Green Birding

I have focused on what I call ‘green birding’ since 2015 – observing as many species as possible without using a motor vehicle. Any bird seen or heard at home or by traveling on foot, bicycle, kayak, or some combination thereof will count for this list as long as I only used my own power to get to it.

Green Life List – 198 species
2015 – 137
2016 – 143
2017 – 158
2018 – 138
2019 – 141

Sightings listed in red in the table below were life birds

# Species 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
001 Northern Cardinal 01/01 01/01 01/01 01/02 01/01
002 Downy Woodpecker 01/01 01/02 01/01 01/01 01/01
003 House Sparrow 01/01 01/02 01/01 01/01 01/01
004 Black-capped Chickadee 01/01 06/03
005 White-breasted Nuthatch 01/01 01/02 01/01 01/02 01/01
006 Tufted Titmouse 01/01 01/02 01/01 01/07 01/05
007 House Finch 01/01 01/02 01/02 01/14 01/01
008 Red-bellied Woodpecker 01/01 01/02 01/01 01/06 01/01
009 Carolina Wren 01/01 01/29 01/02 01/28 02/02
010 American Crow 01/04 01/02 01/02 01/06 01/06
011 European Starling 01/07 01/02 01/01 01/12 01/05
012 Dark-eyed Junco 01/09 01/02 01/02 01/01 01/01
013 Hairy Woodpecker 01/09 01/02 01/21 05/20 01/06
014 Blue Jay 01/17 01/02 01/01 01/01 01/01
015 American Robin 01/17 01/02 01/01 01/14 01/01
016 Canada Goose 01/17 01/02 01/02 01/06 01/01
017 Brown Creeper 01/17 01/02 01/02 04/08 01/05
018 Eastern Bluebird 01/17 01/02 01/01 01/14 01/05
019 Northern Flicker 01/17 01/02 04/01 04/08 01/30
020 American Goldfinch 01/17 01/02 01/02 01/06 01/01
021 Cedar Waxwing 01/17 05/20 05/17 03/18 02/21
022 Mallard 01/25 01/02 01/02 01/06 01/05
023 Bald Eagle 01/25 01/31 03/19 01/20 01/05
024 Cooper’s Hawk 02/20 02/21 02/10 01/14 03/16
025 Common Goldeneye 02/28 01/31 01/02 01/06 01/05
026 Barred Owl 02/28 01/24 01/02
027 Carolina Chickadee 03/07 01/01 01/01 01/06 01/05
028 Mourning Dove 03/08 01/02 01/02 01/07 01/03
029 Turkey Vulture 03/12 02/20 01/15 02/27 03/14
030 Rock Pigeon 03/15 01/30 01/15 03/19 03/02
031 Hooded Merganser 03/15 01/31 01/02 01/06 01/05
032 American Black Duck 03/15 02/05
033 American Coot 03/15 01/31 01/02 01/06 01/05
034 Canvasback 03/15
035 Gadwall 03/15 02/28 01/02 01/06 03/02
036 Blue-winged Teal 03/15 04/10 03/19 04/15 05/04
037 Snow Goose 03/15
038 Ring-necked Duck 03/15 01/31 02/05 01/06 01/05
039 Northern Shoveler 03/15 01/31 02/05 01/06
040 Northern Pintail 03/15 02/05 01/20
041 Ring-billed Gull 03/15 01/02 03/19 03/04 08/09
042 Wood Duck 03/15 03/20 03/25 01/06 02/09
043 Common Grackle 03/15 02/28 03/19 03/04 03/02
044 Sharp-shinned Hawk 03/15 05/14 07/21 01/07 03/02
045 Sandhill Crane 03/15 01/02 02/17 11/04
046 Great Blue Heron 03/21 02/27 01/02 01/06 01/05
047 Song Sparrow 03/21 01/24 01/15 03/04 03/02
048 Eastern Phoebe 03/27 03/20 03/12 03/19 04/07
049 Red-winged Blackbird 03/28 03/06 03/19 02/27 03/02
050 Golden-crowned Kinglet 03/28 03/20 04/01 03/27 04/07
051 Chipping Sparrow 04/03 04/10 04/01 04/12 04/07
052 Belted Kingfisher 04/04 01/30 01/02 01/14 02/02
053 Hermit Thrush 04/04 04/16 02/12 04/15 04/07
