Year List 2017

All birders keep lists – it’s part of our psyche, it’s how we relate to the world around us, and it’s how we know our standing in the race.  Of course, the Life List is the most coveted of all birding lists, but many birders keep Year Lists as well, which is a list of all the birds heard or observed during a calendar year.

Below is my 2017 Year List.  Lifers, or new species to my Life List, will be shown in RED.

NO. SPECIES DATE LOCATION
1. American Crow Jan 1 Myakka City, Florida
2. American Kestrel Jan 1 Sarasota, Florida
3. Northern Crested Caracara Jan 1 Sarasota, Florida
4. Red-shouldered Hawk Jan 1 Sarasota, Florida
5. Boat-tailed Grackle Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
6. Mourning Dove Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
7. American White Ibis Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
8. Loggerhead Shrike Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
9. Sandhill Crane Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
10. Northern Harrier Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
11. Roseate Spoonbill Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
12. Little Blue Heron Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
13. Mottled Duck Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
14. Nanday Parakeet Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
15. Red-winged Blackbird Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
16. Black Vulture Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
17. Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
18. Limpkin Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
19. Killdeer Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
20. Northern Cardinal Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
21. Western Cattle Egret Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
22. Common Ground Dove Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
23. Tricolored Heron Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
24. Palm Warbler Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
25. Fish Crow Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
26. Long-billed Dowitcher Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
27. House Wren Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
28. Turkey Vulture Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
29. American Herring Gull Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
30. Great Egret Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
31. Belted Kingfisher Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
32. Blue-winged Teal Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
33. Common Gallinule Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
34. Myrtle Warbler Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
35. Double-crested Cormorant Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
36. Pied-billed Grebe Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
37. Western Osprey Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
38. Anhinga Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
39. Ruddy Duck Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
40. American Coot Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
41. Snowy Egret Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
42. Glossy Ibis Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
43. Ring-necked Duck Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
44. Lesser Scaup Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
45. Red-bellied Woodpecker Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
46. Blue Jay Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
47. Laughing Gull Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
48. American White Pelican Jan 1 St. Petersburg, Florida
49. Brown Pelican Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
50. Ring-billed Gull Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
51. Reddish Egret Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
52. Red-breasted Merganser Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
53. Yellow-crowned
Night Heron
Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
54. Grey Plover Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
55. Willet Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
56. Royal Tern Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
57. Merlin Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
58. Red-tailed Hawk Jan 1 Bowling Green, Florida
59. Wood Stork Jan 1 Bowling Green, Florida
60. Northern Mockingbird Jan 1 Bowling Green, Florida
61. Sharp-shinned Hawk Jan 2 Vero Beach, Florida
62. Ruddy Turnstone Jan 2 Sebastian Inlet State Park
(Melbourne Beach, Florida)
63. Black Skimmer Jan 2 Sebastian Inlet State Park
(Melbourne Beach, Florida)
64. Sanderling Jan 2 Sebastian Inlet State Park
(Melbourne Beach, Florida)
65. Great Blue Heron Jan 2 Sebastian Inlet State Park
(Melbourne Beach, Florida)
66. Great Black-backed Gull Jan 2 Sebastian Inlet State Park
(Melbourne Beach, Florida)
67. Lesser Black-backed Gull Jan 2 Sebastian Inlet State Park
(Melbourne Beach, Florida)
68. Magnificent Frigatebird Jan 2 Coconut Point Sanctuary
(Melbourne Beach, Florida)
69. Rock Pigeon Jan 2 Coconut Point Sanctuary
(Melbourne Beach, Florida)
70. Eurasian Collared Dove Jan 2 Coconut Point Sanctuary
(Melbourne Beach, Florida)
71. House Sparrow Jan 2 Coconut Point Sanctuary
(Melbourne Beach, Florida)
72. Hooded Merganser Jan 2 Melbourne, Florida
73. Common Goldeneye Jan 2 Melbourne, Florida
74. Cedar Waxwing Jan 2 Avon Park, Florida
75. American Robin Jan 2 Avon Park, Florida
76. Killdeer Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
77. Eastern Phoebe Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
