That said, I think we're in a great position to keep pushing and see what number we can finish up with. Obviously, we've added many very unexpected birds in the last 5 months, including Magnificent Frigatebird, Lesser Nighthawk, and Violet-green Swallow. We've also done a great job of nailing down most of the more expected species. Fall and winter will provide us with an opportunity to pick up some of the birds we missed earlier this year, and we still have the possibility that some very unexpected birds may show up before the end of the year.
Here are some birds to keep an eye out for in the coming months:
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Thanks again to everyone who has contributed to the big year so far. I know we are all looking forward to seeing what our total is on December 31st!