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||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
||9064 Clements seen only, heard only list is 77
||Gained 35 from Clements updates. Nov 2013 New Zealand: 2 kiwis, 3 penguins, Chatham Albatross, 6 petrels including Magenta, 6 shags, Shore Plover
|| Cornell August 2013: + 38, - 5. China May 2013: White-necklaced Partridge, Chinese Crested Tern, Chinese Barbet, Hainan Leaf Warbler, Xinjiang Ground Jay, Buffy, Courtois's and Rufous-cheeked Laughingthrushes, Grey-sided Scimitar-Babbler, Huet's and Gold-fronted Fulvettas, Jankowski's Bunting. Colorado April 2013: 7 Grouse including White-tailed Ptarmigan, Northern Pygmy and Saw-whet Owls, all 3 Rosy Finches, McCown's Longspur
||Cornell 6.8 (seen only),
Nov 2013 - Seychelles, Mauritius, Rodrigues and Reunion endemics
Sept 2013 - E. Andes Colombia - Green-bellied Hummingbird, (Golden-bellied Starfrontlet), Brown-breasted Parakeet, Cundinamarca Antpitta, Niceforo's Wren, Mountain Grackle
June 2013 - Canaries - endemics + Macaronesian (Barolo) Shearwater
May 2013 - East China - White-necklaced and Hainan Partridge, Cabot's Tragopan, Chinese Crested Tern, Rufous-cheeked and Blue-crowned Laughingthrush, Nonggang Babbler, Gold-fronted Fulvetta, Reed Parrotbill, Jankowski's Bunting.
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||Updated Nov 2013. Latest Bolivia in Oct 2013. Bol.Recurvebill,Masked Antpitta,Inquisivi Spinetail and more
||In case you're wondering, I'm posted to Afghanistan. Waiting for the snow finch to descend to my camp in the winter! October 2012 ten new in Ghana, highlight rock fowl. August 2012 28 net increase with Clements' updates. June 2012 Madeira - Zinos and Fea's Petrels, Barolo Shearwater, and Trocaz Pigeon. Spain 20 new -- 8400 = Pin-tailed Sandgrouse. Phoebe's bird (8415) = Laurel Pigeon. Oct 2011 27 new in Venezuela - incl Great and Scallop-breasted Antpittas and Caracas Brush-Finch. Oct 2011 Bahama Oriole and Warbler. Sep 2011 56 additions ffrom Clements' updates. June 2011 Rock Partridge, Slovenia, Great Bustard, Austria. May 2011 - Ural Owl, Sibe Tit and Jay, and Parrot Crossbill, No Finland. Mar 18, 2011 USVI - Bridled Quail Dove. PR - All endemics except the parrot. 8300 = PR Nightjar. SW DR - Hispanoilan Crossbill. SW DR - White-fronted Quail Dove, Bay-breasted Cuckoo, Least Pauraque, Eastern Chat Tanager, La Selle Thrush. NE DR - Ridgeway's Hawk, Ashy-faced Owl. Weekend at Jardin/Urrao. Fabulous hummers! List not including new SM Screech Owl or Urrao Antpitta - not in Clements' yet. Weekend at Santa Marta: four SM endemics (plus owl in the bank) and White-tipped Quetzal. Weekend on Otun, Rio Blanco, Colombia. Best: Cauca Guan, Chestnut-crowned Gnateater.
||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,
||August 2013: Szechenyi's and Przevalski's Partridges, Derbyan Parakeet, Mongolian and Xinjiang Ground-Jays (finishing this subfamily), and Przevalski's Rosefinch in China
||Last lifer was Red-shouldered Vanga, Madagascar Nov'99
||Mark Van Beirs
||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. 15 December 2012: Moustached Woodcreeper, Little Wood-Rail and Yellow-faced Siskin in NE Brazil. 15 October 2012: Green-breasted Pitta in Uganda and Brown-collared Brush-Turkey in PNG. 1 May 2012: Laggar Falcon and Stoliczka's Bushchat in India and Yellow-headed Picathartes and White-crested Hornbill in Ghana. 15 March 2012: Ocellated Turkey in Mexico and Crimson Fruitcrow and Band-tailed Antshrike in Suriname. The total is 8543 when following IOC taxonomy.
||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.
