As of the end of August, I have 143 species for the yard. eBird has me at 133, and I have an additional 10 audio recorded species thanks to my OldBird21c microphone.
I’ve currently seen 49/49 possible Code 1 easy birds and 35/40 Code 2 expected birds–missing Great Horned Owl, Yellow-throated Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Winter Wren, and Golden-crowned Kinglet (what the heck?!?). I’ve seen 48/73 possible Code 3 tough birds and only 12 unexpected but hoped for Code 4 birds, so there are still a lot of birds that are possible, but they are increasingly tough to find.
I still have to review recordings from the Spring, and am recording each night again now during the fall, so hopefully I have some more recorded birds in the can, and more to get over the next few months. My most wanted bird is probably what would be a lifer Bicknell’s Thrush–but that will require luck and a lot of early morning listening to the thrush descent before dawn.
More on my current status and recent new additions at my Birdchaser blog.