titmouse   (BRTI)
Baeolophus wollweberi
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon--Madera Picnic Area, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/14/2016
Broad-billed Hummingbird

Broad-billed Hummingbird   (BBIH)
Cynanthus latirostris
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/14/2016
Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren   (CACW)
Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. This species was pretty common.

3/14/2016
Curve-billed Thrasher

Curve-billed Thrasher   (CBTH)
Toxostoma curvirostre
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: E Whitehouse Canyon Rd, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. Karen found the first one, which I only saw fly away at the last second. I didn't get this bird until the second day.

3/14/2016
Gambel's Quail

Gambel's Quail   (GAQU)
Callipepla gambelii
Order: Galliformes
Family: Odontophoridae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Ocotillo Canyon Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. We drove around and around Holly's neighborhood each night until we finally found these guys!

3/14/2016
Green-tailed Towhee

Green-tailed Towhee   (GTTO)
Pipilo chlorurus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Catalina SP, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/14/2016
Hepatic Tanager

Hepatic Tanager   (HETA)
Piranga flava
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon--Madera Picnic Area, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. A pair were hanging around the picnic area and we all got some great views. We ended up seeing them at two other places afterwards.

3/14/2016
Hutton's Vireo

Hutton's Vireo   (HUVI)
Vireo huttoni
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon--Madera Picnic Area, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/14/2016
Lucy's Warbler

Lucy's Warbler   (LUWA)
Oreothlypis luciae
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Catalina SP, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/14/2016
Mexican Jay

Mexican Jay   (MEJA)
Aphelocoma wollweberi
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. What a raucous bunch that we heard a mile away as they flew in!

3/14/2016
Painted Redstart

Painted Redstart   (PARE)
Myioborus pictus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon--Madera Picnic Area, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. What a beautiful singer!

3/14/2016
Red-naped Sapsucker

Red-naped Sapsucker   (RNSA)
Sphyrapicus varius
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon--Madera Picnic Area, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. My 400th bird!

3/14/2016
Rufous-crowned Sparrow

Rufous-crowned Sparrow   (RCSP)
Aimophila ruficeps
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon--Madera Kubo B&B, Santa Cruz County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. This guy was very pale and we knew right away we were seeing something different.

3/14/2016
Townsend's Warbler

Townsend's Warbler   (TOWA)
Setophaga townsendi
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon--Madera Picnic Area, Pima County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/14/2016
Yellow-eyed Junco

Yellow-eyed Junco   (YEJU)
Junco phaeonotus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 3/14/2016

Location: Madera Canyon--Madera Kubo B&B, Santa Cruz County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. Surprisingly cool!

3/14/2016
Anna's Hummingbird

Anna's Hummingbird   (ANHU)
Calypte anna
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Encanto Park, Maricopa County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. The lighting was very bright and we couldn't make the ID until we looked at our photos.

3/13/2016
Bewick's Wren

Bewick's Wren   (BEWR)
Thryomanes bewickii
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. We heard these guys everywhere - the old-fashioned phone dial...

3/13/2016
Black Phoebe

Black Phoebe   (BLPH)
Sayornis nigricans
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/13/2016
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher

Black-tailed Gnatcatcher   (BTGN)
Polioptila melanura
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Polioptilidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/13/2016
Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl   (BUOW)
Athene cunicularia
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Evergreen Turf Sod Farm--Tweedy/Pretzer, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. A pair was inside their burrow with one peeking out. After getting a few photos, the one came out and was soon joined by its mate.

3/13/2016
Gila Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker   (GIWO)
Melanerpes uropygialis
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Encanto Park, Maricopa County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. This ended up being a pretty common bird and was seen in many places.

3/13/2016
Great-tailed Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle   (GTGR)
Quiscalus mexicanus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Maricopa County, AZ

Notes: My first life bird of the trip! In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/13/2016
Greater Roadrunner

Greater Roadrunner   (GRRO)
Geococcyx californianus
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Casa Grande I-10, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. I spotted this guy alongside the road after we left Encanto Park.

3/13/2016
Harris's Hawk

Harris's Hawk   (HASH)
Parabuteo unicinctus
Order: Accipitriformes
Family: Accipitridae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Casa Grande I-10, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. Spotted on top of a utility pole alongside the road.

3/13/2016
Ladder-backed Woodpecker

Ladder-backed Woodpecker   (LBWO)
Picoides scalaris
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. I just happened to spot this gal foraging in the brush well off the path. Life bird for both Karen and I.

3/13/2016
Lesser Goldfinch

Lesser Goldfinch   (LEGO)
Spinus psaltria
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/13/2016
Phainopepla

Phainopepla   (PHAI)
Phainopepla nitens
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Ptiliogonatidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. It was soon apparent that this species was very abundant!

3/13/2016
Pyrrhuloxia

Pyrrhuloxia   (PYRR)
Cardinalis sinuatus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. I had been practicing the pronunciation of this species well before the trip!

3/13/2016
Rock Wren

Rock Wren   (ROWR)
Salpinctes obsoletus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Evergreen Turf Sod Farm--Tweedy/Pretzer, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/13/2016
Rosy-faced Lovebird

Rosy-faced Lovebird   (RFLO)
Agapornis roseicollis
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Encanto Park, Maricopa County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. A life bird for Bernie, Karen, and I!

3/13/2016
Rufous-winged Sparrow

Rufous-winged Sparrow   (RWSP)
Peucaea carpalis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis.

3/13/2016
Verdin

Verdin   (VERD)
Auriparus flaviceps
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Remizidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. What a cutie - and a very common songster!

3/13/2016
Vermilion Flycatcher

Vermilion Flycatcher   (VEFL)
Pyrocephalus rubinus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 3/13/2016

Location: Florence-Park Link Dr, Pinal County, AZ

Notes: In Arizona with Holly Sweeney, Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Karen Lee Lewis. This bird and its brilliant plumage was among a handful that I was most eager to see!

3/13/2016
Bullock's Oriole

Bullock's Oriole   (BUOR)
Icterus bullockii
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: 3/6/2016

Location: Private Residence

Notes: Seen at a private residence in Ulster County with Bernie Kester, Celeste Morien, and Marsha. What a treat!

3/6/2016
Brambling

Brambling   (BRAM)
Fringilla montifringilla
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae

Date Added: 1/23/2016

Location: Private Residence, Medina, OH

Notes: MEGA rarity! Seen with Bernie Kester, Willie D'Anna, Betsy Potter, Celeste Morien, and Dean DiTomasso. Very cooperative bird presenting great views!

1/23/2016
Harris's Sparrow

Harris's Sparrow   (HASP)
Zonotrichia querula
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 11/15/2015

Location: Private Residence, Albany, NY

Notes: Seen with Holly Sweeney and Celeste Morien at a pastor's house in Albany, NY. The bird had been coming to their feeders for over a week and kindly was letting birders to their yard to view the bird. Life bird for Holly and I and a state bird for Celeste.

11/15/2015
Cave Swallow

Cave Swallow   (CASW)
Petrochelidon fulva
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae

Date Added: 11/14/2015

Location: Charlotte Pier, Lake Ontario, NY

Notes: Seen with Alec Humann, Kevin Rybczynski, Celeste Morien, and Jay Powell. The bird was tucked in some loose ceiling molding on an overhang on a building along the Charlotte Beach area. It flew off giving us all a few second view.

11/14/2015
Long-tailed Jaeger

Long-tailed Jaeger   (LTJA)
Stercorarius longicaudus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Stercorariidae

Date Added: 9/20/2015

Location: Hamlin Beach, Hamlin, NY

Notes: Seen with Celeste Morien, Andy Guthrie, and Dave Tetlow. We had nice, long looks at this bird as it slowly, flew west.

9/20/2015
Western Sandpiper

Western Sandpiper   (WESA)
Calidris mauri
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 8/11/2015

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: After wanting this bird for 4 years, one was found by Joe Mitchell at Wood Marsh. Seen with Celeste Morien and Joe. Now I won't need to travel to Long Island for one!

8/11/2015
Spruce Grouse

Spruce Grouse   (SPGR)
Falcipennis canadensis
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae

Date Added: 7/24/2015

Location: Adirondack Mountains

Notes: A female with 2 chicks seen with Celeste Morien, Holly Sweeney, and Bernie Kester. First spotted by Holly who was driving. We enjoyed nice, leisurely looks as they foraged at the side of the road. The chicks crossed over the road a couple of times.

7/24/2015
Barn Owl

Barn Owl   (BANO)
Tyto alba
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Tytonidae

Date Added: 6/15/2015

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Notes: This fledgling was seen with Pat Martin. We watched it preen from behind a blind at Jamaica Bay. This was my 5th try for this bird - and the 2nd try for the trip!

6/15/2015
Kentucky Warbler

Kentucky Warbler   (KEWA)
Geothlypis formosa
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 6/15/2015

Location: Bear Mountain, Rockland, NY

Notes: Seen on Doodletown Road in Rockland County with Pat Martin. The warbler gave me a 4-5 second view after we had been hearing it for several minutes.

6/15/2015
Arctic Tern

Arctic Tern   (ARTE)
Sterna paradisaea
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 6/14/2015

Location: Cupsogue Beach County Park, Suffolk Co., NY

Notes: Seen with Derek Rogers and Pat Martin. Derek led us to Cupsogue for an epic day, which included 8 different species of terns, including this Arctic Tern as well as: Roseate, Sandwich, Caspian, Least, Black, Forster's, and Common.

6/14/2015
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck   (BBWD)
Dendrocygna autumnalis
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 5/30/2015

Location: Huntington Beach State Park, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. There were 4 whistling ducks that we were very surprised to find across the marsh!

5/30/2015
Painted Bunting

Painted Bunting   (PABU)
Passerina ciris
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae

Date Added: 5/30/2015

Location: Huntington Beach State Park, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. What a gorgeous bird! After having to remove this guy from my list because the one I saw up in Ontario was thought to be an escaped bird, it was a joy to finally see a wild one and also count this bird!

5/30/2015
Swallow-tailed Kite

Swallow-tailed Kite   (STKI)
Elanoides forficatus
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 5/30/2015

Location: Huntington Beach State Park, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. This was the most exciting bird from our trip! It lazily flew low over us, looping around and gave fantastic looks!

5/30/2015
Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican   (BRPE)
Pelecanus occidentalis
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae

Date Added: 5/29/2015

Location: Huntington Beach State Park, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. I was beginning to fear we wouldn't see one of these birds when I turned around to give the beach one, last look - and there it was - this huge pelican flying right at us! The next day brought many more!

5/29/2015
Royal Tern

Royal Tern   (ROYT)
Thalasseus maximus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 5/29/2015

Location: Huntington Beach State Park, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. Flying out with Least, Sandwich, and Forster's Terns, I was thrilled to finally see a Royal!

5/29/2015
Sandwich Tern

Sandwich Tern   (SATE)
Thalasseus sandvicensis
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 5/29/2015

Location: Huntington Beach State Park, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. This species was seen flying out over the ocean along with the Royal Tern (another life bird) and Forster and Least Terns. Gale was really hoping for this one and I'm glad we got it!

