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Emperor Goose, Black-Chinned Hummingbird, Eurasian Wigeon, Redhead, Tufted Duck, Long-Tailed Duck, Black and White-Winged Scoters, Mountain Quail, Ruffed Grouse, Red-Necked Grebe, Surfbird, Long-Billed Dowitcher, Wandering Tattler, Red Phalarope, Marbled Murrelet, Glaucous Gull, Least Tern, Common Tern, Black Skimmer, Great Frigatebird, Little Blue Heron, California Condor, Swainson's Hawk, Burrowing Owl, Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, Olive-Sided Flycatcher, Eastern Phoebe, Tropical Kingbird, Clark's Nutcracker, Eurasian Jackdaw, Bank Swallow, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Evening Grosbeak, Black-and-White Warbler, Lucy's Warbler, Green-Tailed Towhee, Brewer's Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Summer Tanager, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, and Blue Grosbeak.

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White-winged Crossbill - only saw one flock ever in July 2008 in Algonquin Park in Ontario. Surprisingly difficult to see, in my opinion.

Black Rail, Nelson’s Sparrow, Colima Warbler, Himalayan Snowcock, LeConte’s Sparrow.

There are others

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Fulvous-Whistling Duck, Barnacle Goose, Tufted Duck, Little Egret, Common Ringed Plover, Northern Lapwing, Great Gray Owl, Montezuma Quail, Northern Goshawk, Little Gull, Mangrove Cuckoo, Shiny Cowbird, Black Swift, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Kirtland’s Warbler, Pinyon Jay, Cave Swallow, Bicknell’s Thrush, Lapland Longspur, Connecticut Warbler, and Tricolored Blackbird. 
 

I’m sure there are a ton more. That’s just what I can think of at the moment. 

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A few of mine are: Cackling Goose, Surf Scoter, California Quail, American Coot, Sandhill Crane, Black-necked Stilt, Black Oystercatcher, Spotted Sandpiper, Common Loon, Pacific Loon, Brown Pelican, American Bittern, Golden Eagle, Zone-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Philadelphia Vireo, Clark's Nutcracker, Juniper Titmouse, Pygmy Nuthatch, Canyon Wren, Sage Thrasher, Vesper Sparrow, Bobolink, Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 

These are not all of them...

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15 minutes ago, blackburnian said:

Fulvous-Whistling Duck, Barnacle Goose, Tufted Duck, Little Egret, Common Ringed Plover, Northern Lapwing, Great Gray Owl, Montezuma Quail, Northern Goshawk, Little Gull, Mangrove Cuckoo, Shiny Cowbird, Black Swift, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Kirtland’s Warbler, Pinyon Jay, Cave Swallow, Bicknell’s Thrush, Lapland Longspur, Connecticut Warbler, and Tricolored Blackbird. 
 

I’m sure there are a ton more. That’s just what I can think of at the moment. 

Tell me a story! About a Great Gray Owl...

(I am under "shelter in place" here in CA, working from home, have cabin fever, very bored...)

Edited by AlexHenry

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White tailed hawk, great black hawk, green jay, Inca dove, black bellied plover, whooping cranes, red whiskered red bulbul and a flamingo 

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Red Knot, Eurasian Coot, Ring-necked Pheasant, Northern Bobwhite, Common Goldeneye, Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Golden-cheeked Warbler, Bronzed Cowbird, LeConte's Sparrow, Clay-colored Sparrow, European Greenfinch, Gray Catbird, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Horned Lark, Blue-headed Vireo, Prairie Falcon, European Bee-eater, Eastern Screech-Owl, Ferruginous Hawk, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Gray Heron, Tricolored Heron, Anhinga, Magnificent Frigatebird, Gull-billed Tern, Solitary Sandpiper, and Peregrine Falcon.

I think that is most of them.

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48 minutes ago, Nivalis said:

and a flamingo 

What species of flamingo?

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In the US (No Hawaii): Emperor Goose, Snail Kite, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Pin-tailed Whydah, Thick-billed Kingbird, Rock Sandpiper, Northern-pygmy Owl, Red-footed Booby, Yellow-green Vireo, Lapland Longspur, Solitary Sandpiper, Barid's Sandpiper, Dusky Grouse, Acadian Flycatcher, Ruff, Black Swift, Crissal Thrasher, Bendire's Thrasher, Rose-throated Becard, Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher, Lucifer Hummingbird, Mountezuma Quail, Botteri's Sparrow, Scaled Quail, Whiskered Screech Owl, Elf Owl, Grace's Warbler, Buff Breasted Flycatcher, Mexican Whip-por-whil, Greater Pewee, Elegant Trogon, Chichauan Raven, Mexican Duck, Virginia's Warbler, Blue throated Mountain Gem (New name!), Black-backed Woodpecker, Red-whiskerd Bulbul, Glacaous Gull, Brown Booby, Gargeny, Creasted Caracara, Yellow-thraoted Vireo, Chuck's-will-widow, California Gnatcatcher, Tufted Duck, Nelson's Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Long-eared Owl, Red0masked Parakeet, Northern Bobwhite, Common Ringed-Plover, Blackburnian Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Piping Plover, Turquoise Fronted Parakeet, Yellow-cheveroned Parakeet, Rose-ringed Parakeet, Scripps Murrelet, Guadalupe Murrelet, Black-chinned Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow, Leaches Storm Petrel, Manx Shearwater.

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Roadrunner, Gambels Quail, Yellow and Black billed Cuckoos ,Brown and Red headed nuthatch, BlackPole warbler,Pine Warbler, Bob o link, Blue headed vireo,Gila Woodpecker,Black Throated sparrow,Chimney Swift,Clapper Rail, Common Loon,Curelian Warbler, Great Crested Flycatcher, Greater Massinger, Gull billed tern. Least Flycatcher, Merlin,Northern Waterthrush,Phainopepla,Pilated Woodpecker, Ross's goose, Rose Breasted grosbeak, Ruddy Duck, Sea Side Sparrow, Sora, Spotted Sandpiper, worm eating warbler,yellow throated warbler.

plus a few others i probably missed 

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Edited by Johnd

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