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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »