List ( by species ) of Birds, Mammals, Cetaceans, Reptiles, and more

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David Narins, Monte Taylor (Me), and Sandy Komito at Attu, Alaska in the early 1990's
Sandy Komito still holds the Big Year record of 745 species seen in one calendar year (1998).
And, Sandy was the main character in the movie "The Big Year" along with
Greg Miller and Al Levantin (photo of them below)
Sandy's record has yet to be broken although many have tried!


Benton Basham - first to break 700 in a Big Year and one of the original ABA Members
Benton Basham - first to break 700 in a Big Year and one of the original founding members of the ABA



 Big Year 700+ Species Seen less Dr. Bill Rydell (below photo)
Photo of (less Bill Rydell of Portland, OR - photo below) the 700 Club (Big Years of seeing 700 species or greater in a calendar year)


Dr. Bill Rydell -1991- (Attu Island, Alaska)
Dr. William Rydell, Attu Island in 1991 - one of the first birders to do a big year breaking 700 species


Ebbe Banstorp and Sandy Komito -1991- (Attu Island, Alaska)
Ebbe Banstorp (my travel buddy for nearly 30 years of chasing) of California and Sandy Komito of New Jersey (now Florida) in 1991


John Vanderpoel (w/brother on left) and Sandy Komito -2011- (Anchorage, Alaska)
John Vanderpoel (w/brother at left) and Sandy Komito in Anchorage, Alaska 2011


BJ Rose at Attu, Alaska circa 1991
BJ Rose from Sedalia, Missouri at Attu, Alaska circa early 1990's
Was #1 Photographed Bird Species in the ABA for decades
and now retired and enjoying his dog "Patches"


Monte Taylor #1 Photographed ABA, Xing Hua #1 Photographed China - photo in Thailand
Monte Taylor #1 Photographed species in the ABA and Xing Hua #1 Photographed species in China
photo taken in Kaeng Krachen National Park in Thailand 2011



Father Tom (who's found more rare birds in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas over the last 30 years than nearly any other),
Kevin Karlson (one of the best wildlife photographers in North America w/books to his credit),
and Myself after photographing the Amazon Kingfisher southeast of Harlingen, Texas

 

                 
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