Green Birding

I have focused on green birding since 2015 – observing as many species as possible without the aide of a motor vehicle. Any bird seen or heard at home or by traveling on foot, bicycle, kayak, etc. will count for this list as long as I only used my own power to get to it.

All Green Birds to Date:
181 – Latest: Bonaparte’s Gull, 07/30/17

Species Totals by Year:
2015 – 137
2016 – 143
2017 – 142

2017 Distance Traveled: 318.3 miles
Hiking – 37.3 miles
Biking – 279.5 miles
Kayaking – 1.5 miles

Sightings listed in red in the table below were life birds.

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