My Nova Scotia List

Just for interest, this is my Nova Scotia list using the new, 2017 taxonomic order. The list has the species, site of the first tick and date. Where I have a photo of the first tick I’ll use it, or I’ll use a photo of the same species seen subsequently in NS. Really this is just a way of sticking up a Nova Scotia bird gallery – enjoy. * means I have found my own at some point; it’s not all twitching you know! This is a work in progress

300 species as at 21-1-2017.

Pink-footed Goose      Cape John       26/11/2016. Photo from Yarmouth, Jan 2017.

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Greater White-fronted Goose Shubacanadie  5 December 2015. Photo from Yarmouth, Jan 2017.

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Snow Goose    Yarmouth GC 25 December 2015. Photo from CSI, Jan 2017.

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Brant   Daniel’s Head – CSI    21 April 2015

Cackling Goose           Truro   12 November 2015

Canada Goose Newville Lake 6 November 2014

Wood Duck    Near Ingomar  19 April 2015. Photo from Upper Wood Harbour, Dec 2016.

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Gadwall          Belleisle Marsh            14 June 2015

Eurasian Wigeon         Grande Isle     8 November 2014

American Wigeon       Grande Isle     8 November 2014

American Black Duck Yarmouth        7 November 2014. Photo from whenever.

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Mallard            Newville Lake 6 November 2014

Blue-winged Teal        Belleisle Marsh            14 June 2015

Northern Shoveler       Overton           12 June 2015

Northern Pintail          Chebogue Point          7 November 2014

Green-winged Teal     Chebogue Point          7 November 2014

Redhead          French Basin Trail, Annapolis Royal  7 November 2015

Ring-necked Duck      Chebogue Point          7 November 2014

Tufted Duck   Baker’s Flats CSI        27 January 2016, the bird.

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Greater Scaup Grande Isle     8 November 2014

Lesser Scaup   Grande Isle     8 November 2014, photo from Pleasant Lake, 2016.

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Common Eider            Yarmouth        7 November 2014

Harlequin Duck           Petit Port l’Herbert      22 October 2015

Surf Scoter      Ship Harbour   9 November 2014

White-winged Scoter  Parker’s Cove  6 November 2014

Black Scoter    Ship Harbour   9 November 2014

Long-tailed Duck  The Hawk – CSI  07 November 2014

Bufflehead – The Hawk, CSI. 07 November 2014, Photo from Yarmouth, Jan 2016.

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Common Goldeneye   West Smithville Wharf           22 April 2015

Barrow’s Goldeneye   Yarmouth Harbour      8 December 2015, Photo Jan 2017.

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Hooded Merganser     Prospect Rd    8 November 2014

