Darvill Outing Sunday 5 October 2014

A group of about 12 of us met for the Midlands Bird Club outing to Darvill, just outside Pietermaritzburg – led by Gordon Bennett. The morning started with a stroll along the road beside the sewerage canals. A Grey Duiker took us all completely by surprise. Not something you see here with all the poaching….

Clairwood Racecourse to become a logistics park.

Prepared by Arnia van Vuuren, BirdLife Port Natal committee member. This includes background as well as comments and challenges on the amended EIA. Background: Clairwood Racecourse (CRC) has been sold to Capital Property Fund who intends to develop it into a logistics park with warehouses where goods imported / exported through Durban will be unpacked and repacked….

Green Sandpiper?

Need confirmation but we think that this is a Green sandpiper – seen this morning at the Darvill Sewerage Works outside Pietermaritzburg. Note the prominent eye-ring with no supercillium behind the eye (not a Wood Sandpiper); the barring on its tail; the lack of a white shoulder patch (thus not a Common Sandpiper); the dark…

BLSA Flock 2015

The next 2015 Flock will be in Johannesburg. Read all about it – click here.