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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:22 am

]This is the now the official June 2016 update.
Notable here is the addition of a new lifer for Wildtuinman, three more for Pantera Leo, 7 more for Laine, and another tick for salamanda. Those added today (July 4) and others to follow will be taken into account for the July "jackets"

GROUP 900

1 . Trevor Hardaker 911 Apr-15

GROUP 800

2 . Niall 869 Apr-15
3 . Lizet Grobbelaar 859 Mar-14
4 . Deefstes 850 Dec-14
5 . Batmad 822 (+10) 27-Jan-16
6 . Hanno Langenhoven 803 Jan-10
7 . Johnd 800 May-16

GROUP 700

8 . Bosnimf 774 Dec-14
9 . Yolande Oelsen 769 Nov-14
10 . Ferdelance 768 (+14) Jun-16
11 . Jakkalsbessie 764 Aug-13
12 . Eugene123 764 (+87) 12-Jan-16
13 . Bush Baptist 721 (+49) 18-Apr-16 T=750
14 . Mattaxel 712 May-15
15 . Francios Du Plessis 710 Jul-14
16 . JoelR 707 Jan-13
17 . Adansonia 701 May-14
18 . Moegaai 700 Dec-12
19 . Johan N 700 (+24) 21-Feb-16 (Photographed)

GROUP 600

20 . Oryx 698 Nov-14
21 . Sion 678 Jan-10
22 . Johan van Rensburg 677 (+11) 13-Apr-16
23 . Wildtuinman 675 (+7) 04-Jul-16
24 . Ladybirder 651 Apr-14
25 . Elminster 643 Feb-10
26 . Imax 641 (+5) 11-Jan-16
27 . wildjohn 640 Jan-07
28 . TrevorC 637 (+5) 28-Jan-216
29 . Bookman 635 Mar-09
30 . Snoobab 633 Nov-13
31 . Johann 631 Mar-13
32 . Gfordyce 631 Apr-10
33 . Laine 623 (+7) 04-Jul-16
34 . Scops 614 Aug-13
35 . Francoisd 612 Jun-14
36 . Ivan 607 Feb-14
37 . Leonie2 607 Oct-12
38 . Boomerang 604 Feb-15
39 . O-Dog 604 Mar-12
40 . Dotdan 603 (+23) 11-Feb-16
41 . Wolph 602 Apr-12
42 . Adrianp 600 Sep-13

GROUP 500

43 . Skopsie 597 Dec-14
44 . Pantera Leo 589 (+25) 28-Jun-16 T=595
45 . Pieter Steyn 567 Jan-12
46 . Jacqual 560 Jul-09
47 . Malles 550 Apr-10
48 . AddictedToBirds 540 (+28) 29-Nov-15
49 . Walt3 536 Dec-12
50 . Kameelperd 533 Jul-15
51 . JenB 523 Apr-14
52 . Gary 522 Nov-11
53 . Tilandi 520 (+17) 17-Aug-15
54 . A graham 518 Sep-14
55 . MikeV 513 Oct-09
56 . Huntsman 510 Mar-14
57 . Kika 509 Mar-14 T=535
58 . Nkumbe 506 Mar-14 T=530
59 . Eben Lombard 502 Jan-10
60 . Roan 501 Dec-13
61 . BushBuddies 500 (+19) 06-Jan-16
62 . Sky 500 (+51) 05-Dec-15

GROUP 400

63 . Salamanda 499 (+2) 04-Jul-16 T=500
64 . Falconry4ever 490 Feb-11
65 . Penza 463 Sep-13
66 . DavenJan 460 Sep-13
67 . nightjar 456 (+7) 20-Dec-15
68 . Rusty Justy 449 May-10
69 . Jacliz 448 Feb-15
70 . Aquila#12 447 Aug-11
71 . Kenpick 446 Mar-13
72 . TaraLB 446 Feb-08
73 . Johan Viljoen 443 Mar-14 T=480
74 . Barcud 441 Aug-10
75 . FireFinch 439 Dec-11
76 . Laksman 437 Jan-10
77 . Richman 433 Oct-11
78 . Kingfisha/Hubby 433 Dec-09
79 . Michelle Nel(Caracal) 426 Mar-11
80 . Rodsab 424 (+47) 21-Jan-216 T=450
81 . Maddy 418 Sep-10
82 . Wondercloak 418 Oct-11
83 . SaGecko 415 Oct-12
84 . PNF 415 (+4) 07-Feb-16
85 . McGyver 414 01-Oct
86 . Albert 414 (+70) 06-Jun-16
87 . Arks 409 (+3) 05-Oct-15
88 . mountainview 408 01-Apr
89 . Jaytea 407 Nov-14
90 . pnm 407 Apr-15
91 . Gjorgi 403 Oct-14
92 . bosmadmark 402 Jun-13

