A new year, a new list. Does anyone have any special plans for the new decade? If you are not already a lister, this could be the moment that you have been waiting for. A special point in history from which to make a start; the opening of a whole new decade.
Bring it on!
January is always a busy month with most birders keen to see themselves atop a listing. How did your decade start? If you are interested to take a tour of the eBird website, you can visit the “Top 100” (you may need to open “Your Profile” to find it). This shows the top birders, by species or checklists submitted. 10,000 Birds’s collaborative list has not been entered to feature here, but if we did we choose to press our advantage of having beats strategically placed around the world, we would currently be in second place. Huzzah!
The new year also brings a new layout. For 2020, the list will only contain the relevant month’s sightings to avoid huge, bulky posts as the year progresses. Any life ticks seen during that month wil be highlighted in red.
The year has started well with 10 new birds from India, China, Hawaii, Mexico and Costa Rica. The life lists stands at 3964. 4000 would be a nice round figure don’t you think? Anyone care to enter a sweepstake? Predict the date that the life list passes 4000 and win a fabulous prize (to be donated and presented by The Management).
These are the opening stats for 2020.
12 beats birded 10 countries (Costa Rica, USA, Brazil, China, India, Serbia, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico), submitting 187 lists and spotting 902 birds.
Here they come….