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Rank Name Nationality Total Highlights


Clayton Burne

South African 1704
11/07/2013 - Most of South America, commoner species in South Africa


Shane Farrell

Irish 1680
10 months backpacking through Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, India, Nepal, Vietnam and China. No guides or playback. some highlights inc... Blue petrel, Blood pheasant, Sunbittern, Diademed & Magellanic plovers, all 4 Seedsnipe, Ibisbill, Indian courser, Saunders & Relict gulls, Inca tern, Painted sandgrouse, Green cochoa, Fire-tailed myzornis, Grey-crowned crocias, 6 Parrotbills and 21 Laughingthrushes.


Gregor Tims

English 1051
Was only 9 at the time, but spent 17 months traveling around Africa, Australia, new Zealand and Europe. Highlights: wandering albatross, kiwi, yellow eyed and fiord land crested penguins, tui, bellbird, flesh footed shearwater colony, black browse albatross, African finfoot, verreaux's eagle, verreaux's eagle owl, lammergeir, palm nut vulture, Egyptian vulture, pacific baza, brahminy kite, wompoo pigeon, painted snipe


William Bezodis

British 911
4 months backpacking in SE Asia and Australia


Henry Cook

British 837
N.Ecuador 25 day trip in 08/2012. Black-breasted Puffleg, White-rimmed Brush-finch, Buff-throated Tody-tyrant, Yellow-throated Spadebill, Black-tipped Cotinga, Scarlet-and-white Tanager, Nocturnal Curassow, Greater Scythebill, Brown Wood-rail, Ecuadorian Cacique, Buckley's Forest-falcon, Red-billed Tyrannulet, Black-necked Red-cotinga, Yasuni and Rio Suno Antwrens, Barred Antthrush, Military Macaw, Also all Ecuador's Pihas, Fruiteaters, Flowerpiercers, Potoos, 86 spp Hummingbird, 31 spp Raptor, 22 spp Woodpecker, 53 Antbirds, 86 spp Tyrant-flycatchers, 107 spp Tanagers+allies, 30 choco endemics, and 23 nightbirds recorded.


David Hoddinott / Rockjumper Birding Tours

South African 821
Kenya Mega - 25 day tour with Rockjumper Birding Tours


Dave Callam

British 807
Rockjumper Kenya Mega led by David Hoddinott and Brian Finch. Apr/May 2007. 19 accommodations in 25 days. Group total was 821. 16 Herons/Egrets, 8 Storks, 11 Ducks, 54 Raptors, 8 Francolins, 45 Waders, 11 Cuckoos, 10 Owls, 11 Nightjars, 9 Kingfishers, 9 Bee-eaters, 11 Hornbills, 20 Barbets, 12 Woodpeckers, 15 Larks, 16 Swallows, 17 Wagtails/Pipits, 25 Bulbuls, 25 Cisticolas, 39 Old World Warblers, 11 Babblers, 29 Sunbirds, 24 Starlings, 8 Old World Sparrows, 56 Weavers/Allies, 31 Waxbills/Allies. 821 species is a record for an organised Birdwatching Company trip in Africa; See also; Kenya Life List; East Africa Life List; Highest Month List; Highest 24 hr List (115).


Chege wa Kariuki /Birdwatching East Africa

Kenyan 752
23 birding trip with 3 Swedish Birders; Anders Dahl, Andreas Viberg & Stellan Bygård- including Collared Lark. http://www.club300.se/Files/TravelReports/Reserapport_Kenya.pdf


Howard Laidlaw

British 748
Kenya. October/November 1991


Clayton and Adrian Burne

South African 725
March/April 2013. 57 Endemics (+3 Undescribed), 65 Hummingbirds, 57 Tanagers, 88 Flycatchers.


Ian Merrill

British 722
Peru 27th August to 16th Sept 2006: Abra Malaga, Manu, Lomas de Lachay, Junin, Marcopomacocha, Santa Eulalia. All credit to the great Barry Walker and Manu Expeditions


Mike Passant

British 686
second trip to Kenya in1998 ;we failed to crack "700 seen" due largely to earlier floods affecting route(bridges washed away ,etc)


Steve and Judith Riley

uk 653
Venezuela,30 days August 1988


Yvon Princen

Belgian 643
21 days in Colombia with Pete Morris, mostly in the western andes and Santa Marta without forgetting Bogota indeed delivered this number of species in february 2014


Kelvin Britton

Welsh 632
23 days in Peru - Spatuletail, Junin Grebe, Pale-billed Antpitta, White-winged Guan etc, etc.


Peter Sparks

UK 627
Kenya & N. Tanzania 2001


Simon Woolley & Julia Casson

UK 626
Brasil Summer 2002 (3 weeks)


Phil Hansbro

English 618
On my honeymoon in Uganda for 3 weeks


Jim Holmes, Jr

USA 579
Nearly 3 week Uganda trip in Jan-Feb 2002


Daniel Summers

British 578
3 month tour of Eastern and Southern Africa July - October 2004. Favourite birds included Golden-winged Sunbird, Marabou, Pied Kingfisher, African Penguin,3 Eagle Owl Species, 11 hornbill species, 40 species of raptor, 5 species of albatross and of course hamerkop!


Scott Bowers

USA 576
As of 3/10/2009, 10 week trip from Cozumel to Panama City. see photos, notes, lists, and maps at www.planetscott.com


Arjan dwarshuis

Dutch 560


Hans H. Andersen

Danish 507
2 weeks in W. Venezuela March 2004. With David Ascanio.


Justin Jansen

Holland 504
In 5,5 weeks in Australia 504 species and including 3 days of Hong Kong it is 589 species in total! And in march 2004 325 species in Thailand in 9 days!


Nicholas Block

IL, USA 465
3 weeks in Mexico, driving from Texas to Chiapas and back


Yoël Jimenez

Spannish living in Holland 447
South-east Brazil- 09-2005 in 3,5 weeks.


Jenny Norman

South African 447
In 2 week trip to Uganda


Chris Fagyal

US 427
Nov 2003 Brazil (Pantanal, Cristalino, Chapada dos Guimares, Itatiaia) for 14 days - Hyacinth Macaw, Collared Crescent-Chest, Silvered Antbird, Rufous-winged Antshrike , Ferruginous Antbird...


Tom Pavlik

USA - Michigan 401
Just 8 days in Peru. Lima Coast, Abra Malaga, Los Amigos


Shailesh Kumar Patel

Indian 400
21 Days birding in July 2007


Petter Z. Marki

Norway 313
India and Nepal Trip 2003: Great Hornbill, Indian Skimmer, Brown Wood Owl, Chestnut-headed Tesia etc.


Logan Lalonde

Plains-wanderer, In,and


Logan Lalonde

Canadian 300


Leigh Johnson

Death Valley, Inyokern, Kern County, ect with the boys for a 4 day(?) Memorial Weekend. Highlights of this trip included 19 life birds for me. We tried really hard for the MIKI in Furnace Creek, but I didn't get a satisfying enough view to count it on my life list.


Stevie Evans

On Foot From Home 24hr 100
20th May 2010. Walked a round trip of 42km. Highlights:- Redwing (!) joined thrushes to mob a Tawny Owl. Others seen Stonechat, Woodcock, Cuckoo, Turnstone, Long-eared Owl, Dipper, Spotted Flycatcher, Yellow Wagtail, Common Scoter, Teal, Kingfisher, Little ringed Plover, Manx Shearwater, Willow Tit, Common Sandpiper. MiSSES include:- Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch, Sandwich Tern, Wheatear, PFGoose, Buzzard, Goosander, Snipe, Peregrine, Jay.
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