World Bird Species Life List

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Rank Name Nationality Total Highlights


jon hornbuckle

British 9595 IOC (seen only)
IOC update Dec 2016. Rock Partridge in Macedonia. Mexico:Horned Guan, Singing Quail, Tuxtla quail-dove, Bearded Screech-owl, Fulvous Owl, Curve-winged & Long-tailed Ssabrewings, Wine-throated & Emerald-chinned Hummingbirds, White-throated Jay, Sumicrast’s & Nava’s Wrens, Aztec Trush, Ochre Oriole 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


Hugh Buck

British 9357 IOC V 6.3 seen only
Sabah and Sarawak April - May 2016. Grey Imperial Pigeon, Bornean Ground Cuckoo, Bornean Frogmouth, Brown Barbet, Hose's Broadbill, Black Oriole, Hook-billed Bulbul, Pygmy White-eye. Heard birds 82


Claes-Göran Cederlund

Swedish 9355 All records on
Updated Jan 2016. IOC. 7.1 Latest 6 weeks in Amazonian Brazil from R.Javarí in the west to Belem in the east. Numerous highlights incl. Alta Floresta & Snethlage´s Antpitta, Aripuana Antwren, Buff-cheeked Tody-flycatcher, Chico´s Tyrannulet, Roosevelt Antwren, 22 sp. of Woodcreeper incl. Uniform, Brigida´s, Hoffmann´s, Spix´s, Layard´s, Guianan, Juruá and Spot-throated. Pearly, Crimson-bellied, Santarem and Golden Parakeet. Rufous-necked, Black-girdled and Brown-chested Barbets. White-winged Potoo (New sp.), Dot-eared and Racket-tailed Coquettes, Fiery-tailed Awlbill. Grey and Tooth-billed Wrens. Violaceous Quail-dove at last..... Angola in Sep 2016 with endemics galore. Brazza´s Martin stood out though! S Peru March-April 2016 with som catch-ups: Taczanowski´s Tinamou, Buff-fronted Owl (again!), Koepcke´s Screech-Owl, Apurimac Spinetail and Brush-Finch, Ampay and Vilcabamba Tapaculo, Semicollared Hawk, and more. NE and EC Brazil Feb-March 2016. Buff-fronted owl, Hooded gnateater, Moustached woodcreeper, Sao Francisco Black-tyrant, Bahia Nighthawk, Minas Gerais tyrannulet, Brasilia,Diamantina, Boa Nova and Bahia tapaculos, Stresemann´s bristlefront, Henna-capped and Planalto foliage-gleaners, Pfrimer´s parakeet, Red-throated piping-guan, Bananal antbird, Rose-breasted chat, Kämpfer´s woodpecker and many more


Philip Rostron

British 9334 IOC seen only
IOC V6.4 -- Clements v2016 - 9140 (seen)
Nov 2016 NZ - superb encounter with Great Spotted Kiwi also Okarito and NI Brown plus Malherbe's Parakeet - Subantarctic Islands - Magenta Petrel, Shore Plover, Subantarctic Snipe, Flightless Teal, Chatham Island Pigeon plus Penguins, Parakeets and lots of Shags
July 2016 Amazonian Brasil - Buff-browed Chachalaca, White-crested Guan, Golden Parakeet, Vulturine Parrot, Fiery-tailed Awlbill, Rufous-necked Puffbird, Brown-chested Barbet, Kaempfer's Woodpecker, Harlequin Antbird, Hooded and Black-bellied Gnateater, White-tailed Cotinga, Opal-crowned Manakin, Black-chested Tyrant, Blackish Pewee, Para Gnatcatcher, Coal-crested Finch
July 2016 Kashmir - Tibetan Sandgrouse, Large-spotted Nutcracker, White-cheeked and Kashmir Nuthatch, Spectacled Finch, Black-and-Yellow Grosbeak - Rajasthan - Lesser Florican, Painted Francolin, Bristled Grassbird - Maharashtra - Forest Owlet, Mottled Wood Owl, Vigors's Sunbird, Broad-tailed Grassbird
March 2016 Venezuela - Tepui Tinamou, Red-legged Tinamou, Yellow-knobbed Curassow, Plain-flanked Rail, Roraiman Nightjar, Pale-headed Jacamar, Crimson-hooded Manakin, Venezuelan Sylph, Scissor-tailed Hummingbird, White-throated Barbtail, Sucre Antpitta, Scallop-breasted Antpitta, Paria Whitestart, Grey-headed Warbler, Venezuelan Flowerpiercer, Caracas and Paria Brush Finch


