Thursday, January 04, 2007

My Birding Year 2006

2006 was a great year of birding including some wonderful experiences, special lifers, rarities and several trips. I was lucky enough to go to San Francisco, Georgia, Colorado, Florida, and Belgium. I got lifers in all of those places except Florida. Here's a synopsis:

Overall Year List: 312
ABA Year List: 301
NJ Year List: 230

# of lifers: 50
# of ABA lifers: 40

First lifer of 2006: Western Gull
Last lifer: Manx Shearwater

Favorite sighting: Swallow-tailed Kites in Savannah NWR in Georgia

Rarest bird: Fork-tailed Flycatcher in PA


Beth said...

Haha. I must be your good luck charm. I was with you on all those trips but Florida.

Mon@rch said...

awesome list! I really need to go figure out my life list again! My year list was almost half what you saw!

Patrick Belardo said...

Yep, you're my good luck charm!

I was lucky to be able to travel a lot this year, but on the other hand I missed some "easy" birds in NJ like Wilson's Warbler and Fox Sparrow.