As devoted readers of 10,000 Birds know, the writers can be members of the 10,000 Birds Collaborative group on eBird. The task of providing the monthly summaries of the Collaborative’s observations has passed from Redgannet to me, after five years of his heroic work. Many thanks for his tireless efforts.
I am changing up the format, and it will likely evolve over time, but here is the first summary on my watch. Comments and suggestions are encouraged. (This post will return to its usual Saturday time next month.)
In January 2022, the Collaborate submitted 209 checklists in 5 countries (Costa Rica, United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, and Serbia).
The 2022 year list stands at 665 and the life list is now at 4,105.
The life list for the United States now stands at 692. For a list that is approaching 700, one might wonder about the most recent additions. Here are the most recent ten, and they are as elusive as you might expect:
- 692: Steller’s Sea-Eagle
- 691: Northern Pygmy-Owl
- 690: Emperor Goose
- 689: Willow Ptarmigan
- 688: Horned Puffin
- 687: Yellow-green Vireo
- 686: Black-whiskered Vireo
- 685: Antillean Nighthawk
- 684: Northern Jacana
- 683: Gray-breasted Martin
In case you were wondering:
And there were 1,781 Mallard observations in the United States before the first Steller’s Sea Eagle.
Good Birding in February!