||2013: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)
||(IOC, Clements 8106) The endemics of Sao Tome and Principe including Principe Thrush. Black Guineafowl, Black-collard Lovebird, Vermiculated Fishing Owl, Brown and Bates’s Nightjar, Black-headed Bee-eater, Lyre-tailed Honeyguide, Dambo Cisticola, Gosling’s Apalis, Congo Moorchat, Black-chinned and Loango Weaver, Red-crowned and Rachel’s Malimbe and Black-faced Canary in Gabon.
||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.
||2013: AUG Back to Ecuador after 15 year absence, with crippling, 4 hour encounter with 3 Banded Ground Cuckoos plus Crescent-faced & Peruvian Antpittas, Andean Potoo, Plumbeous Hawk; APR New Caledonia with incomparable Kagu and other endemics; MAR West New Britain with Black Honey-Buzzard my 8000th species; JAN vagrant Northern Rockhopper Penguin in SA to complete the penguin sweep; DEC Sri Lankan endemics; OCT XENOGLAUX (plus slew of Maranon endemics); SEPT White-headed Robin-Chat, Braun's Bush-shrike, Brazza's Martin and Swierstra's Francolin in Angola
||Swedish, based in Myanmar
||Highlights 2007: North and central Angola with Grey-striped Francolin Gabela helmet-shrike, Gabela Akalat, Gabela Bush-shrike, Monteiro bush-shrike, Orange-breasted bush-shrike, Pulitzer Longbill, White-headed Robin-chat (in a new locality) and white-fronted wattle-eye in february; Southeastern Myanmar with White-fronted scops-owl in March
||Northern Somalia, March 06 with Somali Pigeon, Somali Thrush, Warsangli Linnet, Archer's Lark (seen 40km north of the listed range) + nine new species records for Somalia; Sangihe and closeby Islands, June 06 with all endemics; Sao Tome and Principe, September with Dwarf Olive Ibis, Sao Tome sunbird, Sao Tome grosbeak and Sao Tome Fiscal; Makira (Solomon Islands), October 06 to complete my Solomon list and to get the last endemics (missed the moorhen though)
||Fiji, Western Somoa and New Zealand: Blue Duck, North Is. Brown Kiwi, Stitchbird, Silktail, Long-legged warbler, Mao. Plus Clements' updates for 2013
||Following IOC taxonomy. Updated June 2013 after 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
||Latest highlights include: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 while leading Naturetreks first and successful Snow Leopard trip! 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
||Fiji, Western Samoa, & north island of New Zealand, plus Clements' updates.
||Updated October 2013: 2013 highlights include Giant and White-shouldered Ibis, White-rumped Falcon and Mekong Wagtail in Cambodia, Riverside Tyrant in Venezuela, Okinawa Rail, Okinawa Woodpecker and Amami Woodcock in Japan, Banded Ground-Cuckoo and Ocellated Antbird in Ecuador, Henderson & Phoenix Petrels on Henderson Island, Tuamotu Sandpiper in Polynesia, and Great Spotted Kiwi and Shore Plover in New Zealand. IOC taxonomy, no introductions included and no 'heard-only' species.
||Trips to Hawaii, Costa Rica and Myanmar. January 2013.a very good trip to S. India and the Andamans ( courtesy of Jo Thomas of Wild about Travel) which produced just about all the endemics. Prolonged views of Nilgiri Thrush were special.October 2012..a month in Australia, with Regent Honeyeater an excellent no. 7500 and a great 'Outback ' trip with Peter Waanders ( Southern Birding Services )which netted 5 Grasswrens, Ground Cuckoo-Shrike, Letter-winged Kite and Scarlet-chested Parrot.WPO2012....a massive collection of seabirds ( some waiting for names!) and excellent island endemics, especially on N. Caledonia & the Solomons.Sept/Oct 2010, an excellent trip with Brad Davis to Amazonian Brazil...White-winged Potoo,Yapacana/White-plumed/Harlequin Antbirds and Pale-faced/Black-spotted/Reddish-winged Bare-eyes. IOC taxonomy.
||Updated Oct 2013. 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.
||Transfered to IOC taxonomy, in addition 156 heard onlys. Last trip New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji Sep 13
||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)
||Dec 13 - Southern Ecuador........some goof stuff seen including Grey Tinamou . Jocotoco and Chestnut-naped Antpittas , El Oro , Barred . White-breasted Parakeets , Pale-headed Brush Finch.....and Orange-throated Tanager!