GROUP 300

93 . Maretam 391 Feb-15
94 . Karen Mitton 391 (+61) 06-Nov-15
95 . wildthing 390 Oct-13
96 . Jan46 388 Nov-11
97 . Estienne 387 Feb-11
98 . Wild Family 386 Jun-07
99 . KobusF 385 (+24) 10-Feb-16
100 . Jurgens 380 Apr-09
101 . Bok bok 376 Jan-07
102 . Duke Ellieton 372 Mar-13
103 . Dabchick 369 Feb-14
104 . Sharifa 366 Mar-13
105 . Anne MarieSA 354 Mar-13
106 . Guinea Pig 351 Jan-13
107 . Boje1212 348 Jul-14 T=370
108 . Black Harrier 346 Feb-11
109 . Jeanus 338 Nov-08
110 . Nattim 336 Apr-12
111 . Bahamut 332 Mar-12
112 . Rooies 331 Sep-08
113 . Magaff 327 Oct-08
114 . fubesi 325 Sep-10
115 . Cherries 323 Mar-13
116 . Kwando 322 Nov-11
117 . JP Huis 322 Mar-09
118 . DuQues 318 Jan-13
119 . Josh of the Bushveld 313 Sep-11
120 . Oddesy 308 Oct-13
121 . Elsa 307 Nov-14
122 . Super mongoose 300 Feb-15

GROUP 200

123 . Gerhard & Marthie 296 Jan-12
124 . Freda 296 Apr-08
125 . Jungle Junkie 293 Mar-12
126 . kooscra 293 Feb-11
127 . Skyjuggler 286 Apr-09
128 . Asterix & Obelix 283 Jan-08
129 . Wildewilhelm 277 Mar-09
130 . Tessa G 275 Jan-15
131 . Eugene & Cathy 267 Aug-09
132 . JaniceE 264 Dec-13
133 . Davejenny 254 Nov-11
134 . Sprocky 254 Dec-09
135 . Crested Val 254 (+2) 21-Jan-16 T=300
136 . RosemaryH 251 Mar-08
137 . csummers 250 Feb-09
138 . Wild about cats 249 Apr-11
139 . Umtali1 249 (+108) 28-Oct-15 *
140 . Hobbit 248 Mar-09
141 . Kingfishergirl 239 Feb-09
142 . Granjan 238 Aug-11
143 . cpetzer 238 Jul-08
144 . Senyetse 238 Jan-08
145 . Junior1449 237 Oct-08
146 . Beefmaster 228 Nov-08
147 . NetEk 226 Dec-13
148 . Mel123 226 Dec-12
149 . Katja 223 Jan-07
150 . H.erectus 220 Sep-14
151 . Flutterby 219 Apr-11
152 . Scottm 215 Jan-12
153 . Mgoddard 214 Apr-11
154 . gavinp 214 Jan-07
155 . Deville 213 Jan-07
156 . MarkwildDog 212 Aug-08
157 . Ossendrywer 211 Jan-11
158 . SuperBat 208 Apr-11
159 . Neil Crawford 206 Mar-09
160 . ShakeyJakes 205 May-09
161 . Alf King 205 May-09
162 . Barryels 204 Dec-14 T=230
163 . BushAddict 203 Jan-10
164 . Gilbertr14 200 Jan-15

GROUP 100

165 . DinkyBird 199 Aug-10
166 . Restio 197 Mar-08
167 . jonty1 189 Mar-08
168 . acekam 188 Feb-07
169 . Oumie 181 Jan-07
170 . leopardspotter 181 Jan-07
171 . MaryMattMillie 176 Nov-11
172 . Jock 174 Aug-08
173 . bucky 170 Mar-07
174 . Bontebok 168 Jul-10 T=200
175 . Normana53 164 Oct-09
176 . Wild@Heart 160 Jan-07
177 . Shane Gover 148 Oct-11
178 . Michael367 148 Jul-11 (Photographed)
179 . Batsman 146 Jun-09
180 . bert 131 Jul-08
181 . JacoPietersen 124 Jun-14 T=200
182 . Alicia 124 Jun-12
183 . bentley 121 Aug-07
184 . jjboth 108 Aug-13

GROUP <100

185 . jaapvandijk 105 Jan-07
186 . Quin2008 75 Dec-09
187 . Meinfam 71 Jan-07
188 . Toddelelfe 67 Jan-07
189 . scipio 61 Feb-08
190 . Moira de Swart 33 Dec-08
191 . Rusky 31 Sep-12
192 . Curtis Dillon 18 Dec-98

I will attempt to keep the traditions going; with the last update being almost 10 months ago we have quite a lot of catching up to do, however, and I will therefore take a few shortcuts…
In the list above, all those that have added to their totals are in bold. In addition, everyone that has moved to a higher group will be in red. New entries (none in this update) will be in blue.
So; overall the biggest movers since August 2015 are:

Umtali1 : 108 new ticks (Red Jacket)
Eugene123: 87 new ticks (Green Jacket)
Albert: 70 new ticks (Blue Jacket)

Congratulations to Eugene 123, Bush Baptist and Johan N for joining the 700-club. In addition Johan N’s birds are all photographed; a phenomenal achievement! DotDan has joined the 600 club, and Sky and Bushbuddies have moved into the 500+ group. Rodsab and Albert (me 8) ) are now in the 400+ group, while Umtali1’s ticks has resulted in a move to the middle of the 200 club.

