Date: 1/14/20 7:51 pm
From: Thomas George <tomgee289...>
Subject: Re: [mou-net] 2019 Carver County birding summary
John

You are amazing! Thanks for sharing such scientific data! It helps us average birders to ID birds based on your numbers-probability during each season

I noticed no Hooded Warblers in your list. Do Hooded only breed at Murphy-Hanrehan? I heard one singing there last spring. No sightings tho.

Re: Red Breasted Nuthatches, I was surprised by your low numbers because I had several feeding at my feeder in South Minneapolis last winter. I understood there was an irruption last winter.

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> On Jan 13, 2020, at 4:07 PM, John Cyrus <cyrus150...> wrote:
>
> My 2019 Carver County birding summary is slightly late this year. Like previous summaries, I have copied some of the spring summary into the yearly to save time. This year I spent about as much time as possible birding. I doubt I will be able to spend anywhere close to the amount of time out this year or the coming years unless there is a significant and unexpected change. Despite the amount of time I spent birding, this year yielded my lowest species total in about 10 years. The simplest explanation for that is that this year was also the least amount of time I spent surveying smaller areas in western Carver County. The best chance to find different/unusual species is to cover the largest amount of area in the county as possible repeatedly. My problem with that over the years is that 95% of the time that yields the same predictable species over and over again, and I just didn't have interest in taking the time to drive around the county very often this year including not at all this past fall.
>
> With the very cold February this year, I was not sure what to expect this spring. Luckily things began thawing out normally in mid-March here in Carver County. A lot of waterfowl habitat became available in traditional and non-tradition flooded farm fields. Unfortunately, waterfowl was not in a hurry to move north this year, and most of those flooded fields sat empty until they dried later in the spring. Once again with the Minnesota River flooded all spring, Rapids Lake was very poor for waterfowl. Ducks generally avoid that lake once the water levels are high, and the river is flowing through it. Migrating goose numbers weren't particularly great this spring, but Tundra Swan numbers were pretty good. Another mid-April snowstorm did bring a brief pause to migration, but this year most species arrived normally in March and April. The weather in May led to about the best possible conditions for migrant warbler in Carver County. Cool and dreary weather may not be the most comfortable weather to be out in, but it is great for keeping migrants moving slowly and from bypassing the area like they do with warmth and consistent southerly winds. I probably spent the most time birding in the rain this May compared to any previous year. Including all warbler species my total this spring is up 7.5% compared to last year. Excluding counts of the common Yellow, Redstart, and Yellowthroat, the total is down 8.2% compared to last year primarily due to fewer Palm and Yellow-rumped Warbler this spring. I did not see any birds that I consider unusual this spring. The cool weather in May did mean that I saw a lot of species in late May and early June that normally have moved north of the area by that time. It also meant that the higher surges of some of the species that arrive in May arrived slightly later than normal. Blue-winged Warbler and Prothonotary Warbler were quite late returning to their territories this year. Red-eyed Vireo and Eastern Wood-Pewee were somewhat late as well, particularly normal numbers of the species. It was another great season for Winter Wren, and Kinglet numbers of both species were outstanding. Thrush numbers were very good as well, with some unusually high numbers later than normal in the season. Lincoln's Sparrow numbers were mediocre, and numbers of White-crowned and Harris's Sparrow were very poor once again(no surprise). I spent more time at Carver Park Reserve this spring than usual and less time at Rapids Lake MVNWR with the flooding there.
