Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fifty Milwaukee walking BIGBY species in January 2011

With January over I decided to tally the species count for the first month of my 2011 walking BIGBY. I had exactly 50 species for the month. What is a walking BIGBY? See my blog:

Here are my first 50 species of the new year, in rough taxonomic order:

Canada Goose
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Herring Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Greater Black Back Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
American Tree Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Snow Bunting
Northern Cardinal
Meadowlark species (couldn't confirm Eastern or Western)
Purple Finch
House Finch
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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