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Annual Bird List for 2016 (275 for ABA area)

I haven't experienced such a largess of lifers in a long while. First batch was garnered on my own in South Texas. The second, greater batch were ticked while touring on Larry Manfredi's excellent South Florida Birding Tour. In the end, I saw 23 new species placing me at 658 species for North America. Sadly, I'd expected to see my 649th lifer - Yellow Rail - in Louisiana at a birding festival. Alas, in October and November I was literally under doctor's orders to not fly anywhere. So will be headed into 2017, I am just two new birdies shy of the 650 species milestone.
  1. Black-bellied Whistling Duck
  2. Fulvous Whistling Duck
  3. Greater White-fronted Goose
  4. Egyptian Goose 
  5. Emperor Goose (I know!)
  6. Snow Goose
  7. Canada Goose
  8. Cackling Goose
  9. Tundra Swan
  10. Muscovy Duck 
  11. Wood Duck
  12.  Gadwall
  13. American Wigeon
  14. Mallard
  15. Mottled Duck
  16. Blue-winged Teal
  17. Cinnamon Teal
  18. Northern Shoveler
  19. Northern Pintail
  20. Green-winged Teal
  21. Canvasback
  22. Redhead
  23. Ring-necked Duck
  24. Bufflehead  
  25. Common Goldeneye
  26. Barrow's Goldeneye
  27. Hooded Merganser
  28. Common Merganser
  29.  Ruddy Duck
  30. Plain Chachalaca
  31. Ring-necked Pheasant
  32. California Quail 
  33. Northern Bobwhite
  34. Wild Turkey
  35. Pied-billed Grebe
  36. Brown Booby
  37. Double-crested Cormorant
  38. Anhinga
  39. Magnificent Frigatebird
  40. American White Pelican 
  41. Brown Pelican
  42. Neotropic Cormorant
  43. Great Blue Heron
  44. Great Egret
  45. Tri-colored Heron
  46. Reddish Egret
  47. Snowy Egret
  48. Little Blue Heron
  49. Reddish Egret
  50. Cattle Egret
  51. Green Heron
  52. Black-crowned Night Heron
  53. Yellow-crowned Night Heron
  54. White Ibis
  55. Glossy Ibis
  56. Roseate Spoonbill
  57. Wood Stork
  58. White-faced Ibis
  59. Black Vulture
  60. Turkey Vulture
  61. Osprey
  62. Swallow-tailed Kite
  63. White-tailed Kite
  64. Snail Kite
  65. Bald Eagle
  66. Northern Harrier
  67. Sharp-shinned Hawk
  68. Cooper's Hawk
  69. Gray Hawk
  70. Harris Hawk
  71.  Red-shouldered Hawk
  72. Short-tailed Hawk
  73. Swainson's Hawk
  74. Red-tailed Hawk
  75. Ferruginous Hawk
  76. Crested Caracara
  77. American Kestrel
  78. Merlin
  79. Peregrine Falcon
  80. Clapper Rail
  81. Purple Gallinule
  82. Gray-headed Swamphen
  83. Common Gallinule
  84. American Coot
  85. Limpkin
  86. Sandhill Crane
  87. Black-bellied Plover
  88. Semipalmated Plover
  89. Snowy Plover
  90. Killdeer
  91.  Black-necked Stilt
  92. American Avocet
  93. Northern Jacana
  94. Greater Yellowlegs
  95. Lesser Yellowlegs 
  96. Solitary Sandpiper
  97. Willet
  98. Spotted Sandpiper
  99. Long-billed Curlew
  100. Marbled Godwit
  101. Ruddy Turnstone
  102. Black Turnstone
  103. Semipalmated Sandpiper
  104. Least Sandpiper
  105. Dunlin
  106. Short-billed Dowitcher
  107. Long-billed Dowitcher
  108. Wilson's Snipe
  109. Laughing Gull
  110.  Ring-billed Gull
  111. California Gull
  112. Western Gull
  113. Caspian Tern
  114. Black Skimmer
  115. Royal Tern
  116. Sandwich Tern
  117. Roseate Tern
  118. Least Tern
  119. Sooty Tern
  120. Rock Pigeon
  121. White-crowned Pigeon
  122. Band-tailed Pigeon
  123. Eurasian Collared-Dove
  124. White-winged Dove
  125. Mourning Dove
  126. Inca Dove
  127. Common Ground Dove
  128. White-tipped Dove
  129. Monk Parakeet
  130. Nanday Parakeet
  131. White-winged Parakeet
  132. Green Parakeet
  133. Red-crowned Parrot
  134. Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  135. Mangrove Cuckoo
  136. Greater Roadrunner
  137. Smooth-billed Ani
  138. Eastern Screech Owl
  139. Burrowing Owl
  140. Antillean Nighthawk
  141. Chimney Swift
  142. White-throated Swift
  143. Buff-bellied Hummingbird
  144. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  145. Black-chinned Hummingbird
  146. Anna's Hummingbird
  147. Belted Kingfisher
