What was your last lifer?...

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Re: What was your last lifer?...

Post by pete » April 22nd, 2012, 5:57 pm

NICE!!! :thumb:

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Post by Freddy81 » April 23rd, 2012, 12:07 am

Pete: Thx alot.....I´m a happy man.... :)

Dell: Thx for thos words. I know that it´s an hard owl to spot and an hard owl to get a good photo of. Best of luck to you.

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Re: What was your last lifer?...

Post by Freddy81 » April 27th, 2012, 7:54 am

Yesterday I did get a lifter.....a nice Ferruginous Duck (Aythya nyroca) this one have been spooted in south of Sweden..and I did not see it....then yesterday when I was working in the middle of Sweden I got a sms that this duck was spooted about 15 min away from were I was working.....of I went and YES....ther it was....... :)

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Post by Curtis Hart » May 6th, 2012, 2:01 pm

Canvasback in MI, 3/12. American Golden-Plover, Baird's Sandpiper, Franklin's Gull, and Ferruginous Hawk in Kenedy County TX, this spring.

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Post by Andy Avram » May 13th, 2012, 6:42 am

I got a weak lifer yesterday (May 12) with an Acadian Flycatcher. They breed at my nature center, but I have never taken the time, until this spring, to learn their calls, which is more or less the only way to safely ID them from some other flycatchers.

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Post by VICtort » May 16th, 2012, 2:59 pm

Blue Grosbeak, two days in a row...probably not uncommon to many of you, but an excitng and spectacular find here in the low desert. I see lazuli buntings and western tanagers in the same area, real gems in this stark desert locale, and only very temporary spring migrants. Vic

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Post by Andy Avram » June 1st, 2012, 5:52 pm

Wilson's Phalarope.

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Post by Andy Avram » June 2nd, 2012, 3:14 pm

And today, the day after the phalarope, in the same place as the phalarope, I got a my lifer Snowy Plover.

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Post by chrish » June 5th, 2012, 4:00 pm

In our trip to Curacao and Bonaire, I got a few lifers

White-cheeked Pintail
Caribbean Coot
Scaly-naped Pigeon
Bare-eyed Pigeon
Brown-throated Parakeet
Yellow-shouldered Parrot
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird
Blue-tailed Emerald
Northern Scrub-Flycatcher
Pearly-eyed Thrasher
Black-faced Grassquit
Saffron Finch
Carib Grackle
Venezuelan Troupial
Yellow Oriole

and now there is a Black-tailed Godwit just a few hours east of me in Brazoria County. Wouldn't be a lifer, but new US bird. May have to make a run on Friday.

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Post by AsydaBass » June 18th, 2012, 9:50 am

Hello everyone,

Off the top of my head, my last lifers were:

Yellow-tailed Oriole (Icterus mesomelas)

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Ferruginous Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum)

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Ruddy-breated Seedeater (Sporophila mintua)

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Re: What was your last lifer?...

Post by Freddy81 » June 18th, 2012, 1:19 pm

After 1 year of searching for this bird...I finally found it.
The Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea.
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Post by chrish » June 18th, 2012, 2:42 pm

Freddy81 wrote:After 1 year of searching for this bird...I finally found it.
The Ruddy Shelduck - Tadorna ferruginea.
Great find. Ruddy Shelduck is one of my all-time favorite birds.

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Post by Andy Avram » July 2nd, 2012, 11:15 am

Took a trip to Germany for a little over 2 weeks. Saw a decent amount of birds, very few herps and mammals.

Bird lifers
1. Greylag Goose
2. Mute Swan (Lifer as a native species)
3. Eqyptian Goose (Introduced species)
4. Common Pochard
5. Tufted Duck
6. Little Grebe
7. Great Crested Grebe
8. White Stork
9. Great Cormorant
10. Grey Heron
11. Purple Heron
12. Eurasian Spoonbill
13. European Honey Buzzard
14. Red Kite
15. Black Kite
16. Eurasian Sparrowhawk
17. Common Buzzard
18. Common Kestrel
19. Eurasian Moorhen
20. Eurasian Coot
21. Black-headed Gull
22. Yellow-legged Gull
23. Rock Dove (Lifer as a native species, I think?)
24. Common Wood Pigeon
25. Eurasian Collared-Dove (Lifer as a native species)
26. Rose-ringed Parakeet (Introduced species)
27. Common Swift
28. European Bee-eater
29. Great-spotted Woodpecker
30. Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker
31. Black Woodpecker
32. European Green Woodpecker
33. Red-backed Shrike
34. Eurasian Jay
35. Eurasian Magpie
36. Alpine Clough
37. Eurasian Jackdaw
38. Carrion Crow
39. Eurasian Crag Martin
40. Common House Martin
41. Willow Tit
42. Coal Tit
43. Crested Tit
44. Great Tit
45. European Blue Tit
46. Long-tailed Tit
47. Eurasian Nuthatch
48. Wallcreeper
49. Eurasian Treecreeper
50. Eurasian Wren
51. White-throated Dipper
52. Common Chiffchaff
53. Marsh Warbler
54. Blackcap
55. Greater Whitethroat
56. European Robin
57. Black Redstart
58. Eurasian Blackbird
59. Fieldfare
60. Song Thrush
61. Mistle Thrush
62. European Starling (Lifer as a native species)
63. Dunncock
64. Grey Wagtail
65. White Wagtail
66. Tree Pipit
67. Yellowhammer
68. Common Reed Bunting
69. Common Chaffinch
70. Common Rosefinch
71. European Greenfinch
72. Eurasian Siskin
73. European Goldfinch
74. Eurasian Bullfinch
75. Hawfinch
76. House Sparrow (Lifer as a native species)
77. Eurasian Tree Sparrow

