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Trystan’s 2018 world list (1 Viewer)

Trystan

Well-known member
02/6/18

Having failed to find any birding destinations for June, I shuffled plans around and travelled with my wife to Mexico for 10 days, with car rented and staying in Chichen Itza. Not a birding trip, but plenty of opportunity to get some new species including two guided days out in amongst.

Going to write a brief report in the relevant forum so will just stick to listing the dates, species and locations here.

Cancun Airport

456. (001.) Great tailed grackle
---. (002.) Cattle egret

03/6/18

Chichen Itza (Hotel grounds and surrounding paths)

457. (003.) MASKED TITYRA
458. (004.) ALTIMIRA ORIOLE
459. (005.) VELASQUEZ'S WOODPECKER (GOLDEN-FRONTED WOODPECKER)
460. (006.) Ferruginous pygmy owl
461. (007.) CLAY COLOURED THRUSH
462. (008.) MELODIOUS BLACKBIRD
463. (009.) White winged dove
464. (010.) Great kiskadee
465. (011.) Social flycatcher
466. (012.) Yellow faced grassquit
467. (013.) Black vulture
468. (014.) TURQUOISE BROWED MOTMOT
469. (015.) Ruddy ground dove
470. (016.) YELLOW GREEN VIREO
471. (017.) ORANGE ORIOLE
472. (018.) Turkey vulture
473. (019.) Tropical pewee
474. (020.) Blue grey gnatcatcher
475. (021.) BRONZED COWBIRD
476. (022.) VAUX SWIFT
477. (023.) YELLOW WINGED TANAGER
478. (024.) Boat billed flycatcher
479. (025.) ROSE THROATED BECARD
480. (026.) CINNAMON HUMMINGBIRD
481. (027.) Yellow olive flycatcher
482. (028.) Tropical mockingbird
 

Trystan

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04/6/18

Chichen Itza (Hotel grounds and surrounding paths)

483. (029.) Groove billed ani
484. (030.) BLACK HEADED SALTATOR
485. (031.) NORTHERN ROUGH WINGED SWALLOW (RIDGEWAY'S)
486. (032.) Rufous browed pepper shrike
487. (033.) Squirrel cuckoo
488. (034.) CANIVET'S EMERALD
489. (035.) WEDGE TAILED SABREWING

05/6/18

Chichen Itza (Hotel grounds and surrounding paths)

490. (036.) GREEN JAY
491. (037.) Greyish saltator
492. (038.) HOODED ORIOLE
493. (039.) SULPHUR BELLIED FLYCATCHER
494. (040.) YELLOW THROATED EUPHONIA
495. (041.) WHITE FRONTED AMAZON
496. (042.) BUFF BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD
 
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Trystan

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06/6/18

Xocen

497. (043.) NORTHERN POTOO
498. (044.) Barred antshrike
499. (045.) BLACK CATBIRD
500. (046.) BRIGHT RUMPED ATTILA
501. (047.) YUCATAN JAY
502. (048.) GREY THROATED CHAT
503. (049.) Piratic flycatcher
504. (050.) COUCH'S KINGBIRD
505. (051.) BLACK COWLED ORIOLE
506. (052.) Olivaceous woodcreeper
507. (053.) IVORY BILLED WOODCREEPER
508. (054.) LADDER BACKED WOODPECKER
509. (055.) GREY HAWK
510. (056.) YUCATAN WOODPECKER
511. (057.) DUSKY CAPPED FLYCATCHER
512. (058.) LESSON'S MOTMOT
513. (059.) YELLOW LORED PARROT
514. (060.) GREEN BREASTED MANGO
515. (061.) OLIVE THROATED PARROT
516. (062.) ROADSIDE HAWK
517. (063.) MIDDLE AMERICAN SCREECH OWL
518. (064.) ROSE THROATED TANAGER
519. (065.) Tropical gnatcatcher
520. (066.) SPOT BREASTED WREN
521. (067.) RED THROATED ANT TANAGER
522. (068.) OLIVE SPARROW
523. (069.) Common ground dove
524. (070.) YUCATAN FLYCATCHER
525. (071.) MANGROVE VIREO
526. (072.) LESSER GOLDFINCH
---. (073.) Feral pigeon
---. (074.) Collared dove
 
