Beachwook Golf Course

Led by Cecil Fenwick Saturday 27 June 2015 Sally and I took a stroll around Beachwood Golf Course with Cecil Fenwick. Although this is not a club outing Cecil and  friends usually have a stroll around either Beachwood or Royal Durban golf courses on the last Saturday of each month. Here are some of the…

Umbogavango and Vumbuka

Led by Barry Swaddle Sunday 28 June 2015 Eleven birders gathered at the entrance to AECI in Amanzimtoti. The plan was to bird in Vumbuka. However Barry suggested we visit Umbogavango first as his reconnaissance the previous week had revealed that Vumbuka was quiet by comparison. Barry took us into the grassland area behind the…

Bird Course 11 July 2015

PARADISE VALLEY We have a rare treat for you! On Saturday 11 July 2015, Adam Riley of Rockjumpers, Pietermaritzurg, will be presenting a half-day course on “The Planet’s Avian Diversity – the bird families of the world”. Adam is extremely well-known, both in the international and national birding world, for his skills in running the…

Kirstenbosch

Sally and Paul Bartho First it was Black River and the Snowy Egret then Stranfontein and finally Kirstenbosch – the third and final part of our quick visit to Cape Town. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens is one of those special treasures any country would be proud of. Recently they added an aerial boardwalk. We had…

Strandfontein

Sally and Paul Bartho Following on from our viewing of the Snowy Egret, we took time to visit Strandfontein and Kirstenbosch. After a wet and overcast previous day it was a pleasant surprise to have a bright sunny day for birding – albeit a wee bit cool. Strandfontein wetlands are massive. Ponds and ponds of…