I try not to think in terms of a “year list”. I try not to think in terms of listing in general. If you asked me my Life List total, I’d reply, “Not sure, somewhere over 1,000 and under 1,250.” Of course, it’s all a sham because deep inside of me is a hardcore lister who really wants to spend all my time obsessing over birding strategy. I don’t let that part out much, just every once in a while for a trip to Massachusetts for a Fieldfare or a detour to Ontario for a Great Gray Owl.

However, I did happen to glance at my year’s total in eBird the other day and realized that I’m not doing too bad. This is mostly because I started the year in Florida, and in February got to spend a few days birding the Los Angeles area. (The photo above is of Marbled Godwits at Dockweiler Beacher, California.) So, in spite of missing a lot of winter birds I should have seen in 2013, like Common Eider, and either missing or neglecting to chase rarities like Tufted Duck in Long Island and Thick-billed Murre in Brooklyn, I am approaching 200 birds as of April 6th. Of course, many of my fellow northeast birders will catch up soon. The birds I saw in Florida will soon be up here. And, I still will probably squash that hardcore lister inside, birding my local patch instead of chasing every possible new bird. But, I have decided to join the fun. So, here for public consumption, is my 2013 list. Links are to photos of the birds listed, in the locations listed.  (After I wrote this, I tried for Tufted Duck again, in Suffolk County, near where I missed it in February, and Voila!)

My goal is to break 600 on my ABA life list, which I just may do if I get to Texas this year.

Notes on the list:  This list is in eBird order. Bolded names are life birds; italicized names are ABA birds; * marks exotic species, not an ABA-countable bird.

  1. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna autumnalis; Edinburg Scenic Wetlands, TX, 05-Nov.
  2. Pink-footed Goose – Anser brachyrhynchus; St. Joe’s Field, NJ, 22-Feb.
  3. Greater White-fronted Goose – Anser albifrons; Piscataway, NJ, 18-Jan.
  4. Snow Goose – Chen caerulescens; Jones Beach, 30-Nov.
  5. Brant – Branta bernicla; Macneil Park, NY, 05-Jan.
  6. Canada Goose – Branta Canadensis; Worlds Fair Marina (Flushing, Queens) NY; 05-Jan.
  7. Mute Swan – Cygnus olor; Oakland Lake, NY; 12-Jan.
  8. Tundra Swan – Cygnus columbianus; Bombay Hook, DE, 28-Apr.
  9. Egyptian Goose – Alopochen aegyptiaca; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan. *
  10. Muscovy Duck (Florida feral type) – Cairina moschata; Evergreen Cemetery, 03-Jun.
  11. Wood Duck – Aix sponsa; Huntington Central Park, CA, 16-Feb.
  12. Gadwall – Anas strepera; Worlds Fair Marina (Flushing, Queens), NY, 05-Jan.
  13. Eurasian Wigeon – Anas Penelope; Saint Johns Pond Sanctuary, NY, 21-Jan.
  14. American Wigeon – Anas Americana; Macneil Park, Queens, NY, 05-Jan.
  15. American Black Duck – Anas rubripes; Malba, NY, 05-Jan.
  16. Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos; Worlds Fair Marina (Flushing, Queens), 05-Jan.
  17. Mottled Duck – Anas fulvigula; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  18. Blue-winged Teal – Anas discors; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  19. Cinnamon Teal – Anas cyanoptera, Huntington Central Park, 16-Feb.
  20. Northern Shoveler – Anas clypeata, Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Meadow Lake, NY, 05-Jan.
  21. Northern Pintail – Anas acuta, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge–West Pond, NY, 20-Jan.
  22. Green-winged Teal – Anas crecca, Oakland Lake, NY, 26-Mar
  23. Canvasback – Aythya valisineria, Worlds Fair Marina (Flushing, Queens), NY, 05-Jan.
  24. Redhead – Aythya Americana, Saint Johns Pond Sanctuary, NY, 21-Jan.
  25. Ring-necked Duck – Aythya collaris, Target pond, FL, 02-Jan.
  26. Tufted Duck – Aytha fuligula – Heckscher Park, Huntington, NY, 07-Apr.
  27. Greater Scaup – Aythya marila, Long Branch–Pullman Ave., NJ, 10-Jan.
  28. Lesser Scaup – Aythya affinis, Worlds Fair Marina (Flushing, Queens), NY,  05-Jan.
  29. Common Eider – Somateria mollissima, Shinnecock Inlet East; 19-Jul.
  30. Harlequin Duck – Histrionicus histrionicus, Barnegat Lighthouse SP, NJ, 09-Mar.
  31. Surf Scoter – Melanitta perspicillata, Del Rey Lagoon Park, CA, 14-Feb.
  32. White-winged Scoter – Melanitta fusca, Pelham Bay Park, NY, 13-Jan.
  33. Black Scoter – Melanitta americana, Seven Presidents Park, NJ, 10-Jan.
  34. Long-tailed Duck – Clangula hyemalis, Long Branch–Pullman Ave., NJ, 10-Jan.
  35. Bufflehead – Bucephala albeola, Worlds Fair Marina (Flushing, Queens), NY,  05-Jan.
  36. Common Goldeneye – Bucephala clangula, Macneil Park, NY, 05-Jan.
  37. Hooded Merganser – Lophodytes cucullatus, Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake, NY, 05-Jan.
  38. Common Merganser – Mergus merganser, Meadows Corona Park–Willow Lake, NY, 05-Jan.
  39. Red-breasted Merganser – Mergus serrator, Powell’s Cove Park, NY, 15-Jan.
  40. Ruddy Duck – Oxyura jamaicensis;  Worlds Fair Marina (Flushing, Queens) NY, 05-Jan.
  41. Plain Chachalaca – Ortalis vetula; Frontera Audubon Center, TX, 05-Nov.
  42. California Quail – Callipepla californica; Anza-Borrego SP–VC, 26-Sep.
  43. Gambel’s Quail – Callipepla gambelii; Salton Sea–Wister area, 25-Sep.
  44. Northern Bobwhite – Colinus virginianus; Shaw Nature Reserve, MO, 09-Jun.
  45. Ring-necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus, Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 08-Jan.
