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The year 2005 in birding and ornithology.

Worldwide

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New species

See Bird species new to science described in the 2000s.

Rediscoveries

In April, an announcement is made that the Ivory-billed Woodpecker has been rediscovered in North America; in July, doubt is cast on this claim. The debate remains unresolved.

Extinctions

The Thick-billed Ground-dove (Gallicolumba salamonis), last seen in 1927, is officially declared extinct.

Taxonomic developments

Ornithologists

Deaths

World listing

  • American Peter Kaestner becomes the fourth person ever to see over 8000 species of bird alive.

Europe

Britain

Breeding birds

Migrant and wintering birds

  • The first part of the year sees a large influx of Waxwings into southern England.

Rare birds

Other Events

Ireland

Rare birds


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