Category Archives: Activities

BLPN Bird Walk at Amber Lee, Howick

23rd June 2019 Report and photos by Crystelle Wilson Birders from the coast got to see more than only birds on this outing to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Reedbuck, impala, nyala, warthog and zebra wander around the residential estate, but the … Continue reading

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Pigeon Valley Outing

Report by Terry Walls Saturday 1st June 2019 We could not have ask for better weather as 20 birders met at the entrance of the park. We welcomed two new members and four visitors, who joined us for the outing. … Continue reading

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BLPN @ Kloof Open Gardens: 22 & 23rd June 2019

Please pop in to support the bird club. Get a list of the top 10 plants to have in your garden to attract birds. Lovely setting, interactive slide show and bird calls, test your knowledge, have some eats and treats … Continue reading

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BLPN WEEKEND GETAWAY

ESHOWE & SURROUNDS Dlinza Forest Aerial Boardwalk and an area we think was Dreadnought Farm ! 25th and 26th May 2019 Report by Nicolette Forbes A group of around seventeen people responded that they would be joining us for the … Continue reading

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Iphithi Outing

Report by Sandi du Preez Wednesday 22 May 2019 At the start of the outing we stopped at the lookout/picnic shelter and a huge flock of Thick-billed Weavers flew overhead. From this spot we also saw Black-bellied starlings, Greater double-collared … Continue reading

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BLPN Outing to Krantzkloof Saturday 5th May 2019

Report by Terry Walls Weather report was not favourable, as light rain was predicted for the Kloof area. We met in overcast conditions with some experiencing light misty rain on their way to Krantzkloof. We decided to continue as patches … Continue reading

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Burchell’s Coucal Eco Trail Outing 12 May 2019

Report by Tyron Dall A perfect sunny mornings’ birding was enjoyed by a group of 13 people. I had arrived 45 minutes before the scheduled start and was greeted with a Western Osprey flying directly overhead. As the other members … Continue reading

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Umhlanga Lagoon NR Outing

Report by Jane Morris Sunday 17 March 2019 Dawned bright and clear and 21 members of BirdLife Port Natal gathered in the car park at the Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve to see what the day would bring forth in the … Continue reading

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New Germany NR

Report by Terry Walls Saturday 2nd March, 2019 An excellent morning for birding, overcast but not a breath of wind. About twenty birders arrived. It was encouraging to meet a number of new birders and also others who have not … Continue reading

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Jubilee Park

Report by Sandi du Preez 20 February 2019 There were 11 birders keen to see the Jubilee Park special – the Magpie Mannikins. In the reeds at the entrance the Thick-billed Weavers were diligently constructing their nests as usual. I … Continue reading

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Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve

Report by Jane Morris and Sandi du Preez 24 February 2019 Ten birders in total gathered for this new type activity, a group of 6 were sedentary and stayed close to their chairs and a group of 4 were the … Continue reading

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Korongo Valley Weekend

 Report by Jane Morris 8th to 10th February 2019 Korongo nestles in the rolling Ixopo hills and is the ideal spot for a bit of relaxation.  Our group of 9 consisted of Jackie and Roland Suhr, Cheryl and John Bevan, … Continue reading

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Notice of the 70th BirdLife Port Natal AGM: Saturday 16th February 2019

Members of BirdLife Port Natal are advised that the 70th Annual General Meeting of the club will be held at Palmiet Nature Reserve, Westville on Saturday 16th February 2019 at 14h00. This is the club’s 70th Anniversary year making it … Continue reading

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Umbogavango Nature Reserve Outing

Report by Adam Cruickshank Saturday 5 January 2019 On Saturday the 5th January, once we had done the necessary security checks at the gate, 19 people had turned up for the first club outing of the year. The skies were … Continue reading

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Outing to Paradise Valley

Wednesday 12 December Report by Sandi du Preez. Only 5 birders attended,  as I accidentally planned this outing on the same day as a Springside outing. It was very hot and birds were scarce and not calling, probably due to … Continue reading

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Springside Nature Reserve

Outing to Springside Nature Reserve Saturday 1st December, 2018 Report by Terry Walls The Springside Nature Reserve, proclaimed in 1948, is situated in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal. It conserves 21 ha of forest, grassland and wetland, and is managed by the eThekwini … Continue reading

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Shongweni Outing.

Report by Elena Russell 3rd November 2018 Small turnout, 13, whether this was due to the uncertainty about Shongweni or the weather, which had been pretty awful during the week!! Access would appear to be no problem, security may still … Continue reading

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Alverstone Wildlife Park Outing

Report by Terry Walls Saturday 6 October 2018 Alverstone Wildlife Park is a 100 hectare nature reserve near Hillcrest, Durban, South Africa. The reserve was created in 1997 by a group of neighbouring landowners. The park has a diverse ecosystem, … Continue reading

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New Germany Nature Reserve Outing

Report by Sandi du Preez Wednesday 19 September The weather wasn’t great but 12 birders attended the outing and for once there were more males than females! The reserve is looking absolutely stunning at the moment as a portion of … Continue reading

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Tanglewood Farm NR Outing

Report by Elena Russell 1 September 2018 We had an excellent outing to Tanglewood. It was the first day of September, in other words Spring Day and the flowers were blooming all over the hillsides where the grass had been … Continue reading

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