The three hundred and seventy-two injuries of Corey Finger I had borne as best I could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge.

 

This is my list of all bird species seen in 2012.  The year 2012 marks the first time ever, in more than 30 years of birding, that I keep a year list. Seriously. Why am I doing a year list this year?  There are three reasons.

First and foremost, show Corey how the cow eats the cabbage. Seriously, this man is seeing too much too easily. Time we showed him, ey? Second, I recently noticed that I haven’t seen many of my rather common home turf species in many years, especially those that require specific efforts to see them (e.g. owls). By keeping a year list, I hope to reduce the number of species that pass under my radar and re-connect with as many species as possible. Third, but not least: the last few years have been very low in lifers but this year is promising to be rather exciting again, with a few business trips scheduled to other bio-geographic areas. The way things are looking right now, 2012 could be my best birding year in more than a decade.

So where am I standing now?
My life list is hovering somewhere around 1,300 and has not increased significantly since around 1998. Since I returned from Michigan in 2007, I have only seen around 5 lifers, with 2011 being the best year (3 lifers). This ought to change.
The year 2011 was rather nice. I did not see more than around 210 species mostly because I never got to bird on the coast, but the species I did see were quite special. Three business trips to Kazakhstan played a significant part in supplying last year’s quality, but birding in Germany was also quite extraordinary, with vagrants and scarce birds such as Eleonora’s Falcon, Long-legged Buzzard, Pallid Harrier, Red-footed Falcon, White-tailed Plover, Dotterel, and Paddyfield Warbler. The two groups I enjoyed the most last year were raptors (23 species) and larks (8 species).

What are my goals for 2012?

  • See more species than Corey
  • See more than 500 species
  • Increase my life list to over 1,500 species

Easy as pie.
The list below includes the common and scientific names of each species, as well as the location and date each species was first spotted for the year. Lifers will be in ALL CAPS.

Abbreviations for German “Bundesländer” (states, provinces, whatever…):
BB – Brandenburg
BW – Baden-Württemberg
BY – Bayern (Bavaria)
HE – Hessen
MV – Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
NI – Niedersachsen
NW – Nordrhein-Westfalen
RP – Rheinland-Pfalz
SN – Sachsen
ST – Sachsen-Anhalt

  1. Greater Rhea Rhea americana: east of Lübeck, MV, Germany, 21 Aug
  2. Mute Swan Cygnus olor: Mannheim, BW, Germany, 08 Jan
  3. Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus: Rügen, MV, Germany, 15 Jul
  4. Bewick’s Swan Cygnus columbianus: Groß Krams, MV, Germany, 16 Nov
  5. Taiga Bean Goose Anser fabalis: Heiligenhagen, MV, Germany, 15 Nov
  6. Tundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris: Hessenaue, HE, Germany, 01 Feb
  7. Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus: Heiligenhagen, MV, Germany, 15 Nov – my first in 5 years, to the day!
  8. Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons: Hessenaue, HE, Germany, 01 Feb
  9. Greylag Goose Anser anser: Speyer, RP, Germany, 12 Jan
  10. Canada Goose Branta canadensis: Mannheim, BW, Germany, 08 Jan
  11. Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis: Streng, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  12. Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla: Cuxhaven, NI, Germany, 26 Dec
  13. Egyptian Goose Alopochen aegyptiacus: Rohrbach, BW, Germany, 03 Jan
  14. Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea: Bad Säckingen, BW, Germany, 14 Feb
  15. Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna: Rieselfelder Braunschweig, NI, Germany, 23 Mar
  16. MANDARINE DUCK Aix galericulata: Potsdam, BB, Germany, 17 Jul
  17. WANDERING WHISTLING-DUCK Dendrocygna arcuata: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 23 Apr
  18. Gadwall Anas strepera: Öpfinger Stausee, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  19. Eurasian Wigeon Anas penelope: Silbersee, RP, Germany, 01 Feb
  20. Common Teal Anas crecca: Öpfinger Stausee, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  21. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Jan
  22. Northern Pintail Anas acuta: Huningue, France, 14 Feb
  23. Garganey Anas querquedula: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  24. Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  25. Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina: Silbersee, RP, Germany, 01 Feb
  26. Common Pochard Aythya ferina: Speyer, RP, Germany, 12 Jan
  27. Ferrugineus Duck Aythya nyroca: Huningue, France, 14 Feb – my first in 10+ years
  28. Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula: Speyer, RP, Germany, 12 Jan
  29. Greater Scaup Aythya marila: Silbersee, RP, Germany, 01 Feb – my first in 5 years
  30. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis: Huningue, France, 14 Feb – vagrant!
