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.



African Black Duck – Anas sparsaWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden15-Jan-15
African Darter – Anhinga rufaMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
African Golden Oriole – Oriolus auratusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
African Gray Hornbill – Lophoceros nasutusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
African Gray Woodpecker – Dendropicos goertaeUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
African Jacana – Actophilornis africanusMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
African Openbill – Anastomus lamelligerusLagos Sheraton Hotel and Towers27-Feb-15
African Palm-Swift – Cypsiurus parvusMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
African Paradise-Flycatcher – Terpsiphone viridisWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden15-Jan-15
African Pied Hornbill – Lophoceros fasciatusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
African Pied Starling – Lamprotornis bicolorMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
African Pipit – Anthus cinnamomeusMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
African Pygmy-Kingfisher – Ispidina pictaUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
African Rail – Rallus caerulescensMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
African Snipe – Gallinago nigripennisMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
African Spoonbill – Platalea albaMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
African Stonechat – Saxicola torquatusMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
African Swamphen – Porphyrio madagascariensisMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
African Thrush – Turdus peliosUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
American Avocet – Recurvirostra americanaParque Ecológico de Xochimilco23-May-15
American Black Duck – Anas rubripesCentral Park26-Mar-15
American Coot – Fulica americanaRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
American Crow – Corvus brachyrhynchosTyson’s Corner24-Jan-15
American Goldfinch – Spinus tristisGarden City Bird Sanctuary21-Jan-15
American Kestrel – Falco sparveriusSalt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area06-Jan-15
American Oystercatcher – Haematopus palliatusGoose Island SP (CTC 048)07-Feb-15
American Pipit – Anthus rubescensRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
American Redstart – Setophaga ruticillaCentral Park04-May-15
American Robin – Turdus migratoriusTyson’s Corner24-Jan-15
American White Pelican – Pelecanus erythrorhynchosRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
American Wigeon – Anas americanaSalt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area06-Jan-15
Ashy Prinia – Prinia socialisSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Ashy Tailorbird – Orthotomus ruficepsSG Botanic Gardens15-May-15
Asian Glossy Starling – Aplonis panayensisCCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir15-May-15
Asian Koel – Eudynamys scolopaceusPowai Garden16-Apr-15
Asian Palm-Swift – Cypsiurus balasiensisPowai Garden16-Apr-15
Asian Pied Starling – Gracupica contraSafa Park15-Feb-15
Black Crake – Amaurornis flavirostraMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Black Cuckoo – Cuculus clamosusPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Black Cuckooshrike – Campephaga flavaWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden15-Jan-15
Black Drongo – Dicrurus macrocercusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Black Heron – Egretta ardesiacaMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Black Kite – Milvus migransUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Black Oystercatcher – Haematopus bachmaniSutro Heights–Baths / Land’s End28-Jul-15
Black Phoebe – Sayornis nigricansRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Black Redstart – Phoenicurus ochrurosSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Black Skimmer – Rynchops nigerGoose Island SP (CTC 048)07-Feb-15
Black Turnstone – Arenaria melanocephalaSutro Heights–Baths / Land’s End28-Jul-15
Black Vulture – Coragyps atratusSalt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area06-Jan-15
Black-bellied Plover – Pluvialis squatarolaCharleston Slough/Coast Casey Forebay26-Jul-15
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna autumnalisHermann Park (UTC 091)10-Mar-15
Black-headed Grosbeak – Pheucticus melanocephalusBosque de Tlalpan23-May-15
Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundusOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Black-headed Heron – Ardea melanocephalaMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Black-headed Ibis – Threskiornis melanocephalusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Black-throated Blue Warbler – Setophaga caerulescensCentral Park05-May-15
Black-throated Canary – Serinus atrogularisMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Black-throated Green Warbler – Setophaga virensEast Fairmount Park–Lemon Hill01-May-15
Black-throated Sparrow – Amphispiza bilineataLost Dutchman SP07-Jan-15
Brown Pelican – Pelecanus occidentalisGoose Island SP (CTC 048)07-Feb-15
Brown Shrike – Lanius cristatusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Brown Thrasher – Toxostoma rufumPiedmont Park20-Mar-15
California Gull – Larus californicusCharleston Slough/Coast Casey Forebay26-Jul-15
California Towhee – Melozone crissalisGolden Gate Park–Stow Lake26-Jul-15
