General News

General News

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 »

THANKS TO BIRDLIFE OVERBERG GOLF DAY SPONSORS

Posted on the 21st February 2012
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG GOLF DAY 2012: The members of BirdLife Overberg is presenting their third annual golf day at the Hermanus Golf Club on 23 February.  Funds are being raised... Read more »

FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS AT FERNKLOOF - FEEDBACK

Posted on the 28th January 2012
Fourty-seven birders attended the 'Flight for Birders' bird identification and conservation course at Fernkloof on 26 and 27 January 2012. It is interesting to note that participants came from as far ... Read more »

APPRECIATION TO PELICAN WATCH VOLUNTEERS

Posted on the 11th January 2012
To all Pelican Watch Volunteers, On behalf of the cormorants and gannets and kelp gulls of Jutten and Malgas and of West Coast SANParks and their Honorary Ranger group, sincere thanks for your time a... Read more »

SIGHTINGS AT LANGVLEI & VLEESBAAI

Posted on the 9th January 2012
In the Western Cape, Langvlei near Sedgefield proved to be a hotspot when a single Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Baillon’s Crakes with chicks and 7 Pectoral Sandpipers were seen on the 8th January. Pie... Read more »

Who said LBJ's are boring?

Posted on the 29th December 2011
I was fortunate enough to find a Large-billed Lark nest along the Swartrivier road outside Botriver village early this morning.  I load a selection of my images herewith in view of trying to... Read more »