But jumping back in the last two weeks, the migrants are starting to come through and new birds are showing up regularly. So it's getting fun again.
I'm currently at 143 yard birds for the year. eBird has me at 133 species--that's missing the 10 species so far recorded only by my OldBird21c microphone. That's several dozen birds down from where I had hoped to be at this point in the game, but I've still to review most of my night recordings from the spring, so hard to know where I'm really at. Time to spend more time reviewing recordings!
|North American eBird yard standings at the end of August|
My photo big year seems to be off the rails at this point. It's just super hard to get photos of flitting warblers with my Nikon Coolpix P500. I need to go through my photos to see how many I actually have now and update the list, but my original goal of 150 seems...well, difficult!
Now that kids are back in school I can get some time to review recordings. By the end of September I should have a much better handle on where I'm at with that--plus another month of migration recording done to hopefully boost the list.
So stay tuned. I'm coming from behind, but plan to have a great fall!
More on what birds I'm still missing at my Backyard Big Year blog.