Trip Reports

Trip Reports

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 »

BRILLIANT BIRDING AT DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 24th February 2014
Dawid and Caren Malan visited the De Mond Nature Reserve outside Agulhas in December and came away with some amazing photographs of massed terns:       &nbs... Read more »

BIRDING IN THE FORESTS AT NATURE'S VALLEY

Posted on the 28th January 2014
This is an on-going report of the BirdLife Overberg trip to Nature's Valley. In this one we focus on our birding in the indigenous forests in the area. The following two links can be visited in... Read more »

RICHARD MASSON'S FEATURE ON BIRDS OF THE KALAHARI

Posted on the 2nd January 2014
KGALAGADI – SUMMER 2013 I had the privilege of 12 nights camping in the Kgalagadi in early December. On the way there and back I drove the Ceres-Calvinia road to include the Tankwa Karoo. I... Read more »

CAPE ROCK-JUMPERS AT ROOIELS ON 1 JANUARY 2014

Posted on the 2nd January 2014
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IT IS TIME TO VISIT DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 31st December 2013
(This brief report together with brillant images was received this morning. Several images are posted below in large format. Further detail about De Mond Nature Reserve available at: http://www.c... Read more »

BIRDING FROM HERMANUS TO DANGER POINT - 23 DECEMBER 2013

Posted on the 24th December 2013
Dawid, Carin and myself continued with our casual birding along the Cape Whale Coast this morning and visited a few great birding spots between Stanford and the Danger Point Peninsula. We stopped a... Read more »

BIRDING ONRUS AND THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 22nd December 2013
SUNDAY MORNING TWITCH IN THE OVERSTRAND – 22 DECEMBER 2013 Dawid and Carin Malan and myself decided to explore the Overstrand during the holiday season and to do it over three mornings: fro... Read more »

REPORT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT INTAKA ISLAND, CENTURY CITY

Posted on the 18th November 2013
FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT INTAKA ISLAND We have just completed another Flight for Birders bird identification and conservation course at the educational centre at Intaka Island, Century City. ... Read more »

ANITA EN HUGO BY DE MOND NATUURRESERVAAT

Posted on the 6th October 2013
DAGUITSTAPPIE NA DE MOND : 1 OKTOBER 2013 Ons het so teen 8 uur uit Hermanus vertrek op 'n pragtige vroeg-somer oggend. Rustig gery en sommer gou-gou het ons sowat 20 spesies aangeteken. Blou... Read more »