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Polokwane Game Reserve - Beginner Bird Outing
 
The day started out misty and cold but despite that a few birders still turned up. Present were Richter van Tonder, Mark and Julia Friskin, Leonie Kellerman, Les Reynolds and Rahul, Paul and Anokha van Manen. Led by Richter we drove to the Tom Naude grave site and where we saw Blue Waxbills, Wattled Starling, Green Woodhoopoe, Forktailed Drongo, Brown-hooded Kingfisher, Red-billed Oxpecker, Burnt-necked Eremomela, ... [read more]
Durban 'MAD DASH'
 
Richter, Jody and I (Rowan) again decided to do a mad dash on the 11th and 12th of June 2016. This time we had our sights on Durban and its surrounding area. This trip was planned months ahead of time to be able to get in contact with people that could assist us in getting our target species. We also had to research all possible spots that would best provide us with the maximum hit rate for all the species in this short period of time. ... [read more]
Kurisa Moya/Dap Naude Dam Outing - 14 May 2016
 
The morning of the 14th of May a group of birders from Birdlife Polokwane made our way towards Kurisa Moya to get our day started. On the outward journey, we stopped off at the University of Limpopo where we enjoyed good sightings of three Southern Bald Ibis (Kalkoen Ibis) that were foraging on the sports field alongside a group of Hadeda Ibis. Needless to say, I didn't get to see them, as I had missed the turn off all together, and heading off to Haenertsburg! ... [read more]
Polokwane features in a World Big Year itinerary!
 
In 2015, USA birder Noah Strycker set a 'World Record' by notching up an amazing 6042 bird species across 41 countries in a single year. On the first of January 2016 a Dutch birder by the name of Arjan Dwarshuis started his 'Biggest Year' with the aim of being the first twitcher to record 6500 species in a calendar year. ... [read more]


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