Virginia’s Warbler at the Tip of Long Point 1 June 2018. Photo Kyle Cameron.
As of June 2018, the Long Point, Ontario birding area checklist sits at 402 species with recent additions of Vermillion Flycatcher (Tip of Long Point, 27 April 2018), and Virginia’s Warbler (Tip of Long Point, 1 June 2018).
It’s always fun to try and predict the next bird to be added to the checklist, and usually fail doing so. Now that the checklist includes more than 81% of the species ever recorded in Ontario, the ‘next’ game is getting a little tricky, but there are still plenty of options, many low hanging fruit, and some more ambitous reaches. The complete Long Point Checklist can be found here: https://www.bsc-eoc.org/longpoint/index.jsp?targetpg=lpbolist&targetpg=lpbolist (needs updating to reflect 2018 additions).
Predictions in no particular order as of April 2018 (send your predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org):
1) Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
2) Tropical Kingbird
3) Grace’s Warbler
4) Chestnut-collared Longspur
5) Scott’s Oriole
6) Broad-tailed Hummingbird
7) Great Cormorant
8) Mew Gull
9) Burrowing Owl
10) Yellow-billed Loon
Hermit Warbler (should already be on, needs to be resubmitted to OBRC)
Chihuanuan Raven (is already on Long Point checklist, but needs to be resubmitted to OBRC)
1) Townsend’s Warbler
2) Dusky Flycatcher
3) Grace’s Warbler
4) Lucy’s or Virginia’s Warbler
5) Rock Wren
6) Mottled Duck
7) Black-bellied Whistling Duck
8) Barnacle Goose
9) Tropical or Couch’s Kingbird
10) Black-throated Sparrow
A storm petrel
1) Black-bellied Whistling Duck
2) Mottled Duck
4) Tufted Duck
5) Mew Gull
6) Rufous Hummingbird
7) Burrowing Owl
8) Tropical Kingbird
10) Townsend’s Warbler
1) Anna’s Hummingbird
2) Rufous Hummingbird
4) Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
5) Mottled Duck
6) Tufted Duck
7) Wilson’s Plover
8) Mew Gull
9) Dusky Flycatcher
10) Tropical Kingbird
11) Black-throated Sparrow
12) Black-headed Grosbeak
Our 2015 Texas Big Day attempt is featured in the latest issue of the American Birding Association’s Birder’s Guide – http://bg.aba.org/i/737370-oct-2016/2
A more comprehensive account of the day including the planning, scheming, and list of eBird checklists is available here https://anousbirding.com/anous-big-days-2/
A photo of Brother Attia was featured prominently in a recent article about birders searching for a Redwing on Vancouver Island and a Siberian Accentor in Surrey. Well, some were searching, others were waiting for someone else to find it.
View the story here – http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/british-columbia/rare-redwing-sighting-draws-birders-to-vancouver-island-1.3392770
If you scroll to the last picture, you’ll see an Anous sticker proudly displayed on the tripod in the foreground.
Badass Brother Attia
Anous Birding Syndicate’s Texas BIG DAY summary is now available in the BIG DAY archive – https://anousbirding.com/anous-big-days-2/.
Read about the 2nd (or 3rd? – but only one better has been officially submitted) highest BIG DAY total in North America! 271 species in Texas on April 18, 2015.
CBC technological revolution.
Woodhouse CBC, Ontario Canada. – December 14, 2014.
33 feeders with food
61 feeders without food
4 feeder hooks without feeders
5 idiots that can’t comprehend how to manage slow moving vehicles on country roads
45 species – highlights: Common Yellowthroat, Common Loon, Common Redpoll.
Waterford central – http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/view/checklist?subID=S20911322
Waterford – extra site – http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/view/checklist?subID=S20911350
Two new rare bird reports from Long Point, Ontario are now available – https://anousbirding.com/rare-bird-reports/
Gray Flycatcher – Long Point, Ontario. September 29, 2014. Photo: Dayna LeClair
Five new rare bird reports from Long Point, Ontario are now available – https://anousbirding.com/rare-bird-reports/
Ash-throated Flycatcher x 2
Ash-throated Flycatcher – Tip of Long Point – October 27, 2013. Photo: Morgan Brown