Trip Reports

Trip Reports

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 »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES

Posted on the 30th October 2017
SEDGEFIELD ON 10 & 11 NOVEMBER 2017 Thank you to you and Elaine for a most informative and inspiring course.  Dr Janet Stanford Thank you for in interesting and informative two... 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 »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 21 OCTOBER 2017

Posted on the 22nd October 2017
Ten members of BirdLife Overberg and four committee members of the Groenberg branch of the DA participated in the first monthly coastal cleanup along the eastern shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg N... Read more »

ANOTHER GREAT TRIP REPORT ON THE TANQUA KAROO BY BRIAN VANDERWALT

Posted on the 3rd October 2017
Brian Vanderwalt produced this excellent report on a birding trip to the Tanqua Karoo - I chucked in some of my images to illustrate a few species Did an overnight trip to Tanqua Karoo with ... Read more »

YET ANOTHER GREAT OVERBERG BIRDING TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 2nd October 2017
Birding my home patch on Thursday 29 September (From Gabrielskloof Estate down the Swartrivier Road, Rooisand, Bot River lagoon and Harold Porter) The dawn chorus woke me up on a clear sunny da... Read more »

STEVE PECK IN THE KRUGER NP - PART 1

Posted on the 30th August 2017
(Steve and Lee Peck visited Kruger for the first and returned with a wonderful selection of images - enjoy. - Ed.) KNP August 2017 Part 1 Even though Lee and I didn’t need an excuse ... Read more »

JENNY PARSONS AND FRIENDS BIRD THE BREEDE RIVER REGION

Posted on the 23rd August 2017
Weekend away in the Overberg – Aloe Ridge Lodge We left Pringle Bay on Thursday (17 August 2017) at lunch time. It was cold and overcast with a little bit of drizzle. We were headed away f... Read more »

THE QUARTERLY OVERBERG BIG BIRD COUNT - 19 AUGUST 2017

Posted on the 21st August 2017
Members of BirdLife Overberg undertook the second quarterly Big Bird Count on Saturday 19 August 2017. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” contributed from several areas of... Read more »

RICHARD AND PETER BIRDS IN THE STANFORD AREA

Posted on the 20th August 2017
Richard Masson reports on their bird count between Danger Point and Stanford:                     ... Read more »

OVERBERG BIG BIRD DAY AT VERMONT, ONRUS AND SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 20th August 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 »

OVERBERG WHEATBELT CANOLA DAY WITH HIGH WINDS

Posted on the 8th August 2017
                    Elaine and myself decided to take the day off to check out the canola fields aroun... Read more »

Somerset West Bird Club Weekend Outing to Oewerzicht Farm and Greyton

Posted on the 3rd August 2017
As club secretary, I had the privilege of arranging a weekend stay from 5–7 May for 18 of us at Oewerzicht which is a fully operational farm, 9kms from Greyton, harvesting apples, pears, broc... Read more »