Collaborative list – January 2020

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Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. A new year, a new list.

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Collaborative List – March 2017

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Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Iceland Gull – Larus glaucoides. Punta Morales–UNA Station (ECMAR). Punta Morales–UNA Station (ECMAR). Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Lists from nine countries have been shared this month with Cuba appearing for the first time.

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Collaborative List – February 2019

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Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Iceland Gull – Larus glaucoides. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. The life list has received a huge boost this month and has risen 43 points to 3616.

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Collaborative list – May 2019

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Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. So that was May. Despite looking way older than his years, we cannot attribute Regannet’s haggard appearance to hard birding, scoring only 19 during eBird’s Big Day was not the greatest effort expended on May 4th. In fairness, he had to celebrate Star Wars Day with his teenage son as this is their only means of effective conversation.

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Collaborative list – April 2019

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It’s official. It’s spring. By all measures, meteorological, astronomical and anatomical, spring is sprung. The meteorological date is from March 1st, the Vernal Equinox was passed on March 20th which accounts for the astronomical marker when the sun crosses the equator on its northwards ramble. April is now behind us and Old Tom’s arthritis is clearing up nicely, thank you very much for asking. The migrants are coming (Hurray!). Some are already here, or passing through.

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Collaborative List 2017 – February

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The line passing down through the Atlantic separates Iceland from Greenland and passes to the west of the Atlantic islands within the 25W line of longitude, employing a tiny kink to include the Azores and a scoop to pick up the Cape Verde Islands. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Iceland Gull – Larus glaucoides. The beats have been mostly sedentary during February with only Corey venturing beyond his normal range.

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Collaborative List – March 2019

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Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Iceland Gull – Larus glaucoides. Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Are we all getting excited yet? March is done. The equinox has passed. There can be no denying that spring is coming and with it, the summer visitors and passage migrants. Oh, joy!

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Collaborative List – August 2017

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Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. Iceland Gull – Larus glaucoides. 9 beats, birded 9 countries this month; Belize , Guatamala , Costa Rica, UK, Iran, USA, Greece, Australia and Mexico. They submitted 144 checklists, noting 628 species adding 72 to the year’s running total bringing it to 1890. The western hemisphere’s pasting last year has been reversed as it currently out-scores the eastern hemisphere by 1210 to 746.

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Combined Beats’ List – September

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Duncan has been in Africa, sweeping all before him like a brush fire. Through Botswana during the first week of September, then into Ethiopia with a late flourish, he has carried the list to 2191 as at September 30t h. Redgannet missed an opportunity to contribute when he was completely washed out at Lekki Conservation Centre in Nigeria. Electric storms closed the new walkway there and he amassed a total list of just 3 birds!

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Combined Beats’ list

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Iceland Gull – Larus glaucoides. April was a good month for the list with a couple of our big–hitters weighing in to boost the numbers and The Management engaged in a beat recruitment drive in a cynical attempt to swell the catalogue. During last month, beat lists have been shared from Mexico, Australia, Nigeria, Costa Rica, Russia, UK, Canada and USA. As at May 7th, the total stands at 1661 with the main thrust of the migration still to come.

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Combined Beats’ List – August

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Big up for Corey. Our very own “Mr July” piled on the pelagics during August. In so doing, he has helped to push us through the 1900 milestone. But our pin-up for August and worthy of a double-page-spread, is Duncan who is currently sharing from South Africa. Duncan has contributed to break through the unspoken target of 2000 birds for 10,000 Birds and on to a running total of 2011 as at August 31st.

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Combined Beats’ List – July 2016

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Iceland Gull – Larus glaucoides. The list was in danger of diminishing during July as an input error threatened to cut the Beats’ hard-won sightings. Luckily, Redgannet managed to redeem himself with a well-placed trip to Brazil in time to see the Olympic torch stumble through Ubatuba.

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Combined Beats List – June 2016

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Punta Morales–Cocorocas salinas. The law of diminishing returns brings the inevitability of repeat sightings and has checked the momentum of the combined beats’ list for June. Despite recording 370 species during the month, the list total has advanced by just 45. As at June 30 th , it stands at 1796. Just to confuse things a little, only 14 new species were recorded since June 1 st.

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Combined Beats’ List, May 2016

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This is an update for the combined yearlist compiled by the beat writers at 10,000Birds. The list is becoming big and cumbersome and difficult to fit onto one page. So this month, we have just noted the new sightings while we find a way to update the original without blacking out a city block. Sightings through May 31 st bring the total for the beats’ combined list to 1744.

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