sa 700 club

Southern Africa currently has a list of over 950 species recorded within its boundaries and the group of people listed below have all seen at least 700 of these within Southern Africa. If your name does not appear on the list, but you fall into this category and would like to be on the list, please email us your details and we will add you to the list. If your total has changed since publication of this list, please also send us your revised total to amend the list.

As at 29 May 2016, there are 579 people on the list who are spread all over the subregion as well as some from other countries. The various regions are represented as follows:

 

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Region Total
Western Cape 126
Eastern Cape 17
Northern Cape 3
Free State 9
Kwazulu Natal 69
Gauteng 240
Mpumalanga 33
Northwest Province 11
Limpopo Province 12
Botswana 2
Zimbabwe 3
Mozambique 2
Central African Republic 2
Egypt 1
U.S.A. 9
Canada 3
U.K. 9
Denmark 1
Sweden 1
Norway 1
Switzerland 1
Cyprus 1
Belgium 2
Germany 2
Holland 1
United Arab Emirates 2
Kuwait 1
Taiwan 1
Australia 8
New Zealand 5

 
List of birders reporting a Southern African list of 700 or more species:

 
Those names in red have confirmed that their totals are calculated as per the latest Southern African checklist available to download on this website.
People who have an asterisk (*) next to their names have since passed on, but their names are retained here in memory of their passion for birding.
   
Name Total Last updated
Ian Sinclair  938  
Trevor Hardaker 914 29 May 2016
John Graham 906 29 May 2016
Barrie Rose 900 29 May 2016
Dave Deighton 900 26 July 2015
Bruce Dyer 898 29 May 2016
John Glendinning 893 28 February 2016
Naas du Preez 893 17 January 2015
Peter Ryan 890 17 January 2015
Wendel du Buy 890 28 February 2016
Robin Gray 889 28 February 2016
Helen Biram 888 29 May 2016
Edward Smith 886  
* Phil Hockey 885  
Athol Marchant 884  
Lyn Deighton 884 26 July 2015
Jonathan Rossouw 882  
John Bradshaw 881 28 February 2016
Howard Rayner 880 28 February 2016
Ken Logan 880  
Geoff Lockwood 879 17 January 2015
Rodney Cassidy 879  
Patrick Cardwell 878  
Ron Searle 878 06 November 2014
Maans Booysen 877 29 May 2016
Alf Taylor 876 28 February 2016
Selwyn Rautenbach 876 29 May 2016
Cliff Dorse 873 29 May 2016
David Hoddinott 873  
John van Zyl 873 05 March 2016
Keith Valentine 873 26 July 2015
Niall Perrins 873 28 February 2016
Adam Riley 871 29 May 2016
Richard Randall 869  
Colin Valentine 868  
Ian Foulis 868 29 May 2016
Johann Grobbelaar 867 28 February 2016
Peter Rosewarne 866 29 May 2016
Glen Valentine 865  
Lizet Grobbelaar 865 28 February 2016
Morne de la Rey 864  
Rob Geddes 864 28 February 2016
Allan Ridley 863 28 February 2016
Barry Hawthorne 863 26 July 2015
Margaret Hardaker 863 29 May 2016
Margie Hawthorne 863 26 July 2015
Rob Leslie 863  
Susan Valentine 863  
Gielie Bester 862 28 February 2016
Chris Lotz 861 29 May 2016
Sven Carlsson-Smith 861 26 July 2015
Kerry Fairley 859 05 March 2016
Lukas Niemand 859  
Dominic Rollinson 858 28 February 2016
Stephanie Logan 858 13 July 2014
Tony Dixon 858 29 May 2016
Digby Cyrus 857 05 March 2016
Andrew Hester 856 13 July 2014
Gert J. Opperman 856 23 May 2015
Hilary Harrison 856 28 February 2016
Andre Stapelberg 855 05 March 2016
André van Wyk 855  
Andrew Sutherland 855  
Theresa van Wyk 855  
Altus Lombard 854 28 February 2016
Clive Kaplan 854  
Wilna Steenkamp 854 28 February 2016
Dewald Swanepoel 853 05 March 2016
Etienne Marais 853 09 May 2015
Lyn Carlsson-Smith 853 26 July 2015
Andre Botha 852  
Faansie Peacock 852 13 September 2015
Joe Grosel 852 13 September 2015
* Magui Rayner 852 12 October 2014
Paul Funston 852  
Barry Scott 851 28 February 2016
Erik Forsyth 851  
Grahame Snow 851 03 May 2015
* Tony Newey 851  
Alisha Kirk 850 17 January 2015
* Frans van Vuuren 850  
Kevin Forsberg 850 05 December 2015
Mark Kirk 850 17 January 2015
Tony Tree 850  
Margaret Maciver 849 28 February 2016
Richard Montinaro 849  
Ashwell Glasson 848 26 July 2015
* Helm van Zijl 847 26 July 2015
Tertius Gous 847 29 May 2016
Buller Jensen 846 29 May 2016
Irene Rasmussen 846  
Louis Heyns 846 26 July 2015
