Year List 2018

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 2018 Year List. Lifers, or new species to my Life List, will be shown in RED.

NO. SPECIES DATE LOCATION
1. Boat-tailed Grackle Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
2. Limpkin Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
3. Red-shouldered Hawk Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
4. Great Egret Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
5. Western Osprey Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
6. Snowy Egret Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
7. Great Blue Heron Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
8. Little Blue Heron Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
9. Red-winged Blackbird Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
10. Mottled Duck Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
11. Roseate Spoonbill Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
12. Tricolored Heron Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
13. Wood Stork Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
14. Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
15. Palm Warbler Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
16. Greater Yellowlegs Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
17. Sandhill Crane Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
18. American White Ibis Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
19. Tree Swallow Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
20. Double-crested Cormorant Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
21. Swamp Sparrow Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
22. Sedge Wren Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
23. Laughing Gull Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
24. Common Ground Dove Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
25. Northern Cardinal Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
26. Brown-headed Cowbird Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
27. Bronzed Cowbird Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
28. American Crow Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
29. Fish Crow Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
30. Blue-winged Teal Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
31. Glossy Ibis Jan 1 Celery Fields (Sarasota, Florida)
32. Pied-billed Grebe Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
33. Anhinga Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
34. Common Gallinule Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
35. American Coot Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
36. Ring-necked Duck Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
37. Lesser Scaup Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
38. Killdeer Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
39. Western Cattle Egret Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
40. Ring-billed Gull Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
41. Blue Jay Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
42. Brown Pelican Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
43. Northern Mockingbird Jan 1 Ackerman Park (Sarasota, Florida)
44. Common Starling Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
45. Mourning Dove Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
46. Nanday Parakeet Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
47. House Sparrow Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
48. Sanderling Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
49. American Herring Gull Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
50. Black Skimmer Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
51. Lesser Black-backed Gull Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
52. Royal Tern Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
53. Cabot’s Tern Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
54. Rock Pigeon Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
55. Snowy Plover Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
56. Grey Plover Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
57. Turkey Vulture Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
58. Black Vulture Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
59. Bald Eagle Jan 1 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
60. American White Pelican Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
61. Eastern Phoebe Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
62. Lark Sparrow Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
63. Caspian Tern Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
64. Red-breasted Merganser Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
65. Loggerhead Shrike Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
66. Saltmarsh Sparrow Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
67. Reddish Egret Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
68. Yellow-crowned
Night Heron
Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
