Life List (IOC) (425)

The life list consists of all of the species of bird I have ever seen in the wild. As I have never left the Western Palearctic, this list also constitutes my Western Palearctic list. Species only seen abroad are highlighted, and details are given.

  1. Western Capercaillie
  2. Black Grouse
  3. Rock Ptarmigan
  4. Willow Ptarmigan (Red Grouse)
  5. Red-Legged Partridge
  6. Grey Partridge
  7. Common Pheasant
  8. (Tundra) Bean Goose
  9. Pink-Footed Goose
  10. White-Fronted Goose
  11. Snow Goose
  12. Greylag Goose
  13. Canada Goose
  14. (Taverner’s) Cackling Goose
  15. Brant Goose
  16. Barnacle Goose
  17. Red-Breasted Goose
  18. Mute Swan
  19. Tundra Swan (Bewick’s Swan)
  20. Whooper Swan
  21. Egyptian Goose
  22. Common Shelduck
  23. Mandarin Duck
  24. Gadwall
  25. Eurasian Wigeon
  26. American Wigeon
  27. Mallard
  28. Northern Shoveller
  29. Northern Pintail
  30. Garganey
  31. Eurasian Teal
  32. Green-Winged Teal
  33. Red-Crested Pochard (First, Etang de Scamandre, France – May ’08)
  34. Common Pochard
  35. Ring-Necked Duck
  36. Tufted Duck
  37. Greater Scaup
  38. Lesser Scaup
  39. King Eider
  40. Common Eider
  41. Harlequin Duck
  42. Surf Scoter
  43. Velvet Scoter
  44. White-Winged Scoter
  45. Common Scoter
  46. Long-Tailed Duck
  47. Common Goldeneye
  48. Barrow’s Goldeneye
  49. Smew
  50. Common Merganser (Goosander)
  51. Red-Breasted Merganser
  52. Ruddy Duck
  53. Red-Throated Loon (Red-Throated Diver)
  54. Black-Throated Loon (Black-Throated Diver)
  55. Great Northern Loon (Great-Northern Diver)
  56. Yellow-Billed Loon (White-Billed Diver)
  57. European Storm Petrel
  58. Northern Fulmar
  59. Cory’s Shearwater
  60. Sooty Shearwater
  61. Great Shearwater
  62. Manx Shearwater
  63. Balearic Shearwater
  64. Little Grebe
  65. Red-Necked Grebe
  66. Great Crested Grebe
  67. Horned Grebe (Slavonian Grebe)
  68. Black-Necked Grebe
  69. Greater Flamingo (First, Etang de Scamandre, France – May ’08)
  70. Red-Billed Tropicbird
  71. Black Stork
  72. White Stork
  73. Glossy Ibis
  74. Eurasian Spoonbill
  75. Eurasian Bittern
  76. Little Bittern (Etang de Scamandre, France – May ’08)
  77. Squacco Heron (First, Etang de Scamandre, France – May ’08)
  78. Western Cattle Egret
  79. Eastern Cattle Egret (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  80. Grey Heron
  81. Purple Heron
  82. Great Egret
  83. Little Egret
  84. Northern Gannet
  85. European Shag
  86. Great Cormorant
  87. Western Osprey
  88. European Honey Buzzard
  89. Crested Honey Buzzard (First, Banjhakri, India – October ’15)
  90. Short-Toed Eagle (First, Etang de Vacaries, France – May ’08)
  91. Mountain Hawk-Eagle (First, Dikchu, India – October ’15)
  92. Black Eagle (First, Rumtek, India – October ’15)
  93. Booted Eagle (First, Samoens, France – July ’04)
  94. Golden Eagle
  95. Besra (Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  96. Eurasian Sparrowhawk
  97. Northern Goshawk
  98. Western Marsh Harrier
  99. Hen Harrier
  100. Montagu’s Harrier
  101. Red Kite
  102. Black Kite
  103. White-Tailed Eagle
  104. Rough-Legged Buzzard
  105. Himalayan Buzzard (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  106. Common Buzzard
  107. Lesser Kestrel (First, St. Martin de la Crau, France – May ’08)
  108. Common Kestrel
  109. Red-Footed Falcon
  110. Merlin
  111. Eurasian Hobby
  112. Peregrine Falcon
  113. Little Bustard (First, St. Martin de la Crau, France – May ’08)
  114. Water Rail
  115. Spotted Crake
  116. Common Moorhen
  117. Eurasian Coot
  118. Common Crane
  119. Eurasian Stone-Curlew
  120. Eurasian Oystercatcher
  121. Black-Winged Stilt (First, Etang de Scamandre, France – May ’08)
  122. Pied Avocet
  123. Northern Lapwing
  124. River Lapwing (Rangpo, India – October ’15)
  125. European Golden Plover
