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Annual Bird Sightings in the
District of Columbia

2006

Updated Through 16 May 2006
Current Count: 187 (58.4%) + 0 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


2006 District of Columbia Annual Bird Sightings
Species Code Date Seen Person Reporting Location
   Ducks, Geese, & Swans
Greater White-fronted Goose 2      
Snow Goose 0      
Canada Goose 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Brant 0      
Mute Swan 0      
Tundra Swan 0 12-Mar F Fallon Anacostia Park
Wood Duck 0 4-Jan J Beetham National Zoo
Gadwall 0      
Eurasian Wigeon 2      
American Wigeon 0 28-Feb J Felley FDR Memorial
American Black Duck 0 4-Jan J Beetham National Zoo
Mallard 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Blue-winged Teal 0 22-Apr P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Northern Shoveler 0      
Northern Pintail 0      
Green-winged Teal 0 26-Mar J Sherwood Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Canvasback 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Redhead 0      
Ring-necked Duck 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Tufted Duck 2      
Greater Scaup 0 1-Jan P Pisano Hains Point
Lesser Scaup 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Surf Scoter 0 22-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Anacostia Park
White-winged Scoter 0      
Black Scoter 0      
Long-tailed Duck 0      
Bufflehead 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Common Goldeneye 0      
Hooded Merganser 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Common Merganser 0 6-Jan J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Red-breasted Merganser 0 20-Jan J Beetham Roosevelt Island
Ruddy Duck 0 2-Jan R Hilton East Potomac Park
   Pheasant, Grouse, & Quail
Ruffed Grouse Xp      
Greater Prairie-Chicken Xp      
Wild Turkey 0 28-Mar N Hennesey National Arboretum
Northern Bobwhite 0      
   Loons & Grebes
Red-throated Loon 0      
Pacific Loon 2      
Common Loon 0 9-Apr J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Pied-billed Grebe 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Horned Grebe 0 18-Mar P Pisano Hains Point
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 DC
Great Cormorant 0      
Anhinga 2      
Frigatebird, species 2   Not counted in total  
   Bitterns, Herons, & Egrets
American Bittern 0 6-Jan J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Least Bittern 0      
Great Blue Heron 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Great Egret 0 9-Apr J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Snowy Egret 0 9-Apr J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Little Blue Heron 0 14-May R Hilton Kenilworth Park
Tricolored Heron 0      
Cattle Egret 0      
Green Heron 0 12-Apr P Pisano Maine Ave
Black-crowned Night-Heron 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 0      
   Ibis, Stork, & Vultures
White Ibis 0      
Glossy Ibis 0 25-Mar N Lund Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Wood Stork 2      
Black Vulture 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Turkey Vulture 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
   Kites & Hawks
Osprey 0 6-Mar M Bowen Hains Point
Bald Eagle 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Northern Harrier 0 22-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Kenilworth Park
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 7-Jan J Beetham National Arboretum
Cooper's Hawk 0 1-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Northern Goshawk 0      
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Broad-winged Hawk 0 16-Apr J Hubbell 45th St NW
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Rough-legged Hawk 0      
Golden Eagle 0      
   Falcons
American Kestrel 0 9-Mar P Pisano Scott Circle
Merlin 0 2-Jan R Hilton East Potomac Park
Peregrine Falcon 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
   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 DC
   Plovers
Black-bellied Plover 0      
American Golden-Plover 0      
Semipalmated Plover 0      
Piping Plover 2      
Killdeer 0 4-Jan J Beetham Hains Point
Black-necked Stilt 2      
American Avocet 2      
   Sandpipers
Greater Yellowlegs 0 2-Apr B + A Dubill Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Lesser Yellowlegs 0 2-Apr B + A Dubill Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Solitary Sandpiper 0 15-Apr P Pisano Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Willet 0      
Spotted Sandpiper 0 22-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Anacostia Park
Upland Sandpiper 0      
Whimbrel 2      
Long-billed Curlew 2      
Hudsonian Godwit 2      
Ruddy Turnstone 0      
Red Knot 2      
Sanderling 0      
Semipalmated Sandpiper 0 14-May R Hilton Rock Creek Park
Western Sandpiper 0      
Least Sandpiper 0 14-May R Hilton Rock Creek Park
White-rumped Sandpiper 0      
Baird's Sandpiper 0      
Pectoral Sandpiper 0      
Dunlin 0      
Stilt Sandpiper 0      
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 0      
Ruff 2      
Short-billed Dowitcher 0      
Long-billed Dowitcher 0      
Wilson's Snipe 0 28-Feb F Fallon Kenilworth Park
American Woodcock 0      
Wilson's Phalarope 0      
Red-necked Phalarope 0      
Red Phalarope 0      
