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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:40 pm

Er...Joh...Kgalagadi is north of the Orange river..... :roll:
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan van Rensburg » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:07 pm

Bush Baptist wrote:Er...Joh...Kgalagadi is north of the Orange river..... :roll:



Kinda difficult to make the jump from the Kunene to the Orange... One tends to forget the bit up to Union's End!

Suffice to say then that all my African birding have been confined to areas south of the RSA's northern borders! :redface:

Now, about the start of that other conversation...
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by onewithnature » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:39 pm

Johan van Rensburg wrote:So, onewithnature, when do we make a bird lister out of you? Do I have to sell the thrill of the lifer some more? :lol:


No, Johan, you're a great salesman - you could sell pap to a rural, never mind birds to a duckling. :thumbs_up: The problem is twofold. Firstly, I find finding an annoying bird quite - well, annoying; so tend to give up too many times. Secondly, I can't remember accurately what birds I have seen and what is wishful thinking. :roll: However, since MM has suggested she might be submitting a list, I think I may one day begin annotating. (She'll probably eviscerate me for this.) Let me dwell on the starting line some more, but you will be the first to know when the race begins in earnest.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by walt3 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:18 pm

Long time, no post ! My total for the end of 2012 is 536. Target for 2013 ? 550 !

525. Mosque Swallow - KNP
526. Red-faced Cisticola - KNP
527. Bradfield’s Swift - De Aar
528. Pale-winged Starling - De Aar
529. Lark-like Bunting - De Aar
530. Fairy Flycatcher - De Aar
531. Tractrac Chat - Namib-Naukluft
532. Greater Sand Plover - Walvisbay
533. Lesser Honeyguide - Pafuri
534. Black-throated Wattle-eye - Pafuri
535. Bearded Scrub-robin - Punda Maria
536. Sedge Warbler - Kgomokgomo

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by mel123 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:59 pm

I added Red-billed teal and White-throated swallow during a visit to the Free State, but I'm done for 2012.
Total 226.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by huntsman » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:49 am

Wakkerstroom. What a place to bird! :cam:

I visited as a young novice in 2002 and returned as a middle aged novice last week, accompanied by my wife and two post-matric children. We stayed in a self catering spot called Vleikant, which was wonderful, well priced and indeed situated on the vlei's kant!

Anyone knowing the area will know that Red-chested Flufftail is high on the list of 'sought-afters', but despite many searches, nothing, nil, nada.

Grassbirds, however, went a little better and I managed to finally hit the 450 mark with Spike-heeled Lark, Cuckoo Finch, Common Quail (yes, I know!) Eastern Clapper Lark and of course the larks of Messrs Botha and Rudd.

Norman, the bird guide from Birdlife SA was essential to this count. I nailed seven very definites, only because of his direction and info.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by DotDan » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:16 am

Please update my list to 549. Recent additions : Collared Flycatcher, White Eared Barbet, Yellow Weaver, Brown Scrub-Robin, Magpie Mannikin, Olive Sunbird, Black Bellied Starling, Yellow Rumped Tinkerbird, Bar-Tailed Godwit

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by wildtuinman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:26 pm

Laine up to 585 with Great-winged Petrel, Namaqua Sandgrouse, Grey-backed Sparrowlark, Lark-like Bunting, Dusky Sunbird, Namaqua Warbler and Karoo Korhaan.
675
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by H. erectus » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:39 pm

Still short of my target for 2012,

but up me with two more,..

Diderick Cuckoo
Cape White-eye,

Tally now 194.

Best wishes to all for 2013.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by DotDan » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:20 am

Thanks Adrian, birded for a day or two down the South Coast area.

Couch tick of Pink Backed Pelican takes me to 550 :D

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Crested Val » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:14 am

Pale-Winged Starling.

Total - 235..............Target 250.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:52 pm

853 - Angola Cave Chat and Souza's Shrike.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:33 pm

On my Nov/Dec trip to Bots and Caprivi, I added 62 lifers (and quite a few second timers) to take me to 554

Among the lifers were brubru, Arnott's & boulder chat, 4 cisticolas, 4 coucals, wattled crane, my bogey bird the red chested cuckoo at last Joh, 2 eagles, slaty egret, 2 firefinches, fairy flycatcher, OR francolin, pygmy goose, bat hawk, Bradfield's & trumpeter hornbill, lesser jacana, grey headed & half collared kingfisher, 2 larks, another elusive being the bronze mannikin, wood owl, collared palmthrush, 2 pipits, 3 pratincoles, broad billed roller, Souza's shrike, sharp tailed starling, collared, copper & Shelley's sunbird, 2 swallows, Layard's titbabbler, Schalow's turaco, 3 warblers, and golden weaver.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by TrevorC » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:28 pm

Wow Bush Baptist - some amazing birds you got. Sounds like an incredible trip :D Just read your TR and am so jealous.

I only managed to add 2 more during the last month or so: Collared Flycatcher and Bennett's Woodpecker.

Now on 492 - 2013 target will be 520 with a lot of luck :D
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by MattAxel » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:46 pm

You can put me up to 568


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