Sightings

Sightings

LIST OF SPECIES SEEN BY BLO MEMBERS ON GLOBAL BIG BIRD DAY IN MAY 2020

Posted on the 10th May 2020
THE BLO CHECKLIST FOR 9 MAY 2020 This is a list of bird species seen by BirdLife Overberg members and a few other friends on 9 May 2020 as part of the Cornell Lab Big Bird Count. The name and p... Read more »

BRILLIANT JUVENILE AFRICAN GOSHAWK IMAGES

Posted on the 7th May 2020
Ever wondered what an immature African Goshawk looks like? BirdLife Overberg member Ingrid Grundlingh got these wonderful images in a garden in Hermanus.       &... Read more »

LESSER STRIPED SWALLOWS IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 11th November 2019
We are receiving increased reports and photographs of Lesser Striped Swallows in the Western Cape Province. The birds breeding on the bridge on the N2 between Sedgefield and Knysna at the turnoff t... Read more »

KING PENGUIN NEAR CAPE POINT

Posted on the 1st November 2019
(The King Penguin at Buffelsbay near Cape Point caused a huge sensation in birding circles this week. Our appreciation goes to Trevor Hardaker for his report, as well as the latest unfortunate news... Read more »

SPOTTED THICK-KNEES HATCHING

Posted on the 14th December 2018
BirdLife Overberg member Ingrid Grundlingh witnessed this wonderful sequal of events in her garden and was fortunate enough to get these marvelous images of the chicks hatching. Enjoy! ... Read more »

DEON AND DIANE STEENKAMP CELEBRATE BIRDING AT CHOBE

Posted on the 30th November 2018
The BirdLife Overberg year-end function was very entertaining as we invited seven members to showcase their favourite photographs taken during the year. They were all invited to select their own th... Read more »

CHARLES NAUDE CELEBRATES BIRDING AT OKAVANGO AND HOEDSPRUIT

Posted on the 30th November 2018
The BirdLife Overberg year-end function was very entertaining as we invited seven members to showcase their favourite photographs taken during the year. They were all invited to select their own th... Read more »

STEVE PECK CELEBRATES BIRDING AT NAPIER

Posted on the 21st November 2018
The BirdLife Overberg year-end function was very entertaining as we invited seven members to showcase their favourite photographs taken during the year. They were all invited to select their own th... Read more »

REPORT FROM SA RARE BIRD NEWS ON 18 OCTOBER 2018

Posted on the 19th October 2018
Starting in the Western Cape, there was some surprise on Monday when a WAHLBERG'S EAGLE was seen on Pearl Mountain farm in Paarl at -33.704, 18.952. Although well out of range, this is the seco... Read more »

THE SAGA OF THE LITTLE RINGED PLOVER BY BRYN DE KOCKS

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
The Saga of the Little Ringed Plover (This article first appeared in the latest edition of “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club – Ed.) Most of us, if not ... Read more »

SOME NEW VAGRANT SPECIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA DURING 2017

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
(This overview first appeared in this week’s “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club. – Ed). 2017 – A Spectacular Year for Rarities 2017 has been a ... Read more »

THE BEST EVER SA RARE BIRD NEWS REPORT FOR THE WESTERN CAPE!

Posted on the 6th December 2016
(Trevor Hardaker's SA Rare Bird News of 5 December certainly illustrates why the Western Cape is tops when it comes to birding in general and producing huge twitches in particular. - Ed.) O... Read more »

TEMMINCK'S STINT AT STRANDFONTEIN SEWAGE WORKS!!!!!!

Posted on the 30th November 2016
This is the first bird of this species in South Africa for at least 25 years - get there now folks. Also note that there are other VERY SPECIAL BIRDS at Strandfontein at the moment such as PEC... Read more »

THE FIRST EVER RUFOUS-TAILED SCRUB-ROBIN IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Posted on the 18th July 2016
(With appreciation to Trevor Hardaker for posting this report. - Ed.) Peter Steyn and Andre Demblon made a rather astonishing find this morning near Strandfontein Sewage Works when they located... Read more »

ALPINE SWIFTS FLIGHT IMAGES - CARIN HITS THE JACKPOT

Posted on the 27th April 2016
Carin Malan, the Deputy Chair of BirdLife Overberg photographed some Alpine Swifts at their home at Arabella Estate today. Enjoy folks.           ... Read more »