Sunday, April 19, 2009

Countdown to the New River Birding Festival (1)

So far, I have shown you pictures of the scenery, the wildflowers, and the people you might see at the New River Birding and Nature Festival. This week, I give you a list. My Trip List of the birds that I saw when I was there in 2007. Of course, there are no photos of these birds, but I hope to come back with plenty of pics this year!

Great Blue Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Blue-winged Teal
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk (Life Bird, with BT3)
Red-tailed Hawk

Wild Turkey
Spotted Sandpiper (Life Bird)
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo (Life Bird)
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling

Blue-winged Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler (Life Bird)
Cerulean Warbler (Life Bird)
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Worm-eating Warbler (Life Bird)
Swainson's Warbler (Life Bird, with Zick)
Louisiana Waterthrush
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Canada Warbler (Life Bird)

Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow

Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Total for the week: 90 species, including 19 warblers, and 8 Life Birds. I am especially proud of the Black-billed Cuckoo, which I identified by its call while birding on my own. There were 8 species I saw nesting, including both Blue-headed Vireo and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher on Opossum Creek property.

Here's hoping to break 100 when I Flock to West Virginia next week!


Anonymous said...

Yeah! It's so close now, I can hardly wait.

NCmountainwoman said...

Fingers crossed here for the hundred!

Kathiesbirds said...

Katdoc, if I see all all the same birds you did I will add 21 species to my life list! Mostly all warblers and vireos, but I have yet to see a broad-winged hawk or a barred owl. I am so excited and wondering how to pack. I have to go back over that list you sent months ago. My biggest concern is staying dry if it rains. I know how the East Coast can be and I don't have much rain gear! Do I need boots? An umbrella? A rain pancho?

And thanks for the virtual house call. I am happy to report that just after I wrote that post Bonnie finally decided Breezy was acceptable again! They were both cuddling on my lap together this morning!

Lynne said...

My head is spinning!!