2014 YARDLIST CHALLENGE

 

Compiled by Doug Ward

 

Apologies for such a tardy annual review of the the yard lists which were submitted for 2014 – all my fault for missing three deadlines in a row despite Shirley threatening to take away my birding privileges.

Well, 2014 was another great year for the 12 yards for which I received reports.  We collectively saw 120 different species in, around, over, near... our yards which is the highest total for which I have records (2009-14)!  Interestingly, only 6 species were seen in all yards (one list seemed partial, so counted all others) – Northern Flicker, Black-capped & Mountain Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, and Dark-eyed Junco. 

As for the less abundant birds, which are always fun to find, 28 species were seen in only one yard, with another 16 seen in only 2 yards!  Those with water on or near their properties turned in some of the most interesting sightings like the Krumpelman’s Hooded Merganser, or the plethora of good stuff out at the Hanson’s place near Medimont including American White Pelican, Northern Harrier, and Black Terns.  But the good stuff isn’t restricted to “water yards” like Lisa Hardy’s Tundra Swans and Vaux Swift up in Kellogg, the two (2) Anna’s Hummingbirds which showed up in our (the Wards) yard in October and stayed until February, Kris & Ed Buchler’s Northern Pygmy Owl and Hammond’s Flycatcher, the Moen’s Red-eyed Vireo and Gray Jay, the Sturts’ White-breasted Nuthatch, Jan Severtson’s Pacific Wren, or Janet Callen’s Brewer’s Blackbird (a first for her yard I think).  Blue Jays made a nice surprise for Lynn Sheridan, as well as for Janet and Shirley.  We had a good sparrow year with Fox, White-throated, and Lincolns showing up at our place, but White-crowneds only popped up in 4 yards – at the Callens, Sheridans, Wards, and Judy Waring’s places.

So to those who submitted your yard lists this year, thank you.  For those thinking about it, go for it as it is a lot of fun.  Here’s to another good year in our yards!

 

