Birding: New York

Here is my life list for birds in New York, comprising a subset of my worldwide list and my North-American list. Dates and locations of first sightings anywhere in the world are included where known.

Life count as of November, 2018: 81
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Ducks, Geese and Waterfowl - Eendachtigen - Anatidae (Anseriformes)
Snow Goose
Chen caerulescens
NL: Sneeuwgans
November 28, 2013 in Lansing, NY
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis
NL: Grote Canadese Gans
June 5, 2004 in Ghent, Belgium
Mute Swan
Cygnus olor
NL: Knobbelzwaan
Long ago in the Netherlands
Wood Duck
Aix sponsa
NL: Carolina-eend
May 20, 2012 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
American Black Duck
Anas rubripes
NL: Amerikaanse Zwarte Eend
February 13, 2013 at Little Lake in Ann Arbor, MI
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
NL: Wilde Eend
Long ago in the Netherlands
Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors
NL: Blauwvleugeltaling
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
Northern Pintail
Anas acuta
NL: Pijlstaart
March 30, 2013 at Trinkle Marsh in Washtenaw County, MI
Redhead
Aythya americana
NL: Amerikaanse Tafeleend
February 13, 2013 at Little Lake in Ann Arbor, MI
Ring-necked Duck
Aythya collaris
NL: Ringsnaveleend
March 8, 2013 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Lesser Scaup
Aythya affinis
NL: Kleine Topper
February 13, 2013 at Little Lake in Ann Arbor, MI
Bufflehead
Bucephala albeola
NL: Buffelkopeend
March 6, 2011 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Common Merganser
Mergus merganser
NL: Grote Zaagbek
February 18, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Also known as goosander
Red-breasted Merganser
Mergus serrator
NL: Middelste Zaagbek
April 28, 2012 in "Ding" Darling NP on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Pheasants, Grouse and Allies - Fazantachtigen - Phasianidae (Galliformes)
Wild Turkey
Meleagris gallopavo
NL: Kalkoen
September 21, 2011 in Rondeau Provincial Park, ON, Canada
 
Loons - Duikers - Gaviidae (Gaviiformes)
Common Loon
Gavia immer
NL: IJsduiker
March 30, 2013 at Four Mile Lake in Chelsea SGA, MI
Also known as great northern diver
 
Grebes - Futen - Podicipedidae (Podicipediformes)
Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps
NL: Dikbekfuut
April 3, 2012 at Gallup Park, Ann Arbor, MI
 
Cormorants and Shags - Aalscholvers - Phalacrocoracidae (Suliformes)
Double-Crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus
NL: Geoorde Aalscholver
April 28, 2012 in "Ding" Darling NP on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns - Reigers - Ardeidae (Pelecaniformes)
American Bittern
Botaurus lentiginosus
NL: Noord-Amerikaanse Roerdomp
June 23, 2018 at Montezuma NWR
Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias
NL: Amerikaanse Blauwe Reiger
March 11, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Great Egret
Ardea alba
NL: Grote Zilverreiger
September 24, 2011 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
Green Heron
Butorides virescens
NL: Groene Reiger
April 29, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
Black-crowned Night Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax
NL: Kwak
April 29, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
 
New World Vultures - Gieren van de Nieuwe Wereld - Cathartidae (Accipitriformes)
Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura
NL: Roodkopgier
April 7, 2012 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
 
Ospreys - Visarenden - Pandionidae (Accipitriformes)
Osprey
Pandion haliaetus
NL: Visarend
April 27, 2012 on Sanibel Island, FL
 
Hawks, Eagles and Kites - Havikachtigen - Accipitridae (Accipitriformes)
Bald Eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
NL: Amerikaanse Zeearend
April 27, 2012 near Fort Myers, FL
Red-tailed Hawk
Buteo jamaicensis
NL: Roodstaartbuizerd
April 7, 2012 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
 
Rails, Gallinules and Coots - Rallen, Koeten en Waterhoentjes - Rallidae (Gruiformes)
Common Gallinule
Gallinula galeata
NL: Amerikaans Waterhoen
April 5, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
American Coot
Fulica americana
NL: Amerikaanse Meerkoet
April 10, 2011 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
 
