So when we went to Anahuac NWR two weeks ago, we took all those photos, and we identified 9 more species for the list! That brings us to 132 for the year so far. Last year's count was 160. We're closing in!
Fulvus whistling ducks
Master List for 2016 is here
Someday I should take the annual Big Year lists and compile them into a big Life List. It wouldn't be complete for me (all the birds from my childhood, etc) but it would be a start.