David Stevens 845 28 February 2016
Deon Coetzee 845  
Dries Herbst 845 05 December 2015
Gerald Wingate 845 28 February 2016
Adele van Vuuren 844  
Theo Buchholz 843  
Tony Clarkson 843 28 February 2016
Gloria Heffer 842  
Henk Alting 842 23 May 2015
Peter Lawson 842  
David Winter 841  
Mike Ford 841 28 February 2016
Werner Sinclair 841  
Greg Lock 840 28 February 2016
Karin Wiesler 840 29 May 2016
Pieter la Grange 840 28 February 2016
Carol Foulis 839 29 May 2016
Johnny Wilson 839  
Rolf Wiesler 839 29 May 2016
John Maytham 838  
Owen Oertli 838 29 May 2016
Alfred Mauff 837  
Claire Spottiswoode 837  
Johan Lotter 837  
Andre Marx 836 05 March 2016
Maureen Dixon 836 29 May 2016
Per Holmen 836 07 June 2015
Adrian Jordi 835 25 January 2015
Eric Ehlers 835 29 May 2016
George Skinner 835 29 May 2016
* Jan de Vries 835  
David Hall 834 28 February 2016
Dolf Botha 834  
* Anne Gray 833  
George Cox 833 13 July 2014
Hannes van Aswegen 833  
Dylan Vasapolli 832 28 February 2016
Jenny Sharland 832 26 July 2015
Libby Kerr 832  
Peter Sharland 832 26 July 2015
Pieter Loubser 831 13 July 2014
Sandy de Witt 831  
Sue Oertli 831 29 May 2016
Rob Little 830 29 May 2016
Tim Boucher 830 13 September 2015
Greta Graham 829 29 May 2016
Jenny Norman 829 29 May 2016
Corne Rautenbach 828 28 February 2016
Gill Jensen 828 29 May 2016
Peter Wilgenbus 828 17 May 2015
Bruce Lawson 827 31 October 2015
Martin Benadie 827 13 September 2015
Patrick Rollinson 827 28 February 2016
Alvin Cope 826 28 February 2016
Henry Davel 826 25 October 2014
Jacqui Ehlers 826 29 May 2016
Michael Mason 826 28 February 2016
Peter Carnall 826  
Andre Pienaar 825 17 January 2015
John Kinghorn 825 28 February 2016
Pieter Diederichs 825 29 May 2016
Derrick Wilby 824 28 February 2016
Kevin Ravno 824 16 May 2015
Cynthia Lockwood 823  
Keith Barnes 823  
Sam de Beer 823  
Reg Thomson 822 29 May 2016
Ben du Toit 821 28 February 2016
David Morrison 821 23 May 2015
* Duncan Christie 821  
Ralda Heyns 821 26 July 2015
Bob Oosthuizen 820  
Jonathan Francis 820  
Corrie du Toit 819 28 February 2016
Eike Diederichs 819 29 May 2016
Mike Buckham 819 28 February 2016
Murrie Slotar 819  
Guy Gibbon 818  
Jane Irvine 818  
John Neville 817 29 May 2016
Lorraine Mauff 817  
Retha Taylor 817  
Adrian Ogilvie 816 17 May 2015
David Weaver 816 29 May 2016
Ehren Eksteen 816  
Shez Rossouw 816  
Andre McDonald 815 29 May 2016
Hanno Langenhoven 815 17 January 2015
Peter Jordi 815 25 January 2015
Rose Cyrus 815 05 March 2016
Joe Crouch 814 07 June 2015
Roy McGrath 814 28 February 2016
Wally Davey 814 28 February 2016
Andre Bernon 813  
Duncan McKenzie 813  
Robin Davey 813 28 February 2016
Dan Sonnenberg 812 29 May 2016
Gregg Darling 812 03 May 2015
