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Annual Bird Sightings in the
District of Columbia

2005

Updated Through December 31, 2005
Current Count: 210 (65.6%) + 2 Possible New Species



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


2005 District of Columbia Annual Bird Sightings
Species Code Date Seen Person Reporting Location
   Ducks, Geese, & Swans
Greater White-fronted Goose 2 11-Dec P Pisano Anacostia Park
Snow Goose 0 1-Jan M Bowen Lincoln Memorial
Canada Goose 0 1-Jan M Bowen Lincoln Memorial
Brant 0      
Mute Swan 0      
Tundra Swan 0 24-May J Hubbell Chain Bridge
Wood Duck 0 3-Jan G Gough National Zoo
Gadwall 0 27-Jan G Gough National Zoo
Eurasian Wigeon 2      
American Wigeon 0      
American Black Duck 0 3-Jan G Gough National Zoo
Mallard 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Blue-winged Teal 0 26-Mar P Pisano Four Mile Run
Northern Shoveler 0 31-Jan G Gough National Zoo
Northern Pintail 0 10-Jan G Gough National Zoo
Green-winged Teal 0 19-Feb J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Canvasback 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Redhead 0 1-Jan S&P Wilson MacMillan Reservoir
Ring-necked Duck 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Tufted Duck 2      
Greater Scaup 0 1-Jan M Bowen Hains Point
Lesser Scaup 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Surf Scoter 0      
White-winged Scoter 0      
Black Scoter 0      
Long-tailed Duck 0      
Bufflehead 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Common Goldeneye 0 8-Feb M Bowen Washington Channel
Hooded Merganser 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Common Merganser 0 15-Jan P Pisano Tidal Basin
Red-breasted Merganser 0 12-Mar J Hubbell Washington Channel
Ruddy Duck 0 8-Feb M Bowen Anacostia Park
   Pheasant, Grouse, & Quail
Ruffed Grouse Xp      
Greater Prairie-Chicken Xp      
Wild Turkey 0 28-May P Pisano / R Hilton Anacostia Park
Northern Bobwhite 0      
   Loons & Grebes
Red-throated Loon 0 28-Mar P Pisano Hains Point
Pacific Loon 2      
Common Loon 0 2-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Hains Point
Pied-billed Grebe 0 15-Jan P Pisano Washington Channel
Horned Grebe 0 12-Mar J Hubbell Tidal Basin
Red-necked Grebe 0      
Eared Grebe 0      
   Oceanic Species
Leach's Storm-Petrel 2      
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel 2      
  Pelicans        
American White Pelican 2      
   Cormorants, Anhinga, & Frigatebird
Double-crested Cormorant 0 1-Jan M Bowen Hains Point
Great Cormorant 0      
Anhinga 2      
Frigatebird, species 2   Not counted in total  
   Bitterns, Herons, & Egrets
American Bittern 0 30-May P Pisano / R Hilton Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Least Bittern 0 27-May F Fallon Anacostia Park
Great Blue Heron 0 1-Jan M Bowen Anacostia Park
Great Egret 0 31-Mar P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Snowy Egret 0      
Little Blue Heron 0 23-Jul P Pisano Anacostia Park
Tricolored Heron 0      
Cattle Egret 0      
Green Heron 0 1-May M Bowen Anacostia Park
Black-crowned Night-Heron 0 1-Jan M Bowen Washington Channel
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 0 15-May P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Ibis, Stork, & Vultures
White Ibis 0      
Glossy Ibis 0      
Wood Stork 2      
Black Vulture 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Turkey Vulture 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
   Kites & Hawks
Osprey 0 27-Feb J Rutter Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Bald Eagle 0 15-Jan P Pisano Hains Point
Northern Harrier 0 2-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Hains Point
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 8-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Cooper's Hawk 0 8-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Northern Goshawk 0      
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1-Jan C Cowan Rock Creek Park
Broad-winged Hawk 0 19-Apr J Hubbell 45th St NW
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1-Jan M Bowen Anacostia Park
Rough-legged Hawk 0      
Golden Eagle 0      
   Falcons
American Kestrel 0 21-Mar J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Merlin 0 8-Jan P Pisano Anacostia Park
