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 attached as an album for those interested. Twenty nine members attended the outing, arriving a various times…

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 (h), 0829202026 Email: downs@ukzn.ac.za The annual Cape Parrot Big Birding Day will be on the 4th and…

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 www.witspress.co.za Parrots’ colour and charisma, coupled with the fact that they mimic human speech, make them fascinating to many people. They are ancient…

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. Almost the first of 94 species seen. From the entrance gate to the estate the group headed…

WHEN GOOD BIRDING GOES BAD

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, about two harassed couples in a bird hide over a birding weekend competition is the first production…

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 years.  On the other hand the attendance at Krantzkloof Birds’ Tuesday morning meetings is always good.  We…