Cape Crombec – Sylvietta rufescensPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Cape May Warbler – Setophaga tigrinaCentral Park05-May-15
Cape Robin-Chat – Cossypha caffraWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden15-Jan-15
Cape Rock-Thrush – Monticola rupestrisWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden15-Jan-15
Cape Shoveler – Anas smithiiMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Cape Sparrow – Passer melanurusMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Cape Starling – Lamprotornis nitensPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Cape Wagtail – Motacilla capensisMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Cape White-eye – Zosterops capensisWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden15-Jan-15
Carolina Chickadee – Poecile carolinensisTyson’s Corner24-Jan-15
Carolina Wren – Thryothorus ludovicianusGarden City Bird Sanctuary21-Jan-15
Cattle Egret – Bubulcus ibisUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Cattle Tyrant – Machetornis rixosaReserva Ribera Norte01-Nov-15
Common Bulbul – Pycnonotus barbatusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Common Buzzard – Buteo buteoMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Common Chaffinch – Fringilla coelebsOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Common Chiffchaff – Phylloscopus collybitaSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Common Cuckoo – Cuculus canorusStaines Moor04-May-15
Common Eider – Somateria mollissimaShort Beach16-Jul-15
Common Flameback – Dinopium javanenseCCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir15-May-15
Common Gallinule – Gallinula galeataSalt River07-Jan-15
Common Goldeneye – Bucephala clangulaSalt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area06-Jan-15
Common Grackle – Quiscalus quisculaPiedmont Park20-Mar-15
Common Greenshank – Tringa nebulariaOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Common House-Martin – Delichon urbicumPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Common Iora – Aegithina tiphiaCCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir15-May-15
Common Kingfisher – Alcedo atthisOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Common Loon – Gavia immerStaines Reservoirs04-Mar-15
Common Merganser – Mergus merganserRichmond21-Feb-15
Common Myna – Acridotheres tristisMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Common Nightingale – Luscinia megarhynchosBlean Woods09-May-15
Common Ostrich – Struthio camelusPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Common Pochard – Aythya ferinaOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Common Raven – Corvus coraxSalt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area06-Jan-15
Common Redshank – Tringa totanusOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Common Ringed Plover – Charadrius hiaticulaMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Common Sandpiper – Actitis hypoleucosUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Common Shelduck – Tadorna tadornaOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Common Snipe – Gallinago gallinagoOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Common Swift – Apus apusStaines Reservoirs01-May-15
Common Tailorbird – Orthotomus sutoriusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Common Tern – Sterna hirundoStaines Reservoirs01-May-15
Common Waxbill – Estrilda astrildMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Common Wood-Pigeon – Columba palumbusOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Common Yellowthroat – Geothlypis trichasBartram’s Garden02-May-15
Crested Barbet – Trachyphonus vaillantiiMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Crested Caracara – Caracara cheriwayAransas07-Feb-15
Crested Francolin – Francolinus sephaenaPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Crested Lark – Galerida cristataJeddah Corniche12-Jun-15
Crested Myna – Acridotheres cristatellusOlympic Forest Park04-Apr-15
Eared Dove – Zenaida auriculataBuenos Aires31-Oct-15
Eared Grebe – Podiceps nigricollisRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Eastern Bluebird – Sialia sialisW.G. Jones State Forest (UTC 036)07-Feb-15
Eastern Kingbird – Tyrannus tyrannusParc Angrignon03-Jun-15
Eastern Meadowlark – Sturnella magnaGoose Island SP- Big Tree area07-Feb-15
Eastern Phoebe – Sayornis phoebeHouston- Memorial Park (UTC 093)09-Mar-15
Eastern Towhee – Pipilo erythrophthalmusWoodlands Garden20-Mar-15
Eastern Wood-Pewee – Contopus virensParc Angrignon03-Jun-15
Eurasian Blackbird – Turdus merulaOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Eurasian Blackcap – Sylvia atricapillaLittle Senacre06-Mar-15
Eurasian Blue Tit – Cyanistes caeruleusLittle Senacre27-Jan-15
Eurasian Bullfinch – Pyrrhula pyrrhulaStaines Moor04-Mar-15
Eurasian Collared-Dove – Streptopelia decaoctoOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Eurasian Coot – Fulica atraOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Eurasian Curlew – Numenius arquataOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Eurasian Green Woodpecker – Picus viridisOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Eurasian Hobby – Falco subbuteoStaines Moor01-May-15
Eurasian Hoopoe – Upupa epopsPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Eurasian Jackdaw – Corvus monedulaMote Park03-Mar-15
