30 July 2010


So in summary, we obviously had a great time down in Virginia and North Carolina. I was able to find 9 new ABA birds (*) and Ashley was able to add at least twice that. Secondly, I was able to add 12 new ABA photo birds (P) which is an up-and-coming hobby of mine. Although we didn't actually keep a trip list through most of the trip (we were focused on targeting certain species), I'll put up a quick trip list here:

Canada Goose
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
American Black Duck
Northern Bobwhite
Common Loon
Black-capped Petrel(*) (P)
Trindade Petrel (*) (P)
Cory's Shearwater (*)
Great Shearwater (P)
Audubon's Shearwater (*)
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (*) (P)
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel (*)
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
Green Heron
Tricolored Heron
Little Blue Heron
Snowy Egret
Great Egret
Great Blue Heron
Glossy Ibis
White Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
King Rail
Clapper Rail (P)
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
American Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
Lesser Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Laughing Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Sandwich Tern
Royal Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Common Tern
Least Tern
Black Tern
Sooty Tern (*)
Black Skimmer (P)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch (P)
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
Prothonotary Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Pine Warbler (P)
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Worm-eating Warbler
Swainson's Warbler (*) (P)
Common Yellowthroat
Summer Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Bachman's Sparrow (P)
Chipping Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow (*) (P)
Seaside Sparrow (P)
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

= 138 species