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Yard List

Behind the cut is my lifetime Yard List. For the record, for this list I count not only birds that are seen on my property, but also from my property. Otherwise I wouldn't have such gems as the Northern Gannet. ::grin:: This is not a list of neighborhood birds, though - I had to be standing on my own property while viewing the bird (although scoping is allowed). If the bird's name is in italics, it's a bird that I know to have nested on my property.


Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
Great Egret, Ardea alba
Pink-footed Goose, Anser brachyrhynchus
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
Eurasian Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
Prairie Falcon, Falco mexicanus
California Quail, Callipepla californica
Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus
Ring-necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
Eurasian Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus
Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus
European Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus
Rock Dove, Columba livia
Common Wood-Pigeon, Columba palumbus
Eurasian Collared-Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
Tawny Owl, Strix aluco
Barred Owl, Strix varia
Little Owl, Athene noctua
Whip-poor-will, Caprimulgus vociferus
Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris
Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna
Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius
Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus
Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens
Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans
Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus
Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
Goldcrest, Regulus regulus
Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus
Winter Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes
House Wren, Troglodytes aedon
Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
Dunnock, Prunella modularis
Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis
Veery, Catharus fuscescens
Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina
Eurasian Blackbird, Turdus merula
Fieldfare, Turdus pilaris
Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos
American Robin, Turdus migratorius
Willow Warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus
Greater Whitethroat, Sylvia communis
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea
European Robin, Erithacus rubecula
Common Redstart, Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus
Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis
Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapilla
Coal Tit, Periparus ater
Great Tit, Parus major
Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus
Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sitta pusilla
White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
Brown Creeper, Certhia americana
Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
Western Scrub-Jay, Aphelocoma californica
Eurasian Magpie, Pica pica
Rook, Corvus frugilegus
American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
Carrion Crow, Corvus corone
Common Raven, Corvus corax
European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
White-eyed Vireo, Vireo griseus
Yellow-throated Vireo, Vireo flavifrons
Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus
Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla
Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
European Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris
Eurasian Siskin, Carduelis spinus
Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus
Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria
American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
European Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
Northern Parula, Parula americana
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Dendroica caerulescens
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronata
Pine Warbler, Dendroica pinus
Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia
American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapilla
Louisiana Waterthrush, Seiurus motacilla
Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea
Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra
Yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella
Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus
Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
California Towhee, Pipilo crissalis
Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla
Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii
White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys
White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus
Blue Grosbeak, Passerina caerulea
Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea
Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna
Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
Brewer's Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula

148 species



Individual Yard Lists for the various places I've lived:

Los Angeles, California
(Note - these are birds I remember seeing in my childhood home. I'm sure there were others, but I wasn't a birder at the time, so I only "listed" the ones I remember clearly enough to count).

Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Western Scrub-Jay, Aphelocoma californica
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
Brewer's Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus


St. Joseph County, Indiana

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus
Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
Whip-poor-will, Caprimulgus vociferus
Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens
Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus
Eastern Kingbird, Tyrannus tyrannus
Bank Swallow, Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
House Wren, Troglodytes aedon
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis
American Robin, Turdus migratorius
Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapilla
Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
Brown Creeper, Certhia americana
Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronata
Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea
Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow, Spizella pusilla
Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus
Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna
Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula


Wake County, North Carolina

Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica
Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus
Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina
American Robin, Turdus migratorius
Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis
Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra
Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula


Johnston County, North Carolina

Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Wood Duck, Aix sponsa
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Accipiter striatus
Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
Northern Bobwhite, Colinus virginianus
Northern Bobwhite, Colinus
Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus
Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Coccyzus americanus
Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
Barred Owl, Strix varia
Chimney Swift, Chaetura pelagica
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Archilochus colubris
Red-headed Woodpecker, Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Melanerpes carolinus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius
Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker, Dryocopus pileatus
Eastern Wood-Pewee, Contopus virens
Eastern Phoebe, Sayornis phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher, Myiarchus crinitus
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Regulus calendula
Carolina Wren, Thryothorus ludovicianus
Winter Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes
Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Brown Thrasher, Toxostoma rufum
Eastern Bluebird, Sialia sialis
Veery, Catharus fuscescens
Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
Wood Thrush, Hylocichla mustelina
American Robin, Turdus migratorius
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Polioptila caerulea
Carolina Chickadee, Poecile carolinensis
Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
Brown-headed Nuthatch, Sitta pusilla
White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
Brown Creeper, Certhia americana
Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
White-eyed Vireo, Vireo griseus
Yellow-throated Vireo, Vireo flavifrons
Red-eyed Vireo, Vireo olivaceus
Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus
American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
Northern Parula, Parula americana
Black-throated Blue Warbler, Dendroica caerulescens
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dendroica coronata
Pine Warbler, Dendroica pinus
Black-and-white Warbler, Mniotilta varia
American Redstart, Setophaga ruticilla
Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapilla
Louisiana Waterthrush, Seiurus motacilla
Common Yellowthroat, Geothlypis trichas
Scarlet Tanager, Piranga olivacea
Summer Tanager, Piranga rubra
Eastern Towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Chipping Sparrow, Spizella passerina
Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus
Blue Grosbeak, Passerina caerulea
Indigo Bunting, Passerina cyanea
Eastern Meadowlark, Sturnella magna
Common Grackle, Quiscalus quiscula
Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater
Baltimore Oriole, Icterus galbula


East Lothian, Scotland

Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
Pink-footed Goose, Anser brachyrhynchus
Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Accipiter nisus
Eurasian Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus
Ring-necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
Eurasian Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus
European Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus
Common Wood-Pigeon, Columba palumbus
Eurasian Collared-Dove, Streptopelia decaocto
Tawny Owl, Strix aluco
Little Owl, Athene noctua
Goldcrest, Regulus regulus
Winter Wren, Troglodytes troglodytes
Dunnock, Prunella modularis
Eurasian Blackbird, Turdus merula
Song Thrush, Turdus philomelos
Fieldfare, Turdus pilaris
Willow Warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus
Greater Whitethroat, Sylvia communis
European Robin, Erithacus rubecula
Common Redstart, Phoenicurus phoenicurus
Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
Coal Tit, Periparus ater
Great Tit, Parus major
Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus
Eurasian Magpie, Pica pica
Rook, Corvus frugilegus
Carrion Crow, Corvus corone
European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs
Brambling, Fringilla montifringilla
European Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris
Eurasian Siskin, Carduelis spinus
European Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis
Yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella
Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus


Contra Costa County, California

Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Great Egret, Ardea alba
Turkey Vulture, Cathartes aura
White-tailed Kite, Elanus leucurus
Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
Golden Eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
American Kestrel, Falco sparverius
Prairie Falcon, Falco mexicanus
California Quail, Callipepla californica
Ring-necked Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
Rock Dove, Columba livia
Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
Anna's Hummingbird, Calypte anna
Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
Black Phoebe, Sayornis nigricans
Barn Swallow, Hirundo rustica
Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
American Robin, Turdus migratorius
Bushtit, Psaltriparus minimus
Western Scrub-Jay, Aphelocoma californica
American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven, Corvus corax
European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
Purple Finch, Carpodacus purpureus
House Finch, Carpodacus mexicanus
Pine Siskin, Carduelis pinus
Lesser Goldfinch, Carduelis psaltria
American Goldfinch, Carduelis tristis
California Towhee, Pipilo crissalis
Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
Lincoln's Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii
White-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia leucophrys
Golden-crowned Sparrow, Zonotrichia atricapilla
Dark-eyed Junco, Junco hyemalis
Red-winged Blackbird, Agelaius phoeniceus
Western Meadowlark, Sturnella neglecta
Brewer's Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus


Updated 17 January, 2005
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