  31. Common Eider Somateria mollisima: Bad Säckingen, BW, Germany 14 Feb
  32. Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis: Hannover, NI, Germany, 23 Mar
  33. Goldeneye Bucephala clangula: Öpfinger Stausee, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  34. Common Scoter Melanitta nigra: Camargue, Provence, France, 30 Dec  – my first in 5+ years
  35. Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca: Altrheinsee Eich, RP, Germany, 01 Feb – my first in 5+ years
  36. Smew Mergellus albellus: Silbersee, RP, Germany, 01 Feb
  37. Goosander Mergus merganser: Öpfinger Stausee, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  38. Red-breasted Merganser Mergus serrator: Hiddensee, MV, Germany, 15 Aug
  39. Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  40. Himalayan Snowcock Tetraogallus himalayensis: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  41. Grey Partridge Perdix perdix: Hannover, NI, Germany, 23 Mar
  42. CHESTNUT-BELLIED PARTRIDGE Arborophila javanica: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  43. CRESTED PARTRIDGE Rollulus rouloul: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  44. Common Pheasant Phasianus colchicus: Speyer, RP, Germany, 12 Jan
  45. BLUE-BREASTED QUAIL Coturnix chinensis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  46. Common Quail Coturnix coturnix: Mooswaldsee, BY, Germany, 09 May
  47. Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata: Silbersee, RP, Germany, 27 Nov
  48. Great Northern Diver Gavia immer: Waiblingen, BW, Germany, 18 Jan – vagrant!
  49. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis: Blaubeuren, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  50. Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena: Streng, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  51. Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus: Speyer, RP, Germany, 12 Jan
  52. Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus: Mechtersheimer tongrube, RP, Germany, 13 Mar – exceptional this far inland!
  53. Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  54. Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus: Camargue, Provence, France, 29 Dec
  55. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus: Camargue, Provence, France, 29 Dec – first in 10+ years!
  56. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Jan
  57. LITTLE CORMORANT Phalacrocorax niger: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, 18 Apr
  58. ORIENTAL DARTER Anhinga melanogaster: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, 18 Apr
  59. Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax aristotelis: Großmehring, BY, Germany, 21 Mar – vagrant! My first in 25 years!!
  60. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Jan
  61. Purple Heron Ardea purpurea: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  62. Great Egret Ardea alba: Speyer, RP, Germany, 12 Jan
  63. Intermediate Egret Egretta intermedia: Jakarta-Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  64. Little Egret Egretta garzetta: Jakarta-Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  65. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis: Camargue, Provence, France, 30 Dec
  66. Eastern Cattle Egret Bubulcus coromandus: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr – first bird in Indonesia
  67. JAVAN POND-HERON Ardeola speciosa: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr – first lifer in Indonesia
  68. Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides: Silbersee, RP, Germany, 08 May – vagrant! My first in 12 years!
  69. Little Heron Butorides striata: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  70. Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax: Bogor Botanical Garden, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  71. Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris: Streng, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  72. Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus: Plessenteich, BY, Germany, 24 May – my first in 10+ years!
  73. YELLOW BITTERN Ixobrychus sinensis: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 18 Apr
  74. CINNAMON BITTERN Ixobrychus cinnamomeus: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 16 Apr
  75. BLACK BITTERN Dupetor flavicollis: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 16 Apr
  76. Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 26 Jun – vagrant!
  77. White Stork Ciconia ciconia: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Jan
  78. LESSER ADJUTANT Leptoptilos javanicus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 19 Apr
  79. Osprey Pandion haliaetus: Belziger Landschaftswiesen, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  80. European Honey Buzzard Pernis apivorus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
  81. ORIENTAL HONEY-BUZZARD Pernis p. ptilorhynchus: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr 
  82. Black Kite Milvus migrans: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 16 Mar
  83. Black-eared Kite Milvus lineatus: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  84. Red Kite Milvus milvus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 24. Feb
  85. Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus: Ili-Alatau Ntional Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  86. Griffon Vulture Gyps vulvus: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  87. Himalayan Vulture Gyps himalayensis: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  88. BRAHMINY KITE Haliastur indus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  89. White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla: Streng, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  90. WHITE-BELLIED SEA-EAGLE Haliaeetus leucogaster: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  91. CRESTED SERPENT-EAGLE Spilornis cheela, Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  92. BLACK EAGLE Ictinaetus malayensis: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr 
  93. CHANGEABLE HAWK-EAGLE Nisaetus limnaeetus. Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr 
  94. WALLACE’S HAWK-EAGLE Nisaetus nanus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  95. JAVAN HAWK-EAGLE Nisaetus bartelsi: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  96. Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus: Altrheinsee Eich, RP, Germany, 01 Feb
  97. Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus: Langeneichstädt, ST, Germany, 14 Jul
  98. Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus: Schurrsee, BY, Germany, 14 May – vagrant!
  99. Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 28 Mar
  100. Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus: Speyer, RP, Germany, 12 Jan
  101. CHINESE SPARROWHAWK Accipiter soloensis: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr 
  102. Northern Goshawk Accipiter gentilis: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  103. CRESTED GOSHAWK Accipiter trivirgatus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  104. Common Buzzard Buteo buteo: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  105. Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus: Wermsdorf, SN, Germany, 09 Nov
  106. Upland Buzzard Buteo hemilasius: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  107. Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 27 Aug – vagrant, self-found over my office!!!
  108. Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  109. Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina: Greifswald, MV, Germany, 15 Jul
  110. Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca: Belziger Landschaftswiesen, BB, Germany, 22 Mar – vagrant!
