South Africa 600 Club - guidelines.

While a lifelist is a personal thing, once you share and compare your lifelist with others, it is useful to establish some sort of common understanding of what the list represents. The list of those who have seen more than 600 species within the borders of South Africa is therefore based on the following understanding:
  • The list of live, free-flying (free-living) birds - as found on the official South Africa list, compiled by the List Committee of BirdLife South Africa. Those who have compiled their list based on the new (2011 update) of the BLSA Checlist of Birds in SA are shown in deep red on the the 600 Club List.  

    An excel version of the BLSA list is available here. The updated list can be found here.

  • While standards of identification may be a personal choice, most birders will only list a bird, for which they could personally observe diagnostic features, which convincingly eliminated any doubts as to the birds identification.
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