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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Well done Tilandi ! Your list is closing in on 500! :thumbs_up:

I managed to get the Madagascar cuckoo on the 2nd attempt on the weekend thank goodness! Takes me to 589...

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
Unread postPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:52 pm 
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November 2012

GROUP 800
1 Lizet Grobbelaar 850 Nov 12
2 Niall 850 Sept 12
3 deefstes 832 Dec 11
4 Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan 10
5 Johnd 800 May 12

GROUP 700
6 Bosnimf 763 (+28) Nov 12
7 Yolande Oelsen 735 (+32) Nov 12
8 Jakkalsbessie 723 Nov 11
9 JoelR 706 Sept 12

GROUP 600
10 Oryx 698 Nov 10 (T=700)
11 Moegaai 688 July 11 (T=700)
12 Sion 678 Jan 10 (photographed)
13 Adansonia 676 Jul 10
14 Johan van Rensburg 647 (+7) Nov 12
15 Elminster 643 Feb 10 (SO = 570)
16 wildjohn 640 Jan 07
17 Ladybirder 638 (+3) Nov 12
18 Bookman 635 Mar 09
19 Wildtuinman 634 (+2) Nov 12
20 Gfordyce 631 Apr 10
21 Johann 617 Oct 12 (T=625)
22 Leonie2 607 Oct 12
23 O-Dog 604 March 12
24 Imax 602 (+2) Nov 12
25 Wolph 602 Apr 12 (T=615)
26 Snoobab 602 Jul 09

GROUP 500
27 Ferdelance 589 (+35) Nov 12
28 Francoisd 588 Jan 12
29 Adrianp 580 (+13) Nov 12
30 Laine 578 Sept 12
31 Johan N 575 (+12) Nov 12
32 Pieter Steyn 567 Jan 12
33 Eugene123 566 (+1) Nov 12
34 Mattaxel 561 (+12) Nov 12
35 Jacqual 560 Jul 09
36 Malles 550 Apr 10 (T=555)
37 Skopsie 541 Jan 12
38 Dotdan 539 Sept 12
39 Ivan 530 Sept 11(T=550)
40 Walt3 524 Jan 12 (T=550)
41 Gary 522 (+10) Nov 11
42 Pantera Leo 518 Sept 12 (T=530)
43 MikeV 513 Oct 09 (T=523)
44 Batmad 508 Oct 12 (T=550)
45 Kameelperd 506 (+1) Nov 12
46 Eben Lombard 502 Jan 10

GROUP 400
47 Bush Baptist 492 Oct 12
48 TrevorC 490 (+4) Nov 12 (T=500)
49 Falconry4ever 490 Feb 11
50 Salamanda 475 Jul 10
51 Roan 471 (+3) Nov 12
52 Tilandi 458 (+3) Nov 12 (T=465)
53 Nkumbe 449 Aug 12 (T=460)
54 Rusty Justy 449 May 10
55 Aquila#12 447 Aug 11 (T=500)
56 TaraLB 446 Feb 08
57 Huntsman 445 (+27) Nov 12
58 DavenJan 444 March 11
59 nightjar 444 Jan 10
60 Barcud 441 Aug 10
61 FireFinch 439 Dec 11
62 Laksman 437 Jan 10 (T=500)
63 Richman 433 Oct 12 (T=450)
64 Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec 09
65 Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 March 11
66 Kika 424 Sept 12 (T=440)
67 Jacliz 423 May 12
68 Maddy 418 Sep 10
69 Wondercloak 418 Oct 08
70 SaGecko 415 Oct 12
71 McGyver 414 Oct 10 (T=450)
72 mountainview 408 April 11

GROUP 300
73 Gjorgi 389 Jan 12
74 Jan46 388 Nov 11
75 Estienne 387 Feb 11 (T=420)
76 Wild Family 386 Jun 07
77 wildthing 385 March 12 (T=400)
78 Jurgens 380 Apr 09
79 PNF 379 (+5) Nov 12 (T=400)
80 Arks 382 Sept 12
81 Bok bok 376 Jan 07
82 pnm 355 Sept 12 (T=360)
83 Black Harrier 346 Feb 11
84 Sky 345 May 12 (T=370)
85 BushBuddies 338 (+1) Oct 12
86 JenB 338 Oct 09 (T=450)
87 Jeanus 338 Nov 08
88 Nattim 336 Apr 12 (T=350)
89 Bahamut 332 March 12
90 Rooies 331 Sep 08
91 Magaff 327 Oct 08
92 Ifubesi 325 Sep 10
93 Kwando 322 Nov 11 (T=400)
94 Cherries 322 Nov 11
95 JP Huis 322 Mar 09
96 Guinea Pig 315 Nov 11
97 Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sept 11 (T=320)
98 Dabchick 303 Nov 10 (T=310)
99 Rodsab 301 May 11 (T=350)

