• Welcome to BirdForum, the internet's largest birding community with thousands of members from all over the world. The forums are dedicated to wild birds, birding, binoculars and equipment and all that goes with it.

    Please register for an account to take part in the discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

January 1st joint Birdforum list (2024 edition) (1 Viewer)

Not sure if I can add too many to the UK list. Have these been seen?

Greater Scaup
Great Crested Grebe
Common Scoter
Black Grouse
Red Grouse
Green-winged Teal
Tree Sparrow
Reed Bunting
Slavonian Grebe
Long-tailed Duck
Are you adding those or just asking? :unsure:
Nothing yet from the U.S.? I got up very late, up all night consoling the dog from the local explosions. I can start with the usual yard birds. Please remind me, is it better to add birds with new posts, or go back and add to the original list?

Spotted towhee
Black-capped Chickadee
Chestnut backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Song Sparrow Fox Sparrow
House Sparrow
Golden crowned Sparrow
White crowned Sparrow
Anna's Hummingbird
House Finch
Dark-eyed Junco
Ended with 54, with some really common species missing. It was going so well until the rain came...

I think Fulmer, Guillemot and Razorbill are the only ones I saw that haven't been reported for the UK yet.

If you're in Europe, please don't be put off posting something that has been seen in the UK but not in your country - we'll be doing separate UK and "rest of Europe" totals.
I can't believe I'm only the second from the US. So...drizzly and raw Pennsylvania checking in (species seen in post #67 with strikethrough)..

Snow Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Blue Heron
Black Vulture
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Golden-crowned Kinglet
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
European Starling
Northern Mockingbird
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Last edited:
It's much easier for me if you make a new post with the additional species. Once I start to get the spreadsheet caught up, which hasn't started yet, there's a risk I may miss something that's added to a post I've already looked at.
Oh sorry, thought it would be the other way round LOL!!! So I've edited my first post (again ;) to delete the additions and I'll put them in this one

Scotland (if you keeping separate lists)

At last: Coal Tit

Can I put Mistlethrush (heard)

Ooooh A Great Tit arrived.... they're not an everyday visitor to my garden

Not sure if anyone's posted anything from Africa, so here's my list of 107 species from South Africa today. A nice mix of habitats gave a decent variety, with some good quality there.

White-faced Whistling Duck
Egyptian Goose
South African Shelduck
Yellow-billed Duck
Cape Teal
Helmeted Guineafowl
Alpine Swift
Little Swift
Ludwig's Bustard
Karoo Korhaan
Red-chested Cuckoo
Speckled Pigeon
Red-eyed Dove
Ring-necked Dove
Laughing Dove
Namaqua Dove
Red-knobbed Coot
Black Crake
Blue Crane
Black-winged Stilt
Three-banded Plover
Blacksmith Lapwing
Little Stint
Wood Sandpiper
Grey-headed Gull
Kelp Gull
Greater Crested Tern
Sandwich Tern
Whiskered Tern
Storm Petrel
Cory's Shearwater
Cape Gannet
African Darter
Reed Cormorant
White-breasted Cormorant
African Sacred Ibis
Hadada Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Little Bittern
Black-headed Heron
Little Egret
Pale Chanting Goshawk
Speckled Mousebird
White-backed Mousebird
Red-faced Mousebird
Acacia Pied Barbet
Rock Kestrel
Greater Kestrel
Cape Batis
Pririt Batis
African Paradise Flycatcher
Southern Fiscal
Cape Crow
Pied Crow
White-necked Raven
Cape Penduline Tit
Spike-heeled Lark
Black-eared Sparrow-Lark
Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark
Sabota Lark
Eastern Clapper Lark
Large-billed Lark
Cape Bulbul
Black Saw-wing
Rock Martin
Greater Striped Swallow
Victorin's Warbler
Reed Warbler
Little Rush Warbler
Grey-backed Cisticola
Levaillant's Cisticola
Karoo Prinia
Rufous-eared Warbler
Chestnut-vented Warbler
Cape White-eye
Cape Sugarbird
Red-winged Starling
African Pied Starling
Fiscal Flycatcher
Sentinel Rock Thrush
African Stonechat
Karoo Chat
Capped Wheatear
Familiar Chat
Orange-breasted Sunbird
Malachite Sunbird
Southern Double-collared Sunbird
Greater Double-collared Sunbird
Dusky Sunbird
Cape Sparrow
House Sparrow
Southern Masked Weaver
Yellow Bishop
Common Waxbill
Cape Wagtail
African Pipit
Black-throated Canary
Cape Siskin
Yellow Canary
Cape Canary
Black-headed Canary
Streaky-headed Seedeater
Lark-like Bunting
Cape Bunting

Species: 107
Last edited:
My final total was 75 species on my patch plus a hybrid Herring * Lesser Black-backed Gull.....

