This was the month we (in the northern hemisphere) had all been waiting for, but what a strange month May 2020 has been. Normally it is the month of migrants and summer visitors, but who has been out to greet them or wave them on their way?

The restrictions were relaxed slightly during the month which has allowed the beats to venture outdoors again, blinking in the bright sunshine of spring. So, it might have been appropriate to return to the “old normal” way of listing the beats’ sightings for May, but eBird have enhanced their layout for extracted lists. Whilst the new design is pleasing to the eye, it allows the reader to see further into the beats’ world than some of them would be comfortable with.

As consenting adults behind closed curtains, the beats are free to conduct themselves as they see fit, but you wouldn’t thank me for pulling back the veil and exposing what they get up to. Trust me on this.

Thus the “new normal” list, sanitized and with 6-foot spacing is presented below for your catalogue-reading pleasure. The potential for contagion through clicking on links has long been acknowledged and with a desire to protect our precious readers, the links have been discontinued. I know that we are all looking forward to a time when we might return to the old normal, but until then, please stay safe and keep your distance.

7 beats contributed their sightings from 7 countries (Hong Kong, UK, China, USA, Serbia, Australia and, of course, Costa Rica).

149 checklists were submitted, accounting for 465 species. The total for the year has been pushed to 1478, whilst the life list has reached 4009.

You may notice a few non-commital “sp” entries and/or a few domestic/feral/hybrid forms. These are included as part of the summary and are maintained in the list, despite objections by some purists, to give the full, rich experience as enjoyed by your lucky, lucky beats.

