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  1. BRDL 353

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  3. 1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Casual question.Β  Look back at your annual totals for the last few years.Β  Roughly what percentage of your annual total did you record in January?

    My January's have averaged 20% of my annual total over the last five years.

    Last year I saw 74 out of the 208 species (all of them fairly close to home) in January, so that's 36%. Other recent years have roughly the same percentage, or lower.

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  4. 43 minutes ago, Snake Fingers said:

    You have a birder wife? I could totally see myself doing that… 

    It was so much fun. The worst part was asking my boss for a few extra days off to accomodate the longer trip fairly close to the start.

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  5. 9 minutes ago, Avery said:

    My dad is getting skeptical that I’m even in school… πŸ˜‚Β 

    I hear you. I was a little like that when I was in college. I sometimes drove the 90 miles from college back home in the DC area on a Friday, then on Saturday got up super early and drove to coastal Delaware or Maryland for the day to watch birds.

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  6. 14 minutes ago, Peromyscus said:

    What sacrifices you make driving to and from college, not taking the most direct route. πŸ˜‰

    Somewhat related: In early 2004, my wife and I were planning for a 5-day trip to Charleston, SC, driving from Maryland. In part because of a wintering Yellow-billed Loon a little ways south of Atlanta, Georgia, the trip became a 9-day trip driving to Miami and birding the Everglades after stops for the loon and for Florida Scrub-Jay. We never went to Charleston that year, though we have been since.

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  7. 25 minutes ago, Zoroark said:

    birdie πŸ¦… #233: πŸŸ₯πŸŸ©β¬›β¬›β¬›β¬›

    First guess was closely related but does not share part of its name.

    At least your first guess was close! Mine was not.

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  8. I'm up to 71. I went to look for Cackling Goose in my county, but they apparently are at that spot only in early/mid morning. So I'll head back some morning; that would be a county bird for me. And hopefully I'll go look for the Black-throated Gray Warbler during the week.

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  9. 7 minutes ago, Birds are cool said:

    Thanks. I am trying to get up to 300 this year, and want to get an early start. I have already got some hard birds that I didn't get until late last year or didn't get. The Grasshopper Sparrow was one that I didn't get last year, and the House Wrens and Horned Larks I didn't get until fall last year.

    That's great, and good luck! I'm two weeks ahead of last year as far as hitting 65 species, with several species that I didn't see at all last year (the two geese from this morning, O-crown Warbler, Nashville Warbler). Hopefully that will continue throughout the year and I will see more species than last year.

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  10. Grrrr

    BRDL 349

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