Trip Reports

Trip Reports

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 »

BIRDING BIG DAY 2019 – SIX HOURS IN THE OVERSTRAND

Posted on the 2nd December 2019
We decided two years ago that participating in BirdLife South Africa’s birding big day for the full 24 hours is simply too tiresome and we have some questions about one’s carbon footpri... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO KEURBOS IN THE ELGIN VALLEY

Posted on the 24th November 2019
BirdLife Overberg's morning outing on 23 November was to Ian and Jessie Walton's Keurbos farm along the Highlands road in the beautiful Elgin Valley. Several participants spent a lot of tim... Read more »

Natures Valley birding report

Posted on the 3rd November 2019
Natures Valley birding report The African Fish Eagles called soon after our arrival for Birdlife Overberg’s annual week of birding in Nature’s Valley. It was Sunday 20 November. ... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO HAROLD PORTER BOTANICAL GARDENS

Posted on the 13th October 2019
We enjoyed a fairly successful outing to the Harold Porter gardens on Saturday 12 October. Misty clouds covered the skies initially and we were surprised to find a parking area filled with cars. Ke... Read more »