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||9178 Clements seen
||Ecuador in JAN 2015: Salvin's Curassow, Black-banded Crake, Imperial Snipe, Sapphire Quail-Dove, White-chested Swift, Mountain Avocetbill, Pink-throated Brilliant, Rufous-headed Woodpecker, Ochre-striped, White-lored and Crescent-faced Antpittas, Barred Antthrush
|| IOC V5.1 (seen only)
Jan 2015 - SW Ecuador - Ochre-bellied Dove, Buff-fronted Owl, Esmeraldas Woodstar, Pacific Royal Flycatcher, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Black-and-White Tanager, Crimson-breasted Finch, Saffron Siskin
Feb 2015 - Rio Napo - Nocturnal Curassow (mega views!), Black Bushbird, Lunulated Antbird, Ochre-striped Antpitta (wow), White-lored Antpitta
Nov 2014 - S. Brasil - Grey-br, Red-and-White and Dot-winged Crakes, Silky-tailed Nightjar, Mottled Piculet, Helmeted Woodpecker, Red-spectacled and Red-tailed Amazon, Blue-bellied Parrot, Kaempfer's Tody-Tyrant, Russet-winged Spadebill, Black-backed Tanager Black-bellied Seedeater
Oct 2014 - French Polynesia+Pitcairn - Polynesian Storm Petrel, Henderson Crake, Tuamotu Sandpiper, Polynesian Ground Dove, Marquesan Imperial Pigeon, Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo, Marquesan Kingfisher, Kuhl's Lorikeet, Ultramarine Lorikeet, Tahiti Monarch, Fatuhiva Monarch
Clements 6.9 - 8953 (seen)
||Updated, Sept' 2013: Nordman's Greenshank, Taiwan Magpie, Taiwan Partridge, Swinhoe's & Mikado Pheasant, Taiwan Hwamei, Ryuku Scop's Owl, Whistling Green Pigeon, Collaared Finchbill, Rufous-crowned & Rusty Laughing Thrush, Fairy Pitta, Taiwan Babbler, Black-necklaced Scimitar Babbler, Taiwan Shortwing
||Cornell 6.9 (seen only). Indonesia South Moluccas Nov 2014: Moluccan Scrubfowl, Buru and Seram Mountain Pigeons, Buru Green Pigeon, Blue-eared Lory, Blue-fronted Lorikeet, Buru Racket-tail, Salmon-crested Cockatoo, Lazuli Kingfisher, Buru Pitta, Fawn-breasted Thrush, 6 new White/Dark Eyes, Buru, Olive and Seram Honeyeaters, Long-crested Myna. IOC v 5.1 9245. Heard birds 809
||Updated Dec 2014. IOC. Latest Madagascar in Nov 2014 with a few catch-ups like Helmet & Bernier´s Vangas etc. Malawi in Sep 2014 with Tholo Alethe, Babbling Starling and Lesser Seedcracker among others
||Update of Jan 2, 2015: After trips to Samoa, Brazil and Indonesia, the present update lands at 8849. Last year was good, except for a long black-out in spring/summer when Herpes zoster in the eye and complications suddenly hit me. It all cleared up and now back in business since long. Will try to remember updating at intervals.
||Mark Van Beirs
||19 February 2015: Taita Falcon (the final member of the Falconidae) in South Africa. 7 January 2015: Recent trips to Ethiopia (Stresemann's Bush Crow, Prince Ruspoli's Turaco and Liben Lark) and Ghana (Akun Eagle Owl, Rosy Bee-eater and Forbes's Plover). 10 Sept 2014: Northern Brown Kiwi in New Zealand and Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher, Silktail, Orange Dove and Samoa White-eye in the southwest Pacific. 13 June 2014: Mountain Peacock Pheasant, Malayan Partridge, Malayan Banded Pitta and Barred Eagle Owl in Peninsular Malaysia. The total is 8815 when following IOC taxonomy. All seen; no heards.
||December 2014: Rockjumper's 1000 Birds Megatour added 47 new birds, including stunning Blue-billed Curassow (once thought to be extinct), Beautiful Woodpecker, Blossomcrown, Azure-naped Jay, and a half-dozen Santa Marta birds not available on my last trip to Colombia.
