Saturday 13th March – BLPN 72nd AGM. Online Virtual Meeting – time and arrangements will be announced 21 days prior to the meeting. We will be voting on some changes to the club’s constitution so please diarise this date and look out for the final arrangements. Click on the link to book.
Sunday 14th March
Priscilla Vale Farm
With Malcolm Stainbank
A range of habitats to explore, including forest, grassland, cliffs, wetlands and dams. Bring hats, sunscreen and walking shoes as there are short walks involved. A high rise vehicle is a plus, but come anyway and we will make a plan (doesn’t need to be 4×4). Bring your picnic lunch, stay and bird as long as you like.
BLPN WALK 2/3
To book please click on the link and register
Wednesday 17th March 07h30 – BIRD WALK Botanic Gardens with Sandi du Preez. Always a favourite venue with lots of bird species to be seen in the trees and Robin-chats and Thrushes on the ground. Bring refreshments and a chair for picnic afterwards.
Wednesday 17th March ONLINE MEETING AND BIRD LEARN – Identify that bird. A virtual meeting on our Zoom platform to assist members with learning this virtual interface and the birds at the same time. We will display photos of birds for identification and talk about identification tells of some of the species found in eThekwini and surrounds. Please feel free to submit photos when the invitation is sent out for display and questions.
Saturday 20th March 06h00 – BLPN 2021 ATLAS CHALLENGE – PAINT ME GREEN eThekwini with Nicolette & Ticky Forbes – start giving back to bird conservation by recording your sightings. Atlasing is an extremely rewarding way to bird. If you have a passion for birds and conservation your sightings can make a difference and contribute to long term monitoring. We will be choosing a group of four or more pentads to atlas and turn yellow and then green for 2020. We will divide into groups and do the required protocol for adjacent pentads and then come together to compare notes and chat about the sightings and the habitat. Be part of this exciting challenge and join the monthly trips or atlas pentads of your choice. Click the link to register for this morning outing.
Wednesday 31st March 14h00 – 16h00 – NATURE JOURNALING BIRDS IN CONTEXT, INCLUDING HABITATS with Cati Vawda. Bringing Nature Journaling to your birding – learn how to integrate this fun and powerful tool into your birding. Suitable for birders of all levels and styles. Have on hand a notebook and pencil or pen. An A4 or A5 size are ideal. If you do not have a notebook on hand then use loose paper with firm backing. Use whatever you already have at home.