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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:48 am

Nedicky.

Total - 233
Target - 250

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by huntsman » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:25 am

Missed the Chestnutbanded Plover at Mkhombo this morning but can add a Kittlitz to my humble tally, taking me to 445.

LATER:
AArgh! No I can't - I already had it..... :redface: :gflower:

Just got Faansie's new book on LBJs, and will need to add some of those annoying little fellas if this list is going to grow any quicker.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Ladybirder » Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:49 am

Up to 637 !!!

Saw the Drakensberg Sisken in Lesotho a week ago and the Brown-backed Honeybird in the Vredefort Dome Yesterday on Birding big day trip.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by kameelperd » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:32 pm

My list is up to 506.
White-starred Robin seen at Sabie along the river.
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Roberts 606.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by JacoPietersen » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:48 pm

Hi Everyone

I'm back with 128 on my list.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan N » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:29 pm

575 with the following additions:

Yellow-throated Sandgrouse - Sun City area
Burnt-necked Eremomela - Schuinsdraai
Brubru - Schuinsdraai
Barred Wren-Warbler - Schuinsdraai
Ashy Tit - Schuinsdraai
Banded Martin - Rietvlei
Little Rush Warbler - Rietvlei
Shelley's Francolin - Ezemvelo
Red-winged Francolin - Ezemvelo
Marsh Warbler - Northern Farm
Grey Crowned Crane - Karkloof area
Buff-streaked Chat - Karkloof area

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by PNF » Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:55 pm

A couple of trips to Rietvlei Dam (Pretoria) and to KNP have brought us up to 379

........think target of 400 was a bit ambitious :(
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by H. erectus » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:25 pm

My target 200, mmmnnhhhhn,,..
had a good trip to Kruger with many
sightings, I was very comfortable in
assuming that my target was reached!!

Check-out this list for a bunch of lifers,..

AdrianP :thumbs_up: you will note my
lifer, Birding in Bara for lunch :D

Double-banded Sandgrouse
Common Ringed Plover
White-browed Sparrow Weaver
Southern Grey-headed Sparrow
Red Faced Mousebird
Streaky-headed Seedeater
Jacobin Cuckoo
White-bellied Sunbird
Black-headed Oriole
Broad-billed Roller
Wahlberg's Eagle
Common Sandpiper
Little Stint
Striped Kingfisher
Golden-breasted Bunting
Hooded Vulture
Red-headed Weaver
Woodland Kingfisher
White-backed Vulture
Cape Vulture
Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver
Kittlitz's Plover
Yellow-billed Oxpecker
Green-backed Heron
Groundscraper Thrush
Black-bellied Bustard
Grey Heron
White-headed Vulture
Egyptian Vulture


My target reached finally!!!!... till.......
lingering still this double take on a Fish eagle..

Decided to do a Filter and Sort check in excell and
:doh: :wall: :wall: , only to find a discrepancy of

20 odd,.... :redface: :redface:

So my target of 200 still remains wishful,.... at

191,..Heh he..
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by adrianp » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:34 pm

Geez H.erectus, a nice bunch of lifers.

Are you sure about the last one "Egyptian Vulture" :big_eyes: ??? that would constitute an extreme rarity, and the return of the species to Southern Africa?

You still got a few more days to make it past 200 for the year.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by TrevorC » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:37 pm

Added Flappet Lark last weekend to push me to 490

I think my target of 500 may have to wait until 2013 :(

That Egyptian Vulture also had me excited but I think that these are now listed as "Regionally Extinct" in Southern Africa.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Ferdelance » Tue Dec 04, 2012 3:47 pm

H.erectus you wouldn't happen to have a photo of the bird? Because if it is one you will cause another stampede to Kruger..... :whistle: That would be the mega rarity of the summer.....
Stiffneck on the loose.....
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by H. erectus » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:05 pm

Just remembered pondering in hindsight about a
lovely trip, I totally forgot/overlooked that famous
owl in Tsendze. Elinah was my bird guide.

African Scops-Owl.

Bump me another notch to 192.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by H. erectus » Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:19 pm

Adrian P I knew this was coming but heck
I'm prepared to stand my ground here. Hah

I believe I was staring at a juvenile Gyp vulture.
The long feathers at the back of the head, together
with the slender beak, welll....

Prior to that a rather large vulture, yellow in color
left it's perch! This sighting happened close to
Balule.

How are you for a Bara birding break tommorow
I will be there.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:19 am

634 with Collared Flycatcher
675
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by MattAxel » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:53 am

Up to 561 with the additions of Melodious Lark at Vlaklaagte and White-backed Night-Heron at Mabusa both yesterday, and Collared Flycatcher in Randburg this morning :D


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