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North end of Deer Creek Reservoir, Fayette County, Jan, 2016
Canon 1D X, Canon 14mm f2.8 F II lens
f10, 1/250th sec., ISO 200


 
January, 2016

Chronological list of the first 100 species seen in Ohio for the year

JAN. 1 - Franklin, Fayette, and Pickaway Counties
1 - Tufted Titmouse
2 - Northern Cardinal
3 - Downy Woodpecker
4 - House Finch
5 - Carolina Chickadee
6 - American Goldfinch
7 - White-throated Sparrow
8 - White-breasted Nuthatch
9 - Blue Jay
10 - House Sparrow
11 - American Robin
12 - Canada Goose
13 - American Crow
14 - European Starling
15 - Mourning Dove
16 - Rock Pigeon
17 - Red-tailed Hawk
18 - Ring-billed Gull
19 - White-eyed Vireo
20 - Eastern Bluebird
21 - Song Sparrow
22 - American Tree Sparrow
23 - White-crowned Sparrow
24 - Red-bellied Woodpecker
25 - Brown Creeper
26 - Black Vulture
27 - Northern Harrier
28 - Cedar Waxwing
29 - Red-shouldered Hawk
30 - Hooded Merganser
31 - Horned Grebe
32 - Mallard
33 - American Black Duck
34 - Bonaparte's Gull
35 - American Wigeon
36 - Pied-billed Grebe
37 - Herring Gull
38 - Northern Flicker
39 - Northern Pintail
40 - Lesser Scaup
41 - Ruddy Duck
42 - Field Sparrow
43 - Dark-eyed Junco
44 - Hairy Woodpecker
45 - Ring-necked Duck
46 - Bufflehead
47 - Great Blue Heron
48 - Fox Sparrow
49 - Hermit Thrush
50 - Carolina Wren
51 - American Kestrel
52 - Swamp Sparrow
53 - Golden-crowned Kinglet

JAN. 2 - Franklin and Pickaway Counties
54 - Bald Eagle
55 - Short-eared Owl

JAN. 3 - Ross, Pike, Pickaway, and Franklin Counties
56 - Pileated Woodpecker
57 - Gadwall
58 - Canvasback
59 - Cackling Goose
60 - Snow Goose
61 - Yellow-rumped Warbler
62 - Redhead

JAN. 4 - Franklin County
63 - Cooper's Hawk

JAN. 5 - Franklin County
64 - Pine Siskin
65 - Belted Kingfisher

JAN. 6 - Franklin County
66 - Eastern Towhee

JAN. 7 - Franklin and Licking Counties
67 - Mute Swan
68 - Common Goldeneye
69 - Common Loon
70 - Horned Lark
71 - Turkey Vulture

JAN. 9 - Pickaway County
72 - Green-winged Teal
73 - Red-breasted Merganser
74 - Eastern Screech-Owl

JAN. 10 - Hancock and Wyandot Counties
75 - Lapland Longspur
76 - Lesser Black-backed Gull
77 - Long-tailed Duck
78 - Tundra Swan
79 - Greater Scaup

JAN. 11 - Medina, Cuyahoga, and Lorain Counties
80 - Black-capped Chickadee
81 - King Eider
82 - Northern Mockingbird
83 - Common Merganser
84 - Double-crested Cormorant
85 - Great Black-backed Gull
86 - Common Redpoll
87 - Glaucous Gull
88 - American Coot

JAN. 12 - Fayette and Pickaway Counties
89 - American Pipit
90 - Killdeer

JAN. 13 - Greene, Warren, Clinton, and Pickaway Counties
91 - Purple Finch
92 - Brown-headed Cowbird
93 - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
94 - Rough-legged Hawk
95 - Red-winged Blackbird
96 - Rusty Blackbird

JAN. 14 - Franklin County
97 - Merlin

JAN. 15 - Vinton County
98 - Great Horned Owl
99 - Red-breasted Nuthatch
100 - Winter Wren


