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Old Thursday 26th January 2017, 06:37   #26
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20th-25th January, drive from Nanyuki to Sarara and Sarara, Kenya (the order is purely taxonomic, I have been too busy to record the dates of the first sightings!)
459. Somali Ostrich
460. Brown Snake Eagle
461. Pale Chanting-Goshawk
462. Shikra
463. Augur Buzzard
464. Tawny Eagle
465. African Hawk-Eagle
466. Bateleur
467. Martial Eagle
468. African Crowned Eagle
469. Pygmy Falcon
470. Vulturine Guineafowl
471. Stone Partridge
472. Crested Francolin
473. Yellow-necked Francolin
474. Buff-crested Bustard
475. Spotted Thick-knee
476. Crowned Lapwing
477. Black-faced Sandgrouse
478. Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse
479. Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove
480. Namaqua Dove
481. African Orange-bellied Parrot
482. White-bellied Go-away-bird
483. Great Spotted Cuckoo
484. Black Cuckoo
485. Pearl-spotted Owlet
486. Donaldson-Smith's Nightjar
487. Eurasian Nightjar
488. Little Swift
489. Common Swift
490. Blue-naped Mousebird
491. White-headed Mousebird
492. Grey-headed Kingfisher
493. Little Bee-eater
494. Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater
495. Lilac-breasted Roller
496. Purple Roller
497. Green Wood-Hoopoe
498. Abyssinian Scimitarbill
499. African Hoopoe
500. Eastern Yellow-billed Hornbill
501. Northern Red-billed Hornbill
502. Von der Decken's Hornbill
503. Black-throated Barbet
504. d'Arnaud's Barbet
505. Nubian Woodpecker
506. Cardinal Woodpecker
507. Fawn-coloured Lark
508. Red-rumped Swallow
509. Lesser Striped Swallow
510. Dodson's Bulbul
511. Northern Brownbul
512. African Stonechat
513. Northern Wheatear
514. Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin
515. White-browed Scrub Robin
516. Spotted Morning-Thrush
517. Eastern Olivaceous Warbler (Africa tick)
518. Grey-backed Camaroptera
519. Grey Wren-Warbler
520. Southern Black Flycatcher
521. African Grey Flycatcher
522. Spotted Flycatcher
523. Chinspot Batis
524. African Paradise Flycatcher
525. Rufous Chatterer
526. Black-bellied Sunbird
527. Red-tailed Shrike
528. Slate-coloured Boubou
529. Rosy-patched Bushshrike
530. Grey-headed Bushshrike
531. Northern White-crowned Shrike
532. Fan-tailed Raven
533. African Black-headed Oriole
534. Red-billed Oxpecker
535. Golden-breasted Starling
536. Bristle-crowned Starling
537. Greater Blue-eared Starling
538. Hildebrandt's Starling
539. Fischer's Starling
540. Speckle-fronted Weaver
541. Parrot-billed Sparrow
542. Yellow-spotted Petronia
543. White-browed Sparrow-Weaver
544. Black-capped Social-Weaver
545. White-headed Buffalo-Weaver
546. Red-billed Buffalo-Weaver
547. Vitelline Masked Weaver
548. Chestnut Weaver
549. Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
550. Blue-capped Cordon-bleu
551. Purple Grenadier
552. African Firefinch
553. Crimson-rumped Waxbill
554. Grey-headed Silverbill
555. Eastern Paradise Whydah
556. Pin-tailed Whydah
557. Cinnamon-breasted Bunting

I have another 25 days here, so there should be plenty more to find!
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Old Monday 30th January 2017, 11:17   #27
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Sarara and surrounding area, Kenya, 26th-30th January
558. Rock Martin
559. Red-and-Yellow Barbet
560. Ruppell's Vulture
561. White-backed Vulture
562. Lappet-faced Vulture
563. Isabelline Wheatear
564. Waller's Starling
565. Scaly-throated Honeyguide
566. Spotted Eagle Owl
567. Hartlaub's Turaco
568. Northern Puffback
569. Klaas's Cuckoo
570. Wahlberg's Eagle
571. Green-winged Pytilia
572. Black-cheeked Waxbill
573. Northern Crombec
574. Greater Honeyguide
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Old Tuesday 31st January 2017, 06:44   #28
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31st January, Sarara, Kenya
575. Streaky Seedeater
576. Eastern Violet-backed Sunbird
577. Yellow-breasted Apalis

I also forgot from the 26th:
578. African Grey Hornbill
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Old Friday 3rd February 2017, 13:07   #29
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2nd February, Sarara, Kenya
579. Bearded Woodpecker
580. White-browed Coucal
581. White-crested Helmetshrike
582. African Mourning Dove
583. African Bare-eyed Thrush
584. Red-headed Weaver
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2nd-14th February, Sarara and surrounding area, Kenya
585. Black-chested Snake Eagle
586. Three-banded Courser
587. Northern Carmine Bee-eater
588. Pink-breasted Lark
589. Common Whitethroat
590. Rattling Cisticola
591. African Dusky Flycatcher
592. Black Cuckooshrike
593. Abyssinian White-eye
594. Brubru
595. Three-streaked Tchagra
596. Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike
597. Chestnut Sparrow
598. Steel-blue Whydah
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Sarara and surrounding area, 15th-20th February
599. Slender-tailed Nightjar
600. White-rumped Swift
601. Rufous-naped Lark
602. Mocking Cliff Chat
603. Booted Eagle

