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    Hi all

    This should inspire some interest. I know (now) that the title is close to what has already been published, but I did not know so when I got the idea. Someone tried to make me fill in a stupid bucket list on Facebook - not bird related at all - and sort of inspired by the book 1000 places to see before I die and that recent movie with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman (whatever it was called). I kindly declined and instead I decided to write a book!!! 1000 birds to see before you die. A birders bucket list.

    It shall be a book free for download in pdf format when ready. I calculate maybe a year from the date - or more. For starters I thought it'd be cool to use social birding media to get some suggestions what species to include.
    Do you want to help and suggest content?
    Check this link http://bit.ly/1zad

    It is a fun excersize. If you don't want to list 100 birds for me...pls just send a list of your top 10-100 birds to the list. Number 1 gets 100 points, nr 2 gets 99 and so forth.

    They can be both birds you have seen and birds you want to see anywhere in the world. Simply the best birds of your lifetime. They can be rare and remote, but they must be regularily seen at their site. Ivory-billed Woodpecker and Slender-billed Curlew will not make the list I am afraid, but Tuamotu Sandpiper and Scarlet-banded Barbet may if they get voted for.

    As mentioned, the book will be free for all to download - and I will think of some scheme/campaign in which money can be donated to Birdlife
    International for the conservation of the threatened birds.

    Saludos

    Gunnar Engblom
    Birding Peru with Kolibri Expeditions
    Lima
    Peru
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    Good idea Gunnar. Spoon-billed Sandpiper would be on my list

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    Me too, though I hear the future is quite bleak? Definitely among my top 50 I think.

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    Crimson Shining-parrot. A true Fijian jewel.

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    Here's 15 of my top 100.

    Akohekohe (Crested Honeycreeper) Palmeria dolei
    Pel's Fishing Owl Scotopelia peli
    Great Bustard Otis tarda
    Diademed Sandpiper-Plover Phegornis mitchelli
    Standard-winged Nightjar Macrodipteryx longipennis
    Orange-throated Tanager Wetmorethraupis sterrhopteron
    Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno
    Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi
    Horned Guan Oreophasis derbianus
    Pink-headed Warbler Ergaticus versicolor
    Bali Myna Leucopsar rothschildi
    Marvelous Spatuletail Loddigesia mirabilis
    Blue Bird-of-Paradise Paradisaea rudolphi
    Gray-necked Rockfowl Picathartes oreas
    Great Argus Argusianus argus

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    That is really a great idea. I don't have any specific species (I know I should, but I don't), but I think you should include some of Hawaii's native species. So many of them are endangered and they won't be around for a lot longer (if nothing is done, that is).
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