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|Friday 11th March 2011, 15:49||#1|
Join Date: Dec 2004
What's your bucket list (i.e. birds you MUST attempt to see before dying). I have a top 20 list, one of which (Wandering Albatross) I have already seen on a South African pelagic. Here's the other 19 in no particular order.
The world's most awesome raptor, who wouldn't want to see one? Better wait till my 3 year old gets bigger because she is perfect prey size right now!
A combination of my two favorite colors (red and black) plus it's a great name.
In my opinion the World's most beautiful bird.
It's a sandpiper and a plover! It's beautiful and it lives at high altitude.
Unique! Gotta see one.
Grotesquely beautiful and one of a kind.
The world's most beautiful shorebird. Stunning!
It's mega rare and it's gorgeous!
Out of all the birds in the world, this is probably the one I want to see the most. An evolutionary marvel.
An evolutionary freak, want to watch one feed, for hours.
Steller's Sea Eagle
An adult perched in a snow covered tree please. Beautiful.
Better mimicry than that guy off Police Academy movie. David Attenborough is a lucky bastard.
Who wouldn't want to see the world's smallest bird. It's in Cuba too....the forbidden zone!
Tragopans are just incredible, this is probably going to be the hardest species for me to see.
Not as rare as its relative, but stunningly gorgeous.
The Aussies are crap at Cricket these days but they have some beautiful birds. I love the word Splendid.
Long-tailed Ground Roller
Ray Turley's model of this bird inspired me. Gorgeous.
I love the word Marvelous and it's an incredible bird.
The World's most beautiful duck. Alaska here I come!
visit my website for information and links for birding in Florida
|Friday 11th March 2011, 16:15||#2|
Poor Judge of Pasta.
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Flintshire, UK
Nice Idea monsieur.
I'll have to give it some ponder time and come back with a definitive list, but Kakapo'll be on it, as will either Picathartes, and Strange-tailed Tyrant. If you're also including what would have been on there prior to seeing them (as in your Albatross) then Hoatzin and Ibisbill make the twenty. I've just seen two off your list; Cock-of-the-Rock and Resplendant Quetzal. I'll be back when I've had time to deliberate.
Last Lifer - (2322) Savi's Warbler.
Last UK - (460) Little Bustard.
Last Garden - (93) Garden Warbler.
|Monday 14th March 2011, 20:28||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Uppsala, Sweden
many of mine have been mentioned and i've been lucky enough to see one of them Gurney's Pitta.
I'd also add Hyacinth Macaw, Colourful Puffleg, Ribbon-tailed Astrapia and Palawan Peacock-pheasant
Latest Lifer: King Eider (2072)
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|Monday 14th March 2011, 21:48||#4|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Tough one, I find as I check some of the off I just add more to the list... and having not yet birded the Old World it's hard to prioritize those.
Great Gray Owl
Emperor or King Penguin
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