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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Imax » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:30 am

wildtuinman wrote:
Johan van Rensburg wrote:
Well done on sinking that Stierlings' bogey bird, WTM! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks JVR. :D :D



more common as Mossies, I told him, but he did not believe me!!

I am up to 612 now.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:43 pm

One morning's birding on my "stoep" - Rietvleidam delivered 4 new birdies for us:

826 - Yellow-crowned Bishop (Goudgeelvink)
727 - Cape Longclaw (Oranjekeelkalkoentjie)
829 - White-winged Widowbird (Witvlerkflap)
348 - Rock Dove (Tuinduif) - which we've seen before - but never "ticked" off on the lifelist... :slap:

To bring our new total to 348
:dance: First South to North KNP trip booked! :dance:
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12-14 June 2017 - Talamati
15-17 June 2017 - Olifants
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by TrevorC » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:45 pm

Had a good 2 weeks to end off January with 7 new birds added to up my total to 503 :D :D

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Midrand)
Pink-backed Pelican (Umgeni River)
Bearded Scrub-Robin (KNP)
African Pygmy-Goose (Leeupan - KNP) No. 500 :dance:
Brown-headed Parrot (KNP)
Double-banded Sandgrouse (KNP)
Broard-biller Roller (KNP)

2013 target will now be 520 :D
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:48 pm

Welcome to the 500+ gang Trevor. I got no 500 2 months ago (grey rumped swallow).
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johann » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:23 am

Up to 629 with a few birds after a weekend's birding in Kruger. Setting a target of 650 for the end of the year. It might be a bit high as I'm not sure if I'll be able to do any long trips this year. I'm sure there will be lots of fun in trying to get there at least.

On the way:
627 Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurus Kortstertkoester
628 Broad-tailed Warbler Schoenicola brevirostris Breëstertsanger

Punda Maria:
629 Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis Ovambosperwer
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Black Coucal Centropus grillii Swartvleiloerie
Flappet Lark Mirafra rufocinnamomea Laeveldklappertjie

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bosnimf » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:33 pm

Well done Johann, I am sure some dedicated weekend birding can get you to 650 before the end of the year :D

I moved up to 769. It is really hard work to get lifers now!! 800 seems a lifetime away :cry:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by huntsman » Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:45 pm

Moved to 458 with 8 more after four days in KNP:

Dusky Lark
African Dusky Flycatcher
Black Sparrowhawk
Wood Sandpiper
Bushveld Pipit
Tawny-Flanked Prinia
Brown-Throated Martin
Green-Backed Cameroptera

Nice haul, particularly as February was one of my bogey months with not a single lifer until then...!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:07 am

Black Coucal in Kruger push me up to 638 and Laine to 587.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:22 pm

:lol: :lol: Sjeesh, BB. Now you go donkey years back! :lol: :lol:

I have been very fortunate in getting around to see places in the last few years. My moving year was 2009 when I ticked a whopping 100 lifers in the year.

I've also birded Gauteng with a fine comb since then. :thumbs_up:

Kruger did not produce too many lifers since 2009, but it still remains one of my best birding destinations in the country. You just never know what to expect around the next bend in the road.

Laine and I stopped in a stream running over the S137 on Saturday morning to look for African Crake. We saw this fella instead - perfectly camouflaged 5m from the car. No way we would've seen it had we been non-birders. :thumbs_up:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Super Mongoose » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:46 pm

I started birding mid April last year and it's been a awesome journey into another world, not even a full year yet!

I'm still in the lower numbers and my new telly stands on 196 (previous 166). My new target for 2013 is 250 and I'm still enjoying the "honey moon" stage ticking off the birdies.

My new lifers since my last post include a long weekend in Dinokeng where we saw our first Woodland Kingfisher and an afternoon at Rust de Winter Nature Reserve where we saw our first African Jacana.

(Rust de Winter dam had surprisingly little bird life for a dam of its size, I think there were about 200 to 250 fisherman all on the Northern side of the dam and at least 30 boats, that maybe isn't ideal for water fowl. We spotted only one African Jacana (we really looked hard for more), only one Green backed heron and one Fish Eagle among the 14 species we saw the afternoon at the dam.)
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Eugene123 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:51 pm

Please move me up to 587 after Big birding weekend, december birding and a few others
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Trevor Hardaker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:38 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:I went to the first page 'by mistake' and saw the very first list posted 6 years ago.

I started on 399 and my Gautie mates Johan van Rensburg and Wildtuinman on 330 and 342 respectively. In about 2009 the 3 of us spent a delightful day picking up lifers on the Zaagkuil? road. Since then, Oom, who seems to commute regularly to Kruger has progressed to 638, and Joh to 650 within the borders of SA.

Well done chaps. :clap: :clap: I am on a distant 558.


You shouldn't really complain about that BB... That's still over 150 lifers in the last 6 years, hardly something worth complaining about... :clap:

Although I am not listed here, I have not had as much success as you in the last 6 years and have only added a mere 8 birds to my list... :shock: And it's not like I don't spend enough time out in the field... So, if you want to feel depressed, try 8 birds in 6 years and then we can talk again... :wall:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:54 pm

Trevor Hardaker wrote: Although I am not listed here...



You are a valued contributor to these pages, Trevor. I'm wondering if you'd like your total to be part of our list (modest as our list is...)
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Trevor Hardaker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:59 pm

DotDan wrote:Nobody wants to see that total. :lol:


Well, there you have it Johan right from the horse's mouth... :tongue:

I really don't mind either way, so I can be added or left off... I'll leave it up to others to decide... :whistle:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Crested Val » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:50 pm

Double-Banded Sandgrouse.

Total 237 - Target 250


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