Our Global Big Day 2020 Results

Global Big Day is a huge day in birdwatching for some reason. Everyone goes out and tries to find as many birds as they can. We visited three sites today for global big day (one of the sites with a brief second visit) so we got four eBird eligible checklists. We did not see anything too unusual but we had a really good day birding. Here are a few shots of the birds we saw on Big Day 2020. At the end of the post I wrote down our list for the whole day.

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)




Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus)



Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) singing in the falling snow — yes, it does snow in southeastern Canada in May

In order of appearance:

  1. American Robin
  2. Mallard
  3. Yellow Warbler
  4. Northern Cardinal
  5. Tree Swallow
  6. Common Grackle
  7. Red-winged Blackbird
  8. Song Sparrow
  9. Chipping Sparrow
  10. Great Blue Heron
  11. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  12. Ring-billed Gull
  13. American Goldfinch
  14. Barn Swallow
  15. Starling
  16. Canada Goose
  17. Double-crested Cormorant
  18. American Black Duck
  19. Spotted Sandpiper
  20. Killdeer
  21. Black-capped Chickadee
  22. House Finch
  23. Hairy Woodpecker
  24. Downy Woodpecker
  25. White-throated Sparrow
  26. Blue Jay
  27. Brown-headed Cowbird
  28. Rock Dove
  29. House Sparrow
  30. Wood Duck
  31. American Crow

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