Graylag Goose (Anser anser)
Brant (Branta bernicla)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type) x Canada Goose (hybrid) (Anser sp. (Domestic type) x Branta canadensis)
Cotton Pygmy-Goose (Nettapus coromandelianus)
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Garganey (Spatula querquedula)
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)
Gadwall (Mareca strepera)
Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope)
Eastern Spot-billed Duck (Anas zonorhyncha)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Mallard (Domestic type) (Anas platyrhynchos (Domestic type))
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) (Anas platyrhynchos x rubripes)
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris)
Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca)
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
Crested Bobwhite (Colinus cristatus)
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)
Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis)
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus)
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)
Stock Dove (Columba oenas)
Common Wood-Pigeon (Columba palumbus)
Red-billed Pigeon (Patagioenas flavirostris)
European Turtle-Dove (Streptopelia turtur)
Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)
Spotted Dove (Streptopelia chinensis)
Inca Dove (Columbina inca)
White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi)
White-winged Dove (Zenaida asiatica)
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)
Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris)
Greater Coucal (Centropus sinensis)
Lesser Coucal (Centropus bengalensis)
Squirrel Cuckoo (Piaya cayana)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)
Asian Koel (Eudynamys scolopaceus)
Black-eared Cuckoo (Chrysococcyx osculans)
Large Hawk-Cuckoo (Hierococcyx sparverioides)
Indian Cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus)
Himalayan Cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus)
Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
Common Pauraque (Nyctidromus albicollis)
Gray Nightjar (Caprimulgus jotaka)
Black Swift (Cypseloides niger)
Spot-fronted Swift (Cypseloides cherriei)
Cypseloides sp. (Cypseloides sp.)
Chestnut-collared Swift (Streptoprocne rutila)
White-collared Swift (Streptoprocne zonaris)
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)
Vaux’s Swift (Chaetura vauxi)
Common Swift (Apus apus)
House Swift (Apus nipalensis)
Plain-capped Starthroat (Heliomaster constantii)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Blue-vented Hummingbird (Amazilia hoffmanni)
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Clapper Rail (Rallus crepitans)
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail (Aramides cajaneus)
Eurasian Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Gallinule (Gallinula galeata)
Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
American Coot (Fulica americana)
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus)
Bush Thick-knee (Burhinus grallarius)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)
Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Lesser Sand-Plover (Charadrius mongolus)
Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus)
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)
Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Greater Painted-Snipe (Rostratula benghalensis)
Pheasant-tailed Jacana (Hydrophasianus chirurgus)
Little Curlew (Numenius minutus)
Far Eastern Curlew (Numenius madagascariensis)
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Red Knot (Calidris canutus)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Calidris acuminata)
Long-toed Stint (Calidris subminuta)
Red-necked Stint (Calidris ruficollis)
Sanderling (Calidris alba)
Dunlin (Calidris alpina)
Purple Sandpiper (Calidris maritima)
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla)
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla)
peep sp. (Calidris sp. (peep sp.))
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus)
American Woodcock (Scolopax minor)
Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos)
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)
Green Sandpiper (Tringa ochropus)
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
Spotted Redshank (Tringa erythropus)
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)
Willet (Tringa semipalmata)
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca/flavipes)
Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis)
Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola)
shorebird sp. (Charadriiformes sp.)
Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Least Tern (Sternula antillarum)
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica)
Black Tern (Chlidonias niger)
White-winged Tern (Chlidonias leucopterus)
Whiskered Tern (Chlidonias hybrida)
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)
Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)
Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger)
Common Loon (Gavia immer)
Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)
Pygmy Cormorant (Microcarbo pygmaeus)
Great Cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)
Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus)
Least Bittern (Ixobrychus exilis)
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)
Gray Heron (Ardea cinerea)
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea)
Great Egret (Ardea alba)
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Chinese Pond-Heron (Ardeola bacchus)
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Striated Heron (Butorides striata)
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron (Nyctanassa violacea)
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)
Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia)
Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor)
Black Vulture (Coragyps atratus)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)
Montagu’s Harrier (Circus pygargus)
