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Month: February 2015
Umgeni Valley NR and Greater Ambers, Howick. 15 Feb.
Report by Norman Freeman. Sunday morning 06h30 saw 16 intrepid birders gather at the entrance to the Umgeni Valley NR in spite of the very overcast weather with an occasional light shower and general mist. The intention was to park above Cascades Falls and to bird the grasslands above with possible sightings over the top…
Support for Sneeuwberg Protected Environment Required
Hi All During the last number of years BirdLife South Africa in partnership with WWF-SA, have been assisting the Free State Provincial Government to formally proclaim certain farms in the Memel area as a Protected Environment. These farms are extremely important for bird conservation as they host habitats such as grasslands and wetlands, which are…
Raptor Rescue Newsletter
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Solving the mystery surrounding the decline of the Drakensberg Bone Breaker
Scientists have turned to outer space to explain the mysterious disappearing act of one of Africa’s most famous birds. Satellite trackers attached to 18 Bearded Vultures have confirmed conservationists’ worst fears: humans are largely to blame for the rapid demise of the species. Once widespread throughout much of Southern Africa, the Bearded Vulture is now…
Newsletter from BirdLife Plettenberg Bay
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Wakkerstroom Newsletter Jan 2015
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Saturday 7th Feb. Outing to iPhiti
During the night we had a very long and heavy downpour – which did not bode well for the Saturday outing. It was overcast and there was a slight drizzle in the morning – only 7 brave/keen birders joined me at iPhiti. It was very wet underfoot and the mozzies were biting but it wasn’t…
Little Little Grebes
A Report by Paul Bartho Over the past month a pair of Little Grebes have been nesting at Le Domaine, Hillcrest. After numerous attempts in trying to establish a nest they eventually found their perfect spot – a floating nest loosely attached to an overhanging reed. They sat on this floating nest for about 3 weeks and…