>
> Summer birding was relatively typical for the area. It was a fairly good summer for Dickcissel, but there have been bigger outbreak years for the species in the past. They were the most numerous at Rapids Lake MVNWR as I have ever seen them. Lark Sparrow were also a bit more numerous than normal at Rapids Lake. Once they were done nesting they cleared out of the area quickly, though. I also had my best summer for Orchard Orioles with confirmed nesting/young at Rapids Lake and likely nesting at Carver Park. I also found the species in a couple spots in western portions of the county. While much later to arrive than normal, Yellow-billed Cuckoo numbers seemed to be normal with a couple in western portions of the county that may have been nesting in spots that I have not found them before. Bobolink numbers were good with successful nesting in at least a couple instances. Prothonotary Warbler numbers were poor this summer at Rapids Lake, but with the high water making it impossible to get to some areas, I'm not sure if there were fewer birds around or not. Other summer warbler species numbers seemed relatively normal. Redstart numbers may be down slightly. Blue-winged Warbler are doing well at Carver Park Reserve, but ever since there was a large amount of tree removal a couple years ago at Rapids Lake MVNWR and following multiple annual burns, Blue-winged Warbler are not as numerous at Rapids Lake. Yellow Warbler and Common Yellowthroat were abundant. It was definitely a terrible production summer for waterfowl in the county. I found relatively few young ducks and geese. I felt that Field and Clay-colored Sparrow numbers were down slightly at both Rapids Lake MVNWR(Clay-colored has reacted poorly to habitat changes there) and Carver Park Reserve, and it seemed like there were slightly fewer Savannah and Vesper Sparrow in western portions of the county than some prior years. Grasshopper and Henslow's Sparrow were around but only in low numbers. Spring burns at Carver Park in early May appeared to permanently clear a couple territories that had been established by late April. The normally reliable territories for Henslow's Sparrow at Rapids Lake were not occupied this year, likely due to spring burns. I'm not sure if it was just the case locally, but there were not nearly as many swallow this summer. I thought that may mean I'd see more in the fall, but that was not the case. In better news, Chickadee numbers were outstanding, and numbers of local nuthatch, woodpecker, cardinal, crow, and jay seem to be holding steady.
>
> For the most part, I would label fall migration this year to be very average but slightly below recent years. Most days migrants were not especially numerous, and it was through the amount of time that I spent out that brought my totals to around average. My cumulative fall warbler total for 2019 was 2094. That is my lowest cumulative fall total since 2013 when the total was 1785. I also spent about 35 fewer hours in the field in 2013 which affects totals. My fall totals in 2016, 2017, and 2018 were all between 2300 and 2400 warbler. The fall of 2015 yielded my highest cumulative total with over 2700 warbler. I did spend about 10 more hours in the field in 2015 compared to 2019. The most numerous to normal warbler species for me this fall were Orange-crowned and Nashville. The least numerous to normal species were Tennessee and Palm. The cumulative totals for most other warbler species were either close to average or only slightly above or below normal. Ruby-crowned Kinglet numbers were outstanding, but Golden-crowned Kinglet numbers were quite poor. After the great Golden-crowned numbers this past spring, fall was surprising. Thrush numbers were average for the fall, but average for me is not particularly numerous in the fall. Vireo and sparrow numbers were relatively average as well. Like in the spring, the numbers of many duck species were poor. I'm sure if I had gone to other areas in western Carver County, I would have had better luck.
>
> I don't think I have even mentioned shorebirds in this summary. My plan this year was to limit my chances to see any to begin with. I only looked for them in July when they often first begin to migrate south. Unfortunately, they were not migrating during the first half of July for the most part, so I saw very few. There was actually quite a bit of good habitat at that time, but it went unused then.
>
> I have not totaled all my effort for 2019, but I have totaled a significant portion of it. From April 6 through June 2, I spent 196.25 hours in the field. During that time I walked 244.25 miles not including any small amount of doubling back each day. From August 3 through October 30, I spent 199.5 hours in the field. During that time I walked 228 miles not including any small amount of doubling back each day. Below are counts for the year and first of year/last of year dates.
>
> John Cyrus
>
> 2019 cumulative species total counted (Spring, Summer, Fall) For organization purposes Spring=January-May, Summer=June-July, and Fall=August-December. I was not out at all in February and was only out once in December.
> 61119 total individuals counted with 35673 at Carver Park Reserve(south and west of Cty. Rd. 11 only), 17660 at Rapids Lake MVNWR, 2216 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and 5570 at various smaller sites across Carver County
>
> Greater White-fronted Goose 250 (170, 0, 80)
> Cackling Goose 16 (6, 0, 10)
> Canada Goose 4713 (1960, 484, 2269)
> Trumpeter Swan 373 (254, 42, 77)
> Tundra Swan 1357 (1319, 0, 38)
> Wood Duck 976 (622, 104, 250)
> Blue-winged Teal 38 (31, 1, 6)
> Northern Shoveler 46 (42, 0, 4)
> Gadwall 92 (45, 0, 47)
> American Wigeon 16 (16, 0, 0)
> Mallard 1891 (1556, 105, 230)
> Northern Pintail 25 (25, 0, 0)
> Green-winged Teal 16 (4, 0, 12)
> Canvasback 91 (87, 0, 4)
> Redhead 191 (169, 0, 22)
> Ring-necked Duck 155 (148, 0, 7)
> Lesser Scaup 493 (391, 0, 102)
> Bufflehead 99 (72, 0, 27)
> Common Goldeneye 339 (35, 0, 304)
> Hooded Merganser 723 (373, 18, 332)
> Common Merganser 1269 (961, 0, 308)
> Red-breasted Merganser 12 (12, 0, 0)
> Ruddy Duck 27 (18, 9, 0)
>
> RIng-necked Pheasant 79 (59, 15, 5)
> Wild Turkey 192 (123, 23, 46)
>
> Pied-billed Grebe 19 (10, 1, 8)
> Horned Grebe 1 (0, 0, 1)
> Red-necked Grebe 2 (0, 2, 0)
>
> Rock Pigeon 51 (12, 39, 0)
> Mourning Dove 472 (194, 216, 62)
>
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo 23 (0, 12, 11)
> Black-billed Cuckoo 5 (1, 1, 3)
> Yellow-billed/Black-billed Cuckoo 1 (0, 0, 1)
>
> Common Nighthawk 37 (23, 10, 4)
>
> Chimney Swift 59 (25, 20, 14)
>
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 75 (15, 15, 45)
>
> Virginia Rail 4 (2, 0, 2)
> Sora 41 (38, 2, 1)
> American Coot 25 (22, 0, 3)
>
> Sandhill Crane 147 (92, 5, 50)
>
> Killdeer 265 (134, 131, 0)
> Least Sandpiper 9 (0, 9, 0)
> American Woodcock 15 (12, 0, 3)
> Spotted Sandpiper 14 (6, 3, 5)
> Solitary Sandpiper 21 (15, 3, 3)
> Greater Yellowlegs 6 (2, 4, 0)
> Willet 1 (1, 0, 0)
> Lesser Yellowlegs 10 (2, 7, 1)
>
> Bonaparte's Gull 17 (15, 0, 2)
> Franklin's Gull 30 (0, 0, 30)
> Ring-billed Gull 1035 (576, 27, 432)
> Herring Gull 17 (6, 0, 11)
> Caspian Tern 10 (10, 0, 0)
> Black Tern 1 (0, 1, 0)
> Forster's Tern 8 (8, 0, 0)
>
> Common Loon 54 (40, 8, 6)
>
> Double-crested Cormorant 694 (213, 85, 396)
> American White Pelican 467 (96, 101, 270)
>
> American Bittern 1 (0, 1, 0)
> Great Blue Heron 209 (119, 40, 50)
> Great Egret 20 (15, 2, 3)
> Green Heron 17 (6, 1, 10)
>
> Turkey Vulture 64 (41, 5, 18)
> Osprey 135 (80, 13, 42)
> Golden Eagle 1 (1, 0, 0)
> Northern Harrier 17 (14, 0, 3)
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 43 (12, 0, 31)
> Cooper's Hawk 41 (19, 1, 21)
> Bald Eagle 255 (200, 12, 43)
> Red-shouldered Hawk 26 (19, 1, 6)
> Broad-winged Hawk 138 (17, 2, 119)
> Red-tailed Hawk 55 (27, 6, 22)
>
> Great Horned Owl 22 (11, 1, 10)
> Barred Owl 38 (20, 0, 18)
> Long-eared Owl 1 (0, 0, 1)
> Short-eared Owl 1 (0, 0, 1)
> Northern Saw-whet Owl 2 (1, 0, 1)
>
> Belted Kingfisher 59 (28, 7, 24)
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 72 (61, 3, 8)
> Red-headed Woodpecker 3 (3, 0, 0)
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 362 (181, 30, 151)
> Downy Woodpecker 417 (217, 23, 177)
> Hairy Woodpecker 126 (64, 7, 55)
> Pileated Woodpecker 173 (88, 17, 68)
> Northern Flicker 254 (135, 13, 106)
>
> American Kestrel 16 (11, 4, 1)
> Merlin 9 (4, 0, 5)
> Peregrine Falcon 2 (0, 0, 2)
>
> Olive-sided Flycatcher 25 (13, 1 in June, 11)
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 364 (71, 103, 190)
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 13 (7, 1 in June, 5)
> Acadian Flycatcher 1 (0, 1, 0)
> Alder Flycatcher 46 (37, 5 in June, 4)
> Willow Flycatcher 37 (21, 10, 6)
> Alder/Willow Flycatcher 4 (2, 0, 2)
> Least Flycatcher 230 (176, 4, 50)
> Empid species 18 (17, 0, 1)
> Eastern Phoebe 131 (67, 2, 62)
> Great Crested Flycatcher 205 (79, 65, 61)
> Eastern Kingbird 172 (75, 63, 34)
