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  1. 5 hours ago, blackburnian said:

    Have only ever seen 4 other highly coded birds: Common Ringed Plover (3), Ruff (3), Masked Booby (3), and Little Egret (4).

    Need to work on that.

    just an FYI..... they seemed to have lowered both Black-headed and Little Gulls to code 2 level. I was unaware as well until i just went through the DEC 2019 list

  2. Did this quite a while ago...but I guess now is good for an update I have pics of many of these somewhere.

    CODE 3: 11 species- Tufted Duck, A Flamingo, Ruff, C. Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper, Ivory Gull, Red-tailed Tropicbird, Great Frigatebird, LaSagra's FC, Fork-tailed FC, and Oahu Elepaio

    CODE 4: 10 species- Pink-footed Goose, Barnacle Goose, Corn Crake, N. Lapwing, N. Jacana, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Egret, Thick-billed Vireo, Western Spindalis, and Bannaquit

    CODE 5: 1 species- Whiskered Tern  

  3. Florida is it's own separate beast when it comes to things like this. I believe the state bird record committee has to determine what species they are going to except and the criteria. Surely the Muscovies there are from domestics long ago... but have been breeding there so long they are now "established" and considered a wild domestic, if you will. They are certainly not like the truly wild Muscovy from Mexico/Central America. Same is true for the other exotics that are excepted in FLA... Black-hooded Parakeet, Common Mynas and the like. I would bet in the next few years other species are added... like Yellow-chevroned Parakeet and Mitred Parrot among others.

  4. 3 minutes ago, AlexHenry said:


    @birdbrain22 I am amazed that you are able to ID that bird.

    If you still want to put out a nest box do some research on the size of the hole, Carolina Wrens are pretty small so you could get a nest box with a hole too small for House Sparrows.

    One sees a lot of things over 35 years of birding and 10 years banding.

    Carolina Wrens will nest in anything... doesn't even need to be a nest box. old pots and even old boots have been used. However, it is perfectly fine there... they are very hardy birds.

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