Namibia

BirdLife Port Natal Report by Sally and Paul Bartho 27 April to 17 May 2018 (An aside: Remember by clicking on a photo it will enlarge). Our trip to the Kgalagadi ended when we got to Tsabong. As we were so close to Namibia we decided to pay a visit to Namibia. Our goal was to get to Epupa Falls and take in the various … Continue reading Namibia

Bluff Outing

BirdLife Port Natal Bluff Nature Reserve Saturday 4th August 2018 Report by Terry Walls  In spite of the clear day we were promised by the weather forecast, there were a few clouds about and a fresh chill in the air. Bluff Nature Reserve was originally established in the suburb of Wentworth, to conseve a small patch of wetland, surounded by riverine forest with a small … Continue reading Bluff Outing

Kgalagadi

BirdLife Port Natal Report by Sally and Paul Bartho 5 to 27 April 2018 Sally and I were invited by our friends, Arthur and Rose Douglas to join them for 3 weeks in the Kgalagadi. Also with us was another couple, Bernard and Lynda Kriel. Our first night was spent at the River of Joy campsite close to Bloemfontein. A 528 km journey from Howick … Continue reading Kgalagadi

Mkuze

BirdLife Port Natal Report by Paul and Sally Bartho 13 to 17 July 2018 Leaving Umlalazi we headed for Mkuze to camp for 4 nights. Having booked ahead we arrived at the campsite to find a very agreeable chap looking after the campsite. However the first thing he told us was that there was no water except in the Jojo tanks. The pump had broken … Continue reading Mkuze

Pigeon Valley

BirdLife Port Natal Report by Sandi du Preez 20 June 2018 It was a very overcast and gloomy day which often made it difficult to see  a bird’s features. After scanning the area around the notice board to look for the Spotted Ground Thrush, we made our way to the little patch of grassland. Here we were treated to a whole lot of Purple-crested Turacos … Continue reading Pigeon Valley

Pigeon Valley Outing

BirdLife Port Natal Report by Terry Walls 2 June 2018 The morning greeted us with misty rain, which thankfully cleared up shortly before we arrived for the outing. ​Features of the reserve include: A natural heritage site which has original coastal climax forest in which many of the forest giant, particularly the Natal Elm survive. Oxyanthus pyriformis, Natal Loquat, and Celtis mildbraedii, Natal White Stinkwood,occur … Continue reading Pigeon Valley Outing