"Lifers" cannot claim any remission, but their cases are brought forward at the end of twenty years and then considered on their merits.
Not bad - 10 species of birds, including 6 lifers in a hotel garden in the heart of Tokyo.
I've done most Med countries so getting many lifers was looking bleak.
I make no apologies for stating that the main priority for me on these trips is to see lifers.
In 3 hours I had nearly 50 lifers, Baba finding birds very efficiently.