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I shall start off, my best life bird is either the Least Bittern, or Limpkin. What was yours?

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Blue-footed Booby, several different Galapagos Finches and Galapagos Penguins

 

EDIT:  If referring to US birds it would be Whimbrels seen on Lake Erie last September

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For me maybe Florida Scrub-Jay, Limpkin, or Whooping Crane.  Other good ones seen in FL are Groove-billed Ani, Vermillion Flycatcher, and Sprague's Pipit.

 

Edit: another good one is Bachman's Sparrow and Greater Prairie Chicken.

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My best life birds are California specialties - Yellow-billed Magpie, California Thrasher, and Nuttall's Woodpecker.

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California Condor (Grand Canyon)

 

Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Piedmont NWR)

 

Golden-winged Warbler (yard)

 

Trumpeter Swan (Grand Teton NP)

 

Sharp-tailed Grouse

 

Virginia's Warbler

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Worldwide?

 

Crested Honeycreeper -- Maui

 

Hoatzin -- Ecuador, for the taxonomic interest

 

Andean Cock-of-the-Rock, Ecuador, for the pure WOW!

 

Small-billed Elaenia, Chicago, for the vagrant factor

 

 

N. Am.?

 

Small-billed Elaenia

 

Bluethroat, Nome

 

Trinidad Petrel, North Carolina

 

Golden-crowned Warbler, Texas

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three of my best lifers migrate thru here and stop in my back yard once in awhile but a joy to see

Red Naped Sapsucker

Red Crossbills

Pinyon Jays.

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Hmmmm...so difficult

 

Worldwide

 

Brown Kiwi, Saddleback, Wandering Albatross -Steward Island, Ulva Island, and Kaikoura New Zealand

 

ʻAkiapōlāʻau - Big Island, Hawaii

 

 

North America

 

Layson Albatross, Sooty Tern - Off California Coast

 

Pyrrhuloxia - Big Bend National Park, TX

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Tricolored Heron seen at New Hogan Reservoir in Calaveras County several years ago. I wish I had been a birder back then so I would have known to report it, I'm probably the only person who saw it and knew what it was.

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Best life birds... hmmmm.

 

Off of the top of my head, Fieldfare, Brown Booby, and American Flamingo

 

Snail Kite

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/8729317392/in/set-72157633994586750

My favorite lifer, Atlantic Puffin

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/9571042001/

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/9571041103/in/photostream/

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheinrich601613/9571039641/in/photostream/

 

Photos taken from the top of a 25 foot tall boat in rolling oceans, so I did pretty well considering :)

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Off the top of my head...

 

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

Crested Caracara

Swallow-tailed Kite

Northern Lapwing

Shiny Cowbird

Hooded, Blackburnian, and Black-throated Blue Warblers

Magnificent Frigatebird

Reddish Egret

Barred Owl

Wood Stork

Roseate Spoonbill

Nanday Parakeet

Common Myna

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Off the top of my head...

 

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

Crested Caracara

Swallow-tailed Kite

Northern Lapwing

Shiny Cowbird

Hooded, Blackburnian, and Black-throated Blue Warblers

Magnificent Frigatebird

Reddish Egret

Barred Owl

Wood Stork

Roseate Spoonbill

Nanday Parakeet

Common Myna

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Thanks

 

I ran out of likes for my best yard bird thread.  :mellow:

I would like that, but I also ran out of likes! Lol.  <_<

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I would like bot but I ran out of likes. SO LIKE

I would also like that... but I'll stop the idiocy now. lol

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