The Management at 10,000 Birds are pleased to announce that they almost managed to persuade Redgannet to attempt to compile his year list whilst sober or, where that is not practicable, only mildly hung-over. For his part, Redgannet has committed to a trial period through January and will try to stick to a more socially responsible regimen of birds then beer for the rest of 2015.

Even at school, Redgannet’s report card consistently ended with “could try harder” and each year, The Management at 10,000 Birds try to shove him towards his potential. As the Sober Year List would be subjective, difficult to police and highly ambitious, The Management have conceded that a second list criterion should be employed. They have considered almost anything that might get Redgannet out into the field with his birding boots on, but have settled on Prefix-snap. Most will be familiar with a game that matches the face value of playing cards and prompts a loud “snap” to win a hand. In a similar way, birds will be admitted to Redgannet’s Year List 2015 by finding 2 birds with a matching prefix. The “snap” element will be voluntary and dependent on circumstances.

Once a match is made, for example Snowy Owl and Snowy Egret, any further examples with the same prefix, Snowy Plover let’s say, can be admitted. But slight variations (as per the eBird list) such as Snow Bunting, will not be acceptable. Local names (or even made up ones), such as Scottish Loch-Hawk will not qualify Osprey as a match for Scottish Crossbill.

Prefixes such as Northern, Common or American are likely to be productive, Whereas a Savannah Sparrow has only a couple of potential counterparts, the Savanna Hawk of Central and South America and the Savanna Nightjar of India and southeast Asia. It is hoped that the wide-ranging chase will provide him with the motivation to search for obscure matches.

Note; it has been pointed out that Savannah Sparrow is named after the town and has an ending”h” whereas the hawk and the nightjar drop the final letter in reference to their habitat. Please note however that the purpose of placing list criteria on Redgannet is to motivate his efforts and encourage him out of the bar, into the field. Redgannet’s tentative grasp on sobriety and reality might not stand the shock, so The Management (fearful that such information might provoke a relapse and recurrence of the “Great Tit Episode”), have elected to edit his list (according to the criteria laid out above) whilst he is otherwise occupied.

Please don’t scoff at his alphabetical list, it makes sense to him and as long as he is happy, the rest of us have a shot at some peace and quiet.

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African Black Duck – Anas sparsa Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden 15-Jan-15
African Darter – Anhinga rufa Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
African Golden Oriole – Oriolus auratus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
African Gray Hornbill – Lophoceros nasutus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
African Gray Woodpecker – Dendropicos goertae University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
African Jacana – Actophilornis africanus Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
African Openbill – Anastomus lamelligerus Lagos Sheraton Hotel and Towers 27-Feb-15
African Palm-Swift – Cypsiurus parvus Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
African Paradise-Flycatcher – Terpsiphone viridis Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden 15-Jan-15
African Pied Hornbill – Lophoceros fasciatus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
African Pied Starling – Lamprotornis bicolor Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
African Pipit – Anthus cinnamomeus Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
African Pygmy-Kingfisher – Ispidina picta University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
African Rail – Rallus caerulescens Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
African Snipe – Gallinago nigripennis Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
African Spoonbill – Platalea alba Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
African Stonechat – Saxicola torquatus Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
African Swamphen – Porphyrio madagascariensis Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
African Thrush – Turdus pelios University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
American Avocet – Recurvirostra americana Parque Ecológico de Xochimilco 23-May-15
American Black Duck – Anas rubripes Central Park 26-Mar-15
American Coot – Fulica americana Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchos Tyson’s Corner 24-Jan-15
American Goldfinch – Spinus tristis Garden City Bird Sanctuary 21-Jan-15
American Kestrel – Falco sparverius Salt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
American Oystercatcher – Haematopus palliatus Goose Island SP (CTC 048) 07-Feb-15
American Pipit – Anthus rubescens Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
American Redstart – Setophaga ruticilla Central Park 04-May-15
