The final winner of the Mystery Bird Competition 2011 is:


Roger identified 9 out of 12 mystery birds correctly!!! Outstanding score!!!

Nicely done Roger, congratulations!

Second place goes to Scott Olmstead & Jonas Nilsson, congratulations!

Third place goes to Joe Tobias & Tuomas Seimola, congratulations!

Click for full ranking here: 2011

See below the winners and solutions of each of the previous months of 2011:

Mystery Bird - December 2011

Mystery Dec

Solution - December 2011

Solution Dec

Greyish Mourner Rhytipterna simplex

The final round for 2011 was very difficult but we got 2 winners:

Roger Ahlman & Jonas Nilsson; excellent job!

Other species that had been sent in:

Rufous-tailed Tyrant Knipolegus poecilurus

Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi

Agile Tit-Tyrant Anairetes agilis

Ranking 2011

Mystery Bird - November 2011

Mystery November 2011

Solution - November 2011

Solution November 2011

Sulphur-bellied Tyrannulet Mecocerculus minor

Flycatchers can be very tricky, but nevertheless we got three correct anwsers:

Roger Ahlman, Jonas Nilsson and Tuomas Seimola, congrats!

Other species that had been sent in:

White-banded Tyrannulet Mecocerculus stictopterus

Yellow-olive Flatbill Tolmomyias sulphurescens

Latest ranking click here!

Mystery Bird - October 2011

Mystery Oct

Solution - October 2011

Solution Oct

Blue-browed Tanager Tangara cyanotis

We got two winners for October: Roger Ahlman & Scott Olmstead very well done!

Other species that had been sent in:

Yellow-tufted Dacnis egregia

Metallic-green Tanager Tangara labradorides

Mystery Bird - September 2011


Solution - September 2011

Solution Sept 2011

Western Sandpiper - Calidris mauri

This month was not too hard. We got 5 winners:

Roger Ahlman, Tuomas Seimola, Scott Olmstead, Joe Tobias and Jonas Nilsson congrats!

Other species that had been sent in:

White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis

Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla

Sanderling Calidris alba

Mystery Bird - August 2011


Solution - August 2011


Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis

This month's mystery was nearly impossible...

However, we got one winner:

Tuomas Seimola, excellent job!

Other species that had been sent in:

Royal Tern Sterna maxima (2x)

Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan

Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor

Mystery Bird - July 2011


Solution - July 2011


Tufted Tit-tyrant Anairetes parulus

This mystery bird was difficult for sure....nevertheless we got three winners:

Roger Ahlman, Scott Olmstead and Jonas Nilsson!

Other flycatchers that had been sent in:

Agile Tit-tyrant Anairetes agilis

Variegated Flycatcher Empidonomus varius

Piratic Flycatcher Legatus leucophaius

Mystery Bird - June 2011


Solution - June 2011


Guira Tanager Hemithraupis guira

This round was tricky but most participants sent in the correct anwser:

Roger Ahlman, Scott Olmstead, Joe Tobias, Mathieu Waldeck,

Tuomas Seimola and Manuel Sánchez, felicitaciones!

Other species that had been sent in:

albino Green Honeycreeper Chlorophanes spiza

Thick-billed Euphonia Euphonia laniirostris

Yellow-breasted Flycatcher Tolmomyias flaviventris

Yellow Tyrannulet Capsiempis flaveola


Mystery Bird - May 2011


Solution - May 2011


Scarlet-breasted Dacnis Dacnis berlepschi

This round was very hard. There were no correct anwsers... 

Species that had been sent in:

Sooty-headed Tyrannulet Phyllomyias griseiceps

Blue Seedeater Amaurospiza concolor

Pink-throated Becard Pachyramphus minor

Plushcap Catamblyrhynchus diadema

Lesser Seedfinch Oryzoborus angolensis

Mystery Bird - April 2011


Solution - April 2011


Ruddy-tailed Flycatcher Terenotriccus erythrurus

This round no less than six winners:

Joe Tobias, Matt Denton, Jonas Nilsson, Scott Olmstead,

Manuel Sanchez and Tuomas Seimola; good work!

Other species that had been sent in:

Scaly-throated Foliage-Gleaner Anabacerthia variegaticeps

Citron-bellied Attila Attila citriniventris

Ornate Flycatcher Myiotriccus ornatus 


Mystery Bird - March 2011


Solution - March 2011


Rainbow-bearded Thornbill Chalcostigma herrani

This hummer was correctly identified by: Roger Ahlman, Steve Davidson,

Byron Palacios, Scott Olmstead, Joe Tobias, Juan Manuel Carrion

and Carlos Rodriguez. Congrats!

Other species that had been sent in:

Purple-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron microrhynchum

Mystery Bird - February 2011


Solution - February 2011


Scrub Tanager Tangara vitriolina

This round was hard. We got two "Swedish" winners namely Jonas Nilsson and Roger Ahlman. Well done guys!

A wide variety of species that had been sent in:

Scarlet-thighed Dacnis Dacnis venusta

Ochre-breasted Tanager Chlorothraupis stolzmanni

Dull-coloured Grassquit Tiaris obscurus

Screaming Piha Lipaugus vociferans

Tawny-crowned Greenlet Hylophilus ochraceiceps

Brown-capped Vireo Vireo leucophrys

Mystery Bird - January 2011


Solution - January 2011


White-faced Nunbird Hapaloptila castanea

Great kick-off for 2011 with no less than 10 winners!

Jonas Nilsson, Roger Ahlman, Steve Davidson,

Byron Palacios, Manuel Sanchez, Scott Olmstead,

Avery Bartels, Joe Tobias, Mathieu Waldeck

and Carlos Rodriguez nicely done!

Other species that had been sent in:

Chestnut-bellied Cotinga Doliornis remseni

Ranking click here!

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