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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:54 am

During a "stolen" day at Golden Gate I added:

African Stonechat
Mocking Cliff Chat
Buff-streaked Chat
Cape Bunting
African Back Swift
Alpine Swift
Red-collared Widowbird
Cape Vulture
Bearded Vulture

That brings me up to 188

Have 4 "unknowns" to ID from the photographs I took as well.....
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Ladybirder » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:45 pm

Almost forgot to add my only lifer in Kruger,the Montagu's Harrier. total 651.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Adansonia » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:50 am

I am currently stuck on 699........ Hopefully I will break through the 700's after an upcoming tiger fishing trip in the Okavango!

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by JenB » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:18 am

Seeing that I was reminded that my lifelist is a tad behind.... :tongue:

It's not an easy task trying to catch up so I'll carry on from here.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by addictedToBirds » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:58 pm

Up to 469 after a few trips in the recent months. Highlights include a Desert Cisticola, a group of 4 Marsh Owls out and about at 9 in the morning (both at Rust de Winter), Spike-heeled Lark, African Quailfinch, Dwarf Bittern and Double-Banded Courser (all at barberspan on Saturday)

I am targeting 500 for the end of the year

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Crested Val » Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:08 pm

Seen on an evening drive.............a beautiful Spotted Eagle Owl, and a Mozambique Nightjar.

Total=252 Target=260

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Eugene123 » Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:27 pm

I have added a few birds since last update.
River Warbler - Rust de Winter
Pink-backed Pelican - Umgeni River Mouth
Red Knot - Umgeni River Mouth
Drakensberg Rockjumper - Wisieshoek
Bearded Vulture - Wisieshoek

and did the Bushmanland Circuit with Japie Claassen, getting all the specials; a super "larky" weekend:

Tractrac Chat
Red Lark
Black-eared Sparrowlark
Ludwig's Bustard
Sclater's Lark
Stark's Lark

Added a visit to Port Nolloth and Springbok and saw some special birds there too:

Barlow's Lark
Karoo Lark
Cape Long-billed Lark
Large-billed Lark
Grey Tit
Cinnamon-breasted Warbler

New total 656
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Thu May 01, 2014 6:06 pm

665 with a Neergaard's sunbird as the latest 'victim'
685 2016 lifers: Spotted crake, Lesser jacana, Burchell's courser, Double-banded courser, Rufous-tailed scrub robin, House crow, Manx shearwater, Antarctic prion, Northern giant petrel, Northern royal albatross

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu May 01, 2014 8:47 pm

Nice one Joh! :thumbs_up:

Big day for me today, I got the elusive ground woodpecker AND Cape rockjumper on a windless day at Rooiels. :dance:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by JacoPietersen » Tue May 06, 2014 1:33 pm

I've added 49 to my list after a visit to Punda Maria moved my total up to 119.

Targeting 200 and the end of the year.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Ferdelance » Wed May 07, 2014 3:03 pm

A quick weekend twitch to P.E added me 2 Lifers :

Bridled Tern - Cape Reciefe
Karoo Korhaan - Graaf Reniet

Takes me to 650... :thumbs_up:
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Latest Lifer:= Lesser Crested Tern; Rufous Winged Cisticola.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Ferdelance » Wed May 07, 2014 3:32 pm

April 2014

GROUP 900
1 Trevor Hardaker 907 Aug 13

GROUP 800
2 Lizet Grobbelaar 859 March 14
3 Niall 857 Sept 13
4 Deefstes 841 Aug 13
5 Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan 10
6 Johnd 800 May 12

GROUP 700
7 Bosnimf 769 Jan 13
8 Yolande Oelsen 765 (+25) April 14
9 Jakkalsbessie 764 Aug 13
10 JoelR 707 Jan 13
11 Moegaai 700 Dec 12

GROUP 600
12 Adansonia 699 (+23) April 14
13 Oryx 698 Nov 10
14 Sion 678 Jan 10 (photographed)
15 Johan van Rensburg 665 (+1) April 14
16 Johan N 659 Feb 14 (Photographed)
17 Eugene123 656 (+17) April 14
18 Wildtuinman 656 Feb 14
19 Ladybirder 651 (+1) April 14
20 Ferdelance 650 (+6) April 14
21 Elminster 643 Feb 10 (SO = 570)
22 Batmad 642 March 14 (T=800)
23 Bookman 635 Mar 09
24 Snoobab 633 Nov 13
25 wildjohn 640 Jan 07
26 Johann 631 March 13
27 Gfordyce 631 Apr 10
28 Imax 630 Feb 14
29 Scops 614 Aug 13
30 Mattaxel 612 Feb 14
31 Laine 611 Feb 14
32 Ivan 607 Feb 14
33 Leonie2 607 Oct 12
34 O-Dog 604 March 12
35 Wolph 602 Apr 12
36 Adrianp 600 Sept 13

GROUP 500
37 Boomerang 599 March 14
38 Francoisd 588 Jan 12
39 Skopsie 572 (+31) April 14
40 Bush Baptist 570 (+2) April 14
41 Dotdan 568 Feb 14
42 Pieter Steyn 567 Jan 12
43 Jacqual 560 Jul 09
44 Pantera Leo 555 Feb 14 (T=585)
45 Malles 550 Apr 10
46 TrevorC 544 Feb 14 (T=570)
47 Walt3 536 Dec 12
48 JenB 523 (+185) April 14
49 Gary 522 Nov 11
50 MikeV 513 Oct 09
51 Kameelperd 511 Dec 13
52 Huntsman 510 March 14
53 Kika 509 March 14 (T=535)
54 Nkumbe 506 March 14 (T=530)
55 Tilandi 503 Feb 14 (T=520)
56 Eben Lombard 502 Jan 10
57 Roan 501 Dec 13

GROUP 400
58 Falconry4ever 490 Feb 11
59 Salamanda 475 Jul 10
60 AddictedToBirds 469 (+15) April 14 (T=500)
61 Penza 463 Sept 13
62 DavenJan 460 Sept 13
63 Rusty Justy 449 May 10
64 Aquila#12 447 Aug 11
65 Kenpick 446 March 13
66 TaraLB 446 Feb 08
67 nightjar 444 Jan 10
68 Johan Viljoen 443 March 14 (T=480)
69 Barcud 441 Aug 10
70 FireFinch 439 Dec 11
71 Laksman 437 Jan 10
72 Richman 433 Oct 12
73 Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec 09
74 Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 March 11
75 Jacliz 425 Feb 14
76 Maddy 418 Sep 10
77 Wondercloak 418 Oct 08
78 SaGecko 415 Oct 12
79 McGyver 414 Oct 10
80 mountainview 408 April 11
81 bosmadmark 402 June 13

GROUP 300
82 PNF 398 Dec 13
83 BushBuddies 380 Feb 14
84 Arks 391 April 13
85 wildthing 390 Oct 13
86 Gjorgi 389 Jan 12
87 Jan46 388 Nov 11
88 Estienne 387 Feb 11
89 Wild Family 386 Jun 07
90 pnm 383 Dec 13
91 Jaytea 382 Sept 13
92 Jurgens 380 Apr 09
93 Bok bok 376 Jan 07
94 Duke Ellieton 372 March 13
95 Dabchick 369 Feb 14
96 Sharifa 366 March 13
97 KobusF 361 June 13
98 Anne MarieSA 354 March 13
99 Guinea Pig 351 Jan 13
100 Black Harrier 346 Feb 11
101 Sky 345 May 12
102 Jeanus 338 Nov 08
103 Nattim 336 Apr 12
104 Bahamut 332 March 12
105 Rooies 331 Sep 08
106 Rodsab 327 Feb 14 (T=400)
107 Magaff 327 Oct 08
108 Ifubesi 325 Sep 10
109 Maretam 324 (+50) April 14
110 Cherries 323 March 13
111 Kwando 322 Nov 11
112 JP Huis 322 Mar 09
113 DuQues 318 Jan 13
114 Boje1212 317 Feb 14
115 Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sept 11
116 Oddesy 308 Oct 13

GROUP 200
117 Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan 12
118 Freda 296 Apr 08
119 Jungle Junkie 293 March 12
120 kooscra 293 Feb 11
121 Skyjuggler 286 Apr 09
122 Elsa 284 Jan 10
123 Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan 08
124 Wildewilhelm 277 Mar 09
125 Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug 09
126 JaniceE 264 Dec 13
127 Davejenny 254 Nov 11
128 Sprocky 254 Dec 09
129 Crested Val 252 (+2) April 14 (T=260)
130 RosemaryH 251 Mar 08
131 csummers 250 Feb 09
132 Wild about cats 249 April 11
133 Hobbit 248 Mar 09
134 Kingfishergirl 239 Feb 09
135 Granjan 238 Aug 12
136 cpetzer 238 Jul 08
137 Senyetse 238 Jan 08
138 Junior1449 237 Oct 08
139 Super mongoose 230 Feb 14 (T=283)
140 Beefmaster 228 Nov 08
141 NetEk 226 Dec 13
142 Mel123 226 Dec 12
143 Katja 223 Jan 07
144 Flutterby 219 April 11
145 Scottm 215 Jan 12
146 Mgoddard 214 April 11
147 gavinp 214 Jan 07
148 Deville 213 Jan 07
149 Ossendrywer 211 Jan 11
150 MarkwildDog 212 Aug 08
151 H.erectus 209 Oct 13
152 SuperBat 208 Apr 10
153 Neil Crawford 206 Mar 09
154 ShakeyJakes 205 May 09
155 Alf King 205 May 09
156 BushAddict 203 Jan 10