Eurasian Jay – Garrulus glandariusOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Eurasian Kestrel – Falco tinnunculusOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Eurasian Linnet – Carduelis cannabinaOare Marshes LNR06-Apr-15
Eurasian Magpie – Pica picaOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Eurasian Marsh-Harrier – Circus aeruginosusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Eurasian Moorhen – Gallinula chloropusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Eurasian Nuthatch – Sitta europaeaBicknor Wood24-Mar-15
Eurasian Oystercatcher – Haematopus ostralegusOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Eurasian Reed-Warbler – Acrocephalus scirpaceusStaines Moor01-May-15
Eurasian Sparrowhawk – Accipiter nisusMote Park03-Mar-15
Eurasian Spoonbill – Platalea leucorodiaSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Eurasian Tree Sparrow – Passer montanusOlympic Forest Park04-Apr-15
Eurasian Treecreeper – Certhia familiarisMote Park09-May-15
Eurasian Wigeon – Anas penelopeOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Eurasian Wren – Troglodytes troglodytesLittle Senacre27-Jan-15
European Bee-eater – Merops apiasterPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
European Golden-Plover – Pluvialis apricariaOare Marshes LNR11-Sep-15
European Goldfinch – Carduelis carduelisLittle Senacre02-Mar-15
European Greenfinch – Chloris chlorisSpot Lane Pond03-Mar-15
European Robin – Erithacus rubeculaOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
European Starling – Sturnus vulgarisRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
European Stonechat – Saxicola rubicolaStaines Moor04-Mar-15
Fork-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus adsimilisPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Fork-tailed Flycatcher – Tyrannus savanaReserva Ecológica de Vicente López01-Nov-15
Golden-crowned Kinglet – Regulus satrapaReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Golden-crowned Sparrow – Zonotrichia atricapillaReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Golden-crowned Warbler – Basileuterus culicivorusReserva Ecológica de Vicente López01-Nov-15
Gray Catbird – Dumetella carolinensisBartram’s Garden02-May-15
Gray Flycatcher – Empidonax wrightiiSalt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area06-Jan-15
Gray Francolin – Francolinus pondicerianusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Gray Go-away-bird – Corythaixoides concolorPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Gray Heron – Ardea cinereaOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Gray Kestrel – Falco ardosiaceusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Gray Silky-flycatcher – Ptiliogonys cinereusDesierto de los Leones24-May-15
Gray Wagtail – Motacilla cinereaStaines Moor04-Mar-15
Gray-breasted Martin – Progne chalybeaReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Gray-capped Woodpecker – Dendrocopos canicapillusOlympic Forest Park04-Apr-15
Gray-headed Swamphen – Porphyrio poliocephalusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Gray-headed Woodpecker – Picus canusOlympic Forest Park04-Apr-15
Gray-throated Martin – Riparia chinensisSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Grayish Baywing – Agelaioides badiusReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Grayish Saltator – Saltator coerulescensReserva Ecológica de Vicente López01-Nov-15
Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinusCentral Park26-Mar-15
Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodiasRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Great Cormorant – Phalacrocorax carboMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Great Crested Flycatcher – Myiarchus crinitusCentral Park04-May-15
Great Crested Grebe – Podiceps cristatusMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Great Egret – Ardea albaUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Great Gray Owl – Strix nebulosaReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Great Grebe – Podiceps majorReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Great Horned Owl – Bubo virginianusReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Great Kiskadee – Pitangus sulphuratusReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Great Reed-Warbler – Acrocephalus arundinaceusMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Great Spotted Woodpecker – Dendrocopos majorLittle Senacre27-Jan-15
Great Tit – Parus majorLittle Senacre27-Jan-15
Greater Coucal – Centropus sinensisSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo – Dicrurus paradiseusCCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir15-May-15
Greater Roadrunner – Geococcyx californianusSalt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area06-Jan-15
Greater Scaup – Aythya marilaReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Greater Spotted Eagle – Clanga clangaSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Greater Striped-Swallow – Cecropis cucullataMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Greater Whitethroat – Sylvia communisStaines Moor01-May-15
Greater Yellowlegs – Tringa melanoleucaSalt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area06-Jan-15
Green Bee-eater – Merops orientalisDubai Investment Park desert15-Feb-15
Green Heron – Butorides virescensRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Green Sandpiper – Tringa ochropusTitchfield Haven NNR24-Oct-15
Green-winged Saltator – Saltator similisCostanera Sur, Promenade02-Nov-15
