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Winter Bird List 2005-2006 + M.I.A. List (2nd Ed.)

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  • Ryan Dudragne
    It s me again! REMINDER: We have reached the final stretch for the official 2005/2006 winter birding season! We have less than 4 WEEKS left until we are in
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      It's me again!

      REMINDER: We have reached the final stretch for the official 2005/2006
      winter birding season! We have less than 4 WEEKS left until we are in
      March. Evidently, some birds seem to think we are already in the midst
      of spring, as our two new additions can attest. Who would have thought
      that we could add a Marsh Wren in January? This is about as good as
      Manitoba's long-staying Carolina Wren. And we haven't had a Great Blue
      Heron since the winter of 2002-2003. Despite our rash of good luck,
      however, we only have 104 species this year, which is slightly behind
      the 106 odd species we had at this time last year.

      To give an idea of what we can still *hope* to get, I have updated the
      M.I.A. list from a month or so ago, which has thankfully grown ever so
      slightly shorter. Here are some of the "attainables" that are missing
      from last winter:

      1. Wilson's Snipe
      2. Barred Owl
      3. Long-eared Owl
      4. Yellow-headed Blackbird
      5. White-winged Crossbill

      And some of the somewhat harder to attain, lucky species from last year:

      1. Turkey Vulture
      2. Wild Turkey
      3. Ferruginous Hawk
      4. Sandhill Crane
      5. *Killdeer
      6. Thayer's Gull
      7. Glaucous Gull
      8. Eastern Screech-Owl
      9. Boreal Owl
      10. *Loggerhead Shrike
      11. *Hermit Thrush
      12. Brown Thrasher
      13. Orange-crowned Warbler
      14. Spotted Towhee
      15. Vesper Sparrow
      16. Fox Sparrow
      17. White-crowned Sparrow
      18. *McCown's Longspur
      19. Gray-crowned Rosy Finch
      20. Hoary Redpoll

      +Willow Ptarmigan should be somewhere up north-- anything?? I believe
      winter 2002 was the last time we have checked them off.

      So, if you or someone you know has a reliable sighting for any of the
      above mentioned 25 species, please let me know, as I will be more than
      grateful to tick them off for this year's list. Also please let me know
      of any errors, omissions, etc. on the list below.


      Cheers,

      Ryan Dudragne
      Saskatoon, SK


      Winter Bird List 2005/2006

      1. Greater White-fronted Goose

      2. Snow Goose

      3. Cackling Goose

      4. Canada Goose

      5. Gadwall

      6. American Wigeon

      7. Mallard

      8. Blue-winged Teal

      9. Northern Pintail

      10. Green-winged Teal

      11. Canvasback

      12. Redhead

      13. Ring-necked Duck

      14. Greater Scaup

      15. Lesser Scaup

      16. Bufflehead

      17. Common Goldeneye

      18. *Hooded Merganser*

      19. Common Merganser

      20. Red-breasted Merganser

      21. Gray Partridge

      22. Ring-necked Pheasant

      23. Ruffed Grouse

      24. Spruce Grouse

      25. Sharp-tailed Grouse

      26. *Pacific Loon*

      27. Western Grebe

      28. Double-crested Cormorant

      29. *Great Blue Heron*

      30. Bald Eagle

      31. Sharp-shinned Hawk

      32. Cooper's Hawk

      33. Northern Goshawk

      34. Red-tailed Hawk

      35. Rough-legged Hawk

      36. Golden Eagle

      37. American Kestrel

      38. Merlin

      39. Gyrfalcon

      40. Peregrine Falcon

      41. Prairie Falcon

      42. American Coot

      43. Herring Gull

      44. Rock Pigeon

      45. Mourning Dove

      46. Eurasian Collared Dove

      47. Great Horned Owl

      48. Snowy Owl

      49. Northern Hawk Owl

      50. Great Gray Owl

      51. Short-eared Owl

      52. Northern Saw-whet Owl

      53. Belted Kingfisher

      54. Downy Woodpecker

      55. Hairy Woodpecker

      56. American Three-toed Woodpecker

      57. Black-backed Woodpecker

      58. Northern Flicker

      59. Pileated Woodpecker

      60. Northern Shrike

      61. Gray Jay

      62. Blue Jay

      63. Black-billed Magpie

      64. American Crow

      65. Common Raven

      66. Horned Lark

      67. Black-capped Chickadee

      68. Boreal Chickadee

      69. Red-breasted Nuthatch

      70. White-breasted Nuthatch

      71. Brown Creeper

      72. *Marsh Wren*

      73. *American Dipper*

      74. Golden-crowned Kinglet

      75. *Ruby-crowned Kinglet*

      76. Townsend's Solitaire

      77. American Robin

      78. Varied Thrush

      79. European Starling

      80. Bohemian Waxwing

      81. Cedar Waxwing

      82. *Eastern Towhee*

      83. American Tree Sparrow

      84. Song Sparrow

      85. White-throated Sparrow

      86. Harris's Sparrow

      87. Dark-eyed Junco

      88. Lapland Longspur

      89. Snow Bunting

      90. *Northern Cardinal*

      91. Red-winged Blackbird

      92. Western Meadowlark

      93. Rusty Blackbird

      94. Brewer's Blackbird

      95. Common Grackle

      96. Pine Grosbeak

      97. Purple Finch

      98. House Finch

      99. Red Crossbill

      100. Common Redpoll

      101. Pine Siskin

      102. American Goldfinch

      103. Evening Grosbeak

      104. House Sparrow



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