Category Archives: 2017 Big Year

Species Count Milestone

Today I managed to surpass the total taxa count of my 1000 species attempt in 2012 (at least as measured by iNaturalist). As of today, I have 882 unique taxa for the year, with 792 identified to species. In 2012, … Continue reading

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Start of the Second Half

As yesterday marked the end of the first half of the Sitka Big Year project, and the weather was not super inspiring (low clouds, wet, and with a bit of a breeze), I decided it would be a good day … Continue reading

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Sitka Big Year, One Month In

With one month down in the Sitka Big Year Project, I find my personal list well ahead of my 2012 pace. That year I had only 60 species, with all but four of them birds. In 2012, I was not … Continue reading

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Airport Observations

Today gave me reason to consider the baseline level of effort I want to give to the big year project. With work calls and other work tasks to take care of, I didn’t have as much time outside, and with … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day CBC

2017 got off to a clear start here in Sitka. I got up relatively early to go count birds for the annual Christmas Bird Count. This year I was participated by counting birds on the water (via boat with Kitty … Continue reading

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A New Year and a New Big Year Project

About an hour before the close of 2016, I finally finished up posting observations from 2012 to iNaturalist. Over the past few months I’ve imported observations of all the unique species I recorded in my phone, plus all the photos … Continue reading

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