General News

General News

BIRDING – IN MY BACKYARD!

Posted on the 6th December 2017
(This article by Jenny Parsons appeared in the December edition of ‘Pringle Post’ – Ed.) Moving permanently to Pringle Bay 8 years ago made us so much more aware of our amazin... Read more »

APPRECIATION FROM THE RECYCLE SWOP SHOP

Posted on the 5th December 2017
Fourteen children from the Recycle Swop Shop assisted Elaine and Helé with the coastal cleanup on 25 November – the report on this event was posted earlier. The BLO committee decided t... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT DURING THIS SUMMER

Posted on the 5th December 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 »

OVERVIEW OF BIRDING BIG DAY MOSTLY ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 28th November 2017
In May this year members of BirdLife Overberg participated in the Global Big Bird Count and teams of members did counts in various areas of the Overberg. This was so successful that it was decided ... Read more »

SEDGEFIELD IS HUGELY UNDERRATED AS A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 12th November 2017
We always drive through Sedgefield to some of the top birding destinations along the Garden Route such as Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Valley and Tsitsikamma, never even considering ... Read more »

KINDLY REPORT ALL ACTIVE HERONRIES

Posted on the 7th November 2017
Monitoring heronries for HeronryMAP-Africa In 2014, a citizen science project was launched to start mapping and recording the status of breeding sites of various colonial waterbirdssuch as Africa... Read more »

REPORT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT MONTAGU

Posted on the 30th October 2017
We presented the Flight for Birders course at beautiful Montagu on Friday and Saturday. We were pleasantly surprised with what the town and environs offer from a birding perspective. Abigail’... Read more »

REVIEW OF “GARDEN BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” BY DUNCAN BUTCHARD

Posted on the 18th October 2017
REVIEW OF “GARDEN BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” BY DUNCAN BUTCHARD A book on attracting birds to one’s garden, particularly by using mostly indigenous plants, has been long overdu... Read more »

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 »

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 »