For 2012 I have decided to set a moderate goal of seeing 200 species of birds.
I have been notoriously bad at keeping records so thought this would be a good way to “force” myself to record what birds I see.
Why 200? I’m not really sure how many species I see in a “normal” year but this seems like a nice solid number to shoot for. Most of my birding is done locally and I do not chase birds too often so I think it will be challenging enough.
At the end of January we are traveling to Florida and I hope to boost my list greatly and hopefully add a life bird or two (or twenty!).
Currently I am at 35 species, all sighted in two counties. I plan on updating the list periodically throughout the year.
165 species to go!