Pole goes Hawaiian

The ABA voted to include Hawaiian birds in its official list, so we’ve added 13 birds to Pole’s life list, which she saw on two trips — one in April 2011 and another in April 2013. The official Hawaiian list wasn’t finalized until the 21st of this month, and these new birds almost bring her up to 500. They will be added to her life list only, not to her 2011 and 2013 yearly lists. (The Hawaiian Coot is the only one she saw in 2013 — the rest are 2011.) I wasn’t with her on either of those trips, so I get zero birds added to my list.

Here are the tardy additions:

COMMON MYNA
PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER
RED-CRESTED CARDINAL
ZEBRA DOVE
SPOTTED DOVE
AFRICAN SILVERBILL
RED JUNGLE FOWL
WHITE-TAILED TROPICBIRD
WANDERING TATTLER
JAPANESE WHITE-EYE
SCALY-BREASTED MUNIA
JAVA SPARROW
HAWAIIAN COOT