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Similar to a walkathon, Birdathon is Audubon's largest annual

fund raising event and the world's biggest bird-watching

competition! Every year, thousands of people nationwide join in to count birds, have fun, and raise vital funds for Audubon’s mission of environmental conservation, education, and advocacy. People count birds and collect pledges from sponsors based on the number of species they see in one day.

 

Birdathon is the way LHAS makes the money needed to support our mission to educate individuals and the general public, to enjoy and promote birding, to support ornithology, and to be an advocate for wild areas and environmental issues.

Loess Hills Audubon Society’s annual Birdathon for 2018 was held as scheduled on Saturday May 12, 2018. Seven teams of 15 birders found a total of 150 species. See the detailed listings below for the species found on the last 2 Birdathons.

Loess Hills Audubon's Birdathon

May 13, 2017

162 Total Species

Pied-billed Grebe

Horned Grebe

Eared Grebe

Western Grebe

American White Pelican

Double-crested Cormorant

American Bittern

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Black-crowned Night-heron

White-faced Ibis

Turkey Vulture

Snow Goose

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Gadwall

American Wigeon

Mallard

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Green-winged Teal

Redhead

Ring-necked Duck

Lesser Scaup

Bufflehead

Ruddy Duck

Osprey

Bald Eagle

Cooper’s Hawk

Broad-winged Hawk

Swainson’s Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Ferruginous Hawk

American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon

Ring-necked Pheasant

Wild Turkey

American Coot

Killdeer

Mountain Plover

American Avocet

Black-necked Stilt

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Solitary Sandpiper

Willet

Spotted Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper

Marbled Godwit

Long-billed Curlew

Least Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Phalarope

Ring-billed Gull

Black Tern

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Eurasian Collared-dove

Great Horned Owl

Barred Owl

Whip-poor-will

Chimney Swift

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-pewee

Western Wood-pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Cassin’s Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Eastern Kingbird

Empidonax Species

Loggerhead Shrike

Yellow-throated Vireo

Blue-headed Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-billed Magpie

Horned Lark

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Rock Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Eastern Bluebird

Swainson’s Thrush

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Northern Mockingbird

Brown Thrasher

European Starling

Tennessee Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Blackburnian Warbler

Palm Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Prothonotary Warbler

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Wilson’s Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Grasshopper Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Lark Bunting

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Indigo Bunting

Dickcissel

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Common Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Bullock’s Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

House Finch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Loess Hills Audubon's Birdathon

May 12, 2018

150 Total Species

Pied-billed Grebe

American White Pelican

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

White-faced Ibis

Turkey Vulture

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Gadwall

American Wigeon

Mallard

Blue-winged Teal

Northern Shoveler

Green-winged Teal

Ring-necked Duck

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

Hooded Merganser

Osprey

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier

Northern Goshawk

Red-tailed Hawk

American Kestrel

Peregrine Falcon

Ring-necked Pheasant

Wild Turkey

Sora

Common Gallinule

American Coot

Killdeer

American Avocet

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Spotted Sandpiper

Upland Sandpiper

Hudsonian Godwit

Marbled Godwit

Sanderling

Semipalmated Sandpiper

Least Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

Baird’s Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpiper

Dunlin

Stilt Sandpiper

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Wilson’s Phalarope

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Caspian Tern

Black Tern

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Eurasian Collared-dove

Barred Owl

Whip-poor-will

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Eastern Wood-pewee

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Least Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Great Crested Flycatcher

Eastern Kingbird

Empidonax Species

Yellow-throated Vireo

Warbling Vireo

Red-eyed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Horned Lark

Purple Martin

Tree Swallow

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Bank Swallow

Cliff Swallow

Barn Swallow

Black-capped Chickadee

White-breasted Nuthatch

House Wren

Marsh Wren

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Eastern Bluebird

Gray-cheeked Thrush

Swainson’s Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Wood Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Brown Thrasher

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Tennessee Warbler

Orange-crowned Warbler

Nashville Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Magnolia Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Palm Warbler

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-and-white Warbler

American Redstart

Ovenbird

Northern Waterthrush

Common Yellowthroat

Hooded Warbler

Wilson’s Warbler

Summer Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

Spotted Towhee

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Vesper Sparrow

Lark Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Harris’s Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Dickcissel

Bobolink

Red-winged Blackbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Western Meadowlark

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Brewer’s Blackbird

Common Grackle

Great-tailed Grackle

Brown-headed Cowbird

Orchard Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

House Finch

Red Crossbill

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow