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New bird sightings: annual summary

Year Annual number Cumulative
U.S.A. Latin
America
Total U.S.A. Latin
America
Total
pre-1996 32 1 34* 32 1 34*
1996 39 0 39 72 1 73
1997 46 1 47 118 2 120
1998 46 0 46 164 2 166
1999 21 0 21 185 2 187
2000 10 0 10 195 2 197
2001 7 0 7 202 2 204
2002 14 0 14 216 2 218
2003 12 24 36 228 26 254
2004 4 31 35 234 57 291
2005 3 70 73 237 127 364
2006 5 0 5 242 127 369
2007 6 0 6 248 127 375
2008 11 0 11 259 127 386
2009 15 0 15 274 127 401
2010 2 0 2 276 127 403
2011 1 0 1 277 127 404
2012 3 0 3 280 127 407
2013 1 0 1 281 127 408
2014* 3 0 3 284 127 411

* So far.

The list of "life birds" shown below, which is summarized in the adjacent small table, is based on regular field observations that I have been recording since 1996, as well as on memory for years prior to that. I also saw some Mute swans in (West) Germany in 1977, not included in the U.S.A. or Latin America subtotals. Latin American subtotals include birds seen on trips to Peru (1994, 1997, and 2004) and Mexico (2003). However, I only count birds that I can confidently identify as new species. (For example, I saw several Oropendulas in Mexico in 1985, parrots in Guatemala in 1989, and Hummingbirds in Peru in 1994 but am not sure which species they were.) Whenever I make a definite sighting of a bird formerly listed as "probable," I revise the first date but still include the earlier "probable" date in the "Notes" column. The dates for the abundant birds that nearly everyone sees (such as Robins) are of course mere conjectures.



SpeciesDatePlaceNotes; possible earlier sightings
American crow Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
American robin Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Blue jay Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Common grackle Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
House sparrow Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Mallard Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Mourning dove Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Northern cardinal Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Northern flicker (yellow-shafted) Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Red-winged blackbird Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Ring-necked pheasant Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Rock dove Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Song sparrow Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Starling Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Western meadowlark Jan 1, 1966 Vermillion, SD ???
Barn Swallow Jan 1, 1968 Vermillion, SD ???
Black-capped chickadee Jan 1, 1968 Vermillion, SD ???
Brown-headed cowbird Jan 1, 1968 Vermillion, SD ???
Canada goose Jan 1, 1968 Vermillion, SD ???
Chimney swift Jan 1, 1968 Vermillion, SD ???
Dark-eyed junco Jan 1, 1968 Vermillion, SD ???
Gray catbird Jan 1, 1968 Vermillion, SD ???
Herring gull Jul 25, 1969 Myrtle Beach, SC Childhood total:
Mute swan May 15, 1977 near Dusseldorf, W. Germany with USD Business School tour
Carolina chickadee Sep 1, 1978 Washington, DC ???
Northern mockingbird Sep 1, 1978 Washington, DC ???
Tufted titmouse Sep 1, 1978 Washington, DC ???
Turkey vulture Sep 1, 1978 Washington, DC ???
Brown pelican Nov 25, 1982 Vero Beach, FL ???
Double-crested cormorant Nov 25, 1982 Vero Beach, FL ???
Great blue heron Nov 25, 1982 Vero Beach, FL ???
Purple gallinule Dec. 15, 1985 Everglades Nat. Park Didn't know what it was until 15+ years later.
House finch Jul 1, 1991 114 Harmon St., Charlottesville, VA ???
White-throated sparrow Feb 1, 1993 Miller Center, Charlottesville, VA ???
Blue-black grassquit Oct 20, 1994 Ventanilla, Peru ???
Ruffed grouse ? Jun 1, 1995 Shenandoah Nat. Park, VA ???
Carolina Wren Jan 1, 1996 * Back of 1904 JPA, Charlottesville, VA ???
Hermit Thrush Jan 1, 1996 Back of 1904 JPA, Charlottesville, VA ???
Eastern bluebird Feb 25, 1996 * Beaver Creek Reservoir, Alb. Co.  
