|Showing Records 1 through 50 of 873 Total Records
||9528 IOC (seen only)
||Eastern Brazil Sept/Oct 2015: Black-fronted Piping-Guan, White-collared Kite, Blue-bellied Parrot, Pfrimer’s Parakeet, Long-trained & Sickle-winged Nightjars, White-browed Antpitta, Araripe Manakin, Hooded Gnateater, Black-legged Dacnis
||IOC 6.1 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. Cornell 6.9 9054 seen. Heard birds 88
|| IOC V5.4 (seen only) -- Clements v2015 - 9025 (seen)
Nov 2015 - Colombia (Mitu) Orinoco Piculet, Grey-bellied Antbird, Azure-naped Jay (Perija) the endemics plus Black-fronted Wood-Quail (Sumapaz) Green-bearded Helmetcrest
Aug 2015 - N. Peru - Cinnamon Scr-Owl, Long-whiskered Owlet, Scarlet-banded Barbet, Orange-br Falcon (finally), Ash-thr Antwren, White-masked Antbird, Pale-billed Antpitta, Ochre-fronted Antpitta, Cinnamon-br Tody-Tyrant, Varzea Thrush
July 2015 - Honduras - Tawny-faced Quail, Green-breasted Mountaingem, Honduran Emerald, Keel-billed Motmot, Red-throated Parakeet
May 2015 - S. Europe cleanup - Spanish Imperial Eagle, Corsican Nuthatch, Balearic Warbler, Rock Partridge etc.
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, Black Bushbird, Lunulated Antbird, Ochre-striped Antpitta, White-lored Antpitta
||Updated Nov 2015. IOC. Latest Australia Sep-Nov. May China with Ch. Crested tern, Blackthroat, Cabot´s Tragopan, Elliot´s Pheasant , Courtois´s Laughingthrush in May. N India in Feb-March with a few things like Nepal Wren-babbler. 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
||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
||Mark Van Beirs
||IOC taxonomy. 12 January 2016: White-bellied Seedsnipe, Austral Rail and Yellow Cardinal in Argentina; Great Spotted Kiwi (my final kiwi), New Zealand Storm Petrel and Malherbe's Parakeet in New Zealand; Painted Sandgrouse, Sykes's Nightjar and Forest Owlet in India. 28 September 2015: CONGO PEAFOWL (the ultimate prize for the birder in Africa!) in the DRC. 15 June 2015: Amami Woodcock, Okinawa Rail, Pryer's Woodpecker and Japanese Yellow Bunting in Japan. 13 May 2015: Craveri's Murrelet in Baja California. 27 March 2015: Hume's Pheasant, Grey Peacock Pheasant, Ferruginous Partridge and Hodgson's Frogmouth in Thailand. 19 February 2015: Taita Falcon (the final member of the Falconidae) in South Africa. The total is 8714 when following Clements taxonomy. All seen; no heards.
||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.
||Updated Dec 2015. IOC 5.2 (seen only) - Clements/Cornell est. 8580. Sep 2015 Bolivia revisit including Palkachupa Cotinga, Scimitar-winged Piha, Grey and Black-capped Tinamous. Oct 2015 Peru North and South revisit including White-masked Antbird, Purple-backed Sunbeam, Russet-bellied Spinetail, Hooded Tinamou, Rufous-vented Ground Cuckoo. Nov 2015 Sulawesi small islands including Talaud Rail, Talaud Bush Hen, Taliabu Masked Owl, Cerulean Paradise Flycatcher, Sangihe [Shrike-Thrush] Whistler
||(IOC 6.1) The great five Kiwis seen – North Island Brown, Little Spotted, Great Spotted, Okarito and Southern Brown (November 2015).
||Now all birds tracked in eBird. Mar 2015 Streaky-br Flufftail, Codrington's Indigo Bird, Vincent's Bunting; 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.
||Clements seen only: Jan 2015 N & S Viet Nam 26 Lifers; Pied Falconet, VN Fireback, Germains Peacock Pheasant, Blue rumped Pitta; Sulawesi Oct 2014: 126 new birds Hylocitrea, Mtn Serin, Grt Shortwing
||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.
||SEP 15: Cristalino, with Bare-eyed & Xingu Scale-backed Antbirds plus Uniform Woodcreeper; Mamiraua flooded forests, with beaut Wattled Curassows; white sand areas N of Manaus, with Pelzeln's & Snethlage's TTs; JUN 15: Costa Rica, with Chiriqui & Purplish-backed Quail-Doves; MAY 15: Rio Cristalino, with Alta Floresta Antpitta, Kawall's Parrot, Spix's Warbling Antbird & Black-girdled Barbet, APR 15: Ecuador seems to get better and better… Cordillera del Condor, with numerous Orange-throated Tanagers, 4 RED-WINGED WOOD-RAILS, White-bellied Pygmy-T; the Jocotoco experience; & Canande, with Tawny-faced Quail, Choco Poorwill, Screech Owl & Tapaculo; MAR 15: Pincoya Storm Petrel in Seno Reloncavi; FEB 15: Chitwan NP for Slender-billed Babbler & Grey-crowned Prinia; JAN 15: Djibouti Francolin & Arabian Golden Sparrow.
||Seen Only, Clements:2015: Madagascar: Helmet Vanga; Colombia: Hooded Antpitta; Chile: Chestnut-throated Huet-huet; 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,
||Last lifer was Red-shouldered Vanga, Madagascar Nov'99
||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.
||December 2015. IOC 5.2 All Seen. China May 2015 Sichuan Partridge, Biddulph's Ground Jay, Przevalski's Parrotbill, Blackthroat. Sulawesi Region November 2015 Talaud Rail, Talaud Bush-hen, Taliabu Masked Owl, Sangihe Shrikethrush, Cerulean Paradise Flycatcher, Banggai Crow, Helmeted and Bare-eyed Mynas.
||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
||Following IOC taxonomy (5.4). Species seen well only - no heards/utvs included. Updated November 2015. Latest trip the Birdquest tour to Northern Peru, where much wanted lifers included Long-whiskered Owlet, Pale-billed Antpitta, Scarlet-banded Barbet, Blackish Pewee, Jet Manakin, Sulphur-throated Finch, Black-throated & Koepcke's Hermits, Mishana Tyrannulet, Dotted Tanager etc
||Updated 29th November 2015 - IOC taxonomy - seen (7975 on Clements): Argentina Oct/Nov 2015 new species highlights included: Huayco Tinamou, Ringed Teal, Spot-winged Wood Quail, Hooded Grebe, Black-legged Seriema, Austral Rail, Long-trained & Silky-tailed Nightjars, Long-tailed Potoo (last Potoo), Purple-crowned Plovercrest, Wedge-tailed Hillstar, Cream-backed Woodpecker, Vinaceous-breasted Amazon, 14 new Furnarids, Large-tailed Antshrike, White-throated Antpitta, Sandy Gallito, Spotted Bamboowren, Olive-crowned Crescentchest (last Crescentchest), Strange-tailed Tyrant, Yellow Cardinal, Short-tailed Finch, Tucuman Mountain Finch, 6 new Sporophila seedeaters, Rufous-bellied Saltator. Plus previously seen species highlights: Patagonian Tinamou, Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Horned Coot, Black-fronted Piping Guan.
||Last upd: Jun 2015. Rufous-headed Parrotbill and White-necked Babbler in Thailand.
||Latest highlights include:Przevalkski's and Roborovski's Rosefinch, Przev Redstart, Kozlov's Bunting & Babax, Cambodian Tailorbird, 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
||8115 IOC seen
||Oct 15 - West Papua - Great trip where i finally caught up with my most 'wanted' bird - Shovel-billed Kingfisher....awesome! Also saw 16 BOPs together with Greater Ground Robin , Wattled Brushturkey , Biak Scrubfowl , New Guinea Woodcock , both Feline and Mountain Owlet-nightjars and a host of other superb birds!
