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January, 2010

First 100 species seen in Ohio for the year

I'm definitely not a lister, but it is always fun to see what the first 100 species of the year will be, and to try to see them all in January. After that I stop keeping track. I have no idea how many species I saw in Ohio last year, and I don't even keep a state life list. I don't have any list except an ABA area lifelist, but that's just for my own record and not something I actively pursue. Looking for 100 species in Ohio in January is a good excuse to go out poking around during a time of year when little seems to be going on.


JAN. 1 - Franklin, Madison, Fayette, and Pickaway Counties
1 - American Goldfinch
2 - Northern Cardinal
3 - Carolina Chickadee
4 - Mourning Dove
5 - Downy Woodpecker
6 - White-throated Sparrow
7 - House Sparrow
8 - Ring-billed Gull
9 - Carolina Wren
10 - Hairy Woodpecker
11 - European Starling
12 - House Finch
13 - Blue Jay
14 - Canada Goose
15 - Mallard
16 - American Robin
17 - Red-bellied Woodpecker
18 - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
19 - Red-tailed Hawk
20 - Winter Wren
21 - Hooded Merganser
22 - Ring-necked Duck
23 - Common Goldeneye
24 - Pied-billed Grebe
25 - Dark-eyed Junco
26 - Song Sparrow
27 - American Crow
28 - Bonaparte's Gull
29 - Brown Creeper
30 - Golden-crowned Kinglet
31 - Great Blue Heron
32 - American Black Duck
33 - American Coot
34 - Belted Kingfisher
35 - Merlin
36 - Herring Gull
37 - American Kestrel
38 - Rock Pigeon
39 - Tufted Titmouse
40 - American Tree Sparrow
41 - American Pipit
42 - Northern Harrier
43 - Ruddy Duck
44 - Common Grackle
45 - Cooper's Hawk


January 1, backyard Scioto River flood plain, Franklin County
location of year bird #20 : Winter Wren


January 1, north end of Deer Creek Reservoir, Fayette County
location of year bird #41 : American Pipit


JAN. 2 - Pickaway, Ross, and Pike Counties
46 - Yellow-rumped Warbler
47 - White-breasted Nuthatch
48 - Northern Flicker
49 - Horned Lark
50 - Swamp Sparrow
51 - Wild Turkey
52 - Eastern Bluebird
53 - Bufflehead
54 - Redhead
55 - Snow Goose
56 - Northern Pintail
57 - Canvasback
58 - Lesser Scaup
59 - Cackling Goose
60 - Gadwall


January 2, a hint of sunlight at Charlie's Pond, Pickaway County
location of year bird #50 : Swamp Sparrow


January 2, Scioto Trail State Forest, Ross County
location of year bird #52 : Eastern Bluebird


JAN. 3 - Licking, Delaware and Franklin Counties
61 - Lapland Longspur
62 - Eastern Towhee
63 - Northern Shoveler
64 - American Wigeon
65 - Pileated Woodpecker
66 - Ruby-crowned Kinglet


January 3, Hoover Meadows, Delaware County
location of year bird # 62 : Eastern Towhee


JAN. 4 - Marion and Wyandot Counties
67 - Savannah Sparrow
68 - Red-headed Woodpecker
69 - Rough-legged Hawk
70 - Long-eared Owl
71 - Barred Owl
72 - Eastern Meadowlark
73 - Short-eared Owl


January 4, Big Island Wildlife Area, Marion County
location of year bird # 67 : Savannah Sparrow


January 4, Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area, Wyandot County
location of year bird # 71 : Barred Owl


JAN. 5 - Franklin and Licking Counties
74 - Black-crowned Night-Heron
75 - Great Horned Owl
76 - Red-breasted Nuthatch
77 - Turkey Vulture
78 - Black Vulture


January 5, Gahanna Woods, Franklin County
location of year bird # 76 : Red-breasted Nuthatch


JAN. 6 - Pike, Scioto, and Ross Counties
79 - Ross's Goose
80 - Bald Eagle
81 - Northern Mockingbird
82 - Hermit Thrush
83 - Eastern Screech-Owl
84 - Red-winged Blackbird


January 6, Shawnee State Forest, Scioto County
location of year bird # 83 : Eastern Screech-Owl


JAN. 8 - Franklin County
85 - Wood Duck


January 8, Scioto River in Columbus, Franklin County
location of year bird #85 : Wood Duck


