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Bounty Shag, New Zealand, Bounty Islands, November 2019


Endemic to the Bounty Islands of New Zealand, with a estimated world population of 600 birds.

Mark Sutton

Amateur photographer

© Mark Sutton
Campbell Shag , New Zealand, Campbell Islands, November 2019


Endemic to the Campbell Islands with an estimated world population of 2000 breeding pairs. (1st for Surfbirds)

Mark Sutton

Amateur photographer

© Mark Sutton
Auckland Shag, New Zealand, Auckland Islands, November 2019


Endemic to Auckland Islands with a world population of circa 4500 birds

Mark Sutton

Amateur photographer

© Mark Sutton
Pitt Shag, New Zealand, Chatham Islands, November 2019


Endangered. Endemic to the Chatham Islands with a world population of circa 500 pairs.

Mark Sutton

Amateur photographer

© Mark Sutton
Otago Shag, South Island, New Zealand, Oamaru, December 2019


Restricted to a small area of the east coast of South Island and with a population of less than 2500 birds. (1st for Surfbirds)

Mark Sutton

Amateur photographer

© Mark Sutton
Black-headed Rufous Warbler, Sierra Leone, Loma Mountains, 2019-12-11

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Bjorn Anderson - iGoTerra.com

Amateur photographer
http://www.igoterra.com
© Bjorn Anderson - iGoTerra.com
Sierra Leone Prinia, Sierra Leone, Loma Mountains, 2019-12-11

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Bjorn Anderson - iGoTerra.com

Amateur photographer
http://www.igoterra.com
© Bjorn Anderson - iGoTerra.com
Magpie Mannikin, South Africa, Tzaneen, Nov 2019


It’s now nearly 30 years since I first missed this species, and after repeated dips on numerous African trips I finally saw ten together. In a bird bath set in a manicured garden!

Ian Merrill

Amateur photographer

© Ian Merrill
Kofiau Paradise Kingfisher, West Papua, Indonesia, Kofiau island, October 2019


This beauty was regular in the forest on Kofiau.

Mark Van Beirs - Birdquest

Amateur photographer

© Mark Van Beirs - Birdquest
Ruddy Spinetail, Colombia, Vichada, Sep 30 / 2019


First photo of this species in Surfbirds

Jose Castano

Amateur photographer

josefc11@gmail.com Biologist. Birding Guide in Colombia
© Jose Castano Colombia
Magenta Petrel, New Zealand, At sea off the Chatham Islands, November 2019


Estimated world population- less than 50 pairs & critically endangered.

Mark Sutton

Amateur photographer

© Mark Sutton
Nias Hill Myna, Indonesia, Banyak Islands, July 2019

Blog post on the Banyaks
A seldom seen and critically endangered species

Ross Gallardy

Amateur photographer

© Ross Gallardy
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