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Annual Bird Sightings in the
District of Columbia

2004

Updated Through December 31, 2004
Current Count: 214 + 3 Possible New Species (66.5%)



This is a composite list of DC species sightings for the year by all of the birders of the District. Possible new species follow the main listings. To submit new species for the year, send e-mail to the MOS Web Site Director or post to the MDOsprey Discussion List


2004 District of Columbia Comprehensive Bird Sighting List
Species Code Date Person Reporting Location
   Loons & Grebes
Red-throated Loon 0      
Pacific Loon 3      
Common Loon 0 27-Mar R Hilton/P Pisano Anacostia Park
Pied-billed Grebe 0 1-Jan M Bowen Washington Channel
Horned Grebe 0 6-Mar T Ewert Tidal Basin
Red-necked Grebe 0 6-Mar P Pisano Georgetown Reservoir
Eared Grebe 0 6-Mar T Ewert Tidal Basin
   Oceanic Species
Leach's Storm-Petrel 5A      
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel 3      
  Pelicans        
American White Pelican 3      
   Cormorants, Anhinga, & Frigatebird
Double-crested Cormorant 0 1-Jan M Bowen Tidal Basin
Great Cormorant 5C      
Anhinga 3      
Frigatebird, species 3   Not counted in total  
   Bitterns, Herons, & Egrets
American Bittern 0      
Least Bittern 0      
Great Blue Heron 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Roosevelt Island
Great Egret 0 20-Apr M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Snowy Egret 0 26-Jul J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Little Blue Heron 0 11-Aug M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Tricolored Heron 5D      
Cattle Egret 0 9-Aug D Ryan Memorial Bridge
Green Heron 0 17-Apr J Hubbell Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Black-crowned Night-Heron 0 1-Jan M Bowen Washington Channel
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 0      
   Ibis, Stork, & Vultures
Glossy Ibis 0 17-Aug M Bowen Hains Point
Wood Stork 3      
Black Vulture 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Fletcher's Boathouse
Turkey Vulture 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Fletcher's Boathouse
   Ducks, Geese, & Swans
Greater White-fronted Goose 0 28-Dec P Pisano Anacostia Park
Snow Goose 0 22-Mar W Kornack Kenilworth Park
Canada Goose 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Cackling Goose 0      
Brant 0      
Mute Swan 0      
Tundra Swan 0 4-Mar D Holmes E Capitol St
Wood Duck 0 12-Jan G Gough National Zoo
Gadwall 0 6-Jan M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Eurasian Wigeon 0      
American Wigeon 0 31-Oct J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
American Black Duck 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Chain Bridge
Mallard 0 1-Jan M Bowen Hains Point
Blue-winged Teal 0 14-Mar R Hilton Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Northern Shoveler 0 12-Jan G Gough National Zoo
Northern Pintail 0 19-Jan J Waanders Hains Point
Green-winged Teal 0 12-Jan G Gough National Zoo
Canvasback 0      
Redhead 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Ring-necked Duck 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Greater Scaup 0      
Lesser Scaup 0 15-Feb P Pisano Washington Channel
Surf Scoter 0 11-Apr P Pisano Hains Point
White-winged Scoter 0 19-Mar M Bowen Potomac River, FDR
Black Scoter 0      
Long-tailed Duck 0 9-Mar J Beetham Washington Channel
Bufflehead 0 1-Jan M Bowen Hains Point
Common Goldeneye 0 19-Jan J Waanders Hains Point
Hooded Merganser 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Chain Bridge
Common Merganser 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Fletcher's Boathouse
Red-breasted Merganser 0 1-Jan M Bowen Tidal Basin
Ruddy Duck 0 17-Mar J Felley Tidal Basin
   Kites & Hawks
Osprey 0 4-Mar P Pisano 14th St RR bridge
Bald Eagle 0 6-Jan M Paul Kingman Lake
Northern Harrier 0 5-Feb M Paul Kingman Lake
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 12-Jan G Gough National Zoo
Cooper's Hawk 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Northern Goshawk 0      
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6-Jan M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Broad-winged Hawk 0 17-Apr D Ryan Rock Creek Park
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1-Jan M Bowen Anacostia Park
Rough-legged Hawk 0      
Golden Eagle 0      
   Falcons
American Kestrel 0 1-Jan M Bowen Hains Point
Merlin 0 1-Jan M Bowen Anacostia Park
Peregrine Falcon 0 4-Jan P Pisano 14th St RR bridge
   Pheasant, Grouse, & Quail