In a brief summary: the biggest movers (month by month as reported) has been:

Aug 2015: Tilandi (+17) and Pantera Leo (+9)
Sept 2015: Albert (+9), Johan van Rensburg (+7) and DotDan (+7)
Oct 2015: Umtali1 (+108), AddictedToBirds (+13) and Karin Mitton (+13)
Nov 2015: AddictedToBirds (+15) and Karin Mitton (+6)
Dec 2015: Sky (+51), Albert (+40) and Karin Mitton (+19)
Jan 2016: Eugene 123 (+87), Rodsab (+47) and Bush Baptist (+43)
Feb 2016: KobusF (+24), DotDan (+16), Pantera Leo (+7)
Mar 2016: Pantera Leo (+3) and PNF (+2)
Apr 2016: Bush Baptist (+4), Albert (+4) and Johan van Rensburg (+1)
Jun 2016:Karin Mitton (+23), Albert (+5) and Pantera Leo (+3)

Keep birding and keep updating. Encourage new birders to contribute to the list! :thumbs_up:
Last edited by Albert on Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:31 am

wildtuinman wrote:Completing a full house of coursers for South Africa with Burchell's Courser as #675


So now can I get that photograph...... :twisted: :twisted: ?
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by wildtuinman » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:43 am

Laine - 623
675
Latest Lifer(s): Burchell's Courser, Cory's Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, European Storm-Petrel, Great Winged Petrel, Grey Waxbill, Cape Rock-jumper

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:11 am

wildtuinman wrote:Laine - 623


Noted and added!
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:27 am

Well done on finding the Lesser Jacana Salamanda! :clap: :clap:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by salamanda » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:56 am

Bush Baptist wrote:Hey Sal...1 more.... Can't you squeeze it out of somewhere!


I know, I know - I was hoping to squeeze it out of Darvill, but no such luck. So frustrating . . . .

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Snoobab » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:31 pm

Geez I haven't updated in a while and also been a bit shy on New birds for the last year or 2 but my number is 657

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:09 pm

I also completed the full house on coursers... Probably at the same venue as WTM (20 km south of Vereeniging)? TWO lifers in one Pentad, adding double-banded and Burchell's within 15 minutes of each other. The Burchell's was a little distant, providing good views through the scope, but too far for anything but pix 'for the record'...

These two sightings take me up to 679
679 Last 5 lifers: Rüppell's vulture, Spotted crake, Lesser jacana, Burchell's courser, Double-banded courser

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:42 am

Wow! 679!!! Very well done Johan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:46 am

Snoobab wrote:Geez I haven't updated in a while and also been a bit shy on New birds for the last year or 2 but my number is 657


Welcome back (I see the last update was in 2013... :lol: )!

salamanda wrote:Having dipped on the Lesser Jacana at Skukuza golf course, I saw it at Darville yesterday so am now on 499.


I dipped in that same golf course Lesser Jacana not once, not twice but three times........ :redface:

Johan van Rensburg wrote:I also completed the full house on coursers... Probably at the same venue as WTM (20 km south of Vereeniging)? TWO lifers in one Pentad, adding double-banded and Burchell's within 15 minutes of each other. The Burchell's was a little distant, providing good views through the scope, but too far for anything but pix 'for the record'...

These two sightings take me up to 679


Great stuff; at those numbers 2 new lifers become statistically very significant :think:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:31 am

You are absolutely right about our old buddy Joh Albert.

He has not yet birded outside the borders of SA so when he eventually gets around the region, it should propel him well into the 800s.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:15 pm

Finally made my way to the Free State and ticked both the Burchell's Courser and the Double-banded Courser. :dance: :dance:

392 for me.

Looking forward to my upcoming trip to Wakkerstroom - hoping it will get me to 400.

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Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:58 pm

From what I know Karin, easy peasy.
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Unread post by hilda » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:02 pm

You are doing very well Karin! Looking forward to your update after your Wakkerstroom trip! :dance: :dance:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:11 pm

With the latest lumping and splitting I 'lost' the Eastern Sawwing, but this morning I got to see the Western Cape's latest celebrity, Rufous-tailed Scrub-Robin, so I stay on 721
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