Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
More discoveries. NEW: Zeiss Victory SF 32

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

2014 - Additions and totals...

Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 3 votes, 5.00 average.
Old Wednesday 31st December 2014, 17:38   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Medway, Kent
Posts: 1,918
2014 - Additions and totals...

In 2014:

Birds - I saw 185 sp, adding 3 new birds to my BOU list (RN Phal, ST Eagle and Desert Wheatear) and 3 to my Kent list (RN Phal, Desert Wheatear and Whooper Swan).

Moths - I saw 234 sp, adding 62 new moths to my life list.

Kind of need to up the pace on the birding front for 2015 or I'll never reach 300 in Kent!

Happy New Year to all.

Andy M
Andy1979 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 14:11   #2
Andy Hurley
Opus Editor
BF Supporter 2020
Andy Hurley's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Paderborn Germany
Posts: 5,925
189 with 23 Lifers and 9 new sub species, all within Europe. I'm hoping to beat 300 this year with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe planed for June/July
Andy Hurley is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 14:22   #3
Gregor Tims

Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Mallorca
Posts: 1,329
I saw 416 species worldwide, with 81 lifers (11 of which were in the UK, 8 in Morocco, 9 in UAE and the rest in Australia) and a very poor 165 species in Britain, with 14 additions to my British list, with 11 coming from Dorset and three from Somerset.
World (life): Slender-billed Gull, Mallorca- 2171
Australia (life): Squatter Pigeon, Julatten, Qld- 424
timsg80 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 14:25   #4
Carpe Carpum
BF Supporter 2020
ClarkWGriswold's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Caerbannog
Posts: 9,820
Blog Entries: 3
188 in the UK.

"It's a million-to-one-chance, but it might just work" - Fred Colon, Carrot Ironfoundersson, Nobby Nobbs
ClarkWGriswold is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 17:02   #5
Cheshire Birder
Registered User

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 11,575
Just over the 200 species recorded in Cheshire plus a handful extra for the rest of the UK.

Cheshire Birder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 17:02   #6
Jeff hopkins
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 6,812
I actually didn't counI but probably had somewhere around 700-800 species worldwide in 2014, spread between Taiwan, Korea, China, Colombia, and the USA.

I know I added 12 species to my ABA list. I'm guessing I added around 150-175 to my world list.
Jeff hopkins is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 17:13   #7
Opus Editor
njlarsen's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: St. James, Barbados
Posts: 23,563
Either I still need to enter some data, or I only had 339 world wide this year. 21 of these were lifers. I visited several countries (Mexico, USA, Spain), but most were 3rd or 4th visit (or even higher). On several of the trips I specifically went for the lifers rather than trying to get a large trip list.

Support bird conservation in the Caribbean: BirdCaribbean

Recently moved to Barbados
njlarsen is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 17:27   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 26
157 in Winnipeg and six trips to Oak Hammock Marsh thanks to my son. I don't drive (bad leg) so apart from Oak Hammock all by bus.
savvy2210 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 20:21   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: stoke
Posts: 177
189 in the uk , 27 lifers, 1st glossy ibis, jan 6th , last bewick's swan dec 29th
andm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 20:57   #10
Gill Osborne
Registered User
Gill Osborne's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Alnwick
Posts: 6,573
Bit of a quiet year for me as I lost the plot at times Ended the year with a flourish with 3 Year Ticks on December 31st (Barnacle Goose, Fieldfare & Redwing) and a final total of 141. Two lifers which were Caspian Gull at Amble on 13th August and Wryneck at Hadston on 8th September
Gill Osborne is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 1st January 2015, 21:06   #11
Swindon Addick
Registered User
BF Supporter 2020

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Swindon, UK
Posts: 584
200 for the UK and 202 for the world. 44 lifers, 42 of which were in the UK.

My main target for the year was to boost my UK list which was only 175 at the start of the year, so having seen more species this year than I'd seen in my life to date, I have to be pretty happy with that!

My dragonfly list hit a couple of milestones - ticked off the last species on the UK list that breeds regularly in England, then did the same for Great Britain by seeing the 3 Scotland-only species. Of course, it's the ones that don't breed here regularly that are harder to find...
Swindon Addick is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 2nd January 2015, 03:52   #12
Registered User
avesjohn's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: California
Posts: 406
I saw 326 bird species in 2014, including 20 lifers, which included one (Ancient Murrelet) seen just yesterday, on New Year's Eve.
Latest Lifer: Red-footed Booby #532

My Flickr page. My iNaturalist page.
avesjohn is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd January 2015, 05:48   #13
Jon Turner
Registered User
Jon Turner's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Devon, England
Posts: 4,383
I saw 1016 species last year, a record 243 in the UK (only 2 additions) but 560 lifers worldwide - including Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Hawaii, LA airport, and Uganda. This puts my world list at about 2047.
Jon Turner is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd January 2015, 15:05   #14
Registered User
Warixenjalka's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Finland
Posts: 1,095
This is little bit pathetic (especially after Jon):

