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Rank Name State/County Total Highlights


Dennis Coutts

Shetland 430
2016: Siberian Accentor, Green Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 2015: Mourning Dove, Western Oriental Turtle Dove. 2014: Moltoni's Warbler ('armchair' tick 2009), Bridled Tern, Caspian Tern, Hermit Thrush, Cretzschmar's Bunting. 2013: Cape May Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Swinhoe's Petrel. 2012: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Red-eyed Vireo. 2011: Least Sandpiper,(+ 'armchair' ticks: Hudsonian Whimbrel 1974 and Siberian Stonechat 1987), Squacco Heron. 2010: Iberian Chiffchaff, Egyptian Goose. 2009: Veery (2), Brown-headed Cowbird, Ruddy Shelduck (near Black Kite & GW Egret). 2008: Citril Finch. Older hits: Sandhill Crane, Great & Little Bustards, Harlequin, Steller's Eider, Bufflehead, Great Knot, Red-necked Stint, Pallas's Sandgrouse, Blyth's (2) & Buff-bellied Pipits (2), Siberian Rubythroat(5), Rufous-tailed Robin, Siberian, Dusky & Eyebrowed Thrush (2), Ruppell's, Thick-billed (2) & Olive-tree Warblers, Song & Savannah Sparrows (2), Yellow-browed, Chestnut-eared (2) & Black-faced Buntings. (total incl. 6 Ds)


Dave Okill

Shetland 421
Includes D's. New for 2016, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Calandra Lark, Green Warbler, Siberian Accentor.


Dave Britton

Yorkshire 394
Added since January 2007: Little Bustard, Blyth's Pipit, Eastern Crowned Warbler, Masked Shrike, Black Scoter, Rock Thrush, Black-throated Thrush, Melodious Warbler, Brown Flycatcher, Red-flanked Bluetail, King Eider, Brown Shrike & Eastern Olivaceous Warbler at Flamborough Head. American Robin at Bingley, Pacific Diver at Farnham Gravel Pits, Collared Pratincole at High Eske Nature Reserve, Black-winged Stilt at Nosterfield Gravel Pits, Iberian Chiffchaff at Potterick Carr and Pallid Harrier at Patrington Haven. Also the Nosterfield Canvasback which was inexplicably rejected by BBRC so cannot be counted for now. Note that five other Yorkshire birders have larger lists but have not posted their lists here.


Peter Gluth

Norfolk 393
2015 Moltoni's Warbler, Citril Finch. 2014 Steppe Grey Shrike, Great Knot, Spectacled Warbler, Black-headed Bunting. 2013 Roller. 2012 Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll.2011 Western Sandpiper. 2010 Western Bonelli's Warbler, Alder Flycatcher, Trumpeter Finch. 2008 Melodious Warbler, Black Lark, White-crowned Sparrow. 2007 Dark-eyed Junco, Iberian Chiffchaff. 2005 Little Swift, Stilt Sandpiper, Killdeer. 2004 Glossy Ibis, Alpine Accentor, Pine Bunting. 2003 American Golden Plover, Bonaparte's Gull. 2002 Pallid Harrier, Sykes's Warbler, Black Stork. 2001 Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Caspian Gull. 2000 Radde's Warbler, Bee-eater. 1999 Pallid Swift, Blyth's Pipit, Black-winged Pratincole, Pied-billed Grebe, 1998 Franklin's Gull, Squacco Hero, 1997 Canvasback, 1996 Black & White Warbler, Isabelline Shrike, White-billed Diver, Blyth's Reed Warbler, 1995 Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler, 1994 Red-flanked Bluetail, Siberian Thrush, Great Snipe, Booted Warbler, Common Rosefinch, Collared Pratincole, Sardinian Warbler, Whiskered Tern, Alpine Swift, 1993 Raven, Desert Wheatear, Black-throated Thrush, Olive-backed Pipit, Black-eared Wheatear, Lanceolated Warbler, Paddyfield Warbler, Rustic Bunting, Arctic Warbler, Yellow-legged Gull, Oriental Pratincole, Sociable Plover, Iceland Gull, 1992 Yellow-breasted Bunting, Ruppell's Warbler, Great Spotted Cuckoo


