List of birdwatchers

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This is a list of birdwatchers who have either 1) seen a very large number of species or 2) who are notable in their own right but also happen to be birdwatchers.

First are listed birdwatchers With the largest lifelists, 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 10,896 (IOC ver. 9.1) living bird species recognised.

Life lists of 9,000 or more species (11 birdwatchers)[edit]

Life lists of 8,000 or more species (34 additional birdwatchers)[edit]

Other Notable Birdwatchers with large life lists[edit]

Birdwatchers famous for achievements in other fields[edit]


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