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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan N » Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:11 pm

Bushbuddies wrote:
Johan N wrote:I moved up to 693 (Photographed) since April 2015.


Photographed - wow! :clap: That's amazing! :thumbs_up:


Thanks - it gets tough at times getting good photo's but my persistence helps in getting those images. :thumbs_up:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by TrevorC » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:36 pm

Picked up 2 early ticks this year already, so now on 636 Hope I can keep up the momentum :pray:

Spotted Crake
Western Marsh-Harrier
Latest Lifers: African Broadbill, Pale-crowned Cisticola, Botha's Lark

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by rodsab » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:17 am

After cracking the 400 mark in January, I spent this last weekend in Wakkerstoom, hosted by the SAN Parks Honary Rangers. After a fantastic well organised weekend of birding in rainy, overcast weather, I listed 124 species of which 23 where lifers...
My lifers included :
Black, Montagues and African Marsh Harrier, Red and Grey Winged Francolin and Rudds Lark.....

This brings my Life List to 424 (Target= 450)

Happy Birding folks
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Crested Val » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:28 am

Oh dear having not been back to SA since April 2014, my list has sadly been stuck!!!

Glad to say we are back for 9 weeks, and I have 2 to add so far!!!

Southern Crowned Crane
African Crowned Eagle

254 - Target 300

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Batmad » Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:21 pm

Not everyday one gets two lifers in quick succession over two days when over the 800 mark, so needless to say when both a Red Phalarope and Spotted Crake turned up in Gauteng I was incredibly happy! Latest update: 822 :thumbs_up:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:31 pm

Well done Batmad! :clap: :clap:

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by TrevorC » Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:43 am

Eventually picked up my long time bogey bird in KNP last weekend, so now up to 637 :dance: :dance:

Gorgeous Bush-Shrike - Pretoriuskop in the KNP
Latest Lifers: African Broadbill, Pale-crowned Cisticola, Botha's Lark

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:23 pm

Just returned from a trip to 2 neighbouring countries and got a shedload of new beauties, 43 in fact plus a bird not yet recognised as a Southern African bird, so for now I will keep it in reserve. I am now on 717 now thanks to;

White chested Alethe
Chirinda Apalis
Whyte's Barbet
Bohm's Bee-eater
Black winged Bishop
Dwarf Bittern
African Broadbill
Cabanis's Bunting
Augur Buzzard
Singing Cisticola
Short-winged Cisticola
Red-faced Crimsonwing
Black and White Flycatcher
White tailed Crested Flycatcher
Moustached Grass-warbler
Stripe-cheeked Greenbul
Yellow-streaked Greenbul
Chestnut-fronted Helmet-shrike
African Hobby
Silvery-cheeked Hornbill
Weatern Marsh Harrier
Lesser Moorhen
European Nightjar
Swynnerton's Robin
Miombo Rock-thrush
Eastern Saw-wing
Black-eared Seedeater
Miombo blue-eared Starling
Bronzy Sunbird
Miombo double collared Sunbird
Variable Sunbird
Mottled Swift
Cinnamon-breasted Tit
Miombo Tit
Yellow Wagtail - and one is currently 10 km from my house and I saw this one on the Zambezi River...........
Dark-capped Yellow Warbler
Red-winged Warbler
Yellow-bellied Waxbill
African Yellow White-eye - number 700
Broad-tailed Paradise Whydah
Green-backed Woodpecker
Speckle-throated Woodpecker
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:10 pm

O Stats Master, it is time for an other update.....
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:34 am

I'm really looking forward to the day that I take on the birds beyond our borders!

Well done, BB.

Anyhow, I managed to get the Waterfall Estate spotted crake... That bird is rediculously tame and tolerant of the hassle and bussle of city life!

It takes me to 676
692 Latest lifers: Manx shearwater, Antarctic prion, Northern giant petrel, Northern royal albatross, Eurasian oystercatcher, Gull-billed tern, Black-bellied storm petrel, European storm petrel, Sooty falcon

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:57 am

Johan van Rensburg wrote:Anyhow, I managed to get the Waterfall Estate spotted crake... That bird is rediculously tame and tolerant of the hassle and bussle of city life!


And the birders who kindly gave me a lift from Centurion to Atlasville on Tuesday drove through Midrand and ignored my request to tarry briefly for the spotted crake. :wall:

No Christmas card for them this year..... :sniper:
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:01 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Just returned from a trip to 2 neighbouring countries and got a shedload of new beauties, 43 in fact plus a bird not yet recognised as a Southern African bird, so for now I will keep it in reserve. I am now on 717


Well done BB! :clap: You must have been thrilled with all those lifers in one trip! I would have been! :thumbs_up:
: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 Albert » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:42 pm

End of January update... (pales into insignificance compared to BB's efforts!)

Red-billed Teal (Stellenbosch 01-Jan)
Common Tern (Struisbaai, Jan-10)
Little Sparrowhawk (Ebb & Flow, GRNP, Jan-26)
African Rail (Rondevlei, GRNP, Jan-28)
Western Yellow Wagtail (Rondevlei, GRNP, Jan-28)

Brings me to 405
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:29 pm

It is not a competition Albert.

I have just been to places that you have not........yet.

I enjoy my birding colleagues' achievements and milestones
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:28 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:It is not a competition Albert.

I have just been to places that you have not........yet.

I enjoy my birding colleagues' achievements and milestones


:lol: :thumbs_up:
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....


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