Paul Whiteman

Norfolk (living in London) 389
Strictly BOU & BBRC accepted. Making an exception and armchair ticking the Holkham '99 Cackling Goose thus pre-empting BBRC , bite me:-)


Ashley Banwell

Norfolk 389
Northern Harrier 2015 Citril Finch, Moltoni's Warbler 2014 Steppe Grey Shrike,Great Knot, Black-headed Bunting, Spectacled Warbler,2010: Western Sandpiper 2011, Alder Flycatcher 2010, Storm Petrel, 2009: Great Spotted Cuckoo 2008: Melodious Warbler, Cory's Shearwater, Trumpeter Finch, White-crowned Sparrow, 2007: Great Shearwater, Sabines Gull, Iberian Chiffchaff, Bonaparte's Gull grip back!! Stilt sandpiper Little Swift


Paul Woolnough

Norfolk 388
2016 Isabelline Wheatear County Tick 2015 Northern Harrier split December Tick from 2010 Paddyfield Warbler Lifer and biggest bogey bird Citril Finch lifer 10 May plus adj Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler split Ticked 1 Oct 2007 2014 Steppe Grey Shrike county tick 5 Oct; Great Knot lifer 14 Jul; Spectacled Warbler county tick 2 Jun; Black-headed Bunting West Runton county tick 28 May. 2013 Roller Holt Lowes county tick 16 Jun. 2012 no Norfolk ticks 2011 Western Sandpiper Cley 29 Nov lifer; Melodious Warbler Happsiburgh county tick 9 Nov. Siberian Stonechat split Sept 2011. Collared Flycatcher Holme 8 May 2011, lifer. 2010 Alder flycatcher Blakeney Point 25 Sep 2010 lifer; River Warbler county tick 9 Jul 2010


Robin Abel

Norfolk 386 BOU
Cory's Shearwater at last! 18/07/09. Trumpeter Finch 01/06/2008: Black Lark added 21/4/08: White Crowned Sparrow added 6/01/08: Iberian Chiffchaff and Dark-eyed Junco added in 2007 12/11 Little Swift. Yellow-legged Gull. Stilt Sandpiper 10/05. Killdeer 29/03. Pine Bunting, Alpine Accentor and Glossy Ibis added in 2004. Some Highlights Great Bustard, Slender-billed Gull, Ross's Gull, Lesser Crested Tern, Pacific Swift, Little Whimbrel, Red-necked Stint, Oriental Pratincole, Siberian Thrush, Red-flanked Bluetail, Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Collared Flycatcher, Blyth's Pipit, Blyth's Reed Warbler, Ruppell's Warbler, Desert Warbler, Black and White Warbler, Lark Sparrow


Alan Whitehead

Yorkshire 381 BOU
Yorkshire Birding Criteria. Red-eyed Vireo, Cliff Swallow and White's Thrush at Spurn...Great-spotted Cuckoo was a beauty. Golden Oriole at last after 19 years! 350th Melodious Warbler at Flam Hd. 2 in a day, never thought it would happen again! Terek Sandpiper and Collared Pratincole 23/5/09. Latest CASPIAN TERN 24/7/2016


Chris Lansdell

Norfolk 381
Latest additions - Western Sandpiper, Melodious Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Alder Flycatcher, Brunnich's Guillemot, Bee-eater, Trumpeter Finch, Black Lark, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Iberian Chiffchaff, Little Swift, Yellow-legged Gull (armchair!), Killdeer, Stilt Sandpiper, Alpine Accentor, Glossy Ibis, American Golden Plover, Storm Petrel, Bonaparte's Gull, Ross's Gull


Steve Elliott

Yorkshire 379
Green Heron, Lesser Kestrel, Black Kite, Hudsonian Godwitt, Mugimaki(I don't care) Fly, Collared Fly, Taiga Fly, Ivory Gull, Roller, American Robin, Pacific Diver, Asian Brown Fly, Black Stork, Red-flanked Bluetail, and a lot of missed opportunities. Pallid Harrier Patrington Sharp-tailed Sand, Black-winged Stilt, Rock Thrush, Eastern-Crowned Warbler


Hugh Harrop

Shetland 379
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Cape May Warbler...