Peregrine Falcon 0 1-Jan M Bowen 14th St RR bridge
   Rails, Moorhens, & Coot
Yellow Rail 2      
Black Rail 2      
Clapper Rail 2      
King Rail 0      
Virginia Rail 0      
Sora 0      
Purple Gallinule 2      
Common Moorhen 0      
American Coot 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
   Plovers
Black-bellied Plover 0 16-May M Bowen Rock Creek Park
American Golden-Plover 0      
Semipalmated Plover 0      
Piping Plover 2      
Killdeer 0 15-Jan P Pisano Anacostia Park
Black-necked Stilt 2      
American Avocet 2      
   Sandpipers
Greater Yellowlegs 0 28-Mar P Pisano Hains Point
Lesser Yellowlegs 0 15-May P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Solitary Sandpiper 0 1-May M Bowen Anacostia Park
Willet 0      
Spotted Sandpiper 0 1-May M Bowen Anacostia Park
Upland Sandpiper 0      
Whimbrel 2      
Long-billed Curlew 2      
Hudsonian Godwit 2      
Ruddy Turnstone 0 20-May C Harris Hains Point
Red Knot 2      
Sanderling 0      
Semipalmated Sandpiper 0 29-Jul M Bowen Kingman Lake
Western Sandpiper 0 20-Aug P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Least Sandpiper 0 15-May P Pisano Kenilworth Park
White-rumped Sandpiper 0      
Baird's Sandpiper 0      
Pectoral Sandpiper 0 20-Aug P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Dunlin 0      
Stilt Sandpiper 0      
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 0      
Ruff 2      
Short-billed Dowitcher 0      
Long-billed Dowitcher 0      
Wilson's Snipe 0 26-Mar P Pisano Anacostia Park
American Woodcock 0 16-Feb W Strobel 13th St NW
Wilson's Phalarope 0      
Red-necked Phalarope 0      
Red Phalarope 0      
   Jaegers, Gulls, & Terns
Parasitic Jaeger 2      
Laughing Gull 0 15-Jan D Ford Georgetown Reservoir
Franklin's Gull 0      
Little Gull 0      
Black-headed Gull 0      
Bonaparte's Gull 0 26-Mar M Bowen Hains Point
Ring-billed Gull 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
California Gull 2      
Herring Gull 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Yellow-legged Gull 2      
Iceland Gull 0      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0 7-Jan P Pisano Hains Point
Glaucous Gull 0      
Great Black-backed Gull 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Gull-billed Tern 2      
Caspian Tern 0 11-Apr J Waanders Tidal Basin
Royal Tern 0      
Common Tern 0 20-May C Harris Hains Point
Forster's Tern 0 23-Jul P Pisano Anacostia Park
Least Tern 0      
Bridled Tern 2      
Sooty Tern 2      
Black Tern 0      
Black Skimmer 2      
   Alcids
Thick-billed Murre 2      
   Doves & Pigeons
Rock Pigeon 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
White-winged Dove 2      
Mourning Dove 0 1-Jan M Bowen Hains Point
Passenger Pigeon Xt      
Common Ground-Dove 2      
   Cuckoos
Black-billed Cuckoo 0 14-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 0 29-Apr G Gough National Zoo
   Owls
Barn Owl 0      
Eastern Screech-Owl 0 21-May D Ryan Rock Creek Park
Great Horned Owl 0 17-Dec D Ryan Rock Creek Park
Snowy Owl 0      
Barred Owl 0 6-Feb J Hubbell Capital Crescent Trail
Long-eared Owl 0      
Short-eared Owl 0      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 0      
   Nightjars & Swifts
Common Nighthawk 0 3-May J Waanders Ft. Bayard Park
Chuck-will's-widow 0      
Whip-poor-will 0      
Chimney Swift 0 6-Apr D Ryan Woodley Park
   Hummingbirds & Kingfisher
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 0 24-Apr L Leavy  Rock Creek Park
Selasphorus, Rufous/Allen's 2   Not counted in total  
Belted Kingfisher 0 2-Jan C Cowan Rock Creek Park
   Woodpeckers
Red-headed Woodpecker 0 4-Jun P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Red-bellied Woodpecker 0 1-Jan C Cowan Rock Creek Park
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 0 15-Jan P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Downy Woodpecker 0 1-Jan C Cowan Rock Creek Park
Hairy Woodpecker 0 1-Jan C Cowan Rock Creek Park
Northern Flicker 0 1-Jan M Bowen Anacostia Park
Pileated Woodpecker 0 2-Jan C Cowan Rock Creek Park
   Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher 0 27-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Eastern Wood-Pewee 0 10-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 0 14-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Acadian Flycatcher 0 11-May C Harris Rock Creek Park