78. Eastern Bluebird Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
79. Eastern Meadowlark Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
80. Grey Catbird Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
81. Tree Swallow Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
82. Eastern Towhee Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
83. Carolina Wren Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
84. American Goldfinch Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
85. Wilson’s Snipe Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
86. Swamp Sparrow Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
87. Common Grackle Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
88. Brown-headed Nuthatch Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
89. Red-headed Woodpecker Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
90. Red-cockaded Woodpecker Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
91. Northern Flicker Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
92. Pine Warbler Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
93. Florida Scrub Jay Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
94. Northern Bobwhite Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
95. Bald Eagle Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
96. White-eyed Vireo Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
97. Barred Owl Jan 4 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
98. Pileated Woodpecker Jan 6 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
99. Great Crested Flycatcher Jan 7 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
100. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Jan 10 Titusville, Florida
101. Savannah Sparrow Jan 10 Titusville, Florida
102. Common Starling Jan 10 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
103. Forster’s Tern Jan 10 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
104. Green Heron Jan 10 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
105. Marsh Wren Jan 10 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
106. Common Yellowthroat Jan 10 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
107. Caspian Tern Jan 10 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
108. Northern Shoveler Jan 10 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
109. American Bittern Jan 10 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
110. Short-tailed Hawk Jan 10 Okeechobee, Florida
111. Black-bellied
Whistling Duck
Jan 11 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
112. Downy Woodpecker Jan 11 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
113. Purple Gallinule Jan 11 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
114. Greater Yellowlegs Jan 11 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
115. Snail Kite Jan 11 Lake Gwyn (Wahneta, Florida)
116. White-winged Dove Jan 11 Lake Gwyn (Wahneta, Florida)
117. Black-crowned
Night Heron
Jan 19 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
118. Wild Turkey Jan 19 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
119. Wood Duck Jan 19 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
120. Blue-headed Vireo Jan 21 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
121. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Jan 21 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
122. Yellow-throated Warbler Jan 22 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
123. American Oystercatcher Jan 24 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
124. Cooper’s Hawk Jan 24 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
125. Dunlin Jan 24 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
126. Short-billed Dowitcher Jan 24 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
127. Semipalmated Plover Jan 24 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
128. Least Sandpiper Jan 24 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
129. Tufted Titmouse Jan 25 Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
(Avon Park, Florida)
130. Monk Parakeet Jan 31 Pelican Baseball Complex
(Cape Coral, Florida)
131. Burrowing Owl Jan 31 Pelican Baseball Complex
(Cape Coral, Florida)
132. Hairy Woodpecker Jan 31 Big Cypress National Preserve
(Ochopee, Florida)
133. Muscovy Duck Feb 1 Naples, Florida
134. Eastern Wood Pewee Feb 2 Lake Parker (Lakeland, Florida)
135. Chipping Sparrow Feb 12 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
136. Black-and-white Warbler Feb 14 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
137. Sora Feb 20 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
138. Least Bittern Feb 20 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
139. Red Knot Feb 20 Canaveral National Seashore
(New Smyrna Beach, Florida)
140. Wilson’s Plover Feb 20 Canaveral National Seashore
(New Smyrna Beach, Florida)
141. Northern Parula Feb 21 Lake June-in-Winter Scrub SP
(Lake Placid, Florida)
142. Swallow-tailed Kite Feb 28 Lettuce Lake Park
(Tampa, Florida)
143. Carolina Chickadee Feb 28 Lettuce Lake Park
(Tampa, Florida)
144. Ovenbird Feb 28 Lettuce Lake Park
(Tampa, Florida)
145. Great Horned Owl Feb 28 Bartow, Florida
146. Cabot’s Tern Mar 9 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
147. Snowy Plover Mar 9 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
148. American Avocet Mar 9 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
149. Painted Bunting Mar 9 Rothenbach Park
(Sarasota, Florida)
150. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Mar 15 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
151. Baltimore Oriole Mar 15 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
152. Purple Martin Mar 15 Lake Parker (Lakeland, Florida)
153. Northern Rough-winged
Swallow