Japanese Sparrowhawk (Accipiter gularis)
Accipiter sp. (Accipiter sp.)
Red Kite (Milvus milvus)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
Gray Hawk (Buteo plagiatus)
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)
Short-tailed Hawk (Buteo brachyurus)
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Eurasian Scops-Owl (Otus scops)
Tropical Screech-Owl (Megascops choliba)
Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
Little Owl (Athene noctua)
Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook)
Northern Boobook (Ninox japonica)
Eurasian Hoopoe (Upupa epops)
Lesson’s Motmot (Momotus lessonii)
Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)
European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)
Hoffmann’s Woodpecker (Melanerpes hoffmannii)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)
Eurasian Green Woodpecker (Picus viridis)
Lineated Woodpecker (Dryocopus lineatus)
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)
Yellow-headed Caracara (Milvago chimachima)
Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)
Eurasian Hobby (Falco subbuteo)
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)
Rose-ringed Parakeet (Psittacula krameri)
Varied Lorikeet (Psitteuteles versicolor)
Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus)
Orange-chinned Parakeet (Brotogeris jugularis)
White-crowned Parrot (Pionus senilis)
White-fronted Parrot (Amazona albifrons)
Crimson-fronted Parakeet (Psittacara finschi)
Barred Antshrike (Thamnophilus doliatus)
Yellow-olive Flycatcher (Tolmomyias sulphurescens)
Yellow-bellied Elaenia (Elaenia flavogaster)
Western Wood-Pewee (Contopus sordidulus)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris)
Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)
Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus)
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.)
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)
Great Kiskadee (Pitangus sulphuratus)
Boat-billed Flycatcher (Megarynchus pitangua)
Social Flycatcher (Myiozetetes similis)
Piratic Flycatcher (Legatus leucophaius)
Tropical Kingbird (Tyrannus melancholicus)
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)
Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina flavigula)
White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis)
Dusky Gerygone (Gerygone tenebrosa)
Mangrove Gerygone (Gerygone levigaster)
Gray-chinned Minivet (Pericrocotus solaris)
Scarlet Minivet (Pericrocotus speciosus)
Ashy Minivet (Pericrocotus divaricatus)
Black-winged Cuckooshrike (Lalage melaschistos)
Crested Bellbird (Oreoica gutturalis)
White-bellied Erpornis (Erpornis zantholeuca)
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus)
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)
Yellow-green Vireo (Vireo flavoviridis)
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus)
Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis)
Masked Woodswallow (Artamus personatus)
Black Drongo (Dicrurus macrocercus)
Hair-crested Drongo (Dicrurus hottentottus)
Japanese Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone atrocaudata)
Amur Paradise-Flycatcher (Terpsiphone incei)
Tiger Shrike (Lanius tigrinus)
Red-backed Shrike (Lanius collurio)
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus)
Long-tailed Shrike (Lanius schach)
Lesser Gray Shrike (Lanius minor)
Brown Jay (Psilorhinus morio)
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
Azure-winged Magpie (Cyanopica cyanus)
Gray Treepie (Dendrocitta formosae)
Oriental Magpie (Pica serica)
Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica)
Eurasian Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
Rook (Corvus frugilegus)
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)
crow sp. (Corvus sp. (crow sp.))
Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)
Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)
Great Tit (Parus major)
Japanese Tit (Parus minor)
Yellow-cheeked Tit (Machlolophus spilonotus)
Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis)
Oriental Skylark (Alauda gulgula)
Yellow-bellied Prinia (Prinia flaviventris)
Plain Prinia (Prinia inornata)
Black-browed Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus bistrigiceps)
Eurasian Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus)
Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus)
Oriental Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus orientalis)
Acrocephalus sp. (Acrocephalus sp.)
Savi’s Warbler (Locustella luscinioides)
Blue-and-white Swallow (Pygochelidon cyanoleuca)
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis)
Purple Martin (Progne subis)
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)
Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
Common House-Martin (Delichon urbicum)
Collared Finchbill (Spizixos semitorques)
Red-whiskered Bulbul (Pycnonotus jocosus)
Light-vented Bulbul (Pycnonotus sinensis)
Black Bulbul (Hypsipetes leucocephalus)
Mountain Bulbul (Ixos mcclellandii)
Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus)
Pallas’s Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus proregulus)
Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus)
Common Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita)
Eastern Crowned Warbler (Phylloscopus coronatus)
Pale-legged Leaf Warbler (Phylloscopus tenellipes)
Arctic Warbler (Phylloscopus borealis)
Mountain Tailorbird (Phyllergates cucullatus)
Manchurian Bush Warbler (Horornis canturians)
Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Eurasian Blackcap (Sylvia atricapilla)
Greater Whitethroat (Sylvia communis)
Reed Parrotbill (Paradoxornis heudei)
Vinous-throated Parrotbill (Sinosuthora webbiana)
Indochinese Yuhina (Yuhina torqueola)
Swinhoe’s White-eye (Zosterops simplex)
Huet’s Fulvetta (Alcippe hueti)
Masked Laughingthrush (Garrulax perspicillatus)
Silver-eared Mesia (Leiothrix argentauris)
Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea)
Blue-winged Minla (Actinodura cyanouroptera)
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)
