Mike complains of a dearth of birds in his BBOTW post for the last weekend of August and I am sure that many of us know exactly how he feels. Try to find new ways of getting your kicks from the common stuff. But Fall is almost upon us and a gentle breeze stirs the Summer doldrums.

eBird (((who always deserve a mention for allowing us to copy and paste from their site) actually, they don’t so much allow, as not get shirty about it) in fact, has anyone ever taken the trouble to ask them? Management?) have changed their format and have included a few exciting features for us list watchers. “Birding Over Time” compares the number of species recorded over a month with that month from previous years. We are 140 ticks behind our August 2019 figures and 340 behind on the year as a whole. That equates to almost six and a half days in South Africa. Any volunteers?

This is what the beats have been doing to catch up;

11 of them birded 7 countries and submitted 101 checklists as soon as they got home. Those checklists contained 623 birds and brought the year list to 1676. The life list has shuffled along to 4037.

Common Ground Dove – Columbina passerina
White-eared Ground-Sparrow – Melozone leucotis
Orange-crowned Warbler – Leiothlypis celata
California Quail – Callipepla californica
American White Pelican – Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
Oak Titmouse – Baeolophus inornatus
Bushtit – Psaltriparus minimus
Lincoln’s Sparrow – Melospiza lincolnii
Hooded Oriole – Icterus cucullatus
Merlin – Falco columbarius
Great Crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitus
Veery – Catharus fuscescens
Cape May Warbler – Setophaga tigrina
Magnolia Warbler – Setophaga magnolia
Prairie Warbler – Setophaga discolor
Scarlet Tanager – Piranga olivacea
Dickcissel – Spiza americana
Paint-billed Crake – Mustelirallus erythrops
Anhinga – Anhinga anhinga
Tricolored Heron – Egretta tricolor
Amazon Kingfisher – Chloroceryle amazona
Great Antshrike – Taraba major
Ruddy-breasted Seedeater – Sporophila minuta
Marbled Wood-Quail – Odontophorus gujanensis
Stripe-throated Hermit – Phaethornis striigularis
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird – Amazilia edward
Ruddy Foliage-gleaner – Clibanornis rubiginosus
Yellow-bellied Seedeater – Sporophila nigricollis
Least Grebe – Tachybaptus dominicus
Pale-vented Pigeon – Patagioenas cayennensis
Plain-breasted Ground Dove – Columbina minuta
Blue Ground Dove – Claravis pretiosa
Sapphire-throated Hummingbird – Lepidopyga coeruleogularis
White-throated Crake – Laterallus albigularis
Gray-breasted Crake – Laterallus exilis
Northern Jacana – Jacana spinosa
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron – Tigrisoma mexicanum
White Ibis – Eudocimus albus
Roseate Spoonbill – Platalea ajaja
Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture – Cathartes burrovianus
Ringed Kingfisher – Megaceryle torquata
Red-crowned Woodpecker – Melanerpes rubricapillus
Red-rumped Woodpecker – Dryobates kirkii
Crested Caracara – Caracara cheriway
Yellow-headed Caracara – Milvago chimachima
Bat Falcon – Falco rufigularis
Blue-headed Parrot – Pionus menstruus
Red-lored Parrot – Amazona autumnalis
Brown-throated Parakeet – Eupsittula pertinax
Black-crowned Tityra – Tityra inquisitor
Yellow-crowned Tyrannulet – Tyrannulus elatus
Rusty-margined Flycatcher – Myiozetetes cayanensis
Gray-capped Flycatcher – Myiozetetes granadensis
Scrub Greenlet – Hylophilus flavipes
Black-striped Sparrow – Arremonops conirostris
Thick-billed Seed-Finch – Sporophila funerea
