Trip Reports

Trip Reports

REPORT ON THE 2019 WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK WADER BASH

Posted on the 21st February 2019
Wader Bash, West Coast National Park, 15th -17th February 2019 It was with some trepidation that Keith and I set off for the ‘bash’ – we were hoping for good team members and we... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 16 FEBRUARY 2019

Posted on the 16th February 2019
Twenty-two volunteers participated in the monthly CleanMarine coastal cleanup, this time along the eastern shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve. The children of the Recycle Swop Shop ag... Read more »

OUTING TO ARABELLA ESTATE AND ROOIELS ON 19 JANUARY 2019

Posted on the 23rd January 2019
The devastating Overstrand fires changed our plans for our traditional January outing to Rooiels and Harold Porter as the latter took a very heavy hammering in the blaze. Carin then suggested that ... Read more »

REPORT ON THE DE MOND NATURE RESERVE OUTING ON 10 JANUARY 2019

Posted on the 11th January 2019
Seventeen brave-hearts participated in the BirdLife Overberg morning outing to the De Mond Nature Reserve on Thursday 10 January 2019 despite cloudy weather, howling winds and a tide not being supp... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG PELAGIC ENCOUNTERS CRUISE WITH MARINE DYNAMICS

Posted on the 15th December 2018
Tuesday, 11 December 2018 (Jenny parsons forwarded this wonderful report with awesome photographs. It was decided to post the images in large format for everyone to appreciate. So take your time ... Read more »

THE TWO STEVES BIRD THE NAPIER DISTRICT

Posted on the 3rd December 2018
Napier Birding…. Unfortunately the proposed field trip to Napier was called off for today, however that didn’t stop the two Steve’s (Bailey and Peck) from popping out for a ... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG FUN ON BIRDING BIG DAY

Posted on the 27th November 2018
Members of BirdLife Overberg and a variety of other birders participated in BirdLife South Africa’s annual Birding Big Day on Saturday 24 November 2018. As usual it also formed part of BirdLi... Read more »

TRIP REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG IN NATURES VALLEY

Posted on the 20th November 2018
Eighteen BirdLife Overberg members again spent five days at Kostaplentie, the fantasic Nature's Valley home of Buks and Annette de la Rey. The buildings are well appointed and marvelously equip... Read more »

GREAT BIRDING ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST DESPITE DREADFUL WEATHER

Posted on the 7th November 2018
I had an appointment to take out guests on Monday morning and they could not do it on any other day. We went out birding despite dreadful conditions that featured poor light, strong winds and inter... Read more »

Zoetendal Field Trip Report – Yet another great Overberg birding spot

Posted on the 28th October 2018
Zoetendal Winery Field Trip Report – 25 October 2018 On a very hot and sunny morning 13 members of BirdLife Overberg met at the Zoetendal Winery just outside Elim to bird their premis... Read more »

LEGGINGS, LIONS AND BUGHU BRANDY IN THE KGALAGADI

Posted on the 4th October 2018
A year after our booking, our regular annual trek to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park eventually arrived, but this year we are doing things a bit differently. We had two gentleman friends joining u... Read more »

BRIAN TAYLOR CELEBRATES BIRDING IN THE KGALAGADI

Posted on the 26th September 2018
We have not celebrated the birds of the Kgalagadi Transfronteer Park for some time now. Club member Brian Taylor just returned from the Kgalagadi and forwarded some wonderful images. It was decided... Read more »

BIRDING AT BULTFONTEIN – SPECTACULAR GARDEN BIRDING

Posted on the 19th September 2018
BIRDING AT BULTFONTEIN – SPECTACULAR GARDEN BIRDING We had to visit Pretoria due to a family crisis and stayed with Nick and Maureen Erwee at their smallholding at Bultfontein, some 30 k... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING IN ZULULAND - CARIN AND DAWID MALAN REPORT

Posted on the 30th August 2018
(We are experiences problems with the posting of images at the moment, with the result that some might be far apart. Enjoy this photographic celebration by paging all the way down until you find th... Read more »

IN CELEBRATION OF VULTURES

Posted on the 30th August 2018
In the second photographic report on Carin and Dawid Malan's trip to Zululand we focus on the fantastic interplay between Pied Crows, Tawny Eagles and White-backed Vultures. Most of these image... Read more »