Jenny’s 2016 Bird List

2016 was a very good bird year for me.  It began with a trip to Southern California and ended with birding from Idaho to Texas. For me seeing 202 total species was a very good year. I could add in peacocks, hybrid mallards, domestic geese, domestic ducks, and chickens for a total of 207, but that’s not really how the game is played.  This was a very good year in that I added 12 new species to my life list. What’s really sad is that I didn’t get a clear picture of any of my new species.  Ah well. — Jenny

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Burrowing Owl – Antelope Island UT

Additions to my life list.

  1. Aberts towhees
  2. Barred owls
  3. Black chinned humming birds
  4. Common ground dove
  5. Cordilleran flycatcher
  6. Costa’s humming bird
  7. Hooded Oriole
  8. Lewis woodpecker
  9. Nuttalls woodpecker
  10. Phainopepla
  11. Ross’s geese
  12. Sharp tailed grouse
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Surf Scoter – Morro Bay CA

Bird – Location  – Date of first sighting for the year

  1. Aberts Towhees – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  2. American Avocets – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  3. American Bittern – Camas & Market Lake ID – 8/7/2016
  4. American Coots – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  5. American Crows – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  6. American Dipper – Yellowstone National Park WY – 6/4/2016
  7. American Goldfinches – Rockland, Big Canyon, Knox Canyon, Arbon Valley ID –  6/16/2016
  8. American Kestrels – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  9. American Pipits – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  10. American Robins – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  11. American White Pelicans – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  12. American Wigeons – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  13. Anna’s Hummingbirds – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  14. Bald Eagle – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  15. Bank Swallows – Ammon, Bone Wolverine Canyon ID – 6/18/2016
  16. Barn Owl – On The Way Home From Amy’s Skate Show UT – 4/30/2016
  17. Barn Swallows – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  18. Barred Owls – Waxahachie TX – 11/19/2016
  19. Barrow’s Goldeneyes – Island Park ID – 12/29/2016
  20. Belted Kingfisher – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  21. Bewick’s Wren – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  22. Black Billed Magpies Drive From – Pocatello To St. George UT – 1/22/2016
  23. Black Capped Chickadee Lunch – Pocatello Cemetary ID – 2/16/2016
  24. Black Chinned Humming Birds – Spanish Fork UT –  6/11/2016
  25. Black Crowned Night Heron – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  26. Black Headed Grosbeak – Ammon, Bone Wolverine Canyon ID – 6/18/2016
  27. Black Necked Stilts – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  28. Black Oystercatchers – Cambria State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Bay CA – 1/28/2016
  29. Black Phoebes – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  30. Black Terns – Pocatello, Market Lake, Camas Refuge ID –  6/14/2016
  31. Black Turnstones – Cambria State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Bay CA – 1/28/2016
  32. Black Vultures – Waxahachie TX – 11/19/2016
  33. Blue Winged Teal – Bear River Refuge (Gslbirdfest) UT – 4/13/2016
  34. Bonaparts Gulls – Bear River Refuge UT –  6/21/2016
  35. Brewer’s Blackbirds – To Morro Bay, To Cambria CA –  1/27/2016
  36. Brewer’s Sparrows – Craters Of The Moon ID – 5/30/2016
  37. Brown Creeper – Lunch Pocatello Cemetary ID – 2/16/2016
  38. Brown Headed Cowbirds – Bear River Refuge (Gslbirdfest) UT – 4/13/2016
  39. Brown Pelican – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  40. Buffleheads – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  41. Bullock’s Oriole – Spanish Fork UT –  6/11/2016
  42. Burrowing Owl – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  43. California Gulls – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  44. California Quail – Cambria State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Bay CA – 1/28/2016
  45. California Towhees – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  46. Canada Geese – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  47. Canvasback – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  48. Carolina Chickadees – Waxahachie TX 11/19/2016
  49. Caspian Terns – Yellowstone National Park WY –  6/4/2016
  50. Cassins Finches – Menan ID 12/31/2016
  51. Cedar Waxwings – Scout Mountain To Hawkins Reservoir ID – 6/19/2016
  52. Chestnut Backed Chickadee – Cambria State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Bay CA – 1/28/2016
  53. Chipping Sparrows – Market Lake, Mud Lake, Camas ID – 10/31/2016
  54. Chukars – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  55. Cinnamon Teals – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/4/2016
  56. Clarks Grebes – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  57. Clarks Nutcrackers – Yellowstone National Park WY –  6/4/2016
  58. Clay Colored Sparrows – Cheyenne Bottoms KS 11/14/2016
  59. Cliff Swallows – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  60. Common Goldeneyes – Island Park ID 12/29/2016
