I could spend all day making lame excuses for not birding in the last month and a half, but the ultimate reasons are I am just a tad lazy and have had a lack of gas money.
I have been lucky enough to run into new yearbirds in my everyday events like work and school, even with out birding, I have seen maybe 20+ yearbirds!!
APRIL: In the first week of April I saw: Tree Swallow, Turkey Vulture, Pine Siskin, Northern Saw-Whet Owl, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and American Three-toed Woodpecker.
MAY: From about the last week of April to now, I have been seeing more and more birds!
Yearbirds include: Yellow-rumped Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, American Dipper, Osprey, Cooper's Hawk, Winter Wren, Belted Kingfisher, American Pipit, American Avocet, Long-billed Curlew, Rufous Hummingbird, Vaux's Swift, and Violet-green Swallow.
I saw the avocets, curlew, and Orange-crowned in Hungry Horse, about 10 minutes away, up in the "canyon" towards Glacier Park. Eurasian Collared Doves have now infiltrated Columbia Falls, and even Hungry Horse!!
I hope to take pictures and do more birding soon!!!