Morelet’s Seedeater – Sporophila morelleti
Gray-headed Chachalaca – Ortalis cinereiceps
Ruddy Quail-Dove – Geotrygon montana
Gray-chested Dove – Leptotila cassinii
Garden Emerald – Chlorostilbon assimilis
Roadside Hawk – Rupornis magnirostris
Red-headed Barbet – Eubucco bourcierii
Golden-olive Woodpecker – Colaptes rubiginosus
Silvery-fronted Tapaculo – Scytalopus argentifrons
Slaty Spinetail – Synallaxis brachyura
White-winged Becard – Pachyramphus polychopterus
Lesser Elaenia – Elaenia chiriquensis
Brown-capped Vireo – Vireo leucophrys
Isthmian Wren – Cantorchilus elutus
Thick-billed Euphonia – Euphonia laniirostris
White-winged Tanager – Piranga leucoptera
Fulvous Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna bicolor
Mexican Duck – Anas diazi
American Coot – Fulica americana
Black-necked Stilt – Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet – Recurvirostra americana
Baird’s Sandpiper – Calidris bairdii
Wilson’s Phalarope – Phalaropus tricolor
White-faced Ibis – Plegadis chihi
Cassin’s Kingbird – Tyrannus vociferans
Loggerhead Shrike – Lanius ludovicianus
Orchard Oriole – Icterus spurius
Brown-headed Cowbird – Molothrus ater
Eastern Crowned Warbler – Phylloscopus coronatus
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher – Ficedula zanthopygia
Gray Wagtail – Motacilla cinerea
Canada Warbler – Cardellina canadensis
Wood Thrush – Hylocichla mustelina
Ovenbird – Seiurus aurocapilla
Blackburnian Warbler – Setophaga fusca
Black-throated Blue Warbler – Setophaga caerulescens
Mourning Warbler – Geothlypis philadelphia
Chestnut-sided Warbler – Setophaga pensylvanica
Common Ringed Plover – Charadrius hiaticula
Carrion Crow – Corvus corone
Red-bellied Woodpecker – Melanerpes carolinus
American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla
Seaside Sparrow – Ammospiza maritima
Wood Duck – Aix sponsa
Cinnamon Teal – Spatula cyanoptera
American Wigeon – Mareca americana
Pied-billed Grebe – Podilymbus podiceps
Wilson’s Snipe – Gallinago delicata
American Bittern – Botaurus lentiginosus
Northern Harrier – Circus hudsonius
Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Violet-green Swallow – Tachycineta thalassina
Savannah Sparrow – Passerculus sandwichensis
Western Tanager – Piranga ludoviciana
Red Knot – Calidris canutus
Barn Owl – Tyto alba
California Towhee – Melozone crissalis
Spotted Towhee – Pipilo maculatus
Bullock’s Oriole – Icterus bullockii
Nashville Warbler – Leiothlypis ruficapilla
Black-throated Gray Warbler – Setophaga nigrescens
Wilson’s Warbler – Cardellina pusilla
Blue-winged Teal – Spatula discors
Long-toed Stint – Calidris subminuta
Spotted Redshank – Tringa erythropus
Gray-streaked Flycatcher – Muscicapa griseisticta
Asian Brown Flycatcher – Muscicapa dauurica
Eastern Yellow Wagtail – Motacilla tschutschensis
Common Buzzard – Buteo buteo
Eurasian Linnet – Linaria cannabina
Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscus
Pied Avocet – Recurvirostra avosetta
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper – Calidris acuminata
Black-faced Spoonbill – Platalea minor
Tiger Shrike – Lanius tigrinus
Gray Treepie – Dendrocitta formosae
Barking Owl – Ninox connivens
Golden-fronted Woodpecker – Melanerpes aurifrons
Black-and-white Warbler – Mniotilta varia
Northern Waterthrush – Parkesia noveboracensis
Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird – Tilmatura dupontii
Lesser Roadrunner – Geococcyx velox
Masked Tityra – Tityra semifasciata
Western Wood-Pewee – Contopus sordidulus
Warbling Vireo – Vireo gilvus
Canyon Wren – Catherpes mexicanus
