2005 in birding and ornithology

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The year 2005 in birding and ornithology.

Worldwide[edit]

New species[edit]

See Bird species new to science described in the 2000s.

Rediscoveries[edit]

In April, an announcement is made that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker has been rediscovered in North America; in July, doubt is cast on this claim. The debate remains unresolved.

Extinctions[edit]

The Thick-billed Ground-dove (Gallicolumba salamonis), last seen in 1927, is officially declared extinct.[1]

Taxonomic developments[edit]

Ornithologists[edit]

Deaths[edit]

World listing[edit]

  • American Peter Kaestner becomes the fourth person ever to see over 8000 species of bird alive.

Europe[edit]

Britain[edit]

Breeding birds[edit]

Migrant and wintering birds[edit]

  • The first part of the year sees a large influx of Waxwings into southern England.

Rare birds[edit]

Other Events[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Rare birds[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fifth of bird species 'threatened'". CNN. 1 June 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Obituary: Ernst Mayr". The Economist. 10 February 2005. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tony Norris". The Times. 26 March 2005. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Derek A Ratcliffe 1929-2005". British Wildlife 16 (6): 410–2. August 2005. 
  5. ^ Hudson, D (ed) (2009). Isles of Scilly Bird and Natural History Review 2008. Isles of Scilly Bird Group.