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Birding Stats:

  • World:
    1407 species seen
  • North America:
    1146 species seen
  • United States:
    602 species seen (+1 in Canada)

Countries Where I Have Birded:

  • North America:
    United States, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, St. Lucia, [Cayman Islands], [Puerto Rico], Bahamas, Canada, Dominican Republic
  • South America:
    Chile, Ecuador, [Galapagos]
  • Europe:
    England, France

States Where I have Birded:

  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming

Top Birds Ever Seen:

  • 1.Harpy Eagle, 2.Ornate Hawk-Eagle, 3.Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, 4.Giant Antpitta, 5. Horned Guan, 6.Pheasant Cuckoo, 7.White-headed Woodpecker, 8.Slaty-breasted Tinamou, 9.Toucan Barbet, 10.Ocellated Antbird, 11.Galapagos Penguin, 12.Woodpecker Finch, 13. Bahama Oriole, 14.Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, 15.White-tailed Ptarmigan, 16.Colima Warbler, 17. Elegant Trogon, 18. Pink-headed Warbler, 19. Spotted Wood-Quail

Most Recent Life Birds:

  • #1407- Glaucous Gull

Bird-a-Day 2012:

  • Dec. 30- Barn Owl/Short-eared Owl
  • Dec. 29- Golden Eagle
  • Dec. 28- Lapland Longspur
  • Dec. 27- Say's Phoebe
  • Dec. 23- Least Sandpiper
  • Dec. 21- Horned Lark
  • Dec. 18- American White Pelican
  • Dec. 16- White-winged Crossbill
  • Dec. 15- Wilson's Snipe
  • Dec. 14- Surf Scoter
  • Dec. 13- Canvasback
  • Dec. 7- Lesser Black-backed Gull
  • Dec. 6- Rusty Blackbird
  • Dec. 5- Common Loon
  • Dec. 3- Savannah Sparrow
  • Nov. 28- American Bittern
  • Nov. 27- American Coot
  • Nov. 26- Horned Grebe
  • Nov. 25- Green-winged Teal
  • Nov. 24- Redhead
  • Nov. 23- Tundra Swan
  • Nov. 22- Barnacle Goose
  • Nov. 21- Greater White-fronted Goose
  • Nov. 14- Black Scoter
  • Nov. 11- Merlin
  • Nov. 10- American Tree Sparrow
  • Nov. 6- Pine Grosbeak
  • Oct. 30- Evening Grosbeak
  • Oct. 29- Common Loon
  • Sep. 16- Purple Finch
  • Sep. 15- Mourning Warbler
  • Sep. 14- Philadelphia Vireo
  • Sept. 13- Wilson's Warbler
  • Sept. 11- Canada Warbler
  • Sept. 8- Black-throated Green Warbler
  • Sept. 7- Blackburnian Warbler
  • Aug. 30- Bay-breasted Warbler
  • Aug. 28- Black-capped Chickadee
  • Aug. 27- Peregrine Falcon
  • Aug. 24- Acorn Woodpecker
  • Aug. 23- Wrentit
  • Aug. 22- Black-footed Albatross
  • Aug. 21- Yellow-billed Magpie
  • Aug. 20- Nuttal's Woodpecker
  • Aug.19- Long-billed Curlew
  • Aug. 9- Thick-billed Kingbird
  • Aug. 8- Buff-breasted Flycatcher
  • Aug. 7- Spotted Owl
  • Aug. 6- Violet-crowned Hummingbird