Trevor Girling

Norfolk 378 BOU
Latest Western Sand. Check out my full List at


Enid M P Stanford

Norfolk 378
BOU total after 43 years


Brian Fendley

Yorkshire 378
strict BOU no cat. D's but incl. Amur Falcon(pending), Brown Shrike(pending), Asian Brown Flycatcher(pending)


Richard Bayldon

Yorkshire 378
Mugimaki Flycatcher, Two-barred Greenish Warbler & Desert Lesser Whitethroat ,amongst others , in UK400 total.


will brame

SUFFOLK 378 Srictly B.O.U.
Little Bittern,Cliff Swallow,Forsters Tern


Mike Edgecombe

Norfolk 377
american Golden Plover, Little swift, Kildeer, Iberian Chiff and little Bittern,2015 Black-headed Bunting, Spectacled Warbler, Western Sandpiper Alder Flycatcher,Great Knot, Steppe Grey Shrike, Citril Finch


Andy Wilkinson

Norfolk 373 BOU
Leach's Petrel, Sheringham Sept 2016, Citril Finch, Holkham 10/5/15, Steppe Grey Shrike, Burnham Norton 5/10/14, Franklin's Gull, Cley 15/8/14, Great Knot, Breydon Water 14/7/14, Spectacled Warbler, Burnham Overy Dunes 2/6/14, Black Headed Bunting, West Runton 28/5/14, Parrot Crossbill, Holt Lowes 16/11/13,Roller, Holt Lowes 16/6/2013, Western Sandpiper, Cley, 29/11/2011,Melodious Warbler, Happisburgh 9/11/2011, Sibe Stonechat (armchair tick), Collared Flycatcher, Holme Dunes 8/5/11, Olive Backed Pipit , Stiffkey Saltmarsh 10/10/10, Radde's Warbler Yarmouth Churchyard 9/10/10Western Bonelli's Warbler Wells Woods 26/9/2010, Alder Flycatcher,Blakeney Point 25/9/2010 Storm Petrel Sheringham 15/8/2010, River Warbler Thorpe next Haddiscoe 4/7/10, Caspian Gull (x3) Hockwold Wash 31/1/09, Wilson's Phalorope Cley 7/10/08, Baleric Shearwater, Sheringham 23/9/08, Bee-eater Northrepps 7/6/08, Trumpeter Finch Blakeney Point 1/6/08, Black Lark, Winterton 20/4/08, White Crowned Sparrow,Cley 6/1/08, Blyth's Reed Warbler, Salthouse 30/9/07, Sabine's Gull(4),Sheringham 26/9/07, Dark Eyed Junco, Langham 14/07/07, Little Bittern Titchwell 20/6/07,Iberian Chiffchaff Colney 22/4/07,Surf Scoter Titchwell 28/10/06,Ross's Gull 1/1/06, Little Swift Autumn 2005


Geoff Dobbs

Yorkshire 373
BOU, no D's or Ring-necked Parakeet yet in Yorks. Recent: White-throated Sparrow, Taiga Flycatcher, White's Thrush, American Robin, Black-throated Thrush, Pacific Diver (presumed), Red-flanked Bluetail, Roller,


Chris Hudson

Norfolk 371
26 Sept Western Bonelli's Warbler 11 Sept 2010 Arctic Warbler,2010Trumpeter Finch,2008Black Lark, White-Crowned Sparrow,Caspian Gull (split).2007,Blyth's Reed Warbler,Dark-Eyed Junco,Little Bittern,Iberian Chiffchaff.2006 13/8 Storm Petrel.BOU


Anne Mansfield

Strict BOU . 1974-2005. No new birds in 2006 (as yet?)


