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First Bird of 2014

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What was your first bird of 2014? And here’s hoping you see many great birds, including lots of lifers, in 2014! After all, 2013 was a pretty great year and there is no reason 2014 can’t be the same! After all, 2013 was a pretty great year and there is no reason 2014 can’t be the same!

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Redgannet’s Year List 2014

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Brant [sp] (Branta bernicla) 12/01/2014 San Diego River – Mudflats and Robb Field. Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera) 12/01/2014 San Diego River – Estuary. American Wigeon (Anas americana) 12/01/2014 San Diego River – Estuary. Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos) 12/01/2014 San Diego River – Estuary.

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First Phoebe of 2014

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I finally saw my first migratory Eastern Phoebe of 2014 today at Rockaway Community Park in Queens! As I have for the last several years, I will now ask the same question of midwesterners and northeasterners that I ask every year: When did you see your first Eastern Phoebe of 2014? Spring can now start! And was it late or early?

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Last of 2014)

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The calendar year 2014 has just about run its course. What a way to end 2014’s birding. And that’s a wrap. It’s all over but the year bird counting, so take stock of any species you’ve added this weekend. I skipped the kingbird and was just happy to spot the Broadway Bridge Peregrine Falcon ! How about you?

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Best Bird of the Year 2014

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2014 has been a good year for us at 10,000 Birds. Larry starts us off right with an owl that makes birders drool: I was able to see and photograph many great birds in 2014 but my Best Bird of the Year would have to be the Great Gray Owl , the largest Strix in North America. That’s Redgannet’s BBOTY at the top of the post.

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Carrie’s 2014 Year List

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On a larger scale, I have no particular plans to get outside the ABA area in 2014, but I would like to time a trip back east with the spring migration this time around, and it’s been far, far too long since the west coast has seen hide or hair of me. Anyway, here we go: 1. Rock Pigeon Jan 1 – Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of November 2014)

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The year 2014 is approaching its imminent end, which means different things for different people. For those of us interested in observing avifauna, the last six or so weeks of a year offer enough time and opportunity to finish up with the year list we’d love to look back on. Have you been working on yours?

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