Tom Gullick

British 9096
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


Richard Clifford

British 9034
Updated Jan 2017. IOC 6.2 (all seen). Genus count: 2132 out of 2255 extant genera. Brazil including Grey-bellied Hawk, Helmeted Woodpecker, Blue-bellied Parrot, Marsh Tapaculo and number 9000 which was Crested Doradito. Philippines including Giant Scops Owl, Mindanao Miniature Babbler and Lina's Sunbird. China including Hainan Partidge, Reeves's Pheasant, Chinese Grouse, Blyth's Kingfisher, Nonggang Babbler, Pallas's Rosefinch.


Mark Van Beirs

Belgian 8972
IOC taxonomy. 1 January 2017: Long-whiskered Owlet, Scarlet-banded Barbet and White-masked Antbird in northern Peru; Braun's Bushshrike, Angola Cave Chat and Red-crested Turaco (the final member of the Turacos) in Angola; Edward's Fig Parrot and Matsudaira's Storm Petrel in PNG; Bare-faced Bulbul and Sooty Babbler in Laos. 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 8787 when following Clements taxonomy. All seen; no heards.


Hans Jornvall

Swedish 8849
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.


Jürgen Lehnert

German 8802
IOC 6.2: The family of impressive Tawny Fish-Owls at Jiuzhaigou, Sichuan (June 2016).


Jonathan Rossouw

South African 8715
OCT 16: RED SISKIN & SUN PARAKEET, plus the Rio Branco duo in Guyana’s Rupununi savannahs; SEP 16: SCALED GROUND-CUCKOOS at Cristalino; MAY 16: Sichuan with 10 spp parrotbill incl Przevalski's; Blackthroat; & slew of sensational "chickens"; Qinghai Tibet, with Przewalski’s Pinktail (final bird family), Tibetan Sandgrouse, Rosefinch, Bunting & Babax, along with Szechenyi's M-Partridge; MAR 16: Tristan da Cunha endems & specialties, notably Inaccessible Rail, Wilkins' Finch, Gough Bunting & Moorhen, plus N Rockhopper colonies & exquisite Sooty & Atl Yellow-nosed albies on the nest; FEB 16: Dominican Republic, with Palmchat, Bay-breasted Cuckoo, Ashy-faced Owl with prey, and other DR endems; SEP 15: Cristalino, with Bare-eyed & Xingu Scale-b Antbirds; Mamiraua, with Wattled Curassows


Peter Kaestner

USA 8650
Oct - Dec 2016 Australia, PNG, New Zealand, and Sub-antarctic Islands. 60 new. Highlights: Scarlet-chested Parrot, Wattled Ploughbill (to keep family list intact), and Blue Duck


Joe Thompson

USA 8592
Seen Only, Clements:2016: Peru: Scarlet-banded Barbet, Pale-billed Antpitta; Mangaia: Mewing Kingfisher; Uzbek.: Pander's Ground Jay; Myanmar: Hooded Treepie 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)


Bob Walton

USA 8552
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


Bob Bates

USA 8549
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.


Gerry Richards

Australia/UK 8455
January 2017. IOC 6.3 All Seen. Enjoyed several trips in 2016, all productive. June in Alaska gave me much wanted Spectacled Eider, Snowy Owl and Smith's Longspur followed by a second visit to Hawaii where Hawaiian Petrel, Newell's Shearwater, Puaiohi and Akiapolaau were highlights. In October N Argentina with lots of great birds including Black-legged Seriema, Chaco Owl, Black-bodied Woodpecker, Spot-winged Falconet, Rufous-throated Dipper, Yellow Cardinal and Short-tailed Finch. Short trip to S Chile for Chestnut-throated Huet-huet, Ochre-flanked Tapaculo and Patagonian Forest Earthcreeper and finally to the Amazon basin in N Peru for Wattled Curassow, Red-billed Ground-Cuckoo, Black-necked Red Cotinga plus many others.


