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David Daniels
United States
Two new birds yesterday afternoon, including a mega state and county lifer (the sandpiper). I found it at a nearby farm pond where I often stop after work to see what's about.

174. Upland Sandpiper
175. Blackpoll Warbler



United States
small changes, there are now two thrushes in the list
156 Indigo Bunting
157 Willow Flycatcher
158 Northern Parula
159 Broad-winged Hawk
160 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
161 Blackpoll Warbler
162 Bell's Vireo
163 Veery
164 Stilt Sandpiper
165 White-rumped Sandpiper
166 Eastern Kingbird
167 Bank Swallow
168 Eastern Wood-Pewee
169 Tennessee Warbler
170 Gray-cheeked Thrush
171 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
172 Dickcissel
173 Western Kingbird
174 Summer Tanager
175 Willet
176 Northern Bobwhite


Aves en Los Ángeles
Opus Editor
A couple roadtrips in the past few weeks - first headed north to the Bay to see a certain elderly Beatle… quite the performance, buttressed by sightings of:
221. Swainson’s Hawk
222. Peregrine Falcon

Then driving back south and heading east to SE AZ for some work, passing through Yuma:
223. Swainson’s Thrush

Posted up in our Tucson hotel for a few days:
224. Northern Cardinal
225. Lucy’s Warbler (lifer - yes, lifer from the hotel windowsill)
226. Curve-billed Thrasher

…before earning some free time to do some rarity chasing:
227. Yellow-eyed Junco
228. Cordilleran Flycatcher
229. Pine Flycatcher (lifer - MEGA RARITY)
230. Chihuahuan Raven
231. Summer Tanager
232. Zone-tailed Hawk
233. Western Wood-Pewee
234. Olive-sided Flycatcher
235. Black-throated Sparrow
236. Elf Owl
237. Western Screech-Owl
238. Wild Turkey
239. Hepatic Tanager
240. Mexican Jay
241. Bridled Titmouse
242. Dusky-capped Flycatcher
243. Brown Creeper
244. Elegant Trogon
245. Painted Redstart
246. Plumbeous Vireo
247. Brown-crested Flycatcher
248. Grace’s Warbler
249. Broad-billed Hummingbird
250. Eastern Meadowlark
251. Gray Hawk
252. Canyon Towhee

On the drive back to LA, a purposeful stop in Phoenix for:
253. Rosy-faced Lovebird (lifer)

And a nice May surprise back home in LA earlier today:
254. Yellow-chevroned Parakeet
255. Slaty-backed Gull (lifer)


Well-known member
United States
(Virginia Key Ecosystem Restoration Area)
500. Red-necked Phalarope [first lifer since Guyana and 320th bird for my home state]


Aves en Los Ángeles
Opus Editor
Saturday pelagic (first “post”-pandemic boat trip!) with a good spread of usual suspects, and one truly standout fantastic sighting:
256. Common Murre
257. Northern Fulmar
258. Pacific Loon
259. Black-vented Shearwater
260. Sooty Shearwater
261. Red-necked Phalarope
262. Pomarine Jaeger
263. Cassin’s Auklet
264. Horned Puffin (lifer - RARE FOR SOCAL)
265. Pink-footed Shearwater
266. Scripps’s Murrelet
267. Red Phalarope

And near the Marina, chasing a rarity that has stuck around a couple days:
268. Green Heron
269. Hooded Warbler (CA state lifer)


David Daniels
United States
Just got back from a week in the Dominican Republic. I saw a total of 96 species (including all of the endemics), of which 85 were new for the year and 38 were lifers (in bold).

At the Miami airport on my way to the Dominican Republic:

176. White-winged Dove
177. Boat tailed Grackle

In the Dominican Republic:

178. Antillean Palm Swift
179. Caribbean Martin
180. Hispaniolan Woodpecker
181. Gray Kingbird
182. Palmchat
183. Eurasian Collared Dove
184. Western Cattle Egret
185. Greater Antillean Grackle
186. Helmeted Guineafowl
187. Bananaquit
188. Stolid Flycatcher
189. Antillean Piculet
190. White-necked Crow
191. Limpkin
192. Ridgway's Hawk
193. Antillean Mango
194. Black-crowned Tanager
195. Broad-billed Tody
196. Plain Pigeon
197. Common Ground Dove
198. Yellow-faced Grassquit
199. Smooth-billed Ani
200. Vervain Hummingbird
201. Magnificent Frigatebird
202. Brown Pelican
203. Laughing Gull
204. Royal Tern
205. Hispaniolan Parakeet
206. Black-whiskered Vireo
207. Hispaniolan Lizard Cuckoo
208. Red-legged Thrush
209. West Indian Whistling Duck
210. Village Weaver
211. Common Gallinule
212. Least Grebe
213. Yellow-crowned Night Heron
214. Willet
215. Ruddy Turnstone
216. Clapper Rail
217. Stilt Sandpiper
218. Black-necked Stilt
219. Semipalmated Sandpiper
220. American Flamingo
221. Least Tern
222. Reddish Egret
223. Snowy Egret
224. Gull-billed Tern
225. White-cheeked Pintail
226. Snowy Plover
227. Tricolored Heron
228. Hispaniolan Emerald
229. Eastern Chat-tanager
230. Narrow-billed Tody
231. Hispaniolan Spindalis
232. Greater Antillean Elaenia
233. White-fronted Quail-Dove
234. Scaly-naped Pigeon
235. Rufous-throated Solitaire
236. Hispaniolan Parrot
237. Hispaniolan Oriole
238. Greater Antillean Bullfinch
239. Hispaniolan Pewee
240. Flat-billed Vireo
241. Hispaniolan Nightjar
242. La Selle Thrush
243. Green-tailed Warbler
244. Golden Swallow
245. White-winged Warbler
246. Western Chat-tanager
247. Antillean Siskin
248. Hispaniolan Trogon
249. Loggerhead Kingbird
250. Antillean Euphonia
251. Pine Warbler
252. Hispaniolan Crossbill
253. Bay-breasted Cuckoo
254. Zenaida Dove
255. Antillean Nighthawk
256. Least Poorwill
257. Ashy-faced Owl
258. Olive-throated Parakeet
259. Tricolored Munia
260. Hispaniolan Palm Crow



