General News

General News

BRITISH BIRDER REPORTS ON BIRDING THE BETTY'S BAY AREA

Posted on the 7th January 2013
SITE LIST – BETTY’S BAY AND ROOI ELS Site description: Rooi Els; Stony Point, Betty’s Bay; Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Betty Bay’s, Western Cape, South Africa Dates an... Read more »

LIST OF PELAGIC SPECIES OFF CAPE TOWN

Posted on the 22nd December 2012
(I am currently working on a new PowerPoint presentation on birding in the Western Cape Province.  I drew up a list of pelagic species seen off Cape Town for one of the slides and thought that... Read more »

FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS AT MOSSEL BAY (REPORT)

Posted on the 28th November 2012
(This report was produced by Martin Hatchuel. - Ed.) Birders discover Mossel Bay Mossel Bay is a richly varied birding destination that deserves greater attention. This was just one of the les... Read more »

BIRDING AT MOSSEL BAY

Posted on the 20th November 2012
(More images of participants in the course to follow. - Ed.) We presented the Flight for Birders course at Mossel Bay on 15 and 16 November. The Mossel Bay Local Municipality came on board in a big w... Read more »

ADVISE ON BIRDING TANQUA

Posted on the 29th October 2012
(We received this request from birders wanting to visit the Tanqua and we load reactions and recommendations as user comments below. - Ed.) Hi   I will be going to the Tanqua Karroo for three ... Read more »

FEEDBACK ON THE PELICAN WATCH PROJECT

Posted on the 5th October 2012
Anton Pam has asked me to brief you on the preparations for the coming Pelican Watch season. Things are going well.   The volunteer roster is gratifyingly full.   We have one... Read more »

FEEDBACK FROM AN ITALIAN BIRDER

Posted on the 24th September 2012
Hi all My wife, my son and me are visiting South Africa. One week in Blyde River Valley and in Kruger National Park, then last thursday we landed in Cape Town to go to Clanwilliam. We visited Lambe... Read more »

ACCOMMODATION AT ROCHERPAN NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 24th August 2012
The Rocherpan Nature Reserve on the West Coast has erected four brand new cottages, each containing a double bed and a double futon. Cutlery and crockery is for four persons. The kitchen contains bran... Read more »

FLOWER SEASON IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 6th August 2012
Special Feature: West Coast Flower Season About an hour’s drive from Cape Town you can breakaway to the quiet waters of the Langeberg Lagoon and find yourself entering the West Coast National ... Read more »

GOSHAWKS - MASTER AVIATORS

Posted on the 18th July 2012
The ability of goshawks to move through small spaces is brilliantly illustrated by this insert on youtube.  You want to watch this: http://www.youtube.com/embed/2CFckjfP-1E  ... Read more »

INTERESTING SIGHTINGS IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 29th June 2012
A MARABOU STORK at the public dump site in George created some local excitement over the weekend and was still present there earlier today whilst an AFRICAN JACANA at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve between ... Read more »

YET ANOTHER HAPPY BRITISH BIRDER IN THE CAPE!

Posted on the 16th June 2012
Hi ALL I posted a message about two weeks ago asking for advice on where to (finally) see ground Woodpecker. I received ten different personal emails and I have written to everyone personally to sa... Read more »

ENDEMICS AND OTHER SPECIALS IN THE KAROO

Posted on the 27th April 2012
(Our background research for the the developmentment of the birding brochure for the southern and central Karoo indicated a very impressive list of endemics and other specials.  This brief overvi... Read more »

FERAL POPULATION OF PEAFOWL ACCEPTED

Posted on the 18th April 2012
Hi All While out birding with a group of enthusiastic members of the Lakes Bird Club on Saturday last, we happened upon a large flock of eighteen or more Peacocks and Peahens ranging over a wide expa... Read more »

A SOUTH AFRICAN FIRST: LITTLE CRAKE AT CLOVELLY

Posted on the 23rd March 2012
(Probably the biggest news to have hit South African birding this year - or decade for that matter - is the discovery of a LITTLE CRAKE at the Clovelly wetlands.  It is the first time that thi... Read more »