the year in birds: 2011

January 1, 2012

in Me

This tradition is now probably just for me, and my 3 remaining readers!

I took two international trips this year: one to the central highlands of Nicaragua, my second time in this area (you can read about the highlights here and here), and the other a quick trip to Honduras. Also a business trip to California, but no time for birding.

  • New life birds: 25. Most were from the Nicaragua trip. The last one was Chestnut-colored Woodpecker (Celeus castaneus) in Honduras.
  • Total life birds: 1098.
  • Total ABA-area birds: 579. No new species this year.
  • Total state birds: 312 (new this year was Brant).
  • Total birds in my home county: 263 (new: Lapland Longspur, Brant, Rufous Hummingbird, Short-eared Owl). I had 186 species this year.
  • Total city birds: 223 (new species this year: Lapland Longspur, Ross’s Goose, Barred Owl). I saw 160 this year.
  • Total birds at work: 195. Nothing new this year.
  • Yard birds: 136. Nothing new this year.

Happy New Year.


{ 3 comments }

Paul January 1, 2012 at 2:57 pm

I’m sure you have more than three readers. Four maybe? ;)

NicaBirds January 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm

…make that five readers! Glad Nicaragua was productive for you this year.

Nuthatch January 2, 2012 at 7:35 pm

There are people out there!

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