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6 – 8 February 2015: Sasol Big Birding Weekend – Kruger National Park

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SANParks Honorary Rangers

This well-known annual event is hosted by the West Rand Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers. I will be based at the Punda Maria Rest Camp. This means that we will explore the far northern regions of the Kruger National Park, including Pafuri. This area supports a number of special birds, such as Mottled Spinetail, Tropical Boubou, Black-throated Wattle-eye, Grey-headed Parrot and many more.

 

Please see:
http://www.sanparksvolunteers.org/west-rand-region?showall=1 for further detail,
or contact the West Rand Region (westrandbirders@gmail.com).

BirdsPhoto by: Alan Knott-Craig

 


 

13 – 15 February 2015: Woodland Bird Census – Nylsvley Nature Reserve

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Friends of Nylsvley

This will be the 16th annual census! If you would like to use your bird identification skills to contribute to avian monitoring and science, this is your opportunity. As the census has been running for so many years, interesting trends are becoming apparent. It will be a worthwhile and enjoyable weekend. I will participate in this event. In addition, I will clarify the identification of some challenging birds on Friday evening

 

Please contact Marion Mengell (friendsnylsvley@mweb.co.za) for detail.

Nylsvley - Woodland 2


 

29 – 30 November 2014: Weekend tour to Nylsvley Nature Reserve

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Ulrich Ecoventures

The weekend at Nylsvley Nature Reserve was a great success. Although the Nyl River and its floodplain were fairly dry, birding at Vogelfontein was extremely good. Highlights were a juvenile ‘ringtail’ harrier (probably Montagu’s Harrier) and an African Pipit nest which I nearly stepped on. Nylsvley’s bushveld and woodland never disappoint. White-throated Robin-Chats displayed by singing and spreading their tails, five cuckoo species were recorded and a variety of LBJ’s were positively identified. Even the mammal sightings were rewarding: a herd of eight mature kudu bulls eyed us suspiciously, while Gert spotted a serval on the floodplain. Everybody’s life list grew over the weekend.

Please see the Tours & Outings page for details.

Comment:
Die naweek het in alle opsigte on verwagtinge oortref.
Dr Dirk Maree

 

 


 

14 – 16 November 2014: Sasol Big Birding Weekend – Marakele National Park, Thabazimbi

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SANParks Honorary Rangers

I assisted the Honorary Rangers of Marakele National Park to clarify the weekend's procedure and verify the bird records for the weekend.

 

My thanks to Piet and Margaret Coetzer and the team of Honorary Rangers for making this weekend such a success.

Marakele


 

13 – 14 September 2014: English / 11 – 12 Oktober 2014: Afrikaanse kursus

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Course for Intermediate Birders

BirdLife Northern Gauteng

These courses were facilitated by BirdLife Northern Gauteng. Please see the Courses & Lectures page for feedback.