Green-winged Teal – Anas creccaRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Harris’s Hawk – Parabuteo unicinctusSalt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area07-Jan-15
Harris’s Sparrow – Zonotrichia querulaMcInnish Park–Elm Fork Nature Preserve10-Apr-15
Hooded Merganser – Lophodytes cucullatusReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Hooded Siskin – Spinus magellanicusReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Hooded Vulture – Necrosyrtes monachusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Hooded Warbler – Setophaga citrinaCentral Park05-May-15
House Crow – Corvus splendensSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
House Finch – Haemorhous mexicanusRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
House Sparrow – Passer domesticusRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
House Wren – Troglodytes aedonGoose Island SP- Big Tree area07-Feb-15
Indian Cormorant – Phalacrocorax fuscicollisSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Indian Golden Oriole – Oriolus kundooPowai Garden16-Apr-15
Indian Peafowl – Pavo cristatusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Indian Pond-Heron – Ardeola grayiiSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Indian Robin – Copsychus fulicatusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Indian Roller – Coracias benghalensisSafa Park15-Feb-15
Indian Spot-billed Duck – Anas poecilorhynchaSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Laughing Dove – Streptopelia senegalensisUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Laughing Gull – Leucophaeus atricillaGoose Island SP- Big Tree area07-Feb-15
Least Sandpiper – Calidris minutillaRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Least Tern – Sternula antillarumWinthrop–Sisters16-Jul-15
Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscusMote Park, Maidsone17-Mar-15
Lesser Goldfinch – Spinus psaltriaRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Lesser Gray Shrike – Lanius minorPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Lesser Moorhen – Gallinula angulataUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Lesser Scaup – Aythya affinisRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Lesser Striped-Swallow – Cecropis abyssinicaPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Lesser Whitethroat – Sylvia currucaSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Levaillant’s Cisticola – Cisticola tinniensMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Levaillant’s Cuckoo – Clamator levaillantiiPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Little Bittern – Ixobrychus minutusMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Little Blue Heron – Egretta caeruleaAransas07-Feb-15
Little Cormorant – Phalacrocorax nigerSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Little Egret – Egretta garzettaUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Little Grebe – Tachybaptus ruficollisUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Little Owl – Athene noctuaMote Park03-Mar-15
Little Stint – Calidris minutaMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Little Swift – Apus affinisPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Little Tern – Sternula albifronsPasir Ris–Mangrove Boardwalk16-May-15
Long-billed Curlew – Numenius americanusGoose Island SP (CTC 048)07-Feb-15
Long-billed Dowitcher – Limnodromus scolopaceusRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Long-tailed Cormorant – Phalacrocorax africanusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Long-tailed Shrike – Lanius schachSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Long-tailed Tit – Aegithalos caudatusLittle Senacre02-Feb-15
Long-tailed Widowbird – Euplectes progneMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Marsh Tit – Poecile palustrisOlympic Forest Park04-Apr-15
Marsh Wren – Cistothorus palustrisReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Masked Duck – Nomonyx dominicusReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Masked Gnatcatcher – Polioptila dumicolaReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Masked Yellowthroat – Geothlypis aequinoctialisReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Mottled Duck – Anas fulvigulaGoose Island SP- Big Tree area07-Feb-15
Mottled Spinetail – Telacanthura ussheriUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalisSalt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area06-Jan-15
Northern Flicker – Colaptes auratusSalt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area06-Jan-15
Northern Harrier – Circus cyaneusRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Northern Lapwing – Vanellus vanellusOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Northern Mockingbird – Mimus polyglottosRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Northern Parula – Setophaga americanaWoodlands Cemetery02-May-15
Northern Pintail – Anas acutaRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Northern Rough-winged Swallow – Stelgidopteryx serripennisRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Northern Saw-whet Owl – Aegolius acadicusReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Northern Shoveler – Anas clypeataRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Northern Waterthrush – Parkesia noveboracensisArt Museum Waterworks01-May-15
Olive-backed Pipit – Anthus hodgsoniSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Olive-backed Sunbird – Cinnyris jugularisSG Botanic Gardens15-May-15