054 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 04/04 01/09 03/25 04/08
055 Brown-headed Cowbird 04/10 03/31 04/09 04/13 04/03
056 Yellow-throated Warbler 04/10 04/16 05/17 05/20
057 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 04/10 04/16 04/14 04/08 04/07
058 Red-tailed Hawk 04/10 01/02 01/15 01/07 01/06
059 Yellow-rumped Warbler 04/10 04/10 04/20 04/15 05/04
060 Brown Thrasher 04/11 05/20 04/29 06/16 05/04
061 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 04/11 04/16 04/23 05/06 04/27
062 Northern Parula 04/18 05/01 04/29 07/01 05/04
063 Palm Warbler 05/03 04/24 05/07 05/06 05/15
064 Blue-winged Warbler 05/03 05/01 06/03 05/04
065 Warbling Vireo 05/03 05/01 04/29 05/06 05/04
066 White-throated Sparrow 05/03 01/02 01/02 01/20 01/05
067 Black-throated Green Warbler 05/03 09/23 05/17 05/13 05/04
068 Great Crested Flycatcher 05/03 05/07 05/10 05/03 05/04
069 Chimney Swift 05/03 04/26 05/06 05/06 05/01
070 Swainson’s Thrush 05/08 05/01 05/07 05/03 05/15
071 Louisiana Waterthrush 05/08 05/06
072 Gray Catbird 05/08 05/01 04/29 05/03 05/04
073 Bank Swallow 05/08 05/20 05/17 06/16
074 Chestnut-sided Warbler 05/08 05/04
075 Indigo Bunting 05/08 05/20 05/17 05/20 05/04
076 Common Nighthawk 05/08 05/11 05/17 05/15 05/25
077 Baltimore Oriole 05/09 05/01 05/07 05/06 04/27
078 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 05/10 05/23 05/17 05/15 05/15
079 Prothonotary Warbler 05/15 05/14
080 Magnolia Warbler 05/15 05/14 05/17 05/20 05/15
081 Eastern Wood-Pewee 05/15 05/20 05/14 05/06 05/04
082 Spotted Sandpiper 05/15 05/20 05/17 05/06 05/15
083 American Redstart 05/15 05/14 05/17 05/06 05/04
084 Red-eyed Vireo 05/15 05/14 05/07 05/12 05/04
085 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 05/15 05/07 05/07 05/05 05/02
086 Eastern Kingbird 05/17 05/20 05/17 05/20 05/15
087 Killdeer 05/17 02/27 03/19 03/04 03/02
088 Common Yellowthroat 05/17 05/14 04/29 05/06 05/04
089 Barn Swallow 05/17 05/01 05/07 05/05 05/04
090 Northern Rough-winged Swallow 05/17 05/01 04/29 05/06 04/27
091 House Wren 05/17 05/01 04/19 05/04 05/03
092 Yellow Warbler 05/22 04/24 05/07 05/06 04/27
093 Yellow-breasted Chat 05/22 06/25
094 Field Sparrow 05/22 04/03 04/01 04/08 05/04
095 Double-crested Cormorant 05/24 01/31 02/05 04/08 04/07
096 Tree Swallow 05/24 03/20 04/01 05/09 04/07
097 Willow Flycatcher 05/24 05/20 05/17 05/20 05/04
098 Acadian Flycatcher 05/25 05/20 05/17
099 Cliff Swallow 05/29 05/28 05/17 05/09 05/15
100 Peregrine Falcon 06/20 01/31 01/02 06/16 03/02
101 Green Heron 07/03 05/20 05/26 07/01 05/04
102 Osprey 07/03
103 Marsh Wren 07/03 05/20 05/17 07/01 05/04
104 Mute Swan 07/03 01/02 04/01 01/06 02/02
105 Eastern Meadowlark 07/10 05/20 05/17 06/16 06/22
106 Great Egret 07/10 04/10 04/01 07/01 06/22
107 Black-bellied Whistling Duck 07/22
108 Solitary Sandpiper 07/25 07/30 05/09 08/25
109 American Kestrel 07/31 01/02 01/15 08/19 03/02
110 Lesser Yellowlegs 08/13 08/14 08/27 05/06 05/15
111 Semipalmated Sandpiper 08/13 10/28
112 American Avocet 08/13
113 Least Sandpiper 08/13 08/14 07/30 05/09 05/15
114 Semipalmated Plover 08/15 05/17
