|Showing Records 1 through 50 of 863 Total Records
||9435 IOC (seen only)
||Colombia June/July: Semicollared Hawk, Gorgeted Wood-Quail, Tolima Dove, Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Indigo-winged Parrot, Andean Blossomcrown, Todd’s Nightjar, Perija Metaltail, Perija Thistletail, Brown-banded Puffbird, Tawny-tufted Toucanet, Bar-bellied Woodcreeper, Chestnut-crested Antbird, White-bellied Dacnis, Mountain Grackle. Panama April 2015: Dusky-backed Jacamar, Beautiful Treerunner, Speckled Antshrike Pirre Warbler, Green-naped Tanager, Viridian Dacnis.
||IOC 5.3 seen only. Indonesia South Moluccas Nov 2014: Moluccan Scrubfowl, Buru and Seram Mountain Pigeons, Buru Green Pigeon, Blue-eared Lory, Blue-fronted Lorikeet, Buru Racket-tail, Salmon-crested Cockatoo, Lazuli Kingfisher, Buru Pitta, Fawn-breasted Thrush, 6 new White/Dark Eyes, Buru, Olive and Seram Honeyeaters, Long-crested Myna. Cornell 6.9 9053 seen. Heard birds 88
|| IOC V5.3 (seen only) -- Clements v2015 - 9015 (seen) armchair Clements 9000 tick!
Aug 2015 - N. Peru - Cinnamon Scr-Owl, Long-whiskered Owlet, Scarlet-banded Barbet, Orange-br Falcon (finally), Ash-thr Antwren, White-masked Antbird, Pale-billed Antpitta, Ochre-fronted Antpitta, Cinnamon-br Tody-Tyrant, Varzea Thrush
July 2015 - Honduras - Tawny-faced Quail, Green-breasted Mountaingem, Honduran Emerald, Keel-billed Motmot, Red-throated Parakeet
May 2015 - S. Europe cleanup - Spanish Imperial Eagle, Corsican Nuthatch, Balearic Warbler, Rock Partridge etc.
Jan 2015 - SW Ecuador - Ochre-bellied Dove, Buff-fronted Owl, Esmeraldas Woodstar, Pacific Royal Flycatcher, Long-wattled Umbrellabird, Black-and-White Tanager, Crimson-breasted Finch, Saffron Siskin
Feb 2015 - Rio Napo - Nocturnal Curassow (mega views!), Black Bushbird, Lunulated Antbird, Ochre-striped Antpitta (wow), White-lored Antpitta
||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
||Updated June 2015. IOC. Latest China with Ch. Crested tern, Blackthroat, Cabot´s Tragopan, Elliot´s Pheasant , Courtois´s Laughingthrush in May. N India in Feb-March with a few things like Nepal Wren-babbler. Madagascar in Nov 2014 with a few catch-ups like Helmet & Bernier´s Vangas etc. Malawi in Sep 2014 with Tholo Alethe, Babbling Starling and Lesser Seedcracker among others
||Update of Jan 2, 2015: After trips to Samoa, Brazil and Indonesia, the present update lands at 8849. Last year was good, except for a long black-out in spring/summer when Herpes zoster in the eye and complications suddenly hit me. It all cleared up and now back in business since long. Will try to remember updating at intervals.
||Mark Van Beirs
||IOC taxonomy. 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. 7 January 2015: Recent trips to Ethiopia (Stresemann's Bush Crow, Prince Ruspoli's Turaco and Liben Lark) and Ghana (Akun Eagle Owl, Rosy Bee-eater and Forbes's Plover). 10 Sept 2014: Northern Brown Kiwi in New Zealand and Chestnut-bellied Kingfisher, Silktail, Orange Dove and Samoa White-eye in the southwest Pacific. 13 June 2014: Mountain Peacock Pheasant, Malayan Partridge, Malayan Banded Pitta and Barred Eagle Owl in Peninsular Malaysia. The total is 8661 when following Clements taxonomy. All seen; no heards.
