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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:59 pm

Trevor Hardaker wrote:
DotDan wrote:Nobody wants to see that total. :lol:


Well, there you have it Johan right from the horse's mouth... :tongue:

I really don't mind either way, so I can be added or left off... I'll leave it up to others to decide... :whistle:


This could be fun. Closest wins a pair of bins...(from Trevor)

I guess 820.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby kite » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:03 pm

I think we would all like to marvel at that total!
Lets have it, thanks.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Eugene123 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:15 pm

Trevor actually has the second highest Southern African list after Ian Sinclair. Legendary comes to mind. I will leave it up to him and the keeper of the list (Ferdelance)to mention the total. It would be nice to be able to add to our list.

The SA list is kept up to date here: http://www.zestforbirds.co.za/listing.html
It is incredible how many birders have lists of more than 800.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:40 pm

Oops. Mustn't tread on toes and have fun.

Sorry.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Trevor Hardaker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:02 pm

huntsman wrote:Oops. Mustn't tread on toes and have fun.

Sorry.


You certainly weren't treading on my toes... so no need to apologise at all. :lol:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby MattAxel » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:04 pm

I say post your total Trevor! We need someone in the 900s here :)

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:21 pm

Nice to see you popping in Trevor.

I am not complaining at all. Finding those 150 have given me a great deal of pleasure - and a bit of grief with those I dipped on, but I am just highlighting the dedication and ability of my good mates.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:53 am

Bush Baptist wrote:I am just highlighting the dedication and ability of my good mates.


Why are you being so kind, BB?

:twisted:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:07 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Is there a trip in the pipeline to the Big Smog?


Not yet Joh, but ....
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:56 am

:lol: :lol:

I was wondering the same thing. The man from Cape Town is awfully nice to us! :lol: :lol:

Thanks BB, I think I was a bit more dedicated in the last few years, but I think the main thing that boosted my list was the fact that I birded complete new places I haven't been to in South Africa. That really helped! :thumbs_up:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bushbuddies » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:27 pm

MattAxel wrote:I say post your total Trevor! We need someone in the 900s here :)


I agree... It might just be inspirational to some! :D
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby huntsman » Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:33 pm

PLs move me to 461.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Trevor Hardaker » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:12 am

MattAxel wrote:I say post your total Trevor! We need someone in the 900s here :)


Well, if people want to add me to the list here, they are welcome to do so... my total is not really a secret and is easily viewable at http://www.zestforbirds.co.za ... I will leave it up to the list administrators to decide... :hmz:

I don't really have any end of the year targets... if I did, it would probably be just to at least remain the same and not to go backwards because of any lumps... :lol:

There are now still 2 resident species in Southern Africa that I have to go and get - Angola Cave Chat and Green Tinkerbird, both recently discovered populations in the subregion that were not known about up until not too long ago. So, maybe, some plans will be put into motion to go and get these 2 for my Southern African list sometime this year - we'll just have to wait and see... :w:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby kite » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:01 am

907
Congrats!
(by the way your link did not work for me but the one higher up the page by Eugene123 did!)

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby saraf » Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:09 am

I can't speak for anyone else, but I think it would be an honour to have you on the list Trevor.
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