Date: 1/4/21 3:41 am
From: mresch8702 (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Re: Deflated, but makes since and very glad to know th...
Per the latest ABA update on the countability of exotics, ABA now recognizes 3 established populations of Egyptian Geese as "countable" per their rules.  These locations are the Los Angeles region, central TX, and FL (principally south FL).   Here's a link to their most recent update -;!!OToaGQ!7tbIpUDiAZAG2KJl0jaiK9yStKz0QFQcWf27-RS_1FcRyCcGLhPxQHo-YaqYoKdDmyI$

They stress in that article - "Your life list is your own, of course, but the current RSEC position is that birds from any of the populations listed below may be counted by birders wishing to do so if seen during or after the year provided."

Mike ReschHendersonville, NC

-----Original Message-----
From: Wayne Hoffman <carolinabirds...>
To: kent fiala <kent.fiala...>
Cc: carolinabirds <carolinabirds...>
Sent: Sun, Jan 3, 2021 8:02 pm
Subject: Re: Deflated, but makes since and very glad to know th...

Hi -

I believe Egyptian Geese are included on the ABA Checklist as established exotics because of a fairly large breeding population in Texas, and maybe in Florida as well.  I saw them in multiple locations near San Antonio in 2018.  I do not know whether ABA accepts records from other states.  But clearly, this is a species with the potential to establish breeding populations in this country.

Many years ago a drive-thru "Safari" zoo in Oregon had a substantial population and did not pinion all the young.  some flew out and began nesting on gravel bars in the nearby Umpqua River.  It is my understanding that state game biologists concluded they were unwelcome exotics and eliminated all the free-living ones.  In any case, this demonstrates they are capable of surviving winters at least as sever as NC winters, so these geese deserve monitoring to see if they spread and increase in numbers.

Wayne Hoffman

----- Original Message -----
From: "carolinabirds" <carolinabirds...>
To: "carolinabirds" <carolinabirds...>
Sent: Sunday, January 3, 2021 5:19:34 PM
Subject: Re: Deflated, but makes since and very glad to know th...

Egyptian Goose is eBirded almost every day, and has been for years, as those of use who have statewide eBird needs alerts know all too well.

Kent Fiala

On 1/3/2021 5:14 PM, Gary Harbour (via carolinabirds Mailing List) wrote:
> Alan,  No problem.  I recorded them myself the first time I saw them.  There was also a White Cheeked Pintail for a long time.  I think someone near by must raise exotics.
>> On Jan 3, 2021, at 4:33 PM, <8287789273...> wrote:
>> Deflated, but makes since and very glad to know this... thanks for sharing! Didn't see Eared Grebe which was seen there also...

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