Bird of the Year 2010

For the 10,000 Birds Best Bird of the Year post:

With 21 life birds, 10 state birds, 5 county birds, and 6 city birds, not to mention reacquainting myself with an additional 310+ species, there’s lots to choose from.

So the runners up…

Top life birds: Pink-footed Goose, Roseate Spoonbill (photo from later), Great Skua, Northern Jacana, Upland Sandpiper

Massachusetts birds: Sage Thrasher (oops, never posted much about this one), Curlew Sandpiper

Middlesex county: Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Laughing Gull

Waltham: Black and Common Tern

Reacquaintances: Long-billed Curlew, Baird’s Sandpiper, Hudsonian Godwit (oceanic migrants), Hooded Warbler

But the overall best bird of the year is a tie between

Crimson-collared Grosbeak

Crimson-Collared Grosbeak


White-faced #3

White-faced Storm-Petrel (all 8 (or 22!) of them)

One thought on “Bird of the Year 2010”

  1. Awesome set of birds! I’m jealous of your luck with the grosbeak at Quinta. That wasn’t around the one time I visited, though I did get my life Curve-billed Thrasher and Tropical Parula on site.

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