  46. Wild Turkey – Meleagris gallopavo; Saranac Lake, NY, 14-Jun.
  47. Red-throated Loon – Gavia stellate, MacNeil Park, NY, 05-Jan.
  48. Pacific Loon – Gavia pacifica, American Rd., Morris, NJ, 18-Mar
  49. Common Loon – Gavia immer, Seven Presidents Park, NY, 10-Jan.
  50. Least Grebe – Tachybaptus dominicus; Sabal Palm Sanctuary, 07-Nov.
  51. Pied-billed Grebe – Podilymbus podiceps; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  52. Horned Grebe – Podiceps auritus, Jones Beach SP–West End, NY, 21-Jan.
  53. Eared Grebe – Podiceps nigricollis, Ballona Lagoon,  CA, 19-Feb.
  54. Western Grebe – Aechmophorus occidentalis, Del Rey Lagoon Park, CA, 14-Feb
  55. Clark’s Grebe – Aechmophorus clarkii, Frank Bonelli Park, 20-Sep.
  56. Black-vented Shearwater – Puffinus opisthomelas, Ballona Lagoon, CA, 19-Feb.
  57. Wood Stork – Mycteria Americana; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  58. Blue-footed Booby – Sula nebouxii; Playa del Rey–breakwater, CA, 19-Sep.
  59. Brown Booby – Sula leucogaster; Ventura Harbor, CA, 21-Sep.
  60. Northern Gannet – Morus bassanus; Jones Beach, 08-Dec.
  61. Brandt’s Cormorant – Phalacrocorax penicillatus; Ventura Harbor, CA, 21-Sep.
  62. Neotropic Cormorant – Phalacrocorax brasilianus; Margarita Ranch, TX, 06-Nov.
  63. Double-crested Cormorant – Phalacrocorax auritus; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  64. Great Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo, Saint Johns Pond Sanctuary, NY, 21-Jan.
  65. Pelagic Cormorant – Phalacrocorax pelagicus, Ballona Lagoon, CA, 19-Feb.
  66. Anhinga – Anhinga anhinga, Route 1, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 01-Jan.
  67. American White Pelican – Pelecanus erythrorhynchos; Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, 22-Sep.
  68. Brown Pelican – Pelecanus occidentalis, Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  69. American Bittern – Botaurus lentiginosus, Charles Rogers Wildlife Refuge, Princeton, NJ, 19-Apr.
  70. Great Blue Heron – Ardea Herodias; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  71. Great Egret – Ardea alba; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  72. Snowy Egret – Egretta thula; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  73. Little Blue Heron – Egretta caerulea; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  74. Tricolored Heron – Egretta tricolor; Wakodahatchee Wetlands; FL,  02-Jan.
  75. Reddish Egret – Egretta rufescens; Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, 22-Sep.
  76. Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis, Florida Turnpike, Broward County, FL, 02-Jan.
  77. Green Heron – Butorides virescens; Wakodahatchee Wetlands; FL, 02-Jan.
  78. Black-crowned Night-Heron – Nycticorax nycticorax, St. Johns Pond, NY, 08-Apr.
  79. Yellow-crowned Night-Herson – Nyctanassa violacea, Bombay Hook, DE, 28-Apr.
  80. White Ibis – Eudocimus albus, West Lake Park, Broward, FL, 01-Jan.
  81. Glossy Ibis – Plegadis falcinellus; Wakodahatchee Wetlands; FL, 02-Jan.
  82. White-faced Ibis – Plegadis chihi; Playa del Rey, CA, 19-Sep.
  83. Roseate Spoonbill – Platalea ajaja; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  84. Black Vulture – Coragps atratus, Negri-Nepote Grasslands, 09-Apr.
  85. Turkey Vulture – Cathartes aura, Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  86. Osprey – Pandion haliaetus, Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  87. White-tailed Kite – Elanus leucurus; Weslaco, TX, 05-Nov.
  88. Mississippi Kite –  Ictinia mississippiensis; St. Louis, MO, 7-Jun.
  89. Northern Harrier – Circus cyaneus, Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 08-Jan.
  90. Sharp-shinned Hawk – Accipiter striatus, Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 08-Jan.
  91. Cooper’s Hawk – Accipiter cooperii, Central Park, NY, 24-Mar.
  92. Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Croton Point Park, NY, 02-Feb.
  93. Harris’s Hawk – Parabuteo unicinctus; King Ranch–Norias, TX, 08-Nov.
  94. White-tailed Hawk – Geranoaetus albicaudatus; Martin Ranch, TX, 10-Nov.
  95. Red-shouldered Hawk – Buteo lineatus; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  96. Broad-winged Hawk – Buteo platypterus; Sterling Forest, Ironwood Drive and environs, NY, 18-May.
