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;