Trip Reports

Trip Reports

REPORT ON OUTING TO VERMONT SALT PAN, HARDERBAAI AND THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 16th March 2017
An enthusiastic group of BirdLife Overberg members got together at the OK in Onrus at 07:30 this morning. We welcomed newcomers Barbara and Keith, Betsie, Diane (tied to me with a rope), Jenny, Lou... Read more »

BLACK-SHOULDERED KITES TAKE ON LANNER FALCON WITH PREY

Posted on the 16th March 2017
Here  is an unbelievable series of photographs taken along the Botriver estuary on a BirdLife Overberg morning outing today. Huge credit to Riaan Jacobs for capturing this.  &nbs... Read more »

BIRDING AT WILLEM APPEL SE DAM, STANFORD

Posted on the 28th February 2017
I visited Willem Appel se Dam in Stanford twice last weekend, after dropping my husband at a cycle race, I took a leisurely ride back towards Stanford. On my way a had good sighting of our newest O... Read more »

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WETLANDS DAY IN THE OVERBERG, AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 6th February 2017
BirdLife Overberg received a very kind invitation from Emmerentia de Kock of the Agulhas National Park to come and join them the celebrate International Wetlands day. After a very early start (4a... Read more »

MIKE AND MARGARET GRAHAM VISIT THREE LOCATIONS IN ZIMBABWE

Posted on the 6th February 2017
Our 18 day trip to Zimbabwe was to take in 3 locations of different habitats – Victoria Falls (2 nights), Hwange National Park (5 nights) and finally Musango Island (10 nights) set in the Mat... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT KOSTAPLENTI IN NATURES VALLEY - 2017

Posted on the 4th February 2017
(A photo gallery will be created once photographs are received from all the participants). Fourteen BirdLife Overberg members again spent five days at Kostaplenti in Nature's Valley last w... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING AT ROOIELS AND HAROLD PORTER

Posted on the 22nd January 2017
BirdLife Overberg’s first weekend morning outing of the year on 21 January took us to Rooiels and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. We welcomed 12 new-comers to our activities in a group o... Read more »

BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG ON NEW YEARS DAY 2017

Posted on the 2nd January 2017
Happy New Year to all. Elaine and myself have not done our New Year's day birding outing for a few years and we did not have guests overnight. This gave us the opportunity to bird on New Year... Read more »

THE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY 2016

Posted on the 27th November 2016
Carin Malan, Ilse Bigalke, Chris Cheetham and myself, with Charles Naude as back-up participated in BirdLife South Africa's BIRDING BIG DAY by visiting some of the top birding destinations in t... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO BERGSIG WINE ESTATE ALONG THE BREEDE RIVER

Posted on the 7th November 2016
Eighteen BirdLife Overberg members participated in a delightful outing to the Bergsig Wine Estate on Saturday. Bergsig is situated along the Breede River at the base of the Bainskloof Pass – ... Read more »

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 »