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MARTIAL EAGLE NUMBERS IN FREE FALL

Posted on the 11th October 2017
MARTIAL EAGLE NUMBERS IN FREE FALL Sightings of the eagle have dropped by as much as 60% since the late 1980s. Cape Town, October 9 – Sunday Times Martial Eagle sightings have dropped ... Read more »

PRESENTATION ON MARINE LITTER - MONTHLY TALK ON 9 OCTOBER 2017

Posted on the 10th October 2017
At last night’s BirdLife Overberg monthly meeting Antonio da Silva-Swart gave a talk entitled “Coastal cleanups along the Overstrand Coast, including those involving schools”. Ant... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTLINE AND ESTUARY WORKSHOP - SUMMARIES OF TALKS

Posted on the 4th September 2017
THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG WORKSHOP ON THE COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES - TALK SUMMARIES Kindly note that recommendations from this workshop will be discussed at our monthly meeting on Monday 11 Septemb... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG WORKSHOP ON OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES

Posted on the 4th September 2017
(We will gradually add comments as and when these are received. - Ed.) WORKSHOP COMMENTS Hi Anton My thanks indeed to the BL Overberg committee for such an interesting and informative works... Read more »

THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG WORKSHOP ON THE COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES - TALK SUMMARIES & SPEAKERS

Posted on the 22nd August 2017
THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG WORKSHOP ON THE COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES - TALK SUMMARIES & SPEAKERS DATES: 2 and 3 September 2017 VENUE: Community Hall, Mollergren Park, Main Road, Hermanus RSVP:... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG XMAS IN JULY DINNER

Posted on the 31st July 2017
It would be impossible to meaningfully describe the success of Saturday evening’s event. We therefore decided to give brief overviews without images. Descriptive images will be loaded systema... Read more »

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

Posted on the 28th June 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 »

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 »