Trip Reports

Trip Reports

BIRDING NAMIBIA – WINTER 2018. ENDEMICS and NEAR-ENDEMICS

Posted on the 15th July 2018
I had 5 weeks birdwatching in Namibia between 3 June and 8 July 2018. I have decided that a chronological trip report will not hold any reader’s interest long enough to cover 5 weeks of prett... Read more »

MONTHLY COASTAL CLEANUP WITH A DIFFERENCE

Posted on the 23rd June 2018
COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 23 JUNE BirdLife Overberg’s monthly coastal clean-up that was to have taken place along the first section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve was cancelled due to sto... Read more »

GENTLE BIRDING CRUISE DOWN THE KLEIN RIVER ON THE LADY STANFORD

Posted on the 6th June 2018
Now here is another huge feather in the Cape Whale Coast’s already impressive bird-watching cap. This morning members of BirdLife Overberg went on a slow cruise along the Klein River from Sta... Read more »

QUARTERLY BIG BIRD COUNT BETWEEN SWARTRIVIER AND ROOIELS

Posted on the 29th May 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s Quarterly Big Birding Day on Saturday, 26 May 2018 Kleinmond lagoon, Arabella Estate, the Karwyderskraal and Swartrivier roads, Stony Point and Rooiels  Team: C... Read more »

AWESOME BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - GLOBAL BIG DAY REPORT FOR MAY 2018

Posted on the 26th May 2018
Members of BirdLife Overberg again participated in our quarterly Global Big Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” co... Read more »

MORE OUTSTANDING OVERBERG BIRDING - JENNY PARSONS REPORTS

Posted on the 5th May 2018
Big Birding Day – over a few days covering Rooiels, Pringle Bay, Harold Porter & Kleinmond lagoon (25 February – 3 March 2018) (Text and images by Jenny Parsons). When the not... Read more »

EGYPT BIRDING - CRUISING THE NILE

Posted on the 3rd May 2018
Shuffle your feathers for birds aplenty up the Nile MC Botha What birds would one see on a 5-day trip on the Nile? Maybe the odd heron and a few egrets among reeds or on a distant sandban... Read more »

BirdLife Overberg Field Trip at Napier – 28 April 2018

Posted on the 28th April 2018
A dozen intrepid birders met at Napier sewage works for the start of a morning’s birding in the Napier area. A slow walk around the works revealed the usually suspects…Red-billed ... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES

Posted on the 27th March 2018
FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE, HERMANUS ON 9 & 10 MARCH We very much enjoyed the birding course. It was so well presented and also good fun.  We learnt a lot and are sure that it will s... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING IN THE KOGELBERG REGION

Posted on the 24th March 2018
BirdLife Overberg’s morning outing on 24 March took us to Rooiels and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, while a few of us popped into Stony Point briefly. We welcomed new-comers including ... Read more »

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB IN OUR NECK OF THE WOODS

Posted on the 1st February 2018
What a beautiful setting. On the edge of the Vermont Salt-pan – 8 of us in this double storey “cottage”, and a stone’s throw away a further posse of Somerset West Birders. T... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 16th January 2018
BLO outing to De Mond, led by Chris Cheetham on Thursday 11 January 2018 Kindly note that a wonderful selection of images taken by members is available at the photo gallery at this link: ht... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 13 JANUARY 2018

Posted on the 13th January 2018
Eight members of BirdLife Overberg participated in the second coastal cleanup along the eastern shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve. It was the fourth monthly cleanup undertaken by mem... Read more »

Field Report on Guided Bird Tour around Napier

Posted on the 4th January 2018
Yesterday I took a very nice and very knowledgeable lady from “up north” on a guided birding trip around the wheatbelt dirt roads in the Napier region. We started out with a trip a... Read more »

BIRDING BIG DAY FROM KLEINMOND TO ROOIELS

Posted on the 28th November 2017
Big Birding Day (Rooisand to Rooiels area of the Overberg) - Saturday 25 November 2017 (from Rooisand, Kleinmond Bot lagoon, Stony Point, Rooiels and Pringle Bay) The alarm was set for 5.30am... Read more »