Bird Listers Corner


gulls in California

Gulls in California – R. Cunningham

Bird Lister’s Corner is an opportunity for PAFN club members to list their most recent total number of Life birds in four recognized categories. It is a great opportunity for club members to share in some friendly competition and to watch and measure your own progress over the upcoming months and years.

The four categories include:

Pembroke Circle (50 km circle) Pembroke Count Circle

Ontario (anywhere in the province of Ontario)

North America (ABA area-Canada and the United States including Alaska but excluding Hawaii).

ABA website ABA 2011 checklist

World – Includes all bird species from anywhere in the world including the ABA area. Must not include duplicates- a Mallard is a Mallard no matter what country. If there are any doubts, Latin names of the two birds must be compared. For example the Northern Gannet is not the same as the Gannet in Europe (two different Latin names).

To register, just forward your total life bird number for each of the categories and your best new lifer bird for each category and where you saw it to Ken Hooles at

for example: Pembroke Circle – 120 ( Rufous Hummingbird, etc. The list will be updated quarterly including the best new Lifer bird.

BIRD LISTER’S CORNER     (December 14, 2018)


Ken Hooles             1123              African Penquin                      Cape Hope .SA

Christian Renault    847               Martial Eagle                          Kenya

Mike Macdonald     665               Rosy Thrush- Tanager            Panama

Sandra MacDonald   579              Grey-cheeked Thrush             Nova Scotia

Manson Fleguel       563                Thick-billed Murre                  Renfrew County

Susan Ellis                 509              Parasitic Jaeger                         Cape May, NJ

Rob Cunningham    365                Long-billed Curlew                   California

Martin Roncetti       272                 Glossy Ibis                                 New Brunswick

Ken Brown               231                 Hooded Crow                             Turkey



Ken Hooles                  580              Aplomado Falcon                       Texas

Jacques Bouvier          555              Anna’s Hummingbird                 Carleton, Ontario

Manson Fleguel           543               Thick-billed Murre                     Renfrew County

Christian Renault       520               Blue Bunting                                 Texas

Mike MacDonald        511               Bar-tailed Godwit                        Nova Scotia

Sandra MacDonald     454               Grey-cheeked Thrush                  Nova Scotia

Rob Cunningham        350               Elegant Tern                                 California

Vincent Agnesi            298                Ruddy Turnstone                          Pembroke, Ont.

Mark Dojczman          243                White-crowned Pigeon                  Pembroke, Ont

Martin Roncetti          230                 Glossy Ibis                                      New Brunswick



Jacques Bouvier       346                 Black-throated Gray Warbler   Ottawa

Ken Hooles                318                 Say’s Phoebe                        Algonquin Park

Rob Cunningham     286                 Say’s Phoebe                         Algonquin  Park

Mike MacDonald     279                  Brambling                              North Bay

Christian Renault    244                   Pacific Loon                            Cobden

Mark Dojczman      242                    White-crowned Pigeon         Pembroke  Ont

Martin Roncetti       213                     Ivory Gull                              Pembroke Ont

Ken Brown               144                      Ross’s Goose                         Renfrew County



Manson Fleguel            281                  Dickcissel                                Pembroke

Ken Hooles                    275                  Thick-billed Murre               Cobden

Jacques Bouvier            249                  Thick-billed Murre                Cobden

Christian Renault         240                  Lincoln Sparrow                     Sheenboro

Rob Cunningham          229                  Lark Sparrow                         Eganville

Mike MacDonald          224                    Sabine’s   Gull                          Lake Dore



Congratulations to Christian for his significant sightings on his world and ABA Lists. Congrats Mark on your Whit-crowned Pigeon located in Pembroke and to others who have been able to add to their lists. |IT seems it was a slow fall for bird watching. Good luck this winter.