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THE LIFE CYCLE OF AN AFRICAN OYSTERCATCHER BREEDING SITE

Posted on the 7th September 2021
One of the main aims of BirdLife Overberg's CleanMarine campaign is to focus on the protection of African Oystercatcher and White-fronted Plover nest sites along the Overstrand coastline. The n... Read more »

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL VULTURE AWARENESS DAY

Posted on the 30th August 2021
The first Saturday in September has been International Vulture Awareness Day for several years now. We decided to celebrate this occasion by posting a selection of images of these magnificent birds... Read more »

STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT ON FISHING RESTRICTIONS AROUND AFRICAN PENGUIN COLONIES

Posted on the 11th August 2021
The African Penguin is in crisis and, without urgent management interventions Africa is in danger of losing its only penguin species, one of only 18 penguin species globally. BirdLife South Afr... Read more »

Trip Reports

REPORT ON A MORNING OUTING TO GREYTON

Posted on the 12th September 2021
On Saturday BirdLife Overberg’s first official morning outing for a while took us along the ‘Helderstroom prison road’ along the Sonderend River to Greyton. Unfortunately only fou... Read more »

Trip report: Marloth Nature Reserve and Bontebok National Park

Posted on the 29th August 2021
Last week, Lee and I took our first break away since the start of the pandemic and headed out to the Swellendam area, staying at Marloth Nature Reserve. This was our first visit to the reserve ... Read more »

Report on our visit to the southern sections of the Kruger National Park

Posted on the 9th June 2021
Report on our visit to the southern sections of the Kruger National Park – 14 to 28 May 2021 (Report and images by Theanette Staal) A visit to the Kruger National Park is always a tre... Read more »

Sightings

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING SEPTEMBER 2021

Posted on the 1st September 2021
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of September 2021. Keep in mind th... Read more »

OVERVIEW OF INTERESTING OVERBERG BIRD SIGHTINGS DURING AUGUST 2021

Posted on the 30th August 2021
DWARF BITTERN AT A SMALL WETLAND IN SANDBAAI, HERMANUS: Little doubt that this hugely out-of-range bird located by Theresa Milne was the star of the show this month. Hundreds of birders from far an... Read more »

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING AUGUST 2021

Posted on the 2nd August 2021
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of August 2021. Keep in mind that ... Read more »