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Alan's (atdahl) Big Year 2016

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What a great start in the Pantanal. Lovely photos.

The Capped Heron is beautiful -it was one of my favourites when we were there. (We were not so much in to birds when we were there bu really enjoyed seeing the birdlife - it probably contributed a lot to our current level of interest!)

(And well done on reaching 200)

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Hitting 200 in style Alan!

 

Great photos of beautiful birds.

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That is a great first batch of photos from the Pantanal, @@Atdahl ! Looking forward to then next.

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Thanks all! For some reason, I just can't get my math right. The White-back Stilt is 181 not 180. I removed 3 instead of 2 numbers for my 2 duplicates. So, I will start at #205 now. In my day job as a Brain Surgeon, I just am not used to being so detailed. Just kidding, I am not a Brain Surgeon and now you know why.

 

Here is part 2 from Pouso Alegre and the Transpantaneira:

 

#205 - Pacazuro Pigeon, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#206 - Rufescent Tiger Heron, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#207 - Narrow-billed Woodcreeper, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#208 - Monk Parakeet, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#209 - Green Ibis, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#210 - Smooth-billed Ani, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#211 - Ferruginous Pygmy Owl, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#212 - Pale-crested Woodpecker, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#213 - Southern Lapwing, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#214 - Jabiru, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#215 - Purplish Jay, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#216 - Shiny Cowbird, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#217 - Chaco Chachalaca, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#218 - Pale-vented Pigeon, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#219 - Undulated Tinamou, Pouso Alegre, Pantanal, Brazil

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#220 - Limpkin, Transpantaneira, Pantanal, Brazil

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#221 - Lesser Yellow-headed Vulture, Transpantaneira, Pantanal, Brazil

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#222 - Black-crowned Night Heron, Transpantaneira, Pantanal, Brazil

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#223 - Savanna Hawk, Transpantaneira, Pantanal, Brazil

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#224 - Giant Cowbird, Transpantaneira, Pantanal, Brazil

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#225 - White-headed Marsh Tyrant, Transpantaneira, Pantanal, Brazil

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#226 - Anhinga, Transpantaneira, Pantanal, Brazil

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OK, the dusty drive down the Transpantaneira was nice but it was good to get to the Hotel at Porto Jofre. We saw so many birds there that I will need to do multiple posts again.

 

#227 - Rufuous-bellied Thrush, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#228 - Bare-faced Ibis, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#229 - White-winged Swallow, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#230 - Muscovy Duck, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#231 - Wattled Jacana, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#232 - Rusty-collared Seedeater, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#233 - Buff-necked Ibis, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#234 - Collared Plover, Rio Cuiaba, Pantanal, Brazil

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#235 - Pied Plover, Rio Cuiaba, Pantanal, Brazil

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#236 - Plumbeous Ibis, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil (Yes, we hit the Ibis Mother lode!)

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#237 - Yellow-rumped Cacique, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#238 - Picui Ground Dove, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#239 - Saffron Finch, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#240 - Double-collared Seedeater, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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@@Atdahl

I am really enjoying your bonanza from the Pantanal - lovely photos!

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Thanks Tony!

 

I logged in this morning to post some more pictures, but got sidetracked by BushDogs lovely Macaw post in the birding section. That's the trouble with Safaritalk..you can't log on for a "quick" look or post. You get lost in all the fantastic content.

 

Anyway, the ironic part of this is that on my list next by pure coincidence is.....

 

#241 - Hyacinth Macaw, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#242 - Tropical Kingbirds, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#243 - Neotropic Cormorants, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#244 - Common Piping Guan, Rio Cuiaba, Pantanal, Brazil

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#245 - Pale-legged Hornero, Rio Cuiaba, Pantanal, Brazil

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#246 - Yellow-chinned Spinetail, Rio Cuiaba, Pantanal, Brazil

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#247 - Yellow-billed Terns, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil. By the way, the number of bird species I saw sitting on the boardwalk railings at the hotel had to be more than a dozen...great spot early in the morning.

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#248 - Unicolored Blackbird, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#249 - Cattle Tyrant, Rio Cuiaba, Pantanal, Brazil

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#250 - Cocoi Heron, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#251 - Brown-crested Martin, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#252 - Southern Screamers, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#253 - Straight-billed Woodcreeper, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#254 - Thrush-like Wren, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#255 - Guira Cuckoos, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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Lots of great new entries. Love the Guira Cuckoos, they really are "Punk Birds". :)

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Here are the final birds from the Northern Pantanal:

 

#256 - Orange-backed Troupial, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#257 - Black Vulture, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#258 - Masked Tityra, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#259 - Little Woodpecker, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#260 - Gray Monjita, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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#261 - Blue-crowned Trogon, Rio San Lorenzo, Brazil

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#262 - Black-fronted Nunbird, Rio San Lorenzo, Brazil

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#263 - White Woodpecker, Hotel Pantanal Norte, Brazil

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Now begins the long list from Barranco Alto in the Southern Pantanal.

 

#264 - Chopi Blackbird, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#265 - Green-barred Woodpecker, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#266 - Chalk-browed Mockingbird, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#267 - Blue-crowned Parakeet, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#268 - Crested Oropendola, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#269 - Black-bellied Whistling Duck, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#270 - Red-legged Seriema, Barranco Alto, Brazil (such a cool looking and sounding bird!)