5/29/2015
White Ibis

White Ibis   (WHIB)
Eudocimus albus
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Threskiornithidae

Date Added: 5/29/2015

Location: Huntington Beach State Park, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. This was a random fly-over that we were really lucky to get as we didn't see another one the entire time we were there!

5/29/2015
Anhinga

Anhinga   (ANHI)
Anhinga anhinga
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Anhingidae

Date Added: 5/27/2015

Location: Carolina Sandhills NWR, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. We saw quite a few of these spectacular birds. Some were perched, some were drying/sunning themselves, and we had several fly-overs.

5/27/2015
Bachman's Sparrow

Bachman's Sparrow   (BACS)
Peucaea aestivalis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 5/27/2015

Location: Carolina Sandhills NWR, SC

Notes: With Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. This is a pretty rare species and it was amazing Gale's keen eye caught sight of it as it cross the road and landed in the woods. We were quite lucky to get this guy!

5/27/2015
Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak   (BLGR)
Passerina caerulea
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae

Date Added: 5/27/2015

Location: Carolina Sandhills NWR, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. We got to hear these guys plus see males, females, and 1 begging youngster.

5/27/2015
Brown-headed Nuthatch

Brown-headed Nuthatch   (BHNU)
Sitta pusilla
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae

Date Added: 5/27/2015

Location: Carolina Sandhills NWR, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. The little "squeaky toy" sounds of these cuties were heard every once in awhile in the huge Carolina forest - usually with the Red-cockaded Woodpecker. very cool!

5/27/2015
Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike   (LOSH)
Lanius ludovicianus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Laniidae

Date Added: 5/27/2015

Location: Carolina Sandhills NWR, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. We saw two of these guys up on powerlines - the first one was near the nature reserve and the second was on the way home.

5/27/2015
Northern Bobwhite

Northern Bobwhite   (NOBO)
Colinus virginianus
Order: Galliformes
Family: Odontophoridae

Date Added: 5/27/2015

Location: Carolina Sandhills NWR, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. This game species breeds in the wild in the great forest refuge in South Carolina.

5/27/2015
Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Red-cockaded Woodpecker   (RCWO)
Picoides borealis
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: 5/27/2015

Location: Carolina Sandhills NWR, SC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. This was the rare bird that inspired the whole trip. We got it fairly easily after having gotten some instructions and being told what it sounded like. Fortunately, they were nesting so finding them was pretty easy.

5/27/2015
Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Chickadee   (CACH)
Poecile carolinensis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae

Date Added: 5/26/2015

Location: Clark's Creek Nature Preserve, NC

Notes: Seen with Gale VerHague while on a week's birding trip to the Carolinas. This was my first life bird of the trip. I especially loved hearing its different sounding calls from our northern Black-capped Chickadee. What a cutie pie!

5/26/2015
Black-necked Stilt

Black-necked Stilt   (BNST)
Himantopus mexicanus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Recurvirostridae

Date Added: 5/14/2015

Location: Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area, OH

Notes: With Karen Vizzi and Karen Lee Lewis on our trip to Magee Marsh. What a joy to get to see this guy out on a large pond! It was my only life bird from the trip so I was doubly happy about it!

5/14/2015
Neotropic Cormorant

Neotropic Cormorant   (NECO)
Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Date Added: 4/23/2015

Location: Private Residence

Notes: This bird was first spotted early in the morning by Jim Pawlicki as it flew WSW following the 90. Gale VerHague later relocated the bird at Lake Erie SP and then again on VanBuren Road. I viewed the bird with Gale and then later, with Greg & Fred Lawrence, Dean DiTommaso, Celeste and Willie. I believe, once accepted, this will be the 2nd or 3rd accepted state record for this species.

4/23/2015
Say's Phoebe

Say's Phoebe   (SAPH)
Sayornis saya
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 4/12/2015

Location: Conewango Swamp WMA, Conewango and Randolph, NY

Notes: Great rarity found by Joe Mitchell. We got great scope views as the phoebe hawked insects, preened, and moved about the swamp area for at least an hour or more.

4/12/2015
Bohemian Waxwing

Bohemian Waxwing   (BOWA)
Bombycilla garrulus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Bombycillidae

Date Added: 2/8/2015

Location: Old Fort Niagara, Niagara Falls, NY

Notes: Found by Alec Humann in with a group of Cedar Waxwings. Seen with Kevin Rybczynski and Dennis Gralak.

2/8/2015
Razorbill

Razorbill   (RAZO)
Alca torda
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Alcidae

Date Added: 1/12/2015

Location: Shinnecock Inlet, Suffolk, NY

Notes: Seen with Celeste Morien and Willie D'Anna

1/12/2015
Barnacle Goose

Barnacle Goose   (BARG)
Branta leucopsis
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 1/11/2015

Location: Belmont Lake SP, Suffolk County, NY

Notes: Seen with Celeste Morien, Willie D'Anna, Dean DiTommaso, Shai Mitra, and Pat Lindsay

1/11/2015
Common Eider

Common Eider   (COEI)
Somateria mollissima
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 1/11/2015

Location: Point Lookout, Nassau County, NY

Notes: Seen with Celeste Morien, Willie D'Anna, Dean DiTommaso, Shai Mitra, and Pat Lindsay

1/11/2015
Great Cormorant

Great Cormorant   (GRCO)
Phalacrocorax carbo
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Date Added: 1/11/2015

Location: Point Lookout, Nassau County, NY

Notes: Seen with Celeste Morien, Willie D'Anna, Dean DiTommaso, Shai Mitra, and Pat Lindsay

1/11/2015
Pink-footed Goose

Pink-footed Goose   (PFGO)
Anser brachyrhynchus
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 1/11/2015

Location: Riverhead, Suffolk County, NY

Notes: Seen with Celeste Morien, Willie D'Anna, Dean DiTommaso, Shai Mitra, and Pat Lindsay

1/11/2015
Townsend's Solitaire

Townsend's Solitaire   (TOSO)
Myadestes townsendi
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 12/1/2014

Location: Private Residence

Notes: At a private residence in Erieville, NY, the Townsend's Solitaire had been seen off and on for about 2 weeks. Taking a chance, Celeste and I made the long drive and were rewarded with some great looks. We even got to hear it call several times. It was a life bird for me and a state bird for Celeste!

12/1/2014
Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Eurasian Tree Sparrow   (ETSP)
Passer montanus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae

Date Added: 11/26/2014

Location: Private Residence

Notes: Seen with Celeste at a private residence at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Great views of this rare and skittish bird as he perched on top of a table feeder.

11/26/2014
Cassin's Kingbird

Cassin's Kingbird   (CAKI)
Tyrannus vociferans
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 11/24/2014

Location: Freeport, New York

Notes: A second state record bird found in Floyd Bennett Field. Celeste, Willie, and I enjoyed great views of this bird, one of the prime targets of our trip.

11/24/2014
Marbled Godwit

Marbled Godwit   (MAGO)
Limosa fedoa
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 11/24/2014

Location: Freeport, New York

Notes: Seen at Jones Beach West End with Celeste and Willie. Very far out viewing with scopes. Will try for closer look tomorrow.

11/24/2014
Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck   (TUDU)
Aythya fuligula
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 11/23/2014

Location: LaSalle Park, Buffalo, NY

Notes: A terrific find by Alec Humann! Seen by several birders, including Celeste Morien, Dennis and Susan Gralak, Joe Fell, Bill Watson, and more...

11/23/2014
Dickcissel

Dickcissel   (DICK)
Spiza americana
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae

Date Added: 10/16/2014

Location: Cornell Community Garden Plots, Ithaca, NY

Notes: I drove to Ithaca for this special bird, reported in the morning by Tim Lenz and found by Bob McGuire. It took a couple of hours before the bird finally popped-up on a fence and was pointed out by Brad Walker. Seen also with Gary Kohlenberg.

10/16/2014
Sabine's Gull

Sabine's Gull   (SAGU)
Xema sabini
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 10/5/2014

Location: Squaw Island, Niagara River, Buffalo, NY

Notes: After getting info from Jim Pawlicki, Chris Hollister, Karen Vizzi, and I found the juvenile Sabine's in the river at the north end of Squaw Island.

10/5/2014
Pomarine Jaeger

Pomarine Jaeger   (POJA)
Stercorarius pomarinus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Stercorariidae

Date Added: 10/4/2014

Location: Hamburg Beach

Notes: Seen with Celeste Morien, Jim Pawlicki, Joe Mitchell, Bill Watson, Alec Humann, Seaghan & Eli Coleman, Tom Kerr, and Matt Contino. Bird was seen well by the group. We followed it as it moved across our field of vision going west. Same bird - or another - came by later, going east.

10/4/2014
Northern Wheatear

Northern Wheatear   (NOWH)
Oenanthe oenanthe
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 9/22/2014

Location: Private Residence

Notes: At a private residence in Henderson, NY, this rare bird was first found by Tony Shrimpton. The bird gave great views on 9/21 and 9/22. I'm not sure if remained after that.

9/22/2014
Parasitic Jaeger

Parasitic Jaeger   (PAJA)
Stercorarius parasiticus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Stercorariidae

Date Added: 9/10/2014

Location: Hamlin Beach, Hamlin, NY

Notes: Seen with Andy Guthrie and Jay McGowan at beach area #4. A juvenile came by and gave long, great looks. Short after that, an adult came by, flying a bit faster, but banked a few times and gave us nice views of all sides.

9/10/2014
Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper   (BBSA)
Calidris subruficollis
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 8/31/2014

Location: Buffalo Small Boat Harbor

Notes: Great find by Jim Pawlicki! This is the first record in BOS Region 1 in 4 years - so this is not a frequent visitor.

8/31/2014
Audubon's Shearwater

Audubon's Shearwater   (AUSH)
Puffinus lherminieri
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae

Date Added: 8/12/2014

Location: Freeport, New York

Notes: My first pelagic: Freeport Pelagic Trip, mid-Hudson Canyon area with Alec Humann, Greg Lawrence and Gale VerHague. A big thank you to Alec too, because he grabbed me, steadied me at the stern, and shoved his bins to my eyes to make SURE I got this guy and that I didn't miss it for the fourth time! Haha! Thank you, Alec!

8/12/2014
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel   (BSTP)
Oceanodroma castro
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae

Date Added: 8/12/2014

Location: Freeport, New York

Notes: My first pelagic: Freeport Pelagic Trip, mid-Hudson Canyon area with Alec Humann, Greg Lawrence and Gale VerHague.

8/12/2014
Cory's Shearwater

Cory's Shearwater   (COSH)
Calonectris diomedea
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae

Date Added: 8/12/2014

Location: Freeport, New York

Notes: My first pelagic: Freeport Pelagic Trip, mid-Hudson Canyon area with Alec Humann, Greg Lawrence and Gale VerHague.

8/12/2014
Fea's Petrel

Fea's Petrel   (FEPE)
Pterodroma feae
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae

Date Added: 8/12/2014

Location: Freeport, New York

Notes: My first pelagic: Freeport Pelagic Trip, mid-Hudson Canyon area with Alec Humann, Greg Lawrence and Gale VerHague. This was a mega rarity - the first accepted record for NYS!

