Saturday, January 3, 2015

Thirteen New Species in 2014

 Seeing new birds in Newfoundland is getting harder and harder as my NL Life List grows. I really wasn't expecting to see 13 new species throughout the year, but I was delighted.

In no specific order, here are shots of many of them. For details about who, where and when these rarities were found, please check the NL Rare Birds page above.
 Shown here in the order of the photos are: Canvasback Duck; Common Redshank;
 Little Gull;
 Ross's Gull;
 Black-tailed Godwit;
 Eastern Phoebe;
 Yellow-throated Vireo;
 Chestnut-sided Warbler;
 Nelson's Sparrow;
 European Whimbrel;
and Eastern Meadowlark.

Not pictured are the Marsh Wren, Worm-eating Warbler and the Gray Catbird. I was able to get a recording of the catbird's call which identified it.

Thanks to the many people who turned up these rarities and shared the locations. Also, thanks to those who helped me throughout the year to identify some troublesome birds.

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