Trip Reports

Trip Reports

BIRDING AROUND BEAUFORT WEST AND MURRAYSBURG

Posted on the 21st December 2009
(I can never resist posting Mike Buckham's trip reports.  This one in particular confirms some very interesting sightings in the WC and should be considered as a MUST READ.  All the images, ... Read more »

TRIP REPORT FROM WILDERNESS AND NATURE'S VALLEY

Posted on the 27th November 2009
A recent trip to Wilderness and Nature's Valley yielded most of the usual specials, from a Western Cape view point, with good sightings of Half-collared kingfisher with juvenile, Scaly-throated Honeyg... Read more »

SHORT TRIP TO THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 4th November 2009
Just a quick report on a trip made by Gordon Botha, Shaun and Che Overmeyer + me on last Sunday. (1 November 2009) We made an early start from Cape Town and hit Karooport at 6 AM. We stopped quickly ... Read more »

BIRDING AT SWARTRUGGENS

Posted on the 4th November 2009
Dear all We spent this last weekend (31 October and 1 November 2009) in an area called the Swartruggens. To describe where this is it is easiest to say that it is on the southern end of the Cedarberg... Read more »

TANQUA KAROO BIRDING IN SEPTEMBER

Posted on the 16th September 2009
(Margaret posted this report on the capebirdnet on 15 September 2009). A quick two night trip to the Tanqua with Brian van der Walt last week finally provided me with a bird I had searched this area ... Read more »

A DAY'S BIRDING IN THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 13th August 2009
(Francois Dreyer reports on a day trip through the Tanqua Karoo on Sunday 9 August 2009). Decided to take a trip up the Tanqua Karoo area on Sunday. When I passed Aquila Reserve just after 08h00 the c... Read more »

WINTER BIRDING IN THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 4th August 2009
I did a “Habitat” and Tanqua trip over 2 days. The target was of course the Tanqua but Tanqua in one day does not work well. We slept in Ceres and travelled to Karoo Poort early (40k) and ... Read more »

BIRDING AT PRINS ALBERT

Posted on the 16th May 2009
I participated in the the annual Olive Festival in Prince Albert at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains (1 - 3 May 2009) and took several people for birding. The veld is lush after the recent rains th... Read more »

A DAY'S BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - DECEMBER 2006

Posted on the 31st October 2008
Myself, Andrew Kenny, Buks van der Walt and Owen Middleton decided to do a BBD of our own. We never entered officially as we were unable to do it on the 25th and we also felt like breaking the 50km ra... Read more »

KAROO POORT AND TANQUA TRIP REPORT: OCTOBER 2008

Posted on the 27th October 2008
(Brian Vanderwalt posted this report on 25 October) We had 2 excellent days in the Tanqua and Ceres surrounds on Wednesday and Thursday with Johannesburg clients. Their brief was: Protea Seedeater, B... Read more »

SABAP2 REPORT FROM THE ARNISTON AND AGULHAS AREA

Posted on the 26th September 2008
(The phenomonal birding potential of the extreme southern Overberg region is illustrated aptly by this report by Michael Buckham. - Ed.) The net has been quiet of late so I decided to add my atlassin... Read more »