||Clements: Swinhoe's Storm-petrel - Fair Isle, UK August 2013, 48 new in Shaanxi, Sichuan and North Yunnan in May 2013 included superb views of Severtzov's Grouse, Chinese Monal, Wood Snipe (feeding at close range!!), Pere David's Owl, the trio of rare Robins including a tame Rufous-headed, 9 new Parrotbills including Przevalski's, the ultra-rare Biet's Laughingthrush near Lijiang, the clown-like Gold-fronted Fulvetta, the local Streaked Barwing, Yunnan Nuthatch, local Sharpe's Rosefinch and Crimson-browed Finch at last!, 32 new in 10 days in Ghana in March-April 2013 included superb views of Nuklengu & Grey-throated Rails, Fraser's & Akun Eagle Owls, Yellow-headed Picathartes, Yellow-footd Honeyguide, real Little Grey and Tessmann's Flycatchers and a showy Forest Scrub-robin after previous UTVs in Liberia; 11 new in 5 day trip to Colombia in December 2012 included Rusty-faced Parrot, Golden-plumed Parakeet, Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Bicolored & Brown-banded Antpittas, Bearded Helmetcrest, Cauca Guan, Colombian Screech Owl and Golden-bellied Starfrontlet (all photographed); A 3 week self-drive trip with PAJM around Ecuador in late 2012-Jan 2013 added a further 44 new birds on my third Ecuador trip including the mind-blowing BANDED GROUND-CUCKOO at Un Pco del Choco, also Pale-headed Brush-finch at Yunguilla, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, very obliging El Oro Tapaculo and the difficult Pale-vented Thrush at Buenaventura, Jocotoco Antpittas and day-roost Andean Potoo at Tapichalaca, Neblina Metaltail on Cerro Toledo, Spangled Coquette and a territorial Green Manakin at Copalinga, lots of Orange-throated Tanagers, Gray-tailed Piha, Bamboo Foliage-gleaner (photographed!) and Black-billed Seedfinch at Yankuam, Rufous Potoo and obliging Sapphire Quail-dove at Gareno, Orange-breasted Falcon on Loreto Road, Yellow-throated Spadebill, White-streaked Antvireo, Blue-browed Tanager (at last) and Rufescent Screech Owl at Wild Sumaco, Black-chested Fruiteater at Sand Isidro, Dark-backed Wood-quail at Paz de las Aves and Hoary Puffleg at Las Grallarias; Best and / or rarest ever birds include Slender-billed Curlew, Jerdon's Courser, Wilson's BoP, Giant Pitta, Crescent-faced Antpitta and the aforementioned Ground-cuckoo
||Clements/Cornell taxonomy - updated 15th Dec 2013. Malawi & Zimbabwe Nov/Dec 2013 highlights included: White-backed Night Heron, Ovambo Sparrowhawk, Buff-spotted Flufftail, Lesser Jacana, Lilian's Lovebird, Racket-tailed Roller, Bohm's Bee-eater, Southern Carmine Bee-eater, Miombo Pied Barbet, Green-headed Oriole, Blue Swallow, Livingstone's Flycatcher, White-winged Apalis, Babbling Starling, Thyolo Alethe, Sharpe's Akalat, Swynnerton's Robin, Boulder Chat, Bohm's Flycatcher, Scarlet-tufted Sunbird, Lesser Seedcracker.
||IOC list.2012:slaty-backed jungle flycatcher,bagobo babbler,zapata wren.
||Clements - all seen - net gain of 28 from 2012 update
||Przevalski’s Partridge, two monal partridges, Tibetan Snowcock, Tibetan Partridge, White and Blue Eared-Pheasants, Severtzov’s Grouse, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Mongolian Ground-Jay, Tibetan Lark, Mongolian Lark, White-browed Tit, Ground Tit, White-browed Tit-Warbler, Crested Tit-Warbler, Przevalski’s Nuthatch, Alpine, Gansu and Sichuan Leaf-Warblers, Chinese Fulvetta, Tibetan Babax, Giant Laughingthrush, Ala Shan Redstart, Robin and Maroon-backed Accentor, Przevalski’s Rosefinch, Tibetan Bunting, Tibetan Rosefinch + 8 more rosefinches, 6 spp. Snowfinch.
||Latest trip a 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!
