Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Updating the Backyard Life-list

It's been a while so I'll refresh this subject. We've been keeping track of the birds (and other wildlife) that we see in or directly over our tiny urban back yard. It has really been amazing  how much we see back there.

The next addition to our list is the Eastern Towhee.

More here at Cornell's All About Birds

I encourage any of our readers to take this up. It's a lot of fun and rather amazing to realize how many species come into your yard.

Here's my list so far:

Canadian Geese
Mallard Ducks
Turkey Vultures
Red Tailed Hawk
Red Shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Rock Dove
Downy Woodpecker
European Starlings (invasive)
English Sparrows (invasive)
Chimney Swifts
Blue Jay
CrowsCarolina Wren
Brown Thrasher
American Kestrel
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak
Mocking Bird
Tree Swallow
House Finch
Great Blue Heron
Northern Flicker
Ruby-throated Humming Bird
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
White Crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
Tufted Titmouse
White Breasted Nuthatch
Eastern Towhee