2011 in birding and ornithology

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The year 2011 in birding and ornithology.

Worldwide[edit]

To be completed

New species[edit]

See also Bird species new to science described in the 2010s

The Palkachupa Cotinga, rediscovered in Bolivia in 2000 is proposed as a full species. Currently considered a sub-species of the Swallow-tailed Cotinga. Likely to be classified as Critically Endangered.[1]

Taxonomic developments[edit]

Ornithologists[edit]

Deaths[edit]

World Listing[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

Israel[edit]

Russia[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Australasia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

  • The Rena ( Liberia) a container ship ran aground on the Astroblabe Reef in the Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand on 5 October and was declared New Zealand's worst environmental disaster,[12] with hundreds of dead birds found along the Bay of Plenty coast.[13]

Europe[edit]

Azores[edit]

Rare birds[edit]

Britain[edit]

Breeding birds[edit]

  • Eight pairs of Spoonbills fledged 14 young at Holkham NNR, Norfolk, the second year Spoonbills fledged here.[16]
  • Norway donated sixteen White-tailed Eagles as part of the East Scotland Sea Eagle reintroduction project.[17]
  • The first record of a displaying Great Snipe came from 11–16 May at Cley where one was seen lekking.[17]
  • Red-backed Shrike bred on Dartmoor for the second consecutive year. This species bred in the UK until the 1990s and last bred on Dartmoor in 1970.[18]
  • Seabirds in Scotland continue to struggle with poor breeding performances in many colonies.[19]

Migrant and wintering birds[edit]

To be completed

Rare birds[edit]

Other events[edit]

France[edit]

Rare birds[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Rare birds[edit]

  • Ireland's first White-winged Scoter (race stejnegeri) on 9 March 2011 at Rossbeigh, Co Kerry. May have been present since late 2010 and was probably present during 2009–10.[17]
  • Ireland's first Pallid Harrier on 22 April 2011 at Ballyvergan Marsh, Co Cork. A further record of the same individual or another on 26 April 2011 at Slemish Mountain, Co Antrim.[17]

Italy[edit]

Rare birds[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Rare birds[edit]

Mediterranean[edit]

Rare birds[edit]

  • Birdlife Cyprus estimate over one third of a million birds are illegally trapped, using mist nets and lime-sticks in Cyprus during the first two weeks of September.[24] Estimate rises to one million for the period 1 September to 23 October.[25]

Scandinavia[edit]

Rare birds[edit]

Spain[edit]

Rare birds[edit]

North America[edit]

To be completed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Bird Species for Bolivia". American Bird Conservancy. p. 3. Retrieved 4 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Sangster, G; Collinson, J M, Crochet, P, Knox, A G, Parkin, D T, Svensson, L & Votier, S (2011). "Taxonimic recommendations for British birds: seventh report". International Journal of Avian Science 153: 883–92. [1]
  3. ^ Hall, Gemma (July 2011). "Spill Survivors". BBC Wildlife. 
  4. ^ "MS Oliva". tristandc.com. Archived from the original on 25 May 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Bird News Extra". Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  6. ^ RSPB. "A third of the global population of Spoon-billed Sandpiper found at threatened site". Birdguides. Retrieved 22 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Qian and Yi. "Blackthroat breeding grounds found". BirdGuides. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Bird News Extra 17 December 2011". BirdGuides. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "From Russia with love". BirdGuides. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Bird Guides 27 December". http://www.birdguides.com/bne/default.asp. BirdGuides. 
  11. ^ Grainger, Matthew. "One of our pheasant's is missing". Birdguides. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  12. ^ "Rena spill: Tomorrow much worse". The New Zealand Herald. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  13. ^ "BirdLife Tragic impact on wildlife from New Zealand oil spill". Retrieved 15 October 2011. 
  14. ^ Birdguides. "4 October 2011". Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  15. ^ "Amur Falcon Falco amurensis". BirdGuides. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 
  16. ^ "Breeding spoonbills return to Holkham". Natural England. Retrieved 12 September 2011. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Balmer, D. and Vickery, J. "Birds." In Branson, A. (2011) Wildlife Reports. British Wildlife 22: 274–6, 350–2 and 422-4.
  18. ^ "RSPB Bumper breeding season for butcher bird". Birdguides. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  19. ^ "Scotland's seabird cities continue to struggle". RSPB. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  20. ^ "Birdwatching boon". The Cornishman. 29 September 2011. 
  21. ^ "Daily reports". BirdGuides. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "Daily reports". BirdGuides. Retrieved 18 December 2011. 
  23. ^ "Grey Phalarope". BirdGuides. Retrieved 7 December 2011. 
  24. ^ Birdguides. "RSPB Holiday island a deathtrap for birds". Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  25. ^ RSPB. "Bird death toll on holiday island reaches one million". Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  26. ^ "Bird news extra 26 November 2011". BirdGuides. Retrieved 27 November 2011. 
  27. ^ "BirdGuides 27 December 2011". BirdGuides. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  28. ^ "Dusky Thrush". BirdGuides. Retrieved 15 January 2012. 
  29. ^ "Birding News Update". BirdGuides. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 

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