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How many birds on your list: 2010

Unread post by Batmad » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:37 am

Ok so i missed my year target by one, and got my life list up to 349, my 2010 target is 450
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2014 Birding Big Year- A 365 Day quest for 800 Species of Southern African Birds

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Unread post by pantera leo » Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:10 pm

:slap: I totaly missed my target with only 237 out of the 250 needed but ag it's just fine!

Went to Rietvlei Dam Nature Reserve yesterday and added 9 Lifers including Pied Starling, Marico Flycatcher, Yellow-crowned Bishop, Long-tailed Paradise-Whydah, Pin-tailed Whydah, Southern Grey-headed Sparrow, Green Wood-hoopoe, Steppe Buzzard and for some odd reason I can't remember the other one now!! :hmz:

So I'm up to 246, with a trip to Lower Sabie in a few days time (with hopefully plenty to see!) :dance: :dance:

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Unread post by kameelperd » Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:07 am

After visits to Sishen, Zeerust, Suikerbosrand and the KNP via Strydom Tunnel's Taita Falcon : :big_eyes: , my total is now 439. I am sure that after January's KNP birding weekwend it should top 450. :dance:

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Unread post by Josh of the Bushveld » Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:33 am

Ferdelance, thanks for the congratulations and for all the hard work in keeping track of everybody's numbers!

I'll probably take my birding more seriously in 2010 than I did in 2009, so hopefully I can climb even further.
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Unread post by Ferdelance » Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:48 am

Thanks Joshilewis.

Been tough lately, but I enjoy doing the list and it is cool.
Want to wish everyone a enjoyable Birding year and all the best for 2010!

I definitely started the year with a bang.Was in Marakele on the weekend. Got 4 lifers. Puts me on 317. What a scenic place. Got:
Woodland Kingfisher;
Pygmy Kingfisher;
Abdims Stork;
Amur Falcon; Female.
Stiffneck on the loose.....
Latest Lifer:= Lesser Crested Tern; Rufous Winged Cisticola.

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Unread post by Eben Lombard » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:45 pm

Eben Lombard - 502

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Unread post by Imax » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:56 pm

Hanno, very well done on reaching 800, its a fantastic achievement!!


Ferdelance, Thanks for the updated list.
Please move me total up to 517 with the addition of Layards Titbabbler, Red Winged Francolin, Eastern Long Billed Lark and SA Shellduck all seen in the Southern Freestate.

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Unread post by DavenJan » Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:12 pm

Our trip to northern KNP rendered 4 lifers,

Yellow billed Oxpecker
Pennent winged Nightjar
Green capped Eremomela
Bronze winged Courser

Total now 439.
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Unread post by Sion » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:19 pm

Its been a while since i last updated my total ,
So long i seem to have been removed :D

Added 13 on a trip to Creighton in November

bringing my total up to

678 Photographed.

Black Rumped Buttonquail
Cape Eagle Owl
Buff spotted flufftail
striped flufftail
blue swallow
Broard tailed warbler
Dark Capped Yellow warbler
Black Bushcap
Wing Snapping cisticola
Eastern Longbilled Lark
Orange Ground Thrush
Orange Breasted Waxbill
Yellow Breasted Pipit

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Unread post by JacoPietersen » Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:52 pm

Started birding this year or should I say started my lifer list this year and ended on 98.

Not quite the 150 target I had in mind.

My end of he year target is 220.

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Unread post by Sky » Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:38 pm

Thanks Ferdilance

One of the villians reporting in

New lifers for me
Moorhen
African Marsh Harrier
Mouse Coloured Flycatcher
Banded Martin
White Throated Swallow
25 December - Lower Sabie
26 - 31st satara
1 Jan 2016 Skukuza

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Unread post by Moegaai » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:55 am

A quick trip to Kgomo-kgomo yielded three lifers!

Sedge Warbler
Western Marsh-Harrier!!!
Dwarf Bittern!!!

This takes me to 649.

I'm going to be very brave (or crazy!?) and set my target for 2010 at a tough 700!

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Unread post by francoisd » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:58 am

With only about 5 trips for 2009 and all in areas I birded before I only managed one lifer for December - Montagu's Harrier - my list now 526

Maybe 2010 will allow more birding time :?
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Unread post by HannoLangenhoven » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:23 pm

My total moves up to 802 with Cuckoofinch. Thanks Niall.

Congrats Dewald! That is a landmark well passed! :clap: :clap: :clap:

If I have to set a target for 2010 it will be a realistic and humble 810.
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Unread post by Niall » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:06 pm

I ended up the 2009 year on 817 species, the last lifer I added in the year being Mountain Pipit in Lesotho. I found the nest and photographed a juvenile which was quite special. The pictures are here.

My target for 2010 is to have some fun birding! (So far so good - some links to some of my newest pics are linked on my homepage.)

Cheers, a bird filled 2010 to all of you!

Niall.


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