After this years dramatic increase in the celebrity birder, I thought I would challenge you all to a celebrity birder yearlist.
As for rules – I guess we have to see the birders in a wild and unfettered state – i.e. wearing bins and/or carrying a scope and well, I think that’s about it. Sightings of birding celebrities in shops etc will not count – unless they are buying new bins and/or scopes.
As far as I know here is a list of celebs who claim to be birders – I don’t intend to allocate celebrities to any sort of heat style rating system such as A list or Z list.
Bill Bailey, Alex Zane, Jeff Green, Rory McGrath, Chris Packham, Bill Oddie, Ken Clarke, Elliott Morley, Jarvis Cocker, Damon Albarn, Marc (Lard) Riley, Vic Reeves, Van Morrison, Dr Fox, Caroline Quentin, Trudie Goodwin, Sean Wilson, Bill Drummond, Tim Burgess, Guy Garvey, Sam West, Paul McCartney, Sean Bean, Joanna Lumley, Mick Jagger, members of British Sea Power and The Guillemots, Jeremy Clarkson, Mike Hooper (ex Liverpool goalie), Cameron Diaz, Steve Jones (probably not the Sex Pistol), Alex Horne, Alison Steadman.
Not an exhaustive list I’m sure but good hunting!