There was also a few more birds I have seen in this country, like Mallards, Canada Geese, Ravens, etc...

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Re: What was your last lifer?...

Post by Andy Avram » July 14th, 2012, 4:01 pm

Long overdue Dickcissel. Should have been an easier find, or maybe I should have just been paying attention better.

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Post by herpseeker1978 » July 14th, 2012, 9:13 pm

Blue Grosbeak

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Post by Freddy81 » July 31st, 2012, 1:04 pm

My latest one.....I just say.....it was a nice find up here in Sweden.

Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca)
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Post by Mike VanValen » August 1st, 2012, 3:47 pm

Black Skimmer. Cherry Grove Beach, SC.

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Re: What was your last lifer?...

Post by Andy Avram » August 26th, 2012, 7:19 am

I think I lost a post in the mini-crash.
Recently, I have been focusing on seeing those species regularily occuring in Ohio that I have never seen, some of which are embarassing holes in the list.

So in the past couple of weeks, in Ohio, I have lifered:
Marbled Godwit
Stilt Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope

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Post by chrish » August 26th, 2012, 8:25 pm

Andy Avram wrote: So in the past couple of weeks, in Ohio, I have lifered:
Marbled Godwit
Stilt Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Red-necked Phalarope
That's a great list. I love shorebirds. Congrats. BBSA is always a good lifer!

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Post by Andy Avram » August 27th, 2012, 5:54 pm

Chris,

Thanks. In 2010 when I only saw 1 life bird total I decided I needed to make an effort to see those species that actually occur in Ohio on a regular basis. My initial list was about 42 birds (not too bad if you ask me). At this point between 2011 and 2012 I was able to knock off 12 species, all but 2 of which were seen in Ohio. This summer shorebirds has been my biggest targets. I think I can realistically get an additional 7-9 species ticked before 2013.

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Post by chrish » September 13th, 2012, 4:05 am

Fiji Whistler
White-throated Whistler
European Stonechat
African Stonechat

And the best part was I got all these without leaving the house thanks to some splits in taxonomy - http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/tax ... ugust-2012

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Post by AsydaBass » September 13th, 2012, 11:20 am

Hahaha! Clever, Chris!

In that case I just got a new herp lifer in Costa Rica, but unfortunately I now need to remove Dendrophidion vinitor from my life list, which is odd, because until last month I had seen like 100 of them... ;)

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Post by wayne_fidler » September 28th, 2012, 3:17 pm

cackling goose 9-28-12 after looking through 1000s of canadian geese last fall this spring and now fall i got one, on the first real day of goose movement south in NY.

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Post by JAMAUGHN » October 2nd, 2012, 7:55 pm

Common Cuckoo, which in Santa Cruz isn't all that Common.

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Post by krismunk » October 3rd, 2012, 3:53 am

Northern hawk owl a couple of days ago.

... first specimen recorded in Denmark the past 6 years, it's now stayed 3 days and counting along my regular Sunday bike route in a forest just 10 km from my home here in Copenhagen :)

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Post by Reptiluvr » October 7th, 2012, 8:40 am

Last weekend at Little St. Simons Island, GA with some staff from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology I got 10 lifers.
American Redstart
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Wilson's Plover
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Greater Black-backed Gull
American Avocet
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit
Peregrine Falcon

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Post by Andy Avram » October 21st, 2012, 5:28 am

Nelson's Sparrow and Le Conte's Sparrow.
Down the street from my house, but they were seen about 2 weeks apart.

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Post by monklet » October 24th, 2012, 2:33 pm

Congrats on the LeConte's ....sneaky little fricks ;-)

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Post by pete » November 8th, 2012, 2:06 pm

parasitic jaeger. finishing off that group of three :) helluva n'oreaster yesterday and today. lots of gannets, sea ducks and alcids flying along the coast. absolutely miserable conditions to watch them all :lol: :lol: but i dedicated a few hours to the venture.

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Post by Freddy81 » November 11th, 2012, 8:00 am

After 2 years of looking for Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula) I did get the chans to see it and this are the photos from one of the best bird hunting I have done.

