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Old Monday 4th January 2016, 23:31   #1
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Randy's USA list

Start of my list for 2016
All birds on list were found in Florida.

1 Northern Mockingbird
2 Ring-necked Duck
3 Great Egret
4 Little Blue Heron
5 Black-crowned Night-Heron
6 White Ibis
7 Roseate Spoonbill
8 Common Gallinule
9 American Coot
10 Belted Kingfisher
11 Red-bellied Woodpecker
12 Bell's Vireo
13 Blue Jay
14 Fish Crow
15 European Starling
16 Northern Cardinal
17 Snow Goose
18 Wood Stork
19 Cattle Egret
20 Glossy Ibis
21 Limpkin
22 Greater Yellowlegs
23 Lesser Yellowlegs
24 Eastern Meadowlark
25 Blue-winged Teal
26 Common Goldeneye
27 Hooded Merganser
28 Double-crested Cormorant
29 Snowy Egret
30 Mourning Dove
31 Pied-billed Grebe
32 Anhinga
33 American White Pelican
34 Tricolored Heron
35 Osprey
36 Northern Harrier
37 Virginia Rail
38 Sandhill Crane
39 Eastern Phoebe
40 Marsh Wren
41 Palm Warbler
42 Savannah Sparrow
43 Red-winged Blackbird
44 Northern Shoveler
45 Least Sandpiper
46 Long-billed Dowitcher
47 American Robin
48 Muscovy Duck
49 Lesser Scaup
50 Brown Pelican
51 Laughing Gull
52 Monk Parakeet
53 Mute Swan
54 Cooper's Hawk
55 Eastern Screech-Owl
56 Downy Woodpecker
57 Wood Duck
58 Mottled Duck
59 Green Heron
60 Bald Eagle
61 Red-shouldered Hawk
62 Killdeer
63 Barred Owl
64 American Kestrel
65 Sedge Wren
66 Carolina Wren
67 Gray Catbird
68 Common Yellowthroat
69 Swamp Sparrow
70 American Goldfinch
71 Black Vulture
72 Wilson's Snipe
73 Pileated Woodpecker
74 Blue-headed Vireo
75 Carolina Chickadee
76 Tufted Titmouse
77 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
78 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
79 Hermit Thrush
80 Black-and-white Warbler
81 Pine Warbler
82 Wild Turkey
83 Loggerhead Shrike
84 American Crow
85 Tree Swallow
86 Brown-headed Nuthatch
87 Eastern Bluebird
88 Brown Thrasher
89 Prairie Warbler
90 Chipping Sparrow
91 Eastern Towhee
92 Bachman's Sparrow
93 Redhead
94 Red-breasted Merganser
95 Turkey Vulture
96 Nanday Parakeet
97 Horned Grebe
98 Willet
99 Red Knot
100 Great Blue Heron
101 Black-bellied Plover
102 Marbled Godwiit
103 Ring-billed Gull
104 Boat-tailed Grackle
105 Bufflehead
106 Common Loon
107 American Oystercatcher
108 Semipalmated Plover
109 Spotted Sandpiper
110 Ruddy Turnstone
111 Sanderling
112 Dunlin
113 Western Sandpiper
114 Short-billed Dowitcher
115 Caspian Tern
116 Forster's Tern
117 Royal Tern
118 Sandwich Tern
119 Black Skimmer
120 Canvasback


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Old Wednesday 13th January 2016, 00:07   #2
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Just returned from a long weekend trip to Livermore California. Was lucky enough to spend a half day birding with a friend in some new areas. Ended the trip with 5 life birds. Cackling Goose Aluetian subspecies was pretty exciting. Here is a bird that was placed on the endangered species iist in 1967 (if i remember right) and recoverd to levels that allowed its removal from the list in 2001. Weather on the trip was poor with overcast, fog, and rain. Not a sunny California weekend but with their dire need of rain was alright.

121 Sharp-shinned Hawk
122 Anna's Hummingbird
123 Nuttall's Woodpecker
124 Black Phoebe
125 Western Scrub-Jay
126 Chestnut-backed Chickadee
127 Bushtit
128 Western Bluebird
129 Yellow-rumped Warbler
130 White-crowned Sparrow
131 Golden-crowned Sparrow LIFE BIRD
132 Red-tailed Hawk
133 Common Raven
134 Spotted Towhee
135 Cackling Goose LIFE BIRD
136 Canada Goose
137 Gadwall
138 Northern Pintail
139 White-tailed Kite
140 American Pipit
141 Song Sparrow
142 Ruddy Duck
143 Black-necked Stilt
144 Bonaparte's Gull
145 Mew Gull LIFE BIRD
146 American Wigeon
147 Mallard
148 Cinnamon Teal
149 Green-winged Teal
150 Long-billed Curlew
151 Peregrine Falcon
152 Say's Phoebe
153 Western Meadowlark
154 Greater Scaup
155 Surf Scoter
156 Eared Grebe
157 Black Oystercatcher
159 Glaucous-winged Gull LIFE BIRD
160 White-throated Swift
161 Acorn Woodpecker
162 Red-breasted Sapsucker LIFE BIRD
163 Oak Titmouse
164 White-breasted Nuthatch
165 Cedar Waxwing
166 Dark-eyed Junco

Made a stop today on way home from work and was lucky to find the Western Tanager reported yesterday. A rare bird for our area.

