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LEGGINGS, LIONS AND BUGHU BRANDY IN THE KGALAGADI

Posted on the 4th October 2018
A year after our booking, our regular annual trek to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park eventually arrived, but this year we are doing things a bit differently. We had two gentleman friends joining u... Read more »

BRIAN TAYLOR CELEBRATES BIRDING IN THE KGALAGADI

Posted on the 26th September 2018
We have not celebrated the birds of the Kgalagadi Transfronteer Park for some time now. Club member Brian Taylor just returned from the Kgalagadi and forwarded some wonderful images. It was decided... Read more »

BIRDING AT BULTFONTEIN – SPECTACULAR GARDEN BIRDING

Posted on the 19th September 2018
BIRDING AT BULTFONTEIN – SPECTACULAR GARDEN BIRDING We had to visit Pretoria due to a family crisis and stayed with Nick and Maureen Erwee at their smallholding at Bultfontein, some 30 k... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING IN ZULULAND - CARIN AND DAWID MALAN REPORT

Posted on the 30th August 2018
(We are experiences problems with the posting of images at the moment, with the result that some might be far apart. Enjoy this photographic celebration by paging all the way down until you find th... Read more »

IN CELEBRATION OF VULTURES

Posted on the 30th August 2018
In the second photographic report on Carin and Dawid Malan's trip to Zululand we focus on the fantastic interplay between Pied Crows, Tawny Eagles and White-backed Vultures. Most of these image... Read more »

COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 25 AUGUST – THIS ONE WITH A DIFFERENCE

Posted on the 25th August 2018
The Cape of Storms quickly terminated our plans to do a coastal clean-up along the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve coastline this morning. We have learnt that it is impossible to handle those yello... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG QUARTERLY BIG BIRD COUNT ON 18 AUGUST 2018

Posted on the 20th August 2018
Members of BirdLife Overberg undertook the seventh quarterly Big Bird Count over the weekend of 18 August 2018. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” contributed from several... Read more »

STEVE PECK BIRDS IN THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF KRUGER

Posted on the 18th August 2018
Lee Peck participated in the Skukuza half marathon giving Steve the opportunity to come back with yet another fine selection of bird images from the park. Some of his images are also being incorpor... Read more »

RICHARD MASSON CELEBRATES COLOURFUL BIRDS OF NAMIBIA

Posted on the 25th July 2018
(We have received vast numbers of excellent images with this report and post only some of these here. Others will be included in the photo gallery received from BirdLife Overberg members during Jul... Read more »

BIRDING NAMIBIA – WINTER 2018. ENDEMICS and NEAR-ENDEMICS

Posted on the 15th July 2018
I had 5 weeks birdwatching in Namibia between 3 June and 8 July 2018. I have decided that a chronological trip report will not hold any reader’s interest long enough to cover 5 weeks of prett... Read more »

MONTHLY COASTAL CLEANUP WITH A DIFFERENCE

Posted on the 23rd June 2018
COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 23 JUNE BirdLife Overberg’s monthly coastal clean-up that was to have taken place along the first section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve was cancelled due to sto... Read more »

GENTLE BIRDING CRUISE DOWN THE KLEIN RIVER ON THE LADY STANFORD

Posted on the 6th June 2018
Now here is another huge feather in the Cape Whale Coast’s already impressive bird-watching cap. This morning members of BirdLife Overberg went on a slow cruise along the Klein River from Sta... Read more »

QUARTERLY BIG BIRD COUNT BETWEEN SWARTRIVIER AND ROOIELS

Posted on the 29th May 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s Quarterly Big Birding Day on Saturday, 26 May 2018 Kleinmond lagoon, Arabella Estate, the Karwyderskraal and Swartrivier roads, Stony Point and Rooiels  Team: C... Read more »

AWESOME BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - GLOBAL BIG DAY REPORT FOR MAY 2018

Posted on the 26th May 2018
Members of BirdLife Overberg again participated in our quarterly Global Big Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” co... Read more »

MORE OUTSTANDING OVERBERG BIRDING - JENNY PARSONS REPORTS

Posted on the 5th May 2018
Big Birding Day – over a few days covering Rooiels, Pringle Bay, Harold Porter & Kleinmond lagoon (25 February – 3 March 2018) (Text and images by Jenny Parsons). When the not... Read more »