Date: 1/11/18 2:14 pm From: Justyn Stahl <justyn.stahl...> [SanDiegoRegionBirding] <SanDiegoRegionBirding-noreply...> Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] San Diego's Next 10 additions?
A few weeks ago, I asked for your thoughts, guesses, and/or dreams, as to
what the Next 10 additions to the San Diego County list would be. Thanks to
16 participants in this educated guesswork, 58 species were suggested as
contenders for the Next 10 list for San Diego, with 31 unique species
receiving only one vote.
Due to several ties, the consensus Next 10 actually consists of 12 species
this time. The list is below, with rank, followed by species, and then
number of votes received.
1. Yellow-billed Loon (14)
2. Glossy Ibis (11)
3. Field Sparrow (9)
4. Smith’s Longspur (8)
5. Hudsonian Godwit (7)
5. Eastern Yellow Wagtail (7)
5. White-rumped Sandpiper (7)
8. Arctic Loon (6)
8. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (6)
10. Garganey (5)
10. Slaty-backed Gull (5)
10. Couch’s Kingbird (5)
Other species considered by more than one person were, in taxonomic order:
And finally, the 31 long shots (As Phil Unitt said, “The next addition will
be one NOT on the Next 10 list!”), those garnering only one vote, in
Great Black-backed Gull
Gray Thrasher, damn it (verbatem from one participant)
Northern Red Bishop (exotic that would require establishment)
Note there were no votes for Tropical Parula!
May at least a few of these be found in San Diego in 2018!