Ian Davidson 812  
Izak Coetzer 812  
Riaan Naude 812 29 May 2016
John Carter 811 30 May 2015
Yvonne Pennington 811 05 March 2016
Dawie Rotteveel 810 29 May 2016
Mike Bridgeford 810 29 May 2016
Jim McLuskie 809 28 February 2016
David Allen 808  
Gary Douglas 808  
Inger Lear 808  
Marjorie Crouch 808 07 June 2015
Maureen Searle 808 06 November 2014
* Alan Thomson 807  
Charl Weitz 807  
Marguerite McGrath 806 28 February 2016
* Pete Outhwaite 806  
Philip Coetzee 806  
Stephan Terblanche 806 23 November 2014
Ann Ayre 805  
David Ashby 805  
Dawie Kleynhans 805 29 May 2016
Japie Claassen 805  
Jason Boyce 805 05 December 2015
Mark Caulton 805  
Mike O'Donoghue 805  
Peter Ginn 805 09 May 2015
Pierre Hofmeyr 805 03 May 2015
* Barry Pillemer 804  
Janice Isom 803 28 February 2016
Mel Tripp 803 29 May 2016
Robert Wienand 803 09 May 2015
Anton Odendaal 802  
Gisela Ortner 802 28 February 2016
John Isom 802  
Anle Streicher 801 28 February 2016
Derek Spencer 801  
Jill Mortimer 801 17 January 2015
Justin Nicolau 801 26 July 2015
Ray Biram 801 06 December 2014
Rob de Rover 801 29 May 2016
Sally King 801 17 May 2015
Susan Chapman 801 28 February 2016
David Shackelford 800  
Gerhardt Streicher 800 28 February 2016
Martin Taylor 800 28 February 2016
Tim Wood 800  
Allon Traub 799  
Tamar Cassidy 799  
Michelle Scott 797 28 February 2016
Philip Fry 797 28 February 2016
Tisha Greyling 797 28 February 2016
Christian Boix Hinzen 796  
Martin Slabbert 796 28 February 2016
Aldo Berutti 795  
Paul Rollinson 795 23 May 2015
Charles Hardy 794 05 March 2016
Johan Haasbroek 794  
Suretha Dorse 794 29 May 2016
Otto Schmidt 792 31 October 2015
Pat Nurse 792 26 July 2015
Desireé Davis 791 29 May 2016
Rynetta Coetzee 791  
Sally Harris 791 29 May 2016
Tony Archer 790 28 February 2016
Chris Brewster 789  
Gina Wilgenbus 789 17 May 2015
David Taylor 788 13 September 2015
Lesley Ryan 788 17 May 2015
* Margaret Hoile 788  
Warwick Tarboton 787  
Andrew Schofield 786 13 September 2015
Michael Clacey 786 17 January 2015
Stephen James 786  
Brian Vanderwalt 785 28 February 2016
Rael Loon 785 16 May 2015
Ralie Claassen 785  
Gary Cusins 784 05 December 2015
Giselle Murison 784  
Stephen Cameron 784  
Roger Horner 783  
* Erik de Villiers 781  
* Margot Connor 781  
Marius Davis 781 29 May 2016
Rudo Lotter 781  
Ilmary Keddy 780  
Lester Niss 780 17 May 2015
Martie de Wijn 780 28 February 2016
Christiaan de Wit 779  
Flick Cope 779 28 February 2016
Kevin Joliffe 779 28 February 2016
* Pauline Leinberger 779  
Giles Mulholland 778  
Ines Cooke 778  
John Davies 778  
* Kirsten Louw 777  
Teet Sirotkin 777 29 May 2016
Brendan Ryan 776  
Graham Barnett 776 13 September 2015
Paul Wood 776  

