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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:32 am

salamanda wrote:I"ve just thought of something. Is this a Southern Africa list or a South Africa list :shock: ?


It is as Ferdelance say a Southern African list, although my list consists only of birds seen within South Africa's borders at the moment. I have not yet birded the neighboring countries.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:33 am

Latest total: 662
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:46 am

wildtuinman wrote:... my list consists only of birds seen within South Africa's borders at the moment. I have not yet birded the neighboring countries.


That makes your list, JvR's and maybe others even more impressive Oom, as on the regional list, about 130 birds are not found within the borders of SA, and others about 30, were seen once in 1947! :whistle:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:33 am

OK I am on 493 but these three were not from this year but from way back.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:15 pm

Thanks guys.

Yes, seeing that there were 854 species recorded in South Africa, I do not have many more to get here on this official checklist http://www.birdlife.org.za/publications/checklists.

Good question Ferdelance. I don't think I have good enough reasons to wait apart from I still have not seen quite a few places in South Africa (most of the east coast, northern Cape and the whole West Coast) and I have been out on a boat in Mosselbay once on a fishing trip and nearly fed myself to the Great Whites to escape the sea-sickness! :lol:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:36 pm

The ones I could still potentially see in SA are:

Albatross, Amsterdam
Albatross, Atlantic Yellow-nosed
Albatross, Black-browed
Albatross, Buller’s
Albatross, Chatham
Albatross, Grey-headed
Albatross, Indian Yellow-nosed
Albatross, Laysan
Albatross, Light-mantled
Albatross, Northern Royal
Albatross, Salvin’s
Albatross, Shy
Albatross, Sooty
Albatross, Southern Royal
Albatross, Tristan
Albatross, Wandering

Barbet, Green
Batis, Woodwards’
Bee-eater, White-throated
Bittern, Eurasian
Blackcap, Eurasian
Booby, Brown
Booby, Red-footed
Buttonquail, Black-rumped

Chaffinch, Common
Chat, Boulder
Cormorant, Bank
Courser, Burchell’s
Crake, Striped
Cuckoo, Barred Long-tailed
Cuckoo, Madagascar
Curlew, Eurasian

Dove, European Turtle
Dowitcher, Asiatic
Dunlin

Eagle, Southern Banded Snake

Falcon, Eleonora’s
Falcon, Red-necked
Flufftail, Streaky-breasted
Flufftail, Striped
Flycatcher, Black-and-white (Vanga)
Frigatebird, Lesser
Fulmar, Southern

Gallinule, American (Purple)
Gannet, Australasian
Garganey
Godwit, Black-tailed
Godwit, Hudsonian
Gull, Common Black-headed
Gull, Sabine’s
Gull, Slender-billed

Helmet-shrike, Chestnut-fronted
Heron, Little Blue
Hobby, African
Hyliota, Southern

Jacana, Lesser
Jaeger, Long-tailed
Jaeger, Parasitic

Kittiwake, Black-legged
Knot, Great
Knot, Red

Lapwing, Long-toed

Lark, Barlow’s
Lark, Karoo
Lark, Red
Lark, Rudd’s
Lark, Sclater’s
Lark, Stark’s
Longclaw, Rosy-throated
Lovebird, Rosy-faced

Noddy, Brown
Noddy, Lesser

Oriole, African Golden
Owl, Cape Eagle-

Partridge, Chukar
Penguin, King
Penguin, Macaroni
Penguin, Northern Rockhopper
Penguin, Southern Rockhopper
Petrel, Antarctic
Petrel, Atlantic
Petrel, Barau’s
Petrel, Black-bellied Storm
Petrel, Blue
Petrel, European Storm
Petrel, Great-winged
Petrel, Grey
Petrel, Grey-backed Storm
Petrel, Kerguelen
Petrel, Leach’s Storm
Petrel, Matsudaira’s Storm
Petrel, Northern Giant
Petrel, Pintado
Petrel, Soft-plumaged
Petrel, Southern Giant
Petrel, Spectacled
Petrel, White-bellied Storm
Petrel, White-chinned
Petrel, White-faced Storm
Petrel, White-headed
Petrel, Wilson’s Storm
Phalarope, Red
Phalarope, Wilson’s
Pintail, Northern
Pipit, Golden
Pipit, Red-throated
Pipit, Tree
Pitta, African
Plover, American Golden
Plover, Lesser Sand
Pratincole, Rock
Prion, Antarctic
Prion, Broad-billed
Prion, Fairy
Prion, Salvin’s
Prion, Slender-billed

