greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

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Birds sighted during out stay in Woodstock:

Order Anseriformes:
01. Canadian goose (Branta canadensis)

Order Galliformes
02.Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Order Strigiformes:
03. Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus)

Order Accipitriformes
04. Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
A number of "raptors" were seen and heard, but, unfortunately, we were not able to actually identify them (usually seen from a distance, in flight), though we must have seen at least two or three different species.

Order Piciformes
05. Pileated woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus)
06. Downy woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)
07. Hairy woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus)

Order Columbiformes
08. Rock Dove (Columba livia)

Order Passeriformes
09. Common raven (Corvus corax)
10. American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
11. Red-breasted nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)
12. Black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
13. Dark-eyed junco (Junco hyemalis)
14. Tufted titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
15. Northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
16. American robin (Turdus migratorius)
17. Song sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
18. Carolina wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)

So, 18+ species. Had we put suet out with our seed and grain, we likely would have increased the number of taxa spotted. Don't tell me dinosaurs are extinct.

Aunt Beast
Tags: birding, birds, dinosaurs, ornithology, the catskills, woodstock

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