Oriental Darter – Anhinga melanogasterSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Oriental Magpie-Robin – Copsychus saularisSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Oriental White-eye – Zosterops palpebrosusPasir Ris–Mangrove Boardwalk16-May-15
Pacific Swallow – Hirundo tahiticaCCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir15-May-15
Pacific Wren – Troglodytes pacificusLadner Harbour Park21-Feb-15
Pied Avocet – Recurvirostra avosettaOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Pied Bushchat – Saxicola caprataBasai Wetland01-Feb-15
Pied Crow – Corvus albusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Pied Kingfisher – Ceryle rudisUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Pine Siskin – Spinus pinusReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Pine Warbler – Setophaga pinusHouston- Memorial Park (UTC 093)09-Mar-15
Plain Martin – Riparia paludicolaMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Plain Prinia – Prinia inornataSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Plumbeous Rail – Pardirallus sanguinolentusReserva Ecológica de Vicente López01-Nov-15
Plumbeous Vireo – Vireo plumbeusSalt River–Granite Reef Recreation Area07-Jan-15
Purple Heron – Ardea purpureaSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Purple Martin – Progne subisHouston–Arboretum and Nature Center20-Jun-15
Purple Starling – Lamprotornis purpureusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Purple Sunbird – Cinnyris asiaticusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Red Junglefowl – Gallus gallusSG Botanic Gardens15-May-15
Red Kite – Milvus milvusStaines Moor04-Mar-15
Red Knot – Calidris canutusOare Marshes LNR09-May-15
Red Warbler – Cardellina rubraDesierto de los Leones24-May-15
Red-backed Scrub-Robin – Cercotrichas leucophrysPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Red-backed Shrike – Lanius collurioPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Red-billed Duck – Anas erythrorhynchaMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Red-billed Oxpecker – Buphagus erythrorhynchusPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Red-billed Quelea – Quelea queleaPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Red-breasted Flycatcher – Ficedula parvaSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Red-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta canadensisStanley Park, Vancouver26-Jun-15
Red-breasted Parakeet – Psittacula alexandriPasir Ris–Mangrove Boardwalk16-May-15
Red-breasted Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus ruberStanley Park, Vancouver26-Jun-15
Red-eyed Bulbul – Pycnonotus brunneusCCNR–Jelutong Tower to MacRitchie Reservoir15-May-15
Red-eyed Dove – Streptopelia semitorquataUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Red-eyed Vireo – Vireo olivaceusWoodlands Cemetery02-May-15
Red-winged Blackbird – Agelaius phoeniceusRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Red-winged Starling – Onychognathus morioWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden15-Jan-15
Ring-necked Dove – Streptopelia capicolaMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Ring-necked Duck – Aythya collarisRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Ring-necked Pheasant – Phasianus colchicusOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Rock Martin – Ptyonoprogne fuligulaWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden15-Jan-15
Rock Pigeon – Columba liviaHouston – Bus stop Smith and Preston09-Mar-15
Rock Wren – Salpinctes obsoletusSalt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area07-Jan-15
Ruddy Duck – Oxyura jamaicensisRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Ruddy Turnstone – Arenaria interpresOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Rufous Hornero – Furnarius rufusBuenos Aires31-Oct-15
Rufous Treepie – Dendrocitta vagabundaSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Rufous-capped Brushfinch – Atlapetes pileatusBosque de Tlalpan23-May-15
Rufous-capped Warbler – Basileuterus rufifronsBosque de Tlalpan23-May-15
Senegal Coucal – Centropus senegalensisUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Senegal Parrot – Poicephalus senegalusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Senegal Thick-knee – Burhinus senegalensisUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Song Sparrow – Melospiza melodiaRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Song Thrush – Turdus philomelosOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Southern Boubou – Laniarius ferrugineusWalter Sisulu National Botanical Garden15-Jan-15
Southern Caracara – Caracara plancusReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Southern Cordonbleu – Uraeginthus angolensisPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Southern Fiscal – Lanius collarisMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Southern Gray-headed Sparrow – Passer diffususPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Southern Lapwing – Vanellus chilensisReserva Ribera Norte01-Nov-15
Southern Masked-Weaver – Ploceus velatusMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Southern Red Bishop – Euplectes orixMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Speckled Mousebird – Colius striatusPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Speckled Pigeon – Columba guineaMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Spotted Dove – Streptopelia chinensisOlympic Forest Park04-Apr-15
