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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by huntsman » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:35 pm

Ferdelance -

Many thanks for all of the effort you put into this listing, changing as it does so often! :gflower: (There was no packet of biltong smilie...!)

Target for 2013 : 50 more to reach 500.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:25 pm

After our latest trip:

DuQues - 318
Guinea Pig - 351
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by JoelR » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:28 pm

Icterine Warbler in Bulawayo = 707. 8)

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Ferdelance » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:32 pm

Up to 595 with Black kite in Midrand and African Crake out in Kgomo Kgomo!
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 wildtuinman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:03 am

637 with Thick-billed Cuckoo, Stierling's Wren-Warbler and Short-tailed Pipit.
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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 wildtuinman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:16 am

Thanks Tilandi. :D

Unfortunately non of the lifers came from the Kruger. We birded some areas outside Kruger on our way there.

Kruger however did produce some great birds with loads of Eagles, Nightjars, Harlequin Quail, Dusky Lark, Olive Tree-Warbler and of course the Big 5. The bush is lush and green and I am sure that it will be great for Crakes in the next few weeks.

Are you doing BBW at Satara as well?
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Crested Val » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:34 pm

Little Bea-Eater (Letaba)

Total-236 Target-250.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:12 pm

wildtuinman wrote:It took me many moons of just hearing it without seeing it. :wall:


Like my recent red chested cuckoo Oom. :wink:

On Sunday I got the black tern at Strandfontein

Northern rockhopper penguin at Soetwater Saturday morning

Then pectoral sandpiper at Strandfontein. to take me to 558
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Lizet Grobbelaar » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:56 pm

854 - Northern Rockhopper Penguin

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Johan N » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:35 pm

593 with the latest additions being: Knysna Woodpecker, Pririt Batis, Southern Tchagra, Common Tern, Olive Bushshrike, Horus Swift, African Black Swift, Sedge Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Brown-throated Martin, Violet-eared Waxbill, Greater Painted Snipe, Purple Indigobird, Lesser Spotted Eagle, Black-tailed Godwit, Black Kite, Tinkling Cisticola and African Cuckoo Hawk.
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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Imax » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:30 am

wildtuinman wrote:
Johan van Rensburg wrote:
Well done on sinking that Stierlings' bogey bird, WTM! :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks JVR. :D :D



more common as Mossies, I told him, but he did not believe me!!

I am up to 612 now.

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bushbuddies » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:43 pm

One morning's birding on my "stoep" - Rietvleidam delivered 4 new birdies for us:

826 - Yellow-crowned Bishop (Goudgeelvink)
727 - Cape Longclaw (Oranjekeelkalkoentjie)
829 - White-winged Widowbird (Witvlerkflap)
348 - Rock Dove (Tuinduif) - which we've seen before - but never "ticked" off on the lifelist... :slap:

To bring our new total to 348
: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 TrevorC » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:45 pm

Had a good 2 weeks to end off January with 7 new birds added to up my total to 503 :D :D

Lesser Black-backed Gull (Midrand)
Pink-backed Pelican (Umgeni River)
Bearded Scrub-Robin (KNP)
African Pygmy-Goose (Leeupan - KNP) No. 500 :dance:
Brown-headed Parrot (KNP)
Double-banded Sandgrouse (KNP)
Broard-biller Roller (KNP)

2013 target will now be 520 :D
Latest Lifers: Northern Wheatear, Gull-billed Tern, Yellow-throated Sandgrouse, Dusky Lark

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Re: How many birds on your list

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:48 pm

Welcome to the 500+ gang Trevor. I got no 500 2 months ago (grey rumped swallow).
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 Johann » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:23 am

Up to 629 with a few birds after a weekend's birding in Kruger. Setting a target of 650 for the end of the year. It might be a bit high as I'm not sure if I'll be able to do any long trips this year. I'm sure there will be lots of fun in trying to get there at least.

On the way:
627 Short-tailed Pipit Anthus brachyurus Kortstertkoester
628 Broad-tailed Warbler Schoenicola brevirostris Breëstertsanger

Punda Maria:
629 Ovambo Sparrowhawk Accipiter ovampensis Ovambosperwer
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

Latest lifers from Kruger NP:
Thick-billed Cuckoo Pachycoccyx audeberti Dikbekkoekoek
Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe Europese skaapwagter


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