  97. Gray Hawk – Buteo plagiatus; Margarita Ranch, TX, 06-Nov.
  98. Short-tailed Hawk – Buteo brachyurus; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  99. Swainson’s Hawk – Buteo swainsoni; Frank Bonelli Park, CA, 20-Sep
  100. Zone-tailed Hawk – Buteo albonotatus; Starr County Park, 06-Nov.
  101. Red-tailed Hawk – Buteo jamaicensis, Worlds Fair Marina (Flushing, Queens), 05-Jan.
  102. Ferruginous Hawk – Buteo regalis, Antelope Valley, CA, 18-Feb.
  103. Rough-legged Hawk – Buteo lagopus, Pelham Bay Park, NY, 22-Dec.
  104. Clapper Rail – Rallus longirostris; Bombay Hook, 28-Apr.
  105. King Rail – Rallus elegans; Weldon Springs, MO, 5-Jun.
  106. Common Gallinule – Gallinula galeata; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  107. American Coot – Fulica americana; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  108. Sandhill Crane – Grus canadensis; King Ranch–Norias, 08-Nov.
  109. Black-necked Stilt – Himantopus mexicanus, Bombay Hook, DE, 28-Apr.
  110. American Avocet – Recurvirostra americana, Jamaica Bay WR–East Pond, 21-Aug.
  111. American Oystercatcher – Haematopus palliates, Barnegat Lighthouse SP, NJ, 09-Mar.
  112. Black Oystercatcher – Haematopus bachmani, Hyperion—seawatch,  CA, 19-Feb.
  113. Black-bellied Plover – Pluvialis squatarola; Del Rey Lagoon Park, CA, 14-Feb.
  114. American Golden-Plover – Pluvialis dominica; East Meadows, MA, 01-Sep.
  115. Northern Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus; New Egypt–Brynmore/Big Woods Road fields, Ocean, NJ, 15-Jan.
  116. Semi-palmated Plover – Charadrius semipalmatus, Bombay Hook, DE, 28-Apr.
  117. Piping Plover – Charadrius melodus; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  118. Killdeer – Charadrius vociferous, New Egypt–Brynmore/Big Woods Road fields, Ocean, NJ, 15-Jan.
  119. Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis macularius; Sandy Hook N J 11-May.
  120. Solitary Sandpiper – Tringa solitaria, Target pond, FL, 14-Feb.
  121. Greater Yellowlegs – Tringa melanoleuca, Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 9-Apr.
  122. Willet – Tringa semipalmata, Del Rey Lagoon Park, CA, 14-Feb
  123. Lesser Yellowlegs – Tringa flavipes, Timber Point East Marina, Suffolk County, NY, 13-Apr.
  124. Whimbrel – Numenius phaeopus, Del Rey Lagoon Park, CA, 14-Feb
  125. Long-billed Curlew – Numenius americanus; Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, CA, 22-Sep.
  126. Marbled Godwit – Limosa fedoa, Del Rey Lagoon Park, 14-Feb
  127. Ruddy Turnstone – Arenaria interpres, Ballona Lagoon, CA, 19-Feb.
  128. Black Turnstone – Arenaria melanocephala, Hyperion—seawatch, CA, 17-Feb.
  129. Red Knot – Calidris canutus; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  130. Surfbird – Aphriza virgata, Ballona Lagoon, CA, 19-Feb.
  131. Ruff –  Philomachus pugnax; Timber Point East Marina, Suffolk, NY, 13-Apr.
  132. Stilt Sandpiper – Calidris himantopus; Jamaica Bay WR–East Pond, 21-Aug.
  133. Curlew Sandpiper – Calidris ferruginea; Mecox Inlet, 19-Aug.
  134. Sanderling – Calidris alba, Hollywood Beach area, FL, 03-Jan.
  135. Dunlin – Calidris alpine; Barnegat Lighthouse SP, NJ, 09-Mar.
  136. Purple Sandpiper – Calidris maritime; Barnegat Lighthouse SP, NJ, 09-Mar.
  137. Least Sandpiper – Calidris minutilla; Del Rey Lagoon Park, CA, 14-Feb.
  138. White-rumped Sandpiper – Calidris fuscicollis; Mecox Inlet, NY, 26-Aug.
  139. Pectoral Sandpiper – Calidris melanotos; White’s Bog, NJ, 07-Aug.
  140. Semipalmated Sanderling – Calidris pusilla; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  141. Western Sandpiper; Frank Bonelli Park, CA, 20-Sep.
  142. Short-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus griseus; Bombay Hook, DE, 28-Apr.
  143. Long-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus scolopaceus; Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, CA, 22-Sep.
  144. Wilson’s Snipe – Gallinago delicta, Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 09-Apr.
  145. American Woodcock – Scolopax minor, Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 08-Jan.
  146. Wilson’s Phalarope – Phalaropus tricolor; Salton Sea, CA, 25-Sep.
  147. Red-necked Phalarope – Phalaropus lobatus; Salton Sea, CA, 25-Sep.
  148. Common Murre – Uria aalge, Hyperion—seawatch, CA, 19-Feb.
  149. Pigeon Guillemot – Cepphus columba; Marina Park, Ventura, CA, 28-Sep.
  150. Bonaparte’s Gull – Chroicocephalus philadelphia, Hollywood Beach area, FL; 03-Jan.
  151. Little Gull – Hydrocoloeus minutus, Morgan Mudflats, NJ; 11-May.
  152. Laughing Gull – Leucophaeus atricilla; Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  153. Franklin’s Gull – Leucophaeus pipixcan; Salton Sea, CA, 25-Sep.
  154. Heermann’s Gull – Larus heermanni, Del Rey Lagoon Park, NJ, 14-Feb
  155. Mew Gull – Larus canus, Hyperion—seawatch, CA, 17-Feb.
  156. Ring-billed Gull – Larus delawarensis; Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  157. Western Gull – Larus occidentalis; Del Rey Lagoon Park, CA, 14-Feb.
  158. Yellow-footed Gull – Larus livens; Salton Sea, CA, 25-Sep.
  159. California Gull – Larus californicus, Del Rey Lagoon Park, CA, 14-Feb
  160. Herring Gull – Larus argentatus; Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  161. Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscus, Hollywood Beach area, FL, 03-Jan.
