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Seen in Le Domaine, Hillcrest among a flock of Village Weavers.  

Sunday 19th May – Dargle – Meeting time changed

Sunday 19th May – Dargle – Meeting time changed. Please note that the meeting time has been changed to 07h00. It is important to contact Martin Taylor to confirm arrangements if you intend coming on the outing. See… Read More

Southern White-faced Owl.

Southern White-faced Owl. Message from Dave Rimmer, West Riding: We had a nocturnal visitor last night. We have had one calling back in 2009 but could not locate it. Then we heard one again three weeks ago and… Read More

Ellingham Estate Sunday Outing Feedback

Ellingham Estate Despite the Ellingham Estates management recommending we cancel the outing, a few of us who live nearby went to the meeting point anyway, in case some people had not read the email advising of the cancellation…. Read More

Wakkerstroom News

Wakkerstroom Bird Club Newsletter If you would like to read the Wakkerstroom Bird Club Newsletter please click on Wakkerstroom News. The newsletter will be downloaded to your computer for viewing.  

Ellingham Estate Sunday 21st April Outing cancelled

Good Day, The roads in Ellingham Estates are waterlogged and the advice is that the outing should be cancelled. So unfortunately it will not be happening tomorrow. Sorry. Paul Bartho 031 7168416 072 1573678

How to identify Alien Plant Invaders

How to identify Alien Plant Invaders  Download and read the latest SAPIA NEWS to learn how to identify alien plant invaders. Click on SAPIA NEWS. The file will be downloaded to your computer for you to read.


Gallery. Please note that the Gallery Page on the website has been updated. The photos added have come from the various galleries sent out as Posts over the past 3 months. This should be a quick way to… Read More

Wednesday Outing to CROW

Wednesday 17th Apr. Outing to CROW. Led by Lesley Frescura and about a dozen members visited CROW (Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife) in Yellowwood Park, which is a registered non-profit organisation established in 1980. It aims to rescue, rehabilitate… Read More

South Africa’s Sea Pledge Initiative.

South Africa’s Sea Pledge Initiative. The South African Maritime Safety Authority and the Sustainable Seas Trust invite you to the event of the SAMSA SEA Pledge initiative in Durban where the World famous oceanographer, diver, author and award winning conservationist,… Read More

Strategic Planning Meeting

 Strategic Planning Meeting at SUGAR MILLING RESEARCH INSTITUTE Six years ago in September 2007 BLPN held a strategic planning session to look at the status of our club as it was then, to do a SWOT analysis (strengths,… Read More

Mystery Bird for ID

Mystery Bird for ID. This bird has been seen amongst a flock of Village Weavers for the past few weeks in Le Domaine, Hillcrest. Any thoughts?

Alternative Pelagic Trip – Durban

Alternative Pelagic Trip – Durban Hi Paul, I am sure that BLPN members will be keen to take up David’s offer. We can both advertise it, and bookings can be made directly through David. (See his message below.)… Read More

Pelagic trip

Pelagic trip Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:22 pm (PDT) . Posted by: “Lesley Frescura”  This is a message to all those members who contacted Eve Hughes to book on the pelagic trip that was advertised. She has asked… Read More

Sunday Outing 21 April. Ellingham Estates at 07h00.

Sunday 21 April. Ellingham Estates with Paul & Sally Bartho. Contact: 031-7168416, 072-1573678, Ellingham is a cane farm, with extensive riverine forest, great climax trees, bush and dams, plus some well-left dead eucalypts which often yield raptors…. Read More

Birds and beasts of Le Domaine – Hillcrest

The following picture gallery is of wildlife found in the Le Domaine estate, Hillcrest, Durban. The photographs are mainly of birds we have been lucky enough to capture. There are also a few of wildlife seen on the… Read More

Update on Weekend Outing to Ilala Palm from Friday 26 April to 1 May.

Hi all We are leaving on the Friday morning and plan to be in Ilala at about lunch time so will see you all as you arrive. If you have not yet booked see how below. The tentative… Read More

More Pictures from Saturday Outing to Bayhead

More Pictures from Saturday Outing to Bayhead

Wednesday 17 April : visit to CROW

Wednesday 17 April : visit to CROW Dear all, We have organised a very interesting outing to CROW next week and so look forward to seeing those of you who are able to join us, for a wonderful… Read More

Fun Photos from Saturday Outing

Fun Photos from Saturday Outing – Thanks to Penny