Stuart White

Norfolk 367
2015 - Paddyfield Warbler & Citril Finch. 2014 - Steppe Grey Shrike, Franklin's Gull, Great Knot, Spectacled Warbler & Black-headed Bunting. 2013 - Roller. 2012 - Rosie Starling, Bee-eater & Tystie. Old favourites, Little Whimbrel, RB Nuthatch, 2 Black-and-white Warblers, Lark Sparrow, Indigo Bunting, c10 Parrot Crossbills (85 & 90), 2 Slender-billed Gulls (87), Yellow-breasted Bunting (92), Ruppell's Warbler, Oriental Pratincole, Siberian Thrush (94), Black-eared Wheatear (93), Sociable Plover (90), L-Crested Tern (93), Two-barred Crossbill (90), Terek Sandpiper (83), Ross's Gull (84), 2 RT Pipits (89) & Thrush Nightingale (89).


Marcus Lawson

Kent 361
American Golden Plover, Fan-tailed Warbler and Green Heron added so far in 2008 (BOU only)


Richard Bayldon

Norfolk 360
Highlights include Alpine,Little & Pacific Swift ,Ruppell's,River,Lanceolated & Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, Collared Flycatcher, Lark & White-crowned Sparrow


Sue Bryan

Norfolk 357
BOU Collared Flycatcher 8/5/11 Black Lark 20/4/08 Ross's Gull 1/1/06 Norfolk Birders


Ian Lewis

Dorset 357
357 BOU, 369 UK400 Last tick Black Stork August 2015


Paul Harvey

Shetland 357
No dodgy splits but a few Cat Ds.


Paul Herrieven

Norfolk 356
Despite now living in Yorkshire, trying to keep the Norfolk one going !! Best birds include : Little Whimbrel, Rupells Warbler, Oriental Pratincole, WB Diver, Lanceolated Warbler, 4 SB Gulls, LC Tern, RB Nuthatch, B+W Warbler, Collared Fly. LATEST : Western Sand


Roy Marsh

Suffolk 355 - BOU
Score inclusive of unmistakable Little Bunting & Black Guillemot!! Latest: (2008) - Red-Rumped Swallow, this bird will certainly make my summer !! Squacco Heron + The long awaited Long-billed Dowitcher, Other Suffolk Highlights: The elusive but accommodating Little Bunting at Benacre, Great Reed Warbler, (2) - Black Guillemot, Lesser Crested Tern, Trumpeter Finch, Kildeer, finding Suffolks first Lesser Scaup, Great Bustards, Mamora's, L G Shrike (2), Crested Lark, Stilt, Broadbilled & Semi P Sands, Blyth's Pipit, Blyths Reed Warbler, Olivaceous & Lancy Warblers, R F Bluetail (2) and now 5 in the UK of this rare vagrant.


Matthew Deans

Suffolk 355
Highlights: Short-toed Treecreeper, Black-browed Albatross, King Eider, Lesser Kestrel, Black Stork (2), Collared & BW Pratincoles; Semi-p, Terek & Stilt Sand (2); LB Dowitcher, Ivory & Ross's Gulls, Snowy Owl, GS Cuckoo, Pallid & Alpine Swifts, Roller, Bee-eaters(4), Crested Lark; Isabelline, Desert & Pied Wheatears, Blyth's & OB Pipits; Marmora's, Spectacled, Sardinian, Olivaceous, Booted & Lancey, Nutcracker, Arctic Redpoll, WT Sparrow (2), Pine & BH Bunting(2).


