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:

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Trumpeter Swan

Streaked Shearwater

Wedge-rumped Storm-Petrel

Rock Sandpiper

Marsh Sandpiper

Black-headed Gull

Kelp Gull

Berylline Hummingbird

Eastern Wood-Pewee

Nutting’s Flycatcher

Northern Shrike

Cave Swallow

Sedge Wren


Abert’s Towhee

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
taxonomic order:

Emperor Goose

Common Pochard

Murphy’s Petrel

Mottled Petrel

Hawaiian Petrel

Bulwer’s Petrel

Tristram’s Storm-Petrel

White-tailed Tropicbird

Gray Hawk

Short-tailed Hawk

Purple Sandpiper

Common Greenshank

Gray-tailed Tattler

Swallow-tailed Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Plain-capped Starthroat

White-eared Hummingbird

Eurasian Hobby

Fork-tailed Flycatcher

Woodhouse’s Scrub-Jay

Arctic Warbler

Siberian Stonechat

Gray Thrasher, damn it (verbatem from one participant)

Gray Silky-Flycatcher

Olive-backed Pipit

Fan-tailed Warbler

Slate-throated Redstart

Rustic Bunting

Eastern Meadowlark

White-winged Crossbill

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!

Justyn Stahl

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