Birding (and listing) has given a whole new meaning to New Year’s Day. I can’t wait for morning so I can start my year list, and never fail to disappoint certain people by going to bed before midnight. This year, I woke up in southeast Florida before sunrise with the thought, “Everything old is new!”. I  drove 50 minutes to the Deering Estate in Miami, where I joined 40 other birders in a search for the Key West Quail-Dove, a rare bird that had been sighted by Miami birder Rangel Diaz on the estate several days previously. I had already seen the Quail-Dove on a previous outing, but that was in 2014.

The bird was in a restricted area of the estate, which didn’t open till 10am. We trooped in across the estate, where we could vaguely see Biscayne Bay through mist, through a locked gate, and down a path of what David LaPuma told me is one of the only patches of pristine, original, Florida  habitat in this part of the state. The scouts had not seen the bird yet, but with 40 pairs of birder eyes it was soon found on the OTHER side of the path from its usual sojourns. Imagine that.

Key West Quail-Dove

I wish I could say this was my very first bird of the year, and since I drove down in darkness it almost was, but I couldn’t close my eyes to a Red-bellied Woodpecker in the parking lot or three White Ibis winging overhead as we walked past the avocado grove. But, Key West Quail-Dove for the third bird of the year is a pretty good beginning!

So why, you may be wondering, is the header photo for this post a Roseate Spoonbill and not a Quail-Dove? That QD was impossible to photograph, at least for me. When it was still, it blended so much into the forest that it looked like a rock or part of the leaf litter. When it moved, it stepped in and out of leaf litter, behind trees, under branches. The photo above is the only one I got that even had an image of the bird. I had to lie on my belly and twist my body in contortions to get a clear-ish view. And, this was only after a very nice birder got up from the ground to make room for me. The photo is highly cropped, denoised, and contrasted. After I left the Deering Estate, with many other birders, the Quail-Dove ventured out of the forest and gave great photo ops. It’s not the first time I’ve been a sacrificial birder. (Another example being the NYC Couch’s Kingbird, which disappeared as soon as I started for home.)

Bunche Beach

Bunche Beach, early morning

This Roseate Spoonbill was one of the great birds I saw in Florida during the first two weeks of the year.  I took a roundabout route driving home, going west to Fort Myers and Bunche Beach, north to Fort Desoto, which I’ve never birded before (and dipped on the Groove-billed Ani), then east to Merritt Island and north to my friend Victoria’s house and her yard full of feeders. In South Carolina, the cold hit. It was time, I knew, to get home and start looking at winter birds. And, typing up this post.

I like the goal articulated by Clare M.:  “to have fun birding”. This seems so fundamental, yet I find it sometimes gets lost in my efforts to find one particular bird. And, the birding spirits must know that, because when it isn’t fun, then I usually do not get the “tick.”  So, for 2015, the goals are (1) to have fun birding and (2) to take better photographs.

Notes on the list:  This list is in eBird order (until the AOU changes that order). Bolded names are life birds; italicized names are ABA birds; species not on the ABA Checklist will be listed separately. Links are to photographs or my own blog entries. If a bird is listed as “heard only”, it is a species that I have already seen and counted as a life bird. One change is that photos may not be of the first bird of the year, but they will be of birds seen in 2015.


          1. Great Tinamou – Tinamus major; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 06-March.
          2. Little Tinamou – Crypturellus soui; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          3. Black-bellied Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna autumnalis; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.
          4. Fulvous Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna bicolor; Echo-Cheneyville Road, Louisiana, 24-Apr.
          5. Pink-footed Goose – Anser brachyrhynchus; Wall Township, NJ, 5-Jan.
          6. Greater White-fronted Goose – Anser albifrons; Echo-Cheneyville Road, Louisiana, 24-Apr.
          7. Snow Goose – Chen caerulescens; Wall Township, NJ, 5-Jan.JBWR: Snow Geese Migrating OUT
          8. Ross’s Goose – Chen rossii; Marshall’s Pond, NJ, 13-Feb.
          9. Brant – Branta bernicla; Shark River, NJ 15-Jan.
          10. Cackling Goose – Branta hutchinsii; Flushing Meadows Corona Park–Meadow Lake, 29-Sept.
            Meadow Lake: Cackling Goose
          11. Canada Goose – Branta Canadensis; Lake Mayer, Savannah, GA 13-Jan.
          12. Mute Swan – Cygnus olor; Shark River, NJ, 15-Jan.
          13. Trumpeter Swan – Cygnus buccinator; Assunpink WMA, NJ, 04-Feb.
          14. Egyptian Goose – Alopochen aegyptiaca; Kendall–Baptist Hospital Area, FL, 6-Jan.
          15. Muscovy Duck – Cairina moschata; Kendall–Baptist Hospital Area, FL, 6-Jan.
          16.  Wood Duck – Aix sponsa; Central Park, 10-April.
          17. Gadwall – Anas strepera; Cutler Wetlands US-FL 1-Jan-15 10
          18. Eurasian Wigeon – Anas penelope; Shark River, NJ, 22-Feb.
          19. American Wigeon – Anas Americana; Dump Marsh, FL, 1-Jan.
          20. American Black Duck – Anas rubripes; Shark River US-NJ 15-Jan.
          21. Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos; Wall Township, NJ, 5-Jan.
          22. Mottled Duck – Anas fulvigula; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          23. Blue-winged Teal – Anas discors; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          24. Cinnamon Teal – Anas cyanoptera; Piute Ponds, CA, 25-June.
            CA: Cinamon Teal
          25. Northern Shoveler – Anas clypeata; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          26. Northern Pintail – Anas acuta; Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr., FL 12-Jan.
          27. Green-winged Teal – Anas crecca; Cutler Wetlands, FL 1-Jan.
          28. Canvasback – Aythya valisineria; Georges Island, NY, 8-Feb.
          29. Redhead – Aythya Americana; Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr., FL 12-Jan.
          30. Ring-necked Duck – Aythya collaris; Joan’s Yard, FL, 7-Jan.
          31. Greater Scaup – Aythya marila; Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr., FL 12-Jan.
          32. Lesser Scaup – Aythya affinis; Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr., FL 12-Jan.
          33. Common Eider – Somateria mollissima; Montauk Point SP, NY, 18-Jan.
          34. Harlequin Duck – Histrionicus histrionicus; Barnegat SP, NJ, 01-Feb. Barnegat Lighthouse SP, NJ: Harlequin Ducks Talking about the Superb Owl
          35. Surf Scoter – Melanitta perspicillata; Montauk Point SP, NY, 18-Jan.
          36. White-winged Scoter – Melanitta fusca; Montauk Point SP, NY, 18-Jan.
          37. Black Scoter – Melanitta americana; Montauk Point SP, NY, 18-Jan.
          38. Long-tailed Duck – Clangula hyemalis; Montauk Point SP, NY, 18-Jan.
          39. Bufflehead – Bucephala albeola; Lake Mayer, Savannah, GA 13-Jan.
          40. Common Goldeneye – Bucephala clangula; Lake Montauk, NY, 18-Jan.
          41. Hooded Merganser – Lophodytes cucullatus; Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr., FL 12-Jan.
          42. Common Merganser – Mergus merganser; Raritan tow trail, Franklin Township, NJ, 16-Jan.
          43. Red-breasted Merganser – Mergus serrator; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          44. Ruddy Duck – Oxyura jamaicensis; Lake Mayer, Savannah, GA 13-Jan.
          45. California Quail – Callipepla californica; Piute Ponds, CA, 25-June.
          46. Northern Bobwhite – Colinus virginianus; Holmwood area, Louisiana, 27-April.
          47. Ring-necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus; Koch Farm, Easton, PA, 03-Feb. PA: Ring-necked Pheasant From Afar
          48. Wild Turkey – Meleagris gallopavo; Wainscott, NY, 18-Jan.
          49. Red-throated Loon – Gavia stellata; Montauk Point SP, NY, 18-Jan.
          50. Common Loon – Gavia immer; Lake Montauk, 18-Jan.
          51. Pied-billed Grebe – Podilymbus podiceps; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.Florida: Pied-billed Grebe with Lunch
          52. Horned Grebe – Podiceps auritus; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan.
          53. Red-necked Grebe – Podiceps grisegena; Manasquan Inlet, NJ, 13-Feb.
          54. Eared Grebe – Podiceps nigricollis; Point Lookout, NY, 23-Jan.
          55. Western Grebe – Aechmophorus occidentalis; Santa Cantalina Channel, CA, 21-June.
          56. Clark’s Grebe – Aechmophorus clarkii; Santa Cantalina Channel, CA, 21-June.
          57. Buller’s Shearwater – Puffinus bulleri; Santa Cantalina Channel, CA, 21-June.
            Catalina Island: Buller's Shearwater!
          58. Sooty Shearwater – Puffinus griseus; Santa Cantalina Channel, CA, 21-June.
            Catalina Island: Sooty Shearwater
          59. Black-vented Shearwater – Puffinus opisthomelas; Santa Cantalina Channel, CA, 21-June.
          60. Wood Stork – Mycteria Americana; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          61. Magnificent Frigatebird – Fregata magnificens; Hollywood Beach area US-FL 2-Jan-15 31
          62. Northern Gannet – Morus bassanus; Tybee Island, GA, 13-Jan.
          63. Brandt’s Cormorant – Phalacrocorax penicillatus; Playa del Rey/Ballona Area, CA, 16-Aug.
            CA: Brandt's Cormorant 1
          64. Neotropic Cormorant – Phalacrocorax brasilianus; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.
          65. Double-crested Cormorant – Phalacrocorax auritus; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          66. Great Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo; Lake Montauk, NY, 18-Jan.
          67. Pelagic Cormorant – Phalacrocorax pelagicus; Playa del Rey, CA,, 19-June.
          68. Anhinga – Anhinga anhinga; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.
          69. American White Pelican – Pelecanus erythrorhynchos; Dump Marsh, FL, 1-Jan.
          70. Brown Pelican – Pelecanus occidentalis; Hollywood Beach, FL, 2-Jan.
          71. American Bittern – Botaurus lentiginosus; Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center, FL, 3-Jan. Florida: American Bittern in Plain Sight (yeah)
          72. Least Bittern – Ixobrychus exilis; Louisiana, 26-Apr.
          73. Bare-throated Tiger-Heron – Tigrisoma mexicanum; Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
          74. Great Blue Heron – Ardea Herodias; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          75. Great Egret – Ardea alba; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          76. Little Egret – Egretta garzetta; Gardiner County Park, NY, 21-May.
          77. Snowy Egret – Egretta thula;  Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.  Merritt Island, FL: Snowy Egret
          78. Little Blue Heron – Egretta caerulea; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          79. Tricolored Heron – Egretta tricolor; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.Florida: Tricolored Heron a Flying
          80. Reddish Egret – Egretta rufescens; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan.
          81. Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis; Hollywood US-FL 1-Jan-15 45
          82. Green Heron – Butorides virescens; Francis S. Taylor WMA–Everglades Pkwy, FL 9-Jan.
          83. Agami Heron – Agamia agami; Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
          84. Black-crowned Night-Heron – Nycticorax nycticorax; Skidaway Island, GA, 13-Jan.
          85. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron – Nyctanassa violacea; Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, FL, 9-Jan.
          86. Boat-billed Heron – Cochlearius cochlearius: Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
          87. White Ibis – Eudocimus albus; Charles Deering Estate, FL, 1-Jan.
          88. Glossy Ibis – Plegadis falcinellus; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          89. White-faced Ibis – Plegadis chihi; Echo-Cheneyville Road, Louisiana, 24-Apr.
          90. Roseate Spoonbill – Platalea ajaja; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.
          91. Black Vulture – Coragyps atratus; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.  Florida: Black Vultures en Duo
          92. Turkey Vulture – Cathartes aura; Charles Deering Estate, FL, 1-Jan.
          93. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture – Cathartes burrovianus; Atlantida, Honduras, 04-March.
          94. King Vulture – Sarcoramphus papa; Atlantida, Honduras, 04-March.
          95. Osprey – Pandion haliaetus; Hollywood Beach, FL, 1-Jan.
            Florida: Osprey on the Watch
          96. White-tailed Kite – Elanus leucurus; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
          97. Swallow-tailed Kite – Elanoides forficatus; Atchafalaya Swamp, LA, 23-Apr
          98. Mississippi Kite – Ictinia mississippiensis; Atchafalaya Swamp, LA, 23-Apr.
          99. Northern Harrier – Circus cyaneus; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          100. Sharp-shinned Hawk – Accipiter striatus; Monmouth County, NJ, 22-Feb.
          101. Cooper’s Hawk – Accipiter cooperii; Silver Ridge fields, FL, 07-Jan.
          102. Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan.Croton: One of Many Many Bald Eagles
          103. Common Black Hawk – Buteogallus anthracinus; Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
          104. Roadside Hawk – Rupornis magnirostris; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
            Honduras: Roadside Hawk in Flight
          105. White Hawk – Pseudastur albicollis; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          106. Red-shouldered Hawk – Buteo lineatus; Dump Marsh, FL, 1-Jan.
          107. Broad-winged Hawk – Buteo platypterus; Acadinana Park, LA, 29-Apr.
          108. Gray Hawk – Buteo plagiatus; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          109. Short-tailed Hawk – Buteo brachyurus; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          110. Swainson’s Hawk – Buteo swainsoni; Peveto Woods, Louisiana, 26-Apr.
          111. Red-tailed Hawk – Buteo jamaicensis; Lake Mayer, Savannah, GA 13-Jan.
          112. Rough-legged Hawk – Buteo lagopus; Shawangunk Grasslands WR, 11-Feb.
          113. King Rail – Rallus elegans; Cameron Prairie NWR, 27-Apr.
            Louisiana: King Rail and Chicks
          114. Clapper Rail – Rallus crepitans Skidaway Island, GA, 13-Jan.
          115. Sora – Porzana Carolina; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.
          116. Gray-headed Swamphen – Porphyrio poliocephalu; Chapel Trail, FL, 9-Jan.  Florida: Purple Swamphen
          117. Purple Gallinule – Porphyrio martinicus; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.
          118. Common Gallinule – Gallinula galeata; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          119. American Coot – Fulica Americana; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          120. Sungrebe – Heliornis fulica; Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
          121. Limpkin – Aramus guarauna; Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center, FL, 3-Jan.
          122. Sandhill Crane – Grus canadensis; Viera Wetlands, FL, 28-Dec.
          123. Double-striped Thick-knee – Burhinus bistriatus; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
          124. Black-necked Stilt – Himantopus mexicanus; Echo-Cheneyville Road, Louisiana, 24-Apr.
          125. American Avocet – Recurvirostra Americana; Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr., FL, 12-Jan.
          126. American Oystercatcher – Haematopus palliates; Sunshine Skyway Bridge–north rest area, FL, 11-Jan.Nickerson Beach, NY: American Oystercatcher Close-up
          127. Black Oystercatcher – Haematopus bachmani; Playa del Rey, CA, 19-June.
          128. Black-bellied Plover – Pluvialis squatarola; Barnegat, NJ; 01-Feb.
          129. American Golden-Plover – Pluvialis dominica; Turf Grass Rd., Louisian, 25-April.
          130. Snowy Plover – Charadrius nivosus; John U. Lloyd State Park, FL, 7-Jan.  Florida: Snowy Plover 2
          131. Wilson’s Plover – Charadrius wilsonia; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan.
          132. Semipalmated Plover – Charadrius semipalmatus; John U. Lloyd State Park, FL, 7-Jan.
          133. Piping Plover – Charadrius melodus; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan.
            Mecox: Juvie Piping Plover Cutie
          134. Killdeer – Charadrius vociferus Chapel Trail, FL, 9-Jan.
          135. Northern Jacana – Jacana spinosa; Tren de La Unión a RVS Cuero y Salado, 06-March.
          136. Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis macularius; John U. Lloyd State Park, FL, 7-Jan.
          137. Solitary Sandpiper – Tringa solitaria Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.
          138. Wandering Tattler – Tringa incana; Santa Barbara Harbor, CA, 25-Aug.
          139. Greater Yellowlegs – Tringa melanoleuca Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.
          140. Willet – Tringa semipalmata; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan. FL: Early Morning Willet
          141. Lesser Yellowlegs – Tringa flavipes; Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr., FL, 12-Jan.
          142. Upland Sandpiper – Bartramia longicauda; Turf Grass Rd., Louisiana, 25-Apr.
          143. Whimbrel – Numenius phaeopus; rice country, Louisiana, 25-Apr.
          144. Long-billed Curlew – Numenius americanus; Santa Barbara, CA, 25-Aug.
          145. Hudsonian Godwit – Limosa haemastica; Clay Ave. Wetland, NJ, 17-Nov.
          146. Marbled Godwit – Limosa fedoa; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan.
            Playa del Rey: Marbled Godwits doing their Morning Walk
          147. Ruddy Turnstone – Arenaria interpres; John U. Lloyd State Park, FL 7-Jan.
          148. Black Turnstone – Arenaria melanocephala; Playa del Rey, CA, 16-Aug.
          149. Surfbird – Calidris virgata; Playa del Rey, CA, 19-June.
            Playa del Rey: Surfbird
          150. Stilt Sandpiper – Calidris himantopus; Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr., FL, 12-Jan.
          151. Sanderling – Calidris alba; Hollywood Beach, FL 2-Jan.
          152. Dunlin – Calidris alpine; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan. NY: Dunlin Flock Close-up at Beach
          153. Purple Sandpiper – Calidris maritima; Lake Montauk, NY, 18-Jan.
          154. Least Sandpiper – Calidris minutilla; John U. Lloyd State Park, FL, 7-Jan.
          155. Buff-breasted Sandpiper – Calidris subruficollis; Selody Sod Farm, NJ, 07-Sept.
          156. White-rumped Sandpiper – Calidris fuscicollis; Turf Grass Rd., Louisiana, 25-April.
          157. Pectoral Sandpiper – Calidris melanotos; rice country, Louisiana, 25-April.
          158. Semipalmated Sandpiper – Calidris pusilla; Louisiana, 25-April.
          159. Western Sandpiper – Calidris mauri; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan.
          160. Short-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus griseus; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan.
          161. Long-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus scolopaceus; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          162. Wilson’s Snipe – Gallinago delicate; Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr., FL 12-Jan.
          163. American Woodcock – Scolopax minor; Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 16-March.
          164. Wilson’s Phalarope – Phalaropus tricolor; East Jetty Park, Louisiana, 25-April.
          165. Red Phalarope – Phalaropus fulicarius; Jones Beach, NJ, 13-June.Red Phalarope – Phalaropus fulicarius Jones Beach: Red Phalarope Feeding 2
          166. Parasitic Jaeger – Stercorarius parasiticus; Jones Beach SP, 28-Nov.
          167. Thick-billed Murre – Uria lomvia; Manasquan Inlet, NJ, 13-Feb.
          168. Razorbill – Alca torda; Montauk Point SP, 18-Jan.
          169. Bonaparte’s Gull – Chroicocephalus Philadelphia; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          170. Laughing Gull – Leucophaeus atricilla; Hollywood Beach, FL, 2-Jan.
          171. Franklin’s Gull – Leucophaeus pipixcan; Plumb Beach, Brooklyn, 29-May.Plumb Beach: Franklin's Gull Aflight
          172. Heermann’s Gull – Larus heermanni; Del Rey Lagoon Park, 19-June. playa.heermans1
          173. Ring-billed Gull – Larus delawarensis; Dump Marsh, FL, 1-Jan.
          174. Herring Gull – Larus argentatus; Tybee Island, GA, 13-Jan.
          175. Western Gull – Larus occidentalis; Playa del Rey, 19-June.
          176. California Gull – Larus californicus; Del Rey Lagoon Park, 19-June.
          177. Iceland Gull – Larus glaucoides; Montauk Point SP, 18-Jan.  Montauk: Iceland Gull Taking Off
          178. Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscus; Hollywood Beach, FL 8-Jan.
          179. Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinus; Shark River, NJ, 15-Jan.
          180. Least Tern – Sternula antillarum; Holly Beach, LA, 27-Apr.Mecox: Least Tern Profile
          181. Caspian Tern – Hydroprogne caspia; Mecox Inlet, 25-May.
          182. Black Tern – Chlidonias niger; Louisiana, 26-Apr.
          183. Common Tern – Sterna hirundo; Hollywood Beach, FL, 4-Jan.
          184. Forster’s Tern – Sterna forsteri; Fort De Soto Park, FL, 11-Jan.
          185. Royal Tern – Thalasseus maximus; Hollywood Beach, FL 2-Jan.
            Cape May: Royal Tern Coming For You!
          186. Sandwich Tern – Thalasseus sandvicensis; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan.
          187. Elegant Tern – Thalasseus elegans; Santa Catalina Channel, 21-June.
          188. Black Skimmer – Rynchops niger; Bunche Beach, FL, 10-Jan.
            NJ: Black Skimmers, Parent and Baby
          189. Rock Pigeon – Columba livia; Dump Marsh, FL, 1-Jan.
          190. Pale-vented Pigeon – Patagioenas cayennensis; Tren de La Unión a RVS Cuero y Salado, 06-March.
          191. Red-billed Pigeon – Patagioenas flavirostris; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 04-March.
          192. Eurasian Collared-Dove – Streptopelia decaocto; Hollywood Beach,FL 1-Jan.
          193. Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis; Santa Catalina Island, 21-June.Catalina Island: Spotted Dove
          194. Inca Dove – Columbina inca; Atlantida, Honduras, 04-March.
          195. Common Ground-Dove – Columbina passerine; Fort De Soto Park, FL, 11-Jan.
          196. Ruddy Ground-Dove – Columbina talpacoti; Tren de La Unión a RVS Cuero y Salado, 06-March.
          197. Key West Quail-Dove – Geotrygon chrysie; Charles Deering Estate, FL, 1-Jan.
          198. White-tipped Dove – Leptotila verreauxi; Tren de La Unión a RVS Cuero y Salado, 06-March.
          199. White-winged Dove – Zenaida asiatica; Green Cay Wetlands & Nature Center, FL, 3-Jan.
          200. Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura; Roxanne’s house: Palmetto Bay, FL, 1-Jan.
          201. Squirrel Cuckoo – Piaya cayana; Rio Santiago Reserve, Honduras, 08-March.
          202. Yellow-billed Cuckoo – Coccyzus americanus; Atchafalaya Swamp, LA, 23-Apr
          203. Lesser Ground-Cuckoo – Morococcyx erythropygus; Honduran Emerald Reserve, 07-March (heard only).
          204. Greater Roadrunner – Geococcyx californianus; Piute Ponds, CA, 25-June.
          205. Groove-billed Ani – Crotophaga sulcirostris; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          206. Barn Owl – Tyto alba; Jamaica Bay WR, 05-April.Jamaica Bay WR: Barn Owl Watching the Birder in the Blind
          207. Eastern Screech-Owl – Megascops asio; Roxanne’s house: Palmetto Bay, FL, 1-Jan. Eastern Screech-Owl
          208. Vermiculated Screech-Owl – Megascops guatemalae; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          209. Crested Owl – Lophostrix cristata; Pico Bonito, 09-March.
          210. Great Horned Owl – Bubo virginianus; Jamaica Bay WR, 05-March.Queens: Great Horned Teenager
          211. Snowy Owl – Bubo scandiacus; Long Island, NYS, 23-Jan.NY: FOY Snowy Owl
          212. Central American Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium griseiceps; Rio Santiago Reserve, Honduras, 08-March.
          213. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium brasilianum; Lancetilla Botanical Gardens, 10-March.
          214. Burrowing Owl – Athene cunicularia; Brian Piccolo Park, FL, 7-Jan.
          215. Mottled Owl – Ciccaba virgata; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March (heard only).
          216. Black-and-white Owl – Ciccaba nigrolineata; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March (heard only).
          217. Barred Owl – Strix varia; Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, FL 9-Jan. (2, heard only)
          218. Short-eared Owl – Asio flammeus; Shawangunk Grasslands WR, 11-Feb.Short-eared Owl
          219. Common Nighthawk – Chordeiles minor; Louisiana, 26-Apr.Louisiana: Common Nighthawk on the Beach
          220. Chuck-will’s-widow – Antrostomus carolinensis; Bryant Park, NY, 13-April.
          221. Great Potoo – Nyctibius grandis; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.Pico Bonito: Great Potoo
          222. Northern Potoo – Nyctibius jamaicensis; Cuero y Salado Reserve, 06-March.Honduras: Northern Potoo
          223. Chestnut-collared Swift – Streptoprocne rutila; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          224. White-collared Swift – Streptoprocne zonaris; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          225. Chimney Swift – Chaetura pelagica; Atchafalaya NWR, Louisiana,  23-Apr.
          226. Vaux’s Swift – Chaetura vauxi; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          227. White-throated Swift – Aeronautes saxatalis; Playa Vista Riparian Corridor, 22-June.
          228. White-necked Jacobin – Florisuga mellivora; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          229. Band-tailed Barbthroat – Threnetes ruckeri; Rio Santiago Reserve, Honduras, 08-March.
          230. Long-billed Hermit – Phaethornis longirostris; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          231. Stripe-throated Hermit – Phaethornis striigularis; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 07-March.
          232. Purple-crowned Fairy – Heliothryx barroti; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          233. Green-breasted Mango – Anthracothorax prevostii; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          234. Black-crested Coquette – Lophornis helenae; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          235. Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Archilochus colubris; Roxanne’s house: Palmetto Bay, FL, 1-Jan.
            Louisiana: Ruby-throated Hummer Aglow
          236. Anna’s Hummingbird – Calypte anna; Frank Bonnelli Park, CA, 23-June.
          237. Rufous Hummingbird – Selasphorus rufus; Roxanne’s house: Palmetto Bay, FL, 1-Jan.
          238. Allen’s Hummingbird – Selasphorus sasin; Playa del Rey/Ballona area, CA, 19-June.
          239. Canivet’s Emerald (Salvin’s) – Chlorostilbon canivetii; Honduran Emerald Reserve, Honduras, 07-March.
          240. Scaly-breasted Hummingbird – Phaeochroa cuvierii; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          241. Violet Sabrewing – Campylopterus hemileucurus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          242. Crowned Woodnymph – Thalurania colombica; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          243. White-bellied Emerald – Amazilia candida; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          244. Honduran Emerald – Amazilia luciae; Honduran Emerald Reserve, Honduras, 07-March.
          245. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird – Amazilia tzacatl; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
            Honduras: Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
          246. Cinnamon Hummingbird – Amazilia rutila; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
          247. Slaty-tailed Trogon – Trogon massena; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
            Honduras: Slaty-tailed Trogon
          248. Black-headed Trogon – Trogon melanocephalus; Cuero y Salado Reserve, 06-March.
          249. Gartered Trogon – Trogon caligatus; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March (heard only).
          250. Blue-crowned Motmot – Momotus coeruliceps; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          251. Keel-billed Motmot – Electron carinatum; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          252. Turquoise-browed Motmot – Eumomota superciliosa; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          253. Ringed Kingfisher – Megaceryle torquata; Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
          254. Belted Kingfisher – Megaceryle alcyon; Cutler Wetlands, FL 1-Jan.
            Florida: Belted Kingfisher in Florida countryside
          255. Amazon Kingfisher – Chloroceryle amazona; Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
          256. Green Kingfisher – Chloroceryle americana; Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
          257. American Pygmy Kingfisher – Chloroceryle aenea; Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
          258. White-necked Puffbird – Notharchus hyperrhynchus; Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
          259. Collared Aracari – Pteroglossus torquatus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          260. Keel-billed Toucan – Ramphastos sulfuratus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.Pico Bonito: Keel-billed Toucan
          261. Red-headed Woodpecker – Melanerpes erythrocephalus; Atchafalaya NWR, Louisiana,  23-Apr.
          262. Acorn Woodpecker – Melanerpes formicivorus; Santa Catalina Island, CA, 21-June.
          263. Black-cheeked Woodpecker – Melanerpes pucherani; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          264. Golden-fronted Woodpecker – Melanerpes aurifrons; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          265. Red-bellied Woodpecker – Melanerpes carolinus; Charles Deering Estate, FL 1-Jan.Forest Park: Hungry Red-bellied Woodpecker
          266. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus varius; Rest Stop, Rocky Mount, N.C, 14-Jan.
          267. Nuttall’s Woodpecker – Picoides nuttallii; Verdugo Park, CA, 23-Aug.
          268. Downy Woodpecker – Picoides pubescens; Victoria’s House, Savannah, GA, 13-Jan.
          269. Hairy Woodpecker – Picoides villosus; Raritan tow trail, Franklin Township, NJ, 16-Jan-15.
          270. Red-cockaded Woodpecker -Picoides borealis; Kistachie National Forest, Louisiana, 24-April.
          271. Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus; Merritt Island NWR–Scrub Trail, FL, 12-Jan.
          272. Chestnut-colored Woodpecker – Celeus castaneus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          273. Linneated Woodpecker – Dryocopus lineatus; Cuero y Salado Reserve, Honduras, 06-March.
            Honduras: Linneated Woodpecker 1
          274. Pileated Woodpecker – Dryocopus pileatus; Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, FL, 9-Jan.
          275. Pale-billed Woodpecker – Campephilus guatemalensis;
          276. Crested Caracara – Caracara cheriway; Tren de La Unión a RVS Cuero y Salado, 06-March.NY: Crested Caracara over my head
          277. American Kestrel – Falco sparverius; Hollywood Beach, FL, 1-Jan.
          278. Merlin – Falco columbarius; Dump Marsh, FL, 1-Jan.
          279. Bat Falcon – Falco rufigularis; Tren de La Unión a RVS Cuero y Salado, 06-March.
          280. Gyrfalcon – Falco rusticolus; Ulster County, NY, 17-Feb.NY: Gyrfalcon at Dinner
          281. Peregrine Falcon – Falco peregrinus; Jones Beach SP, NY, 23-Jan.
          282. Monk Parakeet – Myiopsitta monachus; Hollywood Beach, FL, 4-Jan.
          283. Brown-hooded Parrot – Pyrilia haematotis; Honduras, 08-March.
          284. White-crowned Parrot – Pionus senilis; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          285. Olive-throated Parakeet – Eupsittula nana; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          286. Nanday Parakeet – Aratinga nenday; Pinellas Byway, Saint Petersburg, FL, 11-Jan.
          287. Mitred Parakeet – Psittacara mitratus; Kendall–Baptist Hospital Area, FL, 6-Jan.
          288. Russet Antshrike – Thamnistes anabatinus; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          289. Wedge-billed Woodcreeper – Glyphorynchus spirurus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 06-March.
          290. Ivory-billed Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus flavigaster; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          291. Streak-headed Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes souleyetii; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          292. Plain Xenops – Xenops minutus; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          293. Buff-throated Foliage-gleaner – Automolus ochrolaemus; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          294. Yellow-bellied Tyrannulet – Ornithion semiflavum; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          295. Paltry Tyrannulet – Zimmerius vilissimus; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          296. Common Tody-Flycatcher – Todirostrum cinereum; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          297. Olive-sided Flycatcher – Contopus cooperi; Peveto Woods Sanctuary, LA, 26-Apr.
          298. Eastern Wood-Pewee – Contopus virens; Oak Grove Sanctuary, Louisiana, 27-Apr.
          299. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher – Empidonax flaviventris; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          300. Alder Flycatcher – Empidonax alnorum; Basha Kill, NY, 17-May.
          301. Acadian Flycatcher – Empidonax virescens; Atchafalaya Swamp, LA, 23-Apr.
          302. Willow Flycatcher – Empidonax traillii; Negri-Nepote, NJ, 17-May.
          303. Least Flycatcher – Empidonax minimus; Louisiana, 24-Apr.
          304. Pacific-slope Flycatcher – Empidonax difficilis; Santa Catalina Island, CA, 21-June.
          305. Black Phoebe – Sayornis nigricans; El Carril bridge, 07-March.
          306. Eastern Phoebe – Sayornis phoebe; Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, FL, 6-Jan.
          307. Say’s Phoebe – Sayornis saya; Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 19-Oct.
            Negri-Nepote: Say's Phoebe
          308. Rufous Mourner – Rhytipterna holerythra; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          309. Great Crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitus; Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, FL 9-Jan.
          310. Brown-crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus tyrannulus; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
          311. Great Kiskadee – Pitangus sulphuratus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          312. Boat-billed Flycatcher – Megarynchus pitangua; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          313. Social Flycatcher – Myiozetetes similis; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          314. Tropical Kingbird – Tyrannus melancholicus; Atlantida, Honduras, 04-March.
            Honduras: TK with White Peacock
          315. Cassin’s Kingbird – Tyrannus vociferans; Lake Los Carneros, CA, 27-Aug.
          316. Western Kingbird – Tyrannus verticalis; Piute Ponds, CA, 25-June.
          317. Eastern Kingbird – Tyrannus tyrannus; Cameron Prairie NWR, Louisiana, 27-Apr.
          318. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher – Tyrannus forficatus; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.Louisiana: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher on the Wire
          319. Fork-tailed Flycatcher – Tyrannus savana; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
          320. Lovely Cotinga – Cotinga amabilis; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          321. Red-capped Manakin – Ceratopipra mentalis; Lancetilla Botanical Gardens, Honduras, 09-March.
          322. Black-crowned Tityra – Tityra inquisitor; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          323. Masked Tityra – Tityra semifasciata; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          324. Rose-throated Becard – Pachyramphus aglaiae; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          325. Loggerhead Shrike – Lanius ludovicianus; Dump Marsh, FL, 1-Jan.
          326. Northern Shrike – Lanius excubitor; McAllister Park, NY, 08-Nov.
            Long Island: Northern Shrike
          327. White-eyed Vireo – Vireo griseus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 06-March (heard only).
          328. Yellow-throated Vireo – Vireo flavifrons; Atchafalaya NWR, Louisiana,  23-Apr.
          329. Blue-headed Vireo – Vireo solitarius; Kissena Corridor, NY, 16-Sept.
          330. Warbling Vireo – Vireo gilvus; Strack Pond–Forest Park, NY, 03-May.
          331. Philadelphia Vireo – Vireo philadelphicus; Peveto Woods Sanctuary, LA, 26-Apr.
          332. Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus; Atchafalaya NWR, Louisiana,  23-Apr.Forest Park: Red-eyed Vireo
          333. Lesser Greenlet – Hylophilus decurtatus ; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          334. Green Shrike-Vireo – Vireolanius pulchellus; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March (heard only).
          335. Brown Jay – Psilorhinus morio; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          336. Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata; Cutler Wetlands US-FL, 1-Jan-15 125
          337. Florida Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma coerulescens; Merritt Island NWR–Scrub Trail US-FL 12-Jan.
          338. Western Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma californica; Lake Los Carneros, CA, 27-Aug.
          339. Yellow-billed Magpie – Pica nuttalli; Buttonwood Vinyards, CA, 26-Aug.
            Solvang, CA: Yellow-billed Magpie
          340. American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos; Victoria’s House, Savannah, GA, 13-Jan.
          341. Fish Crow – Corvus ossifragus; Charles Deering Estate, FL 1-Jan.
          342. Common Raven – Corvus corax; Exit 9, NJ Turnpike, NJ, 13-March.
          343. Horned Lark – Eremophila alpestris; Jones Beach SP, NY, 23-Jan.
          344. Northern Rough-winged Swallow – Stelgidopteryx serripennis; Atlantida, Honduras, 04-March.
          345. Purple Martin – Progne subis; El Carril bridge, 07-March.
          346. Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor; Wakodahatchee Wetlands FL, 3-Jan.
          347. Mangrove Swallow – Tachycineta albilinea; El Carril bridge, 07-March.
          348. Bank Swallow – Riparia riparia; Basha Kill, NJ, 17-May.
          349. Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica; El Carril bridge, 07-March.
          350. Cliff Swallow – Petrochelidon pyrrhonota; Atchafalaya NWR, Louisiana,  23-Apr.
          351. Carolina Chickadee – Poecile carolinensis; Victoria’s House, Savannah, GA, 13-Jan.
          352. Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus; Montauk Point SP, NY, 18-Jan.
          353. Tufted Titmouse – Baeolophus bicolor; Ellenton, FL,11-Jan.
          354. Bushtit – Psaltriparus minimus; Ballona Freshwater Marsh, CA, 20-June.
          355. Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensis; Jones Beach SP, 23-Jan.
          356. White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis; Rest stop, Rocky Mount, N.C., 14-Jan.
          357. Brown-headed Nuthatch – Sitta pusilla Skidaway Island, GA 13-Jan.
          358. Brown Creeper – Certhia americana; Forest Park, NY, 22-Jan.
          359. Canyon Wren – Catherpes mexicanus; Ballona Freshwater Marsh, 17-Aug.
          360. House Wren – Troglodytes aedon; Colonial Park, NJ, 19-April.
            Kissena Corridor: House Wren
          361. Winter Wren – Troglodytes hiemalis; Mill Pond Park, NY, 23-Jan.
          362. Marsh Wren – Cistothorus palustris Skidaway Island, GA, 13-Jan.
          363. Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianus; Ellenton, FL,11-Jan.
          364. Bewick’s Wren – Thryomanes bewickii; Santa Carolina Island, 21-June.
          365. Cactus Wren – Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus; Piute Ponds, CA, 25-June.
          366. Spot-breasted Wren – Pheugopedius maculipectus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March (heard only).
          367. White-bellied Wren – Uropsila leucogastra; Honduran Emerald Reserve, 07-March (heard only).
          368. White-breasted Wood-Wren – Henicorhina leucosticta; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March (heard only).
          369. Long-billed Gnatwren – Ramphocaenus melanurus; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          370. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – Polioptila caerulea Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.
          371. White-lored Gnatcatcher – Polioptila albiloris; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
          372. Golden-crowned Kinglet – Regulus satrapa; Jamaica Bay WR, 05-April.
            Jones Beach: Golden-crowned Kinglet
          373. Ruby-crowned Kinglet – Regulus calendula Victoria’s House, Savannah, GA, 13-Jan.
          374. Eastern Bluebird – Sialia sialis; Skidaway Island, GA, 13-Jan.
          375. Western Bluebird – Sialia mexicana; Frank Bonelli Park, 23-June.
          376. Veery – Catharus fuscescens; Louisiana, 27-Apr.
          377. Swainson’s Thrush – Catharus ustulatus; Oak Grove Sanctuary, Louisiana, 27-Apr.
          378. Hermit Thrush – Catharus guttatus; Charles Rogers WR, NJ, 31-Jan.
          379. Wood Thrush – Hylocichla mustelina; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          380. Clay-colored Thrush – Turdus grayi; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          381. American Robin – Turdus migratorius; Merritt Island NWR–Black Point Wildlife Dr., FL 12-Jan.Croton: Winter Robin
          382. Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis Charles Deering Estate, FL, 1-Jan.
          383. Brown Thrasher – Toxostoma rufum; Ellenton, FL,11-Jan.
          384. California Thrasher – Toxostoma redivivum; Frank Bonelli Park, CA, 23-June.
          385. Le Conte’s Thrasher – Toxostoma lecontei; Piute Ponds, 25-June.Piute Ponds: Lifer LeConte's Thrasher!
          386. Tropical Mockingbird – Mimus gilvus; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
          387. Northern Mockingbird – Mimus polyglottos; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          388. European Starling – Sturnus vulgaris; Dump Marsh, FL, 1-Jan.
          389. Bohemian Waxwing – Bombycilla garrulus; Sandy Hook, NJ; 21-Feb.Sandy Hook, NJ: Bohemian Waxwing
          390. Cedar Waxwing – Bombycilla cedrorum; Montauk Point SP, NY, 18-Jan.
          391. Lapland Longspur – Calcarius lapponicus; Glenhurst Meadows, NJ, 18-Oct.
          392. Snow Bunting – Plectrophenax nivalis; Jones Beach SP, NY, 23-Jan.
          393. Ovenbird – Seiurus aurocapilla; Kendall, Miami-Dade County, FL, 6-Jan.
          394. Worm-eating Warbler – Helmitheros vermivorum; Jamaica Bay NWR, NY, 07-May.
          395. Louisiana Waterthrush – Parkesia motacilla; Wurtsboro, NY 17-May. (heard only)
          396. Northern Waterthrush – Parkesia noveboracensis; Atlantida, 04-March.
          397. Blue-winged Warbler – Vermivora cyanoptera; Oak Grove Sanctuary, Louisiana, 27-Apr.
          398. Golden-winged Warbler – Vermivora chrysoptera; Sterling Forest SP, 22-May.
          399. Black-and-white Warbler – Mniotilta varia; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          400. Prothonotary Warbler – Protonotaria citrea; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 11-March.
          401. Swainson’s Warbler – Limnothlypis swainsonii; Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, FL, 6-Jan.
          402. Tennessee Warbler – Oreothlypis peregrina; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          403. Orange-crowned Warbler – Oreothlypis celata; Santa Catalina Island, 21-June.
            CA: Orange-crowned Warbler
          404. Nashville Warbler – Oreothlypis ruficapilla; Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, FL, 6-Jan.
          405. Mourning Warbler – Geothlypis philadelphia; Basha Kill, NY, 17-May.
          406. Kentucky Warbler – Geothlypis formosa; Atchafalaya NWR, Louisiana,  23-Apr.
          407. Common Yellowthroat – Geothlypis trichas; Cutler Wetland, FL 1-Jan.
          408. Hooded Warbler – Setophaga citrina; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.Peveto Woods, LA: Hooded Warbler
          409. American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla; Cutler Wetlands, FL 1-Jan.
          410. Cape May Warbler – Setophaga tigrina; Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, FL, 6-Jan.
          411. Cerulean Warbler – Setophaga cerulea; Sterling Forest SP, 22-May.
          412. Northern Parula – Setophaga Americana; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          413. Magnolia Warbler – Setophaga magnolia; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.Peveto Woods, LA: Maggie
          414. Bay-breasted Warbler – Setophaga castanea; Oak Grove Sanctuary, Louisiana, 27-Apr.Peveto Woods, LA: Bay-breasted Warbler
          415.  Blackburnian Warbler – Setophaga fusca; Oak Grove Sanctuary, Louisiana, 27-Apr.Forest Park: Blackburnian Warbler at the Waterhole
          416. Yellow Warbler – Setophaga petechia; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.Jamaica Bay WR: Yellow Warbler
          417. Chestnut-sided Warbler – Setophaga pensylvanica; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          418. Blackpoll Warbler – Setophaga striata; Peveto Woods Sanctuary, LA, 26-Apr.
          419. Black-throated Blue Warbler – Setophaga caerulescens; Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, FL, 6-Jan.
          420. Palm Warbler – Setophaga palmarum Charles Deering Estate, FL, 1-Jan.
          421. Pine Warbler – Setophaga pinus; Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, FL, 6-Jan.
          422. Yellow-rumped Warbler – Setophaga coronate; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan.
          423. Yellow-throated Warbler – Setophaga dominica; Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, FL, 6-Jan.
          424. Prairie Warbler – Setophaga discolor; Negri-Nepote Grasslands, 18-April.
          425. Black-throated Green Warbler – Setophaga virens; Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, FL, 6-Jan.Peveto Woods, LA: BT Green
          426. Golden-crowned Warbler – Basileuterus culicivorus; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          427. Canada Warbler – Cardellina canadensis; Forest Park, NY, 13-May.
          428. Wilson’s Warbler – Cardellina pusilla; Prospect Park, NY, 12-May.
          429. Yellow-breasted Chat – Icteria virens; Peveto Woods Sanctuary, LA, 26-Apr.
          430. White-shouldered Tanager – Tachyphonus luctuosus; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          431. Black-throated Shrike-Tanager – Lanio aurantius; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          432. Blue-gray Tanager – Thraupis episcopus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          433. Yellow-winged Tanager – Thraupis abbas; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          434. Golden-hooded Tanager – Tangara larvata; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          435. Shining Honeycreeper – Cyanerpes lucidus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          436. Red-legged Honeycreeper – Cyanerpes cyaneus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          437. Green Honeycreeper – Chlorophanes spiza; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.Pico Bonito: Green Honeycreeper With Snack
          438. Blue-black Grassquit – Volatinia jacarina; Tren de La Unión a RVS Cuero y Salado, 06-March.
          439. White-collared Seedeater – Sporophila torqueola; Tren de La Unión a RVS Cuero y Salado, 06-March.
          440. Yellow-faced Grassquit – Tiaris olivaceus; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          441. Western Spindalis – Spindalis zena; Markham Park, FL, 29-Dec.
          442. Buff-throated Saltator – Saltator maximus; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 08-March.
          443. Spotted Towhee – Pipilo maculatus; Frank Bonelli Park, 23-June.
          444. Eastern Towhee – Pipilo erythrophthalmus; Merritt Island NWR–Scrub Trail, FL, 12-Jan.
          445. California Towhee – Melozone crissalis; Central Park at Playa del Rey, CA, 20-June.
            Lake Los Carneros, CA: California Towhee
          446. Bachman’s Sparrow – Peucaea aestivalis; Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana, 24-April.
          447. American Tree Sparrow – Spizella arborea; APEC, NY, 29-Jan. PA: American Tree Sparrow
          448. Chipping Sparrow – Spizella passerina; Central Park, NY, 28-Jan.
          449. Clay-colored Sparrow – Spizella pallida; Oakland Lake, Queens, 24-Oct.
          450. Field Sparrow – Spizella pusilla; Koch Farm, Easton, PA, 03-Feb.
          451. Lark Sparrow – Chondestes grammacus; Donaldson Park, N.J., 06-Oct.
            NJ: Lark Sparrow
          452. Bell’s Sparrow – Artemisiospiza belli; Piute Ponds, CA, 25-June.
          453. Vesper Sparrow – Pooecetes gramineus; Glenhurst Meadows, NJ, 18-Oct.
          454. Savannah Sparrow – Passerculus sandwichensis; Fort De Soto Park, FL, 11-Jan.Barnegat LIghthouse SP, NJ: Savannah "Ipswich" Sparrows
          455. Grasshopper Sparrow – Ammodramus savannarum; Negri-Nepote Grasslands, NJ, 16-May. Negri-Nepote: Grasshopper Sparrow In My Face
          456. Le Conte’s Sparrow – Ammodramus leconteii; Sandy Hook, NJ, 15-Nov.
          457. Nelson’s Sparrow – Ammodramus nelson; Bunche Beach Preserve, FL 10-Jan.
          458. Saltmarsh Sparrow – Ammodramus caudacutus; Bunche Beach Preserve, FL. 10-Jan.
          459. Seaside Sparrow – Ammodramus maritimus; Sandy Hook, N.J., 09-May.
          460. Fox Sparrow – Passerella iliaca; Central Park, NY, 28-Jan.
          461. Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia; Union Square Park, NY, 20-Jan.
          462. Lincoln’s Sparrow – Melospiza lincolnii; Forest Park, NY, 13-May.
          463. Swamp Sparrow – Melospiza georgiana; Bryant Park, NY, 22-Jan.
          464. White-throated Sparrow – Zonotrichia albicollis; Donna’s Yard, North Brunswick, NJ 16-Jan.
          465. Harris’s Sparrow – Zonotrichia querula; Koch Farm, Easton, PA, 03-Feb.PA: Harris's Sparrow
          466. White-crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia leucophrys; Koch Farm, Easton, PA, 03-Feb.
            PA: White-crowned Sparrow
          467. Dark-eyed Junco – Junco hyemalis; Donna’s Yard, North Brunswick, NJ 16-Jan.
            Oakland Lake: Dark-eyed Junco
          468. Common Chlorospingus – Chlorospingus flavopectus; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          469. Summer Tanager – Piranga rubra; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          470. Scarlet Tanager – Piranga olivacea; Oak Grove Sanctuary, Louisiana, 27-Apr.
          471. Western Tanager – Piranga ludoviciana; Peveto Woods Sanctuary, Louisiana, 26-Apr.
          472. Red-throated Ant-Tanager – Habia fuscicauda; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          473. Black-faced Grosbeak – Caryothraustes poliogaster; Rio Santiago Reserve, 08-March.
          474. Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis; Cutler Wetlands, FL, 1-Jan. PA: Northern Cardinal in Red
          475. Rose-breasted Grosbeak – Pheucticus ludovicianus; Oak Grove Sanctuary, Louisiana, 27-Apr.
          476. Black-headed Grosbeak – Pheucticus melanocephalus; Frank Bonelli Park, CA, 23-June (heard only).
          477. Blue Grosbeak – Passerina caerulea; Echo-Cheneyville Road, Louisiana, 24-Apr.
          478. Indigo Bunting – Passerina cyanea; Peveto Woods, LA, 28-Apr.Louisiana: Indigo Bunting
          479. Painted Bunting – Passerina ciris; Roxanne’s house: Palmetto Bay, FL, 1-Jan.
          480. Dickcissel – Spiza americana; Louisiana, 26-Apr.Louisiana: Dickcissel on the Wire
          481. Bobolink – Dolichonyx oryzivorus; Basha Kill, NY, 17-May.
          482. Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.
          483. Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglecta; Piute Ponds, CA, 25-June.
          484. Eastern Meadowlark – Sturnella magna; Lemon Grove Rd, FL, 9-Jan.
          485. Yellow-headed Blackbird – Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus; Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL, 3-Jan.  Florida: Yellow-headed Blackbird
          486. Melodious Blackbird – Dives dives; Rio Santiago, Honduras, 08-March.
          487. Rusty Blackbird – Euphagus carolinus; Kissena Park, NY, 28-March.
          488. Brewer’s Blackbird – Euphagus cyanocephalus; Cameron, Louisiana, 28-April.
          489. Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula; Fort De Soto Park, FL,11-Jan.
          490. Boat-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus major; Hollywood Beach, FL 1-Jan.
          491. Great-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus mexicanus; Atlantida, Honduras, 04-March.Pico Bonito: Great-tailed Grackle at the Swimming Pool
          492. Bronzed Cowbird – Molothrus aeneus; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
          493. Brown-headed Cowbird – Molothrus ater; Jones Beach, NY, 23-Jan.
          494. Giant Cowbird – Molothrus oryzivorus; Rio Santiago Reserve, Honduras, 08-March.
          495. Black-cowled Oriole – Icterus prosthemelas; Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          496. Orchard Oriole – Icterus spurius; Tren de La Unión a RVS Cuero y Salado, 06-March.
          497. Hooded Oriole – Icterus cucullatus; Ballona Freshwater Marsh, CA, 20-June.
          498. Bullock’s Oriole – Icterus bullocki; Andree Clark Bird Refuge, CA, 26-Aug.
          499. Spot-breasted Oriole – Icterus pectoralis; Markham Park, FL, 29-Dec.
          500. Altamira Oriole – Icterus gularis; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
          501. Baltimore Oriole – Icterus galbula; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
          502. Chestnut-headed Oropendola – Psarocolius wagleri; Atlantida, Honduras, 04-March.
          503. Montezuma Oropendola – Psarocolius montezuma; Atlantida, Honduras, 04-March.
          504. Scrub Euphonia – Euphonia affinis; El Carril bridge area, 07-March.
          505. Olive-backed Euphonia – Euphonia gouldi; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 05-March.
            Pico Bonito: Olive-backed Euphonia
          506. White-vented Euphonia – Euphonia minuta; Lodge at Pico Bonito, Honduras, 09-March.
          507. House Finch – Haemorhous mexicanus; Ellenton, FL,11-Jan.
            PA: House Finches in the Air
          508. Purple Finch – Haemorhous purpureus; Cow Meadow Park, 21-Nov.
          509. Common Redpoll – Acanthis flammea; Lake Montauk, NY, 18-Jan.  common redpoll
          510. Pine Siskin – Spinus pinus; Croton Point Park, NY, 08-Feb.
          511. Lesser Goldfinch – Spinus psaltria; Central Park at Playa del Rey, CA, 20-June.
          512. American Goldfinch – Spinus tristis; Donna’s Yard, North Brunswick, NJ 16-Jan.
          513. House Sparrow – Passer domesticus Hollywood Beach, FL, 4-Jan.
          514. Scaly-breasted Munia – Lonchura punctulata; Roxanne’s house: Palmetto Bay, FL, 1-Jan.


Non-countable Birds:

  1. Black Swan – Cygnus atratus; Hawkwatch platform, Cape May, NJ, 19-Sept.
  2. Yellow-chevroned Parakeet – Brotogeris chiriri; Verdugo Park, CA, 23-Aug.*
  3. European Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelis; Prospect Park, NY, 04-Dec.

Puzzling Birds:

  1. Pacific-slope/Cordilleran Flycatcher (Western Flycatcher) Empidonax difficilis/occidentalis, Central Park, NY, 22-Nov.

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.