>
> Yellow-throated Vireo 171 (70, 38, 63)
> Blue-headed Vireo 68 (36, 0, 32)
> Philadelphia Vireo 23 (12, 0, 11)
> Warbling Vireo 80 (43, 27, 10)
> Red-eyed Vireo 542 (175, 109, 258)
> Vireo species 2 (0, 0, 2)
>
> Northern Shrike 3 (1, 0, 2)
>
> Blue Jay 1300 (506, 49, 745)
> American Crow 858 (321, 68, 469)
>
> Black-capped Chickadee 3482 (1201, 200, 2081)
>
> Horned Lark 71 (55, 13, 3)
>
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow 25 (22, 3, 0)
> Purple Martin 32 (6, 17, 9)
> Tree Swallow 866 (644, 162, 60)
> Bank Swallow 65 (15, 49, 1)
> Barn Swallow 278 (82, 112, 84)
> Cliff Swallow 35 (5, 20, 10)
>
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 261 (217, 0, 44)
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 827 (501, 0, 326)
>
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 (1, 0, 1)
> White-breasted Nuthatch 717 (323, 38, 356)
>
> Brown Creeper 110 (65, 1, 44)
>
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 257 (125, 52, 80)
>
> House Wren 615 (218, 146, 251)
> Winter Wren 53 (31, 0, 22)
> Sedge Wren 252 (46, 66, 140)
> Marsh Wren 69 (37, 26, 6)
>
> European Starling 234 (109, 15, 110)
>
> Gray Catbird 602 (213, 93, 296)
> Brown Thrasher 60 (35, 19, 6)
>
> Eastern Bluebird 308 (164, 32, 112)
> Townsend's Solitaire 1 (0, 0, 1)
> Veery 13 (11, 0, 2)
> Gray-cheeked Thrush 12 (10, 0, 2)
> Swainson's Thrush 143 (108, 0, 35)
> Hermit Thrush 85 (65, 0, 20)
> Catharus species 6 (6, 0, 0)
> Wood Thrush 16 (12, 2, 2)
> American Robin 1830 (761, 196, 873)
>
> Cedar Waxwing 1464 (517, 99, 848)
>
> House Sparrow 21 (10,11, 0)
>
> American Pipit 8 (2, 0, 6)
>
> House Finch 114 (44, 15, 55)
> Purple Finch 113 (100, 0, 13)
> Common Redpoll 6 (6, 0, 0)
> Pine Siskin 72 (52, 0 , 20)
> American Goldfinch 1158 (272, 224, 662)
>
> Lapland Longspur 11 (10, 0, 1)
> Snow Bunting 18 (1, 0, 17)
>
> Grasshopper Sparrow 36 (18, 17, 1)
> Chipping Sparrow 428 (300, 100, 28)
> Clay-colored Sparrow 437 (294, 96, 47)
> Field Sparrow 771 (466, 140, 165)
> Lark Sparrow 53 (30, 23, 0)
> American Tree Sparrow 495 (194, 0, 301)
> Fox Sparrow 309 (266, 0, 43)
> Dark-eyed Junco 818 (374, 0, 444)
> White-crowned Sparrow 24 (3, 0, 21)
> Harris's Sparrow 7 (1, 0, 6)
> White-throated Sparrow 1468 (722, 1 June, 745)
> Vesper Sparrow 16 (6, 10, 0)
> Nelson's Sparrow 1 (0, 0, 1)
> Savannah Sparrow 131 (71, 43, 7)
> Henslow's Sparrow 39 (32, 6, 1)
> Song Sparrow 1536 (899, 177, 460)
> Lincoln's Sparrow 72 (27, 0, 45)
> Swamp Sparrow 508 (258, 40, 210)
> Eastern Towhee 5 (4, 0, 1)
> Sparrow species 10 (0, 10, 0)
>
> Yellow-headed Blackbird 7 (1, 6, 0)
> Bobolink 197 (95, 65, 37)
> Western Meadowlark 1 (1, 0, 0)
> Eastern Meadowlark 136 (97, 33, 6)
> Orchard Oriole 24 (1, 21, 2)
> Baltimore Oriole 170 (115, 43, 12)
> Red-winged Blackbird 4164 (2423, 378, 1363)
> Brown-headed Cowbird 739 (643, 93, 3)
> Rusty Blackbird 177 (84, 0, 93)
> Brewer's Blackbird 18 (18, 0, 0)
> Common Grackle 999 (314, 491, 194)
>
> Ovenbird 103 (60, 15, 28)
> Northern Waterthrush 96 (59, 0, 37)
> Golden-winged Warbler 65 (41, 0, 24)
> Blue-winged Warbler 154 (83, 41, 30)
> Brewster's Warbler 1 (1, 0, 0)
> Lawrence's Warbler 1 (0, 0, 1)
> Black-and-white Warbler 155 (72, 1 in July, 82)
> Prothonotary Warbler 10 (1, 10, 0)
> Tennessee Warbler 408 (292, 6 in June, 110)
> Orange-crowned Warbler 213 (42, 0, 171)
> Nashville Warbler 388 (145, 1 in June, 242)
> Connecticut Warbler 14 (14, 0, 0)
> Mourning Warbler 50 (45, 0, 5)
> Common Yellowthroat 875 (332, 258, 285)
> American Redstart 941 (556, 119, 266)
> Cape May Warbler 8 (8, 0, 0)
> Cerulean Warbler 1 (1, 0, 0)
> Northern Parula 20 (20, 0, 3)
> Magnolia Warbler 177 (137, 3 in June, 37)
> Bay-breasted Warbler 29 (17, 0, 12)
> Blackburnian Warbler 92 (76, 0, 16)
> Yellow Warbler 739 (538, 153, 48)
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 206 (123, 1 in June, 82)
