The Gloucestershire Birding League is popular with all those who have taken part since 2002, so it will run again this year in the same format. For the purpose of this league we will use the BOU/IOC List. Feral Pigeon, feral Barnacle Goose and feral Greylag will be allowed. Common Cranes have become problematic, in a good way, because of the Great Crane Project at Slimbridge. So to have any sort of rule that is the same for everyone, rightly or wrongly, unringed Common Cranes are countable for the year list. If in doubt about what you can count ask me. The following species can be counted on call (heard only) if you wish – Quail, Spotted Crake, Corncrake, Tawny Owl, Long-eared Owl, Nightjar, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Turtle Dove, Nightingale, Cetti’s, Savi’s and Grasshopper Warblers and Willow Tit. The previous year’s Champions are listed below. The record of 222 was set in 2008 by Martin McGill, including 200 at WWT, although Martin doesn’t enter because of the advantages of his job. There are now to my knowledge 13 birders in the Gloucestershire 200 Club – Martin, Neil Smart, Andy Lodge, Steve Owen, Paul Masters, Andy Chapman, Mark Hobson, Jake King, Paul Taylor, Mark Dowie, Geoff Moyser, Roberta Goodall and myself. New members always welcome. How about this year?
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COUNTY LISTING CHAMPIONS SINCE 2002
COUNTY LISTING 2021 – LAST UPDATED 24/05/2021 (click to enlarge)
COUNTY LISTING 2020 – LAST UPDATED 28/04/2021 (click to enlarge)
COUNTY LISTING 2019 – LAST UPDATED 31/12/2019 (click to enlarge)
COUNTY LISTING 2018 – LAST UPDATED 03/01/2019 (click to enlarge)
COUNTY LISTING 2017 – LAST UPDATED 31/12/17 (click to enlarge)