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||9107 Clements seen
||May/June 2014 Costa Rica: Rufous-vented Ground-Cuckoo, Yellow-breasted, Buff-fronted and Chiriqui Quail-Doves, Great Green Macaw, Central American Pygmy Owl, Spot-fronted Swift, Black-crowned and Fulvous-bellied Antpittas, Lovely and Yellow-billed Cotingas. March 2014 Peru: White-winged Guan, Long-whiskered Owlet, Grey-bellied Comet, Scarlet-banded Barbet, Maranon Spinetail, Black-tailed Leaftosser, Ash-throated Antwren, Pale-billed and Rusty-tinged Antpittas . Nov 2013 New Zealand: 2 kiwis, 3 penguins, Chatham Albatross, 6 petrels including Magenta, 6 shags, Shore Plover
||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
|| IOC V4.2 (seen only)
March 2014 - Burma - endemics+Rain Quail, Gray-headed Parakeet, Hodgson's Frogmouth, Burmese Yuhina, Brown-capped and Striped L-T, Mt Victoria Babax, Chinese Grassbird
June 2014 - Finland - Boreal Owl, Eur. Pygmy-Owl, Hazel Grouse, Sibe Jay, Sibe Tit
June 2014 - W. Malaysia - Mtn Peacock-Pheasant, Malaysian Partridge, Malayan Whistling Thrush, Marbled Wren-Babbler, Rusty-naped Pitta
June 2014 - Sabah - Red-breasted, Crimson-headed, Chestnut-necklaced Partridges, Whitehead's Trogon, Bornean Banded Pitta, Blue-banded Pitta, Bornean and Mtn Wren-Babbler, Pygmy White-eye, Bornean and Sunda Blue-Flycatcher, Bornean Leafbird, Bulbul and Forktail
Cornell 6.8 - 8850
||Cornell seen only. Cornell Aug 14. + 32, - 4. Argentina Aug 14: Black-bodied Woodpecker, Comenchingones and Olrog's Cinclodes, Salinas Monjita, Cinnamon Warbling-Finch, Monte Yellow-Finch, Yellow Cardinal, Pampas Meadowlark. Paraguay Aug 14: Chaco Nothura, Red-and-white Crake, White=winged Nightjar, Creamy-bellied Gnatcatcher
||Updated July 2014. IOC. Latest Galapagos in May -14.
||Was since the 70-ies on the ABA list. Missed it last year because of travel at the update time. Have travelled much and seen much lately. Now starting here, too.
||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.
||Mark Van Beirs
||13 June 2014: Mountain Peacock Pheasant, Malayan Partridge, Malayan Banded Pitta and Barred Eagle Owl in Peninsular Malaysia. 25 December 2013: Philippine Eagle Owl, Northern Silvery Kingfisher, Visayan Broadbill and Ashy Thrush in the Philippines; Micronesian Kingfisher, Truk Monarch and all the other gettable endemics in Micronesia; Akiapolaau and exquisite Maui Parrotbill in Hawaii and Spot-winged Falconet, Horned Coot, Black-legged Seriema and Black-bodied Woodpecker in NW Argentina. 5 October 2013: Cornell + 26. 10 September 2013: Freckled Duck and Golden-shouldered Parrot in Queensland, Australia. 16 April 2013: Nocturnal Curassow and a cooperative Ochre-striped Antpitta in Ecuador. 9 January 2013: Sri Lanka Bay Owl, Andaman Crake and Black-and-orange Flycatcher in Southern India and the Andamans. The total is 8631 when following IOC taxonomy. All seen; no heards.
||August 2013: Szechenyi's and Przevalski's Partridges, Derbyan Parakeet, Mongolian and Xinjiang Ground-Jays (finishing this subfamily), and Przevalski's Rosefinch in China
||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 v3.3 (seen only) June 2014 - Colombia - including Hooded and Cundinamarca Antpittas, Recurve-billed Bushbird. Clements/Cornell - est. 8300+
||Seen Only, Clements: 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)
||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.
