Umbilo Ponds

12th December 2020 Lying in one of the southern suburbs of Durban, no more than a short fifteen minute drive from the city centre, unenclosed by fences and gates but fringed by an attractive surrounding of trees and lawns is what must be one of most unexpected and unsung of the city’s birding venues – Umbilo…

A Bluff Day

5th December 2020 This was my first experience at leading a walk and I was very keen to show off the Bluff and surrounds as it has produced some marvellous birds over the years and is – in my opinion – underexplored. Bluff Nature Reserve Despite the light rain and rather large explosion at the Refinery…

4M Birding Weekend trip report.

BLPN Members All! Manyoni Private Game Reserve is one of the largest (at 23 000ha) privately-owned reserves in Kwazulu-Natal, located on the west side of the N2 in the heart of Zululand, an area that is world renowned for its spectacular game viewing, and fast becoming a top birding destination for sought after KZN specials. A visit…

BLPN / SWAROVSKI OPTIK Birds are Wild! Photographic Competition – deadline extended

One lucky participant will win these gorgeous binoculars! A REMINDER ABOUT THE CHANGE OF CLOSING DATE – THERE IS STILL TIME TO PARTICIPATE and showcase our birds in the… BLPN / SWAROVSKI OPTIK Birds are Wild! Photographic Competition  Thank you to the many members who have already entered.  The good news is we have had so many requests to extend…