Trip Reports

Trip Reports

Trip Report on Napier Gravel Roads 14 November 2020

Posted on the 15th November 2020
On Saturday 14 November 2020 members of BirdLife Overberg had a trip out to Napier to sample the birds that the gravel roads and recently harvested fields had to offer. This type of trip diffe... Read more »

OVERSTRAND BIRDING - AMAZING WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED IN ONLY FIVE DAYS

Posted on the 9th November 2020
(Pieter and Janelle Verster spent some time over a period of five days atlassing around the Botriviervlei. In the limited time available they were able to record 151 species once again illustrating... Read more »

BIRDLIGE OVERBERG CWAC COUNT AT DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 24th October 2020
REPORT ON OVERBERG BIRDING – ONE DAY OF CWAC COUNTS AT THE DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE Representatives of CapeNature requested BirdLife Overberg members to undertake regular quarterly CWACs (C... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDING AT WITSAND AND MALGAS

Posted on the 10th October 2020
Birding at Witsand and Malgas Report and images by Carl Swart I needed a break from the daily routine in Kleinmond. So we, my wife and daughter – now a budding birder, and I decided t... Read more »

CANOLA BIRDING TO GREYTON

Posted on the 10th August 2020
BirdLife Overberg’s first official Covid-19 lockdown morning outing on Saturday morning took us along the Swartrivier road and the road along the Sonderend River to Greyton. Members from Klei... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG LOCKDOWN BLUES BIRDS RECORDED DURING JUNE 2020

Posted on the 1st July 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown imposed on us by the government has had a major impact on all of our lives. BirdLife Overberg activities were swept off the table resulting in the c... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG BETWEEN 1 AND 13 JUNE 2020

Posted on the 13th June 2020
Members and friends of BirdLife Overberg continued with regular bird counts in many areas of the Overberg during the month of June. This included the bi-weekly Saturday and Sunday bird count on the... Read more »

AWESOME LOCKDOWN BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - GLOBAL BIG DAY IN MAY 2018

Posted on the 10th May 2020
Members of BirdLife Overberg and friends participated in the Global Big Bird Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on Saturday 9 May 2020. This was completely different to effort... Read more »

LOCKDOWN GARDEN BIRDING OVERBERG STYLE

Posted on the 28th April 2020
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG LOCKDOWN BLUES – A MONTH OF GARDEN BIRDING The spread of Covid-19 and the resulting lockdown imposed on us by the government has had a major impact on all of our lives. B... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE MONTHLY COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 29 FEBRUARY 2020

Posted on the 1st March 2020
Nineteen members and volunteers participated in the monthly BirdLife Overberg CleanMarine coastal clean-up, this time along the second section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve shoreline &ndas... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING AT ROOIELS AND HAROLD PORTER IN POOR WEATHER

Posted on the 23rd February 2020
BirdLife Overberg’s annual morning outing to Rooiels and the Harold Porter Botanical Garden was postponed in January due to gale force winds and yesterday was not much better. Twenty-four clu... Read more »

BIRDING DELIGHTS FROM THE BARRY HOUSE GARDEN ON RIVERTON STUD, ROBERTSON DISTRICT

Posted on the 12th February 2020
Duncan and Natasha Barry requested us to develop a bird checklist for Riverton Stud and three small groups of BirdLife Overberg members jumped at the opportunity to spend two nights each at the his... Read more »

BIRDING BLITZ AT RIVERTON STUD IN THE ROBERTSON DISTRICT

Posted on the 31st January 2020
(This report should be read against the background of the report on our previous visit and can be viewed below). The second group of BirdLife Overberg members participated in a birding blitz at R... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE COASTAL CLEANUP ON 25 JANUARY 2020

Posted on the 25th January 2020
Ten members and volunteers participated in the monthly CleanMarine CleanMarine coastal clean-up, this time along the eastern shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve. This is certainly one ... Read more »

TRIP REPORT: OUTING ON THE LADY STANFORD, FRIDAY 3rd JANUARY 2020

Posted on the 7th January 2020
The Malans and Baughans took an 8 a.m. trip down the Klein River on the Lady Stanford with the skipper Peter Hochfelden, himself a birder and chair of the Stanford Bird Club. What an idyllic mornin... Read more »