Brown thrasher Apr 10, 1996 * Miller Center, Charlottesville, VA  
Tree Swallow Apr 13, 1996 Ivy Creek Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA  
American goldfinch Apr 28, 1996 * Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Common nighthawk May 16, 1996 John's apt., Chattanooga, TN  
Belted Kingfisher May 17, 1996 * Arkansas lowlands  
Black tern May 17, 1996 Missouri River, SE Nebraska  
Indigo Bunting May 17, 1996 * Ozark Mountains, Arkansas  
Mississippi kite May 17, 1996 Arkansas lowlands  
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher May 17, 1996 Arkansas lowlands  
Western kingbird May 18, 1996 St. John's Mil. School, Salina, KS  
American egret May 19, 1996 Missouri River, SE Nebraska  
Baltimore oriole May 19, 1996 * Missouri River, SE Nebraska  
Cattle egret May 19, 1996 SE Nebraska  
Rufous-sided towhee Jun 12, 1996 Miller Center, Charlottesville, VA  
Eastern kingbird Jul 22, 1996 * Miller Center, Charlottesville, VA  
Downy Woodpecker Aug 17, 1996 * Shenandoah Nat. Park, VA  
White-breasted Nuthatch Aug 17, 1996 * Shenandoah Nat. Park, VA  
Black and white Warbler Sep 2, 1996 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Red-bellied Woodpecker Sep 2, 1996 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird Sep 2, 1996 * Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Yellow Warbler Sep 2, 1996 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Yellow-breasted chat Sep 2, 1996 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Blue-gray gnatcatcher Sep 7, 1996 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Pine Warbler Sep 25, 1996 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Red-shouldered Hawk Sep 25, 1996 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Brown creeper Sep 29, 1996 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Common yellowthroat Sep 29, 1996 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Veery Sep 29, 1996 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Red-eyed Vireo Sep 30, 1996 Miller Center, Charlottesville, VA  
Ruby-crowned kinglet Sep 30, 1996 Back of 1904 JPA, Charlottesville, VA  
Pileated Woodpecker Oct 13, 1996 * Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Field sparrow Oct 20, 1996 Azalea Park?, Charlottesville, VA  
Cedar waxwing Oct 28, 1996 * Back of 1904 JPA, Charlottesville, VA  
Red-tailed Hawk Nov 20, 1996 * Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Cooper's Hawk Dec 8, 1996 Greenbrier Dr., Charlottesville, VA  
Golden-crowned kinglet Dec 8, 1996 Greenbrier Dr., Charlottesville, VA Annual total: 39
Yellow-bellied sapsucker Feb 20, 1997 Stribling Ave. Ext., Charlottesville, VA  
Yellow-rumped (myrtle) Warbler Feb 20, 1997 Stribling Ave. Ext., Charlottesville, VA  
Eastern screech owl Mar 16, 1997 Swamp at Rt. 708, Alb. Co., VA  
Solitary Vireo Apr 26, 1997 Royal Lake, Burke, VA  
Chipping sparrow Apr 30, 1997 * Buckingham marsh, Charlottesville, VA  
Chestnut-sided Warbler May 4, 1997 Shenandoah Nat. Park, VA  
Killdeer May 5, 1997 * Fontaine Research Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Great crested Flycatcher May 7, 1997 Stribling Ave. Ext., Charlottesville, VA  
American redstart May 9, 1997 Stribling Ave. Ext., Charlottesville, VA  
Blackburnian Warbler May 9, 1997 Stribling Ave. Ext., Charlottesville, VA  
Magnolia Warbler May 9, 1997 Stribling Ave. Ext., Charlottesville, VA  
Northern parula May 11, 1997 Stribling Ave. Ext., Charlottesville, VA  
Ovenbird May 11, 1997 Stribling Ave. Ext., Charlottesville, VA  
Scarlet Tanager May 11, 1997 Stribling Ave. Ext., Charlottesville, VA  
Rose-breasted grosbeak May 16, 1997 Back of 1904 JPA, Charlottesville, VA  
Black-billed cuckoo May 17, 1997 Ashbourn Dr., Burke, VA (with Shary)
Blackpoll Warbler May 17, 1997 Ashbourn Dr., Burke, VA  