Plovers and Lapwings - Kieviten en Plevieren - Charadriidae (Charadriiformes)
Killdeer
Charadrius vociferus
NL: Killdeerplevier
April 20, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Sandpipers and Allies - Strandlopers en Snippen - Scolopacidae (Charadriiformes)
Spotted Sandpiper
Actitis macularius
NL: Amerikaanse Oeverloper
April 24, 2013 at Pease District Park in Austin, TX
 
Gulls, Terns and Skimmers - Meeuwen en Sternen - Laridae (Charadriiformes)
Ring-billed Gull
Larus delawarensis
NL: Ringsnavelmeeuw
January 28, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Herring Gull
Larus argentatus
NL: Zilvermeeuw
Long ago in the Netherlands
Sometimes split into two species: American and European Herring Gull; I've seen both
Great Black-backed Gull
Larus marinus
NL: Grote Mantelmeeuw
January 1, 2010 in Cobh, Ireland
Common Tern
Sterna hirundo
NL: Visdief
May 5, 2013 at Four Mile Creek SP, NY
 
Pigeons and Doves - Duiven - Columbidae (Columbiformes)
Mourning Dove
Zenaida macroura
NL: Treurduif
February 12, 2011 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Hummingbirds - Kolibries - Trochilidae (Apodiformes)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Archilochus colubris
NL: Robijnkeelkolibrie
August 2011 in Lansing, NY
 
Kingfishers - IJsvogels - Alcedinidae (Coraciiformes)
Belted Kingfisher
Megaceryle alcyon
NL: Bandijsvogel
April 14, 2013 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Woodpeckers - Spechten - Picidae (Piciformes)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Melanerpes carolinus
NL: Roodbuikspecht
February 12, 2011 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Sphyrapicus varius
NL: Geelbuiksapspecht
April 14, 2012 at County Farm Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Downy Woodpecker
Picoides pubescens
NL: Donsspecht
February 12, 2011 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
Hairy Woodpecker
Picoides villosus
NL: Haarspecht
December 29, 2011 in Ann Arbor, MI
Northern Flicker
Colaptes auratus
NL: Gouden Grondspecht
May 20, 2012 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
 
Falcons and Caracaras - Valkachtigen - Falconidae (Falconiformes)
American Kestrel
Falco sparverius
NL: Amerikaanse Torenvalk
March 17, 2014 at White Rock Lake, Dallas, TX
 
Tyrant Flycatchers - Tirannen - Tyrannidae (Passeriformes)
Eastern Wood Pewee
Contopus virens
NL: Oostelijke Bospiewie
April 28, 2013 at Packery Channel Park on North Padre Island, TX
Eastern Phoebe
Sayornis phoebe
NL: Phoebe
April 19, 2013 in Willseyville, NY
Eastern Kingbird
Tyrannus tyrannus
NL: Koningstiran
April 7, 2013 near Watermelon Pond, Alachua County, FL
 
Crows, Jays and Magpies - Kraaiachtigen - Corvidae (Passeriformes)
Blue Jay
Cyanocitta cristata
NL: Blauwe Gaai
Winter 2011 in Ann Arbor, MI
American Crow
Corvus brachyrhynchos
NL: Amerikaanse Kraai
April 23, 2011 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Swallows - Zwaluwen - Hirundinidae (Passeriformes)
Purple Martin
Progne subis
NL: Purperzwaluw
June 23, 2018 at Montezuma NWR
Tree Swallow
Tachycineta bicolor
NL: Boomzwaluw
April 10, 2011 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
Barn Swallow
Hirundo rustica
NL: Boerenzwaluw
April 24, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Chickadees and Tits - Mezen - Paridae (Passeriformes)
Black-capped Chickadee
Poecile atricapillus
NL: Amerikaanse Matkop
January 30, 2011 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
Tufted Titmouse
Baeolophus bicolor
NL: Tweekleurige Mees
Winter 2011 in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Nuthatches - Boomklevers - Sittidae (Passeriformes)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Sitta carolinensis
NL: Witborstboomklever
April 23, 2012 at County Farm Park in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Wrens - Winterkoningen - Troglodytidae (Passeriformes)
Carolina Wren
Thryothorus ludovicianus
NL: Carolinawinterkoning
April 3, 2013 at McCarty Woods, Gainesville, FL
 