||IOC v3.3 (seen only) - Clements/Cornell - est. 8350+. Sep - French Polynesia including Blue, Ultramarine, Kuhl's Lorikeets. Oct - Guyana including Ocellated Crake, Crimson Fruitcrow, Red Siskin
||Jan 2015 Germany Red-breasted Goose. Three new Georgia - Snowcock, Black Grouse, Rosefinch. Four new Turkey - Nuthatch, Snowcock, Radde's Accentor (8500), East Cinereous Bunting. Six lifers in Uganda, Feb 2014 -- incl: Willard's Boubou and Green-breasted Pitta. AFGHAN SNOW FINCH Feb 2014.
||August 2013: Szechenyi's and Przevalski's Partridges, Derbyan Parakeet, Mongolian and Xinjiang Ground-Jays (finishing this subfamily), and Przevalski's Rosefinch in China
||Seen Only, Clements:2015: Gomera: Bolle's Pigeon, Laurel Pigeion; Kadogawa: Japanese Murrelet 2014: Amami-Oshima: Lidth's Jay; Cambodia: Giant and White-shouldered Ibis; Japan: Steller's Sea-Eagle, Ural Owl; 2013:Easter Island: Kermadec, Herald, and Phoenix Petrels; Chile: Crag Chilia, White-sided Hillstar S. India: Nilgiri/Scaly Thrush, Wynaad Laughingthrush, Mottled Wood Owl, White-bellied Minivet. 2012 Spain: Pin-tailed Sandgrouse-all Sandgrouse now seen...2011 Oman: Hume's Owl; Bahrain: Hypocolius (last family!), Colombia Aug 2010: Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Bicolored Antvireo, Bicolored Antpitta, Urrao Antpitta, Black Solitaire, Multicolored and Gold-ringed Tanagers, Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer; Colombia May 2010: Cundinamarca Antpitta, Blossomcrown, Tolima Dove; Colorado Apr 2010: White-tailed Ptarmigan Colombia Jan 2010: Yellow-headed Manakin, Red-bellied Grackle; Ecuador Oct. 2009: Brown Wood-Rail, Giant and Moustached Antpittas, Orange-breasted Fruiteater, Five-colored Barbet, Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl, Berlepsch's Tinamou; Ecuador Feb 2009: Peruvian Antpitta (San Isidro), Greater Scythebill (Guacamayos Ridge Trail), Jocotoco Antpitta, Andean Potoo---finally! (Tapichalaca), Orange-throated Tanager (Cabanas Yankuam)
||2012 Jan Arizona, LeConte's Thrasher;2011 Dec, Baja California,Xantus's Hummingbird,Belding's Yellowthroat,Gray Thrasher;2011 Nov, Brazil,Lesser Nothura, Giant Snipe,White-winged Nightjar,Cone-billed Tanager, Chestnut Seedeater;Clements updates +44;2011 September, Cozumel/Yucatan,Ocellated Turkey,Yucatan Nightjar and Poorwill, Mexican Sheartail, Rose-throated Tanager;2011 Jul, Svalbard, Dovekie;2011 Jun,AZ,MD&IC,Zino's&Fea's Petrels,Trocaz,Bolle's&Laurel Pigeons, Blue Chaffinch;2011 Mar, Cuba, Blue-headed Quail-Dove, Giant kingbird, Oriente Warbler, Cuban Gnatcatcher;2011 Jan Florida Scrub-Jay; Bahama Woodstar and Swallow on Andros;Clements 2010 updates +34-4= +30,
||(IOC 5.1) Laos and Cambodia February 2015: Chestnut-headed Partridge, White-shouldered Ibis, Giant Ibis, Bengal Florican, Bare-faced Bulbul, Manchurian Reed Warbler, Cambodian Tailorbird, Chinese Grassbird, Cambodian Laughingthrush and Mekong Wagtail.
