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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Ferdelance » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:15 pm

Good Afternoon everyone.

Just back from a long weekend in Punda Maria. Unfortunately the area is still very dry and the first rains have only started to fall now so a lot of species not around yet. Only heard 1 woodlands kingfisher for example, but I still managed 8 Lifers. Takes me to 562.

Lifers are:
Green Capped Eremomela (Pafuri Bridge)
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Pafuri Bridge)
Pennant Winged Nightjar (Punda Maria)
Grey Headed Kingfisher (Punda Maria)
Senegal Coucal (Punda Maria)
Stierlings Wren-Warbler (Punda Maria)
Common Swift (Crook's Corner)
Boehm's Spinetail (Pafuri Picnic Sight)
Stiffneck on the loose.....
Latest Lifer:= Lesser Crested Tern; Rufous Winged Cisticola.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby TrevorC » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:07 am

Picked up 3 new birds in the last month or so - all in the greater Gauteng area. Now up to 489

Coqui Francolin
Caspian Plover
Pale Flycatcher
Latest Lifers: Cape Rockjumper, Karoo Long-billed Lark, African Rock-Pipit

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby adrianp » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:12 pm

Ferdelance wrote:Good Afternoon everyone.

Just back from a long weekend in Punda Maria. Unfortunately the area is still very dry and the first rains have only started to fall now so a lot of species not around yet. Only heard 1 woodlands kingfisher for example, but I still managed 8 Lifers. Takes me to 562.

Lifers are:
Green Capped Eremomela (Pafuri Bridge)
Eurasian Golden Oriole (Pafuri Bridge)
Pennant Winged Nightjar (Punda Maria)
Grey Headed Kingfisher (Punda Maria)
Senegal Coucal (Punda Maria)
Stierlings Wren-Warbler (Punda Maria)
Common Swift (Crook's Corner)
Boehm's Spinetail (Pafuri Picnic Sight)


Nice going!!! I could do with a few of those on my list. :mrgreen:

Be glad you dipped on a few of the local specials, then have an excuse to back :wink:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bosnimf » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:03 am

Up to 763 after my first trip to Namibia! :dance:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Imax » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:29 am

Please move me to 602 with African Cuckoo and Bradfields Swift

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:27 pm

Bosnimf wrote:Up to 763 after my first trip to Namibia! :dance:


Did you get the violet woodhoopoe?
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bosnimf » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:21 pm

After running around like headless chickens for a couple of days, we finally saw them twice in the Kunene area. Thank goodness :pray: , I was getting nervous for a while thinking we might dip on them
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby H. erectus » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:35 pm

The thing about birding in Bara for lunch is that
it has a good effect though could very well become
a bad habit, for these reasons,-

1. Score a lifer.
2. Make friends.
3. And even forget about eating

Adrian P it was great meeting you! :thumbs_up: ,
Your expertise is very inspiring.

Had a healthy day me!!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Ferdelance » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:26 pm

Thank you AdrianP.

We were very lucky because it is bone dry between Punda and Pafuri. Was very happy with my lifers. I must add we had a fantastic guide! :thumbs_up:
Stiffneck on the loose.....
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Gary » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:10 pm

522 please

Trip to Northern KNP at the beginning of the month. I dipped on some of the ones I was supposed to find but happily got a few others. Never been North of Olifants before so had a great time.
New ones:
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Temmincks Courser
Levaillants Cuckoo
Monotonous Lark
Bearded Scrub-Robin
Green-capped Eremomela
Tropical Boubou
White-winged Widowbird
Jameson's Firefinch
Osprey

Will be a long time until I'm back I think....

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:02 am

633 with Chestnut-banded Plover.
668
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:14 am

:congrats: to Lizet Grobbelaar for reaching the magical number of 850 yesterday and it being her 12th wedding anniversary with Johann :bcool:

Jumping the gun a bit :redface: but so excited for Lizet!! :hands:
Latest lifer 503 Eurasian Curlew

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:40 pm

:clap: :thumbs_up: Well done Lizet.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:16 pm

Thanks guys :thumbs_up: It was difficult to find and photograph so here is just a snap shot taken from very far.

850 - Madagascar Cuckoo

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:56 pm

I leave a week today on a trip to the northern birding boundary of Southern Africa and hope to add considerably to my 492.
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