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     (June 23, 2018)


Ken Hooles             1123              African Penguin                      Cape Hope .SA      

Mike Macdonald     665              Gray-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                 507           Grey-cheeked Thrush               Pt. Pelee , Ontario

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            294         Olive-sided Flycatcher               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                Osceola             

Rob Cunningham          228      Red-bellied Woodpecker            Cobden

Mike MacDonald          224       Sabine’s Gull                               Lake Dore


Congratulations to Christian Renault for adding several new birds to his World list with a recent trip to Africa and England. Also congrats to Susan Ellis for adding 5 new birds to her life list (world) t Pt Pelee, ken Brown 3 new world birds during a flight layover in Turkey and Mark Dojczman for adding two birds to his life list. Good Luck this summer.

Compiled by Ken Hooles