See the BUBO home page for the latest information.
31 December 2000 - BUBO 2000 for 2000!
The literally breathtaking exploits of AJM in the
year 2000 may not be known to all, but it certainly comes as a relief
to many that his quest for 2,000 different organisms in the year 2000
has ended successfully! A full list will be presented shortly with more
statistics and mind-numbing (literally) information, but in the meantime
you'll be on the edge of your seat reading Andy's account of the magic
31 December 2000 - BUBO fantasy!
Barring dramatic falls of rarities in the last
month of the year, there is a hot favourite for the title after November!
And there's still time to enter Fantasy
18 December 2000 - BUBO fantasy!
Fantasy league is back! See the Fantasy
League 2001 entry page for full
details and enter your selection.
21 November 2000 - BUBO fantasy!
Some dramatic movements following the October
results! Watch this space also
for details of Fantasy 2001...
22 October 2000 - BUBO fantasy!
Plenty of rarities in September mean some big movers
on the fantasy leaderboard, and we have joint leaders following the September
27 September 2000 - BUBO fantasy!
No change at the top following the August
results, which include the Guernsey Griffon Vulture, missed by Mark
by literally a hair's breadth. Also take a look at the latest from CamLit,
which include the most-boring-but-actually-correct-use-of-the-word award.
25 August 2000 - BUBO fantasy!
Literally grab an eyeful of the July
30 July 2000 - BUBO fantasy!
All changes at the top again as BUBO fantasy reaches
the halfway stage - June results.
30 July 2000 - BUBO travel
John Martin's recent Cuba
trip, with Bare-legged, Stygian and Cuban Pygmy Owls, Cuban Solitaire,
Bee Hummingbird and Ivory-billed Woodpecker amongst the 143 species recorded,
is the latest addition to the BUBO trip
report page. Only joking about the woodpecker.
30 July 2000 - BUBO
BUBO would be interested in hearing from anyone who watched 'Mischievous
Meerkats' on the Discovery Channel recently, to see if it is true that
'the viewer literally becomes a Meercat'. See other recent CamLit
5 July 2000 - BUBO
Apologies for the late update (been too busy seeing Snail Kite in
Florida - trip report to follow!) but check out the May
results following a spring full of rarities!
20 April 2000 - BUBO
The BUBO lads continue their poor showing! See the March
20 April 2000 -
BUBO and CamLit welcome Sara Cox to the Radio 1 Breakfast Show -
it's literally proving to be a goldmine - check out the latest from CamLit!
17 March 2000 - BUBO
Mike returns from India having seen Indian Bustard, Laggar Falcon,
Sulphur-bellied Warbler and also having got married! Watch this space
for a trip report.
17 March 2000 - BUBO
February scores and Rosie Lawlor
maintains her lead! Species seen in January and February are now also
online, so you can check your own selections.
17 February 2000 -
The January scores for Fantasy
Rarity League 2000 are now available, and Rosie Lawlor has already nearly
topped her 1999 score!
21 January 2000 - BUBO
December results for Fantasy Rarity
League 1999 mean that it's Rick Andrews who finishes literally top of
the tree! See the final league table
and full statistics for 1999.
9 January 2000 - BUBO
Various recent updates include the BUBO
Millennium Bird Race in Norfolk, updated BUBO
trip reports for The Gambia,
Mexico and British
Columbia and literally millions of camlits.
Also, late entries for Fantasy Rarity League 2000 are still acceptable.
19 December 1999 - BUBO fantasy!
See the latest fantasy league
positions with just one month
to go available.
4 December 1999 - BUBO
It's back, bigger and better than ever for the millennium.
Enter now for Fantasy Rarity League 2000 where you have £4500 to spend on
achieving a big rarity list for the year!
(Some people have been
experiencing problems with this link: if so, take a look
at the rules and species list, then enter using the form
or an e-mail with your species selection and personal
details to email@example.com.)
27 November 1999 - BUBO fantasy!
Pallid Swift influx means that it could literally be a
two horse race for the BUBO Fantasy League. October
25 October 1999 - BUBO fantasy!
JPM lives in a fantasy world as far as rarities are
concerned (as anyone who's seen his notebook would agree).
See the September update.
20 September 1999 - BUBORC
You've seen the headlines, now check Andy's Fea's Petrel notes and register your BUBO Rarities Committee vote!
(January 2000: Results of the BUBORC
voting are for a majority acceptance! This agrees with the BBRC
as well - congratulations to Andy!)
1999 - BUBO mega!
