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General News

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 »

PETER RYAN ON OCEANS OF PLASTIC - BLO MEETING REPORT

Posted on the 23rd June 2016
Professor Peter Ryan, Director of the Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, enthralled a packed Mollergren Park hall during his lecture last Monday on “Oceans of Plastic” ... Read more »

VULTURES AND THEIR CONSERVATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA AND BEYOND

Posted on the 13th April 2016
André Botha, the Manager of the Birds of Prey Programme at the Endangered Wildlife Trust and Co-chair of the IUCN SSC Vulture Specialist Group was the guest speaker at the BirdLife Overberg ... Read more »

RICHARD MASSON'S BIRDING BIG MONTH - BLO'S MONTHLY TALK ON 18 JANUARY

Posted on the 19th January 2016
Richard Masson was the guest speaker at BirdLife Overberg's first monthly meeting for 2016. The meeting was attended by 50 people and all agreed that Richard's review of his birding big mon... Read more »

THE FORMATION OF THE WITZENBERG BIRD CLUB

Posted on the 15th January 2016
A well attended public meeting was held at the restaurant of the Waverley Hills Organic Wine Estate outside Wolseley last night. A decision was taken to form a BirdLife South Africa affiliated bird... Read more »

WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING AT WILDERNESS

Posted on the 2nd January 2016
WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM CONFERENCE EBB & FLOW, WILDERNESS - 11TH TO 13TH SEPTEMBER 2015 (This report first appeared in the December 2015 edition of “THE MALACHITE”, the offi... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG 2015: A PHOTOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW

Posted on the 10th December 2015
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG 2015 It is impossible to give a comprehensive description of all the great events of the last year. I therefore only post some of my personal highlights and outings and trip r... Read more »

Mitigating threats to our Fynbos Endemic Birds

Posted on the 13th November 2015
(This article was first published in BirdLife South Africa's IBA Newsletter 6 – SUMMER 2015. It gives a very sound illustration of the project that the members of BirdLife Overberg will b... Read more »

KIRSTENBOSCH AND STRANDFONTEIN OUTING REPORT

Posted on the 4th November 2015
Twelve BirdLife Overberg members spent a day birding at Kirstenbosch and Strandfontein on Tuesday 3 November. We misjudged ourselves with the Cape Town traffic and waisted a lot of time over lunch ... Read more »

WEEKLY FEATURE 29: MITCHELLS PASS AND CERES

Posted on the 19th July 2015
The charming town of Ceres is reached from Wolseley and Tulbagh by travelling through the stupendous MITCHELL’S PASS. This is yet another of the transcendent passes in the region and time sho... Read more »

WEEKLY FEATURE 28: TOKAI PARK

Posted on the 12th July 2015
Tokai Forest, now called Tokai Park, is a favourite spot for hiking, horse riding, dog walking, cycling, and picnics. Note that cyclists and dog walkers require a permit from SANParks. The forest c... Read more »

WEEKLY FEATURE 27: THE GREATER ZANDVLEI ESTUARY NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 4th July 2015
The Greater Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve protects the only functioning estuary along the False Bay coast. In addition small areas of Strandveld vegetation occur. The land around Zandvlei was use... Read more »

BIRDS OF THE WARM BOKKEVELD REGION OF THE CERES DISTRICT

Posted on the 1st July 2015
BIRDS OF THE WARM BOKKEVELD REGION OF THE WITZENBERG LOCAL MUNICIPAL AREA The Swaarmoed Pass and Droëhoek loop roads in the Ceres district are hugely underrated from a bird-watching persp... Read more »

WEEKLY FEATURE 26: THE TABLE BAY NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 25th June 2015
The Table Bay Nature Reserve consists of the Rietvlei Wetlands, Milnerton Lagoon, Milnerton Beach, Milnerton Racecourse, Zoarvlei Wetlands, Diep River and the Parklands Fynbos Corridor. The most im... Read more »

WAKKERSTROOM EXPERT COMMENTS ON BLUE CRANES & OTHER THINGS IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 22nd June 2015
(This letter/ report first appeared in the June edition of the Wakkerstroom Bird Club's newsletter. - Ed.) Hi Wakkerstroomers –it is hard to believe that it is six weeks since I left Wa... Read more »