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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Oct 03, 2011 8:57 am

I haven't counted for a while, so this number may be low. I'll check to make sure tonight and update if this is not right.

313
692 Latest lifers: Manx shearwater, Antarctic prion, Northern giant petrel, Northern royal albatross, Eurasian oystercatcher, Gull-billed tern, Black-bellied storm petrel, European storm petrel, Sooty falcon

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:45 am

316 Johan van Rensburg
303 Wildtuinman
302 Ladybirder
296 Skopsie
276 DotDan
271 Batmad
260 MattAxel
258 pantera leo
243 Malles
212 Dabchick
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:19 am

wildtuinman wrote:For those who have a list over 250, visit this link.
Is that for seeing 250 birds all together over all one's trips, 250 different birds ... and do you have to know what each of the 250 is called :twisted:

Will start a specific KNP list next month .... I am still at the stage I just get excited to ID a bird and log it, never mind where I see it. :doh:
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by davejenny » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:58 pm

Going to the Kruger National Park for the first time in 23 years in November :dance: - will start a bird list for South africa as well as for KNP. Will update it when I eventually get back to UK.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:21 pm

I knew that I missed some. My new KNP count is 330
692 Latest lifers: Manx shearwater, Antarctic prion, Northern giant petrel, Northern royal albatross, Eurasian oystercatcher, Gull-billed tern, Black-bellied storm petrel, European storm petrel, Sooty falcon

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Norfolk tiger » Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:37 am

my travelling partner has just bailed out of our January trip so I'm now free to spend 12 days birding without any fear of boredom from her. as a regular uk visitor my list is fairly healthy but looking to add lots of LBJ's to the list and crack the 200 barrier :pray: just hoping 12 hours in the bush alone doesn't kill me :tongue:

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Unread post by Oryx » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:05 pm

Great idea WTM. Over a period of 30 odd years of birding in KNP my total is now 435.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by DotDan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:49 pm

Wow, that is a great total Oryx.. I bet you have some great sightings in amongst that total 8)

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Oryx » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:26 pm

Thanks DotDan. Yes, there have been some good ones such as Pel`s Fishing-owl at Pafuri, Pennant-winged Nightjar at Punda, etc, etc, but it`s all about the normal birds that eventually add up over many years. Just keep going and you get lucky.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:02 am

435 Oryx
330 Johan van Rensburg
303 Wildtuinman
302 Ladybirder
296 Skopsie
276 DotDan
271 Batmad
260 MattAxel
258 pantera leo
243 Malles
212 Dabchick
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by pnm » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:12 pm

You can put me down for 212. It would have been 213 but I needed help with one strange bird and Trevor Hardaker kindly helped. He IDed the strange bird I saw (and photographed - at a distance) as a Lavender Finch and hence an escapee!

I go to KNP next year in June and will have to pay more attention to all raptors and swifts etc. On my trip last year in summer I added 33 in 10 days. Winter is going to be much harder work. I am aiming for a life total of 350 by the end of that trip.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Skopsie » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:32 pm

After checking my Kruger list, I realised that I have missed a few. My list now stands at 305.

Thanks for the topic.
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Scottm » Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:34 pm

:whistle: On my last trip, I saw a flock of Redbilled Quelea but sorry, did not have the time to count them all... :lol:
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:18 pm

435 Oryx
330 Johan van Rensburg
305 Skopsie
303 Wildtuinman
302 Ladybirder
276 DotDan
271 Batmad
260 MattAxel
258 pantera leo
243 Malles
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
675
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Batmad » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:25 pm

278 for me 8)
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