||According to IOC list. Does not include 186 species heard only. Latest trip - Chile (Nov 2013) - trips planned to NE Brazil, Cameroon, NE India, Guyana
||Stephen F. Bailey
||Clements/Cornell taxonomy and all birds seen (100 additional species heard-only). NE Argentina, October 2013: 36 lifers; highlights Black-throated Piping-Guan, Helmeted Woodpecker, Canebrake Groundcreeper, Strange-tailed Tyrant, Yellow Cardinal, 5 seedeaters.
||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.
||7079 seen (IOC)
||Excellent trip to Ecuador - Choco and E Slope - February/March 2013. 69 lifers including Giant Antpitta, Beautiful Jay, Sapoyoa, Rufous and Andean Potoos, Scaled Fruiteater
||2013: April 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 along with Sri Lanka Bay Owl, Wynaad Laughingthrush, and Nilgiri Pipit.
||Malleefowl, Black-backed Bittern (#7000!), Banded Lapwing, Hooded Plover, Inland Dotterel, Plains-wanderer, Gang-gang, Purple-crowned Lorikeet, lots of parrots (Swift, Eastern Ground, Orange-bellied, Turquoise, Blue-winged, Regent, Superb), Masked and Powerful Owl, Spotted and Chestnut Quail-thrush, Mallee Emu-wren, Scrubtit, Redthroat, Speckled Warbler, Purple-gaped and Painted Honeyeater, Red and White-browed Treecreeper, 40 spot Pardalote, Black-eared Miner. Australia Nov 13. Another (!) Dwarf Cassowary, Black Honey-Buzzard, Pheasant Pigeon, Bismarck Hanging Parrot, Madarasz's Tiger Parrot, Papuan Hawk Owl, Wallace's Fairywren, Buff-tailed Sicklebill PNG Sept 2013
||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 Sept '13. 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.
||Australia Nov/Dec 2013: Malleefowl, Flock Bronzewing, Letter-winged Kite, Grey Falcon, Red-necked Avocet, Inland Dotterel, Budgerigar, five new Grasswrens, Black-eared Miner, Crimson, Orange and Yellow Chats, Gibberbird, Hall’s Babbler, Cinnamon and Chestnut-breasted Quail-Thrushes, Red-lored Whistler, Plum-headed Finch. UAE Nov 2013: Black-crowned Sparrow-Lark, Plain Leaf-Warbler. China May/June 2013: Crested Ibis, Amur Falcon, Severtzov’s Grouse, Snow Partridge, Verreaux’s Monal Partridge, Tibetan Snowcock, Temminck’s Tragopan, Chinese Monal, White Eared Pheasant, Blue Eared Pheasant, Golden Pheasant, Lady Amherst’s Pheasant, Black-necked Crane, Wood Snipe (displaying on the ground in broad daylight!), Tawny Fish Owl, Maroon-backed Accentor, Long-tailed, Chestnut, Kessler’s and Chinese Thrushes, Severtzov’s and Crested Tit Warblers, eight new Phylloscs, Rufous-headed Robin, Firethroat, Blackthroat, Buffy, Sukatshev’s, Biet’s, Giant and Red-winged Laughingthrushes, Emei Liocichla, Great, Three-toed, Fulvous, Golden, Przewalski’s and Grey-hooded Parrotbills, Przewalski’s and Yunnan Nuthatches, Chinese Grey Shrike, Sichuan Jay, Slaty Bunting, seven new rosefinches, Black-headed Greenfinch, Chinese Grosbeak. Croatia May 2013: Rock Partridge. Cuba Mar 2013: West Indian Whistling-Duck, Gundlach’s Hawk, Key West, Grey-fronted and Blue-headed Quail-Doves, Bare-legged, Cuban Pygmy and Stygian Owls, Cuban Nightjar, Bee Hummingbird, Cuban Trogon, Cuban Tody, Fernandina’s Flicker, Giant Kingbird, Zapata Wren, Bahama Mockingbird, Olive-capped, Yellow-headed and Oriente Warblers, Cuban Grassquit, Cuban Sparrow.
