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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby JoelR » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:49 pm

Thanks guys. And thanks to Moegaai and Niall for some tips ahead of the trip - and Niall's very handy recording of the call of the Luapula Cisticola. :clap:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Lizet Grobbelaar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:32 pm

Sion wrote:Its been a while since i last updated my total ,
So long i seem to have been removed :D
bringing my total up to

678 Photographed.

Very impressive Sion, this total being photographed! Well Done! :clap: Don't think I'm even close counting the photographed list..

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby nightjar » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:38 pm

On a trip to SA in December and January I added 30 birds to my life list (20 of them seen in SAN Parks) taking me up to 444.
The new additions are:
Pink-backed Pelican (iSimangaliso)
White-backed Night-Heron (KNP - Shimuwini)
Cape Vulture (Golden Gate)
Lesser Spotted Eagle (KNP)
Eurasian Hobby (KNP)
Grey-winged Francolin (Golden Gate)
Common Quail (Golden Gate)
Great Spotted Cuckoo (KNP)
African Barred Owlet (KNP - Biyamiti)
Horus Swift (St Lucia and KNP)
Grey-headed Kingfisher (KNP - Pafuri)
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater (iSimangaliso)
Ground Woodpecker (Golden Gate)
Red-throated Wryneck (Didima)
Monotonous Lark (KNP – everywhere in the north)
Dusky Lark (KNP)
White-throated Swallow (Golden Gate)
Banded Martin (Golden Gate)
Cape Rock-Thrush (Didima)
Lesser Swamp Warbler (KNP - Shimuwini)
Croaking Cisticola (Didima)
Drakensberg Prinia (Didima)
Pale Flycatcher (KNP)
Woodwards' Batis (St Lucia)
Gorgeous Bush-shrike (Hluhluwe and KNP - Pafuri)
Southern Brown-throated Weaver (St Lucia)
Yellow-crowned Bishop (Golden Gate)
Fan-tailed Widowbird (KZN)
Grey Waxbill (St Lucia)
Village Indigobird (KNP)

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby rodsab » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:33 pm

Hi all...

i have managed to add a few to my list.. (some were not transfered from my birdbook to my Roberts multimedia, from where i get my total...)

Jackobin Cuckoo KNP Punda Maria Dec 08
African Wattled Lapwing KNP Lower Sabi Sept 09
Brown Headed Parrot KNP Punda Maria Dec 08
African Scops Owl KNP Satara Oct 07
Common Waxbill Tzaneen Nkowa Nkowa Dec 09
Longcrested Eagle Tzaneen Debegeni turn off Dec 09
Squacco Herron Nylsvley Jan 2010
Little Bittern Nylsvley Jan 2010
African Purple Swamphen Nylsvley Jan 2010

This brings me up to 235... My target for this year is 300... it seems so far off

Have a great one all

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Batmad » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:28 pm

My new tottal is 379 after a trip to kruger.

I am sadly leaving the forums so this will be my last total post.

Happy birding everyone,

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby deefstes » Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:56 pm

First of all, congratulations to everyone who's been adding new birds to their lists and especially those who've reached some major milestones. Looks like December was a good month.

Of course I have to make special mention of Hanno who overtook me (like he's been threatening) and reaching 800. In fact, as I'm typing this he's off to Mozambique again for some more of that action but in the mean while I'm happy to report that I've been on a little trip myself.

My wife and I departed for Pomene in south central Mozambique on Christmas day for a week of scuba diving after which we drove up to Beira where I met some more birding friends for another week around central Mozambique. En route to Pomene I picked up Olive-headed Weaver near Panda and a quick stop at Vilanculos on the way north produced Madagascar Bee-eater on the 31st of December - my 800th bird and exactly 10 years (to the day) after I ticked my first bird.

In central Moz we followed a very similar route to Niall and Hanno (and it seems just about everyone else who's been trampling those grounds lately). We dipped on some of the important ones (like the Pitta, Akalat and Barred Long-tailed Cuckoo) but we did pick up some awesome birds and 13 more lifers for me, putting my list on 813.

Lifers picked up during the trip:
Locustfinch @ Rio Savane
Great Snipe @ Rio Savane
Tiny Greenbul @ Rio Savane
Black-and-white Flycatcher @ Dondo-Muanza
Chestnut-fronted Helmet-Shrike @ Dondo-Muanza
Black-headed Apalis @ Catapu
White-chested Alethe @ Catapu
Western Violet-backed Sunbird @ Gorongosa
Moustached Grass-Warbler @ Gorongosa
Green-headed Oriole @ Gorongosa
Red-winged Warbler @ Gorongosa
Rufous-bellied Heron @ Dondo-Muanza
Tree Pipit @ Christmas Pass
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby pantera leo » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:01 pm

Also back from holiday in Pretoria and a 4 day trip to Kruger ( with non-birding Driver) and added 44 Lifers
Heron, Goliath
Heron, Green-backed
Heron, Black-crowned Night-
Bittern, Little
Stork, African Open-billed
Ibis, Glossy
Duck, White-faced
Duck, African Black
Eagle, Black-chested Snake-
Kite, Yellow-billed
Goshawk, Dark Chanting
Francolin, Crested
Bustard, Black-bellied
Lapwing, White-crowned
Sandpiper, Common
Stilt, Black-winged
Tern, Wiskered
Parakeet, Roseringed
Cuckoo, Black
Cuckoo, Jacobin
Owl, Barn
Owl, Southern White-faced Scops-
Owl, Verreaux's Eagle-
Kingfisher, Woodland
Bee-eater, Blue-cheeked
Bee-eater, Southern Carmine
Bee-eater, Little
Roller, European
Roller, Purple
Honeybird, Brown-backed
Swallow, Red-breasted
Chat, Red-capped Robin-
Chat, White-throated Robin-
Apalis, Bar-throated
Prinia, Tawny-flanked
Flycatcher, African Dusky
Flycatcher, Pale
Starling, Violet-backed
Starling, Burchell's
Weaver, Red-billed Buffalo-
Weaver, Spectacled
Weaver, Lesser Masked-
Quelea, Red-billed
Bunting, Cinnamon-breasted


New total 290 and year end goal of 350 for now!

Great Birding everybody else! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:50 am

deefstes wrote: I picked up ... Madagascar Bee-eater on the 31st of December - my 800th bird and exactly 10 years (to the day) after I ticked my first bird.


Awesome milestone... well done!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Eugene123 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:24 am

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

Unread postby Moegaai » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:40 am

Congrats Deefstes!!!!!!!

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Imax » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:30 am

Deefstes,

Well done on your fabulous achievement. Not only did you achieve it but you raced right past it. :thumbs_up:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby JoelR » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:34 am

:clap: :dance: @ deefstes
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Elsa » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:40 am

Congrats and very well done to all those 800'ers! :clap:
Fantastic and dedicated achievement.

I just did a recount of my list and have made it to 284. :D
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby jacliz » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:16 pm

Whilst unpacking my dishwasher this morning I heard an unfamiliar bird call. I looked out of the window and added Greater Honeyguide to my list -without even leaving the house :shock: Takes me to 315
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Ferdelance » Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:40 pm

Deefstes I'm really glad that I can also move you up to 800 now!! :wink:

Well done, and what a special way to go there. 800 birds in 10 years gives you a healthy average of 80.... bradman would have been proud!
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