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SABAP2 priotrities: October to December 2014

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Five million records

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September progress with SABAP2

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Barberspan conference 28 November – 3 December 2013

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"Citizens who advance science"

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SpringMAP 2013

Weaver Wednesday: Cinnamon Weaver

Bring the trumpets out of the cupboard! Sound the fanfare

Virtual Museum records

Twenty years of CWACing the Bot River Estuary

Atlas bash to Loeriesfontein, Northern Cape, 8-11 August 2013

Save the date: 20-21 July 2013, SABAP2 workshop, Port Elizabeth

SABAP2 priotrities: October to December 2014

SABAP2 priorities: October-December 2014

This map shows the revised SABAP2 coverage priorities for the final three months of 2014.

Lots of gaps have been filled, so it is time for a new priority map. Priorities are graded RED, ORANGE or GREEN. Between the big impact Prieska Atlas Bash and ongoing, impact being made by Vincent Parker in the Northern Cape, it is possible to downgrade the northeastern section of the Northern Cape from RED to ORANGE.

RED priorities: in order

R1. The western end of North West Province. Almost nothing has been done here for many years!!

R2 and R3. The Namaqualand, Calvinia, Kenhardt, Williston, Carnarvon and Victoria West districts of the Northern Cape. Every record of bird distribution here is valuable.

R4. Lesotho needs a champion!

ORANGE priorities: in order

O1. Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and Gordonia,south towards Upington. This is the area that Vincent Parker is working. All help appreciated. If you visit the national park, please atlas as much as you are able, including the seemingly well-covered pentads.

O2. All the eastern districts of the Northern Cape, from Kuruman to Colesberg. Between Vincent Parker and the Prieska Atlas Bash, this has been transformed from RED to ORANGE. But 100s of pentads remain unvisited! The Murrayserg expedition planned for next year (25 April to 3 May), being led by Peter Nupen, will make a huge difference at the southern end.

O3. The Eastern Cape interior. Lots of gaps need lots of expeditions.

O4. The southern edge of the Karoo, the Western Cape part. Expedition needed to , especially, the Laingsburg district.

O5. Mopping up operations are underway in northern Limpopo. Well done Joe Grosel, and his team at the bird club in Polokwane. This priority region will probably drop off the next version of this map!

O6. The eastern edge of Swaziland. We need a champion here, too.

O7. Scattered unvisited pentads in the southern half of the Free State. It would be awesome to get the big “Highveld Carpet” to have no holes in it whatsoever. That’s a challenge.

The GREEN priority is to establish the paradigm that the initial foundation on which real coverage for a pentad is built is four carefully-made full protocol checklists. Please think of every pentad which is YELLOW (one checklist) or ORANGE (two or three checklists) as high priority pentads. Let us “GREEN” the coverage map!

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