Canada Warbler May 18, 1997 Royal Lake, Burke, VA  
Eastern meadowlark May 18, 1997 * Near Stanardsville, VA  
Hairy Woodpecker May 18, 1997 * Royal Lake, Burke, VA  
Spotted sandpiper May 18, 1997 Royal Lake, Burke, VA  
Eastern wood pewee May 28, 1997 Observatory Hill, Charlottesville, VA  
Tennessee Warbler May 28, 1997 * Observatory Hill, Charlottesville, VA  
House Wren Jun 26, 1997 Observatory Hill, Charlottesville, VA  
Wood Thrush Jun 26, 1997 * Meadow Creek, Charlottesville, VA  
Barred owl Jun 29, 1997 Meadow Creek, Charlottesville, VA  
Yellow-billed cuckoo Jul 13, 1997 Shenandoah Nat. Park, VA  
Prairie Warbler Jul 31, 1997 End of Fontaine Ave., Charlottesville, VA  
Wilson's Warbler Sep 5, 1997 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Green heron Sep 7, 1997 * Royal Lake, Burke, VA  
Nashville Warbler Sep 13, 1997 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Eastern phoebe Sep 15, 1997 * Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Black-throated green Warbler Oct 1, 1997 Ragged Mtn. Road, Charlottesville, VA  
Pied-billed grebe Nov 16, 1997 Walnut Creek Park, S of Charlottesville, VA  
Black vulture Nov 27, 1997 Observatory Hill  
Laughing gull Nov 27, 1997 * Chesapeake Bay Bridge, VA  
Common loon Nov 29, 1997 * Chesapeake Bay Bridge, VA  
Great black-backed gull Nov 29, 1997 Chesapeake Bay Bridge, VA  
Purple sandpiper Nov 29, 1997 Chesapeake Bay Bridge, VA  
Red-breasted merganser Nov 29, 1997 Chesapeake Bay Bridge, VA  
Ring-billed gull Nov 29, 1997 Chesapeake Bay Bridge, VA  
Ruddy turnstone Nov 29, 1997 Chesapeake Bay Bridge, VA  
Surf scoter Nov 29, 1997 Chesapeake Bay Bridge, VA  
Fox sparrow Dec 7, 1997 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Red-breasted Nuthatch Dec 20, 1997 Meadow Creek, Charlottesville, VA  
Winter Wren Dec 20, 1997 Meadow Creek, Charlottesville, VA  
Rufous-collared (Andean) sparrow Dec 28, 1997 Lima, Peru Annual total: 47
Purple finch Jan 4, 1998 Ivy Creek Natural Area, Charlottesville, VA  
American kestrel Feb 19, 1998 I-81 in N. Shenandoah Valley, VA  
Wild turkey May 2, 1998 * Esmont, VA  
Black-throated blue Warbler May 10, 1998 Royal Lake, Burke, VA  
Worm-eating Warbler May 13, 1998 Observatory Hill, Charlottesville, VA  
Orchard oriole (F, JM) May 17, 1998 Beaver Creek Reservoir, Charlottesville, VA (M) Jun 12, 1998 Fontain Av. Ext.
Cliff Swallow May 24, 1998 Afton Mtn., VA  
Summer Tanager Jun 20, 1998 Ragged Mtn. Reservoir, Charlottesville, VA  
White-eyed Vireo Jul 17, 1998 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Acadian Flycatcher Jul 19, 1998 Ragged Mtn. Road, Charlottesville, VA  
American black duck Aug 17, 1998 Ottawa Nat. Wildlife Refuge, OH  
Blue-winged teal Aug 17, 1998 Ottawa Nat. Wildlife Refuge, OH  
Common snipe Aug 17, 1998 Ottawa Nat. Wildlife Refuge, OH  
Great egret Aug 17, 1998 Ottawa Nat. Wildlife Refuge, OH  
Greater yellowlegs Aug 17, 1998 Ottawa Nat. Wildlife Refuge, OH  
Least sandpiper Aug 17, 1998 Ottawa Nat. Wildlife Refuge, OH  
Little blue heron Aug 17, 1998 Ottawa Nat. Wildlife Refuge, OH  
Snowy egret Aug 17, 1998 Ottawa Nat. Wildlife Refuge, OH  
Purple martin Aug 19, 1998 * Cathy St., Sioux Falls, SD  
Red-headed Woodpecker Aug 20, 1998 * Clay County Park, SD  
American avocet Aug 21, 1998 Lake Andes NWR, SD  
Black-billed magpie Aug 22, 1998 Badlands Nat. Park, SD  
Mountain bluebird Aug 22, 1998 Badlands Nat. Park, SD 5+ F
Rock Wren Aug 22, 1998 Badlands Nat. Park, SD  
Rufous-sided (spotted) towhee Aug 22, 1998 Badlands Nat. Park, SD  
Northern flicker (red-shafted) Aug 24, 1998 * Devil's Tower Nat. Park, WY  
Prairie falcon Aug 24, 1998 Devil's Tower Nat. Park, WY  
Townsend's solitaire Aug 24, 1998 Devil's Tower Nat. Park, WY  
Western Tanager Aug 24, 1998 Devil's Tower Nat. Park, WY M close!
