I found a singing Philadelphia Vireo – That makes 300 species since January 1st!
My species count stood at 291 on May 31st, so it took nearly 3 months to find 9 more species.
Back on January 1st, I was sitting in an icy cold Belmar parking lot before daylight listening to Herring Gulls, my first bird of the year. It took 241 days, hundreds of birding hours, and thousands of miles to find a singing Philadelphia Vireo, my 300th bird of the year.
I can’t wait to see what the remainder of the year has to offer!
Until next time, Good Birding.