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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Imax » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:00 pm

624 with the addition of:

Slaty Egret
Swamp Boubou
Red-billed Francolin
Rufous-bellied Heron
African Skimmer
Long Toed Lapwing
Northern Grey-headed Sparrow
Arnott's Chat
Senegal Coucal

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Ferdelance » Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:27 pm

June 2013

GROUP 900
1 Trevor Hardaker 907 Jan 13

GROUP 800
2 Niall 856 April 13
3 Lizet Grobbelaar 856 March 13
4 Deefstes 832 Dec 11
5 Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan 10
6 Johnd 800 May 12

GROUP 700
7 Bosnimf 769 Jan 13
8 Yolande Oelsen 735 Nov 12
9 Jakkalsbessie 723 Nov 11
10 JoelR 707 Jan 13
11 Moegaai 700 Dec 12

GROUP 600
12 Oryx 698 Nov 10
13 Sion 678 Jan 10 (photographed)
14 Adansonia 676 Jul 10
15 Johan van Rensburg 657 May 13
16 Ladybirder 650 March 13
17 Wildtuinman 643 (+4) June 13
18 Elminster 643 Feb 10 (SO = 570)
19 wildjohn 640 Jan 07
20 Bookman 635 Mar 09
21 Johann 631 March 13 (T=650)
22 Gfordyce 631 Apr 10
23 Imax 624 (+9) June 13
24 Eugene123 617 April 13
25 Johan N 612 (+14) June 13
26 Leonie2 607 Oct 12
27 Ferdelance 604 May 13
28 O-Dog 604 March 12
29 Wolph 602 Apr 12
30 Snoobab 602 Jul 09

GROUP 500
31 Ivan 594 March 13
32 Laine 593 (+4) June 13
33 Francoisd 588 Jan 12
34 Adrianp 580 Nov 12
35 Mattaxel 578 May 13
36 Pieter Steyn 567 Jan 12
37 Bush Baptist 560 April 13
38 Jacqual 560 Jul 09
39 Dotdan 558 April 13
40 Malles 550 Apr 10
41 Skopsie 541 Jan 12
42 Pantera Leo 536 (+3) June 13
43 Walt3 536 Dec 12 (T=550)
44 Gary 522 Nov 11
45 TrevorC 513 (+3) June 13 (T=520)
46 MikeV 513 Oct 09
47 Kameelperd 509 April 13
48 Batmad 508 Oct 12
49 Eben Lombard 502 Jan 10

GROUP 400
50 Falconry4ever 490 Feb 11
51 Tilandi 487 May 13
52 Roan 481 March 13
53 Salamanda 475 Jul 10
54 Huntsman 463 March 13 (T=501)
55 Nkumbe 449 Aug 12
56 Rusty Justy 449 May 10
57 Aquila#12 447 Aug 11
58 Kenpick 446 March 13 (T=460)
59 TaraLB 446 Feb 08
60 DavenJan 444 March 11
61 nightjar 444 Jan 10
62 Barcud 441 Aug 10
63 FireFinch 439 Dec 11
64 Laksman 437 Jan 10
65 Richman 433 Oct 12
66 Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec 09
67 Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 March 11
68 Kika 424 Sept 12
69 Jacliz 423 May 12
70 Maddy 418 Sep 10
71 Wondercloak 418 Oct 08
72 SaGecko 415 Oct 12
73 McGyver 414 Oct 10
74 mountainview 408 April 11
75 bosmadmark 402 June 13

GROUP 300
76 PNF 393 (+4) June 13 (T=400)
77 Arks 391 April 13
78 Gjorgi 389 Jan 12
79 Jan46 388 Nov 11
80 Estienne 387 Feb 11
81 Wild Family 386 Jun 07
82 wildthing 385 March 12
83 Jurgens 380 Apr 09
84 Bok bok 376 Jan 07
85 Duke Ellieton 372 March 13 (T=400)
86 Sharifa 366 March 13 (T=401)
87 KobusF 361 June 13
88 pnm 355 Sept 12
89 Anne MarieSA 354 March 13 (T=370)
90 BushBuddies 353 April 13
81 Guinea Pig 351 Jan 13
92 Black Harrier 346 Feb 11
93 Sky 345 May 12
94 JenB 338 Oct 09 (T=450)
95 Jeanus 338 Nov 08
96 Nattim 336 Apr 12 (T=350)
97 Bahamut 332 March 12
98 Rooies 331 Sep 08 (-2 position frozen! :P )
99 Magaff 327 Oct 08
100 Ifubesi 325 Sep 10
102 Cherries 323 March 13
103 Kwando 322 Nov 11
104 JP Huis 322 Mar 09
105 DuQues 318 Jan 13
106 Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sept 11
107 Dabchick 303 Nov 10
108 Rodsab 301 May 11