American Robin – Turdus migratorius Tyson’s Corner 24-Jan-15
American White Pelican – Pelecanus erythrorhynchos Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
American Wigeon – Anas americana Salt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
Ashy Prinia – Prinia socialis Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Ashy Tailorbird – Orthotomus ruficeps SG Botanic Gardens 15-May-15
Asian Glossy Starling – Aplonis panayensis CCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir 15-May-15
Asian Koel – Eudynamys scolopaceus Powai Garden 16-Apr-15
Asian Palm-Swift – Cypsiurus balasiensis Powai Garden 16-Apr-15
Asian Pied Starling – Gracupica contra Safa Park 15-Feb-15
Black Crake – Amaurornis flavirostra Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Black Cuckoo – Cuculus clamosus Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Black Cuckooshrike – Campephaga flava Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden 15-Jan-15
Black Drongo – Dicrurus macrocercus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Black Heron – Egretta ardesiaca Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Black Kite – Milvus migrans University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Black Oystercatcher – Haematopus bachmani Sutro Heights–Baths / Land’s End 28-Jul-15
Black Phoebe – Sayornis nigricans Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Black Redstart – Phoenicurus ochruros Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Black Skimmer – Rynchops niger Goose Island SP (CTC 048) 07-Feb-15
Black Turnstone – Arenaria melanocephala Sutro Heights–Baths / Land’s End 28-Jul-15
Black Vulture – Coragyps atratus Salt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
Black-bellied Plover – Pluvialis squatarola Charleston Slough/Coast Casey Forebay 26-Jul-15
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna autumnalis Hermann Park (UTC 091) 10-Mar-15
Black-headed Grosbeak – Pheucticus melanocephalus Bosque de Tlalpan 23-May-15
Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Black-headed Heron – Ardea melanocephala Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Black-headed Ibis – Threskiornis melanocephalus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Black-throated Blue Warbler – Setophaga caerulescens Central Park 05-May-15
Black-throated Canary – Serinus atrogularis Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Black-throated Green Warbler – Setophaga virens East Fairmount Park–Lemon Hill 01-May-15
Black-throated Sparrow – Amphispiza bilineata Lost Dutchman SP 07-Jan-15
Brown Pelican – Pelecanus occidentalis Goose Island SP (CTC 048) 07-Feb-15
Brown Shrike – Lanius cristatus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Brown Thrasher – Toxostoma rufum Piedmont Park 20-Mar-15
California Gull – Larus californicus Charleston Slough/Coast Casey Forebay 26-Jul-15
California Towhee – Melozone crissalis Golden Gate Park–Stow Lake 26-Jul-15
Cape Crombec – Sylvietta rufescens Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Cape May Warbler – Setophaga tigrina Central Park 05-May-15
Cape Robin-Chat – Cossypha caffra Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden 15-Jan-15
Cape Rock-Thrush – Monticola rupestris Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden 15-Jan-15
Cape Shoveler – Anas smithii Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Cape Sparrow – Passer melanurus Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Cape Starling – Lamprotornis nitens Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Cape Wagtail – Motacilla capensis Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Cape White-eye – Zosterops capensis Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden 15-Jan-15
Carolina Chickadee – Poecile carolinensis Tyson’s Corner 24-Jan-15
Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianus Garden City Bird Sanctuary 21-Jan-15
Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibis University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Cattle Tyrant – Machetornis rixosa Reserva Ribera Norte 01-Nov-15
Common Bulbul – Pycnonotus barbatus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Common Buzzard – Buteo buteo Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Common Chaffinch – Fringilla coelebs Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Common Chiffchaff – Phylloscopus collybita Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Common Cuckoo – Cuculus canorus Staines Moor 04-May-15
Common Eider – Somateria mollissima Short Beach 16-Jul-15
Common Flameback – Dinopium javanense CCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir 15-May-15
Common Gallinule – Gallinula galeata Salt River 07-Jan-15
Common Goldeneye – Bucephala clangula Salt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
Common Grackle – Quiscalus quiscula Piedmont Park 20-Mar-15
Common Greenshank – Tringa nebularia Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Common House-Martin – Delichon urbicum Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Common Iora – Aegithina tiphia CCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir 15-May-15
Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthis Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Common Loon – Gavia immer Staines Reservoirs 04-Mar-15
Common Merganser – Mergus merganser Richmond 21-Feb-15
Common Myna – Acridotheres tristis Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Common Nightingale – Luscinia megarhynchos Blean Woods 09-May-15
Common Ostrich – Struthio camelus Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Common Pochard – Aythya ferina Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Common Raven – Corvus corax Salt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
Common Redshank – Tringa totanus Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Common Ringed Plover – Charadrius hiaticula Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Common Sandpiper – Actitis hypoleucos University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Common Shelduck – Tadorna tadorna Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Common Snipe – Gallinago gallinago Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Common Swift – Apus apus Staines Reservoirs 01-May-15
Common Tailorbird – Orthotomus sutorius Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Common Tern – Sterna hirundo Staines Reservoirs 01-May-15
Common Waxbill – Estrilda astrild Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Common Wood-Pigeon – Columba palumbus Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Common Yellowthroat – Geothlypis trichas Bartram’s Garden 02-May-15
Crested Barbet – Trachyphonus vaillantii Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Crested Caracara – Caracara cheriway Aransas 07-Feb-15
Crested Francolin – Francolinus sephaena Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Crested Lark – Galerida cristata Jeddah Corniche 12-Jun-15
Crested Myna – Acridotheres cristatellus Olympic Forest Park 04-Apr-15
Eared Dove – Zenaida auriculata Buenos Aires 31-Oct-15
Eared Grebe – Podiceps nigricollis Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Eastern Bluebird – Sialia sialis W.G. Jones State Forest (UTC 036) 07-Feb-15
Eastern Kingbird – Tyrannus tyrannus Parc Angrignon 03-Jun-15
Eastern Meadowlark – Sturnella magna Goose Island SP- Big Tree area 07-Feb-15
Eastern Phoebe – Sayornis phoebe Houston- Memorial Park (UTC 093) 09-Mar-15
Eastern Towhee – Pipilo erythrophthalmus Woodlands Garden 20-Mar-15
Eastern Wood-Pewee – Contopus virens Parc Angrignon 03-Jun-15
Eurasian Blackbird – Turdus merula Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Eurasian Blackcap – Sylvia atricapilla Little Senacre 06-Mar-15
Eurasian Blue Tit – Cyanistes caeruleus Little Senacre 27-Jan-15
Eurasian Bullfinch – Pyrrhula pyrrhula Staines Moor 04-Mar-15
Eurasian Collared-Dove – Streptopelia decaocto Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Eurasian Coot – Fulica atra Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Eurasian Curlew – Numenius arquata Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Eurasian Green Woodpecker – Picus viridis Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Eurasian Hobby – Falco subbuteo Staines Moor 01-May-15
Eurasian Hoopoe – Upupa epops Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Eurasian Jackdaw – Corvus monedula Mote Park 03-Mar-15
Eurasian Jay – Garrulus glandarius Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Eurasian Kestrel – Falco tinnunculus Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Eurasian Linnet – Carduelis cannabina Oare Marshes LNR 06-Apr-15
Eurasian Magpie – Pica pica Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier – Circus aeruginosus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Eurasian Moorhen – Gallinula chloropus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Eurasian Nuthatch – Sitta europaea Bicknor Wood 24-Mar-15
Eurasian Oystercatcher – Haematopus ostralegus Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Eurasian Reed-Warbler – Acrocephalus scirpaceus Staines Moor 01-May-15
Eurasian Sparrowhawk – Accipiter nisus Mote Park 03-Mar-15
Eurasian Spoonbill – Platalea leucorodia Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanus Olympic Forest Park 04-Apr-15
Eurasian Treecreeper – Certhia familiaris Mote Park 09-May-15
Eurasian Wigeon – Anas penelope Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Eurasian Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes Little Senacre 27-Jan-15
European Bee-eater – Merops apiaster Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
European Golden-Plover – Pluvialis apricaria Oare Marshes LNR 11-Sep-15
European Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelis Little Senacre 02-Mar-15
European Greenfinch – Chloris chloris Spot Lane Pond 03-Mar-15
European Robin – Erithacus rubecula Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
European Starling – Sturnus vulgaris Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
European Stonechat – Saxicola rubicola Staines Moor 04-Mar-15
Fork-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus adsimilis Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Fork-tailed Flycatcher – Tyrannus savana Reserva Ecológica de Vicente López 01-Nov-15
