Birds of 2014

2013 was pretty great with Asian birds. Got back into the US just in time to start the new year, so 2014 starts with California birds and then the glories of birding the Aleutian Islands!

Red-tailed Hawk
Hermit Thrush
Spotted Towhee
House Finch
Townsend’s Warbler
Allen’s Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Anna’s Hummingbird
Western Scrub Jay
Bushtit
Acorn Woodpecker
Orange-crowned Warbler
Oak Titmouse
Hutton’s Vireo
Dark-eyed Junco
Cooper’s Hawk
Surf Scoter
Northern Pintail
Bufflehead
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Scaup
Western Grebe
Sandwhich Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Snowy Egret
Dunlin
Willet
Sanderling
Semipalmated Plover
Western Sandpiper
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Osprey
Reddish Egret
Great-tailed Grackle
Brewer’s Blackbird
Black Turnstone
Surfbird
Peregrine Falcon
Wilson’s Warbler
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Bullock’s Oriole
Band-tailed Pigeon
Western Bluebird
Western Kingbird
Cedar Waxwing
White Pelican
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Marbled Godwit
Whimbrel
Wandering Tattler
Hooded Oriole*
Northern Harrier
Red-winged Blackbird
ANZA BORREGO
Black-throated Sparrow
Rock Wren
Scott’s Oriole*
Verdin
Nashville Warbler*
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST
Black-headed Grosbeak*
White-throated Swift*
Western Tanager*
IDYLWILD
Pygmy Nuthatch*
Mountain Chickadee*
White-headed Woodpecker*
Pacific-slope Flycatcher*

ALASKA – May
Around Anchorage:
Northern Shoveler
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Common Raven
American Robin
Cliff Swallow
Hermit Thrush
Black-billed Magpie
Bald Eagle
Savannah Sparrow

Adak Island:
Greater Scaup
Song Sparrow (Aleutian subspp.)
Rock Ptarmigan*
Kitllitz’s Murrelet*
Marbled Murrelet*
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Eider*
Harlequin Duck*
Tufted Duck*
Laysan Albatross*
Black-footed Albatross*
Northern Fulmar*
Aleutian Tern*

Gareloi:
Black Oystercatcher

Buldir: (May to August)
Glaucous-winged Gull
Aleutian Cackling Goose*
Pacific Wren
Bald Eagle
Lapland Longspur*
Grey-crowned Rosy Finch*
Wandering Tattler
Emperor Goose*
Lesser Sand Plover*
Common Eider
Red-legged Kittiwake*
Black-legged Kittiwake*
Brambling*
Aleutian Green-winged Teal*
Parasitic Jaeger*
Northern Pintail
Norther Shoveler
Wood Sandpiper*
Eurasian Snipe*
Mallard
Pelagic Cormorant*
Common Murre*
Thick-billed Murre*
Cassin’s Auklet*
Parakeet Auklet*
Whiskered Auklet*
Least Auklet*
Crested Auklet*
Tufted Puffin*
Horned Puffin*
Peregrine Falcon
Bar-tailed Godwit*
White-tailed Eagle* juvenile (Steller’s Sea Eagle not ruled out)
Fork-tailed Storm-petrel*
Leach’s Storm-petrel*
Pigeon Guillemot*
Black-headed Gull*
Slaty-backed Gull*
Black Oystercatcher
Bean Goose*
Common Redpoll*
Snow Bunting*
Rough-legged Hawk*
Rhinoceros Auklet*
Ruddy Turnstone
Red-throated Loon*
Red-faced Cormorant*

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