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  1. What is a trip that you went on before you were into birding, and now you realize just how many lifers you missed?


    Soon after joining eBird at the end of 2020, I went through lots of old photos and trip logs to enter historical data, and some of the places I visited definitely makes me wish I had actually paid attention to the specialties of the area, but that was before I took interest in actually watching birds.

    The biggest one for me was when I visited Kauai in 2010. While I did get six lifers on the trip that I haven't seen again since, I was more amused by all the invasive chickens than Hawaii's unique (and endangered!) birds. Nearly all of these would've been lifers.


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  2. 2 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

    No, the mention of BAGO was just an example they used and not relevant to today's BRDL. Sorry for any confusion I may have caused.

    Ooh, gotcha. I hadn't finished my coffee when I posted that.

  3. 2 minutes ago, Aidan B said:

    I'd assume you don't know about the California Birding List Digest then? Rare bird alerts get sent out much faster on here than that do on ebird. I probably check this list around twenty to thirty times a day. 

    I get e-mails from the Audubon NVBIRDS listserv. The only issue is most of the people posting to it are from Reno. I feel like that Southern California one would probably have more reasonable day trips. I haven't been to California in over two years, and gas is a bit expensive right now.

  4. We went up the mountain for the first time this year. Oddly, we didn't see a single jay or nutcracker. We also quickly visited Corn Creek to check for a rare Ovenbird, but we didn't see it. Two new lifers (but only one photographed) and five FOYs:

    • Virginia's Warbler (lifer)
    • Bushtit (FOY)
    • Cassin's Finch (FOY)
    • Cordilleran Flycatcher (lifer, photographed, audio proof of ID)
    • Broad-tailed Hummingbird (FOY)

    I compiled the lists into a trip report: https://ebird.org/tripreport/59140

    There are a lot of audio recordings, but they're all still processing as of this post.

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  5. 3 hours ago, Kevin said:

    I don't know if what I did would be called that, but I have photos of it.

    I have cut frames out of video to use as proof of sightings on eBird. However, I don't count those towards my "photographed" count in my signature. (As of now, there are zero I've submitted video frames for that I haven't later photographed.)

  6. I woke up this morning, ate breakfast, and then checked my e-mails to see the rare bird alert. A quick check of the weather report told me I was not staying home and instead had to visit Corn Creek. 2 lifers, 3 photographic lifers, 8 FOY, and 5 new in Clark County).


    Firsts of the year:

    • White-throated Swift (photographic lifer)
    • Willow Flycather (lifer + photo)
    • Orchard Oriole
    • Hooded Oriole
    • American Redstart
    • Northern Parula
    • Rose-breasted Grosbeak
    • Dickcissel (lifer + photo)

    Five new for Clark County:

    • Willow Flycatcher
    • Orchard Oriole
    • Scott's Oriole
    • American Redstart
    • Dickcissel
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