The All-Time Saturday Morning Birdwalk List

Last Update: 7/18/15.

Our store, Freeport Wild Bird Supply, offers free birdwalks every Saturday morning, all year long. Meeting at 8:00am, we carpool to a local park of seasonal interest, and return to the store for bird-friendly coffee between 10 and 10:30. With the exception of inclement weather, we limit the drive to about 10-15 minutes away, and visit a variety of parks, waterfront overlooks, and other hotspots.

Over the years, we have seen a lot of good birds. We’ve “chased” as species or two, but we have found our fair share of “good” birds.  Encompassing a wide variety of habitats each season, we have seen an impressive array of species. Spurred on by the Townsend’s Solitaire that the Saturday Morning Birdwalk group enjoyed this past weekend, I have finally compiled a list of all of the species seen on Saturday Morning Birdwalks over the past 10 ½ years (and not including any other trips, tours, or special walks).

This is the “unofficial” list at the moment. UPPERCASE is for species seen only once or twice. I am hoping participants will take a look at the list and see if I have missed anything, or made any errors. I’ll edit the list as changes come in, so please let me know what I missed!

    1. Greater White-fronted Goose
    2. Snow Goose
    3. BARNACLE GOOSE
    4. Cackling Goose
    5. Canada Goose
    6. Wood Duck
    7. Gadwall
    8. EURASIAN WIGEON
    9. American Wigeon
    10. American Black Duck
    11. Mallard
    12. Blue-winged Teal
    13. Northern Shoveler
    14. Northern Pintail
    15. Green-winged Teal
    16. Canvasback
    17. Ring-necked Duck
    18. Greater Scaup
    19. Lesser Scaup
    20. Common Eider
    21. HARLEQUIN DUCK
    22. Surf Scoter
    23. White-winged Scoter
    24. Black Scoter
    25. Long-tailed Duck
    26. Bufflehead
    27. Common Goldeneye
    28. Barrow’s Goldeneye
    29. Hooded Merganser
    30. Common Merganser
    31. Red-breasted Merganser
    32. Ruddy Duck
    33. Ruffed Grouse
    34. Wild Turkey
    35. Red-throated Loon
    36. Common Loon
    37. Pied-billed Grebe
    38. Horned Grebe
    39. Red-necked Grebe
    40. Double-crested Cormorant
    41. Great Cormorant
    42. American Bittern
    43. Great Blue Heron
    44. Great Egret
    45. Snowy Egret
    46. Little Blue Heron
    47. Green Heron
    48. Black-crowned Night-Heron
    49. Glossy Ibis
    50. Turkey Vulture
    51. Osprey
    52. Bald Eagle
    53. Northern Harrier
    54. Sharp-shinned Hawk
    55. Cooper’s Hawk
    56. Northern Goshawk
    57. Red-shouldered Hawk
    58. Broad-winged Hawk
    59. Red-tailed Hawk
    60. Rough-legged Hawk
    61. GOLDEN EAGLE
    62. American Kestrel
    63. Merlin
    64. Peregrine Falcon
    65. SANDHILL CRANE
    66. Black-bellied Plover
    67. American Golden-Plover
    68. Semipalmated Plover
    69. Killdeer
    70. Greater Yellowlegs
    71. Lesser Yellowlegs
    72. Solitary Sandpiper
    73. “Eastern” Willet
    74. Spotted Sandpiper
    75. Whimbrel
    76. MARBLED GODWIT
    77. Ruddy Turnstone
    78. Red Knot
    79. Semipalmated Sandpiper
    80. Least Sandpiper
    81. White-rumped Sandpiper
    82. Baird’s Sandpiper
    83. Pectoral Sandpiper
    84. Purple Sandpiper
    85. Dunlin
    86. Buff-breasted Sandpiper
    87. Short-billed Dowitcher
    88. LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
    89. Wilson’s Snipe
    90. American Woodcock
    91. RED PHALAROPE
    92. Laughing Gull
    93. Bonaparte’s Gull
    94. Ring-billed Gull
    95. Herring Gull
    96. Iceland Gull
    97. Lesser Black-backed Gull
    98. Glaucous Gull
    99. Great Black-backed Gull
    100. Common Tern
    101. FORSTER’S TERN
    102. DOVEKIE
    103. THICK-BILLED MURRE
    104. Razorbill
    105. Black Guillemot
    106. Rock Pigeon
    107. Mourning Dove
    108. Black-billed Cuckoo
    109. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
    110. Great Horned Owl
    111. Barred Owl
    112. Chimney Swift
    113. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
    114. Belted Kingfisher
    115. Red-bellied Woodpecker
    116. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
    117. Downy Woodpecker
    118. Hairy Woodpecker
    119. Northern Flicker
    120. Pileated Woodpecker
    121. Eastern Wood-Pewee