||Last lifer was Red-shouldered Vanga, Madagascar Nov'99
||South African/Apex Expeditions
||FEB 15: Chitwan NP for Slender-billed Babbler & Grey-crowned Prinia; JAN 15: Djibouti Francolin & Arabian Golden Sparrow; NOV 14: Socotra endemics plus Oman, with S Arabian endems; OCT: Across Pacific, with smattering of Samoa and Marquesas endems; JUNE: Congo, with Yellow-capped Weaver & Red-bellied Malimbe; MAY 14: Grey-crested Helmetshrike in Grumeti GR, Tanzania; APR 14: Manus & PNG Highlands with Meyer's Goshawk & Papuan Parrotfinch; FEB 14: Co-guided Rockjumper's
||2011 Highlights – Giant and White-shouldered Ibis, Masked Finfoot, Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Blue-rumped Pitta, and Milky Stork in Cambodia; Hodgson’s Frogmouth, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Giant Nuthatch, and Green Cochoa in Thailand; Taczanowski’s Tinamou and White-tufted Sunbeam in Peru; Cabot’s Tragopan, Elliot’s Pheasant, Blue-crowned Laughingthrush, and Chinese Crested Tern in SE China; a clean sweep of all Taiwan endemics including excellent views of Mikado and Swinhoe’s Pheasants plus Golden Parrotbill and Fairy Pitta; all Pemba Island endemics; Usambara Eagle Owl and Karamoja Apalis in Tanzania; Red-collared Mountain-Babbler and Shelley’s Crimsonwing in Rwanda; Maleo and Red-backed Thrush in Sulawesi; Wallace’s Standardwing and Ivory-breasted Pitta in Halmahera.
||Ghana Oct 2010; highlights; Dwarf Bittern, Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent Eagle, Afep Pigeon, Black-collared Lovebird, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Black-throated Coucal, Frasers Eagle Owl, Plain Nightjar, White-bellied Kingfisher, Rosy Bee-eater, White-crested and Black Dwarf Hornbills, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Little-green, Melancholy and Fire-bellied Woodpeckers, Yellow-bearded Greenbul, Finschs Flycatcher Thrush,Sharpes Apalis, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Kemps Longbill, Violet-backed Hyliota, Usshers, Little Grey and Tessmans Flycatchers, Bioko and Senegal Batis, Yellow-headed Picathartes, Forest Penduline Tit, Buff-throated Sunbird, Sabines Puffback, Red-billed Helmet Shrike, Coppery-tailed Glossy Starling, Red-fronted Antpecker, Wilsons Indigobird, Exclamatory and Togo Paradise Whydahs; Georgia and Turkey May 2010; Green Warbler, Iraq Babbler; all Micronesian endemics Jan 2010; N Argentina and S E Brazil Nov/Dec 09; Red-faced Guan, Crowned Eagle, Red-tailed and Blue-bellied Parrots, Hoys Screech Owl, Sickle-winged and Long-trained Nightjars, Marsh and Sao Paulo Antwrens, Wetland and Planalto Tapaculos, Canebrake Groupcreeper, Red-backed Sierra-finch, Kaempfers Tody tyrant, Restinga Tyrannulet, Spotted Bamboowren, Green-chinned Euphonia, Black-legged Dacnis
||Last upd: Jul-13. Malaysian Honeyguide in Thailand. Pink-headed Warbler, Bearded Screech Owl and Maroon-chested Ground Dove in Guatemala, and Yucatan endemics in Yucatan in May 2013. Flores Green Pigeon, Timor Sparrow and Sumba Boobook in Lesser Sundas 2012. Sooty-capped Babbler, Large Frogmouth and Moustached Hawk-Cuckoo in Malaysia 2012. Blue-rumped Pitta, Bar-bellied Pitta and White-winged Magpie in Vietnam 2012. Wetar Ground Dove, Lesser Masked Owl, Damar Flycatcher in Indonesia 2011. Pin-tailed Parrotfinch, Sunda Pygmy Woodpecker and Maroon-breasted Philentoma in Thailand 2011. Sidamo Lark, Somali Wheatear and Phillippa's Crombec in Ethiopia in 2011. Antipodes Parakeet, Okarito Kiwi and Sub Antarctic Snipe in New Zealand. Puerto Rican Parrot, La Selle Thrush and Grenada Dove in Caribbean blast 2010. Palau Owl, Palau Megapode and Palau Ground Dove in Palau 2010. Miniature Tit-Babbler, Whiskered Pitta and Philippine Dwarf Kingfisher in Philippines 2010. Hodgson's Frogmouth and Rusty-naped Pitta in Thailand 2010. Trips to New Guinea, ne India, Cambodia, Malaysia and Tibet in 2009. Taiwan, Cyprus, Jordan and Philippines in 2008. Willianm's Lark, Friedmann's Lark, Masked Lark, Nairobi Pipit, Somali Sparrow, Star-spotted Nightjar and Malindi Pipit in Kenya. Mongolian Finch, Iraq Babbler and Caucasian Grouse in Turkey (2007). Relict Gull, Scaly-sided Merganser, and Tristram's Bunting in Korea (2006). Kagu, New Caledonia Grassbird, Vanuatu Scrubfowl, Mao, and Rarotonga Monarch.in the Pacific (2006) Beesley's Lark, Uluguru Bushshrike, and Kilombero Weaver in Tanzania (2006). Basra Reed-Warbler in Oman (2006). Tawny fish-Owl, Rock Bush-Quail and Brook’s Warbler in India (2006). Socotra Bunting in Yemen (2006).
