2012 YARDLIST CHALLENGE

 

Compiled by Doug Ward

 

After over 10 years of compiling the annual "Yardlist Challenge" for Coeur d'Alene Audubon, Lisa Hardy has passed the torch to Doug Ward this year. Thank you Lisa for keeping this fun project going and setting it up for future "Challenges" .

 

This year (2012) was a good one for birding in Kootenai County with a record number (209) of species seen during the year! While our yard watchers didn't break any records this year, an impressive 110 species were seen in and around our collective yards. We had 9 contributors scattered throughout the area with some in town, and others on our lakes which led to a wide range of birds, from Tundra Swans to Pacific Wrens, being seen. There were 7 species seen at everyone's place (Calliope Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, and Pine Siskin) while a whopping 25 were only seen in one yard.

 

The Hanson's had the only American White Pelican as well as a nice Bullock's Oriole, the Sturts' turned in a couple of grebes (Horned & Western), the Buchler's had Northern Harrier and Common Loon (in the bird bath...just kidding), a Gray Jay showed up at the Moen's, and the Ward's had an immature Chestnut-sided Warbler. In addition to these single yard birds, several other nice ones showed like the Waring's and Zagar's and their Bohemian Waxwings, Killdeer at the Callen's, the Sheridan's getting one of only two Brewer's Blackbirds reported, and Northern Pygmy-Owls found by the Hanson's and Buchler's. There were a few surprise too. Ruby-crowned Kinglets were only seen in two yards, but Common Redpolls showed up in four - I'll take that trade.

 

So if you haven't already, start keeping track for 2013 so we can all see what shows up in your yard this year.

 

2012 CdA Audubon YARDLIST CHALLENGE

Results sorted by AOU order:

 

Species

Buchler

Callen

Hanson

Moen

Saylor

Sheridan

Sturts

Ward

Waring

Zagar

All Yards

1

Canada Goose

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

X

 

7

2

Tundra Swan

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

3

3

Wood Duck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Gadwall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

American Wigeon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Mallard

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

3

7

Northern Pintail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Blue-winged Teal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Cinnamon Teal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Northern Shoveler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Green-winged Teal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Canvasback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Ring-necked Duck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Harlequin Duck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Bufflehead

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

3

16

Common Goldeneye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Barrow's Goldeneye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Hooded Merganser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Common Merganser

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

4

20

Red-breasted Merganser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Gray Partridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

California Quail

X

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

7

23

Northern Bobwhite (assumed exotic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

Ring-necked Pheasant

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

25

Ruffed Grouse

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

3

26

Wild Turkey

X

 

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

5

27

Common Loon

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

2

28

Pied-billed Grebe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

Horned Grebe

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

1

30

Red-necked Grebe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

Western Grebe

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

1

32

American White Pelican

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

33

Double-crested Cormorant

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

3

34

American Bittern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

Great Blue Heron

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

4

36

Turkey Vulture

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

4

37

Osprey

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

6

38

Northern Harrier

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

39

Sharp-shinned Hawk

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

4

40

Cooper's Hawk

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

41

Northern Goshawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

Bald Eagle

X

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

5

43

Red-tailed Hawk

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

4

44

Rough-legged Hawk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

Golden Eagle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

American Coot

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

47

Sandhill Crane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

Killdeer

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

49

Greater Yellowlegs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

50

Lesser Yellowlegs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

Spotted Sandpiper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

Wilson's Snipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

53

Ring-billed Gull

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

3

54

California Gull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

55

Herring Gull

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gull sp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

Caspian Tern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

57

Black Tern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

58

Rock Pigeon

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

59

Eurasian Collared-Dove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

60

Mourning Dove

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

X

7

61

Barn Owl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

62

Western Screech-Owl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63

Great Horned Owl

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

3

64

Northern Pygmy Owl

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

65

Northern Saw-Whet Owl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66

Barred Owl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

67

Long-eared Owl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

68

Common Nighthawk

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

3

69

Vaux's Swift

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

70

Anna's Hummingbird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

71

Black-chinned Hummingbird

X

X

 

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

6

72

Calliope Hummingbird

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

9

73

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

74

Rufous Hummingbird

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

6

75

Belted Kingfisher

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

2

76

Lewis's Woodpecker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77

Red-naped Sapsucker

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

78

Downy Woodpecker

X

 

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

6

79

Hairy Woodpecker

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

2

80

Northern Flicker

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

9

81

Pileated Woodpecker

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

4

82

American Kestrel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

Merlin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

84

Prairie Falcon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

85

Olive-sided Flycatcher

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

86

Western Wood-Pewee

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

87

Willow Flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

88

Least Flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

89

Hammond's Flycatcher

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

90

Dusky Flycatcher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

Western Flycatcher

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

4

92

Say's Phoebe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

93

Western Kingbird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

94

Eastern Kingbird

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

95

Northern Shrike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

96

Cassin's Vireo

X

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

4

97

Warbling Vireo

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

98

Red-eyed Vireo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

99

Gray Jay

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

100

Steller's Jay

X

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

 

7

101

Blue Jay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steller's X Blue Jay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

102

Clark's Nutcracker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

103

Black-billed Magpie

 

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

5

104

American Crow

 

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

X

 

5

105

Common Raven

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

6

106

Horned Lark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

107

Tree Swallow

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

108

Violet-green Swallow

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

7

109

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

110

Bank Swallow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

111

Barn Swallow

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

112

Cliff Swallow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

113

Black-capped Chickadee

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

9

114

Mountain Chickadee

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

8

115

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

7

116

Red-breasted Nuthatch

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

9

117

White-breasted Nuthatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

1

118

Pygmy Nuthatch

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

7

119

Brown Creeper

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

X

 

X

5

120

Bewick's Wren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

121

House Wren

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

5

122

Pacific Wren

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

123

American Dipper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

124

Golden-crowned Kinglet

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

3

125

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

126

Western Bluebird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

127

Mountain Bluebird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

128

Townsend’s Solitare

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

129

Veery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

130

Swainson's Thrush

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

4

131

Hermit Thrush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

132

American Robin

X

X

X

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

9

133

Varied Thrush

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

134

Gray Catbird

X

 

X

X

 

 

 

X

 

 

4

135

European Starling

 

X

X

 

 

X

 

X

X

X

6

136

Bohemian Waxwing

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

X

X

4

137

Cedar Waxwing

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

6

138

Tennessee Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

139

Orange-crowned Warbler

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

140

Nashville Warbler

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

3

141

Common Yellowthroat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

142

Yellow Warbler

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

X

 

 

4

143

Chestnut-sided Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

144

Yellow-rumped Warbler - "Audubon's"

X

X

X

X

 

 

X

X

X

 

7

144

- "Myrtle"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

145

Townsend's Warbler

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

146

American Redstart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

147

Northern Waterthrush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

148

MacGillivray's Warbler

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

149

Wilson's Warbler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

150

Spotted Towhee

X

 

X

X

 

 

X

X

 

 

5

151

American Tree Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

152

Chipping Sparrow

X

 

X

 

 

 

 

X

 

X

4

153

Vesper Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

154

Savannah Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

155

Fox Sparrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

156

Song Sparrow

X

X

X

X

 

X