December 26, 2023

My Goals for 2024

My goals for 2024:

Reach 2,200 species.
This I feel like would be fairly easy to acheive. I only need less than 400 lifers.

Reach 65,000 identifications.
This might be a little difficult but I feel like I can make it. I need close to 25,000 more ids.

Reach 20,000 observations.
This might be a little to ambitous but I think there is a chance I can make it. I observe around 5,000 obs a year so I would have to double that in 2024 to reach my goal.

This takes nothing but commitment, an observation every day.
My longest streak I think is like 3-4 months (don’t quote me on it) so it will take some work, but certainly in the realm of possibility.

Posted on December 26, 2023 08:34 PM by wildlife13 wildlife13 | 2 comments | Leave a comment

June 09, 2023

Huntington Beach State Park Solo Bioblitz Report May 31-June 7 2023

Subjugated to change based upon uploads and identifications.

Birds
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron. Lifer
Roseate Spoonbill
Willet
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper Lifer
Northern Cardinal
Summer Tanager
Painted Hunting
Mourning Dove
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Headed Cowbird
Red Winged Blackbird
Corvus sp
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Laughing Gull
Forster's Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Turkey Vulture
Blue gray gnatcatcher
Common Grackle
Carolina Chickadee
Great crested Flycatcher Lifer
Northern rough winged swallow
Anhinga
Double Crested Cormorant
White Ibis

Mammals
Dolphin sp
Eastern Gray Squirrel
American Mink

Reptiles
Six Lined Race runner
American Alligator
Pond Slider
Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Amphibians
Squirrel Tree Frog
Eastern Narrow mouthed Toad

Plants
Frogfruit sp
White Clover
Seabeach Evening primrose. Lifer
Salt marsh morning glory. Lifer
Beach croton
Salt marsh Mallow lifer
Wax Myrtle
Chinese Tallow
Greenbriar sp
Sea Oats
Live oak sp
Pine sp
Salt marsh Cordgrass
Cabbage Palmetto
Cattails sp

Insects
Skipper sp
Duskywing sp
Fiery Skipper
Black Swallowtail
Red Admiral
Monarch
Common Eastern Bumble Bee
Leaf cutter bee sp
Ferruginous Carpenter Ant
Red Imported Fire Ant
Buren's Pyramid Ant
Polistes sp
Larra Bicolor lifer

Other Phyla
Atlantic Ghost Crab
Square back marsh crab
Pillbug sp
Cannonball Jelly
Atlantic Sand Crab

Algae
Red algae
Brown Algae

Arachnids
Wolf spider sp
Golden Silk Spider
Tetragnatha sp

Fish
Florida Pompano
Mackerel sp

Posted on June 09, 2023 04:35 PM by wildlife13 wildlife13 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

April 10, 2023

Hunting Island SP South Carolina April 5-7 2023 Trip report

Other species will be added as they are identified.

Mammals
Eastern Gray Squirrel
White-Tailed Deer ssp Hunting Island Deer.

Common Raccoon

Birds
Bufflehead Lifer
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Chuck-wills-widow. Lifer
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Carolina Chickadee
Dunlin Lifer
Red knot. Lifer
Sanderling.

Semipalmated Plover Lifer
Wilson's Plover
Black Skimmer
Royal Tern
Forster's Tern
Ring-billed Gull
Laughing Gull
Brown Pelican
Snowy Egret
Tricolored Heron
Northern Mockingbird
Grey Catbird
Northern Cardinal
Double-crested Cormorant
Mourning Dove
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Barn Swallow
Herring Gull. Lifer

Reptiles
Broad-headed Sink. LIFER
Six-lined Racerunner
Green Ankle
Glass lizard sps failed to get photo due to speed. Lifer

Fungi
Lichen sps
Mushroom sps

Arachnids
Wolf spider sps

Insects
Plume moth sps
Red Admiral. Lifer
Eastern Giant Swallowtail. Lifer
Grallipeza nebulosa Lifer
Non biting midges sps
Scarab spa
Florida Carpenter Ant
Buren's Pyramid Ant
Red Imported Fire Ant
Fir Tussock Moth. Lifer
Eastern Tent Caterpillar
American Lady