Chris Bell

Durham 355 (BOU)
Latest additions 2010: Whiskered Tern, Bonaparte's Gull, Sharp-tailed Sandpiper, 2011: Rough-legged Buzzard, Common Nightingale, Stone Curlew, Surf Scoter, WHITE-THROATED ROBIN, Sandhill Crane, Glossy Ibis, Pallid Harrier, 2012; Red-rumped Swallow, ORPHEAN WARBLER, Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler, 2013: Iberian Chiffchaff, Bridled Tern, Western Bonelli's Warbler, 2014: Myrtle Warbler, Black-winged Pratincole, Isabelline Wheatear, 2015: White-tailed Eagle, Red-throated Pipit, Squacco Heron, Ferruginous Duck


Marcus Lawson

Kent 355
THE Dunge weekend. BOU only as at 18th July 2006


Gary White

Norfolk 354
Most recent 20/06/2011 Caspian Tern, Great Snipe, Collared Fly, 04/07/10 River Warb, 22/07/09 PG PLover, 9/5/09 Red Rumped Swallow, 18/8/08 Marsh Sand, 1/6/08 Trumpeter Finch, 20/4/08 Black Lark 6/1/08 White-Crowned Sparrow 30/9 Blyth's Reed Warbler, 14/7 D-e Junco, Ib Chiff, Little Bittern, 14/10 Cattle Egret, 31/12/05 Ross's Gull, 13/11/05 Little Swift, 30/10/05 Pallid Swift 17/7/05 Lesser Crested Tern 31/5/05 Collard Prat 13/5/05 Stilt Sand 3/5/05 Whiskered Tern, 29/3/05 Killdeer, 16/11/04 Storm Petrel, Bairds Sand, Glossy Ibis, Greater Sand Plover, Pine Bunting


mark spedding

yorkshire 352
2010 - Black-throated Thrush Newholm, Whitby; Ring-billed Gull nr Dewsbury; Iberian Chiffchaff at Potteric Carr; Savi's Warbler at Old Moor (thanks to the staff there for allowing early morning access), Eastern Olly Flamborough, Western Bonellis


Darren AP Ward

Yorkshire 350 BOU
UK 400 (361) Isabelline Wheatear - Stone Curlew - Great Snipe - Eastern Olivaceous Warbler - Amur Falcon - Savi's Warbler - Purple Heron - Iberian Chiffchaff - Ring-billed Gull - (Black Brant BBA) 2009 - Collared Pratincole - Corncrake - Two-barred Crossbill - Black Stork - Glossy Ibis - Red-footed Falcon - King Eider - Desert Wheatear - Red-flanked Bluetail - Red-throated Pipit - Brown Flycatcher - Isabelline 'Turkestan' Shrike - Snow Goose - Ferruginous Duck – Melodious Warbler - Bee-eater - Black-throated Thrush - Pacific Diver - American Robin - Blue-winged Teal - Laughing Gull - Lesser Grey Shrike - Sabine's Gull - Dartford Warbler - White's Thrush


Brian Shaw

dorset 349
Lesser Grey shrike Marsh Warbler bufflehead short-toed lark night heron short dowitcher Bee-eater brunnichs Guillemot. short-toed Eagle bonapartes gull black stork Great spotted cuckoo


James Brown

Suffolk 348
Latest: Spanish Sparrow, Black-winged Stilt, Isabelline Shrike, Sandhill Crane, Lesser Kestrel, Short-toed Treecreeper, Lesser crested Tern, Roller, Marmoras Warbler, Lesser Scaup, Spectacled Warbler, Snowy Owl, Booted Warbler, Arctic Warbler, PGP AGP, Stilt Sand, Terek Sand, Broad-billed Sand, Western Bonellis Warbler, Ivory and Ross`s Gulls, Pallid Swift, Kildeer, Citrine Wagtail, White-throated Sparrow, Black-headed Bunting, Olive-backed Pipit, Olivaceous Warbler, Collared Pratincole, Baikal Teal, Marbled Duck, (Ross`s Goose), Squacco Heron, Blyths Reed Warbler, Alpine Accentor, Trumpeter Finch, Lesser-grey Shrike, Sociable Plover, Great Shearwater, Lanceolated Warbler, King Eider, Pied and Isabelline Wheatears. Best finds Great Snipe x2, Red-flanked Bluetail x2 among most of the county scarce.


