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General News

New proceedings launched to protect Mpumalanga strategic water source area from coal mining

Posted on the 13th June 2018
Last week, the coalition of eight community and civil society organisations that is resisting Atha-Africa Ventures’ proposed coal mine inside a Protected Area and Strategic Water Source Area ... Read more »

THE WAR AGAINST CIGARETTE BUTTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 28th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

PROTECTING BREEDING SITES OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS AND WHITE-FRONTED PLOVERS ALONG OUR COASTLINE – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 28th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

Trip Reports

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 »

Sightings

THE SAGA OF THE LITTLE RINGED PLOVER BY BRYN DE KOCKS

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
The Saga of the Little Ringed Plover (This article first appeared in the latest edition of “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club – Ed.) Most of us, if not ... Read more »

SOME NEW VAGRANT SPECIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA DURING 2017

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
(This overview first appeared in this week’s “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club. – Ed). 2017 – A Spectacular Year for Rarities 2017 has been a ... Read more »

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 »