  126. American Golden Plover
  127. Grey Plover
  128. Common Ringed Plover
  129. Little-Ringed Plover
  130. Kentish Plover
  131. Eurasian Dotterel
  132. Eurasian Woodcock
  133. Jack Snipe
  134. Common Snipe
  135. Long-Billed Dowitcher
  136. Black-Tailed Godwit
  137. Hudsonian Godwit
  138. Bar-Tailed Godwit
  139. Whimbrel
  140. Eurasian Curlew
  141. Spotted Redshank
  142. Common Redshank
  143. Marsh Sandpiper
  144. Common Greenshank
  145. Greater Yellowlegs
  146. Green Sandpiper
  147. Wood Sandpiper
  148. Common Sandpiper
  149. Spotted Sandpiper
  150. Ruddy Turnstone
  151. Red Knot
  152. Sanderling
  153. Little Stint
  154. White-Rumped Sandpiper
  155. Baird’s Sandpiper
  156. Pectoral Sandpiper
  157. Curlew Sandpiper
  158. Purple Sandpiper
  159. Dunlin
  160. Broad-Billed Sandpiper
  161. Buff-Breasted Sandpiper
  162. Ruff
  163. Red-Necked Phalarope
  164. Red Phalarope (Grey Phalarope)
  165. Black-Legged Kittiwake
  166. Slender-Billed Gull (First, Etang de Vacaries, France – May ’08)
  167. Bonaparte’s Gull
  168. Black-Headed Gull
  169. Little Gull
  170. Mediterranean Gull
  171. Mew Gull (Common Gull)
  172. Ring-Billed Gull
  173. Great Black-Backed Gull
  174. Glaucous Gull
  175. Iceland Gull
  176. European Herring Gull
  177. Yellow-Legged Gull (First, Le Grau de Roi, France – May ’08)
  178. Lesser Black-Backed Gull
  179. Gull-Billed Tern (First, Etang de Scamandre, France – May ’08)
  180. Sandwich Tern
  181. Little Tern
  182. Roseate Tern
  183. Common Tern
  184. Arctic Tern
  185. Whiskered Tern (First, Etang de Scamandre, France – May ’08)
  186. White-Winged Black Tern
  187. Black Tern
  188. Great Skua
  189. Pomarine Skua
  190. Parasitic Jaeger (Arctic Skua)
  191. Long-Tailed Jaeger (Long-Tailed Skua)
  192. Thick-Billed Murre (Brunnich’s Guillemot)
  193. Common Murre (Guillemot)
  194. Razorbill
  195. Black Guillemot
  196. Atlantic Puffin
  197. Rock Dove
  198. Stock Dove
  199. Common Wood Pigeon
  200. European Turtle Dove
  201. Oriental Turtle Dove (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  202. Eurasian Collared Dove
  203. Red Turtle Dove (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  204. Spotted Dove (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  205. Wedge-Tailed Green Pigeon (First, Fambong Lho, India – October ’15)
  206. Rose-Ringed Parakeet
  207. Great Spotted Cuckoo
  208. Common Cuckoo
  209. Western Barn Owl
  210. Tawny Owl
  211. Asian Barred Owlet (Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  212. Little Owl
  213. Short-Eared Owl
  214. European Nightjar
  215. Himalayan Swiftlet (First, Dikchu, India – October ’15)
  216. Asian Palm Swift (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  217. Alpine Swift (First, Mt. St, Victoire, France – May ’08)
  218. Common Swift
  219. Pallid Swift (Victoria, Malta – July ’14)
  220. Pacific Swift (First, Temi, India – October ’15)
  221. Little Swift (First, Temi, India – October ’15)
  222. European Roller (First, Etang de Scamandre, France – May ’08)
  223. Common Kingfisher
  224. Green Bee-Eater (First, Bagdogra, India – Otcober ’15)
  225. European Bee-Eater (First, Le Grau de Roi, France – May ’08)
  226. Eurasian Hoopoe
  227. Great Barbet (Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  228. Blue-Throated Barbet (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  229. Eurasian Wryneck
  230. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
  231. Great Spotted Woodpecker
  232. Black Woodpecker (Venelles, France – August ’09)
  233. European Green Woodpecker
  234. Red-Backed Shrike
  235. Long-Tailed Shrike (First, Rumtek, India – October’15)
  236. Grey-Backed Shrike (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  237. Great Grey Shrike
  238. Southern Grey Shrike (First, St. Martin de la Crau, France – May ’08)