JAN. 10 - Cuyahoga, Lake, and Lorain Counties
86 - Great Black-backed Gull
87 - Greater Scaup
88 - Lesser Black-backed Gull
89 - Red-breasted Merganser
90 - Iceland Gull
91 - Common Merganser
92 - Glaucous Gull
93 - Double-crested Cormorant
94 - Black Scoter
95 - Black-capped Chickadee


January 10, Lake Erie at Euclid, Cuyahoga County
location of year bird # 91 : Common Merganser


January 10, evening at Bradley Woods, Cuyahoga County
location of year bird # 95 : Black-capped Chickadee


JAN. 11 - Fayette County
96 - Ring-necked Pheasant
97 - White-crowned Sparrow


January 11, Deer Creek Wildlife Area, Fayette County
location of year bird # 96 : Ring-necked Pheasant


JAN. 12 - Greene County
98 - Fox Sparrow
99 - Purple Finch
100 - Red-shouldered Hawk
101 - Field Sparrow


January 12. Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Greene County
location of year bird #100 : Red-shouldered Hawk


JAN. 13 - Hocking County
102 - Cape May Warbler


January 13, Hocking County
year bird #102 : Cape May Warbler


JAN. 18 - Vinton County
103 - Eastern Phoebe


January 18, Zaleski State Forest, Vinton County
location of year bird #103 : Eastern Phoebe



Chronological listing of birds seen in Ohio - January, 2009

JAN. 1 - Franklin, Morrow, Richland, Ashland, Marion, and Wyandot Counties
1 - Carolina Chickadee
2 - American Goldfinch
3 - White-throated Sparrow
4 - Northern Cardinal
5 - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
6 - Red-bellied Woodpecker
7 - Mallard
8 - Belted Kingfisher
9 - Downy Woodpecker
10 - Canada Goose
11 - American Crow
12 - House Sparrow
13 - Ring-billed Gull
14 - Ring-necked Duck
15 - Hooded Merganser
16 - Mourning Dove
17 - European Starling
18 - Rock Pigeon
19 - Red-tailed Hawk
20 - Cooper's Hawk
21 - Dark-eyed Junco
22 - Brown Creeper
23 - Tufted Titmouse
24 - White-breasted Nuthatch
25 - Blue Jay
26 - Golden-crowned Kinglet
27 - Pine Siskin
28 - Hairy Woodpecker
29 - Northern Flicker
30 - Horned Lark
31 - Lapland Longspur
32 - American Tree Sparrow
33 - Song Sparrow
34 - Gadwall
35 - American Black Duck
36 - Northern Pintail
37 - Tundra Swan
38 - American Kestrel
39 - Northern Harrier
40 - Rough-legged Hawk
41 - Eastern Meadowlark
42 - Bald Eagle
43 - Northern Shrike
44 - Swamp Sparrow
45 - Common Merganser
46 - Common Goldeneye
47 - Greater White-fronted Goose
48 - American Wigeon
49 - Bufflehead
50 - Short-eared Owl

JAN. 2 - Franklin County
51 - House Finch
52 - American Robin
53 - Carolina Wren
54 - Eastern Phoebe
55 - Great Blue Heron
56 - Winter Wren
57 - Pied-billed Grebe
58 - Ruddy Duck
59 - Northern Mockingbird
60 - Black-legged Kittiwake
61 - Northern Shoveler
62 - Canvasback
63 - Redhead
64 - Lesser Scaup
65 - Red-breasted Merganser
66 - Brown-headed Cowbird
67 - Dickcissel
68 - Herring Gull
69 - Bonaparte's Gull
70 - Yellow-rumped Warbler
71 - Wood Duck

JAN. 3 - Medina, Cuyahoga, and Lorain Counties
72 - Black-capped Chickadee
73 - Red-breasted Nuthatch
74 - Great Black-backed Gull
75 - Glaucous Gull
76 - Iceland Gull
77 - Greater Scaup
78 - Long-tailed Duck
79 - Black Scoter
80 - Lesser Black-backed Gull
81 - Double-crested Cormorant

JAN. 4 - Licking County
82 - Wild Turkey
83 - Eastern Towhee
84 - Field Sparrow

JAN. 5 - Fayette, Pickaway, and Ross Counties
85 - White-crowned Sparrow
86 - Eastern Screech-Owl
87 - Green-winged Teal
88 - Purple Finch
89 - Pileated Woodpecker
90 - Barred Owl
91 - Hermit Thrush
92 - Ruby-crowned Kinglet
93 - Eastern Bluebird

