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THE NEWLY UPDATED CAPE WHALE COAST BIRDFINDER WEB PAGE

Posted on the 28th June 2017
We are proud to announce the launch of this page developed through a small grant from the Table Mountain Fund, WWF-SA and the Agulhas Biosphere Initiative. This describes where one goes bird-watchi... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT DURING THIS WINTER

Posted on the 28th June 2017
BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT INTRODUCTION There are many outstanding bird-watching opportunities along the various gravel and tarred roads scattered throughout the Overberg. These ro... Read more »

JOINING A BIRD CLUB IN YOUR AREA - CONTACT DIRECTORY FOR THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 28th June 2017
HOW TO JOIN A BIRD CLUB IN THE WESTERN CAPE WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM CONTACT DIRECTORY Updated April 2016. Western Cape Birding Forum Chair: Anton Odendal birding@overberg.co.za 082 550 ... Read more »

Trip Reports

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS

Posted on the 24th May 2017
BOSHEUWEL IN THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK ON 11 & 12 MAY Hi Anton Just wanted to say thank you for your enthralling and so informative course this last Thursday and Friday. I thoroughly enj... Read more »

AWESOME BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - GLOBAL BIG DAY REPORT

Posted on the 15th May 2017
Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday 13 May by participating informally in the Global Big Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.... Read more »

GLOBAL BIG BIRD COUNT IN AND AROUND NAPIER

Posted on the 14th May 2017
(Steve Peck volunteered to assist other BirdLife Overberg members by counting birds during Global Big Day. He managed to add more than 70 species in and around his home-patch at Napier. Enjoy his s... Read more »

Sightings

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 »

TEMMINCK'S STINT AT STRANDFONTEIN SEWAGE WORKS!!!!!!

Posted on the 30th November 2016
This is the first bird of this species in South Africa for at least 25 years - get there now folks. Also note that there are other VERY SPECIAL BIRDS at Strandfontein at the moment such as PEC... Read more »

THE FIRST EVER RUFOUS-TAILED SCRUB-ROBIN IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Posted on the 18th July 2016
(With appreciation to Trevor Hardaker for posting this report. - Ed.) Peter Steyn and Andre Demblon made a rather astonishing find this morning near Strandfontein Sewage Works when they located... Read more »