Not content with finally ticking Cory's, Andy
excels with a self-found Fea's Petrel at
from the excellent Collins Bird Guide, by Lars
Svensson & Peter Grant)
23 August 1999 -
What is, and who are, BUBO? Check out the BUBO profiles.
20 August 1999 - BUBO fantasy!
Rick literally inches ahead - see the July
5 August 1999 - BUBO list
The latest updates from Andy bring the official BUBO list
to 2174 species. See the BUBO list page for the details, and the full list now
available in Microsoft Excel format.
31 July 1999 - BUBO travel
Andy's business trip (yeah, right!) to British Columbia
produces 160 species including Blue Grouse, Northern Pygmy Owl and Cassin's
27 July 1999 - BUBO fantasy!
At the halfway stage it's Rick Andrews who regains the
lead, whilst the fantasy dudes are Rosie and Gillian
without a definite rarity between them - see the June
sightings and league positions.
22 June 1999 - BUBO travel
Mark's California and Arizona trip of 1993
now online, together with a new travel section, the BUBO 'Postcards From...' page!
22 June 1999 - BUBO fantasy!
Joint leaders at the top at the end of May!
7 June 1999 - BUBO travel
BUBO Bird Race
1999 in Grampian produces 135 species including self-found Surf Scoter,
Golden Eagle, four species of Grouse, Spotted Crake and Broad-billed Sandpiper.
7 June 1999 - BUBO fantasy!
John 'Crag' Martin moves up the table but can't topple
Lawlor! April results now online.
29 April 1999 - BUBO fantasy!
Yet more Lesser Scaups help Lawlor move into the lead! March
11 April 1999 - BUBO fantasy!
Just five definite rarities in February means no change
at the top - Rick 'allo Students' Andrews leads the way.
See the February results for full details.
21 March 1999 - BUBO travel
Siberian Cranes at Bharatpur, but
Mike is gripped off by Michaela Strachan with Tigers at Ranthambhor! 1999 India
report (with photos) available
19 February - BUBO fantasy!
First fantasy update and it's Rick Andrews who leads
the way, thanks to plenty of Lesser Scaups.
8 February 1999 - BUBO notebook
From the BUBO self-found list, Mark's Black
Kite at Kilnsea
6 February 1999 - BUBO travel
The latest additions are Andy's trips
last year to Spain (including Thekla Lark and Red-necked Nightjar)
and Turkey (including Krüper's Nuthatch and Cretzschmar's Bunting).
Plus details of the BUBO Bird Races - Norfolk 1997
31 January 1999 - BUBO travel
Ian's trip to Israel last
August and September means that the Israel collection is building up rapidly!
See the trip reports
index for full details. Also,
Rich's Antigua and
Guadeloupe trip is now illustrated
with a few photos!
9 January 1999 - BUBO travel
Thanks to Rich and Mark, more reports
are now online. Check out Antigua and
Guadeloupe , Israel 1993
to 1994, Israel 1998
and The Seychelles
1998 for such treats ranging from
Bridled Quail Dove and Pearly-eyed Thrasher, through Didric Cuckoo, Saker
and Sinai Rosefinch, to Sooty Tern and Zebra Dove!
31 December 1998 - BUBO list
The official BUBO list is now online and currently stands at 2129
22 November 1998 - BUBO fantasy!
Enter the Waspy
Corset Fantasy Rarity League 1999! This is your chance to predict
the megas for next year and amaze the rest of the birding
world with your accurate predictions.
22 November 1998 - BUBO travel
Relive Mike's experience of an island
"inhibited by Red-billed Tropical Birds". Report from
Trinidad and Tobago now available. Also The Gambia
and Mexico are now online courtesy of Andy.
27 October 1998 - BUBO stop press!
The Next Generation
has arrived! Thomas Daniel Musgrove was born on 17/10/98
and, at 9lb 3oz and producing an excessive amount of wind,
obviously takes after his Dad. Congratulations to Trudy
27 October 1998 - BUBO in the news
The BUBO lads claim "Best New Team" in Bird Race 1998
with 141 species
in Yorkshire on 17 May 1998. See September Birdwatch magazine for more details...
27 October 1998 - BUBO travel
Pied Harrier, Ibisbill, Sibe Rubythroat,
White's Thrush etc. Enough to whet your appetite for Mike's trip
to Nepal in February 1998.
27 October 1998 - BUBO travel
Crippling Krüper's and Toilet
Tern - Andy's trip to Turkey and Ian's to
Israel - reports now available.