2012 Species Goal – 200

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.

Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Bluebird

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!).

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch

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!

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