Goldcrest (Regulus regulus)
Eurasian Nuthatch (Sitta europaea)
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)
Eurasian Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris)
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
Rufous-naped Wren (Campylorhynchus rufinucha)
Rufous-and-white Wren (Thryophilus rufalbus)
Cabanis’s Wren (Cantorchilus modestus)
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Black-collared Starling (Gracupica nigricollis)
Red-billed Starling (Spodiopsar sericeus)
White-cheeked Starling (Spodiopsar cineraceus)
Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)
Crested Myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
Tropical Mockingbird (Mimus gilvus)
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)
Gray-cheeked Thrush (Catharus minimus)
Swainson’s Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)
Mistle Thrush (Turdus viscivorus)
Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos)
Eurasian Blackbird (Turdus merula)
Clay-colored Thrush (Turdus grayi)
Chinese Blackbird (Turdus mandarinus)
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)
Eyebrowed Thrush (Turdus obscurus)
Brown-headed Thrush (Turdus chrysolaus)
Pale Thrush (Turdus pallidus)
Gray-streaked Flycatcher (Muscicapa griseisticta)
Asian Brown Flycatcher (Muscicapa dauurica)
Brown-breasted Flycatcher (Muscicapa muttui)
Spotted Flycatcher (Muscicapa striata)
Oriental Magpie-Robin (Copsychus saularis)
Brown-chested Jungle-Flycatcher (Cyornis brunneatus)
Blue-and-white Flycatcher (Cyanoptila cyanomelana)
Verditer Flycatcher (Eumyias thalassinus)
European Robin (Erithacus rubecula)
Rufous-tailed Robin (Larvivora sibilans)
Siberian Blue Robin (Larvivora cyane)
Common Nightingale (Luscinia megarhynchos)
Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica)
Blue Whistling-Thrush (Myophonus caeruleus)
Siberian Rubythroat (Calliope calliope)
Yellow-rumped Flycatcher (Ficedula zanthopygia)
Narcissus Flycatcher (Ficedula narcissina)
Mugimaki Flycatcher (Ficedula mugimaki)
Taiga Flycatcher (Ficedula albicilla)
European Pied Flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca)
Daurian Redstart (Phoenicurus auroreus)
European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)
Fork-tailed Sunbird (Aethopyga christinae)
Scaly-breasted Munia (Lonchura punctulata)
Dunnock (Prunella modularis)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus)
Gray Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea)
Western Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla flava)
Eastern Yellow Wagtail (Motacilla tschutschensis)
White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)
Olive-backed Pipit (Anthus hodgsoni)
Pechora Pipit (Anthus gustavi)
Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)
Yellow-throated Euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea)
Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
Yellow-billed Grosbeak (Eophona migratoria)
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)
European Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)
European Serin (Serinus serinus)
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)
Corn Bunting (Emberiza calandra)
Yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella)
Pallas’s Bunting (Emberiza pallasi)
Black-faced Bunting (Emberiza spodocephala)
Chestnut Bunting (Emberiza rutila)
Tristram’s Bunting (Emberiza tristrami)
Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum)
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)
Rufous-collared Sparrow (Zonotrichia capensis)
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys)
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
Seaside Sparrow (Ammospiza maritima)
Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammospiza caudacuta)
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)
Lincoln’s Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii)
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)
White-eared Ground-Sparrow (Melozone leucotis)
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus)
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna)
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)
Bronzed Cowbird (Molothrus aeneus)
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)
Melodious Blackbird (Dives dives)
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)
Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus)
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)
Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum)
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)
Prothonotary Warbler (Protonotaria citrea)
Tennessee Warbler (Leiothlypis peregrina)
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)
Mourning Warbler (Geothlypis philadelphia)
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina)
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina)
Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)
Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca)
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)
Rufous-capped Warbler (Basileuterus rufifrons)
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)
Wilson’s Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)
Red-crowned Ant-Tanager (Habia rubica)
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Blue-gray Tanager (Thraupis episcopus)
Palm Tanager (Thraupis palmarum)
Blue-black Grassquit (Volatinia jacarina)
Yellow-faced Grassquit (Tiaris olivaceus)
Grayish Saltator (Saltator coerulescens)

Written by Redgannet
Redgannet worked for more than 35 years as a flight attendant for an international airline. He came to birding late in his career but, considering the distractions, doesn't regret the missed opportunities. He was paid to visit six continents and took full advantage of the chance to bird the world. He adopted the nom de blog, Redgannet, to avoid remonstrations from his overbearing employer, but secretly hoped that the air of mystery would make him more attractive to women. Now grounded, he is looking forward to seeing the seasons turn from a fixed point.