Extreme Backyard Birding April 30, 2020

What is extreme backyard birding?  When three birders sit in one yard for the majority of a day and see how many species can pass through.  Have you ever wondered what you would see if you tried this?  Isaac, Tristan, and I found this out yesterday.  Disclaimer: I live near the top of a mountain that raptors use to gain lift during migration or to move about during the day, hence the fairly extensive raptor list.

Circle Walk, Dufferin, Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Apr 30, 2020 9:44 AM – 4:34 PM
Protocol: Stationary
47 species
Mallard  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Eurasian Collared-Dove  2
Rufous Hummingbird  1
Calliope Hummingbird  1
Sandhill Crane  8
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Golden Eagle  1
Northern Harrier  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper’s Hawk  3
Bald Eagle  11
Swainson’s Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  6
Rough-legged Hawk  2
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  3
Merlin  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Dusky Flycatcher  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Steller’s Jay  2
Black-billed Magpie  3
American Crow  12
Common Raven  28
Violet-green Swallow  7
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Pygmy Nuthatch  1
European Starling  1
American Robin  1
House Sparrow  4House Sparrow ghhl
House Finch  2
Pine Siskin  1
American Goldfinch  2
Chipping Sparrow  3
White-crowned Sparrow  409 flying highish from east to west across the property.  Group sizes between 5-15 constantly from 9:45-12:00 noon.
Vesper Sparrow  1
Spotted Towhee  1
Yellow-headed Blackbird  2
Brewer’s Blackbird  6Brewer's Blackbird kghka

Brewer's Blackbird khggha
Male Displaying

Brewer's Blackbird ljjh3

Orange-crowned Warbler  2
Nashville Warbler  3Nashville Warbler hgjga
Yellow-rumped Warbler  17
Western Tanager  3

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