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     ( September 26, 2018)


Ken Hooles             1123              African Penquin                      Cape Hope .SA       

Mike Macdonald     665               Rosy Thrush- Tanager            Panama

Christian Renault   600                Dartford Warbler                   England

Sandra MacDonald   579              Grey-cheeked Thrush             Nova Scotia

Manson Fleguel       563                Thick-billed Murre                  Renfrew County

Susan Ellis                 508             Baird’s Sandpiper                     Pontiac County

Rob Cunningham    365                Long-billed Curlew                   California

Martin Roncetti       272                 Glossy Ibis                                 New Brunswick

Ken Brown               231                 Hooded Crow                             Turkey

ABA Area

Ken Hooles                  580              Aplomado Falcon                       Texas       

Jacques Bouvier          555              Anna’s Hummingbird                 Carleton, Ontario

Manson Fleguel           543               Thick-billed Murre                     Renfrew County

Mike MacDonald        511               Bar-tailed Godwit                        Nova Scotia

Sandra MacDonald     454               Grey-cheeked Thrush                  Nova Scotia                         

Christian Renault        381               Grasshopper Sparrow                  Renfrew County      

Rob Cunningham        350               Elegant Tern                                 California

Vincent Agnesi            297                Clay-coloured Sparrow                 Sheenboro, Quebec           

Mark Dojczman          242                Snowy Egret                                   New Jersey          

Martin Roncetti          230                 Glossy Ibis                                    New Brunswick



Jacques Bouvier       346                 Black-throated Gray Warbler   Ottawa                      

Ken Hooles                317                 American White Pelican            Ottawa

Rob Cunningham     285                 Greater White-fronted Goose   Ottawa

Mike MacDonald     279                  Brambling                                   North Bay         

Christian Renault    244                  Grasshopper Sparrow            Renfrew County

Mark Dojczman      240                     Ross’s Goose                          Renfrew County

Martin Roncetti       213                     Ivory Gull                              Pembroke Ont

Ken Brown               144                      Ross’s Goose                         Renfrew County


Pembroke Circle

Manson Fleguel            280                  Thick-billed Murre               Cobden

Ken Hooles                    275                  Thick-billed Murre               Cobden

Jacques Bouvier            249                  Thick-billed Murre                Cobden

Mark Dojczman           241                   Ross’s Goose                            Pembroke

Christian Renault         240                   Grasshopper Sparrow            Oseola             

Rob Cunningham          228                    Red-bellied Woodpecker       Cobden

Mike MacDonald          224                    Sabine’s   Gull                          Lake Dore




Congratulations to Susan and Vince for adding some new birds to their lists.  It seems it was a slow summer for bird watching. Good luck this Fall. 

Compiled by Ken Hooles