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How's Your 2023 List Going? (1 Viewer)


David Daniels
United States
A touch of spring in the air today brought three new birds for the year. (But I'm sure we still have plenty of winter weather left.)

70. American Pipit
71. Cedar Waxwing
72. American Woodcock



United States
The wintering songbirds just are not there. Due to bad driving did not chase the snow buntings seen for a week. I'm about at 40.


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A couple of rare gulls very close to home in Madrid city centre. And first swallows of the year.

141. Caspian Gull
142. Ring-billed Gull
143. Barn Swallow
144. Zitting Cisticola
145. Cattle Egret


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United States
(Lucky Hammock and surroundings)
173. Brown-crested Flycatcher
174. Bronzed Cowbird
175. Shiny Cowbird
176. Yellow Warbler
177. Cape May Warbler


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Very pleased to find Woodcock since it was absent from last year's list.

146. Rock Bunting
147. Eurasian Siskin
148. Eurasian Woodcock
149. Great White Egret


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United States
(Everglades, Key Largo and Miami)
178. Least Bittern
179. Swallow-tailed Kite
180. Black-throated Blue Warbler
181. Baltimore Oriole
182. La Sagra's Flycatcher


David Daniels
United States
A good day for ducks, with three added to my Year List, including an absolute MEGA, a self-found Tufted Duck. WOW!!! This is the first record of Tufted Duck for the State of West Virginia, as well as Preston County. It's going to be hard to top that bird this year.

80. Greater Scaup
81. Tufted Duck
82. Blue-winged Teal


Steve Lister

Senior Birder, ex County Recorder, Garden Moths.
United Kingdom
A four-day break on Islay moved me on to 136 species for the year but more importantly gave me four Scotland life-ticks (Red-breasted Goose, Surf Scoter, Marsh Harrier and Nuthatch), five Argyll and Bute ticks (add Goosander to the other four) and four Islay ticks (the first three plus Goldcrest).


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Ended February with 90...

February 5

Nice visit to Hughes Hollow today, adding a few more year birds to the list... including a lovely Wilson's Snipe, Red-headed Woodpecker, and Hermit Thrush.

Due to a new formula on ebird that excludes escapees, my life list has unfortunately dropped by two... (I hope to see the Black Swan and Sandhill Crane somewhere else in future...) That said, with about 4,000 Sandhill Cranes in Florida, I'm surprised to hear it's considered an escapee.

Hughes Hollow, McKee Beshers, Poolesville, MD

51. Common Merganser
52. Hooded Merganser
53. Wilson's Snipe (+)
54. Red-headed Woodpecker
55. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
56. Golden-crowned Kinglet
57. Hermit Thrush (+)
58. Wood Duck

February 7

Work trip to Basel and then a visit to Amsterdam this weekend. Seeing some nice European birds.

Karlsruhe, Germany

58. Great Egret - Trainspotting en route

Basel City, Switzerland

59. Mute Swan
60. Black-headed Gull
61. Great Cormorant
62. Carrion Crow
63. Eurasian Blue Tit
64. House Sparrow

February 10

Spent a nice morning birding in Amsterdam, and seeing some of my local favorites...

Frankendael, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

65. Egyptian Goose
66. Common Wood-Pigeon
67. Eurasian Moorhen
68. Eurasian Coot
69. White Stork
70. Gray Heron
71. Rose-ringed Parakeet
72. Eurasian Jay
73. Eurasian Magpie
74. Eurasian Jackdaw
75. Great Tit
76. Eurasian Nuthatch
77. Short-toed Treecreeper
78. Eurasian Wren
79. Song Thrush
80. Eurasian Blackbird
81. European Robin
82. Common Chaffinch

February 10

Two more...

Nieuwe Ooster, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

83. Graylag Goose
84. Great Spotted Woodpecker

February 18

Had a good morning out, seeing 34 species today.

Wheaton Branch Stormwater Ponds, MD, USA

85. Cackling Goose
86. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
87. American Goldfinch

Lake Churchill, MD, USA

88. Eastern Bluebird

Black HIll Regional Park, MD, USA

89. American Coot

February 21

Chevy Chase, MD, USA

90. Common Grackle

Latest lifer: #907 - Northern Harrier (Oaks Landfill, Gaithersburg, MD, USA)


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An evening out searching for owls produced three species, including two additional year ticks. And a slightly wet day in the sierra threw up a few Dippers, including one singing which I've never encountered before, so that was exciting.

153. Tawny Owl
154. Long-eared Owl
155. White-throated Dipper


David Daniels
United States
This evening as the sun was fading, I made a mad dash to a local hotspot, about ten minutes away, to chase a report of ten Long-tailed Ducks. I got there with enough light left to see the birds.

83. Long-tailed Duck


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