July/August 2016

Aloes in the Eastern Cape

A dry-season bonanza for nectar-feeding birds
The importance of the winter-flowering Aloe ferox for specialist and generalist nectar-feeding birds in the Eastern Cape.

Breaking through the ranks

Women in birding
Martin Benadie chats to five of South Africa’s top female twitchers about the highlights of and some noteworthy dips in their birding careers.

The other delta

Mary Webb found a wealth of variations on themes that made her stay in the vicinity of the Niger Delta both challenging and rewarding from a birding perspective.

Phoenix rising

Hope for Kyalami’s African Grass Owls
Three years after a fire devastated the Greater Kyalami Conservancy, African Grass Owls have made a successful recovery in the area..

 
 
Birds & Electricity infrastructure

The latest efforts by Eskom and conservation organisations to mitigate the effect of power lines and other energy infrastructure on birds.

Harriers in the Hoanib

Following persistent reports of juvenile and adult Black Harriers in north-western Namibia, researchers surveyed of the area to determine whether this Endangered raptor does in fact breed there.

 

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