SAPPI Stanger

3rd September 2017 Report by Rex Aspeling We started on a perfect Spring day with 8 BLPN members and 5 guests. The water level at the Tranquillity Bird Hide (SAPPI Stanger Bird Hide) was very high and reduced the mudflats by more than 90%. The normal proliferation of returning migrant waders was substantially reduced. This…

SAPPI Outing

Sunday 24 April Report by Rex Aspeling There are not many perfect birding days. Sunday at SAPPI Stanger was one of those days that will be remembered by a small group(7) as an absolute cracker. We started at the hide with African Rail, numerous Squacco Heron with a count of nearly 60 and then moved to…

SAPPI Weekend Away

6 to 8 February 2016 Report by Paul and Sally Bartho On Friday 5th February, Sally and I made an impromptu decision to visit SAPPI over the weekend. We decided to take our off-road caravan to Salt Rock Caravan Park and camp there for two nights. The aim being to get up early and be at…

SAPPI beckons.

Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 8th January 2016 Sally and I set out this morning at 04h45 to try and find the Spotted Crake in at SAPPI, Stanger. The weather forecast was for heavy rain in Stanger – we were well prepared. Driving down Fields Hill – drizzle; then heavy drizzle as we went through…

Bird Ringing at SAPPI

Sally and I went to SAPPI (the saw mill close to Stanger, KZN) on Sunday to watch the bird ringing efforts of Garth Aiston and James Rawdon. The variety of the birds which were ringed included Cape White-eyes; African Paradise-Flycatcher; Sunbirds – Scarlet-chested and Olive; Dark-capped Yellow Warbler and numerous other warblers; Black-throated Wattleye; Weavers…