Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2016/2017 Algoma District Winter List

This year, I decided to keep a winter list for the Algoma District.  This list consists of birds seen from December 1 until February 28, as per the standard dates for winter bird lists.  My list totals 61 different species, which I think is pretty good for my first season doing this.  Hopefully I'll be able to add to this list next year!

Below is the list of all the birds I added to my personal Algoma District Winter List this season:

Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Tundra Swan - Cygnus columbianus
American Black Duck - Anas rubripes
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Canvasback - Aythya valisineria
Greater Scaup - Aythya marila
Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis
Long-tailed Duck - Clangula hyemalis
Bufflehead - Bucephala albeola
Common Goldeneye - Bucephala clangula
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus
Common Merganser - Mergus merganser
Red-breasted Merganser - Mergus serrator
Ruffed Grouse - Bonasa umbellus
Sharp-tailed Grouse - Tympanuchus phasianellus
Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo
Horned Grebe - Podiceps auritus
Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Rough-legged Hawk - Buteo lagopus
American Coot - Fulica americana
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Iceland Gull - Larus glaucoides
Glaucous Gull - Larus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed Gull - Larus marinus
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
Snowy Owl - Bubo scandiacus
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker - Picoides villosus
Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus
Merlin - Falco columbarius
Northern Shrike - Lanius excubitor
Gray Jay - Perisoreus canadensis
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis
Brown Creeper - Certhia americana
American Robin - Turdus migratorius
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris
Bohemian Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum
Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis
American Tree Sparrow - Spizelloides arborea
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
Pine Grosbeak - Pinicola enucleator
Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus
White-winged Crossbill - Loxia leucoptera
Common Redpoll - Acanthis flammea
Pine Siskin - Spinus pinus
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis
Evening Grosbeak - Coccothraustes vespertinus
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

American Coot from December 3, 2016.  There has only ever been a handful of winter American Coot sightings in the Algoma District, according to eBird data.

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