May 2003 - BUBO.org!
BUBO is moving! All new BUBO information will appear at
www.bubo.org. Currently this includes nearly 60 trip reports and
lots of photos and information about birding in India!
The www.bubo.co.uk site will remain for the
time being, with contents gradually transferred to www.bubo.org. No new information will be posted here
so bookmark the new site now!
April 2003 - BUBO fantasy!
Three Lesser Scaups were not enough
to make any headway on the leader in December, so it's congratulations
to Thomas Barker who takes the BUBO Fantasy Rarity League title. See the
2002 results and extra statistics
on the winner. Thomas will retain the title until BUBO Fantasy Rarity
League returns, maybe, one day...!
11 April 2003 - BUBO
Reality birding has been far more
interesting than Fantasy recently hence the long delay for the results
up to November. There is now a runaway leader; will there be a dramatic
December to topple him?
20 November 2002 - BUBO
The leader drops two places so
finally it's all change at the top - see the September
29 September 2002 - BUBO
Don't expect too many updates
for a while, as Mike is now disappearing off to Delhi, India for a couple
of years! However, maybe www.bubo.co.in
will get going soon! If anyone is interested in North India birding gen
then feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
29 September 2002 - BUBO
Anyone who chose Two-barred Crossbill
will be leaping up the table after August's
2 September 2002 - BUBO
It's getting boring with July's
rarities making no difference to the top five.
18 August 2002 - BUBO
The floodgates have literally
been opened recently, with an inundation of new
literally quotes including Brian Clough making his first ever CamLit
31 July 2002 - BUBO
Little change at the top after
11 July 2002 - BUBO
Ian's exploits include seeing
a dark morph egret, literally losing his Marbles and seeing most of the
Iberian specialities in Spain plus
details of his trip to Dominica.
7 July 2002 - BUBO
A commanding lead at the top thanks
to May's Subalpine Warblers - see the latest
Fantasy Rarity League table.
31 May 2002 - BUBO
Gyr Falcons in April bring changes
to the top of the Fantasy
29 May 2002 - BUBO
No records broken following Mark's
bird race in Guernsey and the BUBO
bird race in Durham, although plenty of good birds seen on the latter
including Twite, Black Grouse, Short-eared Owl and Hoopoe.
28 April 2002 - BUBO
Yet more Ross's Gulls bring a
clear leader after the March
14 April 2002 - BUBO
Trip reports from Mike's recent
visits to South Africa (where he
managed a mere 227 ticks in four days birding) and Goa,
Karnataka and Tamil Nadu now online (click
here for a text only version).
4 April 2002 - BUBO
The Sussex Ornithological Society
contributes to the Camlit collection and
a few other birding bloopers are now online.
26 March 2002 - BUBO
Ross's and Ivory Gulls bring changes
to the Fantasy
leaderboard in February.
10 March 2002 - BUBO
Literally a hatful of quotes added
to the Camlit page.
10 March 2002 - BUBO
A slow start to 2002 with just
four rarities recorded. See the January
27 Janaury 2002 - BUBO
Just one point separates the top
four, but it's congratulations to Richard Billington, the 2001 winner!
The December fantasy results are now
available, with full statistics
on the year's fantasy rarities.
22 Janaury 2002 - BUBO
Mike takes full advantage of a
short notice work trip to South Africa to notch up literally a hatful
of ticks. Over 300 species in just four days birding in the Pretoria area.
Draft trip report now available
and will be updated when I get back from my next trip (to Goa)!
26 December 2001 - BUBO
2000 for 2000!
As the end of 2001 approaches
it's time to remember one year ago - Andy was desperately trying to find
that 2000th species for his remarkable year listing quest. Full details
of the 2000 for 2000 are now online,
featuring a complete systematic list.
20 December 2001 - BUBO
With one month to go there's movement
at the top again. It's all to play for, with just one record separating
the top four entries after November's
fantasy rarities. Don't forget to check out Fantasy
Rarity League 2002 as well.
16 December 2001 - BUBO
It's on again, bigger and better
than ever! Enter online for Fantasy Rarity
League 2002 where there is £5000 to spend on next year's rarities.
Always a thrill! Tell all your friends!
26 November 2001 - BUBO travel
Ian returns from Botswana
and Zimbabwe, with plenty of ticks and photos including Jackass Penguin,
Kori Bustard and African Fish Eagle; all proving some recompense for The
Villa's drop from the top.