Alder Flycatcher 0      
Willow Flycatcher 0 16-May M Bowen Rock Creek Park
Least Flycatcher 0 3-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Eastern Phoebe 0 14-Mar E Raun Rock Creek Park
Great Crested Flycatcher 0 26-Apr C Harris Rock Creek Park
Western Kingbird 0      
Eastern Kingbird 0 20-Apr J Haire Fletcher's Boathouse
   Shrikes & Vireos
Loggerhead Shrike 0      
Northern Shrike 2      
White-eyed Vireo 0 20-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Yellow-throated Vireo 0 26-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Blue-headed Vireo 0 21-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Warbling Vireo 0 26-Apr J Haire Fletcher's Boathouse
Philadelphia Vireo 0 10-May M Ribaudo Constitution Gardens
Red-eyed Vireo 0 21-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
   Jays, Crows, & Raven
Blue Jay 0 1-Jan M Bowen Anacostia Park
American Crow 0 1-Jan M Bowen Anacostia Park
Fish Crow 0 1-Jan M Bowen Anacostia Park
Common Raven 2      
   Lark & Swallows
Horned Lark 0 19-Mar P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Purple Martin 0 1-Jun J Hubbell Rock Creek Park
Tree Swallow 0 19-Mar P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 0 26-Mar P Pisano Four Mile Run
Bank Swallow 0 3-May D Kluza Constitution Gardens
Cliff Swallow 0 3-May D Kluza Constitution Gardens
Barn Swallow 0 5-Apr T Marko Roosevelt Island
   Chickadees, Titmouse, Nuthatch & Creeper
Carolina Chickadee 0 1-Jan C Cowan Rock Creek Park
Black-capped Chickadee 0 27-Nov G Allport Battery Kemble Park
Tufted Titmouse 0 16-Jan J Beetham National Arboretum
Red-breasted Nuthatch 0 30-Oct J Beetham National Arboretum
White-breasted Nuthatch 0 12-Jan J Hubbell 45th St NW
Brown Creeper 0 15-Jan P Pisano Kenilworth Park
   Wrens
Carolina Wren 0 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
Bewick's Wren 2      
House Wren 0 21-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Winter Wren 0 8-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Sedge Wren 0      
Marsh Wren 0 28-Jun M Bowen Kingman Marsh
   Kinglets & Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet 0 8-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 0 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 0 17-Jan C Cowan Capital Crescent Trail
   Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird 0 8-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Veery 0 22-Apr C Harris Rock Creek Park
Gray-cheeked Thrush 0 12-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Swainson's Thrush 0 3-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Hermit Thrush 0 8-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Wood Thrush 0 20-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
American Robin 0 1-Jan M Bowen Hains Point
   Mimids
Gray Catbird 0 8-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Northern Mockingbird 0 1-Jan M Bowen Anacostia Park
Brown Thrasher 0 19-Mar J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Starling, Pipit, & Waxwings
European Starling 0 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
American Pipit 0 26-Jan C Harris Hains Point
Bohemian Waxwing 2      
Cedar Waxwing 0 10-Jan G Gough National Zoo
   Wood Warblers
Blue-winged Warbler 0 27-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Golden-winged Warbler 0 24-Aug J Leonard Rock Creek Park
Tennessee Warbler 0 4-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Orange-crowned Warbler 0 8-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Nashville Warbler 0 26-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Northern Parula 0 12-Apr J Haire Fletcher's Boathouse
Yellow Warbler 0 22-Apr C Harris Rock Creek Park
Chestnut-sided Warbler 0 27-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Magnolia Warbler 0 3-May D Kluza Constitution Gardens
Cape May Warbler 0 21-Sep G Allport Rock Creek Park
Black-throated Blue Warbler 0 1-May J Haire Rock Creek Park
Yellow-rumped Warbler 0 19-Feb J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Black-throated Green Warbler 0 27-Apr G Gough National Zoo
Blackburnian Warbler 0 24-Apr L Leavy  Rock Creek Park