Spotted Flycatcher – Muscicapa striataPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Spotted Owlet – Athene bramaSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Spotted Redshank – Tringa erythropusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
Spotted Sandpiper – Actitis maculariusSalt River–Coon Bluff Recreation Area06-Jan-15
Spotted Towhee – Pipilo maculatusRiparian Preserve at Gilbert Water Ranch06-Jan-15
Spotted Wood-Owl – Strix seloputoPasir Ris–Mangrove Boardwalk16-May-15
Spur-winged Goose – Plectropterus gambensisMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Spur-winged Lapwing – Vanellus spinosusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Swainson’s Francolin – Pternistis swainsoniiMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Swainson’s Hawk – Buteo swainsoniMcInnish Park–Elm Fork Nature Preserve10-Apr-15
Swainson’s Thrush – Catharus ustulatusStanley Park, Vancouver25-Jun-15
Tufted Duck – Aythya fuligulaOare Marshes LNR19-Jan-15
Tufted Titmouse – Baeolophus bicolorTyson’s Corner24-Jan-15
Variable Antshrike – Thamnophilus caerulescensReserva Ecológica de Vicente López01-Nov-15
Variable Oriole – Icterus pyrrhopterusReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Varied Thrush – Ixoreus naeviusReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Wattled Jacana – Jacana jacanaReserva Ribera Norte01-Nov-15
Wattled Lapwing – Vanellus senegallusUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Wattled Starling – Creatophora cinereaPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Western Gull – Larus occidentalisCharleston Slough/Coast Casey Forebay26-Jul-15
Western Kingbird – Tyrannus verticalisMidway Road21-Apr-15
Western Meadowlark – Sturnella neglectaBoundary Bay – 64th-72nd Sts., Delta21-Feb-15
Western Plantain-eater – Crinifer piscatorUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Western Scrub-Jay – Aphelocoma californicaBosque de Tlalpan23-May-15
Western Yellow Wagtail – Motacilla flavaUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
White Ibis – Eudocimus albusGoose Island SP (CTC 048)07-Feb-15
White Wagtail – Motacilla albaBasai Wetland01-Feb-15
White-breasted Nuthatch – Sitta carolinensisGarden City Bird Sanctuary21-Jan-15
White-breasted Waterhen – Amaurornis phoenicurusSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
White-browed Coucal – Centropus superciliosusPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver – Plocepasser mahaliPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
White-eared Bulbul – Pycnonotus leucotisSafa Park15-Feb-15
White-eared Hummingbird – Hylocharis leucotisBosque de Tlalpan23-May-15
White-eyed Gull – Ichthyaetus leucophthalmusJeddah Corniche12-Jun-15
White-eyed Vireo – Vireo griseusMcInnish Park–Elm Fork Nature Preserve10-Apr-15
White-faced Ibis – Plegadis chihiParque Ecológico de Xochimilco23-May-15
White-faced Whistling-Duck – Dendrocygna viduataUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
White-rumped Swallow – Tachycineta leucorrhoaReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
White-rumped Swift – Apus cafferMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
White-throated Bee-eater – Merops albicollisUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
White-throated Kingfisher – Halcyon smyrnensisSultanpur Jheel Bird Sanctuary01-Feb-15
White-throated Sparrow – Zonotrichia albicollisGarden City Bird Sanctuary21-Jan-15
White-throated Swallow – Hirundo albigularisMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
White-winged Coot – Fulica leucopteraReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
White-winged Dove – Zenaida asiaticaGoose Island SP (CTC 048)07-Feb-15
White-winged Scoter – Melanitta fuscaShort Beach16-Jul-15
White-winged Widowbird – Euplectes albonotatusPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Wood Duck – Aix sponsaReifel Bird Sanctuary21-Feb-15
Wood Sandpiper – Tringa glareolaUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Wood Thrush – Hylocichla mustelinaCentral Park05-May-15
Yellow Canary – Serinus flaviventrisPilanesberg NP14-Jan-15
Yellow Warbler – Setophaga petechiaArt Museum Waterworks01-May-15
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – Sphyrapicus variusGarden City Bird Sanctuary21-Jan-15
Yellow-bellied Tit – Periparus venustulusOlympic Forest Park04-Apr-15
Yellow-billed Duck – Anas undulataMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Yellow-billed Shrike – Corvinella corvinaUniversity of Ghana Botanical Gardens01-Jan-15
Yellow-billed Teal – Anas flavirostrisReserva Ecológica Costanera Sur31-Oct-15
Yellow-crowned Bishop – Euplectes aferMarievale Bird Sanctuary13-Jan-15
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron – Nyctanassa violaceaHouston–Arboretum and Nature Center20-Jun-15

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Written by Redgannet
Redgannet worked for more than 35 years as a flight attendant for an international airline. He came to birding late in his career but, considering the distractions, doesn't regret the missed opportunities. He was paid to visit six continents and took full advantage of the chance to bird the world. He adopted the nom de blog, Redgannet, to avoid remonstrations from his overbearing employer, but secretly hoped that the air of mystery would make him more attractive to women. Now grounded, he is looking forward to seeing the seasons turn from a fixed point.