GROUP 200
100 Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan 12
101 Freda 296 Apr 08
102 Jungle Junkie 293 March 12 (T=320)
103 kooscra 293 Feb 11 (T=350)
104 Skyjuggler 286 Apr 09
105 Elsa 284 Jan 10
106 Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan 08
107 DuQues 281 Feb 11
108 Wildewilhelm 277 Mar 09 (T=300)
109 Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug 09
110 Davejenny 254 Nov 11
111 Sprocky 254 Dec 09
112 RosemaryH 251 Mar 08
113 csummers 250 Feb 09
114 Wild about cats 249 April 11
115 Hobbit 248 Mar 09
116 Kingfishergirl 239 Feb 09
117 Granjan 238 Aug 12
118 cpetzer 238 Jul 08
119 Senyetse 238 Jan 08
120 Junior1449 237 Oct 08
121 Crested Val 233 (+1) Nov 12 (T=300)
122 Beefmaster 228 Nov 08
123 Katja 223 Jan 07
124 Flutterby 219 April 11
125 Scottm 215 Jan 12
126 Mgoddard 214 April 11
127 gavinp 214 Jan 07
128 Deville 213 Jan 07
129 Mel123 211 Oct 12 (T=230)
130 Ossendrywer 211 Jan 11
131 MarkwildDog 212 Aug 08
132 SuperBat 208 Apr 10
133 Neil Crawford 206 Mar 09
134 ShakeyJakes 205 May 09
135 Alf King 205 May 09
136 BushAddict 203 Jan 10

GROUP 100
137 DinkyBird 199 Aug 10 (T=200)
138 Restio 197 Mar 08
139 H.erectus 192 (+5) Nov 12 (T=201)
140 jonty1 189 Mar 08
141 acekam 188 Feb 07
142 Oumie 181 Jan 07
143 leopardspotter 181 Jan 07
144 MaryMattMillie 176 Nov 11
145 Jock 174 Aug 08
146 bucky 170 Mar 07
147 Bontebok 168 Jul 10 (T=220)
148 Super mongoose 164 (+53) Nov 12 (T=150)
149 Normana53 164 Oct 09
150 Wild@Heart 160 Jan 07
151 Michael367 148 (photo's) July 11
152 Batsman 146 Jun 09
153 bert 131 Jul 08
154 JacoPietersen 128 (+21) Nov 12
155 Alicia 124 June 12
156 bentley 121 Aug 07
157 jaapvandijk 105 Jan 07

GROUP <100
158 Quin2008 75 Dec 09
159 Meinfam 71 Jan 07
160 Toddelelfe 67 Jan 07
161 scipio 61 Feb 08
162 Oddesy 40 Nov 08
163 Moira de Swart 33 Dec 08
164 Rusky 31 (worldlist 464) (Aus list 219) (India list 238) Sept 12
165 Curtis Dillon 18 Dec 09

To all the fellow birders out there, join in the list and become involved
in the challenge and get a ranking! :thumbs_up:

So long as we have fun and love the moments out there! :thumbs_up:

The climbers are highlighted in red and a very well done to you
New entries are in blue!!!
Orange are the movers to a higher group !

Well done to this months new jacket holders!
The 3 biggest climbers for November being:

1- Ferdelance (35) - Red Jacket
2- Bosnimf (28) - Green Jacket
3- Huntsman (27) -Blue Jacket

Please make mention of the Target you want to reach by the end of 2013 , and please also post your total and target in BOLD. It makes it much easier to see for me.... :whistle: :wink:
P.S once you've mentioned your total thats fine unless you want to update the mark!

Keep up the Birding and what ever you guys and girls do enjoy it while you still can!
Looks like in the winter has gotten hold of us now! Keep safe on the roads out there.........
Wishing you all a safe and succseful rest of the year! Whatever you do keep one eye on the feathered friends! :tongue: :wink: Well done on all those succesful updates! May the summer begin! :popcorn:
Keep an eye out for those real specials! :cam: :rtm: :thumbs_up:
Master of Stats signing off....... :thumbs_up: :dance: :tongue:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Ferdelance you are really moving!!! :congrats: I see there is quite a challenge among the top 500's.
:bcool: that you got the Madagascar Cuckoo! :clap: :clap: Hoping it hangs around till the end of the month :pray: :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Hi all.
I'm up to 478 after I came back from KNP.
Latest special lifers:
Yellow wagtail - Tihongonyeni area
Olivetree warbler - Sirheni
Greencapped eremomela - Pafuri
Gorgeous bushshrike - Crook's Corner

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Good Evening Everyone.

I think it will probably get very quite here now, so I thought I would just wish everyone a Merry Christmas and God Bless. Please drive carefully on our roads and enjoy your holidays! :) :dance: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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After a slow year I picked up quite a few lifers during December and was able to pass my year-end target of 625 and are currently on 626. I'm off to northern Kruger for a few days and can maybe add another one or two before New Year's if we're lucky.

Recent addictions :
618 Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis Withalsvlieëvanger - Randburg, GP
619 Madagascar Cuckoo Cuculus rochii Madagaskarkoekoek - southern KNP
620 Magpie Mannikin Lonchura fringilloides Dikbekfret - Tzaneen, LP
621 Dark-capped Yellow Warbler Iduna natalensis Geelsanger - Magoebaskloof, LP
622 Long-billed Pipit Anthus similis Nicholsonse koester - Dullstroom, MP

Wakkerstroom, MP :
623 Grey Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum Mahem
624 African Rock Pipit Anthus crenatus Klipkoester
625 Rudd's Lark Heteromirafra ruddi Drakensberglewerik
626 Yellow-breasted Pipit Anthus chloris Geelborskoester

Merry Christmas and God bless to all those that do celebrate this wonderful event. Happy holidays to those that don't. Travel safe people.

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Black Coucal Centropus grillii Swartvleiloerie
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea Laeveldklappertjie


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Halo again fellow 'mites sorry I'm so quiet but work keeps me busy. Managed to pack in a small birding trip here and there and my new total is now on 533!!! :dance:


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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A day outing to the Seringfeld delivered 2 more lifers for me. Takes my total up to 591 with Monotonous Lark.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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On holiday in Stilbaai delivered 6 new lifers for us:

566 - Kaapse Tiptol (Cape Bulbul)
881 - Streepkopkanarie (Streaky-headed Seed-eater)
415 - Witkruiswindswael (White-rumped Swift)
536 - Swartsaagvlerkswael (Black Saw-wing)
512 - Dikbeklewerik (Large-billed Lark)
533 - Afrikaanse Oewerswael (Brown-throated Martin)

338 + 6 = 344 as a total for the end of 2012. Started the year on 262 so a total of 82 new birds for 2012. Not too shabby... :D

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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I am currently on 223 birds, following trips to Kraalkop and Pilanesberg. We'll see if I can reach my revised goal of 230 before New years, but its been a lot of fun. :thumbs_up:
Some nice new lifers included Glossy Ibis, Amur falcon (Ventersdorp), Mocking cliffchat, Western barn owl, (all at Pilanesberg or on the way there.
Kraalkop yielded Cape bunting, Mountain wheatear, Red-collared widowbird, Thick-billed weaver, white-rumped swift, Pin-tailed whydah and White-breasted cormorant.


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Nice going Mel123. :congrats:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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I have recently (since the end of Nov 2012), taken up birding after spending many years in the bush and loving the game, I have grown to love the birds and have now decided to pursue it.

my list has got to 81 so far, and climbing each day. This only includes birds since Nov 2012.

:mrgreen: Off for some birding in Krantkloof NR in the morning. :) :D

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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I'm interested to know what the maximum number of birds that one could chalk up on a list in Southern Africa is. Would it exceed 1000 different species?

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Officially there is around 960 birds lsited as "tickable", OWN. I say "around" because this list goes up and down as we become more species savvy, i.e. getting to grips with what a species is. As the various definitions of a "species" gain or lose favour, populations are either lumped together into one species or else they are split into several species. Also, every now and then a new vagrant, not seen at "our shores" in the recent times since people became "bird aware" (100 years or so) makes an appearance and swells the list of sightings possible in Southern Africa.

Only two birders (Ian Sincliar and Trevor Hardaker) has listed more than 900 birds (936 and 906 respectively).

So your answer is NO, a birder cannot chalk up 1000 birds in the Southern African sub-region, which is taken to be birding south of the Cunene and Zambezi Rivers.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Johan that's very interesting!!!

I am not doing as well as I would have liked this year.

New edition White Stork.

Total - 234 Target - 250!!!

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