  111. Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Jan
  112. Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  113. SPOTTED KESTREL Falco moluccensis: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr 
  114. AUSTRALIAN KESTREL Falco cenchroides: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr
  115. Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus: Mooswaldsee, BY, Germany, 08 May
  116. Merlin Falco columbarius: Konstanz, BW, Germany, 14 Feb 
  117. Hobby Falco subbuteo: Rieselfelder Münster, NW, Germany, 15 May
  118. Peregrine Falcon Falco p. peregrinus: Mannheim, BW, Germany, 08 Jan
    Falco peregrinus ernesti: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr
  119. BLACK-THIGHED FALCONET Microhierax fringillarius: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  120. BARRED BUTTONQUAIL Turnix suscitator: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  121. Water Rail Rallus aquaticus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  122. Little Crake Porzana parva: Bingenheimer Ried, HE, Germany, 4 Aug
  123. RED-LEGGED CRAKE Rallina fasciata: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  124. Corncrake Crex crex: Rieselfelder Braunschweig, NI, Germany, 16 May
  125. WHITE-BREASTED WATERHEN Amaurornis phoenicurus: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  126. Eurasian Moorhen Gallinula chloropus: Mannheim, BW, Germany, 08 Jan
  127. Eurasian Coot Fulica atra: Mannheim, BW, Germany, 08 Jan
  128. Great Bustard Otis tarda: Belziger Landschaftswiesen, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  129. Common Crane Grus grus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Mar
  130. Ibisbill Ibidorhyncha struthersii: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  131. Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  132. Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola: Karrendorfer Wiesen, MV, Germany, 21 Aug
  133. European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria: Greifswald, MV, Germany, 15 Jul
  134. Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula: Plessenteich, BY, Germany, 17 May
  135. Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  136. Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus: Rieselfelder Braunschweig, NI, 23 Mar
  137. Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta: Plessenteich, BY, Germany, 14 May
  138. Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr – vagrant! My first in 7+ years!
  139. Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola: Neupotz, RP, Germany, 13 Mar
  140. Great Snipe Gallinago media: Schurrsee, BY, Germany, 25 May – vagrant!
  141. Common Snipe Gallinago gallinago: Rieselfelder Braunschweig, NI, 23 Mar
  142. SWINHOE’S SNIPE Gallinago megala: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  143. Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica. Greifswald, MV, Germany, 15 Jul
  144. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa: Rieselfelder Münster, NW, Germany, 04 Apr
    Icelandic Black-tailed Godwit Limosa l. islandica: Rieselfelder Münster, NW, Germany, 04 Apr – vagrant!
  145. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata: Belziger Landschaftswiesen, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  146. Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus: Langeneichstädt, ST, Germany, 14 Jul
  147. Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus: Rieselfelder Münster, NW, Germany, 04 Apr
  148. Common Redshank Tringa totanus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 08 May
  149. Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 4 May
  150. Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis: Mooswaldsee, BY, Germany, 5 May – vagrant! My first in 7 years!
  151. Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus: Rieselfelder Braunschweig, NI, 22 Mar
  152. Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
  153. Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus: Schurrsee, BY, Germany, 14 May – vagrant! My first in 10+ years!
  154. Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 19 Apr
  155. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres: Hiddensee, MV, Germany, 15 Aug
  156. Red Knot Calidris canutus: Hiddensee, MV, Germany, 18 Aug
  157. Sanderling Calidris alba: Hiddensee, MV, Germany, 18 Aug
  158. Temminck’s Stint Calidris temminckii: Silbersee, RP, Germany, 08 May
  159. Little Stint Calidris minuta: Langenwerder, MV, Germany, 17 Jul
  160. Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla: Karrendorfer Wiesen, MV, Germany, 21 Aug – amaaaazing vagrant, self-found!!!!!
  161. Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea: Schurrsee, BY, Germany, 14 May
  162. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 18 Sep
  163. Dunlin Calidris alpina: Mooswaldsee, BY, Germany, 09 May
  164. Broad-billed Sandpiper Limicola falcinellus: Karrendorfer Wiesen, MV, Germany, 21 Aug
  165. Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus: Karrendorfer Wiesen, MV, Germany, 21 Aug
  166. Ruff Philomachus pugnax: Rieselfelder Braunschweig, NI, 23 Mar
  167. Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus: Hiddensee, MV, Germany, 19 Aug
  168. Slender-billed Gull Larus genei: Camargue, Provence, France, 29 Dec – first in 11 years!
  169. Common Gull Larus canus: Rhine at Oppenheim, RP, Germany, 01 Feb
  170. Greater Black-backed Gull Larus marinus: Ennigerloh, NW, Germany, 15 May
  171. Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides: Salzgitter, NI, Germany, 23 Mar – vagrant!
    Kumlien’s Gull Larus glaucoides “kumlieni”: Salzgitter, NI, Germany, 23 Mar – Germany’s first ever Kumlien’s!
  172. Herring Gull Larus argentatus: Streng, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  173. Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus: Rieselfelder Münster, NW, Germany, 04 Apr
  174. Steppe Gull Larus barabensis: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  175. Caspian Gull Larus cachinnans: Huningue, France, 14 Feb
  176. Yellow-legged Gull Larus michahellis: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Jan
  177. Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Jan
  178. Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus: Plessenteich, BY, Germany, 4 May
  179. Little Gull Larus minutus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
  180. Swift Tern Thalasseus bergii: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 23 Apr
  181. Caspian Tern Sterna caspia: Greifswald, MV, Germany, 17 Jul
  182. Common Tern Sterna hirundo: Plessenteich, BY, Germany, 4 May
  183. Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea: Greifswald, MV, Germany, 15 Jul – my first in 10 years!