||(IOC, Clements 8177) Long-whiskered Owlet, Scarlet-banded Barbet and Golden-backed Mountain Tanager (July 2014)
||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 "Colombia Mega" with 1044 species, including Blue-billed Curassow, Chestnut-crested & Grey-bellied Antbirds, Tawny-tufted Toucanet, Recurve-billed Bushbird plus (post-tour) Urrao quartet, Yellow-headed Manakin, Yellow-eared Parrot, Cundinamarca Antpitta; NOV 13 Subantarctic islands of Macquarie and NZ, plus South Island mop up of Malherbe's Parakeet, Okarito & Southern Brown Kiwis; AUG 13 Ecuador, with crippling encounter with 3 Banded Ground Cuckoos plus Crescent-faced & Peruvian Antpittas; APR 13 New Caledonia with incomparable Kagu; MAR 13 West New Britain with Black Honey-Buzzard my 8000th species
||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
||C J Pollard
||October 2008: Comoro endemics; Helmet Vanga, Sakalava Rail, Madagascar Pochard, Madagascar Red Owl
||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:Over 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 White-bellied Heron, Black-billed Mountain Toucan, Collared Puffbird,White-breasted Guineafowl, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, White-necked Picathartes in Ghana, Strange-tailed Tyrant, Yellow-breasted Crake, Red-tailed Comet, Black-legged Seriema, Chubut Steamerduck etc in Arg, Subdesert Mesite, Long-tailed Ground Roller, Mad Plover, Red-shouldered Vanga, Beesleys Lark, Ashy Starling, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Grey-breasted spurfowl, Red-throated Tit,Yellow-billed Cotinga, Orange-bellied Parrot, Powerful Owl, Glossy-black Cockatoo ,Andean Avocet,Juan Fernandez Hummingbird and Tit-tyrant, Chilean Woodstar, Tamaruga Conebill etc in Chile,Red-cockaded Woodpecker, Bachman's Sparrow in N.C. Altai Snowcock, Asian Dowitcher, Mongolian Lark, Mongolian Ground-jay, Mongolian Finch, Indian Pitta, Blue-rumped and Bar-bellied Pitta, Giant and White-shouldered Ibis, White-rumped Falcon, Oriental Stork, Hooded and Red-Crowned Crane, Golden Pheasant, Relict Gull, Reed Parrotbill in China, Magellanic and Diademed S. Plover, 2 Huet-huets etc in Chile,Marvelous Spatuletail, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Jocotoco Antpitta, White-winged Guan in S Ecua&N Peru, Cape Eagle Owl, Fairy Flycatcher, Protea Canary etc in South Africa, Tibetan Snowfinch, Solitary Snipe, Ibisbill, Great and Streaked Rosefinch in Ladakh Dusky Thrush in Belgium!Rufous Owl down under, Hyancinth Macaw, Matto Grosso Antbird, Bare-faced Curassow in Pantanal ,Himalayan Monal; Satyr Tragopan, Black-tailed Crake, Ward's Trogon, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Yellow-rumped Honeyguide, Red-faced Liocichla,Fire-tailed Myzornis, Beautiful Nuthtach etc in Bhutan ,Gundlach's Hawk in Cuba Guianan Cock-of-the Rock, Blood-coloured Woodpecker,Capuchinbird in Guyana, Frasers Eagle Owl, Black-headed Bee-eater ,Bates Nightjar, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Red-billed Quailfinch and Black-faced Canary in Gabon, Serendib Scops Owl, Spot-bellied Eagle-owl, Green-billed Coucal,Sri Lanka Frogmouth in Sri Lanka, Choco Tinamou,Pirre Hummingbird,Tody Motmot,Beautiful Treerunner,Pirre Warbler(Panama) Harpy Eagle, Zigzag Heron,Black-necked Red Cotinga,Salvin's Curassow,Ecuadorian Rail,Pavonine Quetzal,White-plumed Antbird(Ecuador) clements tax
||Thailand target trip: Nicobar Pigeaon (finally!), Malaysian Rail-Babbler (only 1 family to go now), lots of others.
||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...