   Jaegers, Gulls, & Terns
Parasitic Jaeger 2      
Laughing Gull 0 5-May P Pisano Hains Point
Franklin's Gull 0      
Little Gull 0      
Black-headed Gull 0      
Bonaparte's Gull 0      
Ring-billed Gull 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
California Gull 2      
Herring Gull 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Yellow-legged Gull 2      
Iceland Gull 0      
Lesser Black-backed Gull 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Glaucous Gull 0      
Great Black-backed Gull 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Gull-billed Tern 2      
Caspian Tern 0 24-Mar J Sherwood Washington Navy Yard
Royal Tern 0      
Common Tern 0      
Forster's Tern 0      
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 DC
White-winged Dove 2      
Mourning Dove 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Passenger Pigeon Xt      
Common Ground-Dove 2      
   Cuckoos
Black-billed Cuckoo 0 3-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 0 25-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
   Owls
Barn Owl 0      
Eastern Screech-Owl 0 12-Mar J Beetham National Arboretum
Great Horned Owl 0 7-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Snowy Owl 0      
Barred Owl 0 26-Feb C Cowan Montrose Park
Long-eared Owl 0      
Short-eared Owl 0      
Northern Saw-whet Owl 0      
   Nightjars & Swifts
Common Nighthawk 0      
Chuck-will's-widow 0      
Whip-poor-will 0 20-Apr D Apgar Georgetown
Chimney Swift 0 9-Apr J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Hummingbirds & Kingfisher
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 0 25-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Selasphorus, Rufous/Allen's 2      
Belted Kingfisher 0 1-Jan P Pisano DC
   Woodpeckers
Red-headed Woodpecker 0 12-Feb J Beetham National Arboretum
Red-bellied Woodpecker 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 0 1-Jan C Cowan Rock Creek Park
Downy Woodpecker 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Hairy Woodpecker 0 5-Jan L Beetham Roosevelt Island
Northern Flicker 0 1-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Pileated Woodpecker 0 5-Jan L Beetham Roosevelt Island
   Flycatchers
Olive-sided Flycatcher 0      
Eastern Wood-Pewee 0 5-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 0      
Acadian Flycatcher 0 10-May R Hilton Rock Creek Park
Alder Flycatcher 0      
Willow Flycatcher 0      
Least Flycatcher 0      
Eastern Phoebe 0 1-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Great Crested Flycatcher 0 23-Apr J Beetham National Arboretum
Western Kingbird 0      
Eastern Kingbird 0 25-Apr C Harris Rock Creek Park
   Shrikes & Vireos
Loggerhead Shrike 0      
Northern Shrike 2      
White-eyed Vireo 0 4-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Yellow-throated Vireo 0 22-Apr J Waanders Ft. Bayard
Blue-headed Vireo 0 6-Apr J Waanders Ft. Bayard
Warbling Vireo 0 18-Apr M Bowen Fletcher's Boathouse
Philadelphia Vireo 0 12-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Red-eyed Vireo 0 25-Apr C Harris Rock Creek Park
   Jays, Crows, & Raven
Blue Jay 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
American Crow 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Fish Crow 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Common Raven 2      
   Lark & Swallows
Horned Lark 0 22-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Kenilworth Park
Purple Martin 0 16-Apr P Pisano Rock Creek Park
Tree Swallow 0 9-Mar F Fallon Kingman Island
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 0 4-Apr M Bowen Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Bank Swallow 0 9-Apr J Beetham Anacostia Park
Cliff Swallow 0      
Barn Swallow 0 4-Apr M Bowen Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Chickadees, Titmouse, Nuthatch & Creeper
Carolina Chickadee 0 1-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Black-capped Chickadee 0      
Tufted Titmouse 0 1-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Red-breasted Nuthatch 0 7-Jan J Beetham National Arboretum
White-breasted Nuthatch 0 1-Jan L Anderson 45th St NW
Brown Creeper 0 4-Jan J Beetham Hains Point
   Wrens
Carolina Wren 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Bewick's Wren 2      
House Wren 0 16-Apr G Allport Rock Creek Park
Winter Wren 0 1-Jan C Cowan Rock Creek Park
Sedge Wren 0 5-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Marsh Wren 0 22-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Kenilworth Park
   Kinglets & Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 0 2-Apr B + A Dubill Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Thrushes
Eastern Bluebird 0 1-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Veery 0 27-Apr J Waanders Ft. Bayard
Gray-cheeked Thrush 0      
Swainson's Thrush 0 5-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Hermit Thrush 0 1-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Wood Thrush 0 18-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
American Robin 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
   Mimids
Gray Catbird 0 6-Jan J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Northern Mockingbird 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Brown Thrasher 0 6-Jan J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
