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Old Saturday 18th June 2016, 01:36   #26
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Seems like it is mostly a British hobby...although I expect plenty of people practice it, but don't associate their hobby by the name of "pan-species listing". So we'll never know.
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Something I have experimented with is pan listing but without the requirement of identifying everything right away. That you can't identify, just describe it to the best of your ability. That way you can more quickly get an idea of the species diversity of a single site and not spoil your fun by spending too much time with tedious identifications. Plus if you take the time to properly profile what you are looking at you will know it better in the long run.
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Old Wednesday 13th July 2016, 04:52   #28
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I've always found it better to work on IDs as soon as possible to avoid strenuous backlogs. At least to family level, anyhow. Once you hit family level things get much easier.

I feel the issue with waiting and doing descriptions is many species are variable, and what might look like 5 species could be just 1. Of course if you are dealing with hundreds of species, the difference between 1 and 5 is minimal, so it sounds reasonable there.
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OK, I'm resurrecting this old thread, more as a reminder of my start point for 2017, as I expect this year to be a good year for new species: I'll be in the US for vacation in the summer, a country in which I currently have a grand total of 11 species (8 bird species, two mammals, one plant!).

So, the "score-on-the-doors" as of the start of this year:

Total: 1186

Birds: 476
Plants: 324
Arthropods: 208
Mammals: 65
Fungi: 46
Reptiles & Amphibians: 16
Fish: 11
Chromista: 7
Other animals: 30
Others: 3

End of year target: >1500
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Travelling to a new region as a dedicated PSLer is great fun, although exhausting. I estimate I hit a good 500 new world species on my recent trip to the mid US.
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Travelling to a new region as a dedicated PSLer is great fun, although exhausting. I estimate I hit a good 500 new world species on my recent trip to the mid US.
Wow! Really?!

I just got back from three weeks in Florida with my family, and reckon I added 90-100 species to my life list. Admittedly, I was mostly submerged in all things Disney, so didn't get a lot of time to explore the local wildlife. I added about 40 bird species, 30 insects, 20 plants and a handful of herps. I guess it didn't help that we stayed in a small region immediately around the Disney parks, so very little wilderness or habitat variety, and almost everywhere we went was very carefully managed gardens (so very few wild plants to be seen). But I would have needed to spend every hour of every day taking photos with my phone to add 500 new species!!
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