Martensville Dog Park FOY 2024

My dog (Posey) and I go to the dog park almost every day, so two years ago I decided to start a FOY (First of the Year) list of the birds I see there. Due to some unforeseen circumstances the list petered out in 2022 and again in 2023 – but HOPEFULLY the third time’s the charm!

  1. Black-capped Chickadee (Jan 1)
  2. House Sparrow (Jan 1)
  3. Hairy Woodpecker (Jan 1)
  4. Black-billed Magpie (Jan 1)
  5. House Finch (Jan 1)
  6. Common Raven (Jan 1)
  7. Downy Woodpecker (Jan 4)
  8. Common Redpoll (Feb 12)
  9. Hoary Redpoll (Mar 11)
  10. Canada Goose (Mar 12)
  11. Ring-billed Gull (Apr 2)
  12. California Gull (Apr 2)
  13. Western Meadowlark (Apr 3)
  14. Snow Goose (Apr 5)
  15. Dark-eyed Junco (Apr 5)
  16. American Robin (Apr 5)
  17. Bohemian Waxwing (Apr 7)
  18. American Crow (Apr 7)
  19. Red-winged Blackbird (Apr 7)
  20. Song Sparrow (Apr 8)
  21. Greater White-Fronted Goose (Apr 8)
  22. American Tree Sparrow (Apr 8)
  23. Northern Flicker (Apr 21)
  24. Fox Sparrow (Apr 21)
  25. Killdeer (Apr 22)
  26. Mallard (Apr 22)
  27. Common Grackle (Apr 22)
  28. Franklin’s Gull (Apr 23)
  29. Mourning Dove (Apr 25)
  30. Wilson’s Snipe (Apr 25)
  31. Willet (Apr 25)
  32. Least Flycatcher (May 9)
  33. White-throated Sparrow (May 9)
  34. White-crowned Sparrow (May 9)
  35. Brown Thrasher (May 9)
  36. Purple Martin (May 9)
  37. Gadwall (May 9)
  38. Horned Grebe (May 9)
  39. Clay-coloured Sparrow (May 9)
  40. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (May 9)
  41. Harris’s Sparrow (May 9)
  42. Tree Swallow (May 10)
  43. Brown-headed Cowbird (May 13)
  44. American Wigeon (May 13)
  45. Savannah Sparrow (May 14)
  46. Tennessee Warbler (May 14)
  47. Blackpoll Warbler (May 14)
  48. Baltimore Oriole (May 14)
  49. House Wren (May 14)
  50. Yellow-headed Blackbird (May 14)
  51. Yellow Warbler (May 14)
  52. Swainson’s Thrush (May 14)
  53. Brewer’s Blackbird (May 15)
  54. Western Tanager (May 15)
  55. Northern Shoveler (May 15)
  56. Black Tern (May 15)
  57. Sora (May 16)
  58. Yellow-rumped Warbler (May 16)
  59. American Redstart (May 17)
  60. Warbling Vireo (May 17)
  61. American Goldfinch (May 19)
  62. Eastern Kingbird (May 19)