General News

General News

SEDGEFIELD IS HUGELY UNDERRATED AS A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 12th November 2017
We always drive through Sedgefield to some of the top birding destinations along the Garden Route such as Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Valley and Tsitsikamma, never even considering ... Read more »

KINDLY REPORT ALL ACTIVE HERONRIES

Posted on the 7th November 2017
Monitoring heronries for HeronryMAP-Africa In 2014, a citizen science project was launched to start mapping and recording the status of breeding sites of various colonial waterbirdssuch as Africa... Read more »

REPORT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT MONTAGU

Posted on the 30th October 2017
We presented the Flight for Birders course at beautiful Montagu on Friday and Saturday. We were pleasantly surprised with what the town and environs offer from a birding perspective. Abigail’... Read more »

REVIEW OF “GARDEN BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” BY DUNCAN BUTCHARD

Posted on the 18th October 2017
REVIEW OF “GARDEN BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” BY DUNCAN BUTCHARD A book on attracting birds to one’s garden, particularly by using mostly indigenous plants, has been long overdu... Read more »

MARTIAL EAGLE NUMBERS IN FREE FALL

Posted on the 11th October 2017
MARTIAL EAGLE NUMBERS IN FREE FALL Sightings of the eagle have dropped by as much as 60% since the late 1980s. Cape Town, October 9 – Sunday Times Martial Eagle sightings have dropped ... Read more »

PRESENTATION ON MARINE LITTER - MONTHLY TALK ON 9 OCTOBER 2017

Posted on the 10th October 2017
At last night’s BirdLife Overberg monthly meeting Antonio da Silva-Swart gave a talk entitled “Coastal cleanups along the Overstrand Coast, including those involving schools”. Ant... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTLINE AND ESTUARY WORKSHOP - SUMMARIES OF TALKS

Posted on the 4th September 2017
THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG WORKSHOP ON THE COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES - TALK SUMMARIES Kindly note that recommendations from this workshop will be discussed at our monthly meeting on Monday 11 Septemb... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG WORKSHOP ON OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES

Posted on the 4th September 2017
(We will gradually add comments as and when these are received. - Ed.) WORKSHOP COMMENTS Hi Anton My thanks indeed to the BL Overberg committee for such an interesting and informative works... Read more »

THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG WORKSHOP ON THE COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES - TALK SUMMARIES & SPEAKERS

Posted on the 22nd August 2017
THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG WORKSHOP ON THE COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES - TALK SUMMARIES & SPEAKERS DATES: 2 and 3 September 2017 VENUE: Community Hall, Mollergren Park, Main Road, Hermanus RSVP:... Read more »

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 »

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 »

BIRDING AT THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK - A MUST DO OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD

Posted on the 27th June 2017
The WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK (S33º 14’643” E18º 12’145”) is an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (SA 105) and a RAMSAR site. The Park includes the beach and ... Read more »

10 TOP BIRD-WATCHING DESTINATIONS IN THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN AREA

Posted on the 27th June 2017
Where does one go bird-watching in the Cape Town area during the winter holiday period? Find details of all the top bird-watching destinations in the Cape Town area at this link:  http://w... Read more »