Just got an email from Ned noting that his official record for 1996 was 346 and Todd's 2002 total was 347 (both based on the elevation of Cackling Goose to full species status). I also had Cackling Goose on my list in 2004. For me, the Cackling Goose was technically the only life bird I saw in VA in 2004 ( although I had seen this bird in VA in previous years, I did not add it to my life list until 2004 due to it's subspecific status prior to 2004). I also added 15 birds to my state list in 2004 bringing my state total to 376. Good Birding, Mike Mike Boatwright-- Amherst, VA You are subscribed to VA-BIRD. To post to this mailing list, simply send email to va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe, send email to va-bird-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.