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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 16:18   #126
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Nicole has blown past Yve, Ruben & Victor, and is now in third place in the New ABA Region. Three in Hawaii, then McKay's Bunting in Alaska.
New ABA:
John - 836
Olaf - 829
Nicole - 820+1
Yve - 817

Continental ABA:
John - 784
Olaf - 778
Nicole - 771+1
Laura - 763

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So other than presumably Smith’s Longspur, has Nicole got any other year list targets in the next two weeks ?
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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 16:25   #127
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She picked up Rustic Bunting. I've heard that she cleaned up most all of the gettable Hawaiian birds but they've not yet shown up on eBird. She should be right there with Olaf at this point, and there are enough possibilities around to entertain the though that she'll get close to John.
Smith’s Longspur
Little Tern
LL Buzzard
Whooper Swan
Fieldfare

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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 17:15   #128
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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 18:53   #129
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Nicole has blown past Yve, Ruben & Victor, and is now in third place in the New ABA Region. Three in Hawaii, then McKay's Bunting in Alaska.
New ABA:
John - 836
Olaf - 829
Nicole - 820+1
Yve - 817

Continental ABA:
John - 784
Olaf - 778
Nicole - 771+1
Laura - 763

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So if there were eleven possibles and the others will show shortly:-

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So eleven from Hawaii?
Hawaiian Duck
Japanese Bush-Warbler
Anianiau
Kauai Amakihi
Akikiki
Akohekohe
Akiapolaau
Hawaii Creeper
Akekee
Hawaii Akepa
Maui Parrotbill
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I've heard that she cleaned up most all of the gettable Hawaiian birds but they've not yet shown up on eBird.

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potentially an additional eight. As you say, neck and neck with Olaf who may slip down the historical roll.

But surely at least seven needed & not enough to dip for the line & challenge John?

Nevertheless an astonishing achievement. John will surely raise the bar again next year even if primarily a photographic list?

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Old Monday 17th December 2018, 21:02   #130
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Can't remember - does Clements split Little & Least Terns or not? If yes, how many N American Little Tern records are there?
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Old Tuesday 18th December 2018, 00:50   #131
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She picked up Rustic Bunting. I've heard that she cleaned up most all of the gettable Hawaiian birds but they've not yet shown up on eBird. She should be right there with Olaf at this point, and there are enough possibilities around to entertain the though that she'll get close to John.
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Little Tern
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Little Tern??
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Old Wednesday 19th December 2018, 04:11   #132
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I was going off John's list of possibilities; I figured he might know something I don't.
Nicole hasn't entered all of her Hawaiian species as of yet, but I'm thinking she has five more or so. I'll post as soon as I know anything definitive.

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Old Wednesday 19th December 2018, 15:10   #133
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She picked up fieldfare yesterday.
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Old Thursday 20th December 2018, 15:30   #134
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With the Fieldfare:
New ABA
John - 836
Olaf - 829
Nicole - 825+1 (she added three Hawaiian species to her eBird list: Akikiki, Akekee and Kauai Amakihi)

Continental ABA
John - 784
Olaf - 778
Nicole - 773+1

Lower 48
Olaf - 723
John - 721
Chris Hitt - 704
Nicole - 702+1 (she added Arctic Loon in Washington)
Dan - 701 (I know he has at least one more)

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Old Monday 24th December 2018, 01:42   #135
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She got Smith's longspur today in Arkansas. She posted in her ebird report that it's bird number 774 for the year, and that she is the first Big Year Birder to bird in all 50 states during the big year.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50896852
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Old Friday 28th December 2018, 11:51   #136
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She got Smith's longspur today in Arkansas. She posted in her ebird report that it's bird number 774 for the year, and that she is the first Big Year Birder to bird in all 50 states during the big year.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50896852
She is showing 829 for AOU for the year which based upon Joe means 828. Not sure how she has got there though. I was expecting Smith's to be 827.
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Old Friday 28th December 2018, 17:26   #137
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She just added in Akohekohe from December 8th. I hear she may have a couple more Hawaiian birds but I won't know until she posts them to eBird (or adds shared checklists).

