Trip Reports

Trip Reports

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 »

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 »