||8 Feb.2010 Last new bird Cundinamarca Antpitta.2 Feb.2010. Brown-banded, Bicolored, Fenwicks and Moustached Antpittas and Noble Snipe in Colombia. 19 Nov.2009. Gray-naped Antpitta. 30 Sept.2009. Latest Maracaibo Tody-Flycatcher, Falcon, Venezuela. 15 Sept. 2009. Hoary-throated Spinetail, Brazil/Guyana border last new one. 17 August 2009. Lesser Antilles from Martinique and Barbuda to Grenada. 31 July 2009. Guianan Gnatcatcher, Golden-sided Euphonia etc. in French Guiana. 19 July 2009. Up to leaving Brazil. 14 July 2009. Birding in South America for the last two years, visiting Ecuador (6 months), Peru (8 months), Bolivia (5 months), Chile (1 week), Argentina (3 months) and Brazil (3 months and counting!). Seen 33 species of Tinamous including Solitary, Hooded, Taczanowski's, Dwarf and Quebracho Crested, 24 Grallaria Antpitta's including Giant, Ochre-striped, Pale-billed, Red-and-white, Jocotoco and Rufous-faced, and 29 Scytalopus Tapaculo's inc. Large-footed, Ancash, Marsh and Diademed.
||Latest highlights include:Bee Hummingbird, Blue-headed Quail-dove, Giant Kingbird, Zapata Sparrow etc in Cuba ,Letter-winged Kite and Int Spec Austr, 150+ lifers on a Colombia Mega trip,all mt Victoria spec in Myanmar, Wilsons Bop, Masked Bowerbird, Western parotia, Numfoor Paradise Kingfisher, Mc Gregors , Arfak Astrapia etc in Irian Jaya clements tax
||Updated 7 Feb 2015: New birds in 2015 include Silver Pheasant and Reed Parrotbill in China, Mrs Hume's Pheasant, Rusty-naped Pitta, Giant Nuthatch, Spot-breasted Parrotbill and Black-breasted Thrush in Thailand, and Jerdon's Minivet, White-browed Nuthatch, Burmese Yuhina and Hooded Treepie in Myanmar . IOC taxonomy, no introductions included and no 'heard-only' species.
||8100 if heard onlys counted. Clements total = c7878. 2015 - NE Brazil, 78 life birds including Giant Snipe, White-winged Potoo, Bahia and Diamantina Tapaculos, Banded Cotinga and the 'Serra das Lontras' Treehunter. 2014 trips - Nov/Dec southern Argentina, 23 life birds including Hooded Grebe, Patagonian Tinamou, Spot-winged Falconet, Ringed Teal, R&W Crake; Sept/Oct N Madagascar, 18 life birds inc Helmet & Bernier's Vanga, Sakalava Rail, Madagascar Pochard, Bernier's Teal, Red Owl, Slender-billed Flufftail also all 24 Comoros endemics on the same trip; Graciosa Azores Aug 2014, Swinhoe's and Monteiro's Storm-petrels; Sabah June 50 life birds including: Bornean Bristlehead (last of the IOC families) all 4 endemic Pittas, Red-breasted and Crimson-headed Partridges, Whitehead's Trogon and Broadbill; May Eastern USA, Black-capped and Trindade Petrel, Audubon's Shearwater, Boreal Chickadee, Bicknell's Thrush and Saltmarsh Sparrow. Black Rail heard only; March 70 life birds in Mexico, plus Omani Owl in February
||Clements' 2014 updates and NW Mexico
||Following IOC taxonomy. Updated December 2013. Recent new birds include Black Grasswren, Kimberley Honeyeater and Christmas Island specialities in Aus, Lesser Antilles and Trinidad clean-up. Prior to that, Sichuan where all went well and nearly all specialities in the bag including the difficult Golden-fronted Fulvetta and Streaked Barwing! Prior to that trips to Venezuela (Scallop-breasted Antpitta and Helmeted Curassow) and Phhilippines (Green-faced Parrotfinch and many owls). A great trip around Ecuador in December 2012/January 2013. Banded Ground-Cuckoo, Banded Ground-Cuckoo and Banded Ground-Cuckoo stood out as well as nearly 100 other lifers including Andean and Rufous Potoos, Foothill, Rufescent and Colombian Screech-Owls, Orange-throated Tanager, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Moustached, Giant and Jocotoco Antpittas etc etc Lesser Antilles from Friday...