8/12/2014
Great Shearwater

Great Shearwater   (GRSH)
Puffinus gravis
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Procellariidae

Date Added: 8/12/2014

Location: Freeport, New York

Notes: My first pelagic: Freeport Pelagic Trip, mid-Hudson Canyon area with Alec Humann, Greg Lawrence and Gale VerHague.

8/12/2014
Leach's Storm-Petrel

Leach's Storm-Petrel   (LESP)
Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae

Date Added: 8/12/2014

Location: Freeport, New York

Notes: My first pelagic: Freeport Pelagic Trip, mid-Hudson Canyon area with Alec Humann, Greg Lawrence and Gale VerHague.

8/12/2014
White-faced Storm-Petrel

White-faced Storm-Petrel   (WFSP)
Pelagodroma marina
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae

Date Added: 8/12/2014

Location: Freeport, New York

Notes: My first pelagic: Freeport Pelagic Trip, mid-Hudson Canyon area with Alec Humann, Greg Lawrence and Gale VerHague.

8/12/2014
Wilson's Storm-Petrel

Wilson's Storm-Petrel   (WISP)
Oceanites oceanicus
Order: Procellariiformes
Family: Hydrobatidae

Date Added: 8/12/2014

Location: Freeport, New York

Notes: My first pelagic: Freeport Pelagic Trip, mid-Hudson Canyon area with Alec Humann, Greg Lawrence and Gale VerHague.

8/12/2014
Bicknell's Thrush

Bicknell's Thrush   (BITH)
Catharus bicknelli
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 7/11/2014

Location: Adirondack Mountains

Notes: With Celeste Morien on top of Whiteface Mountain. Several Bicknell's Thrushes were out in the open singing in the very early morning hours.

7/11/2014
Black-backed Woodpecker

Black-backed Woodpecker   (BBWO)
Picoides arcticus
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: 7/10/2014

Location: Adirondack Mountains

7/10/2014
Boreal Chickadee

Boreal Chickadee   (BOCH)
Poecile hudsonicus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae

Date Added: 7/10/2014

Location: Adirondack Mountains

7/10/2014
Gray Jay

Gray Jay   (GRAJ)
Perisoreus canadensis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae

Date Added: 7/10/2014

Location: Adirondack Mountains

7/10/2014
Northern Goshawk

Northern Goshawk   (NOGO)
Accipiter gentilis
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 7/10/2014

Location: Adirondack Mountains

7/10/2014
Red Crossbill

Red Crossbill   (RECR)
Loxia curvirostra
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae

Date Added: 7/10/2014

Location: Adirondack Mountains

7/10/2014
Worm-eating Warbler

Worm-eating Warbler   (WEWA)
Helmitheros vermivorum
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 6/12/2014

Location: Bear Mountain, Rockland, NY

Notes: On the way back from our trip to Long Island, Celeste Morien, Willie D'Anna, and I stopped to bird Bear Mountain. We saw 2 families of Worm-eating Warblers along the way. In one group, a little one had just fledged and we were overjoyed to watch the adults find worms, beat the worms, and feed it to the begging youngster. It was a great and amazing experience!

6/12/2014
Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern   (GBTE)
Gelochelidon nilotica
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 6/11/2014

Location: Lawrence Marsh, Nassau, NY

Notes: After much searching, Willie D'Anna, Celeste Morien, and I finally caught up to a Gull-billed Tern. This was a personal quest for Willie and I was very happy he got to see this bird.

6/11/2014
Roseate Tern

Roseate Tern   (ROST)
Sterna dougallii
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 6/10/2014

Location: Cupsogue Beach County Park, Suffolk Co., NY

Notes: On our trip to Long Island, Willie D'Anna, Celeste Morien, and I got to see this unique tern out on Cupsogue Beach. Willie's painstaking scoping paid off for this guy!

6/10/2014
White-winged Dove

White-winged Dove   (WWDO)
Zenaida asiatica
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae

Date Added: 6/10/2014

Location: Cupsogue Beach County Park, Suffolk Co., NY

Notes: This was an especially great find on our trip to Long Island. As Willie D'Anna, Celeste Morien, and I were leaving Cupsogue Beach, we noticed an unusual looking dove with white streaks on its wings. Willie ID'd it almost immediately and reported this rare find to the local birding community.

6/10/2014
Black Skimmer

Black Skimmer   (BLSK)
Rynchops niger
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 6/9/2014

Location: Nickerson Beach, Nassau Co., NY

Notes: This was on my wish list for years and I was thrilled to see several of these skimmers on my trip to Long Island with Willie D'Anna and Celeste Morien.

6/9/2014
Chuck-will's-widow

Chuck-will's-widow   (CWWI)
Antrostomus carolinensis
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae

Date Added: 6/9/2014

Location: Quogue Wildlife Refuge, Suffolk Co., NY

Notes: What an especially nice find! With a little help from some local birders, Willie D'Anna, Celeste Morien, and I got to experience this great and uncommon bird!

6/9/2014
Clapper Rail

Clapper Rail   (CLRA)
Rallus crepitans
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae

Date Added: 6/9/2014

Location: Cupsogue Beach County Park, Suffolk Co., NY

Notes: On our trip to Long Island, Willie D'Anna, Celeste Morien, and I got to experience several of these rails at a few different locations.

6/9/2014
Northern Gannet

Northern Gannet   (NOGA)
Morus bassanus
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Sulidae

Date Added: 6/9/2014

Location: Cupsogue Beach County Park, Suffolk Co., NY

Notes: On our trip to Long Island, Celeste Morien, Willie D'Anna, and I saw this bird out over the ocean during an ocean watch.

6/9/2014
Piping Plover

Piping Plover   (PIPL)
Charadrius melodus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae

Date Added: 6/9/2014

Location: Cupsogue Beach County Park, Suffolk Co., NY

Notes: A long time wish list bird, I was thrilled to finally see several of these cute little guys on my trip to Long Island with Celeste Morien and Willie D'Anna.

6/9/2014
Saltmarsh Sparrow

Saltmarsh Sparrow   (SALS)
Ammodramus caudacutus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 6/9/2014

Location: Cupsogue Beach County Park, Suffolk Co., NY

Notes: Willie D'Anna, Celeste Morien, and I all got several, very nice views of this beautiful marsh sparrow at Cupsogue Beach and then again at Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area.

6/9/2014
Seaside Sparrow

Seaside Sparrow   (SALS)
Ammodramus maritimus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 6/9/2014

Location: Cupsogue Beach County Park, Suffolk Co., NY

Notes: Willie D'Anna, Celeste Morien, and I all got a nice scoped views of this beautiful marsh sparrow at Cupsogue Beach.

6/9/2014
American Oystercatcher

American Oystercatcher   (AMOY)
Haematopus palliatus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Haematopodidae

Date Added: 6/8/2014

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Notes: Celeste Morien, Willie D'Anna, and I saw this bird many times at nearly every location during our trip to Long Island.

6/8/2014
Boat-tailed Grackle

Boat-tailed Grackle   (BTGR)
Quiscalus major
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: 6/8/2014

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Notes: A very common bird on Long Island, I got many views of this grackle during the trip I took with Willie D'Anna and Celeste Morien. A little bet was running as to which life bird I would get first - this was the bird!

6/8/2014
Fish Crow

Fish Crow   (FICR)
Corvus ossifragus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae

Date Added: 6/8/2014

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Notes: On our trip to Long Island, Celeste Morien, Willie D'Anna, and I saw and heard this bird many times over the duration of our trip.

6/8/2014
Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull   (LAGU)
Leucophaeus atricilla
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 6/8/2014

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Notes: On our trip to Long Island, Celeste Morien, Willie D'Anna, and I saw this gull several times; it's very common to the area.

6/8/2014
Least Tern

Least Tern   (LETE)
Sternula antillarum
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 6/8/2014

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Notes: I was able to get very many views of this smallest tern during my trip to Long Island with Celeste Morien and Willie D'Anna.

6/8/2014
Little Blue Heron

Little Blue Heron   (LBHE)
Egretta caerulea
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 6/8/2014

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Notes: The very first view I had of this heron was at Jamaica Bay on my trip to Long Island with Celeste Morien and Willie D'Anna. It was a fleeting fly-by and not too satisfying. However, later on the trip, at Cupsoque Beach, I got much better views.

6/8/2014
Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret   (SNEG)
Egretta thula
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 6/8/2014

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Notes: This bird has been a long-time wish list bird for a few years now. Finally, after a couple of misses here in WNY, I finally got to see one (several!) on my trip to Long Island with Celeste Morien and Willie D'Anna.

6/8/2014
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron   (YCNH)
Nyctanassa violacea
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 6/8/2014

Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Notes: I got to see several of these cool herons - some nice close-up views too - on my trip to Long Island with Celeste Morien and Willie D'Anna.

6/8/2014
Kirtland's Warbler

Kirtland's Warbler   (KIWA)
Setophaga kirtlandii
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 6/1/2014

Location: Hamlin Beach, Hamlin, NY

Notes: Found by Andy Guthrie as he entered the park with his windows open. Andy heard the bird singing and knew he was onto something unique. What a great find - a record FIRST for NYS!!!

6/1/2014
Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Heron   (TRHE)
Egretta tricolor
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 5/24/2014

Location: Twelve Mile Creek, Wilson, NY

Notes: Willie stopped to check this place as he's found unusual birds here before. Sure enough, he shouted, "a Tricolored Heron!". What a great find. I thank Gerry Teal for giving me a quick tutorial on kayaking and I was able to get some closer photos of this great bird.

5/24/2014
Wilson's Phalarope

Wilson's Phalarope   (WIPH)
Phalaropus tricolor
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 5/20/2014

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Celeste and I went to Paddy #2 today to see if we could find the Short-billed Dowitchers Greg Lawrence texted me about. No luck on the dowitchers, but Celeste picked out a Wilson's Phalarope out among the Least Sandpipers and Lesser Yellowlegs.

5/20/2014
Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse   (RUGR)
Bonasa umbellus
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae

Date Added: 5/11/2014

Location: Private Residence

Notes: As Tom and I were hiking off the path at Ferd's Bog, Tom flushed the grouse. This is truly a "heart attack" bird, as they say!

5/11/2014
White-eyed Vireo

White-eyed Vireo   (WEVI)
Vireo griseus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae

Date Added: 5/7/2014

Location: Braddock Bay, Greece, NY

Notes: The location was actually at Fire House Woods. Pat Martin originally found this bird and I was lucky enough to see it on the second day. Gorgeous little bird but it kept darting around in the brush, making photos nearly impossible.

5/7/2014
Eastern Whip-poor-will

Eastern Whip-poor-will   (EWPW)
Antrostomus vociferus
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae

Date Added: 5/2/2014

Location: Private Residence

5/2/2014
Willet

Willet   (WILL)
Tringa semipalmata
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 4/30/2014

Location: Private Residence

Notes: Found in a farm field along Hulbert Road by Gerry Teal. The Willet was foraging along some pools of water in the field with 6 Black-bellied Plovers in breeding plumage.