167 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
168 Western Tanager

Great Birding

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A few birds to add to the list from the past week
The Great Cormorant is a rarity for us. Saying that this is the 2nd year in a row we have had one show up.

169 Great Cormorant

This morning off to Ft DeSoto Park. We had a front move through last night bringing loads of rain and wind. Ran out this a.m. to do a seawatch. Wind gusts to 40 mph from the NNW which is decent direct to push the birds in. Did score some Northern Gannets but that was it. Wind blowing so hard not much else could even fly. Saw two Spoonbills trying to fly into the winds. They were bascially going sideways and backwards.

170 Northern Gannet
171 Reddish Egret
172 Wilson's Plover
173 Herring Gull

Another good week

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Looks like awhile since list updated so here we go

174 Common Ground-Dove
175 Great Horned Owl
176 House Wren
177 Yellow-throated Warbler
178 Common Grackle
179 Whimbrel
180 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
181 Northern Flicker
182 Florida Scrub-Jay
183 Sora
184 Painted Bunting
185 Broad-winged Hawk
186 Crested Caracara

Left the house a 4 am to head south to Stormwater Treatment Area 5. Annual (South of Clewston, FL) trip for South Florida birds and wintering ducks. Just over 3 hours one way. We were in luck since it had finally stopped raining. Weather was clear but cold. Still a great day of birding

187 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
188 Fulvous Whistling-Duck
189 American Bittern
190 Least Bittern
191 Snail Kite 11 high count for me
192 Purple Gallinule
193 Gray-headed Swamphen 95 exact count
194 Tropical Kingbird 2 A bird that has eluded me for a couple years. Annual winter visitor
195 White-eyed Vireo
196 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
197 Northern Waterthrush
198 Western Kingbird
199 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher


200 Purple Martin

Highlight of this week was a Broad-billed Hummingbird. LIFE BIRD. Wasn't sure about chasing until reported this morning by a friend of mine. Didn't leave house till noon for the 2+ hour drive south to Fred Coyle Freedom Park, Naples, FL. Lucked out, no wrecks to tie up traffic on way down or back. When we arrived we headed to sighting area. As we walked up I saw the Hummer feeding in a Coral Bean bush. Ran around to the other side to have sun a back to get pic. Another western US bird hanging out in Florida. Normal winter location is Mexico. WOW

201 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
202 Broad-billed Hummingbird Fred W. Coyle Freedom Park

Year has had some bumps with really windy, cold weather put it's all good.

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Old Tuesday 1st March 2016, 22:14   #5
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Been a bit slow as we wait for migration. Big miss this past week was the Zennaida Dove down in the Keys this week. We drove down to see it and it never showed until 445 that afternoon. Of course was seen all the following day. Ugh. 6 hour drive home. But we did stop to see a Buff-Bellied Hummingbird which is a Florida Rarity at Castellow Hammock in Miami. Heres the current additions

203 Lesser Black-backed Gull
204 Great Black-backed Gull
205 House Sparrow
206 Ovenbird
207 Summer Tanager
208 Orange-crowned Warbler
209 Field Sparrow Rare for our area
210 Saltmarsh Sparrow Rare for our area
211 Common Myna
212 Swallow-tailed Kite
213 Buff-bellied Hummingbird Florida Rarity
214 Northern Parula
215 Short-tailed Hawk
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215 Short-tailed Hawk
216 Glaucous Gull LIFE BIRD - sunrise trip to dump for this one
217 Red-headed Woodpecker
218 House Finch
219 Rufous Hummingbird
Rufus found by friend at her home. Only 3rd verified sighting of this Hummingbird in Pinellas County.

220 Northern Bobwhite
221 Eurasian Collared-Dove
222 Hairy Woodpecker A bird that's getting harder to find in the southern end of the state.
223 Red-cockaded Woodpecker
224 Great Crested Flycatcher
225 Magnificent Frigatebird
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Just returned from a 3 day trip to Miami, FL area. Weather was great except very windy. Highlight of trip was the Zeniada Dove down at Long Key State Park, Long Key FL. A very rare visitor to Florida. Took us two trips to finally get the bird.

227 Zenaida Dove LIFE BIRD
228 White-winged Dove
229 Bronzed Cowbird
230 Brown-crested Flycatcher
231 Barn Swallow
232 Mangrove Cuckoo
233 Egyptian Goose
234 Rock Pigeon
235 Mitred Parakeet
236 Red-whiskered Bulbul
237 Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
238 Red-masked Parakeet
239 Spot-breasted Oriole
240 White-winged Parakeet
241 Burrowing Owl
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Been longer than i thought since last report. Few migrants showing up. One really good rarity - Upland Sandpiper, a new county bird for me. Not often seen in our area.