  • Aug. 5- Montezuma Quail
  • Aug. 4- Elegant Trogon
  • Aug. 3- Mexican Jay
  • Aug. 2- Arizona Woodpecker
  • Aug. 1- Painted Redstart
  • July 31- Yellow-eyed Junco
  • July 30- Gambel's Quail
  • July 10- Rufous-crested Coquette
  • July 9- Yellow-eared Toucanet/ Tacarcuna Bush-Tanager
  • July 8- White-eared Conebill
  • July 7- White-fronted Nunbird/Olive-backed Quail-Dove/Sapayoa
  • July 6- Rufous-winged Antwren
  • July 5- Great Jacamar
  • July 4- Fulvous-vented Euphonia
  • June 18- Willow Flycatcher
  • June 16- Snowy Egret
  • June 15- Short-tailed Hawk
  • June 14- Antillean Nighthawk
  • June 13- Black Noddy
  • June 12- Roseate Spoonbill
  • June 11- Mississippi Kite
  • June 10- Swainson's Warbler
  • June 9- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • June 7- Yellow-breasted Chat
  • June 4- Grasshopper Sparrow
  • May 29- Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
  • May 28- Sage Sparrow
  • May 27- Sage Thrasher
  • May 26- Lark Bunting
  • May 25- Prairie Falcon
  • May 24- Sora
  • May 23- Greater Sage-Grouse
  • May 22- Barrow's Goldeneye
  • May 21- Lark Sparrow
  • May 20- Ferruginous Hawk
  • May 19- Brewer's Sparrow
  • May 18- Western Meadowlark
  • May 15- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • May 12- Blackpoll Warbler
  • May 7- Indigo Bunting
  • May 6- Kentucky Warbler
  • May 5- Semipalmated Plover
  • May 2- Broad-winged Hawk
  • May 1- Prothonotary Warbler
  • Apr. 30- Swainson's Thrush
  • Apr. 29- Bay-breasted Warbler
  • Apr. 28- Yellow-throated Vireo
  • Apr. 27- Chuck-will's-widow
  • Apr. 26- Scarlet Tanager
  • Apr. 25- Blue-winged Warbler
  • Apr. 24- Hooded Warbler
  • Apr. 20- Gray Catbird
  • Apr. 19- Magnolia Warbler
  • Apr. 18- Worm-eating Warbler
  • Apr. 17- Summer Tanager
  • Apr. 16- White-eyed Vireo
  • Apr. 15- Spotted Sandpiper
  • Apr. 14- Red-eyed Vireo
  • Apr. 13- Great Crested Flycatcher
  • Apr. 12- Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Apr. 11- Ruddy Turnstone
  • Apr. 10- Greater Antillean Bullfinch
  • Apr. 9- Great Lizard-Cuckoo
  • Apr. 8- Bahama Oriole
  • Apr. 7- Bahama Woodstar
  • Apr. 6- Chimney Swift
  • Apr. 5- Cliff Swallow
  • Apr. 4- Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Apr. 3- Wood Thrush
  • Apr. 2- Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Apr. 1- Yellow-throated Warbler/ Common Gallinule
  • Mar. 31- Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Mar. 30- Ovenbird
  • Mar. 29- Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • Mar. 28- Osprey
  • Mar. 27- Common Yellowthroat