Happy Wren – Pheugopedius felix
Brown-backed Solitaire – Myadestes occidentalis
Rusty-crowned Ground-Sparrow – Melozone kieneri
Rusty Sparrow – Aimophila rufescens
Scott’s Oriole – Icterus parisorum
Eastern Spot-billed Duck – Anas zonorhyncha
Great Crested Grebe – Podiceps cristatus
Pacific Golden-Plover – Pluvialis fulva
Black-tailed Godwit – Limosa limosa
Asian Dowitcher – Limnodromus semipalmatus
Common Snipe – Gallinago gallinago
Arctic Warbler – Phylloscopus borealis
Clapper Rail – Rallus crepitans
Brown Thrasher – Toxostoma rufum
Striped Cuckoo – Tapera naevia
Common Gallinule – Gallinula galeata
Limpkin – Aramus guarauna
Southern Lapwing – Vanellus chilensis
Wattled Jacana – Jacana jacana
Stilt Sandpiper – Calidris himantopus
Pectoral Sandpiper – Calidris melanotos
Solitary Sandpiper – Tringa solitaria
Large-billed Tern – Phaetusa simplex
Pinnated Bittern – Botaurus pinnatus
Scarlet Ibis – Eudocimus ruber
Green-rumped Parrotlet – Forpus passerinus
Yellow-chinned Spinetail – Certhiaxis cinnamomeus
Pale-breasted Spinetail – Synallaxis albescens
Pied Water-Tyrant – Fluvicola pica
White-headed Marsh Tyrant – Arundinicola leucocephala
White-winged Swallow – Tachycineta albiventer
Common Waxbill – Estrilda astrild
Red-breasted Meadowlark – Leistes militaris
Carib Grackle – Quiscalus lugubris
Yellow-hooded Blackbird – Chrysomus icterocephalus
Masked Yellowthroat – Geothlypis aequinoctialis
Surf Scoter – Melanitta perspicillata
Black Skimmer – Rynchops niger
White-eyed Vireo – Vireo griseus
Belted Kingfisher – Megaceryle alcyon
Broad-winged Hawk – Buteo platypterus
Common Loon – Gavia immer
Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensis
Gray-tailed Tattler – Tringa brevipes
Purple Heron – Ardea purpurea
Northern Rosella – Platycercus venustus
Purple Finch – Haemorhous purpureus
Marbled Godwit – Limosa fedoa
Short-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus griseus
Black Tern – Chlidonias niger
Bank Swallow – Riparia riparia
White-tailed Kite – Elanus leucurus
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna autumnalis
Egyptian Goose – Alopochen aegyptiaca
Muscovy Duck – Cairina moschata
Purple Gallinule – Porphyrio martinica
Brown Crake – Zapornia akool
Lesser Sand-Plover – Charadrius mongolus
Greater Sand-Plover – Charadrius leschenaultii
Common Greenshank – Tringa nebularia
White-rumped Munia – Lonchura striata
Eastern Wood-Pewee – Contopus virens
Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus
Chimney Swift – Chaetura pelagica
Fish Crow – Corvus ossifragus
Shining Flycatcher – Myiagra alecto
Buff-sided Robin – Poecilodryas cerviniventris
Yellow-rumped Munia – Lonchura flaviprymna
Common Raven – Corvus corax
Banded Honeyeater – Cissomela pectoralis
White-breasted Waterhen – Amaurornis phoenicurus
Black-winged Stilt – Himantopus himantopus
Little Ringed Plover – Charadrius dubius
Red-necked Stint – Calidris ruficollis
Marsh Sandpiper – Tringa stagnatilis
Black-tailed Gull – Larus crassirostris
Gull-billed Tern – Gelochelidon nilotica
Common Myna – Acridotheres tristis
Wild Turkey – Meleagris gallopavo
Blue-headed Vireo – Vireo solitarius
Eastern Kingbird – Tyrannus tyrannus
Chipping Sparrow – Spizella passerina
West Mexican Chachalaca – Ortalis poliocephala
Banded Quail – Philortyx fasciatus
Chestnut-collared Swift – Streptoprocne rutila
Plain-capped Starthroat – Heliomaster constantii
Green Heron – Butorides virescens
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker – Melanerpes chrysogenys
Northern Beardless-Tyrannulet – Camptostoma imberbe
