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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:28 am

Laine is up to 558 after African Pygmy Goose.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:31 pm

After an enjoyable birding weekend my total moves up with 2 - 428

427 Sociable Weaver - Schweizer Reneke
428 Ovambo Sparrowhawk - Stilfontein :redface: :redface: :redface: :dance: :dance:

Hehehehe, that's what happens if you're working, or at least trying to, but mind is full of the birdies
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:24 pm

Tilandi wrote:After an enjoyable birding weekend my total moves up with Ovambo Sparrowlark - Stilfontein :dance: :dance:


I've got first dibs on this species! Driving through to Stillies TONIGHT!! Must see! :twisted:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby mel123 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:36 pm

:funny:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Tilandi » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:15 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:I've got first dibs on this species! Driving through to Stillies TONIGHT!! Must see! :twisted:

:lol: :lol: :lol:


What time can I expect you? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby JoelR » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:19 pm

Tilandi wrote:
Johan van Rensburg wrote:I've got first dibs on this species! Driving through to Stillies TONIGHT!! Must see! :twisted:

:lol: :lol: :lol:


What time can I expect you? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Also have know idea where to find one of those, despite patrolling many 'reliable' spots...

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby pnm » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:14 pm

About six months ago I bought Roberts on CD - it has given me endless fun and is a great aid in bird ID (but I still use Sasol and Roberts books to check). Part of the programme is a wonderful section where one can record personal lists, but it has the useful (?) feature that does not allow one to enter birds twice with the result that now that I have a computer controlled list rather than one controlled by human error I lost quite a few birds to errors in recording Roberts numbers, spelling of names etc. I went below my original list but ventured out to Paarl sewage works (my wife's idea) to try to undo the damage a bit and got the list back up a bit and am now on 330.

Anybody else out there suffer the same fate ever?

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Jungle Junkie » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:32 am

I have to confess, I am keeping my list on Excel and as I thought I was getting close to 300 Southern Africa birds did a check - I found many duplicates, spelling, new names etc, so I corrected it and my SA total is. . .276 so my target for 2012 is revised to 300

I have a separate Zambian list which is at 30 which I have not seen in Southern Africa.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby jacliz » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:27 pm

After a long drought, have now boosted my list by 51! Barn Owl at KTP last October, and then another 50 from our recent tour :P .
5 at MZNP, inc. Black-headed Canary, Grey-winged Francolin and Black Harrier
10 at Addo inc. Red-necked Spurfowl, Southern Tchagra and Red-capped Lark
3 at Storms River Mouth
7 at Nature's Valley, including White-starred Robin, Olive Woodpecker and Olive Bush-Shrike
7 at Wilderness inc. Purple Swamp Hen
4 at Agulhas inc. Denham's Bustard
12 at WCNP and 2 others along the way.
Managed to photograph most of them. That means I have at long last zoomed passed the 400 mark with 422!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby adrianp » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:47 pm

I'm on about 567, but boy have I saturated (I'm lucky to get one or two lifers a year these days). Most of the missing birds from my Southern African list are all sea birds, and for me going out to sea is equated to fish feeding :mrgreen: Other than sea birds, what remains are a few endemics, and rarities that may or may not come my way. I will have to travel about 20,000km around southern africa just to pick up the endemics....which sounds like a lot of fun.... imagine how terrible life would be if I had seen them all :whistle:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:03 pm

504 for me still :) Going through a bit of a dry period at the moment :)
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:32 am

adrianp wrote:I'm on about 567, but boy have I saturated (I'm lucky to get one or two lifers a year these days). Most of the missing birds from my Southern African list are all sea birds, and for me going out to sea is equated to fish feeding :mrgreen: Other than sea birds, what remains are a few endemics, and rarities that may or may not come my way. I will have to travel about 20,000km around southern africa just to pick up the endemics....which sounds like a lot of fun.... imagine how terrible life would be if I had seen them all :whistle:


I know that feeling adrianp, I have ticked 625 species in South Africa now. And I too suffer from severe seasickness so have yet to do a pelagic. :lol: :lol: So far this year I have only picked up two lifers and boy did I have to work for them. African Skimmer and Red-footed Falcon. :wall:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Trevor Hardaker » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:16 am

wildtuinman wrote:
adrianp wrote:I'm on about 567, but boy have I saturated (I'm lucky to get one or two lifers a year these days). Most of the missing birds from my Southern African list are all sea birds, and for me going out to sea is equated to fish feeding :mrgreen: Other than sea birds, what remains are a few endemics, and rarities that may or may not come my way. I will have to travel about 20,000km around southern africa just to pick up the endemics....which sounds like a lot of fun.... imagine how terrible life would be if I had seen them all :whistle:


I know that feeling adrianp, I have ticked 625 species in South Africa now. And I too suffer from severe seasickness so have yet to do a pelagic. :lol: :lol: So far this year I have only picked up two lifers and boy did I have to work for them. African Skimmer and Red-footed Falcon. :wall:


You guys have nothing to complain about...!! My last new bird in SA was on 8 December 2010! And I don't get seasick and have probably done about 30 pelagic trips since then too... :roll: It's all relative really... I would love to get another new bird for my SA list, but who knows how long I am still going to have to wait for it... :(
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:26 pm

The more you have on the list, the less you can still tick. I know it is obvious, but I encourage those on lists in the lower numbers that way. they still have a lot of magic days ahead!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Leonie2 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:36 pm

Common Swift in Alberton and Iceterine Warbler at Zaagkuil.

Total 602 :D


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