Martin Edwards

Canadian 8450
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,


Phoebe Snetsinger

USA 8400 +
Last lifer was Red-shouldered Vanga, Madagascar Nov'99


Dave Williamson

British 8365
Updated 12th Jan 2017 IOC v.6.3 taxonomy (seen). Jan 2017: short non-birding trip to Cyprus but did manage to get a bit of birding in - 2 new species: Cyprus Warbler and Black Francolin.


David Shackelford

USA 8360
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.


Pete Morris

British 8354
Following IOC taxonomy (6.3). Species seen well only - no heards/utvs included. Updated October 2016. Good Birdquest to Tanzania with just about all gettable Eastern Arc endemics bagged. Earlier in 2016, trips to Hawaii, Micronesia, Western Mexico (Cinereous Owl!) and Colombia (too many goodies but Chestnut-crested Antbird and Sooty-capped Puffbird stood out! Late 2015, 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


Denzil Morgan

British 8347 IOC seen
Nov 16 - Australia - Gap filling trip in the south produced all the Tasmanian endemics plus a trio of great parrots - Orange-bellied , Swift and Scarlet-chested , Letter-winged and Square-tailed Kites and the amazing Plains Wanderer!


Jon Gallagher

UK/US 8307 IOC 6.3
Switching to IOC taxonomy added a fair few, plus more in Sulawesi, Halmahera, Moluccas and Lesser Sundas trips.


David Fisher

British 8263
Updated 13 December 2016: New birds in 2016 include Green Pheasant, Blakiston's Fish Owl, Spectacled Guillemot, Grey Bunting and Asian Rosy Finch in Japan, Antarctic and Snow Petrels in Antarctica, Northern Rockhopper Penguin, Tristan and Sooty Albatrosses, Kerguelen, Atlantic and Spectacled Petrels off Tristan da Cunha, White-crested Tiger-Heron, Black Guineafowl, Grey Pratincole, Rosy and Black-headed Bee-eaters, and Dja River Warbler in Gabon, White-collared Kite, Giant Snipe, White-winged Potoo, Lear's Macaw, Great Xenops, Pink-legged Graveteiro, White-winged and Banded Cotingas, and Araripe Manakin in Brazil, De Filippi's, Juan Fernandez and Stejneger's Petrels, JF Firecrown and JF Tit-Tyrant on Robinson Crusoe island, Chile and Peruvian Martin and Tamarugo Conebill in mainland Chile. IOC v6.2 taxonomy, no introductions included and no 'heard-only' species.


Dave Pitman

British 8247
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


Gerald Broddelez

Belgian 8231
Latest highlights include:All Dom Rep Endemics, South India and Andaman, Guatemala with Horned Guan etc ,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


peter maaskant

Dutch 8204
seychelles paradise flychatcher, seychelles scops owl, white-headed robin-chat, red-crested turaco, swierstra'sfrancolin, eastern rock-nuthatch, palau ground-dove, mariana crow, tablas drongo, flame-templed babbler, bagobo wr-b (2016), 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)


John Hopkins

British 8198 IOC
Thanks to Rob Hutchinson of BirdTourAsia for guiding our group in W. Papua. A great trip but demanding , with some amazing birds....W. Crowned Pigeon and 8 new Birds of Paradise were the best.The highlights of a trip S. Ecuador with Rockjumper in March were Buff-fronted Owl, Orange-throated Tanager and Neblina Metaltail. Number 8000 was a very obliging Black-capped Screech-owl during a great trip to S. Brazil with Brad Davis ( Matto Grosso Birding).


Dollyann Myers

USA 8141
Clements seen only


Dave Sargeant

British 8124
Last upd: Jun 2015. Rufous-headed Parrotbill and White-necked Babbler in Thailand.


Ian Lewis

British 8115 IOC + 165 heards
7880 +151 heards 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. Atlantic Odyssey: Kerguelen, Spectacled & Grey Petrel, Tristan Albatross, Northern Rockhopper Penguin, St Helena Plover. Ascension Frigatebird & five sp of landbirds. Mallorca - Moltoni's Warbler. Far Eastern Russia - Black-billed Capercaille, Short-tailed Albatross, Fork-tailed Storm Petrel, Red-legged Kittiwake, Aleutian Tern, 6 sp alcid, 6 sp passerines. Central Peru, Nov: 58 lifers inc Junin Grebe my last extant grebe, Junin (Black) Rail, Orange-breasted Falcon, Waved Albatross, 4sp storm-petrel, Golden-backed Mountain Tanager and great views of DSP.