Common Merganser    Pleasant Lake  19 April 2015

Red-breasted Merganser         Yarmouth        7 November 2014

Ruddy Duck   French Basin Trail, Annapolis Royal  7 November 2015

Ring-necked Pheasant            Rawdon          6 November 2014

Ruffed Grouse            Port Bickerton 9 November 2014

Spruce Grouse Port Bickerton 9 November 2014

Pied-billed Grebe        Goose Creek Marsh    7 June 2015

Horned Grebe Ship Harbour   9 November 2014

Red-necked Grebe      The Hawk – CSI          7 November 2014

Rock Pigeon    Amherst          6 November 2014

White-winged Dove   CSI – The Hawk          15 June 2015

Mourning Dove           Rawdon          6 November 2014

Yellow-billed Cuckoo Dartmouth       01/11/2016

Black-billed Cuckoo   Dunblevin – Clam Point          17 June 2015

Common Nighthawk  Clyde River Road area           13 August 2015

Chimney Swift            Rest Stop – name         29 May 2015

Ruby-throated Hummingbird Dunblevin – Clam Point          5 June 2015

Rufous Hummingbird Kemptville      16 August 2015

Sora     Belleisle Marsh            14 June 2015

Common Gallinule      Cripple Creek Beach trail        25 May 2016

American Coot            Grande Isle     9 November 2014

Sandhill Crane            Carroll’s Corner           5 December 2015

American Oystercatcher         The Hawk – CSI          3 June 2015

Black-bellied Plover    Chebogue Point          7 November 2014

American Golden-Plover        Brier Island     26 August 2015

Semipalmated Plover  The Hawk – CSI          4 July 2015

Piping Plover   Daniel’s Head – CSI    3 June 2015

Killdeer           Chebogue Point          29 June 2015

Upland Sandpiper       Daniel’s Head – CSI    8 June 2016

Whimbrel        Baccaro Peninsula       23 April 2015

Hudsonian Godwit     The Hawk – CSI          23 July 2015

Marbled Godwit         Stumpy Cove, CSI      9 October 2015

Ruddy Turnstone        The Hawk – CSI          3 June 2015

Red Knot        The Hawk – CSI          7 November 2014

Ruff    Amherst Water Treatment Plant         22 July 2016

Stilt Sandpiper            The Hawk – CSI          22 July 2015

Curlew Sandpiper       The Hawk – CSI          7 May 2016

Sanderling       The Hawk – CSI          7 November 2014

Dunlin Chebogue Point          7 November 2014

Purple Sandpiper         Baccaro Peninsula       23 November 2015

Baird’s Sandpiper        The Cape, CSI            1 September 2015

Least Sandpiper          The Hawk – CSI          6 July 2015

White-rumped Sandpiper        The Hawk – CSI          13 August 2015

Buff-breasted Sandpiper        The Cape, CSI            5 September 2015

Pectoral Sandpiper      Chebogue Point          7 November 2014

Semipalmated Sandpiper        The Hawk – CSI          6 July 2015

Western Sandpiper      Daniel’s Head – CSI    20 September 2015

Short-billed Dowitcher           The Hawk – CSI          7 November 2014

Long-billed Dowitcher           Seal Island      27 September 2015

Wilson’s Snipe The Cape, CSI            4 October 2015

American Woodcock  Dunblevin – Clam Point          26 March 2016

Spotted Sandpiper      Cripple Creek Beach trail        30 June 2015

Solitary Sandpiper      Beverage Road, Wedgeport   22 July 2015

Greater Yellowlegs     The Hawk – CSI          7 November 2014

Willet  Drinking Brook Park   20 April 2015

Lesser Yellowlegs       Chebogue Point          29 June 2015

Red-necked Phalarope            Baccaro Peninsula       25 July 2015

Red Phalarope Brier Island Whale trip           29 July 2015

South Polar Skua        Atlantic Canada Brier Pelagic            24 September 2016

