Category Archives: Activities

Kenneth Stainbank Outing

Report by Elena Russell Saturday 5th August 2017 I hadn’t been to Stainbank for quite some time, I must have had a reason? Stainbank is superb – the sun was shining, sky of blue and the birds were everywhere. The … Continue reading

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New Germany Nature Reserve

Saturday 1 July 2017 Report by Elena Russell We had a good turnout and broke up into two groups – thanks to Oscar for leading the one group. The report is rather short as there were a number of photographers … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Illovo bird walk

Report by John Bremner Saturday 29th April 2017 Adam Cruickshank is organizing a Bird Day for July to raise awareness of Birding as a pastime as well as its valuable contribution towards conservation. We were asked, as a committee, to … Continue reading

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Darvill Water Purification Plant Petermaritzburg

 Sunday 23rd April 2017 By John Bremner Ten keen birders arrived at the waterworks at 7 am to be greeted with a heavy mist settled over the ponds, it was 11 deg C on my car’s temperature gauge, welcome to … Continue reading

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Durban Botanic Gardens

Botanic Gardens – Saturday 1 April 2017 Elena Russell I arrived about a minute too late to see a Black Sparrowhawk take a Red-eyed Dove over the parking area – only John and Ismail were the ‘early birds’ who got … Continue reading

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North Park Report

Outing to North Park 17 March 2017 Report by Sandi du Preez There were 12 birders on the outing, which was a good turnout for a week day. At the start of the walk we were treated to an almost … Continue reading

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Burman Bush Outing

Saturday March 4th 2017 Report by Elena Russell Short report on Saturday’s outing. The weather was hot and humid – a louring dark grey sky that made you wish for rain to cool things down but only once the walk … Continue reading

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Port Edward TO Strand weekend outing

Report Back by Cheryl Bevan 24th – 26th Feb 2017. There were eight of us who came away for the weekend, Mike and Jane, Dave and Jenny Rix, Cecil and Jenny Fenwick and John and I. On Friday afternoon Jane, … Continue reading

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PARADISE VALLEY ON WED. 15 FEBRUARY

Report by Sandi du Preez It was raining on arrival and I had already received some messages from members who decided not to attend because of the rain. But John, Ros, Elena, Kay and I thought that we would just … Continue reading

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Umbogavango : Saturday 4 February 2017

Report by Elena Russell It was a hot, hot day even at 06:00 but then so was the birding – turned out to be a most enjoyable morning’s birding. In the security parking area there were Violet-backed Starlings, overhead Palm … Continue reading

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Eston Ponds

Sunday  22 January 2017 Report by Dave Rimmer It was an early 6am start in anticipation of hot weather forecast towards midday for the January Sunday outing. A total of 23 eager birders assembled at the entrance to the Eston … Continue reading

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Saturday 7 January 2017 : Bluff Nature Reserve

Report by Elena Russell I left home in heavy drizzle which lifted a little near Queensburgh but by the time I hit the Bluff it was heavy drizzle again.  The dog’s chances of a walk in heavy drizzle were starting … Continue reading

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Springside Christmas Outing

Report by Elena Russell 3 December 2016 Our December/Christmas outing to Springside was lots of fun.  There was an excellent turnout, with people coming and going before we could even say hello! The weather for once was hot and sunny … Continue reading

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Stainbank 7 December 2016

Report by Sandi du Preez It was extremely windy and the birds were not very co-operative, but we did manage to record 50 species (many only on call). Just before starting off on the walk we saw a Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird … Continue reading

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