Have you noticed that “pishing” is far less efective when one is wearing a mask? Do you think that the pish is muted, dispersed or in some other way deprived of its urgency?

Anyone got a mask tanline yet?

8 countries were birded by 11 beats and I am delighted to include Faraaz and Trinidad and Tobago in those stats. Faraaz’s shared checklists pushed the lifelist to 4036 and increased the Countries/Kingdoms/Emirates/Principalities/Protectorates/Territories and Special Administrative Regions list to 57.

10,000 Birds has yet to take a stance on the developing situation between mainland China and Hong Kong. Until The Management decide whether or not to wield their significant political influence in this matter, China and Hong Kong will remain on the list of contributing states. In case you were worried, Our Man in Shanghai is still flying the flag. He is currently safe and well and watching, with his cats, from the window.

The 83 checklists submitted during July contained 459 species. The year list now stands at 1613

Fulvous Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna bicolor
Canada Goose – Branta canadensis
Mute Swan – Cygnus olor
Wood Duck – Aix sponsa
Gadwall – Mareca strepera
Eastern Spot-billed Duck – Anas zonorhyncha
Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos
American Black Duck – Anas rubripes
Ring-necked Duck – Aythya collaris
Surf Scoter – Melanitta perspicillata
White-winged Scoter – Melanitta deglandi
Long-tailed Duck – Clangula hyemalis
Common Goldeneye – Bucephala clangula
West Mexican Chachalaca – Ortalis poliocephala
Common Quail – Coturnix coturnix
Ring-necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus
Ruffed Grouse – Bonasa umbellus
American Flamingo – Phoenicopterus ruber
Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis
Pied-billed Grebe – Podilymbus podiceps
Great Crested Grebe – Podiceps cristatus
Rock Pigeon – Columba livia
Common Wood-Pigeon – Columba palumbus
Pale-vented Pigeon – Patagioenas cayennensis
European Turtle-Dove – Streptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-Dove – Streptopelia decaocto
Red Collared-Dove – Streptopelia tranquebarica
Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis
Inca Dove – Columbina inca
Common Ground Dove – Columbina passerina
Ruddy Ground Dove – Columbina talpacoti
White-tipped Dove – Leptotila verreauxi
White-winged Dove – Zenaida asiatica
Mourning Dove – Zenaida macroura
Smooth-billed Ani – Crotophaga ani
Groove-billed Ani – Crotophaga sulcirostris
Lesser Coucal – Centropus bengalensis
Squirrel Cuckoo – Piaya cayana
Mangrove Cuckoo – Coccyzus minor
Black-billed Cuckoo – Coccyzus erythropthalmus
Asian Koel – Eudynamys scolopaceus
Indian Cuckoo – Cuculus micropterus
Common Cuckoo – Cuculus canorus
Eurasian Nightjar – Caprimulgus europaeus
White-naped Swift – Streptoprocne semicollaris
Chimney Swift – Chaetura pelagica
Vaux’s Swift – Chaetura vauxi
Short-tailed Swift – Chaetura brachyura
Gray-rumped Swift – Chaetura cinereiventris
Himalayan Swiftlet – Aerodramus brevirostris
Common Swift – Apus apus
Fork-tailed Palm-Swift – Tachornis squamata
Rufous-breasted Hermit – Glaucis hirsutus
Green-throated Mango – Anthracothorax viridigula
Sparkling-tailed Hummingbird – Tilmatura dupontii
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – Archilochus colubris
Anna’s Hummingbird – Calypte anna
Rufous Hummingbird – Selasphorus rufus
Allen’s Hummingbird – Selasphorus sasin
Calliope Hummingbird – Selasphorus calliope
Broad-billed Hummingbird – Cynanthus latirostris
White-chested Emerald – Amazilia brevirostris
Berylline Hummingbird – Amazilia beryllina
Cinnamon Hummingbird – Amazilia rutila
Violet-crowned Hummingbird – Amazilia violiceps
Copper-rumped Hummingbird – Amazilia tobaci
Mangrove Rail – Rallus longirostris
Clapper Rail – Rallus crepitans
Eurasian Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus
Common Gallinule – Gallinula galeata
Eurasian Coot – Fulica atra
American Coot – Fulica americana
White-breasted Waterhen – Amaurornis phoenicurus
Brown Crake – Zapornia akool
Sandhill Crane – Antigone canadensis
Black-winged Stilt – Himantopus himantopus
Black-necked Stilt – Himantopus mexicanus
American Avocet – Recurvirostra americana
American Oystercatcher – Haematopus palliatus
Black Oystercatcher – Haematopus bachmani
Northern Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus
Southern Lapwing – Vanellus chilensis
Collared Plover – Charadrius collaris
Kentish Plover – Charadrius alexandrinus
Wilson’s Plover – Charadrius wilsonia
Semipalmated Plover – Charadrius semipalmatus
Piping Plover – Charadrius melodus
Little Ringed Plover – Charadrius dubius
Killdeer – Charadrius vociferus
Pheasant-tailed Jacana – Hydrophasianus chirurgus
Whimbrel – Numenius phaeopus
Marbled Godwit – Limosa fedoa
Ruddy Turnstone – Arenaria interpres
Sanderling – Calidris alba
Least Sandpiper – Calidris minutilla
Pectoral Sandpiper – Calidris melanotos
Semipalmated Sandpiper – Calidris pusilla
Western Sandpiper – Calidris mauri
Short-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus griseus
Wilson’s Snipe – Gallinago delicata
Common Sandpiper – Actitis hypoleucos
Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis macularius
Greater Yellowlegs – Tringa melanoleuca
Common Greenshank – Tringa nebularia
Willet – Tringa semipalmata
Lesser Yellowlegs – Tringa flavipes
Wood Sandpiper – Tringa glareola
Common Murre – Uria aalge
Pigeon Guillemot – Cepphus columba
Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Laughing Gull – Leucophaeus atricilla
Heermann’s Gull – Larus heermanni
Ring-billed Gull – Larus delawarensis
Western Gull – Larus occidentalis
California Gull – Larus californicus
Herring Gull – Larus argentatus
Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinus
Least Tern – Sternula antillarum
Yellow-billed Tern – Sternula superciliaris
Large-billed Tern – Phaetusa simplex
Caspian Tern – Hydroprogne caspia
Black Tern – Chlidonias niger
White-winged Tern – Chlidonias leucopterus
Whiskered Tern – Chlidonias hybrida
Common Tern – Sterna hirundo
Forster’s Tern – Sterna forsteri
Royal Tern – Thalasseus maximus
Sandwich Tern – Thalasseus sandvicensis
Black Skimmer – Rynchops niger
Black Storm-Petrel – Oceanodroma melania
Least Storm-Petrel – Oceanodroma microsoma
Cory’s Shearwater – Calonectris diomedea
Great Shearwater – Ardenna gravis
Black Stork – Ciconia nigra
Wood Stork – Mycteria americana
Magnificent Frigatebird – Fregata magnificens
Brown Booby – Sula leucogaster
Pygmy Cormorant – Microcarbo pygmaeus
Brandt’s Cormorant – Phalacrocorax penicillatus
Great Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo
Neotropic Cormorant – Phalacrocorax brasilianus
Double-crested Cormorant – Phalacrocorax auritus
Brown Pelican – Pelecanus occidentalis
Great Bittern – Botaurus stellaris
Yellow Bittern – Ixobrychus sinensis
Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias
Gray Heron – Ardea cinerea
Purple Heron – Ardea purpurea
Great Egret – Ardea alba
Intermediate Egret – Ardea intermedia
Little Egret – Egretta garzetta
Snowy Egret – Egretta thula
Little Blue Heron – Egretta caerulea
Tricolored Heron – Egretta tricolor
Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis
Squacco Heron – Ardeola ralloides
Chinese Pond-Heron – Ardeola bacchus
Green Heron – Butorides virescens
Striated Heron – Butorides striata
Black-crowned Night-Heron – Nycticorax nycticorax
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron – Nyctanassa violacea
White Ibis – Eudocimus albus
Scarlet Ibis – Eudocimus ruber
Glossy Ibis – Plegadis falcinellus
White-faced Ibis – Plegadis chihi
Black Vulture – Coragyps atratus
Turkey Vulture – Cathartes aura
Osprey – Pandion haliaetus
Black-winged Kite – Elanus caeruleus
European Honey-buzzard – Pernis apivorus
Plumbeous Kite – Ictinia plumbea
Northern Harrier – Circus hudsonius
Chinese Sparrowhawk – Accipiter soloensis
Eurasian Sparrowhawk – Accipiter nisus
Cooper’s Hawk – Accipiter cooperii
Black Kite – Milvus migrans
Bald Eagle – Haliaeetus leucocephalus
White-tailed Eagle – Haliaeetus albicilla
Common Black Hawk – Buteogallus anthracinus
White-tailed Hawk – Geranoaetus albicaudatus
Red-shouldered Hawk – Buteo lineatus
Short-tailed Hawk – Buteo brachyurus
Red-tailed Hawk – Buteo jamaicensis
Common Buzzard – Buteo buteo
Barn Owl – Tyto alba
Great Horned Owl – Bubo virginianus
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl – Glaucidium brasilianum
Little Owl – Athene noctua
Tawny Owl – Strix aluco
Barred Owl – Strix varia
Black-headed Trogon – Trogon melanocephalus
Green-backed Trogon – Trogon viridis
Mountain Trogon – Trogon mexicanus
Eurasian Hoopoe – Upupa epops
Turquoise-browed Motmot – Eumomota superciliosa
Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis
Belted Kingfisher – Megaceryle alcyon
Pied Kingfisher – Ceryle rudis
European Bee-eater – Merops apiaster
Channel-billed Toucan – Ramphastos vitellinus
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus varius
Red-breasted Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus ruber
Acorn Woodpecker – Melanerpes formicivorus
Golden-cheeked Woodpecker – Melanerpes chrysogenys
Hoffmann’s Woodpecker – Melanerpes hoffmannii
Golden-fronted Woodpecker – Melanerpes aurifrons
Red-bellied Woodpecker – Melanerpes carolinus
Great Spotted Woodpecker – Dendrocopos major
Downy Woodpecker – Dryobates pubescens
Ladder-backed Woodpecker – Dryobates scalaris
Hairy Woodpecker – Dryobates villosus
Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus
Crested Caracara – Caracara cheriway
Eurasian Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus
Eurasian Hobby – Falco subbuteo
Peregrine Falcon – Falco peregrinus
Orange-chinned Parakeet – Brotogeris jugularis
White-fronted Parrot – Amazona albifrons
Orange-winged Parrot – Amazona amazonica
Orange-fronted Parakeet – Eupsittula canicularis
Black-crested Antshrike – Sakesphorus canadensis
Barred Antshrike – Thamnophilus doliatus
Plain-brown Woodcreeper – Dendrocincla fuliginosa
Cocoa Woodcreeper – Xiphorhynchus susurrans
Streak-headed Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes souleyetii
White-striped Woodcreeper – Lepidocolaptes leucogaster
Masked Tityra – Tityra semifasciata
Rose-throated Becard – Pachyramphus aglaiae
Yellow-olive Flycatcher – Tolmomyias sulphurescens
Yellow-breasted Flycatcher – Tolmomyias flaviventris
Greenish Elaenia – Myiopagis viridicata
Greater Pewee – Contopus pertinax
Western Wood-Pewee – Contopus sordidulus
Eastern Wood-Pewee – Contopus virens
Willow Flycatcher – Empidonax traillii
Least Flycatcher – Empidonax minimus
Cordilleran Flycatcher – Empidonax occidentalis
Black Phoebe – Sayornis nigricans
Eastern Phoebe – Sayornis phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher – Pyrocephalus rubinus
Dusky-capped Flycatcher – Myiarchus tuberculifer
Brown-crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus tyrannulus
Great Kiskadee – Pitangus sulphuratus
Social Flycatcher – Myiozetetes similis
Streaked Flycatcher – Myiodynastes maculatus
Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher – Myiodynastes luteiventris
Piratic Flycatcher – Legatus leucophaius
Tropical Kingbird – Tyrannus melancholicus
Cassin’s Kingbird – Tyrannus vociferans
Western Kingbird – Tyrannus verticalis
Eastern Kingbird – Tyrannus tyrannus
Black-winged Cuckooshrike – Lalage melaschistos
Rufous-browed Peppershrike – Cyclarhis gujanensis
Golden-fronted Greenlet – Pachysylvia aurantiifrons
Golden Vireo – Vireo hypochryseus
Hutton’s Vireo – Vireo huttoni
Yellow-throated Vireo – Vireo flavifrons
Cassin’s Vireo – Vireo cassinii
Plumbeous Vireo – Vireo plumbeus