Thick-billed Kingbird – Tyrannus crassirostris
Golden Vireo – Vireo hypochryseus
Sinaloa Martin – Progne sinaloae
Banded Wren – Thryophilus pleurostictus
Rufous-backed Robin – Turdus rufopalliatus
Stripe-headed Sparrow – Peucaea ruficauda
Black-chested Sparrow – Peucaea humeralis
Yellow-winged Cacique – Cassiculus melanicterus
Streak-backed Oriole – Icterus pustulatus
Bronzed Cowbird – Molothrus aeneus
Varied Bunting – Passerina versicolor
Magpie Goose – Anseranas semipalmata
White-quilled Rock-Pigeon – Petrophassa albipennis
Pied Heron – Egretta picata
Dusky Myzomela – Myzomela obscura
Silver-backed Butcherbird – Cracticus argenteus
Zitting Cisticola – Cisticola juncidis
Star Finch – Neochmia ruficauda
Masked Finch – Poephila personata
White-tailed Hawk – Geranoaetus albicaudatus
Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus
Eastern Phoebe – Sayornis phoebe
Field Sparrow – Spizella pusilla
Indigo Bunting – Passerina cyanea
White-browed Crake – Amaurornis cinerea
Comb-crested Jacana – Irediparra gallinacea
Blue-faced Honeyeater – Entomyzon cyanotis
Green Oriole – Oriolus flavocinctus
Australian Reed Warbler – Acrocephalus australis
Crimson Finch – Neochmia phaeton
Chestnut-breasted Munia – Lonchura castaneothorax
Brown Shrike – Lanius cristatus
Vinous-throated Parrotbill – Sinosuthora webbiana
Red-billed Starling – Spodiopsar sericeus
Common Murre – Uria aalge
California Gull – Larus californicus
Glaucous-winged Gull – Larus glaucescens
Pelagic Cormorant – Phalacrocorax pelagicus
Ruddy Pigeon – Patagioenas subvinacea
Black-bellied Hummingbird – Eupherusa nigriventris
Coppery-headed Emerald – Elvira cupreiceps
Swallow-tailed Kite – Elanoides forficatus
White Hawk – Pseudastur albicollis
Spot-crowned Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes affinis
Spotted Barbtail – Premnoplex brunnescens
Dark Pewee – Contopus lugubris
Yellowish Flycatcher – Empidonax flavescens
Slaty-backed Nightingale-Thrush – Catharus fuscater
Mountain Thrush – Turdus plebejus
Golden-browed Chlorophonia – Chlorophonia callophrys
Rufous-collared Sparrow – Zonotrichia capensis
Yellow-thighed Brushfinch – Atlapetes tibialis
Costa Rican Warbler – Basileuterus melanotis
Spangle-cheeked Tanager – Tangara dowii
Common Wood-Pigeon – Columba palumbus
Common Swift – Apus apus
Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Eurasian Magpie – Pica pica
Eurasian Nuthatch – Sitta europaea
Eurasian Blackbird – Turdus merula
European Robin – Erithacus rubecula
European Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelis
Least Sandpiper – Calidris minutilla
White-rumped Sandpiper – Calidris fuscicollis
Lesser Yellowlegs – Tringa flavipes
Caspian Tern – Hydroprogne caspia
Purple Martin – Progne subis
Red-necked Avocet – Recurvirostra novaehollandiae
Painted Firetail – Emblema pictum
Northern Rough-winged Swallow – Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Piping Plover – Charadrius melodus
Ruddy Turnstone – Arenaria interpres
Downy Woodpecker – Dryobates pubescens
House Finch – Haemorhous mexicanus
American Goldfinch – Spinus tristis
Semipalmated Plover – Charadrius semipalmatus
Green-crowned Brilliant – Heliodoxa jacula
Lattice-tailed Trogon – Trogon clathratus
Gartered Trogon – Trogon caligatus
Russet Antshrike – Thamnistes anabatinus
Tawny-throated Leaftosser – Sclerurus mexicanus
Olivaceous Woodcreeper – Sittasomus griseicapillus
Wedge-billed Woodcreeper – Glyphorynchus spirurus
Spotted Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus erythropygius
Red-faced Spinetail – Cranioleuca erythrops