  162. Glaucous-winged Gull – Larus glaucescens, Huntington Central Park, CA. 16-Feb.
  163. Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinus; Worlds Fair Marina (Flushing, Queens), NY, 05-Jan.
  164. Least Tern – Sternula antillarum; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  165. Gull-billed Tern – Gelochelidon nilotica; Forsyte NWR, NJ, 05-May.
  166. Caspian Tern – Hydroprogne caspia; Morgan Ave. Mudflats, NJ, 11-May.
  167. Black Tern – Chlidonias niger; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  168. Common Tern – Sterna hirundo; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  169. Forster’s Tern – Sterna forsteri; Bombay Hook, DE, 28-Apr.
  170. Royal Tern – Thalasseus maximus, Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  171. Sandwich Tern – Thalasseus sandvicensis, Mecox Inlet, NY, 20-Jul.
  172. Elegant Tern – Thalasseus elegans; Playa del Rey, CA, 19-Sep.
  173. Black Skimmer, Rynchops niger; Morgan Ave. Mudflats, NJ, 11-May.
  174. Rock Pigeon – Columba livia, Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  175. Band-tailed Pigeon – Patagioenas fasciata, Temescal Gateway SP, CA, 16-Feb.
  176. Eurasian Collared-Dove – Streptopelia decaocto, Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  177. White-winged Dove – Zenaida asiatica; Anza-Borrego Desert SP–Palm Canyon, 26-Sep.
  178. Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura; Macneil Park, NY, 05-Jan.
  179. Inca Dove – Columbina inca ; Frontera Audubon Center, 05-Nov.
  180. Common Ground-Dove – Columbina passerina; Tijuana River Valley, CA, 23-Sep.
  181. White-tipped Dove – Leptotila verreauxi; Frontera Audubon Center, 05-Nov.
  182. Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Coccyzus americanus; Charles Rogers WR, NJ, 12-May.
  183. Black-billed Cuckoo – Coccyzus erythropthalmus; Negri-Nepote, NJ, 14-May.
  184. Greater Roadrunner – Geococcyx californianus; Tijuana River Valley, CA, 23-Sep.
  185. Groove-billed Ani – Crotophaga sulcirostris; Santa Ana NWR, 11-Nov.
  186. Barn Owl – Tyto alba; Jamaica Bay WR, NY, 28-Oct.
  187. Eastern Screech-Owl – Megascops asio; Bombay Hook, DE, 28-Apr.
  188. Great Horned Owl – Bubo virginianus, Alley Pond Park, NY, 07-Apr.
  189. Snowy Owl – Bubo scandiacus; Jones Beach SP–West End, NY, 21-Jan.
  190. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium brasilianum; King Ranch–Norias, 08-Nov.
  191. Burrowing Owl – Athene cunicularia, Brian Piccolo County Park, FL, 02-Jan.
  192. Barred Owl – Strix varia, Croton Point Park, NY, 02-Feb.
  193. Short-eared Owl – Asio flammeus, Edwin B. Forsythe NWR–Bridge to Nowhere, NJ, 09-Mar
  194. Northern Saw-whet Owl – Aegolius acadicus, Central Park, NY, 24-Mar
  195. Common Nighthawk – Chordeiles minor; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  196. Common Pauraque – Nyctidromus albicollis; Cameron County, TX, 10-Nov.
  197. Chimney Swift – Chaetura pelagica; Patti’s backyard, Mechanicsville, VA, 28-Apr.
  198. Vaux’s Swift – Chaetura vauxi; Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, CA, 24-Sep.
  199. White-throated Swift – Aeronautes saxatalis; Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, CA, 24-Sep.
  200. Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Archilochus colubris; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  201. Anna’s Hummingbird – Calypte anna; Peck Rd. Water Conservation Park, CA, 20-Sep.
  202. Costa’s Hummingbird – Calypte costae; Anza-Borrego SP–VC, 26-Sep.
  203. Rufous Hummingbird – Selasphorus rufus, Heisler Park, CA, 16-Feb.
  204. Allen’s Hummingbird – Selasphorus sasin, , Temescal Gateway SP, CA, 16-Feb.
  205. Buff-bellied Hummingbird – Amazilia yucatanensis; Frontera Audubon Center, TX, 05-Nov.
  206. Ringed Kingfisher – Megaceryle torquata; Santa Margarita Ranch, TX, 06-Nov.
  207. Belted Kingfisher – Megaceryle alcyon; Pelham Bay Park–Bartow-Pell Mansion, NY, 13-Jan.
  208. Amazon Kingfisher – Chloroceryle amazona; TX100, Cameron County, TX, 09-Nov.
  209. Green Kingfisher – Chloroceryle americana; Edinburg Wetlands, TX, 05-Nov.
  210. Lewis’s Woodpecker – Melanerpes lewis, Temescal Gateway SP, CA, 16-Feb.
  211. Red-headed Woodpecker – Melanerpes erythrocephalus; Charles Rogers WR, NJ, 12-May.
  212. Acorn Woodpecker – Melanerpes formicivorus, Temescal Gateway SP, 16-Feb.
  213. Golden-fronted Woodpecker – Melanerpes aurifrons; Edinburg Wetlands, TX, 05-Nov.
  214. Red-bellied Woodpecker – Melanerpes carolinus, Evergreen Cemetery (Broward Co.), FL, 03-Jan.
  215. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus varius; Francis Lewis Park, NY, 05-Jan.
