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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:59 pm

Common chaffinch - on asignment with Batmad, a lifer for him also.

Now 565
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby boomerang » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:45 pm

Hi Sanpark Forumites,
I have been watching this thread for some time now and it is great to see the enthusiasm!
My wife and I have been birdwatchers since spotting our first Witliesbosbontrokkie using the StClaires? field guide in the KNP in 1986. We started marking our sightings in our books and we are now on our 6th book. So the other day we decided to add them up and we are in the vicinity of 550-560, with some auditing to follow.
So as soon as we have an audited total, we will post it here. Our aim is to reach 600 by the end of 2014.
Happy birding!
PS. Where can we get reliable info on where to spot Flufftails and Honeyguides?
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby DotDan » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:06 am

Unexpected lifer yesterday popped up at Bullfrog Pan, Benoni. Black Necked Grebe takes me to 564

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Imax » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:53 am

boomerang wrote:PS. Where can we get reliable info on where to spot Flufftails and Honeyguides?



Boomerang, there is no such thing as a reliable flufftail :cry:

Possibly the scarcest one is the most reliable, but it probably will be a few years before another White-wing day is organised again. There was a three year gap between saturdays one and the previous one.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Eugene123 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:21 pm

I have added 5 more since my last update:
Sand Martin - Old Verena Rd
Black Kite - Interwaste Dumpsite
Common Quail - Devon
Red-footed Falcon - Between Nigel and Balfour
Afr Cuckoo-Hawk - Northern Farm.

New Total 639
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:15 pm

574 for me after some of my escapades in the Cape...Southern Tchagra, Victorins Warbler, Cape Siskin, African Penguin, Cape Gannet etc
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Dabchick » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:52 am

369 for me after adding whiskered tern, white-winged tern, cape canary, fan-tailed widowbird, banded martin, yellow-crowned bishop, southern bald ibis and mountain wheatear.

Also still sitting with several lbj's that need to be identified from photo's after my last two birding trips :lol:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:02 pm

Sheesh, Batty & I worked hard in vain for the hottentot buttonquail & Cape rockjumper in less than perfect weather conditions. :wall:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Batmad » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:23 pm

...First pouring rain and thick wet fynbos then a gale force south easter at Rooi Els...Hopefully later this year BB! :D

Added two more today...

Booted Eagle and Protea Canary take me to 576
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:22 pm

Batmad wrote:Added two more today...

Booted Eagle and Protea Canary take me to 576


Nice!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Crested Val » Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:55 pm

Little Bittern
Grey Penduline Tit

Total=250 Target=250!!!!!!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Batmad » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:49 am

Agulhas Long-billed Lark and Broad Billed Sandpiper take me to 578
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:54 am

581...Karoo Korhaan, Ludwigs Bustard and Karoo Chat
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:07 pm

Pacific golden plover, American golden plover & broad-billed sandpiper take me to 568
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread postby Batmad » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:13 pm

Ahhhhh i see you made the trip out to De Mond BB :wink: Nicely done! :clap:
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