|| 2014... trips to W. India, Taiwan, N. Peru, Argentina and the Moluccas.....plus Lincoln's Sparrow in Iceland for my W. Pal. list. Hooded Grebe were fabulous.
||indian skimmer, forest owlet, indian bustard (2015), mountain peacock-pheasant, purple-naped lory, buru thrush, saxaul sparrow, nkulengu rail, white-necked picathartes, spot-breasted ibis, white-browed nuthatch, coral-billed ground-cuckoo (2014), reeves's pheasant, elliot's pheasant, white-necklaced hill-partridge, red-crowned crane, marquesas ground-dove, marquesas and fatu hiva monarch, polynesian ground-dove, cape verde warbler, jankowski's bunting, derby's parakeet, mongolian ground-jay, athi short-toed lark (2013), usambara eagle-owl, udzungwa forest patridge, uluguru bush-shrike, harlequin antbird, pale-faced antbird, golden parakeet, baer's pochard, caucasian snowcock, thick-billed lark, bay owl, wynaad laughingthrush, liben lark (2012), lesser masked owl, white-tipped monarch, wetar ground dove, blue-banded pitta, lewis' woodpecker, waldrapp, indian courser, ward's trogon, begun liocichla, banded cotinga, stresemann's bristlefront, whitewinged potoo, alagoas foliagegleaner, white-collared kite, serendib owl (2011), galapagos rail, nocturnal curassow, black-necked redcotinga, salvin´s curassow, shovel-billed kingfisher, chestnut rail, white-throated grasswren, orange chat, salvadori's pheasant, imperial parrot, grenada dove, montserrat oriole, whistling warbler, rufous-vented ground-cuckoo, beautiful treerunner, black-crowned antpitta (2010), malaysian rail-babbler, cabot's tragopan, chinese crested tern, zino's petrel, noisy scrubbird, little-spotted kiwi, palila (2009) blue-billed curassow, duskystarfrontlet, recurvebilled bushbird, iraq babbler, negros bleeding-heart, walden's hornbill, palawan peacock-pheasant, whiskered pitta, horned guan, short-crested coquette, white-throated jay, (2008) latham's francolin, clarke's weaver, beesley's lark, aberdare cisticola, capuchinbird, helmeted curassow, red-banded fruiteater, finsch's flycatcher-thrush, marmora's wabler, blue-headed quail-dove, crested quail-dove, elfin-woods warbler, ridgway's hawk (2007),conebilled tanager, kaempfer's tody-tyrant, sp. imperial eagle, purple cochoa, sichuan partridge, chinese monal, houbara bustard, long-wattled umbrellabird, zigzag heron, crescent-faced antpitta, pale-headed brushfinch, grey-headed antbird (2006), kagu, crow honeyeater, nc grassbird, swift parrot, red-lored whistler, regent's honeyeater, white-shouldered-, giant ibis, collared-laughingthrush, green cochoa, black-banded owl, magelanic plover, white-throated antpitta (2005), laurel pigeon, scaly groundroller, velvet asity, barau's petrel, redruffed fruitcrow, multicollared tanager, bearded helmetcrest, greynecked rockfowl, mt kupe bushshrike, bannerman's turaco (2004) montezuma quail, rustytinged antpitta, chestnutcrested cotinga, orangethroated tanager, gurney's pitta (2003) cerulean paradise-flycatcher, buff-fronted quaildove, shoebill (2002) cebu flowerpecker, palewinged trumpeter, orange dove, cherrythroated tanager(2001) stewart island kiwi, whitethroated quaildove, heuglin's bustard (2000)
