General News

General News

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

Posted on the 28th March 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 28th March 2017
Where does one go bird-watching in the Cape Town area during the Easter holiday period? Find details of all the top bird-watching destinations in the Cape Town area at this link:  http://w... Read more »

TOP 10 BIRD-WATCHING DESTINATIONS IN THE GREATER PLETTENBERG BAY REGION

Posted on the 28th March 2017
Where does one go birding around Plettenberg Bay during the Easter holiday period? Find detailed descriptions of all the top bird-watching destinations in the greater Plettenberg Bay region at this... Read more »

THE NEW UPDATED CAPE WHALE COAST BIRDFINDER WEB PAGE

Posted on the 28th March 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 »

THE LOWER BERG RIVER WETLANDS (VELDDRIF) - A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION ALONG THE CAPE WEST COAST

Posted on the 28th March 2017
Once the Lower Berg River Wetlands at Velddrif are reached from Piketberg, the first birding hotspot along the R399 is DE PLAAT. (S32º 48’05.62” E18º 12’53.45”) Th... Read more »

TOP TEN BIRDING DESTINATIONS IN THE WITZENBERG REGION

Posted on the 28th March 2017
Where does one go birding in the Witzenberg local municipal region during the Easter holiday period? Find details of all the top bird-watching destinations in the greater Witzenberg region here: ... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT DURING THIS EASTER

Posted on the 28th March 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 »

BIRDING IN THE BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 28th March 2017
BIRDING IN THE BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK The Swellendam area in the Overberg region of the Western Cape is highly underrated as a bird-watching destination. The town is in close proximity to the ... Read more »

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

Posted on the 23rd March 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 »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER THE FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE IN HERMANUS LAST WEEKEND

Posted on the 12th March 2017
# Keith & Barbara Baughan: “Would just like to say how much we enjoyed the ‘Flight for Birders’ course last week-end! This was our first attempt at such an event and we loved ... Read more »

REPORT ON THE FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT FERNKLOOF, HERMANUS

Posted on the 6th March 2017
Each year we present the Flight for Birders identification and conservation course as a membership drive for BirdLife Overberg. This time we were at the Botanical Society Hall in Fernkloof Nature R... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL REPORT BY THE CHAIRMAN 2017

Posted on the 5th February 2017
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT 2017 CHAIRPERSON’S ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 1 JANUARY 2016 TO 31 DECEMBER 2016 1.INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS At the beginning of t... Read more »

REPORT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT SEDGEFIELD, GARDEN ROUTE

Posted on the 29th January 2017
We presented the Flight for Birders identification and conservation course to 50 enthusiastic birders at Sedgefield over the last two days. Seating was unfortunately limited and we had to turn seve... Read more »

LEOPARD AND OTHERS IN THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CAMERA TRAP

Posted on the 17th January 2017
BirdLife Overberg members will recall that last year we decided to sponsor a camera trap for the CAPE LEOPARD TRUST. This camera was installed in the mountains of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. W... Read more »

GIFT VOUCHERS FOR ATTENDANCE OF THE FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE NOW AVAILABLE

Posted on the 10th January 2017
In recent months we found that several people are sponsoring others to participate in the Flight for Birders identification and conservation courses. Children are sponsoring parents (and visa versa... Read more »