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How is your 2019 List Going? (1 Viewer)

martinboer

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Visited the Chesapeake Bay and saw quite a few new birds, including two Bald Eagle chicks and three lifers!

Also just saw my 200th bird in the US.

July 11

Blackwater Natural Wildlife Reserve, Cambridge, MD, USA
128. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
129. Least Tern
130. Forster's Tern
131. Red-headed Woodpecker - two beauties
132. Eastern Wood-Pewee
133. Eastern Kingbird
134. Eastern Bluebird
135. Common Yellowthroat

Latest Lifer: 794 : Eastern Kingbird (Blackwater Natural Wildlife Reserve, Cambridge, MD, USA, July 2019)
 

Andy Hurley

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Scotland
South Africa cont.

273 White browed Robin Chat
274 Great Sparrow
275 Bearded Scrub Robin
276 Goliath Heron
277 White fronted Bee eater
278 Little Rush Warbler
279 Mottled Spinetail
280 Southern Red Bishop
281 Wattled Starling
282 Blue Waxbill
283 Village Indigobird
284 Emerald Spotted Wood Dove
285 Woolly Necked Stork
286 Lappet faced Vulture
287 Green backed Camaroptera
288 Squacco Heron
289 White headed Vulture
290 Black crowned Tchagra
291 Croaking Cisticola
292 White throated Robin Chat

More to follow.
 

Andy Hurley

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Visited the Chesapeake Bay and saw three lifers!

Also just saw my 200th bird in the US.

Latest Lifer: 794 : Eastern Kingbird (Blackwater Natural Wildlife Reserve, Cambridge, MD, USA, July 2019)

Congratulations on both achievements
 

Tero

Retired
Had to go out to Washington state to add birds. The first raven was a bit iffy, though we were in a train thru a national park, but I got it later at Hurricane Ridge too. eBird reviewer challenged my common tern as it was a few weeks too early for the area. But it was not a Caspian.
196. Great Horned Owl US-NE-Lincoln-6301-6999 E Shore Dr
197. Brewer's Blackbird 1250–1364 1st St N, Havre US-MT)
198. Common Raven 59427, Cut Bank US-MT (48.6389,-112.3632) US-MT
199. California Gull 9316 63rd Pl W, Mukilteo US-WA (47.9140,-122.3204) US-WA
200. Green Lake Park, Seattle US-WA (47.6816,-122.3289) US-WA 17 Jul 2019
201. Common Tern Discovery Park US-WA 18 Jul 2019 View All
202. Glaucous-winged Gull 715 2nd Ave, Seattle US-WA (47.6033,-122.3338)
203. Violet-green Swallow Union Bay Natural Area / Montlake Fill US-WA 19 Jul
204. Band-tailed Pigeon 2647 Chuckanut Dr, Bow US-WA (48.6083,-122.4333)
205. Chestnut-backed Chickadee 2647 Chuckanut Dr, Bow US-WA (48.6083,-122
206. Bewick's Wren 2647 Chuckanut Dr, Bow US-WA (48.6083,-122.4333) US-WA
207. Western Tanager 98232, Bow US-WA (48.6130,-122.4237) US-WA
208. Black-headed Grosbeak 98232, Bow US-WA (48.6130,-122.4237) US-WA
209. Pigeon Guillemot State Highway 104, Nordland US-WA (47.8644,-
210. Vaux's Swift Olympic NP--Lake Crescent Lodge grounds and trails US-WA
211. Steller's Jay Olympic NP--Lake Crescent Lodge grounds and trails US-WA
212. Pelagic Cormorant Ediz Hook US-WA 22 Jul 2019
213. Western Sandpiper Three Crabs US-WA 23 Jul 2019
214. Short-billed Dowitcher Three Crabs US-WA 23 Jul 2019

The last two were lifers (489 and 490 in my eBird documented lifers). I was with a party in Missouri once where the local expert claimed we saw the dowitcher, but now I have proof with photo. I have failed to find it in the two week window we have in May in NE to see it.
 
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Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This morning I made the seven-hour round-trip drive to the Ohio River Valley to chase a mega rarity that was found yesterday. I easily found my target (the phalarope) plus another new shorebird for the year.

394. Red Phalarope
395. Semipalmated Plover

The Red Phalarope was a West Virginia lifer (number 281). In addition, I added Least Bittern to my state list (number 282). It was not listed above because I saw one in Panama in February.

