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!
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.
I will also put a link in the right sidebar with a current count of my year list.
These are all photos I took the other day in my yard.
I hope you are having a birdy New Year!