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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG: REVIEW OF ACTIVITIES DURING 2019

Posted on the 2nd March 2020
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG: REVIEW OF ACTIVITIES DURING 2019 REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 1 JANUARY 2019 TO 31 DECEMBER 2019 This report should be read in combination with the BirdLife Overberg CleanMarine con... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG REPORT TO WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING IN MARCH 2020

Posted on the 19th February 2020
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG REPORT TO WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING – MARCH 2020 GENERAL CLUB NEWS CLUB MEETINGS, OUTINGS & COURSES: Normal club activities are going ahead as usual. H... Read more »

HELP NEEDED WITH AGULHAS LONG-BILLED LARK RESEARCH

Posted on the 15th January 2020
The endemic Agulhas Long-billed Lark is one of the iconic species of the Overberg region: It is range restricted, only occurs in our region and is hugely sought-after in the birding tourism industr... Read more »

MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 11 FEBRUARY 2019.

Posted on the 14th January 2020
MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 11 FEBRUARY 2019. WELCOME Anton welcomed everyone and projected apologies received, together with those members who could not at... Read more »

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS

Posted on the 9th January 2020
FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS (Based on research and development work initially undertaken by the Nature’s Valley Trust) People rush to beaches no... Read more »

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR WHITE-FRONTED PLOVER SAFETY

Posted on the 9th January 2020
FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR WHITE-FRONTED PLOVER SAFETY (Based on research and development work initially undertaken by the Nature’s Valley Trust) People rush to beaches not knowing what risk... Read more »

MEDIA RELEASE: THE BIRDS OF THE CAPE WHALE COAST REGION

Posted on the 16th December 2019
Members of BirdLife Overberg have launched detailed descriptions of the top bird-watching destinations and the special and endemic bird species that one could expect to find along the Cape Whale Co... Read more »

THE MAINTENANCE OF EXOTIC REEDS AT THE ONRUS RIVER ESTUARY

Posted on the 2nd December 2019
Comments on your documents on “WATERCOURSE REHABILITATION AND MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE PROPOSED REED MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES, NEAR HERMANUS, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE” NOTIFICATION OF PUBLI... Read more »

THE LIST OF SPECIES IDENTIFIED DURING PELAGIC ENCOUNTERS FROM KLEINBAAI AND OTHER INFORMATION

Posted on the 25th November 2019
We publish a confirmed list of species identified during Pelagic Encounter cruises from Kleinbaai with Marine Dynamics with several illustrating images taken by BirdLife Overberg members. Comments ... Read more »

Beaches zoned for dogs in offing for Overstrand

Posted on the 20th November 2019
(This article originally appeared in The Village News on 20 November 2020). Designated areas known as ‘dog zones’ are set to be introduced early next year on three Overstrand beache... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG REPORT TO WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING – NOVEMBER 2019

Posted on the 1st November 2019
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG REPORT TO WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING – NOVEMBER 2019 GENERAL CLUB NEWS CLUB MEETINGS, OUTINGS & COURSES: Normal club activities are going ahead as usual... Read more »

FEEDBACK ON THE FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS AND FLIGHT HIGHER COURSES

Posted on the 1st November 2019
We have experimented with the formats of the Flight for Birders and Flight Higher courses over the last few months and are now happy with what had been established. There are more than 30 different... Read more »

COMMENTS ON THE FLIGHT HIGHER COURSE FOR MORE EXPERIENCED BIRDERS

Posted on the 15th October 2019
We are now finally satisfied with the format of the Flight Higher course for intermediate and more experienced birders. The format can be studied at this link: http://www.westerncapebirding.co.... Read more »

A FLIGHT HIGHER BIRD APPRECIATION COURSE

Posted on the 9th October 2019
This year we launched “A FLIGHT HIGHER”, a bird appreciation course designed for intermediate and more experienced bird-watchers. We are extremely happy with the outcomes of this course... Read more »

JESSIE WALTON RECEIVES THE PRESTIGIOUS BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA OWL AWARD

Posted on the 29th July 2019
BirdLife Overberg member Jessie Walton is certainly a worthy recipient  of BirdLife South Africa's prestigious OWL AWARD 2019. Many congratulations from all of us Jess and well done: You r... Read more »