Sunday, 7 February 2016

2016 Targets

From my 20 targeted birds in 2015 I managed to see Wryneck, Wood Lark, Pallid Harrier, Spotted Sandpiper, Red Phalarope, Wilson PhalaropeLong-eared Owl and Shore Lark.

In addition I added the following to my life list :- American Golden Plover, Black Stork, Black-eared Wheatear, Blythes Reed Warbler, Crag Martin, Ferruginous Duck, Greater Yellowlegs, Gull-billed Tern, Hudsonian Godwit, Hudosian Whimbrel, Isabelline Shrike, Laughing Gull, Melodious Warbler, Pied-billed Grebe, Olive-backed Pipit, Penduline Tit, Red-backed Shrike, Ring-billed Gull, Sabines Gull and Semipalmated Sandpiper.

This years keys targets are the following. Whilst a good number are unlikely to occur I would drop everything (well most things) to try and go if possible.

1) White-Tailed Eagle
2) Corncrake
3) Storm Petrel
4) Honey Buzzard
5) Short-toed Eagle
6) Franklins Gull
7) Great Spotted Cuckoo
8) Caspian Tern
9) Cream-coloured Courser
10) Ivory Gull
11) Bee-eater
12) Roller
13) White-billed Diver
14) Little Auk
15) Collared Pratincole
16) Lady Ampherst's Pheasant
17) Spotted Crake
18) Long-tailed Skua
19) Icterine Warbler
20) Radde's Warbler

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