Would you mind letting me know?
Feel free to email me any sightings for any of these birds (partial list below) at: nervousbirdsATgmail.com. I am currently at 276 bird species for Maryland (as of August 26th, 2008).
My life list is pretty weak, with only 318 species for the United States. Yes, I have only been birding for a few years. In addition, I have yet to eBird (add in to my life list) all of the species seen on a recent trip to Costa Rica. I'll do that in the near future and see what that does to my life list. In the meantime, here are just a few of the birds that I'd like to see between now and 2009:
American Golden Plover*
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Eurasian Collared Dove
Greater White-Fronted Goose
Wilson's Storm Petrel
Leach's Storm Petrel
Orange Crowned Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow*
Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow
I know, some of these birds are down-right impossible in Maryland to find. I'll be heading out to Hart-Miller Island, Poplar Island and on a Pelagic Trip this fall. With a lot of luck, those trips will help me get to my goal of 300 bird species in Maryland in 2008.
For example: Let's say a Mississippi Kite soars overhead in your backyard every morning around 9:47. Well, you really should tell me these types of things. I promise to keep it between us.
As for my quest, I will happily be reporting all of my latest sightings as the December 31st, 2008 deadline draws near.
Have a good week,
P.S. If you see italics and a *, well, that means I checked it off my list!