69. Myrtle Warbler Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
70. American Kestrel Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
71. Dunlin Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
72. Wilson’s Plover Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
73. Short-billed Dowitcher Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
74. Least Sandpiper Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
75. Ruddy Turnstone Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
76. Semipalmated Plover Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
77. Western Sandpiper Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
78. Forster’s Tern Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
79. Willet Jan 1 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
80. Red-tailed Hawk Jan 1 Bartow, Florida
81. Whooping Crane Jan 1 Lake Wales, Florida
82. Northern Harrier Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
83. Long-billed Dowitcher Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
84. Lesser Yellowlegs Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
85. Black-bellied
Whistling Duck
Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
86. Black-crowned
Night Heron
Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
87. Common Yellowthroat Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
88. Wood Duck Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
89. Common Grackle Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
90. Wilson’s Snipe Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
91. American Robin Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
92. Red-bellied Woodpecker Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
93. Eastern Towhee Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
94. Downy Woodpecker Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
95. Pine Warbler Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
96. House Wren Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
97. Grey Catbird Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
98. Blue-headed Vireo Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
99. Great Crested Flycatcher Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
100. Brown-headed Nuthatch Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
101. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
102. Eastern Meadowlark Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
103. Eastern Bluebird Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
104. Belted Kingfisher Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
105. Eurasian Collared Dove Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
106. Ruby-crowned Kinglet Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
107. Florida Scrub Jay Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
108. Wild Turkey Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
109. Northern Bobwhite Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
110. Savannah Sparrow Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
111. Eastern Screech Owl Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
112. Barred Owl Jan 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
113. Hooded Merganser Jan 3 Orlando, Florida
114. Northern Crested Caracara Jan 6 Avon Park AFR, Florida
115. American Goldfinch Jan 7 Avon Park AFR, Florida
116. Red-cockaded Woodpecker Jan 7 Avon Park AFR, Florida
117. Pileated Woodpecker Jan 7 Avon Park AFR, Florida
118. Tufted Titmouse Jan 22 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
119. Carolina Wren Jan 22 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
120. Purple Gallinule Jan 22 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
121. Painted Bunting Jan 22 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
122. Green Heron Jan 22 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
123. Sora Jan 22 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
124. Lincoln’s Sparrow Jan 22 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
125. Great Horned Owl Jan 22 Lake Parker (Lakeland, Florida)
126. White-winged Dove Jan 23 Avon Park, Florida
127. Chimney Swift Jan 25 Avon Park, Florida
128. Grasshopper Sparrow Jan 28 Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
(Apopka, Florida)
129. Fulvous Whistling Duck Jan 28 Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
(Apopka, Florida)
130. Cooper’s Hawk Jan 28 Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
(Apopka, Florida)
131. White-crowned Sparrow Jan 28 Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
(Apopka, Florida)
132. Northern Waterthrush Jan 28 Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
(Apopka, Florida)
133. Black-and-white Warbler Jan 28 Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive
(Apopka, Florida)
134. Red-headed Woodpecker Jan 30 Dade City, Florida
135. Swainson’s Hawk Jan 30 Dade City, Florida
136. Buff-bellied Pipit Jan 30 Dade City, Florida
137. Burrowing Owl Jan 30 Dade City, Florida
