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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Some serious birders here...Blikdiksem! :big_eyes:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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I have been birding sporadically since 1995 with maybe 2 trips a year and very average binoculars. Three years ago my time was freed up by all my own little birds fleeing the nest. I joined Birdlife Port Natal and got myself some Bushnells. These two things made a huge difference. Firstly, I went on bird outings twice a month and spent time with some very kowledgeable birders from whom I have learnt a lot. Secondly, the new binos meant I could now distinguish things like leg and eye colour. I also began to make a bit of an effort with bird calls (still not my forte). My life list at the time had slowly got to about 325. By November last year, it was on 385. I've made a concerted effort since then to travel to different areas to up my list. For me, its not just about the tick; its about what yolu learn about the birds while pursuing the tick.

My latest trip was to Mountain Zebra where I got 11 lifers and my list is now on 460 - looking for that 500. :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Welcome to this forum, Penza. I hope you will enjoy the action here...

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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thanks Johan, It was suggested to me by Lion Queen on the Mountain Zebra forum. Looks good. I will post some pics from Mountain Zebra some time. Is it best to do this under a new thread or is there an existing one it woyuld be better to use?

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I think a new thread will be best, especially if it is going to be a birding trip report from Mountain Zebra NP. Looking forward to see your stuff...

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Hi everyone!

I've just counted up my southern african bird list and I'm at 382!

Hope to add to it soon- will be in SA in less than 2 weeks! Can't wait!

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Thanks Johan and Bush Baptist; I'm enjoying this forum already.

Jaytea, looking forward to hearing about the birds you add to your list in SA. Where will you be visiting in SA?

My great news is that my life list is up to 463, one of them being a mega mega tick - Barau's Petrel seen on Durban Pelagic on Saturday - very few recorded sightings so this was special. :dance: :dance:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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WoW Penza :clap: :clap: :clap:

I'm still faaaaarrr away from your total, but enjoy birding in the lower number still, then I get to tick off a birdie quite often.

Will be looking out for your new topic!

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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September 2013

GROUP 900
1 Trevor Hardaker 908 Aug 13

GROUP 800
3 Niall 857 (+1) Sept 13
2 Lizet Grobbelaar 857 Aug 13
4 Deefstes 841 Aug 13
5 Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan 10
6 Johnd 800 May 12

GROUP 700
7 Bosnimf 769 Jan 13
8 Jakkalsbessie 764 Aug 13
9 Yolande Oelsen 735 Nov 12
10 JoelR 707 Jan 13
11 Moegaai 700 Dec 12

GROUP 600

12 Oryx 698 Nov 10
13 Sion 678 Jan 10 (photographed)
14 Adansonia 676 Jul 10
15 Johan van Rensburg 657 May 13
16 Ladybirder 650 March 13
17 Wildtuinman 646 (+2) Sept 13
18 Elminster 643 Feb 10 (SO = 570)
19 wildjohn 640 Jan 07
20 Bookman 635 Mar 09
21 Johann 631 March 13 (T=650)
22 Gfordyce 631 Apr 10
23 Johan N 626 (+14) Sept 13
24 Imax 624 June 13
25 Eugene123 622 Aug 13
26 Scops 614 Aug 13
27 Leonie2 607 Oct 12
28 Ferdelance 606 (+2) Sept 13
29 O-Dog 604 March 12
30 Wolph 602 Apr 12
31 Snoobab 602 Jul 09
32 Adrianp 600 (+1) Sept 13

GROUP 500
33 Mattaxel 597 (+9) Sept 13
34 Laine 594 Aug 13
35 Ivan 594 March 13
36 Francoisd 588 Jan 12
37 Pieter Steyn 567 Jan 12
38 Bush Baptist 560 April 13
39 Jacqual 560 Jul 09
40 Dotdan 559 Aug 13
41 Malles 550 Apr 10
42 Skopsie 541 Jan 12
43 Pantera Leo 538 (+2) Sept 13
44 Walt3 536 Dec 12 (T=550)
45 Gary 522 Nov 11
46 TrevorC 515 (+2) Sept 13 (T=520)
47 MikeV 513 Oct 09
48 Batmad 510 Aug 13
49 Kameelperd 509 April 13
50 Eben Lombard 502 Jan 10

GROUP 400
51 Falconry4ever 490 Feb 11
52 Tilandi 487 May 13
53 Roan 481 March 13
54 Huntsman 477 (+10) Sept 13 (T=501)
55 Salamanda 475 Jul 10
56 Penza 463 Sept 13
57 DavenJan 460 (+16) Sept 13
58 Nkumbe 449 Aug 12
59 Rusty Justy 449 May 10
60 Aquila#12 447 Aug 11
61 Kenpick 446 March 13 (T=460)
62 TaraLB 446 Feb 08
63 nightjar 444 Jan 10
64 Barcud 441 Aug 10
65 FireFinch 439 Dec 11
66 Laksman 437 Jan 10
67 Richman 433 Oct 12
68 Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec 09
69 Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 March 11
70 Kika 424 Sept 12
71 Jacliz 423 May 12
72 Maddy 418 Sep 10
73 Wondercloak 418 Oct 08
74 SaGecko 415 Oct 12
75 McGyver 414 Oct 10
76 AddictedToBirds 409 Sept 13
77 mountainview 408 April 11
78 bosmadmark 402 June 13

