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Moving the Car: 5/31/2012 - 7/15/2012 (Center on Map)

Moving the Car

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)



Bones on the Prairie After the rain
Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Northern River Otter (Lontra canadensis) Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) Northern Raccoon (Procyon lotor) Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis)
American Bison (Bison bison) American Red Squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) Swainsons Hawk (Buteo swainsoni)
Red-headed Woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) Kirtlands Warbler (Setophaga kirtlandii) Swainsons Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) - Juvenile Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) Elk (Cervus elaphus) - Female
Yellow Pine Chipmunk (Tamias amoenus) Brewers Sparrow (Spizella breweri) Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) - Male Breeding Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) - Audubons Male Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

This is a two-part trip that I took driving from Philadelphia to San Francisco via North Dakota and Yellowstone National Park.

Sites Visited - Click on a link to read the blog!

Flight 93 Memorial, Pennsylvania (5/31/2012)
Higgins Lake, Midwest United States (6/1/2012)
Grayling, Midwest United States (6/2/2012)
Nellsville Boardwalk, Midwest United States (6/3/2012)
Elgin, Midwest United States (7/8/2012)
Necedah NWR, Midwest United States (7/8/2012)
Route 53 Driveby, Midwest United States (7/8/2012)
Sax-Zim Bog, Midwest United States (7/9/2012)
Tamarack Lake, Midwest United States (7/9/2012)
170th St , Midwest United States (7/10/2012)
Arrowwood NWR, Midwest United States (7/10/2012)
Bluestem Prairie, Midwest United States (7/10/2012)
Chase Lake NWR, Midwest United States (7/10/2012)
I-94 Rest Stop, Midwest United States (7/10/2012)
McKenzie Slough, Midwest United States (7/11/2012)
Theodore Roosevelt National Park - South Unit, Midwest United States (7/11/2012)
Yellowstone National Park, Midwest United States (7/12/2012)
Grand Teton National Park, Midwest United States (7/13/2012)


Species Recorded (176)

Birds ( 149 )

Shoebill ( Balaenicipitidae )
American White Pelican - Pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Loons ( Gaviidae )
Common Loon - Gavia immer

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Western Grebe - Aechmophorus occidentalis
Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Double-crested Cormorant - Phalacrocorax auritus

Herons ( Ardeidae )
Great Egret - Ardea alba
Great Blue Heron - Ardea herodias
Green Heron - Butorides virescens
Black-crowned Night-Heron - Nycticorax nycticorax

Ibises and Spoonbills ( Threskiornithidae )
White-faced Ibis - Plegadis chihi

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Wood Duck - Aix sponsa
Northern Shoveler - Anas clypeata
Blue-winged Teal - Anas discors
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
Gadwall - Anas strepera
Lesser Scaup - Aythya affinis
Canada Goose - Branta canadensis
Barrow's Goldeneye - Bucephala islandica
Trumpeter Swan - Cygnus buccinator
Hooded Merganser - Lophodytes cucullatus

New World Vultures ( Cathartidae )
Turkey Vulture - Cathartes aura

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Red-tailed Hawk - Buteo jamaicensis
Broad-winged Hawk - Buteo platypterus
Ferruginous Hawk - Buteo regalis
Swainson's Hawk - Buteo swainsoni
Northern Harrier - Circus cyaneus
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Osprey - Pandion haliaetus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus
American Kestrel - Falco sparverius

Grouse, Turkeys, and Allies ( Phasianidae )
Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo
Ring-necked Pheasant - Phasianus colchicus
Sharp-tailed Grouse - Tympanuchus phasianellus

Rails, Gallinules, and Allies ( Rallidae )
American Coot - Fulica americana

Cranes ( Gruidae )
Sandhill Crane - Antigone canadensis

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Semipalmated Plover - Charadrius semipalmatus
Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus
American Avocet - Recurvirostra americana

Sandpipers and Allies ( Scolopacidae )
Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius
Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda
Wilson's Snipe - Gallinago delicata
American Woodcock - Scolopax minor
Lesser Yellowlegs - Tringa flavipes
Greater Yellowlegs - Tringa melanoleuca
Willet - Tringa semipalmata
Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black Tern - Chlidonias niger
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus
Ring-billed Gull - Larus delawarensis

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
Rock Pigeon - Columba livia
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Great Horned Owl - Bubo virginianus
Eastern Screech-Owl - Megascops asio

Nighthawks and Nightjars ( Caprimulgidae )
Common Nighthawk - Chordeiles minor

Swifts ( Apodidae )
White-throated Swift - Aeronautes saxatalis
Chimney Swift - Chaetura pelagica

Hummingbirds ( Trochilidae )
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Archilochus colubris