> Blackpoll Warbler 91 (79, 1 June, 11)
> Palm Warbler 261 (243, 0, 18)
> Pine Warbler 10 (8, 0, 2)
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1318 (804, 0, 514)
> Black-throated Green Warbler 45 (32, 0, 13)
> Canada Warbler 76 (49, 0, 27)
> Wilson's Warbler 103 (75, 0, 28)
> Warbler species 177 (10, 0, 167)
>
> Scarlet Tanager 115 (42, 38, 35)
> Northern Cardinal 960 (514, 73, 373)
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 268 (121, 61, 86)
> Indigo Bunting 242 (60, 76, 106)
> Dickcissel 59 (0, 56, 3)
>
>
> 2019 spring/summer/fall first of year dates(excluding any lingering winter January birds)
>
> March 16- Red-winged Blackbird
> March 18- Hooded Merganser, Sandhill Crane, Common Grackle
> March 19- Wood Duck, Killdeer, Cooper's Hawk, Lapland Longspur
> March 20- Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Song Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird
> March 22- Northern Pintail, American Woodcock, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Belted Kingfisher
> March 23- Greater White-fronted Goose, Cackling Goose, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Ring-billed Gull, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, Eastern Meadowlark
> March 24- Tundra Swan, American Wigeon, Redhead
> March 26- Canvasback, Turkey Vulture, Northern Shrike, Golden-crowned Kinglet
> March 27- Herring Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Tree Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Fox Sparrow
> March 29- Blue-winged Teal, Great Egret, Eastern Phoebe
> April 2- Red-breasted Merganser, Chipping Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird
> April 5- Gadwall, Pied-billed Grebe, Bonaparte's Gull, Common Loon, American White Pelican, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Winter Wren, Western Meadowlark
> April 6- Hermit Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler
> April 7- Ruddy Duck, American Coot, Field Sparrow
> April 8- Green-winged Teal, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Vesper Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow
> April 20- Broad-winged Hawk, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Thrasher, White-throated Sparrow, Pine Warbler
> April 21- Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Savannah Sparrow, Henslow's Sparrow, Palm Warbler
> April 23- Barn Swallow, Eastern Towhee, Orange-crowned Warbler
> April 24- Greater Yellowlegs, House Wren, Marsh Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Clay-colored Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Black-and-white Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Indigo Bunting
> April 27- Sora, Cliff Swallow
> April 28- Purple Martin, Lark Sparrow
> April 30- Grasshopper Sparrow, Tennessee Warbler
> May 1- Bank Swallow
> May 2- Virginia Rail
> May 4- Lesser Yellowlegs, Solitary Sandpiper, Least Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, White-crowned Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> May 5- Spotted Sandpiper, Willet, Great Crested Flycatcher, Sedge Wren, Gray Catbird, Bobolink, Golden-winged Warbler
> May 6- Wilson's Warbler
> May 7- Chimney Swift, Red-headed Woodpecker, Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Veery, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, American Pipit, Brewer's Blackbird, American Redstart, Blackburnian Warbler
> May 8- Northern Parula
> Msy 11- Forster's Tern, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Wood Thrush, Orchard Oriole, Magnolia Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Common Yellowthroat
> May 12- Caspian Tern, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Blue-winged Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler
> May 14- Green Heron, Red-eyed Vireo, Prothonotary Warbler, Cape May Warbler, Cerulean Warbler, Scarlet Tanager
