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How Is Your 2017 List Going? (1 Viewer)


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Finally saw a pair of American Black Ducks this weekend...

Off to Paraguay on Monday for work and will take a day to go birding, and will do another day on Friday in Panama. Really looking forward to it!

11 November

C&O Canal Lock 7, Glen Echo, Maryland, USA
174. American Black Duck

Latest Lifer: 600 : Yellow-rumped Warbler (Hughes Hollow, McKee-Beshers, Maryland, USA; October 2017)
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433. Scaly-breasted Munia

Also mini-chase in my neighborhood snagged a Eurasian Teal, ssp. crecca/nimia of Green-winged Teal - so not a true year tick (on this side of the pond, anyway).

Andy Hurley

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South Africa concluded

535 Spotted Eagle Owl
536 Lesser Kestrel
537 Crowned Cormorant

I have at long last finished checking photos!
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Jon Turner

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263 Little Stint
264 American Golden Plover
265 Wilson's Snipe
266 Eastern Orphean Warbler
267 Hawfinch
268 Little Bunting
269 Red-breasted Flycatcher
270 Lapland Bunting
271 Golden Pheasant
272 Pink-footed Goose
273 Corncrake
274 Jack Snipe
275 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
276 Short-toed Lark
277 Willow Tit
278 Pacific Diver
279 Surf Scoter
280 Ring-necked Duck

So Scilly and Cornwall fairly productive these last few weeks.


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Short layover at Panama's Tocumen Airport. Will be back on Thursday to go birding properly.

12 November

Tocumen International Airport, Panama
175. Cattle Egret
176. Shiny Cowbird

Latest Lifer: 600 : Yellow-rumped Warbler (Hughes Hollow, McKee-Beshers, Maryland, USA; October 2017)


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Had a fantastic day birding in Arroyos y Esteros in Paraguay today. We were looking for the Strange-Tailed Tyrant and were able to spot it and 16 other lifers. A very nice day. Thanks so much to Silvia and Condrado for showing me around today!

14 November

Arroyos y Esteros, Paraguay
177. White-faced Whistling-Duck
178. Fulvous Whistling-Duck
179. Brazilian Teal
180. Maguari Stork
181. Wood Stork
182. Neotropic Cormorant
183. Cocoi Heron
184. Striated Heron
185. Bare-faced Ibis
186. Black-collared Hawk
187. Snail Kite
188. Limpkin
189. Southern Lapwing
190. Wattled Jacana
191. Picui Ground-Dove
192. Eared Dove
193. Guira Cuckoo
194. Smooth-billed Ani
195. Ringed Kingfisher
196. Southern Caracara
197. American Kestrel
198. Barred Antshrike
199. Rufous Hornero
200. White-headed Marsh Tyrant
201. Strange-tailed Tyrant
202. Cattle Tyrant
203. Great Kiskadee
204. Tropical Kingbird
205. Fork-tailed Flycatcher
206. Brown-chested Martin
207. Black-capped Donacobius
208. Chalk-browed Mockingbird
209. Red-crested Cardinal
210. Yellow-billed Cardinal
211. Saffron Finch
212. Great Pampa-Finch
213. Rusty-collared Seedeater
214. Screaming Cowbird
215. Scarlet-headed Blackbird
216. Unicolored Blackbird
217. Yellow-rumped Marshbird

Latest Lifer: 617 : Yellow-rumped Marshbird (Arroyos y Esteros, Paraguay; November 2017)


David Daniels
United States
This afternoon after work I chased a mega rarity for West Virginia that had been spotted very early in the morning and then refound in the afternoon. Conveniently, the bird was refound about a half an hour before I got out of work at a site that is just a couple of miles from where I work.

210. Snowy Owl



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Had an excellent day birding around Panama City yesterday with Gonzalo.

We birded mainly in the Metropolitan Park and then the Panama Viejo mudflats.

It was a great day out with 51 species, and 28 of them life birds.

16 November

Old Panama City, Panama City, Panama
218. Magnificent Frigatebird
219. Brown Pelican
220. Pale-vented Pigeon
221. Ruddy Ground-Dove
222. Great-tailed Grackle

Panamá Viejo, Panama
223. American White Pelican
224. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
225. Black-necked Stilt
226. Spotted Sandpiper
227. Solitary Sandpiper
228. Greater Yellowlegs
229. Willet
230. Gull-billed Tern
231. Royal Tern

Parque Natural Metropolitano, Panama
232. Gray-lined Hawk
233. Squirrel Cuckoo
234. Violet-bellied Hummingbird
235. Slaty-tailed Trogon
236. Keel-billed Toucan
237. Red-crowned Woodpecker
238. Lineated Woodpecker
239. Orange-chinned Parakeet
240. Black-crowned Antshrike
241. Dot-winged Antwren
242. Cocoa Woodcreeper
243. Tropical Pewee
244. Golden-collared Manakin
245. Lesser Greenlet
246. House Wren
247. Black-bellied Wren
248. Rufous-and-white Wren
249. Isthmian Wren
250. Yellow Warbler
251. Chestnut-sided Warbler
252. White-shouldered Tanager
253. Blue Dacnis
254. Variable Seedeater
255. Red-throated Ant-Tanager
256. Scarlet-rumped Cacique

Latest Lifer: 645 : Scarlet-rumped Cacique (Parque Natural Metropolitano, Panama; November 2017)


Will Jones
313. Pine Grosbeak

5 female types feeding on Rowan berries in Uppsala. The invasion year for this species continues, hopefully they will be the first of many this winter.


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A week east for the Thanksgiving holiday:

435. Dunlin
436. King Eider (lifer)
437. American Black Duck
438. American Tree Sparrow
439. Swamp Sparrow


David Daniels
United States
Today I drove over to Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C., to twitch a Shiny Cowbird that has been coming to a feeder for about a month or so. I saw my target within a fairly short period of time. Not only was it a year bird, it was also an ABA Area lifer.

212. Shiny Cowbird

Shiny Cowbirds established a toehold in extreme southern Florida in the mid-1980s and individual birds occasionally range far to the north.



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Only partially intentional woodpecker sweep today:
440. Lewis’s Woodpecker
441. Red-naped Sapsucker
442. Ladder-backed Woodpecker


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’Tis the CBC season! Two from Saturday at Tejon Ranch. Last state-side birds of the year…
443. Barn Owl
444. Townsend’s Solitaire

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