|Barnacle Goose (2nd from left), St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale © Sean Sime|
|Greater White-fronted Geese, St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale © Sean Sime|
A final birding present for the day was adding a bird to my life list. It was what I call a "bureaucratic life bird". I received an email from an eBirds moderator telling me I needed to update one of my old bird lists. It seems that the "Blue-crowned Motmot" I saw in Trinidad over thirty years ago has been reclassified as an endemic species - the Trinidad Motmot - different from the motmot on mainland South America. Since I had also seen the bird in Brazil, this netted me an additional species on my world lifelist.