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Post by pete » November 11th, 2012, 10:47 am

OUTSTANDING! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Post by Freddy81 » November 11th, 2012, 2:50 pm

Pete: Thx dude.... 8-)

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Post by pete » November 12th, 2012, 5:17 pm

11/12/12
Northern Lapwing. Middleboro MA.
the pictures stink, but got some great views through binos and scope. One of 4 lapwings in MA right now!
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Post by Andy Avram » November 14th, 2012, 6:30 pm

Pete, very cool on the Northern Lapwing. I was in Germany this year and figured those things would be like Killdeer here, namely a gimme bird. I never saw a one...

But, today I did see my lifer Lapland Longspurs. Not the greatest of views, but good enough for ID purposes. Next up, winter finches, with an emphasis on Red Crossbills and Evening Grosbeaks.

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Post by pete » November 15th, 2012, 11:00 am

Congrats on the longspur! It is a good year for crossbills here with mixed flocks being seen all over the state

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Post by Andy Avram » November 16th, 2012, 8:44 am

The finches continue to evade me, but I did just get a female King Eider this morning for life bird 583! Bout time on that one.

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Post by Reptiluvr » November 17th, 2012, 10:20 am

Have had a good birding week. Some recent lifers include:
Blue-headed Vireo
Savanna Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Red-necked Grebe - an out of place individual in the middle of Tallahassee. It's only the 2nd recorded occurrence in Florida, but I didn't make that record.

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Post by Freddy81 » November 18th, 2012, 5:50 am

We in Sweden did have new bird for the country yesterday....and I was at the right place at the right time for the bird...it was nr 299 in Sweden for me.....American Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)

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Post by krismunk » November 18th, 2012, 8:47 am

Caspian gull

- yesterday at my local lake. Long overdue, I just never bothered to take a closer look at the thousands of herring gulls to spot the odd one out before :roll:

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Post by Andy Avram » November 19th, 2012, 10:22 am

Freddy81 wrote:We in Sweden did have new bird for the country yesterday....and I was at the right place at the right time for the bird...it was nr 299 in Sweden for me.....American Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
Interesting that it was a Cliff Swallow. Here in the states most of the swallows (at least for us in the northern climes) have headed south, but now in November one of the southern swallows erratically shows up all over the north, the Cave Swallow (looks very much like a Cliff). I would almost expect a Cave to be more likely this time of year in Europe than a Cliff.

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Post by Freddy81 » November 20th, 2012, 12:11 am

Andy Avram wrote:
Freddy81 wrote:We in Sweden did have new bird for the country yesterday....and I was at the right place at the right time for the bird...it was nr 299 in Sweden for me.....American Cliff Swallow (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota)
Interesting that it was a Cliff Swallow. Here in the states most of the swallows (at least for us in the northern climes) have headed south, but now in November one of the southern swallows erratically shows up all over the north, the Cave Swallow (looks very much like a Cliff). I would almost expect a Cave to be more likely this time of year in Europe than a Cliff.

Everyone in Sweden was so happy. Because the Cliff Swallow is a super rare bird in whole of Europe....but you can check this webpage. http://www.artportalen.se/birds/todays.asp where you can see whats is seen in Sweden. I´m happy and I did get a bad photo of that amazing bird.

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Post by Shane_TX » November 24th, 2012, 5:47 pm

Peregrine Falcon.

Pointed out on the prowl, waaay up high. Made my day.

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Post by Andy Avram » November 30th, 2012, 9:55 am

Long overdue lunch-time lifer with a trio of Purple Sandpipers today.

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Post by pete » December 2nd, 2012, 7:27 am

little egret
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first identified as a late snowy egret. Identified as a little egret by J Trimble confirmed by several others. Kinda cool cause I saw it as a snowy three days ago and was happy as hell. Saw it again today and am happier :D . Shitty pictures to be added soon!

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Post by Hunter-MX » December 12th, 2012, 3:03 pm

I was pretty excited about this today. A Lesser Ground Cuckoo complete with crappy voucher shot.

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Post by Curtis Hart » December 15th, 2012, 11:32 am

After 8 months with nothing new, I saw some Black Scoters on Chesapeake Bay yesterday. I also saw several Long-tailed Ducks, which I had only seen once before.




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Post by Mike VanValen » December 20th, 2012, 12:36 pm

Wood Stork in Florida.

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Post by dery » December 20th, 2012, 12:39 pm

Mike VanValen wrote:Wood Stork in Florida.
Flock of turkey vultures in alabama.

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Post by Andy Avram » December 31st, 2012, 7:43 am

My presumably last lifer of 2012 - a small group 3-4 of Long-eared Owls.

That brings my total lifers seen in Ohio this year to 16. Not too shabby. Only a few more regular species to go before I am just pickin' off accidentials in the state.

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Re: What was your last lifer?...

Post by Andy Avram » January 1st, 2013, 10:23 am

Finally got some Red Crossbills. Suckas have been eluding me this whole fall/winter.

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