British Self-found Life List

Showing Records 51 through 100 of 105 Total Listers

Rank Name Nationality Total Highlights


Paul Bowyer

North Somerset 283
Hard going being based in Somerset area. One or two a year if lucky. Most recent: Kentish Plover 2-5-11, Honey Buzzard 22-08-10, Common Crane 22-12-09, Blue-winged Teal 28-9-09, American Wigeon 5-6-09, Little Bunting 2/10/08, Aquatic Warbler 6/9/08, Red-necked Phalarope 23/8/08, Savi's Warbler 8/5/08, Temminck's Stint 7/5/08, Cattle Egret 27/4/08, White-rumped Sandpiper 20/10/06, Lesser Yellowlegs 7/10/06, Spoonbill 19/5/06, Mealy Redpoll 4/5/06, White Stork 25/3/06, Great Grey Shrike at Steart 5/11/05. Highlights include: Sardinian Warbler, Greenish Warbler, Red-rumped Swallow, Pallas's Warbler, Serin x2, Rose Coloured Starling x3, American Golden Plover, Great White Egret, White-winged Black Tern x2, Hoopoe, Wryneck x3, Richards Pipit x12, Tawny Pipit. Away from Somerset area: Black-winged Stilt & Wilsons Phalarope at Radipole and Common Rosefinch at Lizard Point whilst twitching the Little Bustard.


James Lowen

Last self-found was the long-staying Stiffkey Lesser Yellowlegs (03? 04? memory lapse), but then I now live in Argentina, so finding new birds in the UK rather problematic.


Craig Robson

British 282
Red-footed Falcon, Killdeer, Upland Sandpiper, Olive-backed Pipit, Buff-bellied Pipit, Grey-cheeked Thrush, Lanceolated Warbler, Greenish Warbler, Western Bonelli's Warbler, Arctic Redpoll, Parrot Crossbill


Simon Davies

Shropshire 281
PG Tips, Two-barred Crossbill, Rustic Bunting,Calandra Lark, Black-bellied Dipper, Great Snipe, Black Kite, Subalpine Warbler, Surf Scoter - 2008. Trumpeter Finch, White-billed Diver, Baird's Sandpiper, Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-toed Treecreeper, Gull-billed Tern, Citrine Wagtail, Red-footed Falcon, Cory's Shearwater, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pec Sand, Little Bunting, Arctic Redpoll, King Eider, American Wigeon, Ortolan, Serin, Olive-backed Pipit, Richard's Pipit, Tawny Pipit, Bee-eater and a few scarcities such as Bluethroat, Icky, Marsh W, Rosefinch and Wryneck - none of the above species were in Shropshire by the way!


John Martin

British 281
White-rumped sand and Red-throated Pipit this year


Marcus Lawson

English 280
Swainson's Thrush ('03)and Black-throated Thrush ('02) - my 2nd found. Rough-legged Buzzard on Scillies '04 although it wasn't one if you subscribe to certain dis-information services! PS you can't see the Eastern Isles from St Mary's Quay, in fact you can only just see the Lower Town end of St Martins - bless!


Rob Laughton

English-Bristol 279
Latest Finds:5 Cattle Egrets near North Petherton, Somerset 18/2/08
Laughing Gull adult'winter, Reading 2/12/05,Tawny Pipit, Lapland Bunting, Ring necked Duck (3), Ring-billed Gull (3) Kumlien's Gull,Caspian Gull,Glaucous Gull(4) Iceland Gulls(3)Waxwing (65),Upland Sand,Blackpoll Wblr,Ferruginous Duck (2),
South Glos's 1st Record of Rose-c Starling Dec 2000
, Pectoral Sandpiper,Parrot Crossbill,Serin,Barred Wblr,Wryneck (2),Common Rosefinch,Richards Pipit,Night Heron,Great S Water,Leach's Petrel(2),Sabine's Gull,Grey Phalarope (8) Yellow br Warbler (2) Spotted Crake (2)


Terry Box

English 279
Most in Somerset and Dorset - can't beat local patches!