  216. Red-breasted Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus ruber; Santa Cruz Island, CA, 21-Sep.
  217. Ladder-backed Woodpecker – Picoides scalaris; Sabal Palm Sanctuary, TX, 07-Nov.
  218. Nuttall’s Woodpecker – Picoides nuttallii; Bonelli Park, CA, 20-Sep.
  219. Downy Woodpecker – Picoides pubescens; Forest Hills, NY, 05-Jan.
  220. Hairy Woodpecker – Picoides villosus, feeders, North Brunswick, NJ, 23-Feb.
  221. White-headed Woodpecker – Picoides albolarvatus; Chilao VC, Angeles NF, CA, 27-Sep.
  222. Black-backed Woodpecker – Picoides arcticus; Bloomingdale Bog, NY, 14-Jun.
  223. Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  224. Pileated Woodpecker – Dryocopus pileatus; Carlisle, MA, 20-Mar.
  225. Crested Caracara – Caracara cheriway; Santa Margarita Ranch, TX, 05-Nov.
  226. American Kestrel – Falco sparverius; Negri-Nepote Grasslands, 08-Jan.
  227. Merlin – Falco columbarius; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  228. Aplomado Falcon – Falco femoralis; Old Port Isobel Road, TX, 12-Nov.
  229. Gyrfalcon – Falco rusticolus, Gilgo Beach, NY, 25-Feb.
  230. Peregrine Falcon – Falco peregrinus; Rte. 440, Amboys, NJ, 20-Jan.
  231. Prairie Falcon – Falco mexicanus; Salton Sea, CA, 25-Sep.
  232. Budgerigar – Melopsittacus undulatus; Kissena Corridor Park, NY, 4-Oct.*
  233. Nanday Parakeet – Nandayus nenday, Brian Piccolo County Park, FL, 02-Jan. 
  234. Monk Parakeet – Myiopsitta monachus; Hollywood Beach, FL, 01-Jan.
  235. Green Parakeet – Aratinga holochlora; Harlingen, TX, 08-Nov.
  236. Mitred Parakeet – Aratinga mitrata; Peck Rd. Water Conservation Park, CA, 20-Sep. *
  237. Yellow-chevroned Parakeet – Brotogeris chiriri; Huntington Bontanical Gardens, 29-Sep. *
  238. Red-crowned Parrot – Amazona viridigenalis; Parrot Roose, Daines Drive, Pasadena, CA, 27-Sep.
  239. Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet – Camptostoma imberbe; King Ranch–Norias, 08-Nov.
  240. Olive-sided Flycatcher – Contopus cooperi; Garret Mountain Reserve, NJ, 16-May.
  241. Western Wood-Pewee – Contopus sordidulus; Fort Rosecrans Cemetery, CA, 23-Sep.
  242. Eastern Wood-Pewee – Contopus virens; Pocohantas SP, VA, 27-Apr.  
  243. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher – Empidonax flaviventris; Bloomingdale Bog, NY, 15-Jun.
  244. Acadian Flycatcher – Empidonax virescens; Shaw Nature Reserve, MO, 09-Jun.
  245. Alder Flycatcher – Empidonax alnorum, Bloomingdale Bog, NY, 15-Jun.
  246. Willow Flycatcher – Empidonax traillii; Negri-Nepote, 17-May.
  247. Least Flycatcher – Empidonax minimus; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  248. Hammond’s Flycatcher – Empidonax hammondii; Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, CA, 23-Sep.
  249. Gray Flycatcher – Empidonax wrightii; Crystal Cove SP–El Moro, CA, 22-Sep.
  250. Pacific-slope Flycatcher – Empidonax difficilis; Santa Cruz Island, CA, 21-Sep.
  251. Black Phoebe – Sayornis nigricans, Del Rey Lagoon Park, 14-Feb.
  252. Eastern Phoebe – Sayornis phoebe; West Lake Park, Broward, FL, 01-Jan.
  253. Say’s Phoebe – Sayornis saya, Santa Monica Beach, CA, 16-Feb.
  254. Vermilion Flycatcher – Pyrocephalus rubinus; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  255. Ash-throated Flycatcher – Myiarchus cinerascens; Crystal Cove SP–El Moro, 22-Sep.
  256. Great Crested Flycatcher – Myarchus crintus; Pony Pasture, James River, VA, 26-Apr. 
  257. Brown-crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus tyrannulus; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  258. Great Kiskadee – Pitangus sulphuratus; Frontera Audubon Center, 05-Nov.
  259. Tropical Kingbird – Tyrannus melancholicus; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  260. Couch’s Kingbird – Tyrannus couchii; Santa Margarita Ranch, 06-Nov.
  261. Cassin’s Kingbird – Tyrannus vociferans; Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, CA, 23-Sep.
  262. Western Kingbird – Tyrannus verticalis; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  263. Eastern Kingbird – Tyrannus tyrannus; Huntley Meadows, VA, 25-Apr.
  264. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher; White’s Bog, NJ, 06-Aug.
  265. Rose-throated Becard – Pachyramphus aglaiae; Santa Ana NWR, 11-Nov.
  266. Loggerhead Shrike – Lanius ludovicianus; Hollywood Beach, FL, 01-Jan.
  267. Northern Shrike – Lanius excubitor; Jones Beach, NY, 30-Nov.
  268. White-eyed Vireo – Vireo griseus; Six Mile Run Jacques Lane, 3-May.
  269. Bell’s Vireo – Vireo bellii; Weldon Spring, MO, 08-Jun.
  270. Yellow-throated Vireo – Vireo flavifrons; Pocohantas SP, VA, 27-Apr.
  271. Blue-headed Vireo – Vireo solitarius; Huntley Meadows, VA, 25-Apr.
  272. Hutton’s Vireo – Vireo huttoni; Angeles NF, CA, 27-Sep.
  273. Warbling Vireo – Vireo gilvus; Central Park, NY, 04-May.
  274. Philadelphia Vireo – Vireo philadelphicus; Alley Pond Park, NY, 06-Sep.
  275. Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus; Pocohantas SP, 27-Apr.
