How the Numbers break down so far…

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747 = North America / Old ABA Area*

784 = North America + Hawaii / New ABA Area*

Code 1 – 491
Code 2 – 178
Code 3 – 49
Code 4 – 22
Code 5 – 7
Hawaii – 37

*Includes 5 provisional species — Cassia Crossbill, Pied Wheatear, Thick-billed Warbler, Black-backed Oriole, and Tropical Mockingbird. However, I do not count the latter species on my personal list, as it already received a “non-accept” vote from the Florida Records Committee, and is thus highly unlikely to be accepted by the ABA CLC.

I have seen 78 rarities already. I think that tells you how difficult this feat truly is!

Next bird up: Yellow Rail

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  1. James says:

    You got your Philadelphia Vireo, nice! No more Code 1s then. Aside from the Yellow Rail, what other code 2s are you missing? I went to Georgia for a football only trip (no birding unfortunately) but picked up a surprise life Ovenbird foraging for worms at a construction site outside a gym! I had one more question. How are Victor and Ruben 9 birds ahead of you? What did they get that you didn’t?

    1. The Dancing Birder says:

      I am tied with the Stolls in the original ABA with 747. You can’t go by ebird. Ebird counts everything you see, including non-countable exotics.

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