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FIELD TRIP TO BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 26th May 2017
(Steve and Lee Peck spent a day at the Bontebok National Park and brought back this report & images. It once again illustrates how underrated this reserve is as a birding destination. My detail... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS

Posted on the 24th May 2017
BOSHEUWEL IN THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK ON 11 & 12 MAY Hi Anton Just wanted to say thank you for your enthralling and so informative course this last Thursday and Friday. I thoroughly enj... Read more »

SOME MORE GREAT PELAGIC BIRDS SEEN WITH DYER ISLAND CRUISES

Posted on the 23rd May 2017
Brian Taylor took part in the pelagic cruise with Hennie Otto of Dyer Island Cruises on an outing from Kleinbaai last Saturday. He came back with some cracking photographs and we share a few herewi... Read more »

AWESOME BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - GLOBAL BIG DAY REPORT

Posted on the 15th May 2017
Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday 13 May by participating informally in the Global Big Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.... Read more »

GLOBAL BIG BIRD COUNT IN AND AROUND NAPIER

Posted on the 14th May 2017
(Steve Peck volunteered to assist other BirdLife Overberg members by counting birds during Global Big Day. He managed to add more than 70 species in and around his home-patch at Napier. Enjoy his s... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDING OUTING IN THE NAPIER DISTRICT

Posted on the 28th April 2017
It has become a BirdLife Overberg tradition to do an outing on 27 April. Last year Billy Robertson took us on a Fynbos exploration at Fernkloof Nature Reserve. This year Steve Peck volunteered to i... Read more »

SLOW BIRDING MOSTLY AT DUINEPOS IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 23rd April 2017
(Kindly excuse the poor quality of most of the images). We presented the Flight for Birders course at Langebaan on Friday and Saturday. The course was well attended and representatives of CapeN... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BUTTONQUAIL BASH IN THE CAPE AGULHAS REGION

Posted on the 9th April 2017
(BirdLife Overberg 'reporter' Steve Peck forwarded this feedback, together with images on yesterday's Hottentot Buttonquail Bash in the Cape Agulhas area. - Ed). Saturday 8th April... Read more »

BIRDING IN SRI LANKA - A PHOTO ARTICLE

Posted on the 7th April 2017
(Gary and Paula Combrink with friends spent some time in Sri Lanka. Paula forwarded these wonderful images of some of Sri Lanka's fascinating birds and other wildlife. Enjoy! - Ed.) SRI LAN... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK FOR WATER DAY

Posted on the 24th March 2017
Members of BirLife Overberg were invited by the staff of the Agulhas National Park to join them in celebrating World Water Day on 23 March on a walk focusing the attention on the importance of fres... Read more »

RIAAN JACOBS CELEBRATES PELAGIC BIRDS OFF KLEINBAAI, CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 23rd March 2017
BirdLife Overberg member and master photographer Riaan Jacobs joined the crew of Dyer Island Cruises on a pelagic cruise off Kleinbaai on 21 March. Riaan describes it as an unbelievable outing, wit... Read more »

REPORT ON OUTING TO VERMONT SALT PAN, HARDERBAAI AND THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 16th March 2017
An enthusiastic group of BirdLife Overberg members got together at the OK in Onrus at 07:30 this morning. We welcomed newcomers Barbara and Keith, Betsie, Diane (tied to me with a rope), Jenny, Lou... Read more »

BLACK-SHOULDERED KITES TAKE ON LANNER FALCON WITH PREY

Posted on the 16th March 2017
Here  is an unbelievable series of photographs taken along the Botriver estuary on a BirdLife Overberg morning outing today. Huge credit to Riaan Jacobs for capturing this.  &nbs... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT KOSTAPLENTI IN NATURES VALLEY - 2017

Posted on the 4th February 2017
(A photo gallery will be created once photographs are received from all the participants). Fourteen BirdLife Overberg members again spent five days at Kostaplenti in Nature's Valley last w... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING AT ROOIELS AND HAROLD PORTER

Posted on the 22nd January 2017
BirdLife Overberg’s first weekend morning outing of the year on 21 January took us to Rooiels and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. We welcomed 12 new-comers to our activities in a group o... Read more »