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January 1st joint Birdforum list (2020 edition) (1 Viewer)

Swindon Addick

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Wales
Here's the North America list of 130 from USA, Canada and Barbados. I think I've taken out all the duplicates but do please shout if you see one:

American Crow
American Goldfinch
American Kestrel
American Robin
American Tree Sparrow
American White Pelican
American Wigeon
Anna's hummingbird
Bald Eagle
Barbados Bullfinch
Belted Kingfisher
Bewick's wren
Black Capped Chickadee
Black Vulture
Black-bellied Plover
Black-capped chickadee
Black-faced Grassquit
Blue Jay
Blue-winged Teal
Bonaparte's Gull
Brown creeper
Brown Pelican
Brown Thrasher
Brown-headed Cowbird
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Bufflehead
Bushtit
California Condor
Canada Goose
Carib Grackle
Caribbean Elaenia
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Cedar Waxwing
Chestnut-backed chickadee
Chipping Sparrow
Clapper Rail
Common Goldeneye
Common Grackle
Common Ground Dove
Common Loon
Common Merganser
Common Raven
Common Yellowthroat
Cooper's Hawk
Coot
Dark-eyed junco
Double-crested Cormorant
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Screech-Owl
Eastern Towhee
European Starling
Field Sparrow
Fish Crow
Forster's Tern
Fox sparrow-sooty
Gadwall
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned sparrow
Gray Catbird
Great Black Backed Gull
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Greater Yellowlegs
Green-winged Teal
Hairy Woodpecker
Hermit Thrush
Herring Gull
Hooded Merganser
Horned Lark
House Finch
House Sparrow
House Wren
Killdeer
Laughing Gull
Lesser Scaup
Mallard
Mash Wren
Merlin
Mourning Dove
Northern Cardinal
Northern flicker
Northern Harrier
Northern Mockingbird
Northern Shrike
Northwestern crow
Orange-crowned Warbler
Osprey
Pied-billed Grebe
Pileated Woodpecker
Pine Warbler
Red Tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-breasted nuthatch
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird
Ring-billed Gull
Ring-necked Duck
Rock Pigeon
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Rough-legged Hawk
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruddy Duck
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Sandhill Crane
Sedge Wren
Short-eared Owl
Shoveler
Snow Bunting
Snowy Egret
Snowy Owl
Song Sparrow
Sora
Spotted towhee
Swamp Sparrow
Townsend's warbler
Tree Swallow
Tufted Titmouse
Turkey Vulture
White-breasted Nuthatch
White-throated Sparrow
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Zenaida Dove
 

Swindon Addick

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Wales
A revised total of 192 for Europe after I spotted some duplicates that had crept through. This is usually the list that has most issues with duplication, due mainly to the UK having different names for a lot of species but also to taxonomy issues over what's split and what's not.

Avocet
Bar tailed Godwit
Barn Owl
Barnacle goose
Bittern
Black Redstart
Black tailed Godwit
Black Woodpecker
Black-headed Gull
Black-necked Grebe
Black-throated Diver
Brambling
Brent Goose
Bullfinch
Canada Goose
Carrion Crow
Caspian Gull
Cetti's Warbler
Cirl Bunting
Coal Tit
Common Blackbird
Common Buzzard
Common Chaffinch
Common Chiffchaff
Common Firecrest
Common Gull
Common Kestrel
Common Kingfisher
Common Linnet
Common Moorhen
Common Pheasant
Common Pochard
Common Redpoll
Common Sandpiper
Common Scoter
Common Shelduck
Common Snipe
Common Starling
Common Woodpigeon
Corn Bunting
Crested Lark
Crested Tit
Crossbill
Dipper
Dunlin
Dunnock
Eastern Yellow Wagtail
Egyptian goose
Eider
Eurasian Blackcap
Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Collared Dove
Eurasian Coot
Eurasian curlew
Eurasian Magpie
Eurasian oystercatcher
Eurasian spoonbill
Eurasian Teal
Eurasian Treecreeper
Eurasian wigeon
Eurasian Wren
European Goldfinch
European green woodpecker
European Greenfinch
European Robin
European Serin
European Shag
European Stonechat
Fieldfare
Fulmar
Gadwall
Garganey
Glossy Ibis
Goldcrest
Golden Plover
Goldeneye
Goosander
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Cormorant
Great Crested Grebe
Great Grey Shrike
Great Grey Shrike
Great Northern Diver
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Great White Egret
Greater white-fronted goose
Green Sandpiper
Greenshank
Grey Heron
Grey Partridge
Grey Plover
Grey Wagtail
Greylag goose
Griffon vulture
Guillemot*
Hawfinch
Hen Harrier
Herring Gull
Hooded Crow
House Sparrow
Jack Snipe
Jackdaw
Jay
Knot
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Redpoll
Little Egret
Little Grebe
Little Owl
Long Tailed Duck
Long-billed Dowitcher
Long-eared owl
Long-tailed Tit
Mallard
Mandarin
Marsh Tit
Meadow Pipit
Mediterranean Gull
Merlin
Mistle Thrush
Mute Swan
Northern Gannet
Northern Lapwing
Northern pintail
Northern Raven
Northern Shoveler
Nuthatch
Peregrine
Pink Footed Goose
Puffin
Purple Heron
Purple Sandpiper
Razorbill
Red Breasted Merganser
Red Grouse
Red Kite
Red throated diver
Red-Crested Pochard
Red-legged Partridge
Redshank
Redstart
Redwing
Reed Bunting
Ringed Plover
Ring-necked Parakeet
Rock Dove
Rock Pipit
Rook
Rough legged buzzard
Ruddy Turnstone
Ruff
Sanderling
Sardinian Warbler
Scaup
Short eared owl
Short-toed treecreeper
Siskin
Skylark
Slavonian Grebe
Slender-billed Gull
Smew
Song Thrush
Spanish Sparrow
Sparrowhawk
Spotless Starling
Spotted Redshank
Stock Dove
Tawny owl
Tree Sparrow
Tufted Duck
Tundra Bean Goose
Tundra swan (Bewick's)
Turnstone
Twite
Velvet Scoter
Water pipit
Water rail
Waxwing
Western Cattle Egret
Western marsh harrier
Whimbrel
White stork
White Wagtail
White-fronted Goose
White-tailed Eagle
Whooper Swan
Willow Tit
Woodcock
Yellowhammer
Yellow-legged Gull
Zitting Cisticola
 