Clark's nutcracker Aug 26, 1998 Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park, CO  
Common raven Aug 26, 1998 Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park, CO  
Dark-eyed (gray-headed) junco Aug 27, 1998 Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park, CO  
Gray jay Aug 27, 1998 Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park, CO  
Mountain chickadee Aug 27, 1998 Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park, CO  
Steller's jay Aug 27, 1998 * Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park, CO  
Yellow-rumped (Audubon) Warbler Aug 27, 1998 Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park, CO  
American white pelican Aug 28, 1998 Boulder Reservoir, CO  
Swainson's Hawk Aug 28, 1998 Boulder Reservoir, CO  
Sandhill crane Aug 30, 1998 Hoosier Nat. Forest, IN  
Palm Warbler Sep 13, 1998 Beagle Gap, Shenandoah Nat. Park close
Broad-winged Hawk Sep 20, 1998 Stribling Ave. Ext., Charlottesville, VA 50+ very high
Louisiana waterthrush Sep 28, 1998 Buckingham marsh, Charlottesville, VA  
Canvasback Oct 24, 1998 Walnut Creek Park, Alb. Co., VA  
Wood duck Oct 28, 1998 Riverside Park, Charlottesville, VA  
White-crowned sparrow Nov 27, 1998 near Weyer's Cave, VA Annual total: 46
Sharp-shinned Hawk Jan 16, 1999 Walnut Creek Park, Alb. Co.  
Solitary sandpiper Apr 27, 1999 Fontaine State Police, Charlottesville, VA  
Northern rough-winged Swallow May 4, 1999 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
Northern waterthrush May 8, 1999 Ragged Mtn. Rd., Charlottesville, VA  
Cerulean Warbler ? May 29, 1999 Shenandoah Nat. Park, VA Prob. May 3, 1997 @Azalea Park
Blue grosbeak (F) ? Jun 21, 1999 Rt. 708 & Rt. 29, Alb. Co., VA  
Kentucky Warbler Jul 14, 1999 Azalea Park, Charlottesville, VA  
White ibis Aug 15, 1999 Chincoteague, VA  
Black skimmer Aug 16, 1999 Chincoteague, VA  
Boat-tailed grackle Aug 16, 1999 Chincoteague, VA  
Bobwhite Aug 16, 1999 Chincoteague, VA  
Brown-headed Nuthatch Aug 16, 1999 Chincoteague, VA
Common tern Aug 16, 1999 Chincoteague, VA  
Glossy ibis Aug 16, 1999 Chincoteague, VA  
Osprey Aug 16, 1999 Chincoteague, VA  
Semipalmated Plover Aug 16, 1999 Chincoteague, VA  
Semipalmated sandpiper Aug 16, 1999 Chincoteague, VA  
Willet Aug 16, 1999 Chincoteague, VA  
Northern harrier Aug 31, 1999 I-64 W of Richmond, VA  
Cape May Warbler Oct 3, 1999 Mint Springs Park, Crozet VA  
Pine siskin Oct 27, 1999 Old Salem Apts., Charlottesville, VA Prob. Aug 25, 1998 @Wind Cave Nat. Park, SD Annual total: 21
American coot Jan 17, 2000 Gavins Point Dam, NE 15+
Bald eagle Jan 17, 2000 Gavins Point Dam, NE 2 A, 2 J; prob. Aug 17, 1998 at Ottawa Nat. Wildlife Refuge, OH (high)
Prothonotary Warbler Apr 15, 2000 Henricus/Dutch Gap Park, VA M
Hooded Warbler Apr 29, 2000 Old Salem Apts, Charlottesville, VA prob. Jul 6, 1997 at Shenandoah Nat. Park, VA
Swamp sparrow May 2, 2000 Old Salem Apts, Charlottesville, VA probably severl other times before
Willow Flycatcher Jun 18, 2000 Humpback Rocks, Blue Ridge, VA  
Yellow-throated Vireo Jul 9, 2000 Ragged Mtn, Charlottesville, VA prob. May 17, 1996 at Ozark Mountains, Arkansas (John)
Warbling Vireo Aug 16, 2000 Niagara Falls, NY 2, close
Horned lark Oct 3, 2000 S of Vermillion, SD 8 (John)
Merlin Oct 3, 2000 Vermillion, SD (John)
Fish crow Nov 12, 2000 Rivanna Trail at Barracks Rd, Charlottesville, VA Annual total: 10
Gadwall Jan 14, 2001 New River, Radford, VA 10 M, 6 F
Hooded merganser Jan 14, 2001 New River, Radford, VA 3 M, 2 F
Northern pintail Feb 9, 2001 New River, W of Prices Fork, VA M far
Black-crowned night heron Apr 8, 2001 Rock Creek Park, Washington DC quick glimpse!
Savannah sparrow Apr 15, 2001 Tom's Creek Road, Blacksburg, VA  
Least Flycatcher Jun 10, 2001 Huckleberry Trail, Blacksburg, VA  
Bay-breasted Warbler Sep 9, 2001 Cascades waterfall, VA prob. May 18, 1997 at Royal Lake, Burke, VA (high) Annual total: 7
Short-eared owl Jan 20, 2002 Bells Lane, Staunton, VA very close to car!
