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How many birds on your list

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Tue May 08, 2012 10:27 am Unread post
Ferdelance - PLease up me to 591.
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Tue May 08, 2012 11:39 am Unread post
As requested by JvR, my Southern African total can be bumped up a bit to 800 exact, finally got Eurasian Marsh-Harrier at Wakkerstroom a few months back after two previous 'possible' sightings of this species where I never got a good enough look to be sure! Now who can organise me a Pennant-wing!!


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Tue May 08, 2012 11:56 am Unread post
johnd wrote
As requested by JvR, my Southern African total can be bumped up a bit to 800 exact, finally got Eurasian Marsh-Harrier at Wakkerstroom a few months back after two previous 'possible' sightings of this species where I never got a good enough look to be sure! Now who can organise me a Pennant-wing!!


Into the Southern African birding strasophere! Well done, johnd... :congrats:


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Wed May 09, 2012 9:28 am Unread post
Thanks JvR, still a bit of a way to go to catch up to the 'bigwigs', but looking forward to the next 50 :).


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Wed May 09, 2012 1:42 pm Unread post
Picked up 2 more this month so now up to 482
Target for 2012 is 500 (510 if planned Namibia trip goes ahead)

White-backed Duck (Suikerbosrand)
White-backed Mousebird (Suikerbosrand)


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Fri May 11, 2012 9:38 pm Unread post
Last total was 273

Got 586 - Mountain Wheatear (Bergwagter) in the estate we live in.
Then on weekend to Biyamiti:
381 - Levaillant's Cuckoo (Gestreepte Nuwejaarsvoel)
681 - Nedicky (Neddikkie) - actually saw this one before - but never ticked it off! :slap:
483 - Golden-tailed Woodpecker (Goudstertspeg)
487 - Bearded Woodpecker (Baardspeg)
84 - Black Stork (Grootswartooievaar)

New Total: 279

Leaving for Namibia in 8 days - hope to add more to the list then... :dance:


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Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:40 am Unread post
Previous total : 369
New Total: 374

Got Crested Guineafowl at Pafuri after years of trying..................!


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Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:39 pm Unread post
Please add another one to my total, bringing me to 423. Black Sparrowhawk at Grootvlei Dam. Thanks.


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May 2012

GROUP 800
1 Niall 849 March 12
2 Lizet Grobbelaar 848 March 12
3 deefstes 832 Dec 11
4 Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan 10
5 Johnd 800 (+56) May 12

GROUP 700
6 Bosnimf 728 Nov 11 (T=735)
7 Jakkalsbessie 723 Nov 11
8 Yolande Oelsen 703 Apr 12

GROUP 600
9 JoelR 699 March 12
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 Elminster 643 Feb 10 (SO = 570)
15 wildjohn 640 Jan 07
16 Johan van Rensburg 637 Apr 12
17 Bookman 635 Mar 09
18 Gfordyce 631 Apr 10
19 Wildtuinman 627 Apr 12
20 Ladybirder 626 Apr 12
21 Johann 615 Apr 12 (T=625)
22 O-Dog 604 March 12
23 Leonie2 603 March 12
24 Wolph 602 Apr 12 (T=615)
25 Snoobab 602 Jul 09

GROUP 500
26 Imax 591 (+9) May 12
27 Francoisd 588 Jan 12
28 Adrianp 567 March 12
29 Pieter Steyn 567 Jan 12
30 Laine 560 Apr 12
31 Jacqual 560 Jul 09
32 Eugene123 551 March 12
33 Malles 550 Apr 10 (T=555)
34 Skopsie 541 Jan 12
35 Mattaxel 536 March 12 (KNP=260)
36 Dotdan 532 Apr 12
37 Johan N 531 Apr 12
38 Ferdelance 530 Apr 12 (T=580)
39 Ivan 530 Sept 11(T=550) (Krugerlist 279)
40 Walt3 524 Jan 12 (T=550)
41 MikeV 513 Oct 09 (T=523)
42 Gary 512 July 11
43 Batmad 505 Apr 12 (T=550)
44 Kameelperd 505 March 12
45 Eben Lombard 502 Jan 10

