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BIRDING AT KOEDOESKLOOF IN THE KLEIN KAROO

Posted on the 11th April 2019
We spent a few days of casual birding at Koedoeskloof in the Ladismith district with Anita. It is extremely dry with some of the dams in the area not having water at all. Our water bird count did u... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG BIG BIRD COUNT IN FEBRUARY 2019

Posted on the 7th March 2019
Members of BirdLife Overberg participated in the ninth quarterly Big Bird Count during February 2019. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” contributed from several areas of ... Read more »

CEDERBERG WILDERNESS BIRDS – BRIEF REPORT

Posted on the 1st March 2019
We presented the third regional Flight for Birders course during February for CapeNature employees at Algeria in the beautiful Cederberg Wilderness. We express our sincere appreciation to Rika du P... Read more »

KGALAGADI FEBRUARY 2019 – A TOP DAY IN MY BIRDING LIFE

Posted on the 28th February 2019
I had a spur of the moment visit to Kgalagadi 2 weeks ago – decided on Sunday and was in Twee Rivieren on Tuesday only booking on arrival so I received the pensioner’s discount. My firs... Read more »

REPORT ON THE 2019 WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK WADER BASH

Posted on the 21st February 2019
Wader Bash, West Coast National Park, 15th -17th February 2019 It was with some trepidation that Keith and I set off for the ‘bash’ – we were hoping for good team members and we... Read more »

REPORT ON THE DE MOND NATURE RESERVE OUTING ON 10 JANUARY 2019

Posted on the 11th January 2019
Seventeen brave-hearts participated in the BirdLife Overberg morning outing to the De Mond Nature Reserve on Thursday 10 January 2019 despite cloudy weather, howling winds and a tide not being supp... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG PELAGIC ENCOUNTERS CRUISE WITH MARINE DYNAMICS

Posted on the 15th December 2018
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 (Jenny parsons forwarded this wonderful report with awesome photographs. It was decided to post the images in large format for everyone to appreciate. So take your time ... Read more »

THE TWO STEVES BIRD THE NAPIER DISTRICT

Posted on the 3rd December 2018
Napier Birding…. Unfortunately the proposed field trip to Napier was called off for today, however that didn’t stop the two Steve’s (Bailey and Peck) from popping out for a ... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG FUN ON BIRDING BIG DAY

Posted on the 27th November 2018
Members of BirdLife Overberg and a variety of other birders participated in BirdLife South Africa’s annual Birding Big Day on Saturday 24 November 2018. As usual it also formed part of BirdLi... Read more »

TRIP REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG IN NATURES VALLEY

Posted on the 20th November 2018
Eighteen BirdLife Overberg members again spent five days at Kostaplentie, the fantasic Nature's Valley home of Buks and Annette de la Rey. The buildings are well appointed and marvelously equip... Read more »

GREAT BIRDING ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST DESPITE DREADFUL WEATHER

Posted on the 7th November 2018
I had an appointment to take out guests on Monday morning and they could not do it on any other day. We went out birding despite dreadful conditions that featured poor light, strong winds and inter... Read more »

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 »