Top 5 Wanted Bird Meme

The latest meme for the birdblogs seems to be top 5 most wanted. I’m not going to go with lifers, as most of that list would be Texas birds and either I’ll be getting them in a month or jinxing myself now, so here’s top 5 Middlesex county and Massachusetts birds:


  1. Upland Sandpiper
  2. Clapper Rail
  3. Cattle Egret
  4. Lark Sparrow
  5. Parasitic Jaeger

I really need to bird along the coast more.

Middlesex County

  1. Northern Goshawk
  2. Lapland Longspur
  3. Surf Scoter
  4. Long-billed Dowitcher
  5. Bonaparte’s Gull

I decided not to have any overlap, even though I’ve now chased and missed multiple Lark Sparrows within 15 minutes of home and should have the sandpiper and egret as well in the county.

I took this from Christopher, but there’s a bunch of other people doing it as well.

2 thoughts on “Top 5 Wanted Bird Meme”

  1. Hi Jason,
    I didn’t know you were going to Texas! (Guess i haven’t run into you for a while) That’s great – where are you going to be and for how long??

    1. Yeah, I finally booked last week a flight last week. Flying in to San Antonio on 1/10 and returning 1/16. Heading for the valley, but after seeing Paul Roberts’ talk (where were you?), I’m not sure if I want to make a run up to Aransas. Don’t think I’ve got quite enough time and with the potential for the border wall, I’m probably better off staying along the Rio Grande as much as possible this time.

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