Golden-crowned Kinglet – Regulus satrapa Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Golden-crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia atricapilla Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Golden-crowned Warbler – Basileuterus culicivorus Reserva Ecológica de Vicente López 01-Nov-15
Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensis Bartram’s Garden 02-May-15
Gray Flycatcher – Empidonax wrightii Salt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
Gray Francolin – Francolinus pondicerianus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Gray Go-away-bird – Corythaixoides concolor Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Gray Heron – Ardea cinerea Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Gray Kestrel – Falco ardosiaceus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Gray Silky-flycatcher – Ptiliogonys cinereus Desierto de los Leones 24-May-15
Gray Wagtail – Motacilla cinerea Staines Moor 04-Mar-15
Gray-breasted Martin – Progne chalybea Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Gray-capped Woodpecker – Dendrocopos canicapillus Olympic Forest Park 04-Apr-15
Gray-headed Swamphen – Porphyrio poliocephalus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Gray-headed Woodpecker – Picus canus Olympic Forest Park 04-Apr-15
Gray-throated Martin – Riparia chinensis Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Grayish Baywing – Agelaioides badius Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Grayish Saltator – Saltator coerulescens Reserva Ecológica de Vicente López 01-Nov-15
Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinus Central Park 26-Mar-15
Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Great Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carbo Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Great Crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitus Central Park 04-May-15
Great Crested Grebe – Podiceps cristatus Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Great Egret – Ardea alba University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Great Gray Owl – Strix nebulosa Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Great Grebe – Podiceps major Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Great Horned Owl – Bubo virginianus Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Great Kiskadee – Pitangus sulphuratus Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Great Reed-Warbler – Acrocephalus arundinaceus Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Great Spotted Woodpecker – Dendrocopos major Little Senacre 27-Jan-15
Great Tit – Parus major Little Senacre 27-Jan-15
Greater Coucal – Centropus sinensis Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus paradiseus CCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir 15-May-15
Greater Roadrunner – Geococcyx californianus Salt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
Greater Scaup – Aythya marila Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Greater Spotted Eagle – Clanga clanga Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Greater Striped-Swallow – Cecropis cucullata Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Greater Whitethroat – Sylvia communis Staines Moor 01-May-15
Greater Yellowlegs – Tringa melanoleuca Salt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
Green Bee-eater – Merops orientalis Dubai Investment Park desert 15-Feb-15
Green Heron – Butorides virescens Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Green Sandpiper – Tringa ochropus Titchfield Haven NNR 24-Oct-15
Green-winged Saltator – Saltator similis Costanera Sur, Promenade 02-Nov-15
Green-winged Teal – Anas crecca Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Harris’s Hawk – Parabuteo unicinctus Salt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area 07-Jan-15
Harris’s Sparrow – Zonotrichia querula McInnish Park–Elm Fork Nature Preserve 10-Apr-15
Hooded Merganser – Lophodytes cucullatus Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Hooded Siskin – Spinus magellanicus Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Hooded Vulture – Necrosyrtes monachus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Hooded Warbler – Setophaga citrina Central Park 05-May-15
House Crow – Corvus splendens Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
House Finch – Haemorhous mexicanus Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
House Sparrow – Passer domesticus Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
House Wren – Troglodytes aedon Goose Island SP- Big Tree area 07-Feb-15
Indian Cormorant – Phalacrocorax fuscicollis Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Indian Golden Oriole – Oriolus kundoo Powai Garden 16-Apr-15
Indian Peafowl – Pavo cristatus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Indian Pond-Heron – Ardeola grayii Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Indian Robin – Copsychus fulicatus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Indian Roller – Coracias benghalensis Safa Park 15-Feb-15