||Colombia target trip, November 2015; Clements' 2015 updates.
||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.
||Clements / Cornell seen well only: In late Dec 2015/Jan 2016 did Grenada, Guyana (with Ron Allicock, BR, AM and JVS) and Trinidad with 44 lifers, all bar one photographed, the best Rufous-winged Ground-cuckoo, Red Siskin, Sun Parakeet, the widely strung Long-tailed and Red-billed Woocreeepers, Guianan Red Cotinga, Crimson Fruitcrow, Fiery-tailed Awlbill, White-winged and Long-tailed Potoos, the scarce Olive-green Tyrannulet and lots of other good birds. 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
|| Number 8000 was a very obliging Black-capped Screech-owl during a great trip to S. Brazil with Brad Davis ( Matto Grosso Birding).
||Updated 1 Jan 2016: New birds in 2015 included 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, Jerdon's Minivet, White-browed Nuthatch, Burmese Yuhina and Hooded Treepie in Myanmar, Rock Partridge in Sicily, Philippine Eagle Owl in Manila, Auckland & Campbell Teals, Erect-crested and Royal Penguins, Subantarctic Snipe, Grey-headed & Chatham Albatrosses, and Blue Petrel south of New Zealand, Helmet Vanga, Scaly and Short-legged Ground-Rollers in Madagascar, and Pink Pigeon and Mauritius Kestrel in Mauritius. IOC v5.2 taxonomy, no introductions included and no 'heard-only' species.
||tablas drongo, flame-templed babbler, ahanta francolin, flores scops-owl, flores green pigeon, white-eared night-heron, biet's laughinghtrush, sri lanka spurfowl, 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)
||Colombia target trip/Clements 2015 updates
||Kaempfer’s Woodpecker, Pfrimer’s Parakeet, Sincora Antwren, Sao Francisco Sparrow, Bahia Tyrannulet, Hooded Visorbearer, Fringe-backed Fire-eye, plus many more in Moluccas and eastern Lesser Sundas trip. #8000 was critically-endangered Black-chinned Monarch on Boano Island. Clements/Cornell, seen only.
||8177 if heard onlys counted. 7891 (8012 if heards counted eBird/Clements). 2016: Western India 17 lifers inc Rock Bush Quail, Red Spurfowl, Red-naped Ibis (at last), Painted Sandgrouse, Forest Owlet, Syke's Nightjar and Lark, Green Avadavat. 2015: Paraguay, Sep/Oct - 20 new birds inc Sickle-winged Nightjar (8000th), White-winged Nightjar, Black-legged Seriema, Chaco Owl, Black-bodied Woodpecker, Strange-tailed Tyrant, Saffron-cowled Blackbird - French Alps May - Rock Partridge. Colorado, April - 12 lifers inc 6 grouse, 2 longspurs, 3 rosy finches and Trumpeter Swan in Nebraska. NE Brazil Jan - 78 life birds including Giant Snipe, White-winged Potoo, Bahia and Diamantina Tapaculos, Banded Cotinga and the 'Serra das Lontras' Treehunter.
||Trip to Moluccas from Ambon to Kai
||Stephen F. Bailey
||Clements/Cornell taxonomy and all birds seen (132 additional species heard-only). Chile, December 2015 - January 2016: 14 lifers including Diademed Sandpiper-Plover, Pincoya Storm-Petrel, and Rufous-tailed Hawk.
||7807 seen + 154 heard only (IOC)
||December 2015 to Northern Argentina and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. 35 lifers including Black-legged Sereima, Chaco Owl, Sickle-winged Nightjar, Black-bodied Woodpecker, Ocre-breasted Pipit, Saffron-cowled Blackbird, Red-backed Sierra Finch, Monte Yellow Finch, Rufous-bellied Saltator, Glaucous-blue Grosbeak and eight species of Seedeater. Buff-fronted Owl unfortunately heard only.
