Since I'm spending the holidays in California, my last day of 2011, at least as far as my big year is concerned, was December 24. It was a great day to end the year, as we stuck around until morning to see the GLAUCOUS GULL! With the Nutting's Flycatcher coming before it, it's pretty amazing that my last two birds of the year were both 4th state records.
The addition of Glaucous Gull left me with 310 for the year. My goal, of course, was 300, and those extra 10 birds are not easy to get at that point! I have two posts coming up, and I consider them mandatory!, one about the Nutting's Flycatcher and another summarizing my big year. Now is a busy time for me, though, with two Seasonal Reports to write that are due by the end of the month. So for now, thanks to the wonders of eBird, I'll just post my full year list. It also includes the date and location where I first saw each species.