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Birding Summary 2017

December 31, 2017


Again a year of lifers. There are so much basic species that it seems to take years just to cover them. As another year comes near to the next New Year, I’m still under 200 official lifers. Todays number is 199. Tomorrow is ekaekaa-bongaus, the attempt to collect as many species as you can in […]

Birding Summary 2016

March 29, 2017


Biggest news in my birding activities was that I started to show colours and joined Bongariliitto, an alliance of Finnish birders that is not tied to any geographic location. They have an excellent online diary for counting one’s sightings called Pinnari. In effect, this restarted my lists, as Pinnari lists are so cool. Maybe after two […]

New year birding 2016

April 4, 2016


Prelude: before New Year Rehearsal tour got lame 11 species. Where are all winter visitors like gold crest (Regulus regulus, hippiäinen), bohemian waxwing (Bombycilla garrylus, tilhi) and hawfinch (Coccothrauster coccothraustes, nokkavarpunen)? As shores are not having ice cover, white-tailed eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla, merikotka) are not hanging around. There are some reports of them from inland lakes. Should I […]

Birding summary 2015

December 28, 2015


With little stint (Calidris minuta, pikkusirri) the minimum yearly goal of 100 species was met at 23rd of August. That pretty much closed the scoring as the last new species, western yellow wagtail (Motacilla flava, keltavästäräkki), got added eight days later. I knew this year would be challenging to have time for hobbies. 100 species […]