The beats have managed to overcome the summer-birding doldrums. 9 beats sent in 64 checklists finding 513 species between them.
Lists were shared from USA, Costa Rica, Brazil, Mexico, UK and Serbia, Australia and Ghana. Redgannet’s trip to Ghana is the only African outing for the beats so far this year. The Management intend that Africa should get much greater coverage on the website in future and are looking to sponsor a visit for a lucky volunteer. Call Mike or Corey, anytime (night or day, they always love to hear from you) to register your interest. Successful applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic, environmentally conscious and called either Corey, or Mike.
Clare and Grant returned to civilisation to submit their lists from Western Australia and gave the joint effort a boost from the Austral winter. The eagle-eyed amongst you may spot an anomaly between the numbers above and below. I have explained it all to Tom, so if you are unable to contain your curiosity, contact him through any of his posts. (Tom was not involved with the monthly bit being in reverse chronological order, so ask Mike or Corey about that. If they claim that they know nothing, keep on at them until you get a satisfactory answer. Again, as The Management, they are available 24/7 to respond to your queries).
The Year list has moved ahead to 1805 (Larry pushed us past the 1800 mark, but won’t be acknowledged below until next month (ask Tom)) and the life list to 2963.
A separate month and year list proved popular last time out, so we will try that again. Here it comes.
And the year list is below;