Bogey birds: the biggest dip

To: Mark Stanley <>
Subject: Bogey birds: the biggest dip
From: Geoff Price <>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 19:38:07 +1100
Nice effort Mark! They're so hard to see you know :) Virtually all of my birdwatching has been in Victoria, and I managed to get my Viclist to 393 species (before new albatross taxonomy kickedmeover the big 4) before I saw a Brolga. That was somewhat embarrassing. Even more so since I haven't seen one since. Although I was once a passenger in a car that drove past a field with dozens of Brolgas - but I was reading the form guide and missed them. These days I don't go on pelagics so have no bogey seabirds, though am seriously gripped off by all the wonderful sightings this year. In Vic. though, my bogey bird would have to be a relatively uncommon beast such as Inland Dotterel, Bustard or Red-lored Whistler. Nationally, given the areas I have visited, the bogey bird would have to be Beach Stone Curlew. I have wasted so much pub time on this animal ...

On 25/11/2011 6:19 PM, Mark Stanley wrote:
The problem with bogey birds is that they are (hopefully) temporary. But
even when finally seen, and that glaring gap is filled, you can still look
at your lifelist chronologically and revisit the anomalies. I managed to
see 564 species in Australia before my first Fuscous Honeyeater. I was
wondering if I could get to 600 without it....

Geoff Price
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