2016 is the 7th time now that I've done one of these January 100 lists. Only 2 species made it for the first time, Common Loon and, of course, the White-eyed Vireo. Two other species that missed for the first time were Northern Shoveler and Eastern Meadowlark.  They were around somewhere in the state, but I didn't see any. Three species have made it onto the list all seven times, but just barely this year because I only saw one individual. They were Northern Mockingbird, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, and Rough-legged Hawk. The mocker was way up along the Cleveland lakefront at Wendy Park of all places and missing from their usual haunts in the southern part of the state that I checked out. The sapsucker wasn't seen in a state forest but along the south shores of a frozen Cowan Lake in Clinton County. It took 4 visits to Deer Creek before I finally saw a Rough-legged Hawk.

Out of a possible seven years (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016) below is the number of times each species made it onto my first 100 birds seen in January list. All the other lists appear on the January 2015 list page  HERE .

Greater White-fronted Goose 3
Snow Goose 7
Ross's Goose 3
Cackling Goose 4
Canada Goose 7
Mute Swan 6
Tundra Swan 5
Wood Duck 3
Gadwall 7
American Wigeon 7
American Black Duck 7
Mallard 7
Northern Shoveler 6
Northern Pintail 7
Green-winged Teal 5
Canvasback 7
Redhead 7
Ring-necked Duck 7
Greater Scaup 5
Lesser Scaup 7
King Eider 2
Harlequin Duck 1
Surf Scoter 2
White-winged Scoter 2
Black Scoter 5
Long-tailed Duck 3
Bufflehead 7
Common Goldeneye 7
Hooded Merganser 7
Common Merganser 7
Red-breasted Merganser 7
Ruddy Duck 7
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Wild Turkey 4
Pied-billed Grebe 7
Horned Grebe 4
Common Loon 1
Double-crested Cormorant 6
American White Pelican 1
Great Blue Heron 7
Great Egret 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 4
Black Vulture 7
Turkey Vulture 7
Bald Eagle 7
Northern Harrier 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
Cooper's Hawk 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 6
Red-tailed Hawk 7
Rough-legged Hawk 7
American Coot 6
Sandhill Crane 3
Killdeer 3
Purple Sandpiper 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Black-legged Kittiwake 1
Bonaparte's Gull 7
Ring-billed Gull 7
Herring Gull 7
Iceland Gull 4
Lesser Black-backed Gull 6
Glaucous Gull 4
Great Black-backed Gull 7
Rock Pigeon 7
Mourning Dove 7
Eastern Screech-Owl 6
Great Horned Owl 4
Barred Owl 4
Long-eared Owl 1
Short-eared Owl 7
Northern Saw-Whet Owl 1
Belted Kingfisher 7
Red-headed Woodpecker 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 7
Downy Woodpecker 7
Hairy Woodpecker 7
Northern Flicker 7
Pileated Woodpecker 7
American Kestrel 7
Merlin 3
Peregrine Falcon 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Northern Shrike 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 7
Horned Lark 7
Carolina Chickadee 7
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 7
Red-breasted Nuthatch 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 7
Brown Creeper 7
Winter Wren 6
Carolina Wren 7
Golden-crowned Kinglet 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 7
Hermit Thrush 7
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 7
European Starling 7
American Pipit 4
Cedar Waxwing 2
Lapland Longspur 7
Snow Bunting 3
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Eastern Towhee 7
American Tree Sparrow 7
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 5
Savannah Sparrow 4
Fox Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 7
White-throated Sparrow 7
Harris's Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 7
Dark-eyed Junco 7
Northern Cardinal 7
Dickcissel 1
Red-winged Blackbird 4
Eastern Meadowlark 6
Rusty Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
House Finch 7
Purple Finch 3
Red Crossbill 1
White-winged Crossbill 1
Common Redpoll 2
Pine Siskin 4
American Goldfinch 7
Evening Grosbeak 1
House Sparrow 7

140 species