Bright-rumped Attila – Attila spadiceus
Pale-vented Thrush – Turdus obsoletus
White-vented Euphonia – Euphonia minuta
Chestnut-capped Brushfinch – Arremon brunneinucha
Sooty-faced Finch – Arremon crassirostris
Hepatic Tanager – Piranga flava
Black-and-yellow Tanager – Chrysothlypis chrysomelas
Slate-colored Grosbeak – Saltator grossus
Great Tinamou – Tinamus major
Crested Guan – Penelope purpurascens
Short-billed Pigeon – Patagioenas nigrirostris
Green Hermit – Phaethornis guy
Brown Violetear – Colibri delphinae
Ornate Hawk-Eagle – Spizaetus ornatus
Short-tailed Hawk – Buteo brachyurus
Collared Trogon – Trogon collaris
Yellow-throated Toucan – Ramphastos ambiguus
Keel-billed Toucan – Ramphastos sulfuratus
Smoky-brown Woodpecker – Dryobates fumigatus
Laughing Falcon – Herpetotheres cachinnans
White-crowned Parrot – Pionus senilis
Mealy Parrot – Amazona farinosa
Plain Antvireo – Dysithamnus mentalis
Slaty Antwren – Myrmotherula schisticolor
Zeledon’s Antbird – Hafferia zeledoni
Plain Xenops – Xenops minutus
Scaly-throated Foliage-gleaner – Anabacerthia variegaticeps
White-ruffed Manakin – Corapipo altera
Cinnamon Becard – Pachyramphus cinnamomeus
White-throated Spadebill – Platyrinchus mystaceus
Slaty-capped Flycatcher – Leptopogon superciliaris
Rufous-browed Tyrannulet – Phylloscartes superciliaris
Scale-crested Pygmy-Tyrant – Lophotriccus pileatus
Black-headed Tody-Flycatcher – Todirostrum nigriceps
Yellow Tyrannulet – Capsiempis flaveola
Mistletoe Tyrannulet – Zimmerius parvus
Dusky-capped Flycatcher – Myiarchus tuberculifer
Social Flycatcher – Myiozetetes similis
Tawny-crowned Greenlet – Tunchiornis ochraceiceps
Lesser Greenlet – Pachysylvia decurtata
Tawny-faced Gnatwren – Microbates cinereiventris
Nightingale Wren – Microcerculus philomela
Ochraceous Wren – Troglodytes ochraceus
Stripe-breasted Wren – Cantorchilus thoracicus
Bay Wren – Cantorchilus nigricapillus
White-breasted Wood-Wren – Henicorhina leucosticta
Gray-breasted Wood-Wren – Henicorhina leucophrys
American Dipper – Cinclus mexicanus
Black-headed Nightingale-Thrush – Catharus mexicanus
Clay-colored Thrush – Turdus grayi
Yellow-crowned Euphonia – Euphonia luteicapilla
Tawny-capped Euphonia – Euphonia anneae
Common Chlorospingus – Chlorospingus flavopectus
Orange-billed Sparrow – Arremon aurantiirostris
Montezuma Oropendola – Psarocolius montezuma
Black-faced Grosbeak – Caryothraustes poliogaster
Blue-black Grosbeak – Cyanoloxia cyanoides
Crimson-collared Tanager – Ramphocelus sanguinolentus
Scarlet-rumped Tanager – Ramphocelus passerinii
Speckled Tanager – Ixothraupis guttata
Golden-hooded Tanager – Stilpnia larvata
Bay-headed Tanager – Tangara gyrola
Emerald Tanager – Tangara florida
Silver-throated Tanager – Tangara icterocephala
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis – Dacnis venusta
Shining Honeycreeper – Cyanerpes lucidus
Green Honeycreeper – Chlorophanes spiza
Variable Seedeater – Sporophila corvina
Yellow-faced Grassquit – Tiaris olivaceus
Buff-throated Saltator – Saltator maximus
Radjah Shelduck – Radjah radjah
Purple-crowned Fairywren – Malurus coronatus
Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata
Kentish Plover – Charadrius alexandrinus
Whimbrel – Numenius phaeopus
Dunlin – Calidris alpina
Chinese Sparrowhawk – Accipiter soloensis
Black Kite – Milvus migrans
Eurasian Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus
White-cheeked Starling – Spodiopsar cineraceus
Heermann’s Gull – Larus heermanni
Brandt’s Cormorant – Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Brown Pelican – Pelecanus occidentalis