||David Van den Schoor
||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!!! March 2013: a short trip to Ecuador yielded some good lifers like; Nocturnal Curassow, Salvin’s Curassow, Rufous Potoo, Wing-banded Antbird, Ochre-striped Antpitta, White-lored Antpitta, Rufous-vented Whitetip, Foothill Elaenia, Yellow-throated Spadebill, Andean Laniisoma (unfortunately, views was too shortly) and White-chinned Swift. Januari 2013: a trip to Southern Andaman & Peninsular India yielded all possible endemics. August 2012: a Peru trip produced Long-whiskered Owlet, Cinnamon Screech-Owl, Bay-, Chestnut- and Ochre-fronted Antpitta, Green-throated-, Dotted- and Golden-backed Mountain-Tanager + many more highlights! My list follows the taxonomy, names and sequence of James F. Clements (6th Edition 2007) with a few exceptions of recent taxonomic decisions, updated till August 2013. ‘Heard only’ species (75) are not counted. I've SEEN 6996 species when following the IOC taxonomy v3.5.
||Ole Frode Jakobsen
||138 lifers during 6 months in Australia until March 2012 and 60 lifers during my first visit to Mxico 1 month 25 Oct-22 Nov. Last visit to Mexico 7 January-8 March 2013. My prime target was El Triunfo Area with great claudforest on the Pacific Slope of Chiapas. Fantastic birds like Horned Guan, Rufous Sabrewing, Black-crested Coquette, Resplendent Quetzal, Tody Motmot, Turquoise-browed Motmot, Black-capped Swallow, Azure-rumped Tanager, Prevost´s Ground-Sparrow and Red-breasted Chat.
||June 2012 Southeast China-White eared Night heron, Fairy Pitta, Chinese Crested Tern, Nonggang Babbler, Red tailed & Courtois Laughingthrushes. December 2011 Southern India & Andamans - 2 Blue Robins, Black & Orange Flycatcher,Wood pigeon, Broad tailed Grassbird,Andaman Teal, Wood Pigeon,Cuckoo Dove & Crake. August 2011 West Papua - 9 new BoPs including displaying West Parotia, Arfak Astrapia, Magnificent, Wilson's & Red, White striped Forest Rail, Western & Victoria Crowned Pigeons, Shovel Billed & BLue black Kingfishers. December 10 southeast China -Reeve's Pheasants, Siberian Cranes, Oriental Stork, Reed Parrotbill, Cabot's Tragopan, Crested Ibis, Scaly sided Merganser. June 10 Sichuan, China -Gold fronted Fulvettas,Gray hooded Parrotbills +7 more Parrotbils, Chinese gray Shrike,Temminck's Tragopan, White & Blue eared Pheasants, Lady Amherst's Pheasant & Black necked Cranes. December 09 Sri Lanka- all endemics, Pied Thrush, Malabar Trogon plus Sloth Bear! July 09 : Sabah, Borneo -all 6 possible Pittas, Bornean Ground Cuckoo, Hose's Broadbill, Whitehead's trio, Everett's, Orange headed & Chestnut capped Thrushes,Fruithunters, Pygmy Ibon,Mountain Serpent Eagle, White fronted Falconet, Red Breasted, Chestnut necklaced & Crimson headed Partridges, White crowned Hornbill, & Mountain, Bornean & Black throated Wren Babblers.... April 09 : Arunachal Pradesh & Assam - Blue naped Pitta, Ward's Trogon, Cachar & Sikkim Wedge Billed Babblers,Blyth's Kingfisher, Grandala, Rusty throated Wren Babbler, Myzornis, Bugun Liocichla, Purple Cochoa. August 08: Sumba-Elegant Pitta,Sumba Hornbill. Timor-Black banded Flycatcher,Timor Black Pigeon,Chestnut backed & Orange banded Thrushes. Flores-Chestnut capped Thrush, White browed Shortwing,White rumped Kingfisher.
||IOC (with some exceptions not convincing enough for me). No guided tours. Year 2013 started with Portugal in March, with no additions. June-July Wallacean (solo!) odyssey Sabah - Timor Leste - PNG (New Britain, Varirata) produced 181 new species such as Bismarck Kingfisher, both New Britain Goshawk and Sparrowhawk, and Doria's Hawk. On the way home Southern Baja California and NE Kingdom of Vermont added 12 species, including a very obliging Baja Pygmy Owl (mobbed by Xantu's Hummingbird on my video) and, finally, a Ruffed Grouse! Few days later (in August) a visit to Japan (Kyoto & Amami Oshima) added another 9 species. Three Amami Thrushes and 23 Woodcocks seen in two days (and 8 Amami Black Rabbits). November Malta (no additions).