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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:08 am

What a wonderful birding weekend the HRs of the Midrand Region organised at Balule! :clap: :dance: :clap: :dance:

I got 8 new KNP birds of which two were lifers! My KNP list now stands at 338
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:44 am

435 Oryx
338 Johan van Rensburg
305 Skopsie
303 Wildtuinman
302 Ladybirder
278 Batmad
276 DotDan
260 MattAxel
258 pantera leo
243 Malles
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
674
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Skopsie » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:21 pm

After a wonderful weekend with the Westrand HRs at Punda, my list increased to 320.

Highlight: African Finfoot :dance:
Lowlight: Common Myna :wall:
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by pantera leo » Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:30 pm

Wow sounds awesome Skopsie where exactly did you see the Finfoot?

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Skopsie » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:43 pm

Hi Pantera Leo

As part of Punda Mania, we went for a walk along the Levuvu river on the western border of Kruger. We dipped on the Pel’s, but got the Finfoot instead!!
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by pantera leo » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:23 pm

Ok thanks Skopsie, guess then I'l be missing out again unless it pays a visit to Frank's patch! :thumbs_up: Do you maybe know whether there will be another Punda Mania next year perhaps? How much was it?

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Richman » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:59 am

What a fantastic topic , I have seen 372 birds in southern africa but have never counted just my kruger birds. Will have to whip out my book and start counting. I recon I might be around 250 -280 but will start counting but I have been inspired to try hit 300 + by all the fantastic members on this forum.

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Richman » Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:08 am

This topic is fantastic , I have counted my Kruger bird list and sit on 286 , heading to kruger in 8 days and going north so lets hope I can add to my list... :pray: :D
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Skopsie » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:00 pm

Hi Pantera Leo

I spoke to the HR's who presented Punda Mania. They have not decided on next year's Mania yet, but I think it would continue some time next summer. The cost was R3400 p.p.

Good luck, Richman. After the rains, birding would be wonderful in the North.
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by pantera leo » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:05 pm

Ok thank you Skopsie! Can't wait, Northern Kruger in less than 2 weeks!!! :dance:

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by davejenny » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:39 pm

My Kruger List is 206 confirmed species :dance: - may increase when I can successfully identify a few LBJs. :hmz:

It was my first trip to the KNP in over 20 years, and my first to the north of Satara - so a large number of birds were lifers (86 in total). :big_eyes: Highlights include Pennant-winged Nightjar, Eastern Nicator, Three-banded Courser, Trumpeter Hornbill, Bohm's Spinetail.

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Punda Maria - 3-4/11/2011
Pafuri Tented Camp - 5-6/11/2011
Shingwedzi - 7-8/11/2011
Letaba - 9/11/2011
Olifants - 10/11/2011
Satara - 11/11/2011
Skukuza - 12/11/2011
Berg-en-dal - 13-14/11/2011

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Batmad » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:40 pm

Very nice Dave! Where did you manage the Three Banded Courser? Im guessing the Makululeke Concession??
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by davejenny » Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:48 pm

Batmad wrote:Very nice Dave! Where did you manage the Three Banded Courser? I'm guessing the Makululeke Concession??


Correct - as well as Trumpeter Hornbill and African Cuckoo Hawk as well. :dance:

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Punda Maria - 3-4/11/2011
Pafuri Tented Camp - 5-6/11/2011
Shingwedzi - 7-8/11/2011
Letaba - 9/11/2011
Olifants - 10/11/2011
Satara - 11/11/2011
Skukuza - 12/11/2011
Berg-en-dal - 13-14/11/2011

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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by Batmad » Sun Dec 04, 2011 4:20 pm

Nice! Well done! :clap:
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Re: Your Kruger List

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:48 pm

435 Oryx
338 Johan van Rensburg
320 Skopsie
303 Wildtuinman
302 Ladybirder
286 Richman
278 Batmad
276 DotDan
260 MattAxel
258 pantera leo
243 Malles
212 Dabchick
212 pnm
206 davejenny
674
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