What was your last lifer?...

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Re: What was your last lifer?...

Post by Ted » November 6th, 2011, 11:44 am

Yesterday I was happily surprised to see both a male and a female Vermillion Flycatcher! I only got a picture of the male though:
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I also just want to say, this is such a great thread. Let's try to keep it running as long as we can!

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Post by J-Miz » November 6th, 2011, 12:06 pm

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J-Miz wrote:Walter C. Best Preserve?
Get out of my head!
(Fingers massaging his temples, eyes closed...)

I'm seeing the Red Phalarope at Headlands Beach State Park...the Sabine's Gull at Eastlake Power Plant...no?

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Post by Tim Borski » November 7th, 2011, 11:38 am

Vermillion Flycatcher
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Post by Andy Avram » November 7th, 2011, 11:54 am

I'm seeing the Red Phalarope at Headlands Beach State Park...the Sabine's Gull at Eastlake Power Plant...no?
Jared, yes, and in my defense as a non-chaser, the Phalarope was in my city and the previous reported Red-necked Grebe was between my house and my parents. The Sabine's was luck. I was just birding the lakefront and when I stopped at the powerplant a who's who of Lake Erie gull watchers was there and told me a Sabine's was seen.

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Tim, I also saw my lifer Vermillion Flycatcher in southern Florida. An drab juvenile. I have been lucky enough to see them since then in full adult color in S. Texas.

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Post by Coluber Constrictor » November 11th, 2011, 2:11 pm

Saw a Brown Creeper today in Baldwin County Alabama.

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Post by AsydaBass » November 14th, 2011, 7:34 am

28 Oct 2011 - Prothonotary Warbler and Great Black Hawk. ~750m asl

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Post by Freddy81 » November 19th, 2011, 4:07 am

14 nov. We went to hunt for a new bird sp for Sweden. The bird I´m talking about is The Dusky Thrush - Turdus eunomus.
We did arrive 7 a'clock in the morning and in about 10 min we did see it for the first time. Then it show it self for about 10 mor times during the day. It was my nr 284 sp in Sweden. So yes I´m happy.

Dusky Thrush - Turdus eunomus
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Post by Andy Avram » November 19th, 2011, 11:14 am

Pomarine Jaeger, on Lake Erie off the coast of Cleveland. This is my 5 lifer this year in Ohio, not bad for only pulling 1 total life bird from anywhere last year.

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Post by Coluber Constrictor » November 25th, 2011, 8:18 pm

Rufous Hummingbird, Mobile AL 11/25/2011

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Post by Curtis Hart » November 29th, 2011, 10:08 am

I think I had seen these before, but never ID'd them or recorded them.

American Tree Sparrow, Lenawee Co, MI 11/19/11
Common Goldeneye, Goderich, ON 11/23/11

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Post by Coluber Constrictor » November 30th, 2011, 5:37 pm

Roseate Spoonbills, 11/30/2011, Levy County FL :beer:

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Surf Scoter, Cedar Key FL 12/1/2011

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Post by jonathan » December 5th, 2011, 5:21 pm

I don't keep track of everything anymore (I move around too much to keep up with ID's), but the last one I'm sure of was a small flock of Oriental Pied Hornbills in late August. I think I must have seen at least one lifer in British Columbia the last couple months, but I can't recall anything that I hadn't already seen before.

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Post by Bobbleton » December 6th, 2011, 8:51 am

My first snowy: NJ 12/4
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Post by Curtis Hart » December 6th, 2011, 12:18 pm

Nice job on the Snowy. I'm hoping to see one this year as well.


Northern Shrike, Lake Hudson SRA, MI. 12/6/11
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Post by monklet » December 6th, 2011, 2:15 pm

California Gnatcatcher, Ventura County. Possibly that most northerly birds of this species. I finally went out and grabbed it after 20+ years. Took one hour of careful searching in Coastal Sage Scrub with Prickly Pear. Neat little birds, much more distinctive than I had though.