  239. Woodchat Shrike
  240. Masked Shrike
  241. Black Drongo (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  242. Ashy Drongo (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  243. Bronzed Drongo (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  244. Spangled Drongo (First, Rumtek, India – October ’15)
  245. White-Throated Fantail (Fambong Lho, India – October ’15)
  246. Eurasian Jay
  247. Yellow-Billed Blue Magpie (First, Fambong Lho, India – October ’15)
  248. Common Green Magpie (First, Singtam, India – October ’15)
  249. Grey Treepie (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  250. Eurasian Magpie
  251. Spotted Nutcracker (Wengen, Switzerland – July ’08)
  252. Red-Billed Chough
  253. Alpine Chough (First, Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland – July ’08
  254. Western Jackdaw
  255. House Crow (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  256. Rook
  257. Carrion Crow
  258. Hooded Crow
  259. Large-Billed Crow (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  260. Northern Raven
  261. Bohemian Waxwing
  262. Grey-Headed Canary-Flycatcher (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  263. Coal Tit
  264. European Crested Tit
  265. Marsh Tit
  266. Willow Tit
  267. Eurasian Blue Tit
  268. Great Tit
  269. Green-Backed Tit (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  270. Yellow-Cheeked Tit (Sikkim Zoo, India – October ’15)
  271. Eurasian Penduline Tit
  272. Bearded Reedling
  273. Greater Short-Toed Lark
  274. Crested Lark (First, St. Martin de la Crau, France – May ’08)
  275. Woodlark
  276. Eurasian Skylark
  277. Himalayan Bulbul (First, Dikchu, India – October ’15)
  278. Red-Vented Bulbul (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  279. Sand Martin
  280. Barn Swallow
  281. Eurasian Crag Martin (Lake Thun, Switzerland – July ’08)
  282. Common House Martin
  283. Nepal House Martin (First, Dikchu, India – October ’15)
  284. Red-Rumped Swallow
  285. Cetti’s Warbler
  286. Long-Tailed Tit
  287. Willow Warbler
  288. Common Chiffchaff
  289. Western Bonelli’s Warbler (First, Mt. St. Victoire, France – May ’08)
  290. Wood Warbler
  291. Dusky Warbler
  292. Tickell’s Leaf Warbler (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  293. Radde’s Warbler
  294. Yellow-Browed Warbler
  295. Hume’s Leaf Warbler (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  296. Arctic Warbler
  297. Blyth’s Leaf Warbler (Sikkim Zoo, India – October ’15)
  298. White-Spectacled Warbler (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  299. Whistler’s Warbler (Sikkim Zoo, India – October ’15)
  300. Chestnut-Crowned Warbler (First, Fambong Lho, India – October ’15)
  301. Great Reed Warbler (First, Etang de Scamandre, France – May ’08)
  302. Sedge Warbler
  303. Blyth’s Reed Warbler
  304. Eurasian Reed Warbler
  305. Marsh Warbler
  306. Melodious Warbler (First, St. Martin de la Crau, France – May ’08)
  307. Icterine Warbler
  308. Common Grasshopper Warbler
  309. Savi’s Warbler
  310. Lanceolated Warbler
  311. Zitting Cisticola (First, Hagar Qim, Malta – July ’14)
  312. Common Tailorbird (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  313. Grey-Throated Babbler (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  314. Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush (First, Rumtek, India – October ’15)
  315. Scaly Laughingthrush (Sikkim Zoo, India – October ’15)
  316. Chestnut-Crowned Laughingthrush (Lachung’s Garden, India – October ’15)
  317. Blue-Winged Minla (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  318. Red-Tailed Minla (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  319. Red-Billed Leiothrix (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  320. Rufous Sibia (First, Fambong Lho, India – October ’15)
