Gurn Freeman III

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Annual Identifications



It’s January 4th of the new year.  I haven’t gotten out just yet due to this winter weather.  Hoping in the next few days we get back into the 60’s or better so I can spend some time birding.  Hope to get a good jump on the 2018 count.


2017 “My First Year”

This is the first year I am keeping a running total.  I have not set a goal and don’t have a number in mind.  Since I travel on business quite a bit, I have been bringing my camera with me and trying to carve out a couple hours here and there when I am out of town.  Additionally, I was fortunate enough to go to Hawaii this year so I picked up a few birds there that are definitely out of the norm for me.

This also seems a good exercise to keep the running list as I can see which birds I have not photographed this year, it gives me some good targets to hunt for while I am out and about.

2017 Birds Identified:

  1. American Oystercatcher
  2. American Robin
  3. Anhinga
  4. Bald Eagle
  5. Black-billed Cuckoo
  6. Black Skimmer
  7. Black-Chinned Humming Bird
  8. Black Phoebe
  9. Black Vulture
  10. Bluejay
  11. Boat-tailed Grackle
  12. Brown Pelican
  13. Brown-headed Cowbird
  14. Brown Thrasher
  15. Cactus Wren
  16. Canada Goose
  17. Cardinal
  18. Caspian Tern
  19. Cattle Egret
  20. Common Galinule
  21. Common Grackle
  22. Common Myna (Photographed on hotel lawn)
  23. Costa’s Hummingbird
  24. Dard-Eyed Junco or Oregon Junco
  25. Double-Crested Cormorant
  26. Downy Woodpecker
  27. Eastern Starling
  28. Eastern Towhee
  29. Florida Scrub-jay
  30. Gray Catbird
  31. Gambel’s Quail
  32. Great Blue Heron
  33. Great Egret
  34. Greater Roadrunner (Male & Female)
  35. Grey Francolin (Identified by sound via guide in Hawaii)
  36. Hawaiian Hawk (Perched on roof of hotel in Hawaii)
  37. House Finch
  38. House Sparrow
  39. Indian Peafowl AKA “Peacock”
  40. Japanese White-eye (Identified by sound via guide in Hawaii)
  41. Killdeer
  42. Least Tern
  43. Little Blue Heron
  44. Loggerhead Shrike
  45. Mallard
  46. Man-o-war Bird
  47. Melodious Laughingthrush (Identified by sound via guide in Hawaii)
  48. Mourning Dove
  49. Muscovy Duck
  50. Northern Mockingbird
  51. Osprey
  52. Palm Warbler
  53. Pileated Woodpecker
  54. Purple Finch
  55. Reddish Egret
  56. Red Bellied Woodpecker
  57. Red Crested Cardinal “Brazilian Cardinal” (Seen in Hawaii)
  58. Red-billed Leiothrix or Chinese Hwamei (Identified by sound via guide in Hawaii)
  59. Red-headed Woodpecker
  60. Red-winged Blackbird
  61. Red-wiskered Bulbul
  62. Reddish Egret
  63. Roseate Spoonbill
  64. Saffron finch (Photographed in Hawaii)
  65. Sandhill Crane
  66. Song Sparrow
  67. Snaile Kite
  68. Snowy Egret
  69. Turkey Vulture
  70. Western Bluebird
  71. White Ibis
  72. White-winged Dove
  73. Willet
  74. Wilson’s Plover
  75. Wood Stork
  76. Yellow-Billed Cardinal (Photographed on grass during lunch of Waterfall tour in Hawaii)
  77. Yellow-crowned Night Heron
  78. Zebra dove (Seen on hotel property near pool in Hawaii)

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