#My200BirdYear Challenge


This year Bird Watching magazine are running a #My200BirdYear challenge and as part of my personal word for 2017, ‘active’ which includes actively getting out in nature more amongst other goals, I’ve decided to take part!

So, in case you hadn’t already guessed, the idea is to see 200 different species of bird in a year. It seems quite a tall order, I’m not sure I’ll manage it, but I’m certainly going to try my best! Last year I saw quite a few bird species I’d never seen before so I like that this challenge is a way for me to build on that this year.

So without further ado, here is my list so far. I’ll be updating it as I go to keep track and just in case anyone is interested to see what I’ve spotted.

  1. Song thrush
  2. Blackbird
  3. House sparrow
  4. Woodpigeon
  5. Carrion crow
  6. Common tern
  7. Starling
  8. Jackdaw
  9. Dunnock
  10. Robin
  11. Herring gull
  12. Common gull
  13. Black-headed gull
  14. Widgeon
  15. Kestrel
  16. Buzzard
  17. Red Kite
  18. Cormorant
  19. Mute Swan
  20. Magpie
  21. Collared Dove
  22. Mallard
  23. Canadian Geese
  24. Egyptian Geese
  25. Grey Heron
  26. Long-tailed Tit
  27. Chaffinch
  28. Little Egret
  29. Great Tit
  30. Redwing
  31. Wren
  32. Redpoll
  33. Pochard
  34. Goldcrest
  35. ChiffChaff
  36. Peregrine Falcon
  37. Oystercatcher
  38. Great Crested Grebe
  39. Sand Martin
  40. Pied Wagtail
  41. Lapwing
  42. Osprey
  43. Tufted Duck
  44. Tree Creeper
  45. Greenfinch
  46. Blue Tit
  47. Blackcap
  48. Jay
  49. Goldfinch
  50. Garden Warbler
  51. Sedge Warbler
  52. Swift
  53. Swallow
  54. House Martin
  55. Water Rail
  56. Yellowhammer
  57. Kingfisher

Find out more and sign up to join in the challenge here.