Nov 052018
 

I ran nearly 100 miles in October (92.75) and the most notable achievement was hitting my 15th – yup, 1-5 – attempt to see the rare BLACK-HEADED GULL that’s been up and down the Potomac River between the Georgetown waterfront and the National Airport for weeks. I struck out every, single, time. It’s an ignominious milestone but, at this point, worthy of celebration because, well, what else can I do?

I did add some new species for the year, including one in the District of Columbia—a YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER on the National Mall.

Another four species were earned during a 6.6 mile run along the Puget Sound back near Seattle: SNOW GOOSE, BARROW’S GOLDENEYE, DUNLIN and BROWN CREEPER. Despite seeing them the previous evening, Mew Gull and Bonaparte’s Gull remained elusive during my morning run.

I hope to run more in the Pacific Northwest around the holidays so I still have a chance at those and some other species like White-crowned and Golden-crowned Sparrows, Pigeon Guillemot, White-winged Scoter, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Red-necked Grebe…(voice trails off)

2018 “RUNNING LIST” – By the Numbers

Number of runs: 114
Total Mileage: 789.37
Total Species: 176
Avg Mileage: 6.92

Snow Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Gambel’s Quail
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
White-winged Dove
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Anna’s Hummingbird
Ridgway’s Rail
American Coot
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Killdeer
Long-billed Curlew
Sanderling
Dunlin
Long-billed Dowitcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
White-tailed Kite
Bald Eagle
Cooper’s Hawk
Harris’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Acorn Woodpecker
Gila Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Nuttall’s Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Merlin
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Steller’s Jay
Blue Jay
California Scrub-Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Black-capped Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Oak Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse
Verdin
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Pacific Wren
Winter Wren
Carolina Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Cactus Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Wrentit
Eastern Bluebird
Western Bluebird
Swainson’s Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Curve-billed Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Phainopepla
House Sparrow
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Spotted Towhee
Eastern Towhee
Canyon Towhee
California Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Lark Sparrow
Black-throated Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Orchard Oriole
Hooded Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Lucy’s Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

 Posted by at 6:49 pm

  One Response to “The “Running” List for 2018: October Update”

  1. Bravo, Adam!

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