General News

General News

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

Posted on the 23rd March 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 »

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 »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ROCK-JUMPER TEAM's PLANNING FOR BIRDING BIG DAY 2016

Posted on the 22nd November 2016
Team Rock-jumper consisting of Carin Malan, Ilse Bigalke, Chris Cheetham and Anton Odendal, with Charles Naude as back-up, will again participate in BirdLife South Africa's Birding Big Day on S... Read more »

PELAGIC ENCOUNTERS FROM KLEINBAAI IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST

Posted on the 22nd November 2016
We have just received news that the Dyer Island Conservation Trust will do another PELAGIC ENCOUNTERS cruise from Kleinbaai on Sunday 27 November - this due to the great weather predicted for the d... Read more »

TALK ON THE TANKWA KAROO TO THE WITZENBERG BIRD CLUB

Posted on the 16th October 2016
This is a rather belated report, but I went to the Winterberg Resort on Wednesday to do a talk to the Witzenberg Bird Club. It was a bit like “taking coals to Newcastle” as I spoke on t... Read more »

FOCUS ON THE AFRICAN PENGUIN AND SEABIRDS SANCTUARY - A BLO TALK

Posted on the 11th October 2016
Trudi Malan and Brenda du Toit of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust addressed club members at last night's BirdLife Overberg monthly meeting. They highlighted the necessity of having the Afric... Read more »

REPORT ON RECENT AND FUTURE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ACTIVITIES

Posted on the 22nd September 2016
HIGHLIGHTS SINCE THE LAST FORUM MEETING MONTHLY TALKS, WORKSHOPS AND OUTINGS Our annual talk on a topic not related to birds as such highlighted the work of the Cape Leopard Trust. BLO members ... Read more »

REPORT ON RECENT AND FUTURE WITZENBERG BIRD CLUB ACTIVITIES

Posted on the 22nd September 2016
WITZENBERG BIRD CLUB Brief History: The WBC was officially established in early 2016 as part of a drive to formalize bird watching activity in the Witzenberg region. For many years there have b... Read more »

BIRDING IN THE GROOTVADERSBOSCH NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 23rd June 2016
The GROOTVADERSBOSCH NATURE RESERVE (S33° 57'52.46” E20° 48'24.70”) is situated on the R322 between Swellendam and Heidelberg and protects the most westerly patch of ind... Read more »