Total in Finland 159 species and 15 lifers. I also count ECO-tics (birds seen without using motor vehicles): 121 species.
Last lifer: Isabelline Wheatear #436, WP ticks: 326, Finnish ticks: 264 (Firecrest), Eco ticks: 200 (Spotted Crake), Yard tics (alltime): 114 (Northern Wheatear), Photo ticks: 406 (Ortolan Bunting)
Warixenjalka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 2nd January 2015, 16:14   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Kiel
Posts: 1,938
198 worldwide (plus a few "very likely" ones), including "heard only" records.
7 lifers - Booted Eagle, Dartford Warbler (first Sylvia lifer in ten years), Spanish Sparrow, Great Bustard (seen from a train no less), Black Wheatear, Calandra Lark (first new lark in 8 years), and River Warbler.
Also got better views of Cattle Egret and Rock Sparrow, which I'd technically already seen the year before, but hadn't been certain about their ID, so according to some (most?) people's rules, those two would count as 2014 lifers for me as well.
Some new state and country ticks, as well.
To tie in with the above post, most of these are "eco ticks" as well.

Last edited by Sangahyando : Friday 2nd January 2015 at 16:31.
Sangahyando is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 4th January 2015, 18:27   #16
Registered User
Rapala's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Michigan
Posts: 999
About 150 species in the U.S. with approximately 39 lifers. (Anyone know how to view yearly species counts in eBird?)
“A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” -Maya Angelou
Latest Lifer- Eastern Whip-poor-will
My Gallery
Rapala is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 6th January 2015, 11:51   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tottenham, London, UK.
Posts: 295
166 in the UK (first time I've done a yearlist), 10 of them lifers (Great Northern Diver, Velvet Scoter, Cirl Bunting, Red Grouse, Nightjar, Spotted Crake, Ring Ouzel, Surf Scoter, Snow Bunting, Greater Scaup).

Also had two lifers on a tour in Finland (Little Tern and Northern Hawk Owl) to bring my global lifelist up to 410, but I haven't got an accurate record of everything else I saw while I was out there. Will be returning in May to try to see as many as possible new species that I missed out on last time because my girlfriend was ill on the last morning and we missed the last outing of the tour...which would've brought me another six lifers...
Global Lifelist: 558
Latest Tick: American Kestrel
punkskaphil is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 7th January 2015, 08:45   #18
Registered User
lazza's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Morpeth, Northumberland
Posts: 1,594
So, a record-breaking year for me....!

Total species across all countries visited was 224, 17 more than my previous best year! This included 16 lifers.

My garden list was 44, exactly the same as 2013, but with 2 new species not seen in the garden before.

My UK list was 161, exactly the same as 2013, but this included 5 lifers and a further 8 new species on the UK list.

My other main list was Spain, from two holidays there, at Easter and in the summer. The Spain total was 96, 5 more than in 2013 and including 4 lifers and a further 10 new species for my Spain list

Other lists (total/change/lifers/new for country) were:
Switzerland (47/+13/1/10)
France (47/+16/1/13)
Germany (33/-/0/12)
Sweden (33/-/1/17)
Finland (46/-/3/first visit)
Norway (31/+13/1/13)
Ireland (17/-12/0/3)

Almost all birding in these other countries was fitted in during trips away with work, so were not exactly extensive or intensive, so quite pleasing to add 7 lifers!!
World life list: 536 (Terek Sandpiper, Abu Dhabi, UAE; September 2019)
UK life list: 228 (Red-backed Shrike, Newbiggin, UK; December 2018)
Morpeth Garden list: 70 (Willow Tit, October 2019)
2019 year list: 235 (Snow Bunting, Bamburgh; October)
lazza is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 8th January 2015, 12:37   #19
André Weiss
wintibird's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Winterthur, Switzerland
Posts: 3,252
Blog Entries: 14
1067 species of birds, 634 of those were lifers.
By far my best year ever...

Latest lifer: Plain-bellied Emerald, Brazil (World list 4372)
wintibird is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Totting up moth totals! Surreybirder Butterflies and Moths 12 Thursday 27th January 2011 14:25
Any Christmas Count Totals? JJP Costa Rica 1 Sunday 26th December 2010 15:57
Ringing totals for July 04' John Marshall Bird Ringing and Banding 5 Saturday 19th February 2005 10:18
Birdwatching list totals senatore Lists 4 Monday 22nd November 2004 10:22
24 Hour bird totals robhope Birds & Birding 6 Sunday 26th January 2003 07:54


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.19611812 seconds with 33 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 01:51.