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Fun-filled holiday programme for youngsters at AENP in December

Date: 2013-12-09

Both kiddies and their parents can look forward to a fun-filled holiday programme in Addo Elephant National Park, packed with activities for youngsters between the ages of four and 12 during December 2013.

Media Release: Kruger Elephant Cull Denied

Date: 2000-03-11

The South African National Parks (SANP) has poured cold water on a sensational and misleading report in the Mail and Guardian that 1000 elephants will be culled next year. According to Mavuso Msimang the Chief Executive of SANP "no decision has been taken to kill any elephants in the Kruger National Park".

Media Release: Calling all birding enthusiasts

Date: 2013-08-20

The SANParks Honorary Ranger in the Mountain Zebra National Park region will be hosting their annual Sasol Birding Weekend in the Park from 6 to 8 September 2013.

Karoo National Park's feathery friends

Date: 2013-02-15

Why did the chicken cross the road?  In this case, to teach the baby ostrich how to feed.  Well, that’s the situation at Karoo National Park, in any case.  

Calling all Raptor enthusiasts

Date: 2013-02-15

A raptor identification course is planned for the weekend of 8 – 10 March 2013, at Mountain Zebra National Park outside Cradock.

First-ever Mountain Zebra National Park Sasol Birding Weekend

Date: 2012-10-08

There is still time for novice and experienced birders to sign up for the first-ever Sasol Birding Weekend at Mountain Zebra National Park. The Park’s Honorary Rangers, who are organising the weekend, hope that this inaugural event will become an annual one.

 

Red-billed Oxpeckers re-introduced into Mokala National Park

Date: 2012-10-01

South African National Parks (SANParks) and The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) released 21 red-billed oxpeckers into the Mokala National Park on 22 September 2012. 

Hurry to book your Addo birding weekend!

Date: 2012-06-06

Avid birders should not delay in making their bookings for the Sasol Addo Birding Weekend which will be held in Addo Elephant National Park from 19 to 21 October 2012. 

Media Release: Enthusiasts invited to the 2nd Camdeboo National Park Birding Weekend

Date: 2010-10-21

Camdeboo National Park will host its second Birding Weekend from Friday 5 November to Sunday 7 November 2010.

Media Release: Red-billed oxpeckers fly into MZNP

Date: 2010-08-18

A group of 40 red-billed oxpeckers will be flown into the Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP) near Cradock this week.

Media Release: Enthusiasts invited to inaugural Camdeboo National Park Birding Weekend

Date: 2009-09-29

Camdeboo National Park will host its first ever Birding Weekend from Friday 30 October to Sunday 1 November 2009.

Flight for Birders at the Agulhas National Park

Date: 2009-01-27

The Flight for Birders Bird Identification and Conservation Course by Dr. Anton Odendal of BirdLife Overberg was presented at the Bosheuwel educational centre in the Agulhas National Park on 22 and 23 January.

Sasol/Glendower Agulhas Birding Weekend a success

Date: 2008-10-23

The Sasol/Glendower Agulhas Birding Weekend took place very successfully during the 17-19 October 2008. Forty birders took part consisting of Bird Clubs and family groups mainly from Cape Town, the Boland and Overberg regions.

Wilderness Birding Experience "The Best"

Date: 2008-10-07

The inaugural Sasol Wilderness Birding Experience finished yesterday after 5 days of concentrated bird watching in 17 venues in the Garden Route and Klein Karoo.

Stiffnecks Latest Newsletter

Date: 2008-05-07

Please find herewith the Stiffnecks latest newsletter.

Beginner's Birding Course in Kruger National Park

Date: 2008-04-14

The West Rand Honorary Rangers are proud to present their inaugral Beginner's Birding Course in Kruger National Park in October 2008. The event will be run along similar lines to the region's very successful Kruger Birding Weekend, which is held in January each year, and sponsored by SASOL.

Support the Lowveld/KNP Large Bird Project

Date: 2008-02-26

The Endangered Wild Life Trust's 'Birds of Prey Working Group' (EWT-BoPWG) recently launched a Lowveld/Kruger National Park (KNP) Large Bird Project. To support this project, the group are looking at working with SANParks to provide training to Field Rangers on the identification and monitoring of some of the key large bird species in the Kruger National Park.

