OK, So I Started a 2013 Bird Year List



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Yup, I’ve never really been into listing birds. Certainly I keep track of the birds I see on bird walks and outings and report sightings on eBird, but I never kept a yard list , county list, state list, or even a life list. To tell you the truth, I don’t know how many birds I’ve seen during my birding lifetime!

I finally got a shot of an Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) that’s been hanging out (literally) from a cavity entrance in a snag on my property for quite awhile. I’m hoping he and his mate will be raising a family in the snag this Spring so that I can document it and of course watch the chicks!

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So, I began a year list on January 1st and will be updating it as I go along. I set it up as a blog page that you can see here. I’m listing the birds I see in the order I see them. This way, I will know when each species makes it to my neck of the woods as it were.

Each species that I have written a post about is linked to that post, usually with plenty of photos and sometimes with videos.

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I will also put a link in the right sidebar with a current count of my year list.

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These are all photos I took the other day in my yard.

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I hope you are having a birdy New Year!

(Junco hyemalis) Male Oregon

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan is an avid birder and amateur photographer living on the Pacific Flyway near the Central Valley of Northern California. He is a board member of his local Audubon Society and is a bird and wildlife conservationist. Larry contributes to several wildlife conservation organizations and is a BirdLife International "Species Champion." He is also Habitat Manager for the Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Western Burrowing Owl population in the United States. Larry has been blogging about birds since September of 2007 at TheBirdersReport.com

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan is an avid birder and amateur photographer living on the Pacific Flyway near the Central Valley of Northern California. He is a board member of his local Audubon Society and is a bird and wildlife conservationist. Larry contributes to several wildlife conservation organizations and is a BirdLife International "Species Champion." He is also Habitat Manager for the Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Western Burrowing Owl population in the United States. Larry has been blogging about birds since September of 2007 at TheBirdersReport.com

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