Trip Reports

Trip Reports

TBC AT THE STRANDFONTEIN BIRD SANCTUARY

Posted on the 25th July 2017
Strandfontein Bird Sanctuary 24 July 2017 What a lovely morning it turned out to be. 12 TBC members arrived at the Poo Ponds at Strandfontein to a most glorious sunrise. Not a breath of wind an... Read more »

TBC CAMP AT BUITENSTEKLOOF, ROBERTSON

Posted on the 25th July 2017
TBC – CAMP TO BUITENSTEKLOOF, ROBERTSON 16 JUNE We met at Le Roux & Fourie Wine shop, 10km before Robertson to pick up the keys to our cottages. We set off on the Agter-Vinkrivier r... Read more »

REPORT ON THE TANKWA KAROO BIRDING WEEKEND 2017

Posted on the 25th July 2017
The sixth annual Tankwa Karoo Birding Bonanza weekend, hosted by the SANParks Honorary Rangers Boland Region, was held from 31 March to 2 April in the Tankwa Karoo National Park. Guests were welcom... Read more »

AGULHAS PLAINS BIRDING REPORT

Posted on the 3rd July 2017
(Dr Wim de Klerk posted this report on the CapeBirdnet. - Ed.) Hi All, A birding report for those interested! For the past 2 months the Agulhas Plain was not at it its best for birding due to... Read more »

BIRDING AT NAPIER SEWAGE WORKS

Posted on the 28th June 2017
A glimpse into Napier Sewage works It may not be in the league of the Paarl or Strandfontein sewage works but my little offering on the outskirts of Napier deserves a visit if you are in the a... Read more »

FIELD TRIP TO BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 26th May 2017
(Steve and Lee Peck spent a day at the Bontebok National Park and brought back this report & images. It once again illustrates how underrated this reserve is as a birding destination. My detail... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS

Posted on the 24th May 2017
BOSHEUWEL IN THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK ON 11 & 12 MAY Hi Anton Just wanted to say thank you for your enthralling and so informative course this last Thursday and Friday. I thoroughly enj... Read more »

OUTSTANDING AUTUMN BIRDING MOSTLY IN THE OVERSTRAND AREA

Posted on the 24th May 2017
(Brian Vanderwalt posted this report on the CapeBirdNet. I added images by BirdLife Overberg members. - Ed.) Took an American client to Betty’s Bay area yesterday with “will the Roc... Read more »

AWESOME BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - GLOBAL BIG DAY REPORT

Posted on the 15th May 2017
Members of BirdLife Overberg decided to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday 13 May by participating informally in the Global Big Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.... Read more »

GLOBAL BIG BIRD COUNT IN AND AROUND NAPIER

Posted on the 14th May 2017
(Steve Peck volunteered to assist other BirdLife Overberg members by counting birds during Global Big Day. He managed to add more than 70 species in and around his home-patch at Napier. Enjoy his s... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDING OUTING IN THE NAPIER DISTRICT

Posted on the 28th April 2017
It has become a BirdLife Overberg tradition to do an outing on 27 April. Last year Billy Robertson took us on a Fynbos exploration at Fernkloof Nature Reserve. This year Steve Peck volunteered to i... Read more »

SLOW BIRDING MOSTLY AT DUINEPOS IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 23rd April 2017
(Kindly excuse the poor quality of most of the images). We presented the Flight for Birders course at Langebaan on Friday and Saturday. The course was well attended and representatives of CapeN... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BUTTONQUAIL BASH IN THE CAPE AGULHAS REGION

Posted on the 9th April 2017
(BirdLife Overberg 'reporter' Steve Peck forwarded this feedback, together with images on yesterday's Hottentot Buttonquail Bash in the Cape Agulhas area. - Ed). Saturday 8th April... Read more »

BIRDING IN SRI LANKA - A PHOTO ARTICLE

Posted on the 7th April 2017
(Gary and Paula Combrink with friends spent some time in Sri Lanka. Paula forwarded these wonderful images of some of Sri Lanka's fascinating birds and other wildlife. Enjoy! - Ed.) SRI LAN... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK FOR WATER DAY

Posted on the 24th March 2017
Members of BirLife Overberg were invited by the staff of the Agulhas National Park to join them in celebrating World Water Day on 23 March on a walk focusing the attention on the importance of fres... Read more »