Ian Dillon

British 277
Highlights - 2 White-billed Divers, Lesser Scaup, King Eider, American GP, White-rumped Sand, White-winged Black Tern, Brunnichs Guillemot, Pied Wheatear, Thrush Nightingale, Lanceolated x2, Sub-alpine & Eastern Bonelli's Warbler


Mark Lewis

United Kingdom 276
As of Jan 2017 - snow goose, American wigeon, White-billed diver (x21), Wilson's petrel (x2), red-footed falcon, American golden plover (x4), White-rumped sand, buff-breasted sand, Kumliens gull (x2) Caspian gull (in Scotland...), Short-toed lark, Citrine wagtail, Blyths reed warbler (x2) Greenish warbler (x5), Arctic warbler, Hume's warbler, Pallas' warbler (X3), Dark-eyed junco


Andy Mackay

British 275
Not easy living in boring old Leics, but trips to Scilly & Shetland have accounted for most of the following: Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Pechora Pipit, Booted Warbler, Wilson's Petrel, White-billed Diver, Wilson's Phalarope, Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Red-rumped Swallows, 2 Red-throated Pipits, Yellow-breasted Bunting, Pallas's Warbler, Short-toed Lark, Rosy Starling. Latest addition Little Bunting on Shetland 8/10/08


Gary Allport

Alpine Swift, Wilson’s Petrel, 4+ Pallas’, 3 Greenish, Ring-necked Duck. Not birded in UK since 2003 so a bit behind the curve.


Mark Hawkes

British (Cambs) 274 BOU
Latest: Dusky Warbler Oct'20, Fea-s Petrel + Wilson's Petrel (2) Aug'20, Marsh Warbler May'20, White-tailed Eagle April'20 - HIGHLIGHTS: Short-toed Eagle, Upland Sandpiper, Collared Pratincole, Temminck's Stint, Buff-breasted & Pec. Sandpipers, Gull-billed & White-winged Black Terns, Ferruginous Duck, Alpine Swift, Great W Egret, Rustic Bunting, plus some scarcer species like Rose-coloured Starling, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Richard's Pipit, Crane, Dotterel, Grey Phalarope, Wryneck, Yellow-browed & Pallas's Warblers, Great Grey Shrike, Rosefinch (2), Ortolan Bunting


Ian Roberts

English 274
Highlights: Squacco Heron, King Eider, Black Kite, Red-footed Falcon, Black-winged Stilt, Ross's Gull, Isabelline Wheatear, Blyth's Reed, Subalpine and Dusky Warblers, Arctic Redpoll, Rustic Bunting


Richard Baatsen

British 273
Stone Curlew just for the fun of it !



British 273
best finds red footed falcon (2) alpine swift broad b sand purple heron Lb dowitcher richards pipit


Chris Lamsdell

British 273
White-throated Sparrow - Shetland, Black-winged Pratincole - Cornwall, Sabines Gull - London, not easy to push the total up being London based, with a family that prevents going to coastal sites all the time.


Mark Ward

English 272
28/10/02. Nothing spectacular (yet!) but several goodies including Alpine Swift, Norfolk's 1999/2000 immature White-tailed Eagle (arriving


Tony Disley

Fea's Petrel, Lesser Scaup, Ring necked Duck, Ferruginous Duck, White Stork, White rumped & Bairds Sand (together), Pacific Golden Plover, Semi-palmated Sandpiper, Lesser crested Tern, Tawny Pipit, Veery, Red footed Falcon, Woodchat Shrike, Isabelline Shrike, Arctic Redpoll, Yellow breasted Bunting


Steve Turner

British 270
Calandra Lark, Collared Fycatcher,Black-throated Thrush, Pine Bunting, Y-b Bunting, Thrush Nightingale,Dusky Warblerx2, Arctic Redpoll x 2


Russell Wynn

British 270
UK/BOU only. Highlights include Buff-breasted Sandpiper (2014), Balearic Woodchat Shrike (2013), Black Kite (2012), Rustic Bunting (2010), Black-browed Albatross, Solitary Sandpiper, Fea's Petrel, Wilson's Storm Petrel and Laughing Gull (2009), Rustic Bunting and Broad-billed Sandpiper (2006), Bobolink (2005), Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll (2004), Baird's Sandpiper and Arctic Warbler (2003), Stilt Sandpiper and Greenish Warbler (2002) and Purple Heron (1996).


