Daily Archives: January 10, 2016

January 100 Species Challenge

Grand Valley Preserve, Valley View Preserve, Armleder Park, & Various Gravel Quarries 

Being only the second weekend in January, and with the change in the weather looming with rain turning to snow overnight the need to get out an do some birding was imperative if I was going to make a dent into this 100 species challenge.

And since 2 eyes are always better than one I picked up Jon at 8:00 am and once again re-visited some of the same locations David and I went to last Saturday. So instead of boring you with all the details of the day, I’ll give you a run down of the species seen.

  1. American Wigeon
  2. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  3. Hairy Woodpecker
  4. Field Sparrow
  5. White-crowned Sparrow
  6. Great Blue Heron
  7. Redhead
  8. Common Loon
  9. Green-winged Teal
  10. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  11. Great Horned Owl

January total to date: 57 species

IMG_4109Field Sparrow

IMG_4116Black Vulture kettle

IMG_4125American Tree Sparrow

IMG_4127White-crowned Sparrow