Trip Reports

Trip Reports

A BRIEF BIRDING OUTING IN THE OVERSTAND

Posted on the 9th October 2016
At lunch today it became evident that the Proteas will smoke the boys from Oz and we decided to go birding, particularly after the disappointment of BLO outings being cancelled due to bad weather o... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE AGULHAS PLAIN

Posted on the 28th September 2016
HI All, Just a short report on birding in the Agulhas Plain. The Agulhas Plain is water-logged at the moment with water everywhere. The pans are all so full that it is not the best of wader bi... Read more »

CAPE ROCK-JUMPERS AND MORE AT ROOIELS

Posted on the 16th September 2016
The BirdLife Overberg wattsapp team did a full protocol atlassing of the Rooiels site ...in a howling wind on Thursday morning. They managed to get 18 species that included Verreaux;s Eagle, Cape... Read more »

FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS AT GEORGE & BLUE WHALE RESORT

Posted on the 11th September 2016
We recently presented the Flight for Birders identification and conservation course at Mossel Bay. The venue was not large enough to accommodate all the people who wanted to participate with the re... Read more »

A BIRDING HIKE AT MATROOSBERG (AFRIKAANS)

Posted on the 31st August 2016
(And most people believe that Matroosberg is all about snow in winter. Thanks to Wessel Uys for forwading this report. - Ed.) Matroosberg piek-stap Teen 9Hoo begin ons die voetslaanroete na M... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT RHODENE COTTAGES OUTSIDE CERES

Posted on the 17th August 2016
Hi All, Twenty two members attended a TBC camp to Tanqua Karoo area from 29th to 31st July 2016 . Our base was just outside Prince Alfred’s Hamlet (45k from Karoo Poort) and our ac... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG MORNING OUTING ALONG THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 14th August 2016
Our morning outing on Saturday once again caused great excitement. We planned to do the Swartrivier road and the Caledon Wildflower Garden. We were joined by the LaBelle family from Vermont, USA th... Read more »

TRIP REPORT: FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT MOSSEL BAY

Posted on the 9th August 2016
We presented the Flight for Birders course outside Mossel Bay last week and had some really great birding experiences in the area. There were unfortunately limited seating available at the venue an... Read more »

ANOTHER WONDERFUL PELAGIC BIRDING CRUISE WITH THE DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST

Posted on the 9th May 2016
Birding tourism in South Africa has increased exponentially over the past decades and constitutes a welcome financial injection for the local economy. Great news for local birders as well as int... Read more »

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB AT STRANDFONTEIN - 19 MARCH 2016

Posted on the 4th May 2016
I met up with a group of 17 enthusiastic birders at the designated parking and we left sharp at 07h00 in 5 cars for Strandfontein, complete with the new walkie-talkies through which we we... Read more »

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB AT DUINEPOS, WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK - APRIL 2016

Posted on the 4th May 2016
Sixteen of us melted into the pristine Duinepos complex during the course of the warm Friday afternoon. We gathered that evening around the fires in the Boma which Sakkie and friends and family had... Read more »

A MORNING IN THE FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE, HERMANUS

Posted on the 27th April 2016
The BirdLife Overberg morning outing to the Fernkloof Nature Reserve on Freedom Day presented two exciting additions to our annual outings to this reserve. Aletta Robertson was the group leader and... Read more »

THE TBC OUTING TO STRANDFONTEIN - 19 March 2016

Posted on the 20th April 2016
(This report first appeared in KITE 111, Winter 2016, the official newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club. - Ed.) The 19 members were greeted by a windless autumn day with superb conditions for vi... Read more »

PELAGIC TRIP OUT OF KLEINBAAI, GANSBAAI WITH DYER ISLAND CONSERVATION TRUST

Posted on the 14th April 2016
Dawid and myself were privileged to be invited by Wilfred Chivell of the Dyer Island Conservation Trust to join them to be part of a reconnaissance cruise to evaluate the viability of Pelagic Birdi... Read more »

NOW THAT THE MIGRANTS ARE GONE VERMONT, HARDERBAAI AND SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 10th April 2016
This morning Elaine and me decided to use the brilliant weather that we had been experiencing over the last few days to bird our usual summer circuit along parts of the Cape Whale Coast. We were in... Read more »