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Polokwane centurions - 110 bird species in a suburban garden
 
We moved into our house in the Polokwane suburb of Welgelegen in February 1999. From day 1 I kept a bird list, and not long after Daniel joined the family in 2002, he also started pointing out birds. He is now the official list keeper and I do the vetting. We record all birds we see in or from our garden. Earlier this year we joined the Garden Bird Centurion Club when we saw our 100th bird in the garden - a Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird. ... [read more]
Last Post Nature Reserve Outing
 
Fourteen club members, Andy, Conrad, Deo, Dudley, Hilde, Jody, Julia, Marcia, Mark, Perrel, Peter, Saartjie, Sandrie and Willie plus our host and guide Richter van Tonder, attended a most interesting and for some most worthwhile bird viewing outing to the picturesque Last Post Nature Reserve east north-east of Bandelierkop. Our sincere thanks go to Richter for his patience with us rookies ... [read more]
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]


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