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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Common chaffinch - on asignment with Batmad, a lifer for him also.

Now 565

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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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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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Unexpected lifer yesterday popped up at Bullfrog Pan, Benoni. Black Necked Grebe takes me to 564


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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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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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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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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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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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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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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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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Sheesh, Batty & I worked hard in vain for the hottentot buttonquail & Cape rockjumper in less than perfect weather conditions. :wall:

Maybe another day.

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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...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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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Added two more today...

Booted Eagle and Protea Canary take me to 576


Nice!

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Little Bittern
Grey Penduline Tit

Total=250 Target=250!!!!!!

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Agulhas Long-billed Lark and Broad Billed Sandpiper take me to 578

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581...Karoo Korhaan, Ludwigs Bustard and Karoo Chat

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Pacific golden plover, American golden plover & broad-billed sandpiper take me to 568

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 Post subject: Re: How many birds on your list
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Ahhhhh i see you made the trip out to De Mond BB :wink: Nicely done! :clap:

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