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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:46 am 
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rusky wrote:
Dear Stiffies...it's been a while....updated lists over the weekend

South Africa 31 :(
Indian Sub continent 238
Australia 219

World (overall): 464


Just a query to those most experienced birders.

I put my world list as 464 and not 488 (31+238+219) as I have seen the same species on difference continents eg Eurasian Blackbird in Sri lanka and Australia.

(I noticed you put my world list as 488 ferdelance (total). )

What is the correct way of counting this?

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Hey Rusty,

You are quite correct.

Once you have seen a bird you tick it off your world list. If you see the same species again elsewhere, you cannot tick it again off your world list.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Apologies Rusky. When I posted the thread I only had your country totals written down so I naturally added them up.... :wall: Forgetting of course that some are obviously double! Will correct that! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Have not count in the last days but I think I am standing on 450 for the year, with another 2 holidays comming up.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Good Day Jesica.

Is that your Life list that you have posted or your year list? We only post our Life Lists here. If you could give me your Life list total then I will gladly add you to the List! Happy Birding! Where are you going for your 2 trips? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Following a trip to Olifants where I saw lots of birds, I am currently on 211 birds (one unknown might still be ID, but then again it might not - not good with grey and white waders...). :redface:
15 New lifers for me including:
African Openbill
African Scops owl
Black-backed puffback
Blue-mantled flycatcher
Cardinal woodpecker
Greater spotted cuckoo
Greater blue-eared starling
Grey-rumped swallow
Hooded vulture
Lesser striped swallow
Little swift
Meve's starling
Wahlberg's eagle
White-headed vulture
Yellowbilled stork.

My old target was 200. That is now long gone. :clap: I guess I'll now try to get 230 before the end of the year. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Thats wonderful Mel123, glad you enjoyed your trip.Nice to have so many "Lifers".


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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mel123 wrote:
Following a trip to Olifants where I saw lots of birds

Meve's starling...



Interesting one for Olifants...

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Johan van Rensburg wrote:
mel123 wrote:
Following a trip to Olifants where I saw lots of birds

Meve's starling...



Interesting one for Olifants...

Then I'll have to check my photos and my ID carefully, if I can. Thanks for pointing it out Johan. It could be that I misidentified a Burchell's starling, perhaps?


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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I moved up to 617 a couple of weeks ago with the Red Phalarope in Mpumalanga.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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mel123 wrote:
Following a trip to Olifants where I saw lots of birds

Meve's starling... It could be that I misidentified a Burchell's starling, perhaps?


Most likely.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Another lifer for me, a casuall visitor while I
was staring at the grit by a worksite. The chirp
drew my attention,.....

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver.

Location,.. in the midst of Bara Chris Hani general
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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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H. erectus wrote:
Another lifer for me, a casuall visitor while I
was staring at the grit by a worksite. The chirp
drew my attention,.....

White-browed Sparrow-Weaver.

Location,.. in the midst of Bara Chris Hani general
hospital.


I work there and see them all the time!

That place turns up some interesting birds, including fairy fly catcher, bar throated apalis, tawny flanked prina, red headed finch, spotted fly cathcher to name just a few!


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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My latest total is 563 after adding Lesser Flamingo, Bar-tailed Godwit, Red Phalarope, Blue-spotted Wood Dove and African Quail-Finch.


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