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the year in birds: 2009

This has turned into a  tradition. Here are links to 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.

  • New life birds: 37. Most were from my trip to Nicaragua in March. The last one was either Banded Wren or Long-tailed Manakin. The latter were amazing.
  • Total life birds: 1011. Number 1000 was Ruddy Woodcreeper (Dendrocincla homochroa) at and ant swarm at the Selva Negra coffee farm in Nicaragua. Gotta like that.
  • Total ABA-area birds: 578 (no new species this year).
  • Total state birds: 310 (no new species this year).
  • Total birds in my home county: 257 (no new species this year).
  • Total city birds: 220 (I saw 156 this year). New for me
    this year were Semipalmated Plover, Dunlin, and Vesper Sparrow.
  • Total birds at work: 190 (new this year, Common Goldeneye and White-winged Crossbill).
  • Yard birds: 135 (no new species this year).

Next chance for life birds, I expect, will be in western Mexico in a couple months.

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  • John January 3, 2010, 8:31 pm

    Congrats on breaking 1000!