I should also say goodbye as I recently turned 21. It has been fun being able to contribute to this blog, taking part in the listing competition and reading about what you guys on the other side of the pond are seeing. I will keep tabs on the blog, check in on what new posts are up, etc, but this is my final post as a blog member here.
Keep in touch everyone. I hope to be able to meet all of you someday, sometime or another.
If you're ever up my way, please let me know. I'd be more than happy to show ya around.
This is just a quick post to let you know I am giving up on the young birders blog.
I am sure Joseph would appreciate any help if you would like to become part of the admin team. I was going to resign soon anyway due to the fact I am 20 in December of this year. I hope I have served you all well during my time as admin of the blog.
!!!!THIS POST IS UPDATED REGULARLY WITH NEW RESULTS!!!!!
Species highlighted in: Red - Are 'MEGAS', which are exceptionally rare birds. Orange- Are birds that are classed as "Rare" Blue - Are birds that are classed as "Scarce" Normal - Are birds that are classed as "Common"
This colour coding goes by national ranking, not local.
1) -United States of America - Caleb Frome~ Total: 190
2) -United States of America - John Shamgochian ~ Total: 94 Highlights: American Woodcock, Redhead, Bald Eagle, Purple Finch, Merlin, Harlequin Duck, Black-headed Gull, Glaucous Gull,Common Raven, Green-tailed Towhee, Peregrine Falcon, Short-eared Owl, Fox Sparrow, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Common Redpoll, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Hawk and Great Horned Owl.
I was quite happy with my total, especailly for the UK, I doubt I will have many years quite like the birding year I had in 2010.
Happy New Year to all young birders
on behalf of the Young Birders Admin.
Details on 2011 year listing competition to follow soon.
Totals for the year in 2010 can be seen HERE, from now on it will remain unaltered unless someone would like me to change something. Unfortunately what can't be altered are the totals because the winners have been announced and this will not be changed.
and we will get you joined up to the blog! Young birders are a rarity nowadays, so you should feel honoured if you have joined that you are part of one of the only communities of young birders in the world!