Trip Reports

Trip Reports

WINTER CAMPING AT THE BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 4th July 2014
(This report was first published in the July 2014 edition of “BATIS”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club and is re-printed with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) It is a... Read more »

A SHORT VISIT TO THE ABRAHAM'S KRAAL BIRD HIDE

Posted on the 4th July 2014
(This report was first published in the July 2014 edition of “BATIS”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club and is re-printed with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) It&rsqu... Read more »

IMPRESSIONS ON THE BOOMSLANG AT THE KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDENS

Posted on the 4th July 2014
(This report was first published in the July 2014 edition of “BATIS”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club and is re-printed with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) It was ... Read more »

MORE TO DO WITH DICK DENT BIRD SANCTUARY

Posted on the 4th July 2014
(This report was first published in the July 2014 edition of “BATIS”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club and is re-printed with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) Did you... Read more »

HEARTLAND PROJECT UP-DATE JUNE 2014

Posted on the 4th July 2014
(This report was first published in the July 2014 edition of “BATIS”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club and is re-printed with the permission of the Editor. - Ed.) Things ... Read more »

MORE ON BIRDING AT PLETTENBERG BAY

Posted on the 30th June 2014
Elaine and myself are in beautiful Plettenberg Bay generating material for the development of a birdfinder webpage for the region. We are way too busy to draft a decent report (and there is soccer ... Read more »

RICHARD MASSON REPORTS ON HIS FIRST PELAGIC BIRD OUTING

Posted on the 9th June 2014
MY FIRST PELAGIC BIRD OUTING On 7 June 2014 Birdlife Overberg, championed by Chris Cheetham, arranged a pelagic outing with Zest for Birds. A special mention and thanks to Chris for arranging the... Read more »

EASTER BIRDING IN THE CEDERBERG MOUNTAINS

Posted on the 19th May 2014
Easter in the Cederberg Mountains The invitation read: “Hoop julle goedjies is al amper reggepak vir die Sederberge, Driehoek Farm. Ons gaan lekker kamp, lekker eet en sommer net lekker rus... Read more »

MORE GREAT OVERBERG BIRDING MOSTLY ALONG THE OUDEKRAAL ROAD

Posted on the 2nd May 2014
Dr Schalk Burger, a Neurosurgeon from Johannesburg, called us earlier in the week and asked if we could take him around birding so that he could try to get some photographs of Cape endemics. Earlie... Read more »

BRILLIANT OVERBERG BIRDING!

Posted on the 28th April 2014
Yesterday Carin Malan spent just two hours birding along the SWARTRIVIER ROAD and came away with some photographs of great species: White Stork ... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT VELDDRIF

Posted on the 25th April 2014
Swartjiesbaai farm lies along the southern bank of the Berg River opposite Velddrif, about 160 km from Durbanville. Kuifkopvisvanger self-catering accommodation is available in the form of sev... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT STRANDFONTEIN SEWAGE WORKS (JANUARY 2014)

Posted on the 14th April 2014
(This report originally appeared in “The Kite” number 103, the official newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club. - Ed.) Strandfontein Outing 18 January 2014 33 Members of the Tygerber... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT RIETVLEI NATURE RESERVE (AFRIKAANS)

Posted on the 14th April 2014
(This report originally appeared in “The Kite” number 103, the official newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club. - Ed.) RIETVLEI 14 Klublede het op ‘n pragtige windstil oggend b... Read more »

CASUAL BIRDING STANFORD STYLE

Posted on the 12th April 2014
I had two opportunities to bird at Stanford over the last two weeks. We did the practical outing to Willem Appel se dam as part of the Flight for Birders course in the village and today Barry, Maur... Read more »

REPORT ON THE TANKWA KAROO BIRDING BONANZA WEEKEND

Posted on the 7th April 2014
Elaine and myself were invited to act as guides at the third annual SASOL Tankwa Birding Bonanza weekend. This event is organised by the Boland Region of the SANParks Honorary Rangers at the Tankwa... Read more »