Well, I had fun looking over my life list, which I haven’t done for a long time. Most of the birds are common species, of course. The list is below.
The rarest species is the Red-breasted Dotterel. I was taken to it by a kind birder from Aukland. She got frustrated with me because I kept stopping to look at common-as-dirt species that were new to me as she tried to take me to a species I would never get to see again. We got there in the end, though. I’m grateful to her for taking the time.
Yellow-eyed Penguin, Megatyptes antipodes, endangered
Stewart Island Shag, Leucocarbo chalconatus, vulnerable
Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus, vulnerable
Red-breasted Dotterel, Charadrius obscurus, critically endangered
Marbled Murrelet, Brachyramphus marmoratus, endangered
Northern Spotted Owl, Strix occidentalis caurina, threatened
Snowy Owl, Nyctea scandiaca, vulnerable
Kea, Nestor notabilis, endangered
Orange-fronted Parrot, Aratringa canicularis, vulnerable
Tricolored Blackbird, Agelaius tricolor, endangered
Rusty Blackbird, Euphagus carolinus, vulnerable
Florida Scrub Jay, Aphelocoma coerulescens, vulnerable
Evening Grosbeak, Coccothraustes vespertinus, vulnerable