The Holyoke Bird List

A Red-bellied Woodpecker I spotted out behind the paper mills today. (c) Greg Saulmon 2012

I’ve started a list of all the species of birds I’ve seen in Holyoke. Most — except for the Baltimore Oriole — are birds I’ve seen since I started this blog just over a year ago. In most cases, I was able to photograph them.

And, most are birds I either saw in the immediate downtown area or within a short walk of downtown (for example, along the Connecticut River). As of mid-November, 2012, the list stands at 43 species.

Most are pretty common. Some aren’t.

I’m looking forward to watching it grow.

  1. American Crow
  2. American Goldfinch
  3. American Kestrel
  4. American Robin
  5. Bald Eagle
  6. Baltimore Oriole
  7. Barred Owl
  8. Belted Kingfisher
  9. Black-capped Chickadee
  10. Blackpoll Warbler
  11. Blue Jay
  12. Canada Goose
  13. Carolina Wren
  14. Cedar Waxwing
  15. Common Grackle
  16. Common Merganser
  17. Cooper’s Hawk
  18. Dark-eyed Junco
  19. Double-crested Cormorant
  20. Downy Woodpecker
  21. European Starling
  22. Great Blue Heron
  23. Green Heron
  24. Herring Gull
  25. House Sparrow
  26. Mallard
  27. Merlin
  28. Mourning Dove
  29. Northern Cardinal
  30. Northern Flicker
  31. Northern Mockingbird
  32. Northern Rough-Winged Swallow
  33. Peregrine Falcon
  34. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  35. Red-tailed Hawk
  36. Rock Pigeon
  37. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  38. Song Sparrow
  39. Turkey Vulture
  40. Warbling Vireo
  41. White-breasted Nuthatch
  42. White-throated Sparrow
  43. Yellow-rumped Warbler
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