Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Listing

Since I first encountered the natureblogosphere one of the aspects of it that have often got me interested more than anything else were other people's lists. Usually there was a timing factor in the form of a year list but there were often other motivators or issues too that got me hooked into a sort of nature-watching soap opera as people go out of their way to see something special and tick a box on a list. This year the 10,000 birds duo of Charlie and Corey are doing vastly different but equally interesting lists. Chris Mills' insane 2005 non-motorised county list and Farnboro john's 2007 UK mammal efforts also stick out. For the past 1 1/2 years I've been keeping a national list here on my little islands too. I have 140-odd species to shoot at and i've set myself the highly unrealistic goal of a century by 1/1/2009. Here's the state of play.


1 Green-throated carib
2 Bananaquit
3 Cattle Egret
4 Magnificient Frigate bird
5 Brown Pelican
6 Red Junglefowl
7 Grey kingbird
8 American Kestrel
9 Merlin
10 Wilson’s Snipe
11 Spotted Sandpiper
12 Northern mockingbird
13 Green Heron
14 Brown Booby
15 Antillean Crested Hummingbird
16 Caribbean elaenia
17 Black-necked stilt
18 Lesser yellowlegs
19 Blue winged teal
20 Peregrine Falcon
21 Ground dove
22 Kildeer
23 Pearly eyed thrasher
24 House sparrow
25 Sora
26 Greater yellowlegs
27 Little Blue Heron
28 Yellow crowned night heron.
29 Black-bellied plover
30 Blackfaced Grassquit
31 Zenaida dove
32 Yellow warbler.
33 Coot
34 Common moorhen
35 White cheeked pintail.
36 Smooth-billed ani
37 Scaly naped pigeon
38 Lesser Antillean Bullfinch
39 Brown Noddy
40 white-tailed tropicbird
41 Great Blue Heron
42 White Crowned pigeon
43 Great Egret
44 Least sandpiper
45 Mangrove cuckoo
46 Red Tailed Hawk
47 Short billed dowitcher
48 Ruddy duck
49 Yellow rumped warbler
50 Royal Tern
51 American oystercatcher
52 Osprey
53 Least grebe
54 Ruddy turnstone
55 Clapper rail
56 Belted kingfisher
57 Caribbean flamingo
58 Black-Crowned Night Heron
59 White-winged dove
60 Barn Swallow
61 Snowy plover
62 Caribbean martin
63 Laughing gull
64 Sandwich tern
65 Gull-billed tern
66 Tricolored Heron
67 Common peafowl
68 Willet
69 Semi-palmated plover;
70 Antillean Nighthawk
71 Semipalmated sandpiper
72 Wilson's plover
73 Cory's shearwater
74 Bridled Quail Dove
75 Western sandpiper
76 Muscovy duck
77 Sharp-shinned hawk
78 Green-winged Teal
79 Rock dove
80 Roseate Tern
81 Audubon's shearwater
82 Bridled tern

and here's number 1;

carib2

1 comment:

lucia said...

Lindo beija flor! In flowers of Moringa oleifera ?