Indian Spot-billed Duck – Anas poecilorhyncha Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Laughing Dove – Streptopelia senegalensis University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Laughing Gull – Leucophaeus atricilla Goose Island SP- Big Tree area 07-Feb-15
Least Sandpiper – Calidris minutilla Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Least Tern – Sternula antillarum Winthrop–Sisters 16-Jul-15
Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscus Mote Park, Maidsone 17-Mar-15
Lesser Goldfinch – Spinus psaltria Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Lesser Gray Shrike – Lanius minor Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Lesser Moorhen – Gallinula angulata University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Lesser Scaup – Aythya affinis Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Lesser Striped-Swallow – Cecropis abyssinica Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Lesser Whitethroat – Sylvia curruca Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Levaillant’s Cisticola – Cisticola tinniens Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Levaillant’s Cuckoo – Clamator levaillantii Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Little Bittern – Ixobrychus minutus Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Little Blue Heron – Egretta caerulea Aransas 07-Feb-15
Little Cormorant – Phalacrocorax niger Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Little Egret – Egretta garzetta University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollis University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Little Owl – Athene noctua Mote Park 03-Mar-15
Little Stint – Calidris minuta Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Little Swift – Apus affinis Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Little Tern – Sternula albifrons Pasir Ris–Mangrove Boardwalk 16-May-15
Long-billed Curlew – Numenius americanus Goose Island SP (CTC 048) 07-Feb-15
Long-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus scolopaceus Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Long-tailed Cormorant – Phalacrocorax africanus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Long-tailed Shrike – Lanius schach Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Long-tailed Tit – Aegithalos caudatus Little Senacre 02-Feb-15
Long-tailed Widowbird – Euplectes progne Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Marsh Tit – Poecile palustris Olympic Forest Park 04-Apr-15
Marsh Wren – Cistothorus palustris Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Masked Duck – Nomonyx dominicus Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Masked Gnatcatcher – Polioptila dumicola Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Masked Yellowthroat – Geothlypis aequinoctialis Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Mottled Duck – Anas fulvigula Goose Island SP- Big Tree area 07-Feb-15
Mottled Spinetail – Telacanthura ussheri University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis Salt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratus Salt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
Northern Harrier – Circus cyaneus Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Northern Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Northern Mockingbird – Mimus polyglottos Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Northern Parula – Setophaga americana Woodlands Cemetery 02-May-15
Northern Pintail – Anas acuta Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Northern Rough-winged Swallow – Stelgidopteryx serripennis Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Northern Saw-whet Owl – Aegolius acadicus Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Northern Shoveler – Anas clypeata Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Northern Waterthrush – Parkesia noveboracensis Art Museum Waterworks 01-May-15
Olive-backed Pipit – Anthus hodgsoni Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Olive-backed Sunbird – Cinnyris jugularis SG Botanic Gardens 15-May-15
Oriental Darter – Anhinga melanogaster Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Oriental Magpie-Robin – Copsychus saularis Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Oriental White-eye – Zosterops palpebrosus Pasir Ris–Mangrove Boardwalk 16-May-15
Pacific Swallow – Hirundo tahitica CCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir 15-May-15
Pacific Wren – Troglodytes pacificus Ladner Harbour Park 21-Feb-15
Pied Avocet – Recurvirostra avosetta Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Pied Bushchat – Saxicola caprata Basai Wetland 01-Feb-15
Pied Crow – Corvus albus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Pied Kingfisher – Ceryle rudis University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Pine Siskin – Spinus pinus Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Pine Warbler – Setophaga pinus Houston- Memorial Park (UTC 093) 09-Mar-15
Plain Martin – Riparia paludicola Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Plain Prinia – Prinia inornata Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Plumbeous Rail – Pardirallus sanguinolentus Reserva Ecológica de Vicente López 01-Nov-15
