Backyard birding

As Bryan and I watched a Ruby-crowned Kinglet flit about the backyard last night, we complied a list of everything we recall seeing in the trees behind our house over the last six and a half years. We recalled 48 birds in total, which I’ll list below. What’s on your list that missing from ours?

American Crow

American Goldfinch

American Robin

Baltimore Oriole

Barred Owl

Black-capped chickadee

Blue Jay

Brown Creeper

Brown Thrasher

Brown-headed Cowbird

Canada Goose

Carolina Wren

Cedar Waxwing

Chipping Sparrow

Common Grackle

Cooper’s Hawk

Dark-eyed Junco

Downy Woodpecker

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Phoebe

European Starling

Great Blue Heron

Grey Goose

Hairy Woodpecker

House Finch

House Sparrow

House Wren

Indigo Bunting

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

Northern Flicker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-winged blackbird

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Song Sparrow

Tufted Titmouse

Turkey Vulture

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Wild Turkey

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-rumped Warbler

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on April 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Bald Eagle

    American White Pelican

    Whooping Crane

    And all those other birds Bryan identified when you were here last.

  2. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on April 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    We’ve been trying to capture a photo of one we’ve been unable to identify. We’re hoping you can help!

  3. Posted by Rebecca on April 26, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Golden Eagle, too, Mom. And Orchard Oriole. Snow Goose?

  4. Posted by Karyl on April 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    I heard House Wrens today – yeah! Have not seen bluebirds yet, but, they must be here!

  5. Posted by Rebecca's Mom on May 1, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Yes. Blue Morph (and ordinary) Snow Geese — while the girls were here for Spring Break.

  6. Posted by Doug Smith on May 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

    We got orioles and Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks this week, and the Harris Sparrows are really active!

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