||According to IOC list. Does not include 184 species heard only. Latest trip - Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica (Dec 2015)
||All IOC lists and observations at www.iGoTerra.com. Slow 2014 with only trips to India and Brazil.
||Oct/Nov Brazil Kaempfer's Woodpecker, Vulturine Parrot many others
||Latest trip Arizona, Sothern California and Hawaii with 66 new. 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!
||2015: Dec; Palau – Palau Owl, Palau Fruit-Dove, and White Tern. Nov; Fiji and New Caledonia - Silktail, Pink-billed Parrotfinch, Tahiti Petrel, Kagu, Cloven-feathered Dove, Many-coloured, Orange, Golden and Whistling Fruit Doves, Horned Parakeet, New Caledonian Crow. July; India - Rain Quail, Rock Bush Quail, Lesser Florican, Kashmir Nutcracker, Kashmir Nuthatch, White-cheeked Nuthatch, Spectacled Finch. June; Oregon – Mountain Quail, Sage Grouse, Sooty Grouse, Spotted Owl, Great Grey Owl, Black-backed Woodpecker, Clark’s Nutcracker, American Dipper, Evening Grosbeak. Feb/Mar; Philippines – Baer’s Pochard (not seen since 1993), Cebu Hawk-Owl, and Negros Scops-Owl. 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.
||Spruce and Ruffed Grouse, American Woodcock, Black-billed Magpie, Grey Jay, Winter Wren, Minnesota Sept 15; Colima Pygmy Owl, Great Swallow-tailed Swift, Cinnamon-sided and Bumblebee Hummers, Nava's Wren, Ocellated Thrasher, Dwarf Jay, Pink-headed Warbler, Cabanas' Seedeater, Chiapas and Oaxaca July 15; White-eared Night Heron, Orange-necked Partridge, Germain's PP, Red-collared Woodpecker, laughers (Collared, Chestnut-eared, Grey, Black-hooded, Rufous-cheeked, Orange-breasted)',Hodgson's Frogmouth!,Black-crowned Barwing Vietnam 3/15; 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 19 from 2015 update
||British living in USA
||Clements seen only.april,white tailed ptarmigan,blue,sharp tailed,gunnisons sage grouse,greater,lesser prairie chicken,highland,horned guan,fulvous owl,rufous sabrewing,wine throated hummingbird,tody motmot,belted flycatcher,azure rumped tanager. 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.
||IOC list.2012:slaty-backed jungle flycatcher,bagobo babbler,zapata wren.
||IOC (with some taxonomic exceptions not convincing enough for me), seen or reliably heard. No guided tours. Year 2015 started with a trip to Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, and two unsurprising additions: Fuerteventura Chat and Houbara Bustard, plus certain IOC updates. June - August do-it-yourself world tour China (Sichuan) - Indonesia (Flores, East Java) - Philippines (Bohol, Palawan) - Japan (Karuizawa for Yellow Bunting) - California (Island Scrub Jay) - Missouri (Greater Prairie Chicken) - Barbados - Grenada - St. Vincent - St. Lucia - Tobago - Trinidad produced some 170+ new species, and a 850 species trip list (year list 1.031). Just managed to avoid one volcanic eruption and two major typhoons, but not the flood which closed La Mesa area in Manila. On the other hand, LIAT flights were on time and survived a flat tire in Trinidad...
