Wednesday, February 06, 2008

My January BiGBY List

This expands on an earlier preliminary list of birds recorded on a Walking BiGBY (Big Green Bird Year) count that I am conducting in Buchanan Township, Berrien County, Michigan. The following list represents the results of 11 days of incidental birding (January 4-7 and 25-31), with all species except Mallard being recorded in my backyard:
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tufted Titmouse
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Eastern Bluebird
European Starling
Northern Cardinal
SPOTTED TOWHEE (4 previous confirmed Michigan records)
American Tree Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
January BiGBY list: 27 26 25 species.
January Backyard list: 26 25 24 species.

The map associated with the BiGBY Website shows a total of eight BiGBY’s being conducted in the State of Michigan as of the end of January, including one other in Berrien County. It would be interesting to know what species are being seen on the other counts.


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February 07, 2008 2:51 PM  

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