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Post by Curtis Hart » December 18th, 2011, 9:03 am

Rusty Blackbird, Great Dismal Swamp. 12/16/11
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Purple Sandpiper, Red-throated Loon, and Long-tailed Duck at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. 12/19/11

Here are some crappy pictures.
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Post by Dell Despain » December 21st, 2011, 2:30 pm

Tim did you take these photos while in prison? I was wondering why we hadn't seen much activity on the forum from you.
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-Dell :P Sweet Flycatcher shots.

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Post by Andy Avram » December 21st, 2011, 6:00 pm

Dell Despain wrote:Tim did you take these photos while in prison? I was wondering why we hadn't seen much activity on the forum from you.
Those birds were probably sitting on the great Florida Keys Fence. Gotta keep out those Cubans.

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Post by Andy Avram » December 31st, 2011, 1:02 pm

So later in the year my goal was to get my US only lifelist up to 400 native birds. I had a pretty good run through the fall but it brought me to 399. Well today, after 2 other unsuccessful trips I finally saw a darn Black-tailed Gull for 400! Typically an Asian species, but there has been one hanging out here in NE Ohio for the past month or more.

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Post by Hunter-MX » January 1st, 2012, 8:08 pm

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Rufus-capped Warbler
wish I had gotten a better shot...

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Post by Ted » January 2nd, 2012, 6:44 pm

Red-Throated Loon:
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Post by chrish » January 9th, 2012, 6:50 am

White-capped Dipper - Mindo, Ecuador

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Of course this was only the last of my 193 lifers I got in two weeks in Ecuador. Ecuador birds photo post to come....

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Post by J-Miz » January 10th, 2012, 3:50 pm

chrish wrote: Ecuador birds photo post to come....
F*ck yeah!

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Re: What was your last lifer?...

Post by Freddy81 » January 21st, 2012, 1:05 am

My last two lifters for this year is :
Great Northern Loon, Great Northern Diver, or Common Loon (Gavia immer).
Dusky Warbler (Phylloscopus fuscatus), but no photos.

/ Freddy

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Post by AsydaBass » January 21st, 2012, 8:14 am

Sweet dipper Chris! I loved your EC posts.

Latest lifers (from the past 2 weeks) all from the Everglades:
Reddish Heron
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-throated Warbler
Downy Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-breasted Merganser
And depending on your stance as it being a vaild sp. or ssp.- Great White Heron

I never payed much attention to the birds of North America until late 2011, now it's like everything I see is a lifer- it's Great!

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Post by chrish » January 24th, 2012, 9:16 pm

Black-legged Kittiwake. Not a lifer exactly, but a new US (537) bird and TX (461) bird. I had seen this species on its nesting grounds in the UK back in the 80s.

This bird has been hanging around on South Padre Island, TX for several weeks now. It is quite approachable.

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Strange place for a bird of the far north to spend the winter but there are usually one or two in our state each year. I just never made the trip to see them before.

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Post by Hunter-MX » January 26th, 2012, 7:35 pm

Red-crowned Ant Tanager

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Post by chrish » January 26th, 2012, 9:33 pm

Hunter-MX wrote:Red-crowned Ant Tanager
Cool shot. You don't often see the red crown that well.

Noisy, scolding little buggers!

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Post by Hunter-MX » January 27th, 2012, 5:48 am

I wish it wasn't so dark where they were so I could have gotten better. Neat birds, kind of towhee like in their actions.

Love the Kittiwake to, nice shots.

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Post by J-Miz » January 27th, 2012, 6:36 am

Chris--love that second kittiwake shot. Shows well the black nuchal collar and the black "M" in the wings.

Hunter--cool bird, that ant-tanager is. I love the neotropics!

Chris and Hunter--I hate you both for living in warmer, more species-rich climes.

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Post by herper79 » February 2nd, 2012, 8:32 pm

Saw this Male Northern Harrier yesterday in Santa Clara Co. Really bad pics, but it was pretty far away and very windy. I had never thought I would see one of these here, nice surprise. Ill go back and try to get better pics if it is still around next week. I ran outta time yesterday.
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Post by AsydaBass » February 5th, 2012, 6:05 pm

4 February- Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)
5 February- Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata)
Those snipes are cool birds!

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Post by AsydaBass » February 7th, 2012, 9:31 pm

Long-billed Dowitcher (immature) while kayaking Florida Bay.

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Post by Shane_TX » February 7th, 2012, 9:35 pm

Glaucous Gull on the Upper TX Coast. I'm glad someone pointed it out for me!

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Post by Curtis Hart » February 8th, 2012, 9:25 am

A handful of lifers in Germany 1-10, I haven't ID'd them yet though
134 lifers in South Africa 1-11 to 2-2

Snowy Owl in Lenawee County Michigan, 2-8
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Post by pete » February 9th, 2012, 4:47 pm

lazuli bunting 2-9-12 barnstable county mass.

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Post by Tim Borski » February 10th, 2012, 3:27 am

lazuli bunting 2-9-12 barnstable county mass.
:shock: :thumb:

That one oughta' get some traffic.
Good one, Pete!

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Post by chrish » February 10th, 2012, 3:45 pm

Shane_TX wrote:Glaucous Gull on the Upper TX Coast. I'm glad someone pointed it out for me!

Shane
That's funny. I've seen Glaucous Gulls a couple of times on the UTC, but the first time someone had to point it out to me as well.

"Oh, you mean that giant white gull..."

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Post by Stohlgren » February 10th, 2012, 6:54 pm

Long-billed Curlew. Feb. 10. Glynn Co., GA.

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Post by AsydaBass » February 13th, 2012, 8:39 am

10 Feb 2012
Ruddy Turnstone
Northern Parula

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Post by Nir » March 24th, 2012, 1:29 pm

Latest Lifer for me (and a very good I might say!!)

Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)

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Post by intermedius » March 24th, 2012, 4:42 pm

My first lifer ever was a Nerodia Sipedon, when I was five. My last lifer was a spotted salamander.

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Post by Ted » March 28th, 2012, 7:46 pm

I managed two lifer on my last trip, spring migration's coming early this year:

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Male Black-throated Gray Warbler by Ted306, on Flickr

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Post by Freddy81 » April 4th, 2012, 1:09 pm

Yesterday I did get a new lifter that I have wanted to see fora long time now. This time I did get a chans...The Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl (Strix nebulosa) was not far away from home..so off I went and after ½ h drive and 30 min walk he was ther, right infront of me.....What more can I say then it was a very happy moment.

The Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl (Strix nebulosa)
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Post by Freddy81 » April 12th, 2012, 9:43 am

New lifter today...after about 2 H tracking then I saw 2 males and one female of Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) .
I´m so happy because I have tried to see this bird for about 5 years naw and everytime I miss the bird with 5 min or more.
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Post by Dell Despain » April 13th, 2012, 6:48 am

Freddy81:
Congratulations on the Great Grey Owl, and the awesome photo too.
I tried for a Great Grey a couple of times without luck. It's nice to see your photo, and remind myself I need to keep trying for that big owl.

-Dell

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Post by Stohlgren » April 15th, 2012, 5:16 am

American Avocet 4-5-12
Black-necked Stilt 4-12-12
Whimbrel 4-12-12
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Marbled Godwit 4-14-12
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Post by Andy Avram » April 16th, 2012, 7:39 am

Say's Phoebe

Accidental in the city I live in. It showed up on Saturday and I just missed it two times. Very frustrating, but it showed up again today and I saw it for two minutes before it flew high into a woodlot. Now there are no more Phoebe's for me to see.

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Post by Freddy81 » April 22nd, 2012, 7:57 am

I can´t say anymore then that I´m a happy man right now...Sweden have done it again....yesterday I did get a call from a mate that he is just looking at a Black-winged Kite (Elanus caeruleus)....so I just stoped with everything and jump into a car with 2 other people...we spent about 3 h drive to the location.....and yes ther it was. This is nr 2 fore Sweden.
Sorry for bad photo....but everybody do have to respect the bird...and stay about 150 meters from it. But hey...I´m happy.

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