List of birdwatchers

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This is a list of the birdwatchers who have either seen a very large number of species or who are notable in their own right but also happen to be birdwatchers.

Large life lists[edit]

This is a list of the birdwatchers with the largest lifelists, that is, based on the number of species of birds each of them has/had seen. Depending on the taxonomic viewpoint, there are 10,404 (Clements) or 10,534 (IOC) living bird species recognised.

Xavier Cardoza 360 (second youngest) Nathan Becker 175 (youngest) Includes heard only

Birdwatchers famous for achievements in other fields[edit]


  1. ^ McCarthy, Michael (15 October 2012). "World's greatest birdwatcher sets a new record". The Independent. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d "World Bird Species Life List". Retrieved 25 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Classement des cocheurs de France
  4. ^ "The World's Best Birdwatcher". Missouri Conservationist (online) 64 (12). December 2003. Retrieved 14 December 2009. 
  5. ^ John Danzenbaker, Fellow of the DVOC
  6. ^ National Zoo
  7. ^ A woman's quest for the Worlds most amazing birds