Durban Botanic Gardens

Report by Terry Walls Saturday 6th July 2019 Once again we could not have asked for better weather for a birding outing. We met in the car park at 7:30 am where a number of the more common birds were there to greet us: Hadeda Ibis, Common, Glossy and Red-winged Starlings, Dark-capped Bulbul, House Sparrow,…

Durban Botanical Gardens

Report by Sandi du Preez 15 August 2018 Nine participants enjoyed a sunny, windless morning of birding. Just inside the entrance were some very cute juvenile Egyptian Geese being cared for by very attentive and devoted parents. We looked up and noticed an African Goshawk flying high in the sky. There were also the usual African…

Outing to Durban Botanical Gardens

 16 August 2017 Report by Sandi Du Preez The weather forecast looked bad – cloudy/rainy and gale-force winds. But 9 lucky birders were blessed with a glorious sunny, wind-free morning. Waiting at the entrance for everyone to arrive, we had good sightings of Common and Red-winged Starlings, Blacksmith Lapwings and Lesser Striped Swallows. We made…

Durban Botanical Gardens

Outing to Durban Botanical Gardens 17 August 2016 The weather started off rather gloomily but soon cleared up and the 12 birders were treated to some good birding. On arrival we had a melanistic Black Sparrowhawk and then later we saw an “ordinary” one. The lawns around the lake were swarming with masses of honking…