  276. Yellow-green Vireo – Vireo flavoviridis; Laguna Rd. tamarisks, CA, 28-Sep.
  277. Gray Jay – Perisoreus canadensis; Bloomingdale Bog, NY, 14-Jun.
  278. Green Jay – Cyanocorax yncas; Falcon SP, 06-Nov.
  279. Steller’s Jay – Cyanocitta stelleri; Angeles NF, 27-Sep.
  280. Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata; Joan’s yard, Davie, FL, 02-Jan.
  281. Island Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma insularis; Santa Cruz Island, CA, 21-Sep.
  282. Western Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma californica, Temescal Gateway SP, CA, 16-Feb.
  283. American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  284. Fish Crow – Corvus ossifragus; Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  285. Common Raven – Corvus corax, Antelope Valley, CA, 18-Feb.
  286. Horned Lark – Eremophila alpestris, Antelope Valley, CA, 18-Feb.
  287. Purple Martin – Progne subis; Bombay Hook, DE, 28-Apr.
  288. Northern Rough-winged Swallow – Stelgidopteryx serripennis,  Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 11-Apr.
  289. Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  290. Bank Swallow – Riparia riparia; Morgan Ave. Mudflats, NJ, 11-May.
  291. Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica, Negri-Nepote Grasslands, 09-Apr.
  292. Cliff Swallow – Petrochelidon pyrrhonota; Bloomingdale Bog, NY, 15-Jun.
  293. Cave Swallow – Petrochelidon fulva; Sabal Palm Sanctuary, 07-Nov.
  294. Carolina Chickadee – Poecile carolinensis; Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 08-Jan.
  295. Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus, Pelham Bay Park–Bartow-Pell Mansion, NY, 13-Jan.
  296. Mountain Chickadee – Poecile gambeli; Angeles NF, CA, 27-Sep.
  297. Oak Titmouse – Baeolophus inornatus, Venice Beach, 17-Feb.
  298. Tufted Titmouse – Baeolophus bicolor; Francis Lewis Park, 05-Jan.
  299. Black-crested Titmouse – Baeolophus atricristatus; Frontera Audubon Center, 05-Nov.
  300. Verdin – Auriparus flaviceps; Salton Sea–Wister Unit, CA, 25-Sep.
  301. Bushtit – Psaltriparus minimus, Huntington Central Park, CA, 16-Feb.
  302. Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta Canadensis; feeders, North Brunswick, NJ, 15-Jan.
  303. White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis; Pelham Bay Park, 13-Jan.
  304. Pygmy Nuthatch – Sitta pygmaea; Angeles NF, CA, 27-Sep.
  305. Brown Creeper – Certhia americana, Marshall’s pond, NJ, 22-Feb.
  306. Rock Wren – Salpinctes obsoletus; Anza-Borrego Desert SP, CA, 25-Sep.
  307. Canyon Wren – Catherpes mexicanus; Angeles NF, CA, 27-Sep.
  308. House Wren -Troglodytes aedon; Central Park, 04-May.
  309. Winter Wren – Troglodytes hiemalis, Farrington Lake, NJ, 18-Jan.
  310. Marsh Wren – Cistothorus palustris; Bombay Hook, DE, 28-Apr.
  311. Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianus; Powell’s Cove Park, NY, 05-Jan.
  312. Bewick’s Wren – Thryomanes bewickii; Frank Bonelli Park, CA, 20-Sep.
  313. Cactus Wren – Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus; Frank Bonelli Park, CA, 20-Sep.
  314. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – Polioptila caerulea; West Lake Park, Broward, FL, 01-Jan.
  315. California Gnatcatcher – Polioptila californica; San Elijo Lagoon–La Orilla Trail, CA, 24-Sep.
  316. Black-tailed Gnatcatcher – Polioptila melanura; Salton Sea–Wister Unit, CA, 25-Sep.
  317. Golden-crowned Kinglet – Regulus satrapa, Alley Pond Park, NY, 07-Apr.
  318. Ruby-crowned Kinglet – Regulus calendula, Huntington Central Park, CA, 16-Feb.
  319. Wrentit – Chamaea fasciata; Crystal Cove SP–El Moro; 22-Sep.
  320. Eastern Bluebird – Sialia sialis; Carlisle, MA, 20-Mar.
  321. Western Bluebird – Sialia mexicana, Huntington Central Park, CA, 16-Feb.
  322. Veery – Catharus fuscescens; Alley Pond Park, 10-May.
  323. Gray-cheeked Thrush – Catharus minimus; Central Park, NY, 15-May.
  324. Bicknell’s Thrush – Catharus bicknelli; Whiteface Mt., NY, 19-Jun.
  325. Swainson’s Thrush – Catharus ustulatus; Central Park, NY, 15-May.
  326. Hermit Thrush – Catharus guttatus, Forest Park, NY, 15-Apr.  
  327. Wood Thrush – Hylocichla mustelina; Huntley Meadows, VA, 25-Apr.  
  328. Fieldfare – Turdus pilaris; Carlisle, MA, 20-Mar.
  329. Clay-colored Thrush – Turdus grayi; Frontera Audubon Center, 05-Nov.
  330. American Robin – Turdus migratorius, MacNeill Park, NY, 05-Jan.
  331. Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  332. Curve-billed Thrasher – Toxostoma curvirostre; Ramsey Park, Harlingen, TX, 07-Nov.