Britseye

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What?

Where've you been for the last 44 years?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyne_and_Wear

For some reason, can't think why ;) I found myself falling asleep last night wondering if the word 'brainfart' was a real thing or whether I'd just made it up. But I heard them using it on Talksport this morning, so apparently it is someone else's invention!

Don't get me wrong, nobody round here keeps a Tyne and Wear list, but it IS the correct postal (and legal according to that Wiki page) address in my current locale. Perhaps Nutcracker was just pulling my leg and/or being a stubborn revisionist in support of the older historical county names, in which case fair enough:t: But nobody can take away from me the warm glow I feel inside when I think of the lovely coffee cup the newly-appointed Tyne and Wear County Council gave all us schoolkids as a momento when the name change was adopted in the mid-70s. 3:)
 

kb57

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Europe
For some reason, can't think why ;) I found myself falling asleep last night wondering if the word 'brainfart' was a real thing or whether I'd just made it up. But I heard them using it on Talksport this morning, so apparently it is someone else's invention!

Don't get me wrong, nobody round here keeps a Tyne and Wear list, but it IS the correct postal (and legal according to that Wiki page) address in my current locale. Perhaps Nutcracker was just pulling my leg and/or being a stubborn revisionist in support of the older historical county names, in which case fair enough:t: But nobody can take away from me the warm glow I feel inside when I think of the lovely coffee cup the newly-appointed Tyne and Wear County Council gave all us schoolkids as a momento when the name change was adopted in the mid-70s. 3:)

As others have pointed out, Watsonian vice-counties still hold sway where biological recording is concerned, although it is as you point out perfectly legitimate to use Tyne and Wear in other contexts (the 'T and W Metro' is another that springs to mind...). To be consistent though, birders should split Northumberland into South and North (vc. 67 & 68) like botanists do...

Postal addresses are a different matter though, and seem to follow their own rules...I used to live in a village with a Newcastle on Tyne postal address which was miles away from the 'town'...I currently have a Bishop Auckland postal address, despite being a long way from said town - a bit inconvenient for visiting my local sorting office!

Interestingly although Tyne and Wear does seem to be falling out of use as a descriptor of the sub-region (perhaps because Newcastle and Sunderland are culturally poles apart), Teesside / Cleveland seems to have hung on more to its identity derived from 1970s local government boundaries - there's still a Cleveland Bird Club with bird report, and a Flora of Cleveland was published a while back, despite overlaps with Co. Durham and North Yorkshire biological recording areas.
 

Britseye

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Britseye

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Interestingly although Tyne and Wear does seem to be falling out of use as a descriptor of the sub-region (perhaps because Newcastle and Sunderland are culturally poles apart), Teesside / Cleveland seems to have hung on more to its identity derived from 1970s local government boundaries - there's still a Cleveland Bird Club with bird report, and a Flora of Cleveland was published a while back, despite overlaps with Co. Durham and North Yorkshire biological recording areas.

Yes, it is curious, isn't it. When I sat on the Durham Bird Club rarities Committee back in the 80s we never used to know what to do with records from Hartlepool and North Gare. 'We' might accept something that 'they' rejected and vice versa. How nice it is not to give a *&$£ about things like that anymore!
 

Paul Chapman

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Interestingly although Tyne and Wear does seem to be falling out of use as a descriptor of the sub-region (perhaps because Newcastle and Sunderland are culturally poles apart), Teesside / Cleveland seems to have hung on more to its identity derived from 1970s local government boundaries - there's still a Cleveland Bird Club with bird report, and a Flora of Cleveland was published a while back, despite overlaps with Co. Durham and North Yorkshire biological recording areas.

Also Bristol Ornithological Club and Avon Bird Report with neither Somerset nor Gloucestershire claiming the unitary authority areas.

All the best
 

Nutcracker

Stop Brexit!
Oh right. That's where your coming from. Sorry for being just a normal everyday grockle.:t:

By the way, you might want to write to the Eds and point out the mistake in referring to Tyne and Wear as the 'former' county. I can send you some stuff from my bank with my Tyne and Wear address on, if you like.
It still exists in name only (a 'ceremonial' and postal county only), but there's no county council since it was abolished in 1995, they're correct there. And it has never been used in birding :t:
 

Swindon Addick

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Thanks to everyone who's contributed. I enjoy doing this, and it gives me that extra motivation to go out and look for things on 1 Jan rather than sit at home feeling sorry for myself.

Hawfinch takes UK to 170. Europe still 196 as we had a hawfinch from France already. Europe other than the UK is on 129. Team USA 116, Team Canada 14, plus 8 from Barbados, gives a combined North America figure of 130. Also single lists of 49 for New Zealand, 23 for the Falklands and 74 for Hong Kong, although for HK we only have species names for the 47 that weren't on one of the other lists.
 
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