Conservation

KINDLY REPORT SECRETARYBIRD NESTS

Posted on the 3rd November 2013
Do you know of a Secretarybird nest? By Ernst Retief, Birdlife SA and submitted by Kristi Garland (This article originally appeared in the Wakkerstroom Bird Club newsletter. - Ed.) The Secreta... Read more

AGULHAS BIRDING PROJECT REPORT: OCTOBER 2013

Posted on the 3rd November 2013
Agulhas Birding Project Report October 2013 – Dr Wim De Klerk Birding the Agulhas Plains the past month has proved to be rather challenging. Due to the wet and muddy roads, access was limi... Read more

KINDLY SIGN THE PETITION TO PROTECT VLEESBAAI

Posted on the 11th September 2013
Hi Everyone Please see below petition to protect Vleesbaai from becoming an industrial site... Over 900 people have already signed in just 4 days... Please support us keeping Vleesba... Read more

AFRICAN PENGUIN SATELLITE TRACKING PROJECT LAUNCHED

Posted on the 10th September 2013
(This media release once again highlights the outstanding conservation work being done by BirdLife South Africa. - Ed.) African Penguin Satellite Tracking Project launched Cape Town, 8 Septem... Read more

HELP NEEDED TO UNDERSTAND THE FLIGHT PATHS OF GREAT WHITE PELICANS

Posted on the 8th September 2013
Great White Pelican flocks We are currently studying the movements of Great White Pelicans in relation to a wind energy project proposal on the Cape West Coast. We are focussing on pelicans co... Read more

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE WESTERN CAPE BLACK EAGLE PROJECT

Posted on the 11th August 2013
Dear all, I have updated my blog and thought you might like to know that I have posted the charming pictures John Fincham took of a chick being fed on the top of this nest. Japie Claas... Read more

DALE WRIGHT'S REGIONAL CONSERVATION REPORT

Posted on the 8th August 2013
Western Cape Regional Conservation Programme: Western Cape Birding Forum Update Regional Conservation and IBA Programme Progress Report Unfortunately the Regional Conservation Manager ... Read more

Code of conduct for wind farm developers

Posted on the 25th July 2013
(This article first appeared in the July 2013 issue of the BirdLife South Africa E-newsletter. - Ed.) It is often suggested that birds and wind energy are incompatible. While it is true that ... Read more

SERIES ON OUR THREATENED SPECIES: THE CAPE VULTURE

Posted on the 24th July 2013
(The BirdLife Overberg committee members have decided to publish a monthly article on some of the threatened bird species of South Africa. Committee member Keir Lynch is drafting these articles. Th... Read more

PLASTIC & THREADS KILLING BIODIVERSITY

Posted on the 16th July 2013
Plastics and threads, in many shapes and forms, are responsible for killing biodiversity. There are lots of anecdotes about these kinds of things, but when it comes to making the case for the probl... Read more

“FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS" REVIEW

Posted on the 15th July 2013
(This article originally appeared in the 100th edition of “The Kite”, the official newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is loaded here with the permission of its Editor. - Ed.) ... Read more

IMPORTANT BIRD AREAS AND MIGRATORY BIRDS

Posted on the 14th July 2013
(This article originally appeared in BirdLife South Africa's IBA NEWSLETTER 3 – WINTER 2013 and it reproduced with the permission of the Editor. Contact Dale Wright at dale.wright@birdlif... Read more

SUMMARY OF MOU BETWEEN CAPENATURE (OVERBERG) AND BIRDLIFE OVERBERG

Posted on the 12th July 2013
(This morning Elaine Odendal, the Chairperson of BirdLife Overberg, took the club's commitment to conservation to a new level by signing a MOU with the Overberg division of CapeNature.  Th... Read more

20TH ANNIVERSARY OF CO-ORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS AT THE BOTRIVIERVLEI

Posted on the 10th July 2013
(This article originally appeared in the 100th edition of “The Kite”, the official newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is loaded here with the permission of its Editor. - Ed.) ... Read more

RESEARCH ON BLACK SPARROWHAWKS IN THE CAPE

Posted on the 10th July 2013
(This article originally appeared in the 100th edition of “The Kite”, the official newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is loaded here with the permission of its Editor. - Ed.) ... Read more