Quail, Blue
Quelea, Red-headed

Redshank, Common
Redshank, Spotted
Redstart, Common
Rockjumper, Cape

Sandpiper, Baird’s
Sandpiper, Broad-billed
Sandpiper, Buff-breasted
Shearwater, Cory’s
Shearwater, Flesh-footed
Shearwater, Great
Shearwater, Little
Shearwater, Manx
Shearwater, Scopoli's
Shearwater, Sooty
Shearwater, Streaked
Shearwater, Tropical
Shearwater, Wedge-tailed
Sheathbill, Greater
Siskin, Drakensberg
Skua, Pomarine
Skua, South Polar
Skua, Subantarctic
Snipe, Great
Spinetail, Mottled
Spurfowl, Red-billed
Starling, Miombo Blue-eared
Stint, Long-toed
Stint, Red-necked
Stint, Temminck’s
Sunbird, Neergaard’s
Sunbird, Plain-backed
Sunbird, Variable
Swallow, Blue
Swan, Mute - Extinct

Tern, Antarctic
Tern, Arctic
Tern, Black
Tern, Black-naped
Tern, Bridled
Tern, Damara
Tern, Elegant
Tern, Gull-billed
Tern, Roseate
Tern, Sooty
Tern, White-cheeked
Thrush, Collared Palm
Tinkerbird, Red-fronted
Tropicbird, Red-billed
Tropicbird, Red-tailed
Tropicbird, White-tailed
Twinspot, Red-throated

Vulture, Egyptian
Vulture, Rüppell’s

Wagtail, Citrine
Warbler, Basra Reed
Warbler, Broad-tailed
Waxbill, Grey
Weaver, Chestnut
Wheatear, Northern
Wheatear, Pied
Whydah, Broad-tailed Paradise

Yellowlegs, Lesser

Penguin, Chinstrap
Penguin, Gentoo
Petrel, Common Diving
Petrel, South Georgian Diving
Pintail, Eaton's
Shag, Crozet
Sheathbill, Lesser
Tern, Kerguelen
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:29 pm

After an unscheduled visit to Hartbeespoort and Pretoria:

Grey Crowned Crane
Fulvous and White-faced Whistling Ducks
African Black Duck
Cape Teal
Lesser Striped Swallow

puts me at 281
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:14 pm

Roseate at Kommetjie pnm???
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by pnm » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:45 pm

No BB. Roseate at Jefferys only. The usual suspects at Kommetjie!

The Roseate was finally identified on this forum for me as IU had no idea of what I had seen. I might be on 391 but I still am a beginner!

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Tessa G » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:50 am

Was 269

After our last trip to Kruger:

Broad Billed Roller
Steppe Buzzard
Lesser Spotted Eagle
Lesser Swamp Warbler
Half Collared Kingfisher
Senegal Lapwing = 275

Did not unfortunately get up to Pafuri this time, so could have done a lot better.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by addictedToBirds » Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:51 am

Up to 501 with Garden Warbler, Brown-backed Honeybird (a long time target), and Common Swift.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan N » Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:43 am

Up to 667 with:

Western Marsh Harrier
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Red-footed Booby
Red-necked Phalarope
Common Redshank
Slaty Egret

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Batmad » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:27 pm

810 for me after Steppe Eagle and Thrush Nightingale :wink:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Ferdelance » Wed Jan 28, 2015 12:35 pm

After having my Juv Lesser spotted eagle turned into a Juv Steppe Eagle I can now claim 1 more lifer! :-)

736.
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 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:23 am

Ok so the Year really has started wit ha bang for me! :-)

A day out birding Marivale and Devon netted me another 4 Lifers:
Montagu's Harrier
Common Quail
Great Reed Warbler
red Footed Falcon.

Takes me up to 740.
Stiffneck on the loose.....
Latest Lifer:= Lesser Crested Tern; Rufous Winged Cisticola.


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