1. Canada Goose
2. Mute Swan
3. Shelduck
4 Shoveler
5. Gadwall
6. Wigeon
7. Mallard
8. Teal
9. Tufted Duck
10. Goosander
11. Pheasant
12. Little Grebe
13. Black-necked Grebe
14. Feral Pigeon
15. Stock Dove
16. Woodpigeon
17. Collared Dove
18. Moorhen
19. Coot
20. Avocet
21. Oystercatcher
22. Lapwing
23. Curlew
24. Snipe
25. Redshank
26. Dunlin
27. Purple Sandpiper
28. Black-headed Gull
29. Common Gull
30. Herring Gull
(Herring * Lesser Black-backed Gull hybird)
31. Great Black-backed Gull
32. Lesser Black-backed Gull
33. Gannet
34. Cormorant
35. Little Egret
36. Great White Egret
37. Grey Heron
38. Sparrowhawk
39. Buzzard
40. Barn Owl
41. Great Spotted Woodpecker
42. Kestrel
43. Peregrine
44. Jay
45. Magpie
46. Jackdaw
47. Rook
48. Carrion Crow
49. Raven
50. Blue Tit
51. Great Tit
52. Cetti's Warbler
53. Long-tailed Tit
54. Goldcrest
55. Firecrest
56. Nuthatch
57. Wren
58. Starling
59. Song Thrush
60. Redwing
61. Blackbird
62. Fieldfare
63. Robin
64. Stonechat
65. Dunnock
66. House Sparrow
67. Grey Wagtail
68. Pied Wagtail
69. Meadow Pipit
70. Rock Pipit
71. Greenfinch
72. Linnet
73. Goldfinch
74. Siskin
75. Reed Bunting

All the best



  • A Barn Owl 001.jpg
    A Barn Owl 001.jpg
    696.4 KB · Views: 7
  • A Black-necked Grebe  001.jpg
    A Black-necked Grebe 001.jpg
    343.4 KB · Views: 7
  • A Buzzard 001.jpg
    A Buzzard 001.jpg
    364.9 KB · Views: 6
  • A Dunlin 001.jpg
    A Dunlin 001.jpg
    4.8 MB · Views: 9
  • A Hybrid Gull 003.jpg
    A Hybrid Gull 003.jpg
    434.1 KB · Views: 10
  • A Hybrid Gull 005.jpg
    A Hybrid Gull 005.jpg
    585.3 KB · Views: 10
  • A Kestrel 002.jpg
    A Kestrel 002.jpg
    261.3 KB · Views: 8
  • B Avocet 001.jpg
    B Avocet 001.jpg
    373.2 KB · Views: 9
  • B Firecrest 001.jpg
    B Firecrest 001.jpg
    609.8 KB · Views: 8
  • B Gannet 001.jpg
    B Gannet 001.jpg
    562.2 KB · Views: 7
  • B Purple Sandpiper 001.jpg
    B Purple Sandpiper 001.jpg
    1.7 MB · Views: 6
  • B Purple Sandpiper 004.jpg
    B Purple Sandpiper 004.jpg
    1.9 MB · Views: 6
  • C Goosander 001.jpg
    C Goosander 001.jpg
    281.5 KB · Views: 6
  • C Great White Egret 001.jpg
    C Great White Egret 001.jpg
    1.1 MB · Views: 6
  • C Peregrine 001.jpg
    C Peregrine 001.jpg
    228.6 KB · Views: 6
  • D Grey Wagtail 001.jpg
    D Grey Wagtail 001.jpg
    443 KB · Views: 8
Last edited:

Users who are viewing this thread