2012 Bird List

Starting off 2012 with a few days in Poland (not any real birding there, though) and a great trip to Lake Mattamuskeet.

European Magpie
European Raven
Great Tit
Honey Buzzard
Eurasian Jay

–Lake Mattamuskeet: Jan.8–
Mourning Dove
American Kestrel
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Northern Flicker
Northern Cardinal
Turkey Vulture
American Crow
Fish Crow
European Starling
Great Egret
Belted Kingfisher
Great Blue Heron
Ring-billed Gull
Pied-billed Grebe
Blue Jay
Eurasian Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
American Coot
Tundra Swan
Canada Geese
White Ibis
Wilson’s Snipe
Ruddy Duck
Black Duck
Forster’s Tern
Bald Eagle
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Savannah Sparrow
Double-crested Cormorant
Lesser Scaup
Greater Scaup
Eastern Meadowlark
Northern Pintail
Red-shouldered Hawk
Herring Gull
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Kingbird
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Hooded Merganser
Red-shouldered Blackbird

red-breasted merganser
common loon
white-breasted nuthatch
downy woodpecker
red-bellied woodpecker
purple finch
morning dove
american robin

Linville Gorge Trip:
– black-throated green warblers (were EVERYWHERE)
– black-and-white warbler
– dark-eyed junco
– yellow-rumped warbler
– northern parula
– yellow warbler
– peregrine falcon
– eared grebe
– least tern
– Caspian tern
– clapper rail
– northern rough-winged swallow

California trip:
– mountain quail*
– acorn woodpecker
– brown creeper
– Bullock’s oriole*
– american dipper
– northern flicker
– Steller’s jay
– western tanager*
– bushtit
– Swainson’s thrush* (flew into Ethan’s mom’s window wall)
– common merganser*
– Anna’s hummingbird

– Clay-colored Sparrow
– Northern Flicker

Mojave Desert National Monument:
– White-crowned Sparrow
– Rufous-crowned Sparrow
– Black-throated Sparrow*
– Rock Wren
– Praire Falcon*
– Crissal Thrasher – we thought it was Le Conte’s because it was responding heavily to LCTH song and mimicking it and was very shy 😦 Paul IDed it for me later
– Northern Harrier
– Greater Roadrunner*
– Phainopepla*
– Golden-crowned Kinglet
– Black-tailed Gnatcatcher*
– Brewer’s Sparrow?*
Valley of Fire State Park
– Gambel’s quail*
– White-crowned Sparrow
– Say’s Phoebe*
– Gray Vireo/Lucy Warbler?* pic to be IDed
– Phainopepla
– Wrentit?*

– Snow Geese – large flock containing several ROGOs
– Ross’s Goose
– Ruddy Duck
– Bufflehead
– American Coot
– Stellar’s Jay
– Brown Creeper
– Clark’s Nutcracker*
– Cassin’s Finch*
– Dark-eyed Junco
– Northern Harrier
– Raven
– Rock Wren
– Brewer’s Blackbird
– Common Grackle
– Burrowing Owl or Short-eared Owl that flew through our camp site in Death Valley (Furnace Creek Campgrounds) and perched on a branch that I had wrapped colorful Twilights around. We got a fleeting glimpse but it was definitely a smaller, lighter-colored owl.
– Horned Grebe
– Great Egret
– Bewick’s Wren
– Lesser Goldfinch*
– Orange-crowned Warbler*
– California Quail
– Eared Grebe
– Hairy Woodpecker
– Great Blue Heron
– Swainson’s Hawk or Rough-legged Hawk (juvenile?) – perched on electrical pole on our way back from Mono Lake (close by)
– Ruby-crowned Kinglet
– Western Scrub Jay
– Mountain Chickadee* – Ancient Bristlecone Forest NP
– Lark Sparrow*

Zion National Park:
– Merlin
– Wild Turkey
– Canyon Wren
– American Dipper
– Spotted Owl* – flew across the road right in front of the car at night as we were leaving Zion – it was medium-large sized, and matched the description more closely than any other possibilities.
– Western Bluebird*
– Juniper Titmouse*
– Dark-eyed Junco
– Golden-crowned Kinglet
– Rock Wren

One response to “2012 Bird List

  1. This is Lake Waccamaw, part of the Carolina Bay group of coastal lakes thought to be of meteoric origin and dating back to the Pleistocene. It’s really beautiful and you’d probably find a lot of interesting fauna there. I hope you see it.


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