||Updated May 2015. IOC (seen only) - Clements/Cornell est. 8450. Malaysia/Thailand in March/April including Crimson-headed/Red-breasted/Malaysian/Rufous-throated/Bar-backed Partridges, Mrs Humes/Mountain Peacock Pheasants, Dulit/Bornean/Hodgson's Frogmouths, Coral-billed Ground-cuckoo, Eared Pitta, Hose's Broadbill, Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker, Black Oriole, ... and an astonishing half hour watching Rail Babblers at close range and in the open
||Clements seen only: Jan 2015 N & S Viet Nam 26 Lifers; Pied Falconet, VN Fireback, Germains Peacock Pheasant, Blue rumped Pitta; Sulawesi Oct 2014: 126 new birds Hylocitrea, Mtn Serin, Grt Shortwing
||December 2014: Rockjumper's 1000 Birds Megatour added 47 new birds, including stunning Blue-billed Curassow (once thought to be extinct), Beautiful Woodpecker, Blossomcrown, Azure-naped Jay, and a half-dozen Santa Marta birds not available on my last trip to Colombia.
||Mar 2015 Streaky-br Flufftail, Codrington's Indigo Bird, Vincent's Bunting; Jan 2015 Germany Red-breasted Goose. Three new Georgia - Snowcock, Black Grouse, Rosefinch. Four new Turkey - Nuthatch, Snowcock, Radde's Accentor (8500), East Cinereous Bunting. Six lifers in Uganda, Feb 2014 -- incl: Willard's Boubou and Green-breasted Pitta. AFGHAN SNOW FINCH Feb 2014.
||(IOC 5.3) Bocage's Weaver (Angola September 2015).
||SEP 15: Cristalino revisited, with Bare-eyed & Xingu Scale-backed Antbirds plus Uniform Woodcreeper; Mamiraua flooded forests, with beaut Wattled Curassows; white sand areas N of Manaus, with Pelzeln's & Snethlage's TTs; JUN 15: Costa Rica, with Chiriqui & Purplish-backed Quail-Doves; MAY 15: Rio Cristalino, with Alta Floresta Antpitta, Kawall's Parrot, Spix's Warbling Antbird & Black-girdled Barbet, APR 15: Ecuador just seems to get better and better… Cordillera del Condor, with numerous Orange-throated Tanagers, 4 RED-WINGED WOOD-RAILS, White-bellied Pygmy-T; the incredible Jocotoco experience; & Canande, with Tawny-faced Quail with chicks, Choco Poorwill, Screech Owl & Tapaculo, and unexpected Great Curassow… still extant in Ecuador! Plus Uniform Crake below the guides' cabin at Sacha MAR 15: Pincoya Storm Petrel in Seno Reloncavi; FEB 15: Chitwan NP for Slender-billed Babbler & Grey-crowned Prinia; JAN 15: Djibouti Francolin & Arabian Golden Sparrow
||Seen Only, Clements:2015: Colombia: Hooded Antpitta; Chile: Chestnut-throated Huet-huet; Gomera: Bolle's Pigeon, Laurel Pigeion; Kadogawa: Japanese Murrelet 2014: Amami-Oshima: Lidth's Jay; Cambodia: Giant and White-shouldered Ibis; Japan: Steller's Sea-Eagle, Ural Owl; 2013:Easter Island: Kermadec, Herald, and Phoenix Petrels; Chile: Crag Chilia, White-sided Hillstar S. India: Nilgiri/Scaly Thrush, Wynaad Laughingthrush, Mottled Wood Owl, White-bellied Minivet. 2012 Spain: Pin-tailed Sandgrouse-all Sandgrouse now seen...2011 Oman: Hume's Owl; Bahrain: Hypocolius (last family!), Colombia Aug 2010: Rufous-fronted Parakeet, Bicolored Antvireo, Bicolored Antpitta, Urrao Antpitta, Black Solitaire, Multicolored and Gold-ringed Tanagers, Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer; Colombia May 2010: Cundinamarca Antpitta, Blossomcrown, Tolima Dove; Colorado Apr 2010: White-tailed Ptarmigan Colombia Jan 2010: Yellow-headed Manakin, Red-bellied Grackle; Ecuador Oct. 2009: Brown Wood-Rail, Giant and Moustached Antpittas, Orange-breasted Fruiteater, Five-colored Barbet, Cloud-forest Pygmy-Owl, Berlepsch's Tinamou; Ecuador Feb 2009: Peruvian Antpitta (San Isidro), Greater Scythebill (Guacamayos Ridge Trail), Jocotoco Antpitta, Andean Potoo---finally! (Tapichalaca), Orange-throated Tanager (Cabanas Yankuam)
