Monday 6 January 2014

2014 Birding Goals

I'm really only making this a blog post so that I have it permanently written down somewhere. Don't even bother reading this!

But if you do read you'll find that everything here is very eBird and Newfoundland orientated ;)

Become the top eBirder for the Cape Spear hotspot for both species and checklists (currently at 65)
Become the top eBirder for the Quidi Vidi hotspot for species (currently at 54 species)

Submit 1500 checklists in Newfoundland this year - an average of 125 a month, or 4.1 per day... yikes

See 200 species in NL this year - not off to a great start with this frigid winter

Bring my NL life list up to 240...
Self find 170 species in NL this year.

Bike 2000km... I did it in 2012 and 2013, so no excuses not to do it again this year.

Find a bird that has less than 5 previous records on the island... or multiple of them :p

Target birds:
European Golden-Plover... weather dependent
Slaty-backed Gull... wtf, why haven't I seen one yet
A rare autumn migrant shorebird (Curlew Sandpiper or better please!)
A rare autumn warbler (Golden-winged Warbler or better)

What are you hoping to see this year?