Pomarine Jaeger          Brier Island Whale trip           29 July 2015

Parasitic Jaeger            Baccaro Peninsula       15 August 2015

Dovekie           Baccaro Peninsula       29 October 2015

Common Murre           Brier Island Whale trip           29 July 2015

Thick-billed Murre      Daniel’s Head – CSI    6 November 2015

Razorbill          Baccaro Peninsula       22 April 2015

Black Guillemot          Yarmouth        7 November 2014

Atlantic Puffin            The Cape, CSI            18 July 2015

Black-legged Kittiwake          Baccaro Peninsula       15 August 2015

Sabine’s Gull   Daniel’s Head – CSI    1 November 2015

Bonaparte’s Gull         McCormac’s Beach     8 November 2014

Black-headed Gull      The Cape, CSI            25 September 2015

Laughing Gull The Hawk – CSI          9 July 2015

Common Gull Lower Sackville          3 February 2016

Ring-billed Gull          Amherst          6 November 2014

Herring Gull    Newville Lake 6 November 2014

Thayer’s Gull   Pubnico           15/01/2017

Iceland Gull    Yarmouth        18 April 2015

Lesser Black-backed Gull       Daniel’s Head – CSI    15 September 2015

Glaucous Gull Round Bay area          23 April 2015

Great Black-backed Gull        Yarmouth        7 November 2014

Black Tern       Amherst          22 July 2016

Roseate Tern   Pond Road, Lower West Pubnico      7 June 2015

Common Tern Drinking Brook Park   31 May 2015

Arctic Tern      CSI – The Hawk          3 June 2015

Sandwich (Cabot’s) Tern        Daniel’s Head – CSI    20 July 2015

Red-throated Loon     Yarmouth        7 November 2014

Common Loon            Yarmouth        7 November 2014

Northern Fulmar         Baccaro Peninsula       28 July 2015

Cory’s Shearwater       Baccaro Peninsula       28 July 2015

Sooty Shearwater        Daniel’s Head – CSI    19 June 2015

Great Shearwater        Daniel’s Head – CSI    19 June 2015

Manx Shearwater        Daniel’s Head – CSI    28 July 2015

Wilson’s Storm-Petrel Baccaro Peninsula       17 July 2015

Leach’s Storm-Petrel   Baccaro Peninsula       28 August 2015

Brown Booby Canso Causeway         29/10/2016

Northern Gannet         Peggy’s Cove  8 November 2014

Double-crested Cormorant     Yarmouth        7 November 2014

Great Cormorant         The Hawk – CSI          7 November 2014

American White Pelican         West Pubnico  7 December 2015

American Bittern        Belleisle Marsh            14 June 2015

Least Bittern   The Hawk – CSI          16 September 2016

Great Blue Heron        Chebogue Point          7 November 2014

Great Egret     Daniel’s Head – CSI    18 June 2015

Snowy Egret   Daniel’s Head – CSI    22 April 2016

Little Blue Heron        Cunningham Road, Pubnico   7 June 2015

Tricolored Heron         Daniel’s Head – CSI    31 July 2016

Cattle Egret     Spry Bay         9 November 2014

Green Heron   Lower West Pubnico – Rock Rd         6 May 2016

Black-crowned Night-Heron  Overton           30 May 2015

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron            Argyle 14 July 2015

Glossy Ibis      Daniel’s Head – CSI    23 April 2016

Turkey Vulture            Rawdon          18 April 2015

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Bald Eagle      Nr Truro          6 November 2014

Northern Harrier         Mavillette Beach Park 18 April 2015

Sharp-shinned Hawk  Annapolis Crossing     18 April 2015

Cooper’s Hawk           Rawdon          18 April 2015

Northern Goshawk     Barrington       23 April 2015

Red-shouldered Hawk            Pleasant Lake  30 December 2015

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Broad-winged Hawk  Pleasant Lake  25 April 2015

Red-tailed Hawk        Newville Lake 6 November 2014

Rough-legged Hawk   Villagedale      17 December 2015

Great Horned Owl      Clyde River Road area           10 July 2015

Snowy Owl     Chibogue Point           7 November 2014

Barred Owl     Quinn’s Road, Clyde River     15 July 2015

Short-eared Owl         The Hawk – CSI          1 December 2015

Northern Saw-whet Owl        Church Point, Digby Co         10 November 2015

Belted Kingfisher       The Hawk – CSI          7 November 2014

Red-headed Woodpecker       Atwood’s Brook         16 October 2015

Red-bellied Woodpecker        Boulder Cove, Shelburne        25 April 2015

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker       The Hawk – CSI          7 November 2014

Downy Woodpecker   Boulder Cove, Shelburne        25 April 2015

Hairy Woodpecker      Taylor Head Park        9 November 2014

Black-backed Woodpecker     Uniacke House            25 December 2015

Northern Flicker          Rawdon          18 April 2015

Pileated Woodpecker  Musquodoboit 9 November 2014

American Kestrel        The Hawk – CSI          22 April 2015

Merlin  Baccaro Peninsula       22 April 2015

Peregrine Falcon         The Hawk – CSI          7 November 2014

Olive-sided Flycatcher            Curry Road     14 July 2015

Eastern Wood-Pewee Clam Point – Cripple Creek Trail        5 June 2015

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher       Clam Point – Cripple Creek Trail        5 June 2015

