Trip Reports

Trip Reports

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES

Posted on the 27th March 2018
FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE, HERMANUS ON 9 & 10 MARCH We very much enjoyed the birding course. It was so well presented and also good fun.  We learnt a lot and are sure that it will s... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING IN THE KOGELBERG REGION

Posted on the 24th March 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s morning outing on 24 March took us to Rooiels and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, while a few of us popped into Stony Point briefly. We welcomed new-comers including ... Read more »

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS

Posted on the 1st February 2018
What a beautiful setting. On the edge of the Vermont Salt-pan – 8 of us in this double storey “cottage”, and a stone’s throw away a further posse of Somerset West Birders. T... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 16th January 2018
BLO outing to De Mond, led by Chris Cheetham on Thursday 11 January 2018 Kindly note that a wonderful selection of images taken by members is available at the photo gallery at this link: ht... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 13 JANUARY 2018

Posted on the 13th January 2018
Eight members of BirdLife Overberg participated in the second coastal cleanup along the eastern shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve. It was the fourth monthly cleanup undertaken by mem... Read more »

Field Report on Guided Bird Tour around Napier

Posted on the 4th January 2018
Yesterday I took a very nice and very knowledgeable lady from “up north” on a guided birding trip around the wheatbelt dirt roads in the Napier region. We started out with a trip a... Read more »

BIRDING BIG DAY FROM KLEINMOND TO ROOIELS

Posted on the 28th November 2017
Big Birding Day (Rooisand to Rooiels area of the Overberg) - Saturday 25 November 2017 (from Rooisand, Kleinmond Bot lagoon, Stony Point, Rooiels and Pringle Bay) The alarm was set for 5.30am... Read more »

RICHARD AND TEAM ON BIRDING BIG DAY IN THE STANFORD REGION

Posted on the 27th November 2017
Their Royal High Nests (Elsa, Joan and Richard) intended keeping their BBD day close to Stanford. Our first bird was Buff-spotted Flufftail hooting to Elsa on the corner of Vlei and Queen Vic Stree... Read more »

STEVE REPORTS ON BIRDING BIG DAY IN THE NAPIER REGION

Posted on the 27th November 2017
Birding Big Day …Napier style! Our big day started at 6am with a stroll around our small holding with a cup of tea and the camera! Two hours later and we had 41 species in the bag&... Read more »

THE KLEINMOND AND PRINGLE BAY GROUP REPORTS ON BIRDING BIG DAY

Posted on the 27th November 2017
Big Birding Day (Rooisand to Rooiels area of the Overberg) - Saturday 25 November 2017 (from Rooisand, Kleinmond Bot lagoon, Stony Point, Rooiels and Pringle Bay) The alarm was set for 5.30am s... Read more »

THE CAPE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY 2017

Posted on the 26th November 2017
THE CAPE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY 2017 (Please accept my sincere apologies for not posting progress reports on my Facebook page yesterday as promised. This idiot did ... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG YEAR END CELEBRATIONS 2017

Posted on the 20th November 2017
The BirdLife Overberg year-end celebrations on 18 November had a special twist as we were joined by several members of the Somerset West Bird Club. A group of the SWBC put together a weekend outing... Read more »

BIRDING FOR THREE HOURS IN OUR HOME PENTAD

Posted on the 5th November 2017
Chris put out a shout late yesterday afternoon for a few hours birding this morning and the two of us decided to just work my home Pentad (3420_1905). We started at the Vermont salt pan and the ... Read more »

SIX WEEKS IN AFRICA - A TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 25th October 2017
A few rippers north of the Limpopo Text & images by MC Botha Four of us – Charel and Marlien Bruwer, Pierre du Plessis and I – recently undertook a 6-week tour to Malawi v... Read more »

JENNY PARSONS VISITS A FARM IN THE EASTERN CAPE

Posted on the 24th October 2017
Taking the gap - a quick visit to Grahamstown for family celebrations 14 – 16 October 2017 So this trip was actually about celebrating a 60th birthday, but I find that when it comes to ... Read more »