Warbling Vireo – Vireo gilvus
Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus
Yellow-green Vireo – Vireo flavoviridis
Eurasian Golden Oriole – Oriolus oriolus
Black-naped Oriole – Oriolus chinensis
Black Drongo – Dicrurus macrocercus
Amur Paradise-Flycatcher – Terpsiphone incei
Red-backed Shrike – Lanius collurio
Long-tailed Shrike – Lanius schach
Loggerhead Shrike – Lanius ludovicianus
Steller’s Jay – Cyanocitta stelleri
Blue Jay – Cyanocitta cristata
California Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma californica
Transvolcanic Jay – Aphelocoma ultramarina
Eurasian Jay – Garrulus glandarius
Oriental Magpie – Pica serica
Eurasian Magpie – Pica pica
Rook – Corvus frugilegus
American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos
Fish Crow – Corvus ossifragus
Carrion Crow – Corvus corone
Hooded Crow – Corvus cornix
Common Raven – Corvus corax
Coal Tit – Periparus ater
Black-capped Chickadee – Poecile atricapillus
Chestnut-backed Chickadee – Poecile rufescens
Eurasian Blue Tit – Cyanistes caeruleus
Tufted Titmouse – Baeolophus bicolor
Great Tit – Parus major
Japanese Tit – Parus minor
Plain Prinia – Prinia inornata
Zitting Cisticola – Cisticola juncidis
Oriental Reed Warbler – Acrocephalus orientalis
Northern Rough-winged Swallow – Stelgidopteryx serripennis
Purple Martin – Progne subis
Gray-breasted Martin – Progne chalybea
Tree Swallow – Tachycineta bicolor
White-winged Swallow – Tachycineta albiventer
Violet-green Swallow – Tachycineta thalassina
Bank Swallow – Riparia riparia
Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica
Cliff Swallow – Petrochelidon pyrrhonota
Collared Finchbill – Spizixos semitorques
Light-vented Bulbul – Pycnonotus sinensis
Common Chiffchaff – Phylloscopus collybita
Manchurian Bush Warbler – Horornis canturians
Long-tailed Tit – Aegithalos caudatus
Bushtit – Psaltriparus minimus
Eurasian Blackcap – Sylvia atricapilla
Reed Parrotbill – Paradoxornis heudei
Vinous-throated Parrotbill – Sinosuthora webbiana
Eurasian Nuthatch – Sitta europaea
Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensis
White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis
Pygmy Nuthatch – Sitta pygmaea
Brown Creeper – Certhia americana
Long-billed Gnatwren – Ramphocaenus melanurus
Canyon Wren – Catherpes mexicanus
House Wren – Troglodytes aedon
Eurasian Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes
Winter Wren – Troglodytes hiemalis
Marsh Wren – Cistothorus palustris
Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianus
Bewick’s Wren – Thryomanes bewickii
Rufous-naped Wren – Campylorhynchus rufinucha
Spotted Wren – Campylorhynchus gularis
Cactus Wren – Campylorhynchus brunneicapillus
Rufous-breasted Wren – Pheugopedius rutilus
Banded Wren – Thryophilus pleurostictus
European Starling – Sturnus vulgaris
Black-collared Starling – Gracupica nigricollis
Red-billed Starling – Spodiopsar sericeus
White-cheeked Starling – Spodiopsar cineraceus
Crested Myna – Acridotheres cristatellus
Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis
Curve-billed Thrasher – Toxostoma curvirostre
Brown Thrasher – Toxostoma rufum
Northern Mockingbird – Mimus polyglottos
Eastern Bluebird – Sialia sialis
Western Bluebird – Sialia mexicana
Townsend’s Solitaire – Myadestes townsendi
Brown-backed Solitaire – Myadestes occidentalis
Orange-billed Nightingale-Thrush – Catharus aurantiirostris
Swainson’s Thrush – Catharus ustulatus
Wood Thrush – Hylocichla mustelina
Song Thrush – Turdus philomelos
Eurasian Blackbird – Turdus merula
Cocoa Thrush – Turdus fumigatus
White-throated Thrush – Turdus assimilis
Clay-colored Thrush – Turdus grayi
Spectacled Thrush – Turdus nudigenis
Chinese Blackbird – Turdus mandarinus
American Robin – Turdus migratorius
Rufous-backed Robin – Turdus rufopalliatus
Oriental Magpie-Robin – Copsychus saularis
European Robin – Erithacus rubecula
