Swarthmore Bird List

I’d like to keep this post as a running list of all the species I’ve observed on campus or in the Crum during my time at Swarthmore.

Updates:

05.25.2008 – added Canada Warbler, off Possible ID list
05.23.2008 – added Cerulean Warbler, Bay-breasted Warbler, and Orchard Oriole
05.18.2008 – added Blackpoll Warbler, off misses list
05.16.2008 – added Yellow Warbler, off misses list
05.05.2008 – added Spotted Sandpiper
03.18.2008 – added Cedar Waxing, off misses list
11.13.2007 – added Fox Sparrow, added Northern Goshawk to Possible ID List, removed Purple Finch and added to Misses list
10.25.2007 – added Purple Finch
10.16.2007 – added Red-winged Blackbird
09.24.2007 – added Nashville Warbler, off possible list, and Pine Warbler.
09.20.2007 – added Tree Swallow, off misses list
09.16.2007 – added Brown Thrasher, off misses list
11.19.2006 – added Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, off misses list
11.01.2006 – added Field Sparrow and Northern Harrier

10.28.2006 – added Winter Wren
10.27.2006 – added Eastern Phoebe, off misses list
10.26.2006 – added Gray-cheeked Thrush to possible ID list, off misses list

  1. Great Blue Heron
  2. Canada Goose
  3. Wood Duck
  4. Mallard
  5. Turkey Vulture
  6. Northern Harrier
  7. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  8. Broad-winged Hawk
  9. Red-tailed Hawk
  10. Killdeer
  11. Spotted Sandpiper
  12. Ring-billed Gull
  13. Rock Pigeon
  14. Mourning Dove
  15. Common Nighthawk
  16. Chimney Swift
  17. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  18. Belted Kingfisher
  19. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  20. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
  21. Downy Woodpecker
  22. Hairy Woodpecker
  23. Northern Flicker
  24. Pileated Woodpecker
  25. Eastern Wood-Pewee
  26. Acadian Flycatcher
  27. Least Flycatcher
  28. Eastern Phoebe
  29. Great Crested Flycatcher
  30. Eastern Kingbird
  31. Blue-headed Vireo
  32. Red-eyed Vireo
  33. Blue Jay
  34. American Crow
  35. Fish Crow
  36. Tree Swallow
  37. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  38. Barn Swallow
  39. Carolina Chickadee
  40. Tufted Titmouse
  41. White-breasted Nuthatch
  42. Brown Creeper
  43. Carolina Wren
  44. House Wren
  45. Winter Wren
  46. Golden-crowned Kinglet
  47. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  48. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  49. Eastern Bluebird
  50. Veery
  51. Gray-cheeked Thrush
  52. Swainson’s Thrush
  53. Hermit Thrush
  54. Wood Thrush
  55. American Robin
  56. Gray Catbird
  57. Northern Mockingbird
  58. Brown Thrasher
  59. European Starling
  60. Cedar Waxwing
  61. Northern Parula
  62. Nashville Warbler
  63. Yellow Warbler
  64. Magnolia Warbler
  65. Black-throated Blue Warbler
  66. Cerulean Warbler
  67. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  68. Black-throated Green Warbler
  69. Palm Warbler
  70. Pine Warbler
  71. Bay-breasted Warbler
  72. Blackpoll Warbler
  73. Black-and-white Warbler
  74. American Redstart
  75. Ovenbird
  76. Northern Waterthrush
  77. Louisiana Waterthrush
  78. Common Yellowthroat
  79. Canada Warbler
  80. Hooded Warbler
  81. Scarlet Tanager
  82. Eastern Towhee
  83. Field Sparrow
  84. Chipping Sparrow
  85. Fox Sparrow
  86. Song Sparrow
  87. Swamp Sparrow
  88. White-throated Sparrow
  89. Dark-eyed Junco
  90. Northern Cardinal
  91. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  92. Red-winged Blackbird
  93. Common Grackle
  94. Brown-headed Cowbird
  95. Baltimore Oriole
  96. Orchard Oriole
  97. House Finch
  98. American Goldfinch
  99. House Sparrow

Possibly seen/heard, but ID not confident:

  • Cooper’s Hawk
  • Northern Goshawk
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Chestnut-sided Warbler

Significant misses:

  • Great Horned Owl
  • White-eyed Vireo
  • Blue-winged Warbler?
  • Blackburnian Warbler
  • Indigo Bunting?
  • Purple Finch

Birds with question-marks are listed as being relatively common on the 1992 checklist, but I am skeptical that suitable habitat still exists, or that they remain common.

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