Boreal Birds of the Adirondacks:  Bicknell's Thrush.  Photo by Larry Master.  Used by permission

Great Adirondack Birding Celebration 2015
Bird List *

Birding Across the Adirondacks BAA
Birding the St. Lawrence Valley BSL
Beginning Birder Workshop BBW
Bloomingdale Bog BB
Heaven Hill Farm/Henry's Woods/John Brown Farm HHF
Intervale Lowlands IL
Madawaska Flow MF
Whiteface Mountain WM

Snow Goose                  
Canada Goose x x x   x x x   x
Wood Duck             x   x
American Black Duck                  
Mallard    x     x x     x
Blue-winged Teal                  
Green-winged Teal                  
Ring-necked Duck   x x           x
Greater Scaup                  
White-winged Scoter                  
Common Goldeneye                  
Hooded Merganser                  
Common Merganser           x x   x
Red-breasted Merganser                  
Ring-necked Pheasant                  
Ruffed Grouse                  
Wild Turkey             x   x
Common Loon x x         x   x
Red-necked Grebe                  
Double-crested Cormorant   x             x
American Bittern   x             x
Great Blue Heron x x         x   x
Great Egret                  
Green Heron   x             x
Turkey Vulture x x         x   x
Osprey x x       x   x x
Bald Eagle             x   x
Northern Harrier x x         x   x
Sharp-shinned Hawk   x       x     x
Cooper's Hawk             x   x
Northern Goshawk                  
Red-shouldered Hawk     x           x
Broad-winged Hawk x   x x     x   x
Red-tailed Hawk x               x
Golden Eagle                  
American Kestrel x x       x     x
Peregrine Falcon                  
Virginia Rail                  
Black-bellied Plover                  
Killdeer    x             x
Spotted Sandpiper           x     x
Solitary Sandpiper                  
Greater Yellowlegs                  
Lesser Yellowlegs                  
Semipalmated Sandpiper                  
Least Sandpiper                  
Wilson's Snipe                  
American Woodcock                  
Ring-billed Gull x x             x
Herring Gull x         x     x
Caspian Tern   x             x
Rock Pigeon x x             x
Mourning Dove x x       x x   x
Black-billed Cuckoo                  
Eastern Screech-Owl                  
Great Horned Owl                  
Barred Owl                  
Long-eared Owl                  
Northern Saw-whet Owl                  
Common Nighthawk                  
Chimney Swift   x x     x x   x
Ruby-throated Hummingbird   x     x x x   x
Belted Kingfisher           x x   x
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker x x       x x   x
Downy Woodpecker x               x
Hairy Woodpecker           x x   x
American Three Toed Woodpecker                  
Black-backed Woodpecker               x x
Northern Flicker   x x x   x x   x
Pileated Woodpecker x x             x
Olive-sided Flycatcher             x   x
Eastern Wood-Pewee                  
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher       x     x x x
Alder Flycatcher x     x   x x   x
Least Flycatcher           x x   x
Eastern Phoebe x x       x x   x
Great Crested Flycatcher   x       x     x
Eastern Kingbird   x       x     x
Willow Flycatcher   x             x
Northern Shrike                  
Blue-headed Vireo     x x     x   x
Warbling Vireo x x             x
Red-eyed Vireo x   x x x x x   x
Philadelphia Vireo                  
Yellow-throated Vireo                  
Gray Jay x     x     x   x
Blue Jay x   x x x x x x x
American Crow x x   x x x x   x
Common Raven x x   x x x x x x
Horned Lark                  
Tree Swallow x x     x x     x
Northern Rough-winged Swallow                  
Bank Swallow                  
Cliff Swallow                  
Barn Swallow x x     x   x   x
Black-capped Chickadee x x x x x x x x x
Boreal Chickadee             x x x
Red-breasted Nuthatch     x x x x x   x
White-breasted Nuthatch       x         x
Brown Creeper       x x   x   x
House Wren                  
Winter Wren       x     x x x
Golden-crowned Kinglet x           x   x
Ruby-crowned Kinglet             x x x
Eastern Bluebird x         x x   x
Veery x x   x   x     x
Swainson's Thrush   x         x x x
Hermit Thrush x   x x     x   x
Wood Thrush   x             x
American Robin x x x x   x x   x
Bicknell's Thrush               x x
Gray Catbird x x       x x   x
Northern Mockingbird                  
Brown Thrasher x x             x
European Starling x x             x
American Pipit                  
Bohemian Waxwing                  
Cedar Waxwing x x   x x x x x x
Golden-winged Warbler x               x
Blue-winged Warbler   x             x
Tennessee Warbler                  
Nashville Warbler x     x x x x   x
Northern Parula     x x x x x   x
Yellow Warbler x x       x     x
Chestnut-sided Warbler x x   x   x x   x
Magnolia Warbler     x x x x x   x
Cape May Warbler                  
Black-throated Blue Warbler   x x     x x   x
Yellow-rumped Warbler   x x x x x x x x
Black-throated Green Warbler       x x x x   x
Blackburnian Warbler       x x   x   x
Pine Warbler x           x   x
Palm Warbler x   x x     x   x
Bay-breasted Warbler                  
Blackpoll Warbler               x x
Black-and-white Warbler   x       x x   x
American Redstart x x   x x x x   x
Ovenbird  x x x x x x x x x
Northern Waterthrush             x   x
Mourning Warbler           x x   x
Common Yellowthroat x x x x   x x   x
Wilson's Warbler                  
Canada Warbler       x   x x   x
Scarlet Tanager             x   x
Eastern Towhee   x             x
American Tree Sparrow                  
Chipping Sparrow x x   x   x x   x
Field Sparrow                  
Vesper Sparrow                  
Savannah Sparrow x x     x       x
Fox Sparrow                  
Song Sparrow x x     x x x x x
Lincoln's Sparrow x   x x   x x   x
Swamp Sparrow   x x       x   x
White-throated Sparrow x x x x   x x x x
White-crowned Sparrow                  
Dark-eyed Junco         x   x x x
Snow Bunting                  
Northern Cardinal x x             x
Rose-breasted Grosbeak   x             x
Indigo Bunting x x       x     x
Red-winged Blackbird x x x     x x   x
Eastern Meadowlark                  
Common Grackle x x       x x   x
Brown-headed Cowbird x x             x
Baltimore Oriole x x             x
Bobolink x x     x       x
Pine Grosbeak                  
Purple Finch       x   x x   x
House Finch                  
Red Crossbill                  
White-winged Crossbill                  
Common Redpoll                  
Pine Siskin           x     x
American Goldfinch x x   x   x x   x
Evening Grosbeak                  
Trumpeter Swan   x             x
  58 66 24 36 25 56 71 18 115


Participants in the 2015 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration observed a total of 115 birds during the three-day birding festival.



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