Greater scaup Mar 30, 2002 Boy Scout Lake near Swoope, VA Augusta Bird Club!
Loggerhead shrike Mar 30, 2002 Near Buffalo Gap, VA Augusta Bird Club!
Vesper sparrow Apr 3, 2002 In back of our apt., Staunton, VA  
Horned grebe Apr 7, 2002 Green Hill Ind.-Tech. Park, Staunton, VA with Jacqueline
Swainson's Thrush May 7, 2002 near Betsy Bell Hill, Staunton, VA with Jacqueline
Grasshopper sparrow June 1, 2002 S of Swoope, VA BBS with Augusta Bird Club
Bobolink June 1, 2002 S of Swoope, VA BBS with Augusta Bird Club
Dickcissel June 8, 2002 S of Swoope, VA with Augusta Bird Club
Red-necked grebe Aug 8, 2002 Theodore Roosevelt Island, DC with Jacqueline; (winter plumage)
Ruddy duck Oct 27, 2002 Bells Lane, Staunton, VA with Jacqueline
American oystercatcher Nov 24, 2002 Chesapeake Bay Bridge, VA (prob.) with Jacqueline
Black scoter Nov 24, 2002 York River, W of Yorktown, VA with Jacqueline
American wigeon Dec 28, 2002 Bells Lane, Staunton, VA (with Allen Larner) Annual total: 14
Green-winged teal Jan 10, 2003 Bells Lane, Staunton, VA with Jacqueline
Ross's goose Jan 11, 2003 Bells Lane, Staunton, VA with Jacqueline
Ring-necked duck Jan 24, 2003 Bells Lane, Staunton, VA
Redhead Jan 24, 2003 Bells Lane, Staunton, VA Lesser scaup?
Inca dove Feb 24, 2003 Mexico City Very common and tame.
Bewick's Wren Feb 24, 2003 Revolution Monument, Mexico City Loud trilled song.
Great-tailed grackle Feb 24, 2003 Alameda Park, Mexico City Amazing repertoire of whistles, quite common.
Audubon's oriole Feb 24, 2003 Alameda Park,Mexico City Mostly yellow, with black throat.
Black phoebe Feb 24, 2003 Teotihuacan ruins, Mexico Very distinctive looking.
Clay-colored sparrow Feb 24, 2003 Teotihuacan ruins, Mexico
Chestnut-colored swifts Feb 25, 2003 Chapultepec Park, Mexico City (PROB., quite high) -- the only swifts we saw in Mexico!
(Black-eared) bushtits Feb 25, 2003 Chapultepec Park, Mexico City
Mexican cacique Feb 25, 2003 Chapultepec Park, Mexico City Mostly black, with bright yellow tail and wing linings.
Ash-throated Flycatcher Feb 26, 2003 near Orizba, Mexico (PROB.)
Mexican crow Feb 26, 2003 near Nochixtlan, Mexico
Vermillion Flycatcher Feb 26, 2003 Nochixtlan, Mexico Brilliant red color; fairly common.
Cassin's kingbird Feb 27, 2003 Oaxaca, Mexico Yellowish breast & belly; fairly common.
Lesser goldfinch Feb 28, 2003 Oaxaca, Mexico
Dusky Hummingbird Feb 28, 2003 Oaxaca, Mexico Broad, dull tail, pinkish bill.
Violet-green Swallow Mar 2, 2003 Monte Alban ruins, Oaxaca, Mexico
Orange-crowned Warbler Mar 2, 2003 Monte Alban ruins, Oaxaca, Mexico Nondescript olive color, with pale streaks on breast.
Rufous-capped Warbler Mar 3, 2003 Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico Bright yellow breast, long tail, cocked high
Crested caracara Mar 3, 2003 Santa Maria de Tule, Oaxaca, Mexico Wow! One landed in THE famous Tule tree!
Black-headed grosbeak Mar 5, 2003 Viveros de Coyoacan Park, Mexico City Robin-like song; several came quite close to us.
Hermit Warbler Mar 5, 2003 Viveros de Coyoacan Park, Mexico City All-yellow head.
Bronzed cowbird Mar 5, 2003 Viveros de Coyoacan Park, Mexico City Bright red eyes, glossy purple-black back.
Striped sparrow Mar 5, 2003 Viveros de Coyoacan Park, Mexico City Large size; it RUNS along the ground!
