Monarchist Win World Series of Birding 2014 Carbon Footprint Award is Ours Again!


Here’s the list of birds we found on May 10, 2014:

  1. 1.Canada Goose

  2. 2.Mute Swan

  3. 3.Wood Duck

  4. 4.Gadwall

  5. 5.Mallard

  6. 6.Teal sp.

  7. 7.White-winged Scoter

  8. 8.Black Scoter

  9. 9.Common Merganser

  10. 10.Wild Turkey

  11. 11. Red-throated Loon

  12. 12. Common Loon

  13. 13. Northern Gannet

  14. 14. Brown Pelican

  15. 15. Double-crested Cormorant

  16. 16. Great Blue Heron

  17. 17. Great Egret

  18. 18. Snowy Egret

  19. 19. Green Heron

  20. 20. Black-crowned Night-Heron

  1. 21.Glossy Ibis

  2. 22.Black Vulture

  3. 23.Turkey Vulture

  4. 24.Osprey

  5. 25.Northern Harrier

  6. 26.Bald Eagle

  7. 27.Red-tailed Hawk

  8. 28.Clapper Rail

  9. 29.Virginia Rail

  10. 30.American Oystercatcher

  11. 31.Black-bellied Plover

  12. 32.Semipalmated Plover

  13. 33.Piping Plover

  14. 34.Killdeer

  15. 35.Spotted Sandpiper

  16. 36.Solitary Sandpiper

  17. 37.Greater Yellowlegs

  18. 38.Willet

  19. 39.Lesser Yellowlegs

  20. 40.Ruddy Turnstone

  1. 41.Red Knot

  2. 42.Sanderling

  3. 43.Semipalmated Sandpiper

  4. 44.Least Sandpiper

  5. 45.Purple Sandpiper

  6. 46.Short-billed Dowitcher

  7. 47.Bonaparte’s Gull

  8. 48.Laughing Gull

  9. 49.Ring-billed Gull

  10. 50.Herring Gull

  11. 51.Lesser Black-backed Gull

  12. 52.Great Black-backed Gull

  13. 53.Least Tern

  14. 54.Common Tern

  15. 55.Forster’s Tern

  16. 56.Black Skimmer

  17. 57.Parasitic Jaeger

  18. 58.Rock Pigeon

  19. 59.Mourning Dove

  20. 60.Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Above: Wild Turkey.

Below: Black Scoter.

  1. 61.Eastern Screech-Owl

  2. 62.Great Horned Owl

  3. 63.Common Nighthawk

  4. 64.Chuck-will’s Widow

  5. 65.Chimney Swift

  6. 66.Ruby-throated Hummingbird

  7. 67.Belted Kingfisher

  8. 68.Red-headed Woodpecker

  9. 69.Red-bellied Woodpecker

  10. 70.Downy Woodpecker

  11. 71.Hairy Woodpecker

  12. 72.Northern Flicker

  13. 73.Eastern Wood-Pewee

  14. 74.Great Crested Flycatcher

  15. 75.Eastern Kingbird

  16. 76.White-eyed Vireo

  17. 77.Warbling Vireo

  18. 78.Red-eyed Vireo

  19. 79.Blue Jay

  20. 80.American Crow

  21. 81.Fish Crow

  22. 82.Purple Martin

  23. 83.Tree Swallow

  24. 84.Northern Rough-winged Swallow

  25. 85.Bank Swallow

  26. 86.Barn Swallow

  27. 87.Carolina Chickadee

  1. 88.Black-capped Chickadee

  2. 89.Tufted Titmouse

  3. 90.White-breasted Nuthatch

  4. 91.Brown Creeper

  5. 92.House Wren

  6. 93.Carolina Wren

  7. 94.Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

  8. 95.Swainson’s Thrush

  9. 96.Wood Thrush

  10. 97.American Robin

  11. 98.Gray Catbird

  12. 99.Northern Mockingbird

  13. 100. Brown Thrasher

  14. 101. European Starling

  15. 102. Cedar Waxwing

  16. 103. Ovenbird

  17. 104. Black-and-white Warbler

  18. 105. Prothonotary Warbler

  19. 106. Nashville Warbler

  20. 107. Common Yellowthroat

  21. 108. American Redstart

  22. 109. Cape May Warbler

  23. 110. Northern Parula

  24. 111. Magnolia Warbler

  25. 112. Yellow Warbler

  26. 113.Blackpoll Warbler

  27. 114.Black-throated Blue Warbler

  1. 115.Pine Warbler

  2. 116.Yellow-rumped Warbler

  3. 117.Prairie Warbler

  4. 118.Black-throated Green Warbler

  5. 119.Wilson’s Warbler

  6. 120.Yellow-breasted Chat

  7. 121.Eastern Towhee

  8. 122.Chipping Sparrow

  9. 123.Field Sparrow

  10. 124.Savannah Sparrow

  11. 125.Grasshopper Sparrow

  12. 126.Song Sparrow

  13. 127.Swamp Sparrow

  14. 128.White-throated Sparrow

  15. 129.Northern Cardinal

  16. 130.Rose-breasted Grosbeak

  17. 131.Blue Grosbeak

  18. 132.Indigo Bunting

  19. 133.Bobolink

  20. 134.Red-winged Blackbird

  21. 135.Common Grackle

  22. 136.Brown-headed Cowbird

  23. 137.Orchard Oriole

  24. 138.Baltimore Oriole

  25. 139.House Finch

  26. 140.American Goldfinch

  27. 141.House Sparrow

We also saw 9 species of butterflies:

  1. 1.Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

  2. 2.Spicebush Swallowtail

  3. 3.Cabbage White

  4. 4.Orange Sulphur

  5. 5.American Copper

  6. 6.Gray Hairstreak

  7. 7.Pearl Crescent

  8. 8.American Lady

  9. 9.Red Admiral

This was the fifth year that the Monarchists team has competed in the World Series of Birding, each year competing in the Carbon Footprint category.  Here’s how this year’s effort stacks up with previous years:


        2010: 127 birds, 14 butterflies

        2011: 115 birds, 5 butterflies

        2012: 155 birds, 14 butterflies

        2013: 140 birds, 5 butterflies

        2014: 141 birds, 9 butterflies

Above left: Black-and-white Warbler; Above right: White-eyed Vireo;

Below: Pearl Crescent.

Return to the results summary: here.