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  1. I always struggle to properly expose any of my American Goldfinch shots. This is definitely one of the better ones I've taken of the species. https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/619770814
  2. I'll be leaving in a few weeks to head on a trip to Ecuador. I'll be birding for 9 days in a variety of different habitats and regions of the country. This will be my first trip to South America, so there will be possibilities for a bunch of lifers. I'm usually very lazy with writing up trip reports, but I want to do so (even if it's just for personal record keeping), so I'll add notes probably in the week following the trip. I'll attach the rough itinerary below Day 1: -Land in Quito around Noon -Do customs etc. and Taxi into the town of Quito. Walk around and explore the old town. Day 2: Head west to the mountains east of Quito. Birding at Zuroloma Resrvere, Yanacocha Reserve, and bird the road into Mindo. Main targets for the day include Sword-billed Hummingbird, Equatorial Antpitta, Ocellated Tapaculo, Crowned Chat-tyrant, Imperial Snipe. Day 3: Bird the Mindo area around Bellavista lodge and the Milpe Bird Sanctuary. Targets include Plushcap, Tanager Finch, Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, Grass-green Tanager, Choco Warbler, Speckled Nightingale-Thrush Day 4: Head to the Western lowlands and bird at Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary all day. Tagets include Berlepsch's Tinamou, Scarlet-browed Tanager, Scarlet-breasted Dacnis, Orange-fronted Barbet, Rufous-fronted Wood-quail Day 5: Birding around Mashpi and the Amagusa Reserve (looking for Choco endemics). The plan is to end the day at an Oilbird roost. Targets: Moss-backed Tanager, Black Solitaire, Choco Vireo, Pacific Tuftedcheek, Esmeraldas Antbird, Rose-faced Parrot Day 6: Birding around Refugio Paz and the Tandayapa Valley, before leaving the mind area and the west slope and driving down to Quito to stay the night. Targets: Andean Cock-of-the-rock Giant Antpitta, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Ochre-breasted Antpita, Andean Pygmy-owl, Scaled Fruiteater, Beautiful Jay Day 7: Leaving Quito early to bird the high elevation eastern slopes of the Andes (we will be birding at elevations higher than 14,000 feet!) at Antisana National Park and Papallacta Pass. Targets: Andean Condor, Ecuadorian Hillstar, Andean Ibis, Giant Hummingbird, Carniculated Caracara, Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe Day 8: Dropping down over Papallacta pass, we'll bird the eastern slopes of the Andes as we drop down towards the Amazon. Most of the day will be around Guango Lodge. Targets: Torrent Duck, Gray-breasted Mountain-toucan, Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager, Tourmaline Sunangel, San Isidro Owl Day 9: Continuing to drop in elevation, the main stops will be at San Isidro lodge and Guacamyos Ridge. Targets: White-bellied Antiptta, Peruvian Antpitta, White-browed Tanager, Greater Scythebill, Black-bellied Mountain-Toucan Day 10: The last birding day of the trip will be around WildSunaco Lodge, right on the edge of the Amazon. After birding till lunch, we'll drive back to Quito. Targets: Copepry-chested Jacamar, Napo Saberwing,Paradise Tanager, Military Macaw, Golden-eared Tanager. eBird trip reprort: https://ebird.org/tripreport/246169
  3. Yeah i mean i can’t guarantee anything but it should at least be a little less windy if the forecasts are accurate. Doing the south coasts of marin are a good option during weather like this. I did muir today and had a REVI and an Ovenbird. Muir, Stinson, Bolinas, and Rodeo all have chances to hold rarities in riparian.
  4. Some chill morning birding with a few rarities https://ebird.org/checklist/S177033435
  5. Sunday/Monday should both be good for the point
  6. Black-chinned Sparrow https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/619557942
  7. Common Yellowthroat https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/619384395
  8. that shot looks familiar.... My similar Caracara pic
  9. Finding a state review list bird is always fun https://ebird.org/checklist/S175005234
  10. Nice afternoon hike. Low migrant numbers but nice variety of species. https://ebird.org/checklist/S174378218
  11. Xantus's Hummingbird in California. Bird was seen on private property and therefore not reported until today https://ebird.org/checklist/S172984618
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