Bird List

The Rosetta McClain Gardens Bird List

This is a complete and up-to-date list of all bird species that we've seen and positively identified at Rosetta McClain Gardens since BIGFRANK started visiting the park back in 2002.  Species that are dated represent rare sightings.

Total bird species observed to date: 212 (+2 spuhs)
('Spuhs' are birds not identified to species)


Latest additions...
002 - Teal sp.   (Sep 28, 2017)
212 - Northern Waterthrush   (Sep 9, 2017)
211 - Hooded Warbler   (May 16, 2017)
210 - Greater White-fronted Goose    (Oct 13, 2016)
209 - Bobolink   (May 20, 2016)
208 - Varied Thrush   (old record added)
207 - Tufted Titmouse    (Nov 20, 2015)
206 - Northern Pintail   (Oct 8, 2015)
205 - American Golden-Plover   (Sep 24, 2014)
204 - Brant   (Nov 1, 2014)
203 - Black Vulture    (Oct 23, 2014)
001 - Jaeger sp.   (Oct 8, 2014)
202 - Pectoral Sandpiper   (Sep 7, 2014)
201 - Olive-sided Flycatcher   (May 16, 2014)
200 - Gyrfalcon   (Nov 23, 2013)
199 - Glaucous Gull   (Oct 29, 2013)
198 - Black-billed Cuckoo   (May 27, 2013)
197 - Bohemian Waxwing   (Nov 8, 2012)
196 - Philadelphia Vireo    (Oct 12, 2012)
195 - Lesser Yellowlegs   (old record added)
194 - Clay-colored Sparrow    (May 3, 2012)
193 - Wilson's Snipe   (Oct 16, 2011)
192 - Yellow-bellied Flycatcher    (May 16, 2011)
191 - Black Scoter   (Oct 31, 2010)
190 - Cave Swallow    (Oct 28, 2010)
189 - Evening Grosbeak   (old record added)
188 - Short-eared Owl   (Oct 9, 2010)
187 - Willow Flycatcher    (May 17, 2010)
186 - Vesper Sparrow    (Apr 13, 2010)
185 - White-eyed Vireo   (May 3, 2009)
184 - Blue-winged Warbler   (May 3, 2009)
183 - Grasshopper Sparrow   (Apr 4, 2009)


Birds of interest...
On Nov 3, 2017 a pair of white geese flew high over the Raptor Watch at Rosetta and were seen and photographed by many.  After photographic review and much debate by several expert birders, the best identification scenerio was Ross's/Ross's x Snow Goose hybrid.  Pure Snow Goose was ruled out based on overall jizz, neck length, and head size.


Ducks, Geese, & Swans
Greater White-fronted Goose   (Oct 13, 2016)
Snow Goose
Brant   (Nov 1, 2014)
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Pintail   (Oct 8, 2015)
Teal sp.   (Sep 28, 2017)
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter   (Oct 31, 2010)
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck

New World Quail

Partridges, Grouse, & Turkeys

Loons
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon

Grebes
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe

Pigeons & Doves
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove

Cuckoos & Anis
Black-billed Cuckoo

Goatsuckers
Common Nighthawk

Swifts
Chimney Swift

Hummingbirds
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Rails, Gallinules, & Coots
American Coot

Cranes
Sandhill Crane

Stilts & Avocets

Oystercatchers

Plovers 
American Golden-Plover   (Sep 24, 2015)
Killdeer

Sandpipers & Phalaropes
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit   (Sep 7, 2006)
Pectoral Sandpiper   (Sep 7, 2014)
Wilson's Snipe   (Oct 16, 2011)
American Woodcock   (Apr 19, 2008) (Apr 13, 2015) 
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs   (Aug 4, 2006)

Skuas & Jaegers
Jaeger sp.   (Oct 8, 2014)

Auks, Murres, & Puffins

Gulls, Terns, & Skimmers
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull   (October 29, 2013)
Great Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern

Albatrosses

Shearwaters & Petrels

Storm-Petrels

Storks

Frigatebirds

Gannets
Northern Gannet   (2006)

Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorant

Darters

Pelicans
American White Pelican   (2005) (Oct 9, 2010)

Herons & Bitterns
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Ibises & Spoonbills

Vultures
Black Vulture   (Oct 23, 2014)
Turkey Vulture

Osprey
Osprey

Hawks, Kites, & Eagles
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle

Barn Owls

Typical Owls
Eastern Screech-owl
Great Horned Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl   (2007)

Kingfishers
Belted Kingfisher

Woodpeckers
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker

Caracaras & Falcons
American Kestrel
Merlin
Gyrfalcon   (Nov 23, 2013)
Peregrine Falcon

Tyrant Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird

Shrikes
Northern Shrike

Vireos
White-eyed Vireo   (May 3 - 4, 2009)
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo

Crows & Jays
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven

Larks
Horned Lark

Swallows
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Cave Swallow   (Oct 28 & 31, 2010)
Barn Swallow

Chickadees & Titmice
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse   (Nov 20, 2015 - Feb 2016)

Nuthatches
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

Creepers
Brown Creeper

Wrens
House Wren 
Winter Wren
Carolina Wren

Gnatcatchers
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Kinglets
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Old World Flycatchers

Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush   (Jan - Mar 2010)

Mockingbirds & Thrashers
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird

Starlings
European Starling

Waxwings
Bohemian Waxwing   (Nov 8, 2012)
Cedar Waxwing

Silky-Flycatchers

Old World Sparrows
House Sparrow

Pipits
American Pipit

Finches
Pine Grosbeak   (Nov 7, 2007)
House Finch
Purple Finch
White-winged Crossbill
Common Redpoll
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Evening Grosbeak

Longspurs & Snow Buntings
Snow Bunting

Wood-Warblers
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush   (Sep 9, 2017)
Golden-winged Warbler   (2006) (May 9, 2016)
Blue-winged Warbler   (May 3, 2009)
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Connecticut Warbler   (2006)
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler   (2003)
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler   (May 16 - 22, 2017)
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Wilson's Warbler

Sparrows
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow   (May 3 & 4, 2012) (Oct 10, 2012)
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow   (Apr 13, 2010)
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow   (Apr 4, 2009)
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Cardinals & Allies
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

Blackbirds
Bobolink   (May 20, 2016)
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

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