  184. Little Tern Sterna albifrons: Langenwerder, MV, Germany, 17 Jul
  185. Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica: Alte Ostemündung, NI, Germany, 21 Aug
  186. Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida: Jakarta-Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  187. White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus: Jakarta-Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 18 Apr
  188. Black Tern Chlidonias niger: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
  189. Rock Pigeon Columba livia: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  190. Stock Dove Columba oenas: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  191. Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  192. LITTLE CUCKOO-DOVE Macropygia ruficeps: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  193. European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 4 May
  194. Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  195. Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 02 Jan
  196. SPOTTED DOVE Streptopelia chinensis: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  197. ISLAND COLLARED DOVE Streptopelia bitorquata: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr
  198. EMERALD DOVE Chalcophabs indica: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  199. ZEBRA DOVE Geopelia striata: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 18 Apr
  200. THICK-BILLED GREEN-PIGEON Treron curvirostra: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  201. GREY-CHEEKED GREEN-PIGEON Treron griseicauda: Bogor Botanical Garde, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  202. CINNAMON-HEADED GREEN-PIGEON Treron fulvicollis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  203. PINK-NECKED GREEN-PIGEON Treron vernans: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  204. LARGE GREEN-PIGEON Treron capellei: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  205. BLACK-NAPED FRUIT-DOVE Ptilinopus melanospila: Bogor Botanical Garde, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  206. GREEN IMPERIAL PIGEON Ducula aenea: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  207. BLUE-CROWNED HANGING-PARROT Loriculus galgulus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  208. Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  209. LONG-TAILED PARAKEET Psittacula longicauda: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 19 Apr
  210. HIMALAYAN CUCKOO Cuculus saturatus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  211. Oriental Cuckoo Cuculus optatus: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  212. Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
  213. ASIAN KOEL Eudynamys scolopacea: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  214. BANDED BAY CUCKOO Cacomantis sonneratii: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  215. PLAINTIVE CUCKOO Cacomantis merulinus: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  216. RUSTY-BREASTED CUCKOO Cacomantis sepulcralis: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  217. LITTLE BRONZE CUCKOO Chrysococcyx minutillus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  218. DRONGO CUCKOO Surniculus lugubris: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  219. RAFFLE’S MALKOHA Phaenicophaeus chlorophaeus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  220. RED-BILLED MALKOHA Phaenicophaeus javanicus: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr
  221. CHESTNUT-BREASTED MALKOHA Phaenicophaeus curvirostris: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  222. GREATER COUCAL Centropus sinensis: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  223. LESSER COUCAL Centropus bengalensis: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  224. Eurasian Eagle Owl Bubo bubo: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 16 Jan
  225. BARRED EAGLE-OWL Bubo sumatranus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  226. Tawny Owl Strix aluco: Neupotz, RP, Germany, 13 Mar
  227. BROWN WOOD-OWL Strix leptogrammica: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  228. SUNDA SCOPS OWL Otus lempiji: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  229. Eurasian Scops Owl Otus scops: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  230. JAVAN OWLET Glaucidium castanopterum: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  231. Eurasian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum: Lüneburger Heide, NI, Germany, 22 Mar – my first in 20 years!
  232. Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus:Lüneburger Heide, NI, Germany, 22 Mar – my first in 10 years!
  233. Long-eared Owl Asio otus: Rieselfelder Braunschweig, NI, Germany, 16 May – my first great views in 15+ years! Silly!!
  234. Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus: Gundelfinger Moos, BY, Germany, 13 Sep – my first in 10+ years!
  235. SAVANNA NIGHTJAR Caprimulgus affinis: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  236. European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  237. EDIBLE-NEST SWIFTLET Aerodramus fucifaga: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  238. BLACK-NEST SWIFTLET Aerodramus maximus: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  239. MOSSY-NEST SWIFTLET Aerodramus salangana: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  240. GLOSSY SWIFTLET Collocalia esculenta: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  241. CAVE SWIFTLET Collocalia linchii: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  242. BROWN-BACKED NEEDLETAIL Hirundapus giganteus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  243. Alpine Swift Apus melba: Achern, BW, Germany, 04 Jul
  244. Common Swift Apus apus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 26 Arp
  245. FORK-TAILED SWIFT Apus pacificus: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 16 Apr
  246. HOUSE SWIFT Apus affinis: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  247. GREY-RUMPED TREESWIFTHemiprogne longipennis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  248. WHISKERED TREESWIFT Hemiprocne comata: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  249. JAVAN TROGON Harpactes reinwardtii: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  250. Common Kingfischer Alcedo atthis: Silbersee, RP, Germany, 01 Feb
  251. BLUE-EARED KINGFISHER Alcedo meninting: Bogor Botanical Garde, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  252. SMALL BLUE KINGFISHER Alcedo coerulescens: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  253. BLACK-BACKED KINGFISHER Ceyx erithacus: Bogor Botanical Garde, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  254. JAVAN KINGFISHER Halcyon cyanoventris: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  255. COLLARED KINGFISHER Todirhamphus chloris: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  256. Sacred Kingfisher Todiramphus sanctus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  257. European Bee-eater Merops apiaster: Nussloch, BW, Germany, 26 Jun
  258. BLUE-TAILED BEE-EATER Merops phillippinus: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr
  259. BLUE-THROATED BEE-EATER Merops viridis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  260. DOLLARBIRD Eurystomus orientalis: Jakarta-Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  261. European Roller Coracias garrulus: Öskemen, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 Jun 
  262. Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  263. BUSHY-CRESTED HORNBILL Anorrhinus galeritus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  264. ASIAN BLACK HORNBILL Anthracoceros malayanus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  265. ORIENTAL PIED HORNBILL Anthracoceros albirostris: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  266. RHINOCEROS HORNBILL Buceros rhinoceros: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  267. FIRE-TUFTED BARBET Psilopogon pyrolophus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  268. ORANGE-FRONTED BARBET Megalaima armillaris: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  269. GOLD-WHISKERED BARBET Megalaima chrysopogon: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  270. BLUE-EARED BARBET Megalaima australis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  271. RED-THROATED BARBET Megalaima mystacophanus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  272. COPPERSMITH BARBET Megalaima haemacephala rosea: Bogor Botanical Garde, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  273. BROWN BARBET Calorhamphus fuliginosus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  274. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos minor: Leimen, BW, Germany, 03 Mar – # 100
  275. Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius: Blaubeuren, BW, Germany 18 Jan
  276. Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 04 Jan
  277. Black Woodpecker Dencrocopos martius: Blaubeuren, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  278. FULVOUS-BREASTED WOODPECKER Dendrocopus macei: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  279. Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun – first in 15+ years!
