9 Species to the Western Palearctic 500: What can 2019 bring?

SzimiStyle Birding

With just 9 species to reach my Western Palearctic 500 milestone, I summarized the potential resident species to be added to my WP list, some of them, hopefully, in 2019. I have not had many birding trips within the Western Palearctic ever since I started travelling for birds, but a comprehensive trip to Turkey/Georgia and another one to Finland and northeast Norway contributed a lot to my WP list. Since I have lived in Hungary until 2012 most of the WP birds are from my home country. My Hungarian list is at 345 but I have not added any new bird species in the last 6 years. Since 2012 I have been birding in the United Kingdom what also produced some new species to the WP list. I have had quite a few short trips to Austria, Croatia, Romania, Greece, Italy and France with a few WP new birds.

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