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BIRDING BIG DAY FROM KLEINMOND TO ROOIELS

Posted on the 28th November 2017
Big Birding Day (Rooisand to Rooiels area of the Overberg) - Saturday 25 November 2017 (from Rooisand, Kleinmond Bot lagoon, Stony Point, Rooiels and Pringle Bay) The alarm was set for 5.30am... Read more »

RICHARD AND TEAM ON BIRDING BIG DAY IN THE STANFORD REGION

Posted on the 27th November 2017
Their Royal High Nests (Elsa, Joan and Richard) intended keeping their BBD day close to Stanford. Our first bird was Buff-spotted Flufftail hooting to Elsa on the corner of Vlei and Queen Vic Stree... Read more »

STEVE REPORTS ON BIRDING BIG DAY IN THE NAPIER REGION

Posted on the 27th November 2017
Birding Big Day …Napier style! Our big day started at 6am with a stroll around our small holding with a cup of tea and the camera! Two hours later and we had 41 species in the bag&... Read more »

THE KLEINMOND AND PRINGLE BAY GROUP REPORTS ON BIRDING BIG DAY

Posted on the 27th November 2017
Big Birding Day (Rooisand to Rooiels area of the Overberg) - Saturday 25 November 2017 (from Rooisand, Kleinmond Bot lagoon, Stony Point, Rooiels and Pringle Bay) The alarm was set for 5.30am s... Read more »

THE CAPE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY 2017

Posted on the 26th November 2017
THE CAPE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY 2017 (Please accept my sincere apologies for not posting progress reports on my Facebook page yesterday as promised. This idiot did ... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG YEAR END CELEBRATIONS 2017

Posted on the 20th November 2017
The BirdLife Overberg year-end celebrations on 18 November had a special twist as we were joined by several members of the Somerset West Bird Club. A group of the SWBC put together a weekend outing... Read more »

BIRDING FOR THREE HOURS IN OUR HOME PENTAD

Posted on the 5th November 2017
Chris put out a shout late yesterday afternoon for a few hours birding this morning and the two of us decided to just work my home Pentad (3420_1905). We started at the Vermont salt pan and the ... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES

Posted on the 30th October 2017
SEDGEFIELD ON 10 & 11 NOVEMBER 2017 Thank you to you and Elaine for a most informative and inspiring course.  Dr Janet Stanford Thank you for in interesting and informative two... Read more »

SIX WEEKS IN AFRICA - A TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 25th October 2017
A few rippers north of the Limpopo Text & images by MC Botha Four of us – Charel and Marlien Bruwer, Pierre du Plessis and I – recently undertook a 6-week tour to Malawi v... Read more »

JENNY PARSONS VISITS A FARM IN THE EASTERN CAPE

Posted on the 24th October 2017
Taking the gap - a quick visit to Grahamstown for family celebrations 14 – 16 October 2017 So this trip was actually about celebrating a 60th birthday, but I find that when it comes to ... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 21 OCTOBER 2017

Posted on the 22nd October 2017
Ten members of BirdLife Overberg and four committee members of the Groenberg branch of the DA participated in the first monthly coastal cleanup along the eastern shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg N... Read more »

ANOTHER GREAT TRIP REPORT ON THE TANQUA KAROO BY BRIAN VANDERWALT

Posted on the 3rd October 2017
Brian Vanderwalt produced this excellent report on a birding trip to the Tanqua Karoo - I chucked in some of my images to illustrate a few species Did an overnight trip to Tanqua Karoo with ... Read more »

YET ANOTHER GREAT OVERBERG BIRDING TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 2nd October 2017
Birding my home patch on Thursday 29 September (From Gabrielskloof Estate down the Swartrivier Road, Rooisand, Bot River lagoon and Harold Porter) The dawn chorus woke me up on a clear sunny da... Read more »

STEVE PECK IN THE KRUGER NP - PART 1

Posted on the 30th August 2017
(Steve and Lee Peck visited Kruger for the first and returned with a wonderful selection of images - enjoy. - Ed.) KNP August 2017 Part 1 Even though Lee and I didn’t need an excuse ... Read more »

JENNY PARSONS AND FRIENDS BIRD THE BREEDE RIVER REGION

Posted on the 23rd August 2017
Weekend away in the Overberg – Aloe Ridge Lodge We left Pringle Bay on Thursday (17 August 2017) at lunch time. It was cold and overcast with a little bit of drizzle. We were headed away f... Read more »