JAN. 6 - Franklin County
94 - Black-crowned Night-Heron

JAN. 8 - Fairfield and Licking Counties
95 - Red-shouldered Hawk
96 - Turkey Vulture
97 - Black Vulture

JAN. 11 - Licking County
98 - Snow Bunting

JAN. 12 - Pike County
99 - Snow Goose

JAN. 13 - Franklin County
100 - Mute Swan

JAN. 14 - Franklin County
101 - Common Grackle

JAN. 15 - Franklin County
102 - Chipping Sparrow

JAN. 16 - Franklin and Pike Counties
103 - White-winged Crossbill
104 - Red-winged Blackbird

JAN. 19 - Franklin County
105 - Merlin

JAN. 24 - Champaign County
106 - Cedar Waxwing

JAN. 26 - Wyandot County
107 - Ring-necked Pheasant
108 - Red-headed Woodpecker

JAN. 27 - Franklin County
109 - Savannah Sparrow

JAN. 31 - Franklin County
110 - Sharp-shinned Hawk




Chronological listing of birds seen in Ohio - January, 2008

JAN. 1 - Franklin, Fayette, and Pickaway Counties
1 - Northern Cardinal
2 - House Sparrow
3 - American Goldfinch
4 - Downy Woodpecker
5 - White-throated Sparrow
6 - American Robin
7 - Ring-billed Gull
8 - Carolina Chickadee
9 - House Finch
10 - Dark-eyed Junco
11 - European Starling
12 - Mourning Dove
13 - Red-bellied Woodpecker
14 - Carolina Wren
15 - Belted Kingfisher
16 - Red-tailed Hawk
17 - Mallard
18 - Great Blue Heron
19 - White-breasted Nuthatch
20 - Canada Goose
21 - Hooded Merganser
22 - American Black Duck
23 - Pied-billed Grebe
24 - Brown Creeper
25 - Golden-crowned Kinglet
26 - Wood Duck
27 - Mute Swan
28 - Ring-necked Duck
29 - American Coot
30 - Redhead
31 - Gadwall
32 - Lesser Scaup
33 - Canvasback
34 - Song Sparrow
35 - Rock Pigeon
36 - American Crow
37 - American Tree Sparrow
38 - Northern Harrier
39 - Horned Lark
40 - American Kestrel
41 - Northern Pintail
42 - Ruddy Duck
43 - Bonaparte's Gull
44 - Northern Shoveler
45 - Sandhill Crane
46 - Black Vulture

JAN. 2 - Franklin County
47 - Red-breasted Nuthatch
48 - Blue Jay
49 - Cooper's Hawk
50 - Black-crowned Night-Heron
51 - Red-breasted Merganser

JAN. 3 - Franklin and Licking Counties
52 - Northern Flicker
53 - Pine Siskin
54 - Pine Warbler
55 - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
56 - Brown-headed Cowbird
57 - Lapland Longspur
58 - Snow Bunting
59 - Tufted Titmouse
60 - Hairy Woodpecker
61 - Bufflehead

JAN. 4 - Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties
62 - Black-capped Chickadee
63 - Great Black-backed Gull
64 - Black Scoter
65 - Herring Gull
66 - Greater Scaup
67 - Common Goldeneye
68 - Glaucous Gull
69 - Lesser Black-backed Gull
70 - Iceland Gull
71 - Rough-legged Hawk

JAN. 5 - Marion County
72 - Short-eared Owl

JAN. 6 - Franklin County
73 - Northern Mockingbird

JAN. 7 - Pickaway and Ross Counties
74 - Rusty Blackbird
75 - White-crowned Sparrow
76 - Eastern Towhee
77 - Turkey Vulture
78 - Hermit Thrush
79 - Eastern Screech-Owl
80 - Pileated Woodpecker
81 - Yellow-rumped Warbler
82 - Common Grackle
83 - Barred Owl
84 - Sharp-shinned Hawk
85 - Snow Goose
86 - Eastern Meadowlark
87 - Swamp Sparrow

JAN. 9 - Franklin and Fairfield Counties
88 - Green-winged Teal
89 - American Wigeon
90 - Red-winged Blackbird
91 - Savannah Sparrow