Kalama, Kenya, 20th February
604. Lesser Kestrel
605. Upcher's Warbler (Africa tick)
606. Yellow-vented Eremomela
607. Pale Prinia
608. Pied Wheatear
609. White-throated Robin
610. Common Rock Thrush
611. European Roller
612. Wattled Starling
613. White-bellied Canary

Karuru Forest and Matheiga, Nairobin, 20th-21st February
614. Black-backed Puffback
615. White-bellied Tit
616. Brown-backed Woodpecker
617. African Black Duck
618. Yellow-whiskered Greenbul
619. Red-chested Cuckoo
620. Western Citril
621. European Bee-eater
622. Black Saw-wing

Also, Sarara on 14th February
623. Steppe Eagle

That was sadly the end of a fantastic and life-changing trip. I will be back as soon as possible!!
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Old Sunday 2nd April 2017, 08:01   #32
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18th March, Nudgee Beach, Queensland
624. Pacific Golden Plover
625. Curlew Sandpiper
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18th April, Brookfield, Queensland
626. Restless Flycatcher
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Old Tuesday 16th May 2017, 03:57   #34
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8th May, Kedron Brook Wetlands Reserve, Qld
627. Red-kneed Dotterel
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26th June, Lake Samsonvale, Qld
628. Freckled Duck
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1st July, Sundown NP, Queensland
629. Speckled Warbler
630. White-browed Babbler

A couple of fantastic (if very cold!) nights camping out west. I missed a few potential lifers, but I'll make sure I head back out this way as soon as I can!
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25th July, Lake Wivenhoe, Queensland
631. Whiskered Tern
632. Yellow-billed Spoonbill
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26th August, Sandy Camp Road Wetlands, Queensland
633. Baillon's Crake
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3rd September, Mount Tarampa, Queensland
634. Banded Lapwing
635. Glossy Ibis
636. Australasian Shoveler
637. White-necked Heron
638. Red-necked Avocet
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5th September, Oxley Creek Common, Queensland
639. Rufous Songlark
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17th September, Nathan Road Wetlands Reserve, Queensland
640. Australian Spotted Crake
641. Spotless Crake (Australia tick)

Also 10+ Baillon's Crakes and a Lewin's Rail, amazing!!
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25th September, Oxley Creek Common, Queensland
642. White-winged Triller
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26th September, Warwick area, Queensland
643. Cockatiel
644. Musk Lorikeet

Durikai State Forest, Queensland
645. White-browed Woodswallow
646. Masked Woodswallow
647. Dusky Woodswallow
648. Striped Honeyeater
649. Fuscous Honeyeater
650. Black-chinned Honeyeater
651. White-eared Honeyeater
652. Buff-rumped Thornbill
653. Inland Thornbill

Mosquito Creek Road, Queensland
654. Red-winged Parrot
655. Greater Bluebonnet
656. Spotted Bowerbird
657. White-winged Fairywren
658. Yellow-throated Miner
659. Weebill
660. Grey-crowned Babbler
661. Zebra Finch

Lake Coolmunda, Queensland
662. Hoary-headed Grebe

Priors Pocket, Queensland
663. Horsfield's Bronze Cuckoo

What an amazing day!!!
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1st October, Kakadu Beach, Bribie Island, Qld
664. Beach Stone-Curlew
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4th October, Priors Pocket, Queensland
665. Red-backed Kingfisher
666. Brown Songlark

The endless flurry of lifers in continuing, with dry conditions out west forcing birds into Brisbane. It's been fantastic!!
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7th October, Cedar Creek, Queensland
667. Painted Buttonquail
668. Shining Bronze-Cuckoo

Lake Samsonvale, Queensland
669. Pallid Cuckoo
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9th October, Arundel Wetlands, Queensland
670. Australian Painted-snipe
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28th November, Burbank, Queensland
671. Common Bronzewing

One final addition before I head to the UK for Christmas!
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30th November, Hilfield, Dorset
672. Eurasian Jay

Cattistock, Dorset
673. European Greenfinch
674. Hawfinch

Lodmoor RSPB, Dorset
675. Mediterranean Gull
676. Common Reed Bunting
677. Lesser Yellowlegs- nice to get a lifer on my first day back in the UK

Portland Harbour, Dorset
678. European Shag
679. Common Loon
680. Common Merganser
681. Red-breasted Merganser
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28th November, Melbourne Airport
682. Purple-crowned Lorikeet
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