Monthly Archives: May 2015

Kosi Bay

May 25th to 29th 2015 Paul and Sally Bartho Having received an invitation to stay at the TEBA Lodge right at the mouth of Kosi Bay, we accepted with alacrity. We had four nights at the lodge and spent our … Continue reading

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Rocky Wonder Aloe Nursery.

Rocky Wonder Aloe Nursery. Weekend and Sunday Outing 22 – 24 May 2015 Rocky Wonder is near Ashburton. It is an aloe nursery. The property is 22 acres of virgin Bushveld. Peter and Heather, the owners, have opened it up to nature … Continue reading

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Iphithi N.R. Outing- 20 May

Iphithi N.R. Outing- 20May With Sandi Du Preez Sixteen birders turned up for the outing to this lovely reserve, which was a rather large group for a gloomy Wednesday! Specials were White-eared Barbets, Grey-headed Bushshrike (heard and seen), Black Crake, … Continue reading

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Dolphin Coast May Newsletter.

Click on this link to read the Dolphin Coast May Newsletter.

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White-backed Duck at Cotswold Downs, Hillcrest

BirdLife Port Natal ran a stand at the Kloof Conservancy Open Indigenous Gardens weekend held at The Cotswold Golfing Estate in Hillcrest. While the cold overcast weather made birding difficult, a bird list of the weekend sightings by Derek Spencer … Continue reading

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For ID

Seen in the Mkhuze campsite right next to the Jojo rainwater tank by its tap. Please ID.

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African Black Oystercatchers

I saw 6 African Black Oystercatchers on the beach at San Lameer last week. They weren’t on the rocks, where I have seen them before but only ever one at a time, but flew past me as I was walking … Continue reading

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Greater Painted Snipes Video

Click on this link to see the You Tube video of the Greater Painted Snipes seen in Umlaas Canal – just north of the old Durban Airport.

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St. Lucia and Mkhuze – May 2015 Part Four

Mkhuze Report by Paul and Sally Bartho The Mkhuze campsite is expensive compared to Sugarloaf in St. Lucia. It is also out on a limb at the main entrance to the park with major water issues. That said we never … Continue reading

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St Lucia and Mkhuze – May 2015 – Part Three

Umfolozi Report by Paul and Sally Bartho Umfolozi, like Isimangaliso Wetland Park, is exceptionally dry. There was some standing water in the Black Umfolozi River, however the best birding we found was at the Bhejane Hide where well water is pumped … Continue reading

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St Lucia and Mkhuze – May 2015 – Part Two

Eastern and Western Shores, Isimangaliso Wetland Park Report by Paul and Sally Bartho Eastern Shores. On entering the Park very early on a chilly morning, we were greeted by the sun rising on our right. Not to be outdone the … Continue reading

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St Lucia and Mkhuze – May 2015 – Part One

Report by Paul and Sally Bartho Having been closeted away in Hillcrest for four months it was time to get away – St. Lucia and Mkhuze were the destinations – for four or five nights in each. Sugarloaf campsite in … Continue reading

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North Old Durban Airport follow up.

Sunday 3 May 2015 Sally and I revisited the Umlaas Canal – just north of the Old Durban Airport – as a follow up to our visit on 22 March 2015. We took Roy Cowgill and Steve Davis with us. Although … Continue reading

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Shongweni Saturday 2 May

There was a certain amount of dissension in the ranks at the early start of 06:30. Winter mornings at Shongweni can be cold and Saturday was no exception it was very chilly! Before we got going Dave Rimmer lined us up for a … Continue reading

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Wakkerstroom Bird Club Newsletter

Follow this link to read the latest Newsletter from Wakkerstroom Bird Club.

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St Kitts follow up

Here are some additional photos taken on 11 April at St Kitts  by Steve Davis. The earlier article on St Kitts was posted on 29th April. The first is a photo of a Yellow-billed Duck nest. It had 3 eggs inside. … Continue reading

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BLSA and BLPN membership options

Click on this link to read the new BirdLife South Africa membership options for clubs and individuals.  

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