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Green Listing 2021 - Joint thread (1 Viewer)

dantheman

Bah humbug
Following on the theme of the previous 'lockdown listing threads' ( https://www.birdforum.net/threads/joint-bf-lockdown-listing-autumn-2020.396184/ and https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=388090 ), a joint green listing thread, whether you are in lockdown or not, and makes it easier for all to take part - green birding and patch birding probably the way forward!

Any birds seen or heard from home, by foot or cycle (we'll argue about other options if they crop up). Please post up your sightings and lists (and any other highlights/anecdotes of course). Will set up a googlesheets doc spreadsheet later too and keep a running total for BF members for the year.

Good luck and good birding!
 

ClarkWGriswold

Carpe Carpum
Staff member
Supporter
Wales
Me and the hound covered a good few miles round the local area yesterday Dan. Highlights were 3 Goosander, 2 Sparrowhawks, and a Red Kite.

Today we had ok views of a Green Woodpecker in the sleet.

Rich
 

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dantheman

Bah humbug
Very nice (and quick!). Though it was a bison or something in the first pic at a glance lol ... till I opened the thumbnail.
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
Copied my list over from the Jan 1st joint thread - all was on foot from home - Nice to get out in the sunshine and frozen rain on the ground

January 1st Green list

Garden (Mabe Burnthouse nr Falmouth, Cornwall, UK)

1. Tawny Owl
2. Blue Tit
3. Coal Tit
4. Goldfinch
5. Black-headed Gull
6. Herring Gull
7. Wren
8. Dunnock
9. Rook (32 at rookery)
10. Collared Dove
11. Woodpigeon
12. Blackbird
13. Robin
14. House Sparrow
15. Pied Wagtail

College Reservoir (+ en route) not in order -

16. Redwing
17. Mute Swan
18. Canada Goose
19. Mallard
20. Tufted Duck
21. Teal
22. Shoveler 1m
23 Coot
24. Moorhen
25. Great Crested Grebe 13
26. Grey Heron
27. Cormorant
28. Snipe 4
29. Carrion Crow
30. Jay
31. Buzzard
32. Meadow Pipit
33. Song Thrush
34. Chaffinch
35. Bullfinch
36. Goldcrest
37. Chiffchaff 4
38. Blackcap f
39. Great Tit
40. LT Tit
41. Stonechat mf

Back home and -

42. Great Spotted Woodpecker
43. Magpie
44. Starling
 
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pbjosh

missing the neotropics
Switzerland
I cycled to Costanera Sur today. Lovely on the way there, perhaps 24-25C. A bit warm on the way back (34C). Water levels are extremely low so a lot of waterfowl are absent, and it's getting on midsummer so some of the fairly common breeding birds are much quieter than they were a month or two back. 83 species:

Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata)
Coscoroba Swan (Coscoroba coscoroba)
Silver Teal (Spatula versicolor)
Yellow-billed Teal (Anas flavirostris)
Rosy-billed Pochard (Netta peposaca)
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))
Picazuro Pigeon (Patagioenas picazuro)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
Eared Dove (Zenaida auriculata)
Glittering-bellied Emerald (Chlorostilbon lucidus)
Gilded Hummingbird (Hylocharis chrysura)
Giant Wood-Rail (Aramides ypecaha)
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
Red-fronted Coot (Fulica rufifrons)
Red-gartered Coot (Fulica armillata)
White-winged Coot (Fulica leucoptera)
Rufous-sided Crake (Laterallus melanophaius)
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Wattled Jacana (Jacana jacana)
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos)
South American Snipe (Gallinago paraguaiae)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Brown-hooded Gull (Chroicocephalus maculipennis)
Neotropic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax brasilianus)
Rufescent Tiger-Heron (Tigrisoma lineatum)
Cocoi Heron (Ardea cocoi)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Whistling Heron (Syrigma sibilatrix)
Bare-faced Ibis (Phimosus infuscatus)
Long-winged Harrier (Circus buffoni)
Harris's Hawk (Parabuteo unicinctus)
Checkered Woodpecker (Dryobates mixtus)
Green-barred Woodpecker (Colaptes melanochloros)
Southern Caracara (Caracara plancus)
Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango)
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)
Nanday Parakeet (Aratinga nenday)
White-eyed Parakeet (Psittacara leucophthalmus)
Narrow-billed Woodcreeper (Lepidocolaptes angustirostris)
Rufous Hornero (Furnarius rufus)
Wren-like Rushbird (Phleocryptes melanops)
Spix's Spinetail (Synallaxis spixi)
Sooty-fronted Spinetail (Synallaxis frontalis)
White-winged Becard (Pachyramphus polychopterus)
Small-billed Elaenia (Elaenia parvirostris)
White-crested Tyrannulet (Serpophaga subcristata)
Bran-colored Flycatcher (Myiophobus fasciatus)
Yellow-browed Tyrant (Satrapa icterophrys)
Swainson's Flycatcher (Myiarchus swainsoni)
Cattle Tyrant (Machetornis rixosa)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Streaked Flycatcher (Myiodynastes maculatus)
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Chivi Vireo (Vireo chivi)
Blue-and-white Swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
Gray-breasted Martin (Progne chalybea)
Brown-chested Martin (Progne tapera)
White-rumped Swallow (Tachycineta leucorrhoa)
Masked Gnatcatcher (Polioptila dumicola)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Chalk-browed Mockingbird (Mimus saturninus)
Rufous-bellied Thrush (Turdus rufiventris)
Creamy-bellied Thrush (Turdus amaurochalinus)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Hooded Siskin (Spinus magellanicus)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
Shiny Cowbird (Molothrus bonariensis)
Grayish Baywing (Agelaioides badius)
Masked Yellowthroat (Geothlypis aequinoctialis)
Tropical Parula (Setophaga pitiayumi)
Golden-crowned Warbler (Basileuterus culicivorus)
Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata)
Blue-and-yellow Tanager (Pipraeidea bonariensis)
Sayaca Tanager (Thraupis sayaca)
Black-and-rufous Warbling-Finch (Poospiza nigrorufa)
Saffron Finch (Sicalis flaveola)
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)
Double-collared Seedeater (Sporophila caerulescens)
Golden-billed Saltator (Saltator aurantiirostris)
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
I cycled to Costanera Sur today. Lovely on the way there, perhaps 24-25C. A bit warm on the way back (34C). Water levels are extremely low so a lot of waterfowl are absent, and it's getting on midsummer so some of the fairly common breeding birds are much quieter than they were a month or two back. 83 species:

Southern Screamer (Chauna torquata)
...
Golden-billed Saltator (Saltator aurantiirostris)

Nice one, adding a lot of variety already! Is that your normal base/home for the year? ... do you have any idea what you may be expecting for the year or do you not normally cycle out there? How far did you have to travel? Sorry, just lots of questions! ;-) Think all but Starling and House Sparrow new ...
 

Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
Also copied from the 1 Jan list (with 3 extras at the end from today 2 Jan); all done on foot / bike in my green local patch:
1 Robin (heard singing)
2 Wren (heard singing)
3 Dunnock (heard singing)
4 Carrion Crow (1st bird seen)
5 Magpie (heard)
6 Herring Gull (heard)
7 Blackbird
8 Woodpigeon
9 Common Gull
10 Feral Pigeon
11 Blue Tit
12 Blackcap (male) :giggle:
13 Coal Tit
14 Chaffinch
15 B-h Gull
16 Bullfinch
17 Nuthatch
18 Treecreeper
19 Redwing
20 Goldcrest
21 Great Spot Woodpecker
22 Great Tit
23 Grey Wagta
24 Mallard
25 Long-tailed Tit
26 Grey Heron
27 Kingfisher
28 Dipper
29 Goldfinch
30 Jackdaw
31 Starling
32 House Sparrow
33 Sparrowhawk
34 Mute Swan
35 Canada Goose
36 Coot
37 Tufted Duck
38 Pochard
39 Goldeneye
40 GBB Gull
41 Moorhen
42 Pied Wagtail
43 Jay
44 Teal
45 Kestrel
46 Water Rail
47 Lesser Redpoll
48 Siskin
49 Buzzard
50 Song Thrush
51 Peregrine
52 Cormorant
53 Curlew
54 Redshank
55 Shelduck
56 R-r Parakeet
57 Stock Dove
--[2 Jan]--
58 Collared Dove
59 Greenfinch
60 Goosander
 

pbjosh

missing the neotropics
Switzerland
Nice one, adding a lot of variety already! Is that your normal base/home for the year? ... do you have any idea what you may be expecting for the year or do you not normally cycle out there? How far did you have to travel? Sorry, just lots of questions! ;-) Think all but Starling and House Sparrow new ...

I live in Buenos Aires, so this is my most frequent destination, and the majority of my local birding is by bike. It's actually a very good city for birding, if you're going to live in a city this large and bird within the city and not 1-2 hrs outside.

In years past I probably got to about 150-170 green birds / year around the city if I had to guess.

In just over a week (flights permitting) we're completing our move to Europe so the days of a 40 minute cycle ride and then ticking 80-90-100 species in 3-4 hrs are done!
 

dantheman

Bah humbug
I live in Buenos Aires, so this is my most frequent destination, and the majority of my local birding is by bike. It's actually a very good city for birding, if you're going to live in a city this large and bird within the city and not 1-2 hrs outside.