138. White-eyed Vireo Jan 30 Gator Creek Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
139. Cedar Waxwing Feb 8 Avon Park, Florida
140. Northern Parula Feb 14 Avon Park, Florida
141. Bachman’s Sparrow Feb 17 Avon Park AFR, Florida
142. King Rail Feb 17 Avon Park AFR, Florida
143. Mallard Feb 19 Lake Mirror (Lakeland, Florida)
144. Mute Swan Feb 19 Lake Mirror (Lakeland, Florida)
145. Muscovy Duck Feb 19 Lake Mirror (Lakeland, Florida)
146. Ruddy Duck Feb 19 Lake Mirror (Lakeland, Florida)
147. House Finch Feb 20 Coquina Beach
(Bradenton Beach, Florida)
148. Swallow-tailed Kite Feb 27 Davenport, Florida
149. Ruby-throated
Hummingbird
Mar 1 Highlands Hammock SP
(Sebring, Florida)
150. Chuck-will’s-widow Mar 4 Avon Park AFR, Florida
151. Virginia Rail Mar 6 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
152. Indigo Bunting Mar 6 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
153. Yellow-throated Warbler Mar 8 Avon Park AFR, Florida
154. White-tailed Kite Mar 9 Avon Park AFR, Florida
155. Prairie Warbler Mar 11 Avon Park AFR, Florida
156. Piping Plover Mar 13 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
157. Barn Swallow Mar 13 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
158. American Oystercatcher Mar 13 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
159. Marbled Godwit Mar 13 Fort De Soto Park
(Tierra Verde, Florida)
160. Northern Flicker Mar 22 Avon Park AFR, Florida
161. Brown Thrasher Mar 22 Avon Park AFR, Florida
162. Summer Tanager Mar 22 Avon Park AFR, Florida
163. Eastern Kingbird Mar 25 Avon Park AFR, Florida
164. Hairy Woodpecker Apr 2 Avon Park AFR, Florida
165. Short-tailed Hawk Apr 2 Sebring, Florida
166. Red-eyed Vireo Apr 3 Saddle Creek Park
(Lakeland, Florida)
167. American Redstart Apr 3 Saddle Creek Park
(Lakeland, Florida)
168. Common Nighthawk Apr 9 Avon Park AFR, Florida
169. Purple Martin Apr 10 Pinecraft Park
(Sarasota, Florida)
170. Ovenbird Apr 10 Pinecraft Park
(Sarasota, Florida)
171. Magnificent Frigatebird Apr 10 Sunshine Skyway Bridge
(St. Petersburg, Florida)
172. Sharp-shinned Hawk Apr 15 Avon Park AFR, Florida
173. Solitary Sandpiper Apr 17 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
174. Least Tern Apr 17 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
175. Spotted Sandpiper Apr 23 Little Lake Jackson
(Sebring, Florida)
176. Least Bittern Apr 27 Little Lake Jackson
(Sebring, Florida)
177. Cape May Warbler Apr 28 Lake June-in-Winter SP
(Lake Placid, Florida)
178. Yellow-billed Cuckoo Apr 29 Kissimmee Prairie Preserve SP
(Okeechobee, Florida)
179. Yellow-throated Vireo May 1 Lettuce Lake Park
(Tampa, Florida)
180. Prothonotary Warbler May 1 Lettuce Lake Park
(Tampa, Florida)
181. Bobolink May 5 Avon Park AFR, Florida
182. Black-throated
Blue Warbler
May 6 Avon Park AFR, Florida
183. Merlin May 7 Avon Park AFR, Florida
184. Canada Goose May 14 Kingsland, Georgia
185. Clapper Rail May 15 Huntington Beach SP
(Murrells Inlet, South Carolina)
186. Orchard Oriole May 15 Huntington Beach SP
(Murrells Inlet, South Carolina)
187. Carolina Chickadee May 15 Huntington Beach SP
(Murrells Inlet, South Carolina)
188. Semipalmated Sandpiper May 15 Huntington Beach SP
(Murrells Inlet, South Carolina)
189. Nelson’s Sparrow May 15 Huntington Beach SP
(Murrells Inlet, South Carolina)
190. Marsh Wren May 15 Huntington Beach SP
(Murrells Inlet, South Carolina)
191. Mississippi Kite May 16 Francis Marion SF
(Awendaw, South Carolina)
192. Acadian Flycatcher May 16 Francis Marion SF
(Awendaw, South Carolina)
193. Hooded Warbler May 16 Francis Marion SF
(Awendaw, South Carolina)
194. Scarlet Tanager May 16 Francis Marion SF
(Awendaw, South Carolina)
195. Worm-eating Warbler May 16 Francis Marion SF
(Awendaw, South Carolina)
196. Common Loon May 16 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
197. Wilson’s Storm Petrel May 19 Offshore Atlantic Ocean, Florida
198. Bridled Tern May 19 Offshore Atlantic Ocean, Florida
199. Sooty Tern May 19 Offshore Atlantic Ocean, Florida
200. Red-necked Phalarope May 19 Offshore Atlantic Ocean, Florida
201. Black-capped Petrel May 19 Offshore Atlantic Ocean, Florida
202. Audubon’s Shearwater May 19 Offshore Atlantic Ocean, Florida
203. Black Tern May 19 Offshore Atlantic Ocean, Florida
204. Common Eider May 19 Port Canaveral
(Cape Canaveral, Florida)
205. Egyptian Goose May 30 Lake Glenada
(Avon Park, Florida)
206. Blue Grosbeak Jun 5 Circle B Bar Reserve
(Lakeland, Florida)
207. American Barn Owl Jul 5 Avon Park AFR, Florida
208. Black-necked Stilt Jul 16 Avon Park, Florida
209. Snail Kite Jul 20 Lake Parker (Lakeland, Florida)
210. Eastern Wood Pewee Aug 19 Avon Park AFR, Florida
211. Sand Martin Aug 26 Crooked Lake Prairie
(Babson Park, Florida)
212. Northern Rough-winged Swallow Aug 26 Crooked Lake Prairie
(Babson Park, Florida)
213. Common Tern Sep 6 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
214. American Yellow Warbler Sep 29 Crooked Lake Prairie
(Babson Park, Florida)
215. American Avocet Oct 11 Siesta Beach (Siesta Key, Florida)
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