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Trystan

Well-known member
07/6/18

Chichen Itza (Hotel grounds and surrounding paths)

527. (075.) White tipped dove
528. (076.) Brown crested flycatcher

Ik kel Cenote

529. (077.) Cave swallow

08/6/18

Chichen Itza (Hotel grounds and surrounding paths)

530. (078.) BLUE GROUND DOVE
531. (079.) Golden olive woodpecker
 
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Trystan

Well-known member
09/6/18

Rio Lagartos

532. (080.) Lesser nighthawk
533. (081.) Black bellied whistling duck
534. (082.) Blue black grassquit
535. (083.) Crested caracara
536. (084.) GREY HEADED YELLOWTHROAT
537. (085.) NORTHERN JACANA
---. (086.) Northern cardinal
538. (087.) ZENAIDA DOVE
539. (088.) Black necked stilt
540. (089.) White ibis
541. (090.) AMERICAN FLAMINGO
542. (091.) White rumped sandpiper
543. (092.) YUCATAN WREN
544. (093.) BLACK THROATED BOBWHITE
545. (094.) SCRUB EUPHONIA
546. (095.) Red winged blackbird
547. (096.) Magnificent frigatebird
548. (097.) MEXICAN SHEARTAIL
549. (098.) PLAIN CHACHALACA
550. (099.) Great black hawk
551. (100.) BOAT BILLED HERON
552. (101.) American pygmy kingfisher
553. (102.) RUSSET NAPED WOODRAIL
554. (103.) CRANE HAWK
555. (104.) Short tailed hawk
556. (105.) Common black hawk
557. (106.) Royal tern
---. (107.) Double crested cormorant
558. (108.) Laughing gull
559. (109.) Brown pelican
560. (110.) LESSER YELLOW HEADED VULTURE
561. (111.) MANGROVE WARBLER
562. (112.) Semipalmated plover
563. (113.) Semipalmated sandpiper
564. (114.) Gull billed tern
---. (115.) Grey plover
565. (116.) Osprey
566. (117.) Least tern
567. (118.) Greater yellowlegs
568. (119.) Snowy egret
569. (120.) Little blue heron
---. (121.) Great white egret
---. (122.) Glossy ibis
570. (123.) MANGROVE SWALLOW
571. (124.) Tricoloured heron
572. (125.) Grey breasted martin
573. (126.) BLACK HEADED TROGON
574. (127.) WHITE COLLARED SEEDEATER

Kikil

575. (128.) WHITE TAILED KITE
576. (129.) House wren
577. (130.) Tropical kingbird

Uayama

578. (131.) BAT FALCON
 
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Trystan

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12/6/18

Lake Coba

579. (132.) Neotropic cormorant
580. (133.) LIMPKIN
581. (134.) Least bittern
 
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Trystan

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17/6/18

Annual pilgrimage to Anglesey today.

Holyhead

582. (204.) Black guillemot

South stack

583. (205.) Chough

Cemlyn bay

584. (206.) Arctic tern
585. (207.) Manx shearwater
 

Trystan

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01/7/18

Spurn

—-. (208.) Squacco heron

Blacktoft

586. (209.) Greenshank
587. (210.) Water rail
 

Trystan

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08/7/18

Wykeham

588. (211.) Goshawk
—-. (212.) Honey buzzard

Some fantastic displaying today and a nice supporting cast of Siskin, crossbill and tree pipit.

Harwood dale

589. (213.) Turtle dove
 

Trystan

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15/7/18

After not quite going for the Audouin's gull on Friday evening, I had hoped it might be available this weekend so when it failed to do so I thought the weekend may end up being a write off, however, a second Yorkshire mega in 3 days put this right.

Spurn

590. (214.) Greater sand plover - 1st UK

Managed to get views of it before it was flushed by a Peregrine this morning.

