Gustavus Birding Big Day 2010 Species List

Posted on July 27th, 2010 by

On May 15, 2010, sixty-three Gusties went birding. Many of these adventurers were located right here in Minnesota, but others were spread out throughout the country and still others were situated on different continents. Wherever they were, they compiled a list of the birds they saw on the first annual Gustavus Birding Big Day.

A very respectable total of 367 bird species was observed by participants across the globe, representing three continents (Africa, Europe, North America), three countries (Sweden, Tanzania, United States of America), eight U.S. States (California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin), and eighteen different locations in Minnesota. Below is the list of species observed in alphabetical order. Join us next year for the second annual Gustavus Birding Big Day on Saturday, May 14, 2011.

Abdim’s Stork

Abyss White-eye

Acadian Flycatcher

African Grey Hornbill

African Hawk Eagle

African Hoopoe

African Jacana

African Pied Wagtail

African Sand Martin

African Silverbill

African Spoonbill

African Water Rail

Alder Flycatcher

American Avocet

American Bittern

American Coot

American Crow

American Goldfinch

American Kestrel

American Pipit

American Redstart

American Robin

American White Pelican

Anna’s Hummingbird

Bald Eagle

Baltimore Oriole

Banded Parisoma

Bank Swallow

Bare-eyed Thrush

Barn Owl

Barn Swallow

Barred Owl

Beautiful Sunbird

Bell’s Vireo

Belted Kingfisher

Black Bishop

Black Crake

Black Heron

Black Phoebe

Black Tern

Black Vulture

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-backed Puffback

Blackburnian Warbler

Black-capped Chickadee

Black-capped Social Weaver

Black-cheeked Waxbill

Black-faced Sandgrouse

Black-headed Heron

Black-necked Grebe

Blackpoll Warbler

Black-shouldered Kite

Blacksmith Plover

Black-throated Barbet

Black-throated Green Warbler

Black-winged Stilt

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Jay

Blue Tit

Blue-capped Cordonbleu

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue-naped Mousebird

Blue-winged Teal

Blue-winged Warbler



Brewer’s Blackbird

Broad-winged Hawk

Brown Pelican

Brown Thrasher

Brown-breasted Barbet

Brown-headed Cowbird


California Gull

California Quail

California Towhee

Canada Goose

Cape May Warbler

Cardinal Quelea

Carolina Chickadee

Carolina Wren

Cassin’s Finch

Cattle Egret

Cedar Waxwing

Cerulean Warbler


Chestnut Sparrow

Chestnut Weaver

Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse

Chestnut-sided Warbler

Chimney Swift

Chipping Sparrow


Cliff Swallow

Common Bulbul

Common Grackle

Common Loon

Common Magpie

Common Moorhen

Common Nighthawk

Common Yellowthroat

Cooper’s Hawk

Crested Francolin

Crimson-rumped Waxbill

Crowned Plover

d-Arnaud’s Barbet

Double-crested Cormorant

Downy Woodpecker

Dwarf Bittern

Eastern Bluebird

Eastern Kingbird

Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Screech-Owl

Eastern Towhee

Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Egyptian Goose

Emerald-spotted Wood Dove

Eurasian Collared-Dove

European Blackbird

European Robin

European Starling

European White Stork

Fawn-colored Lark

Field Sparrow

Fiscal Shrike

Fischer Sparrowlark

Fischer’s Starling

Fish Eagle

Fork-tailed Drongo

Forster’s Tern

Franklin’s Gull

Fulvous Treeduck

Glossy Ibis

Golden-backed Weaver

Goliath Heron

Grasshopper Sparrow

Gray Catbird

Great Blue Heron

Great Crested Flycatcher

Great Egret

Great Horned Owl

Great Tit

Great White Pelican

Green Heron

Green-backed Camaroptera

Green-backed Heron


Green-winged Pytilia

Grey Crowned Crane

Grey Flycatcher

Grey Heron

Grey Wren Warbler

Grey-headed Gull

Grey-headed Kingfisher

Grey-headed Silverbill

Grey-headed Sparrow

Gull-billed Tern

Hadada Ibis

Hairy Woodpecker


Harris’s Sparrow

Hermit Thrush

Hildebrandt’s Francolin

Hildebrandt’s Starling

Hooded Merganser

Hooded Oriole

Horned Lark

Horus Swift

Hottentot Teal

House Finch