> May 15- Harris's Sparrow, Connecticut Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, Canada Warbler
> May 17- Eastern Wood-Pewee, Philadelphia Vireo, Mourning Warbler
> May 18- Alder Flycatcher
> May 19- Willow Flycatcher
> May 21- Common Nighthawk
> May 24- Black-billed Cuckoo
> May 25- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Yellow-headed Blackbird
> June 1- Least Sandpiper
> June 7- Dickcissel
> June 11- Acadian Flycatcher
> June 25- Yellow-billed Cuckoo
> July 1- Red-necked Grebe
> July 2- Black Tern, American Bittern
> September 15- Franklin's Gull
> September 21- Peregrine Falcon
> October 6- Nelson's Sparrow
> October 19- Long-eared Owl
> October 27- Horned Grebe
> November 20- Short-eared Owl
> November 24- Townsend's Solitaire
>
> 2019 last of spring dates(for those species that normally leave the area for the summer)
>
> March 26- Greater White-fronted Goose
> March 27- Cackling Goose
> April 5- Tundra Swan
> April 7- Common Goldeneye
> April 15- Canvasback, Red-breasted Merganser
> April 16- Lapland Longspur, American Tree Sparrow
> April 21- Rusty Blackbird
> April 23- Northern Shoveler, Bonaparte's Gull
> April 24= Redhead, Lesser Scaup
> April 28- Ring-necked Duck, Merlin
> April 30- Fox Sparrow, Purple Finch
> May 2- Gadwall
> May 4- Golden-crowned Kinglet
> May 7- Greater Yellowlegs
> May 9- Bufflehead
> May 11- Common Merganser, Sharp-shinned Hawk
> May 12- Dark-eyed Junco
> May 14- Lesser Yellowlegs
> May 15- Solitary Sandpiper, White-crowned Sparrow
> May 19- Palm Warbler
> May 21- Forster's Tern, Winter Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> May 22- Gray-cheeked Thrush, Orange-crowned Warbler
> May 24- Lincoln's Sparrow, Cape May Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler
> May 25- Blue-headed Vireo, Northern Waterthrush
> May 26- Swainson's Thrush, Northern Parula
> May 28- Philadelphia Vireo, Veery, Bay-breasted Warbler
> May 29- Golden-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Pine Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Canada Warbler
> May 31- Caspian Tern, Connecticut Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Wilson's Warbler
> June 1- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Tennessee Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler
> June 2- Olive-sided Flycatcher, Alder Flycatcher, White-throated Sparrow, Magnolia Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler
>
> 2019 first of fall dates(for those species that leave the area for the summer and excluding any species that was a first of year bird or only seen once during the season)
>
> July 31- Black-and-white Warbler
> August 3- Nashville Warbler
> August 7- Olive-sided Flycatcher
> August 14- Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
> August 17- Northern Waterthrush, Canada Warbler
> August 18- Alder Flycatcher, Veery
> August 20- Chestnut-sided Warbler, Pine Warbler, Mourning Warbler
> August 23- Tennessee Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler
> August 24- Sharp-shinned Hawk, Swainson's Thrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Wilson's Warbler
> August 30- Blue-headed Vireo, Bay-breasted Warbler, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin
> August 31- Lawrence's Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler
> September 4- Philadelphia Vireo, Blackpoll Warbler
> September 6- Gray-cheeked Thrush
> September 10- Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> September 11- Yellow-rumped Warbler, Lincoln's Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow
> September 14- Orange-crowned Warbler, Northern Parula
> September 15- Bonaparte's Gull
> September 20- Ring-necked Duck, Merlin
> September 22- Herring Gull
> September 23- American Pipit, Palm Warbler
> September 25- Dark-eyed Junco
> September 26- Harris's Sparrow
