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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Ferdelance » Mon Dec 01, 2014 9:40 am

A weekend spent Atlasing in Pretoris netted me 2 Lifers. Horus Swift & Rose ringed Parrakeet takes me to 664.
Stiffneck on the loose.....
Latest Lifer:= Lesser Crested Tern; Rufous Winged Cisticola.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Ferdelance » Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:22 am

November 2014

GROUP 900
1 Trevor Hardaker 907 June 14

GROUP 800
2 Lizet Grobbelaar 859 March 14
3 Niall 857 Sept 13
4 Deefstes 841 Aug 13
5 Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan 10
6 Johnd 800 May 12

GROUP 700
7 Batmad 795 (+35) Nov 14 (T=800)
8 Yolande Oelsen 769 (+4) Nov 14
9 Bosnimf 769 Jan 13
10 Jakkalsbessie 764 Aug 13
11 Francios Du Plessis 710 July 14
12 JoelR 707 Jan 13
13 Adansonia 701 May 14
14 Moegaai 700 Dec 12

GROUP 600
15 Oryx 698 Nov 10
16 Sion 678 Jan 10 (photographed)
17 Eugene123 668 (+5) Nov 14
18 Johan van Rensburg 666 July 14
19 Ferdelance 664 (+12) Nov 14
20 Johan N 661 Oct 14 (Photographed)
21 Wildtuinman 658 (+1) Nov 14
22 Ladybirder 651 April 14
23 Elminster 643 Feb 10 (SO = 570)
24 Bookman 635 Mar 09
25 Imax 633 Oct 14
26 Snoobab 633 Nov 13
2 wildjohn 640 Jan 07
28 Johann 631 March 13
29 Gfordyce 631 Apr 10
30 Mattaxel 628 Oct 14
31 Scops 614 Aug 13
32 Francoisd 612 June 14
33 Laine 611 Oct 14
34 Ivan 607 Feb 14
35 Leonie2 607 Oct 12
36 O-Dog 604 March 12
37 Boomerang 603 Oct 14 (T=610)
38 Wolph 602 Apr 12
39 Bush Baptist 601 (+23) Nov 14 (T=600)
40 Adrianp 600 Sept 13

GROUP 500

41 TrevorC 595 (+46) Nov 14 (T=570)
42 Skopsie 572 April 14
43 Dotdan 571 Oct 14
44 Pieter Steyn 567 Jan 12
45 Pantera Leo 562 (+2) Nov 14 (T=585)
46 Jacqual 560 Jul 09
47 Malles 550 Apr 10
48 Walt3 536 Dec 12
49 JenB 523 April 14
50 Gary 522 Nov 11
51 A graham 518 sep 14
52 Kameelperd 516 Sep 14
53 MikeV 513 Oct 09
54 Huntsman 510 March 14
55 Kika 509 March 14 (T=535)
56 Nkumbe 506 March 14 (T=530)
57 Tilandi 503 Feb 14 (T=520)
58 Eben Lombard 502 Jan 10
59 Roan 501 Dec 13

GROUP 400
60 AddictedToBirds 494 Oct 14 (T=500)
61 Falconry4ever 490 Feb 11
62 Salamanda 485 Oct 10
63 Penza 463 Sept 13
64 DavenJan 460 Sept 13
65 Rusty Justy 449 May 10
66 Aquila#12 447 Aug 11
67 Kenpick 446 March 13
68 TaraLB 446 Feb 08
69 nightjar 444 Jan 10
70 Johan Viljoen 443 March 14 (T=480)
71 BushBuddies 442 Sep 14
72 Barcud 441 Aug 10
73 Jacliz 439 (+3) Oct 14
74 FireFinch 439 Dec 11
75 Laksman 437 Jan 10
76 Richman 433 Oct 12
77 Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec 09
78 Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 March 11
79 Maddy 418 Sep 10
80 Wondercloak 418 Oct 08
81 SaGecko 415 Oct 12
82 Sky 414 July 14
83 McGyver 414 Oct 10
84 PNF 409 July 14
85 mountainview 408 April 11
86 Jaytea 407 (+24) Nov 14
87 Gjorgi 403 Oct 14
88 bosmadmark 402 June 137

GROUP 300
89 Arks 391 April 13
90 wildthing 390 Oct 13
91 Jan46 388 Nov 11
92 Estienne 387 Feb 11
93 Wild Family 386 Jun 07
94 pnm 383 Dec 13
95 Jurgens 380 Apr 09
96 Bok bok 376 Jan 07
97 Duke Ellieton 372 March 13
98 Dabchick 369 Feb 14
99 Sharifa 366 March 13
100 KobusF 361 June 13
101 Anne MarieSA 354 March 13
102 Rodsab 353 Sep 14 (T=400)
103 Guinea Pig 351 Jan 13
104 Boje1212 348 July 14 (T=370)
105 Black Harrier 346 Feb 11
106 Jeanus 338 Nov 08
107 Nattim 336 Apr 12
108 Bahamut 332 March 12
109 Rooies 331 Sep 08
110 Magaff 327 Oct 08
111 fubesi 325 Sep 10
112 Maretam 324 April 14
113 Cherries 323 March 13
114 Kwando 322 Nov 11
115 JP Huis 322 Mar 09
116 DuQues 318 Jan 13
117 Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sept 11
118 Oddesy 308 Oct 13
119 Elsa 307 (+23) Nov 14