GROUP 400
46 pantera leo 497 Apr 12 (T=530)
47 Bush Baptist 490 Apr 12
48 Falconry4ever 490 Feb 11
49 TrevorC 482 (+2) May 12 (T=500)
50 Salamanda 475 Jul 10
51 Rusty Justy 449 May 10
52 Aquila#12 447 Aug 11 (T=500)
53 TaraLB 446 Feb 08
54 DavenJan 444 March 11
55 nightjar 444 Jan 10
56 Barcud 441 Aug 10
57 FireFinch 439 Dec 11
58 Laksman 437 Jan 10 (T=500)
59 Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec 09
60 Tilandi 428 March 12 (T=450)
61 Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 March 11
62 Jacliz 423 (+1) May 12
63 Huntsman 422 Jan 12
64 Maddy 418 Sep 10
65 Wondercloak 418 Oct 08
66 McGyver 414 Oct 10 (T=450)
67 Nkumbe 410 Apr 12 (T=450)
68 Richman 410 March 12
69 mountainview 408 April 11

GROUP 300
70 Kika 396 Apr 12
71 Gjorgi 389 Jan 12
72 Jan46 388 Nov 11
73 Estienne 387 Feb 11 (T=420)
74 Wild Family 386 Jun 07
75 wildthing 385 March 12 (T=400)
76 Jurgens 380 Apr 09
77 Bok bok 376 Jan 07
78 PNF 374 (+5) May 12 (T=400)
79 Arks 364 Jan 12
80 Black Harrier 346 Feb 11
81 Sky 345 (+44) May 12 (T=370)
82 JenB 338 Oct 09 (T=450)
83 Jeanus 338 Nov 08
84 Nattim 336 Apr 12 (T=350)
85 pnm 334 Nov 11
86 Bahamut 332 March 12
87 Rooies 331 Sep 08
88 Magaff 327 Oct 08
89 Ifubesi 325 Sep 10
90 Kwando 322 Nov 11 (T=400)
91 Cherries 322 Nov 11
92 JP Huis 322 Mar 09
93 Guinea Pig 315 Nov 11
94 Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sept 11 (T=320)
95 Dabchick 303 Nov 10 (T=310)
96 Rodsab 301 May 11 (T=350)

GROUP 200
97 Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan 12
98 Freda 296 Apr 08
99 Jungle Junkie 293 March 12 (T=320)
100 kooscra 293 Feb 11 (T=350)
101 Skyjuggler 286 Apr 09
102 Elsa 284 Jan 10
103 Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan 08
104 DuQues 281 Feb 11
105 BushBuddies 279 (+6) May 12
106 Wildewilhelm 277 Mar 09 (T=300)
107 Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug 09
108 Davejenny 254 Nov 11
109 Sprocky 254 Dec 09
110 RosemaryH 251 Mar 08
111 csummers 250 Feb 09
112 Wild about cats 249 April 11
113 Hobbit 248 Mar 09
114 Kingfishergirl 239 Feb 09
115 cpetzer 238 Jul 08
116 Senyetse 238 Jan 08
117 Junior1449 237 Oct 08
118 Crested Val 232 Jan 12 (T=300)
119 Beefmaster 228 Nov 08
120 Katja 223 Jan 07
121 Flutterby 219 April 11
122 Scottm 215 Jan 12
123 Mgoddard 214 April 11
124 gavinp 214 Jan 07
125 Deville 213 Jan 07
126 Ossendrywer 211 Jan 11
127 MarkwildDog 212 Aug 08
128 SuperBat 208 Apr 10
129 Neil Crawford 206 Mar 09
130 ShakeyJakes 205 May 09
131 Alf King 205 May 09
132 BushAddict 203 Jan 10

GROUP 100

133 DinkyBird 199 Aug 10 (T=200)
134 Restio 197 Mar 08
135 jonty1 189 Mar 08
136 acekam 188 Feb 07
137 Oumie 181 Jan 07
138 leopardspotter 181 Jan 07
139 MaryMattMillie 176 Nov 11
140 Jock 174 Aug 08
141 bucky 170 Mar 07
142 Bontebok 168 Jul 10 (T=220)
143 Normana53 164 Oct 09
144 Wild@Heart 160 Jan 07
145 Mel123 149 Apr 12 (T=200)
146 Michael367 148 (photo's) July 11
147 Batsman 146 Jun 09
148 H.erectus 142 March 12 (T=201)
149 bert 131 Jul 08
150 bentley 121 Aug 07
151 JacoPietersen 109 Jan 10
152 jaapvandijk 105 Jan 07

