General News

General News

REPORT BREEDING RECORDS OF AGULHAS LONGBILLED LARKS

Posted on the 3rd December 2020
Some of you might recall that I sent out an email earlier this year about my Masters project in the Overberg. I am investigating the breeding biology and land use requirements of Agulhas Long-... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG FUN ON BIRDING BIG DAY 2020

Posted on the 30th November 2020
Members of BirdLife Overberg and several friends participated in BirdLife South Africa’s annual Birding Big Day on Saturday 28 November 2020. The aim was to see whether we could record 200 sp... Read more »

THE CAPE ROCK-JUMPER IS THE BIRD OF THE YEAR 2021

Posted on the 26th November 2020
THE CAPE ROCK-JUMPER IS THE BIRD OF THE YEAR 2021 With red eyes and striking colouration, the Cape Rockjumper is one of South Africa’s most recognisable bird species. As it is restricted ... Read more »

ORDER RECORDINGS OF THE 'FLYING HIGHER' ONLINE BIRDING COURSES

Posted on the 25th November 2020
ORDER RECORDINGS OF ONLINE FLYING HIGHER BIRDING COURSES FOR VIEWING IN YOUR OWN TIME Several requests are being received for the purchase of recordings of courses or individual talks forming par... Read more »

ORDER RECORDINGS OF THE 'GETTING MORE OUT OF BIRDING' LECTURE SERIES

Posted on the 25th November 2020
ORDER RECORDINGS OF THE ‘GETTING MORE OUT OF BIRDING’ LECTURE SERIES FOR VIEWING IN YOUR OWN TIME The ‘Getting more out of Birding’ lecture series was developed to assis... Read more »

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING OCTOBER 2020

Posted on the 29th October 2020
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 October 2020. Keep in mind that... Read more »

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS

Posted on the 25th October 2020
FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS (Based on research and development work initially undertaken by the Nature’s Valley Trust) People rush to beaches no... Read more »

A WHATSAPP GROUP FOR RARE BIRD SIGHTINGS IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 2nd October 2020
Send a WhatsApp request to Steve Peck at 081 817 3223 and include your email address to join this group. This group has been set up by members of Birdlife Overberg Bird under the guidance of A... Read more »

OVERVIEW OF FUTURE ONLINE FLYING HIGHER BIRDING COURSES

Posted on the 1st October 2020
The contents of the ‘Flight for Birders’, ‘Flight Higher’ and ‘The Secret Life of Raptors’ courses by Dr Anton Odendal have been adapted for several shorter cour... Read more »

INVESTIGATING FUTURE CWAC COUNTS AT THE DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 10th September 2020
Representatives of CapeNature requested BirdLife Overberg to undertake regular quarterly CWACs (Co-ordinated WAterbird Counts) at the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Preliminary discussions were undertaken... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED ON THE ONLINE “FLYING HIGHER” BIRDING COURSES

Posted on the 27th August 2020
Here is a summary of some comments received from participants in these online courses: “I want to tell you how much I have enjoyed this course. I really think your style is very engaging... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED ON THE ONLINE FLYING HIGHER BIRDING COURSES

Posted on the 31st July 2020
COMMENTS RECEIVED ON THE ONLINE “FLYING HIGHER” BIRDING COURSES Here is a summary of some comments received from participants in these online courses: “I want to tell you ... Read more »

FUTURE FLYING HIGHER COURSES

Posted on the 7th July 2020
FUTURE “FLYING HIGHER” COURSES The following courses have been confirmed at this stage: 18 & 19 JULY: The Secret Worlds of Birds of Prey (Part 1) 22 to 30 July: Birds of... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG LOCKDOWN BLUES – BIRDS RECORDED DURING MAY 2020

Posted on the 29th May 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown imposed on us by the government has had a major impact on all of our lives. BirdLife Overberg activities were swept off the table resulting in the c... Read more »

SOME WONDERFUL OBSERVATIONS DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Posted on the 21st May 2020
We have been recording species found during lockdown in the Overberg and are reporting on these regularly. A whopping 166 species have in fact been recorded during the month of May until now and we... Read more »