Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Female Brewer's Blackbird
Alas my American adventure is over and I am now sitting here in west London jetlagged and freezing cold filled with memories of a very eventful past few weeks.

For those of you who are interested I have compiled the list of species that I saw in the US. Watch out for the stories that came from my trip within some of my future articles.

Great Northern Diver
Red-throated Diver
Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan
Greater White-fronted Goose
Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Canada Goose
Cackling Goose
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Green-winged Teal
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
White-tailed Kite
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Prairie Falcon
Gambel’s Quail
Wild Turkey
Clapper Rail
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Grey Plover
American Golden Plover
Semipalmated Plover
American Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Hudsonian Whimbrel
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Bonaparte’s Gull
Mew Gull
Heermann’s Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
American Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Lesser Black-back
Western Gull
Great Black-back
Forster’s Tern
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Band-tailed Pigeon
Feral Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Mourning Dove
Greater Roadrunner
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Eastern Screech Owl
Long-eared Owl
White-throated Swift
Broad-billed Hummingbird
Costa’s Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Allen’s Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Acorn Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Gila Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Gilded Flicker
Horned Lark
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
American Pipit
Rock Wren
Cactus Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Carolina Wren
Marsh Wren
Pacific Wren
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Beardless Tyrannulet
Say’s Phoebe
Black Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Black-tailed Gnatcatcher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Curve-billed Thrasher
Bridled Tit
Tufted Tit
Oak Tit
Carolina Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Bush Tit
White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Blue Jay
Steller’s Jay
Western Scrub Jay
Mexican Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Common Starling
House Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
California Towhee
Abert’s Towhee
Rufous-winged Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Yellow-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Red Crossbill (type 3)
American Goldfinch
Lesser Goldfinch
Mealy Redpoll
Hoary (Arctic) Redpoll
Pine Siskin
Evening Grosbeak
Snow Bunting
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Palm Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

209 species

29 lifers

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