||Shaun P. Coyle
||Siberian White Crane (India 1988). Slender-billed Curlew (Morocco 1990). Scissor-tailed Hummingbird (Venezuela 1991). Many highlights during a 6 month trip to Peru/Bolivia in 97. Puerto Rican Amazon & Elfin Wood's Warbler (Greater Antilles 2000). White-throated Jay & Pink-headed Warbler (Mexico 2001). Gurney's Pitta (Thailand 2002). Lear's Macaw, Black-hooded Antwren, Brazilian Laniisoma, Araripe Manakin & Cherry-throated Tanager (Brazil 2005). Purple-backed Sunbeam, Royal Sunangel, Grey-bellied Comet, Andean Laniisoma & all the inca-finches (C and N Peru, incl Iquitos 2006). Taita Apalis & Thrush, Sokoke Scops-Owl & Pipit (Southern Kenya). Esmeraldas Woodstar, Giant, Jocotoco, Moustached & Crescent-faced Antpitta's + Orange-throated Tanager (Ecuador 2007). Cape & Drakensburgh Rockjumpers (South Africa 2008). Santa Marta, Cundinamarca, Bicolored, Brown-banded, Urrao & Hooded Antpitta's (Colombia). Red Goshawk, Noisy Scrub-bird & Purple-crowned Fairywren (W + N Australia 2009). Black-hooded Coucal, Walden's Hornbill, Mindanao Wattled Broadbill, Whiskered Pitta & Cebu Flowerpecker (Philippines). Green-breasted Pitta (Uganda 2010). Madagascar Pochard, Slender-billed Flufftail, Sakalava Rail & Red Owl (2011). Arabian Bustard, Prince Rospoli's Turaco and Liben Lark (Ethiopia). Angola Cave Chat (Namibia). Pel's Fishing Owl (Botswana). Chaplin's Barbet (Zambia 2012). Boulder Chat + the 3 Bvumba sp. (Zimbabwe). Taita Falcon (South Africa). African Pitta, Cholo Alethe & White-winged Apalis (Malawi 2013). Houbara Bustard (Fuerteventura). Vermiculated Fishing Owl, Mount Kupe Bush-shrike & Red-headed Picathartes (Cameroon). Hose's Broadbill & Everett's Thrush (Sabah-Borneo). Rail-babbler (Malaysia). Talaud Pitta, Cerulean Paradise Flycatcher & Geomalia (Sulawesi). Azure Dollarbird, Ivory-breasted Pitta & Standardwing BoP (Halmahera 2014). White-eared Night-Heron, Spoon-billed Sandpiper, Bare-faced Bulbul & Chestnut-eared Laughingthrush (Indochina). Sunda Thrush & Spotted Crocias (Java). Victoria Crowned Pigeon, Shovel-billed Kingfisher & Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise (West Papua). Moluccan Masked Owl, Black-chinned (Boano) Monarch & Buru Thrush (Moluccas 2015). Omani Owl & Grey Hypocolius (Oman 2016).
||Gary and Marlene Babic
||2015 Clements, all seen. Shared list, all birds seen by both of us. Latest update Oaxaca Mexico Jan 2015. Best bird ever has to be Inaccessible Island Rail
||Australia Nov 2015: Powerful Owl, White-throated Nightjar, Southern Emuwren, Pilotbird, Rock Warbler, Beautiful Firetail. Fiji Nov 2015: Red-footed Booby, Many-coloured, Orange, Golden and Whistling Fruit Doves, Giant Honeyeater, Silktail, Long-legged Thicketbird, Pink-billed Parrotfinch. New Caledonia Nov 2015: White-necked, ‘New Caledonia’ and Tahiti Petrels, Kagu, Cloven-feathered Dove, Goliath Imperial Pigeon, Horned Parakeet, New Caledonian Crow. India July 2015: Rain Quail, Rock Bush Quail, Lesser Florican, Kashmir Nutcracker, Kashmir Nuthatch, White-cheeked Nuthatch, Spectacled Finch. Arizona May 2015: Flammulated Owl, Western and Whiskered Screech Owls, Mountain Pygmy Owl, Spotted Owl, Costa’s and Violet-crowned Hummingbirds, Elegant Trogon, Bendire’s and Crissal Thrashers, Lucy’s and Grace’s Warblers, Rufous-winged, Botteri’s and Five-striped Sparrows. Florida January 2015: American Woodcock, Sprague’s Pipit, Florida Scrub-jay, Winter Wren, Saltmarsh and Henslow’s Sparrows, Rusty Blackbird.