Mar 15 Lakeland Highlands Scrub
(Lakeland, Florida)
154. Barn Swallow Mar 19 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Lorida, Florida)
155. King Rail Mar 21 Viera Wetlands
(Melbourne, Florida)
156. White-tailed Kite Mar 22 Kissimmee Prairie Preserve
(Okeechobee, Florida)
157. Chuck-will’s-widow Mar 24 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
158. Western Kingbird Mar 25 Bartow, Florida
159. Red-eyed Vireo Mar 28 Hal Scott Regional Preserve
(Orlando, Florida)
160. Bronzed Cowbird Mar 29 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
161. Brown-headed Cowbird Mar 29 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
162. Indigo Bunting Mar 29 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
163. Marbled Godwit Mar 29 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
164. Yellow-throated Vireo Apr 4 Highlands Hammock State Park
(Sebring, Florida)
165. Hermit Thrush Apr 4 Highlands Hammock State Park
(Sebring, Florida)
166. Prairie Warbler Apr 4 Lake June-in-Winter Scrub SP
(Lake Placid, Florida)
167. Chimney Swift Apr 5 Avon Park, Florida
168. Eastern Kingbird Apr 6 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
169. Brown Thrasher Apr 11 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
170. Grey-headed Swamphen Apr 15 Wakodahatchee Wetlands
(Delray Beach, Florida)
171. Black-necked Stilt Apr 15 Wakodahatchee Wetlands
(Delray Beach, Florida)
172. Least Grebe Apr 16 Yamato Scrub Natural Area
(Boca Raton, Florida)
173. Least Tern Apr 17 National Key Deer Refuge
(Big Pine Key, Florida)
174. White-crowned Pigeon Apr 17 National Key Deer Refuge
(Big Pine Key, Florida)
175. Black-whiskered Vireo Apr 17 National Key Deer Refuge
(Big Pine Key, Florida)
176. Grey Kingbird Apr 18 Key West, Florida
177. Peregrine Falcon Apr 18 Key West, Florida
178. American Redstart Apr 18 National Key Deer Refuge
(Big Pine Key, Florida)
179. Blackpoll Warbler Apr 19 Fort Zachary Taylor Historic SP
(Key West, Florida)
180. Cape May Warbler Apr 19 Fort Zachary Taylor Historic SP
(Key West, Florida)
181. Black-throated
Blue Warbler
Apr 19 Fort Zachary Taylor Historic SP
(Key West, Florida)
182. Cave Swallow Apr 19 Fort Zachary Taylor Historic SP
(Key West, Florida)
183. Hooded Warbler Apr 19 Indigenous Park
(Key West, Florida)
184. Worm-eating Warbler Apr 19 Indigenous Park
(Key West, Florida)
185. Louisiana Waterthrush Apr 19 Indigenous Park
(Key West, Florida)
186. Common Nighthawk Apr 24 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
187. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Apr 24 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
188. Sedge Wren Apr 25 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
189. Summer Tanager May 1 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
190. Scarlet Tanager May 11 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
191. Prothonotary Warbler May 16 Lettuce Lake Park
(Tampa, Florida)
192. Common Tern Jun 14 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
193. Semipalmated Sandpiper Jun 14 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
194. White-rumped Sandpiper Jun 14 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
195. Tropical Kingbird Jun 14 St. Armand’s Circle
(Sarasota, Florida)
196. Tropical Mockingbird Jun 21 Lake Worth Beach Park
(Lake Worth, Florida)
197. Eastern Screech Owl Jun 26 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
198. Blue-crowned Parakeet Jun 28 Anna Maria Island
(Holmes Beach, Florida)
199. Western Barn Owl Jun 30 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Avon Park, Florida)
200. Pectoral Sandpiper Aug 29 Avon Park Cutoff Road
(Fort Meade, Florida)
201. Western Sandpiper Aug 29 Avon Park Cutoff Road
(Fort Meade, Florida)
202. Sand Martin Aug 30 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
203. Red-necked Phalarope Aug 30 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
204. Piping Plover Aug 30 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
205. Stilt Sandpiper Aug 30 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
206. Spotted Sandpiper Aug 30 Siesta Key Beach
(Siesta Key, Florida)
207. White-breasted Nuthatch Sep 23 Archbald, Pennsylvania
208. Black-capped Chickadee Sep 23 Archbald, Pennsylvania
209. Canada Goose Sep 25 LaFargeville, New York
210. Mallard Sep 25 Domaine Paul
(Île-des-Soeurs, Québec)
211. Brown Creeper Sep 27 Domaine Paul
(Île-des-Soeurs, Québec)
212. Magnolia Warbler Sep 27 Domaine Paul
(Île-des-Soeurs, Québec)
213. Song Sparrow Sep 27 Domaine Paul
(Île-des-Soeurs, Québec)
214. American Wigeon Sep 27 Domaine Paul
(Île-des-Soeurs, Québec)
215. White-throated Sparrow Sep 27 Domaine Paul
(Île-des-Soeurs, Québec)
216. Golden-crowned Kinglet Sep 28 Parc National du Mont-Orford
(Orford, Québec)
217. Red-breasted Nuthatch Sep 28 Parc National du Mont-Orford
(Orford, Québec)
218. Green-winged Teal Sep 28 Marais Réal D. Carbonneau
(Sherbrooke, Québec)
219. Virginia Rail Sep 28 Marais Réal D. Carbonneau
(Sherbrooke, Québec)
220. Parasitic Jaeger Oct 1 Belltown Park (Ottawa, Ontario)
221. American Black Duck Oct 1 Belltown Park (Ottawa, Ontario)
222. Gadwall Oct 1 Moodie Drive Quarry Pond
(Nepean, Ontario)
223. Snow Goose Oct 1 Moodie Drive Quarry Pond
(Nepean, Ontario)
224. Redhead Oct 1 Moodie Drive Quarry Pond
(Nepean, Ontario)
225. Buff-bellied Pipit Oct 1 Moodie Drive Quarry Pond
(Nepean, Ontario)
226. Northern Raven Oct 2 Stony Swamp Conservation Area
(Nepean, Ontario)
227. Winter Wren Oct 2 Stony Swamp Conservation Area
(Nepean, Ontario)
228. Lesser Yellowlegs Oct 8 Avon Park Air Force Range
(Lorida, Florida)
229. Acadian Flycatcher Oct 11 Saddle Creek Park
(Lakeland, Florida)
230. Swainson’s Thrush Oct 11 Saddle Creek Park
(Lakeland, Florida)
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