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 21, 2020)


Ken Hooles             1129              Whooping Crane                    Florida       

Christian Renault    885               Sedge Wren                          Petawawa  

Mike Macdonald     673               Pacific Loon                              Nova Scotia

Sandra MacDonald   585             Pacific Loon                             Nova Scotia

Manson Fleguel       564               Mew Gull                                   Vancouver

Susan Ellis                 526              Boat-billled Heron                 Costa Rica

Rob Cunningham    382                Greater Roadrunner          New Mexico             

Martin Roncetti       282                 Barbados Bullfinch            Barbados

Ken Brown               262                 Horned Grebe                 Saskatchewan


ABA Area

Ken Hooles                  584              Whooping Crane                  Florida       

Jacques Bouvier          555              Anna’s Hummingbird       Carleton, Ontario

Manson Fleguel           544               Mew Gull                              Vancouver, BC

Christian Renault       521               Sedge Wren                      Petawawa                                       

Mike MacDonald        519               Pacific Loon                         Nova Scotia

Sandra MacDonald     460            Pacific Loon                         Nova Scotia                              

Rob Cunningham        367             Vermillion Flycatcher     New Mexico                         

Vincent Agnesi            301                Baird’s Sandpiper        Ft. William, QC           

Mark Dojczman          245                Baird’s Sandpiper           Pembroke, Ont                        

Martin Roncetti          231                 Fish Crow                          Kingston, On

Ken Brown                    212                  Horned Grebe                  Saskatchewan




Jacques Bouvier       346                 Black-throated Gray Warbler   Ottawa                      

Ken Hooles                319                 Black-necked Stilt       Rondeau Prov Park             

Rob Cunningham     289        Black-bellied Whistling Duck  Petrolia                   

Mike MacDonald     279                  Brambling                              North Bay          

Christian Renault    245                  Sedge Wren                 Petawawa

Mark Dojczman      245                    Buff-breasted Sandpiper     Pembroke

Martin Roncetti       214                     Fish Crow                              Kingston

Ken Brown               158                      Hermit Thrush                     Pembroke


Pembroke Circle

Manson Fleguel            281                  Dickcissel                                Pembroke

Ken Hooles                    278                  Buff-breasted Sandpiper      Pembroke

Jacques Bouvier            249                  Thick-billed Murre                Cobden

Mark Dojczman            244                   Tundra Swan                          Pembroke

Christian Renault         241                  Sedge Wren                             Petawawa                

Rob Cunningham          231                  Buff-breasted sandpiper     Pembroke

Mike MacDonald          224                    Sabine’s   Gull                         Lake Dore

Ken Brown                     151                    Hermit Thrush                          Pembroke


 Congratulations to Ken Brown for his 6 new species and Christian for his new species.  These numbers are good, especially considering the Covid epidemic limiting travel.  Good luck this summer; stay safe and good birding.