Today I drove over to the Ohio River Valley to chase a potential state lifer. I quickly found my target, as well as four other additions to my West Virginia Year List, all birds I saw last March in Mexico.
278. Franklin’s Gull
The gull was my 288th species for West Virginia and my third state lifer of the year.
Latest World Lifer (No. 2,532): Mountain Trogon, 3/12/20
Latest ABA Lifer (No. 659): Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, 10/27/19
Latest West Virginia Lifer (No. 290): Yellow-headed Blackbird, 8/17/20
Latest Preston County Lifer (No. 243): Sanderling, 9/10/20