Cedar Waxwing – Bombycilla cedrorum
Gray Silky-flycatcher – Ptiliogonys cinereus
Olive Warbler – Peucedramus taeniatus
Dunnock – Prunella modularis
House Sparrow – Passer domesticus
Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus
White Wagtail – Motacilla alba
Common Chaffinch – Fringilla coelebs
Violaceous Euphonia – Euphonia violacea
Elegant Euphonia – Euphonia elegantissima
Yellow-billed Grosbeak – Eophona migratoria
House Finch – Haemorhous mexicanus
Purple Finch – Haemorhous purpureus
European Greenfinch – Chloris chloris
Oriental Greenfinch – Chloris sinica
Red Crossbill – Loxia curvirostra
European Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelis
Black-headed Siskin – Spinus notatus
Lesser Goldfinch – Spinus psaltria
American Goldfinch – Spinus tristis
Cirl Bunting – Emberiza cirlus
Yellowhammer – Emberiza citrinella
Stripe-headed Sparrow – Peucaea ruficauda
Black-chested Sparrow – Peucaea humeralis
Chipping Sparrow – Spizella passerina
Field Sparrow – Spizella pusilla
Dark-eyed Junco – Junco hyemalis
Yellow-eyed Junco – Junco phaeonotus
White-crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia leucophrys
Savannah Sparrow – Passerculus sandwichensis
Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia
Swamp Sparrow – Melospiza georgiana
Rusty-crowned Ground-Sparrow – Melozone kieneri
Canyon Towhee – Melozone fusca
California Towhee – Melozone crissalis
Rusty Sparrow – Aimophila rufescens
Spotted Towhee – Pipilo maculatus
Eastern Towhee – Pipilo erythrophthalmus
Rufous-capped Brushfinch – Atlapetes pileatus
Eastern Meadowlark – Sturnella magna
Yellow-winged Cacique – Cassiculus melanicterus
Crested Oropendola – Psarocolius decumanus
Black-vented Oriole – Icterus wagleri
Orchard Oriole – Icterus spurius
Streak-backed Oriole – Icterus pustulatus
Baltimore Oriole – Icterus galbula
Black-backed Oriole – Icterus abeillei
Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus
Shiny Cowbird – Molothrus bonariensis
Bronzed Cowbird – Molothrus aeneus
Brown-headed Cowbird – Molothrus ater
Melodious Blackbird – Dives dives
Brewer’s Blackbird – Euphagus cyanocephalus
Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula
Boat-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus major
Great-tailed Grackle – Quiscalus mexicanus
Yellow-hooded Blackbird – Chrysomus icterocephalus
Ovenbird – Seiurus aurocapilla
Northern Waterthrush – Parkesia noveboracensis
Black-and-white Warbler – Mniotilta varia
Crescent-chested Warbler – Oreothlypis superciliosa
MacGillivray’s Warbler – Geothlypis tolmiei
Black-polled Yellowthroat – Geothlypis speciosa
Common Yellowthroat – Geothlypis trichas
American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla
Blackburnian Warbler – Setophaga fusca
Yellow Warbler – Setophaga petechia
Chestnut-sided Warbler – Setophaga pensylvanica
Yellow-rumped Warbler – Setophaga coronata
Grace’s Warbler – Setophaga graciae
Black-throated Green Warbler – Setophaga virens
Rufous-capped Warbler – Basileuterus rufifrons
Wilson’s Warbler – Cardellina pusilla
Hepatic Tanager – Piranga flava
Western Tanager – Piranga ludoviciana
Red-headed Tanager – Piranga erythrocephala
Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis
Blue Grosbeak – Passerina caerulea
Orange-breasted Bunting – Passerina leclancherii
Varied Bunting – Passerina versicolor
Blue-gray Tanager – Thraupis episcopus
Palm Tanager – Thraupis palmarum
Bay-headed Tanager – Tangara gyrola
Bicolored Conebill – Conirostrum bicolor
Blue-black Grassquit – Volatinia jacarina
Morelet’s Seedeater – Sporophila morelleti
Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater – Sporophila torqueola
Bananaquit – Coereba flaveola
Yellow-faced Grassquit – Tiaris olivaceus
Grayish Saltator – Saltator coerulescens

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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.