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 Post subject: Warbler, Cinnamon Breasted
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:31 pm 
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We're planning a visit to Augrabies NPark at the end of April. I see in SABAP2's listing of pentad 2835_2015, there are 2 records for Cinnamon Breaster Warbler. Has anybody seen this bird at Augrabies, if so, I would like to hear from you, as this is one of my target birds of our trip, together with Stark's, Schlater's Larks, Rosy-faced Lovebird, Namaqua Warbler, etc. (time of year, and approximate location would help tremendously)
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 Post subject: Re: Cinnamon Breasted Warbler
Unread postPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Hi Lonehill_Birders,

I haven't been to Augrabies yet, but I am sure that it is quite a good spot for your target birds.
However I have seen both Cinnamon-breasted Warbler and Namaqua Warbler in December nar the Karoo NP. So if you don't get it at Augrabies, all is not lost as you should get them near Karoo NP.

An added bonus: Schlater's Lark can also be found near Karoo NP.

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 Post subject: Re: Cinnamon Breasted Warbler
Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Thanks WTM, I have had quite a few pm's from kind people who have given me tips about finding the CBWarbler. I am hopeful that we'll be lucky. :)
We'll have to visit Karoo NP another time - found Namaqua Warbler there before, but Schlater's is also still on our wish-list.

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 Post subject: Re: Warbler, Cinnamon Breasted
Unread postPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:10 pm 
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We arrived back from our trip to Mokala, Augrabies and Kgalagadi TFPark, and I am very pleased to add the Cinnamon Breasted Warbler to our life lists. (Thanks to Johann and other kind 'mites who gave information).

Birding was excellent despite the migrants having left (although there were still some Swallows around)

We had fantastic sightings of raptors large and small, flocks of Larks on the dune road to KTP, lots of Burchell's and Namaqua Sandgrouse, Secretary Birds by the dozen, and as many Kori Bustards.
Another highlight of our trip was in the form of another "lifer" namely Booted Eagle, at Polentswa.

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