Derek Marsh

Suffolk 347(BOU)
Great Bustards, Lesser Crested Tern and Lanceolated Warbler.


Paul Varney

Norfolk 347


Steve Riley

Norfolk 346
All seen on over 420 twitches, visits and holidays since 1970. Of all the stunners I think Pacific swift, Little whimbrel, Red-breasted nuthatch, Black&white warbler, Ruppells warbler, Red-necked stint, Slender-billed gull, Desert warbler, s.p. Ross's gull, Sociable lapwing and Canvasback are among the very best rarites but all birding is excellent in this premier county


Nigel Stewart

Yorkshire 346
Latest inc American Robin, Pacific Diver, Red Flanked Bluetail, Melodious Warbler and Brown Flycatcher


Mark Ward

Norfolk 346
Not up to the standard of the Norfolk old timers but at 24, I've got a long time yet! Latest: Glossy Ibis, Sardinian Warbler, Two-barred Crossbill, Pallid Harrier, Bonaparte's Gull, Red-footed Falcon, Citrine Wagtail, Booted Warbler, American Golden Plover, Hume's Leaf Warbler, Dusky Warbler, Isabelline Shrike and Pine Bunting.


Paul Woolnough

Suffolk 345
Lizardland to Minsmere the main watch-points. 2016 Forster's Tern Cliff Swallow Purple Swamphen 2015 Little Bittern 2014 Surf Scoter 9 Nov; Desert Wheatear two birds 8 Nov; Little Crake 5 Oct; Collared Pratincole 15 Jul; Great Knot 14 Jul; 2013 Parrot Crossbill 23 Nov, Siberian Stonechat 5 Oct, Pacific Swift lifer 15 Jun, Subalpine Warbler 26 Apr. Five county firsts in 2012 Long-tailed skua then leach's petrel 23 Sep, Spanish sparrow 2 Sep, Black-winged Stilt 7 May and Long-billed Dowitcher 5 May. Nine county firsts in 2011: Hume's Warbler 13 November; Olive-backed Pipit 15 October; Sandhill Crane 2 October; Roller 13 June; White Stork eventually crossed river Waveney to Castle Marshes 7 May; Woodchat Shrike 29 April; Short-toed Treecreeper 26 March; Arctic Redpoll 13 March and Merlin 9 January. 2010 Started listing in Suffolk and ticked a mix of mega, rare and uncommon species - Richard's Pipit, Spotted Crake, King Eider, Barred Warbler, Nightjar, Red-rumped Swallow, Wood Warbler, Lesser Kestrel, Jack Snipe. 2009 Ortolan Bunting and Ring-necked Parakeet.



Finding GREATER SANDPLOVER With Andy Bond at Dawlish Warren , & Finding SHORT TOED LARK at Dawlish Warren , WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER at Bowling Green Marsh & AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER at Exminster Marsh , LATEST = AMERICAN HERRING GULL 20 / 2 / 2009


Graham Catley

Lincolnshire 345
Latest adds Alpine Swift (2009), Steppe Grey Shrike, Audouin's Gull, Glossy Ibis (2008) Thrush Nightingale, Booted Warbler, Sora, Glossy Ibis, Greater Yellowlegs, Roseate Tern, Buff-bellied Pipit, American Robin, Little Bunting


Richard Willison

Yorkshire 343
White-throated Sparrow and Taiga Flycatcher at Flamborough, Cliff Swallow, Pallid Harrier and Pine Grosbeak in Spurn area, Dartford Warbler at Blackamoor


Tim Marshall

Aberdeenshire 342
Black-throated Thrush,Rock Thrush


Peter Sparks

Devon (mainland) 341
Latest Caspian Gull, 14.12.12. White-billed Diver 2.1.14, Blyth's Reed Warbler 6.10.16. Devon blockers include Hudsonian Godwit and Little Swift. Still need Puffin and Tree Sparrow.


Nick Morgan

Yorkshire 340
BOU Only. Young family now which means I've missed a few goodies over recent years!
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