General News

General News

OBITUARY: ROB MARTIN

Posted on the 29th May 2017
OBITUARY: ROB MARTIN It is with great sadness that we received the news that Rob passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. Rob Martin was a birder and researcher of note, a mentor to many o... Read more »

CAUTION REGARDING BIRDING AT PAARL BIRD SANCTUARY

Posted on the 25th May 2017
Please note that the position regarding admission to the Paarl Bird Sanctuary remains as stated on several occasions previously, i.e. The sanctuary area is only open at weekends from 07h30 to ... Read more »

REPORT ON THE 100TH FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT HARTENBOS

Posted on the 23rd May 2017
On Friday and Saturday we celebrated the 100th presentation of the Flight for Birders course at Hartenbos along the beautiful Garden Route. It was decided to include some special new sections for t... Read more »

FEEDBACK ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 13th May 2017
On Thursday and Friday we presented the Flight for Birders course at the Bosheuwel environmental education facility in the beautiful and highly underrated Agulhas National Park. We decided to spons... Read more »

SENSATIONAL WESTERN OSPREY SIGHTING ALONG THE BOTRIVER ESTUARY

Posted on the 5th May 2017
Western Osprey : YE41RE41 Botriver Lagoon We popped into Rooisand Nature Reserve for some birding on Sunday morning. Knowing that there would be no water around the hide at the moment, we headed ... Read more »

WORLD PENGUIN DAY ON 25 APRIL 2017

Posted on the 24th April 2017
CELEBRATE WORLD PENGUIN DAY - 25 APRIL Cape Town, 25 April – World Penguin Day celebrates penguins wherever they are found; from the snow and ice of Antarctica to the sunshine of Africa. In... Read more »

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

Posted on the 24th April 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 »

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 »

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 »

Safety at Paarl Sewage Works

Posted on the 28th December 2016
At the moment the bird sanctuary is only open over weekends because of the security problems. There are security personel there over weekends and often they will give you someone at the gate to dri... Read more »

PARTICIPANTS COMMENT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES

Posted on the 10th December 2016
(Herewith some excerpts from letters received from people after attending Flight for Birders courses). "I just completed the Flight for Birders course at Intaka Island - met some lovely pe... Read more »