Friday, 2 June 2017

Birdathon 2017 - Species List

Between 17:10 on Monday May 29th, 2017 and 17:10 on Tuesday, Catherine Barrett and I observed a total of 90 species of bird on the Avalon peninsula.


This is our third consecutive year doing this birdathon. In previous years we have recorded 92 & 95 species, following a similar route.


So far we have raised $1500 for Bird Studies Canada and Nature NL - with some pledges yet to be collected.

Thank you to our many supporters for this years birdathon!


Species list in taxonomic order with first location observed in the right-side column.
Bolded species are notable.


Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)NL--Highway btw PCS and Chance Cove PP
American Wigeon (Anas americana)St. John's--Quidi Vidi Lake
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)St. John's--Virginia Lake
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)St. John's--Quidi Vidi Lake
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)St. John's--Lundrigan's Marsh
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)NL--Bay Bulls--Long Pond
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)St. John's--Mundy Pond
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)St. John's--Mundy Pond
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)NL--St. Shott's
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca)NL--Portugal Cove South
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)NL--Portugal Cove South
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)NL--Bear Cove
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)NL--Hwy 10--Grassy Ponds
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)NL--Portugal Cove South
Common Loon (Gavia immer)NL--Renews--beach & bay
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis)NL--St. Michael's
Northern GannetNL--Cape Race
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)NL--St. Michael's
American Bittern (Botaurus lentiginosus)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)St. John's--Mundy Pond
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)NL--Highway btw PCS and Chance Cove PP
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatusSt. John's--Lundrigan's Marsh
Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)NL--Biscay Bay
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)St. John's--Lundrigan's Marsh
Sora (Porzana carolina)St. John's--Lundrigan's Marsh
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)NL--Long Beach
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) NL--Cape Broyle
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) NL--Cape Broyle
Willet (Tringa semipalmata) NL--Renews--beach & bay
Common Murre (Uria aalge) NL--Cape Race
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle) NL--Cape Race
Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica)NL--Cape Race
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla)NL--St. Michael's
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)Goulds--Third Pond ("Horsetrack pond")
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) Goulds--Bidgood Park
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides)NL--Witless Bay
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)St. John's--Quidi Vidi Lake
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)St. John's--Quidi Vidi Lake
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)St. John's--Quidi Vidi Lake
Arctic TernNL--Renews--beach & bay
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)Goulds--Third Pond ("Horsetrack pond")
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)Goulds--Powers Rd.--forest
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)NL--Merrymeeting Pond
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Merlin (Falco columbarius)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)NL--Bear Cove
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)NL--La Manche PP
Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis)NL--La Manche PP
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)NL--La Manche PP
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Common Raven (Corvus corax)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)St. John's--Quidi Vidi Lake
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonicus)St. John's--Long Pond & Fluvarium
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)St. John's--Long Pond & Fluvarium
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)St. John's--Long Pond & Fluvarium
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)NL--La Manche PP
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)NL--Portugal Cove South
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)Goulds--Bidgood Park
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)NL--Cape Race
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)NL--Bay Bulls--Long Pond
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)NL--La Manche PP
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)NL--Hwy 10--Grassy Ponds
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)Goulds--Bidgood Park
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)Goulds--Third Pond ("Horsetrack pond")
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)Goulds--Third Pond ("Horsetrack pond")
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)St. John's--Long Pond & Fluvarium
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)Goulds--Bidgood Park
Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) NL--Cape Broyle
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)NL--Renews (townsite)

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