2012 BIGBY list

Milwaukee birder Bernie Stone explains all in his blog post What is a BIGBY? Following my 2011 BIGBY list, where I topped out at 88 species, I thought it would be fun to again keep track of the bird species I’m able to find without the use of fossil fuels. The term BIGBY was first coined to describe a fossil-free big year, but now is used widely to describe any birding done without motorized support. Besides back yard visitors, I hope to rack up species at Gemini Springs and a few other spots that I reach by bicycle. My target is 100 species.

115. Field Sparrow 21-DEC-12 Gemini Springs
114. Black-crowned Night-Heron 01-DEC-12 Gemini Springs
113. Sharp-shinned Hawk 21-NOV-12 Gemini Springs
112. Ovenbird 18-SEP-12 Gemini Springs
111. Black-throated Blue Warbler 17-SEP-12 Gemini Springs
110. Florida Scrub-Jay 12-AUG-12 Donald E Smith Blvd
109. Red-headed Woodpecker 12-AUG-12 Donald E Smith Blvd
108. House Sparrow 12-AUG-12 Highbanks Rd
107. Common Ground Dove 06-MAY-12 off Highbanks Rd
106. Eastern Towhee 06-MAY-12 off Highbanks Rd
105. Northern Bobwhite 02-MAY-12 Gemini Springs
104. House Finch 30-APR-12 DeBary
103. Indigo Bunting 30-APR-12 Gemini Springs
102. Eastern Kingbird 27-APR-12 Gemini Springs
101. American Redstart 27-APR-12 Gemini Springs
100. Barn Swallow 23-APR-12 Gemini Springs
99. Chimney Swift 16-APR-12 Gemini Springs
98. Northern Flicker 13-APR-12 neighborhood
97. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 11-APR-12 Gemini Springs
96. Least Bittern 01-APR-12 Gemini Springs
95. Sora 30-MAR-12 Gemini Springs
94. Prairie Warbler 30-MAR-12 Gemini Springs
93. Brown Thrasher 28-MAR-12 yard
92. Great Crested Flycatcher 27-MAR-12 yard
91. Swamp Sparrow 27-MAR-12 Gemini Springs
90. Rock Pigeon 26-MAR-12 Spring-to-spring Trail
89. Swallow-tailed Kite 18-MAR-12 Volusia Rail Trail
88. Wild Turkey 12-MAR-12 Gemini Springs
87. Red-eyed Vireo 12-MAR-12 Gemini Springs
86. Green Heron 09-MAR-12 Gemini Springs
85. Marsh Wren 09-MAR-12 Gemini Springs
84. Black-necked Stilt 06-MAR-12 Gemini Springs
83. Yellow-throated Warbler 24-FEB-12 Gemini Springs
82. Northern Parula 21-FEB-12 Gemini Springs
81. Painted Bunting 21-FEB-12 Gemini Springs
80. Western Tanager 15-FEB-12 yard
79. American Goldfinch 13-FEB-12 yard
78. American Bittern 07-FEB-12 Gemini Springs
77. Green-winged Teal 07-FEB-12 Gemini Springs
76. Northern Harrier 02-FEB-12 Gemini Springs
75. Roseate Spoonbill 21-JAN-12 Volusia Rail Trail
74. Savannah Sparrow 21-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
73. Blue-headed Vireo 21-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
72. Baltimore Oriole 20-JAN-12 yard
71. White-eyed Vireo 18-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
70. Common Yellowthroat 16-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
69. Caspian Tern 15-JAN-12 Spring-to-spring Trail
68. Hooded Merganser 15-JAN-12 Spring-to-Spring Trail
67. American Kestrel 10-JAN-12 neighborhood
66. Blue-winged Teal 10-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
65. Orange-crowned Warbler 10-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
64. Song Sparrow 10-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
63. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 10-JAN-12 yard
62. Ring-billed Gull 08-JAN-12 Lake Monroe Park
61. Limpkin 08-JAN-12 Lake Monroe Park
60. Muscovy Duck 05-JAN-12 neighborhood
59. Snowy Egret 05-JAN-12 neighborhood
58. Sandhill Crane 05-JAN-12 Fort Florida Rd
57. Cooper’s Hawk 05-JAN-12 Fort Florida Rd
56. Killdeer 05-JAN-12 Fort Florida Rd
55. Loggerhead Shrike 05-JAN-12 Fort Florida Rd
54. Red-tailed Hawk 05-JAN-12 Spring-to-spring trail
53. Eastern Bluebird 05-JAN-12 Spring-to-spring Trail
52. Gray Catbird 05-JAN-12 Spring-to-spring Trail
51. Brown-headed Cowbird 05-JAN-12 yard
50. Carolina Wren 05-JAN-12 yard
49. Black-and-white Warbler 04-JAN-12 yard
48. Pileated Woodpecker 03-JAN-12 Spring-to-spring Trail
47. Downy Woodpecker 03-JAN-12 Spring-to-spring Trail
46. Tufted Titmouse 03-JAN-12 yard
45. Red-winged Blackbird 02-JAN-12 yard
44. Cedar Waxwing 02-JAN-12 yard
43. European Starling 02-JAN-12 yard
42. Ruby-throated Hummingbird 02-JAN-12 yard
41. Northern Mockingbird 02-JAN-12 neighborhood
40. Barred Owl 02-JAN-12 neighborhood
39. Mourning Dove 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
38. Chipping Sparrow 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
37. Black Vulture 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
36. Eastern Phoebe 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
35. Great Blue Heron 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
34. Tricolored Heron 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
33. Little Blue Heron 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
32. Glossy Ibis 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
31. Yellow-rumped Warbler 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
30. Turkey Vulture 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
29. Pine Warbler 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
28. Belted Kingfisher 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
27. Forster’s Tern 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
26. Bald Eagle 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
25. Red-bellied Woodpecker 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
24. Palm Warbler 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
23. Tree Swallow 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
22. Common Gallinule 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
21. Ruby-crowned Kinglet 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
20. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
19. Cattle Egret 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
18. Northern Cardinal 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
17. Anhinga 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
16. Osprey 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
15. American Coot 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
14. Pied-billed Grebe 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
13. Double-crested Cormorant 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
12. Blue Jay 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
11. Wood Stork 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
10. Boat-tailed Grackle 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
9. White Ibis 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
8. Fish Crow 02-JAN-12 Gemini Springs
7. Common Grackle 02-JAN-12 yard
6. Great Egret 02-JAN-12 yard flyover
5. Red-shouldered Hawk 01-JAN-12 yard
4. American Robin 01-JAN-12 yard
3. Carolina Chickadee 01-JAN-12 yard
2. House Wren 01-JAN-12 yard
1. American Crow 01-JAN-12 yard
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