January 100 Species Challenge/2013

Today starts my last week of rehabilitation from my knee surgery and everything seems to be OK other than being a little achy. And starting this week one of our bathrooms is going to be remodeled so having any opportunity to go birding will probably have to wait till the weekend, so I spent a good portion of yesterday morning and the afternoon birding with Jon and Jason. We covered Fernald Preserve, Lost Bridge Area and the Oxbow. We had a pretty productive day with the highlight coming while we were at the Oxbow. On the south side of Jackpot Pond there is a huge field. We discovered the largest flock of Horned Larks and Lapland Longspurs any of us have seen before. We’re talking 600 bird flock.

Challenge List:

  • #62- Great Horn Owl
  • #63- Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • #64-Eastern Meadowlark
  • #65- Savannah Sparrow
  • #66- Swamp Sparrow
  • #67- Wilson’s Snipe
  • #68- Northern Shoveler
  • #69- American Wigeon
  • #70- Bald Eagle
  • #71- American Pipit
  • #72- Killdeer
  • #73- Wild Turkey
  • #74- Eastern Phoebe
  • #75- American Black Duck
  • #76- Hairy Woodpecker

Remaining list of the bird count for the day include:

  1. Northern Harrier
  2. Red-tailed Hawk
  3. Red-shouldered Hawk
  4. American Kestrel
  5. Mute Swan
  6. American Coot
  7. Mallard
  8. Gadwall
  9. Green-winged Teal
  10. Canada Goose
  11. Northern Pintail
  12. Ring-necked Duck
  13. Ruddy Duck
  14. Redhead
  15. Great Blue Heron
  16. American Robin
  17. Carolina Wren Tufted Titmouse
  18. Carolina Chickadee
  19. American Crow
  20. Mourning Dove
  21. Pigeon
  22. Blue Jay
  23. Song Sparrow
  24. White-throated Sparrow
  25. White-crowned Sparrow
  26. Horned lark
  27. Lapland Longspur
  28. Rong-billed gull
  29. White-breasted Nuthatch
  30. Yellow-rumped warbler
  31. Eastern Goldfinch
  32. Northern Mockingbird
  33. Northern cardinal
  34. Tree Sparrow
  35. Eastern Towhee
  36. Pileated Woodpecker
  37. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  38. Downy Woodpecker
  39. Dark-eyed Junco



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