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If there is any way that I can improve this site then please send an email with your suggestions to BLPN and include “Suggestions” in the subject line.

Note that the Heading of each set of Pages gives a synopsis of what can be found on its drop down menu.

To be kept informed of the latest News (as shown on the Home page) then register your email address at the very bottom of the Home page on the left hand side where it says “Follow this blog”.

The following information will make it easy for you to navigate this site. Clicking on any of the links will take you straight to that page. It will appear in a new tab.

If you want:

  • to understand the purpose of our club then go to Our Club; learn its Code of Ethics and Constitution; see who is on the Committee and their portfolios;  there is also a page on Awards given and another with Management Records.
  • most importantly find out Why and How to Join BLPN
  • to submit anything (data, forms, photos, trip reports etc) then do so at the bottom of the relevant Page where it says: “Leave a Reply”
  • to enlarge any picture, then click on it; to exit the enlarged picture click on the “X” to be found in the top left of the picture
  • you can see the Calendar of Events in calendar form
  • read about future BLPN or Other KZN Club events and as well  past events.
  • read about our Publicity and Education programs as well as the Courses we offer
  • there is a page with copies of our magazine
  • you can find out about BMCG’s Conservation work, its achievements, current Issues and how you can get involved
  • you can find links to ADU’s Citizen Scientist’s Management Reporting including the ability to download BIRP Forms – both as a checklist for field use and for BIRP reporting. Links to SABAP2 are shown as well as to other ADU projects CWAC, CAR & MyBirdPatch
  • you can read about eThekwini’s IBAs
  • read about South Africa’s IBAs in the Sidebar (on the right of this page) under the heading “Conservation”
  • you can read  how to to be kept informed by the various Alert Services.
  • The Rare Birds Report page tells you what you need to do if you spot a rare bird and it has links to the Honorary Recorder’s Report and the List of KZN Rarities.
  • discover which birds are considered Rarities, nationally and within KZN
  • you can find how to be kept up to date daily with the latest bird news and reports
  • the Birding Info set of pages enables you to
    • plan a trip using Birding Routes and associated Birder Friendly accommodation
    • find Bird lists
    • find answers to important Questions related to bird health, wellbeing and conservation
    • find Nature Reserves in eThekwini and South Africa
    • find the contact details and a map of eThekwini’s Conservancies
    • read about South Africa’s IBAs in the Sidebar under the heading “Conservation”
    • go to links of other KZN Bird Clubs
    • see other Useful Birding Links from the BLSA website
    • become a Birding Pal
  • to purchase shop items – click on Shop
  • learn how to submit a request to identify a bird from the What Bird is This? page
  • to find out how you can help a bird in distress, go to the What to do If…. page
  • birding tips can be found on the Tips and Advice page
  • to download Forms including:
    • Membership Application Form
    • Indemnity Form
    • Reserve Feedback Form
    • Rarities Report Form
    • BIRP Forms – alphabetical or in Roberts order
  • to find something specific, then type key words into the “Search box” found on the top right hand side of any page
  • a list of useful links to websites is listed by category in the Sidebar to the right of the text  on each page
  • to read News, go to the posts on the Home page
  • to see Posts then scroll down the Home page. All Posts will be in Chronological order. These are stored monthly – see “Monthly Archives” at the bottom of Posts and each Page. Alternatively if you are following a particular thread (such as: activities, posts etc) then go to “Categories of Posts” (found at the bottom of each Page) and choose your thread from the drop down menu
  • The “Calendar of Posts” at the bottom of all Pages helps you to find a particular post if you know the date it was posted
  • And you can be kept in touch with replies/comments to any particular Post by clicking on the appropriate box under that Post.
  • the Sidebar (to the right of the text on each page) has links to many useful birding related websites. These include links to:
    • following BLPN on Twitter and Facebook
    • the BLPN activities calendar
    • the various Alert services
    • bird rehabilitation centres
    • BirdLife organisations
    • a history of the BLPN calendar – very interesting.
    • BLPN website statistics showing which countries have visited our website
    • conservation organisations worldwide
    • South African bird Guides
    • other useful bird related websites
    • Parks and Reserves in KZN, South Africa and Zimbabwe

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