  • Mar. 26- Palm Warbler
  • Mar. 25- Northern Parula
  • Mar. 24- Wild Turkey
  • Mar. 23- Bonaparte's Gull
  • Mar. 22- Lousiana Waterthrush
  • Mar. 20- Hairy Woodpecker
  • Mar. 18- Le Conte's Sparrow
  • Mar. 17- Black-and-white Warbler
  • Mar. 16- Eastern Meadowlark
  • Mar. 14- Hermit Thrush
  • Mar. 13- Killdeer
  • Mar. 11- Red-headed Woodpecker
  • Mar. 10- Green-winged Teal
  • Mar. 9- Song Sparrow
  • Mar. 7- Eastern Phoebe
  • Mar. 6- Northern Cardinal
  • Mar. 5- Carolina Chickadee
  • Mar. 4- Hooded Grebe
  • Mar. 3- Greater Scaup
  • Mar. 2- American Crow
  • Mar. 1- European Starling
  • Feb. 29- Tufted Titmouse
  • Feb. 28- Pine Warbler
  • Feb. 27- Northern Flicker
  • Feb. 26- Ring-necked Duck
  • Feb. 25- Swamp Sparrow
  • Feb. 24- Rock Pigeon
  • Feb. 23- Caribbean Martin
  • Feb. 22- Puerto Rican Vireo/Cuban Martin
  • Feb. 21- Mangrove Cuckoo
  • Feb. 20- Yellow-shouldered Blackbird/Puerto Rican Nightjar
  • Feb. 19- Puerto Rican Tody
  • Feb. 18- Puerto Rican Woodpecker
  • Feb. 17- Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Feb. 16- Great Blue Heron
  • Feb. 15- Eastern Towhee
  • Feb. 14- White-throated Sparrow
  • Feb. 13- Northern Mockingbird
  • Feb. 12- White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Feb. 11- Northern Fulmar/Great Skua
  • Feb. 10- Downy Woodpecker
  • Feb. 9- Fish Crow
  • Feb. 8- Winter Wren
  • Feb. 7- Red-winged Blackbird
  • Feb. 6- Brown Thrasher
  • Feb. 5- Belted Kingfisher
  • Feb. 4- Cooper's Hawk
  • Feb. 3- Carolina Wren
  • Feb. 2- Bald Eagle
  • Feb. 1- Barred Owl
  • Jan. 31- House Finch
  • Jan. 30- Dark-eyed Junco
  • Jan. 29- Pileated Woodpecker
  • Jan. 28- Pied-billed Grebe
  • Jan. 27- Black Vulture
  • Jan. 26- Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Jan. 25- Hooded Merganser
  • Jan. 24- Eastern Bluebird
  • Jan. 23- Mourning Dove
  • Jan. 22- Fox Sparrow
  • Jan. 21- American Goldfinch
  • Jan. 20- Ring-billed Gull
  • Jan. 19- American Robin
  • Jan. 18- Blue Jay
  • Jan. 17- Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Jan. 16- Chipping Sparrow
  • Jan. 15- Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Jan. 14- House Sparrow
  • Jan. 13- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Jan. 12- Mallard
  • Jan. 11- Canada Goose
  • Jan. 10- Turkey Vulture
  • Jan. 9- Cedar Waxwing
  • Jan. 8- Red-tailed Hawk
  • Jan. 7- Double-crested Cormorant
  • Jan. 6- Common Grackle
  • Jan. 5- Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Jan. 4- Brown Creeper
  • Jan. 3- Field Sparrow
  • Jan. 2- Brown-headed Nuthatch
  • Jan. 1- Ring-necked Pheasant

