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REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG XMAS IN JULY DINNER

Posted on the 31st July 2017
It would be impossible to meaningfully describe the success of Saturday evening’s event. We therefore decided to give brief overviews without images. Descriptive images will be loaded systema... Read more »

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 »

Trip Reports

THE QUARTERLY OVERBERG BIG BIRD COUNT - 19 AUGUST 2017

Posted on the 21st August 2017
Members of BirdLife Overberg undertook the second quarterly Big Bird Count on Saturday 19 August 2017. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” contributed from several areas of... Read more »

RICHARD AND PETER BIRDS IN THE STANFORD AREA

Posted on the 20th August 2017
Richard Masson reports on their bird count between Danger Point and Stanford:                     ... Read more »

OVERBERG WHEATBELT CANOLA DAY WITH HIGH WINDS

Posted on the 8th August 2017
                    Elaine and myself decided to take the day off to check out the canola fields aroun... 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 »