Ruffed Grouse -- X 0      
Greater Prairie-Chicken -- X 0      
Wild Turkey 0      
Northern Bobwhite 0      
   Rails, Moorhens, & Coot
Yellow Rail 3      
Black Rail 5C      
Clapper Rail 5B      
King Rail 0      
Virginia Rail 0      
Sora 0 11-Oct P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Purple Gallinule 3      
Common Moorhen 0      
American Coot 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
   Plovers
Black-bellied Plover 0      
American Golden-Plover 0      
Semipalmated Plover 0 15-May P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Piping Plover 5B      
Killdeer 0 1-Jan H Patton Anacostia Park
Black-necked Stilt 5C      
American Avocet 0      
   Sandpipers
Greater Yellowlegs 0 16-Apr P Pisano Hains Point
Lesser Yellowlegs 0 15-Apr W Kornack Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Solitary Sandpiper 0 28-Apr P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Willet 0      
Spotted Sandpiper 0 17-Apr P Pisano Hains Point
Upland Sandpiper 0      
Whimbrel 5D      
Long-billed Curlew 3      
Hudsonian Godwit 5D      
Ruddy Turnstone 0      
Red Knot 0      
Sanderling 0      
Semipalmated Sandpiper 0 11-Aug M Paul Kingman
Western Sandpiper 0 11-Aug M Paul Kingman
Least Sandpiper 0 28-Apr R Weiner Constitution Gardens
White-rumped Sandpiper 0      
Baird's Sandpiper 0      
Pectoral Sandpiper 0 15-Aug P Pisano Anacostia Park
Dunlin 0      
Stilt Sandpiper 0      
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 0      
Ruff 5C      
Short-billed Dowitcher 0 10-Jul J Hubbell Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Long-billed Dowitcher 0      
Wilson's Snipe 0 5-Feb M Paul Kingman Lake
American Woodcock 0 4-Mar T Marko National Arboretum
Wilson's Phalarope 0      
Red-necked Phalarope 0      
Red Phalarope 5D      
   Jaegers, Gulls, & Terns
Parasitic Jaeger 5B      
Laughing Gull 5D 20-Mar B Cooper / G Mackiernan Potomac River, Georgetown
Franklin's Gull 5E      
Little Gull 5C      
Black-headed Gull 5C      
Bonaparte's Gull 0 26-Mar J Felley Hains Point
Ring-billed Gull 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
California Gull 3      
Herring Gull 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Yellow-legged Gull 3      
Iceland Gull 5D      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 5D 13-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Glaucous Gull 5D 15-Feb D Czaplak Washington Channel
Great Black-backed Gull 5D 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Gull-billed Tern 5B      
Caspian Tern 0 3-Apr M Bowen Anacostia Park
Royal Tern 5C      
Common Tern 0 19-Jul M Bowen Anacostia Park
Forster's Tern 0 10-Jul J Hubbell Anacostia Park
Least Tern 5C 24-Jul J Hubbell Anacostia Park
Sooty Tern 3      
Black Tern 0      
Black Skimmer 5C      
   Alcids
Thick-billed Murre 3      
   Doves & Pigeons
Rock Pigeon 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Mourning Dove 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Passenger Pigeon -- X 0      
Common Ground-Dove 3      
   Cuckoos
Black-billed Cuckoo 0 30-Apr T Marko Rock Creek Park
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 0 22-Apr R Hilton Rock Creek Park
   Owls
Barn Owl 0      
Eastern Screech-Owl 0 18-Apr R Hilton Rock Creek Park
Great Horned Owl 0 29-Jan G Mackiernan/B Cooper National Arboretum
Snowy Owl 0      
Barred Owl 0 15-May D Ryan Rock Creek Park
Long-eared Owl 0      
Short-eared Owl 0      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 0      
   Nightjars & Swift
Common Nighthawk 0 5-May J Haire Rock Creek Park
Chuck-will's-widow 0      
Whip-poor-will 0      
Chimney Swift 0 10-Apr B Cooper / G Mackiernan Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Hummingbirds & Kingfisher
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 0 29-Apr J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Selasphorus, Rufous/Allen's 3 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
Selasphorus, species 3   Not included in total  
Belted Kingfisher 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Chain Bridge
   Woodpeckers
Red-headed Woodpecker 0 22-Jan M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Red-bellied Woodpecker 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Downy Woodpecker 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Anacostia Park
Hairy Woodpecker 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Northern Flicker 0 6-Jan M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Pileated Woodpecker 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
   Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher 0 6-Aug B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Eastern Wood-Pewee 0 15-Apr W Kornack Rock Creek Park
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 0 23-Aug B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Acadian Flycatcher 0 29-Apr J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Alder Flycatcher 0 19-May O Janni Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Willow Flycatcher 0 15-May P Pisano Anacostia Park
Least Flycatcher 0 23-Aug B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Eastern Phoebe 0 7-Mar J Beetham National Arboretum
Great Crested Flycatcher 0 22-Apr R Hilton Rock Creek Park
Western Kingbird 0      
Eastern Kingbird 0 17-Apr P Pisano National Arboretum
   Shrike & Vireos
Loggerhead Shrike 0      
White-eyed Vireo 0 17-Apr P Pisano National Arboretum
Yellow-throated Vireo 0 22-Apr R Hilton Rock Creek Park
Blue-headed Vireo 0 16-Apr C Harris Rock Creek Park
Warbling Vireo 0 23-Apr M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Philadelphia Vireo 0 1-Oct B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Red-eyed Vireo 0 23-Apr J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
   Jays, Crows, & Raven
Blue Jay 0 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
American Crow 0 1-Jan J Hubbell NW DC
Fish Crow 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Common Raven 5E      
   Lark & Swallows
Horned Lark 0 18-Dec B Ringler Anacostia Park
Purple Martin 0 7-May D Kluza WWII Memorial
Tree Swallow 0 7-Mar M Paul Kingman Lake
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 0 23-Mar M Bowen Fletcher's Boathouse
Bank Swallow 0 10-Jul P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Cliff Swallow 0 16-May M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Barn Swallow 0 9-Apr W Kornack Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Chickadees, Titmouse, Nuthatch & Creeper
Carolina Chickadee 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Black-capped Chickadee 0      
Tufted Titmouse 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Red-breasted Nuthatch 0 17-Jan C Tumer National Arboretum
White-breasted Nuthatch 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Brown Creeper 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
   Wrens
Carolina Wren 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Bewick's Wren 3      
House Wren 0 15-Mar T Marko Roosevelt Island
Winter Wren 0 29-Jan M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Sedge Wren 0      
Marsh Wren 0 23-Apr M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Kinglets & Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet 0 14-Feb P Pisano National Arboretum
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 0 1-Jan D Ryan Roosevelt Island
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 0 5-Apr W Kornack Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird 0 19-Jan W Strobel Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Veery 0 19-Apr C Kankel Roosevelt Island
Gray-cheeked Thrush 0 9-May B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Swainson's Thrush 0 28-Apr R Weiner Mall
Hermit Thrush 0 10-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Wood Thrush 0 18-Apr R Hilton Rock Creek Park
American Robin 0 1-Jan M Bowen Lincoln Memorial
   Mimids
Gray Catbird 0 4-Jan S Wilson National Zoo
Northern Mockingbird 0 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
Brown Thrasher 0 6-Jan M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Starling, Pipit, & Waxwings
European Starling 0 1-Jan J Hubbell NW DC
American Pipit 0 20-Mar D Czaplak / P Pisano Hains Point
Bohemian Waxwing 3      
Cedar Waxwing 0 2-Jan G Gough National Zoo
   Wood Warblers
Blue-winged Warbler 0 24-Apr D Richardson Rock Creek Park
Golden-winged Warbler 0 23-Aug B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Tennessee Warbler 0 9-May B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Orange-crowned Warbler 0 10-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Nashville Warbler 0 10-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Northern Parula 0 11-Apr J Hubbell Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Yellow Warbler 0 17-Apr P Pisano National Arboretum
Chestnut-sided Warbler 0 27-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Magnolia Warbler 0 23-Apr J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Cape May Warbler 0 30-Apr J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Black-throated Blue Warbler 0 27-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Yellow-rumped Warbler 0 28-Feb P Pisano National Arboretum