GROUP 200
120 Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan 12
121 Freda 296 Apr 08
122 Jungle Junkie 293 March 12
123 kooscra 293 Feb 11
124 Skyjuggler 286 Apr 09
125 Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan 08
126 Wildewilhelm 277 Mar 09
127 Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug 09
128 JaniceE 264 Dec 13
129 Davejenny 254 Nov 11
130 Sprocky 254 Dec 09
131 Crested Val 252 April 14 (T=260)
132 RosemaryH 251 Mar 08
133 csummers 250 Feb 09
134 Wild about cats 249 April 11
135 Hobbit 248 Mar 09
136 Albert 239 Oct 14
137 Kingfishergirl 239 Feb 09
138 Granjan 238 Aug 12
139 cpetzer 238 Jul 08
140 Senyetse 238 Jan 08
141 Junior1449 237 Oct 08
142 Super mongoose 230 Feb 14 (T=283)
143 Beefmaster 228 Nov 08
144 NetEk 226 Dec 13
145 Mel123 226 Dec 12
146 Katja 223 Jan 07
147 H.erectus 220 Sep 14
148 Flutterby 219 April 11
149 Scottm 215 Jan 12
150 Mgoddard 214 April 11
151 gavinp 214 Jan 07
152 Deville 213 Jan 07
153 Ossendrywer 211 Jan 11
154 MarkwildDog 212 Aug 08
155 SuperBat 208 Apr 10
156 Neil Crawford 206 Mar 09
157 ShakeyJakes 205 May 09
158 Alf King 205 May 09
159 BushAddict 203 Jan 10

GROUP 100
160 DinkyBird 199 Aug 10 (T=200)
161 Restio 197 Mar 08
162 jonty1 189 Mar 08
163 acekam 188 Feb 07
164 Oumie 181 Jan 07
165 leopardspotter 181 Jan 07
166 MaryMattMillie 176 Nov 11
167 Jock 174 Aug 08
168 Barryels 172 (+6) Nov 14
169 bucky 170 Mar 07
170 Bontebok 168 Jul 10 (T=220)
171 Normana53 164 Oct 09
172 Wild@Heart 160 Jan 07
173 Shane Gover 148 oct 14
174 Michael367 148 (photo's) July 11
175 Batsman 146 Jun 09
176 bert 131 Jul 08
177 JacoPietersen 124 June 14 (T=200)
178 Alicia 124 June 12
179 bentley 121 Aug 07
180 jjboth 108 Aug 13
181 jaapvandijk 105 Jan 07

GROUP <100
182 Quin2008 75 Dec 09
183 Meinfam 71 Jan 07
184 Toddelelfe 67 Jan 07
185 scipio 61 Feb 08
186 Moira de Swart 33 Dec 08
187 Rusky 31 (worldlist 464) (Aus list 219) (India list 238) Sept 12
188 Curtis Dillon 18 Dec 98

Enjoy the birding and listing.... :thumbs_up:

To all the fellow birders out there, join in the list and become involved
in the challenge and get a ranking!

So long as we have fun and love the moments out there!

A fantastic achievement by Bush Baptist on reaching the mega milestone of 600 Lifers! Well done! :dance: :dance: :clap: :popcorn: :thumbs_up:

A big congratulations to Jaytea for joining the 400 Club! :clap: :dance: :popcorn:
Also a fantastic achievemnt by Elsa on reaching 300! Long may it continue! :clap:

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 !

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

1- TrevorC (46) - Red Jacket
2- Batmad (35)- Green Jacket
3- JayTea (24) -Blue Jacket

Have fun and make the most of your opportunities! :thumbs_up: :cam: :dance:
Please make mention of the Target you want to reach by the end of 2015 !
P.S once you've mentioned your total that's 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!
We are heading in rarities season and the last quarter of the year! Also chance to make the Atlasing and lifers for the year count! ;-).... :-) :thumbs_up: :dance: :cam: :tongue:

Keep safe on the roads out there.........
Wishing you all a merry christmas and peacful break! Whatever you do keep one eye on the feathered friends! Well done on all those successful updates!
Keep an eye out for those real specials!
Master of Stats signing off.......
:thumbs_up: :rtm: :hmz: :whistle: :cam:
Stiffneck on the loose.....
Latest Lifer:= Lesser Crested Tern; Rufous Winged Cisticola.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by barryels » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:21 am

Our short trip to Strom River added Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher to our list, as well as Red-knobbed Coot, Black Cuckoo, Fiscal Flycatcher, Little Grebe and Little Bittern to our list whilst Bush Baptist went birding with us whilst in Pretoria.

