General News

General News

COASTAL CLEANUP REPORT FOR 14 JULY 2018

Posted on the 15th July 2018
Participation in yesterday’s BirdLife Overberg coastal clean-up was a bit of a disaster due to a variety of reasons. The weather was not good and several people did not come out and the same ... Read more »

FISHING LINE BINS FOR THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE

Posted on the 5th July 2018
I have just collected the first batch of fishing line bins from our partners at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT). We at BirdLife Overberg extend a big thank you and sincere appreciation fo... Read more »

INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC BAG FREE DAY ON 3 JULY

Posted on the 28th June 2018
INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC BAG FREE DAY ON 3 JULY The International Plastic Bag Free Day is now in its ninth year and in 2018 it will be celebrated on Tuesday 3 July. Scores of organisations and hundr... Read more »

ANNOUNCING THE “PLASTIC FREE JULY” CAMPAIGN

Posted on the 27th June 2018
The month of July will be very important for BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine conservation campaign. International research has shown that plastics represent 80% of marine litter being collect... Read more »

New proceedings launched to protect Mpumalanga strategic water source area from coal mining

Posted on the 13th June 2018
Last week, the coalition of eight community and civil society organisations that is resisting Atha-Africa Ventures’ proposed coal mine inside a Protected Area and Strategic Water Source Area ... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 12 MAY 2018

Posted on the 12th May 2018
The BirdLife Overberg Coastal Cleanup on 12 May 2018 was at the Onrus beach. It was once again done with the children of the Recycle Swop Shop and with the generous support of the Milkwood restaura... Read more »

THE WAR AGAINST CIGARETTE BUTTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 28th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

PROTECTING BREEDING SITES OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS AND WHITE-FRONTED PLOVERS ALONG OUR COASTLINE – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 28th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

REGULAR CWAC COUNTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 27th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

MONTHLY CLEANMARINE COASTAL CLEANUPS - PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 27th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS IN SUPPORT OF BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA’S BIRD OF THE YEAR CAMPAIGN - PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 26th April 2018
PROGRESS REPORT ON EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS IN SUPPORT OF BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA’S BIRD OF THE YEAR CAMPAIGN This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overber... Read more »

REPORT ON THE MONTHLY TALK ON THE COASTAL SEABIRD DIVISION OF BLSA

Posted on the 10th April 2018
Dr Taryn Morris, the Coastal Seabird Conservation Manager at BirdLife South Africa was the guest speaker at BirdLife South Africa’s monthly meeting on 9 April. She initially reviewed the Seab... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS AND VAGRANT BIRDS SEEN DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018

Posted on the 27th March 2018
IMPORTANT VAGRANT SIGHTINGS, EVENTS AND OUTINGS DURING THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2018 At the beginning of the year it was decided to maintain regular updates of rare birds seen in our region, tog... Read more »

FIFTY BEAUTIFUL RESIDENT BIRDS ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 18th March 2018
We feature images of 50 randomly selected resident birds taken by BirdLife Overberg members in the Overstrand municipal area - just over half of them endemic to SA. Migratory species are therefore ... Read more »

BEST SPOTS FOR BIRDING ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 13th March 2018
We feature most of the top birding destination in the Overstrand local municipal region during the Easter holiday period. This describes where one goes bird-watching in the Overstrand area and wher... Read more »