Trip Reports

Trip Reports

ANOTHER EXCELLENT ZEST FOR BIRDS PELAGIC - 11 MAY 2013

Posted on the 20th May 2013
Another Zest for Birds pelagic trip set out from Simonstown on Saturday morning in glorious weather, with near windless conditions, a small swell and only wispy high cloud. Guides on board were Pet... Read more »

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB AT HAROLD PORTER

Posted on the 3rd April 2013
16TH MARCH - HAROLD PORTER AND THE COAST Leader: Rose Mills Saturday, 16 March eleven of us headed out down the coast toward the parking area near Steenbras River Mouth. The day started wit... Read more »

TBC OUTING TO THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 1st April 2013
SATURDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2013 WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK (Brian Vanderwalt) (This article originally appeared in 'The Kite' (No. 99 – Winter – May to July 2013), the e-ne... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 20th March 2013
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG – DE MOND OUTING 17 MARCH 2013 Anita de Jager led a group of 8 members from Birdlife Overberg on Sunday to De Mond Nature Reserve. We were joined by 2 representatives from the... Read more »

MORNING AT WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 17th January 2013
A good day yesterday in the park with 2 pentads producing 92 species by 2pm. The Redshank appeared briefly at Geelbek on the receding tide as did a Chestnut-banded Plover. We noticed a Pied Barbet in ... Read more »

BIRDING AT GARDEN OF EDEN, PLETT

Posted on the 20th December 2012
Dear All It has been quite some time since I posted a link to one of my blogs on the forum.  I spent the long weekend in Plett and paid a visit to the Garden of Eden almost exactly halfway bet... Read more »

BIRDING AT KOEDOESKLOOF COUNTRY LODGE NEAR LADISMITH

Posted on the 24th November 2012
KOEDOESKLOOF COUNTRY LODGE IN THE LADISMITH DISTRICT Elaine and myself have been fortunate enough to discover many interesting birding hotspots during the fieldwork for the development of the bi... Read more »

BIRDING AT BOGGOMSBAAI

Posted on the 23rd November 2012
'DIE ARK' AT BOGGOMSBAAI We have been privileged indeed to receive an invitation from Retha le Roux to stay in her self-catering unit in Boggomsbaai when we presented the Flight for Birders at Mossel... Read more »

BIRDING AT AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 14th November 2012
(This report by Dr Wim de Klerk was forwarded by Emmerentia De Kock of SANParks.  The brillant photographs were taken by Sharon Brink at the salt pan near Springfield in the same Park. ... Read more »

VISIT TO ECO-CABINS AT ROCHER PAN NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 30th October 2012
CapeNature opened its four newly built cabins at Rocherpan in August. These are eco-cabins, sporting waterless loo (something of a curiosity but very effective), solar heating (supplemented by electri... Read more »

MORE ON BIRDING AT WHITE BRIDGE FARM

Posted on the 10th October 2012
Birding on White Bridge farm near Ceres. For birders this is a great place to stay. Relaxing on the verandah of a riverside cabin is a good place to start as African Black Ducks, Giant Kingfishers, A... Read more »

OUTING TO INTAKA ISLAND & OTHER SPOTS

Posted on the 8th October 2012
AUGUST OUTING TO INTAKA ISLAND AND OTHER SPOTS: Saturday was finally here, after the first Bird Club outing I had been counting down the days until the next, and finally it arrived. With the we... Read more »

OUTING TO SANCCOB & RIETVLEI

Posted on the 8th October 2012
SEPTEMBER OUTING TO SANCCOB & RIETVLEI: Two days after our informative talk, we visited SANCCOB to see for ourselves what was happening. We were incredibly impressed by what we saw: the car... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB IN THE TANKWA

Posted on the 5th October 2012
(This article originally appeared in the summer edition of Kite, the e-newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is published with the permission of Lesley Teare, the editor. - Ed.) Tankwa Naweek : 9... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB ALONG THE KARWYDERSKRAAL ROAD

Posted on the 5th October 2012
(This article originally appeared in the summer edition of Kite, the e-newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is published with the permission of Lesley Teare, the editor. - Ed.) SATURDAY, 21 JULY... Read more »