Black-throated Green Warbler 0 16-Apr C Harris Rock Creek Park
Blackburnian Warbler 0 27-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Yellow-throated Warbler 0 28-Mar W Kornack C&O Canal
Pine Warbler 0 14-Mar D Mozurkewich National Arboretum
Prairie Warbler 0 28-Apr M Bowen National Zoo
Palm Warbler 0 10-Apr P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Bay-breasted Warbler 0 5-May J Haire Rock Creek Park
Blackpoll Warbler 0 28-Apr M Bowen National Zoo
Cerulean Warbler 0 21-Apr B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Black-and-white Warbler 0 14-Apr W Kornack Rock Creek Park
American Redstart 0 30-Apr P Pisano Battery Kemble
Prothonotary Warbler 0 28-Apr M Bowen Dupont Circle
Worm-eating Warbler 0 19-Apr B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Ovenbird 0 4-Jan P Pisano Ripley Garden
Northern Waterthrush 0 23-Apr J Waanders National Mall
Louisiana Waterthrush 0 3-Apr D Ryan Rock Creek Park
Kentucky Warbler 0 4-May T Margevicius Ft Bunker Hill Park
Connecticut Warbler 0 29-Sep B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Mourning Warbler 0 9-Aug G Gough National Zoo
Common Yellowthroat 0 23-Apr M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Hooded Warbler 0 22-Apr R Hilton Rock Creek Park
Wilson's Warbler 0 9-May B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
Canada Warbler 0 7-May D Kluza WWII Memorial
Yellow-breasted Chat 0      
   Tanagers
Summer Tanager 0 1-May M Bowen Rock Creek Park
Scarlet Tanager 0 19-Apr B Cooper / G Mackiernan Rock Creek Park
   Sparrows
Eastern Towhee 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Bachman's Sparrow 3      
American Tree Sparrow 0 13-Jan M Bowen Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Chipping Sparrow 0 29-Jan M Paul Kingman Lake
Clay-colored Sparrow 0      
Field Sparrow 0 10-Jan P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Vesper Sparrow 0      
Lark Sparrow 0      
Savannah Sparrow 0 23-Apr J Waanders National Mall
Grasshopper Sparrow 0      
Henslow's Sparrow 5E      
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow 0      
Seaside Sparrow 5C      
Fox Sparrow 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Song Sparrow 0 1-Jan J Hubbell NW DC
Lincoln's Sparrow 0 10-May J Lemert Rock Creek Park
Swamp Sparrow 0 19-Jan J Waanders Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
White-throated Sparrow 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
White-crowned Sparrow 0 4-May P Pisano Hains Point
Dark-eyed Junco 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Lapland Longspur 0      
Snow Bunting 0      
   Cardinal, Grosbeaks, & Bunting
Northern Cardinal 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 0 27-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Black-headed Grosbeak 3      
Blue Grosbeak 0 28-Apr P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Indigo Bunting 0 20-Apr R Stone RFK
Dickcissel 0      
Bobolink 0 2-May R Hilton Kenilworth Park
   Blackbirds & Orioles
Red-winged Blackbird 0 1-Jan D Ryan Roosevelt Island
Eastern Meadowlark 0 14-Mar R Hilton Kenilworth Park
Yellow-headed Blackbird 5D 22-Aug R Hilton Rock Creek Park
Rusty Blackbird 0 20-Mar R Ringler Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Common Grackle 0 1-Jan M Bowen Smithsonian
Brown-headed Cowbird 0 1-Jan J Hubbell FDR Memorial
Orchard Oriole 0 23-Apr M Paul Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Baltimore Oriole 0 22-Apr R Hilton Rock Creek Park
   Winter Finches
Purple Finch 0 10-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
House Finch 0 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
Red Crossbill 0      
White-winged Crossbill 0      
Common Redpoll 0      
Pine Siskin 0      
American Goldfinch 0 1-Jan J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Evening Grosbeak 0      
   Weaver Finch
House Sparrow 0 1-Jan J Hubbell NW DC
   Species New to DC List:
Rufous Hummingbird   1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
Thayer's Gull   15-Feb D Czaplak Washington Channel
Brown Pelican   20-Mar R Hilton / L Shannon Tidal Basin
         
         
         
         
         
(X) -- Extinct or extirpated in Maryland      
         
MD/DC Records Committee Review Codes:      
0 Non-reviewable species
3 Reviewable anywhere in Maryland or DC
5A-5E Reviewable if found in certain specified ranges in Maryland or DC (see the MD/DCRC Review List)