Bird-a-Day 2011:

  • Dec. 30- Northern Shrike
  • Dec. 29- Nelson's Sparrow
  • Dec. 28- Pacific Loon
  • Dec. 23- Henslow's Sparrow
  • Dec. 18- Greater White-fronted Goose
  • Dec. 17- Hooded Crane
  • Dec. 12- Bufflehead
  • Dec. 10- Field Sparrow
  • Nov. 27- Greater Antillean Grackle
  • Nov. 26- Caribbean Dove
  • Nov. 25- Cuban Bullfinch
  • Nov. 24- Vitelline Warbler
  • Nov. 23- Antillean Nighthawk
  • Nov. 20- Allen's Hummingbird
  • Nov. 19- Red-cockaded Woodpecker
  • Nov. 8- Great-horned Owl
  • Oct. 30- Nashville Warbler
  • Oct. 22- Ross's Goose
  • Oct. 16- Franklin's Gull
  • Oct. 7- Ruff
  • Sept. 25- Gray-cheeked Thrush
  • Sept. 24- Scarlet Tanager
  • Sept. 21- Tennessee Warbler
  • Sept. 18- Blue-winged Warbler
  • Sept. 12- Magnolia Warbler
  • Sept. 11- White-eyed Vireo
  • Sept. 10- Philadelphia Vireo
  • Sept. 3- Upland Sandpiper
  • Aug. 28- American Golden-Plover
  • Aug. 17- Chestnut-sided Warbler
  • August 16- Red-necked Phalarope
  • August 10- Spotted Sandpiper
  • July 22- Green Heron
  • July 17- Trindade Petrel
  • July 16- Pomarine Jaeger
  • July 15- Clapper Rail
  • July 13- Yellow-throated Vireo
  • July 7- Hooded Warbler
  • July 2- Short-billed Dowitcher
  • June 21- Blue-headed Vireo
  • June 11- Red-headed Woodpecker
  • June 9- King Rail
  • June 8- Red Knot
  • June 7- Least Tern
  • June 6- White-eyed Vireo
  • May 30- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  • May 29- Indigo Bunting
  • May 26- Black-and-white Warbler
  • May 25- Bay-breasted Warbler
  • May 24- Black-billed Cuckoo
  • May 23- Northern Waterthrush
  • May 22- Orchard Oriole
  • May 13- American Redstart
  • May 7- Wood Thrush
  • May 4- Common Yellowthroat
  • Apr. 30- Eastern Meadowlark
  • Apr. 28- Chimney Swift
  • Apr. 26- Eastern Wood-Pewee
  • Apr. 25- Gray Catbird
  • Apr. 24- Acadian Flycatcher
  • Apr. 23- Mute Swan
  • Apr. 22- Bohemian Waxwing
  • Apr. 21- Rough-legged Hawk
  • Apr. 20- Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  • Apr. 19- Ovenbird
  • Apr. 17- Red-eyed Vireo
  • Apr. 13- Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Apr. 11- Great Horned Owl
  • Apr. 10- Broad-winged Hawk
  • Apr. 7- Cape May Warbler
  • Apr. 6- Black-throated Blue Warbler
  • Apr. 2- Northern Parula
  • Mar. 25- Barn Swallow
  • Mar. 24- Wood Duck
  • Mar. 23- Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Mar. 19- Louisiana Waterthrush
  • Mar. 5- Common Grackle
  • Mar. 3- Great Blue Heron
  • Mar. 2- Mallard
  • Mar. 1- Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Feb. 28- Black Vulture
  • Feb. 27- Chipping Sparrow
  • Feb. 26- Pileated Woodpecker
  • Feb. 25- Black-billed Magpie
  • Feb. 24- Brown-capped Rosy-Finch
  • Feb. 23- Pine Grosbeak
  • Feb. 22- Three-toed Woodpecker
  • Feb. 21- American Dipper
  • Feb. 20- Golden Eagle
  • Feb. 19- Dovekie
  • Feb. 18- Fish Crow
  • Feb. 17- Eastern Bluebird
  • Feb. 16- Killdeer
  • Feb. 15- Red-bellied Woodpecker
  • Feb. 14- Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  • Feb. 13- Pine Warbler
  • Feb. 12- Rock Pigeon
  • Feb. 11- Turkey Vulture
  • Feb. 10- Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Feb. 9- House Finch
  • Feb. 8- House Sparrow
  • Feb. 7- Hermit Thrush
  • Feb. 6- European Starling
  • Feb. 5- Cedar Waxwing
  • Feb. 4- Carolina Chickadee
  • Feb. 3- Canada Goose
  • Feb. 2- Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Feb. 1- Barred Owl
  • Jan. 31- Ring-billed Gull
  • Jan. 30- Sharp-shinned Hawk
  • Jan. 29- Blue Jay
  • Jan. 28- Red-tailed Hawk
  • Jan. 27- Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Jan. 26- American Crow
  • Jan. 25- Downy Woodpecker
  • Jan. 24- Brown-headed Nuthatch
  • Jan. 23- American Goldfinch
  • Jan. 22- Fox Sparrow
  • Jan. 21- Northern Mockingbird
  • Jan. 20- Cooper's Hawk
  • Jan. 19- Bufflehead
  • Jan. 18- Hairy Woodpecker
  • Jan. 17- Golden-crowned Kinglet
  • Jan. 16- Brown Creeper
  • Jan. 15- American Woodcock
  • Jan. 14- Winter Wren
  • Jan. 13- American Robin
  • Jan. 12- Mourning Dove
  • Jan. 11- Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Jan. 10- White-breasted Nuthatch
  • Jan. 9- Purple Finch
  • Jan. 8- Pine Siskin
  • Jan. 7- Dark-eyed Junco
  • Jan. 6- Eastern Towhee
  • Jan. 5- Tufted Titmouse
  • Jan. 4- White-throated Sparrow
  • Jan. 3- Brown Thrasher
  • Jan. 2- Carolina Wren
  • Jan. 1- Northern Cardinal