243 Louisiana Waterthrush
244 Yellow-throated Vireo
245 Hooded Warbler
246 Solitary Sandpiper
247 Stilt Sandpiper
248 Merlin
249 Red-eyed Vireo
250 Swainson's Thrush Early arrival for spring migration
251 Prothonotary Warbler
252 Scarlet Tanager
253 Brown-headed Cowbird
254 Upland Sandpiper Rarity for our location
255 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
256 Cliff Swallow
257 Worm-eating Warbler
258 Cape May Warbler
259 Black-throated Green Warbler
260 Chimney Swift

Couple of spring cold fronts have pushed some birds in. Hopefully, we will have a good fallout this year at Ft DeSoto Park

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Well not a whole lot of action since last post. Birds are coming through heading north but not in hoped numbers. Have a few additions

261 Chuck-will's-widow
262 Clapper Rail
263 Wood Thrush
264 Orchard Oriole
265 Least Tern
266 Piping Plover
267 Bobolink
268 Common Tern
269 Blackpoll Warbler
270 Swainson's Warbler
271 American Redstart
272 Black-throated Blue Warbler


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Birds continue to trickle into Ft DeSoto. Arrived at park at 730 am and by 830 things did pick up a bit. Add 7 new birds to year list the best being a Blue Winged Warbler. First time i have seen this bird in park in 4 years. Alsway managed to miss each time before today. Also managed to score all four thrushes today. Besides year birds Veery and Gray-cheeked Thrush we had Swainsons Thrush and 2 Wood Thrush. Great day

273 Eastern Wood-Pewee
274 Acadian Flycatcher
275 Veery
276 Gray-cheeked Thrush
277 Blue-winged Warbler
278 Magnolia Warbler
279 Baltimore Oriole

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Well migration is starting to slow a bit. Was not what we hoped for this year. This week we had a strong front push through on Wed that dropped in a few birds to Ft DeSoto Park. Since Wed I have had two large 30+ group's of Common Nighthawk fly over the house at dusk. A wonderful sight to see and hear. Here is my updated list of new birds to date

280 Tennessee Warbler
281 Shiny Cowbird
282 Semipalmated Sandpiper
283 Common Nighthawk
284 Eastern Kingbird
285 Gray Kingbird
286 Bank Swallow
287 Bay-breasted Warbler
288 Chestnut-sided Warbler
289 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
290 White-rumped Sandpiper
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Wow, didn't realize it been since May for my last post. Just returned from 3 weeks in California. Had a awesome trip. Added 8 new life birds to my list.

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291 Black Tern
292 Mississippi Kite
293 California Quail
294 California Towhee
295 Rufous-crowned Sparrow
296 Lesser Goldfinch
297 Brewer's Blackbird
298 White-headed Woodpecker
299 Steller's Jay
300 Mountain Chickadee
301 Red-breasted Nuthatch
302 Brown Creeper
303 MacGillivray's Warbler LIFE BIRD
304 Fox Sparrow LIFE BIRD
305 Black-headed Grosbeak
306 Dusky Flycatcher LIFE BIRD
307 Black-throated Gray Warbler LIFE BIRD
308 Cassin's Finch
309 American Dipper Life Bird
310 Olive-sided Flycatcher
311 Wrentit
312 Williamson's Sapsucker LIFE BIRD
313 Western Wood-Pewee
314 Cassin's Vireo LIFE BIRD
315 Swainson's Hawk
316 Western Grebe
317 Clark's Grebe
318 Ash-throated Flycatcher
319 Hutton's Vireo
320 Yellow-billed Magpie
321 Violet-green Swallow
322 Bewick's Wren
323 California Thrasher
324 Great-tailed Grackle
325 Ridgway's Rail
326 American Avocet
327 California Gull
328 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
329 Hooded Oriole
330 Bullock's Oriole
331 Allen's Hummingbird
332 Snowy Plover
333 Wilson's Phalarope
334 Greater Roadrunner
335 Band-tailed Pigeon
336 Pigeon Guillemot
337 Heermann's Gull
338 Brandt's Cormorant
339 Black Turnstone LIFE BIRD
340 Pelagic Cormorant
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Fall migration is starting to pickup with the passing of the tropical storm/hurricane.

341 Cerulean Warbler
342 Trumpeter Swan
343 Pectoral Sandpiper
344 Blackburnian Warbler
345 Yellow Warbler
346 Canada Warbler Florida Rare Bird
347 Kentucky Warbler
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Been awhile since my last post. Back issues have keep me from doing a whole of chasing this year. Hope to get that problem taken care of in next couple of weeks so i will be ready in January for a great year

348 Brown Booby
349 Black-billed Cuckoo Life Bird
350 Golden-winged Warbler
351 Lark Sparrow
352 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Life Bird

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I expect this will be it for 2016. Looking forward to 2017 and a return to good health

353 Clay-colored Sparrow Keystone Water Plant US-FL 11 Dec 2016
354 White-throated Sparrow Franklin TN US-TN 16 Dec 2016
355 Winter Wren Franklin TN US-TN 17 Dec 2016
356 Golden-crowned Kinglet Radnor Lake State Natural Area
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