My Backyard Birding List

My backyard is my oasis. I live on a small retention pond, have a fair amount of trees and bushes, and I’m lucky that it attracts a lot of different kinds of birds. I’ve been keeping a list of the species I’ve had at my feeder and that I’ve seen in the pond.

Species seen at my feeders

  • Black-bellied whistling duck
  • Mottled duck
  • Northern cardinal
  • Blue jay
  • Mockingbird
  • Glossy ibis
  • White ibis
  • Common grackle
  • Boat-tailed grackle
  • Red-bellied woodpecker
  • Painted bunting
  • House finch
  • Brown-header cowbird
  • Red-winged blackbird
  • Sandhill crane
  • Mourning dove
  • Rock pigeon
  • Eastern phoebe
  • Fish crow

Species in my yard (but not at feeder)

  • Palm warbler
  • Yellow-rumped warbler
  • Prairie warbler
  • Downy woodpecker
  • Tree swallow
  • Ruby-throated hummingbird

Species seen at my pond (but not at feeder)

  • Roseate spoonbill
  • Tri-colored heron
  • Great blue heron
  • Green heron
  • Little blue heron
  • Great egret
  • Wood stork
  • Belted kingfisher
  • Mallard duck
  • Mallard x mottled duck
  • Fulvous whistling duck
  • Blue-winged teal
  • Hooded merganser
  • Killdeer
  • Spotted sandpiper
  • Wilson’s snipe (4 at one time!)

Species seen flying over my house

  • Swallow-tailed kite
  • Bald eagle
  • Osprey
  • Red-shouldered hawk
  • Turkey vulture
  • Black vulture