GROUP <100
153 Quin2008 75 Dec 09
154 Meinfam 71 Jan 07
155 Toddelelfe 67 Jan 07
156 scipio 61 Feb 08
157 Oddesy 40 Nov 08
158 Moira de Swart 33 Dec 08
159 Rusky 31 (worldlist 410) (Aus list 210) (India list 201) Dec 11
160 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!
We are a very sizable list now guys and girls! We can all give ourselves a pat on the back....... Dedicated birders here for sure! 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 !

And om that note I must congratulate Johnd on his massive achievment! 800 is a serious list! Well done. :big_eyes: :thumbs_up: :dance:

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

1- Johnd (56) - Red Jacket
2- Sky (44) - Green Jacket
3- Imax (9) -Blue Jacket

Please make mention of the Target you want to reach by the end of 2012 , 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 her first claws out! Keep safe on the roads out there.........
Wishing you all a safe and succseful year! Whatever you do keep one eye on the feathered friends! :tongue: :wink: Well done on all those succesful updates!
Keep an eye out for those real specials! :cam: :rtm: :thumbs_up:
Master of Stats signing off....... :thumbs_up: :dance:


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Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:58 am Unread post
Well done Imax!! :clap:


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Wow - came back from Namibia with an amazing 29 new bird ticks! Could never have imagined our list would grow that much in winter!

New birds spotted in Etosha National Park:
653 - Yellow-bellied Eremomela(Geelpensbossanger)
506 - Spike-heeled Lark (Vlaktelewerik)
301 - Double-banded Courser (Dubbelbanddrawwertjie)
861 - Shaft-tailed Whydah (Pylstertrooibekkie)
685 - Black-chested Prinia (Swartbandlangstertjie)
741 - Brubru (Bontroklaksman)
665 - Desert Cistocola (Woestynklopkloppie)
697 - Chat Flycatcher (Grootvlieevanger)
465 - Acacia Pied Barbet (Bonthoutkapper)
802 - Great Sparrow (Grootmossie)
159 - Shikra (Gebande Sperwer)
194 - Red-billed Francolin (Rooibekfisant)
453 - Violet Wood-hoopoe (Perskakelaar)
Damara Hornbill (Damara Rooibekneushoringvoel)
178 - Red-necked Falcon(Rooinekvalk)
136 - Booted Eagle (Dwergarend)
300 - Temminck's Courser (Trekdrawwertjie)
294 - Pied Avocet (Bontelsie)
505 - Dusky Lark (Donkerlewerik)
563 - Southern Pied Babbler (Witkatlagter)

New birds spotted in Damaraland:
583 - Short-toed Rock-Thrush (Korttoonkliplyster)
885 - Cape Bunting (Rooivlerkstreepkoppie)
770 - Pale-winged Starling (Bleekvlerkspreeu)

New birds spotted in Solitaire / Sossusvlei area:
425 - White-backed Mousebird (Witkruismuisvoel)
236 - Ruppell's Korhaan (Woestynkorhaan)
887 - lark-like Bunting (Vaalstreepkoppie)
703 - Pririt Batis (Priritbosbontrokkie)
367 - Rosyfaced Lovebird (Rooiwangparkiet)
788 - Dusky Sunbird (Namakwasuikerbekkie)

So previous total = 279 has now moved up to 308! :dance:


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Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:14 pm Unread post
Red-winged Francolin in Suikerbosrand and Grey-backed Sparrow-Lark in Alberton. Total 604 :D


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Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:49 pm Unread post
Alicia, I got your message via the grape vine! No problem. I'll add your score in at 124. Don't worry about the recentness of you list! Enjoy it while you can. Lifers are still fantastic at that stage! I update the list at the end of each month.


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Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:05 pm Unread post
I haven't had a lifer since April, starting to suffer from withdrawl symptoms :wall:


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My total is up to 701 after adding Chat Flycatcher (#700) and Chestnut-banded Plover! 8)
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