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PHOWN repeats

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PHOWN repeats

Repeat counts of weaver colonies are valuable in showing seasonal and annual changes in colony sizes of weavers. Choose a weaver colony near to your home or work that you can monitor on a regular basis. The suggested interval for repeats is weekly, but you can submit repeats on a daily, monthly or random basis (although regular is best). If you submit repeats regularly but skip some because you are on holiday, for instance, that does not matter - simply continue when you can. You can also send repeats once a year, eg if you go on holiday to the same place every year and there are weaver colonies.

Here is a graph of colony size changes in a Cape Weaver colony (phown 70) with 2 resident males, showing a similar pattern in 2 years - other colonies may have very different patterns.

You can save a locality in your gazetteer to make it easier and quicker to upload future repeats - see here.

To take part, just start submitting records with nest counts regularly for your favourite weaver colony. If you want to register your colony, send me an email and I'll add your colony to the list below. You can still send regular repeats without the colony being registered.
If you have not participated in PHOWN before, and would like to start, read how to take part here.

Registered repeats

Below is a list of colonies that observers plan to send repeat PHOWN records for the rest of 2012. To see a colony, click on a map marker, or thumb-nail, or phown number in the list below. Any PHOWN record of a particular colony will show the details (photos, date, etc) for that record as well as a full listing of counts by date at the bottom of that webpage.

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Thumb-nails of most recent PHOWN records


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Vm 70

Vm 2534

Vm 2544

Vm 993

Vm 834

Vm 835

Vm 2216

Vm 133

Vm 260

Vm 1582

Vm 2534

Vm 979

Vm 2507

Vm 2514

Vm 2669

Vm 1480

Vm 2509

Vm 1479

Vm 2513

Vm 908

List of all PHOWN records for repeats


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70, Oschadleus HD, 799, Cape Weaver, Peninsular Rd
133, Oschadleus HD, 803, Southern Masked Weaver, Springfield
260, Oschadleus HD, 799, Cape Weaver, Springfield
834, Oschadleus HD, 799, Cape Weaver, Langvlei north end
835, Oschadleus HD, 799, Cape Weaver, Langvlei south side
908, Nuttall R.J, 803, Southern Masked Weaver, Langenhoven Park, Bloemfontein
979, Harebottle D.M, 799, Cape Weaver, Edith Stephens Wetland Park, Philippi, Cape Flats
993, McFarlane J, 803, Southern Masked Weaver, Ottery, Siros Rd
1479, Oschadleus HD, 799, Cape Weaver, Marina da Gama, Twagen, 10 Park
1480, Oschadleus HD, 799, Cape Weaver, Marina da Gama, Twagen mid
1582, Robbins G, 799, Cape Weaver, Wittedrift, Heuwel Street,
2216, Oschadleus HD, 799, Cape Weaver, Langvlei, in front of S willow
2507, Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, 803, Southern Masked Weaver, Marina da Gama, Brabant
2509, Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, 799, Cape Weaver, Marina da Gama, Park/E Lake - bridge
2513, Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, 799, Cape Weaver, Marina da Gama, Twagen bridge
2514, Oschadleus HD; Barry and Sue Schultz, 799, Cape Weaver, Marina da Gama, Thibault 10
2534, van der Westhuizen AC, 799, Ploceus capensis, House Garden, Moorreesburg
2544, van der Westhuizen AC, 799, Ploceus capensis, Parking area, Shopping Centre, Moorreesburg
2669, Schultz S J, 803, Southern Masked Weaver, Marina 4 Twaggen Port Jackson in reeds