||2012 Jan Arizona, LeConte's Thrasher;2011 Dec, Baja California,Xantus's Hummingbird,Belding's Yellowthroat,Gray Thrasher;2011 Nov, Brazil,Lesser Nothura, Giant Snipe,White-winged Nightjar,Cone-billed Tanager, Chestnut Seedeater;Clements updates +44;2011 September, Cozumel/Yucatan,Ocellated Turkey,Yucatan Nightjar and Poorwill, Mexican Sheartail, Rose-throated Tanager;2011 Jul, Svalbard, Dovekie;2011 Jun,AZ,MD&IC,Zino's&Fea's Petrels,Trocaz,Bolle's&Laurel Pigeons, Blue Chaffinch;2011 Mar, Cuba, Blue-headed Quail-Dove, Giant kingbird, Oriente Warbler, Cuban Gnatcatcher;2011 Jan Florida Scrub-Jay; Bahama Woodstar and Swallow on Andros;Clements 2010 updates +34-4= +30,
||Last lifer was Red-shouldered Vanga, Madagascar Nov'99
||2011 Highlights – Giant and White-shouldered Ibis, Masked Finfoot, Germain’s Peacock Pheasant, Blue-rumped Pitta, and Milky Stork in Cambodia; Hodgson’s Frogmouth, Ratchet-tailed Treepie, Giant Nuthatch, and Green Cochoa in Thailand; Taczanowski’s Tinamou and White-tufted Sunbeam in Peru; Cabot’s Tragopan, Elliot’s Pheasant, Blue-crowned Laughingthrush, and Chinese Crested Tern in SE China; a clean sweep of all Taiwan endemics including excellent views of Mikado and Swinhoe’s Pheasants plus Golden Parrotbill and Fairy Pitta; all Pemba Island endemics; Usambara Eagle Owl and Karamoja Apalis in Tanzania; Red-collared Mountain-Babbler and Shelley’s Crimsonwing in Rwanda; Maleo and Red-backed Thrush in Sulawesi; Wallace’s Standardwing and Ivory-breasted Pitta in Halmahera.
||Ghana Oct 2010; highlights; Dwarf Bittern, Long-tailed Hawk, Congo Serpent Eagle, Afep Pigeon, Black-collared Lovebird, Olive Long-tailed Cuckoo, Black-throated Coucal, Frasers Eagle Owl, Plain Nightjar, White-bellied Kingfisher, Rosy Bee-eater, White-crested and Black Dwarf Hornbills, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Little-green, Melancholy and Fire-bellied Woodpeckers, Yellow-bearded Greenbul, Finschs Flycatcher Thrush,Sharpes Apalis, Lemon-bellied Crombec, Kemps Longbill, Violet-backed Hyliota, Usshers, Little Grey and Tessmans Flycatchers, Bioko and Senegal Batis, Yellow-headed Picathartes, Forest Penduline Tit, Buff-throated Sunbird, Sabines Puffback, Red-billed Helmet Shrike, Coppery-tailed Glossy Starling, Red-fronted Antpecker, Wilsons Indigobird, Exclamatory and Togo Paradise Whydahs; Georgia and Turkey May 2010; Green Warbler, Iraq Babbler; all Micronesian endemics Jan 2010; N Argentina and S E Brazil Nov/Dec 09; Red-faced Guan, Crowned Eagle, Red-tailed and Blue-bellied Parrots, Hoys Screech Owl, Sickle-winged and Long-trained Nightjars, Marsh and Sao Paulo Antwrens, Wetland and Planalto Tapaculos, Canebrake Groupcreeper, Red-backed Sierra-finch, Kaempfers Tody tyrant, Restinga Tyrannulet, Spotted Bamboowren, Green-chinned Euphonia, Black-legged Dacnis
||Last upd: Jun 2015. Rufous-headed Parrotbill and White-necked Babbler in Thailand.
||Latest highlights include:Przevalkski's and Roborovski's Rosefinch, Przev Redstart, Kozlov's Bunting & Babax, Cambodian Tailorbird, Bee Hummingbird, Blue-headed Quail-dove, Giant Kingbird, Zapata Sparrow etc in Cuba ,Letter-winged Kite and Int Spec Austr, 150+ lifers on a Colombia Mega trip,all mt Victoria spec in Myanmar, Wilsons Bop, Masked Bowerbird, Western parotia, Numfoor Paradise Kingfisher, Mc Gregors , Arfak Astrapia etc in Irian Jaya clements tax
||8110 IOC seen
||Oct 15 - West Papua - Great trip where i finally caught up with my most 'wanted' bird - Shovel-billed Kingfisher....awesome! Also saw 16 BOPs together with Greater Ground Robin , Wattled Brushturkey , Biak Scrubfowl , New Guinea Woodcock , both Feline and Mountain Owlet-nightjars and a host of other superb birds!
||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.
||Updated 7th August 2015 - IOC taxonomy seen (7882 on Clements): Northern Peru July/Aug 2015. New species highlights included: Cinnamon Screech-Owl, Napo Screech-Owl, Long-whiskered Owlet, Spot-tailed Nightjar, Black-throated Hermit, Rufous-crested Coquette, White-faced Nunbird, Scarlet-banded Barbet, White-masked Antbird, Pale-billed Antpitta, Ochre-fronted Antpitta, White-chinned Woodcreeper, Yungas Manakin, Jet Manakin, Yellow-crested Tanager, Yellow-scarfed Tanager, Black-and-white Tanager. Plus species seen previously including: Band-bellied Owl, Rufous-banded Owl, Stygian Owl, Marvelous Spatuletail, Ash-throated Antwren, Black-necked Red-Cotinga.
||Jamaica, May 2015
||Updated 24 May 2015: New birds in 2015 include Silver Pheasant and Reed Parrotbill in China, Mrs Hume's Pheasant, Rusty-naped Pitta, Giant Nuthatch, Spot-breasted Parrotbill and Black-breasted Thrush in Thailand, Jerdon's Minivet, White-browed Nuthatch, Burmese Yuhina and Hooded Treepie in Myanmar, and Rock Partridge in Sicily. IOC v5.2 taxonomy, no introductions included and no 'heard-only' species.
||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)
||8159 if heard onlys counted. 2015 Paraguay, Sep/Oct - 20 new birds inc Sickle-winged Nightjar (8000th), White-winged Nightjar, Black-legged Seriema, Chaco Owl, Black-bodied Woodpecker, Strange-tailed Tyrant, Saffron-cowled Blackbird - French Alps May - Rock Partridge. Colorado, April - 12 lifers inc 6 grouse, 2 longspurs, 3 rosy finches and Trumpeter Swan in Nebraska. NE Brazil Jan - 78 life birds including Giant Snipe, White-winged Potoo, Bahia and Diamantina Tapaculos, Banded Cotinga and the 'Serra das Lontras' Treehunter. 2014 trips - Nov/Dec southern Argentina, 23 life birds including Hooded Grebe, Patagonian Tinamou, Spot-winged Falconet, Ringed Teal, R&W Crake; Sept/Oct N Madagascar, 18 life birds inc Helmet & Bernier's Vanga, Sakalava Rail, Madagascar Pochard, Bernier's Teal, Red Owl, Slender-billed Flufftail also all 24 Comoros endemics on the same trip; Graciosa Azores Aug 2014, Swinhoe's and Monteiro's Storm-petrels; Sabah June 50 life birds including: Bornean Bristlehead (last of the IOC families) all 4 endemic Pittas, Red-breasted and Crimson-headed Partridges, Whitehead's Trogon and Broadbill; May Eastern USA, Black-capped and Trindade Petrel, Audubon's Shearwater, Boreal Chickadee, Bicknell's Thrush and Saltmarsh Sparrow. Black Rail heard only; March 70 life birds in Mexico, plus Omani Owl in February
|| 2015....a very productive trip to W. Java and Sumatra with BirdTourAsia.2014... trips to W. India, Taiwan, N. Peru, Argentina and the Moluccas.....plus Lincoln's Sparrow in Iceland for my W. Pal. list. Hooded Grebe were fabulous.
