HOME PAGE >> 

Beginners Uitstappie Polokwane Wildreservaat
 
n Klomp van die klub se lede het weer opgedaag met 'n paar nuwe gesigte by. Ons eerste stopplek in die reservaat was by die koppie agter in die naby die piekniek plek. Dit het die vorigeaand lekker gereen en dit het gemaak dat dit koel was met min stof. Hier het ons vining al ons eerste spesie gekry nl. Bruinkeelbossanger wat ons mooi kon bestudeer en afneem. Ons het stadig om die koppie beweeg en kon 'n EuropeseVlieevanger van alle hoeke bekyk soos dit besig was om goggatjies te vang. ... [read more]
Bird ringing weekend in the Polokwane Game Reserve
 
Birdlife Polokwane's annual, late summer bird ringing weekend took place over the weekend of 7 - 8 March 2015. Our two resident birders Derek Engelbrecht and Billy Attard were joined by Magoebaskloof based ringer Quentin Hagens at the customary ringing station, at the Aloe Ridge Waterhole in the Polokwane Game Reserve. As usual the event was well attended with several visitors from, amongst others, Phalaborwa, Tzaneen and Louis Trichardt. In total about 40 people visited the ringing station and it was heartening to see so many of our new club members in attendance. ... [read more]
2015 Summer C.W.A.C counts around Polokwane
 
For the uninitiated C.W.A.C is the quirky acronym for Coordinated Waterbird Counts, a 'national citizen' science monitoring project run by the University of Cape Towns Animal Demography Unit. The bi-annual counts of selected wetlands are performed by volunteers throughout the country. In early February and at the end of July members of Birdlife Polokwane count the water birds at six sites in the Polokwane region. The prominent sites here are: the Sterkloop Wetland - a natural spring feeding marshes and an earth dam situated on the Percy Fyfe Road beyond Westernburg, Turfloop Dam ... [read more]
Looking for those LBJ's
 
On Saturday 28 February, Richter van Tonder and I headed out on the Matlala Road to do birding at the settlements of Chebeng and Ga- Makweya, just 22km North-West of Polokwane. The grasslands with intermittent informal agricultural patches did not disappoint, and we recorded various raptors and LBJs in the form of Pipits, Cisticolas and 8 Lark species. ... [read more]


   MORE ARTICLES:   DOWNLOAD NEWSLETTERS:
    -   Somer CWAC 2015     -   April 2015 
    -   Greater Limpopo Birding Routes - Off the beaten track birding in the Waterberg event     -   March 2015 
    -   Why do African Broadbills have such a poor breeding success?     -   February 2015 
     -   [Browse More Articles]  




EVENTS CALENDAR

«April 2015»
SMTWTFS
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930 

LIMPOPO 2015
550 CHALLENGE
CURRENT COUNT: 422
POLOKWANE 100K
BIRDING CHALLENGE
LIMPOPO 550 CHALLENGE
PREVIOUS YEARS' SCORES
CONTACT DETAILS
P.O. Box 699
Fauna Park
0787
(015) 263 6473
UNUSUAL SIGHTINGS
Please report any unusual
sightings to Joe Grosel on
082 415 5250

happy birding