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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:13 am

Batmad wrote: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:


Show off! :twisted: Congrats though! Inspiration for all of us!

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:39 am

I am ending the year on 368 (just about doubled my list from what is was this time last year).
And the total bird species seen for the year is 350.

Hoping 2016 will be as exciting as 2015!

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Unread post by wildtuinman » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:47 pm

Cape Rock-Jumper, Grey Waxbill, Great-winged Petrel, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, European Storm-Petrel and Cory's Shearwater takes me to 674.
675
Latest Lifer(s): Burchell's Courser, Cory's Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, European Storm-Petrel, Great Winged Petrel, Grey Waxbill, Cape Rock-jumper

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:49 pm

SNAP Oom :thumbs_up:
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Unread post by TrevorC » Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:46 pm

Ended my year on 634 with the 2 new additons being:

Ayre's Hawk Eagle - Pretoria
Black-headed Canary - Naude's Neck (Eastern Cape)

My 2016 target is 665 :pray: :pray:
Latest Lifers: African Broadbill, Pale-crowned Cisticola, Botha's Lark

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:40 pm

Time to update our list here again.

Had a great trip to Zim and Zambia in Sept which delivered the following lifers:
544 - African Golden Oriole (Afrikaanse Wielewaal)
474 - Greater Honeyguide (Grootheuningwyser) - finally! :tongue:
391(b) - White-browed Coucal (Gestreepte Vleiloerie)
391(a) - Burchell's Coucal (Gewone Vleiloerie) - only noticed then we have never ticked it off despite having seen it millions of times.... :doh:
390 - Senegal Coucal (Senegalvleiloerie)
145 - Western Banded Snake Eagle (Enkelbandslangarend)
603 - Collared Palm-Thrush (Palmmorelyster)
839 - Red-throated Twinspot (Rooikeelkolpensie)
410 - Pennant-winged Nightjar (Wimpelvlerknaguil) - with streamers on! :dance:
671 - Tinkling Cisticola (Rooitinktinkie)
843 - Brown Firefinch (Bruinvuurvinkie)
730 - Rosy-throated Longclaw (Rooskeelkalkoentjie)
198 - Red-necked Spurfowl (Rooikeelfisant)
718 - Plain-backed Pipit (Donkerkoester)

Then KTP in Dec delivered:
345 - Burchell's Sandgrouse (Gevlekte Sandpatrys)
511 - Stark's Lark (Woestynlewerik)
406 - Rufous-cheeked Nightjar (Rooiwangnaguil)
508 - Pink-billed Lark (Pienkbeklewerik)
232 - Ludwig's Bustard ( Ludwigse Pou)

Which means we ended the year on exactly 500! :dance:
:dance: First South to North KNP trip booked! :dance:
10-11 June 2017 - Lower Sabie
12-14 June 2017 - Talamati
15-17 June 2017 - Olifants
18-20 June 2017 - Mopani
21-22 June 2017 - Punda Maria
22-23 June 2017 - Pafuri Border Camp

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:49 pm

We haven't heard from The Master of Stats since August.

How about an update. I leave in a week's time for Moz & Zim and hope to mess up the table when I get back. :whistle:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Sky » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:49 pm

Hi Bushbuddies

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Some very nice ticks
25 December - Lower Sabie
26 - 31st satara
1 Jan 2016 Skukuza

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Unread post by hilda » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:38 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:We haven't heard from The Master of Stats since August.

How about an update. I leave in a week's time for Moz & Zim and hope to mess up the table when I get back.


I really hope Ferdelance is still the Master of Stats on this thread, and that he reads here! :dance: :dance:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by rodsab » Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:48 pm

Finally managed to break the :dance: :dance: 400 barrier :dance: :dance: ... Ended my year on 401 with my newest addition being a House Crow down in Durban...


Happy birding everyone
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:36 pm

Sky wrote:Hi Bushbuddies

:clap: :clap: :clap:

Some very nice ticks


Hi Sky! Thanks! :thumbs_up: Yes - some really nice ticks indeed! And now in the 500 category... :dance: Going to Vic Falls in 2 weeks, hoping to get a few specials there... :pray:
:dance: First South to North KNP trip booked! :dance:
10-11 June 2017 - Lower Sabie
12-14 June 2017 - Talamati
15-17 June 2017 - Olifants
18-20 June 2017 - Mopani
21-22 June 2017 - Punda Maria
22-23 June 2017 - Pafuri Border Camp

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Imax » Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:37 am

Its been some time since I have last updated.

Last year I had 4 lifers:
Buff-spotted Fluftail
Ayers Hawk Eagle
Red-necked Spurfowl
Barratt's Warbler.

This year one so far: Spotted Crake

Moves me up to 641

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan N » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:18 pm

I moved up to 694 (Photographed) since April 2015.
Last edited by Johan N on Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:31 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:30 pm

Johan N wrote:I moved up to 693 (Photographed) since April 2015.


Photographed - wow! :clap: That's amazing! :thumbs_up:
:dance: First South to North KNP trip booked! :dance:
10-11 June 2017 - Lower Sabie
12-14 June 2017 - Talamati
15-17 June 2017 - Olifants
18-20 June 2017 - Mopani
21-22 June 2017 - Punda Maria
22-23 June 2017 - Pafuri Border Camp

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Eugene123 » Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:32 pm

I have not updated my list since Feb last year. :redface:
I did some birding in incredible places last year, the highlight of which was Mozambique and Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe with Niall & co. Then this year I started off birding in Central Namibia up to adding Spotted Crake at Marievale on Sunday. Of course one adds many new birds first time round in Moz and Zim. The absolute highlight must go to a very obliging African Pitta in Mozambique, Red-faced Crimsonwing in Zim and Common Redshank in Namibia. Also did Northern Zululand, plenty of Wider Gauteng birding, some pelagics, and the odd twitch, read Snowy Egret, Ruppell's Vulture and Red-necked Stint. My 700th bird was Blue Swallow.
My new total is now 764
Wonder when 800 will happen and what it will be?
BBW Pretoriuskop 22-26 Jan 2015


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