  61. Common Grackles – Drive From St. George To Claremont CA – 1/23/2016
  62. Common Ground Dove – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  63. Common Mergansers – Yellowstone (Old Faithful And Back) WY – 4/23/2016
  64. Common Night Hawks – Pocatello, Market Lake, Camas Refuge ID –  6/14/2016
  65. Common Ravens – Drive From Pocatello To St. George UT – 1/22/2016
  66. Coopers Hawk – Waxahachie TX 11/19/2016
  67. Cordilleran Flycatcher – Rockland, Big Canyon, Knox Canyon, Arbon Valley ID –  6/16/2016
  68. Costa’s Humming Bird – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  69. Dark Eyed Junco (Oregon) – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  70. Double Crested Cormorants – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  71. Downy Woodpecker – Pocatello Cemetery ID – 5/3/2016
  72. Dusky Flycatcher – Scout Mountain To Hawkins Reservoir ID – 6/19/2016
  73. Eared Grebe – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  74. Eastern Bluebirds – Waxahachie TX 11/19/2016
  75. Eastern Kingbirds – Pocatello, Market Lake, Camas Refuge ID –  6/14/2016
  76. Eastern Meadowlarks – Cheyenne Bottoms To Quivira KS 11/14/2016
  77. Eurasian Collared Doves – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  78. European Starlings – Drive From Pocatello To St. George UT – 1/22/2016
  79. Forster’s Terns – Bear River Refuge (Gslbirdfest) UT – 4/13/2016
  80. Fox Sparrows (California) – Cambria State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Bay CA – 1/28/2016
  81. Franklin’s Gulls – Bear River Refuge (Gslbirdfest) UT – 4/13/2016
  82. Gadwalls – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  83. Gambel’s Quail – Spanish Fork, SLC, Saltair, Pocatello ID – 6/12/2016
  84. Gila Woodpecker – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  85. Gold Crowned Sparrows – Cambria State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Bay CA – 1/28/2016
  86. Golden Eagle – Craters Of The Moon ID – 5/30/2016
  87. Grasshopper Sparrow – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  88. Gray Catbird – Scout Mountain To Hawkins Reservoir ID – 6/19/2016
  89. Gray Flycatcher – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  90. Gray Jays – Yellowstone National Park WY –  6/4/2016
  91. Gray Partridges – Market Lake, Mud Lake, Camas ID – 10/31/2016
  92. Great Blue Herons – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  93. Great Egrets – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  94. Great Horned Owls – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  95. Great Tailed Grackles – Kearney NE To Cheyenne Bottoms KS 11/14/2016
  96. Greater Sage Grouse – Seedskadee NWR WY 11/12/2016
  97. Green Heron – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  98. Green Winged Teal – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  99. Guinea Fowl – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/4/2016
  100. Harris Sparrows – Waxahachie TX 11/19/2016
  101. Heermans Gulls – To Morro Bay, To Cambria CA –  1/27/2016
  102. Hermit Thrush – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  103. Hooded Oriole – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  104. Horned Larks – Antelope Island UT – 4/15/2016
  105. House Finches – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  106. House Sparrows – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  107. House Wrens – Spanish Fork UT –  6/11/2016
  108. Hutton’s Vireo – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  109. Kildeer – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  110. Lark Buntings – Pocatello To Hawkins Reservoir Vicinity ID – 6/16/2016
  111. Lark Sparrows – Spanish Fork UT –  6/11/2016
  112. Lazuli Buntings – Spanish Fork UT –  6/11/2016
  113. Least Sandpipers – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  114. Lesser Goldfinch – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  115. Lesser Scaups – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  116. Lewis Woodpecker – Spanish Fork UT –  6/11/2016
  117. Lincoln’s Sparrows – Cambria State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Bay CA – 1/28/2016
  118. Loggerhead Shrike – Antelope Island UT – 4/15/2016
  119. Long Billed Curlews – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  120. Long Billed Dowitchers – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  121. Macgilvrays Warbler – Ammon, Bone Wolverine Canyon ID – 6/18/2016
  122. Mallards – Cambria State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Bay CA – 1/28/2016
  123. Marbled Godwits – To Morro Bay, To Cambria CA –  1/27/2016
  124. Marsh Wrens – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  125. Mountain Bluebird – Yellowstone (Old Faithful And Back) WY – 4/23/2016
  126. Mourning Doves – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  127. Northern Flicker (Red Shafted) – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  128. Northern Harriers – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  129. Northern Mockingbirds – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  130. Northern Pintails – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/4/2016
  131. Northern Rough Wing Swallows – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  132. Northern Shovelers – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/4/2016
