BirdLife Port Natal

Hella Hella Weekend Feedback

Mike Roseblade and Jane Morris organised and managed the weekend very successfully despite the threatened adverse weather. Over 120 different species were seen or heard. Some of the specials are listed later and a number of photos are… Read More

Cape Parrot Big Birding Day May 2013

Join us in our annual evening and morning Cape Parrot count to help save one of South Africa’s most endangered birds. Contact: Prof Colleen T. Downs School of Life Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Tel: 033-2605127/04 (w), 033-3860947… Read More

New Publication: Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands

Parrots of Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands Author: Mike Perrin EAN: 9781868145522 Publication Date: 2012 Dimensions and Pages: 240 x 210 mm, 400pp Format: Hardcover Recommended Price: R580 To order visit Parrots’ colour and charisma, coupled… Read More

Mbona Feedback

What a Day! After a very misty and rainy Saturday, Sunday was almost perfect. Twenty members made the 6am start at the Mbona entrance gate and they were not disappointed. Before the group got away a Yellow-crowned Bishop was spotted…. Read More

Highover – Hella Hella Weekend Outing

Friday 18 to 20 January. Weekend Away at Highover – Hella Hella with Mike Roseblade and Jane Morris. A beautiful campsite on the banks of the Umkomaas River. Chalets at reasonable prices. Bushveld and upland grassland. Blue Swallow… Read More

Palmiet – Wednesday 8:30

A reminder that there will be a birding outing this Wednesday morning at 08h30 at Palmiet NR in Westville. If you are free, why not come along and have a leisurely walk. The birding is generally good and… Read More


Theatre – looking ahead: KickstArt Presents Twitch WHEN GOOD BIRDING GOES BAD Elizabeth Sneddon theatre: 7-24 February A new South African Comedy by Robert Fridjhon Twitch, the world premiere of a new South African comedy by Robert Fridjhon,… Read More

Atlasing? – Steps to produce a Pentad Map:

Steps to produce a Pentad Map: Click here to get to ADU’s coverage maps. Under the Google map, in the ‘Search for an address’ box type the name of a locality (e.g. Mapungubwe, Pofadder, 12 Jacaranda Avenue), OR zoom into… Read More

Indoor Meeting Questionnaire

Please complete the questionnaire below and return to Lesley as soon as possible. Your BLPN committee has noted that the number of people attending our 10 annual evening indoor meetings at UKZN have dwindled in the past few… Read More

Update on Weekend Away at Highover – Hella Hella

Very Important. Mike’s computer was hit by lightening at the weekend. So if you have already booked, please contact Mike and Jane again as they need your contact details. Their email address is as below. If you have… Read More


BIRD COURSE 09 FEBRUARY 2013 DURBAN NATURAL SCIENCE MUSEUM On Saturday 09 February 2013 David Allan, Curator of Ornithology, Durban Natural Science Museum and a member and very generous supporter of our club, will be presenting a half-day… Read More

Sunday Outings

Good Day, It is that time again when I need volunteers to take a Sunday Outing. I am looking for people for June through October. Please volunteer to do one Sunday so we can keep this activity alive…. Read More

Notice of the 64th BirdLife Port Natal AGM on Sat 16th February

Please see the Agenda below for details. It is important to inform Merle Paton if you intend coming – for catering purposes. Email or call: 082 462 7262. If you are unable to attend then please complete the… Read More

Springside – Saturday 5 January

Springside – Saturday 5 January Firstly thanks to the Hillcrest Conservancy and in particular George Victor for arranging access at 06:00 which was much appreciated. We had a very good turn out ±36 (all those New Year resolutions!)… Read More

What do I do if I find an injured wild bird that cannot fly?

Q4. What do I do if I find an injured wild bird that cannot fly? The answer to this and other questions can be found in the What to do if…Page on the website. A. Follow these steps:… Read More


BIRP. Excuse me! I have just put 2 sets of useful BIRP forms on the website. They can be found on both the Forms Page and Conservation/ADU Page. There is a choice of Form to report BIRP sightings… Read More

Springside Outing Jan 5th

Saturday 5 January – Springside 06h00 Elena Russell. Please phone to confirm meeting time. Tel: 031 7052902 (after 6pm).  Directions: From M13, turn off at Hillcrest off-ramp. Turn right at traffic lights into Old Main Road. At Heritage Market,… Read More

What do I do if I find a dead bird?

Q. What do I do if I find a dead bird?  A. If the bird is in a reasonable condition then store it in your freezer until you are able to get it to David Allen at the… Read More