Mexican chickadee Mar 5, 2003 Viveros de Coyoacan Park, Mexico City
Peregrine falcon Apr. 27, 2003 Humpback Rocks Vis. Ctr., Blue Ridge, VA ("Big Spring Day")
Yellow-throated Warbler May 4, 2003 Rt. 647, SE of Staunton, VA
Mourning Warbler July 5, 2003 Powell Gap, Shen. Nat. Park (with Jacqueline)
Northern shovelers Sept. 2, 2003 "Leonard's Pond," N of Weyer's Cave, VA
Lesser Yellowlegs Sept. 2, 2003 "Leonard's Pond," N of Weyer's Cave, VA
Northern goshawk Oct. 12, 2003 Afton Inn, Blue Ridge (hawk watch)
Connecticut Warbler Oct. 19, 2003 Rt. 635 & Christians Creek, E of Staunton (with Jacqueline)
American woodcock Nov. 21, 2003 near Bessie Weller Elem. School, Staunton (with Jacqueline) Annual total: 36
West Peruvian dove Mar. 6, 2004 Ventanilla, Peru
Croaking ground dove Mar. 6, 2004 Ventanilla, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Eared dove Mar. 6, 2004 Lima, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Amazilia Hummingbird Mar. 6, 2004 Ventanilla, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Common moorhen Mar. 7, 2004 Ventanilla (marsh/lagoon), Peru  
American oystercatcher Mar. 7, 2004 Ventanilla (beach), Peru  
Band-tailed gulls Mar. 7, 2004 Ventanilla (beach), Peru  
Franklin's gulls Mar. 7, 2004 Ventanilla (beach), Peru  
Blue and gray Tanager (GLIMPSE) Mar. 8, 2004 Ventanilla, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Hooded siskin Mar. 8, 2004 Cuzco, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Cinerous conebill Mar. 9, 2004 Cuzco, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Ciguanco Thrush Mar. 9, 2004 Cuzco, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Blue & white Swallow Mar. 9, 2004 Cuzco, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Sparkling violetear (hummingbird) Mar. 9, 2004 Pisac, Peru  
Giant Hummingbird Mar. 9, 2004 Pisac, Peru (prob. Oct 20, 1994 at Catholic Univ., Lima)
Band-tailed seedeater Mar. 9, 2004 Pisac, Peru  
Tropical kingbird Mar. 10, 2004 Aguas Calientes, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Torrent tyrannulet Mar. 10, 2004 Aguas Calientes, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Mitred parakeet (GLIMPSE) Mar. 10, 2004 Machu Picchu, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Green & white Hummingbird Mar. 10, 2004 Machu Picchu, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Blue-capped Tanager Mar. 10, 2004 Machu Picchu, Peru  
Streaked xenops Mar. 10, 2004 Machu Picchu, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Golden-billed saltator Mar. 10, 2004 Machu Picchu, Peru  
Aplomado falcon Mar. 11, 2004 Near Chincheros, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Bar-winged cinclodes Mar. 11, 2004 Near Chincheros, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Bananaquit Mar. 12, 2004 Surco, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Neotropic cormorant Mar. 12, 2004 Pantanos de Villa, Chorrillos, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Shiny cowbird (?) Mar. 12, 2004 Pantanos de Villa, Chorrillos, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Pimpollo (Rolland's?) grebe Mar. 12, 2004 Pantanos de Villa, Chorrillos, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Black-necked stilt Mar. 12, 2004 Pantanos de Villa, Chorrillos, Peru (with Jacqueline)
Gray gull Mar. 13, 2004 Ventanilla (beach), Peru (with Jacqueline)
Brown booby Mar. 13, 2004 Ventanilla (beach), Peru or Nazca booby? (with Jacqueline)
Sedge Wren July 30, 2004 S of Swoope, VA near Great blue heron rookery
Lark sparrow Aug. 9, 2004 S of Burbank, SD (with John)
Marsh Wren Aug. 11, 2004 NE of Vermillion, SD (with John)
Baird's sandpiper Aug. 24, 2004 "Leonard's Pond," N of Weyer's Cave, VA (with John Irvine & Tom Pendleton) Annual total: 35
Cackling goose Jan. 9, 2005 Bell's Lane (Brenda Tekin, Tom Pendleton)
White-winged dove Feb. 14, 2005 San Jose, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Great kiskadee Feb. 14, 2005 San Jose, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Red-crowned ant-tanager Feb. 14, 2005 San Jose, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Feb. 15, 2005 San Jose, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Clay-colored robin Feb. 15, 2005 San Jose, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Hoffman's Woodpecker Feb. 15, 2005 San Jose, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Fiery-throated Hummingbird Feb. 16, 2005 Poas Volcano, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Sooty-capped bush-tanager Feb. 16, 2005 Poas Volcano, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Sooty-faced finch Feb. 16, 2005 Poas Volcano, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Black-cowled oriole Feb. 16, 2005 Poas Volcano, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Scarlet-thighed dacnis ??? Feb. 16, 2005 Poas Volcano, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Gray-breasted wood Wren Feb. 16, 2005 Poas Volcano, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Green-breasted mango Feb. 16, 2005 La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Silver-throated Tanager Feb. 16, 2005 La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Violet sabrewing Feb. 16, 2005 La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Green-crowned brilliant Hummingbird Feb. 16, 2005 La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Purple-throated mountain gem Feb. 16, 2005 La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Coppery-headed emerald Hummingbird Feb. 16, 2005 La Paz Waterfall, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Roadside Hawk * (?) Feb. 16, 2005 Doka coffee plantation, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Ruddy ground-dove Feb. 18, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