House Sparrow

House Wren

Hunter’s Sunbird

Indigo Bunting


Knob-billed Duck

Laughing Dove

Lazuli Bunting

Least Flycatcher

Lesser Goldfinch

Lesser Jacana

Lesser Masked Weaver

Lesser Scaup

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lilac-breasted Roller

Little Bee-eater

Little Blue Heron

Little Egret

Little Grebe

Little Sparrow Hawk

Little Swift

Long-tailed Cormorant

Long-tailed Fiscal

Long-toed Plover

Louisiana Waterthrush

Madagascar Bee-eater

Madagascar Squacco Heron

Magnolia Warbler

Malachite Kingfisher


Marbled Godwit

Marico Sunbird

Marsh Wren

Mourning Dove

Namaqua Dove

Nashville Warbler

Northern Bobwhite

Northern Cardinal

Northern Flicker

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Parula

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Northern Shoveler

Northern Waterthrush

Nubian Woodpecker

Oak Titmouse

Orange-bellied Parrot

Orchard Oriole



Pale Chanting Goshawk

Palm Warbler

Paradise Flycatcher

Paradise Whydah

Pied Crow

Pied Kingfisher

Pied-billed Grebe

Pileated Woodpecker

Pine Warbler

Pink-breasted Lark

Pin-tailed Whydah

Plain Martin

Prairie Warbler

Prothonotary Warbler

Purple Finch

Purple Gallinule

Purple Grenadier

Purple Martin

Pygmy Batis

Pygmy Nuthatch

Rattling Cisticola

Red-and-yellow Barbet

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-billed Buffalo Weaver

Red-billed Oxpecker

Red-billed Quelea

Red-billed Teal

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Red-chested Cuckoo

Red-eyed Dove

Red-eyed Vireo

Red-fronted Warbler

Red-headed Woodpecker

Red-knobbed Coot

Red-necked Grebe

Red-shouldered Hawk

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-winged Blackbird

Red-winged Starling

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-necked Dove

Ring-necked Pheasant

Rock Pigeon

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rosy-patched Bush-Shrike

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Rufous-tailed Weaver

Ruppell’s Robin Chat

Sacred Ibis

Sand Martin

Sandhill Crane

Savannah Sparrow

Scaly Chatterer

Scarlet Tanager

Sedge Wren

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Silvery-cheeked Hornbill

Slate-colored Boubou

Snowy Egret

Solitary Sandpiper

Song Sparrow


Southern Grosbeak Canary

Southern Pochard

Southern Red Bishop

Speckled Mousebird

Speckled Pigeon

Spotted Morning-Thrush

Spotted Sandpiper

Spur-winged Goose

Spur-winged Lapwing

Squacco Heron

Square-tailed Nightjar

Steel-blue Whydah

Straw-tailed Whydah

Striped Swallow

Sulphur-breasted Bush-Shrike

Superb Starling

Swainson’s Thrush

Swamp Sparrow

Taita Fiscal

Taveta Golden Weaver

Tawny-flanked Prinia

Temminck’s Courser

Tennessee Warbler

Three-banded Sand Plover

Tree Swallow

Trumpeter Swan

Tufted Titmouse

Turkey Vulture

Two-banded Courser

Variable Sunbird


Verreaux’s Eagle Owl

Vesper Sparrow

Virginia Rail

Vitelline Masked Weaver

Von der Decken’s Hornbill

Warbling Vireo

Wattled Starling

Western Bluebird

Western Scrub-Jay

Western Tanager

Whiskered Tern

White-backed Duck

White-bellied Canary

White-bellied Go-away Bird

White-breasted Nuthatch

White-browed Coucal

White-browed Scrub Robin

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver

White-crowned Shrike

White-crowned Sparrow

White-eyed Vireo

White-faced Treeduck

White-headed Buffalo Weaver

White-headed Mousebird

White-rumped Swift

White-throated Sparrow

Wild Turkey

Willow Flycatcher

Winding Cisticola

Wire-tailed Swallow

Wood Duck

Wood Owl

Wood Thrush

Worm-eating Warbler

Yellow Bishop

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-bellied Eremomela

Yellow-bellied Greenbul

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Yellow-billed Egret

Yellow-breasted Apalis

Yellow-breasted Chat

Yellow-collared Lovebird

Yellow-crowned Bishop

Yellow-headed Blackbird

Yellow-necked Spurfowl

Yellow-rumped Seedeater

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-throated Warbler


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