  280. BANDED WOODPECKER Picus miniaceus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  281. European Green Woodpecker Picus viridis: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  282. Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus: Mechtersheimer Tongrube, RP, Germany, 13 Mar
  283. CRIMSON-WINGED WOODPECKER Picus puniceus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  284. ORANGE-BACKED WOODPECKER Reinwardtipicus validus: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  285. Eurasian Wryneck Jynx torquilla: Jungingen, BW, Germany, 28 Jun
  286. BANDED BROADBILL Eurylaimus javanicus:  Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  287. BLACK-AND-YELLOW BROADBILL Eurylaimus ochromalus:  Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  288. Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio: Mooswaldsee, BY, Germany, 5 May
  289. Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator: Büchelberg, BY, Germany, 4 Aug – vagrant! My first in 7+ years!
  290. Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  291. Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 11 Apr
  292. Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus: Lewitz, MV, Germany, 15 Nov
  293. Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  294. Eurasian Magpie Pica pica: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  295. Alpine Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  296. Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  297. Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes: Schliffkopf, BW, Germany, 28 Jun
  298. Western Jackdaw Corvus monedula: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 04 Jan
  299. Rook Corvus frugilegus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Jan
  300. Carrion Crow Corvus corvus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  301. Oriental Crow Corvus orientalis: Ili- Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  302. Hooded Crow Corvus cornix: Belziger Landschaftswiesen, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  303. Northern Raven Corvus corax: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 15 Jan
  304. BORNEAN BRISTLEHEAD Pityriasis gymnocephala: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  305. BORNEAN BLACK MAGPIE Platysmurus aterrimus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  306. Crested Lark Galerida cristata: Waghäusel, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  307. Woodlark Lullula arborea: Belziger Landschaftswiesen, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  308. Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Mar
  309. Sand Martin Riparia riparia: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
  310. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  311. Pacific Swallow Hirundo tahitica: Jakarta-Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  312. STRIATED SWALLOW Hirundo striolata: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  313. Common House Martin Delichon urbica: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
  314. BLACK-WINGED FLYCATCHER-SHRIKE Hemipus picatus: Bogor Botanical Garde, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  315. PIED TRILLER Lalage nigra: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 16 Apr
  316. SMALL MINIVET Pericrocotus cinnamomeus: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 11 Apr
  317. FIERY MINIVET Pericrocotus igneus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  318. SUNDA MINIVET Pericrocotus miniatus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  319. SCARLET MINIVET Pericrocotus flammeus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  320. PYGMY TIT Psaltria exilis: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  321. Willow Tit Poecile montanus: Schmiecher See, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  322. Marsh Tit Poecile palustris: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  323. SONGAR TIT Poecile songara: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  324. Coal Tit Periparus ater: Blaubeuren, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  325. European Crested Tit Lophophanes cristatus: Schmiecher See, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  326. Great Tit Parus major: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  327. Turkestan Tit Parus bokharensis: Almaty, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 13 Jun
  328. GREY TIT Parus cinereus cinereus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
    Parus cinereus sarawacensis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  329. Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  330. Azure Tit Cyanistes cyanus: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  331. Long-tailed Tit Aegithalos caudatus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 09 Jan
  332. Eurasian Penduline Tit Remiz pendulinus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 08 May
  333. White-crowned Penduline Tit Remiz coronatus: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  334. Eurasian Nuthatch Sitta europaea: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  335. BLUE NUTHATCH Sitta azurea: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  336. Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria: Les-Baux-de-Provence, Provence, France, 30 Dec – first real observation!!