115 Blue Grosbeak 08/16
116 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 08/16 05/29 06/16 09/14
117 Pileated Woodpecker 08/16 04/24 05/15
118 Caspian Tern 08/23 07/30
119 Greater Yellowlegs 08/23 10/15 08/27 08/25
120 Wilson’s Warbler 09/12 09/04 05/15
121 Scarlet Tanager 09/12 05/01 05/20 05/04
122 Canada Warbler 09/12 05/20 05/15
123 Black-and-White Warbler 09/12 05/15
124 Bay-breasted Warbler 09/12 10/01 05/20 05/18
125 Blackpoll Warbler 09/12 09/23 10/01 09/15 05/18
126 Least Flycatcher 09/12 05/06 05/12
127 Pectoral Sandpiper 09/20 08/14 07/30
128 Pied-billed Grebe 09/27 03/12 02/05 04/08
129 Winter Wren 10/09 01/02 03/12 04/07
130 Red-breasted Nuthatch 10/11 09/24 01/02 05/06 01/05
131 Gray-cheeked Thrush 10/17 05/06 05/06
132 White-crowned Sparrow 10/31 12/09 01/15 11/04 05/15
133 Dunlin 10/31 05/17
134 Green-winged Teal 10/31 03/06 03/19 04/15
135 American Tree Sparrow 11/15 01/02 01/15 03/02
136 Wilson’s Snipe 11/15
137 Horned Grebe 11/29 03/20 03/19 03/19 03/24
138 Bufflehead 01/09 01/20
139 Red-shouldered Hawk 01/30 08/24 01/31
140 Common Merganser 01/31 01/06 01/05
141 Horned Lark 02/20 05/17 06/16 06/22
142 Pine Siskin 02/21 12/01
143 Northern Harrier 03/06 11/24
144 Great Horned Owl 03/12 03/12
145 Lesser Scaup 03/20 04/01 01/06 03/02
146 Fox Sparrow 04/03 04/08
147 American Pipit 04/24 05/15
148 Pine Warbler 04/24
149 Nashville Warbler 05/01 04/29 05/06 05/04
150 Blue-headed Vireo 05/01
151 Blackburnian Warbler 05/01 09/04 05/20 05/04
152 Yellow-throated Vireo 05/07 06/03 05/15
153 Cape May Warbler 05/14 05/15
154 Tennessee Warbler 05/14 05/17 05/13 05/04
155 Sora 05/20 05/04
156 Eastern Towhee 05/20 05/07 05/06 05/04
157 Ovenbird 05/20 05/06 05/04
158 Wood Thrush 05/20 04/29 05/13 05/04
159 Red-headed Woodpecker 05/20 09/04 03/04 06/22
160 Dickcissel 05/31 06/25 06/16 06/22
161 Grasshopper Sparrow 06/03 05/17 06/16 06/22
162 Least Bittern 06/12
163 Henslow’s Sparrow 06/13 05/17
164 Black-crowned Night Heron 08/14 07/03
165 Broad-winged Hawk 09/25 04/15 09/23
166 Long-billed Dowitcher 10/15
167 Herring Gull 12/09 02/02
168 Merlin 01/02
169 Red-breasted Merganser 03/19 01/20 05/04
170 Redhead 03/19 01/06 03/02
171 Ruddy Duck 04/01
172 Tundra Swan 04/01
173 Purple Finch 04/09
174 American Woodcock 05/17
175 Wild Turkey 05/17 05/15
176 Orchard Oriole 05/17 05/15
177 Black-billed Cuckoo 05/17
178 Northern Mockingbird 05/17 05/15
179 Purple Martin 07/30 08/19
180 Common Gallinule 07/30 08/19
181 Bonaparte’s Gull 07/30
182 Bell’s Vireo 08/27
183 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 09/04
184 Northern Waterthrush 09/04 05/06 05/04
185 Black-throated Blue Warbler 10/01 05/04
186 Rusty Blackbird 11/24 11/04
187 American Wigeon 11/24
188 Northern Shrike 03/04
189 Red-necked Grebe 03/19
190 Veery 05/06 05/15
191 Savannah Sparrow 06/16
192 Swamp Sparrow 11/04
193 Eastern Screech-Owl 01/28
194 Hooded Warbler 04/27
195 Common Loon 05/04
196 White-eyed Vireo 05/04
197 Golden-winged Warbler 05/15
198 Mourning Warbler 05/15
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