BirdLife Port Natal

Good Stork Story

Submitted by Jenny Rix I heard an amazing story this evening from a friend of mine who lives at Riverside Retirement Centre.  She was telling me that they have two resident Woolley-necked Storks.  One of them seemed to… Read More

New Page added

Please note that a new page has been added to the website -Titled: “Directions to Bird Club Venues”. It is found under the Activities menu heading. Please note that these directions should use the new road/street names. Let… Read More

Change of date for the SAPPI Outing in March.

This is the new date for this outing. Sunday 30 March. SAPPI Bird Hide with Rex Aspeling. Please contact Rex to confirm. Email: or call: 082 301 8177. We will spend time in the Hide and take a stroll around the… Read More

Sunday outing to Umlalazi Nature Reserve 23rd February, 2014

Sunday outing to Umlalazi Nature Reserve 23rd February, 2014 Penny de Vries We met just inside the gate and I was pleased to see so many good birders on this, my first outing; Jenny Norman, Sandi du Preez,… Read More

Mystery Warblers

An email from Norman Freeman: Even with Faansie Peacocks LBJ book I have doubts on a number of LBJ’s. Could we post these on our website for comment from folk in the know please. To reply please add… Read More

BirdLife Kwazulu-Natal Forum Meeting at WESSA, Umgeni Nature Reserve, Howick

Please note all are welcome and encouraged to attend Forum on Saturday 1 March. PROGRAMME BirdLife Kwazulu-Natal Forum Meeting at WESSA, Umgeni Nature Reserve, Howick SATURDAY 1st March, 2014. CONSERVING BIRDS 08.30 – 12.30 :  7 half-hour sessions… Read More

Khangela Lodge, Kuleni Game Park.

Khangela Lodge, Kuleni Game Park. 17 – 20 Feb 2014 Khangela Lodge is located in the Kuleni Game Park. The turnoff to Kuleni is on the left about 15 kms from Hluhluwe railway crossing on the way towards… Read More

Magpie Mannikins nesting in Jubilee Park

  Yesterday we (Peter and Jenny Spence, Tessa White and I) were atlassing in Jubilee Park and then North Park. The first birds we saw at Jubilee Park were six Magpie Mannikins,all busy carrying nesting material to a small… Read More

Sunday 23 February Umlalazi Nature Reserve, Mtunzini with Penny de Vries.

Penny de Vries will be taking an extra Sunday outing this month – please support. Sunday 23 February Umlalazi Nature Reserve, Mtunzini with Penny de Vries. Please contact Penny to confirm time and where to meet. Email: or tel: 083 555… Read More

BirdLife Port Natal 65th AGM.

The BirdLife Port Natal 65th AGM was held on Saturday 15th February at the Krantzkloof Interpretive Centre. During the course of the proceedings, Lesley Frescura gave the Chair’s Report recounting the happenings over the past year and highlighting… Read More

White Storks

An email from Peter Spence. I think it is quite usual for the White Storks to be around at this time of the year, but they are usually found a few hundred metres to the south on the… Read More

Jubilee Park, Westville. A must see.

Hi Paul – please can you post this on BLPN website :- I was privileged to be invited to join a bird walk in Jubilee Park in Westville this morning. It was lead by Terry Walls for Westville… Read More

Good Day, Please come to the Midlands over the long weekend on Friday March 21 and support this cause. Ann Burke is an American and is 48 years old . She has devoted her life to the Cranes… Read More

Trip to Kruger 10 days end January and early February 2014.

Kruger Noreen & Roger Broomhall Trip Itinerary: – 1 night Hazeyview; 3 nights Letaba; 3 nights Satara; 3 nights Byamiti. Weather  – Generally overcast with temps around 32C . If the sun did come out in full, temps… Read More

Jubilee Park Walk through – 22 Feb 2014

JUBILEE PARK WALK THROUGH ON 22 FEBRUARY 2014 Meet @BIRD HIDE @8AM WEAR REASONABLE SHOEWARE & TAKE BINOCULARS Click here to read the January 2014 update on Jubilee Park, Princess Anne Place, Westville, Durban.


Birdlife Trogons Bird Club launches the ORIBI VULTURE VIEWING HIDE NEWS Words: Nikki Tilley Nature The Vulture viewing hide overlooks a ‘vulture restaurant’ on the site of a breeding colony of 120 Cape Vultures. With a threatened global… Read More

TRASHED – a documentary by Jeremy Irons.

Since 2011 St Agnes Church in Kloof has been providing talks and shown documentaries for the Highway public on important environmental issues. This next documentary is titled TRASHED and is produced and narrated by Jeremy Irons. Click here… Read More

Krantzkloof talk.

Tuesday 11 February. Krantzkloof talk at 09h30. Tristan Dickerson will be talking on the capture of Snow Leopards in China. Tessa apologises that she was unable to send emails directly to you all but her internet connection has failed.   Due… Read More

Wood Duck – female

One of the residents at le Domaine – Di Wayne, took the following photo of a mystery duck seen on the property. The photo was taken 7 years ago and I thought it might still be of interest… Read More

Shongweni – Saturday 1 February 2014

We started off with 19 members and ended up with 27 (some late risers!!). Early in the morning the mist was lying over Shongweni but soon started to lift and turned into a lovely hot day’s birding. Our total bird… Read More