> September 27- Winter Wren
> September 28- Golden-crowned Kinglet, Fox Sparrow
> September 29- Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, White-crowned Sparrow
> October 4- American Coot
> October 6- Rusty Blackbird
> October 19- Greater White-fronted Goose, Gadwall, Bufflehead, Snow Bunting
> October 20- Northern Shoveler
> October 26- Northern Shrike, American Tree Sparrow
> October 27- Common Goldeneye
> October 30- Tundra Swan
> November 3- Cackling Goose
> November 7- Redhead, Lesser Scaup
> November 9- Common Merganser
>
> 2019 last of year dates(excluding first of year birds that were only seen once or species only seen in the spring)
>
> July 7- Lark Sparrow
> August 3- Dickcissel
> August 7- Henslow's Sparrow
> August 11- Grasshopper Sparrow
> August 24- Sora, Marsh Wren
> August 30- Common Nighthawk, Willow Flycatcher, Veery, Baltimore Oriole
> August 31- Lesser Yellowlegs, Purple Martin
> September 1- Chimney Swift, Cliff Swallow
> September 6- Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Eastern Meadowlark, Orchard Oriole
> September 7- Great Egret
> September 8- Alder Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Gray-cheeked Thrush
> September 11- Ruby-throated Hummingbird
> September 14- Solitary Sandpiper, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bobolink
> September 15- Black-billed Cuckoo, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Mourning Warbler
> September 19- Spotted Sandpiper, Philadelphia Vireo, Yellow Warbler
> September 20- American Woodcock, Warbling Vireo, Wood Thrush, Blackpoll Warbler
> September 21- Blue-winged Warbler, Magnolia Warbler
> September 22- Common Loon, American White Pelican, Green Heron, Great Crested Flycatcher, Yellow-throated Vireo, Northern Parula, Blackburnian Warbler, Pine Warbler, Ovenbird, Canada Warbler, Scarlet Tanager
> September 23- Eastern Wood-Pewee, Least Flycatcher, Swainson's Thrush, Golden-winged Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak
> September 25- American Redstart
> September 26- Osprey, Red-eyed Vireo
> September 27- Brown Thrasher
> September 28- Double-crested Cormorant, Broad-winged Hawk, Bay-breasted Warbler
> October 3- Black-throated Green Warbler, Indigo Bunting
> October 4- Virginia Rail, Northern Waterthrush, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow
> October 5- Black-and-white Warbler
> October 6- Peregrine Falcon, American Coot, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow
> October 12- Blue-winged Teal, Clay-colored Sparrow
> October 13- Turkey Vulture, Blue-headed Vireo, Field Sparrow
> October 19- Merlin, Eastern Phoebe, House Wren, Tennessee Warbler, Palm Warbler, Common Yellowthroat
> October 20- Greater White-fronted Goose, Ring-necked Duck, Cooper's Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Winter Wren, Sedge Wren, Lapland Longspur, Orange-crowned Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Purple Finch
> October 26- Gray Catbird
> October 27- Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Pine Siskin
> October 30- Great Blue Heron, Northern Shrike, Nashville Warbler
> November 2- American Pipit
> November 3- Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Bonaparte's Gull, Hermit Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow
> November 7- Gadwall, Canvasback
> November 9- Tundra Swan, Cackling Goose, Wood Duck, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Snow Bunting, Swamp Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Common Grackle
> November 13- Northern Shoveler
> November 20- Red-shouldered Hawk
> November 24- Canada Goose, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird
> December 8- Trumpeter Swan, Mallard, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Northern Flicker, Eastern Bluebird
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