( Coccyzidae )
Black-billed Cuckoo - Coccyzus erythropthalmus

Kingfishers ( Alcedinidae )
Belted Kingfisher - Megaceryle alcyon

Piculets and Woodpeckers ( Picidae )
Northern Flicker - Colaptes auratus
Pileated Woodpecker - Dryocopus pileatus
Red-headed Woodpecker - Melanerpes erythrocephalus
Black-backed Woodpecker - Picoides arcticus
American Three-toed Woodpecker - Picoides dorsalis
Downy Woodpecker - Picoides pubescens
Hairy Woodpecker - Picoides villosus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Sphyrapicus varius

Tyrant Flycatchers ( Tyrannidae )
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Contopus cooperi
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Contopus virens
Alder Flycatcher - Empidonax alnorum
Hammond's Flycatcher - Empidonax hammondii
Cordilleran Flycatcher - Empidonax occidentalis
Willow Flycatcher - Empidonax traillii
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
Say's Phoebe - Sayornis saya
Eastern Kingbird - Tyrannus tyrannus
Western Kingbird - Tyrannus verticalis

Larks ( Alaudidae )
Horned Lark - Eremophila alpestris

Swallows ( Hirundinidae )
Barn Swallow - Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow - Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Bank Swallow - Riparia riparia
Tree Swallow - Tachycineta bicolor

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Raven - Corvus corax
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata
Clark's Nutcracker - Nucifraga columbiana
Gray Jay - Perisoreus canadensis
Black-billed Magpie - Pica hudsonia

Chickadees and Titmice ( Paridae )
Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus
Mountain Chickadee - Poecile gambeli

Nuthatches ( Sittidae )
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis

Wrens ( Troglodytidae )
Marsh Wren - Cistothorus palustris
Sedge Wren - Cistothorus platensis
House Wren - Troglodytes aedon

Kinglets ( Regulidae )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - Regulus calendula
Golden-crowned Kinglet - Regulus satrapa

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Veery - Catharus fuscescens
Swainson's Thrush - Catharus ustulatus
Mountain Bluebird - Sialia currucoides
Eastern Bluebird - Sialia sialis
American Robin - Turdus migratorius

Mockingbirds, Thrashers, and Allies ( Mimidae )
Gray Catbird - Dumetella carolinensis
Brown Thrasher - Toxostoma rufum

Wagtails and Pipits ( Motacillidae )
American Pipit - Anthus rubescens

Waxwings ( Bombycillidae )
Cedar Waxwing - Bombycilla cedrorum

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
European Starling - Sturnus vulgaris

Vireos ( Vireonidae )
Red-eyed Vireo - Vireo olivaceus

Wood-warblers ( Parulidae )
Common Yellowthroat - Geothlypis trichas
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Nashville Warbler - Oreothlypis ruficapilla
Yellow-rumped Warbler - Setophaga coronata
Kirtland's Warbler - Setophaga kirtlandii
Magnolia Warbler - Setophaga magnolia
Chestnut-sided Warbler - Setophaga pensylvanica
Yellow Warbler - Setophaga petechia
American Redstart - Setophaga ruticilla

Tanagers ( Thraupidae )
Western Tanager - Piranga ludoviciana

Grosbeaks and Buntings ( Cardinalidae )
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis
Lazuli Bunting - Passerina amoena
Dickcissel - Spiza americana

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Le Conte's Sparrow - Ammodramus leconteii
Grasshopper Sparrow - Ammodramus savannarum
Lark Sparrow - Chondestes grammacus
Dark-eyed Junco - Junco hyemalis
Swamp Sparrow - Melospiza georgiana
Lincoln's Sparrow - Melospiza lincolnii
Song Sparrow - Melospiza melodia
Savannah Sparrow - Passerculus sandwichensis
Spotted Towhee - Pipilo maculatus
Vesper Sparrow - Pooecetes gramineus
Brewer's Sparrow - Spizella breweri
Clay-colored Sparrow - Spizella pallida
Chipping Sparrow - Spizella passerina
White-throated Sparrow - Zonotrichia albicollis

American Blackbirds and Orioles ( Icteridae )
Red-winged Blackbird - Agelaius phoeniceus
Bobolink - Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Brewer's Blackbird - Euphagus cyanocephalus
Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula
Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius
Brown-headed Cowbird - Molothrus ater
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
Western Meadowlark - Sturnella neglecta
Yellow-headed Blackbird - Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

Cardueline Finches and Allies ( Fringillidae )
House Finch - Haemorhous mexicanus
Purple Finch - Haemorhous purpureus
Pine Siskin - Spinus pinus
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
House Sparrow - Passer domesticus

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