My Baillie Birdathon Results 2013

I started my Baillie Birdathon at 5 am Thursday morning and continued through Friday.

I exceeded both of my goals, which were to raise $500 and to see 80 species. As of this writing, I’ve raised $2,215 and saw 84 species! The first species I saw was a Tree Swallow and the last was a Ring-necked Duck.

I counted birds around our house and farm, the neighbors’ pasture across the road, my grandparents’ yard, the local Provincial Park, and a friend’s yard.

Thank you to everyone who supported my birdathon with donations and encouragement! Special thank yous to David, Ted, Paul, and Mr. C!

All the species I saw:

Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Horned Grebe, Eared Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Cinnamon Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, Canvasback, Redhead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Northern Harrier, Swainson’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ruffed Grouse*, Gray Partridge, Sora, American Coot, Killdeer, Willet, Marbled Godwit*, Wilson’s Snipe, Wilson’s Phalarope, Franklin’s Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Bonapart’s Gull, Black Tern, Forster’s Tern, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove*, Great Horned Owl*, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Least Flycatcher, Eastern Kingbird, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Black-billed Magpie, American Crow, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Cliff Swallow, Barn Swallow, Bank Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Sprague’s Pipit, Cedar Waxwing, European Starling, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Chipping Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Yellow-headed Blackbird, Brewer’s Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Baltimore Oriole, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch, and House Sparrow.

Some of the birds I saw during my Birdathon:

A Tree Swallow (digiscoped),


A female Northern Shoveler (digiscoped),


A Chipping Sparrow (digiscoped),


A Bonaparte’s Gull on a dock (digiscoped),


Two Forster’s Terns were there too (digiscoped),


A Chipping Sparrow nest,


Purple lilacs,


A Common Loon (digiscoped),


Cinnamon Teal (digiscoped),


I had a wonderful time doing the Baillie Birdathon again and I can’t wait to see what next year will bring!

* indicates heard only

19 thoughts on “My Baillie Birdathon Results 2013

  1. Congrats Charlotte, pity you were not able to find any shorebird could have been close to a 100 then!!


  2. I was wondering bout your camera/scope. I took a picture of some eagles through a scope a while back at the Blackfoot. I thought I was so smart and now I see they make a setup like that! Can you tell me anything about it? what kind, where do they sell them?is it a digital SLR? How do you like it? Love your blog and especially the pics. Thanks Gail Lacey

    Sent from Gail’s iPad

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