Alder Flycatcher         Dunblevin – Clam Point          30 May 2015

Willow Flycatcher       Broad Brook Park, Yarmouth.            14 July 2015

Least Flycatcher          Dunblevin – Clam Point          7 June 2015

Eastern Phoebe           Wilson Road – Quinan            20 June 2015

Say’s Phoebe   The Hawk – CSI          5 September 2015

Great Crested Flycatcher        Fort Creek Park, Baccaro        17 July 2015

Western Kingbird       Beverage Road, Wedgeport   14 September 2015

Eastern Kingbird         Cunningham Road – Pubnico  7 June 2015

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher         Jeddore Road  28 June 2016

Northern Shrike          The Hawk – CSI          27/10/2016

White-eyed Vireo       The Hawk – CSI          13 October 2015

Bell’s Vireo     Dartmouth       29 October 2016

Yellow-throated Vireo            Dartmouth       4 November 2016

Blue-headed Vireo      Wilson Road – Quinan            20 June 2015

Philadelphia Vireo      Cape Forchu    30 August 2015

Warbling Vireo           Cape Forchu    14 September 2015

Red-eyed Vireo          Dunblevin – Clam Point          5 June 2015

Gray Jay          Port Bickerton 9 November 2014

Blue Jay          Newville Lake 6 November 2014

American Crow           Amherst          6 November 2014

Common Raven          Newville Lake 6 November 2014

Horned Lark   Cook’s Beach  7 October 2015

Purple Martin  CSI – The Hawk          21 June 2015

Tree Swallow  Peggy’s Cove  8 November 2014

Northern Rough-winged Swallow      Chebogue Point          4 August 2016

Bank Swallow Belleisle Marsh            14 June 2015

Cliff Swallow Armstrong Road         9 June 2015

Barn Swallow Chebogue Point          24 April 2015

Black-capped Chickadee        Newville Lake 6 November 2014

Boreal Chickadee        Taylor Head Park        9 November 2014

Red-breasted Nuthatch           Newville Lake 6 November 2014

White-breasted Nuthatch        Miner’s Marsh 24 July 2015

Brown Creeper            Miller Point Peace Park – Lununburg  27 June 2015

House Wren    The Hawk – CSI          18 October 2015

Winter Wren   Rawdon          18 April 2015

Western Marsh Wren  The Cape, CSI            13 October 2016

Carolina Wren Cape Forchu    24 August 2016

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher            Sandy Cove Road, Sambro    6 September 2016

