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Rules

  1. Predict 15 species from the list of rarities below, which you think will occur during 2000.
  2. You only have a maximum of 4500 to spend.
  3. Every time one of your chosen species is sighted in Britain in 2000 then you will get one point. So, for example, 4 Pied Wheatears in the year would give you 4 points. Each species will only get a maximum of 15 points - even if there's an influx.
  4. The person with the most points at the end of the year is the winner.
  5. It will include all birds seen in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
  6. The list of species seen will be taken each month from Birding World. Only definite sightings will be counted - no probables or possibles, Sightings listed as 'reported' will be pended until rarities committees decisions are announced.
  7. In the event of a tie at the end of the year, the person who has predicted the most species (rather than individuals) will be declared the winner.
  8. In the event of a further tie, the person who predicted the rarest species will be the winner.
  9. Only individuals which arrived during 2000 will be allowed. For Wilson's Petrel, only sightings from land will be eligible for points (i.e. birds seen from pelagics do not count).
  10. Only one list per person is allowed.
  11. To keep the element of surprise, the following individuals will not be included if they are still present or return to their traditional sites:
    1. Pied-billed Grebe, Rostellen, County Cork
    2. Black Duck, Barrow, County Kerry
    3. Canvasback in Welney or Abberton area
    4. Black-winged Stilt in Norfolk
    5. Collared Pratincole in Norfolk
    6. Spanish Sparrow in Cumbria
    7. Short-toed Treecreeper in Channel Islands.
  12. To take part, pass your list to any BUBO member, fill out the entry form below or send an e-mail to mike@bubo.org with your selection and personal details. Late entries will be allowed, but will only start scoring points from the month following the date the entry is received.
  13. The decision of the BUBO Fantasy Rarity Committee is final!

Species

Price ()
965
259
58
0
7
179
0
21
0
24
0
14
527
7
355
548
982
644
376
1706
164
1111
34
17
460
17
41
0
1527
0
0
0
52
0
14
0
1348
0
487
7
34
69
0
17
7
58
0
0
696
17
79
21
79
17
158
31
17
17
368
1393
79
0
24
404
58
41
17
45
1308
988
75
735
52
618
0
724
0
0
0
113
490
92
982
38
284
422
17
557
0
628
251
694
0
444
138
408
646
0
51
0
0
137
83
7
372
1593
113
7
7
0
7
114
7
100
89
351
0
0
0
41
7
21
106
24
1436
109
0
38
52
0
0
68
0
0
7
17
7
24
1517
68
106
801
469
1573
17
940
17
0
0
0
55
0
695
17
133
0
7
0
164
271
162
554
0
82
0
100
41
0
0
58
59
97
34
45
24
349
17
17
201
475
263
0
396
237
672
0
58
576
14
24
1688
405
31
35
7
1398
928
342
846
1330
376
34
7
75
7
0
76
1364
0
291
343
154
31
1627
31
0
7
0
617
1298
194
261
7
7
0
68
7
17
31
48
17
0
0
0
75
120
17
0
7
24
58
7
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
24
17
72
86
17
270
0
0
41
1617
760
7
643
48
17
89
0
31
Species
White-billed Diver
Pied-billed Grebe
Black-browed Albatross
Capped Petrel
Bulwer's Petrel
Little Shearwater
White-faced Petrel
Swinhoe's Petrel
Madeiran Petrel
Double-crested Cormorant
Magnificent Frigatebird
American Bittern
Little Bittern
Green-backed Heron
Squacco Heron
Cattle Egret
Great White Egret
Black Stork
Glossy Ibis
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Redhead
Canvasback
Lesser Scaup
Steller's Elder
Harlequin Duck
Barrow's Goldeneye
Black Kite
Bald Eagle
Egyptian Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Pallid Harrier
Spotted Eagle
Lesser Kestrel
American Kestrel
Red-footed Falcon
Eleonora's Falcon
Gyr Falcon
Sora
Little Crake
Baillon's Crake
American Purple Gallinule
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Little Bustard
Houbara
Great Bustard
Black-winged Stilt
Cream-coloured Courser
Collared Pratincole
Oriental Pratincole
Black-winged Pratincole
Semi-palmated Plover
Killdeer
Greater Sand Plover
Lesser Sand Plover
Caspian Plover
Pacific Golden Plover
American Golden Plover
Sociable Plover
White-tailed Plover
Great Knot
Semi-palmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Red-necked Stint
Long-toed Stint
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Great Snipe
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Hudsonian Godwit
Little Whimbrel
Eskimo Curlew
Upland Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Grey-tailed Tattler
Wilson's Phalarope
Great Black-headed Gull
Laughing Gull
Franklin's Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Slender-billed Gull
Ross's Gull
Ivory Gull
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Lesser Crested Tern
Elegant Tern
Aleutian Tern
Forster's Tern
Bridled Tern
Sooty Tern
Whiskered Tern
White-winged Black Tern
Brunnich's Guillemot
Ancient Murrelet
Pallas's Sandgrouse
Rufous Turtle Dove
Mourning Dove
Great Spotted Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Scops Owl
Snowy Owl
Hawk Owl
Tengmalm's Owl
Red-necked Nightjar
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift
Needle-tailed Swift
Pallid Swift
Pacific Swift
Alpine Swift
Little Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
Roller
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Eastern Phoebe
Calandra Lark
Bimaculated Lark
White-winged Lark
Lesser Short-toed Lark
Crested Lark
Tree Swallow
Crag Martin
Red-rumped Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Blyth's Pipit
Olive-backed Pipit
Pechora Pipit
Red-throated Pipit
Buff-bellied Pipit
Citrine Wagtail
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Grey Catbird
Alpine Accentor
Rufous Bush Robin
Thrush Nightingale
Siberian Rubythroat
Red-flanked Bluetail
Siberian Blue Robin
White-throated Robin
Moussier's Redstart
Isabelline Wheatear
Pied Wheatear
Black-eared Wheatear
Desert Wheatear
White-crowned Black Wheatear
Rock Thrush
Blue Rock Thrush
White's Thrush
Siberian Thrush
Varied Thrush
Wood Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Grey-cheeked Thrush
Veery
Eye-browed Thrush
Dusky Thrush
Black-throated Thrush
American Robin
Fan-tailed Warbler
Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler
Lanceolated Warbler
River Warbler
Moustached Warbler
Paddyfield Warbler
Blyth's Reed Warbler
Great Reed Warbler
Thick-billed Warbler
Olivaceous Warbler
Booted Warbler
Marmora's Warbler
Spectacled Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Sardinian Warbler
Ruppell's Warbler
Desert Warbler
Orphean Warbler
Greenish Warbler
Arctic Warbler
Hume's Warbler
Radde's Warbler
Dusky Warbler
Bonelli's Warbler
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler
Iberian Chiffchaff
Collared Flycatcher
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Wallcreeper
Short-toed Treecreeper
Penduline Tit
Brown Shrike
Isabelline Shrike
Lesser Grey Shrike
Southern Grey Shrike
Nutcracker
Rose-coloured Starling
Spanish Sparrow
Rock Sparrow
Yellow-throated Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Arctic Redpoll
Two-barred Crossbill
Parrot Crossbill
Trumpeter Finch
Pine Grosbeak
Evening Grosbeak
Black-and-white Warbler
Golden-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northen Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Rufous-sided Towhee
Lark Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-faced Bunting
Pine Bunting
Rock Bunting
Cretzschmar's Bunting
Yellow-browed Bunting
Rustic Bunting
Yellow-breasted Bunting
Pallas's Reed Bunting
Black-headed Bunting
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Brown-headed Cowbird
Northern Oriole

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