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Old Wednesday 30th October 2019, 18:22   #226
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The Swiftlet nesting tunnel that John couldn't find seems to correspond to an old eBird personal location -- presumably he saw this: https://ebird.org/checklist/S33954879
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Old Wednesday 30th October 2019, 22:11   #227
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I still think he should be heading for Texas - especially as a Mango has turned up in addition to the Jacana (& Least Grebe).
Mango added so 825+3 with a maximum of 12 needed?

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

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Old Thursday 31st October 2019, 11:51   #228
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Amanda Damin has sent me her list, so I’ll be adding a sixth member of the 2019 version of the 700 Club to the sheets.
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Old Friday 1st November 2019, 06:17   #229
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Least Grebe & Audubon's Oriole moves to 827+3 and in cracking position:-

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

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Old Friday 1st November 2019, 14:45   #230
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Least Grebe & Audubon's Oriole moves to 827+3 and in cracking position:-

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

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Another new post covering Texas https://birdingyear.com/texas-birds-are-easy/

Also shows the targets including Los Angeles in the next couple of days en-route back to Oz.

Not sure why Oahu Elepaio is still showing on targets (#825 on Johns list) and begs question if a return to Hawaii is needed/wise.

Looks like he has written off Ross's Gull, Grey-backed Tern and Blue-footed Booby in addition to the Swift.
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Another new post covering Texas https://birdingyear.com/texas-birds-are-easy/
Not sure why Oahu Elepaio is still showing on targets (#825 on Johns list) and begs question if a return to Hawaii is needed/wise.
I think it has to be an error, he left Elepaio instead of Swiftlet on the target list. There are pictures of Oahu Elepaios on his blog:https://birdingyear.com/oahu-birds-are-tough/
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Old Friday 1st November 2019, 19:49   #232
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It's with great pleasure that I welcome Amanda Damin to the lists! I've only finished ABA Big Year sheets, but I'll get around to the other versions, too. She has not gone to Hawaii, so the Continental will be more germane. She's at 722 (+1), with the Yellow-chevroned Parakeet being her only provisional. For those looking at her eBird number, subtract one, as she has Mexican Duck entered into eBird.
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Old Friday 1st November 2019, 20:48   #233
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Is the addition of Yellow-chevroned Parakeet well trailed? If so, will it be before the end of the year?

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Old Friday 1st November 2019, 20:54   #234
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It should be. We've not yet gotten the 2019 ABA List Update, but if the parakeet gets added this go-round, they can count it.

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It should be. We've not yet gotten the 2019 ABA List Update, but if the parakeet gets added this go-round, they can count it.

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Old Sunday 3rd November 2019, 21:11   #236
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Yellow-chevroned Parakeet added. Next Australia visit (4th-7th).

Now a 831 (including three provisionals)
+ 36 (not seen in 2016, including three provisionals)
- 42 (seen in 2016, not seen yet this year, including two code 1's and two code 2's).

Still needing a few rarities to break the record.
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Old Sunday 3rd November 2019, 21:27   #237
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Yellow-chevroned Parakeet added. Next Australia visit (4th-7th).

Now a 831 (including three provisionals)
+ 36 (not seen in 2016, including three provisionals)
- 42 (seen in 2016, not seen yet this year, including two code 1's and two code 2's).

Still needing a few rarities to break the record.
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Currently 4 provisionals now including the Parakeet - 827+4?

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Old Sunday 3rd November 2019, 23:21   #238
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Currently 4 provisionals now including the Parakeet - 827+4?

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You are right, totally forgot that the Parakeet is provisional.

Speaking of provisionals: does anyone know what's the status of Stejneger's Scoter? Some Big Year birders have that on Joe's list.
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Old Monday 4th November 2019, 01:51   #239
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The Stejneger's - White-winged split was recognized by the AOS this summer and will be reflected on the upcoming ABA Checklist (as will Yellow-chevroned Parakeet, I believe).
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Old Wednesday 6th November 2019, 01:28   #240
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The McQuades became the 6th & 7th birders to reach 700 in the Lower 48 for a year. The Deans are three away from joining the club for the first time.
They all got the California Little Stint. Amanda and John had the Illinois bird (my lifer!).

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Old Wednesday 6th November 2019, 04:35   #241
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It should be. We've not yet gotten the 2019 ABA List Update, but if the parakeet gets added this go-round, they can count it.

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The California Birds Record Committee added the Yellow-chevroned Parakeet to the California list back in September, so it is expected the ABA will add in the next update which will be announced by December.

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Old Thursday 7th November 2019, 09:37   #242
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A blog post about John's work back in Australia:-

https://birdingyear.com/a-big-day-an...at-aussie-ark/

Presumably now heading back to the United States and the north east for his commoner gaps unless there is a rarity to chase on his return?

Edit - if he picks up the North East targets - Great Cormorant, Little Auk, Purple Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull & Barnacle Goose (which would be easier over here!) and the four provisionals are accepted, Short-tailed Hawk in Florida would be the new record bird.....

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A blog post about John's work back in Australia:-

https://birdingyear.com/a-big-day-an...at-aussie-ark/

Presumably now heading back to the United States and the north east for his commoner gaps unless there is a rarity to chase on his return?

Edit - if he picks up the North East targets - Great Cormorant, Little Auk, Purple Sandpiper, Black-headed Gull & Barnacle Goose (which would be easier over here!) and the four provisionals are accepted, Short-tailed Hawk in Florida would be the new record bird.....

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I see that there are no recent records for either Black-headed Gull or Barnacle Goose, the previously found birds have appeared to have moved on. It also seems a bit thin for rarities at the moment based on the ebird notifications
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Old Saturday 9th November 2019, 18:00   #244
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The Deans and McQuades picked up Little Gull.
The McQuades officially moved into 3rd place for the Lower 48, ten behind John and twelve behind Olaf's record. This could get interesting.
John mentioned that he thinks the Continental record may become obsolete. While that might end up being true (one of my good friends, Josh Engel, has thought it likely that people will start favoring Hawaii trips over Alaska trips; nicer weather, less expense, still lots of birds), I think there will always be a place for US Big Years and Lower 48 Big Years. Just some random thoughts...

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Old Monday 11th November 2019, 15:04   #245
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If John is back in the US, then perhaps his first stop should be Arizona for the Blue-footed Booby.

There appears little beyond the code 1 & 2 targets to attract him to NE or Florida at the moment
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Old Wednesday 13th November 2019, 00:08   #246
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No additions but John is trying hard in Canada:-

https://birdingyear.com/ah-quebec/

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I haven't read the entire thread so may have missed any relevant posts, is John taking any 'carbon offset' steps?

Not so popular an issue in the US though I don't think.
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I haven't read the entire thread so may have missed any relevant posts, is John taking any 'carbon offset' steps?

Not so popular an issue in the US though I don't think.
After his 2016 Big Year John donated a large sum to expand habitat at Buenaventura Reserve in Ecuador:
https://abcbirds.org/article/rare-pa...rve-expansion/

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After his 2016 Big Year John donated a large sum to expand habitat at Buenaventura Reserve in Ecuador:
https://abcbirds.org/article/rare-pa...rve-expansion/

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I assumed he'd probably do something, any idea of his plan this year, thanks.
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Here's the current list for Lower 48 Big Years. The McQuades got the Blue-footed Booby. They could make this a very close race...

US – Lower 48 Big Years - 700+

723 Olaf Danielson-2016
721 John Weigel-2016
708 (+4) David McQuade-2019
708 (+4) Tammy McQuade-2019
706 (+1) Nicole Koeltzow-2018
704 Chris Hitt-2010
704 Dan Gesualdo-2018

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