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Old Friday 9th November 2012, 01:50   #51
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Seen today, November 8th, at Lake Livingston State Park in Livingston, Texas.

227. Red-breasted Nuthatch
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Old Monday 26th November 2012, 02:59   #52
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Seen today, at Impala Woods Park in Onalaska, TX:

228. American Widgeon
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Old Sunday 9th December 2012, 14:05   #53
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Seen yesterday, December 8th, in Tigerville Park, Livingston, TX.

229. Horned Grebe
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Old Sunday 20th January 2013, 19:51   #54
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First lifer of the new year! Seen today, January 20, in Onalaska, TX:

230. Pine Siskin
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Old Sunday 24th February 2013, 22:52   #55
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My dad, who's not much of a birder, has picked on me because he saw one before me. Finally today I add to my list:

231. Greater Roadrunner

It crossed the road right in front of the car soon before my mom and I pulled into Onalaska City Park (Onalaska, Texas). We both cheered with the excitement. Then I looked at the clock to note the time and said we start our list with a roadrunner! We recently starting listing on eBird.
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Old Monday 29th April 2013, 02:39   #56
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April 23 in my yard in Onalaska, TX

232. Bell's Vireo
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Old Tuesday 11th February 2014, 16:23   #57
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I need a birding trip STAT!
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Today at the private park for my subdivision in Onalaska, TX (Lake Livingston)

233. Wilson's Phalarope
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Old Friday 16th May 2014, 02:14   #59
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Still haven't been able to make a trip any further than Lake Livingston State Park (about 20 min away). But apparently I don't have to leave my hometown to get lifers! Exactly a week ago I got a Wilson's Phalarope just a few blocks down from my house. This evening I was leaving my parents' house (a couple miles from mine) and heard/saw:

234. Chuck-will's-widow

As soon as I stepped out the door I heard a distinctive call than I knew from previously listening to recordings had to be some sort of nightjar. I stepped back in briefly and waved my mom to come outside with me. I have some bird songs on my cell phone. I pulled up my first guess, Whip-poor-will. Didn't sound quite right and no response from the bird. So then I tried Chuck Will's Widow. This one sounded right. The bird flew across the yard to another tree and responded with a wukrr wukrr-wukrr. :)
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Old Friday 16th May 2014, 19:29   #60
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Amazing great stuff really inspiring...
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Old Thursday 12th June 2014, 17:58   #61
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Thanks! Got another lifer today at (of all the places...) the dentist's office! They had a feeder outside a big picture window and I was watching the birds while waiting. In Huntville, TX:

235. White-breasted Nuthatch
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Old Saturday 14th June 2014, 22:00   #62
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Cillana,

Regional differences are so amazing...

Chuck-will's-widow just makes it (range-wisely speaking) into my home province of Ontario; they are an unusual sighting, but they are there. However, despite many years of trying, I have never seen one. I think I heard a call note, once - that's the closest I've ever got.

Meanwhile, I saw my first White-breasted Nuthatch 25 years ago. The fact that you saw the former before the latter makes my head spin.



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Old Monday 21st September 2015, 02:02   #63
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Very late update! Haven't been on this site in quite a while. Got two new lifers early this year. Heard about a sighting of at least two Vermilion Flycatchers at one of my favorite places to visit in the winter so I HAD to go see them. Got a bonus second lifer during the trip, but didn't manage any photos of them.

January 6, 2015 at Anahuac NWR, TX

236. Vermilion Flycatcer
237. Swamp Wren
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Old Tuesday 22nd September 2015, 20:30   #64
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Good stuff! (Gosh, it was a long time!)

Dare I ask what a "Swap Wren" is?

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Old Sunday 6th December 2015, 19:47   #65
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I totally forgot about this guy!

March 28 at Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve (near Warren, TX)
238. Yellow-throated Warbler

We kept hearing both Yellow-throated Vireos and Yellow-throated Warblers and our guide was trying to teach us which song was which. I kept getting totally confused. Eventually I got a hang of it and eventually we spotted the warbler which was a new one for me.
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Old Thursday 21st April 2016, 08:34   #66
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Hi Cillana,

With a lot of interest I read your life list story, very interesting! Living in Europe it is nice to read about all those American birds, many ring a bell from visits to the USA and Canada, and bring back happy memories!

March 2015 was your last lifer addition. Although it becomes of course increasingly difficult to find new ones, I don't think you didn't see any since then?

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Thanks for your interest Fulmar. Unfortunately due to chronic health issues I don't get out as much as I would like. Still hanging out in bed recovering from my long overdue birding trip on Thursday. Couldn't have done it without my mom. She is so awesome. We saw 85 species and I got 13 lifers! Here's what I added:

April 28, 2016 in Jefferson County, TX

Sabine Woods
239. Swainson's Thrush
240. Northern Waterthrush
241. Wood Thrush (heard before, but finally saw one!)
242. Chestnut-sided Warbler
243. Magnolia Warbler
244. Western Tanager
245. Veery

Texas Point NWR
246. Gray-cheeked Thrush
247. Blackpoll Warbler
248. Bay-breasted Warbler

On the road to next stop
249. W̶e̶s̶t̶e̶r̶n̶ ̶K̶i̶n̶g̶b̶i̶r̶d̶ Couch's/Tropical Kingbird (leaving it in even though I didn't get it down to species)

Sea Rim State Park
250. Semipalmated Sandpiper (probably seen before but couldn't ID until now)
251. Black Tern (including one in gorgeous breeding plumage!)
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Sorry to hear about your health issues. But isn't it wonderful then going out for a day and see 13 lifers in that one day? And an amazing number of 83 species in that one day? That must have given some real pleasure!

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First birding outing this year and got a surprise lifer.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1/4/2017
252. Buff-bellied Hummingbird

They had several feeders out on the trails and I briefly saw this hummingbird before it saw me and flew away.
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My health was pretty bad in 2018. Didn't get out much. Missed getting a Purple Finch during CBC because I had to turn back to the car because I was feeling sick.

253. American Woodcock Turkey Creek Trail, Big Thicket National Preserve, TX 01 Jan 2019
254. Cinnamon Teal Cattail Marsh Trails, Beaumont, Texas 05 Feb 2019
255. Ovenbird Texas Point NWR, Jefferson Co, Texas 20 Apr 2019
256. Yellow-headed Blackbird Sea Rim State Park, Jefferson Co, TX 20 Apr 2019
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