Western Gull – Larus occidentalis
American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos
Common Merganser – Mergus merganser
Eurasian Collared-Dove – Streptopelia decaocto
Anna’s Hummingbird – Calypte anna
Killdeer – Charadrius vociferus
Western Sandpiper – Calidris mauri
Nuttall’s Woodpecker – Dryobates nuttallii
American Kestrel – Falco sparverius
Black Phoebe – Sayornis nigricans
Ash-throated Flycatcher – Myiarchus cinerascens
Western Kingbird – Tyrannus verticalis
California Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma californica
Cliff Swallow – Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Black-headed Grosbeak – Pheucticus melanocephalus
Lazuli Bunting – Passerina amoena
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird – Amazilia tzacatl
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail – Aramides cajaneus
Willet – Tringa semipalmata
Elegant Tern – Thalasseus elegans
White-crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia leucophrys
Brewer’s Blackbird – Euphagus cyanocephalus
Black-bellied Plover – Pluvialis squatarola
Sanderling – Calidris alba
Least Tern – Sternula antillarum
Royal Tern – Thalasseus maximus
Berylline Hummingbird – Amazilia beryllina
White-eared Hummingbird – Hylocharis leucotis
Red-tailed Hawk – Buteo jamaicensis
Acorn Woodpecker – Melanerpes formicivorus
Ladder-backed Woodpecker – Dryobates scalaris
White-striped Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes leucogaster
Tufted Flycatcher – Mitrephanes phaeocercus
Greater Pewee – Contopus pertinax
Cordilleran Flycatcher – Empidonax occidentalis
Vermilion Flycatcher – Pyrocephalus rubinus
Hutton’s Vireo – Vireo huttoni
Transvolcanic Jay – Aphelocoma ultramarina
White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis
Bewick’s Wren – Thryomanes bewickii
Spotted Wren – Campylorhynchus gularis
Eastern Bluebird – Sialia sialis
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush – Catharus aurantiirostris
Olive Warbler – Peucedramus taeniatus
Lesser Goldfinch – Spinus psaltria
Yellow-eyed Junco – Junco phaeonotus
Canyon Towhee – Melozone fusca
Rufous-capped Brushfinch – Atlapetes pileatus
Grace’s Warbler – Setophaga graciae
Painted Redstart – Myioborus pictus
Slate-throated Redstart – Myioborus miniatus
Cinnamon-bellied Flowerpiercer – Diglossa baritula
Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater – Sporophila torqueola
Crested Bobwhite – Colinus cristatus
Red-billed Pigeon – Patagioenas flavirostris
Inca Dove – Columbina inca
White-tipped Dove – Leptotila verreauxi
White-winged Dove – Zenaida asiatica
Groove-billed Ani – Crotophaga sulcirostris
Squirrel Cuckoo – Piaya cayana
White-collared Swift – Streptoprocne zonaris
Lesson’s Motmot – Momotus lessonii
Hoffmann’s Woodpecker – Melanerpes hoffmannii
Lineated Woodpecker – Dryocopus lineatus
Orange-chinned Parakeet – Brotogeris jugularis
White-fronted Parrot – Amazona albifrons
Crimson-fronted Parakeet – Psittacara finschi
Common Tody-Flycatcher – Todirostrum cinereum
Yellow-olive Flycatcher – Tolmomyias sulphurescens
Boat-billed Flycatcher – Megarynchus pitangua
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher – Myiodynastes luteiventris
Yellow-green Vireo – Vireo flavoviridis
Brown Jay – Psilorhinus morio
Blue-and-white Swallow – Pygochelidon cyanoleuca
Rufous-naped Wren – Campylorhynchus rufinucha
Rufous-and-white Wren – Thryophilus rufalbus
Cabanis’s Wren – Cantorchilus modestus
Yellow-throated Euphonia – Euphonia hirundinacea
Eastern Meadowlark – Sturnella magna
Melodious Blackbird – Dives dives