GROUP 200
109 Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan 12
110 Freda 296 Apr 08
111 Jungle Junkie 293 March 12
112 kooscra 293 Feb 11
113 Skyjuggler 286 Apr 09
114 Elsa 284 Jan 10
115 Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan 08
116 Wildewilhelm 277 Mar 09
117 Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug 09
118 Oddesy 262 March 13 (T=350)
119 Davejenny 254 Nov 11
120 Sprocky 254 Dec 09
121 RosemaryH 251 Mar 08
122 csummers 250 Feb 09
122 Wild about cats 249 April 11
123 Hobbit 248 Mar 09
124 Crested Val 245 April 13 (T=250)
125 Kingfishergirl 239 Feb 09
126 Granjan 238 Aug 12
127 cpetzer 238 Jul 08
128 Senyetse 238 Jan 08
129 Junior1449 237 Oct 08
130 Super mongoose 230 March 13 (T=250)
131 Beefmaster 228 Nov 08
132 Mel123 226 Dec 12
133 Katja 223 Jan 07
134 Flutterby 219 April 11
135 Scottm 215 Jan 12
136 Mgoddard 214 April 11
137 gavinp 214 Jan 07
138 Deville 213 Jan 07
139 Ossendrywer 211 Jan 11
140 MarkwildDog 212 Aug 08
141 SuperBat 208 Apr 10
142 Neil Crawford 206 Mar 09
143 ShakeyJakes 205 May 09
144 Alf King 205 May 09
145 BushAddict 203 Jan 103

GROUP 100
146 DinkyBird 199 Aug 10 (T=200)
147 Restio 197 Mar 08
148 H.erectus 196 March 13 (T=201)
149 jonty1 189 Mar 08
150 acekam 188 Feb 07
151 Oumie 181 Jan 07
152 leopardspotter 181 Jan 07
153 MaryMattMillie 176 Nov 11
154 Jock 174 Aug 08
155 bucky 170 Mar 07
156 Bontebok 168 Jul 10 (T=220)
157 Normana53 164 Oct 09
158 Wild@Heart 160 Jan 07
159 Michael367 148 (photo's) July 11
160 Batsman 146 Jun 09
161 bert 131 Jul 08
162 JacoPietersen 128 Nov 12
163 Alicia 124 June 12
164 bentley 121 Aug 07
165 Albert 110 May 13
166 jaapvandijk 105 Jan 07

GROUP <100
167 Boje1212 81 Dec 12
168 Quin2008 75 Dec 09
169 Meinfam 71 Jan 07
170 Toddelelfe 67 Jan 07
171 scipio 61 Feb 08
172 Moira de Swart 33 Dec 08
173 Rusky 31 (worldlist 464) (Aus list 219) (India list 238) Sept 12
174 Curtis Dillon 18 Dec 098

Enjoy the birding and listing.... :thumbs_up:

Two new members this month. Welcome aboard KobusF & bosmadmark! All the best and looking Forward to your updates! :-)

To all the fellow birders out there, join in the list and become involved
in the challenge and get a ranking!


So long as we have fun and love the moments out there!

A big Congrats to Johan N for also crossing the 600 Mark! Keep on Birding! :dance: :thumbs_up:

The climbers are highlighted in red and a very well done to you
New entries are in blue!!!
Orange are the movers to a higher group !

Well done to this months new jacket holders!
The 3 biggest climbers for June being:

1- Johan N (14) - Red Jacket
2- Imax (9) - Green Jacket
3- WTM; Liane; PNF (4) -Blue Jacket

Please make mention of the Target you want to reach by the end of 2013 , and please also post your total and target in BOLD. It makes it much easier to see for me....
P.S once you've mentioned your total thats fine unless you want to update the mark!

Keep up the Birding and what ever you guys and girls do enjoy it while you still can!
Looks like in the winter has gotten hold of us now! Keep safe on the roads out there.........
Wishing you all a safe and successful rest of the year! Whatever you do keep one eye on the feathered friends! Well done on all those successful updates!
Keep an eye out for those real specials!
Master of Stats signing off.......
:thumbs_up: :rtm: :hmz: :whistle: :cam:
Stiffneck on the loose.....
Latest Lifer:= Lesser Crested Tern; Rufous Winged Cisticola.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by MattAxel » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:06 am

Up to 581 after adding Chestnut-banded Plover, Grey-backed Sparrowlark and Red-chested Flufftail.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Scops » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:09 am

hi Listers !

Please add me - 614 species - last being European nightjar at Cape Videal - with WTM's help :D
Target for the end of the year is 620 (very ambitious) and the immediate target birds are Shelley's and Coqui Francolin which i will be searching very hard for in KNP next week.

cheers
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Batmad » Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:23 pm

510 for me :)...TrevorC, Very well done on taking me over ;) :thumbs_up:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by H. erectus » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:21 pm

Me still struggling but getting there,...

