Friday, 29 July 2016
UPCOMING OUTING: 7 August 2016 - Bird ringing at Umdoni Park, Pennington
Sunday 7 August at 6.30am BIRDLIFE TROGONS will visit Umdoni, Pennington where Andrew & Ivan Pickles will be bird ringing. Bring cameras, chairs, and breakfast. Mark Brown has previously done some extensive ringing in this reserve so perhaps we could get some of his ringed birds. There are always plenty of birds to see here so those who want to are free to walk any of the walking trails through the forest. (Sorry, no braai afterwards).
Take the N2 towards Durban – take exit 93 for R102 toward Sezela. Turn right onto R102. Travel 4.8km then turn right into Pennington Drive.
After 655m turn right into Minerva Avenue. Continue straight to Umdoni Park entrance, enter the boom gate; bear right (west) at the sign for 'Enviro Centre';
(Set GPS to DD MM SS.S = S30 23 32.2 E30 41 21.7) follow the dirt road (cautiously, especially in the dark, watching for Blue Duiker, Bushbuck, Genets and Caracal crossing) past the Enviro Centre until you reach Andrew's "bird ringing" signs he'll place to the left of the road.
ALL WELCOME. There is a R20pp charge for non-members of Birdlife Trogons.
Please let Andrew know on 082 338 3302 if you will be attending the outing.
Outings may be cancelled due to weather. To check, phone Andrew Pickles before setting off. For further details & directions telephone* Andrew or visit the blog www.birdlifetrogons.blogspot.com. ** Please note we cannot respond to text messages or “call me” requests.
Hazel van Rooyen
BirdLife Trogons Bird Club