BIRDATHON 2001

When: April 25, 2001, midnight to midnight

Where: State of Louisiana

Who: Dan Christian, Jason Weckstein, Chris Witt

Number of species: 209 (record big day for state of Louisiana)

 

Here is a list, with estimated numbers, of all the birds we found on our big day.  Below this list is a list of birds that we missed, but had a reasonable chance at finding.

 

Pied-billed Grebe – 3

American White Pelican – 25

Brown Pelican – 10

Double-crested Cormorant – 40

Neotropic Cormorant – 60

Anhinga – 1

American Bittern – 5

Least Bittern – 2

Great Blue Heron – 15

Great Egret – 70

Snowy Egret – 300

Little Blue Heron – 200

Tricolored Heron – 15

Reddish Egret – 1

Cattle Egret – 300

Green Heron – 40

Black-crowned Night-Heron – 30

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron – 25

White Ibis – 35

Glossy Ibis – 1

White-faced Ibis – 150

Roseate Spoonbill – 40

Fulvous-whistling Duck 20

Snow Goose – 1

Canada Goose – 2

Wood Duck – 5

Mottled Duck – 30

Mallard – 10

Blue-winged Teal – 100

Gadwall – 1

Lesser Scaup – 4

Red-breasted Merganser – 2

Ruddy Duck - 1

Black Vulture – 6

Turkey Vulture - 15

Osprey - 1

White-tailed Kite - 1

Mississippi Kite - 1

Northern Harrier - 3

Cooper’s Hawk - 1

Red-shouldered Hawk - 2

Broad-winged Hawk - 3

Swainson’s Hawk - 1

Red-tailed Hawk - 6

Merlin - 2

Peregrine Falcon - 1

Wild Turkey - 2

Northern Bobwhite - 1

Clapper Rail - 2

King Rail - 1

Sora - 3

Purple Gallinule - 2

Common Moorhen - 10

American Coot - 12

Black-bellied Plover - 25

American Golden-Plover - 1

Wilson’s Plover - 4

Semipalmated Plover - 125

Killdeer - 30

American Oystercatcher - 1

Black-necked Stilt - 30

American Avocet - 8

Greater Yellowlegs - 10

Lesser Yellowlegs - 250

Solitary Sandpiper - 20

Willet - 40

Spotted Sandpiper - 7

Upland Sandpiper - 1

Whimbrel - 20

Marbled Godwit - 2

Ruddy Turnstone - 45

Sanderling - 30

Semipalmated Sandpiper – 50

Western Sandpiper - 3

Least Sandpiper - 200

White-rumped Sandpiper - 10

Pectoral Sandpiper - 25

Dunlin - 40

Stilt Sandpiper - 18

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 26

Short-billed Dowitcher - 20

Long-billed Dowitcher - 100

Wilson’s Phalarope - 1

Laughing Gull - 400

Ring-billed Gull - 25

Herring Gull - 20

Caspian Tern - 4

Royal Tern - 150

Sandwich Tern - 10

Common Tern - 45

Forster’s Tern - 35

Least Tern - 20

Black Tern - 1

Black Skimmer - 50

Rock Dove - 20

Eurasian Collared Dove - 15

White-winged Dove - 10

Mourning Dove - 75

Inca Dove - 2

Black-billed Cuckoo - 1

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 20

Barn Owl - 2

Eastern Screech-Owl - 1

Great Horned Owl - 1

Barred Owl - 5

Common Nighthawk - 10

Chimney Swift - 40

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 30

Belted Kingfisher - 3

Red-headed Woodpecker - 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 10

Downy Woodpecker - 10

Hairy Woodpecker - 3

Red-cockaded Woodpecker - 1

Northern Flicker - 1

Pileated Woodpecker - 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 15

Acadian Flycatcher - 6

Great-crested Flycatcher - 20

Eastern Kingbird - 40

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher - 1

Purple Martin - 150

Tree Swallow - 200

Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 100

Bank Swallow - 5

Cliff Swallow - 30

Cave Swallow - 2

Barn Swallow - 65

Blue Jay - 35

American Crow - 25

Fish Crow - 40

Carolina Chickadee - 15

Tufted Titmouse - 10

Brown-headed Nuthatch - 2

Carolina Wren - 20

Sedge Wren - 10

Marsh Wren - 4

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 8

Eastern Bluebird - 5

Veery - 20

Gray-cheeked Thrush - 4

Swainson’s Thrush - 12

Wood Thrush - 40

American Robin - 1

Gray Catbird - 150

Northern Mockingbird - 50

Brown Thrasher - 20

Cedar Waxwing - 10

Loggerhead Shrike - 24

European Starling - 100

White-eyed Vireo - 15

Yellow-throated Vireo - 6

Red-eyed Vireo - 45

Blue-winged Warbler - 1

Golden-winged Warbler - 1

Tennessee Warbler - 25

Northern Parula - 4

Yellow Warbler - 14

Chestnut-sided Warbler - 8

Magnolia Warbler - 3

Myrtle Warbler - 2

Black-throated Green Warbler - 4

Blackburnian Warbler - 2

Yellow-throated Warbler - 2

Pine Warbler - 30

Prairie Warbler - 1

Bay-breasted Warbler - 12

Blackpoll Warbler - 8

Cerulean Warbler - 1

Black-and-white Warbler - 16

Prothonotary Warbler - 6

Worm-eating Warbler - 4

Swainson’s Warbler - 1

Ovenbird - 40

Northern Waterthrush - 15

Kentucky Warbler - 18

Common Yellowthroat - 8

Hooded Warbler - 12

Wilson’s Warbler - 1

Yellow-breasted Chat - 20

Summer Tanager - 28

Scarlet Tanager - 35

Northern Cardinal - 80

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 30

Blue Grosbeak - 25

Indigo Bunting - 85

Painted Bunting - 1

Dickcissel - 2

Bachman’s Sparrow - 25

Chipping Sparrow - 1

Savannah Sparrow - 20

LeConte’s Sparrow - 1

Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow - 3

Seaside Sparrow - 2

Lincoln’s Sparrow - 1

Swamp Sparrow - 1

White-throated Sparrow - 17

White-crowned Sparrow - 5

Bobolink - 16

Red-winged Blackbird - 250

Eastern Meadowlark - 30

Great-tailed Grackle - 50

Boat-tailed Grackle - 250

Common Grackle - 150

Brown-headed Cowbird - 100

Orchard Oriole - 22

Baltimore Oriole - 2

House Finch - 1

House Sparrow - 10

 

 

Species we missed, but had a reasonable chance at finding:

 

Northern Gannet

Black-bellied Whistling Duck (seen the previous day)

Green-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

American Kestrel

Virginia Rail

Snowy Plover

Piping Plover

Red Knot

Baird’s Sandpiper

Common Snipe

American Woodcock

Bonaparte’s Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Chuck-wills-widow

All Empidonax other than Acadian

House Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Warbling Vireo

Philadelphia Vireo

Nashville Warbler

American Redstart

Canada Warbler

Eastern Towhee

American Goldfinch

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