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My Wish List For 2018   (My Life List)

icon of binoculars One of my goals for the New Year is to really try and grow my life list. Several species have eluded me and I've heard birders refer to a species you can't find as a "nemesis bird". Well, apparently, I have many of those nemesis birds!

So... if you've just happened upon my Wish List - and you've just seen one of these guys and you're pretty confident I can find it fairly easily somewhere within the WNY area, please drop me a line and let me know. Chances are pretty good I'll drop what I'm doing and dash out in hot pursuit!

Show NYS birds I've never seen (expected and vagrants) »

Bird Species I'm Seeking (18)
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Black Rail
Black-capped Petrel
California Gull
Common Ground-Dove
Couch's Kingbird
Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Hoary Redpoll
King Rail
LeConte's Sparrow
Northern Hawk Owl
Pine Grosbeak
Purple Gallinule
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
Western Grebe
Wood Stork
Yellow Rail
Yellow-billed Loon