26 November 2001 - BUBO fantasy
Lots of fantasy rarities in
October and it remains literally nip-and-tuck at the top. Watch this
space for details of Fantasy 2002 - online soon!
30 October 2001 - BUBO fantasy
Dramatic movements following September's
fantasy rarities include a major fall for the leader and a rise of
fifteen places for the new second place.
4 October 2001 - BUBO canine challenge
As Jess the official BUBO dog ticks Red-necked Stint, Cattle
Egret and Buff-breasted Sandpiper recently the search is on for the top
canine birder in Britain. Sparky of the Leicester
Llamas is on a respectable 143 having only been birding for just over
a year. He likes to find/flush/eat his own birds and has been involved
in finding Ring-necked Duck and Purple Heron so far. He's recently ticked
Spotted Crake and Wryneck, which he was pleased about, but is currently
sulking somewhat as he wasn't allowed to see the Green Heron since dogs
aren't allowed on the Messingham reserve. Top twitcher Jess though is
now on a staggering 312 (including Fea's Petrel)
- could this be the highest list of a non-human? Merlin is a young and
upcoming birder but suffers the disadvantage of living on Guernsey. If
you have any similar stories then mail
them to BUBO.
4 October 2001 - BUBO fantasy
are out and there are changes at the top.
25 August 2001 - BUBO fantasy
No change for the top three, but White-winged Black Terns help
a few people leap up the table - July
25 August 2001 - BUBO literally!
BUBO advice on roller-hockey
and mothing for the very young.
30 July 2001 - BUBO fantasy
Rose-coloured Starlings bring more big changes - June
8 July 2001 - BUBO literally!
Radio Five Live reporters could be literally
4 July 2001 - BUBO fantasy
BUBO wives have both top and bottom places in the latest
4 July 2001 - BUBO literally!
A Sun reporter manages a Camlit
20 June 2001 - BUBO literally!
Finally, after years of successful
figuratively speaking, John Humphreys has been caught by Camlit!
13 June 2001 - BUBO travel
Plenty of great birds seen on
Rich's Nepal trip last year including
Red-headed Trogon, Grey-throated Babbler, Rufous-chinned Laughing-thrush,
Red-billed Leothrix and Ultramarine Flycatcher.
12 June 2001 - BUBO fantasy
Foot and Mouth may have restricted
reality birding, but there were still plenty of sightings for Fantasy
birders to get excited about - see the April
20 May 2001 - BUBO literally!
A few more additions to our literally
blossoming collection, including a new miscellany
section. Also check out the January issue of British
Birds (Brit. Birds 94:39), for the only known occurence of
the word 'apeshit' in an esteemed birding publication.
17 May 2001 - BUBO travel
bird race finishes just two species off the record.
2 May 2001 - BUBO travel
Photos and full details of Mike's
Sri Lanka trip now online. Plenty
of other new trip reports, including India trips from Mike (Rajasthan
2000) and John Martin (Ranthambhor
and Bharatpur 2001), Ian (Trinidad
and Tobago 2000) and also a BUBO team West
Sussex big day producing 127 species.
27 April 2001 - BUBO fantasy
Increasing numbers of rarities
in March but there's no change to
the top six.
20 April 2001 - BUBO literally!
It's tempting to start a new collection
of people to join the SNP (Silly Names Party) as Lembit Opik MP brings
up literally a ton of CamLits! Please keep
an eye out (although not literally of course) and send any more 'literally'
quotes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
11 April 2001 - BUBO fantasy
Yet more ducks in February
mean no change for the top two in Fantasy Rarity League 2001.
11 April 2001 - BUBO travel
||Despite being savaged by leeches in
Sinharaja rainforest, Mike had a successful trip
to Sri Lanka with most of the endemics as well as Kashmir Flycatcher
and Black-capped Kingfisher.
26 February 2001 - BUBO fantasy
Fantasy Rarity League 2001 is
underway and selecting American ducks appears to have been the way to
go! See January results.
22 January 2001 - BUBO fantasy
results for Fantasy Rarity League 2000 and Steve Preddy's lead has
proved unassailable. See how well you did with the
Millennium Rarity League statistics.
22 January 2001 - BUBO travel
Sri Lanka report from
John Martin now online on the trip reports
page. Includes many of the endemics, including Red-faced Malkoha and Green-billed
Coucal and other goodies such as Pied Thrush, Indian Pitta and Indian
See the BUBO archive for earlier information.