Saturday 11 October 2014. A group of eleven BMCG members gathered in the car park at 07h30 with the intention of walking the reserve and recording (including photographically) everything of a biodiversity nature. But first we read the rules – of interest was rule 9. Forest birding is mostly done by identifying the calls and when…
Month: October 2014
BirdLife South Africa Flock 2015.
Dear BirdLife South Africa member, In 2015 BirdLife South Africa will be holding its annual Flock (AGM weekend) in Johannesburg. As there are more than 1 000 BirdLife South Africa members in Gauteng, and many others who can easily get to Gauteng, we hope to have a record attendance! Join us at Flock in Jozi…
Wakkerstroom Birding Event – January 2015.
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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….
Shongweni Saturday 4 October
A short report back on Saturday’s outing to Shongweni. We had an excellent turnout; we must have started out with about 27 members and then there were all the late comers! Our bird count was in the region of 90 plus – not too shabby especially as Shongweni was very dry and a lot of…
Raptor Rescue Newsletter – September 2014
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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.