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 12, 2019)


Ken Hooles             1129              Whooping Crane                    Florida       

Christian Renault    885               Vermilion Flycatcher          Mexico 

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               255                 Zone-tailed Hawk                 Arizona


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       520               Red-Cockaded Woodpecker                                        

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




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    244                   Lincoln’s Sparrow                  Pembroke

Mark Dojczman      245                    Buff-breasted Sandpiper     Pembroke

Martin Roncetti       214                     Fish Crow                              Kingston

Ken Brown               157                      Canada Jay                           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         240                  Pacific Loon                     Pembroke                

Rob Cunningham          231                  Buff-breasted sandpiper     Pembroke

Mike MacDonald          224                    Sabine’s   Gull                         Lake Dore

Ken Brown                     150                    Bank Swallow                          Pembroke


 Congratulations to Martin for his nine new species. This is probably the first time that only one person only got new birds. Good luck this Spring and stay safe.