2018/2019 Updates

Name changes, other changes and corrections
Updates for previous years
 
Additions to the 2018/2019 Winter List
Note: The date specified on the left is the date when I added the species to the list. Unless otherwise specified, this is also the date when the species was observed.
 
Mar 11, 2019 Brown Thrasher / Moqueur roux - Quispamsis area (Quispamsis CBC results - Dec 29)
6:15 PM
148 species
Hoary Redpoll / Sizerin blanchâtre - Memramcook (Marco Vachon - Feb 8)
- Losier Settlement (Rosemonde Duguay, Denise Godin, Jolande St-Pierre - Feb 12
 
Additional species that were reported but not counted in the results for the 2018-2019 winter period:
Dunlin - Castalia, Grand Manan (Roger Burrows - Dec 31) Roger Burrows reported a probable Dunlin at Castalia on Dec 31; however, since the bird was reported as a "probable", the ID was uncertain so I chose not to include it in the totals but did feel it should be listed with question mark indicating that it was reported but the ID was uncertain.

Broad-winged Hawk - Cape Tormentine CBC (4 observers - Dec 15) There was a Broad-winged Hawk reported on the Cape Tormentine CBC and subsequently reported on eBird; however, after reading the description provided on eBird, I do not feel the description provides enough detail to rule out a possible first year Red-shouldered Hawk. Based on the comments provided, it appears that many other species were considered and ruled out but Red-shouldered Hawk does not appear to be one of the species considered and this is probably the species most likely to be mistaken for a Broad-winged Hawk in the winter. I still felt it was worth including in the list with a question mark to indicate that it was reported but that the ID is uncertain.

 
Jan 31, 2019
9:30 PM
146 species
Redhead / Fuligule à tête rouge - Saint John (David Putt - Jan 31)
 
Jan 29, 2019
6:50 PM
Ring-necked Duck / Fuligule à collier - Saint John (Don Gibson, Janet Kempster, Mark Morse - Jan 27-29)
- Sussex (Andrew McCartney - Jan 27)
145 species Spruce Grouse / Tétras du Canada - Memramcook-Hillsborough CBC (sometime between Dec 26 and Jan 1)
- Charlotte County (Todd Watts - Jan 29)
 
Jan 19, 2019
10:30 PM
143 species
Dovekie / Mergule nain - Point Lepreau (Karen Miller - Jan 19)
- Woodward's Cove, Grand Manan (Jennifer Pierce, Robert Hay - Jan 19)
 
Jan 18, 2019 Red-shouldered Hawk / Buse à épaulettes - Saint John (Janet Kempster - Jan 17)
10:30 PM Eastern Towhee / Tohi à flancs roux - Tide Head (Ron Bujold, Allen Madden - Jan 13)
142 species
 
Jan 5, 2019 Gadwall / Canard chipeau - Saint John (Jim Carroll - Jan 4)
10:35 PM American Kestrel / Crécerelle d'Amérique - Saint John (Lark Doyle - Dec 30)
140 species
 
Dec 29, 2018 Wood Duck / Canard branchu - Moncton (Paul St Thomas, Brian Stone - Dec 26)
9:00 AM Great Egret / Grande Aigrette - Castalia, Grand Manan (Mark Morse, Robert Hay - Dec 24)
138 species Black Vulture / Urubu noir - Saint John (Debbie McLaggan - Dec 9)
Clay-colored Sparrow / Bruant des plaines - Harvey, Albert County (Marc Leblanc, Rose-Alma Mallet, Normand Belliveau, Gilles Belliveau, Elaine Gallant - Dec 27)
 
Dec 17, 2018 Short-eared Owl / Hibou des marais - Melrose, Westmorland County (Valmond Bourque - first week of December)
8:00 PM
134 species
American Three-toed Woodpecker / Pic à dos rayé - Miscou (Denise Godin, Jolande St-Pierre, Rosemonde Duguay, Corinne Degrâce - Dec 15)
- Prichard Lake, Restigouche (Andrew Olive - Dec 17)
Gyrfalcon / Faucon gerfaut - White Head Ferry (Roger Burrows - Dec 10)
Lapland Longspur / Plectrophane lapon - Cape Tormentine (Carmella Melanson - Dec 13)
Lincoln's Sparrow / Bruant de Lincoln - White Head Island (Roger Burrows - Dec 13)
 
Dec 11, 2018 Tufted Titmouse / Mésange bicolore - St Stephen (Eric Marcum - Dec 10)
10:00 PM Gray Catbird / Moqueur chat - Seal Cove (Stuart Tingley, Rose-Alma Mallet, Carmella Melanson - Dec 11)
129 species
 
Dec 7, 2018
10:40 PM
Cooper's Hawk / Épervier de Cooper - Port Elgin (Roger Leblanc, Alain Clavette - Dec 3)
127 species
 
