Conservation

BLACK HARRIERS MIGRATE EAST IN SUMMER

Posted on the 3rd April 2014
Black Harriers migrate east in summer (Thanks to Rob Simmons for forwarding this material. - Ed.) Now that the breeding season is well and truly over and all of our tagged birds have decided... Read more

LATEST ACTIVITIES AT THE SEABIRDS DIVISION

Posted on the 9th March 2014
SEABIRD CONSERVATION PROGRAMME (Taken from Mark Anderson's report on 8 March. - Ed.) Christina Hagen spent much of this week writing funding proposals and preparing for an important meeti... Read more

THE VERLORENVLEI PROTECTED AREAS PROJECT BY BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA GETS UNDERWAY

Posted on the 2nd March 2014
BirdLife South Africa’s Verlorenvlei Protected Areas Project gets underway Cape Town, 2 March 2014: Verlorenvlei estuary and its water catchment area, which are major conservation pr... Read more

BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE CONSERVATION PROGRAMME PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 18th February 2014
Progress Report for BirdLife South Africa’s Western Cape Conservation Programme Project Title: Western Cape Regional Conservation Programme Project Executant: Dale Wright, Regional Cons... Read more

CONTROVERSIAL WIND FARM IN LESOTHO GETS THE GO-AHEAD

Posted on the 29th January 2014
(There is shocking news in this media release by BirdLife South Africa. - Ed.) Controversial wind farm in Lesotho gets the go-ahead Johannesburg, 28 January 2014: The controversial w... Read more

WHY DO MANY BIRDS FLY IN V-FORMATION?

Posted on the 16th January 2014
The mystery of why so many birds fly in a V formation may have been solved. (This article first appeared in BBC NEWS: SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENT on 16 January 2014. - Ed.) Researcher Steven Portug... Read more

DE MOND NATURE RESERVE COMPLEX DRAFT PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT PLAN

Posted on the 16th January 2014
CapeNature has compiled a draft Protected Area Management Plan (PAMP) for the De Mond Nature Reserve Complex consisting of Waenhuiskrans, De Mond and Soetendalsvlei Nature Reserves and has appointe... Read more

HELP NEEDED WITH LOCATIONS OF KNYSNA WARBLERS

Posted on the 15th January 2014
The Cape Bird Club's Conservation Committee has as it's priority project the conservation of the Knysna Warbler. This is a bird that is in serious trouble with the ever dwindling numbers an... Read more

BLO ASSISTING CAPENATURE WITH BIRD MONITORING AND COUNTS

Posted on the 18th December 2013
(A Memorandum of Understanding between CapeNature (Overberg Division) and BirdLife Overberg was signed earlier.  The purpose of this MOU is to facilitate a process whereby club members will as... Read more

KINDLY REPORT BIRDS IN INCIDENTS WITH POWER LINES

Posted on the 19th November 2013
Report power line related incidents. . . An appeal to BirdLife South Africa members and the public Eskom and the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) formalised their long-standing relationship b... Read more

MIGRATORY WADERS & CAPE WEST COAST IBA

Posted on the 18th November 2013
(This article originally appeared in the Spring 2013 Edition of BirdLife South Africa's IBA newsletter. - Ed.) Every year the Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea leaves its breeding ground... Read more

IBA CHAMPION: DR DAVE WHITELAW

Posted on the 18th November 2013
IBA Champion Dr Dave Whitelaw After all the planning and strategising is done, it is the visible and practical conservation of IBAs that is the key measure of our success. This conservation at ... Read more

FOLLOW AMUR FALCONS FITTED WITH SATELLITE TRANSMITTERS

Posted on the 8th November 2013
Amur Falcons fitted with Satellite Transmitters in Nagaland One male and two females were fitted with Satellite transmitters in Nagaland today Within a week we will be to follow these migration... Read more

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