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.