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SEDGEFIELD IS HUGELY UNDERRATED AS A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 12th November 2017
We always drive through Sedgefield to some of the top birding destinations along the Garden Route such as Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Valley and Tsitsikamma, never even considering ... Read more »

KINDLY REPORT ALL ACTIVE HERONRIES

Posted on the 7th November 2017
Monitoring heronries for HeronryMAP-Africa In 2014, a citizen science project was launched to start mapping and recording the status of breeding sites of various colonial waterbirdssuch as Africa... Read more »

Birding the Western Section of the Agulhas National Park

Posted on the 2nd November 2017
Birding the Western Section of the Agulhas National Park – Dr Wim De Klerk  On a windless Saturday morning in early October it was birds everywhere. Although mostly the common specie... Read more »

Trip Reports

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 »

Sightings

THE SAGA OF THE LITTLE RINGED PLOVER BY BRYN DE KOCKS

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
The Saga of the Little Ringed Plover (This article first appeared in the latest edition of “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club – Ed.) Most of us, if not ... Read more »

SOME NEW VAGRANT SPECIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA DURING 2017

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
(This overview first appeared in this week’s “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club. – Ed). 2017 – A Spectacular Year for Rarities 2017 has been a ... Read more »

THE BEST EVER SA RARE BIRD NEWS REPORT FOR THE WESTERN CAPE!

Posted on the 6th December 2016
(Trevor Hardaker's SA Rare Bird News of 5 December certainly illustrates why the Western Cape is tops when it comes to birding in general and producing huge twitches in particular. - Ed.) O... Read more »