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4 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

Some warblers showed up early here, but I haven't been able to find them.  I made a quick stop looking for a Prothonotary Warbler that wasn't there:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S145934782

Decent checklist:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S145938519

Great checklist!  I got the Western Sandpiper lifer I was after:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S145948647

Nice!

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7 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

Another decent parking lot checklist.  I did miss the Monk Parakeets though:

https://ebird.org/checklist/S146105152

Unless you’re only birding this parking lot before you go shopping or something there, one tip I have is to try a different parking lot some days. This will provide even more valuable data, as nobody really birds parking lots. 

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11 minutes ago, IKLland said:

Unless you’re only birding this parking lot before you go shopping or something there, one tip I have is to try a different parking lot some days. This will provide even more valuable data, as nobody really birds parking lots. 

Good idea.  My community is actually a hotspot, but I'm tired of walking around there, so I've been taking dedicated birding trips (no planned shopping) to this parking lot.  I'll go to a different parking lot later in the week.

Many of our county's parking lots are good spots for birding.  Back in March, I drove an hour to a parking lot to get my Common Myna lifer, as it's the only reliable place in the county to find those birds.  That parking lot does not have a water retention pond, but many of the local strip mall ones have one or more, which brings up more possibilities for birds.

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18 minutes ago, dragon49 said:

Good idea.  My community is actually a hotspot, but I'm tired of walking around there, so I've been taking dedicated birding trips (no planned shopping) to this parking lot.  I'll go to a different parking lot later in the week.

Many of our county's parking lots are good spots for birding.  Back in March, I drove an hour to a parking lot to get my Common Myna lifer, as it's the only reliable place in the county to find those birds.  That parking lot does not have a water retention pond, but many of the local strip mall ones have one or more, which brings up more possibilities for birds.

Lucky. All the parking lots here are awful for birds. Good for you birding random spots, collecting valuable data. We should all do more of that type of birding. 

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I took @IKLlands advice and birded a different parking lot today.  Fewer species than my normal parking lot, and overall, a different avian character.  This place does have a canal in the back, as well as a number of fruiting trees, so it has more potential, and I'll be back.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S146262971

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