My 2015 bird list is up to 197 (so close to 200!) and my yard list is steady at 43.
Bay Circuit Trail, Wayland, MA
Blackstone Valley Bike Path, Millbury, MA
Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, RI
Brierly Pond Conservation Area, Millbury, MA
Ponemah Bog, Amherst, NH
Willow Farm, Ware, MA
So far this year, I have seen red foxes, woodchucks, mink, muskrat, white-tailed deer, porcupine, rabbits, gray and red squirrels, and chipmunks.
#1 Coming face-to-face with a porcupine on one of my hikes!
#2 A leucistic American Robin
Great Blue Heron
I had my first Eastern Bluebirds take up residence in the nesting box I put up last year. I was so excited! Five sweet little light blue eggs. Five gangly naked ugly babies. Five feathered little beauties. But....before they could fledge, something got to them. I remember the day it must have happened. A hawk was in the tree out front, and I thought the birds were just nervous about its presence. From that day on, the bluebirds were no longer sitting on the wire across from the box, and after two days of not seeing them, when I nervously checked the box (I had a bad feeling), it was empty. I was heartbroken. I'll have to try to make some adjustments before next year to see if I can make it safer for them.
Great Blue Heron
Black-Throated Blue Warbler
Northern Parula Warbler
I also participated in one amphibian survey at Beals Preserve, digging in the leaf litter of the forest in marked off quadrants to search for salamanders. We didn't find much, and I worried about ticks and poison ivy and throwing out my back, so it was an experience I'm not likely to repeat. The woman I was paired with did find several salamanders. She had a better eye for picking them out than I did.
During 2Q2015 I visited an additional 29 town/city halls while on my trips around Massachusetts. I hope to see them all eventually, but I am not trying to complete it within any specific time period.