Wednesday 14 May – indoor meeting – Westville Methodist Church – 19.00.

We have had a last-minute cancellation of our Wednesday indoor speaker, due to exceptional circumstances.  However, great news!  Steve and Roy have agreed to do a quiz evening with a difference which they have successfully held for the Mt Edgecombe and Howick bird clubs.  It involves not just ID but some knowledge of habitats, food,…

 PROJECT WITH A PURPOSE

The number of Southern Ground-Hornbills outside formally protected areas in South Africa is declining due to loss and transformation of habitat, poisoning, persecution and electrocution. The species is listed as globally Vulnerable and will be uplisted to Endangered in 2014 in South Africa. The Mabula Ground Hornbill Project, BirdLife Species Guardian, is working to reverse…

BIRD COURSE 17 MAY 2014

PARADISE VALLEY On Saturday 17 May 2014 Dave Bishop will be presenting a half-day course on “Woodland and Grassland Birds”. At the end of the morning, you will understand the differences between the two groups, be able to recognize and separate them, have learnt the key characteristics between them. Please bring your bird guide books as you will be…

Farewell Shorebirds – Australia

For those of you who have missed “Farewell Shorebirds” – a video production by BirdLife Australia (www.birdlife.org.au) here are the links to the first three episodes to bring you up to date. Three more to follow. Episode 1.   http://farewellshorebirds.org.au/web-cast-episode-1/ Episode 2.  http://farewellshorebirds.org.au/web-cast-episode-2/ Episode 3.   http://farewellshorebirds.org.au/web-cast-episode-3/ I hope you enjoy.

Sunbirds for ID

Please help with ID of these two sets of Sunbirds. Both sent to me by a resident of Le Domaine here in Hillcrest, Durban. Click on the picture and add your comments below the enlarged Photo. The First set: The Second set: The first 2 pictures in this sequence were taken on 4th April and…

April Birding in Durban

Weather in Durban in April is always beautiful and this Easter week-end didn’t disappoint. The birding at Umbogavango on Saturday was superb with 67 species recorded. All 3 species of Wagtail seen (Cape, Pied and Mountain) as well as abundant Little Bee-eaters and stunning views of Orange-breasted Bushshrike, and a pair of Red-throated Wryneck. Of…

Outings in May.

May 2014 Bird Ringing with Garth Aiston: Usually held early on a Sunday each month. Please call Garth for details if no notification is put out nearer to the time on the BLPN website and KZN Birds@yahoo. Cell:084 5491752. Bird Ringing with Andrew Pickles. Usually the first or second Sunday of the month. Venue to be advised. Please…