Information about our property
Non-avian Vertebrates Illustrated List
August 30th 2015: Pileated Woodpecker is species #157 for the property. One individual was around for most of the fall, and there were 2 for at least one day.
August 20th 2015: Cliff Swallow is species #156 for the property; the feeding group of swallows/swifts also included at least 1 Bank Swallow, a couple of Purple Martins, and many Barn Swallows.
August 10th 2015: Red-shouldered Hawk is species #155 for our property, with a young bird perched just behind our house. No pictures unfortunately.
May 28th 2015: Acadian Flycatcher is finally species #154 for our property, after being on the "edge" species list for four years. Also, a Veery was singing all morning, only the second one recorded for our property.
April 10th 2015: Black-crowned Night-Heron surprised me by flying out of the evergreen trees near our house. It's species #153 for our property.
April 3rd 2015: Additions include Hermit Thrush on November 22nd (2014) and Sandhill Crane (#152) on December 11th (2014). Migration has recently become more obvious, with many Field Sparrows and a Brown Thrasher around yesterday, and Eastern Phoebes arriving a few days before that. The American Woodcock displays were especially good this year.
Previous sighting reports archive
Species List - 158 (as of May 2nd, 2016)
Click on links in the table below for pictures taken on our property. I am attempting to document as many species as possible, and some of these pictures are identifiable but not very good quality (i.e., may not be as aesthetically pleasing as the pictures on my wildlife pictures page). However, I've marked the species (with an asterisk*) that have better quality pictures.
|Great Blue Heron|
|Great Horned Owl|
|Great Crested Flycatcher|
|Northern Rough-winged Swallow|
|Cape May Warbler|
|Black-throated Blue Warbler|
|Black-throated Green Warbler*|
|American Tree Sparrow|
|Edge Species: This is a list of species seen or heard close to or from our property, but not actually on or directly above it. These will hopefully be added to the main list in the future.|
Birding Trip Reports