Valéry Schollaert

776  
Byron McGaw 775  
Mary de Wijn 775 28 February 2016
Gert Opperman 774  
Lyn Mair 774  
Derek Solomon 773  
Lia Steen 773  
Martin Steen 772  
Ron Johns 772  
Yolande Oelsen 772 31 October 2015
Karen Kearns 771 29 May 2016
Michele Tarboton 771  
Ronnie Hazell 771 27 September 2015
Simon Fogarty 771 29 November 2015
Cassia Gallagher 770 17 January 2015
Gerbré van Zyl 770 29 May 2016
John McAllister 770  
Pieter la Grange Jnr 770 17 January 2015
Ricardo Vasapolli 770  
Clive Prior 769 17 January 2015
Debbie Perrins 768  
Derick Oosthuizen 768  
Eugene van der Walt 768 28 February 2016
Clyde Porter 767 17 January 2015
Lance Robinson 767 17 January 2015
Vernon Marinus 767  
Gavin Walker 766  
Malcolm Fair 766  
Peter Thompson 766  
Phil Penlington 766 16 May 2015
* Robert Rotteveel 766  
Sharon Kersten 766 12 October 2014
Thomas Hohls 766 05 March 2016
Christine Reid 765 30 May 2015
Duan Biggs 765  
Gary McCormack 765  
Gavin Simms 765 12 October 2014
Ronél Peacock 765 25 October 2014
Sylvia Ledgard 765  
Fred Kersten 764 12 October 2014
Hannie de Wit 764  
Pieter van Zyl 764  
Charles Pemberton 763  
Peter Divall 763  
Stan Madden 763  
Roy Lissack 762 06 November 2014
Ticky Forbes 762  
Werner van der Walt 762 28 February 2016
Ann Ricketts 761  
Charmaine Oosthuizen 761  
Jacques van Wyk 761 28 February 2016
Calie Diedericks 760  
Sandy Schmidt 760 31 October 2015
Jonathan Boucher 759 13 July 2014
Lukas Botha 759  
Mark Beckermann 759 26 July 2015
David Bishop 758 17 May 2015
Dawid Rossouw 758 28 February 2016
Bruce Pocock 757 29 May 2016
Ria Mynhardt 757 29 May 2016
Sarieta Kleynhans 757 29 May 2016
Heather Busby 756 29 November 2015
Barry Swaddle 755 06 December 2014
Danze Bester 755 28 February 2016
Lyndsay Walker 755  
Dave Vink 754  
Steve Roos 754 09 May 2015
Stewart Matheson 754 28 February 2016
Gerda de Vries 753  
Andrew Stainthorpe 752 05 March 2016
Jan Pienaar 752 28 February 2016
Mike Spain 752  
Rick Nuttall 752 05 March 2016
Don Cowan 751 28 February 2016
Tony Wood 751 28 February 2016
Heinz Ortmann 750 28 February 2016
Ralda de Beer 750  
* Rex Wakely-Smith 750  
Ashley van Wyk 749 28 February 2016
Brian Moreby 749 28 February 2016
David Minney 749 13 September 2015
Ian Whyte 749  
Johan Eksteen 749  
Mieke de Villiers 749  
Steve Davies 749  
Mike Roseblade 747  
Ray Dumbleton 747 28 February 2016
Duncan Gray 746  
Jane Morris 746  
Roddy Furlong 746  
Sieg Eiselen 746  
Wilma Moreby 746 28 February 2016
Bruce Wedderburn 745 28 February 2016
Cleo Artemides 745 13 July 2014
Jean-Pierre le Roux 745 28 February 2016
Shaun Peard 745  
Gielie Swart 744 05 December 2015
Jill Ashby 744  
Malcolm Suttill 744  
Marlia Rotteveel 744  
Paul Gascoigne 744  
Trish Strachan 744 26 July 2015
Vernon Head 744  
Charley Hesse 743 23 May 2015
Deona Andrag 743 28 February 2016
Jane Smart 743 29 May 2016
Joe Harwood 743 29 May 2016
John Pearse 743 28 February 2016
Neil Rautenbach 743  
Grant Fairley 742 25 January 2015
Bernard Bronn 741  
Justen Dralle 741  
Margie Taylor 741 13 September 2015
Philip Calinikos 741  
Pieter Vrey 741 29 May 2016
Alistair Kilpin 740  
Gavin Lautenbach 740  
Mike Pope 740 29 May 2016
Colin Gerrans 739 28 February 2016
Darren Pietersen 739  
Hans Linde 739 29 May 2016
Tony Wienand 739  
Kevin Drummond-Hay 738 27 September 2015
Michal Groenewald 738 19 October 2014
Gerben van de Wetering 737 29 May 2016
Gerhard Booysen 737 12 October 2014
* Graham Winch 737  
Barbara Skinner 736 29 May 2016
Barry Emberton 736  
Doug Wagner 736  
Neithard Graf von Dürckheim 736 29 May 2016
Peter Huggins 736 27 September 2015
Anita Divall 735  
Elize McAllister 735  
Ian Grant 735  
Ineke Huggins 735 27 September 2015
Keri-Ann McDonald 735 29 May 2016
Mark van Biers 735  
Scott Ronaldson 735  
Francois Furstenburg 734 28 February 2016
Jack de Swardt 734 13 July 2014
Peter Bijlmakers 734  
Peter Kaestner 734  
Alec Ryall 733  
Del Ryall 733  
Ewan Porter 733  
