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BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING AUGUST 2022

Posted on the 2nd August 2022
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of August 2022. Keep in mind that ... Read more »

Southern Fiscal (Fiskaallaksman)

Posted on the 7th July 2022
So what do you call it? Southern Fiscal, Jackie Hangman, Common Fiscal, Fiscal Shrike, or maybe the Butcher bird? Whatever you like to call it, this bird is found throughout Southern Africa and... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING JULY 2022

Posted on the 2nd July 2022
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of July 2022. Keep in mind that th... Read more »

RARE BIRDS RECORDED DURING MONTHLY COUNTS IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 16th May 2022
As most of you know, Birdlife Overberg started doing monthly bird counts throughout the region in April 2020. This project was started to help us all through the early stages of the pandemic when v... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING MAY 2022

Posted on the 2nd May 2022
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of May 2022. Keep in mind that the... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING MARCH 2022

Posted on the 6th March 2022
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of March 2022. Keep in mind that t... Read more »

THE VULNERABILITY OF PLOVER NESTS ON OUR BEACHES

Posted on the 23rd February 2022
We almost stood on the White-fronted Plover eggs, laid in a scrape on the sand amongst some kelp. It was late afternoon and high tide so this stretch of beach is no more than 15m wide. T... Read more »

BirdLife Overberg Monthly Counts - Rare and Vagrant Species

Posted on the 15th February 2022
Members and friends of BirdLife Overberg have been recording monthly counts in the Overberg region for nearly two years and the data is starting to show a very interesting pattern. We have discover... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING FEBRUARY 2022

Posted on the 6th February 2022
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of February 2022. Keep in mind tha... Read more »

INTERESTING SIGHTINGS IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING JANUARY 2022

Posted on the 31st January 2022
We report on just a few interesting and sometimes vagrant species recorded in the region during the first month of the year. LARK-LIKE BUNTINGS are not often seen in our area with the result that R... Read more »

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG REGION DURING JANUARY 2022

Posted on the 4th January 2022
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of January 2022. Keep in mind that... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG SINCE THE OUTBREAK OF THE PANDEMIC

Posted on the 19th December 2021
We reacted to the COVID19 lockdown period by requesting members, collaborators and friends to report bird species recorded in the Overberg each month. This had proven to be very popular with at lea... Read more »

CHECKLIST OF THE BIRDS OF ONRUS AND VERMONT

Posted on the 11th December 2021
This is the provisional list of species recorded in the Hermanus suburbs of Onrus and Vermont over the last 25 years. Kindly inform Anton at birding@overberg.co.za of any other confirmed sightings,... Read more »

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING DECEMBER 2021

Posted on the 4th December 2021
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of December 2021. Keep in mind tha... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG ON BIRDING BIG DAY ON 27 NOVEMBER 2021

Posted on the 29th November 2021
The following species have been recorded by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province on BBD on 27 November 2021. Keep in mind that the place where i... Read more »