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Snowy



Joined: 16 Apr 2006
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Location: Staffordshire

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:12 am    Post subject: Birding in South Africa Reply with quote

This was a 2 week holiday starting in Johannesburg visiting Blyde River Canyon, Kruer National Park, the battlefields of Isandlwane & Rorke's Drift from here we took an internal flight to George on the Western Cape where we visited Featherbed Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope & Boulders Beach etc. There was lots of traveling by coach approx 2000 miles & a 800 mile internal flight all within 14 days it was tiring but worth it, I took 1659 photo's & added 97 new spieces to my life list (See Below)

African Darter
African Dusky Flycatcher
African Fish-Eagle
African Hoopoe
African Jacana
African Oystercatcher
African Paradise-Flycatcher
African Pied Wagtail
Bar-throated Apalis
Bateleur
Black Crake
Black-eared Seedeater
Blacksmith Lapwing
Blue Crane
Bronze Munia / bronze mannikin
Brown Snake-Eagle
Brown-hooded Kingfisher
Burchell's Coucal
Cape Bunting
Cape Canary
Cape Cormorant
Cape Siskin
Cape Sparrow
Cape Wagtail
Cape Weaver
Common Myna
Common Waxbill
Crested Barbet
Crowned Cormorant
European Bee-eater
Fiscal Flycatcher
Fork-tailed Drongo
Garden Bulbul
Great Blue Turaco
Greater Blue-eared Glossy-Starling
Grey Go-away-bird
Grey-headed Gull
Grosbeak Weaver
Hadada Ibis
Hamerkop / Hammerhead
Helmeted Guineafowl
Jackass Penguin
Karoo Thrush
King Gull
Kurrichane Thrush
Lappet-faced Vulture
Laughing Dove
Lesser Striped-Swallow
Lilac-breasted Roller
Lizard Buzzard
Magpie Shrike
Marico Sunbird
Martial Eagle
Mocking Cliff-Chat
Mountain Buzzard
Natal Francolin
Olive Thrush
Orange-breasted Sunbird
Ostrich
Pale White-eye
Pied Crow
Pied Kingfisher
Pin-tailed Whydah
Piping Cisicola
Red Bishop
Red-billed Oxpecker
Red-billed Quelea
Red-eyed Dove
Red-shouldered Glossy-Starling
Red-winged Starling
Ring-necked Dove
Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk
Sacred Ibis
Southern Black-Flycatcher
Southern Boubou
Southern Double-collared Sunbird
Southern Ground-Hornbill
Southern Masked-Weaver
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
Speckled Mousebird
Spotted Eagle-Owl
Spotted Thick-knee
Striated Heron / Little Heron
Swee Waxbill
Three-banded Plover
Village Weaver
Violet-backed Starling / amethyst starling
Wattled Lapwing
White Helmetshrike
White-backed Vulture
White-breasted Sunbird
White-browed Robin-Chat
White-necked Raven
White-throated Swallow
Yellow Bishop
Yellow Canary
Yellow-billed Kite
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Kit



Joined: 25 Sep 2005
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Location: Nottingham

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is some list! Shocked

It sounds as if you had a wonderful time, even if the travelling was a bit tiring.

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Snowy



Joined: 16 Apr 2006
Posts: 397
Location: Staffordshire

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kit,

yes it was great, I have started to load some of the photo's in to the Bird Outings Album if you would like a look

Regards

snowy.
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