General News

General News

A FLIGHT HIGHER BIRD APPRECIATION COURSE

Posted on the 9th October 2019
This year we launched “A FLIGHT HIGHER”, a bird appreciation course designed for intermediate and more experienced bird-watchers. We are extremely happy with the outcomes of this course... Read more »

FEEDBACK ON THE CLEANMARINE PROJECTS IN AUGUST 2019

Posted on the 27th August 2019
PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES: REPORT FOR AUGUST 2019 BACKGROUND This report needs to be read against the backgrou... Read more »

JESSIE WALTON RECEIVES THE PRESTIGIOUS BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA OWL AWARD

Posted on the 29th July 2019
BirdLife Overberg member Jessie Walton is certainly a worthy recipient  of BirdLife South Africa's prestigious OWL AWARD 2019. Many congratulations from all of us Jess and well done: You r... Read more »

NEXT REPORT OF THE BLACK-WINGED KITE NEST STUDY

Posted on the 21st July 2019
(We feature Steve Peck's latest photographic study of the Black-winged Kites at their nest - compelling stuff. Keep in mind that the previous reports can be studied elsewhere on this website. -... Read more »

JUNE PHOTO GALLERY BY BIRDLIFE OVERBERG MEMBERS

Posted on the 7th July 2019
Our members yet again produced a bumper crop of brilliant bird images during the month of June. Herewith just a few of these photographs. The photo gallery with many more images can be enjoyed at t... Read more »

APPRECIATION TO THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CHARITY GOLF DAY DONORS AND SPONSORS OF PRIZES

Posted on the 5th June 2019
APPRECIATION TO THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CHARITY GOLF DAY DONORS AND SPONSORS OF PRIZES BirdLife Overberg Charity Golf Day in support of our CleanMarine project is to be presented at the Hermanus Go... Read more »

BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA CODE OF ETHICS

Posted on the 2nd May 2019
There had been several recent complaints about the bad behaviour of bird-watchers from different areas of the country. In our area complaints from the Rooiels site are of particular concern. For th... Read more »

MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 11 FEBRUARY 2019.

Posted on the 12th February 2019
MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 11 FEBRUARY 2019. WELCOME Anton welcomed everyone and projected apologies received, together with those members who could not at... Read more »

Kamfers Dam’s flamingos – comments from Mark Anderson, CEO of BirdLife South Africa

Posted on the 6th February 2019
Kimberley, 6 February 2019 -- The situation unfolding at the Lesser Flamingo breeding colony at Kamfers Dam near Kimberley is now in its 14th day. It has seen an ardent community of passionate and ... Read more »

A SPECIAL LAUNCH FOR WORLD WETLANDS DAY AT KEURBOS

Posted on the 1st February 2019
Special announcement on International Wetlands Day Jessie Walton’s new hide at Keurbos in the beautiful Elgin Valley was officially opened on 27 January and this certainly is a wonderful ad... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CHAIRMAN REPORT 2018

Posted on the 28th January 2019
CHAIRPERSON’S ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 1 JANUARY 2018 TO 31 DECEMBER 2018 1. INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS At the beginning of this report it is appropriate to revisit BirdLife Overberg&rsqu... Read more »

CELEBRATING THE SECRETARYBIRD AS THE BIRD OF THE YEAR

Posted on the 23rd January 2019
CELEBRATING THE SECRETARYBIRD AS THE BIRD OF THE YEAR The BirdLife Overberg monthly talks for 2019 started with a bang on 21 January as we had one of the best attendances yet in the club’s ... Read more »

Ground-breaking efforts to create new penguin colonies begin

Posted on the 9th January 2019
The idea of creating new African Penguin colonies has been discussed and planned for a number of years, but now is closer to becoming a reality with work starting on the ground at the De Hoop Natur... Read more »

BEST SPOTS FOR BIRDING ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST DURING THIS SUMMER

Posted on the 11th December 2018
We feature most of the top birding destination in the Overstrand local municipal region during the summer holiday period. This describes where one goes bird-watching in the Overstrand area and wher... Read more »

WHERE TO BIRD IN THE WITZENBERG REGION THIS SUMMER

Posted on the 11th December 2018
Where does one go birding in the Witzenberg local municipal region during summer holiday period? Find details of all the top bird-watching destinations in the greater Witzenberg region here: ht... Read more »