   Starling, Pipit, & Waxwings
European Starling 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
American Pipit 0 22-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Kenilworth Park
Bohemian Waxwing 2      
Cedar Waxwing 0 7-Jan J Beetham National Arboretum
   Wood Warblers
Blue-winged Warbler 0 25-Apr C Harris Rock Creek Park
Golden-winged Warbler 0 4-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Tennessee Warbler 0 3-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Orange-crowned Warbler 0 3-May C Harris Rock Creek Park
Nashville Warbler 0 27-Apr J Waanders Ft. Bayard
Northern Parula 0 18-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Yellow Warbler 0 22-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Kenilworth Park
Chestnut-sided Warbler 0 29-Apr C Harris Rock Creek Park
Magnolia Warbler 0 28-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Cape May Warbler 0 27-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Black-throated Blue Warbler 0 28-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Yellow-rumped Warbler 0 6-Jan J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Black-throated Green Warbler 0 21-Apr W Kornack Rock Creek Park
Blackburnian Warbler 0 28-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Yellow-throated Warbler 0      
Pine Warbler 0 5-Mar J Beetham National Arboretum
Prairie Warbler 0 23-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Kenilworth Park
Palm Warbler 0 4-Apr M Bowen Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Bay-breasted Warbler 0 6-May P Pisano Rock Creek Park
Blackpoll Warbler 0 3-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Cerulean Warbler 0      
Black-and-white Warbler 0 2-Apr J Hubbell 45th St NW
American Redstart 0 28-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Prothonotary Warbler 0 23-Apr D Ryan Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Worm-eating Warbler 0 18-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Ovenbird 0 13-Apr R Anderson Adams Morgan
Northern Waterthrush 0 3-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Louisiana Waterthrush 0 9-Apr J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Kentucky Warbler 0 5-May R Hilton Rock Creek Park
Connecticut Warbler 0      
Mourning Warbler 0 9-May J Shenot Rock Creek Park
Common Yellowthroat 0 8-Jan J Beetham C&O Canal
Hooded Warbler 0 23-Apr J Beetham National Arboretum
Wilson's Warbler 0 1-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Canada Warbler 0 9-May J Shenot Rock Creek Park
Yellow-breasted Chat 0      
   Tanagers
Summer Tanager 0 6-May P Pisano Rock Creek Park
Scarlet Tanager 0 25-Apr J Waanders Ft. Bayard
   Sparrows
Eastern Towhee 0 1-Jan P Pisano National Arboretum
Bachman's Sparrow 2      
American Tree Sparrow 0 6-Jan J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Chipping Sparrow 0 7-Jan J Beetham National Arboretum
Clay-colored Sparrow 0      
Field Sparrow 0 8-Jan G Mackiernan / B Cooper Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Vesper Sparrow 0 22-Apr P Pisano / R Hilton Kenilworth Park
Lark Sparrow 0      
Savannah Sparrow 0 1-Jan P Pisano Kenilworth Park
Grasshopper Sparrow 0 5-May P Pisano FDR Memorial
Henslow's Sparrow 2      
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow 2      
Seaside Sparrow 2      
Fox Sparrow 0 6-Jan J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Song Sparrow 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Lincoln's Sparrow 0 5-May C Harris Rock Creek Park
Swamp Sparrow 0 6-Jan J Beetham Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
White-throated Sparrow 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
White-crowned Sparrow 0 5-May P Pisano Hains Point
Dark-eyed Junco 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Lapland Longspur 0      
Snow Bunting 0      
   Cardinal, Grosbeaks, & Bunting
Northern Cardinal 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 0 28-Apr G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
Black-headed Grosbeak 2      
Blue Grosbeak 0 23-Apr F Fallon Kenilworth Park
Indigo Bunting 0 29-Apr G Allport Rock Creek Park
Dickcissel 0 5-May P Pisano Hains Point
Bobolink 0 16-May G Mackiernan / B Cooper Rock Creek Park
   Blackbirds & Orioles
Red-winged Blackbird 0 5-Jan J Beetham Roosevelt Island
Eastern Meadowlark 0 20-Mar F Fallon Kenilworth Park
Yellow-headed Blackbird 0      
Rusty Blackbird 0 8-Jan G Mackiernan / B Cooper Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Common Grackle 0 3-Jan J Hubbell Friendship Heights, NW
Brown-headed Cowbird 0 2-Jan R Hilton Constitution Gardens
Orchard Oriole 0 23-Apr F Fallon Kenilworth Park
Baltimore Oriole 0 18-Apr M Bowen Fletcher's Boathouse
   Winter Finches
Purple Finch 0 7-Jan J Beetham National Arboretum
House Finch 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Red Crossbill 0      
White-winged Crossbill 2      
Common Redpoll 0      
Pine Siskin 0      
American Goldfinch 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
Evening Grosbeak 0      
   Weaver Finch
House Sparrow 0 1-Jan M Bowen DC
   Species New to DC List:
  2      
  2      
  2      
  2      
  2      
  2      
  2      
         
       
         
MD/DC Records Committee Review Codes:      
0 Non-reviewable species
2 Reviewable anywhere in DC
Xp Extirpated in DC
Xt Extinct