The Twelve Days of Birding

Inspired by the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, I’m going to post one thing birding has brought me per day for each of the 12 days.

Golden Eagle

 On the First Day of Christmas, my teachers gave to me:

12 birds to go out and see!

In May of my Kindergarten year, two teachers gave us a sheet of 12 birds to go out and spot.  Some were easy – Black-capped Chickadee, Common Raven – and some a bit harder to find – Great-horned Owl, American Dipper.

I didn’t find all 12, but I did find 17 species in total – and so began my love of birds.

Thanks to Madame Lepage and Madame Sara for starting this!

Here’s the list of species that I saw in that challenge:

  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Canada Goose
  • American Robin
  • Golden Eagle
  • Black-billed Magpie
  • Osprey
  • Common Raven
  • Mallard
  • Blue Jay
  • Brown-headed Cowbird
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Pine Siskin
  • Common Merganser
  • Western Grebe
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Brewer’s Blackbird
  • Wilson’s Warbler

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