4/30/2014
Willow Ptarmigan

Willow Ptarmigan   (WIPT)
Lagopus lagopus
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasiandidae

Date Added: 4/27/2014

Location: Private Residence

Notes: The Willow Ptarmigan is the first record, if accepted, for New York State. It was attracting birders from all over the state. I accompanied Willie D'Anna, Vicky Rothman, and Brian Morse to Point Peninsula to see this tundra bird. It was well worth the trip!

4/27/2014
American Bittern

American Bittern   (AMBI)
Botaurus lentiginosus
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 4/26/2014

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

Notes: I was amazed this 4 year long nemesis bird gave me a surprising fly-by as it flew from the marsh towards the beginning of the boardwalk. Within a minute, it flew back out again.

4/26/2014
Black-headed Gull

Black-headed Gull   (BHGU)
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 4/26/2014

Location: Private Residence

4/26/2014
Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow-headed Blackbird   (YHBL)
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: 4/24/2014

Location: Private Residence

Notes: Seen at a private residence in Blasdell, NY. Resident contacted Audubon Center and Tom Kerr went out and ID'd the bird to be a Yellow-headed Blackbird. Resident allowed birders to come and view!

4/24/2014
Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle   (GOEA)
Aquila chrysaetos
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 4/13/2014

Location: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

Notes: After spending some time birding at Forest Lawn with Alec Humann, Kevin Rybyczynski, and Rick Bee, I had taken my leave but was flagged down by Alec who was excitedly pointing to the sky and shouting, "Golden Eagle!". I quickly got my bins on the bird and was amazed to see a Golden Eagle flying overhead! Totally awesome!

4/13/2014
Swainson's Hawk

Swainson's Hawk   (SWHA)
Buteo swainsoni
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 4/10/2014

Location: Braddock Bay, Greece, NY

Notes: At the Hawk Watch with Celeste, Betsy, and Willie. Great flight day - hawks were flying all day.

4/10/2014
Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl   (GGOW)
Strix nebulosa
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Date Added: 2/10/2014

Location: Fort Erie, Canada

2/10/2014
Spotted Towhee

Spotted Towhee   (SPTO)
Pipilo maculatus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 2/4/2014

Location: Private Residence

Notes: Willie D'Anna, Betsy Potter, and I found the male Spotted Towhee at a private.

2/4/2014
Varied Thrush

Varied Thrush   (VATH)
Ixoreus naevius
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 2/4/2014

Location: Fort Erie, Canada

Notes: Willie D'Anna, Betsy Potter, and I found the female Varied Thrush foraging on berries in a thicket alongside a pathway in Ontario, Canada.

2/4/2014
Long-eared Owl

Long-eared Owl   (LEOW)
Asio otus
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Date Added: 1/4/2014

Location: Old Fort Niagara, Niagara Falls, NY

Notes: Celeste Morien and I drove out to Oatka Creek hoping to find the re-found Long-eared that Jim Adams found. Jim met us at the park and walked us right up to the owl - amazing! What nice views we had too...

1/4/2014
Eurasian Collared-Dove

Eurasian Collared-Dove   (EUCD)
Streptopelia decaocto
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae

Date Added: 12/29/2013

Location: Church Rd., Hilton, NY

Notes: While scoping a large group of Mourning Doves in a farm field, Brad Carlson stopped by and said he had just seen the Eurasian Collared-Dove further back on the road. He kindly led me to the spot and I was able to get some great views of the dove!

12/29/2013
Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull   (GLGU)
Larus hyperboreus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 12/1/2013

Location: Fort Erie, Canada

Notes: At the Sir Adam Beck Power Station, many gulls were down in the gorge. Among them was this beautiful, adult Glaucous and 3 Iceland Gulls.

12/1/2013
Purple Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper   (PUSA)
Calidris maritima
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 12/1/2013

Location: Fort Erie, Canada

Notes: At Dufferin Islands, looking out on the river, we saw one of two Purple Sandpipers that Willie D'Anna found yesterday. Too far out for photos, but we got some excellent scope views.

12/1/2013
King Eider

King Eider   (KIEI)
Somateria spectabilis
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 11/30/2013

Location: Bear Creek Harbor, Wayne County, NY

Notes: Previously found by Joe Wing, this 1st year male King Eider was feeding off the end of the pier, giving great views.

11/30/2013
Barrow's Goldeneye

Barrow's Goldeneye   (BAGO)
Bucephala islandica
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 11/29/2013

Location: Point Breeze, Orleans County, NY

Notes: Acting on a tip I rec'd from Celeste Morien, I drove up to Point Breeze in the hopes of finding the Barrow's Goldeneye she found earlier in the day. The Barrow's was still present in a group of Common Goldeneyes, some Long-tailed Ducks, Red-headed Mergansers, and White-winged Scoters.

11/29/2013
Lark Sparrow

Lark Sparrow   (LASP)
Chondestes grammacus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 11/26/2013

Location: Fort Erie, Canada

Notes: Celeste Morien, Alec Humann, and I sought this rare bird (quite rare for the Niagara region) after it was previously reported and seen over the last few days. Alec pointed out a bush he recognized from someone's photo and Celeste noticed a sparrow - the LARK SPARROW - was sitting right in that same bush!

11/26/2013
Harlequin Duck

Harlequin Duck   (HADU)
Histrionicus histrionicus
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 11/24/2013

Location: Old Fort Niagara, Niagara Falls, NY

Notes: Found and reported by Jim Pawlicki, our scanning was eventually rewarded with 2 gorgeous male Harlequin Ducks out in the water amongst an assortment of ducks, including Common Goldeneye, Long-tailed, Horned Grebe, and Red-breasted Merganser.

11/24/2013
Elegant Tern

Elegant Tern   (ELTE)
Thalasseus elegans
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 11/20/2013

Location: Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, NY

Notes: Found by Vicky Rothman while birding at Beaver Island State Park. Vicky called a birder I was with and we all sped to Beaver Island. At the time, Vicky was unsure of its ID, thinking Elegant or Royal. Jim Pawlicki had already gotten there and confirmed it to be an Elegant Tern - only the 2nd record for NYS!

11/20/2013
Black-legged Kittiwake

Black-legged Kittiwake   (BLKI)
Rissa tridactyla
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 11/11/2013

Location: Squaw Island, Niagara River, Buffalo, NY

Notes: Seen with several other birders while looking for the Franklin's Gull that was found by Jim Pawlicki. We had very nice, close-ups of the Kittiwake when s/he finally flew in amongst hundreds of feeding Bonaparte's Gulls.

11/11/2013
Ross's Goose

Ross's Goose   (ROGO)
Chen rossii
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 11/10/2013

Location: Hamlin Beach, Hamlin, NY

Notes: It was only about my 7th try for this bird! The geese were being seen at Hamlin Beach for several days in a row - and I missed them twice before this. I also missed them at Montezuma and Beaver Meadow. I couldn't believe I finally found them - all 3 together among a large flock of Canadas out on the water. Separately, I also found a single Snow Goose that was also among another flock of Canadas.

11/10/2013
Franklin's Gull

Franklin's Gull   (FRGU)
Leucophaeus pipixcan
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 11/6/2013

Location: Devils Hole SP, Niagara County, NY

Notes: Doug Happ and I went to Devil's Hole to look for the gull first found by Betsy Potter. Betsy also found a Glaucous Gull at the same location. We found the Franklin's among thousands of Bonapartes but were unable to find a Glaucous.

11/6/2013
Cattle Egret

Cattle Egret   (CAEG)
Bubulcus ibis
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 11/5/2013

Location: Hamlin Beach, Hamlin, NY

Notes: Seen on Church Road in Hamlin, NY out in a pasture. The small egret was amongst several cattle.

11/5/2013
White-rumped Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper   (WRSA)
Calidris fuscicollis
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 11/3/2013

Location: Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Notes: At Colvin Marsh, amongst a group of 11 Dunlin. The sandpiper's primaries extended beyond its tail, it had very dark legs and bill, was slightly smaller than the Dunlin.

11/3/2013
Hudsonian Godwit

Hudsonian Godwit   (HUGO)
Limosa haemastica
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 10/29/2013

Location: Hamlin Beach, Hamlin, NY

Notes: In a farm field near Hamlin Beach in Hamlin, NY, Doug Happ and I went out to the godwit amongst other shorebirds: Black-bellied Plover (still in fine breeding plumage), a Semipalmated Plover, several Dunlin and Pectoral Sandpipers. Lapland Longspurs were also flying about the field.

10/29/2013
Rough-legged Hawk

Rough-legged Hawk   (RLHA)
Buteo lagopus
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 10/26/2013

Location: Shadigee (aka Yates Pier), Orleans County, NY

Notes: Nearly to Shadigee, a group of us on the fall BOS field trip stopped to look over some Canada Geese out in a farm field. Flying in the distance, was a Rough-legged Hawk, found and ID'd by Willie D'Anna, the leader of our field trip. It wasn't a great look for this life bird, so I hope a better one is coming soon!

10/26/2013
Rufous Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird   (RUHU)
Selasphorus rufus
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae

Date Added: 10/23/2013

Location: Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Notes: Seen with Celeste Morien near Montezuma Wildlife Refuge at a private residence. Special permission was needed. This bird has drawn a lot of attention and will be banded later this week by Jay McGowan of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

10/23/2013
White-faced Ibis

White-faced Ibis   (WFIB)
Plegadis chihi
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Threskiornithidae

Date Added: 10/19/2013

Location: Montezuma Wildlife Refuge

Notes: Celeste Morien and I made the long drive out to Montezuma Wildlife Refuge to find the 2 reported ibises, the Glossy Ibis and the White-faced Ibis. Both birds were present and gave excellent views.

10/19/2013
Pacific Loon

Pacific Loon   (PALO)
Gavia pacifica
Order: Gaviiformes
Family: Gaviidae

Date Added: 10/18/2013

Location: Golden Hill State Park, Barker, NY

Notes: First sighted by Betsy Potter, we watched this beautiful loon fly by at close range for several, long seconds. Willie D'Anna made the ID as he checked off several field marks, eliminating the other loons.

10/18/2013
Long-billed Dowitcher

Long-billed Dowitcher   (LBDO)
Limnodromus scolopaceus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 10/17/2013

Location: LaSalle Landing Park, Irondequoit, NY

Notes: Right after parking at LaSalle Landing in Irondequoit, another birder, Jim, happened to be looking at the bird and kindly put my scope right on him. Easy! The dowitcher was foraging out in the marsh and I got great scope views but fair photos.

10/17/2013
Greater White-fronted Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose   (GWFG)
Anser albifrons
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 10/16/2013

Location: Lyndonville Pond, Lyndonville, NY

Notes: Originally spotted by Bill Watson on the BOS October count. Celeste Morien and I went to find it today and Celeste spotted it amongst nearly 900 Canada Geese at the same pond in the center of Lyndonville.

10/16/2013
Common Raven

Common Raven   (CORA)
Corvus corax
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae

Date Added: 10/15/2013

Location: Beaver Meadow, Java, NY

Notes: Seen flying overhead as Doug Happ and I drove up to the pond at Beaver Meadow.

10/15/2013
Lapland Longspur

Lapland Longspur   (LALO)
Calcarius lapponicus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 10/14/2013

Location: Golden Hill State Park, Barker, NY

Notes: After birding at Golden Hill SP today, Willie D'Anna and I went over to a farm field about 30 minutes away where he had seen some Lapland Longspurs during his BOS October count the day before. Sure enough, we saw a few mixed in with many more Horned Larks. American Pipits were also present.

10/14/2013
Cackling Goose

Cackling Goose   (CACG)
Branta hutchinsii
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 10/10/2013

Location: Hamlin Beach, Hamlin, NY

Notes: Seen with Celeste Morien, we scanned a large flock of Canada Geese, hoping to find a Cackling within. Sure enough, we ended up finding several. Their smaller size, short bills, and rounder heads made them fairly easy to identify.

10/10/2013
Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe   (RNGR)
Podiceps grisegena
Order: Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae

Date Added: 10/10/2013

Location: Hamlin Beach, Hamlin, NY

Notes: Doing some lakeside watching with Celeste Morien, we had more than one (FIVE) Red-necked Grebes fly past!

10/10/2013
Surf Scoter

Surf Scoter   (SUSC)
Melanitta perspicillata
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 10/10/2013

Location: Hamlin Beach, Hamlin, NY

Notes: While lakeside birding with Celeste Morient, three Surf-Scoters came by at fairly close range, making it easy to determine that they were not only scoters, but were definitely Surf Scoters by the white patches on their heads.

10/10/2013
Brown Booby

Brown Booby   (BRBO)
Sula leucogaster
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Sulidae

Date Added: 10/7/2013

Location: Erie Basin Marina, Buffalo, NY

Notes: While birding with Jim Pawlicki and hoping to see a jaeger, Jim miraculously detected the Brown Booby out in the horribly windy and rain-driven lake - amongst hundreds of gulls and cormorants. An amazing but very exciting find! This is the first record for the Great Lakes!

10/7/2013
Brant

Brant   (BRAN)
Branta bernicla
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 10/5/2013

Location: Shadigee (aka Yates Pier), Orleans County, NY

Notes: With Doug Happ lake watching. At least 3 groups with large numbers flew by.

10/5/2013
Nelson's Sparrow

Nelson's Sparrow   (NESP)
Ammodramus nelsoni
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 9/28/2013

Location: Amherst Bike Path, Amherst, NY

Notes: TWO Nelson Sparrows were seen with Willie D'Anna, Betsy Potter, Celeste Morien, Holly Sweeney, and Bernie Kester near the Amherst Bike Path after Jim Pawlicki had found the birds earlier that morning.

9/28/2013
Sora

Sora   (SORA)
Porzana carolina
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae

Date Added: 9/28/2013

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

Notes: Seen and heard with Doug Happ after stopping at 2 other marshes to try for the Sora. At BWWTP, we not only had 1 Sora respond to our tape, but 3! Virginia Rails were heard as well.

9/28/2013
Red Phalarope

Red Phalarope   (REPH)
Phalaropus fulicarius
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 9/20/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Stafford Marsh in Oak Orchard with Doug Happ. Excellent scope views of the phalarope as it swam, keeping mostly to the left side of the pond.

9/20/2013
Rusty Blackbird

Rusty Blackbird   (RUBL)
Euphagus carolinus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: 9/20/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Oak Orchard Windmill Marsh with Doug Happ and Sal Salembier. Sal heard the blackbird's call and we all quickly found it perched at the top of a dead tree. We had excellent scope views and listened to it call several times.

9/20/2013
Snow Goose

Snow Goose   (SNGO)
Chen caerulescens
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 9/18/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: I accompanied Celeste Morien on a marsh check today and I noticed something large and white out on Ringneck Marsh amongst the Canada Geese. I had Celeste check it with her scope and she identified it to be a Snow Goose - a life bird for me! We eventually got closer views and photos.

9/18/2013
Black Vulture

Black Vulture   (BLVU)
Coragyps atratus
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Cathartidae

Date Added: 9/14/2013

Location: Artpark, Lewiston, NY

Notes: Doug Happ and I walked up to an area that looks over the river. Up, on an elevated platform, Doug spotted a good candidate for a Black Vulture with his spotting scope. Further observation confirmed the black face, shorter, stockier body, and white patch near wing tips as it took flight and was joined by 4 others.

9/14/2013
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Cuckoo   (YBCU)
Coccyzus americanus
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae

Date Added: 9/14/2013

Location: Three Sisters Islands, Niagara Falls, NY

Notes: While birding in the park, I noticed the YBCU fly into a nearby tree and perch on a branch.

9/14/2013
Olive-sided Flycatcher

Olive-sided Flycatcher   (OSFL)
Contopus cooperi
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 9/3/2013

Location: Amherst State Park, Amherst, NY

Notes: First reported by Bill Watson, Doug Happ and I went out to the park to see if we could find it. Sure enough, he was sitting at the top of a dead tree right by the wooden bridge - AFTER we had already circled the entire park!

9/3/2013
Red Knot

Red Knot   (REKN)
Calidris canutus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 9/2/2013

Location: Pinecrest Point, Ontario, CA

Notes: Working off a tip Willie had gotten from a friend of his, Willie, Betsy, Doug Happ, and I went up to Pinecrest Point to find the Red Knot. We found it among a large group of shorebirds, mostly Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers and Semipalmated Plovers. We also found 3 Sanderlings in the group.

9/2/2013
Golden-winged Warbler

Golden-winged Warbler   (GWWA)
Vermivora chrysoptera
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 8/30/2013

Location: Amherst State Park, Amherst, NY

Notes: I "flew" out to Amherst State Park after receiving a phone call from Sal that he had eyes on a Golden-winged in Amherst State Park. This was the third time I've tried for this bird and it proved to be a charm! After losing sight of the warbler for over an hour - and just as Jim's and my hopes began to fade, Jim relocated the warbler and we all got great views! Thx, Sal!

8/30/2013
American Golden-Plover

American Golden-Plover   (AMGP)
Pluvialis dominica
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae

Date Added: 8/29/2013

Location: N. Byron Rd. sod farms in Batavia, NY

Notes: After Tuesday's visit to the Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Celeste Morien found a flock of American Golden-Plovers on a sod farm on N. Byron Rd. in Batavia. I went with Eli Knapp and we found a group of 8 goldens and several Killdeer at the exact location Celeste reported.

8/29/2013
Baird's Sandpiper

Baird's Sandpiper   (BASA)
Calidris bairdii
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 8/27/2013

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

Notes: I rec'd word that 2 Baird's Sandpipers were seen at BWWTP yesterday, August 26th. I nearly went but then decided it was too narrow of a time frame. I waited until today, taking Doug Happ with me and meeting Celeste Morien. After we located and photographed the 2 Baird's, Celeste spotted 3 Red-necked Phalaropes in her scope! Two birds for the "price" of one!

8/27/2013
Red-necked Phalarope

Red-necked Phalarope   (RNPH)
Phalaropus lobatus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 8/27/2013

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

Notes: I rec'd word that 2 Baird's Sandpipers were seen at BWWTP yesterday, August 26th. I nearly went but then decided it was too narrow of a time frame. I waited until today, taking Doug Happ with me and meeting Celeste Morien. After we located and photographed the 2 Baird's, Celeste spotted 3 Red-necked Phalaropes in her scope! We enjoyed watching them for awhile - and, in spite of them staying out in the middle of the S1 pond, we managed to get some halfway decent photos of them.

8/27/2013
Lesser Black-backed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull   (LBBG)
Larus fuscus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 8/25/2013

Location: Point Morgan, Ontario, CA

Notes: A young Lesser Black-backed Gull was found and ID's by some of the more experienced birders in our BOS shorebird trip along Lake Erie in Ontario, CA.

8/25/2013
Common Nighthawk

Common Nighthawk   (CONI)
Chordeiles minor
Order: Caprimulgiformes
Family: Caprimulgidae

Date Added: 8/18/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Kumpf Marsh with Celeste Morien. A late day invitation from Celeste took me back out to Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge because Common Nighthawks were seen where we found the Sandhill Cranes a couple of nights earlier. We stopped by Kumpf to check for shorebirds first and this is where we saw a pair of Common Nighthawks! They were larger than I imagined and the white bands on the upper and underside of their wings will be easy field marks for me to pick out again.

8/18/2013
Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane   (SACR)
Grus canadensis
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Gruidae

Date Added: 8/15/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Windmill Marsh with Celeste Morien and Doug Happ. It was a memorable night when over 150 Great Egrets gathered at the marsh to roost. 3 Sandhill Cranes joined the group around 8:30 PM.

8/15/2013
Northern Pintail

Northern Pintail   (NOPI)
Anas acuta
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 8/13/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Cayuga Overlook with Celeste Morien. Celeste pointed out the Northern Pintail that I most likely would have otherwise missed. I didn't realize it was a life bird until later!

8/13/2013
Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper   (PESA)
Calidris melanotos
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 8/13/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Kumpf Marsh with Celeste Morien. I assisted Celeste on this day with her marsh checks. The Pectoral Sandpiper was out amongst several other shorebirds, including: Semipalmated & Spotted Sandpipers, 2 Black-bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, Killdeer, and Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs.

8/13/2013
Black-billed Cuckoo

Black-billed Cuckoo   (BBCU)
Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Order: Cuculiformes
Family: Cuculidae

Date Added: 8/11/2013

Location: Oatka Creek Park, Scottsville, NY

Notes: I came out here specifically to find the Black-billed Cuckoo. This was, perhaps, one of the easiest birds I ever found in that he just flew into my camera's viewfinder as I was shooting photos of an Eastern Towhee. The cuckoo had an insect in its mouth and I suspect it had a young one nearby.

8/11/2013
Sanderling

Sanderling   (SAND)
Calidris alba
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 7/30/2013

Location: Main Street Beach, Dunkirk, NY

Notes: I went alone down to Dunkirk this day, hoping to find new shorebirds. I was elated to find and add this one, lone, very cute Sanderling to my life list. Its ID was later confirmed by Joe Mitchell.

7/30/2013
Henslow's Sparrow

Henslow's Sparrow   (HESP)
Ammodramus henslowii
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 7/11/2013

Location: Jamestown, NY. Tonight Doug Happ, Rick Kaz, Celeste Morien and I went down for the 3rd time (for Doug and I) to find the Henslow's Sparrow that's has been reported at this location. We were thrilled when Celeste discerned his song which lead to us getting good scope and bin views. A second adult was also found and we're pretty sure we saw a juvenile as well.

7/11/2013
Black Tern

Black Tern   (BLTE)
Chlidonias niger
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 7/8/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Kumpf Marsh. This was my 3rd attempt at trying to find a Black Tern. I not only saw 1 this day but at least 7! At least 3 were juveniles.

7/8/2013
Clay-colored Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow   (CCSP)
Spizella pallida
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 7/8/2013

Location: Krull Park, Olcott, NY

Notes: I accompanied Celeste Morien, Willie D'Anna, and Betsy Potter to the fields behind the soccer field. It didn't take long for the good ears of my companions to locate the source of the sparrow's singing. We finally got some great looks at him - and even some photos - as he settled in a tree near us.

7/8/2013
Forster's Tern

Forster's Tern   (FOTE)
Sterna forsteri
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 7/4/2013

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

Notes: Celeste Morien, Doug Happ, and I stopped by the water treatment plant after a meeting we had regarding data collection for the Purple Martin project. The Forster's Tern was found as we approached a Tundra Swan. Several Caspians were found here too.

