Trip Reports

Trip Reports

THREE HOURS AT LITTLE STONE COTTAGE

Posted on the 26th November 2010
Elaine and myself are between two Flight for Birders courses at Oudtshoorn and George and have the wonderful opportunity to spend a few days at Little Stone Cottage. We arrived here at 16h00 in really... Read more »

OVERNIGHT TRIP IN THE TANKWA - 1 NOVEMBER 2010

Posted on the 4th November 2010
Hi All, Did another overnight Tankwa trip on Monday. (1 November 2011). Whilst waiting for my clients at 6am outside the Guest House, a dark brown long tailed raptor flew through the trees and caugh... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT DUINEPOS IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 14th September 2010
Twenty-eight members of BirdLife Overberg spent the weekend of 10 to 12 September 2010 in the West Coast National Park. The weather was close to perfect and the accommodation at the the Duinepos se... Read more »

BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK - A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 31st July 2010
The Swellendam area in the Overberg region of the Western Cape is highly underrated as a bird-watching destination. The town is in close proximity to the Grootvadersbosch, Marloth and De Hoop nature r... Read more »

BIRDING AT BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 22nd July 2010
(We will be spending two evenings in the Bontebok National Park next week to do some of the preparatory work for the project on the development of birding resources for environmental educati... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO STANFORD AND DANGER POINT - 22 MAY 2010

Posted on the 23rd May 2010
Very thick early morning mist messed up our plans to have a big turnout for our International Biodiversity Day outing and only nine members pitched to brave the elements. What a day it turned out to b... Read more »

AUTUMN IN THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 29th April 2010
(Also read a similar report written around this time last year elsewhere on this website. - Ed.) Hi All, Did a trip which was specifically for our local endemics last weekend for a Canadian client, ... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG TOUR OF THE GARDEN ROUTE

Posted on the 1st March 2010
(Members of BirdLife Overberg recently spent a few days birding along the Garden Route and Jos and John Simson forwarded this trip report to us. We also loaded a new photo gallery of pictures taken on... 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 »