Bird Roll Call: December 30, 2017

  • American coot
  • American goldfinch
  • Black-capped chickadee
  • Blue jay
  • Canada goose
  • Cooper’s hawk
  • Dark-eyed junco
  • Downy woodpecker
  • European starling
  • House finch
  • House sparrow
  • Mallard
  • Mourning dove
  • Mute swan
  • Northern cardinal
  • Northern flicker
  • Northern shoveler (five pairs)
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • Red-tailed hawk
  • Rock pigeon
  • Song sparrow
  • White-throated sparrow

Of note, we also saw two eagle’s nests.

Locations — in my backyard, at Sprint Wetlands, at Villa Medici (where the swans live), and while driving through town.

Bird Roll Call: November 12, 2017

  • American coot2
  • American crow
  • American tree sparrow2
  • Blue jay
  • Canada goose
  • Chipping sparrow2
  • Cooper’s hawk
  • Dark-eyed junco1
  • Downy woodpecker2
  • European starling5
  • Gadwall2
  • Great blue heron (four)2
  • Great horned owl (heard)1
  • Green-winged teal2
  • Harris’s sparrow2
  • House finch
  • House sparrow
  • Killdeer4
  • LeConte’s sparrow*2
  • Mallard4
  • Mourning dove
  • Mute swan3
  • Northern cardinal1
  • Northern flicker1
  • Northern harrier2
  • Pied-billed grebe2
  • Red-tailed hawk5
  • Red-winged blackbird2
  • Ring-billed gull2
  • Rock pigeon5
  • White-crowned sparrow2
  • White-throated sparrow1

Locations — in my backyard, at Baker Wetlands, and driving to and from these locations. I also included the mute swans at Villa Medici and several species at Meadowbrook Park. A single asterisk indicates first sighting.


1. Seen at home
2. Seen at Baker Wetlands
3. See at Villa Medici
4. Seen at Meadowbrook Park
5. Seen while driving

My location notes for this roll call are incomplete. I didn’t gather that data at the time but have added what I remember about the locations for these sightings.