    122. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
    123. Alder Flycatcher
    124. Willow Flycatcher
    125. Least Flycatcher
    126. Eastern Phoebe
    127. Great Crested Flycatcher
    128. Eastern Kingbird
    129. Northern Shrike
    130. Blue-headed Vireo
    131. Warbling Vireo
    132. Philadelphia Vireo
    133. Red-eyed Vireo
    134. Blue Jay
    135. American Crow
    136. Fish Crow
    137. Common Raven
    138. Horned Lark
    139. Tree Swallow
    140. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
    141. Bank Swallow
    142. Cliff Swallow
    143. Barn Swallow
    144. Black-capped Chickadee
    145. Tufted Titmouse
    146. Red-breasted Nuthatch
    147. White-breasted Nuthatch
    148. Brown Creeper
    149. Carolina Wren
    150. House Wren
    151. Winter Wren
    152. Marsh Wren
    153. Golden-crowned Kinglet
    154. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
    155. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
    156. Eastern Bluebird
    157. TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE
    158. Veery
    159. GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH
    160. Swainson’s Thrush
    161. Hermit Thrush
    162. Wood Thrush
    163. American Robin
    164. Gray Catbird
    165. Northern Mockingbird
    166. Brown Thrasher
    167. European Starling
    168. American Pipit
    169. Bohemian Waxwing
    170. Cedar Waxwing
    171. Lapland Longspur
    172. Snow Bunting
    173. Ovenbird
    174. Louisiana Waterthrush
    175. Northern Waterthrush
    176. Black-and-white Warbler
    177. Tennessee Warbler
    178. Nashville Warbler
    179. Common Yellowthroat
    180. American Redstart
    181. Cape May Warbler
    182. Northern Parula
    183. Magnolia Warbler
    184. Bay-breasted Warbler
    185. Blackburnian Warbler
    186. Yellow Warbler
    187. Chestnut-sided Warbler
    188. Blackpoll Warbler
    189. Black-throated Blue Warbler
    190. Palm Warbler
    191. Pine Warbler
    192. Yellow-rumped Warbler
    193. Prairie Warbler
    194. Black-throated Green Warbler
    195. Canada Warbler
    196. Wilson’s Warbler
    197. YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
    198. Eastern Towhee
    199. American Tree Sparrow
    200. Chipping Sparrow
    201. CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
    202. LARK SPARROW
    203. Savannah Sparrow
    204. Nelson’s Sparrow
    205. Saltmarsh Sparrow
    206. Fox Sparrow
    207. Song Sparrow
    208. Lincoln’s Sparrow
    209. Swamp Sparrow
    210. White-throated Sparrow
    211. White-crowned Sparrow
    212. Dark-eyed Junco
    213. Scarlet Tanager
    214. SUMMER TANAGER
    215. Northern Cardinal
    216. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    217. BLUE GROSBEAK
    218. Indigo Bunting
    219. Dickcissel
    220. Bobolink
    221. Red-winged Blackbird
    222. Eastern Meadowlark
    223. Common Grackle
    224. Brown-headed Cowbird
    225. ORCHARD ORIOLE
    226. Baltimore Oriole
    227. Pine Grosbeak
    228. House Finch
    229. Purple Finch
    230. White-winged Crossbill
    231. Red Crossbill
    232. Common Redpoll
    233. Pine Siskin
    234. American Goldfinch
    235. Evening Grosbeak
    236. House Sparrow
    237. SNOWY OWL, Brunswick Landing, 1/31/15.
    238. Purple Martin, Rossmore Road, Brunswick, 5/2/15.
    239. BLUE-WINGED WARBLER, Old Town House Park, North Yarmouth, 7/18/15.
    240. WHITE-EYED VIREO, Freeport Transfer Station/Hedgehod Mountain Park 10/10/15
    241. LITTLE EGRET, Tidewater Farm, Falmouth, 7/9/16.
    242. UPLAND SANDPIPER, Bowdoin Sand Plains, 7/1/17

I could not find any records of the following species in my notes, but they are all plausible. Does anyone have any notes suggesting we saw any of the species on this list together?

  1. Virginia Rail
  2. Sora
  3. American Coot
  4. Sanderling
  5. Common Nighthawk
  6. Olive-sided Flycatcher
  7. Yellow-throated Vireo
  8. Orange-crowned Warbler

And finally, these are known “holes” on the list that we very well might have to “seek” in the coming years!

1. Snowy Owl

2. Mourning Warbler

3. Hoary Redpoll

240 – and counting! Not to shabby!

And with the 2014-2015 Snowbird(er) Award contest about to get underway, there’s even more incentive to join us on Saturdays.

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