Golden-crowned Kinglet        Taylor Head Park        9 November 2014

Ruby-crowned Kinglet           Briar Island     26 September 2015

Eastern Bluebird         East Kemptville          5 July 2015

Mountain Bluebird      Mavillette Beach Park 22 November 2015

Veery  Quinan            3 July 2015

Gray-cheeked Thrush  Chebogue Point          8 May 2016

Swainson’s Thrush      Clyde River Road area           18 June 2015

Hermit Thrush Round Bay area          23 April 2015

Redwing         Pleasant Hill Cemetery – L Sackville  12 February 2016

American Robin          Rawdon          16 November 2014

Gray Catbird   Dunblevin – Clam Point          29 May 2015

Brown Thrasher          Clark’s Harbour (Johnny’s)      1 May 2016

Northern Mockingbird            Chebogue Point          25 November 2015

European Starling       Generic Nova Scotia

Bohemian Waxwing   Tusket 1 February 2016

Cedar Waxwing          Dunblevin – Clam Point          29 May 2015

House Sparrow           Halifax            8 November 2014

American Pipit            The Cape, CSI            16 September 2015

Pine Grosbeak Nr Sable River            8 January 2016

House Finch    Overton           29 June 2015

Purple Finch    Lower Argyle  25 April 2015

Red Crossbill  Broad Cove     19 February 2016

White-winged Crossbill          Uniacke House            25 December 2015

Common Redpoll        Shubacanadie  6 November 2014

Pine Siskin      Parker’s Cove  6 November 2014

American Goldfinch   Newville Lake 6 November 2014

Evening Grosbeak       Ohio Road      7 November 2014

Lapland Longspur       The Cape, CSI            4 October 2015

Snow Bunting Taylor Head Park        9 November 2014

Ovenbird         Roseway River, Back Lake    14 June 2015

Northern Waterthrush Cape Forchu    3 September 2015

Black-and-white Warbler        Clyde River Road area           18 June 2015

Tennessee Warbler      Cape Forchu    14 September 2015

Orange-crowned Warbler       The Hawk – CSI          12 October 2015

Nashville Warbler       Bear Point       23 August 2015

MacGillivray’s Warbler           Falmouth         4 November 2016

Mourning Warbler       Daniel’s Head – CSI    3 September 2015

Common Yellowthroat           Dunblevin – Clam Point          29 May 2015

Hooded Warbler         Cape Forchu    13 October 2015

American Redstart      Goose Creek Marsh    7 June 2015

Cape May Warbler      Cape Forchu    16 August 2015

Northern Parula           Sand Hills Beach Park            11 June 2015

Magnolia Warbler       Clam Point – Cripple Creek Trail        5 June 2015

Bay-breasted Warbler Rockland         7 September 2015

Blackburnian Warbler Dunblevin – Clam Point          16 July 2015

Yellow Warbler           Dunblevin – Clam Point          29 May 2015

Chestnut-sided Warbler          Clyde River Road area           18 June 2015

Blackpoll Warbler       Bear Point       23 August 2015

Black-throated Blue Warbler  Cape Forchu    30 August 2015

Palm Warbler  Kejimkujik National Park – seaside     24 April 2015

Pine Warbler   Miller Point Peace Park – Lununburg  27 June 2015

Myrtle Warbler            Goose Creek Marsh    7 June 2015

Yellow-throated Warbler        Cape Forchu    17 August 2015

Prairie Warbler            Cape Forchu    16 August 2015

Black-throated Green Warbler            Sand Hills Beach Park            11 June 2015

Canada Warbler          Cape Forchu    14 August 2015

Wilson’s Warbler         Cape Forchu    23 August 2015

Yellow-breasted Chat Cape Forchu    3 September 2015

Eastern Towhee          Louis B Rd, W Pubnico          7 January 2016

American Tree Sparrow          Daniel’s Head – CSI    27 October 2015

Chipping Sparrow       Taylor Head Park        19 November 2014

Clay-colored Sparrow Dunblevin – Clam Point          13 September 2015

Field Sparrow Lower Argyle  25 April 2015

Vesper Sparrow          Chebogue Point          30 August 2015

Lark Sparrow  West Head, Lockeport            7 September 2015

Savannah Sparrow      Chebogue Point          25 April 2015

Grasshopper Sparrow  Point Pleasant Park, Halifax   1 November 2016

Nelson’s Sparrow        Cunningham Road – Pubnico  7 June 2015

Red Fox Sparrow        Rawdon          18 April 2015

Song Sparrow Yarmouth        7 November 2014

Lincoln’s Sparrow       The Hawk – CSI          12 October 2015

Swamp Sparrow          Goose Creek Marsh    7 June 2015

White-throated Sparrow         Lower Argyle  25 April 2015

White-crowned Sparrow         Rossway – Digby Co   26 September 2015

Dark-eyed Junco         Ohio Road      7 November 2014

Summer Tanager         Popes Rd, Lower Woods Harbour     6 May 2016

Northern Cardinal       Yarmouth        6 November 2014

Rose-breasted Grosbeak         Drinking Brook Park   12 July 2015

Blue Grosbeak            Mike & Sandra’s, Clam Point 10 October 2015

Indigo Bunting           Lower Argyle  25 April 2015

Dickcissel        Dunblevin – Clam Point          1 October 2015

Bobolink         Belleisle Marsh            14 June 2015

Red-winged Blackbird           Rawdon          18 April 2015

Yellow-headed Blackbird       The Hawk – CSI          25 October 2016

Rusty Blackbird          The Hawk – CSI          22 April 2015

Common Grackle        Port Bickerton 9 November 2014

Brown-headed Cowbird         Pinkey’s Point 18 April 2015

Orchard Oriole            Cape Forchu    30 August 2015

Baltimore Oriole         Dunblevin – Clam Point          29 May 2015