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Chronological listing of species seen in Ohio in 2018

JAN. 1 - Franklin, Fayette, and Pickaway Counties
1 - Dark-eyed Junco
2 - House Finch
3 - White-throated Sparrow
4 - Northern Cardinal
5 - Downy Woodpecker
6 - Carolina Chickadee
7 - American Goldfinch
8 - Red-bellied Woodpecker
9 - Blue Jay
10 - House Sparrow
11 - White-breasted Nuthatch
12 - Tufted Titmouse
13 - Northern Flicker
14 - American Robin
15 - Yellow-rumped Warbler
16 - Eastern Towhee
17 - Hermit Thrush
18 - Carolina Wren
19 - European Starling
20 - Ring-billed Gull
21 - Song Sparrow
22 - Mew Gull
23 - Mallard
24 - Hooded Merganser
25 - American Crow
26 - Mourning Dove
27 - Rock Pigeon
28 - American Tree Sparrow
29 - Savannah Sparrow
30 - White-crowned Sparrow
31 - Eastern Bluebird
32 - Swamp Sparrow
33 - Canada Goose
34 - Golden-crowned Kinglet
35 - Northern Harrier
36 - Belted Kingfisher
37 - Winter Wren
38 - Horned Lark
39 - Lapland Longspur
40 - Brown Creeper
41 - Great Blue Heron
42 - Black Vulture
43 - Red-tailed Hawk
44 - Short-eared Owl


Evening along bank of frozen Deer Creek Reservoir, Pickaway County
Location of year bird 42 - Black Vulture

JAN. 2 - Franklin County
45 - Hairy Woodpecker
46 - Common Goldeneye
47 - Common Merganser
48 - Ring-necked Duck
49 - Mute Swan
50 - Redhead
51 - American Black Duck
52 - Bald Eagle
53 - Bufflehead
54 - Gadwall
55 - Northern Shoveler
56 - Dunlin
57 - American Wigeon
58 - Red-breasted Merganser
59 - Brown Thrasher
60 - Wild Turkey


Wooded Thicket, Franklin County
Location of year bird 59 - Brown Thrasher

JAN. 3 - Licking and Muskingum Counties
61 - Turkey Vulture
62 - Herring Gull
63 - Common Grackle
64 - Rough-legged Hawk
65 - Eastern Meadowlark
66 - American Kestrel

JAN. 4 - Pickaway and Ross Counties
67 - Snow Goose
68 - Pileated Woodpecker
69 - Fox Sparrow
70 - Tundra Swan
71 - Northern Pintail

JAN. 5 - Franklin County
72 - Double-crested Cormorant
73 - Northern Mockingbird
74 - Canvasback
75 - Pied-billed Grebe

JAN. 6 - Lorain and Cuyahoga Counties
76 - Peregrine Falcon
77 - Snow Bunting
78 - Cooper's Hawk
79 - Great Black-backed Gull
80 - Lesser Scaup
81 - American Coot
82 - Iceland Gull
83 - Glaucous Gull
84 - Lesser Black-backed Gull
85 - Black-capped Chickadee
86 - Red-headed Woodpecker

JAN. 9  - Hocking and Vinton Counties
87 - Red-shouldered Hawk
88 - Pine Siskin
89 - Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

JAN. 10 - Franklin County
90 - Merlin

JAN. 11 - Cuyahoga County
91 - Ruddy Duck
92 - Greater Scaup
93 - Sharp-shinned Hawk

JAN. 20 - Franklin County
94 - Barred Owl
95 - Red-winged Blackbird
96 - Field Sparrow

JAN. 30 - Pickaway and Fayette Counties
97 - Greater White-fronted Goose
98 - Eastern Screech-Owl
99 - Horned Grebe
100 - Great Horned Owl

FEB. 18 - Pickaway and Franklin Counties
101 - Wood Duck
102 - Killdeer

FEB. 26 - Pickaway County
103 - Red-necked Grebe
104 - Snowy Owl
105 - Green-winged Teal
106 - Brown-headed Cowbird
107 - Rusty Blackbird

MARCH 4 - Ross, Pickaway, and Fayette Counties
108 - Eastern Phoebe
109 - Tree Swallow
110 - American Woodcock


Scioto Trail State Forest, Ross County
location of year bird 108, Eastern Phoebe

MARCH 11 - Pickaway County
111 - Greater Yellowlegs
112 - Wilson's Snipe

MARCH 19 - Pickaway County
113 - Bonaparte's Gull
114 - Pectoral Sandpiper
115 - Common Loon

MARCH 26 - Fayette and Pickaway Counties
116 - Osprey
117 - White-winged Scoter
118 - American Pipit
119 - Barn Swallow

APRIL 1 - Fayette and Pickaway Counties
120 - Vesper Sparrow
121 - Blue-winged Teal
122 - Red-throated Loon
123 - Northern Rough-winged Swallow

APRIL 2 - Ross and Clark Counties
124 - Chipping Sparrow
125 - Pine Warbler
126 - Louisiana Waterthrush
127 - American White Pelican
128 - Ross's Goose


The arrival of warbler season at Scioto Trail State Forest, Ross County
Location of year bird 124, Chipping Sparrow

APRIL 5 - Pickaway County
129 - Lesser Yellowlegs

APRIL 8 - Scioto and Pike Counties
130 - Yellow-throated Warbler
131 - Blue-headed Vireo
132 - Broad-winged Hawk
133 - Great Egret