In years past I probably got to about 150-170 green birds / year around the city if I had to guess.

In just over a week (flights permitting) we're completing our move to Europe so the days of a 40 minute cycle ride and then ticking 80-90-100 species in 3-4 hrs are done!
Hopefully moving somewhere else reasonable, but yes, that's going to be hard to beat!

Hope the move goes well, do of course join in with your new location ... (I was wondering about that - for permanent moves presumably you can restart from day one?! Holidays - presume you can't ... for temporary 'residences' maybe a quarantine period?!?)
 
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dantheman

Bah humbug
I've started a joint list spreadsheet as promised ...


It's free to edit (please don't alter the formatting/delete it all etc (!), although if anyone gets the urge to 'tidy' the main list feel free). I've added the UK lists too (bottom left hand corner tab) for comparison purposes.


Looks like we're on 147 with 4 participants on day 2 ... good going ;-) Wonder what a target would be if more people/locations join?!
 

Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
The sky's the limit Dan if Birdforumers all around the world joined in! I have added my meagre total on the Europe tab and have added the 4 that I've seen that I couldn't see on your World combined tab. Just three additions for me today, wren, Crested and Coal Tits, all on our walk back from the snow - filled forest (it was like a scene from The Chronicles of Narnia and equally scary at first as a bough of a tree fell on the path behind us just after we'd passed by!)
 

Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
Also copied from the 1 Jan list (with 3 extras at the end from today 2 Jan); all done on foot / bike in my green local patch:
1 Robin (heard singing)
....
57 Stock Dove
--[2 Jan]--
58 Collared Dove
59 Greenfinch
60 Goosander
--[4 Jan]--
61 Shoveler (1 female / 1st-w)
62 Crossbill (flock 8-10 flew over)
63 Greylag Goose (flock 55)
64 Gadwall (flock 36)
65 Stonechat
66 Mistle Thrush (2, at last!)
67 Fieldfare (flock 7)
68 Pheasant (2 female)
 

Richard Prior

Halfway up an Alp
Europe
Crumbs Nutty, it’ll take me till May to get up to that many, currently on 33 here but that includes two goodies yesterday, a Goshawk being shouted at by the Carrion Crows near the village and the Golden Eagle pair circling around not far from the house.
With the new lockdown rules announced for the UK perhaps there’ll be more Green Listers imminently....
 

Swindon Addick

Registered User
Supporter
Wales
Frustratingly, the one species I've seen so far this year that hasn't been mentioned already was somewhere I could have walked to, but chose to drive because the weather was grotty. But then that's rather the point of this, I guess. Now to go through the notebook and work out what my walking-only list is so far.

Incidentally, I'm seeing lawyers on twitter saying that the new UK lockdown is back to the rules we had last March and April when we could leave the house for exercise but not recreation. So long periods sat or stood in one place aren't really compliant. However the time limit for being outside that was mentioned is only guidance so we don't have to be back home within an hour of setting off.
 

Swindon Addick

Registered User
Supporter
Wales
Not much of a list and it doesn't add anything to the total, but writing it down will hopefully give me the motivation to make a few more trips on foot instead of driving over the next couple of months.

1 Jan
1 Jackdaw (at home)
2 Magpie
3 Robin
4 Blue Tit
5 House Sparrow (local park)
6 Woodpigeon
7 Carrion Crow
8 Mallard
9 Mute Swan
10 Canada Goose
11 Coot
12 Moorhen
13 Grey Heron
14 Feral Pigeon

3 Jan
15 Redwing
16 Lesser Black-backed Gull
17 Black-headed Gull
18 Blackbird
19 Long-tailed Tit
 

lammergeier05

Daniele Mitchell
As a Vancouver, Canada resident, I will offer a different mix for a patch list. While it can’t compare to warmer climes, Vancouver does have the advantage of the only snow-free winter region of Canada with a possible winter list of over 100 species. A full metro Vancouver year list (by car) would be approximately 260 species - maybe 1/2 that in a patch list would be doable.

I will start things off simple with:

Glaucous-winged Gull
Northwestern (or American) Crow, depending on taxonomy
Black-capped Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
(European/Common) Starling
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
 

Swindon Addick

Registered User
Supporter
Wales
American; the two were lumped last year under that, as far as I know by all the major list authorities (y)
Thinking about lumping etc - if we're doing a world list we should decide whose taxonomy (and species names) we're using. As it's being organised by someone UK-based, do we just follow the IOC list for simplicity?

I was thinking about perhaps going through the spreadsheet and scattering the word "Eurasian" liberally around the current species list, but that's not something I feel I should do unilaterally!
 

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