Great-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus mexicanus
Rufous-capped Warbler – Basileuterus rufifrons
Blue Grosbeak – Passerina caerulea
Grayish Saltator – Saltator coerulescens
Ring-necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus
Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis
Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis
Lesser Coucal – Centropus bengalensis
Common Cuckoo – Cuculus canorus
Eurasian Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
Eurasian Coot – Fulica atra
Common Sandpiper – Actitis hypoleucos
Yellow Bittern – Ixobrychus sinensis
Gray Heron – Ardea cinerea
Intermediate Egret – Ardea intermedia
Little Egret – Egretta garzetta
Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis
Chinese Pond-Heron – Ardeola bacchus
Striated Heron – Butorides striata
Black-winged Kite – Elanus caeruleus
Eastern Marsh-Harrier – Circus spilonotus
Eurasian Hoopoe – Upupa epops
Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis
Black-winged Cuckooshrike – Lalage melaschistos
Amur Paradise-Flycatcher – Terpsiphone incei
Long-tailed Shrike – Lanius schach
Oriental Magpie – Pica serica
Japanese Tit – Parus minor
Plain Prinia – Prinia inornata
Oriental Reed Warbler – Acrocephalus orientalis
Collared Finchbill – Spizixos semitorques
Light-vented Bulbul – Pycnonotus sinensis
Reed Parrotbill – Paradoxornis heudei
Crested Myna – Acridotheres cristatellus
Chinese Blackbird – Turdus mandarinus
Oriental Magpie-Robin – Copsychus saularis
Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus
White Wagtail – Motacilla alba
Yellow-billed Grosbeak – Eophona migratoria
Little Tinamou – Crypturellus soui
Ruddy Ground Dove – Columbina talpacoti
Gray-fronted Dove – Leptotila rufaxilla
Smooth-billed Ani – Crotophaga ani
Short-tailed Swift – Chaetura brachyura
Rufous-breasted Hermit – Glaucis hirsutus
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird – Chrysolampis mosquitus
Black-throated Mango – Anthracothorax nigricollis
Copper-rumped Hummingbird – Amazilia tobaci
Black Vulture – Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture – Cathartes aura
Common Black Hawk – Buteogallus anthracinus
Gray-lined Hawk – Buteo nitidus
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium brasilianum
Guianan Trogon – Trogon violaceus
Channel-billed Toucan – Ramphastos vitellinus
Crimson-crested Woodpecker – Campephilus melanoleucos
Lilac-tailed Parrotlet – Touit batavicus
Barred Antshrike – Thamnophilus doliatus
White-flanked Antwren – Myrmotherula axillaris
Cocoa Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus susurrans
Streak-headed Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
White-bearded Manakin – Manacus manacus
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher – Tolmomyias flaviventris
Southern Beardless-Tyrannulet – Camptostoma obsoletum
Forest Elaenia – Myiopagis gaimardii
Yellow-bellied Elaenia – Elaenia flavogaster
Tropical Pewee – Contopus cinereus
Great Kiskadee – Pitangus sulphuratus
Streaked Flycatcher – Myiodynastes maculatus
Tropical Kingbird – Tyrannus melancholicus
Fork-tailed Flycatcher – Tyrannus savana
Rufous-browed Peppershrike – Cyclarhis gujanensis
Golden-fronted Greenlet – Pachysylvia aurantiifrons
Chivi Vireo – Vireo chivi
Southern Rough-winged Swallow – Stelgidopteryx ruficollis
Gray-breasted Martin – Progne chalybea
Long-billed Gnatwren – Ramphocaenus melanurus
Rufous-breasted Wren – Pheugopedius rutilus
Tropical Mockingbird – Mimus gilvus
Spectacled Thrush – Turdus nudigenis
Violaceous Euphonia – Euphonia violacea