John Hague

English 268
Y-l Gull from years ago thanks BOU! Corncrake, Carn Friars, seconds before Jim Lawrence shouted it!. Black Kite, Fudge Duck & Savi's Warbler only BB rarities (though latter two weren't when I found them). Lots of sub-rarities inc R-l Buzzard, Hoopoe, R-b Fly (2), Barred, Icky, Yellow-browed & Pallas's Warblers, R-b & Great Grey Shrikes.


ashley banwell

uk 267
black kite, ameican golden plover, marsh sand, r-b gull, king eider, night heron, w-w b tern, red throated pipit(2), icky, arctic warbler, raddes warbler (1st for Fair Isle '87), rustic+little buntings, black hd bunting (1st for Suffolk), glossy ibis (Norfolk '82)


Steve Turner

British 266
Calandra Lark, Collared Flycatcher, Pine Bunting, Yellow-breasted Bunting, Thrush Nightingale, Lesser Yellowlegs, Arctic Redpoll (2)


Stuart Taylor

Notts lad on Hebrides 265
Green Winged Teal (2). Cattle Egret (2). White Stork. Spooted Crake. Temminck's Stint (2). Pectoral Sandpiper. Buff Breasted Sandpiper. Ring Billed Gull. Hoopoe. Wryneck (3). Red Backed Shrike. Barred Warbler. Bluethroat (2). Desert Wheatear. Common Rosefinch. Little Bunting.


Paul Varney

English 264
Red-breasted Nuthatch and Siberian Blue Robin - initially ID'd both of these, Semi-palmated Sandpiper and Wilson's Petrel - Scilly 2003


Andy Pay

British 264
Pied-billed Grebe, Little Bustard, Franklin's & Ross's Gulls, Bee-eater, Red-throated Pipit


Seth "The Gibster" Gibson

British thru & thru 263 BOU
Scops Owl (Porthgwarra bird, with Rich Fuller), Rose-coloured Starling (Portland 06), White Stork (3 over Staines Res), Semi-P Sandpiper (Cornwall 07), Wilson's Petrel (Scillonian Pelagic 96), Sab's & Ring-billed Gulls, Pec, Mel & YBWs, Crane (Kent), Great White Egret (Wilts), Caspian Tern (Sussex), Richard's Pipit (IOS),


Andy Musgrove

Yorkshireman in Norfolk 263
British only - full list on 2007 - American Wigeon, Red-footed Falcon, Savi`s Warbler. 2006 addition - Pacific Swift (not accepted by BBRC). Previous highlights include Fea's Petrel, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Surf Scoter, White-tailed Eagle, White-rumped Sandpiper, White-winged Black Tern, Red-throated Pipit and Yellow-rumped Warbler.


Henry Cook

British 262
Updated 2018. Solitary Sandpiper, Broad-billed Sandpiper, Black Stork, Olive-backed Pipit, Red-throated Pipit, Greenish Warbler.


David Ferguson

British 261
Bay-breasted Warbler.


Simon Warford

Bolton 260
Latest: Olive-backed Pipit, Blyths Reed Warbler and Little Bunting Shetland October 2015, Eastern Bonellis Warbler Shetland 2014. My best self found birds in 25 years birding include Caspian Tern Willington GP, Derbys May 1993, WWB Tern Blacktoft. The following at Spurn - Ortolan Bunting, Great Grey Shrike, Wryneck, YBW's, Woodlark & RB Shrike. Several migrating Honey Buzzards, Great Shearwater Flamboro. Best local find was Shorelark in Greater Manchester.


