To me this is proof positive that many of these records were incorrect. If he had spent 15 years diligently pursuing this hobby and had seen some of the rarest birds in the world, he would not immediately offer to take them off his list when met with skepticism.I'm considering removing the 500 rarest species from my public list
The reason to say this explicitly rather than, e.g., "well whoever was first, they both deserve congratulations," is that by making his fake list, Jason diminished Peter's accomplishment, if only temporarily, and caused Peter to change his plans of seeing 10k with his family.
No personal animosity towards Jason--I'm sure he's gotten more than he bargained for here. But from the standpoint of closing the book on this unfortunate chapter I think this response of his deserves attention because it essentially proves that his list is incorrect.