1000. Give or take a few (with one documented by Satellite imagery). But 1000 is what my spreadsheet says. Of course Tim's number is probably at least quadruple that.
It was a pleasant morning, highlighted by a flyby Parasitic Jaeger that I think Josh Kamp picked up. It was fairly close as far as jaegers go.
Jaegers are one of the hallmark birds of Tiscornia, so it felt right to have one this morning. I've seen the other 2 species but never photographed them definitively enough for the committee.
An immature Great Black-backed Gull has been hanging out for about a week as well, fairly early for them here.
Sanderling is surely the most common shorebird at Tiscornia, one that's quite rare any distance inland.
Warblers are moving; there's a few brushy corners that have had good birds over the years. We had a Chat once in the tangle this Magnolia was in.
All told I've had 254 species at Tiscornia. The commonest one missing? Probably Hairy Woodpecker; they just don't seem to explore outside the forest the way Pileated will. I would have predicted I would have had White-fronted Goose (I have it from New Buff harbor), and that an eider or Barrow's Goldeneye would be on the list, but I guess maybe I'll have to go back once or twice more. Or a thousand times.