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23 hours ago, dragon49 said:

I ran down to Miami yesterday to get a bunch of tropical lifers and wasn't disappointed!

White-eyed Parakeet:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/616646802

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Red-masked Parakeet:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/616645395

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Chestnut-fronted Macaw:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/616645330

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Blue-and-yellow Macaw:

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/616683905

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Whoa. Miami sure is the schwag bird capital of the U.S. 

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I went down to Miami targeting a Mitred Parakeet lifer but got this Red-whiskered Bulbul instead.

Not sure whether this qualifies as a "schwag" @DLecy bird, but it sure is a pretty one. 🙂

It's hard to get more exotic than this one and still count on eBird.  Evidentially, the birds escaped a Kendall tourist attraction which was damaged during 1960's hurricane Donna.  They've flourished since but haven't spread beyond the area.  I just happened to be walking around the right place.  

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/617315699

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18 hours ago, Birds are cool said:

Awesome photo of a super skittish bird!

Thanks, the bird wasn't singing and was truly one of the most secretive birds I've seen in NA. The only bird I've seen be more secretive was a wintering Sedge Wren in the California desert.

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Finally saw a nightjar yesterday.  I have plenty of checklists of Chuck-will's-widows vocalizing, but I'd never seen any member of the family.   Last evening at dusk, a Common Nighthawk flew over at treetop level, with clear under-wing patches.

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18 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Finally saw a nightjar yesterday.  I have plenty of checklists of Chuck-will's-widows vocalizing, but I'd never seen any member of the family.   Last evening at dusk, a Common Nighthawk flew over at treetop level, with clear under-wing patches.

Come to KS for those. I looked up your area and they are way more common here.

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