  333. Brown Thrasher – Toxostoma rufum; Patti’s backyard, Mechanicsville, VA, 29-Apr.
  334. Long-billed Thrasher – Toxostoma longirostre; Santa Margarita Ranch, 06-Nov.
  335. California Thrasher – Toxostoma redivivum; Frank Bonelli Park, 20-Sep.
  336. Sage Thrasher – Oreoscoptes montanus, Antelope Valley, CA, 18-Feb.
  337. Northern Mockingbird – Mimus polyglottos; Florida Turnpike, FL, 02-Jan.
  338. European Starling – Sturnus vulgaris; Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  339. Sprague’s Pipit – Anthus spragueii; King Ranch–Norias, 08-Nov
  340. Cedar Waxwing – Bombycilla cedrorum; Mechanicsville, VA, 28-Apr.
  341. Snow Bunting – Plectrophenax nivalis; Jones Beach, NY, 30-Nov.
  342. Ovenbird – Seiurus aurocapilla; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  343. Worm-eating Warbler – Helmitheros vermivorum; Lost Valley Traill, Weldon Spring, MO, 10-Jun.
  344. Louisiana Waterthrush – Parkesia motacilla, Hempstead Lake SP, NY, 13-Apr.
  345. Northern Waterthrush – Parkesia noveboracensis, Huntley Meadows, VA, 25-Apr.   
  346. Blue-winged Warbler – Vermivora cyanoptera; Sterling Forest, Ironwood Drive and environs, 18-May.
  347. Golden-winged Warbler – Vermivora chrysoptera; Sterling Forest, Ironwood Drive and environs, 18-May.
  348. Black-and-white Warbler – Mniotilta varia; Evergreen Cemetery, FL, 03-Jan.
  349. Orange-crowned Warbler – Oreothlypis celata, Venice Beach, CA, 17-Feb.
  350. Nashville Warbler – Oreothlypis ruficapilla; Forest Park, NY, 13-May.
  351. Kentucky Warbler – Geothlypis formosa; Lost Valley Traill, Weldon Spring, MO, 10-Jun.
  352. Prothonotary Warbler – Protonotaria citrea; Huntley Meadows, VA, 25-Apr.
  353. Common Yellowthroat – Geothlypis trichas; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  354. Mourning Warbler – Geothlypis philadelphia; Azure Mt. trailhead, 18-Jun.
  355. Hooded Warbler – Setophaga citrina, Oakland Lake, NY, 20-Apr.
  356. American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla, Oakland Lake, NY, 20-Apr. 
  357. Cape May Warbler – Setophaga tigrina; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  358. Cerulean Warbler – Setophaga cerulea; Sterling Forest, Ironwood Drive and environs, 18-May.
  359. Northern Parula – Setophaga americana; Evergreen Cemetery, FL, 03-Jan.
  360. Magnolia Warbler – Setophaga magnolia; Alley Pond Park, NY, 10-May.
  361. Bay-breasted Warbler – Setophaga castanea; Garret Mountain Reservation, 16-May.
  362. Blackburnian Warbler – Setophaga fusca; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  363. Yellow Warbler – Setophaga petechia; Oakland Lake, NY, 20-Apr.  
  364. Chestnut-sided Warbler – Setophaga pensylvanica; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  365. Blackpoll Warbler – Setophaga striata; Alley Pond Park, NY, 10-May.
  366. Black-throated Blue Warbler – Setophaga caerulescens, Oakland Lake, 9-May.
  367. Palm Warbler – Setophaga palmarum; West Lake Park, Broward, FL, 01-Jan.
  368. Pine Warbler – Setophaga pinus, Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 09-Apr.
  369. Yellow-rumped Warbler – Setophaga coronate; Evergreen Cemetery (Broward Co.), 03-Jan.
  370. Yellow-throated Warbler – Setophaga dominica, Evergreen Cemetery (Broward Co.), 03-Jan.
  371. Prairie Warbler – Setophaga discolor; Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 30-Apr.
  372. Black-throated Gray Warbler – Setophaga nigrescens; Mitred Parakeet – Aratinga mitrata
  373. Townsend’s Warbler – Setophaga townsendi; Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, CA, 24-Sep.
  374. Hermit Warbler – Setophaga occidentalis; Whittier Narrows Rec Area, CA, 20-Sep.
  375. Black-throated Green Warbler – Setophaga virens; Alley Pond Park, NY, 10-May.
  376. Canada Warbler – Cardellina canadensis; Forest Park, NY, 13-May.
  377. Wilson’s Warbler – Cardellina pusilla; Forest Park, NY, 13-May.
  378. Painted Redstart – Myioborus pictus; Univ. of Texas, PanAm Campus, 05-Nov.
  379. Yellow-breasted Chat – Icteria virens; Weldon Spring, MO, 08-Jun.
  380. Olive Sparrow – Arremonops rufivirgatus; Texas, 06-Nov.
  381. Green-tailed Towhee – Pipilo chlorurus; Angeles National Forest, CA, 27-Sep.
  382. Spotted Towhee – Pipilo maculatus, Temescal Gateway SP, CA, 16-Feb.
  383. Eastern Towhee – Pipilo erythrophthalmus, Jamaica Bay WR–East Pond, NY, 13-Apr.
  384. California Towhee – Melozone crissalis, Temescal Gateway SP, CA, 16-Feb.
  385. Abert’s Towhee – Melozone aberti; Salton Sea, CA, 25-Sep.
  386. American Tree Sparrow – Spizella arborea, Powell’s Cove Park, NY, 05-Jan.
  387. Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina; feeders, NY, 06-Apr.
