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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:15 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:The second part of your question about the effect the inclusion of N Moz would have on the birding numbers of Southern Africa is another tough one to answer. I am by no means qualified to give that answer as all of my African birding has been done south of the LIMPOPO and ORANGE! :lol:


It is about time we birded together again Joh, and since you have never been to Kgalagadi......
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:22 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:
It is about time we birded together again Joh, and since you have never been to Kgalagadi......


In your dreams, BB!

Kgalagadi is my second most favourite NP! However, I have only been there on three occasions! Can do with many more visits... so take it from there! :lol:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:40 pm

Er...Joh...Kgalagadi is north of the Orange river..... :roll:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:07 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Er...Joh...Kgalagadi is north of the Orange river..... :roll:



Kinda difficult to make the jump from the Kunene to the Orange... One tends to forget the bit up to Union's End!

Suffice to say then that all my African birding have been confined to areas south of the RSA's northern borders! :redface:

Now, about the start of that other conversation...
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by onewithnature » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:39 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:So, onewithnature, when do we make a bird lister out of you? Do I have to sell the thrill of the lifer some more? :lol:


No, Johan, you're a great salesman - you could sell pap to a rural, never mind birds to a duckling. :thumbs_up: The problem is twofold. Firstly, I find finding an annoying bird quite - well, annoying; so tend to give up too many times. Secondly, I can't remember accurately what birds I have seen and what is wishful thinking. :roll: However, since MM has suggested she might be submitting a list, I think I may one day begin annotating. (She'll probably eviscerate me for this.) Let me dwell on the starting line some more, but you will be the first to know when the race begins in earnest.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by walt3 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:18 pm

Long time, no post ! My total for the end of 2012 is 536. Target for 2013 ? 550 !

525. Mosque Swallow - KNP
526. Red-faced Cisticola - KNP
527. Bradfield’s Swift - De Aar
528. Pale-winged Starling - De Aar
529. Lark-like Bunting - De Aar
530. Fairy Flycatcher - De Aar
531. Tractrac Chat - Namib-Naukluft
532. Greater Sand Plover - Walvisbay
533. Lesser Honeyguide - Pafuri
534. Black-throated Wattle-eye - Pafuri
535. Bearded Scrub-robin - Punda Maria
536. Sedge Warbler - Kgomokgomo

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by mel123 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:59 pm

I added Red-billed teal and White-throated swallow during a visit to the Free State, but I'm done for 2012.
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