???? dove Feb. 18, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Scarlet-rumped Tanager Feb. 18, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Magnificent frigatebird Feb. 18, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Mangrove Swallow Feb. 18, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Red-crowned Woodpecker Feb. 18, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Amazon Kingfisher Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
American pygmy Kingfisher Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Green Kingfisher Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Chestnut-backed antbird Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Turquoise cotinga Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Riverside Wren Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Chestnut-mandibled toucan Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Streaked Flycatcher ? Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Philadelphia Vireo Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Palm Tanager Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Black-crowned tityra Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Black-striped sparrow Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Thick-billed seed finch Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Amazon Kingfisher Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Band-tailed barbthroat Feb. 19, 2005 Playa de Cacao, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Bare-throated tiger-heron Feb. 20, 2005 near Corcovado N.P., Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Common black Hawk Feb. 20, 2005 near Corcovado N.P., Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Great curassow Feb. 20, 2005 near Corcovado N.P., Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Scarlet macaw Feb. 20, 2005 Corcovado N.P., Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Golden-naped Woodpecker Feb. 20, 2005 Corcovado N.P., Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Red-legged honeycreeper Feb. 20, 2005 Corcovado N.P., Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Black-collared Hawk Feb. 20, 2005 Corcovado N.P., Costa Rica with Jacqueline
King vulture Feb. 21, 2005 W of Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Yellow-bellied siskin Feb. 21, 2005 W of Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Groove-billed ani Feb. 21, 2005 W of Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Smooth-billed ani * (?) Feb. 21, 2005 W of Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Great antshrike Feb. 21, 2005 NE of San Isidro, Costa Rica with Jacqueline
Prevost's ground-sparrow Feb. 23, 2005 San Jose, Costa Rica  
Blue-crowned motmot Feb. 23, 2005 San Jose, Costa Rica  
Silvery-throated jay Feb. 23, 2005 San Jose, Costa Rica  
Thicket tinamou Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica  
White-throated magpie-jay Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica with grad student from Washington state
Pacific screech owl Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica with grad student from Washington state
White-tipped dove Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica  
Banded Wren Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica  
Squirrel cuckoo Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica  
White-lored gnatcatcher Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica  
Olive sparrow Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica  
Striped-headed sparrow Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica  
Social Flycatcher ??? Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica  
Orange-fronted parakeet Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica  
Elegant trogon Feb. 25, 2005 Santa Rosa N.P., Costa Rica  
Broad-billed Hummingbird Feb. 26, 2005 Managua, Nicaragua  
Limpkin Feb. 27, 2005 Las Isletas, Granada, Nicaragua  
Northern jacana Feb. 27, 2005 Las Isletas, Granada, Nicaragua  
Montezuma oropendula Feb. 27, 2005 Las Isletas, Granada, Nicaragua prob. in Mexico, Jan. 1985
Orange-chinned parakeet Feb. 27, 2005 Las Isletas, Granada, Nicaragua  
Crimson-fronted parakeet Feb. 27, 2005 Las Isletas, Granada, Nicaragua  
Nicaraguan grackle Feb. 27, 2005 Granada, Nicaragua  
American golden Plover Oct. 14, 2005 Leonard's Pond, Weyer's Cave, VA
Red-throated loon Nov. 5, 2005 Lake Moomaw, VA (Allen Larner's ABC field trip) Annual total: 73
Snow goose Jan. 5, 2006 Bell's Lane, Staunton (Dark phase: "Blue goose")
Bell's Vireo July 13, 2006 Missouri River, SE of Burbank, SD
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher Sept. 15, 2006 Bell's Lane, Staunton (prob.)
Black swan Nov. 8, 2006 west of Waynesboro, VA most likely an escaped domesticated bird
Greater white-fronted goose Dec. 5, 2006 south of Waynesboro, VA Annual total: 5
Golden eagle Jan. 6, 2007 Rt. 640 at WV line, Highland County, VA Augusta Bird Club
Rough-legged Hawk Jan. 6, 2007 Rt. 640 S of Hightown, Highland County, VA Augusta Bird Club
Great Horned Owl Apr. 8, 2007 Coyner Springs Park, Waynesboro, VA with Jacqueline (Added to list in Jan. 2013.)