  133. Nuttall’s Woodpecker – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  134. Orange Crowned Warblers – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  135. Osprey – Yellowstone (Old Faithful And Back) WY – 4/23/2016
  136. Pelagic Cormorants – Cambria To Morro Bay To Boron Mine To St George UT – 1/29/2016
  137. Peregrine Falcon – Grays Lake ID – 6/20/2016
  138. Phainopepla – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  139. Pied Billed Grebes – To Morro Bay, To Cambria CA –  1/27/2016
  140. Pine Siskin – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  141. Pinyon Jay – Pocatello To Hawkins Reservoir Vicinity ID – 6/16/2016
  142. Prairie Falcon – Rockland, Big Canyon, Knox Canyon, Arbon Valley ID –  6/16/2016
  143. Red Breasted Mergansers – Cambria State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Bay CA – 1/28/2016
  144. Red Crossbill – National Bison Range MT – 7/31/2016
  145. Red Shouldered Hawk – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  146. Red Tailed Hawks – Drive From Pocatello To St. George UT – 1/22/2016
  147. Red Winged Blackbirds – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  148. Redhead – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  149. Ring Billed Gulls – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  150. Ring Necked Duck – Yellowstone (Old Faithful And Back) WY – 4/23/2016
  151. Ring Necked Pheasants – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  152. Road Runner – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  153. Rock Doves – Drive From Pocatello To St. George UT – 1/22/2016
  154. Rock Wren – Bear River Refuge (Gslbirdfest) UT – 4/13/2016
  155. Ross’s Geese – Quivira KS – 11/14/2016
  156. Rough Legged Hawks – Yellowstone (Old Faithful And Back) WY – 4/23/2016
  157. Rough Winged Swallows – Yellowstone National Park WY –  6/4/2016
  158. Ruby Crowned Kinglets – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  159. Ruddy Ducks – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/4/2016
  160. Sage Thrashers – Rockland, Big Canyon, Knox Canyon, Arbon Valley ID –  6/16/2016
  161. Sagebrush Sparrows – Ammon, Bone Wolverine Canyon ID – 6/18/2016
  162. Sanderlings – Cambria State Park, Elephant Seal Rookery, Morro Bay CA – 1/28/2016
  163. Sandhill Cranes – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  164. Savannah Sparrows – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  165. Says Phoebes – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  166. Sharp Tailed Grouse – Pocatello To Hawkins Reservoir Vicinity ID –  6/16/2016
  167. Short Eared Owls – Grays Lake ID – 6/20/2016
  168. Snow Geese – Quivira KS 11/14/2016
  169. Snowy Egrets – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  170. Solitary Sandpipers – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  171. Song Sparrows – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  172. Spotted Sandpipers – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  173. Spotted Towhee – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  174. Surf Scoters – To Morro Bay, To Cambria CA –  1/27/2016
  175. Swainson’s Hawk – Yellowstone (Old Faithful And Back) WY – 4/23/2016
  176. Tree Swallows – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  177. Trumpeter Swans – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  178. Turkey Vultures – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  179. Verdin – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  180. Vesper Sparrows – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  181. Violet Green Swallows – Yellowstone National Park WY –  6/4/2016
  182. Warbling Vireos – Rockland, Big Canyon, Knox Canyon, Arbon Valley ID –  6/16/2016
  183. Western Bluebirds – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  184. Western Grebes – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  185. Western Gulls – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  186. Western Kingbirds – Bear River Refuge (Gslbirdfest) UT – 4/13/2016
  187. Western Meadowlarks – Bear River & Antelope Island UT – 2/27/2015
  188. Western Scrub Jay – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  189. Western Tanagers – Rockland, Big Canyon, Knox Canyon, Arbon Valley ID –  6/16/2016
  190. Whimbrels – To Morro Bay, To Cambria CA –  1/27/2016
  191. White Crowned Sparrows – To Morongo Canyon Preserve, To Claremont CA – 1/26/2016
  192. White Faced Ibis – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  193. White Tailed Kite – Claremont To Palm Desert To West Side Of Salton Sea CA – 1/24/2016
  194. White Throated Swifts – Spanish Fork UT –  6/11/2016
  195. Wild Turkey – Bear River Refuge (Gslbirdfest) UT – 4/13/2016
  196. Willets – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  197. Willow Flycatcher – Ammon, Bone Wolverine Canyon ID – 6/18/2016
  198. Wilsons Phalerope – Market Lake ID –  4/27/2016
  199. Yellow Billed Magpies – To Morro Bay, To Cambria CA –  1/27/2016
  200. Yellow Headed Blackbirds – Bear River Refuge UT –  3/26/2016
  201. Yellow Rumped Warblers – Palm Desert To Brawley To Salton City CA – 1/25/2016
  202. Yellow Warblers – Rockland, Big Canyon, Knox Canyon, Arbon Valley ID –  6/16/2016

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