Sunday, January 1, 2012

Big January 2012 Bird List

1-1-2011 Swamp Sparrow-kab Swamp Sparrow 1-1-2012 Stirling Bog, Andover, MA

  1. Blue Jay-Andover Yard
  2. Mourning Dove
  3. Downy Woodpecker
  4. American Crow
  5. Black-capped Chickadee
  6. Tufted Titmouse
  7. White-breasted nuthatch
  8. White-throated sparrow
  9. House Finch
  10. American goldfinch
  11. House Sparrow
  12. Northern Cardinal-Andover Yard 10:10 a.m.
  13. Mallard-Stirling Bog
  14. Red-tailed Hawk
  15. Swamp Sparrow
  16. Dark-eyed Junco
  17. Canada Goose-Andover Post Office Area on Stevens Street
  18. Ring-billed Gull
  19. Herring Gull
  20. Mute Swan-Steven’s Pond, North Andover
  21. Ring-necked Duck-Lake Cochichewick, North End in North Andover
  22. Bufflehead
  23. Common Loon
  24. Great Blue Heron-Parking lot at west end of Lake Cochichiwick
  25. Hooded Merganser
  26. Rock Pigeon-Sutton Ave. near Rt 495 Overpass
  27. Hairy Woodpecker-Andover Yard 3:10PM
  28. Red-bellied Woodpecker-Andover Yard 1-2-12
  29. Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)-Andover Yard 1-4-12 8:55 AM
  30. American Robin
  31. European Starling-Philips Academy Campus, Andover-1-6-12
  32. Song Sparrow-Andover yard in evening 1-9-12
  33. American Black duck-Joppa Flats 1-10-12
  34. Northern Harrier-Plum Island 1-10-12
  35. Killdeer
  36. Bald Eagle
  37. Great black-backed Gull
  38. American Tree Sparrow
  39. Long-tailed Duck
  40. Red-Throated Loon
  41. Horned Grebe
  42. Wild Turkey
  43. Snowy Owl
  44. Northern Pintail*
  45. Common Eider
  46. Purple Sandpiper**
  47. Great Horned Owl*-Andover Yard 1-10-12, 8:15 PM
  48. Sharp-shinned Hawk-Andover 1-11-12
  49. Fish Crow-North Andover Market Basket parking lot 1-11-12
  50. Common Merganser-Cherry Hill Reservoir 1-14-12
  51. Canvasback*
  52. Greater Scaup-Gloucester Fisherman’s Memorial 1-16-12
  53. Common Goldeneye
  54. Red-breasted merganser
  55. Double-crested Cormorant-State Fish Pier, Gloucester 1-16-12
  56. Peregrine Falcon
  57. Iceland Gull**
  58. American Coot*-Webster, MA 1-19-12
  59. Carolina Wren-Andover Yard 1-22-12
  60. Northern Mockingbird-Salisbury Beach 1-24-12
  61. White-winged Scoter
  62. Great Cormorant*
  63. Gadwall-Plum Island 1-24-12
  64. Cooper’s Hawk-Cherry Hill Reservoir 1-24-12
  65. Eastern Screech Owl-Andover Yard 1-27-12
  66. Common Raven-Rt 495 Haverhill 1-28-12
  67. Turkey Vulture-Willimantic, CT 1-5-12
  68. Northern Hawk Owl-Palmyra, ME 1-29-12

Note: It is the end of day 31 and these are all the birds I have seen. Bold lettering denotes the start of a new count or location. The 2 species at the end of the list are species seen out of state and do not count towards my Big January Competition with others but they do count for my overall personal Big January Count! It’s not too big, but it was fun! I beat my 2011 Massachusetts Big January total of 55 by 11 species!

**New Life Bird

*New State Bird (By default, new Life Birds are also new State Birds)

Big January 2012 Bird Totals

Totals From Previous Years


  1. HI Katie...quite impressive...will be watching!!

  2. Wow! I'm impressed with your numbers!

  3. Thanks grammie! I just hope I don't wear myself out!

    TS Annie, well, it wasn't so good last year with only 55 species, so I hope to do better this year and I am already more than halfway there!

  4. Nice list, Kathie. Will be following you along.

  5. Bufflehead and Ring-necked Duck are good ones for the first day. Looks like we're in for a real cold snap over the next week.

  6. How exciting! Will be watching for updates. The best of luck.


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.