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How Is Your 2016 List Going? (1 Viewer)


Opus Editor
Opus Editor
An early morning rarity chase before attending DTLA anti-Trump protests:
312. Lesser Yellowlegs
313. Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (lifer)


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I've had a few nice opportunities this summer to go birding during my travels, including in Oregon, lifting my year list to 100, and a new country tick with the Semipalpated Plover. (More updates to be posted soon.)

17 July

Del Rey Beach, OR, USA
85. Semipalmated Plover (New USA Lifer)
86. Caspian Tern
87. Anna's Hummingbird
88. Common Raven
89. Common Yellowthroat
90. Dark-eyed Junco
91. Savannah Sparrow

18 July

Necanicum River Estuary, OR, USA
92. Green Heron
93. Violet-green Swallow
94. Barn Swallow

19 July-22 July - Portland, OR area - various

Short Sand Beach
95. Cedar Waxwing

Rhododendron Garden
96. Wood Duck
97. Pied-billed Grebe

Oregon Zoo
98. Tree Swallow
99. Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Reed Lake, Reed College:
100. Steller's Jay

World life list: 469 (Surf Scoter; Heron's Head Park, San Francisco, CA, USA; July 2016)
USA life list: 152 (Semipalpated Plover, Del Ray Beach, OR USA; July 2016)
OR life list: 37 (House Sparrow, Oregon Zoo, OR, USA; July 2016))
2016 year list: 100 (Steller's Jay, Reed Lake, Reed College, OR, USA; July 2016)


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This summer we took the family to Key Biscayne and Miami in Florida with a day trip out to the Bahamas, boosting the life list by 10 great new finds to 479 - and my Year List to 121.

7 August

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, FL, OR, USA
101. Brown Pelican
102. White Ibis
103. Laughing Gull
104. Monk Parakeet
105. Gray Kingbird
106. Fish Crow
107. Black-and-white Warbler
108. Common Grackle
109. Boat-tailed Grackle

8 August

Bill Baggs Park, Cape Florida, FL, OR, USA
101. Magnificent Frigatebird - and what a truly amazing bird!
111. Least Sandpiper
112. Royal Tern
113. Common Ground-Dove

114. Sandhill Crane at Crandon Park

13 August

Balmoral Island, The Bahamas
115. White-cheeked Pintail
116. Ruddy Turnstone
117. La Sagra's Flycatcher

15 August

Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL, USA
118. Orange-winged Parrot

September-October, Local sightings in Maryland, USA

119. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Billy Goat Trail in Great Falls National Park)
120. Red-breasted Nuthatch (My garden)
121. Bald Eagle (Sharp's at Waterford)

World life list: 479 (Orange-winged Parrot, Lincoln Road, Miami, FL, USA; August 2016)
USA life list: 162 (Orange-winged Parrot, Lincoln Road, Miami, FL, USA; August 2016)
2016 year list: 121 (Bald Eagle, Sharp's, Waterfront, MD, USA; October 2016)


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This week I had the pleasure of spending a few days for work in Asunción, Paraguay (home to at least 719 species) and was able to get in some real quality birding in my downtime. Although it’s a relatively underbirded part of South America, and from what I understand also the poorest country, I found it to be safe, friendly and a very pleasant experience.

I went birding for one day with Dutch ornithologist and local birding guide Arne Jent Lesterhuis, who showed me a great variety of the landscape and wildlife, including finding 91 birds together, all but 10 of which are lifers as it was my first time birding in South America. Highly-recommended for anyone in the area, also for longer trips as the infrastructure is quite underdeveloped.

I'm now at 206 for the year, almost matching last year's 218 and closing in on my target of 250.

8 November

Tocumen International Airport, Panama
122. Fork-tailed Flycatcher

9 November

Asunción Jardin Botanico, Asunción, Paraguay
123. Southern Screamer
124. Rufescent Tiger-Heron
125. Pale-vented Pigeon
126. White Woodpecker
127. Campo Flicker
128. Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
129. Blue-winged Parrotlet
130. Large Elaenia
131. Boat-billed Flycatcher
132. Social Flycatcher
133. Plush-crested Jay
134. House Wren
135. Thrush-like Wren
136. Masked Gnatcatcher
137. Pale-breasted Thrush
138. Rufous-bellied Thrush
139. Creamy-bellied Thrush
140. Chestnut-vented Conebill
141. Rufous-collared Sparrow
142. Red-rumped Cacique
143. Purple-throated Euphonia

