Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Birds seen in Simorgh Garden of 2010

I started this experiment two years ago and just wanted to find out how many birds flew by and stopped by my garden and backyard.

I documented them as detail as possible by using eBird.org ( see ebird tutorial here). And since last June, eBird also implimented with species around the world! Now there is no execuse for me not to document the birds I see when I travel oversea! I encourage you do the same...not only did you record the birds you saw through out your life time, most importantly, by using the data you provided to the site, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology conducts many valuable research from birds' migration, movement to bird's science and conservation. I hope you will also be part of this wonderful community.

Species in their alphabetical order (total 78):
American Crow, Learn more about it
American Goldfinch, Goldfinch
American Kestrel, Kestrel
American Redstart, Redstart
American Robin, Robin
Baltimore Oriole, Oriole
Barred Owl, Hear their their unique call notes "who cooks for you...who cooks for you all".....
Black Vulture, Vultures don't hunt
Black-throated Green Warbler, zoo-zee, zoo-zoo-zee
Blue Jay, A large song bird
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Gnatcatcher
Blue-headed Vireo, A solitary Vireo
Blue-winged Warbler, warbler
Brown Creeper, Like to creep up and fly down a tree
Brown Thrasher, My State Bird
Brown-headed Cowbird, they don't build their own nests
Brown-headed Nuthatch, Exclusively found only in southeast of USA

Canada Goose, Not a Canadian Goose....
Carolina Chickadee, following chickadee during migration season and you will have some amazing find
Carolina Wren. ....my morning "alarm clock"...sings the loudest songs
Cedar Waxwing, sleek looking bird
Chestnut-sided Warbler, learn more ...
Chimney Swift, A "flying cigar"...they built a nest inside my chimney :))
Chipping Sparrow, learn more of it
Common Grackle, Often found them in large crowd...they flew by my area over 1,000
Cooper's Hawk, they hunt small birds and mammals
Dark-eyed Junco, are birds of ground!
Downy Woodpecker, my feeder's daily visitors

Eastern Bluebird, common birds can be seen east of United States
Eastern Phoebe, a flycatcher
Eastern Towhee, towhees are a large sized sparrows
Eastern Wood-Pewee, learn more about it
Eurasian Collared-Dove, Introdued in the mid of 70s and now it's wide-spread in the southeast
Field Sparrow, learn more about it
Fish Crow, a small crow with funny call notes
Fox Sparrow, it's famous in its "double scratching" kicking backwards
Golden-crowned Kinglet, very tiny birds
Gray Catbird, call notes like cat sound
Great Blue Heron, the largest heron in North America
Great Crested Flycatcher, learn more about it

Hairy Woodpecker, so easy to get confused with Downy Woodpecker...
Hermit Thrush, Learn more
Hooded Warbler, a yellow warbler with a striking look
House Finch, regular feeder visitors
House Wren, a winter resident
Indigo Bunting, males with deep blue all over
Mourning Dove, famous in it's unique "coo" call notes
Northern Cardinal, Only appears in the mid and east of USA and some part of Canada
Northern Flicker, only eat ants and beetles
Northern Harrier, learn more about it
Northern Mockingbird, non-stopping singing and very loud

Pileated Woodpecker, The largest woodpecker in North America
Pine Siskin, learn more about it
Pine Warbler, the only warblers don't migrate in winter...in my region
Prairie Warbler, Learn more about it
Purple Finch, Famously described as a “sparrow dipped in raspberry juice.” by Roger Troy Peterson
Red-bellied Woodpecker, common resident
Red-shouldered Hawk, Learn more about it
Red-tailed Hawk, the most common hawk in North America
Red-winged Blackbird, same sex like to fly in a flock during winter
Ring-billed Gull, Popular gulls in North America
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, sings sweetest melody
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, One of the smallest birds in North America
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, hummingbirds can fly in any direction...
Scarlet Tanager, Learn more about it
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Normally comes to feeder to eat birds, not seeds
Song Sparrow, Learn more about it
Summer Tanager, the only entrely red bird in North America
swallow sp.

Tennessee Warbler, A migrant warbler
Tufted Titmouse, A permanent resident and easy to come to hand
Turkey Vulture, not like most birds, vultures have excellent sense of smell
White-breasted Nuthatch, the largest nuthatch
White-throated Sparrow, winter resident
Winter Wren, also can be found in Europe, Asia and north Africa
Wood Thrush, learn more about it
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, A "keystone" species
Yellow-rumped Warbler, also called "Butter Butt"
(end of my 2010 bird list)

I believe if each of us contribue a tiny effort...it might be very insignificant at the time being, but with collected efforts from birders and nature lovers all over the world, the impact will be significant and powerful! --- Linda


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  1. WOW! Very stunning list!!

  2. Pekka,

    Yeah....I try to document as much as I can when I birded around my own backyard...my garden and backyard become a wildlife sanctuary and also my own peaceful heaven :)) and I am glad you enjoy my list :))


  3. Very,very impressive list,Linda. I am blessed with many of the same birds but you have sighted a few I would love to see in my yard/garden.:-D)
    Happy Birding Neighbor!

  4. Jean,

    Thanks for your complement:)I hope my species of this year will increase as I improve my birding ID skill :)) Migration season is coming this week, pay attention, you might have some great finds in your backyard!

    Happy Birding to you too :))



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