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The 2014 'Amazing Bird Race'
 
On Saturday 05 July four eager teams lined up for the third annual 'Amazing Bird Race' hosted by Birdlife Polokwane. The trophy holders 'Die Katlagters' were keen to defend their title but were up against a determined lot in the form of 'The Swifts', 'Blits Bosloeries' and 'tupid Buitelanders'. ... [read more]
Blouberg and the Makgabeng birding and cultural adventure'. A Stretton's Gin sponsored event to showcase the outlying birding destinations of the Greater Limpopo Birding Routes.
 
On the afternoon of 15 May seven birders from Gauteng and Polokwane plus Greater Limpopo Birding Routes bird guide Paul Nkhumane joined Joe Grosel and Lisa Martus (representing the GLBR) on a birding adventure to the far north-western region of the Limpopo Province. After meeting at the Polokwane Bird Sanctuary the convoy of three vehicles set off towards the Blouberg Nature Reserve via the small towns of Dendron and Vivo. Several large raptors were seen and ticked en-route and on reaching the reserve the typical dry-bushveld birds started making their appearance. ... [read more]
Stretton's and the Greater Limpopo Birding Routes Birding from 'Wolkberg to Woodbush' trip report
 
On the afternoon of 25 April the participants met Joe Grosel and David Letsoalo at the Magoebaskloof Hotel for a briefing and a drink before heading off in convoy to Granny Dot's Guesthouse via Tzaneen. En route we stopped off at the New Agatha plantation at a Bat Hawk breeding site. On arrival at the avenue of giant Eucalyptus trees the resident female bat hawk gave us a brilliant fly past before disappearing over the plantations. Luckily David located the male bird roosting in one of the tall Gum trees and everyone had the pleasure of spending time with this remarkable species. ... [read more]
A charming long-weekend birding in Mapungubwe
 
Nine eager birders from Polokwane and Gauteng arrived at Mapungubwe National Parks Tshugulu Private Camp on the afternoon of Friday the 13th of June. They didnt let this inauspicious date dampen their spirits and were soon setting off on the first outing of the weekend, a short drive to a sandstone outcrop and waterhole not far from camp. ... [read more]


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POLOKWANE 100K
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