  321. Eurasian Blackcap
  322. Garden Warbler
  323. Barred Warbler
  324. Lesser Whitethroat
  325. Western Orphean Warbler (First, Cournonterral, France – May ’08)
  326. Common Whitethroat
  327. Dartford Warbler
  328. Marmora’s Warbler
  329. Subalpine Warbler (First, Cournonterral, France – May ’08)
  330. Sardinian Warbler (First, Le Grau de Roi, France – May ’08)
  331. Whiskered Yuhina (Sikkim Zoo, India – October ’15)
  332. Stripe-Throated Yuhina (Fambong Lho, India – October ’15)
  333. Oriental White-Eye (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  334. Common Firecrest
  335. Goldcrest
  336. Eurasian Wren
  337. Eurasian Nuthatch
  338. Eurasian Treecreeper
  339. Common Myna (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  340. Pied Starling (First, Bagdogra, India – October ’15)
  341. Rosy Starling
  342. Common Starling
  343. White’s Thrush
  344. Swainson’s Thrush
  345. Ring Ouzel
  346. Common Blackbird
  347. Black-Throated Thrush
  348. Fieldfare
  349. Redwing
  350. Song Thrush
  351. Mistle Thrush
  352. European Robin
  353. Bluethroat
  354. Nightingale (First, Etang de Scamandre, France – May ’08)
  355. Red-Flanked Bluetail
  356. Oriental Magpie-Robin (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15) 
  357. Black Redstart
  358. Common Redstart
  359. Hodgson’s Redstart (Rumtek, India – October ’15)
  360. Plumbeous Water-Redstart (First, Ranikhola, India – October ’15)
  361. White-Capped Redstart (First, Ranikhola, India – October ’15)
  362. White-Tailed Robin (Sikkim Zoo, India – October ’15)
  363. Blue Whistling Thrush (First, Gangtok,  India – October ’15
  364. Little Forktail (Banjhakri, India – October ’15)
  365. Slaty-Backed Forktail (First, Ranikhola, India – October ’15)
  366. Whinchat
  367. European Stonechat
  368. Siberian Stonechat (First, Temi, India – October ’15)
  369. Grey Bush Chat (First, Temi, India – October ’15)
  370. Northern Wheatear
  371. Desert Wheatear
  372. Blue Rock Thrush
  373. Spotted Flycatcher
  374. Ferrugineous Flycatcher (Sikkim Zoo, India – October ’15)
  375. European Pied Flycatcher
  376. Red-Breasted Flycatcher
  377. Taiga Flycatcher (Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  378. Little Pied Flycatcher (Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  379. Verditer Flycatcher (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  380. White-Throated Dipper
  381. House Sparrow
  382. Spanish Sparrow (First, Luqa, Malta – July ’14)
  383. Tree Sparrow
  384. White-Winged Snowfinch (First, Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland – July ’08)
  385. White-Rumped Munia (First, Gangtok, India – October ’15)
  386. Alpine Accentor (First, Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland – July ’08)
  387. Dunnock
  388. Western Yellow Wagtail
  389. Citrine Wagtail
  390. Grey Wagtail
  391. White Wagtail (Pied Wagtail)
  392. Richard’s Pipit
  393. Tawny Pipit (First, St. Martin de la Crau, France – May ’08)
  394. Meadow Pipit
  395. Tree Pipit
  396. Olive-Backed Pipit
  397. Buff-Bellied Pipit
  398. Water Pipit
  399. Eurasian Rock Pipit
  400. Pechora Pipit
  401. Red-Throated Pipit
  402. Common Chaffinch
  403. Brambling
  404. Hawfinch
  405. Eurasian Bullfinch
  406. Common Rosefinch
  407. European Greenfinch
  408. Twite
  409. Common Linnet
  410. Common Redpoll (Lesser Redpoll)
  411. Arctic Redpoll
  412. Scottish Crossbill
  413. Red Crossbill
  414. European Goldfinch
  415. European Serin (Tolouse, France – May ’08)
  416. Eurasian Siskin
  417. Common Yellowthroat
  418. Corn Bunting
  419. Yellowhammer
  420. Cirl Bunting
  421. Little Bunting
  422. Common Reed Bunting
  423. White-Crowned Sparrow
  424. Lapland Longspur (Lapland Bunting)
  425. Snow Bunting

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