Category Archives: Reports

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 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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Kosi Bay and Mkuze

9 to 16 May 2019 Report by Paul and Sally Bartho A chance remark to my sister resulted in Sally and I being invited to join her in the TEBA Cottage at the very mouth of Kosi Bay Estuary for … 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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Kgalagadi Trip Report

Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 9th to 26th April 2019 River of Joy and Mokala Friends of ours (Arthur and Rose Douglas) suggested we join them and their two friends (Rodney and Myra) for eight nights in the Kgalagadi. … Continue reading

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BIRDLIFE KZN MIDLANDS CLUB E-NEWSLETTER

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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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