List of birdwatchers

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This is a list of notable birdwatchers and of people who are notable in their own right but also happen to be birdwatchers.

First are listed birdwatchers with large life lists, which is based on the number of species of birds each of them has/had seen. Depending on the taxonomic viewpoint, there are 10,585 (Clements V2018) or 10,928 (IOC ver. 10.1) living bird species recognised.

Large Life Lists[edit]

As of 15 January 2020 according to the Surfbirds website, there are 48 birdwatchers who have added 8,000 species of bird or more to their life list. These include:

Other notable birdwatchers[edit]

Birdwatchers famous for achievements in other fields[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "World Bird Species Life List". Retrieved 17 September 2019.
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  3. ^ Graham, Frank Jr. (May–June 2009). "The Endless Race: A new biography explores the remarkable accomplishments of Phoebe Snetsinger, the first birder to list 8,000 species". Audubon Magazine. National Audubon Society. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  4. ^ John Danzenbaker, Fellow of the DVOC
  5. ^ National Zoo Archived 2011-06-19 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Copping, Jasper (10 August 2008). "Birdwatching back in fashion with Rutland fair". The Telegraph. Retrieved 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ Birding. 49:1 46-50 (2017)