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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:27 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:With the latest lumping and splitting I 'lost' the Eastern Sawwing, but this morning I got to see the Western Cape's latest celebrity, Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin, so I stay on 721


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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:48 pm

It was a toss up between going to the doctor, as I am quite sick and week, or potentially dying happy.

Managed both.
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jul 18, 2016 4:20 pm

Sorry to hear that you are sick and weak Bush Baptist! Get well soon! Not yet time to die! :thumbs_up:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:48 am

Somehow this blond forgot to add the Yellow Wagtail :dance: and Rufous-winged Cisticola Seen at Sappi, Stanger in June to my list. :redface: Add to that the Monotonous Lark confirmed yesterday from my March Kruger trip, my total is now 395.

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Unread post by hilda » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:01 pm

Wonderful additions to your list Karin! :dance: :dance:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by TrevorC » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:19 pm

Been a very slow year for me so far (I had to cancel my Zimbabwe trip :( ) so just added one since January.

Now on 638
The new addition was the popular Burchell's Courser :D
Latest Lifers: African Broadbill, Pale-crowned Cisticola, Botha's Lark

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Unread post by hilda » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:28 pm

TrevorC wrote:Been a very slow year for me so far (I had to cancel my Zimbabwe trip ) so just added one since January.

Now on 638


With your total, I am amazed that you could still add one TrevorC! Maybe you can still go on a Zimbabwe trip later in the year? :clap: :clap:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:08 pm

There is fight in the old dog still Hilda.

I am looking to get to 750 this yearend still.

Joh has organised a 3 day weekend's birding at the end of October staying at Pafuri, and the excellent Brenden Pienaar will again be the guide, and I am in.

Together with Albert and Ladybirder, there is enough birding wisdom for a great time.

GOOD NEWS!!! :dance: 2 places just became vacant thanks to the stork scheduling a visit, so they are up for grabs.

Interested? Contact me and I will pass your info on to Joh or send Johan van Rensburg a PM..
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:58 am

Wonderful weekend to look forward to Bush Baptist! :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by salamanda » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:54 pm

Yessssss! Wing-snapping Cisticola seen at Midmar whilst on a CWAC count brings me to 500. . . .

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:33 pm

Congratulations Salamanda! :clap: :clap:

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Unread post by salamanda » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:32 pm

Thanks Hilda! That was a bucket list thing so I'm pretty pleased!

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:46 am

This is the July 2016 update:

GROUP 900

1 . Trevor Hardaker 911 Apr-15

GROUP 800

2 . Niall 869 Apr-15
3 . Lizet Grobbelaar 859 Mar-14
4 . Deefstes 850 Dec-14
5 . Batmad 822 27-Jan-16
6 . Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan-10
7 . Johnd 800 May-16

GROUP 700

8 . Bosnimf 774 Dec-14
9 . Yolande Oelsen 769 Nov-14
10 . Jakkalsbessie 764 Aug-13
11 . Eugene123 764 12-Jan-16
12 . Ferdelance 768 May-15
13 . Bush Baptist 721 (+/-1) 17-Jul-16 T=750 *
14 . Mattaxel 712 May-15
15 . Francios Du Plessis 710 Jul-14
16 . JoelR 707 Jan-13
17 . Adansonia 701 May-14
18 . Moegaai 700 Dec-12
19 . Johan N 700 21-Feb-16 (Photographed) *

GROUP 600

20 . Oryx 698 Nov-14
21 . Johan van Rensburg 679 (+2) 01-Jul-16
22 . Sion 678 Jan-10
23 . Wildtuinman 675 (+1) 04-Jul-16
24 . Snoobab 657 (+24) Jul-16
25 . Ladybirder 651 Apr-14
26 . Elminster 643 Feb-10
27 . Imax 641 11-Jan-16
28 . wildjohn 640 Jan-07
29 . TrevorC 638 (+1) 19-Jul-16
30 . Bookman 635 Mar-09
31 . Johann 631 Mar-13
32 . Gfordyce 631 Apr-10
33 . Laine 623 (+8) 04-Jul-16
34 . Scops 614 Aug-13
35 . Francoisd 612 Jun-14
36 . Ivan 607 Feb-14
37 . Leonie2 607 Oct-12
38 . Boomerang 604 Feb-15
39 . O-Dog 604 Mar-12
40 . Dotdan 603 11-Feb-16
41 . Wolph 602 Apr-12
42 . Adrianp 600 Sep-13