Her eBird number is now two higher than her "real" number, as she added Red-masked Parakeet to her eBird list although that species is not on the ABA checklist. So subtract two from her AOU eBird number: the parakeet and Mexican Duck.

Dan picked up three Lower 48 species on his most recent sojourns: Lesser Prairie Chicken, Pink-footed Goose and Slaty-backed Gull, putting him at 704. He's now tied with Chris Hitt; we'll see if something within driving distance shows up in the last couple of days.

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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 16:52   #138
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I'm getting confirmation of numbers from the birders, but it looks like this at this point:
New ABA
John - 836
Nicole - 830+1
Olaf - 829

Continental ABA
John- 784
Olaf - 778
Nicole - 774+1
Gaylee - 728
Richard - 727
Dan - 704

Lower 48
Olaf - 723
John - 721
Nicole - 706+1
Chris - 704
Dan - 704

I'll post the sheets after the birders proofread them one more time.

And yes, John is officially back at it! He set up a new blog at https://birdingyear.com
I'll wait for the 2018 dust to settle before requesting the ABA Big Year 2019 thread, but if anyone gets itchy, go right ahead!

Happy New Year, everyone!

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Old Saturday 12th January 2019, 12:37   #139
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I noticed that John W saw the red-flanked bluetail at the Clark Library in Los Angeles, California yesterday, and a few rarities in LRGV Texas the days before, where he bumped into Nicole.
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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 02:13   #140
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Here are the final 2018 tallies, as I have them. I've been in contact with all the 2018 Big Year birders, and I'm grateful for the chance to share in their journeys from afar (or at least Chicago).
I'll do this in two posts, as you can't attach more than five files to a single post.
This the the Lower 48 post. Kudos to the two new members of the 700 Club, bringing the select group to five.
Nicole made a point of cleaning up species at the end, with extra trips at the end of December. A special finishing kick! Dan did the whole thing without flying; a very unique approach that still resulted in a 700+ year.

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Old Monday 14th January 2019, 02:16   #141
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Here is the post for the Continental and New ABA Big Years. Nicole amassed the second-highest New ABA number and the third-highest Continental total. An amazing year by any measure!
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Old Tuesday 15th January 2019, 05:38   #142
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Biggest Big Year of Someone Not Actually Doing a Big year?

Wondering if my 617 ABA list for 2018 constitutes the biggest non-Big-Year Big Year list? 12th spot on eBird.

My objective as an Australian working in Detroit (who had birded in the US a couple of times previously) most of the year was to boost my World List as much as I could so I got around whenever possible but only hit the ABA year targets once I had exhausted my lifer targets in a location.

Certainly had a great time and met some great people during my travels.
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Old Sunday 3rd February 2019, 14:30   #143
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Thank you for the spreadsheets, Joe.

John W's blog entries for his 2019 photo big year have been understandably sporadic. His latest indicates his numbers (rarities chasing) are lower than expected, due to some early and recent travel hiccups and a lack of rarities in the lower 48. Also, he's taken some impromtu side trips, due to flight delays /cancelations, which did not produce the expected results. (Unfortunately, multiple "dips.")
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Old Sunday 3rd February 2019, 20:35   #144
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A couple of links:-

https://birdingyear.com/freezing-in-fargo/

https://birdingyear.com/the-list-so-far/

And the final 2016 list:-

http://www.birdingfordevils.com/p/th...es-so-far.html

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Thank you for the spreadsheets, Joe.

John W's blog entries for his 2019 photo big year have been understandably sporadic. His latest indicates his numbers (rarities chasing) are lower than expected, due to some early and recent travel hiccups and a lack of rarities in the lower 48. Also, he's taken some impromtu side trips, due to flight delays /cancelations, which did not produce the expected results. (Unfortunately, multiple "dips.")
It is interesting that comparing his total as listed for the 27th Jan with 2016 progress, the totals are very similar. (both hit 215 on 27th --but then pushed thro to a higher end of month total). Not sure how accurate the current list is - Tundra Swan is missing even though it is highlighted in his blog for instance.

Quality wise - arguable that 2019 is slightly better!?
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It seems time to get the new thread going; here's the link:

https://www.birdforum.net/showthread...41#post3815541

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