Monday, August 9, 2010

Milwaukee BIGBY Species List (August 3 – August 9)

I moved to Milwaukee in late July. Here is the beginning of my Milwaukee BIGBY list (What's a BIGBY? See: My specialty is the “walking BIGBY”, so the following 45 species were within walking distance of my apartment on Milwaukee's east side:

Canada Goose
Mallard (including one large male with a white chest)
Double-crested Cormorant (several dozen on Friday)
Great Blue Heron
Spotted Sandpiper
Common Nighthawk
Herring Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Red-tailed Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Northern Cardinal
Gray Catbird
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
American Robin
Red-eyed Vireo
Eastern Wood-pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (my first ever in summer!)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Chimney Swift
Northern Rouhh-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Tree Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Chipping Sparrow (including one feeding a fat cowbird)
American Goldfinch
Indigo Bunting (many!)
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Crow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Red-winged Blackbird
European Starling
Mourning Dove
Rock Pigeon

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