Trip Reports

Trip Reports

GREAT BIRDING ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST DESPITE DREADFUL WEATHER

Posted on the 7th November 2018
I had an appointment to take out guests on Monday morning and they could not do it on any other day. We went out birding despite dreadful conditions that featured poor light, strong winds and inter... Read more »

Zoetendal Field Trip Report – Yet another great Overberg birding spot

Posted on the 28th October 2018
Zoetendal Winery Field Trip Report – 25 October 2018 On a very hot and sunny morning 13 members of BirdLife Overberg met at the Zoetendal Winery just outside Elim to bird their premis... Read more »

LEGGINGS, LIONS AND BUGHU BRANDY IN THE KGALAGADI

Posted on the 4th October 2018
A year after our booking, our regular annual trek to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park eventually arrived, but this year we are doing things a bit differently. We had two gentleman friends joining u... Read more »

BRIAN TAYLOR CELEBRATES BIRDING IN THE KGALAGADI

Posted on the 26th September 2018
We have not celebrated the birds of the Kgalagadi Transfronteer Park for some time now. Club member Brian Taylor just returned from the Kgalagadi and forwarded some wonderful images. It was decided... Read more »

BIRDING AT BULTFONTEIN – SPECTACULAR GARDEN BIRDING

Posted on the 19th September 2018
BIRDING AT BULTFONTEIN – SPECTACULAR GARDEN BIRDING We had to visit Pretoria due to a family crisis and stayed with Nick and Maureen Erwee at their smallholding at Bultfontein, some 30 k... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING IN ZULULAND - CARIN AND DAWID MALAN REPORT

Posted on the 30th August 2018
(We are experiences problems with the posting of images at the moment, with the result that some might be far apart. Enjoy this photographic celebration by paging all the way down until you find th... Read more »

IN CELEBRATION OF VULTURES

Posted on the 30th August 2018
In the second photographic report on Carin and Dawid Malan's trip to Zululand we focus on the fantastic interplay between Pied Crows, Tawny Eagles and White-backed Vultures. Most of these image... Read more »

COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 25 AUGUST – THIS ONE WITH A DIFFERENCE

Posted on the 25th August 2018
The Cape of Storms quickly terminated our plans to do a coastal clean-up along the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve coastline this morning. We have learnt that it is impossible to handle those yello... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG QUARTERLY BIG BIRD COUNT ON 18 AUGUST 2018

Posted on the 20th August 2018
Members of BirdLife Overberg undertook the seventh quarterly Big Bird Count over the weekend of 18 August 2018. Teams of members birding in their “home patches” contributed from several... Read more »

Big Bird Count 18 August 2018: Rooiels to Palmiet Sewage works

Posted on the 19th August 2018
Big Bird Count 18 August 2018: Rooiels to Palmiet Sewage works Date: Saturday, 18 August 2018 Jenny Parsons, Jill Shapland-Smith & Julia Smith (who hiked the Three Sisters in the Kogelberg)... Read more »

STEVE PECK BIRDS IN THE SOUTHERN PARTS OF KRUGER

Posted on the 18th August 2018
Lee Peck participated in the Skukuza half marathon giving Steve the opportunity to come back with yet another fine selection of bird images from the park. Some of his images are also being incorpor... Read more »

REPORT ON THE MORNING VISIT TO THE DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST

Posted on the 10th August 2018
On our arrival, on a beautiful clear but very crisp morning, the BLO members were welcomed at the Great White House by Brenda du Toit for coffee and muffins, while she gave us an overview of the ac... Read more »

RICHARD MASSON CELEBRATES COLOURFUL BIRDS OF NAMIBIA

Posted on the 25th July 2018
(We have received vast numbers of excellent images with this report and post only some of these here. Others will be included in the photo gallery received from BirdLife Overberg members during Jul... Read more »

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 »