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BLPN weekend outing to Silverstreams

12 – 14 April 2019 Report by Jane Morris Mike, Terry Walls and I set off at midday on our driving up to the beautiful Bushman’s Neck region of the southern Drakensberg.  A weekend of birding and relaxing was something I … 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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Mkuze and St. Lucia

Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 7 to 13 February 2019 It was time to get away – you could say the lure of the bush was calling. This time a short trip – 4 nights in Mkuze and a … 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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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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Kruger Part 10 – Summary

Kruger Part 10 – Summary 11 November to 7 December 2018 Report by Sally and Paul Bartho   The intention of this summary is to: show you in one chart our birdlist for the entire Kruger and which birds we … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 9 – Lower Sabie

Kruger Part 9 Lower Sabie and Malelane Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 4 to 7 December 2018 Our journey from Satara to Lower Sabie produced some exciting sightings. Leaving early we headed to Tshokwane for breakfast. As we neared … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 8 – Satara

Kruger Part 8 Satara Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 1 to 4 December 2018 Satara and the surrounds were very dry. None of the dams had any water. Only the N’wanetsi Dam had a little water in it. In … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 7 Tsendze Rustic Camp

Kruger Part 7 Tsendze Rustic Camp Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 28 November to 1 December 2018 We arrived at Tsendze after checking in at Mopani. A bit of a shlep especially if you are coming from the south … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 6 – Punda Maria

Kruger Part 6 Punda Maria Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 23 to 28 November 2018 We arrived at Punda Maria quite early. Two signs greeted us at the entrance. One read “Go to reception to check in before choosing … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 5 Shingwedzi

Kruger Part 5 Shingwedzi Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 21 to 23 November 2018 We only planned to have one full day here – and it was enough. Temperatures had climbed reaching over 420 C at times. Thankfully there … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 4 Balule

Kruger Part 4 Balule Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 18 to 21 November 2018 On arrival we found a site by the fence close to where we had camped previously. We goofed on our estimation of the direction of … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 3 – Lower Sabie

Kruger Part 3 Lower Sabie Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 14 to 18 November 2018 The next morning we left Malelane on our way very early to Lower Sabie for 4 nights. We had not gone far on the … Continue reading

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Kruger Part 2 – Malelane Campsite

Kruger Part 2 Malelane Camp Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 12 to 14 November 2018 The drive from Wakkerstroom was quite scenic, especially going through Barbeton. After an early start we arrived at the Kruger Park Malelane gate at … 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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Kruger Part I – Wakkerstroom

Kruger Part I Wakkerstroom Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 11 to 12 November 2018 Yes I know – Wakkerstroom is nowhere near the Kruger National Park. But we wanted a stay over to break the journey from Howick to … Continue reading

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