||Trip to Moluccas from Ambon to Kai
||Updated 4 August 2014: New birds in 2014 include all the Socotra endemics, Sapayoa and Black-crowned 'Gnatpitta' in Panama, Palawan Peacock-Pheasant and Red-headed Flameback in the Philippines, Junin Grebe, Hornby's Storm-petrel, Chestnut-headed Crake and Junin Rail in Peru, and Green-breasted Pitta, Yellow-throated Nicator and Red-winged Pytilia in Uganda. IOC taxonomy, no introductions included and no 'heard-only' species.
||Thailand target trip: Nicobar Pigeaon (finally!), Malaysian Rail-Babbler (only 1 family to go now), and lots of others.
||IOC not including 156 heard onlys. Clements total = 7620 not including 149 heard onlys. Recent trip to Graciosa, Azores Aug 2014, Swinhoe's and Monteiro's Storm-petrels, Sabah June 2014, 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 etc. Eastern USA May 2014, Black-capped and Trindade Petrel, Audubon's Shearwater, Boreal Chickadee, Bicknell's Thrush and Saltmarsh Sparrow. Black Rail heard only, 70 life birds in Mexico, March 2014 plus Omani Owl in February.
||(IOC) 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)
||2014 has started well with trips to W. India and Taiwan....oh , and to Iceland....no Northern Lights but Lincoln's Sparrow for my W. Pal. list ! IOC taxonomy.
||Clements: 1 week trip to Rajastan and Kashmir in July 2014 produced 7 lifers: Lesser Florican, Rain Quail, Bristled Grassbird, White-cheeked Nuthatch, Rufous-naped Tit, Tytler's Leaf-warbler, Kashmir Nutcracker; 5 week trip to Cuba and Southern Mexico, all self drive, the latter with BR; Cuba 27 lifers with all gettable endemics, superb views of all and all bar one photographed, highlights male Bee Hummer at eye level, Zapata Wren hopping on the track!, all the quail-doves at close range and 2 superb Gundlach's Hawks; Best in Mexico included Ocellated Thrasher at last, Nava's and Sumichrast's Wrens, Highland Guan, Bar-winged Oriole (a real one), Hooded Grosbeak, Pink-headed Warbler, Blue-crowned Chlorophonia and rounded off with 2 Tuxla Quail-doves on Volcan San Martin; 21 Net from 2013 Splits, Caspian Plover in the Netherlands on 12th January 2014; 2 weeks in Colombia in Dec 2013-Jan 2014 netted 40 lifers; 1 week at Mitu with highlights White-naped Seedeater, White-bellied Dacnis, Tawny-tufted Toucanet, Orinocco Piculet, Bar-bellied Woodcreeper, Chestnut-crested Antbird, Grey-bellied Antbird, Yellow-throated Antwren, Variegated Tinamou and 2 long overdue furnarids, namely Slender-billed Xenops and Short-billed Leaftosser; a week trip self-drive with BR,JVS and SW in the Eastern Andes produced a tame Cundinamarca Antpitta, an even tamer Recurve-billed Bushbird, the regular Blue-billed Currasow at El Paujil and finally Mountain Grackle at last after previous dips; 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
||Updated Feb 2014. Rio de Janeiro (Feb 2014) w Black-hooded & Serra Antwrens, Grey-winged Cotinga and Elegant Mourner/Laniisoma. West India (Jan 2014) w Indian Bustard, White-bellied Minivet and the complete set of goodies, ending the trip w Forest Owlet. Brazil (Oct 2013) w White-necked Hawk, Restinga Tyrannulet, Black-backed Tanager, Azure Jay, Red-tailed Parrot. Egypt (Mar 2013) w White-eyed Gull and Northern Peru (Jul/Aug 2013) w Long-whiskered Owlet, Pale-billed Antpitta, Scarlet-banded Barbet, Purple-backed Sunbeam and many more.
||May 14 - China - A whistle-stop tour down the eastern side of China....across to Yunnan....and finish in Tibet! Saw a very fine selection of great birds...though the 'twitch' nature of the tour meant we missed a couple of targets.....that Nonggang Babbler was an elusive little b***er! Highlights included Baer's Pochard , Siberian Crane , Jankowski's Bunting , Japanese Waxwing , Chinese Crested Tern , Reed Parrotbill , Curtois's Laughingthrush , Cabot's Tragopan . Elliot's and Tibetan Eared Pheasant's and Lord Derby's Parakeet!