Ruta 12 (“Bajo Chaco”), outside Asunción, Paraguay
144. Red-winged Tinamou
145. White-faced Whistling-Duck
146. Chaco Chachalaca
147. Maguari Stork
148. Neotropic Cormorant
149. Striated Heron
150. Whistling Heron
151. Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture
152. Savanna Hawk
153. Roadside Hawk
154. Giant Wood-Rail
155. Limpkin
156. Southern Lapwing
157. Wattled Jacana
158. Picazuro Pigeon
159. Ruddy Ground-Dove
160. Picui Ground-Dove
161. White-tipped Dove
162. Guira Cuckoo
163. Smooth-billed Ani
164. Striped Cuckoo
165. Glittering-bellied Emerald
166. Ringed Kingfisher
167. Amazon Kingfisher
168. Golden-green Woodpecker
169. Green-barred Woodpecker
170. Southern Caracara
171. Great Antshrike
172. Narrow-billed Woodcreeper
173. Rufous Hornero
174. Greater Thornbird
175. Firewood-gatherer
176. Stripe-crowned Spinetail
177. Chotoy Spinetail
178. Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet
179. Pearly-vented Tody-Tyrant
180. White Monjita
181. Black-backed Water-Tyrant
182. Cattle Tyrant
183. Brown-crested Flycatcher
184. Great Kiskadee
185. Streaked Flycatcher
186. Crowned Slaty Flycatcher
187. Tropical Kingbird
188. Rufous-browed Peppershrike
189. Red-eyed Vireo
190. Brown-chested Martin
191. White-rumped Swallow
192. Chalk-browed Mockingbird
193. Red-crested Cardinal
194. Yellow-billed Cardinal
195. Sayaca Tanager
196. Saffron Finch
197. Great Pampa-Finch
198. Double-collared Seedeater
199. Grayish Saltator
200. White-browed Meadowlark
201. Chestnut-capped Blackbird
202. Grayish Baywing
203. Shiny Cowbird
204. Variable Oriole
205. Solitary Black Cacique
206. Golden-winged Cacique

11 November

Shopping del Sol, Asunción, Paraguay
207. Gray-breasted Martin

World life list: 561 (Gray-breasted Martin, Shopping del Sol, Asunción, Paraguay; November 2016)
2016 year list: 207 (Gray-breasted Martin, Shopping del Sol, Asunción, Paraguay; November 2016)
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Opus Editor
Opus Editor
Your list is really getting up there Alex.

Thanks, KC! I hit 400 last year, I'm hoping with my final days of 2016 being in Chile that I'll match that ;). In the meantime I'm trying to rack up LA County birds with some much needed time off work before Thanksgiving.


272 greater scaup
state bird 224, official. (I have a dozen birds missing from eBird from early years)


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Opus Editor
Thanksgiving week in Portland, OR:
319. Chestnut-backed Chickadee
320. Glaucous-winged Gull
321. Bonaparte's Gull
322. Glaucous Gull
323. Golden-crowned Sparrow
324. Northern Shrike (lifer)
325. Tundra Swan
326. Pacific Wren

Oregon state list is now at 101.


David Daniels
United States
This morning I went to south-central West Virginia and picked up one new bird for the year.

233. Loggerhead Shrike



Will Jones
352. Water Rail

Two individuals skulking around one of the few remaining ice free pools around Uppsala. First time I've seen one in Sweden.


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It's been a hectic week with meetings in Dubai, Kuwait, Doha and Abu Dhabi, but I did get some nice birding in here and there.

A nice boost to the year list and great to have 7 new lifers.

3 December

Jumeirah Beach Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
208. Cattle Egret
209. Laughing Dove
210. Pallid Swift
211. House Crow
212. Red-vented Bulbul
213. White-eared Bulbul
214. Common Myna

4 December

Sheraton, Kuwait City, Kuwait
215. Lesser Black-backed Gull
216. Spanish Sparrow

5 December

Sheraton Grand Doha, Doha, Qatar
217. Little Egret
218. Western Reef-Heron
219. Glossy Ibis
220. Common Sandpiper
221. Southern Gray Shrike
222. Eurasian Blackcap

7 December

Corniche Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
223. Gull-billed Tern
224. Rock Martin
225. Indian Silverbill

8 December

Heritage Village, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
226. Caspian Gull

8 December

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
227. Gray Francolin

World life list: 568 (Gray Francolin, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; December 2016)
2016 year list: 227 (Gray Francolin, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; December 2016)


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Tidying up the year list and found a handful of errors/omissions.



Javan Myna
Emerald dove



Plus a duplicate number in the index makes the total 482.

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