General News

General News

ANOTHER HAPPY OVERSEAS BIRDER

Posted on the 22nd December 2011
Hi everyone I've just returned to the UK from Cape Town after a brief visit and am pleased I finally found a Victorin's Warbler although I was looking for Ground Woodpeckers than never seem to want... Read more »

BIG NEWS: THE HYBRID GANNET

Posted on the 14th December 2011
(Trevor's RARE BIRD NEWS this evening has a very interesting sentence in it.  I will load the pic of this hybrid bird as soon as I receive it.  Note the pale eye (as in Cape Gannet) and the ... Read more »

'THE SUNDAY TIMES' REPORTS ON THE ALBATROSS TASK FORCE

Posted on the 11th December 2011
Dear colleagues The Albatross Task Force (ATF) received great publicity in a full-page article in the Lifestyle section of today’s Sunday Times (page 48). Congrats to Bronwyn Maree and Ross Wan... Read more »

GOOD CAPE WEST COAST BIRDING

Posted on the 28th November 2011
Hi All, Birding on the West Coast has been fairly good this week. Firstly Rietvlei had a large flock of Lesser Flamingos as well as about 40 Great White Pelicans. Haven’t seen Lesser Flamingos... Read more »

GREAT SIGHTING IN THE WITZENBERG VALLEY

Posted on the 27th November 2011
Sunday 27 November 2011:  Pietman Basson just called me and reported that a group of birders are on an outing in the Witzenberg valley.  They have just witnessed four Malachite Sunbirds and ... Read more »

SIXTEEN ENDEMICS SEEN IN ONE MORNING

Posted on the 13th November 2011
(This article by Per Holman clearly illustrates the vast birding potential within reach of Cape Town. - Ed.) Hi all, On Thursday I got a message from a fellow Norwegian, Tommy Pedersen, ... Read more »

ON HARTLAUB'S GULLS AND CASPIAN TERNS

Posted on the 9th November 2011
This last weekend I attended the Agulhas Honorary Rangers event, based out of Struisbaai and well orchestrated by Eddie Cassani, Angela Altendorfer and the honorary rangers. Two interesting observatio... Read more »

GROUNDSCRAPER THRUSH IN THE WESTERN CAPE!

Posted on the 9th November 2011
On Monday afternoon, 07 November 2011, at about 17h00, Wessel van Zyl astonishingly located a GROUNDSCRAPER THRUSH in an open field area adjacent to Recreation Street just to the south of the town of ... Read more »

A WEEK'S BIRDING AT PLET

Posted on the 17th September 2011
A week in Plettenberg Bay - article and images by Mike Graham Margaret and I spent a very nice week in Plettenberg Bay at the beginning of August, tied in with a Slide-show for BirdLife Plettenberg o... Read more »

WETLANDS REPORT FROM THE AGULHAS PLAINS REGION

Posted on the 1st August 2011
(This report first appeared in the ABI e-newsletter - Ed). Wetlands Report from the Agulhas Plains region Over half the wetlands in South Africa have been destroyed and the remaining wetlands requir... Read more »

2010 BIRDING REPORT FROM AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 27th June 2011
Birding Report Agulhas National Park 2010 Dr Wim de Klerk PURPOSE OF REPORT:   At the end of 2009, the management of AGNP (Agulhas National Park) gave me permission to begin a process of... Read more »

ENDEMIC BIRDS OF THE WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE

Posted on the 1st June 2011
When one refers to the term an endemic species, it means a species that is restricted to a certain region and that can be found nowhere else in the world. Southern Africa is fortunate to have a hig... Read more »

GOVERNMENT RECOGNISES THE IMPORTANCE OF BIRDING TOURISM

Posted on the 15th April 2011
Johannesburg, 14 April 2011: Recognising that birding tourism is an all-important conservation tool, BirdLife South Africa has always supported its development. What has long been overdue is an ind... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG GOLF DAY REPORT

Posted on the 6th March 2011
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG GOLF DAY FOR THE BLACK EAGLE The members of BirdLife Overberg hosted their second annual charity golf day on 24 February 2011 at the Hermanus Golf Club to raise funds for thei... Read more »

THANKING GOLF DAY SPONSORS & HELPERS

Posted on the 6th March 2011
The committee of BirdLife Overberg would like to express its sincere thanks and appreciation to the following organizations and individuals who have contributed in many ways to the success of the seco... Read more »