In February 2022, the Collaborative submitted 127 checklists in 7 countries (Costa Rica, United States, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and Serbia).

The 2022 year list stands at 888 and the life list is now at 4,112.

The new additions to the life list were:  White-tailed Sabrewing; Rufous-vented Chachalaca, Blue-backed Manakin, Venezuelan Flycatcher, and Japanese Cormorant. The first four were seen in Trinidad and Tobago and the last in China.

The Collaborative’s all-time country with the most species observed is Costa Rica, with 784 species, out of 911 observed on eBird overall! There are seven provinces in Costa Rica, and all have had checklists submitted, and they have between 304 species (Guanacaste) and 612 species (Alajuela).

Costa Rica has 1,264 hotspots, and the top hotspot (Rancho Naturalista) has a remarkable 517 species observed. There are 44 hotspots with at least 400 species observed.

As has been clear for a long time, if you want to see lots of different species, go to Costa Rica!

Good Birding in March!

Written by Jason Crotty
Jason Crotty is a birder, lawyer, and occasional writer currently living in Portland, Oregon with his wife and daughter. A Bay Area native, he started birding while working at a large law firm in San Francisco, but birds less frequently now that there's a kid around, so he writes instead. Jason started at 10,000 Birds with a few guest posts and signed on as a beat writer in March 2017. He is particularly interested in the intersection of law and birding (especially the Endangered Species Act), other bird-related federal litigation, and federal public lands. Jason's writing has also appeared in BirdWatching, Birding, and Birder's Guide, both online and in print.