Birding Blitz, May 7, 2022

In place of our traditional KOS Spring Field Trips we held a one day "birding blitz", challenging birders to visit as many Kansas Counties as possible. We then ended the day with a Zoom social hour where about two dozen participants swapped stories of the day and shared their best, or favorite, sightings of the day. While we only managed to get about 1/3 of the counties covered, we did manage to collectively see 209 species on May 7th.

Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Lesser Scaup
Ruddy Duck
Northern Bobwhite
Wild Turkey
Greater Prairie-Chicken
Ring-necked Pheasant
Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Virginia Rail
Common Gallinule
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Snowy Plover
Upland Sandpiper
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Red Knot
Stilt Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Lesser Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Phalarope
Franklin's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Black Tern
Forster's Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Mississippi Kite
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Burrowing Owl
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Great Crested Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Bell's Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Loggerhead Shrike
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Horned Lark
Bank Swallow
Tree Swallow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Cedar Waxwing
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
Sedge Wren
Marsh Wren
Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Eastern Bluebird
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
House Sparrow
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Grasshopper Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Eastern Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Western Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Kentucky Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Black-headed Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Painted Bunting

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