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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by addictedToBirds » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:30 am

My first ever pelagic out of Simonstown yielded an absolutely magic day with 12 lifers. This takes me to 525. The target is now 530 by the end of the year.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:06 pm

Birding at 100+ km/h on the N1 near Grasmere (and again at a much slower speed near Lanseria) gave me

Long-tailed Widowbird

Which takes me to 360
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by umtali1 » Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:33 pm

Having now totted up the birds we saw in April, my total has risen to 249 with several lifers this year.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:09 am

A good trip to Abe Valley on the West rand netted a few more lifers (and some sunburn :lol: ) - 349 for me.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by addictedToBirds » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:34 am

A visit to Wakkerstroom, an amazing part of our beautiful country, yielded 11 lifers, taking me to 537. They include a displaying White-Bellied Korhaan, Ground Woodpecker, Rudd's Lark, Botha's Lark, Bush Blackcap, Yellow-Breasted Pipit, Grey Crowned Crane, Southern Bald Ibis and a Wattled Crane.

I highly recommend the area to anyone.

My target is now 540 for the year.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:01 pm

addictedToBirds wrote:A visit to Wakkerstroom, an amazing part of our beautiful country, yielded 11 lifers, taking me to 537. They include a displaying White-Bellied Korhaan, Ground Woodpecker, Rudd's Lark, Botha's Lark, Bush Blackcap, Yellow-Breasted Pipit, Grey Crowned Crane, Southern Bald Ibis and a Wattled Crane.

I highly recommend the area to anyone.

My target is now 540 for the year.

Please help us out here, you have some on the list.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by addictedToBirds » Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:49 pm

I have added 4 birds in the last week. First off was a Ayres' Hawk-Eagle at Weskoppies in PTA and then a whirlwind day for Birdlife's Big Birding Day saw me get Common Cuckoo, Lesser Kestrel and Shikra on a day where the team logged 202 birds.

This takes my total to 540.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:37 am

After 10 days in Kruger, and spending 3 days on the Bash with (amongst others) Johan van Rensburg, Jay Tea and the excellent Wayne and Ian as rangers I managed to add no fewer than 45 lifers. After the trip home I spent a good few hours revisiting my life list and decided to remove a few "semi-confirmed" ticks from the list (until I can revisit the areas and confirm the ticks).

Upshot of all of this: I am now on 399. :lol:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:54 pm

Great spotted cuckoo, AT LAST, in Kruger last week takes me up to 674.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Sky » Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:49 pm

After the Sasol big birding day at Verlorenkloof I added Croaking Cisticola , Broadtailed Warbler . Halfcollared kingfisher and a redchested flufftail
So up to 500 at last
25 December - Lower Sabie
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by pantera leo » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:55 am

A few more to add to the total including Pale-winged Starling, Eurasian Golden Oriole and Damara Tern puts my total on 576, with a quick bash down to Kruger I'll hopefully hit the year end target of 585!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by nightjar » Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:47 pm

A trip to Kruger NP and KwaZulu Natal in Nov/Dec means I have added 7 new birds, bringing my total to 456.

Kruger: Pallid Harrier, Booted Eagle, Common Swift, Lesser Honeyguide
KZN: African Purple Swamphen, Grey-rumped Swallow, Green Twinspot

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:12 pm

Booted Eagle this a.m means that I now move to 400
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:57 pm

Albert wrote:Booted Eagle this a.m means that I now move to 400



Nice Albert! Now you are heading for 500!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Batmad » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:39 pm

A fair amount of recent additions from some escapades around Zululand and central Mozambique coupled with a twitch here and there saw me add the likes of Sooty Falcon, Red-headed Quelea, Mountain Pipit, Whinchat, Eurasian Blackcap, Red-necked Stint and Ruppells Vulture which takes my new total to 820 :thumbs_up:
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