Yellow-throated Warbler 0 12-Apr J Haire Fletcher's Boathouse
Pine Warbler 0 12-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Prairie Warbler 0 29-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Palm Warbler 0 12-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Bay-breasted Warbler 0 14-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Blackpoll Warbler 0 3-May C Harris Tidal Basin
Cerulean Warbler 0 26-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Black-and-white Warbler 0 15-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
American Redstart 0 27-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Prothonotary Warbler 0 27-Apr T Marko Roosevelt Island
Worm-eating Warbler 0 29-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Ovenbird 0 19-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Northern Waterthrush 0 1-May M Bowen Hains Point
Louisiana Waterthrush 0 5-Apr T Marko Roosevelt Island
Kentucky Warbler 0 11-May R Hilton Rock Creek Park
Connecticut Warbler 0      
Mourning Warbler 0 22-May W Kornack Rock Creek Park
Common Yellowthroat 0 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
Hooded Warbler 0 27-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Wilson's Warbler 0 4-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Canada Warbler 0 6-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Yellow-breasted Chat 0 15-May P Pisano Kenilworth Park
   Tanagers
Summer Tanager 0 6-May G Gough National Zoo
Scarlet Tanager 0 1-May J Haire Rock Creek Park
   Sparrows
Eastern Towhee 0 8-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Bachman's Sparrow 2      
American Tree Sparrow 0 27-Jan M Bowen National Arboretum
Chipping Sparrow 0 27-Feb J Rutter Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Clay-colored Sparrow 0      
Field Sparrow 0 27-Jan M Bowen National Arboretum
Vesper Sparrow 0      
Lark Sparrow 0      
Savannah Sparrow 0 15-May P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Grasshopper Sparrow 0 14-Apr C Swenson Jefferson Memorial
Henslow's Sparrow 2      
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow 2      
Seaside Sparrow 2      
Fox Sparrow 0 19-Mar P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Song Sparrow 0 1-Jan M Bowen Hains Point
Lincoln's Sparrow 0 4-May D Kluza Capitol Hill
Swamp Sparrow 0 19-Feb J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
White-throated Sparrow 0 1-Jan M Bowen Anacostia Park
White-crowned Sparrow 0 2-May J Waanders Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Dark-eyed Junco 0 8-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Lapland Longspur 0 11-Dec P Pisano / R Hilton Kenilworth Park
Snow Bunting 0      
   Cardinal, Grosbeaks, & Bunting
Northern Cardinal 0 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 0 27-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Black-headed Grosbeak 2      
Blue Grosbeak 0 3-May E Paul National Arboretum
Indigo Bunting 0 29-Apr J Haire Rock Creek Park
Dickcissel 0 15-May P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Bobolink 0 15-May P Pisano Kenilworth Park
   Blackbirds & Orioles
Red-winged Blackbird 0 19-Feb J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Eastern Meadowlark 0 29-May R Hilton Kenilworth Park
Yellow-headed Blackbird 0      
Rusty Blackbird 0 28-Oct J Waanders Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Common Grackle 0 14-Feb G Gough National Zoo
Brown-headed Cowbird 0 15-Jan P Pisano Anacostia Park
Orchard Oriole 0 27-Apr C Swenson FDR Memorial
Baltimore Oriole 0 1-May M Bowen Hains Point
   Winter Finches
Purple Finch 0 15-Jan P Pisano Kenilworth Park
House Finch 0 15-Jan D Ford Fletcher's Boathouse
Red Crossbill 0      
White-winged Crossbill 2      
Common Redpoll 0      
Pine Siskin 0      
American Goldfinch 0 1-Jan M Bowen Georgetown Reservoir
Evening Grosbeak 0      
   Weaver Finch
House Sparrow 0 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
   Species New to DC List:
Rufous Hummingbird 2 1-Jan M Bowen Ripley Garden
Cackling Goose 2 17-Dec P Pisano,C Tumer,J Hubbell Potomac River near National Airport
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MD/DC Records Committee Review Codes:      
0 Non-reviewable species
2 Reviewable anywhere in DC
Xp Extirpated in DC
Xt Extinct