Changing life list without birding


Rufous-bellied Seedsnipe in the High Andes, n Chile © Gyorgy Szimuly

I have been keeping life list since my first birding trip abroad. During this Holiday Season I started to recheck if every lifer has been added to my life list but suddenly recognized my list is scanty. Luckily I keep my birdwatching trip records in a separate file made it possible to crosscheck the lifers. The result astonished me in a good way.

Almost to all of my trip lists I had to add 2-5 ‘new’ species as I missed to include them earlier. All in all 26 species have been added which I had seen on my various trips. My life list now contains 2,040 species. This figure looks to be correct and up-to-date with the recent updates of the IOC checklist.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s