Monthly Archives: May 2013

BMCG Meeting changed to June 8th

The next BMCG meeting will be on the 8th June at Pigeon Valley at 13h30. Bring bins, snacks, seats etc. Good birding until then, Roy Advertisements

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Reminder of Activities for June

JUNE 2013 Bird Ringing with Garth Aiston: Usually held early on a Sunday each month. Please call Garth closer to the time for details. 084 5491752. Bird Ringing with James Rawdon. James visits many privates estates on the North Coast. Contact James … Continue reading

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The June Wed outing to Mariannwood N.R. has been changed

The June Wed outing to Mariannwood N.R. has been changed from 12 June to Wed 5 June.

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We have great pleasure in inviting BirdLife Port Natal to CROW’s upcoming fundraising event which is taking place on Thursday, the 25th July 2013 at the Barnyard Theatre. Attached you will find full details of our event and the We … Continue reading

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Mystery Raptor

Mystery Raptor Seen in Le Domaine, Hillcrest.  Some suggest it is an African Cuckoo-Hawk juvenile others Rufous-chested Sparrowhawk – but what is it?

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Bird ringing – Umhlanga Ponds – Sunday 26 May 2013. Last minute change of plans.

Bird ringing – Umhlanga Ponds – Sunday 26 May 2013. Last minute change of plans. Sorry for the very late change of plans but I have not been able to obtain the necessary approvals to carry out bird ringing at … Continue reading

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Mystery Bird

Mystery Bird – seen in Le Domaine, Hillcrest.

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Dargle Outing Sunday 19th May – Report back.

Dargle Outing Sunday 19th May – Report back. Although Dargle is a little further for us to travel than we’re used to, 10 of us came from Durban and surrounds including Martin Taylor our guide for the day.  After all … Continue reading

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Dear all, I really recommend that you watch this TED talk – it is absolutely relevant to South Africa. Regards Lesley http://youtu.be/vpTHi7O66pI  

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Wakkerstroom Newsletter May 2013

Wakkerstroom Newsletter May 2013

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Weekend away August 2nd-4th is at River Valley Nature Reserve.

Weekend away August 2nd-4th is at River Valley Nature Reserve.  This is a small private reserve near Margate on the Ivungo River with good habitat. Conveniently situated for Mpenjati and Umtamvuna reserves. There are 5 camping sites and 2 cottages … Continue reading

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BIRD COURSE 18 MAY 2013 -Forest vs Woodland Birds

Dear all, Last call for Dave Bishop’s course this coming Saturday. BIRD COURSE 18 MAY 2013 PARADISE VALLEY On Saturday 18 May 2013 Dave Bishop will be presenting a half-day course on “Forest vs Woodland Birds”. Dave is extremely well-known for … Continue reading

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Sunday, 26th May 2013 @ 05:30 – Umhlanga Ponds – Bird Ringing – Garth Aiston

Sunday, 26th May 2013 @ 05:30 – Umhlanga Ponds – Bird Ringing – Garth Aiston Hopefully the Lesser Masked-Weavers will be around and we should also ring some Dark-capped Yellow-Warblers! Directions: Take the North Coast road to Umhlanga, taking the … Continue reading

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Sunday 19 May. Outing to Dargle with Martin Taylor.

Sunday 19 May. Dargle with Martin Taylor. Meeting at Piggly Wiggly parking lot at 07h00. Please contact Martin to confirm: 031-767 3339; 072-2777254 or email: Martin. The quiet rural road network in the Dargle Valley in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands offers an opportunity … Continue reading

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Ilala Palm Park – A Jewel in Zululand

Ilala Palm Park – A Jewel in Zululand Outing April 25th to May 2nd 2013 Led by Jane Morris and Mike Roseblade Attending: Jane Morris and Mike Roseblade, Jenny and Cecil Fenwick, Sally and Paul Bartho, Jenny and Dave Rix, … Continue reading

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World Migratory Bird Day

World Migratory Bird Day Click on World Migratory Bird Day to read about the Loss and Degradation of Natural Habitats which Threaten Migratory Birds, Pushing Species towards Extinction World Migratory Bird Day 2013 Highlights Importance of Ecological Networks for Migratory Birds—Need for … Continue reading

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New Germany N.R. outing Wed 8th May.

New Germany N.R. outing Feedback. 8 people were blessed with perfect weather at New Germany N.R. this morning. Birding was not easy as the birds weren’t calling much and some were recorded on call only. Altogether we saw or heard … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning Meeting Sat 11th May.

Strategic Planning Meeting Sat 11th May. Just a friendly reminder that it is in the interests of all our club members to attend. See website for details: http://www.blpn.org. Please remember you must let Lesley or Janet know if you are … Continue reading

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Burman Bush Saturday 4th May Feedback

Burman Bush Saturday 4th May Feedback 16 members braved the really lousy weather – cold, heavy cloud and very windy.  Our bird count was about 42 but a lot of that was on sound.  Good views of an adult African … Continue reading

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Strategic Planning Meeting – A Reminder

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, weaknesses, opportunities and threats), … Continue reading

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