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     (December 8, 2020)


Ken Hooles             1129              Whooping Crane                    Florida       

Christian Renault    885               Sedge Wren                          Petawawa  

Mike Macdonald     674               Grey Heron                              Nova Scotia

Sandra MacDonald   585             Pacific Loon                             Nova Scotia

Manson Fleguel       565               Tundra Bean Goose               Ottawa

Susan Ellis                 526              Boat-billed Heron                 Costa Rica

Rob Cunningham    383                Greater Roadrunner          New Mexico             

Martin Roncetti       282                 Barbados Bullfinch            Barbados

Ken Brown               266                 Black Guillemot                    Gaspe


ABA Area

Ken Hooles                  585               Barnacle Goose                  Ottawa        

Jacques Bouvier          555              Anna’s Hummingbird       Carleton, Ontario

Manson Fleguel           545              Tundra Bean Goose          Ottawa

Christian Renault       522               Whimbrel                      Pembroke                                      

Mike MacDonald        520               Grey Heron                         Nova Scotia

Sandra MacDonald     460            Pacific Loon                         Nova Scotia                              

Rob Cunningham        368             Vermillion Flycatcher     New Mexico                         

Vincent Agnesi            303               American Golden Plover      Sheenborough, QC           

Mark Dojczman          248                King Eider                      Pembroke, Ont                        

Martin Roncetti          231                 Fish Crow                          Kingston, On

Ken Brown                    216                  Black Guillemot                    Gaspe QC




Jacques Bouvier       347                 Dickcissel                   Rainy River                      

Ken Hooles                320                 Barnacle Goose       Ottawa           

Rob Cunningham     290                 Fish Crow                     Whitby                    

Mike MacDonald     279                  Brambling                     North Bay          

Christian Renault    248                  King Eider                  Pembroke

Mark Dojczman      247                    Marbled Godwit          Pembroke

Martin Roncetti       214                     Fish Crow                      Kingston

Ken Brown               159                      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            247                  King Eider                                 Pembroke

Christian Renault         243                  Whimbrel                                 Pembroke                

Rob Cunningham          231                  Buff-breasted sandpiper     Pembroke

Mike MacDonald          224                    Sabine’s   Gull                         Lake Dore

Ken Brown                     151                    Hermit Thrush                          Pembroke


Congratulations to all of you who still managed to get new birds during this pandemic. Special congrats to Manson who was able to find the Tundra Bean Goose (European species) in the Ottawa Area. Good luck this winter, stay safe and good birding.