GROUP 100
157 DinkyBird 199 Aug 10 (T=200)
158 Restio 197 Mar 08
159 jonty1 189 Mar 08
160 Albert 188 (+12) April 14 (T=200)
161 acekam 188 Feb 07
162 Oumie 181 Jan 07
163 leopardspotter 181 Jan 07
164 MaryMattMillie 176 Nov 11
165 Jock 174 Aug 08
166 bucky 170 Mar 07
167 Bontebok 168 Jul 10 (T=220)
168 Barryels 167 Sept 13
169 Normana53 164 Oct 09
170 Wild@Heart 160 Jan 07
171 Michael367 148 (photo's) July 11
172 Batsman 146 Jun 09
173 bert 131 Jul 08
174 Alicia 124 June 12
175 bentley 121 Aug 07
176 JacoPietersen 119 April 14 (T=200)
177 jjboth 108 Aug 13
178 jaapvandijk 105 Jan 07

GROUP <100
179 Quin2008 75 Dec 09
180 Meinfam 71 Jan 07
181 Toddelelfe 67 Jan 07
182 scipio 61 Feb 08
183 Moira de Swart 33 Dec 08
184 Rusky 31 (worldlist 464) (Aus list 219) (India list 238) Sept 12
185 Curtis Dillon 18 Dec 98

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

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


A applause to JenB on reaching the 500 Lifer mark! Well done. Looks like you have been busy! :lol: :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:
Also congrats to Maretam for reaching the next milestone of 300 Lifers! Looks like the engagement was well worth it! :dance: :thumbs_up: :lol: :thumbs_up: :clap:

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

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 April being:

1- JenB (185) - Red Jacket
2- Maretam (50)- Green Jacket
3- Skopsie (31) -Blue Jacket

Have fun and make the most of your opportunities! :thumbs_up: :cam: :dance:
Please make mention of the Target you want to reach by the end of 2014 , 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!
Summer she's gone! Winter Shes here! Birding might slow down but that still means one can atlas and have a look at some winter specials and altitude migrants! Go get them birds.... :-) :thumbs_up: :dance: :cam: :tongue:

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 Batmad » Thu May 08, 2014 12:00 pm

646 for me after a 12 hour overnight drive down to Cape Recife, Port Elizabeth to twitch the Bridled Tern..Not only did we add the Bridled but Antartic Tern and Subantarctic Skua put in appearances.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sun May 11, 2014 7:46 pm

Also managed to get a few birdies lately and cross over the 400 mark! :dance:

At our local Rietvleidam:
520 - White-throated Swallow (Witkeelswael)
315 - Grey-headed Gull (Gryskopmeeu)
635 - Lesser Swamp Warbler (Kaapse Rietsanger)

Then in a garden in Britz/Hartebeespoort-area:
470 - Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird (Geelblestinker)

Golden Gate:
92 - Southern Bald Ibis (Kalkoenibis) - (actually in Bethlehem on our way to Golden Gate)
582 - Sentinel Rock-Thrush (Langtoonkliplyster)
550 - White-necked Raven (Withalskraai)
480 - Ground Woodpecker (Grondspeg) - after a long search for this one over the past year! :dance:
529 - Rock Martin (Kransswael)
670 - Wailing Cisticola (Huiltinktinkie)
712 - Mountain Wagtail (Bergkwikkie)
152 - Jackal Buzzard (Rooiborsjakkalsvoël)

Drakensberg:

644 - Yellow-throated Woodland-Warbler (Geelkeelsanger)
606 - White-starred Robin (Witkoljanfrederik)
598 - Chorister Robin-Chat (Lawaaimakerjanfrederik)
488 - Olive Woodpecker (Gryskopspeg)
565 - Bush Blackcap (Rooibektiptol) :dance:

Which brings our new total to 407.
:dance: First South to North KNP trip booked! :dance:
10-11 June 2017 - Lower Sabie
12-14 June 2017 - Talamati
15-17 June 2017 - Olifants
18-20 June 2017 - Mopani
21-22 June 2017 - Punda Maria
22-23 June 2017 - Pafuri Border Camp

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by addictedToBirds » Tue May 13, 2014 8:08 am

Up to 473 with Rosy-Ringed Parakeet, Gurney's Sugarbird, Lazy Cisticola, and Yellow-Bellied Greenbul. The target for the end of the year is still 500. Happy birding all


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