7/4/2013
Sedge Wren

Sedge Wren   (SEWR)
Cistothorus platensis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae

Date Added: 7/4/2013

Location: Hogan Point Rd., Greece, NY

Notes: Following a tip from Chris Stanger, Doug Happ and I went out to Hogan Point Rd. to see if we could locate the wren. We not only saw 1 but several! They sang beautifully and we got some great scope views as well as a few photos.

7/4/2013
Tundra Swan

Tundra Swan   (TUSW)
Cygnus columbianus
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 7/4/2013

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

Notes: Celeste Morien, Doug Happ, and I stopped by the water treatment plant after a meeting we had regarding data collection for the Purple Martin project. The swan was scrutinized carefully for field marks and submitted to eBird along with photos. It was confirmed to be a Tundra! Several Caspian Terns and a single Forster's Tern were found here too.

7/4/2013
Acadian Flycatcher

Acadian Flycatcher   (ACFL)
Empidonax virescens
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 7/3/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Onondaga Trail with Pat Martin. The Acadian Flycatcher flew and perched just up the trail from us. Pat easily confirmed its identity when it sang.

7/3/2013
Cerulean Warbler

Cerulean Warbler   (CERW)
Setophaga cerulea
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 7/3/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Onondaga Trail with Pat Martin. As we were heading back out of the trail, Pat's experienced ears picked up the singing of a Cerulean. After Pat left, I pursued the warbler until I got some decent views of it.

7/3/2013
Common Gallinule

Common Gallinule   (COGA)
Gallinula galeata
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae

Date Added: 7/3/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Kumpf Marsh. I came here alone, looking for a Black Tern. I didn't find the tern but I found a lone Common Gallinule out in the back of the marsh area. It was easily identifiable by its bright orange-red bill.

7/3/2013
Least Bittern

Least Bittern   (LEBI)
Ixobrychus exilis
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 6/30/2013

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

Notes: I was determined to find a Least Bittern on this day. Several visits to Tifft prior to this, I had heard the bittern out in the marsh end of the preserve. My son, Tom, and I went early in the morning and sat listening and waiting. We eventually were rewarded with several fly-overs as the Least Bittern changed location in the marsh.

6/30/2013
Virginia Rail

Virginia Rail   (VIRA)
Rallus limicola
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae

Date Added: 6/25/2013

Location: Beaver Meadow, Java, NY

Notes: Following a tip from Tom Kerr, I went to the marsh for a second time to find the rail. Finally, I got great looks at 3 of them - and even some photos!

6/25/2013
Vesper Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow   (VESP)
Pooecetes gramineus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 6/23/2013

Location: Bond Road, Ashford, NY with Doug Happ. Doug and I drove around the area where vespers are known to breed. Sure enough, we found a couple and had some nice views.

6/23/2013
Canada Warbler

Canada Warbler   (CAWA)
Cardellina canadensis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 6/20/2013

Location: Canadaway Creek WMA, Chautauqua, NY

Notes: Following a tip from Gale VerHague, I came down to the creek area and fairly quickly heard and then saw the warbler. He was absolutely stunning and it was an exciting find!

6/20/2013
Mourning Warbler

Mourning Warbler   (MOWA)
Geothlypis philadelphia
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 6/19/2013

Location: Canadaway Creek WMA, Chautauqua, NY

Notes: I accompanied Gale VerHague on a hike through part of the WMA. As we were heading up one path, Gale was certain she heard a Mourning Warbler. A little phishing brought him out of the undergrowth and we got some pretty good looks at him, in spite of the failing light.

6/19/2013
Prothonotary Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler   (PROW)
Protonotaria citrea
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 6/12/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Tonawanda SWMA with Celeste Morien and Pat Martin. Celeste and I met at the marsh area specifically to try and find the Prothonotary Warbler. We saw Pat Martin who was already there and all 3 of us walked up and down the path listening, trying to locate the warbler. Eventually, Celeste heard it sing and we were soon after rewarded with some very nice looks as the warbler flew back and forth over the marsh presumably taking food to its young.

6/12/2013
Yellow-throated Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo   (YTVI)
Vireo flavifrons
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae

Date Added: 6/9/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Swallow Hollow. Doug Happ and I came out here a couple of weeks ago and HEARD the vireo singing but we were unable to find it visually. Today, I came alone and just sat still for a very long time near where it was singing again. This time, the vireo showed itself - much lower than we were expecting the last time.

6/9/2013
Alder Flycatcher

Alder Flycatcher   (ALFL)
Empidonax alnorum
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 6/4/2013

Location: Tillman Road WMA, Clarence, NY

Notes: Sal (Rich Salembier) called to tell me that he had a bead on an Alder Flycatcher out at Tillman Road WMA in Clarence. I quickly got in my car and met him out there. The flycatcher was an easy find, not straying from his perch much at all. Thanks, Sal!

6/4/2013
Upland Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper   (UPSA)
Bartramia longicauda
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 6/4/2013

Location: Tillman Road WMA, Clarence, NY

Notes: On the same date that I saw my first Alder Flycatcher with Sal, I was able to see my first Upland Sandpiper up on the mounds. Sal easily found one and then a second. I even got to hear its wolf-like cry as it flew over the field!

6/4/2013
Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-breasted Chat   (YBCH)
Icteria virens
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 6/3/2013

Location: Carlton Hill WMA, Wyoming, NY

Notes: The chat was first heard and seen by Doug Beattie on Bank Rd. in the Carlton Hill WMA. I was unsuccessful on my first trip there, but this time, I heard it and then eventually found it, with a little assistance from Steve Taylor. Steve and I got some pretty close views and I was able to get a few decent photos.

6/3/2013
Gray-cheeked Thrush

Gray-cheeked Thrush   (GCTH)
Catharus minimus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 5/29/2013

Location: Point Gratoit, Dunkirk, NY

Notes: I met Gale at Point Gratoit in response to her invitation to look for the earlier reported Prothonotary Warbler that was found in the park that day. We didn't find the warbler, but we did see this life bird who gave us a great concert as it sang and sang!

5/29/2013
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher   (YBFL)
Empidonax flaviventris
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 5/29/2013

Location: Point Gratoit, Dunkirk, NY

Notes: This was the second life bird I had the night that Gale VerHague and I tried to find the Prothonotary Warbler that had been seen in this park. I didn't realize this was a life bird until later, when Jim Pawlicki pointed out the field marks I had missed.

5/29/2013
Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone   (RUTU)
Arenaria interpres
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 5/27/2013

Location: Point Morgan, Ontario, CA

Notes: Doug Happ and I visited this beach on the north shore of Lake Erie. We were hoping for a Whimbrel, which we found at a Rock Point Provincial Park a little later in the day. The Ruddy Turnstones we saw at Point Morgan were beautiful and we got fairly close looks at them along with some photos.

5/27/2013
Whimbrel

Whimbrel   (WHIM)
Numenius phaeopus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 5/27/2013

Location: Rock Point Provincial Park, Ontario, CA

Notes: At our second or third stop of the day, Doug Happ and I found this lone Whimbrel standing out on a rock next to a Black-bellied Plover. Both birds were beautiful and the decurved bill of the Whimbrel was spectacular to see. We got great scope views and I even got a couple of photos of the Whimbrel!

5/27/2013
Bank Swallow

Bank Swallow   (BANS)
Riparia riparia
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae

Date Added: 5/25/2013

Location: Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, NY

Notes: Doug Happ and I came to Grand Island to find the Snowy Egret that had been reported. We were unsuccessful with that bird, but I did get my first Bank Swallow on this day. I'm sure I had seen Bank Swallows many times before, but until today, I didn't know how to tell them from the other swallows. Doug pointed out how I can pick them out from the other swallows by their small size and dark breast-band.

5/25/2013
Common Tern

Common Tern   (COTE)
Sterna hirundo
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 5/25/2013

Location: Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, NY

Notes: This bird was also a life list addition the day Doug Happ and I came to Grand Island to find the Snowy Egret. Common Terns have forked tails and are notably smaller than the Caspians, which, until today, was the only tern I was familiar with.

5/25/2013
Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover   (BBPL)
Pluvialis squatarola
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae

Date Added: 5/23/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Cayuga Overlook

5/23/2013
Dunlin

Dunlin   (DUNL)
Calidris alpina
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 5/23/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Cayuga Overlook

5/23/2013
Least Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper   (LESA)
Calidris minutilla
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 5/23/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Cayuga Overlook

5/23/2013
Stilt Sandpiper

Stilt Sandpiper   (STSA)
Calidris himantopus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 5/23/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Cayuga Overlook

5/23/2013
Trumpeter Swan

Trumpeter Swan   (TRUS)
Cygnus buccinator
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 5/23/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Ringneck Marsh

5/23/2013
Grasshopper Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow   (GRSP)
Ammodramus savannarum
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 5/22/2013

Location: Tillman Road WMA, Clarence, NY

5/22/2013
Willow Flycatcher

Willow Flycatcher   (WIFL)
Empidonax traillii
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 5/21/2013

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

5/21/2013
Blackburnian Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler   (BLBW)
Setophaga fusca
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/19/2013

Location: Worden Road, Delavan, NY

5/19/2013
Prairie Warbler

Prairie Warbler   (PRAW)
Setophaga discolor
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/19/2013

Location: Worden Road, Delavan, NY

5/19/2013
Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper   (SPSA)
Actitis macularius
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 5/17/2013

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

5/17/2013
Northern Waterthrush

Northern Waterthrush   (NOWA)
Parkesia noveboracensis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/16/2013

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

5/16/2013
Bay-breasted Warbler

Bay-breasted Warbler   (BBWA)
Setophaga castanea
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/15/2013

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

5/15/2013
Lincoln's Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow   (LISP)
Melospiza lincolnii
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 5/15/2013

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

5/15/2013
Veery

Veery   (VEER)
Catharus fuscescens
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 5/14/2013

Location: Stiglmeier Park, Cheektowaga, NY

5/14/2013
Orange-crowned Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler   (OCWA)
Oreothlypis celata
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/8/2013

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

5/8/2013
Louisiana Waterthrush

Louisiana Waterthrush   (LOWA)
Parkesia motacilla
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/7/2013

Location: Chestnut Ridge State Park, Orchard Park, NY

5/7/2013
Glossy Ibis

Glossy Ibis   (GLIB)
Plegadis falcinellus
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Threskiornithidae

Date Added: 5/6/2013

Location: Berry Road, Fredonia, NY

5/6/2013
Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole   (OROR)
Icterus spurius
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: 5/6/2013

Location: Berry Road, Fredonia, NY

5/6/2013
American Woodcock

American Woodcock   (AMWO)
Scolopax minor
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 5/5/2013

Location: Private vineyard, Angola, NY

5/5/2013
Summer Tanager

Summer Tanager   (SUTA)
Piranga rubra
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae

Date Added: 5/5/2013

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

5/5/2013
Chimney Swift

Chimney Swift   (CHSW)
Chaetura pelagica
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Apodidae

Date Added: 5/4/2013

Location: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

5/4/2013
Least Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher   (LEFL)
Empidonax minimus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 5/3/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Kumpf Marsh