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#271 - Black Skimmer, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#272 - Common Potoo, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#273 - Bare-faced Currasow, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#274 - Burrowing Owl, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#275 - Crane Hawk, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#276 - Turquoise-fronted Amazon Parrot, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#277 - Cream-backed Woodpecker, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#278 - Red and Green Macaw, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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# 279 - Plumbeous Kite, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#280 - Golden-collared Macaw, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#281 - Scaly-headed Parrot, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#282 - Gray-crested Chacalote, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#283 - Swainson's Flycatcher, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#284 - Whistling Heron, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#285 - Southern Roufh-winged Swallow, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#286 - Striated Heron, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#287 - Sungrebe, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#288 - Blue-crowned Motmot, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#289 - Rufous-tailed Jacamar, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#290 - Blue and Yellow Macaw, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#291 - Amazon Kingfisher, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#292 - Plush-crested Jays, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#293 - Black-hooded Parakeet, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#294 - Snail Kite, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#295 - Common Paraque, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#296 - Scaled Dove, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#297 - Streaked Flycatcher, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#298 - Sayaca Tanager, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#299 - White-faced Whistling Duck, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#300 - Roseate Spoonbill, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#301 - Mato Grosso Antbird, Barranco Alto, Brazil (Also ID'd by call)

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#302 - Tropical Screech Owl, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#303 - Squirrel Cuckoo, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#304 - Black-tailed Titya, Barranco Alto, Brazil

 

Note, we saw this bird hanging upsidedown in the tree. It somehow got it's tail or wing caught. It dangled for a few minutes but was eventually able to free itself and fly away. I thought I needed to explain the photo...

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#305 - Great Potoo, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#306 - Purple Gallinule, Barranco Alto, Brazil and

#307 - Common Moorhen, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#308 - Ringed Teal, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#309 - Scarlet-headed Blackbird, Barranco Alto, Brazil (It's right center in the photo)

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#310 - Lineated Woodpecker, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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@@Atdahl

You did well at Barranco Alto (a wonderful place - but we weren't birders when we went!) Beautiful photos and such variety. I particularly like the Plush-crested Jays.

Congratulations on reaching 300.

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Indeed, well done!

 

Such colourful birds, and then some incredibly well-camouflaged ones that I have no idea how you even saw them!

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Many wonderful shots but I particularly like the Spoonbill. Congratulations on #300!

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Thanks all! When I started this I thought a great stretch goal would be 300 birds this year. I hit that so the rest of these are the cherry on top :) .

 

Here are the remaining birds we saw in the Pantanal.

 

#311 - Rusty-backed Spinetail, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#312 - Green Kingfisher, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#313 - Ringed Kingfisher, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#314 - Blue and White Swallow, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#315 - Large-billed Tern, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#316 - Solitary Sandpiper, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#317 - Brazilian Teal, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#318 - Gray-necked Woodrail, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#319 - Snowy Egret, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#320 - White-rumped Monjita, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#321 - Rufous Casiornis, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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#322 - Short-crested Flycatcher, Transpantaneira, Brazil

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#323 - Yellow-bellied Elaenia, Barranco Alto, Brazil

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@@Atdahl, wow, so many gorgeous new birds. I think the Blue Crowned Mot-mot is my favourite, and I like its name. The tail of the Squirrell Cuckoo is so long it must be a hindrance at times.

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@@Atdahl

 

Well, Alan, also myself I have started this year as a non-birder ... and look at us now!

 

Already Costa Rica section is filled with beautiful birds, and your own backyard holds its fair share of colourful and interesting specimens, but Brasil ... just fabulous!

 

My vote for "The Photo of The Year" goes to #271 - Black Skimmer.

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@@xelas thanks. That Black Skimmer sure did cooperate. I can't think of a nicer sun downer than we had that night.

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OK, time to wrap up the year since it's highly unlikely I will see a new bird in the next two days. I combed through my archives and waited to post a few of these hoping to get better pictures. We also made a post Christmas trip to a nearby state park which was very fruitful.

 

#324 - Nothern Beardless Tyrannulet, Las Cienagas, Arizona

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#325 - Green-tailed Towhee, Catalina Arizona

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#326 - White-crowned Sparrow, Catalina Arizona

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#327 - Say's Phoebe, Catalina Arizona (Sitting on a crane statue in our yard)

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#328 - Gadwall, Coachline Gravel Pit, Tucson Arizona

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#329 - Green-winged Teal, Coachline Gravel Pit, Tucson Arizona (The two birds at the back of the photo)

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#330 - Mallard, Coachline Gravel Pit, Tucson Arizona

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#331 - Cinnamon Teal, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

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#332 - American Coot, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

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#333 - Northern Shoveler, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

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#334 - Ring-billed Gull, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

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#335 - Double-crested Cormorant, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

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#336 - Northern Parula, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

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#337 - White-breasted Nuthatch, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

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#338 - Great-tailed Grackle, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

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#339 - Bewick's Wren, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

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#340 - Eared Grebe, Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

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Last, but not least...

 

#341 - Anna's Hummingbird, Paton Center for Hummingbirds, Patagonia Arizona

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It sure has been fun (and a bit of work) doing this big photo year. But, I am glad that I did it. My initial goal was 250 and then I raised it to 300. So, 341 far surpasses what I thought I would see and I still have about a dozen unidentified bird photos that will just have to go uncounted.

 

The best part about doing this was definitely following everyone else and seeing all the fantastic photos posted of birds from around the world. I still don't call myself a "birder", but maybe I doth protest too much... ;)

 

Alan

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Some great birds to conclude your Big Year. I agree, it was really wonderful that we had birds in the Big Year threads from all continents - only Antarctica was missing!

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well done@@Atdahl

 

Fascinating series and a huge number.

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Well done on your Big Year. An excellent toatal and superb photos throughout. I have really enjoyed following this - your local birds and those from your travels!

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Great photos, great total and what a beautiful ending Allan!

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