My first Checklist update for 2019 starts the year with 61 species. This list for the first half of January includes a few stayover rarities and a bird I missed last year, Killdeer (Charadrius vociferous). I added a few more color-coded keys to better decipher the list at a glance, highlighting rare birds in Blue font color, mega-rare birds in Purple and my Lifers will remain Dark Red. I am looking forward to an exciting year of birding you can follow my progress here.
Here are a few images of some of the bird on this checklist.
|55. Glossy Ibis - Plegadis falcinellus|
|61. Killdeer - Charadrius vociferus|
|51. American Coot - Fulica americana|
|42. Gray Heron - Ardea cinerea|
|52. Eurasian Spoonbill - Platalea leucorodia|
|17. Blue-winged Teal - Spatula discors|
|46. Laughing Gull - Leucophaeus atricilla (rare for this time of year)|
|50. Pied-billed Grebe - Podilymbus podiceps|
|40. American Wigeon - Mareca americana|