||Clements / Cornell seen well only: Net gain of 20 in 2015 Cornell splits; Only 2 brochure tours (both boats). September 2015: a 3 week self-drive unguided trip around Zambia with BR, MI and JVS produced 52 new birds (all bar one, Bamboo Warbler, were photographed) including Chaplin's Barbet, Black-cheeked Lovebird, Black-and-rufous Swallow, Dambo Cisticola, a good haul of Miombo species including Miombo Rock Thrush and Orange-winged Pytilia and more widespread but elusive species such as Thick-billed Cuckoo and Locust Finch; June 2015, a two day trip to Turkey for Turkish Fish Owl (not in Clements) and Olive-tree Warbler, April 2015, an unguided 3+ week self-drive around Costa Rica and 3 days in Panama provided 84 new birds including 4 new Wood-quails, 2 Tinamous, 3 new Quail-doves, Lovely, Turquoise, Snowy and Yellow-billed Cotingas, Yellow-breasted and Uniform Crakes, Striped and Bare-shanked Screech Owls, Keel-billed Motmot, Thicket Antpitta and Silvery-throated Jay, all of which were photographed; 3 week trip to Panama in December 2014- January 2015 included 10 days in Darien and trek to Pirre, then 10 days self drive in West Panama all with BR, AM and JVS gave 88 new birds, the best being Crested Eagle, Maroon-chested Ground-dove, Violaceous, Russet-crowned and Olive-backed Quail-doves, Costa Rican and Central American Pygmy Owls, Pirre Hummer, Tody Motmot, Stripe-cheeked Woodpecker, Great green Macaw, Sapayoa, Wing-banded Antbird, Ocellated Antbird, Black-crowned Antpitta, Black-tipped Cotinga, Speckled Mourner, Pirre Warbler, Wrenthrush, Yellow-green Finch, Tacarcuna & Pirre Chlorospingus, Ochraceous Pewee. Best and / or rarest ever birds include Slender-billed Curlew, Jerdon's Courser, Wilson's BoP, Giant Pitta, Crescent-faced Antpitta and Banded Ground-cuckoo
||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
||7762 seen + 158 heard only (IOC)
||July 2015 trip to Amazonia NP, Carajas, Caxias and Southern Brazil with Eduardo Patrial. 75 lifers with numerous highlights including Golden Parakeet, Harlequin, Bare-eyed and Wing-banded Antbirds, both Red and White-tailed Cotingas, Kaempfer's Woodpecker (7), Black-bellied and Hooded Gnatcatchers, Black-chested Tyrant, Snethlage's, Amazonian and Speckle-chested Antpittas, Canebreak Groundcreeper etc.
||Ivory-breasted Pitta, Wallace’s Standardwing, Cerulean Paradise-Flycatcher, 8 new kingfishers! Clements/Cornell, seen only.
||Stephen F. Bailey
||[Pending increase from 2015 Clements revisions] Clements/Cornell taxonomy and all birds seen (128 additional species heard-only). Bolivia, August-September 2015: 80 lifers [89 by IOC] including most endemics.
||All IOC lists and observations at www.iGoTerra.com. Slow 2014 with only trips to India and Brazil.
||According to IOC list. Does not include 183 species heard only. Latest trip - Colorado, USA (April 2015)
||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!
