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Probably the best bird I have ever found.  Bucket List bird - Self-found, Michigan Review Species, and in my home county.  This potentially great shorebird spot had normal SOSA, WISN and KILL there, a

My checklist of the day; WORK! 

Amazing day at my patch, lots of birds moving and singing right now, which led to lots of new high counts for my patch. these were, Lincoln's sparrow, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, Anna's hu

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Probably the best bird I have ever found.  Bucket List bird - Self-found, Michigan Review Species, and in my home county.  This potentially great shorebird spot had normal SOSA, WISN and KILL there, and that was disappointingly it.  I drove down further to see the west side of the pond and freaked out when I saw this bird in my binoculars.  

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This was from this morning and it was absolutely crazy (to me). This is the highest amount I’ve ever gotten on a checklist for this area and my second highest species count ever. Also added 2 new species so the hotspot is now at 149! One more to go...

https://ebird.org/checklist/S85874247
 

Might have been possible to crack 60 if the stars had aligned as I was missing a few normal species, but still a very good day regardless. 

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28 minutes ago, Aaron said:

This was from this morning and it was absolutely crazy (to me). This is the highest amount I’ve ever gotten on a checklist for this area and my second highest species count ever. Also added 2 new species so the hotspot is now at 149! One more to go...

https://ebird.org/checklist/S85874247
 

Might have been possible to crack 60 if the stars had aligned as I was missing a few normal species, but still a very good day regardless. 

That’s great. Getting a spot to 150 in the mountains is difficult. I bet you’ll hit it in the next week. Who knows, maybe you could get it close to 175 with a good migration. 

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29 minutes ago, Aaron said:

This was from this morning and it was absolutely crazy (to me). This is the highest amount I’ve ever gotten on a checklist for this area and my second highest species count ever. Also added 2 new species so the hotspot is now at 149! One more to go...

https://ebird.org/checklist/S85874247
 

Might have been possible to crack 60 if the stars had aligned as I was missing a few normal species, but still a very good day regardless. 

That’s great. Getting a spot to 150 in the mountains is difficult. I bet you’ll hit it in the next week. Who knows, maybe you could get it close to 175 with a good migration. 

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6 minutes ago, Connor Cochrane said:

That’s great. Getting a spot to 150 in the mountains is difficult. I bet you’ll hit it in the next week. Who knows, maybe you could get it close to 175 with a good migration. 

My biggest fear is that someone else will come and add the 150th species before I do! Only here for one more full day and a morning so hoping I can find something. Really trying for Sandhill cranes but none have flown over yet.  
I can’t quite remember, but I think my absolute max that is possible for this area/habitat is just below 200. I’m pretty sure I’ll get above 150 in May and June, but I know it will slow right down after that. 

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On 4/18/2021 at 8:25 PM, Connor Cochrane said:

Is Pac-slope a new bird for you? You'll get them everywhere once you learn what they sound like.

Yes. I just saw it in a tree. I’ll study the calls. Is it distinctive?

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