General News

General News

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 »

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 »