General News

General News

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 »

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 »