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On 4/29/2023 at 5:04 PM, chipperatl said:

Oh dummy of a week ago….my 125 is now 5th best out of 10 years.  Just shows how amazing the last 2 years were for me. The past 2 years I was at 139 at this point.  My county overall this year is at 141.  I did get Sora today, as well as a singing Baltimore Oriole in my yard.  Best part is my puppy is really getting to be a nearly perfect birding companion.  He only whined once while I was stopped trying to sus out some stuff.  

Went out for first time without my dog this year.  Was weird, but a little easier to bird.  Still a very strange year for the area. The last two years my total alone was higher than the whole county total at this point.  That is with a few more active birders even.  Things have just been really slow.  Up to 141 with 7 FOY yesterday, including some really good looks at Prothonotary Warbler.  Unfortunately another birder had a Louisiana Waterthrush in the same park, while I was there on the other side.  I was never able to relocate what would be county bird #250 for me.  Was nice to see some birds finally show up yesterday though.  

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For this year:

290 for the world(and ABA since I haven’t traveled out of the US).

255 for California

232 for Orange County

I’m well ahead of last years pace for the world, but that’s because last year my Florida trip wasn’t until the end of the year, this year it was at the start. For California and Orange County, I’m also ahead of my pace from last year by a landslide. Heck, I’m only ten species away from my 2022 year list for my county! Also, I’m only one species away from my 2022 California list! 

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4 minutes ago, IKLland said:

For this year:

290 for the world(and ABA since I haven’t traveled out of the US).

255 for California

232 for Orange County

I’m well ahead of last years pace for the world, but that’s because last year my Florida trip wasn’t until the end of the year, this year it was at the start. For California and Orange County, I’m also ahead of my pace from last year by a landslide. Heck, I’m only ten species away from my 2022 year list for my county! Also, I’m only one species away from my 2022 California list! 

Wow!

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After a STELLAR week, I’m up to 242! Recent additions are Connecticut Warbler, Alder Flycatcher, Lark Sparrow, and finally a Yellow-billed Cuckoo (they are very late this year). 
 

The next two weeks I’ll be back in VT and will hopefully add the species I missed in migration (OSFL, YBFL, BBCU, GWWA) and add some northern specialties. 

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9 hours ago, Avery said:

After a STELLAR week, I’m up to 242! Recent additions are Connecticut Warbler, Alder Flycatcher, Lark Sparrow, and finally a Yellow-billed Cuckoo (they are very late this year). 
 

 

Yeah, I got cuckoos really late this year also. The warblers seem to be getting here and leaving later than normal. Probably since it has been a cold spring.

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2 hours ago, Birds are cool said:

Yeah, I got cuckoos really late this year also. The warblers seem to be getting here and leaving later than normal. Probably since it has been a cold spring.

That cold week we had in early may pretty much delayed migration by a week. Now, we've got storms rolling through that are creating mini-fallouts, and on top of that everything that is headed north is BOOKING it to try and make up lost time. It's been weird. Bay-breasted Warblers were few and far between the first week of may, and everything you got your bins on was a Yellow-rumped or maybe a Palm, but now both are basically gone and the Bay-breasted's are dripping from the trees.

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4 hours ago, Avery said:

That cold week we had in early may pretty much delayed migration by a week. Now, we've got storms rolling through that are creating mini-fallouts, and on top of that everything that is headed north is BOOKING it to try and make up lost time. It's been weird. Bay-breasted Warblers were few and far between the first week of may, and everything you got your bins on was a Yellow-rumped or maybe a Palm, but now both are basically gone and the Bay-breasted's are dripping from the trees.

Bay-breasted are one of my biggest nemesis this year. I have gone birding in the right habitat, in the right place, and have not been able to find them. Last year I saw several in the fall.

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178 species with *two* surprise Swallow-tailed Kites at the Mississippi Kite nesting location in my county. The MIKIs were oh so much closer than the two or three I saw a couple of days ago at the end of a field trip. The kites were in the air at the same time and kind of close to each other.

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