Alan Lewis

British 8103
Clements / Cornell seen well only: July 2016, 3rd trip to Sumatra via KL added a few much wanted species including Mountain Peacock-pheasant (2 males), Schneider's Pitta (3 males), Graceful Pitta, Sumatran Laughingthrush, Rajah's Scops Owl, Pale-headed Frogmouth and a pair of the elusive Sumatran Cochoa and finally Mentawai Scops Owl, non Clements species not included in total included Sumatran Woodpecker, Roll's Partridge, Mentawai Serpent Eagle and Aceh Bulbul; in late March 2016, 2 weeks in Seram (2nd visit), Buru and Java with BR and NG provided 28 new including Seram and Buru Pittas, Hantu Boobook (both species), Lesser Masked Owl, Buru Dwarf Kingfisher, Boano Monarch and White-capped Munia with a bonus year tick in the form of a Chinese Crested Tern; 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 Emperor Penguin, Inaccessible Island Rail, Slender-billed Curlew, Jerdon's Courser, Wilson's BoP, Giant Pitta, Crescent-faced Antpitta and Banded Ground-cuckoo


Alan Greensmith

Independent 8097
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.


Ron Hoff

USA 8094
Clements seen only. Costa Rica target trip, April 2016 + Clements 2016 updates.


John Clark

British 8016 seen (IOC)
Brief trip to Kerala/Mumbai: Nilgiri Thrush, Wynard Laughingthrush, Jungle Nightjar, Forest Owlet


Jason Mann

USA 7968


Stephen F. Bailey

USA 7932
Clements/Cornell taxonomy and all birds seen (135 additional species heard-only). Peru, Nov. 2016: 30 lifers; Colombia, Dec. 2016: 22 lifers including Recurve-billed Bushbird.


Keith Betton

British 7930
According to IOC list (all seen). Latest trips - Colombia (Apr/May 2016), Sumatra (July 2016), Angola (Sep 2016), Remote E Indonesia (Nov 2016). Latest highlight.... Madanga on Buru.


John Penhallurick

Australian 7856
Trip to Moluccas from Ambon to Kai


Martin Kennewell

British 7854
2017: Jan., Dominican Republic – Ridgway’s Hawk, Bay-breasted Cuckoo, Ashy-faced Owl, Bicknell’s Thrush. 2016: Dec., Cuba – Gundlach’s Hawk, Blue-headed Quail-Dove, Bee Hummingbird, Zapata Wren, and NE Brazil – Little Wood Rail, Giant Snipe, Lear’s Macaw, Alagoas and Bahia Antwrens, Araripe Manakin, Blue Finch; Nov., Manaus, Brazil – Agami Heron, Crested Owl, White-winged Potoo, Capuchinbird, Reddish-winged Bare-eye, Chestnut-crested Antbird ; October, Sarawak – Dulit Frogmouth, Black Oriole; September, Australia (Alice Springs) – Spinifix Pigeon, Bourke’s Parrot, Rufous-crowned Emuwren; August, Sulawesi – Minahassa Masked-Owl, Scaly-breasted Kingfisher; June, China – Chinese Crested Tern; May/June, Alaska – Polar Bear, Spectacled Eider, Steller’s Eider, Bristle-thighed Curlew, Crested Auklet, Tufted Puffin, Red-legged Kittiwake, Smith’s Longspur; May, Negros, Philippines – Flame-templed Babbler; Mar., Eastern USA – Eastern Screech-Owl, Florida Scrub-Jay and Jamaica – Crested Quail-Dove, Jamaican Owl, Northern Potoo, Jamaican Lizard-Cuckoo, Arrowhead Warbler; Feb., Queensland – Black-breasted Buttonquail, Albert’s Lyrebird, Ground Cuckoo-shrike; Jan., Thailand – Spoon-billed Sandpiper (not new, but the best!)


Bjorn Anderson

Swedish 7813
All IOC lists and observations at 2016: California, Bhutan, Botswana/Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka.


