General News

General News

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 »

MORNING OUTING AT ONRUS

Posted on the 23rd January 2011
A group of BirdLife Overberg members went on a morning outing in the Onrus pentad on Sunday 23 January 2011. Conditions were windy, but sunny and we spent an hour each at the Vermont salt pan, Harderb... Read more »

GREAT TIPS ON BIRDING IN THE STILBAAI AREA OF THE SOUTHERN CAPE

Posted on the 2nd January 2011
Going to Stilbaai for a few days & would appreciate any info & pointers on birding around the following areas: Stilbaai, Jongensfontein, Vermaaklikheid (I'll bet not too many of you even know ... Read more »

R 30,000 FOR THE AFRICAN PENGUIN

Posted on the 11th December 2010
The members of BirdLife Overberg held their first golf day at the Hermanus Golf Club on 10 June 2010 in an attempt to raise funds for educational projects about the endangered African Penguin. Onru... Read more »

BIRDING BIG DAY ON FOOT

Posted on the 28th November 2010
Elaine and myself are sitting here with serious rain in a drought stricken area. We don't quite know where we fit into the BirdLife South Africa national Birding Big Day competition thing as we are in... Read more »

BIRDS SEEN DURING AGULHAS NP BIRDING WEEKEND

Posted on the 14th November 2010
 We have reported on the Agulhas National Park birding weekend elsewhere on this website. Eddie and Angela, Honorary rangers and the organisers of the weekend requested me to consolidate the list... Read more »

AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK BIRDING WEEKEND REPORT

Posted on the 11th November 2010
REPORT ON THE SASOL STRETTON’S BIRDING WEEKEND AT THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK 5 – 7 NOVEMBER 2010 The Sasol Stretton’s Birding Weekend was held in the Agulhas National Park (ANP) f... Read more »

ANOTHER REQUEST FROM AN OVERSEAS BIRDER

Posted on the 4th November 2010
Hi all, I've done this message before, but lost all my contacts. We're a Belgian couple visiting The Western Cape in December. The plan is to drive West Coast - Tanqua Karoo - Garden Route - Port El... Read more »

IMPRESSIONS ON BIRDING AT SWELLENDAM

Posted on the 27th July 2010
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 Grootvadersbosch, Marloth and De Hoop nature r... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG'S GOLF DAY

Posted on the 13th June 2010
TEEING OFF FOR THE AFRICAN PENGUIN The African Penguin is facing severe pressure, to the extent that the IUCN recently decided to upgrade the bird's conservation status on its Red Data List for bir... Read more »