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Latest Cape and Bearded Vulture tracks

Dear All Please find attached (Click Here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, InkosiYeentaka, Lehlwa, Mac, Kloutjie, Camo and Mollie and our Cape Vulture; Bennie for the past two weeks. Kind regards Sonja Krüger http://www.projectvulture.org.za/ https://www.facebook.com/projectvulture https://twitter.com/vultureproject

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Outing to Pigeon Valley

Wednesday 14 June Report bu Sandi du Preez Six birders met outside the reservoir area on a a gloomy,cloudy morning. Crispin Hemson very kindly agreed to lead the outing, and as usual we really appreciated his extensive knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Sobhengu

Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 9 to 16 June 2017 Dave and Jenny Rix invited us to join them for a week at Sobhengu timeshare. Mike and Jane Roseblade and Cecil and Jenny Fenwick also came along. Sobhengu is … Continue reading

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Mziki – Malagasy Pond Heron

Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 21 June 2017 Our adventure started while we were at the Sobhengu timeshare on the Nibela Peninsular, Isimangoliso Wetland Park, KZN – very close to Phinda. We received Trevor Hardaker’s report that a Malagasy … Continue reading

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Latest Cape and Bearded Vulture tracks

Dear All Please find attached (Click here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, InkosiYeentaka, Lehlwa, Mac, Kloutjie, Camo and Mollie and our Cape Vulture; Bennie for the past week. Kind regards Sonja Krüger http://www.projectvulture.org.za/ https://www.facebook.com/projectvulture https://twitter.com/vultureproject

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Palmiet Saturday 3rd June 2017

Report by Elena Russell Last year’s outing to Palmiet was cancelled due to heavy rain which made the river crossing impossible. Another year, another attempt. We had a good turnout mostly members and a couple of visitors. We had two … Continue reading

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Birding Big Day 2017

Hi All Birding Big Day this year will take place on Saturday 25 November. We have a new logo for Birding Big Day and have published all the relevant info about how to participate online! We also created the FB … Continue reading

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Plastic pollution: You’ve got to see this!

Hi Lesley, Picture the scene – crashing waves, beautiful windswept clifftops, the air full of the cries of thousands of nesting seabirds – and pieces of plastic waste scattered all around. The Greenpeace ship Beluga II is travelling around Scotland … Continue reading

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Muntinzini Weekend away. 26-28 May 2017

Report by Cheryl Bevan Iris and Geoff Sear, David and Tanya Swanepoel and John and I arrived at Twin Streams on Friday afternoon and the first bird we saw was the Narina Trogon. What a start to our weekend. We gathered … Continue reading

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Latest Cape and Bearded Vulture tracks

Dear All Please find attached (Click Here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, InkosiYeentaka, Lehlwa, Mac, Kloutjie, Camo and Mollie and our Cape Vulture; Bennie for the past week. Kind regards Sonja Krüger http://www.projectvulture.org.za/ https://www.facebook.com/projectvulture https://twitter.com/vultureproject

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Umhlanga Lagoon 17th May 2017

Report by Sandi du Preez It was a great relief to be blessed with a beautiful sunny day after 5 days of rain. Thirteen birders attended the outing. The early arrivals saw the Black-throated Wattle-eye in a tree near the … Continue reading

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LatestCape and Bearded Vulture tracks

Dear All Please find attached (click here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, InkosiYeentaka, Lehlwa, Mac, Kloutjie, Camo and Mollie and our Cape Vulture; Bennie for the past week. Kind regards Sonja Krüger http://www.projectvulture.org.za/ https://www.facebook.com/projectvulture https://twitter.com/vultureproject

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Mannikin Meander

Report by Jane and Mike Roseblade Sunday 21st May dawned calm and clear, typical balmy May weather, as 9 of us gathered at the Westville Civic Centre in the hopes of nailing all three Mannikins – Bronze, Red-backed and Magpie … Continue reading

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Latest Cape and Bearded Vulture tracks

Dear All Please find attached (click here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, InkosiYeentaka, Lehlwa, Mac, Kloutjie, Camo and Mollie and our Cape Vulture; Bennie for the past week. Bennie has extended his movements even further this week and is … Continue reading

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Mkuze

Hi, Timm and I were at Mkuze at the end of last month for a few days and were very happy to see some lovely birds. The Striped Kingfisher was very obliging, sitting on a tree very close to the … Continue reading

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Sherwood Farm

From a visit this last weekend to Sherwood Farm in the Karkloof area, a Crowned Eagle. Crispin Hemson hemsonc@gmail.com 082 926 5333

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BirdLife South Africa AGM

Dear colleagues You can view the proceedings of the recent AGM which was held on the MSC Sinfonia at: http://birdlife.org.za/events/flock/flock-at-sea-again-2017 (note that there are several videos) We are very grateful to John Bowey for videoing the AGM, editing the videos, … Continue reading

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Latest Cape and Bearded Vulture tracks

Dear All Please find attached (click here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, InkosiYeentaka, Lehlwa, Mac, Kloutjie, Camo and Mollie and our Cape Vulture; Bennie for the past week. Despite the cold, rain and snow the birds still seems to … Continue reading

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Interview with Mark Anderson

Dear colleagues I was interviewed today on Cliff Central about birds, birding, BirdLife South Africa and Flock at Sea. The podcast is at http://cliffcentral.com/the-laws-of-life/laws-of-life-birdwatching/ Regards Mark Mark D. Anderson Chief Executive Officer BirdLife South Africa

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Shongweni Outing Sat 6th May

Short report on Saturday’s outing to Shongweni. Elena Russell We had lovely weather, a bit cool to start but soon warmed up nicely. A good turnout, there were some faces that we have not seen on a Saturday outing for … Continue reading

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