As the rest of the world hides behind the curtains, our beats have thrown theirs open to record the avian life that passes outside their windows. Other sightings have been included from legitimate outings for work and exercise (at all times maintaining a respectable distance).

7 beats contributed this month. Between them they shared 63 checklists, spanning 5 countries and noted 231 species of birds.

Graylag Goose (Anser anser)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
Garganey (Spatula querquedula)
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)
Gadwall (Mareca strepera)
Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus)
Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus)
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis)
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
Stock Dove (Columba oenas)
Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
Common Ground Dove (Columbina passerina)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
Chestnut-collared Swift (Streptoprocne rutila)
White-collared Swift (Streptoprocne zonaris)
Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
Common Swift (Apus apus)
Plain-capped Starthroat (Heliomaster constantii)
Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus)
Canivet’s Emerald (Chlorostilbon canivetii)
Broad-billed Hummingbird (Cynanthus latirostris)
Berylline Hummingbird (Amazilia beryllina)
Blue-vented Hummingbird (Amazilia hoffmanni)
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps)
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail (Aramides cajaneus)
Eurasian Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Pied Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Ruff (Calidris pugnax)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca/flavipes)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Mew Gull (Larus canus)
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
Pygmy Cormorant (Microcarbo pygmaeus)
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
White-tailed Kite (Elanus leucurus)
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus)
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Lesson’s Motmot (Momotus lessonii)
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Hoffmann’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
Golden-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes aurifrons)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)
Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus)
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
woodpecker sp. (Picidae sp.)
Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)
Laughing Falcon (Herpetotheres cachinnans)
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis)
White-crowned Parrot (Pionus senilis)
White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons)
Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Psittacara finschi)
Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus)
Black-crowned Tityra (Tityra inquisitor)
Masked Tityra (Tityra semifasciata)
Common Tody-Flycatcher (Todirostrum cinereum)
Yellow-olive Flycatcher (Tolmomyias sulphurescens)
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet (Camptostoma imberbe)
Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster)
Tropical Pewee (Contopus cinereus)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)
Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus)
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher (Myiodynastes luteiventris)
Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius)
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Cassin’s Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis)
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
California Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma californica)
Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
Rook (Corvus frugilegus)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)
crow sp. (Corvus sp. (crow sp.))
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Oak Titmouse (Baeolophus inornatus)
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
Great Tit (Parus major)
Eurasian Penduline-Tit (Remiz pendulinus)
Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Sedge Warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus)
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
Blue-and-white Swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
Common House-Martin (Delichon urbicum)
Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Greater Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Bewick’s Wren (Thryomanes bewickii)
Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha)
Rufous-and-white Wren (Thryophilus rufalbus)
Cabanis’s Wren (Cantorchilus modestus)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Blue Mockingbird (Melanotis caerulescens)
Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre)
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)
Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Rufous-backed Robin (Turdus rufopalliatus)
Turdus sp. (Turdus sp.)
European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
Common Waxbill (Estrilda astrild)
Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Yellow-throated Euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea)
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria)
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)
Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Canyon Towhee (Melozone fusca)
White-eared Ground-Sparrow (Melozone leucotis)
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)
Montezuma Oropendola (Psarocolius montezuma)
Black-vented Oriole (Icterus wagleri)
Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus)
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus)
Giant Cowbird (Molothrus oryzivorus)
Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives)
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina)
Orange-crowned Warbler (Leiothlypis celata)
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)
Virginia’s Warbler (Leiothlypis virginiae)
MacGillivray’s Warbler (Geothlypis tolmiei)
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)
Black-throated Gray Warbler (Setophaga nigrescens)
Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons)
Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus)
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)
Varied Bunting (Passerina versicolor)
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)
Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus)
Buff-throated Saltator (Saltator maximus)
Grayish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)

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Written by Redgannet
Redgannet has been working for over 33 years as a crew member/flight attendant and enjoys the well-ventilated air of the outdoors. The nom de blog, Redgannet, was adopted to add an air of mystery and to make himself more attractive to women. His father first whetted Redguga's appetite for all things natural by buying him his first pair of 7x35s and a copy of Thorburn's Birds. Having no mentor beyond an indulgent parent, he spent the first season hoping for an Egyptian Vulture at the bird table in his English garden. His most memorable birding moment is seeing an Egyptian Vulture with those same binoculars 26 years later. Redgannet is married to Canon, but his heart and half of his house belongs to Helen and their son Joseph. He is looking forward to communicating with people who don't ask if he is searching for the "feathered variety" of bird.