Dec 102016
 

November proved to be a prolific month with 6,733 records added taking the data bank tally from 144,671 to 151,329 observations.

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Highlights this month included more than 2,500 historical and recent observations from Volker Salewski and a further 592 observations from Bram Piot for west Africa which provided much needed data for this region. Data from surveys organised around the 14th PAOC in Senegal aimed particularly at gathering vulture sightings data were also submitted (thanks Ralph Buij, Wim Mullie, Keith Bildstein, Lindy Thompson, Evan Buechley, Darcy Ogada, Jean-Marc Thiollay and colleagues); Brian Waswala provided more than 700 observations from Kenya and great coverage of South African and Namibian roads continued.

Records were kindly supplied by the following raptor observers:

Volker Salewski – 2584
Brian Waswala – 774
Keith Bildstein, Lindy Thompson, Rien Van Wijk – 726
Bram Piot – 592
African Impact South Africa – 266
Evan Buechley, Alazar Daka, Sisay Seyfu – 236
Ralph Buij, Darcy Ogada, Kees Camphuysen, Almut Schlaich – 195
Kevin Shaw – 173
Wim Mullie, Jean-Marc Thiollay, Kees Camphuysen, Almut Schlaich – 172
Dirk van Stuyvenberg – 163
Trevor Hardaker – 104
Wim Mullie, Wouter Vansteelant, Kees Camphuysen, Almut Schlaich – 101
Andy Branfield – 95
Bernard Madden, Antje – 91
Andre Botha – 79
Wim Mullie, Wouter Vansteelant, Kees Camphuysen, Jean-Marc Thiollay – 79
Ashwell Glasson – 67
Dirk Human – 51
Mark Brown – 49
Clive Barlow – 26
Jaco Smith – 14
Steven Evans – 14
Alfie Curling – 11
Dawie de Swardt – 11
Bruce Wardsmith – 10
Dirk Heinrich – 9
Rob Thomson – 9
Gisela Madden – 8
Jean-Marc Thiollay – 8
Sidney Shema Kamanzi – 7
Washington Wachira – 3
Jean-Marc Thiollay, Wim Mullie, Almut Schlaich, Kees Camphuysen – 2
Ralph Buij, Darcy Ogada, Evan Buechley, Almut Schlaich- 2
Stefan van Stuyvenberg – 2

Thank you and best wishes,

Rob and ARDB team

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