Collaborative list – January 2022

February 7, 2022 0 Comments

As devoted readers of 10,000 Birds know, the writers can be members of the 10,000 Birds Collaborative group on eBird. The task of providing the monthly summaries of the Collaborative’s observations has passed from Redgannet to me, after five years of his heroic work. Many thanks for his tireless efforts.

I am changing up the format, and it will likely evolve over time, but here is the first summary on my watch. Comments and suggestions are encouraged. (This post will return to its usual Saturday time next month.)

In January 2022, the Collaborate submitted 209 checklists in 5 countries (Costa Rica, United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, and Serbia).

The 2022 year list stands at 665 and the life list is now at 4,105.

The sole addition to the life list is the notable Steller’s Sea Eagle that was seen in several places in Maine, an event that made the national news in the Washington Post.

The life list for the United States now stands at 692. For a list that is approaching 700, one might wonder about the most recent additions. Here are the most recent ten, and they are as elusive as you might expect:

692: Steller’s Sea-Eagle
691: Northern Pygmy-Owl
690: Emperor Goose
689: Willow Ptarmigan
688: Horned Puffin
687: Yellow-green Vireo
686: Black-whiskered Vireo
685: Antillean Nighthawk
684: Northern Jacana
683: Gray-breasted Martin

In case you were wondering:

1: Wilson’s Warbler

And there were 1,781 Mallard observations in the United States before the first Steller’s Sea Eagle.

Good Birding in February!

As devoted readers of 10,000 Birds know, the writers can be members of the 10,000 Birds Collaborative group on eBird. The task of providing the monthly summaries of the Collaborative’s observations has passed from Redgannet to me, after five years of his heroic work. Many thanks for his tireless efforts. I am changing up the format, and it will likely evolve over time, but here is the first summary on my watch. Comments and suggestions are encouraged. (This post will return to its usual Saturday time next month.) In January 2022, the Collaborate submitted 209 checklists in 5 countries (Costa Rica, United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, and Serbia). The 2022 year list stands at 665 and the life list is now at 4,105. The sole addition to the life list is the notable Steller’s Sea Eagle that was seen in several places in Maine, an event that made the national news in the Washington Post. The life list for the United States now stands at 692. For a list that is approaching 700, one might wonder about the most recent additions. Here are the most recent ten, and they are as elusive as you might expect: 692: Steller’s Sea-Eagle 691: Northern Pygmy-Owl 690: Emperor Goose 689: Willow Ptarmigan 688: Horned Puffin 687: Yellow-green Vireo 686: Black-whiskered Vireo 685: Antillean Nighthawk 684: Northern Jacana 683: Gray-breasted Martin In case you were wondering: 1: Wilson’s Warbler And there were 1,781 Mallard observations in the United States before the first Steller’s Sea Eagle. Good Birding in February!