Birdathon News from Team America: Bradlee Sulentic & Erika Wilson

Garden Wash and the San Pedro River, Sunday May 4

This years Birdathon was a great day for Team America.  Erika Wilson and I started our day at 5:30am and hiked five miles along Garden Wash and the San Pedro River here in southeast Arizona, finishing our day with 72 species (and a great lunch at a local Korean restaurant).  All-in-all, it was a very fun day, though we would like to have recorded a few more species.  Thanks to everyone who sponsored me for this years Birdathon.  Below is a list of the species recorded during this years Birdathon:

2014 Birdathon Species List

No./Common Name/Scientific Name/Total Recorded
1.   Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) – 3
2.   Gambel’s Quail (Callipepla gambelii) – 3
3.   Green Heron (Butorides virescens) – 1
4.   Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) – 1
5.   Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) – 3
6.   Gray Hawk (Buteo nitidus) – 4
7.   Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) – 1
8.   American Coot (Fulica americana) – 3
9.   Spotted Sandpiper  (Actitis macularius) – 2
10. White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica) – 25
11. Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) – 30
12. Inca Dove (Columbina inca) – 2
13. Common Ground-Dove (Columbina passerina) – 6
14. Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus) – 3
15. Black-chinned Hummingbird (Archilochus alexandri) – 5
16. Broad-tailed Hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus) – 1
17. Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) – 2
18. Gila Woodpecker (Melanerpes uropygialis) – 15
19. Ladder-backed Woodpecker (Picoides scalaris) – 5
20. Northern Flicker (Colaptes chrysoides) – 3
21. American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) – 2
22. Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi) – 1
23. Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus) – 6
24. Hammond’s Flycatcher (Empidonax hammondii) – 1
25. Gray Flycatcher (Empidonax wrightii) – 2
26. Dusky Flycatcher (Empidonax oberholseri)
27. Black Phoebe (Sayornis nigricans) – 2
28. Say’s Phoebe (Sayornis saya) – 2
29. Vermilion Flycatcher (Pyrocephalus rubinus) – 16
30. Ash-throated Flycatcher (Myiarchus cinerascens) – 13
31. Brown-crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus tyrannulus) – 4
32. Cassin’s Kingbird (Tyrannus vociferans) – 7
33. Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalus) – 12
34. Bell’s Vireo (Vireo bellii) – 2
35. Plumbeous Vireo (Vireo plumbeus) – 1
36. Cassin’s Vireo (Vireo cassinii) – 1
37. Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) – 1
38. Common Raven (Corvus corax) – 2
39. Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) – 1
40. Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) – 10
41. White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) – 5
42. Bewick’s Wren (Tyromanes bewickii) – 9
43. Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) – 1
44. Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre) – 2
45. Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) – 2
46. Northern Waterthrush (Seiurus noveboracensis) – 1
47. Lucy’s Warbler (Vermivora virginiae) – 8
48. Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) – 10
49. Yellow Warbler (Dendroica petechia) – 13
50. Yellow-rumped Warbler (Dendroica coronata) – 1
51. Wilson’s Warbler (Wilsonia pusilla) – 12
52. Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) – 7
53. Green-tailed Towhee (Pipilo chlorurus) – 8
54. Rufous-crowned Sparrow (Aimophila ruficeps) – 4
55. Canyon Towhee (Pipilo fuscus) – 8
56. Abert’s Towhee (Pipilo aberti) – 12
57. Rufous-winged Sparrow (Aimophila carpalis) – 1
58. Botteri’s Sparrow (Aimophila botterii) – 4
59. Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) – 1
60. Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) – 5
61. Black-throated Sparrow (Amphispiza bilineata) – 7
62. Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) – 13
63. White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) – 7
64. Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) – 14
65. Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) – 9
66. Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalus sinuatus) – 4
67. Black-headed Grosbeak (Pheucticus melanocephalus) – 9
68. Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius pheoniceus) – 1
69. Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) – 10
70. Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii) – 8
71. House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) – 12
72. Lesser Goldfinch (Carduelis psaltria) – 6

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