  388. Clay-colored Sparrow – Spizella pallida; Santa Cruz Island, CA, 21-Sep.
  389. Field Sparrow – Spizella pusilla, Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 30-Mar.
  390. Vesper Sparrow – Pooecetes gramineus; Angeles National Forest, CA, 27-Sep.
  391. Lark Sparrow – Chondestes grammacus; Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, CA, 24-Sep.
  392. Black-throated Sparrow – Amphispiza bilineata; Anza-Borrego NP, 24-Sep.
  393. Bell’s Sparrow – Artemisiospiza belli, Antelope Valley, CA, 18-Feb.
  394. Savannah Sparrow – Passerculus sandwichensis; Jones Beach SP—West End, 21-Jan.
  395. Grasshopper Sparrow – Ammodramus savannarum;  Negri-Nepote, NJ, 24-Apr.
  396. Henslow’s Sparrow – Ammodramus henslowii; Shaw Nature Reserve, MO, 09-Jun.
  397. Saltmarsh Sparrow – Ammodramus caudacutus; Edwin B. Forsythe NWR–Bridge to Nowhere, NJ, 09-Mar.
  398. Seaside Sparrow – Ammodramus maritimus,; Cupsogue Beach SP, 19-Aug.
  399. Fox Sparrow – Passerella iliaca, Pelham Bay Park–Bartow-Pell Mansion, NJ, 13-Jan.
  400. Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia; Worlds Fair Marina (Flushing, Queens), NY, 05-Jan.
  401. Lincoln’s Sparrow – Melospiza lincolnii; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  402. Swamp Sparrow – Melospirz georgiana, Kissena Park, NY, 18-Apr. 
  403. White-throated Sparrow – Zonotrichia albicollis; Francis Lewis Park, NY, 05-Jan.
  404. White-crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia leucophrys Del Rey Lagoon Park, CA, 14-Feb.
  405. Dark-eyed Junco – Junco hyemalis; feeders, North Brunswick, NJ, 15-Jan.
  406. Summer Tanager –  Piranga rubra; Weldon Spring, MO, 08-Jun.
  407. Scarlet Tanager – Piranga olivacea; Pocohantas SP, VA, 27-Apr.
  408. Western Tanager – Piranga ludoviciana; Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, CA, 24-Sep.
  409. Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis; Lucky Hammock, FL, 04-Jan.
  410. Pyrrhuloxia – Cardinalis sinuatus; Falcon SP, TX, 06-Nov.
  411. Rose-breasted Grosbeak – Pheucticus ludovicianus; Alley Pond Park, 10-May.
  412. Blue Grosbeak – Passerina caerulea; Negri-Nepote Grasslands, 1-Jun.
  413. Indigo Bunting – Passerina cyanea; Sandy Hook, NJ, 11-May.
  414. Dickcissel – Spiza americana; Negri-Nepote Grasslands, 1-Jun.
  415. Bobolink – Dolichonyx oryzivorus; Finderne Wetlands, NJ, 20-May.
  416. Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 02-Jan.
  417. Eastern Meadowlark – Sturnella magna; Negri-Nepote Grasslands, 03-Apr.
  418. Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglecta, Antelope Valley, CA, 18-Feb.
  419. Rusty Blackbird – Euphagus carolinus, Alley Pond Park, NY, 26-Mar.
  420. Brewer’s Blackbird – Euphagus cyanocephalus, Heisler Park, CA, 16-Feb.
  421. Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula, Takanassee Lake Park, NJ, 09-Mar.
  422. Boat-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus major; Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  423. Great-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus mexicanus, Lake Palmdale, CA, 18-Feb.
  424. Bronzed Cowbird – Molothrus aeneus; Weslaco, TX, 05-Nov.
  425. Brown-headed Cowbird – Molothrus ater, Griggstown Grasslands, NJ, 30-Mar.
  426. Orchard Orole – Icterus spurius; Negri-Nepote, NJ, 14-May.
  427. Bullock’s Oriole – Icterus bullockii; Salton Sea, CA, 25-Sep.
  428. Altamira Oriole – Icterus gularis; Santa Margarita Ranch, 06-Nov.
  429. Audubon’s Oriole – Icterus graduacauda; Santa Margarita Ranch, 06-Nov.
  430. Baltimore Oriole – Icterus galbula; Central Park, NJ, 04-May.
  431. Purple Finch – Haemorhous purpureus; Forest Park, NY, 16-May.
  432. House Finch – Haemorhous mexicanus; LEC, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ, 15-Jan.
  433. Pine Siskin – Carduelis pinus; Patti’s backyard, Mechanicsville, VA, 28-Apr.
  434. Lesser Goldfinch – Spinus psaltria; Temescal Gateway SP , 16-Feb.
  435. Lawrence’s Goldfinch – Spinus lawrencei; Peck Rd. Water Conservation Park, CA, 29-Sep.
  436. American Goldfinch – Spinus tristis; Powell’s Cove Park, NY, 05-Jan.
  437. House Sparrow – Passer domesticus; Hollywood Beach area, FL, 01-Jan.
  438. Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus; St Louis, MO, 06-Jun.
Written by Donna
Having been attached to books all her life, Donna Lynn Schulman is thrilled to be engaged in a passion that requires fealty to an information artifact called a “field guide.” A former labor educator and labor relations library director at two large universities, Donna also reviewed books for Library Journal for 15 years (totaling over 100 titles), and has contributed articles on to academic journals and monographs. She wrote her first birding book review for the Queens County Bird Club’s News & Notes, which she formerly edited, and also reviews books for Birding magazine. Donna discusses birding books with Nate Swick and other members of the Birding Book Club on the American Birding Association Podcast several times a year, including the popular Best Birding Books of The Year. When she is not birding in Queens or working on her nature photography, Donna travels to Los Angeles, where she attempts to turn her granddaughter into a birder.