The autumn is upon us. Southbound migrants are passing through in torrents. Are you getting any action?

The beats have been ranging far and wide. 62 species have been added to our combined life list, breaking through the next hundred which has been proving very stubborn. However ticks from Argentina, Brazil, China and Mexico have pushed it to 3836. There is also a chance that we will achieve 5,000 complete checklists by month’s end (5000 exactly!).

10 Beats have been out in 9 countries (Argentina, Brazil, Serbia, China, Costa Rica, USA, UK, Italy and Mexico) and have shared 125 lists to account for 916 birds. Italy is the newest country to feature in our collection of Countries/Territories/SARs/Kingdoms/Principalities and brings this list to 51.

The year list, at 2226, is too cumbersome to post. Even 916 for September is a bit heavy, so for this month only, the list will feature just the new, red-letter species.

This is them; 

Alphabetic TaxonomicLocationDate
1Northern Boobook – Ninox japonicaNanhui Dongtan (China)24 Sep 2019
2Italian Sparrow – Passer italiaeMussolmeli Castle20 Sep 2019
3Island Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma insularisSanta Cruz Island–Prisoners Harbor19 Sep 2019
4Gray-streaked Flycatcher – Muscicapa griseistictaNanhui Dongtan (China)15 Sep 2019
5White’s Thrush – Zoothera aureaNanhui Dongtan (China)12 Sep 2019
6Blue-and-white Flycatcher – Cyanoptila cyanomelanaNanhui Dongtan (China)12 Sep 2019
7Strickland’s Woodpecker – Dryobates stricklandiParque Las Maravillas10 Sep 2019
8Striped Sparrow – Oriturus superciliosusParque Las Maravillas10 Sep 2019
9Sierra Madre Sparrow – Xenospiza baileyiParque Las Maravillas10 Sep 2019
10Mantled Hawk – Pseudastur polionotusREGUA — Waldenoor Trail08 Sep 2019
11Yellow-fronted Woodpecker – Melanerpes flavifronsREGUA — Waldenoor Trail08 Sep 2019
12Spot-breasted Antvireo – Dysithamnus stictothoraxREGUA — Waldenoor Trail08 Sep 2019
13Ochre-breasted Foliage-gleaner – Anabacerthia lichtensteiniREGUA — Waldenoor Trail08 Sep 2019
14Black-capped Becard – Pachyramphus marginatusREGUA — Waldenoor Trail08 Sep 2019
15Yellow-green Grosbeak – Caryothraustes canadensisREGUA — Waldenoor Trail08 Sep 2019
16Large-tailed Antshrike – Mackenziaena leachiiCascatinha–Pico da Caledonia07 Sep 2019
17Sharp-tailed Streamcreeper – Lochmias nematuraCascatinha–Pico da Caledonia07 Sep 2019
18Thick-billed Saltator – Saltator maxillosusCascatinha–Pico da Caledonia07 Sep 2019
19Dusky-tailed Antbird – Drymophila maluraEstrada ao Pico da Caledônia07 Sep 2019
20Rufous-capped Spinetail – Synallaxis ruficapillaEstrada ao Pico da Caledônia07 Sep 2019
21Velvety Black-Tyrant – Knipolegus nigerrimusEstrada ao Pico da Caledônia07 Sep 2019
22Half-collared Sparrow – Arremon semitorquatusEstrada ao Pico da Caledônia07 Sep 2019
23Uniform Finch – Haplospiza unicolorEstrada ao Pico da Caledônia07 Sep 2019
24Japanese Paradise-Flycatcher – Terpsiphone atrocaudataNanhui Dongtan (China)06 Sep 2019
25Brown Tinamou – Crypturellus obsoletusREGUA — Green Trail06 Sep 2019
26Dusky-legged Guan – Penelope obscuraREGUA — Green Trail06 Sep 2019
27Frilled Coquette – Lophornis magnificusREGUA — Green Trail06 Sep 2019
28Spot-billed Toucanet – Selenidera maculirostrisREGUA — Green Trail06 Sep 2019
29Star-throated Antwren – Rhopias gularisREGUA — Green Trail06 Sep 2019
30Black-cheeked Gnateater – Conopophaga melanopsREGUA — Green Trail06 Sep 2019
31Swallow-tailed Cotinga – Phibalura flavirostrisREGUA — Green Trail06 Sep 2019
32Bare-throated Bellbird – Procnias nudicollisREGUA — Green Trail06 Sep 2019
33Tataupa Tinamou – Crypturellus tataupaReserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA)06 Sep 2019
34Black Jacobin – Florisuga fuscaReserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA)06 Sep 2019
35Grassland Sparrow – Ammodramus humeralisSnipe Spot06 Sep 2019
36Reddish Hermit – Phaethornis ruberReserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA)05 Sep 2019
37White-chinned Sapphire – Hylocharis cyanusReserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA)05 Sep 2019
38Yellow-eared Woodpecker – Dryobates maculifronsReserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA)04 Sep 2019
39Salvadori’s Antwren – Myrmotherula minorReserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA)04 Sep 2019
40Swallow-tailed Manakin – Chiroxiphia caudataReserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA)04 Sep 2019
41Gray-hooded Flycatcher – Mionectes rufiventrisReserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA)04 Sep 2019
42Olivaceous Elaenia – Elaenia mesoleucaReserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA)04 Sep 2019
43Lesser Cuckoo – Cuculus poliocephalusNanhui Dongtan (China)02 Sep 2019
44Red-winged Tinamou – Rhynchotus rufescensEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
45Plumbeous Rail – Pardirallus sanguinolentusEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
46Long-winged Harrier – Circus buffoniEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
47Rufous-capped Antshrike – Thamnophilus ruficapillusEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
48Curve-billed Reedhaunter – Limnornis curvirostrisEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
49Buff-winged Cinclodes – Cinclodes fuscusEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
50Freckle-breasted Thornbird – Phacellodomus striaticollisEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
51Sharp-billed Canastero – Asthenes pyrrholeucaEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
52Sulphur-bearded Reedhaunter – Limnoctites sulphuriferusEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
53Many-colored Rush Tyrant – Tachuris rubrigastraEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
54Sooty Tyrannulet – Serpophaga nigricansEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
55Austral Negrito – Lessonia rufaEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
56White Monjita – Xolmis iruperoEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
57White-browed Meadowlark – Leistes superciliarisEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
58Yellow-winged Blackbird – Agelasticus thiliusEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
59Chestnut-capped Blackbird – Chrysomus ruficapillusEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
60Brown-and-yellow Marshbird – Pseudoleistes virescensEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
61Blue-and-yellow Tanager – Pipraeidea bonariensisEntre Ríos02 Sep 2019
62Maguari Stork – Ciconia maguariReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur (AICA BA25)01 Sep 2019


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.