Eurasian Collared Doves May 20, 2007 Sangerville, VA .
Black-bellied Plover Sept. 22, 2007 Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, D.C. with Jacqueline
Painted Bunting Dec. 26, 2007 NW of Verona, VA (many visitors!) Annual total: 5
Common merganser Jan. 11, 2008 Gavins Point Dam, SD with Alan, Chris, & John Clem
Common goldeneye Jan. 11, 2008 Gavins Point Dam, SD with Alan, Chris, & John Clem
Trumpeter swan Jan. 11, 2008 Gavins Point Dam, SD with Alan, Chris, & John Clem
Alder Flycatcher June 7, 2008 Rt. 642 at Straight Fork, Highland County, VA Augusta Bird Club
Golden-winged Warbler June 7, 2008 Rt. 640 at WV line, Highland County, VA Augusta Bird Club (glimpsed Aug. 24, 2005)
Sanderlings Aug. 23, 2008 Back Bay NWR, VA (prob. saw before) with Jacqueline
Royal Terns Aug. 23, 2008 Back Bay NWR, VA with Jacqueline
Seaside Sparrow Aug. 23, 2008 Back Bay NWR, VA with Jacqueline
Wilson's Storm-Petrels Aug. 23, 2008 Little Island, Virginia Beach with Jacqueline
Harris's Sparrow Oct. 17, 2008 Bluffs Golf Course, Vermillion, SD Also seen elsewhere later
LeConte's Sparrow Oct. 18, 2008 Spirit Mound, SD (with John and Alan Clem) Annual total: 11
Lapland longspurs Jan. 5, 2009 near Stuarts Draft, VA with Allen Larner
Calliope Hummingbird Jan. 14, 2009 west of Lynchburg, VA at the home of Mary Pat and Fred Morris
Rusty Blackbird Mar. 24, 2009 McCormick's Mill, VA not a Brewer's Blackbird
Roseate Spoonbill June 17, 2009 Lyndhurst, VA with Thelma Dalmas & ??
Broad-tailed Hummingbird Aug. 8, 2009 Niwot, CO Females; next day, Male was seen west of Lyons, CO.
Pygmy Nuthatch Aug. 9, 2009 west of Lyons, CO at a feeder
Bushtit Aug. 9, 2009 Niwot, CO Flock of 15+
Sage thrasher Aug. 10, 2009 Left Hand Reservoir, west of Niwot, CO Thought they were American pipits.
Three-toed Woodpecker Aug. 10, 2009 Brainerd Lake, CO close view for several minutes; photos
Pine Grosbeak Aug. 10, 2009 Brainerd Lake, CO glimpse of a female
Brown-capped Rosy-finch Aug. 10, 2009 Brainerd Lake, CO (probable)
Juniper Titmouse Aug. 11, 2009 Niwot, CO 100+ feet away, but distinctive call
Lark Bunting Aug. 13, 2009 west of Wiggins, CO flock of 20+; (prob. Aug 29, 1998, along I-70, CO)
Dunlin Oct. 16, 2009 Leonard's Pond, N of Weyer's Cave, VA .
Pectoral Sandpiper Oct. 28, 2009 Leonard's Pond, N of Weyer's Cave, VA Annual total: 15
Amerian Pipit Feb. 19, 2010 Silver Lake, Dayton, VA with Josephine King
Rufous Hummingbird Nov. 13, 2010 W of Harrisonburg, VA (with Jacqueline, et al.) Annual total: 2
Common Redpoll Mar. 5, 2011 Fishersville, VA (at the home of Harry & Beth Lumadue) Annual total: 1
Blue-winged Warbler June 30, 2012 near Reddish Knob, Rockingham Co. Just a glimpse
Sora July 28, 2012 Near Utica, SD with John & Alan Clem
Buff-bellied Sandpiper July 30, 2012 The Bluffs Golf Course, Vermillion, SD (with Alan Clem) Annual total: 3
Red Crossbill May 30, 2013 Reddish Knob, VA/WV line with Penny Warren & Allen Larner Annual total: 1
Snowy Owl Jan. 12, 2014 S. of Harrisonburg, VA 12+ other birders
White-winged Scoter Jan. 31, 2014 Fishersville, VA
Long-tailed Duck Feb. 10, 2014 Willow Lake - Raphine, VA with Marshall Faintich & Walt Childs

Discards or duplicates

SpeciesDatePlaceNotes; possible earlier sightings
?? Hummingbird Aug 1, 1992 Mesa Verde Nat. Park, CO ???
Willow Flycatcher June 1, 2002 S of Swoope, VA BBS with Augusta Bird Club; June 18, 2000