Birding

Our whole family got into birding in 2020. It's been a great family activity to get us outdoors, paying attention to nature, and learning more about the world around us. It has also given me an excuse to practice my photography skills again, which I post on Instagram.

Life List

28 species since 1 January 2020:

No. Common Name Latin Name Date Seen Location Notes
1 Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus 01 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Home Feeder
2 Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis 01 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Home Feeder
3 Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo 03 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH West Pete. btw MacDowell Reservoir & Nubanusit
4 Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor 03 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Home Feeder
5 American Goldfinch Spinus tristis 03 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Home Feeder
6 Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis 03 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Home Feeder
7 Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata 04 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Home Feeder
8 American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 04 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Home Feeder
9 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 04 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Home Feeder
10 Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 08 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
11 Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus 08 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
12 American Robin Turdus migratorius 08 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
13 Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 09 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
14 European Starling Sturnus vulgaris 09 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
15 Hairy Woodpecker Dryobates villosus 12 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
16 White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis 13 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
17 Brown Creeper Certhia americana 13 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
18 Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus 15 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
19 Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens 16 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
20 Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis 17 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Home Feeder
21 Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 18 Jan 2020 Nashua, NH Mine Falls Park--Spine Rd. entrance
22 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 18 Jan 2020 Nashua, NH Mine Falls Park--Spine Rd. entrance
23 Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia 18 Jan 2020 Nashua, NH Mine Falls Park--Spine Rd. entrance
24 Canada Goose Branta canadensis 18 Jan 2020 Nashua, NH 58 Technology Way, (42.762, -71.477)
25 American Black Duck Anas rubripes 18 Jan 2020 Nashua, NH 58 Technology Way, (42.762, -71.477)
26 Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 18 Jan 2020 Nashua, NH 58 Technology Way, (42.762, -71.477)
27 Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum 19 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Neighborhood
28 House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus 20 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Home Feeder
29 Common Raven Corvus corax 25 Jan 2020 Peterborough, NH Circling over Depot Square