Before 2008, my ABA "life list"
was (as near as I can tell) at 730 bird species. I've finally gone back to figure out how many have been added this year.
As of January 23, 2009, I have added 38 species to my ABA list as follows, bringing my probable ABA life list to 768:
New ABA-area birds
32-Common Myna (not previously countable)
Twenty of the above birds were lifers this
year (never seen before anywhere)