Conservation

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

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