||Clements/Cornell taxonomy - updated 16th June 2014. Far-eastern Russia (Kamchatka, Commander & Kuril Islands May/June 2014 - new birds: Short-tailed Albatross, Red-legged Kittiwake, Whiskered Auklet & Kittlitz's Murrelet
||According to IOC list. Does not include 177 species heard only. Latest trip - Zambia (Jul/Aug 2014)
||Stephen F. Bailey
||Clements/Cornell taxonomy and all birds seen (109 additional species heard-only). Sichuan, China, May-June 2014: 82 lifers; 24 endemics; best bird Sichuan Owl (Pere David's).
||Great trip with the craigbrelsford.com team to S Sichuan and rarely visited NW Yunnan netting a swathe of lifers including 7 parrotbills, 5 fulvettas, 6 laughingthrushes, 4 babblers, 4 leaf-warblers, 2 shortwings, plus Firethroat and Sclater's Monal. Clements/Cornell, seen only.
||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!
||IOC list.2012:slaty-backed jungle flycatcher,bagobo babbler,zapata wren.
||Jan 2014 Ecuador Sapayoa, Barred Antthrush, Napo Sabrewing others
||Clements - all seen - 29 ticks on 2013 Banda Sea cruise
||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.
||Cuban Amazon, Vitelline Warbler, Thick-billed Vireo, Cuban Bullfinch. Caymans 6/14; Crested Ibis, Chinese Crested Tern, Elliot's and Swinhoe's Pheasants, Cabot's Tragopan, White-necklaced Partridge, Tawny Fish Owl, Blackthroat, Moustached Laugher, Three-toed and Reed Parrotbills, Collared Crow, Slaty Bunting, Taiwan and SE China 5/14; Grey and Pale-browed Tinamous, Bearded Guan, El Oro Parakeet, Grey-capped Cuckoo, Andean Potoo, Neblina and Violet-throated Metaltails, Esmeraldas Woodstar, Jocotoco. Plain-backed and Crescent-faced Antpittas, El Oro Tapaculo, Orange-throated Tanager, Piura Hemispingus, Pale-headed Brushfinch Ecuador 2014, Malleefowl, Black-backed Bittern (#7000!), Banded
||2014: Band-bellied Crake, Singapore; Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo, Thailand; and Whiskered Pitta, Philippines. 2013: November/December Australia: Powerful Owl, Freckled Duck, Flock Bronzewing, Letter-winged Kite, Inland Dotterel, Budgerigar; May/June Sichuan/Shaanxi/Yunnan: Crested Ibis, Temminck’s Tragopan, Chinese Monal, White Eared Pheasant, Blue Eared Pheasant, Golden Pheasant, Lady Amherst’s Pheasant, Wood Snipe, Tawny Fish Owl, Rufous-headed Robin, Firethroat, Blackthroat, Przewalski’s and Grey-hooded Parrotbills, Yunnan Nuthatch; April von Schrenck's Bittern in Singapore; March weekend trips to Indochina highlights being Bare-faced Bulbul, Cambodian Laughingthrush, and White-eared Night-Heron; February southern Vietnam with expected laughingthrushes including Grey-crowned Crocias plus Indochinese Fulvetta on Mt. Bi Doup, and Blue-rumped Pitta and Orange-necked Partridges at Cat Tien; January 26th Green-faced Parrotfinch on Luzon. 2012: 7000th was Painted Bush-Quail in SW India December 2012.
||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 210 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.
||David Van den Schoor
||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 (v4.3). 'Heard only’ species (75) are not counted. I've SEEN 6912 (6.9) species when following the Clements/Cornell taxonomy.
||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,
||Update April '14. 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! Personal trip list was 449. Yunnan (Jan '13) 52 lifers including Fire-capped Tit, White-speckled and Moustached Laughingthrush, Long-billed Thrush, Himalayan Wood-owl, 3 new Scimiter-babblers and Yunnan Nuthatch.
||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.
||British living in USA
||Clements seen only.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.