2010 in review

1 01 2011

Just a quick summary of last 2010 in terms of birding. I had a fairly solid year, given that I didn’t get up to Queensland this year – highlights were many:

* 2x pelagic trips, with 6 lifers coming out of that,

* FINALLY getting on to Ground Parrot

* Plainswanderer would’ve been bird of the year, but then I went to Leeton, and managed to get a Grey Falcon. Easily bird of the year, and probably bird of the life list!

Tallies are: 299 for the year (just shy of my target of 300), and the life list is at 490.

*** EDIT *** Actually saw 299 for the year – I discovered while entering records on the weekend that I had missed entering data for all of october into the database, which included seeing Rockwarbler. So that has me even more agonizingly close to 300… oh well.

Targets for 2011: 350 for the year, and to crack the 500. I’m going to South Australia and Tasmania, so should easily get past 500. Also aiming to go on at least 4 pelagics, so should probably get to 515ish.

Anyway – happy birding all!