First Stiffnecks Newsletter of 2008

Date: 2008-02-26

The year has started off on several good notes, the first being the West Rand Honorary Ranger’s annual birding weekend, which a Stiffnecks team participated in and thoroughly enjoyed!

Sasol Wilderness Birding Experience

Date: 2008-01-21

A special birding event has been planned for the Southern Cape region under the auspices of the Southern Cape Honorary Rangers and the generous support of SASOL and Glendower.

The Pelican Challenge on the West Coast

Date: 2008-01-11

The near-threatened Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus) is arguably the largest fish-eating seabird endemic to the South African West Coast. It can be recognised in flight by its huge wingspan, S-shaped neck, long beak, its penchant for soaring in thermals and for flying in formation. Some call it the Jumbo Jet of the birds.

Angels on an Avian Mission

Date: 2007-12-05

What do you get when you send a bunch of women on a mission to find a Pel’s Fishing owl, armed with CyberTracker equipment and a mandate to raise funds for SANParks? You get Angels on an Avian Mission of course, the name given to a fund and awareness raising expedition made up of six SANParks staff and forum members who recently returned from Kruger National Park after successfully finding the Pel’s Fishing Owl (of course), as well as achieving a number of other serious and not so serious objectives.

Birding the SANParks' Routes' with Birdlife SA

Date: 2007-10-09

South Africa’s National Parks form key locations in Birdlife SA’s Birding Route Network. Birding Routes are a way of linking birding locations for birding travellers to enable them to either maximise a continuous journey by visiting several proximate locations on a single trip, or to explore regions more thoroughly by sampling different locations on separate trips.

Sleep in the Knysna Forest!

Date: 2007-10-09

SANParks has recently launched Forest Timber Camping Decks in the heart of Knysna Forest. Set in a landscape of beautiful beaches and rocky headlands, shimmering lakes, green pastures and jagged mountains, the Knysna Forest Camping Decks affords the visitor an opportunity to feel at one with nature.

Stiffnecks Newsletter: Volume1, No 4, August/Sept 2007

Date: 2007-10-04

A recent debate in the birding forums on the SANParks website got me thinking; the debate revolved around the seemingly intense competitiveness among twitchers and how it intimidated the beginner birders. There is no denying that a healthy competitive streak runs through many a twitcher, this most likely adds to the attraction of birding for this enthusiastic group...

Stiffnecks Newsletter: Volume1, No 3, July 2007

Date: 2007-08-10

The latest edition of the Stiffnecks Bird Club Newsletter has been published. The bird club is an extension of the SANParks Birding forum. The newsletters are fun and informative and we hope that you'll enjoy them...

Draft Report On The Pel’s Fishing Owl

Date: 2007-07-31

A ground-based survey of Pel’s Fishing Owl along the Olifants River in the Kruger National Park was conducted from the 24th-27th of June 2007 by two teams of observers from SAN-Parks, Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, staff and volunteers from EWT-BoPWG.

Recent Sightings: Birding Update, 2007

Date: 2007-07-30

Please find herewith an update of sightings in various SANParks for 2007, from some of our dedicated birders. The sightings are listed chronologically.

Recent Sightings: Birding Update KNP, 2007

Date: 2007-07-30

Please find herewith an update on sightings in the KNP for 2007, from some of our dedicated birders. The sightings are listed chronologically.

Implementing Patagial Tagging on Vultures in Southern Africa

Date: 2007-07-26

Bird ringing has been used in southern Africa for almost 60 years as a cost-effective method to study many aspects of the biology of a wide range of species, including raptors. The first birds to be ringed in South Africa were a group of 31 Cape Vulture (Gyps coprotheres) nestlings at the Kranzberg colony in Limpopo in 1948.

Shingwedzi and Croc Bridge: Big Bird Day 2007

Date: 2007-04-26

These brief accounts were compiled by Snowy Botha and Rihann F. Geyser.


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