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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 »

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 »

BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG ON NEW YEARS DAY 2017

Posted on the 2nd January 2017
Happy New Year to all. Elaine and myself have not done our New Year's day birding outing for a few years and we did not have guests overnight. This gave us the opportunity to bird on New Year... Read more »

FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS AT GEORGE & BLUE WHALE RESORT

Posted on the 11th September 2016
We recently presented the Flight for Birders identification and conservation course at Mossel Bay. The venue was not large enough to accommodate all the people who wanted to participate with the re... Read more »

A BIRDING HIKE AT MATROOSBERG (AFRIKAANS)

Posted on the 31st August 2016
(And most people believe that Matroosberg is all about snow in winter. Thanks to Wessel Uys for forwading this report. - Ed.) Matroosberg piek-stap Teen 9Hoo begin ons die voetslaanroete na M... Read more »

TRIP REPORT: FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT MOSSEL BAY

Posted on the 9th August 2016
We presented the Flight for Birders course outside Mossel Bay last week and had some really great birding experiences in the area. There were unfortunately limited seating available at the venue an... Read more »

A MORNING IN THE FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE, HERMANUS

Posted on the 27th April 2016
The BirdLife Overberg morning outing to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve on Freedom Day presented two exciting additions to our annual outings to this reserve. Aletta Robertson was the group leader and... Read more »

PELAGIC TRIP OUT OF KLEINBAAI, GANSBAAI WITH DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST

Posted on the 14th April 2016
Dawid and myself were privileged to be invited by Wilfred Chivell of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust to join them to be part of a reconnaissance cruise to evaluate the viability of Pelagic Birdi... Read more »

ILSE AND CARIN CELEBRATE THE BIRDING IN THE KGALAGADI

Posted on the 16th March 2016
(BirdLife Overberg members Ilse Bigalke and Carin Malan were part of a group of ladies that visited the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park recently. Ilse reports briefly and the article is illustrated wi... Read more »

BIRDING BIG DAY 2015 WITH A DIFFERENCE: TEAM ROCK-JUMPER REPORTS

Posted on the 28th November 2015
HALF A BIRDING BIG DAY – TEAM ROCK-JUMPER IN THE OVERSTRAND Last year BirdLife Overberg's TEAM ROCK-JUMPER won the Birding Big Day competition for the Western Cape with 170 plus species... Read more »

TWO DAYS AT THE BITOU RIVER LODGE, PLETTENBERG BAY

Posted on the 3rd October 2015
Elaine and myself spent two nights as guests of Paul and Sue Scheepers at the magnificent Bitou River Lodge outside Plettenberg Bay. It seems as if this destination is becoming increasingly popular... Read more »