Dec 6, 2018 Northern Saw-whet Owl / Petite Nyctale - Quispamsis (Jim and Jean Wilson - Dec 6)
11:10 PM Black-backed Woodpecker / Pic à dos noir - Brockway (Bev and Derek McGee - Dec 6)
126 species Marsh Wren / Troglodyte des marais - Dieppe (Normand Belliveau, Cécile Léger, Rose-Alma Mallet, Carmella Melanson, Rosemonde Duguay-Chiasson, Réjean Laforge - Dec 6)
Townsend's Solitaire / Solitaire de Townsend - Richmond Corner (Cheryl Cox - Dec 6)
Hermit Thrush / Grive solitaire - Richibucto Village (Robert Shortall - Dec 5)
 
Dec 5, 2018 Golden Eagle / Aigle royal - Tantramar Marsh (Jason Gallant - Dec 5)
11:50 PM King Eider / Eider à tête grise - White Head Ferry (Roger Burrows - Dec 5)
121 species
 
Dec 4, 2018 Turkey Vulture / Urubu à tête rouge - Quispamsis (Joanne Savage - Dec 4)
11:00 PM Common Yellowthroat / Paruline masquée - Sackville (Pierre Janin - Dec 4)
119 species
 
Dec 3, 2018 Greater White-fronted Goose / Oie rieuse - Greenwich, Kings County (Scott Makepeace - Dec 2)
11:10 PM Wilson's Snipe / Bécassine de Wilson - White Head Island (Roger Burrows - Dec 3)
117 species Black-crowned Night-Heron / Bihoreau gris - Seal Cove, Grand Manan Island (Mark Wilcox - Dec 3)
Belted Kingfisher / Martin-pêcheur d'Amérique - Cape Spear (Cécile Léger, Rose-Alma Mallet, Normand Belliveau, Gilles Belliveau - Dec 3)
 
Dec 2, 2018 Ruffed Grouse / Gélinotte huppée - St Sauveur (Rosemonde Duguay - Dec 1)
- Campobello Island (Susan Cline - Dec 1)
11:40 PM Purple Sandpiper / Bécasseau violet - Machias Seal Island (Ralph Eldridge - Dec 1)
- Cape Tormentine (Carmella Melanson - Dec 1)
113 species Common Murre / Guillemot marmette - Machias Seal Island (Ralph Eldridge - Dec 1)
Atlantic Puffin / Macareux moine - Machias Seal Island (Ralph Eldridge - Dec 1)
Black-legged Kittiwake / Mouette tridactyle - Machias Seal Island (Ralph Eldridge - Dec 1)
- Miscou (Rosita Lanteigne, Michel Chiasson - Dec 2)
Northern Goshawk / Autour des palombes - Sackville (Marc-André Villard - Dec 2)
Barred Owl / Chouette rayée - Grand Manan Island (Mark Morse - Dec 1)
- Hampstead (Scott Makepeace - Dec 2)
- Riverside-Albert (Denis Doucet - Dec 2)
Peregrine Falcon / Faucon pèlerin - Machias Seal Island (Ralph Eldridge - Dec 1)
Cedar Waxwing / Jaseur d'Amérique - Fredericton (Don Gibson - Dec 2)
Red Crossbill / Bec-croisé des sapins - Campobello Island (Marina Bourque, Sandra Bourque, Susan Cline - Dec 1)
White-crowned Sparrow / Bruant à couronne blanche - Machias Seal Island (Ralph Eldridge - Dec 1)
- Moncton (Daryl Doucet - Dec 1)
Rusty Blackbird / Quiscale rouilleux - Richmond Settlement (Cheryl Cox - Dec 1)
Pine Warbler / Paruline des pins - Hampton (Claude Belanger - Dec 1)
- Weldon (Gordon Rattray - Dec 2)
 
Dec 1, 2018 Great Horned Owl / Grand-duc d'Amérique - Riverside-Albert (Denis and Helen Doucet)
11:30 PM Snowy Owl / Harfang des neiges - Pointe à Bouleau (Denise Godin, Rosemonde Duguay, Corinne Degrâce, Jolande St-Pierre)
100 species Winter Wren / Troglodyte des forêts - White Head Island (Mark Morse)
Purple Finch / Roselin pourpré - White Head Island (Mark Morse)
Swamp Sparrow / Bruant des marais - White Head Island (Mark Morse)
 
Dec 1, 2018:
7:00 PM
95 species
Below is a list of the species reported as of 7:00pm on Dec 1 - due to the amount of species listed in this update, I am not including location/observer in this update since most species were reported multiple times.