Plumbeous Vireo – Vireo plumbeus Salt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area 07-Jan-15
Purple Heron – Ardea purpurea Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Purple Martin – Progne subis Houston–Arboretum and Nature Center 20-Jun-15
Purple Starling – Lamprotornis purpureus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Purple Sunbird – Cinnyris asiaticus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Red Junglefowl – Gallus gallus SG Botanic Gardens 15-May-15
Red Kite – Milvus milvus Staines Moor 04-Mar-15
Red Knot – Calidris canutus Oare Marshes LNR 09-May-15
Red Warbler – Cardellina rubra Desierto de los Leones 24-May-15
Red-backed Scrub-Robin – Cercotrichas leucophrys Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Red-backed Shrike – Lanius collurio Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Red-billed Duck – Anas erythrorhyncha Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Red-billed Oxpecker – Buphagus erythrorhynchus Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Red-billed Quelea – Quelea quelea Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Red-breasted Flycatcher – Ficedula parva Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensis Stanley Park, Vancouver 26-Jun-15
Red-breasted Parakeet – Psittacula alexandri Pasir Ris–Mangrove Boardwalk 16-May-15
Red-breasted Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus ruber Stanley Park, Vancouver 26-Jun-15
Red-eyed Bulbul – Pycnonotus brunneus CCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir 15-May-15
Red-eyed Dove – Streptopelia semitorquata University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceus Woodlands Cemetery 02-May-15
Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceus Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Red-winged Starling – Onychognathus morio Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden 15-Jan-15
Ring-necked Dove – Streptopelia capicola Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Ring-necked Duck – Aythya collaris Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Ring-necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicus Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Rock Martin – Ptyonoprogne fuligula Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden 15-Jan-15
Rock Pigeon – Columba livia Houston – Bus stop Smith and Preston 09-Mar-15
Rock Wren – Salpinctes obsoletus Salt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area 07-Jan-15
Ruddy Duck – Oxyura jamaicensis Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Ruddy Turnstone – Arenaria interpres Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Rufous Hornero – Furnarius rufus Buenos Aires 31-Oct-15
Rufous Treepie – Dendrocitta vagabunda Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Rufous-capped Brushfinch – Atlapetes pileatus Bosque de Tlalpan 23-May-15
Rufous-capped Warbler – Basileuterus rufifrons Bosque de Tlalpan 23-May-15
Senegal Coucal – Centropus senegalensis University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Senegal Parrot – Poicephalus senegalus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Senegal Thick-knee – Burhinus senegalensis University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodia Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Song Thrush – Turdus philomelos Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Southern Boubou – Laniarius ferrugineus Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden 15-Jan-15
Southern Caracara – Caracara plancus Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Southern Cordonbleu – Uraeginthus angolensis Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Southern Fiscal – Lanius collaris Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow – Passer diffusus Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Southern Lapwing – Vanellus chilensis Reserva Ribera Norte 01-Nov-15
Southern Masked-Weaver – Ploceus velatus Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Southern Red Bishop – Euplectes orix Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Speckled Mousebird – Colius striatus Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Speckled Pigeon – Columba guinea Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensis Olympic Forest Park 04-Apr-15
Spotted Flycatcher – Muscicapa striata Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Spotted Owlet – Athene brama Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Spotted Redshank – Tringa erythropus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis macularius Salt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area 06-Jan-15
Spotted Towhee – Pipilo maculatus Riparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch 06-Jan-15
Spotted Wood-Owl – Strix seloputo Pasir Ris–Mangrove Boardwalk 16-May-15
Spur-winged Goose – Plectropterus gambensis Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Spur-winged Lapwing – Vanellus spinosus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Swainson’s Francolin – Pternistis swainsonii Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Swainson’s Hawk – Buteo swainsoni McInnish Park–Elm Fork Nature Preserve 10-Apr-15