||Spruce and Ruffed Grouse, American Woodcock, Black-billed Magpie, Grey Jay, Winter Wren, Minnesota Sept 15; Colima Pygmy Owl, Great Swallow-tailed Swift, Cinnamon-sided and Bumblebee Hummers, Nava's Wren, Ocellated Thrasher, Dwarf Jay, Pink-headed Warbler, Cabanas' Seedeater, Chiapas and Oaxaca July 15; White-eared Night Heron, Orange-necked Partridge, Germain's PP, Red-collared Woodpecker, laughers (Collared, Chestnut-eared, Grey, Black-hooded, Rufous-cheeked, Orange-breasted)',Hodgson's Frogmouth!,Black-crowned Barwing Vietnam 3/15; Ocellated Quail, Yellow-eared Toucanet, Honduran Emerald, Green-breasted Mountain-Gem, Sparkling-tailed Woodstar, Bushy-crested Jay, Red-throated Parakeet Honduras 'non birding' trip 1/15; Great Spotted and Okarito Kiwi, Erect-crested, Snares, Royal and Fiordland Penguin, Blue Duck, Auckland and Campbell Flightless Teal, Black Stilt, Shore Plover, Subantarctic Snipe, Chatham Oystercatcher, Antipodes Parakeet, Rock Wren, Yellowhead plus hordes of albatross and prions and 7 new shags! NZ 12/14
||British living in USA
||Clements seen only.april,white tailed ptarmigan,blue,sharp tailed,gunnisons sage grouse,greater,lesser prairie chicken,highland,horned guan,fulvous owl,rufous sabrewing,wine throated hummingbird,tody motmot,belted flycatcher,azure rumped tanager. feb2015 eared quetzal,tamaulipas pygmy owl,worthens sparrow,crimson collared,hooded grosbeak,maroon fronted parrot,altimira yellowthroat.West Papua nov2014 all Biak endemics bruijns brushturkey,new guinea eagle,feline,mountain owlet nightjars,shovel billed kookaburra,western crowned pigeon,thick billed ground pigeon,black lory,long tailed paradigalla,black,pale billed sicklebill,western parotia,wilsons,red,king,magnificent,superb,twelve wired,lesser bop,masked,vogelkop bowerbird.
||Clements-all seen-net gain of 14 from 2014 update
||IOC list.2012:slaty-backed jungle flycatcher,bagobo babbler,zapata wren.
||Jan 2014 Ecuador Sapayoa, Barred Antthrush, Napo Sabrewing others
||2014: Hainan Leaf-Warbler, Hainan; Royal Penguin, Brown, Auckland, and Campbell Teal, Shore Plover, Sub-antarctic Snipe, Malherbe’s Parakeet, New Zealand and the sub-Antarctic Islands; White-backed Night-Heron, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Pel's Fishing Owl, Olive-flanked Ground-Robin, Babbling Staring, Malawi; African Grass Owl, Melodious Lark, South Africa; Brown Eared Pheasant, China; Band-bellied Crake, Singapore; Coral-billed Ground-Cuckoo, Thailand; and Whiskered Pitta, Philippines.
||IOC (with some taxonomic exceptions not convincing enough for me), seen or reliably heard. No guided tours. Year 2015 started with a trip to Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, and two unsurprising additions: Fuerteventura Chat and Houbara Bustard, plus certain IOC updates. June - August do-it-yourself world tour China (Sichuan) - Indonesia (Flores, East Java) - Philippines (Bohol, Palawan) - Japan (Karuizawa for Yellow Bunting) - California (Island Scrub Jay) - Missouri (Greater Prairie Chicken) - Barbados - Grenada - St. Vincent - St. Lucia - Tobago - Trinidad produced some 170+ new species, and a 850 species trip list (year list 1.031). Just managed to avoid one volcanic eruption and two major typhoons, but not the flood which closed La Mesa area in Manila. On the other hand, LIAT flights were on time and survived a flat tire in Trinidad...
||Latest trip to Java & Sumatra (August 2015) - 72 Lifers and 7 New Genera. Highlights were Blue Nuthatch, Sumatran Trogan, Large & Short-tailed Frogmouths, Javan Banded Pitta, Rufous-tailed Shama and Sunda Forktail (my last forktail) : Minnesota with Sunrise Birding (June 15) - Saw my last Warbler species for NA with Conneticut Wabler, two singing males at two different locations, both photographed. Mongolia with James Lidster June '15 - Saw my last two Crane species for the world, Demoiselle and White-naped. 192 trip list including 12 new species.