||Trip to Moluccas from Ambon to Kai
||Clements / Cornell seen well only: Only 2 brochure tours (both boats). 3 week trip to Panama in December 2014- January 2015 included 10 days in Darien and trek to Pirre, then 10 days self drive in West Panama all with BR, AM and JVS gave 88 new birds, the best being Crested Eagle, Maroon-chested Ground-dove, Violaceous, Russet-crowned and Olive-backed Quail-doves, Costa Rican and Central American Pygmy Owls, Pirre Hummer, Tody Motmot, Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker, Great green Macaw, Sapayoa, Wing-banded Antbird, Ocellated Antbird, Black-crowned Antpitta, Black-tipped Cotinga, Speckled Mourner, Pirre Warbler, Wrenthrush, Yellow-green Finch, Tacarcuna & Pirre Chlorospingus, Ochraceous Pewee. Best and / or rarest ever birds include Slender-billed Curlew, Jerdon's Courser, Wilson's BoP, Giant Pitta, Crescent-faced Antpitta and Banded Ground-cuckoo
||7757 IOC seen
||Oct 14 - A trip right across Indonesia from Simeulue in the far west to Kai in the far east produced a great selection of good birds - Sumatran Ground-Cuckoo . Silvery Woodpigeon . Sumatran Laughingthrush , both Grey-breasted and Chestnut-bellied Partridges , Javan Owlet . Sunda and Buru Thrushes , Forsten's Scrubfowl , Blue-eared Lory and Boano Monarch!
||Clements/Cornell taxonomy seen - updated 1st Dec 2014. Eastern Indonesia (Southern Moluccas & Yamdena, Tanimbar Islands) Nov 2014 new species highlights included: Moluccan, Tanimbar & Forsten's Megapodes, Chinese Crested Tern, Wallace's Fruit-Dove, Lesser Masked Owl, Lazuli Kingfisher, Variable (Buru) Dwarf Kingfisher, Tanimbar Corella, Salmon-crested Cockatoo, Red, Blue-streaked & Blue-eared Lory, Blue-fronted Lorikeet (first confirmed record since 1930 - found by my wife, Sue), Buru Racket-tail, Buru Pitta, 9 new species of Honeyeater, 6 new species of Monarch, Rufescent Dark-eye, Grey-hooded White-eye, 5 new species of Zosterops White-eye, Slaty-backed, Buru, & Fawn-breasted Thrushes.
||Ivory-breasted Pitta, Wallace’s Standardwing, Cerulean Paradise-Flycatcher, 8 new kingfishers! Clements/Cornell, seen only.
||All IOC lists and observations at www.iGoTerra.com. Slow 2014 with only trips to India and Brazil.
||According to IOC list. Does not include 182 species heard only. Latest trip - Thailand/India (Jan 2015)
||Stephen F. Bailey
||Clements/Cornell taxonomy and all birds seen (111 additional species heard-only). Myanmar, November-December 2014: Hodgson's Frogmouth, Spot-breasted Parrotbill, Jerson's Bushchat, and all endemics.
||Latest trip 2014, West Mexico plus Cuba and Jamaica clean up. 2013 sweep around the Andes of Central Peru, Northern Chile and Bolivia June/July 2013 c150 new species.Lesser Sunda's where most endemics seen, Elegant was 27th Pitta so is the highlight. NW India, 20 new species including Indian Bustard and Grey Hypocolius, the latter my final bird family. Also finally saw Tiger in the wild!