GROUP 500

43 . Skopsie 597 Dec-14
44 . Pantera Leo 589 28-Jun-16 T=595
45 . Pieter Steyn 567 Jan-12
46 . Jacqual 560 Jul-09
47 . Malles 550 Apr-10
48 . AddictedToBirds 540 29-Nov-15
49 . Walt3 536 Dec-12
50 . Kameelperd 533 Jul-15
51 . JenB 523 Apr-14
52 . Gary 522 Nov-11
53 . Tilandi 520 17-Aug-15
54 . A graham 518 Sep-14
55 . MikeV 513 Oct-09
56 . Huntsman 510 Mar-14
57 . Kika 509 Mar-14 T=535
58 . Nkumbe 506 Mar-14 T=530
59 . Eben Lombard 502 Jan-10
60 . Roan 501 Dec-13
61 . BushBuddies 500 06-Jan-16
62 . Sky 500 05-Dec-15
63 Salamanda 500 (+2) 30-Jul-16

GROUP 400
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64 . Falconry4ever 490 Feb-11
65 . Penza 463 Sep-13
66 . DavenJan 460 Sep-13
67 . nightjar 456 20-Dec-15
68 . Rusty Justy 449 May-10
69 . Jacliz 448 Feb-15
70 . Aquila#12 447 Aug-11
71 . Kenpick 446 Mar-13
72 . TaraLB 446 Feb-08
73 . Johan Viljoen 443 Mar-14 T=480
74 . Barcud 441 Aug-10
75 . FireFinch 439 Dec-11
76 . Laksman 437 Jan-10
77 . Richman 433 Oct-11
78 . Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec-09
79 . Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 Mar-11
80 . Rodsab 424 21-Jan-216 T=450
81 . Maddy 418 Sep-10
82 . Wondercloak 418 Oct-11
83 . SaGecko 415 Oct-12
84 . PNF 415 07-Feb-16
85 . McGyver 414 01-Oct
86 . Albert 414 06-Jun-16
87 . Arks 409 05-Oct-15
88 . mountainview 408 01-Apr
89 . Jaytea 407 Nov-14
90 . pnm 407 Apr-15
91 . Gjorgi 403 Oct-14
92 . bosmadmark 402 Jun-13

GROUP 300

93 . Karen Mitton 395 (+4) 19-Jul-16
94 . Maretam 391 Feb-15
95 . wildthing 390 Oct-13
96 . Jan46 388 Nov-11
97 . Estienne 387 Feb-11
98 . Wild Family 386 Jun-07
99 . KobusF 385 10-Feb-16
100 . Jurgens 380 Apr-09
101 . Bok bok 376 Jan-07
102 . Duke Ellieton 372 Mar-13
103 . Dabchick 369 Feb-14
104 . Sharifa 366 Mar-13
105 . Anne MarieSA 354 Mar-13
106 . Guinea Pig 351 Jan-13
107 . Boje1212 348 Jul-14 T=370
108 . Black Harrier 346 Feb-11
109 . Jeanus 338 Nov-08
110 . Nattim 336 Apr-12
111 . Bahamut 332 Mar-12
112 . Rooies 331 Sep-08
113 . Magaff 327 Oct-08
114 . fubesi 325 Sep-10
115 . Cherries 323 Mar-13
116 . Kwando 322 Nov-11
117 . JP Huis 322 Mar-09
118 . DuQues 318 Jan-13
119 . Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sep-11
120 . Oddesy 308 Oct-13
121 . Elsa 307 Nov-14
122 . Super mongoose 300 Feb-15