Gnatcatchers - Muggenvangers - Polioptilidae (Passeriformes)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Polioptila caerulea
NL: Blauwgrijze Muggenvanger
April 8, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
 
Kinglets - Goudhaantjes - Regulidae (Passeriformes)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Regulus calendula
NL: Roodkroonhaan
April 19, 2013 in Willseyville, NY
 
Thrushes and Allies - Lijsters - Turdidae (Passeriformes)
Eastern Bluebird
Sialia sialis
NL: Roodkeelsialia
January 30, 2011 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
American Robin
Turdus migratorius
NL: Roodborstlijster
February 13, 2011 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Mockingbirds and Thrashers - Spotlijsters - Mimidae (Passeriformes)
Gray Catbird
Dumetella carolinensis
NL: Katvogel
May 9, 2012 near Furstenburg Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Brown Thrasher
Toxostoma rufum
NL: Rosse Spotlijster
April 8, 2013 at La Chua Trail in Paynes Prairie Preserve SP, FL
 
Starlings - Spreeuwen - Sturnidae (Passeriformes)
European Starling
Sturnus vulgaris
NL: Spreeuw
Long ago in the Netherlands
Also known as common starling
 
Waxwings - Pestvogels - Bombycillidae (Passeriformes)
Cedar Waxwing
Bombycilla cedrorum
NL: Cederpestvogel
April 4, 2013 at Reitz Union on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, FL
 
New World Warblers - Amerikaanse Zangers - Parulidae (Passeriformes)
Common Yellowthroat
Geothlypis trichas
NL: Gewone Maskerzanger
First heard May 12, 2013 at Hudson Mills Metropark, MI; first seen June 21, 2013 at Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge, MI
Yellow Warbler
Setophaga petechia
NL: Gele Zanger
May 13, 2012 at Dolph Nature Area in Ann Arbor, MI
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Setophaga coronata
NL: Geelstuitzanger
April 7, 2012 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
 
Buntings and New World Sparrows - Gorzen - Emberizidae (Passeriformes)
American Tree Sparrow
Spizella arborea
NL: Toendragors
February 15, 2013 near Furstenburg Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Chipping Sparrow
Spizella passerina
NL: Musgors
April 7, 2012 at Pinckney State Recreation Area, MI
Field Sparrow
Spizella pusilla
NL: Veldgors
April 20, 2013 in Willseyville, NY
Dark-eyed Junco
Junco hyemalis
NL: Grijze Junco
Winter 2011 in Ann Arbor, MI
White-throated Sparrow
Zonotrichia albicollis
NL: Witkeelgors
February 12, 2011 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
Song Sparrow
Melospiza melodia
NL: Zanggors
April 13, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Cardinals and Allies - Kardinaalachtigen - Cardinalidae (Passeriformes)
Northern Cardinal
Cardinalis cardinalis
NL: Rode Kardinaal
February 12, 2011 at Nichols Arboretum in Ann Arbor, MI
 
Troupials and Allies - Troepialen - Icteridae (Passeriformes)
Red-winged Blackbird
Agelaius phoeniceus
NL: Epauletspreeuw
April 10, 2011 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
Common Grackle
Quiscalus quiscula
NL: Glanstroepiaal
April 23, 2011 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Brown-headed Cowbird
Molothrus ater
NL: Bruinkopkoevogel
April 3, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Orchard Oriole
Icterus spurius
NL: Tuintroepiaal
April 28, 2013 at Turnbill Birding Center in Port Aransas, TX
 
Siskins, Crossbills and Allies - Vinkachtigen - Fringillidae (Passeriformes)
House Finch
Haemorhous mexicanus
NL: Mexicaanse Roodmus
April 6, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
American Goldfinch
Spinus tristis
NL: Goudsijs
September 24, 2012 at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, MI
 
Old World Sparrows - Mussen - Passeridae (Passeriformes)
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus
NL: Huismus
Long ago in the Netherlands

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