||Ocellated Quail, Yellow-eared Toucanet, Honduran Emerald, Green-breasted Mountain-Gem, Sparkling-tailed Woodstar, Bushy-crested Jay, Red-throated Parakeet Honduras 'non birding' trip 1/15; Great Spotted and Okarito Kiwi, Erect-crested, Snares, Royal and Fiordland Penguin, Blue Duck, Auckland and Campbell Flightless Teal, Black Stilt, Shore Plover, Subantarctic Snipe, Chatham Oystercatcher, Antipodes Parakeet, Rock Wren, Yellowhead plus hordes of albatross and prions and 7 new shags! NZ 12/14
||Clements - all seen - net gain of 21 from 2013 update
||IOC list.2012:slaty-backed jungle flycatcher,bagobo babbler,zapata wren.
||British living in USA
||Clements seen only.feb2015 eared quetzal,tamaulipas pygmy owl,worthens sparrow,crimson collared,hooded grosbeak,maroon fronted parrot,altimira yellowthroat.West Papua nov2014 all Biak endemics bruijns brushturkey,new guinea eagle,feline,mountain owlet nightjars,shovel billed kookaburra,western crowned pigeon,thick billed ground pigeon,black lory,long tailed paradigalla,black,pale billed sicklebill,western parotia,wilsons,red,king,magnificent,superb,twelve wired,lesser bop,masked,vogelkop bowerbird. Ghana jan-feb 2014.long tailed hawk,egyptian plover,forbes's plover,akun,frasers eagle owls,rosy bee-eater,forest scrub robin,olivaceous,cassins,tessmans,little grey flycatchers,white necked rockfowl,african spotted creeper,preuss's weaver.
||Jan 2014 Ecuador Sapayoa, Barred Antthrush, Napo Sabrewing others
||2014: Hainan Leaf-Warbler, Hainan; Royal Penguin, Brown, Auckland, and Campbell Teal, Shore Plover, Sub-antarctic Snipe, Malherbe’s Parakeet, New Zealand and the sub-Antarctic Islands; White-backed Night-Heron, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Pel's Fishing Owl, Olive-flanked Ground-Robin, Babbling Staring, Malawi; African Grass Owl, Melodious Lark, South Africa; Brown Eared Pheasant, China; Band-bellied Crake, Singapore; Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo, Thailand; and Whiskered Pitta, Philippines.
||7266 seen + 154 heard only (IOC)
||Successful trips May 2013 to Kazakhstan (24 targets all seen), November 2013 to Chile and Argentina (over 100 lifers including Rufous-tailed Hawk and Hooded Grebe, to complete my set of extant grebes), and January 2014 to Colombia with Pablo Florez - 47 lifers including fantastic Recurve-billed Bushbird. Second visit to Santa Marta cleared up most of my gaps including two Sapphire-bellied Hummingbirds and the difficult Tocuyo Sparrow, but despite hearing about six Screech Owlsa none came close. Apparently one on day roost over Christmas flushed by flash photograpers and has not returned. No sign of Sabrewing but male Black-backed Thornbill at Eldorado feeders with fantastic Black-fronted Wood-Quail as well.
||David Van den Schoor
||October/November 2014: latest highlights from Ethiopia include the rare Liben Lark and most other specialities. February/March 2014: Ushuaia - Falklands - South Georgia - Antarctica; no big surprises but simply breathtaking moments! January 2014: best lifer on a short Philippine trip was Visayan Broadbill. August 2013: latest highlights from Colombia include: Black-backed Thornbill, Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird, Sooty-capped Puffbird, Tawny-tufted Toucanet, Orinoco Piculet, Gray-bellied Antbird, Chestnut-crested Antbird, Bar-bellied Woodcreeper, Chestnut-capped Piha, Antioquia Wren, White-bellied Dacnis, Baudo Oropendola and almost forgotten.....fantastic views on HOODED ANTPITTA!!! My list follows the taxonomy, names and sequence of IOC (v4.4). 'Heard only’ species (76) are not counted. I've SEEN 6996 species when following the Clements/Cornell taxonomy (6.9).
||Colombia 2011/12: Ocellated Tapaculo, Black-backed Thornbill, Yellow-eared Parrot, White-mantled Barbet, Chestnut Piculet, Black Solitaire, Black-and-white Owl, Santa Marta & Cinnamon Screech-Owls, Scarlet-and-white, Multicoloured & Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Santa Marta, Urrao, Yellow-breasted, White-bellied & Slate-crowned Antpittas, Chestnut-crowned Gnateater, Orange-breasted Fruiteater.