GROUP 200

123 . Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan-12
124 . Freda 296 Apr-08
125 . Jungle Junkie 293 Mar-12
126 . kooscra 293 Feb-11
127 . Skyjuggler 286 Apr-09
128 . Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan-08
129 . Wildewilhelm 277 Mar-09
130 . Tessa G 275 Jan-15
131 . Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug-09
132 . JaniceE 264 Dec-13
133 . Davejenny 254 Nov-11
134 . Sprocky 254 Dec-09
135 . Crested Val 254 21-Jan-16 T=300
136 . RosemaryH 251 Mar-08
137 . csummers 250 Feb-09
138 . Wild about cats 249 Apr-11
139 . Umtali1 249 28-Oct-15
140 . Hobbit 248 Mar-09
141 . Kingfishergirl 239 Feb-09
142 . Granjan 238 Aug-11
143 . cpetzer 238 Jul-08
144 . Senyetse 238 Jan-08
145 . Junior1449 237 Oct-08
146 . Beefmaster 228 Nov-08
147 . NetEk 226 Dec-13
148 . Mel123 226 Dec-12
149 . Katja 223 Jan-07
150 . H.erectus 220 Sep-14
151 . Flutterby 219 Apr-11
152 . Scottm 215 Jan-12
153 . Mgoddard 214 Apr-11
154 . gavinp 214 Jan-07
155 . Deville 213 Jan-07
156 . MarkwildDog 212 Aug-08
157 . Ossendrywer 211 Jan-11
158 . SuperBat 208 Apr-11
159 . Neil Crawford 206 Mar-09
160 . ShakeyJakes 205 May-09
161 . Alf King 205 May-09
162 . Barryels 204 Dec-14 T=230
163 . BushAddict 203 Jan-10
164 . Gilbertr14 200 Jan-15

GROUP 100

165 . DinkyBird 199 Aug-10
166 . Restio 197 Mar-08
167 . jonty1 189 Mar-08
168 . acekam 188 Feb-07
169 . Oumie 181 Jan-07
170 . leopardspotter 181 Jan-07
171 . MaryMattMillie 176 Nov-11
172 . Jock 174 Aug-08
173 . bucky 170 Mar-07
174 . Bontebok 168 Jul-10 T=200
175 . Normana53 164 Oct-09
176 . Wild@Heart 160 Jan-07
177 . Shane Gover 148 Oct-11
178 . Michael367 148 Jul-11 (Photographed)
179 . Batsman 146 Jun-09
180 . bert 131 Jul-08
181 . JacoPietersen 124 Jun-14 T=200
182 . Alicia 124 Jun-12
183 . bentley 121 Aug-07
184 . jjboth 108 Aug-13

GROUP <100

185 . jaapvandijk 105 Jan-07
186 . Quin2008 75 Dec-09
187 . Meinfam 71 Jan-07
188 . Toddelelfe 67 Jan-07
189 . scipio 61 Feb-08
190 . Moira de Swart 33 Dec-08
191 . Rusky 31 Sep-12
192 . Curtis Dillon 18 Dec-98

Changes are indicated in bold. Movers to a new group are indicated in red, and new entries (sadly, none) will be in blue

Congratulations to Salamanda who joins the 500 club!
Our monthly winners of the jackets were:
Red jacket: Snoobab (+24) (and welcome back!)
Green jacket: Laine (+8)
Blue jacket: Karin Mitton (+4)

Special mention also of Johan van Rensburg, WIldtuinman and TevorC who edged upwards in the Group 600+: any changes there are signifcant!
Finally, the (unofficial) yo-yo award goes to Bush Baptist who "lost" the Eastern Saw-wing (not countable any more) but added the Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin (which I have now dipped on twice).

Keep birding and keep the updates coming in!
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:04 pm

A trip to CT got me SIX (6) lifers! :dance: :dance: :dance: The super-star rufous-tailed scrub robin was followed by the inglorious alien at CT airport (house crow) and then four ticks on Sunday's pelagic trip: Northern royal albaltross, Antarctic prion, Manx shearwater and northern giant petrel. That takes me to 685.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by weirdNumber » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:17 pm

I haven't kept a Southern African list before but since I was visiting on holiday from the UK I thought I would for the trip.
My current list stands at 213 for my 3 weeks in June. Not the best month for birding but the game viewing was fantastic. Always compromises to be made :)
I still have a few outstanding ID's that I have not confirmed with enough confidence yet so that will hopefully go up when I have a chance to look at all my photos.


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