  337. Eurasian Treecreeper Certhia familiaris: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  338. Short-toed Treecreeper Certhia brachydactyla: Mannheim, BW, Germany, 08 Jan
  339. Eurasian Wren Troglodytes troglodytes: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 02 Jan
  340. Dipper, Cinclus cinclus: Bebenhausen, BW, Germany, 19 Jan
  341. Brown Dipper Cinclus pallasi: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun 
  342. GREEN IORA Aegithina viridissima: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  343. COMMON IORA Aegithina tiphia: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  344. GREATER GREEN LEAFBIRD Chloropis sonnerati: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  345. STRAW-HEADED BULBUL Pycnonotus zeylanicus: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  346. BLACK-HEADED BULBUL Pycnonotus atriceps: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  347. PUFF-BACKED BULBUL Pycnonotus eutilotus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  348. GREY-BELLIED BULBUL Pycnonotus cyaniventris: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  349. SOOTY-HEADED BULBUL Pycnonotus aurigaster: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  350. ORANGE-SPOTTED BULBUL Pycnonotus bimaculatus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  351. YELLOW-VENTED BULBUL Pycnonotus goiavier: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  352. OLIVE-WINGED BULBUL Pycnonotus plumosus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  353. CREAM-VENTED BULBUL Pycnonotus simplex perplexus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  354. RED-EYED BULBUL Pycnonotus brunneus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  355. SPECTACLED BULBUL Pycnonotus erythrophthalmos: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  356. GREY-CHEEKED BULBUL Alophoixus bres balicus: Bogor Botanical Garde, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  357. SUNDA BULBUL Iole virescens: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  358. Common Goldcrest Regulus regulus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 15 Jan
  359. Firecrest Regulus ignicapillus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  360. Cetti’s Warbler Cettia cetti: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  361. Common Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
  362. Savi’s Warbler Locustella luscinioides: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
  363. River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis: Deusmauer Moos, BY, Germany, 4 Aug
  364. STRIATED GRASSBIRD Megalurus palustris: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  365. Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 5 May
  366. Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  367. Eurasian Reed Warbler Acrocephalus scirpaceus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
  368. Marsh Warbler Acrocephalus palustris: Schurrsee, BY, Germany, 17 May
  369. Blyth’s Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  370. Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus: Plessenteich, BY, Germany, 4 May
  371. Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis: Jakarta-Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  372. GOLDEN-HEADED CISTICOLA Cisticola exilis: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  373. JAVAN TESIA Tesia superciliaris: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  374. COMMON TAILORBIRD Orthotomus sutorius: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 18 Apr
  375. DARK-NECKED TAILORBIRD Orthotomus atrogularis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  376. ASHY TAILORBIRD Orthotomus ruficeps: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  377. OLIVE-BACKED TAILORBIRD Orthotomus sepium: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  378. RUFOUS-TAILED TAILORBIRD Orthotomus sericeus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  379. PLAIN PRINIA Prinia inornata: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  380. YELLOW-BELLIED PRINIA Prinia flaviventris: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  381. BAR-WINGED PRINIA Prinia familiaris: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  382. BROWN PRINIA Prinia polychroa: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  383. Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina: Fetzensee, BY, Germany, 05 May
  384. Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta: Ellerstadt, PR, Germany, 04 Jul – my first in 30 years!!!!
  385. Booted Warbler Iduna caligata: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  386. GOLDEN-BELLIED GERYGONE Gerygone sulphurea: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  387. MANGROVE WHISTLER Pachycephala cinerea: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  388. SUNDA WARBLER Seicercus grammiceps: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  389. Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix: Schliffkopf, BW, Germany, 04 Jul
  390. Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus: Wetzlar, HE, Germany, 04 Apr
  391. Chiffchaff Phyloscopus collybita: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  392. Siberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus tristis: Öskemen, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 13 Jun
  393. Western Bonelli’s Warbler Phylloscopus bonelli: Jungingen, BW, Germany, 28 Jun – my first in 17 years!
  394. MOUNTAIN LEAF-WARBLER Phylloscopus trivirgatus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  395. Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  396. Hume’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  397. Eurasian Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 24 Mar
  398. Garden Warbler Sylvia borin: Karlsruhe Zoo, BW, Germany, 01 May
  399. Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  400. Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis: Wetzlar, HE, Germany, 04 Apr
  401. Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca: Ennigerloh, NW, Germany, 15 May
  402. Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala: Camargue, Provence, France, 29 Dec – first in 11 years!
  403. Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata: Fetzensee, BY, Germany, 5 May
  404. Collared Flycatcher Muscicapa albicollis: Leipheim, BY, Germany, 5 May
  405. LITTLE PIED FLYCATCHER Ficedula westermanni: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  406. Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  407. Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva: Greifswald, MV, Germany, 15 Jul – my first in 5+ years!
  408. European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca: Walldorf, BW, Germany, 26 Jun
  409. INDIGO FLYCATCHER Eumyias indigo: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  410. BORNEAN BLUE FLYCATCHER Cyornis superbus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, 22 Apr
  411. RUFOUS-TAILED FANTAIL Rhipidura phoenicura: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  412. PIED FANTAIL Rhipidura javanica: Bogor Botanical Garde, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  413. Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros: Wetzlar, HE, Germany, 01 Feb
  414. Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 30 Mar
  415. Eversmann’s Redstart Phoenicurus erythronotus: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  416. Blue-capped Redstart Phoenicurus caeruleocephala: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  417. Whinchat Saxicola rubetra: Greifswald, MV, Germany, 15 Jul
  418. Eurasian Stonechat Saxicola torquatus: Belziger Landschaftswiesen, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  419. Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  420. Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe: Ennigerloh, NW, Germany, 15 May
  421. Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  422. Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  423. Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  424. Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius: Les-Baux-de-Provence, Provence, France, 30 Dec
  425. European Robin Erithacus rubecula: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  426. Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 30 Apr
    Eastern NightingaleLuscinia m. golzii: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  427. Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia: Rapshagen, BB, Germany, 17 Jul
  428. Bluethroat Luscinia svecica: Rieselfelder Münster, NW, Germany, 04 Apr
  429. White-tailed Rubythroat Luscinia pectoralis: Ili-Alatau National Park, almaty Province, 12 Jun
  430. LESSER SHORTWING Brachypteryx leucophrys: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  431. WHITE-BROWED SHORTWING Brachypteryx montana: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  432. BLACK-CAPPED BABBLER Pellorneum capistratum: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  433. HORSFIELD’S BABBLER Malacocincla sepiarium: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  434. SOOTY-CAPPED BABBLER Malacopteron affine: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  435. CHESTNUT-BACKED SCIMITAR-BABBLER Pomatorhinus montanus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  436. CHESTNUT-WINGED BABBLER Stachyris erythroptera: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  437. CHESTNUT-RUMPED BABBLER Stachyris maculata: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  438. CRESCENT-CHESTED BABBLER Stachyris melanothorax: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  439. GREY-CHEEKED TIT-BABBLER Macronous flavicollis: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  440. BOLD-STRIPED TIT-BABBLER Macronous bornensis: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  441. GREY-CHEEKED BABBLER Macronotous flavicollis: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  442. CHESTNUT-CAPPED BABBLER Timalia pileata: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr
  443. JAVAN FULVETTA Alcippe pyrrhoptera: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  444. WHITE-BROWED SHRIKE-BABBLER Pteruthius flaviscapis: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  445. CHESTNUT-FRONTED SHRIKE-BABBLER Pteruthius aenobarbus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  446. ORIENTAL MAGPIE-ROBIN Copsychus saularis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 23 Apr – my last lifer in Indonesia
  447. SUNDA ROBIN Myiomela diana: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  448. RUFOUS-TAILED SHAMA Trichixos pyrrhopygus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  449. WHITE-CROWNED FORKTAIL Enicurus leschenaulti: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  450. SUNDA (LESSER) FORKTAIL Enicurus velatus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  451. JAVAN COCHOA Cochoa azurea: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  452. SUNDA WHISTLING-THRUSH Myiophoneus glaucinus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  453. SUNDA THRUSH Zoothera andromedae: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  454. Common Blackbird Turdus merula: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan – first bird of 2012
  455. Chinese Blackbird Turdus mandarinus intermedius: Almaty, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  456. Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus: Seekopf, BW, Germany, 04 Jul
  457. Fieldfare Turdus pilaris: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 15 Jan
  458. Redwing Turdus iliacus: Öpfinger Stausee, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  459. Song Thrush Turdus philomelos: Bebenhausen, BW, Germany, 19 Jan 
  460. Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 03 Mar
  461. Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris: Les-Baux-de-Provence, Provence, France, 30 Dec
  462. Hedge Accentor Prunella modularis: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 16 Jan
  463. Brown Accentor Prunella fulvescens: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  464. Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  465. Bearded Reedling Panurus biarmicus: Streng, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  466. BLACK DRONGO Dicrurus macrocercus: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 18 Apr
  467. ASHY DRONGO Dicrurus leucophaeus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  468. BRONZED DRONGO Dicrurus aeneus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  469. Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus: Mooswaldsee, BY, Germany, 5 May
  470. Indian Golden Oriole Oriolus kundoo: Almaty, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 13 Jun
  471. BLACK-NAPED ORIOLE Oriolus chinensis: Bogor Botanical Garde, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  472. DARK-THROATED ORIOLE Oriolus xanthonotus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  473. ASIAN FAIRY-BLUEBIRD Irena puella: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  474. WHITE-BREASTED WOODSWALLOW Artamus leucorhynchus: Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  475. Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  476. Rosy Starling Pastor roseus: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  477. ASIAN GLOSSY STARLING Aplonis panayensis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 19 Apr
  478. JAVAN MYNA Acridotheres javanicus: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 17 Apr
  479. Common Myna Acridotheres tristis: Almaty, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  480. HILL MYNA Gracula religiosa: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  481. PLAIN SUNBIRD Anthreptes simplex: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 19 Apr
  482. PLAIN-THROATED SUNBIRD Anthreptes malacensis: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  483. RED-THROATED SUNBIRD Anthreptes rhodolaema: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  484. RUBY-CHEEKED SUNBIRD Anthreptes singalensis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  485. PURPLE-THROATED SUNBIRD Nectarinia sperata: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  486. COPPER-THROATED SUNBIRD Nectarinia calcostetha: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  487. OLIVE-BACKED SUNBIRD Nectarinia jugularis: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  488. WHITE-FLANKED SUNBIRD Aethopyga eximia: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  489. CRIMSON SUNBIRD Aethopyga siparaja: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  490. LITTLE SPIDERHUNTER Arachnothera longirostra: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  491. THICK-BILLED SPIDERHUNTER Arachnothera crassirostris: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  492. SPECTACLED SPIDERHUNTER Arachnothera flavigaster: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  493. YELLOW-EARED SPIDERHUNTER Arachnothera chrysogenys: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  494. CRIMSON-BREASTED FLOWERPECKER Prionochilus percussus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 22 Apr
  495. ORANGE-BELLIED FLOWERPECKER Dicaeum trigonostigma: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  496. PLAIN FLOWERPECKER Dicaeum minullum: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 21 Apr
  497. BLOOD-BREASTED FLOWERPECKER Dicaeum sanguinolentum: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  498. SCARLET-HEADED FLOWERPECKER Dicaeum trochileum: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  499. ORIENTAL WHITE-EYE Zosterops palpebrosus: Bogor Botanical Garde, Java, Indonesia, 13 Apr
  500. JAVAN GREY-THROATED WHITE-EYE Lophozosterops javanicus: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  501. White Wagtail Motacilla alba: Konstanz, BW, Germany, 14 Feb
  502. Masked Wagtail Motacilla personata: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  503. Pied Wagtail Motacilla yarrellii: Rieselfelder Braunschweig, NI, Germany, 22 Mar – vagrant!