With the above lifers our list grew from 172 with (+7) to 179 :thumbs_up: .
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by salamanda » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:05 pm

I joined a team for Birding Big Day on Saturday and picked up three lifers for my SA list - Osprey, Forest Buzzard and Common Quail.

Now on 488.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by TrevorC » Mon Dec 08, 2014 12:14 pm

Up to 597 now - so close I can smell that 600 :D :pray:

Pacific Golden Plover from a while back (forgot to add it last month :( ) and then finally managed to get my bogey Horus Swift at Marievale on Saturday.
Latest Lifers: Spotted Crake, Western Marsh-Harrier, Gorgeous Bush-Shrike, Burchell's Courser

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by salamanda » Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:28 pm

Another two from BBD - Peregrine Falcon and Black-winged Lapwing.

Total now 490

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by addictedToBirds » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:04 pm

Up to 496 with banded martin and green sandpiper at Rietvlei. 500 will be a push but a guy can dream

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Sky » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:04 pm

Up to 448 after the Balule Bash :dance: :dance:
25 December - Lower Sabie
26 - 31st satara
1 Jan 2016 Skukuza

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:09 am

Sky wrote:Up to 448 after the Balule Bash :dance: :dance:


That is a healthy 34 bird increase, Sky! How many of those can be attributed to the Bash?
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Sky » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:02 am

More than 20 :dance: :dance: Still hoping for 450 when all the bash ticks have been verified :doh:
25 December - Lower Sabie
26 - 31st satara
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Tessa G » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:56 am

I started birding 20 yrs ago when my husband introduced me to it. So my 20 year list totals 269 :(

269 over 20 years is not very impressive, but with a new trip to Kruger coming up shortly I hope to add more lifers to my list, :clap:

The Forum has really inspired me, so here's holding thumbs :thumbs_up:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Batmad » Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:59 pm

So after a trip to northern Zim I can happily report back that I have managed to reach my year target...Starting the year off on 523 species on my life list and currently sitting on 803...280 lifers this year so far and counting..Here's holding thumbs for some more still to come before the year comes to a close!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by barryels » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:47 pm

barryels wrote:Our short trip to Strom River added Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher to our list, as well as Red-knobbed Coot, Black Cuckoo, Fiscal Flycatcher, Little Grebe and Little Bittern to our list whilst Bush Baptist went birding with us whilst in Pretoria.

With the above lifers our list grew from 172 with (+7) to 179 :thumbs_up: .


Our final update during our visit to Kruger and a visit to Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve, our list grew with a further 25 species from 179 to 204
African Green Pigeon
African Jacana
African Pied Wagtail
Amathyst Sunbird (Female)
Ashy Flycatcher
Black Cuckoo
Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Chestnut-backed Sparrow-Lark
Common Sandpiper
Goliath Heron
Golden-breasted Bunting
Grey Heron
Lilac-breasted Roller
Open-billed Stork
Purple Roller
Rattling Cisticola
Red-breasted Swallow
Red-necked Spurfowl
Southern-masked Weaver
White-fronted Bee-eater
White-headed Vulture
Wire-tailed Swallow
Wood Sandpiper
Yellow-billed Stork
Yellow-throated Longclaw
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:54 am

Time for an update:
First, a camping trip to Wilderness added 15 (I think) lifers; amongst these were:

African Paradise and Blue-mantled Crested Flycatchers
Amethyst Sunbird
Sombre Greenbul
African Marsh Harrier
Cape and Forest Canaries, Streaky-headed Seedeater and Common Waxbill
African Reed-warbler

On the way home we picked up a White Stork (alongside the N2 at Swellendam)

Then: a thoroughly fantastic day at the West Coast National Park netted a further 17 new ticks.
For me the notables were

Black Harrier, Osprey and Eurasian Hobby (the latter was on the way home near Hermon)
The rest was mostly a slew of waders: Common, Curlew and Marsh Sandpipers, Common Ringed and Grey Plovers, Common Greenshank, Common Whimbrel (most of the birds I see appear to be "Common" :D ), Eurasian Curlew, South African Shelduck, Pied Avocet, Little Stint, Cape Gannet and an accidental Caspian Tern. Also came across a pair of Kittlitz's Plovers mating (not a lifer, but a few good photographs).

All of this means that I am now up to 271
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:29 pm

An unexpected lifer for me showing a birdingpal some Cape specialities, sentinel rock thrush means I am now on 602 :dance:
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