5/3/2013
Yellow-throated Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler   (YTWA)
Setophaga dominica
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 4/29/2013

Location: Evangola State Park, Irving, NY

4/29/2013
Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher   (BRTH)
Toxostoma rufum
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae

Date Added: 4/27/2013

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/27/2013
Ruff

Ruff   (RUFF)
Calidris pugnax
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 4/24/2013

Location: Farmer's field, Shelby, NY

4/24/2013
Western Tanager

Western Tanager   (WETA)
Piranga ludoviciana
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae

Date Added: 4/24/2013

Location: Personal residence, Irving, NY

4/24/2013
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow   (NRWS)
Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae

Date Added: 4/18/2013

Location: Dunkirk Harbor, Dunkirk, NY

4/18/2013
Red-breasted Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser   (RBME)
Mergus serrator
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 4/18/2013

Location: Dunkirk Harbor, Dunkirk, NY

4/18/2013
Fox Sparrow

Fox Sparrow   (FOSP)
Passerella iliaca
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 4/16/2013

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

4/16/2013
Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk   (SSHA)
Accipiter striatus
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 4/14/2013

Location: Bird Song, Orchard Park, NY

4/14/2013
American Avocet

American Avocet   (AMAV)
Recurvirostra americana
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Recurvirostridae

Date Added: 4/13/2013

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

4/13/2013
Horned Grebe

Horned Grebe   (HOGR)
Podiceps auritus
Order: Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae

Date Added: 4/13/2013

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

4/13/2013
American Wigeon

American Wigeon   (AMWI)
Anas americana
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 4/8/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Cinnamon Marsh

4/8/2013
Eurasian Wigeon

Eurasian Wigeon   (EUWI)
Anas penelope
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 4/8/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Cinnamon Marsh

4/8/2013
Gadwall

Gadwall   (GADW)
Anas strepera
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 4/8/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Cinnamon Marsh

4/8/2013
Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs   (GRYE)
Tringa melanoleuca
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 4/8/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Kumpf Marsh

4/8/2013
Wilson's Snipe

Wilson's Snipe   (WISN)
Gallinago delicata
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 4/8/2013

Location: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR)

Notes: Kumpf Marsh

4/8/2013
Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Meadowlark   (EAME)
Sturnella magna
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: 4/6/2013

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/6/2013
Northern Saw-whet Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl   (NSWO)
Aegolius acadicus
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Date Added: 4/1/2013

Location: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

4/1/2013
Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush   (HETH)
Catharus guttatus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 3/23/2013

Location: Bird Song, Orchard Park, NY

3/23/2013
Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk   (RSHA)
Buteo lineatus
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 3/23/2013

Location: Hunters Creek Road, South Wales, NY

3/23/2013
Barred Owl

Barred Owl   (BADO)
Strix varia
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Date Added: 3/3/2013

Location: Bond Lake County Park, Wheatfield, NY

3/3/2013
Eastern Screech-Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl   (EASO)
Megascops asio
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Date Added: 3/3/2013

Location: Private residence, Porter, NY

3/3/2013
Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl   (SNOW)
Bubo scandiacus
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Date Added: 3/3/2013

Location: Niagara Falls Airport, Niagara Falls, NY

3/3/2013
Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl   (GHOW)
Bubo virginianus
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Date Added: 2/27/2013

Location: Lakeside Memorial Cemetery, Hamburg, NY

2/27/2013
Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting   (SNBU)
Plectrophenax nivalis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 2/17/2013

Location: Posson Rd., Shelby, NY

2/17/2013
American Coot

American Coot   (AMCO)
Fulica americana
Order: Gruiformes
Family: Rallidae

Date Added: 2/16/2013

Location: Dunkirk Harbor, Dunkirk, NY

2/16/2013
Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl   (SEOW)
Asio flammeus
Order: Strigiformes
Family: Strigidae

Date Added: 2/10/2013

Location: Posson Rd., Shelby, NY

2/10/2013
Black Scoter

Black Scoter   (BLSC)
Melanitta americana
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Canvasback

Canvasback   (CANV)
Aythya valisineria
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Common Loon

Common Loon   (COLO)
Gavia immer
Order: Gaviiformes
Family: Gaviidae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Great Black-backed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull   (GBBG)
Larus marinus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Greater Scaup

Greater Scaup   (GRSC)
Aythya marila
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Iceland Gull

Iceland Gull   (ICGU)
Larus glaucoides
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Little Gull

Little Gull   (LIGU)
Hydrocoloeus minutus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Long-tailed Duck

Long-tailed Duck   (LTDU)
Clangula hyemalis
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon   (PEFA)
Falco peregrinus
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Falconidae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Redhead

Redhead   (REDH)
Aythya americana
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Thayer's Gull

Thayer's Gull   (THGU)
Larus thayeri
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
White-winged Scoter

White-winged Scoter   (WWSC)
Melanitta fusca
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 1/12/2013

Location: Niagara River, Ontario, CA

1/12/2013
Horned Lark

Horned Lark   (HOLA)
Eremophila alpestris
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Alaudidae

Date Added: 1/2/2013

Location: Private farm land in Java, NY

1/2/2013
Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye   (COGO)
Bucephala clangula
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 12/26/2012

Location: Inner & Outer Harbors, Buffalo, NY

12/26/2012
Monk Parakeet

Monk Parakeet   (MOPA)
Myiopsitta monachus
Order: Psittaciformes
Family: Psittacidae

Date Added: 12/15/2012

Location: West Ridge Plaza, Rochester, NY

12/15/2012
Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier   (NOHA)
Circus cyaneus
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 12/15/2012

Location: Braddock Bay, Greece, NY

12/15/2012
White-winged Crossbill

White-winged Crossbill   (WWCR)
Loxia leucoptera
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae

Date Added: 12/15/2012

Location: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, NY

12/15/2012
Northern Shrike

Northern Shrike   (NSHR)
Lanius excubitor
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Laniidae

Date Added: 12/5/2012

Location: Warner Hill Road, South Wales

12/5/2012
Merlin

Merlin   (MERL)
Falco columbarius
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Falconidae

Date Added: 12/4/2012

Location: Old Fort Niagara, Niagara Falls, NY

12/4/2012
Bonaparte's Gull

Bonaparte's Gull   (BOGU)
Chroicocephalus philadelphia
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 11/15/2012

Location: Woodlawn Beach, Hamburg, NY

11/15/2012
Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak   (EVGR)
Coccothraustes vespertinus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae

Date Added: 11/2/2012

Location: Reinstein Woods, Cheektowaga, NY

11/2/2012
Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser   (HOME)
Lophodytes cucullatus
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 10/27/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

10/27/2012
Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird   (NOMO)
Mimus polyglottos
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae

Date Added: 10/26/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

10/26/2012
American Pipit

American Pipit   (AMPI)
Anthus rubescens
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Motacillidae

Date Added: 10/21/2012

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

10/21/2012
Common Merganser

Common Merganser   (COME)
Mergus merganser
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 10/21/2012

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

10/21/2012
Eared Grebe

Eared Grebe   (EAGR)
Podiceps nigricollis
Order: Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae

Date Added: 10/21/2012

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

10/21/2012
Herring Gull

Herring Gull   (HERG)
Larus argentatus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 10/21/2012

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

10/21/2012
Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Duck   (RUDU)
Oxyura jamaicensis
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 10/21/2012

Location: Batavia Waste Water Treatment Plant, Batavia, NY

10/21/2012
Ovenbird

Ovenbird   (OVEN)
Seiurus aurocapilla
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 9/19/2012

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

9/19/2012
Swainson's Thrush

Swainson's Thrush   (SWTH)
Catharus ustulatus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 9/19/2012

Location: Amherst State Park, Amherst, NY

9/19/2012
Winter Wren

Winter Wren   (WIWR)
Troglodytes hiemalis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae

Date Added: 9/19/2012

Location: Amherst State Park, Amherst, NY

9/19/2012
Green-winged Teal

Green-winged Teal   (GWTE)
Anas crecca
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 9/13/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

9/13/2012
Marsh Wren

Marsh Wren   (MAWR)
Cistothorus palustris
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae

Date Added: 9/9/2012

Location: Honeoye Lake, Honeoye, NY

9/9/2012
Mute Swan

Mute Swan   (MUSW)
Cygnus olor
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 9/9/2012

Location: Honeoye Lake, Honeoye, NY

9/9/2012
Eastern Wood-Pewee

Eastern Wood-Pewee   (EAWP)
Contopus virens
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 9/2/2012

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

9/2/2012
Philadelphia Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo   (PHVI)
Vireo philadelphicus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae

Date Added: 9/2/2012

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

9/2/2012
Wilson's Warbler

Wilson's Warbler   (WIWA)
Cardellina pusilla
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 9/2/2012

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

9/2/2012
Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler   (NSHO)
Anas clypeata
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 9/1/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

9/1/2012
Caspian Tern

Caspian Tern   (CATE)
Hydroprogne caspia
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 8/9/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

8/9/2012
Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle   (BAEA)
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 8/4/2012

Location: Conesus Lake Inlet, Conesus, NY

8/4/2012
Killdeer

Killdeer   (KILL)
Charadrius vociferus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae

Date Added: 8/4/2012

Location: Conesus Lake Inlet, Conesus, NY

8/4/2012
Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe   (PBGR)
Podilymbus podiceps
Order: Podicipediformes
Family: Podicipedidae

Date Added: 8/4/2012

Location: Conesus Lake Inlet, Conesus, NY

8/4/2012
Purple Martin

Purple Martin   (PUMA)
Progne subis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae

Date Added: 8/4/2012

Location: Conesus Lake Inlet, Conesus, NY

8/4/2012
Semipalmated Plover

Semipalmated Plover   (SEPL)
Charadrius semipalmatus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae

Date Added: 8/4/2012

Location: Conesus Lake Inlet, Conesus, NY

8/4/2012
Semipalmated Sandpiper

Semipalmated Sandpiper   (SESA)
Calidris pusilla
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 8/4/2012

Location: Conesus Lake Inlet, Conesus, NY

8/4/2012
Short-billed Dowitcher

Short-billed Dowitcher   (SBDO)
Limnodromus griseus
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 8/4/2012

Location: Conesus Lake Inlet, Conesus, NY

8/4/2012
Solitary Sandpiper

Solitary Sandpiper   (SOSA)
Tringa solitaria
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 8/4/2012

Location: Conesus Lake Inlet, Conesus, NY

8/4/2012
Swamp Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow   (SWSP)
Melospiza georgiana
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 8/4/2012

Location: Conesus Lake Inlet, Conesus, NY

8/4/2012
Cliff Swallow

Cliff Swallow   (CLSW)
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae

Date Added: 8/2/2012

Location: 18 Mile Creek, Angola, NY

8/2/2012
Double-crested Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant   (DCCO)
Phalacrocorax auritus
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Date Added: 6/26/2012

Location: Sinking Ponds, East Aurora, NY

6/26/2012
Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird   (EAKI)
Tyrannus tyrannus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 6/10/2012

Location: Sinking Ponds, East Aurora, NY

6/10/2012
Bobolink

Bobolink   (BOBO)
Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: 6/6/2012

