Birds Seen or Heard so far in 2003

The other night I decided to try and come up with all of the different birds I have seen or heard so far this year that I could identify with relative certainty. I was able to come up with 26 different birds. I know that I have seen (and probably heard) more, but I am not able to identify all of the birds that I see. For example, I have not learned how to distinguish the various gulls, so they are not included. I did include the hairy woodpecker, although some or all of those sightings may have actually been a downy woodpecker.

  • Golden-Crowned Kinglet
  • Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
  • Common Raven
  • Northwestern Crow
  • Varied Thrush
  • European Starling
  • American Robin
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  • Bald Eagle
  • Song Sparrow
  • American Dipper
  • Pine Siskin
  • Red-breasted Sapsucker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Pelagic Cormorant
  • Common Merganser
  • Surf Scoter
  • Mallard Duck
  • Bufflehead Duck
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Steller’s Jay
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Winter Wren
  • Trumpeter Swan

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