||IOC (with some taxonomic exceptions not convincing enough for me), seen or reliably heard. No guided tours. Year 2014 started in mid-June, with few days in Corsica (Molton's Warbler, Balearic Warbler, Corsican Nuthatch and Corsican Finch) and the Netherlands (no additions). Then, a solo birding RTW Miyakejima & Chiba (Japan) - Luzon (Philippines) - Sichuan (China) - Guadalcanal & Rennell (Solomons) - Brisbane (Oz) - S California (USA) - N Peru, with over 220 new species, including goodies such as Japanese Reed Bunting, Rufous Coucal, Snow Partridge, Letter-winged Kite, White-eyed Starling, Le Conte´s Thrasher and Long-whiskered Owlet. In November, three days in Hungary (no additions). The year ended with South Korea and Japan (Kyushu), with not only the special wintering species of the region, such as self-located Scaly-sided Mergansers, but a number of vagrant species.
||Florida January 2015: American Woodcock, Sprague’s Pipit, Florida Scrub-jay, Winter Wren, Saltmarsh and Henslow’s Sparrows, Rusty Blackbird. Malawi October 2014: Lilian’s Lovebird, Thick-billed Cuckoo, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Boehm’s Bee-eater, Brown-breasted and Black-backed Barbets, Souza’s Shrike, White-winged Apalis, Babbling Starling, Collared Palm Thrush, Boulder Chat, Montane Widowbird, Lesser Seedcracker. South Africa Sept 2014: African Grass Owl. China June/July 2014: Swan Goose, Szechenyi’s Monal Partridge, Tibetan Eared Pheasant, Brown Eared Pheasant, Oriental Stork, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Lord Derby’s Parakeet, Ala Shan Redstart, Giant and Kozlov’s Babax, Prince Henri’s Laughingthrush, Northern Reed Parrotbill. Henderson’s Ground Jay, Kozlov’s and Jankowski’s Buntings, Pzewalski’s Pinktail, Stolitzka's, Great and Roborovski’s (#7000) Rosefinches, Henri’s, Pere David’s and Blandford’s Snowfinches. Morocco May 2014: Egyptian Nightjar, Atlas Flycatcher, Seebohm’s Wheatear. California Feb 2014: Ross’s Goose, Small and Aleutian Cackling Geese, Ruffed Grouse, Ferruginous Hawk, Gyrfalcon, Rock Sandpiper, Mew Gull, Thayer’s Gull, American Long-eared Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Varied Thrush, Sooty Fox Sparrow, Harris’s Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Grey-crowned Rosy Finch.
||Updated Dec '14. Southern Ecuador, highlights were Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Jocotoco Antpitta and Grey Tinamou, although Lanceolated Monklet and Henna-hooded Foliage-gleaner were also up there. That meant 46 lifers and a trip list of almost 500! 10 days in Israel for spring migration, provided 13 lifers and 23 wp ticks. Highlights were Hume's Tawny Owl and Streaked Scrub Warbler (new family). Also seen Pied Bushchat, Caspian Plover and Crowned and Spotted Sandgrouse. --- Lesser Sunda's with Sunbird/Wings lead by Susan Myers. 76 lifers including Flores Hawk Eagle (3), Elegant Pitta, Flores Monarch, both Heleia Dark-eyes, Timor Stubtail and Russet-capped Tesia. My 7000th world species was the Wallace's Hanging Parrot (2+) on Flores, expertly found by Bernie Master. Thank you again Bernie! Private trip to North America (May-June '13) obtained 11 lifers inc. Kirtland's Warbler, Bicknell's Thrush, Nelson's, Le Conte's & Saltmarsh Sparrows, Black-billed Cuckoo, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Black-backed Woodpecker & American Woodcock. Northern Ecuador with Alejandro Soleno (March '13). 93 lifers including White-faced Nunbird, 19 new species of Hummingbirds and 3 new Antpittas!
||The following seen in Ecuador; trip terminating on the 11th of September, 2004 Rufous-chested Wood-Quail, Rufous Potoo, Choco Poorwill, Green Thorntail, Mountain Avocetbill, White-chested Puffbird, Powerful Woodpecker, Yellow-browed Antbird, Yellow-breasted Antpitta, Golden-chested Tanager, Blue-whiskered Tanager,