  148. Lewis Woodpecker
  149. Acorn Woodpecker
  150. Golden-fronted Woodpecker
  151. Red-bellied Woodpecker
  152. Red-breasted Sapsucker
  153. Ladder-backed Woodpecker
  154. Red-cockaded Woodpecker
  155. Northern Flicker
  156. Black Phoebe
  157. Eastern Phoebe
  158. Say's Phoebe
  159. Great-crested Kingbird
  160. Great Kiskadee
  161. Western Kingbird
  162. Eastern Kingbird
  163. Gray Kingbird
  164. Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
  165. Loggerhead Shrike
  166. White-eyed Vireo 
  167. Blue-headed Vireo
  168. Red-eyed Vireo
  169. Black-whiskered Vireo
  170. Blue Jay
  171. Green Jay
  172. Florida Scrub Jay
  173. California Scrub Jay
  174. Clark's Nutcracker
  175. Black-billed Magpie
  176. Yellow-billed Magpie
  177.  American Crow
  178. Fish Crow
  179. Common Raven
  180. Purple Martin
  181. Tree Swallow
  182. Violet-green Swallow
  183. Northern Rough-winged Swallow
  184. Cliff Swallow
  185. Cave Swallow
  186. Barn Swallow
  187. Mountain Chickadee
  188. Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  189. Oak Titmouse
  190. Black-crested Titmouse
  191. Bushtit
  192. Red-breasted Nuthatch
  193. White-breasted Nuthatch
  194. Brown-headed Nuthatch
  195. Rock Wren 
  196. Carolina Wren
  197. Bewick's Wren
  198. Marsh Wren
  199. Red-whiskered Bulbul
  200. Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  201. Eastern Bluebird
  202. Western Bluebird
  203. Clay-colored Thrush
  204. White-throated Thrush
  205. Veery
  206. Gray-cheeked Thrush
  207. Hermit Thrush
  208. Wood Thrush
  209. American Robin
  210. Gray Catbird 
  211. Long-billed Thrasher
  212. Curve-billed Thrasher
  213. Northern Mockingbird
  214. Eurasian Starling
  215. Common Myna
  216. American Pipit
  217. Cedar Waxwing
  218. Orange-crowned Warbler 
  219. Nashville Warbler 
  220. Tropical Parula
  221. Magnolia Warbler
  222. Cape May Warbler
  223. Black-throated Blue
  224. Yellow-rumped Warbler
  225. Black-throated Green
  226. Prairie Warbler
  227. Palm Warbler
  228. Bay-breasted Warbler
  229. Blackpoll Warbler
  230. Black and White Warbler
  231. American Redstart
  232. Ovenbird
  233. Northern Waterthrush
  234. Common Yellowthroat
  235. Hooded Warbler
  236. Wilson's Warbler
  237. Crimson-collared Grosbeak
  238. Olive Sparrow
  239. Spotted Towhee
  240. Eastern Towhee
  241. California Towhee 
  242. Bachman's Sparrow
  243. Chipping Sparrow
  244. Lark Sparrow
  245. Savannah Sparrow
  246. Seaside Sparrow (Dusky)
  247. Song Sparrow
  248. Lincoln's Sparrow
  249. White-crowned Sparrow
  250. Golden-crowned Sparrow
  251. Dark-eyed Junco
  252. Northern Cardinal
  253. Pyrrhuloxia
  254. Rose-breasted Grosbeak
  255. Indigo Bunting
  256. Blue Bunting
  257. Bobolink
  258. Red-winged Blackbird
  259. Eastern Meadowlark
  260. Western Meadowlark
  261. Yellow-headed Blackbird
  262. Brewer's Blackbird
  263. Common Grackle
  264. Boat-tailed Grackle
  265. Great-tailed Grackle 
  266. Brown-headed Cowbird
  267. Bullock's
  268. Spot-breasted Oriole
  269. Altamira Oriole
  270. Audubon's Oriole
  271. House Finch
  272. Pine Siskin
  273. Lesser Goldfinch
  274. American Goldfinch
  275. House Sparrow
Blue Bunting
Hidalgo Texas, 2/19/16
White-throated Thrush
Hidalgo, Texas, 2/20/16
Crimson-collared Grosbeak
Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, TX,  2/20/16


Green Parakeets
Brownsville Texas, 2/24/16
Mangrove Cuckoo
Everglades National Park, 4/30/1
Monk Parakeet
Homestead, Florida, 4/30/16


Spot-breasted Oriole
Miami, Florida, 4/1/16
Egyptian Goose
Miami, Florida 4/1/30
Nanday Parakeets
Miami, Florida 4/1/16
Gray-headed Swamphen
Miami, Florida 4/1/16
Smooth-billed Ani
Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Fl   4/1/16
Bachman's Sparrow
Three Lakes Management Area, Florida 4/2/16
Short-tailed Hawk
Florida, 4/3/16
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Dry Tortugas, Florida  4/5/16
Antillean Nighthawk
Miami, Florida  4/5/16


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