Bernard Master, Birder's Diary convert from Avisys, sees his 8,000th World bird in Taiwan. "After 30 years of birding the world, all 7 continents, 112 countries/territories, I reached the coveted 8000 bird species number! It was not the magnificent Mikado Pheasant or the showy Swinhoe's Pheasant but a rather plain bird, Styan's Bulbul (Pycnonotus taivanus) in SE Taiwan. It is endangered by loss of habitat and hybridization with its more aggresive cousin, Chinese Bulbul (P.sinensis). Pictured is the Styan's jumping for joy after hearing he was my 8000th!"
Styan's Bulbul (Pycnonotus taivanus), Taiwan.
Pete Thayer, grandfather of Birder's Diary, sees his 5,000th World bird in Uganda. "We were in the Impenetrable Forest, just miles from the Congo border. We were accompanied by two armed guards who were there to protect us from the 'rogue elephants'."
White-headed Woodhoopoe, Uganda.
American Birding Association (ABA) partners with Birder's Diary for its photo quizzes!
Since 2008, the ABA has partnered with Birder's Diary to provide prizes to its online quiz winners. See www.aba.org/photoquiz for more details.
Ron Johns (UK) sees his 1,595th African bird!
In December, 2009, while at the Kruger Natl Park, Ron saw his 1,595th African bird - a Thick-billed Cuckoo - "one tough bird to see"!
Jim Hargrove, long-time Diary user, sees his 5,001st World bird while his wife Linda sees her 5,000th World bird!
Blakiston's Fish Owl and Siberian Rubythroat. Both seen in Hokkaido, Japan; July 2016
Peter Beuret, long-time Diary user, sees his 5,000th bird!
In March, 2009, while at the Seychelles, Peter saw his 5000th bird - an Aldabra Rail! Congratulations! Just 5,000 more to go.
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