Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Life Birds of 2012

This past year was a sparse one for new life birds, which get harder to find as a life list gets longer. Below are the four new birds I saw in 2012.

352 Monk Parakeet Carteret -- Washington Ave March 21, 2012
353 Sandwich Tern Raritan Bay Waterfront Park July 14, 2012
354 Elegant Tern Sandy Hook--tip area September 8, 2012
355 Crested Caracara Princeton Junction--Grover Farm September 11, 2012

Rather than recapitulate the sightings here, I will just link to the blog posts I wrote about them as they happened.

Monk Parakeets

Sandwich Tern

Elegant Tern

Crested Caracara