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 contact Andrew for details. Cell 082 338 3302 or barbet@venturenet.co.za

Bird Ringing with James Rawdon. James visits many private estates on the North Coast. Contact James for details: 083 745 6007.

Saturday 3 May. Pigeon Valley Nature Reserve with Elena Russell. Meet at 07h30. Please phone to confirm meeting time and place. Tel: 031 7052902 (after 6pm) or email elenarussell@telkomsa.net. Directions:  South along Manning Road, right up Rhodes Avenue which leads you to the entrance. Alternatively, south along South Ridge Road and after the dip look out for the Pigeon Valley sign to the left. 

Saturday 10 May. BMCG Meeting at 13h30. Venue to be advised.

Wednesday 14 May. Iphithi  N.R. – 08h00 with Sandi du Preez – Tel  031-7014839  or  0733324431. Please confirm start time with Sandi. Directions:  Drive on the M13 from Durban and take the Everton off-ramp between Kloof and Hillcrest. Turn right at the intersection towards Everton Road and then turn left immediately after crossing over the M13 and BEFORE the railway bridge .Drive west along this road parallel to the railway line and then after about 100 metres turn right and cross the railway line into Camp Road. Then turn left into Edward Drive at T-junction. Entrance and parking is on your right. Bring tea/coffee and eats for picnic afterwards.

Wednesday 14 May. Indoor Meeting. To be advised.

Sunday 25 May. Empisini with Elena Russell at 07h30. Please phone to confirm meeting time. Tel: 031 7052902 (after 6pm) or email elenarussell@telkomsa.net.  Over 100 species of birds have been recorded in this area, including the elusive Pied Mannikin!  Habitat consists of prime coastal forest with perennial small streams.  DirectionsTravel the N2 south, take the Umkomaas/Widenham off-ramp. At the stop street turn left, then travel a few hundred metres to the first left turn signposted SAPPI/SAICCOR. Continue down a steep hill for just over 1 km, turn left at the T-junction at the bottom of the hill and then left again through an unmarked gap in the fence. Follow the track for about 400 m to the parking and picnic area.   Meet in the parking area. Bring tea/coffee, chairs and eats for picnic afterwards.

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