Rihann Geyser 733 23 May 2015
Buffalo van Niekerk 732  
Chris Spengler 731 13 July 2014
Hennie Peters 731 28 February 2016
Simon Peile 731 05 March 2016
Clayton Burne 730 28 February 2016
Ken Hattingh 730  
Nicola Vrey 730 29 May 2016
Charnelle du Toit 729 12 October 2014
Darryl Clifford 729  
* Ken Gordon 729  
Mark Harrington 729 03 May 2015
Adrian Haagner 728 13 July 2014
Stephanie Gerber 728  
Andrew McKechnie 727  
Jean-Marc Strydom 727 26 July 2015
Graeme Skinner 726 05 March 2016
Jean Rossouw 726 28 February 2016
Leigh McCleland 726 26 July 2015
Louis du Toit 726 12 October 2014
Steve Blaber 726  
Tony Roberts 726  
William Dunn 726 19 October 2014
Gillian van Zijl 725 26 July 2015
Martin Potgieter 725 26 October 2014
Peter Kirk 725  
Philip Collins 725 30 May 2015
Simone Swiel 725 05 December 2015
Zandra Kirk 725  
David Swanepoel 724 30 May 2015
Debbie van Zyl 723  
Jim Gordon 723  
Leon Spies 723 05 December 2015
Collin Rautenbach 722  
* Howard Marshall 722  
Joël Roerig 722 06 December 2014
Melanie Potgieter 722 26 October 2014
Michael Johnson 722 27 September 2015
Erhard Kruger 721  
Felicity Grundlingh 721  
Hans Schouwink 721 23 May 2015
Juan Pinto 721 29 May 2016
Millie Bilotta 721  
Brett Geldenhuys 720 17 January 2015
Eddie Edmonds 720  
Johan Boshoff 720  
Navarre de Villiers 720 19 October 2014
Sonya Geldenhuys 720 17 January 2015
Jenny Furlong 719  
Lisa Grosel 719 13 September 2015
Peter Sumner 719 28 February 2016
Dave Brown 718  
Hanneline Smit-Robinson 718 17 January 2015
* Mark Coetzee 718  
Zoe Brocklehurst 718  
Ernie Vreugde 717  
Jacques Malherbe 717  
Linda Vasapolli 717  
Christoph Moning 716  
Rudi von Staden 716  
Vince Ward 716 13 July 2014
Dave Callam - UK 715  
Duncan MacFadyen 715 16 May 2015
Francois du Plessis 715 26 October 2014
John Bowman 715 28 February 2016
Liz Blomeyer 715 16 May 2015
Penny de Vries 715 28 February 2016
Adi Stander 714 07 June 2015
Gabby Briede 714 28 February 2016
Louis Marx 714  
Anita la Grange 713 28 February 2016
Chris Roche 713  
Dave Berliner 713 13 July 2014
Robbie Engela 713 28 February 2016
Markus Lilje 712  
Russell Warren 712 29 May 2016
Andrew Kruger 711 03 May 2015
De Villiers Cloete 711  
Geoff Finney 711 29 May 2016
Isabel Broekhuizen 711  
Phil Whittington 711 28 February 2016
Anton Kruger 710 13 September 2015
Diego Pitzalis 710 09 May 2015
Sue Wellman 710  
Alan Bedford-Shaw 709 29 May 2016
Andy Branfield 709 28 February 2016
Beth Steven 709  
Denise Hill 709  
Fred Hanson 709  
Lunn Steven 709  
Phil Patton 709  
Tobie Muller 709 06 December 2014
Alan Green 708  
André Kotzé 708  
Chris de Vries 708  
Jean Caulton 708  
Nigel Mathews 708  
Paul Bartho 708  
Sandi du Preez 708 13 July 2014
Andy Cheeseman 707  
Don Reid 707 26 October 2014
Hugh Buck 707  
Elsie Kritzinger 706 05 December 2015
Isabel Schouwink 706 23 May 2015
Johann Kritzinger 706 05 December 2015
John Fannin 706  
Jon Hornbuckle 706  
Kim Frost 706  
Rob Crosbie 706  
Steven Evans 706  
Adrian Harwood 705 03 May 2015
Charles Marais 705 05 March 2016
Daan Reitmann 705 13 September 2015
Janine Malherbe 705  

Johan ver Loren van Themaat

705  
Ben Baxter 704  
Duncan Pritchard 704  
Errard Sullivan 704
Garret Skead 704 28 February 2016
Matthew Axelrod 704 17 January 2015
Matthew Prophet 704  
Peter Greaves 704 17 January 2015
Peter Spence 704 05 December 2015
Samantha Hockey 704 08 February 2015
Woody Bracey 704  
Elna Reitmann 703 13 September 2015
Ken Griffiths 703  
Amanda Haggett-Haagner 702  
Andrew Pickles 702 16 May 2015
Herman Bos 702  
John Gerhart 702  
Marie-Louise Cardwell 702  
Neville Cornish 702  
Brigid Crewe 701  
Chris Patton 701  
James Smith 701  
Claire Grant 700  
Gerald Blake 700  
Howard Walker 700 28 February 2016
Johan Nell 700 28 February 2016
Koos van Rensburg 700 29 May 2016
Nikolas Vounnou 700 13 September 2015
Norman O'Neill 700 31 October 2015

 

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