Swainson’s Thrush – Catharus ustulatus Stanley Park, Vancouver 25-Jun-15
Tufted Duck – Aythya fuligula Oare Marshes LNR 19-Jan-15
Tufted Titmouse – Baeolophus bicolor Tyson’s Corner 24-Jan-15
Variable Antshrike – Thamnophilus caerulescens Reserva Ecológica de Vicente López 01-Nov-15
Variable Oriole – Icterus pyrrhopterus Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Varied Thrush – Ixoreus naevius Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Wattled Jacana – Jacana jacana Reserva Ribera Norte 01-Nov-15
Wattled Lapwing – Vanellus senegallus University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Wattled Starling – Creatophora cinerea Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Western Gull – Larus occidentalis Charleston Slough/Coast Casey Forebay 26-Jul-15
Western Kingbird – Tyrannus verticalis Midway Road 21-Apr-15
Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglecta Boundary Bay – 64th-72nd Sts., Delta 21-Feb-15
Western Plantain-eater – Crinifer piscator University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Western Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma californica Bosque de Tlalpan 23-May-15
Western Yellow Wagtail – Motacilla flava University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
White Ibis – Eudocimus albus Goose Island SP (CTC 048) 07-Feb-15
White Wagtail – Motacilla alba Basai Wetland 01-Feb-15
White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensis Garden City Bird Sanctuary 21-Jan-15
White-breasted Waterhen – Amaurornis phoenicurus Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
White-browed Coucal – Centropus superciliosus Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver – Plocepasser mahali Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
White-eared Bulbul – Pycnonotus leucotis Safa Park 15-Feb-15
White-eared Hummingbird – Hylocharis leucotis Bosque de Tlalpan 23-May-15
White-eyed Gull – Ichthyaetus leucophthalmus Jeddah Corniche 12-Jun-15
White-eyed Vireo – Vireo griseus McInnish Park–Elm Fork Nature Preserve 10-Apr-15
White-faced Ibis – Plegadis chihi Parque Ecológico de Xochimilco 23-May-15
White-faced Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna viduata University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
White-rumped Swallow – Tachycineta leucorrhoa Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
White-rumped Swift – Apus caffer Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
White-throated Bee-eater – Merops albicollis University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
White-throated Kingfisher – Halcyon smyrnensis Sultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary 01-Feb-15
White-throated Sparrow – Zonotrichia albicollis Garden City Bird Sanctuary 21-Jan-15
White-throated Swallow – Hirundo albigularis Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
White-winged Coot – Fulica leucoptera Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
White-winged Dove – Zenaida asiatica Goose Island SP (CTC 048) 07-Feb-15
White-winged Scoter – Melanitta fusca Short Beach 16-Jul-15
White-winged Widowbird – Euplectes albonotatus Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Wood Duck – Aix sponsa Reifel Bird Sanctuary 21-Feb-15
Wood Sandpiper – Tringa glareola University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Wood Thrush – Hylocichla mustelina Central Park 05-May-15
Yellow Canary – Serinus flaviventris Pilanesberg NP 14-Jan-15
Yellow Warbler – Setophaga petechia Art Museum Waterworks 01-May-15
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus varius Garden City Bird Sanctuary 21-Jan-15
Yellow-bellied Tit – Periparus venustulus Olympic Forest Park 04-Apr-15
Yellow-billed Duck – Anas undulata Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Yellow-billed Shrike – Corvinella corvina University of Ghana Botanical Gardens 01-Jan-15
Yellow-billed Teal – Anas flavirostris Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur 31-Oct-15
Yellow-crowned Bishop – Euplectes afer Marievale Bird Sanctuary 13-Jan-15
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron – Nyctanassa violacea Houston–Arboretum and Nature Center 20-Jun-15

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Redgannet has been working for over 33 years as a crew member/flight attendant and enjoys the well-ventilated air of the outdoors. The nom de blog, Redgannet, was adopted to add an air of mystery and to make himself more attractive to women. His father first whetted Redguga's appetite for all things natural by buying him his first pair of 7x35s and a copy of Thorburn's Birds. Having no mentor beyond an indulgent parent, he spent the first season hoping for an Egyptian Vulture at the bird table in his English garden. His most memorable birding moment is seeing an Egyptian Vulture with those same binoculars 26 years later. Redgannet is married to Canon, but his heart and half of his house belongs to Helen and their son Joseph. He is looking forward to communicating with people who don't ask if he is searching for the "feathered variety" of bird.