Location: Knox Farm, East Aurora, NY

6/6/2012
Savannah Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow   (SAVS)
Passerculus sandwichensis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 6/6/2012

Location: Knox Farm, East Aurora, NY

6/6/2012
American White Pelican

American White Pelican   (AWPE)
Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Pelecanidae

Date Added: 6/4/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

6/4/2012
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Black-crowned Night-Heron   (BCNH)
Nycticorax nycticorax
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 6/4/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

6/4/2012
Green Heron

Green Heron   (GRHE)
Butorides virescens
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 6/4/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

6/4/2012
Red-throated Loon

Red-throated Loon   (RTLO)
Gavia stellata
Order: Gaviiformes
Family: Gaviidae

Date Added: 6/1/2012

Location: Sinking Ponds, East Aurora, NY

6/1/2012
Wood Duck

Wood Duck   (WODU)
Aix sponsa
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 5/11/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

5/11/2012
Northern Parula

Northern Parula   (NOPA)
Setophaga americana
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/6/2012

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

5/6/2012
Cape May Warbler

Cape May Warbler   (CMWA)
Setophaga tigrina
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/5/2012

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

5/5/2012
Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher   (BEKI)
Megaceryle alcyon
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae

Date Added: 5/3/2012

Location: Amherst State Park, Amherst, NY

5/3/2012
Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler   (CSWA)
Setophaga pensylvanica
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/2/2012

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

5/2/2012
Field Sparrow

Field Sparrow   (FISP)
Spizella pusilla
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 5/2/2012

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

5/2/2012
Broad-winged Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk   (BWHA)
Buteo platypterus
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 4/16/2012

Location: Hamburg, NY- Flyover

4/16/2012
Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs   (LEYE)
Tringa flavipes
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Scolopacidae

Date Added: 4/16/2012

Location: Private pond, Angola, NY

4/16/2012
Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Teal   (BWTE)
Anas discors
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 4/6/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/6/2012
Great Egret

Great Egret   (GREG)
Ardea alba
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 4/6/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/6/2012
Lesser Scaup

Lesser Scaup   (LESC)
Aythya affinis
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 4/6/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/6/2012
Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull   (RBGU)
Larus delawarensis
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Laridae

Date Added: 4/6/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/6/2012
Ring-necked Duck

Ring-necked Duck   (RNDU)
Aythya collaris
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 4/6/2012

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/6/2012
Bufflehead

Bufflehead   (BUFF)
Bucephala albeola
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 3/30/2012

Location: Sinking Ponds, East Aurora, NY

3/30/2012
Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vulture   (TUVU)
Cathartes aura
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Cathartidae

Date Added: 3/19/2012

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

3/19/2012
American Black Duck

American Black Duck   (ABDU)
Anas rubripes
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 3/14/2012

Location: Private residence on Ellicott Rd., Orchard Park, NY

3/14/2012
American Kestrel

American Kestrel   (AMKE)
Falco sparverius
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Falconidae

Date Added: 12/11/2011

Location: Route 62, Eden, NY

12/11/2011
Canada Goose

Canada Goose   (CANG)
Branta canadensis
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 11/2/2011

Location: Bird Song, Orchard Park, NY

11/2/2011
Mallard

Mallard   (MALL)
Anas platyrhynchos
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae

Date Added: 11/2/2011

Location: Bird Song, Orchard Park, NY

11/2/2011
Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler   (BTNW)
Setophaga virens
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 9/26/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

9/26/2011
Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo   (BHVI)
Vireo solitarius
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae

Date Added: 9/26/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

9/26/2011
Blackpoll Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler   (BLPW)
Setophaga striata
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 9/7/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

9/7/2011
Black-throated Blue Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler   (BTBW)
Setophaga caerulescens
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 9/4/2011

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

9/4/2011
Black-and-white Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler   (BAWW)
Mniotilta varia
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 8/28/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

8/28/2011
American Redstart

American Redstart   (AMRE)
Setophaga ruticilla
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 8/10/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

8/10/2011
Hooded Warbler

Hooded Warbler   (HOWA)
Setophaga citrina
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 8/3/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

8/3/2011
Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron   (GBHE)
Ardea herodias
Order: Ciconiiformes
Family: Ardeidae

Date Added: 7/16/2011

Location: Sinking Ponds, East Aurora, NY

7/16/2011
Red-eyed Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo   (REVI)
Vireo olivaceus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae

Date Added: 6/7/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

6/7/2011
Common Yellowthroat

Common Yellowthroat   (COYE)
Geothlypis trichas
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 6/4/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

6/4/2011
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher   (BGGN)
Polioptila caerulea
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sylviidae

Date Added: 5/30/2011

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

5/30/2011
Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow   (BARS)
Hirundo rustica
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae

Date Added: 5/21/2011

Location: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

5/21/2011
Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Crested Flycatcher   (GCFL)
Myiarchus crinitus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 5/21/2011

Location: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

5/21/2011
House Wren

House Wren   (HOWR)
Troglodytes aedon
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae

Date Added: 5/18/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

5/18/2011
Wood Thrush

Wood Thrush   (WOTH)
Hylocichla mustelina
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: 5/18/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

5/18/2011
Magnolia Warbler

Magnolia Warbler   (MAWA)
Setophaga magnolia
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/16/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

5/16/2011
Tennessee Warbler

Tennessee Warbler   (TEWA)
Oreothlypis peregrina
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/15/2011

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

5/15/2011
Blue-winged Warbler

Blue-winged Warbler   (BWWA)
Vermivora cyanoptera
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/13/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

5/13/2011
Nashville Warbler

Nashville Warbler   (NAWA)
Oreothlypis ruficapilla
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 5/13/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

5/13/2011
Gray Catbird

Gray Catbird   (GRCA)
Dumetella carolinensis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Mimidae

Date Added: 5/8/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

5/8/2011
Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Phoebe   (EAPH)
Sayornis phoebe
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Tyrannidae

Date Added: 5/7/2011

Location: Emery State Park, South Wales, NY

5/7/2011
Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-headed Woodpecker   (RHWO)
Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: 5/7/2011

Location: Emery State Park, South Wales, NY

5/7/2011
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak   (RBGR)
Pheucticus ludovicianus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae

Date Added: 4/28/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

4/28/2011
Osprey

Osprey   (OSPR)
Pandion haliaetus
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 4/27/2011

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/27/2011
Palm Warbler

Palm Warbler   (PAWA)
Setophaga palmarum
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 4/27/2011

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/27/2011
Tree Swallow

Tree Swallow   (TRES)
Tachycineta bicolor
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Hirundinidae

Date Added: 4/27/2011

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/27/2011
Warbling Vireo

Warbling Vireo   (WAVI)
Vireo gilvus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Vireonidae

Date Added: 4/27/2011

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/27/2011
White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow   (WCSP)
Zonotrichia leucophrys
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 4/27/2011

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/27/2011
Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler   (YEWA)
Setophaga petechia
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 4/27/2011

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/27/2011
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler   (YRWA)
Setophaga coronata
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 4/27/2011

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

4/27/2011
White-throated Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow   (WTSP)
Zonotrichia albicollis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: 4/25/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

4/25/2011
Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler   (PIWA)
Setophaga pinus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Parulidae

Date Added: 4/13/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

4/13/2011
Cooper's Hawk

Cooper's Hawk   (COHA)
Accipiter cooperii
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: 2/21/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

2/21/2011
Purple Finch

Purple Finch   (PUFI)
Haemorhous purpureus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae

Date Added: 2/11/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

2/11/2011
Common Redpoll

Common Redpoll   (CORE)
Acanthis flammea
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae

Date Added: 1/12/2011

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

1/12/2011
Pine Siskin

Pine Siskin   (PISI)
Spinus pinus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae

Date Added: 12/14/2010

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

12/14/2010
European Starling

European Starling   (EUST)
Sturnus vulgaris
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae

Date Added: 12/8/2010

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

12/8/2010
Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren   (CARW)
Thryothorus ludovicianus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Troglodytidae

Date Added: 12/1/2010

Location: Home, Orchard Park, NY

12/1/2010
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet   (RCKI)
Regulus calendula
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Regulidae

Date Added: 10/8/2010

Location: Tifft Nature Preserve, Lackawanna, NY

10/8/2010
American Crow

American Crow   (AMCR)
Corvus brachyrhynchos
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

American Goldfinch

American Goldfinch   (AMGO)
Spinus tristis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

American Robin

American Robin   (AMRO)
Turdus migratorius
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

American Tree Sparrow

American Tree Sparrow   (ATSP)
Spizella arborea
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole   (BAOR)
Icterus galbula
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Chickadee   (BCCH)
Poecile atricapillus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Blue Jay

Blue Jay   (BLJA)
Cyanocitta cristata
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Corvidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Brown Creeper

Brown Creeper   (BRCR)
Certhia americana
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Certhiidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Brown-headed Cowbird

Brown-headed Cowbird   (BHCO)
Molothrus ater
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Cedar Waxwing

Cedar Waxwing   (CEDW)
Bombycilla cedrorum
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Bombycillidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Chipping Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow   (CHSP)
Spizella passerina
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: unknown

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Common Grackle

Common Grackle   (COGR)
Quiscalus quiscula
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Dark-eyed Junco

Dark-eyed Junco   (DEJU)
Junco hyemalis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker   (DOWO)
Picoides pubescens
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: unknown

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Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Bluebird   (EABL)
Sialia sialis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Turdidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee   (EATO)
Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet   (GCKI)
Regulus satrapa
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Regulidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Hairy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker   (HAWO)
Picoides villosus
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

House Finch

House Finch   (HOFI)
Haemorhous mexicanus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Fringillidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

House Sparrow

House Sparrow   (HOSP)
Passer domesticus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Passeridae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting   (INBU)
Passerina cyanea
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove   (MODO)
Zenaida macroura
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Northern Cardinal

Northern Cardinal   (NOCA)
Cardinalis cardinalis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Cardinalidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Northern Flicker

Northern Flicker   (NOFL)
Colaptes auratus
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker   (PIWO)
Dryocopus pileatus
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker   (RBWO)
Melanerpes carolinus
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch   (RBNU)
Sitta canadensis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk   (RTHA)
Buteo jamaicensis
Order: Falconiformres
Family: Acciptridae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Blackbird   (RWBL)
Agelaius phoeniceus
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Icteridae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Ring-necked Pheasant

Ring-necked Pheasant   (RNEP)
Phasianus colchicus
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Rock Pigeon

Rock Pigeon   (ROPI)
Columba livia
Order: Columbiformes
Family: Columbidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Ruby-throated Hummingbird   (RTHU)
Archilochus colubris
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager   (SCTA)
Piranga olivacea
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Thraupidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow   (SOSP)
Melospiza melodia
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Emberizidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Tufted Titmouse

Tufted Titmouse   (TUTI)
Baeolophus bicolor
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Paridae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch   (WBNU)
Sitta carolinensis
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sittidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey   (WITU)
Meleagris gallopavo
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae

Date Added: unknown

Location:

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker   (YBSA)
Sphyrapicus varius
Order: Piciformes
Family: Picidae

Date Added: unknown

Location: