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Our Biggest Day Ever at Columbus Park June 14, 2009

On May 7, 2011, we set a new single-day record for Columbus Park — 82 species of birds! This was the 2011 Spring Bird Count, and it represented four hours of birding by Ethan, Aaron, and Dad, starting shortly before sunrise. The previous record was set on May 9, 2009, also a Spring Bird Count day.

Here’s the complete list of birds we saw in Columbus Park on May 7, 2011:

Canada Goose     8

Wood Duck     4

Mallard     12

Great Blue Heron     1

Red-tailed Hawk     1

Spotted Sandpiper     4

Solitary Sandpiper     2

Ring-billed Gull     10

Herring Gull     1

Caspian Tern     1

Rock Pigeon     5

Mourning Dove     4

Chimney Swift     35

Ruby-throated Hummingbird     1

Downy Woodpecker     4

Northern Flicker     4

Eastern Wood-Pewee     2

Willow Flycatcher     1

Least Flycatcher     3

Great Crested Flycatcher     2

Eastern Kingbird     5

Warbling Vireo     7

Red-eyed Vireo     2

Blue Jay     8

American Crow     2

Northern Rough-winged Swallow     4

Barn Swallow     5

Black-capped Chickadee     4

House Wren     2

Marsh Wren     1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     8

Ruby-crowned Kinglet     15

Veery     3

Gray-cheeked Thrush     1

Wood Thrush     1

American Robin     125

Gray Catbird     8

Brown Thrasher     1

European Starling     10

Blue-winged Warbler     2

Tennessee Warbler     3

Orange-crowned Warbler     6

Nashville Warbler     8

Northern Parula     3

Yellow Warbler     14

Chestnut-sided Warbler     1

Magnolia Warbler     8

Cape May Warbler     1

Yellow-rumped Warbler     240

Black-throated Green Warbler     3

Blackburnian Warbler     1

Yellow-throated Warbler     1

Palm Warbler     220

Bay-breasted Warbler     1

Blackpoll Warbler     2

Black-and-white Warbler     4

American Redstart     3

Prothonotary Warbler     1

Ovenbird     1

Northern Waterthrush     11

Louisiana Waterthrush     1

Common Yellowthroat     3

Wilson’s Warbler     3

Chipping Sparrow     4

Clay-colored Sparrow     1

Field Sparrow     1

Savannah Sparrow     4

Song Sparrow     10

Lincoln’s Sparrow     9

Swamp Sparrow     1

White-throated Sparrow     15

White-crowned Sparrow     35

Northern Cardinal     2

Rose-breasted Grosbeak     9

Red-winged Blackbird     36

Common Grackle     20

Brown-headed Cowbird     10

Baltimore Oriole     4

Purple Finch     1

House Finch     2

American Goldfinch     15

House Sparrow     10

Number of species:     82

 

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