2014 CdA Audubon YARDLIST CHALLENGE
Results sorted by AOU order:
Species Buchler Callen Hanson Hardy Krumpelman Moen Severtson Sheridan Sturts Ward Waring Zagar All Yards
Canada Goose X X X     X X X X X X   9
Tundra Swan     X X                 2
Wood Duck     X   X               2
Mallard X               X X     3
Bufflehead X       X               2
Common Goldeneye X       X         X     3
Hooded Merganser         X               1
Common Merganser X   X           X       3
California Quail X X X   X   X X X X X X 10
Ring-necked Pheasant   X X   X         X     4
Ruffed Grouse X   X                   2
Wild Turkey       X   X X   X X X   6
Common Loon X       X       X       3
Pied-billed Grebe     X                   1
Red-necked Grebe         X       X       2
Double-crested Cormorant X       X       X X     4
American White Pelican     X                   1
Great Blue Heron X   X   X X       X     5
Turkey Vulture X   X     X       X     4
Osprey X   X   X     X X X X   7
Northern Harrier     X                   1
Sharp-shinned Hawk X X     X X X     X     6
Cooper's Hawk X X     X         X     4
Bald Eagle X   X X X   X     X     6
Red-tailed Hawk X X X     X     X X     6
American Coot     X                   1
Killdeer                   X     1
Spotted Sandpiper     X                   1
Ring-billed Gull X X             X X     4
gull sp.     X       X           2
Black Tern     X                   1
Rock Pigeon   X                     1
Eurasian Collared-Dove   X X X       X         4
Mourning Dove X X X     X X X X X X X 10
Great Horned Owl X   X   X   X     X     5
Northern Pygmy Owl X                 X     2
Common Nighthawk       X   X       X     3
Vaux's Swift       X                 1
Black-chinned Hummingbird X X       X     X X     5
Anna's Hummingbird                   X     1
Rufous Hummingbird X X     X X     X X X X 8
Calliope Hummingbird X X X     X   X X X X X 9
Belted Kingfisher         X       X X     3
Red-naped Sapsucker X   X       X           3
Downy Woodpecker   X X X   X   X X X X   8
Hairy Woodpecker X           X   X X     4
Northern Flicker X X X X   X X X X X X X 11
Pileated Woodpecker X   X     X     X X     5
Merlin     X             X     2
Western Wood-Pewee X                 X     2
Willow Flycatcher                   X     1
Hammond's Flycatcher X                 X     2
Dusky Flycatcher                   X     1
Western Flycatcher X   X X   X     X X   X 7
Eastern Kingbird     X                   1
Cassin's Vireo X         X     X X     4
Warbling Vireo X X       X       X     4
Red-eyed Vireo           X       X     2
Gray Jay           X             1
Steller's Jay X   X     X X X X X     7
Blue Jay   X           X X       3
Black-billed Magpie X X X     X   X X X   X 8
American Crow X X X X       X   X X   7
Common Raven X   X X   X X   X X X   8
Northern Rough-winged Swallow     X                   1
Tree Swallow           X       X     2
Violet-green Swallow X X X X         X X X   7
Barn Swallow     X             X     2
Cliff Swallow     X                   1
Black-capped Chickadee X X X X   X X X X X X X 11
Mountain Chickadee X X X X X X X X X X X X 12
Chestnut-backed Chickadee X         X X   X X X X 7
Red-breasted Nuthatch X X X   X X X X X X X X 11
White-breasted Nuthatch                 X       1
Pygmy Nuthatch X X     X     X X X   X 7
Brown Creeper       X         X X     3
House Wren X         X       X     3
Pacific Wren X           X           2
Golden-crowned Kinglet X   X X           X     4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet   X               X     2
Mountain Bluebird                   X     1
Townsend’s Solitare X   X X                 3
Swainson's Thrush X     X   X             3
American Robin X X X X X X   X X X X X 11
Varied Thrush X X X X   X X   X X   X 9
Gray Catbird X   X     X X     X     5
European Starling   X X X       X X X X X 8
American Pipit                   X     1
Bohemian Waxwing   X X X X         X     5
Cedar Waxwing X X X     X       X X X 7
Orange-crowned Warbler X   X             X     3
Nashville Warbler X   X             X     3
MacGillivray's Warbler X                 X     2
Common Yellowthroat                   X     1
Yellow Warbler X   X X   X     X X     6
Yellow-rumped Warbler - "Audubon's" X   X X   X       X     5
Townsend's Warbler X   X X                 3
Wilson's Warbler                   X     1
Spotted Towhee X   X X   X     X X     6
Chipping Sparrow X   X X   X       X     5
Fox Sparrow                   X     1
Song Sparrow   X X X     X X X X X X 9
Lincoln's Sparrow                   X     1
White-throated Sparrow                   X     1
White-crowned Sparrow   X           X   X X   4
Dark-eyed Junco                  - "Oregon" X X X X   X X X X X X X 11
- "Slate-colored"   X             X X   X 4
Western Tanager X   X     X     X X     5
Black-headed Grosbeak X   X X   X     X X   X 7
Lazuli Bunting X   X     X             3
Red-winged Blackbird X   X           X X     4
Brewer's Blackbird   X                     1
Brown-headed Cowbird X               X X     3
Bullock's Oriole     X                   1
Pine Grosbeak                   X     1
House Finch X X X X         X X X X 8
Cassin's Finch X         X     X X     4
Red Crossbill X                 X     2
Pine Siskin X X   X       X   X X   6
American Goldfinch X X X       X X X X X   8
Evening Grosbeak X     X   X X X X X X X 9
House Sparrow   X           X   X X   4
                           
Total species 71 38 64 33 22 43 23 25 49 89 27 21 120
Yards Buchler Callen Hanson Hardy Krumpelman Moen Severtson Sheridan Sturts Ward Waring Zagar All Yards