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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]
Somer CWAC 2015
 
Soos ons weet moet CWAC elke Somer en Winter gedoen word by die geregistreerde damme. Ek (Richter), Conrad en Lynette het weer die Polokwane voelpark gaan besoek om die telling waar te neem. Vir die wat nog nie daar was of onlangs daar was nie, die voelpark bestaan uit 3 damme wat water kry vanaf die rioolplaas en ook natuurlik reenwater. Tans is daar geen water in dam 1 nie, al wat wel opgaar daar is reenwater en uit die 2 poele wat in dam 1 is kon ons wel Bontkiewiete, Rooipootelsies, Rooibekeende ... [read more]
Greater Limpopo Birding Routes - Off the beaten track birding in the Waterberg event
 
Thursday 19 Feb - It was a balmy Waterberg afternoon when an eager group of birders and nature lovers from Gauteng met Joe Grosel and Derek Engelbrecht from the Greater Limpopo Birding Routes at the lovely Shondoro Mountain Retreat. Shondoro is situated east of Vaalwater in a shallow ravine at the foot of the southern Waterberg. Our hosts, Rory and Yvette Muldoon went to great lengths to make our stay there as enjoyable as possible. ... [read more]


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