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Trip Reports

THE BLACK-WINGED KITES AT THEIR NEST CONTINUED

Posted on the 8th August 2019
(Steve Peck continues with his remarkable observations of the Black-winged Kites at their nest. Keep in mind that previous reports can be studied elsewhere on this website. – Ed) Black-w... Read more »

BLACK-WINGED KITES MATING AND BUILDING NEST

Posted on the 23rd June 2019
(Steve Peck continues with his fascinating observations of the Black-winged Kite pair building their nest. The full story should be read from bottom to top – Ed.)  On Wednesday 3 Jul... Read more »

GLOBAL BIG BIRD COUNT REPORT PART 2: FROM SANDBAAI T0 AGULHAS

Posted on the 9th May 2019
This is the second report on Saturday’s quarterly big bird count and covers the area between Sandbaai and Cape Agulhas. Members of BirdLife Overberg again participated in our quarterly Global... Read more »

GLOBAL BIG BIRD COUNT REPORT PART 1: FROM ONRUS TO ROOIELS

Posted on the 8th May 2019
(Report by Jenny Parsons, Aiden van Heerden and Anton Odendal). Members of BirdLife Overberg again participated in our quarterly Global Big Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithol... Read more »

NOW THAT THE MIGRANTS ARE MOSTLY GONE – CASUAL BIRDING AT ONRUS

Posted on the 28th April 2019
Five of us spent just over two hours birding in the Onrus and Vermont area on Thursday morning. It was a beautiful crisp day and having coffee in the garden it became evident that the seasons have ... Read more »

Trip report from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - April 2019

Posted on the 23rd April 2019
Trip report from Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park - April 2019 by Steve & Lee Peck This April saw Lee and I visiting the Kgalagadi Park for the first time, and what a trip we had! 88 diffe... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO KEURBOS IN THE ELGIN VALLEY

Posted on the 14th April 2019
MORNING OUTING TO KEURBOS IN THE ELGIN VALLEY BirdLife Overberg's morning outing on 13 April was to Ian and Jessie Walton's Keurbos farm along the Highlands road in the beautiful Elgin Va... Read more »

BIRDING AT KOEDOESKLOOF IN THE KLEIN KAROO

Posted on the 11th April 2019
We spent a few days of casual birding at Koedoeskloof in the Ladismith district with Anita. It is extremely dry with some of the dams in the area not having water at all. Our water bird count did u... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG BIG BIRD COUNT IN FEBRUARY 2019

Posted on the 7th March 2019
Members of BirdLife Overberg participated in the ninth quarterly Big Bird Count during February 2019. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” contributed from several areas of ... Read more »

QUARTERLY BIG BIRD COUNT AROUND PRINGLE BAY

Posted on the 6th March 2019
Jenny Parsons, Liesl and Aidan van Heerden Sunday, 25 February 2019 Liesl and Aidan joined me for an hour at Rooiels. We started at 8am, but the birds were quiet (it was Sunday morning and mayb... Read more »

CEDERBERG WILDERNESS BIRDS – BRIEF REPORT

Posted on the 1st March 2019
We presented the third regional Flight for Birders course during February for CapeNature employees at Algeria in the beautiful Cederberg Wilderness. We express our sincere appreciation to Rika du P... Read more »

KGALAGADI FEBRUARY 2019 – A TOP DAY IN MY BIRDING LIFE

Posted on the 28th February 2019
I had a spur of the moment visit to Kgalagadi 2 weeks ago – decided on Sunday and was in Twee Rivieren on Tuesday only booking on arrival so I received the pensioner’s discount. My firs... Read more »

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 »