Crested Oropendola – Psarocolius decumanus
Yellow-rumped Cacique – Cacicus cela
Yellow Oriole – Icterus nigrogularis
Shiny Cowbird – Molothrus bonariensis
Tropical Parula – Setophaga pitiayumi
Golden-crowned Warbler – Basileuterus culicivorus
Silver-beaked Tanager – Ramphocelus carbo
Blue-gray Tanager – Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager – Thraupis palmarum
Blue-black Grassquit – Volatinia jacarina
Bananaquit – Coereba flaveola
Canada Goose – Branta canadensis
Mute Swan – Cygnus olor
Gadwall – Mareca strepera
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos
American Black Duck – Anas rubripes
Rock Pigeon – Columba livia
Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Archilochus colubris
American Oystercatcher – Haematopus palliatus
Semipalmated Sandpiper – Calidris pusilla
Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis macularius
Greater Yellowlegs – Tringa melanoleuca
Laughing Gull – Leucophaeus atricilla
Ring-billed Gull – Larus delawarensis
Herring Gull – Larus argentatus
Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinus
Common Tern – Sterna hirundo
Forster’s Tern – Sterna forsteri
Double-crested Cormorant – Phalacrocorax auritus
Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias
Great Egret – Ardea alba
Snowy Egret – Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron – Egretta caerulea
Black-crowned Night-Heron – Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron – Nyctanassa violacea
Glossy Ibis – Plegadis falcinellus
Osprey – Pandion haliaetus
Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus
Peregrine Falcon – Falco peregrinus
Willow Flycatcher – Empidonax traillii
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – Polioptila caerulea
House Wren – Troglodytes aedon
Marsh Wren – Cistothorus palustris
Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianus
European Starling – Sturnus vulgaris
Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis
Northern Mockingbird – Mimus polyglottos
American Robin – Turdus migratorius
Cedar Waxwing – Bombycilla cedrorum
House Sparrow – Passer domesticus
Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia
Eastern Towhee – Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Bobolink – Dolichonyx oryzivorus
Baltimore Oriole – Icterus galbula
Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus
Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula
Boat-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus major
Common Yellowthroat – Geothlypis trichas
Yellow Warbler – Setophaga petechia
Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis

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Written by Redgannet
Redgannet has been working for over 33 years as a crew member/flight attendant and enjoys the well-ventilated air of the outdoors. The nom de blog, Redgannet, was adopted to add an air of mystery and to make himself more attractive to women. His father first whetted Redguga's appetite for all things natural by buying him his first pair of 7x35s and a copy of Thorburn's Birds. Having no mentor beyond an indulgent parent, he spent the first season hoping for an Egyptian Vulture at the bird table in his English garden. His most memorable birding moment is seeing an Egyptian Vulture with those same binoculars 26 years later. Redgannet is married to Canon, but his heart and half of his house belongs to Helen and their son Joseph. He is looking forward to communicating with people who don't ask if he is searching for the "feathered variety" of bird.