Trip Reports

Trip Reports

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO HAROLD PORTER BOTANICAL GARDENS

Posted on the 16th January 2016
The first BirdLife Overberg morning outing of the year was scheduled for 16 January. One group was supposed to hike the magnificent Kogelberg and the other to visit Rooiels and Stony Point. A very ... Read more »

BIRDING BIG DAY 2015 WITH A DIFFERENCE: TEAM ROCK-JUMPER REPORTS

Posted on the 28th November 2015
HALF A BIRDING BIG DAY – TEAM ROCK-JUMPER IN THE OVERSTRAND Last year BirdLife Overberg's TEAM ROCK-JUMPER won the Birding Big Day competition for the Western Cape with 170 plus species... Read more »

BIRDING IN NATURE'S VALLEY

Posted on the 20th October 2015
In early October nineteen of us again spent five days at Kostaplenti, the fantasic Nature's Valley home of Buks and Annette de la Rey. The two buildings comfortably housed seventeen BirdLife Ov... Read more »

DAWN CHORUS HIKES AT NATURE'S VALLEY

Posted on the 8th October 2015
We are at Nature's Valley with 19 (mostly) BirdLife Overberg members. On two mornings at 05h00 I took out some participants on a dawn chorus patrol to the Grootrivier boardwalk and trail. One c... Read more »

BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK OUTING & BIRP COUNT

Posted on the 10th August 2015
Six BirdLife Overberg members visited the Bontebok National Park on 6th August. Birding was very difficult initially as thick mist was encountered from Akkedisberg Pass to Swellendam and lasted unt... Read more »

A HIKE IN THE MAGNIFICENT KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE

Posted on the 11th June 2015
Thirteen BirdLife Overberg members, together with two Swedes that read about the outing in their home country, today tackled a four hour hike from the Kogelberg Nature Reserve offices to the Harold... Read more »

THE TANKWA KAROO BIRDING BONANZA 2015 - RICHARD MASSON REPORTS

Posted on the 19th April 2015
SASOL TANKWA BIRDNG BONANZA - APRIL 2015 On the weekend of April 10th I had the privilege of participating in a truly wonderful event sponsored by SASOL and organized by SANParks Honorary Rangers... Read more »

TBC STRANDFONTEIN MIDWEEK OUTING - 7th January 2015

Posted on the 17th April 2015
(This report first appeared in “The Kite”, Number 107 Winter - May to July 2015, the Ofcial Newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club. It is posted with the permission of it's e... Read more »

TBC RIETVLEI OUTING - 4 February 2015

Posted on the 17th April 2015
(This report first appeared in “The Kite”, Number 107 Winter - May to July 2015, the Ofcial Newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club. It is posted with the permission of it's e... Read more »

TBC MACASSER OUTING - 17 January 2015

Posted on the 17th April 2015
(This report first appeared in “The Kite”, Number 107 Winter - May to July 2015, the Ofcial Newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club. It is posted with the permission of it's e... Read more »

TBC OUTING TO THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK - Saturday 14 February 2015

Posted on the 17th April 2015
(This report first appeared in “The Kite”, Number 107 Winter - May to July 2015, the Ofcial Newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club. It is posted with the permission of it's e... Read more »

TBC CAMP AT YZERFONTEIN - 13th to 15th March, 2015

Posted on the 17th April 2015
(This report first appeared in “The Kite”, Number 107 Winter - May to July 2015, the Ofcial Newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club. It is posted with the permission of it's e... Read more »

BIRDING AT KIRSTENBOSCH ON THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR

Posted on the 5th March 2015
I spent the hottest day of the year (Tuesday 3rd March) at Kirstenbosch - of all places, probably one of the hottest to visit. Along with Gerald Wingate and Graham Searll who were lugging cameras w... Read more »

GREAT OVERSTRAND BIRDING AS PART OF THE WALKER BAY BIRD FAIR

Posted on the 27th February 2015
Finally the day arrived – the Walker Bay Bird Fair’s 2015 outing to Rooi Els, Stony Point, Harold Porter National Gardens and Rooisand Nature Reserve started at 07h00 departing from Sta... Read more »

A WEEKEND AT BIRDERS SELF-CATERING BFE AT VELDDRIF

Posted on the 15th February 2015
We were invited to spend a few days at BIRDERS self-catering Birder Friendly Establishment in Velddrif. It is right on the Lower Berg River Wetlands and we experienced great bird-watching over the ... Read more »