Bird Listers Corner


gulls in California

Western, Heerman’s and Glaucous-winged 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     (June 19, 2019)


Ken Hooles             1125              Cetti Warbler                         England

Christian Renault    868               Ring Ouzel                              Scotland

Mike Macdonald     668              Little Egret                               Maine

Sandra MacDonald   582            Little Egret                               Maine

Manson Fleguel       564              Mew Gull                                     Vancouver

Susan Ellis                 526              Boat -billed Heron                     Costa Rica

Rob Cunningham    366               Black bellied Whistling Duck     Ontario

Martin Roncetti       273              Fish Crow                                 Kingston,on

Ken Brown               248               Marbled Godwit                        North Dakota


ABA Area

Ken Hooles                  580            Aplomado Falcon                       Texas

Jacques Bouvier          555           Anna’s Hummingbird                 Carleton, Ontario

Manson Fleguel           544          Mew Gull                                     Vancouver

Christian Renault       520            Blue Bunting                                 Texas

Mike MacDonald        514           Salt Marsh Sparrow                      Maine

Sandra MacDonald     457           Salt Marsh Sparrow                       Maine

Rob Cunningham        351           Black bellied whistling Duck         Ontario

Vincent Agnesi            300           Cackling Goose                               Sheenboro, QC

Mark Dojczman          243            White-crowned Pigeon                    Pembroke, Ont

Martin Roncetti          231            Fish Crow                                       Kingston, On



Jacques Bouvier       346               Black-throated Gray Warbler   Ottawa

Ken Hooles                320               Black-necked Stilt                Rondeau park

Rob Cunningham     287                Black bellied Whistling Duck     Petrolia

Mike MacDonald     279                Brambling                              North Bay

Christian Renault    244                 Pacific Loon                            Cobden

Mark Dojczman      242                  White-crowned Pigeon         Pembroke  Ont

Martin Roncetti       214                 Fish Crow                              Kingston, Ont

Ken Brown               150                  Blackpoll warbler                 Pembroke


Pembroke Circle

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 and Ken Brown for some major gains, and to all others who had new listings. Good luck this summer.