A cold and delayed spring
at Shawnee State Forest, Scioto County
location of year bird 130, Yellow-throated Warbler

APRIL 14 - Franklin County
134 - Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
135 - Ruby-crowned Kinglet
136 - Black-throated Green Warbler
137 - House Wren

APRIL 16 - Pickaway County
138 - Spotted Sandpiper
139 - Bank Swallow
140 - Solitary Sandpiper

APRIL 17 - Ross and Jackson Counties
141 - Yellow-throated Vireo
142 - Ruffed Grouse
143 - White-eyed Vireo
144 - Wood Thrush
145 - Prairie Warbler
146 - Green Heron
147 - Common Yellowthroat


Another balmy spring day
at Scioto Trail State Forest, Ross County
location of year bird 141, Yellow-throated Vireo

APRIL 19 - Franklin County
148 - Cliff Swallow
149 - Red-eyed Vireo

APRIL 20 - Vinton County
150 - Henslow's Sparrow
151 - Ovenbird
152 - Black-and-white Warbler
153 - Scarlet Tanager
154 - Northern Parula
155 - Prothonotary Warbler


Cold weather continues, but with some sunshine
at Zaleski State Forest, Vinton County
location of year bird 152, Black-and-white Warbler

APRIL 21 - Franklin County
156 - Chimney Swift

APRIL 22 - Ross and Jackson Counties
157 - Hooded Warbler
158 - Worm-eating Warbler
159 - Nashville Warbler
160 - Blue-winged Warbler
161 - Eastern Kingbird


Wooded hillside at Scioto Trail State Forest, Ross County
location of year bird 158, Worm-eating Warbler

APRIL 23 - Franklin County
162 - Cedar Waxwing

APRIL 26 - Ross, Pickaway, and Fayette Counties
162 - American Redstart
163 - Gray Catbird
164 - Cerulean Warbler
165 - Sora
166 - Virginia Rail
167 - Common Gallinule
168 - Palm Warbler
169 - Yellow Warbler
170 - Purple Martin
171 - Grasshopper Sparrow


Spring finally seems to be arriving in the bottomlands at
Scioto Trail State Forest, Ross County
location of year bird 162, American Redstart

APRIL 28 - Pickaway, and Fayette Counties
172 - Northern Waterthrush
173 - Warbling Vireo
174 - Ring-necked Pheasant

APRIL 30 - Ross and Jackson Counties
175 - Rose-breasted Grosbeak
176 - Baltimore Oriole
177 - Yellow-breasted Chat
178 - Summer Tanager
179 - Ruby-throated Hummingbird

MAY 1 - Fayette County
180 - Great Crested Flycatcher


Normally under a dense canopy at the beginning of May
afternoon light enters the Deer Creek flood plain, Fayette County
location of year bird 180, Great Crested Flycatcher

MAY 2 - Ross and Gallia Counties
181 - Tennessee Warbler
182 - Blackburnian Warbler
183 - Gray-cheeked Thrush
184 - Swainson's Thrush
185 - Eastern Wood-Pewee
186 - Chestnut-sided Warbler
187 - Indigo Bunting
188 - Kentucky Warbler
189 - Lincoln's Sparrow
190 - Veery
191 - Magnolia Warbler
192 - Northern Bobwhite
193 - Orchard Oriole
194 - Blue Grosbeak


Late afternoon of a great spring day
at the Crown City Wildlife Area, Gallia County
location of year bird 194, Blue Grosbeak

MAY 4 - Franklin County
195 - Bay-breasted Warbler
196 - Cape May Warbler
197 - Blackpoll Warbler

MAY 5 - Franklin County
198 - Black-throated Blue Warbler
199 - Acadian Flycatcher
200 - American Bittern
201 - Marsh Wren
202 - Sedge Wren
203 - King Rail


Woodland along Little Darby Creek, Franklin County
location of year bird 199, Acadian Flycatcher

MAY 6 - Franklin County
204 - Orange-crowned Warbler

MAY 7 - Pickaway County
205 - Bell's Vireo
206 - Willow Flycatcher
207 - Wilson's Warbler
208 - Least Flycatcher


Wet woodland, Deer Creek State Park, Pickaway County
location of year bird 208, Least Flycatcher

MAY 9 - Franklin County
209 - Yellow-billed Cuckoo

MAY 11 - Franklin County
210 - Canada Warbler

MAY 15 - Franklin County
211 - Philadelphia Vireo


Mayapple flower in my backyard, Franklin County
underneath location of year bird 211, Philadelphia Vireo

MAY 16 - Ottawa, Lucas, and Wyandot Counties
212 - Forster's Tern
213 - Sandhill Crane
214 - Black-crowned Night-Heron
215 - Snowy Egret
216 - Least Bittern
217 - Common Tern
218 - Ruddy Turnstone
219 - Black-necked Stilt
220 - Caspian Tern
221 - Whimbrel
222 - Semipalmated Sandpiper
223 - Dickcissel
224 - Least Sandpiper
225 - Semipalmated Plover
226 - White-rumped Sandpiper

MAY 17 - Franklin County
227 - Alder Flycatcher

MAY 20 - Madison County
228 - Bobolink
229 - Black-bellied Plover