Brant / Bernache cravant
Canada Goose / Bernache du Canada
American Wigeon / Canard d'Amérique
Mallard / Canard colvert
American Black Duck / Canard noir
Northern Pintail / Canard pilet
Green-winged Teal / Sarcelle d'hiver
Greater Scaup / Fuligule milouinan
Lesser Scaup / Petit Fuligule
Common Eider / Eider à duvet
Harlequin Duck / Arlequin plongeur
Surf Scoter / Macreuse à front blanc
White-winged Scoter / Macreuse brune
Black Scoter / Macreuse à bec jaune
Long-tailed Duck / Harelde kakawi
Bufflehead / Petit Garrot
Common Goldeneye / Garrot à oeil d'or
Barrow's Goldeneye / Garrot d'Islande
Hooded Merganser / Harle couronné
Common Merganser / Grand Harle
Red-breasted Merganser / Harle huppé
Ring-necked Pheasant / Faisan de Colchide
Red-necked Grebe / Grèbe jougris
Horned Grebe / Grèbe esclavon
Rock Pigeon / Pigeon biset
Mourning Dove / Tourterelle triste
Sandhill Crane / Grue du Canada
Thick-billed Murre / Guillemot de Brünnich
Razorbill / Petit Pingouin
Black Guillemot / Guillemot à miroir
Bonaparte's Gull / Mouette de Bonaparte
Ring-billed Gull / Goéland à bec cerclé
Herring Gull / Goéland argenté
Iceland Gull / Goéland arctique
Lesser Black-backed Gull / Goéland brun
Glaucous Gull / Goéland bourgmestre
Great Black-backed Gull / Goéland marin
Red-throated Loon / Plongeon catmarin
Common Loon / Plongeon huard
Northern Gannet / Fou de Bassan
Double-crested Cormorant / Cormoran à aigrettes
Great Cormorant / Grand Cormoran
Great Blue Heron / Grand Héron
Northern Harrier / Busard des marais
Sharp-shinned Hawk / Épervier brun
Bald Eagle / Pygargue à tête blanche
Red-tailed Hawk / Buse à queue rousse
Rough-legged Hawk / Buse pattue
Red-bellied Woodpecker / Pic à ventre roux
Downy Woodpecker / Pic mineur
Hairy Woodpecker / Pic chevelu
Northern Flicker / Pic flamboyant
Pileated Woodpecker / Grand Pic
Merlin / Faucon émerillon
Northern Shrike / Pie-grièche boréale
Canada Jay / Mésangeai du Canada
Blue Jay / Geai bleu
American Crow / Corneille d'Amérique
Common Raven / Grand Corbeau
Horned Lark / Alouette hausse-col
Black-capped Chickadee / Mésange à tête noire
Boreal Chickadee / Mésange à tête brune
Red-breasted Nuthatch / Sittelle à poitrine rousse
White-breasted Nuthatch / Sitelle à poitrine blanche
Brown Creeper / Grimpereau brun
Carolina Wren / Troglodyte de Caroline
Golden-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne dorée
Ruby-crowned Kinglet / Roitelet à couronne rubis
American Robin / Merle d'Amérique
Northern Mockingbird / Moqueur polyglotte
European Starling / Étourneau sansonnet
Bohemian Waxwing / Jaseur boréal
House Sparrow / Moineau domestique
Evening Grosbeak / Gros-bec errant
Pine Grosbeak / Durbec des sapins
House Finch / Roselin familier
Common Redpoll / Sizerin flammé
White-winged Crossbill / Bec-croisé bifascié
Pine Siskin / Tarin des pins
American Goldfinch / Chardonneret jaune
Snow Bunting / Plectrophane des neiges
American Tree Sparrow / Bruant hudsonien
Chipping Sparrow / Bruant familier
Field Sparrow / Bruant des champs
Savannah Sparrow / Bruant des prés
Fox Sparrow / Bruant fauve
Song Sparrow / Bruant chanteur
White-throated Sparrow / Bruant à gorge blanche
Dark-eyed Junco / Junco ardoisé
Baltimore Oriole / Oriole de Baltimore
Red-winged Blackbird / Carouge à épaulettes
Brown-headed Cowbird / Vacher à tête brune
Common Grackle / Quiscale bronzé
Yellow-rumped Warbler / Paruline à croupion jaune
Northern Cardinal / Cardinal rouge
 
 
Name Changes, other changes and corrections   (Top of page)
 
Nov 26, 2018: Added Common Shelduck to the 2016/2017 winter list as the species has now been reviewed and accepted by the NB Bird Records Committee and will be added to the NB Checklist in the near future. This also increases the winter list total for the 2016/2017 period to 169 and increases our cumulative total to 269.

Also, a few species have had either their English or French names changed this year with the latest update to the American Ornithological Society (AOS) Checklist (or in a previous update without my knowledge):

- the English name for Gray Jay has been changed to Canada Jay (59th supplement to the AOS Checklist - Aug 2018)

- the French name for Northern Shrike has changed from Pie-grièche grise to Pie-grièche boréale (58th supplement to the AOS Checklist - Aug 2017)

- the French name for Yellow-breasted Chat has changed from Paruline polyglotte to Ictérie polyglotte (58th supplement to the AOS Checklist - Aug 2017)

TAXONOMY CHANGES: the order of families and species in the checklist has also been updated to match the current taxonomic order of the American Ornithological Society's (AOS) Checklist of North American Birds. Many of these changes were made several years ago by the AOS but I had not taken the time to make those updates to the winter list website until now.