Skip to Content

How many birds on your list

Identify and index birds in Southern Africa
User avatar
Albert
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 525
Joined: Tue May 02, 2006 11:07 am
Location: Western Cape

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:02 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:A trip to CT got me SIX (6) lifers! :dance: :dance: :dance: The super-star rufous-tailed scrub robin was followed by the inglorious alien at CT airport (house crow) and then four ticks on Sunday's pelagic trip: Northern royal albaltross, Antarctic prion, Manx shearwater and northern giant petrel. That takes me to 685.


Wow! Nice jump JvR! (we can discuss your visit to CT without proper notification at a later date... :twisted: )

weirdNumber wrote:I haven't kept a Southern African list before but since I was visiting on holiday from the UK I thought I would for the trip.
My current list stands at 213 for my 3 weeks in June. Not the best month for birding but the game viewing was fantastic. Always compromises to be made :)
I still have a few outstanding ID's that I have not confirmed with enough confidence yet so that will hopefully go up when I have a chance to look at all my photos.


Welcome to the list! Hope to see some more updates in the years to come!
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

User avatar
Karin Mitton
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2967
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:56 am
Location: Jhb

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Aug 03, 2016 2:33 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:A trip to CT got me SIX (6) lifers! :dance: :dance: :dance: The super-star rufous-tailed scrub robin was followed by the inglorious alien at CT airport (house crow) and then four ticks on Sunday's pelagic trip: Northern royal albaltross, Antarctic prion, Manx shearwater and northern giant petrel. That takes me to 685.


Wow, 6 lifers when you are at that totalmis really amazung. Congrats!


salamanda wrote:Yessssss! Wing-snapping Cisticola seen at Midmar whilst on a CWAC count brings me to 500. . . .


Congrats Salamanda!

User avatar
salamanda
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3104
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:43 pm
Location: KZN

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:44 pm

Six lifers in one trip when you have such a high number already is pretty amazing! Congratulations Johan!

User avatar
salamanda
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3104
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:43 pm
Location: KZN

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by salamanda » Wed Aug 03, 2016 5:44 pm

Thanks Karin :D

User avatar
Johan van Rensburg
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Award: Birder of the Year (2015)
Posts: 2370
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:33 pm
Location: Jam Street

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:24 pm

Nice milestone, salamanda! :thumbs_up:
698 Latest lifers: Sooty falcon, American golden plover, Temminck's stint, Red-necked phalarope, Cape long-billed lark, Agulhas long-billed lark, Karoo eremomella

User avatar
hilda
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2016)
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 15270
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Location: Pretoria SA

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:25 am

Well done Johan van Rensburg! Congratulations! :clap: :clap:

User avatar
salamanda
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 3104
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:43 pm
Location: KZN

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by salamanda » Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:01 pm

:thumbs_up: Thanks Johan.

User avatar
Albert
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 525
Joined: Tue May 02, 2006 11:07 am
Location: Western Cape

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Albert » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:46 pm

Finally managed to get the Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin at Zeekoevlei today, so that edges me up to 415
Searching for a Cape Eagle Owl....

User avatar
hilda
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2016)
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 15270
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Location: Pretoria SA

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:41 pm

Congratulations Albert! :clap: :clap:

User avatar
Karin Mitton
Virtual Ranger
Virtual Ranger
Posts: 2967
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:56 am
Location: Jhb

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:30 am

My trip to Wakkerstroom proved to be very successful. Inhad Wonderful sighth of the Bald Ibis, red and grey-winged francolins, Buff-streaked chat and Sentinel Rock thrush. The highlight had to be the Rudd's lark. No photo but we flushed it a few times for excellent sightings. Another special was the Yellow-breasted pipit. I would love to see a male in breeding colours.

9 lifers took my total to 404 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

User avatar
umtali1
Senior Virtual Ranger
Senior Virtual Ranger
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 4038
Joined: Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:34 pm
Location: Comberton near Cambridge UK ...next trip booked

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by umtali1 » Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:44 am

Karin Mitton wrote:My trip to Wakkerstroom proved to be very successful. Inhad Wonderful sighth of the Bald Ibis, red and grey-winged francolins, Buff-streaked chat and Sentinel Rock thrush. The highlight had to be the Rudd's lark. No photo but we flushed it a few times for excellent sightings. Another special was the Yellow-breasted pipit. I would love to see a male in breeding colours.

9 lifers took my total to 404 :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

WOW! Brill :dance: :dance:
umtali1

2016 Reis Verhaal from Kruger 'Bush' Camps
https://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?&t=93948

2013 Mokala and KNP,
2015 "Cape Town to Namibia border" - Ebb and Flow, Karoo NP, Mokala, Augrabies & KTP

User avatar
hilda
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2016)
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 15270
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Location: Pretoria SA

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:43 am

Wonderful Karin Mitton! Your total is climbing fast! Very well done! :clap: :clap:

User avatar
Bush Baptist
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Legendary Virtual Ranger
Posts: 6784
Joined: Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:38 pm
Location: In the shadow of Table Mountain

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:22 am

Well done on your new centuries Sal & Karin.

Last week I was in PE and went to Cape Recife to attempt to locate the roseate tern(s) and was successful, but as Graeme Pollock says, timing is everything. While I was there the annual popping in of the bridled tern occurred and after 2 days of stakeout, I managed to get it.

Now on 723
Whatever (according to BB): "You are correct but I don't want to admit it".

User avatar
hilda
Forum Assistant
Forum Assistant
FAC Member (2016)
FAC Member (2015)
Posts: 15270
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:39 am
Location: Pretoria SA

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by hilda » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:47 am

Very well done Bush Baptist! :clap: :clap:

addictedToBirds
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
Posts: 84
Joined: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:34 am
Location: Pretoria

Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by addictedToBirds » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:38 am

I havent updated my list here for a while but I am now up to 561 with the latest being the Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin


Return to “Birding in Southern Africa”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Webcam Highlights

Addo
Submitted by Trrp-trrrrrrrr at 05:19:39
orpen
Submitted by Ton&Herma at 20:36:27
satara
Submitted by jobi at 04:51:47
nossob
Submitted by Trrp-trrrrrrrr at 05:13:27