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Nightjar61
Monday 2nd January 2012, 13:51
My Year List is made up so far of birds seen in the ABA Area (West Virginia, Delaware, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and Ohio). Lifers are in bold.

DUCKS, GEESE & SWANS
Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons)
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)
Ross's Goose (Chen rossii)
Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)
Tundra Swan (Cygnus columbianus)
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
American Wigeon (Anas americana)
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Blue-winged Teal (Anas discors)
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta)
Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis)
Canvasback (Aythya valisineria)
Redhead (Aythya americana)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca)
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)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
PHEASANTS & PARTRIDGES
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)
TURKEYS
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
LOONS
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata)
Common Loon (Gavia immer)
GREBES
Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps)
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena)
BOOBIES & GANNETS
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)
CORMORANTS
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
HERONS, EGRETS & BITTERNS
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Western Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
NEW WORLD VULTURES
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
OSPREYS
Western Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
HAWKS, EAGLES & KITES
Bald Eagle (Haliaaetus leucocephalus)
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus)
Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)
RAILS, GALLINULES & COOTS
Sora Rail (Porzana carolina)
American Coot (Fulica americana)
CRANES
Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis)
Hooded Crane (Grus monachus)
Whooping Crane (Grus americana)
PLOVERS & LAPWINGS
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
OYSTERCATCHERS
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)
SANDPIPERS & ALLIES
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
Stilt Sandpiper (Calidris himantopus)
Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)
American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)
GULLS
Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)
Black-tailed Gull (Larus crassirostris)
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
TERNS
Forster's Tern (Sterna forsteri)
PIGEONS & DOVES
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
Eurasian Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
CUCKOOS
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)
BARN OWLS
American Barn Owl (Tyto furcata)
TYPICAL OWLS
Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)
NIGHTJARS & ALLIES
Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus)
SWIFTS
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)
HUMMINGBIRDS
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Calliope Hummingbird (Selasphorus calliope)
KINGFISHERS
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
WOODPECKERS
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus)
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
FALCONS & CARACARAS
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)
Merlin (Falco columbarius)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
TYRANT FLYCATCHERS
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)
Eastern Wood Pewee (Contopus virens)
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)
Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)
Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus)
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
SHRIKES
Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)
Northern Shrike (Lanius borealis)
VIREOS
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)
Eastern Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
CROWS, JAYS & MAGPIES
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
LARKS
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris)
SWALLOWS
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
Purple Martin (Progne subis)
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
CHICKADEES & TITS
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
NUTHATCHES
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
TREECREEPERS
American Treecreeper (Certhia americana)
WRENS
Carolina Wren (Cantorchilus ludovicianus)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)
GNATCATCHERS
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
KINGLETS
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
THRUSHES & ALLIES
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
MOCKINGBIRD & THRASHERS
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
STARLINGS
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
WAGTAILS & PIPITS
American Pipit (Anthus rubescens)
WAXWINGS
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
LONGSPURS & SNOW BUNTINGS
Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus)
NEW WORLD WARBLERS
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)
Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)
Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)
Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera)
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)
Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina)
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla)
Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosus)
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)
Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)
Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca)
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)
Myrtle Warbler (Setophaga coronata)
Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica)
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens)
BUNTINGS, SPARROWS, SEEDEATERS & ALLIES
Eastern Towhee (Pipilio erythrophthalmus)
American Tree Sparrow (Spizella arborea)
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)
Henslow's Sparrow (Ammodramus henslowii)
Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
CARDINALS & ALLIES
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Dickcissel (Spiza americana)
TROUPIALS & ALLIES
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)
Brewer's Blackbird (Euphagus cyanocephalus)
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)
SISKINS, CROSSBILLS & ALLIES
Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus)
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera)
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus)
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)
OLD WORLD SPARROWS
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)



WORLD/ABA AREA TOTALS: 227
J: 112
F: 7
M: 22
A: 44
M: 23
J: 3
J: 4
A: 1
S: 3
O: 1
N: 3
D: 4

WEST VIRGINIA TOTALS: 192
J: 10
F: 29
M: 47
A: 50
M: 24
J: 4
J: 4
A: 2
S: 4
O: 7
N: 6
D: 5

2012 ABA Area Lifers: Pink-footed Goose, Black-tailed Gull