JAN. 12 - Scioto County
92 - Red-headed Woodpecker
93 - Field Sparrow
94 - Brown Thrasher
95 - Fox Sparrow
96 - Eastern Bluebird

JAN. 14 - Lucas, Ottawa, and Erie Counties
97 - Common Merganser
98 - Bald Eagle
99 - Tundra Swan
100 - Greater White-fronted Goose
101 - Northern Shrike
102 - Great Horned Owl




Chronological listing of birds seen in Ohio - January, 2007

JAN. 1 - Franklin, Pickaway, and Fayette Counties
1 - White-throated Sparrow
2 - American Goldfinch
3 - Carolina Chickadee
4 - House Sparrow
5 - Downy Woodpecker
6 - Northern Cardinal
7 - House Finch
8 - Red-tailed Hawk
9 - Belted Kingfisher
10 - Red-bellied Woodpecker
11 - Carolina Wren
12 - Mourning Dove
13 - Dark-eyed Junco
14 - American Robin
15 - Canada Goose
16 - White-breasted Nuthatch
17 - Blue Jay
18 - Mallard
19 - Herring Gull
20 - Ring-billed Gull
21 - Ring-necked Duck
22 - Hooded Merganser
23 - Rock Pigeon
24 - European Starling
25 - American Crow
26 - American Black Duck
27 - Yellow-rumped Warbler
28 - Brown Creeper
29 - Eastern Bluebird
30 - American Tree Sparrow
31 - Great Blue Heron
32 - Golden-crowned Kinglet
33 - Song Sparrow
34 - Northern Flicker
35 - Northern Harrier
36 - Horned Lark
37 - American Kestrel
38 - Bonaparte's Gull
39 - Black Vulture
40 - Pied-billed Grebe
41 - Red-breasted Merganser
42 - American White Pelican
43 - Northern Shrike
44 - Tufted Titmouse

JAN. 2 - Marion, Wyandot, and Hardin Counties
45 - Bald Eagle
46 - Tundra Swan
47 - Gadwall
48 - American Wigeon
49 - Northern Pintail
50 - Red-headed Woodpecker
51 - Eastern Meadowlark
52 - Short-eared Owl

JAN. 3 - Franklin County
53 - Common Goldeneye
54 - Northern Mockingbird

JAN. 4 - Scioto and Pike Counties
55 - Winter Wren
56 - Eastern Screech-Owl
57 - Hairy Woodpecker
58 - Pileated Woodpecker
59 - Swamp Sparrow
60 - Eastern Towhee
61 - White-crowned Sparrow
62 - Hermit Thrush
63 - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
64 - Wild Turkey

JAN. 6 - Franklin County
65 - Black-crowned Night-Heron

JAN. 7 - Lake and Cuyahoga Counties
66 - Great Black-backed Gull
67 - Double-crested Cormorant
68 - Purple Sandpiper
69 - Common Merganser
70 - Black-capped Chickadee
71 - Black Scoter
72 - Surf Scoter
73 - Bufflehead
74 - Lesser Scaup
75 - Greater Scaup
76 - White-winged Scoter
77 - Lesser Black-backed Gull
78 - American Coot

JAN. 8 - Madison County
79 - American Pipit

JAN. 9 - Franklin and Delaware Counties
80 - Northern Shoveler
81 - Snow Goose
82 - Mute Swan

JAN. 10 - Franklin and Pickaway Counties
83 - Redhead
84 - Killdeer
85 - Sandhill Crane

JAN. 11 - Lucas County
86 - Canvasback
87 - Ruddy Duck

JAN. 12 - Pickaway and Ross Counties
88 - Cooper's Hawk
89 - Great Egret
90 - Ross's Goose

JAN. 15 - Franklin County
91 - Merlin

JAN. 16 - Muskingum County
92 - Green-winged Teal
93 - Red-shouldered Hawk
94 - Rough-legged Hawk

JAN. 18 - Hardin, Hancock, and Franklin Counties
95 - Lapland Longspur
96 - Horned Grebe
97 - Great Horned Owl

JAN. 19 - Delaware County
98 - Barred Owl

JAN. 22 - Cuyahoga County
99 - King Eider

JAN. 23 - Clinton and Greene Counties
100 - Turkey Vulture
101 - Fox Sparrow
102 - Red-winged Blackbird

JAN. 29 - Holmes County
103 - Harris's Sparrow