Rose-ringed Parakeet
Pied Avocet


I'm on 199 now I think!!!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by WildThing » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:02 pm

Please move me to 388.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by MattAxel » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:30 pm

I'm up to 588 after adding 7 lifers in the Kgalagadi:
582. Sociable Weaver
583. Chat Flycatcher
584. Namaqua Sandgrouse
585. Pygmy Falcon
586. Dusky Sunbird
587. Burchell's Sandgrouse
588. Red-necked Falcon

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Eugene123 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:26 am

I added a few in the last month,
Greater Sheatbill and
Northern Giant Petrel,
Southern Giant Petrel,
Antarctic Prion,
Great-winged Petrel,
Arctic Tern,
Slender-billed Prion on a pelagic out of Cape Town this past weekend
New total 624

I have had a look at my list and I had to remove 2 birds that were clearly wrongly ticked. Correct total 622
Last edited by Eugene123 on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by jjboth » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:47 am

Hi, i'm new here, you can put mine down as a modest 108, going to try and up it each month with 5 new ones. :D

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by deefstes » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:58 am

I haven't updated my total here in yonks. In December I've managed to add five lifers (American Golden Plover, Grey Kestrel, Gull-billed Tern, Sharp-tailed Starling and Shelley's Sunbird) on a Namibian trip but disaster struck on the final day when my laptop was stolen and with it my entire birding database.

That gave me the opportunity though to sit down and recount and audit my entire list again and after half a year I finally know my total again :D Make that 841.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Scottm » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:45 pm

It is never a great feeling when a PC is stolen, but having a hard-disk crash could cause the same level of anxiety and data loss. :wall:

To avoid any document loss in the future, I back up all my critical information to dropbox, and all my photos both to external drives and to Flickr. I also have a web-based backup e-mail address on gmail, to which I e-mailed myself scans of all my family's travel documents, ID's, passports and the like, so that they are available from any internet-connected PC

Should my PC ever get stolen or damaged beyond data retrieval, the only documents/photos I am ever likely to lose are those just captured, before the automated upload and update takes place with the next connection to the internet, and even then, I never erase my photos off my cards until they have been stored in at least two different places.

There is no longer any excuse to ever lose any documents, photos or other information in future. Just do your homework and put the appropriate automated processes in place..... :thumbs_up:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by deefstes » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:31 pm

I hear you Scottm. I've been an "old school" backer upper and have religiously made backups on external media and offsite servers. The loss was actually rather limited and it was thanks to my diligent backups that I didn't lose a whole lot more. The reason my birding database (and SCUBA diving database) was not backed up was because it was in a non-standard directory which never occurred to me might require backing up.

I'm quite keen to start backing up in the cloud but I'm still unsure exactly what approach to follow. Dropbox is very cool but it requires that you put anything that should be backed up in the C:\Users\MyUserName\Dropbox folder or whichever folder is configured as your DropBox folder. But how do you back up a file that sits in C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\DATA or whatever other weird folder? If you have any tips, it'd be much appreciated.

Scottm wrote:It is never a great feeling when a PC is stolen, but having a hard-disk crash could cause the same level of anxiety and data loss. :wall:

To avoid any document loss in the future, I back up all my critical information to dropbox, and all my photos both to external drives and to Flickr. I also have a web-based backup e-mail address on gmail, to which I e-mailed myself scans of all my family's travel documents, ID's, passports and the like, so that they are available from any internet-connected PC

Should my PC ever get stolen or damaged beyond data retrieval, the only documents/photos I am ever likely to lose are those just captured, before the automated upload and update takes place with the next connection to the internet, and even then, I never erase my photos off my cards until they have been stored in at least two different places.

There is no longer any excuse to ever lose any documents, photos or other information in future. Just do your homework and put the appropriate automated processes in place..... :thumbs_up:
"Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals ... except the weasel." -Homer Simpson

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by pnm » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:07 pm

Oh the shame - I see I haven't updated since Sept 2012 when I was on 355. Not my fault - I was not allowed out to play as I was working flat out with no trips. The suddenly all since April 2013 I have had three trips - one to the Karroo staying at Prince Alfred and Cradock, then the two biggies, a trip to Ndumo (including a guided walk) and a full day trip to Marievale. Talk about fun! I got some of my great dreams - African Rail, Eastern Nicator and Fairy Flycatcher.

My new total: 381 (done on Roberts so it should be accurate). My next target is 395. I never set too high or I may just give up.

Many thanks to Dotdan, Wildtuinman, Lizet Grobbelaar and Ladybird who all helped me with my IDs on the forums. My accuracy ran at about 50%. Still lots to learn!

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Batmad » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:01 pm

Pete- It's through the help of people with more experience than you which benefits you the most. They help open your eyes to smaller, finer details and options which you would never have thought about but which becomes habit as you become more used to the birding world :D

And if I was you, push for 400...it's an amazing feeling and is reachable with your current total :thumbs_up: . When next are you in Gauteng? Have you birded the greater Gauteng area before? North of Pretoria and South of Joburg?
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