Since my last post I’ve documented 3 more species. I’m now at 199 species I’ve seen and recorded on the eBird app, since I really got into it seriously around 2 years ago.
The latest is a Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo – a tiny little bird and its call is not at all what I thought it might be. I saw it at the Western Treatment Plant (WTP) this past weekend. Such a pretty little bird. This shot was taken with my Nikon P950, which is my daily use camera – lightweight, easy to carry and always have it with me.
I decided at start of this year I’d do an eBird report every single day – they’d been challenging members, the worldwide, to have a go at doing that for 2023. I’d already been recording for 3 days when the new year started, so, to date, I’ve done 250 days in a row, and counting. 175 species for the year, and 72 species, already, for the month of September, thanks to a birding trip at the WTP on the 2nd of the month. 26 of the species for this year have all been #lifers – birds I’d not photographed or seen before.
eBird is run by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and is basically a Citizen Science project with just under 1million eBirders the world wide. Here in Australia there are over 80,000 members.
Being retired these days, from a full time business/job, I have the time to go out daily and do my part to help record what is seen and where and how often. And not only that, it’s both a physically and mentally healthy activity.