Category Archives: Bird Lists

Birds of 2014

2013 was pretty great with Asian birds. Got back into the US just in time to start the new year, so 2014 starts with California birds and then the glories of birding the Aleutian Islands!
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Lake Mattamuskeet

Winter trip to see what waterfowl were around the Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge. We went on this trip much later than we have in the past – mid-January versus our usual mid-December trip.

We found information online (on the Fish & Wildlife website) that the main road would be closed until 1 pm, pretty much every winter Saturday and Sunday, for waterfowl hunts. This was news to me! So we left a little later than normally and arrived at the refuge around 12:30 pm. It was still a 3.5 hour drive from North Topsail Island – a tedious drive but worth it, and one I definitely wanted to do since we did not get to go last winter.
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Birds of 2013

Starting this list over halfway into the year is not ideal, but I’ve been keeping a running tally of new year birds written on scraps of paper and random noteboooks here and there. So this list will be updated as I find all the little lists and compile them here! I am sure to be missing a few species here and there, unfortunately, but that’s the impetus for making sure I get it right come 2014.

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2012 Bird List

Starting off 2012 with a few days in Poland (not any real birding there, though) and a great trip to Lake Mattamuskeet.

January:
–Poland–
European Magpie
Jackdaw
Rook
European Raven
Great Tit
Honey Buzzard
Eurasian Jay
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