Other Phyla
Lady Crab. Lifer
Atlantic Ghost Crab
Red-jointed Fiddler Crab. Lifer
Florida Stone Crab
Long-claw Hermit Crab
Striped Barnacle
Peppermint Shrimp. Lifer
Wharf Louse. Lifer
Common Pill. Woodlouse
Giant Atlantic Cockle
Atlantic Horseshoe Crab
Colorful Sea Whip
Forbe's Sea Star
F ish
Gobiosoma sps. Lifer

Plants
Wax Myrtle
Southern Live Oak
Devil's Walkingstick. Lifer
Yaupon Holly
Cabbage Palmetto
Spanish Moss
Oak Leaf Fleabane lifer
Southern Dewberry
Soft Rush
Whitchgrass sps
Sea Oats
Roundleaf Bluet. Lifer
Pinus sps

Posted on April 10, 2023 03:35 PM by wildlife13 wildlife13 | 2 comments | Leave a comment

March 27, 2023

Competition #2 part 2

Hi everyone just a quick update and another reminder to join the project for the summer tanager competition https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/race-for-the-summer-tanager. The majestic Summer tanagers arrive in South Carolina each spring in mid April, which is just around the corner. This is a reminder, please join if you haven't already by joining the project. @jtmartin54 @torgos23 @sudomir @rtwhitson3 @abiggs2 @kkeivit @sc_beetles @sharonoutside @slambert40 @toxmace @latraviata The rules for the competition are in the project description.

Posted on March 27, 2023 05:20 PM by wildlife13 wildlife13 | 2 comments | Leave a comment

February 14, 2023

Competition #2

The last competition was Friendly competition #1 revolving around who will be the first to observe a kinglet. With spring coming around the corner I have decided it is time to start a new competition. Who will see and photograph the first Summer Tanager of the year in South Carolina. It must be within the boundaries of South Carolina must be from 2023 and must have a photo. When you photograph one comment here. @jtmartin54 @torgos23 @sudomir @rtwhitson3 @abiggs2 @kkeivit @sc_beetles @sharonoutside @slambert40 . I have only mentioned top ten bird observers of the state. If you see this and are not mentioned fell free to join by commenting. Here is the link for the project https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/race-for-the-summer-tanager @toxmace @latraviata you two are in the top 10 species list feel free to join if you like.

Posted on February 14, 2023 02:51 PM by wildlife13 wildlife13 | 24 comments | Leave a comment

August 14, 2022

Friendly competition

I was thinking when will the kinglets start sowing in south carolina . So I decided to host this friendly competition of who will find the first kinglets golden or ruby crowned in the state of south Carolina. @sharonoutside @torgos23 @sc_beetles @jtmartin54 @rtwhitson3 @kkeivit

Posted on August 14, 2022 04:24 AM by wildlife13 wildlife13 | 14 comments | Leave a comment

July 19, 2022

100 Bird Species

With the help of Huntington Beach State Park,(I strongly recommend it, its like a birders heaven) I got to 100 species of birds seen!

Posted on July 19, 2022 04:33 PM by wildlife13 wildlife13 | 1 comment | Leave a comment

July 02, 2022

1000+ species!😀

Yesterday I reached a total of 1000 species seen!

Posted on July 02, 2022 06:51 PM by wildlife13 wildlife13 | 6 observations | 2 comments | Leave a comment

May 11, 2022

Cheap camera

I was wondering what is the cheapest camera for bird photography?

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March 10, 2022

Join the Bioblitz of Ninety Six National Historic Site and Lake Greenwood State Park

this event will take place on March the 20th and last until the end of march 21st
please join and be there you dont have to join but just be there.

Posted on March 10, 2022 10:09 PM by wildlife13 wildlife13 | 8 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment