August 9 Update: Peter now has 8,108 species, thanks to the latest, 6th edition of Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. It includes some species "splits," when one previously recognized species is divided into two or more, and a few "lumps," when two or more previously recognized species are "lumped" into one.
A quick congrats to our dear friend, Peter Kaestner, on seeing his 8,100th bird! Actually, 8,102.
Peter is a great birder (and lister, obviously), diplomat and family man. He is currently the senior U.S. consular officer in India and #4 on the all-time world life list. (That includes the late Pheobe Snetsinger).
Peter's 8,100th bird was a rare Lesser Florican.