GROUP 300
79 PNF 393 June 13 (T=400)
80 Arks 391 April 13
81 Gjorgi 389 Jan 12
82 wildthing 388 Aug 13
83 Jan46 388 Nov 11
84 Estienne 387 Feb 11
85 Wild Family 386 Jun 07
86 Jaytea 382 Sept 13
87 pnm 381 Aug 13 (T =395)
88 Jurgens 380 Apr 09
89 Bok bok 376 Jan 07
90 Duke Ellieton 372 March 13 (T=400)
91 Sharifa 366 March 13 (T=401)
92 KobusF 361 June 13
93 BushBuddies 354 (+1) Sept 13
94 Anne MarieSA 354 March 13 (T=370)
95 Guinea Pig 351 Jan 13
96 Black Harrier 346 Feb 11
97 Sky 345 May 12
98 JenB 338 Oct 09 (T=450)
99 Jeanus 338 Nov 08
100 Nattim 336 Apr 12 (T=350)
101 Bahamut 332 March 12
102 Rooies 331 Sep 08 (-2 position frozen! )
103 Magaff 327 Oct 08
104 Ifubesi 325 Sep 10
105 Cherries 323 March 13
106 Kwando 322 Nov 11
107 JP Huis 322 Mar 09
108 DuQues 318 Jan 13
109 Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sept 11
110 Dabchick 303 Nov 10
111 Rodsab 301 May 11

GROUP 200
112 Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan 12
113 Freda 296 Apr 08
114 Jungle Junkie 293 March 12
115 kooscra 293 Feb 11
116 Skyjuggler 286 Apr 09
117 Elsa 284 Jan 10
118 Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan 08
119 Wildewilhelm 277 Mar 09
120 Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug 09
121 Oddesy 262 March 13 (T=350)
122 Davejenny 254 Nov 11
123 Sprocky 254 Dec 09
124 RosemaryH 251 Mar 08
125 csummers 250 Feb 09
126 Wild about cats 249 April 11
127 Hobbit 248 Mar 09
128 Crested Val 245 April 13 (T=250)
129 Kingfishergirl 239 Feb 09
130 Granjan 238 Aug 12
131 cpetzer 238 Jul 08
132 Senyetse 238 Jan 08
133 Junior1449 237 Oct 08
134 Super mongoose 230 March 13 (T=250)
135 Beefmaster 228 Nov 08
136 Mel123 226 Dec 12
137 Katja 223 Jan 07
138 Boje1212 221 (+140) Sept 12
139 Flutterby 219 April 11
140 Scottm 215 Jan 12
141 Mgoddard 214 April 11
142 gavinp 214 Jan 07
143 Deville 213 Jan 07
144 Ossendrywer 211 Jan 11
145 MarkwildDog 212 Aug 08
146 SuperBat 208 Apr 10
147 Neil Crawford 206 Mar 09
148 ShakeyJakes 205 May 09
149 Alf King 205 May 09
150 BushAddict 203 Jan 103

GROUP 100
151 H.erectus 199 Aug 13 (T=201)
152 DinkyBird 199 Aug 10 (T=200)
153 Restio 197 Mar 08
154 jonty1 189 Mar 08
155 acekam 188 Feb 07
156 Oumie 181 Jan 07
157 leopardspotter 181 Jan 07
158 MaryMattMillie 176 Nov 11
159 Jock 174 Aug 08
160 bucky 170 Mar 07
161 Bontebok 168 Jul 10 (T=220)
162 Barryels 167 Sept 13
163 Normana53 164 Oct 09
164 Wild@Heart 160 Jan 07
165 Michael367 148 (photo's) July 11
166 Batsman 146 Jun 09
167 bert 131 Jul 08
168 JacoPietersen 128 Nov 12
169 Alicia 124 June 12
170 bentley 121 Aug 07
171 Albert 110 May 13
172 jjboth 108 Aug 13
173 jaapvandijk 105 Jan 07

GROUP <100
174 Quin2008 75 Dec 09
175 Meinfam 71 Jan 07
176 Toddelelfe 67 Jan 07
177 scipio 61 Feb 08
178 Moira de Swart 33 Dec 08
179 Rusky 31 (worldlist 464) (Aus list 219) (India list 238) Sept 12
180 Curtis Dillon 18 Dec 098

Enjoy the birding and listing.... :thumbs_up:

4 new members this month. Welcome aboard Barryels, AddictedToBirds, Penza and jaytea! All the best and looking Forward to your updates! :-) Hope you enjoy the Birding and the Lifers!

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

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

One big congrats goes out to AdrianP for becoming a member of the 600 club! Well done. Awesome stuff! :dance: :clap: :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 September being:

1- Boje1212 (140) - Red Jacket
2- DaveenJan (16)- Green Jacket
3- Johan N (14) -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....
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 we may just start to venture into the spring...! Maybe :lol: Keep safe on the roads out there.........
Wishing you all a safe and successful rest of the year! Whatever you do keep one eye on the feathered friends! Well done on all those successful updates!
Keep an eye out for those real specials!
Master of Stats signing off.......
:thumbs_up: :rtm: :hmz: :whistle: :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Penza - I'm originally from Zululand so going to my old stomping grounds: Mkuze/Umfolozi/St. Lucia and then Kruger for a month! Will look forward to your trip report on Mountain Zebra - I'm new to the forums and I am quickly getting addicted - be careful!!!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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jaytea, you sure to add stacks to your lists - love all those places. Thanks for posting the list. Very interesting. I've already added about 60 this year so I'm not sure how many more I can add; Would love to be on 480 by yearend

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Picked up Bush Blackcap this morning so now up to 516 :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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2 more lifers added: Yellow-throated Sandgrouse close to Brits last weekend, and Green Sandpiper at Rietvlei Nature Reserve this morning. Up to 599! Wonder what number 600 is going to be :hmz:


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