Well-known member
United States
(Siesta Key & Fort de Soto Park)
501. Sandwich Tern
502. Least Tern
503. Herring Gull
504. Western Sandpiper
505. Red Knot
506. Semipalmated Plover
507. Wilson's Plover
508. Snowy Plover


David Daniels
United States
A day of cuckoos. I saw both cuckoos this morning, at the same location and about ten minutes apart.

262. Black-billed Cuckoo
263. Yellow-billed Cuckoo



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- Was able to increase my year list to 139 from 124 in April.

- That included three new lifers: a Northern Waterthrush, American Redstart, and Prairie Warbler.

Lifers in bold, and any birds I didn't see last year get a (+).

May 8
Went for some birdwatching out National Airport in Washington, DC, and added another bird for the year.

Gravelly Point Park, VA, USA
125. Osprey

May 14
A very productive morning, searching for a Sora that has recently been spotted a mile away from my house.
Unfortunately I was not able to spot this small and shy rail but I picked up three lifers in less than an hour...

Bethesda Trolley Trail, Bethesda, MD, USA
126. Chimney Swift
127. Belted Kingfisher
128. Eastern Kingbird
129. Purple Martin
130. Brown Thrasher
131. Baltimore Oriole
132. Northern Waterthrush
133. American Redstart
134. Prairie Warbler

May 20
Have been returning to try and find the Sora, but still to no avail....
Did see my first waxwings for the year.

Bethesda Trolley Trail, Bethesda, MD, USA
135. Cedar Waxwing

May 21
Went out looking for the Anhinga again, in the dead heat of day...

Hughes Hollow - McKee Beshers, Poolesville, MD, USA
136. Green Heron (+) - in full glory on a bare branch
137. Eastern Wood-Pewee
138. Red-eyed Vireo
139. Indigo Bunting

++ 2022 Birding Locales YTD ++
  • Austria - Königsleiten, Vomp
  • Germany - Munich
  • USA - District of Columbia - Washington
  • USA - Maryland - Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Potomac
  • USA - Oregon - Bridal Veil, Portland
  • USA - Virginia - Bluemont, Gravelly Point Park
Latest lifer: #876 - Prairie Warbler (Bethesda Trolley Trail, Bethesda, MD, USA)


David Daniels
United States
This evening I went out looking for night birds. I easily found my target, two birds perched in the road and well seen in my headlights. I had tried for this species two or three times earlier in the spring, but only heard some far off in the woods. Nice to finally see a couple.

264. Eastern Whip-poor-will



Well-known member
United States
(Miami Area)
509. Spot-breasted Oriole
510. Cave Swallow
511. Chestnut-fronted Macaw
512. La Sagra's Flycatcher
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Will Jones
Back from a month at our field site in SW Madagascar. A bunch of year ticks but no lifers this time:

191. Yellow-billed Kite
192. Sooty Falcon
193. Madagascar Cuckoo
194. Malagasy Palm Swift
195. Pied Crow
196. Namaqua Dove
197. Malagasy Turtle Dove
198. Madagascar Lark
199. Crested Drongo
200. Running Coua
201. Sickle-billed Vanga
202. Madagascar Magpie-Robin
203. Madagascar Plover
204. Kittlitz's Plover
205. White-fronted Plover
206. Souimanga Sunbird
207. Sakalava Weaver
208. Thamnornis
209. Madagascar Sandgrouse
210. Madagascar Cisticola
211. Madagascar Buttonquail
212. Three-banded Plover
213. Curlew Sandpiper
214. Madagascar Buzzard
215. Common Newtonia
216. Red-capped Coua
217. Crested Coua
218. Stripe-throated Jery
219. Malagasy Green Sunbird
220. Grey-headed Lovebird
221. Madagascar Harrier-Hawk
222. Chabert Vanga
223. Subdesert Brush Warbler
224. Lesser Vasa Parrot
225. Lafresnaye's Vanga
226. Madagascar Spinetail
227. Eurasian Whimbrel
228. White-headed Vanga
229. Banded Kestrel
230. Greater Vasa Parrot
231. Madagascar Green Pigeon
232. Striated Heron
233. Lesser Flamingo
234. Crab-plover
235. Grey Plover
236. Eleonora's Falcon
237. Hamerkop


David Daniels
United States
Spring migration is over and new birds are getting harder to find. There are only a handful of resident breeders to look for. I found one of them today.

265. Great Crested Flycatcher



Will Jones
Back in Hungary and need to play catch-up to get the summer species I missed before I left for Madagascar.

238. Common Swift

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