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2007 Gauteng Birding Challenge
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Objectives: To see as many birds in the Greater Gauteng area in the year of 2007 as you can.
Birders should maintain their own list of birds seen on one of the available checklists of the region.
We will keep a monthly tally of the total. It will make interesting reading to see the monthly progress for birders.
This is a fun challenge for birders who live in the region and aims to encourage exploration and a greater awareness and knowledge about the birds of the greater gauteng region. This is one of the most diverse birding regions in Southern Africa and a potential list runs to about 500 species (including vagrants and rarities)
The idea has been in circulation for some time, and in 2001 a "Pretoria Birding Challenge" was run which attracted a lot of interest and participation, with two birders recording over 400 species in a single year.If your name is not on the list and you would like to participate, or to submit or update your total, please send an e-mail using the contact link at the bottom of this page.