Clive Jones

Welsh 259 BOU
Nothing really startling in my list, but I was genuinely surprised by all of them :o)


Stevie Evans

English 258
15AUG 2007 (2006?) WilsonsPhalarope: 30DEC 05 Laughing Gull. 05OCT05 Yellow Browed Warb & another next day. 17/9/05Barred Warbler, 24/10/04 Balearic Shearwater, Ickterine Warbler, Sea Eagle, YLGull, Golden Pheasant 1/6 Spoonbill, May'04 Nightingale, Cettis & Dartfords, GWTeal 2/3 Iceland Gull30/1


Gary White

Norfolk 257
Marsh Warbler, Purple Heron, Red-footed Falcon,


Clive Good

British 252
Red-footed Falcon, Cattle Egret, Melodius Warbler, Gull-billed Tern, Sabines Gull, Little Auk, Black Guillemout (Torbay), Surf Scoter, Rosefinch, Yellow-browed Warbler, Richards Pipit


Nathan Kipling

British 251
1990s Montagu's Harrier, Marsh and Icterine Warblers, Great Grey Shrike, Greenish Warbler, early 2000s Iceland and Glaucous Gulls, Corncrake, Shorelark, Ortolan Bunting, Tawny Pipit, 2008 Richard's Pipit, Cory's Shearwater, 2009 Sabine's Gull, 2010 Long-tailed Skua, Leach's Petrel, 2018 Yellow-browed Warbler, Arctic Redpoll, 2020 Barred Warbler.


Mark G. Telfer

British 250
Buff-bellied Pipit, Red-eyed Vireo, Lesser Yellowlegs, Bee-eater, Ferruginous Duck. Adding 2 or 3 a year.


Dave Gandy

UK 249
oh to live on Shetland!


Peter Leigh

English 246
Best finds include: Ross's Gull (2 in Devon); Franklin's Gull (Devon); RR Swallow; Red Kite (Devon); Temminck's Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper; Caspian Tern (Devon); Barred Warbler.


adam stoyle

british 240
Only 17 years old and found- Pine Grosbeak, Iberian Chiffchaff, Red Backed Shrike, Great Grey Shrike, Tawny Pipit, Rough Legged Buzzard, 35 Firecrests, Red Throated Pipit, Alpine Swift, Montagu's Harrier, Honey Buzzard, Red Kite, Great Shearwater, Cory's Shearwater, Corncrake, Bee-eater, Wryneck, Richard's Pipit, Icterine Warbler, Yellow Browed Warbler, Pallas's Warbler, Red Breasted Flycatcher, Golden Oriole, Hawfinch, Rosefinch,


Stephen Welch

British 238
Best finds - Glossy Ibis@Strathbeg


Neil Glenn

English 237
BOURC list only. Highlight = Bobolink on Bryher


Ben Miller

Bucks 236
Strict BOU & strict element of suprise! No re-locates or localised residents! Thought I'd work it out to set a benchmark, and rather disapointed; living in Bucks really doesn't help. Must do better! Highlights; Hume's, Greenish & YB Warblers, Great White Egret, Night Heron, Black Kite, Crane (in Bucks!), Wryneck etc...


Marek Walford

British 236
Latest: Black-headed Bunting (02/10/10) Highlights: Olive-backed Pipit (2), Ring-necked Duck, Barred & Yellow-browed Warbler, R-B Fly, Rosy Starling


Jez Robson

UK 235 (400 club)
Red Billed Tropicbird Probably enough


Darrell j Prest

british 232
Best must be Oriental Pratincole Blakney Point 1993 despite never being credited! Broad billed Sand Fairburn 1996 Night Heron Thorne Moors 1996 then many scarce migrants on east coast


Dick Ward

Northumbria 231
Best so far: Wryneck x3, Bluethroat x7, Red-backed Shrike x4, Blue-headed Wag x31, Cetti's Wblr in Northumbs, Red-rumped Swallow x2, Icterine Warbler x2, Richard's Pipit x2, Western Bonelli's Warbler x2, Yellow-browed x5


Paul Gosling

English 231
Arctic Redpoll and Little Bunting on Farne Islands, Purple Heron at Gibraltar Point.


Pete Antrobus

English 229
Probably the best bird ever found in Norfolk (according to 'The Hat') namely LITTLE WHIMBREL... and elsewhere Grey Cheeked Thrush, Rose Breasted Grosser, Buff Breast Sand, Sub Alp, Pec Sand, Purple Heron, Night Heron,Ring-necked Duck, 2 WWB Terns,Monty's, Mealy redpoll, Spot Crake,Wilson's Petrel,Barred warbler, Spoonbill, Grotfinch, Serin and of course Black-winged Stilt.
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