Dave
 

Jacana

Will Jones
Hungary
Been a while since my last update in late May. Since then I saw 5 new species for the year on Öland:

208. European Nightjar
209. Greenish Warbler
210. Temminck's Stint
211. Icterine Warbler
212. Sand Martin

And 5 in Asturias, Spain:

213. Griffon Vulture
214. Dartford Warbler
215. Booted Eagle
216. Short-toed Treecreeper
217. Northern Gannet
 

Andy Hurley

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More from South Africa:

293 White browed Scrub Robin
294 Collared Sunbird
295 Little Swift
296 Red Collared Widowbird
297 Pearl breasted Swallow
298 African Hawk Eagle
299 African Sacred Ibis
300 Greater Painted Snipe
301 White fronted Plover
302 Village Weaver
303 Brown crowned Tchagra
304 Pale crowned Cisticola
305 Bronze winged Courser
306 White browed Sparrow Weaver
307 Saddle billed Stork
308 Böhm's Spinetail
309 Yellow Canary
310 White breasted Cormorant
311 Lesser Moorhen

More to follow.
 
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Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This morning I found a mega rarity at one of my local patches.

396. Yellow-crowned Night Heron

It was a state lifer (number 283) and Preston County lifer (number 238). It was also one of the few records of this species in the state.

Dave
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This evening a couple of nighthawks flew over my yard. Every year, within a day or two of August 20, migrating nighthawks begin flying over, and will continue for about a month.

397. Common Nighthawk

Dave
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This morning I made the long drive to south-central West Virginia to chase a rare bird for this state. I easily found my target once I got to the location.

398. Mississippi Kite

It was a state lifer (number 284), my eighth of the year. Last weekend a non-birder reported two adults and a juvenile to eBird. The birds apparently have been breeding in his neighborhood for the past three years or so. He never knew what they were, but he did some research, identified the birds, and realizing that they shouldn’t be breeding here, reported them to eBird. I believe this represents the first documented breeding record of Mississippi Kite for West Virginia.

Dave
 

Tero

Retired
215. Mississippi Kite (a first for the county for most of us)
216. Semipalmated plover
217. Olive-sided flycatcher
218. Peregrine falcon
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This evening I reached the 400 mark for the year while watching for migrating nighthawks in my yard.

400. Olive-sided Flycatcher

Although relatively uncommon, this is a species I look for this time of year. However, they’re usually found in high-elevation bogs, and are much rarer at lower elevations.

Dave
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
Two fall migrants this morning bring me up to 402 for the year.

401. Marsh Wren
402. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Dave
 

Andy Hurley

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From the Steinhorster Becken Germany in August

312 Common Quail
313 Bar Headed Goose
314 Ruddy Shelduck
315 Common Snipe
 
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Tero

Retired
It's been the worst fall warbler season of 5 I've seen in Nebraska. Got 2! A few birds on bike trip in Oklahoma.

219. Wilson's Warbler Lincoln Saline Wetlands Nature Park
220. Canada Warbler Jamaica Trail, 14th St to Saltillo Road
221. Ruby-throated Hummingbird Wilderness Park--S. 14th St. west
222. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher 1001–1925 E 480 Rd, Pryor US-OK (36.3225,-95.2304)
223. Carolina Chickadee NE 1st St, Pryor US-OK (36.3073,-95.2182) US-OK
224. Pileated Woodpecker 509 N 442, Salina US-OK (36.2991,-95.1320) US-OK
225. Summer Tanager, OK
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
An hour’s walk along a nearby rail trail after work this afternoon produced a good fall migrant.

403. Gray-cheeked Thrush

Dave
 

Tero

Retired
226 Sabine's gull
227 black-throated green warbler

Also, got the common tern a second time, so despite it being a few weeks too early in Seattle (so not part of record for them), this one I have proof and photo.
 

Nightjar61

David Daniels
United States
This morning I found two good fall migrants, bringing me up to 405 for the year.

404. Lincoln’s Sparrow
405. Connecticut Warbler

Dave
 

Jacana

Will Jones
Hungary
This year has not been great for me birding wise as I've just not had as much time as usual. Today, I spent an enjoyable morning at Hjälstaviken, near Uppsala and I managed to get my first year tick since July:


218. Jack Snipe
 

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