||David Van den Schoor
||December 2014: best bird was indisputably Semicollared Hawk. October/November 2014: latest highlights from Ethiopia include the rare Liben Lark and most other specialities. February/March 2014: Ushuaia - Falklands - South Georgia - Antarctica; no big surprises but simply breathtaking moments! January 2014: best lifer on a short Philippine trip was Visayan Broadbill. August 2013: latest highlights from Colombia include: Black-backed Thornbill, Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird, Sooty-capped Puffbird, Tawny-tufted Toucanet, Orinoco Piculet, Gray-bellied Antbird, Chestnut-crested Antbird, Bar-bellied Woodcreeper, Chestnut-capped Piha, Antioquia Wren, White-bellied Dacnis, Baudo Oropendola and almost forgotten.....fantastic views on HOODED ANTPITTA!!! My list follows the taxonomy, names and sequence of IOC (v5.1). 'Heard only’ species (75) are not counted. I've SEEN exactly 7000 species (#Thayers Gull) when following the Clements/Cornell taxonomy (6.9).
||Colombia 2011/12: Ocellated Tapaculo, Black-backed Thornbill, Yellow-eared Parrot, White-mantled Barbet, Chestnut Piculet, Black Solitaire, Black-and-white Owl, Santa Marta & Cinnamon Screech-Owls, Scarlet-and-white, Multicoloured & Rosy Thrush-Tanager, Santa Marta, Urrao, Yellow-breasted, White-bellied & Slate-crowned Antpittas, Chestnut-crowned Gnateater, Orange-breasted Fruiteater.
||India July 2015: Rain Quail, Rock Bush Quail, Lesser Florican, Kashmir Nutcracker, Kashmir Nuthatch, White-cheeked Nuthatch, Spectacled Finch. Arizona May 2015: Flammulated Owl, Western and Whiskered Screech Owls, Mountain Pygmy Owl, Spotted Owl, Costa’s and Violet-crowned Hummingbirds, Elegant Trogon, Bendire’s and Crissal Thrashers, Lucy’s and Grace’s Warblers, Rufous-winged, Botteri’s and Five-striped Sparrows. Florida January 2015: American Woodcock, Sprague’s Pipit, Florida Scrub-jay, Winter Wren, Saltmarsh and Henslow’s Sparrows, Rusty Blackbird. Malawi October 2014: Lilian’s Lovebird, Thick-billed Cuckoo, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Boehm’s Bee-eater, Brown-breasted and Black-backed Barbets, Souza’s Shrike, White-winged Apalis, Babbling Starling, Collared Palm Thrush, Boulder Chat, Montane Widowbird, Lesser Seedcracker. South Africa Sept 2014: African Grass Owl. China June/July 2014: Swan Goose, Szechenyi’s Monal Partridge, Tibetan Eared Pheasant, Brown Eared Pheasant, Oriental Stork, Tibetan Sandgrouse, Lord Derby’s Parakeet, Ala Shan Redstart, Giant and Kozlov’s Babax, Prince Henri’s Laughingthrush, Northern Reed Parrotbill. Henderson’s Ground Jay, Kozlov’s and Jankowski’s Buntings, Pzewalski’s Pinktail, Stolitzka's, Great and Roborovski’s (#7000) Rosefinches, Henri’s, Pere David’s and Blandford’s Snowfinches. Morocco May 2014: Egyptian Nightjar, Atlas Flycatcher, Seebohm’s Wheatear. California Feb 2014: Ross’s Goose, Small and Aleutian Cackling Geese, Ruffed Grouse, Ferruginous Hawk, Gyrfalcon, Rock Sandpiper, Mew Gull, Thayer’s Gull, American Long-eared Owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Varied Thrush, Sooty Fox Sparrow, Harris’s Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Grey-crowned Rosy Finch.
||Gary and Marlene Babic
||2015 Clements, all seen. Shared list, all birds seen by both of us. Latest update Gabon July 2015. Best bird ever has to be Inaccessible Island Rail