Lesser Frigatebird – St Lucia

BirdLife Port Natal Report by Sally and Paul Bartho 11 to 13 October 2018 On the spur of the moment, Sally and I decided to dart over to St Lucia to try our luck at seeing the immature Lesser Frigatebird. The day started off very pleasantly, however by the time we reached St Lucia – four and a half hours later – it was overcast … Continue reading Lesser Frigatebird – St Lucia

Alverstone Wildlife Park Outing

BirdLife Port Natal Report by Terry Walls Saturday 6 October 2018 Alverstone Wildlife Park is a 100 hectare nature reserve near Hillcrest, Durban, South Africa. The reserve was created in 1997 by a group of neighbouring landowners. The park has a diverse ecosystem, which includes grasslands, a forest, and wetlands. A number of mammals can be found in the reserve, including duiker, bushbuck, bushpig, civet, … Continue reading Alverstone Wildlife Park Outing

Latest Cape and Bearded Vulture tracks

BirdLife Port Natal Dear All Please find attached (click here) the movements of our Bearded Vultures; Jeremia, Pharaoh, InkosiYeentaka, Lehlwa and Mollie and our Cape Vultures; Bennie and N207, for the past week. Kind regards Sonja Krüger http://www.projectvulture.org.za/ https://www.facebook.com/projectvulturehttps://twitter.com/vultureproject View original post Continue reading Latest Cape and Bearded Vulture tracks

Bearded Vulture growing up

BirdLife Port Natal Dear All I hope you will agree that the attached two images are worth an additional email from me this week. These are the latest images of “Kentucky” from our nest camera- growing fast and getting ready to fledge in about a months time. Kind regards Sonja Krüger http://www.projectvulture.org.za/ https://www.facebook.com/projectvulturehttps://twitter.com/vultureproject View original post Continue reading Bearded Vulture growing up

Mabola Protected Environment near Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga.

BirdLife Port Natal Yesterday, the North Gauteng High Court set aside the 2016 decisions of former Mineral Resources Minister Zwane and the late Environmental Affairs Minister Molewa to permit a new coal mine to be developed in the Mabola Protected Environment near Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga.The case was brought by the coalition of eight civil society organisations challenging a range of authorisations that have permitted an underground … Continue reading Mabola Protected Environment near Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga.

President’s Annual Appeal for 2018

Originally posted on SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG:
Photo: Grace Murayama 7-23-17 It is again that time of year when we ask our fellow members and friends for their support. Remember, this is our only fund raising effort. Your help allows our all-volunteer group to accomplish much each year. Your donations are used to further our mission “to be a center for wildlife education,… Continue reading President’s Annual Appeal for 2018

Birding Warblers | Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Originally posted on SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY BLOG:
To help celebrate the annual arrival of spring migrants, Jessie Barry and Chris Wood from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology share their warbler-watching tips. Join Chris and Jessie as they explore a wood-lot in Rochester, New York. Click here to see the map and a full list of everything they saw. A film from the Cornell… Continue reading Birding Warblers | Cornell Lab of Ornithology