North cave

---. (215.) Wood sandpiper
 

Trystan

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After some frustration at being given the run around by Franklin’s gull over recent weeks, missing it by an hour on one occasion and it being present at times when I couldn’t go and disappearing at times when I could, I had decided to head up to the area for roseate terns this weekend and hope to cross paths with it or that it may be refound.

Instead, news of Buff breasted sandpiper at Blacktoft meant a different route and an alternative way to get my 300th Yorkshire bird (at least as long as lesser and common redpoll are not lumped).

Blacktoft sands

Lots of waders on offer here including the aforementioned sandpiper.

591. (216) Buff breasted sandpiper (1st Yorkshire)

With 2 others in the car, petrol costs were not unreasonable so decided after this early success to revert to the original plan.

South Gare

592. (217.) Roseate tern

Took a lot longer than hoped for to finally get one amongst the common, sandwich and 1 little terns and a few more waders to complete an impressive number of charadriformes seen today.
 
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Trystan

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12/8/18

I see that the Franklin’s gull continued to taunt during the week before disappearing for the weekend. Had rather more luck doing some sea watching at Flamborough.

593. (218.) Arctic skua
594. (219.) Great skua
595. (220.) Balearic shearwater

Along with the currently resident pied crow - not sure what to do with that one on the list.
 

Trystan

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19/8/18

Out on the Wirral today, managed 2 out of 3 targets, the spotted crake proving to be too elusive.

Hilbre Island

596. (221.) Bonaparte's gull

Burton mere

---. (222.) Cattle egret
 

Trystan

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26/8/18

Despite the rather miserable weather, a productive day with some good birds including finding two great white egrets at two different sites.

Frampton

597. (223.) Stilt sandpiper (1st UK)

Idle Valley

598. (224.) Red crested pochard
 

Trystan

Well-known member
02/9/2018

7 Hours driving today without leaving Yorkshire. fortunately with company to share the load.

South Gare

599. (225.) Pomarine skua - amazing performance from this bird and at one point sat on the beach within 50m of an Arctic skua

Spurn

600. (226.) Ortolan bunting - 1st UK
 
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Trystan

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09/9/2018

One of those weeks, only just getting around to updating from last Sunday at Spurn.

601. (227.) Common rosefinch

The only addition, although retrospectively rather amusing to watch everyone trying to string a pheasant into a corncrake, it was a bit annoying at the time, twice leaving the rosefinch area on dodgy news.

Probably also able to stick my previously undisclosed Marsh warbler on the list with breeding season now over.

602. (228.) Marsh warbler (1st Yorkshire)
 

Trystan

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23.9.18

Crosby marina

603. (229.) Grey phalarope

Nice displays from hen harrier and Merlin at parkgate on the Wirral but the pallid harrier appears to have moved on.
 

Trystan

Well-known member
30.9.18

Long drive today to see the Beluga down in Kent. Much further than I’d normally twitch but it seemed a fairly safe bet and with 3 in the car, costs were acceptable.

The beluga spent all the time I was there closer to the other bank but was pretty active allowing numerous scoped views as it came up for air.

A couple of nice year ticks on the way back north too.

Near Royston

604. (230.) Pallid harrier - very showy, even perching up but with an injured right leg.

Longstanton

605. (231.) Pectoral sandpiper
 

Trystan

Well-known member
07.10.18

Speculating on the weather for a day at spurn today, dipping an American golden plover in Lincs along the way.

Spurn

238. (232.) Rose coloured starling - third attempt at this species this year and connected easily. Index number has been adjusted due to an earlier error from Cameroon.
606. (233.) Jacksnipe
607. (234.) Barred warbler
608. (235.) Snow bunting

Now having passed my previous best world year.
 

Trystan

Well-known member
20.10.18

Long weekend planned in Edinburgh so very pleased at the news of 2 Gull billed terns to grab on the way up. Hoping for black scoter on the way back down!

Nr Hexham

—-. (236.) Gull billed tern - 1st UK
 

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