That was May. Month of months. As we pass into June we can forgive some of our northern beats if they take a few moments to savour the past few weeks. But the beats go on in Southern climes and our intrepid little-big-year beat, Tom enters Africa. No peace for the blessed (Are you all as impressed as I am that Tom is in Africa and still finding time to review photos, share checklists and write blog posts?).
And Great Tinamou gets knocked from its taxonomic top spot (a position that it has held since day 1) by the Common Ostrich.
May by numbers looked like this;
11 beats shared 194 lists and ticked 943 birds between us.
They came from 8 countries and the year list has reached 1750. The life list, now into its 3rd year stands at 3424
The collaborative profile has been boosted by 2 new American states, adding Tennessee and Arkansas to the coloured patches across the map of the USA.