  504. Blue-headed Wagtail Motacilla flava: Altmühlsee, BY, Germany, 05 Apr
  505. Grey-headed Wagtail Motacilla thunbergi: Gundelfinger Moos, BY, Germany, 09 May
  506. Sykes’ Wagtail Motacilla beema: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  507. Black-headed Wagtail Motacilla feldegg: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  508. British Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flavissima: Plessenteich, BY, Germany, 04 May – vagrant!
  509. EASTERN YELLOW WAGTAIL Motacilla tschutschensis: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 19 Apr
  510. Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  511. PADDYFIELD PIPIT Anthus rufulus: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 19 Apr
  512. Tawny Pipit Anthus campestris: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  513. Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis: Gerhausen, BW, Germany, 05 May
  514. Meadow Pipit Anthus campestris: Konstanz, BW, Germany, 14 Feb
  515. Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus: Eckenweiler, BW, Germany, 13 Sep – my first in 7+ years!
  516. Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 20 Jan
  517. Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus: Langenwerder, MV, Germany, 17 Jul
  518. Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella: Speyer, RP, Germany, 12 Jan
  519. Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus: Deidelsheim, RP, Germany, 04 Jul
  520. Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  521. Rock Bunting Emberiza cia: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  522. Meadow Bunting Emberiza cioides: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  523. Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps: Bukhtarma, East Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan, 14 – 19 Jun
  524. Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana: Rapshagen, BB, Germany, 17 Jul
  525. Corn Bunting Emberiza calandra: Kummerower See, MV, Germany, 15 Jul
  526. Red Crossbill Loxia curvirostra: Schliffkopf, BW, Germany, 28 Jun
  527. Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  528. Brambling Fringilla montifringilla: Bebenhausen, BW, Germany, 19 Jan 
  529. European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  530. Lesser Redpoll Carduelis cabaret: Leimen, BW, Germany, 03 Mar
  531. Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus: Mannheim, BW, Germany, 28 Jan
  532. European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 02 Jan
  533. Common Linnet Carduelis cannabina: Belziger Landschaftswiesen, BB, Germany, 22 Mar
  534. Twite Carduelis flavirostris: Plate, MV, Germany, 15 Nov
  535. European Serin Serinus serinus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 11 Mar
  536. Red-fronted Serin Serinus pusillus: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  537. Citril Finch Serinus citrinella: Schliffkopf, BW, Germany, 28 Jun
  538. Plain Mountain Finch Leucosticte nemoricola: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  539. Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  540. Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula: Blaubeuren, BW, Germany, 18 Jan
  541. Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  542. White-winged Grosbeak Mycerobas carnipes: Ili-Alatau National Park, Almaty Province, Kazakhstan, 12 Jun
  543. TAWNY-BREASTED PARROTFINCH Erythrura hyperythra: Gunung Gede NP, Java, Indonesia, 14 Apr
  544. JAVAN SPARROW Padda oryzivora: Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 18 Apr
  545. JAVAN MUNIA Lonchura leucogastroides: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 12 Apr
  546. DUSKY MUNIA Lonchura fuscans: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  547. BLACK-FACED MUNIA Lonchura molucca: Jakarta – Cirebon, Java, Indonesia, 15 Apr
  548. SCALY-BREASTED MUNIA Lonchura punctulata: Citeureup, Java, Indonesia, 10 Apr
  549. BLACK-HEADED MUNIA Lonchura malacca: Tarjun, S Kalimantan, Indonesia, 20 Apr
  550. CHESTNUT MUNIA Lonchura ferruginosa: Cirebon – Jakarta, Java, Indonesia, 18 Apr
  551. House Sparrow Passer domesticus: Heidelberg, BW, Germany, 01 Jan
  552. Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus: Wagbachniederung, BW, Germany, 13 Mar
  553. Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia: Les-Baux-de-Provence, Provence, France, 30 Dec
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Written by Jochen
Jochen Roeder was born in Germany and raised to be a birder. He also spent a number of years abroad, just so he could see more birds. One of his most astounding achievements is the comprehension that Yellow-crowned Night-herons do not exist, as he failed to see any despite birding in North America for more than two years. He currently lives near Heidelberg, one of the most boring places for a birder to live, a fact about which he likes to whinge a lot. When he is not birding or trying to convince his young son that patiently scanning some fields for migrants is more fun than working the jungle gym of a playground, he enjoys contemplating the reasoning behind the common names of birds. He first became famous in the bird blog world on Bell Tower Birding.