Greg Roberts

Australia 7794
IOC, seen only


Jonathan Newman

British 7745
Hume's Pheasant, Bamboo Woodpecker, White-headed Bulbul, Dark-sided Thrush, Black-backed Forktail, Limestone Wren-Babbler, Yellow-bellied Flowerpecker, Spot-winged Starling Thailand 12/16; Spot-bellied E-Owl, Sri Lanka Thrush, SL Spurfowl 11/16; Obi Woodcock, Carunculated Fruitdove, Morotai Friarbird, Kai Cicadabird, Purple-named Lory, Buru Rackettail, Boano Monarch, Maluku Sept 16; Western Grasswren, Thick-billed Grasswren, Dusky Grasswren, Short-tailed Grasswren, Kalkadoon Grasswren, Black Grasswren, White-throated Grasswren, Carpentarian Grasswren, Grey Grasswren, Eyrean Grasswren, plus Grey Falcon, Red Goshawk, Chestnut-backed Buttonquail etc, Australia 7-8/16; Malaysian Rail-babbler, Malaysia 7/16


David Andersen

British living in USA 7712
Clements seen only.Long tailed sabrewing,White tailed hummingbird,White throated jay,Stricklands woodpecker,Mexican sheartail.Sichuan may 2016 chinese monal,temmincks tragopan,golden,lady amhersts pheasants,severtovs grouse,sichuan jay,przewalski,snowy browed nuthatch,sichuan treecreeper,bush warbler,three toed,golden parrotbill,golden fronted fulvetta,streaked barwing,przevalskis rosefinch.


Ken Cole

usa 7612 Clements seen
Brazil Nov 2016 Marsh Tapaculo, Spectacled Parrot, etc.


Malcolm Roxby

British 7602
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!


Petri Hottola

Finnish (Karelian) 7544
IOC (with some exceptions not convincing enough for me). No guided tours. Year 2016 started with a ten day trip to Armenia and Georgia, with a trip list 0f 219 species out of which 8 were lifers. in June-August a two-month RTW with a trip list of some 975 species, 225 of them new for me: USA: around Lake Michigan (4 lifers, about 6 potentially left in ABA area) - Grand Cayman - North Peru (again!) - Japan (got my last two missing breeding species) - Indonesia: Sulawesi - West Sumatra - Jakarta - Malaysia: Sabah - Sarawak - Philippines: Cebu - Negros - Manila. Some really awful birding locations but nevertheless great birds, including vagrants such as 2 Nordmann's Greenshanks in Sulawesi and a Bat Hawk in Negros, to name two examples.


Richard Rowland

British 7502
Clements-all seen-Oct 2016 54 ticks in S Moluccas


Jane Binstead

British 7458
An excellent trip to West Papua with Rob Hutchinson of BirdTour Asia - very hard work but productive! Highlights included BOPs, New Guinea Harpy Eagle, Greater Ground Robin, Snow Mountain Quail and Biak Scops Owl


Shaun P. Coyle

British 7453
Siberian White Crane (India 1988). Slender-billed Curlew (Morocco 1990). Paria endemics (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, Andean Laniisoma & all the inca-finches (C and N Peru, incl Iquitos 2006). Taita Apalis & Thrush, Sokoke Scops-Owl & Pipit (Southern Kenya). Giant, Jocotoco, Moustached & Crescent-faced Antpitta's (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). Prince Rospoli's Turaco & 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). Andaman Masked Owl, Sri Lanka Bay Owl & Serendib Scops Owl (Sri Lanka & India 2016).


Lars Petersson

Swedish 7450
IOC 7.1 58,5 % of seen birds are photographed and published on MY WORLD OF BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY by Lars Petersson. The best of the latest additions: ANGOLA 2016: Brazza's Martin, Pennant-winged Nightjar, White-headed Robin-Chat. ALASKA 2016: Spectacled Eider, Red-legged Kittiwake, Smith's Longspur. INDIA 2016: Great Indian Bustard, Forest Owlet, Sykes's Nightjar. SOLOMON ISLANDS 2015: Black-faced Pitta, Solomons Frogmouth, Fearful Owl. KENYA 2014: Friedman’s Lark, Papyrus Gonolek, Taita Thrush. ZANZIBAR 2014: Pemba Scops Owl. PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2014: Pesquet’s Parrot, Emperor Bird-of-paradise, Atoll Starling. ECUADOR 2013: Orange-throated Tanager, Long-wattled Umrellabird, Jocotoco Antpitta. WEST PAPUA 2013: Wilson’s Bird-of-paradise, Macgregor's Honeyeater, New Guinea Woodcock. GEORGIA 2013: Caucasian Grouse. Includes 167 heard onlys.
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