Trip Reports

Trip Reports

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 »

MORE GREAT BIRDING AT MOUNTAIN MIST NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 27th September 2013
I had one of the best stays ever at Mountain Mist Nature Reserve up the West Coast - perfect weather, flowers everywhere, waterfalls and streams and birds galore. Two new species - Greywinged Franc... Read more »

TANQUA TRIP BEFORE THE SNOW

Posted on the 1st September 2013
Hi All, Spent Sun, Mon & Tues in Tanqua this past week. My client was a videographer so plenty of time was spent at each site. Main targets were Victorin’s Warbler, Protea Seed... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE NUWEJAARSRIVIER FLOODPLAIN, AGULHAS PLAINS

Posted on the 24th August 2013
Yesterday (Friday 23 August) the sun was actually out over the Overstrand! Peter Hochfelden asked me to do the guiding on a trip to Voëlvlei near the Agulhas National Park during the Stanford ... Read more »

BIRDING AT THE HELDERBERG NATURE RESERVE, SOMERSET WEST

Posted on the 19th August 2013
A short visit to the Helderberg Nature Reserve today resulted in quite a few memorable sightings. A pair of Fairy Flycatchers was a first for me at the reserve and may be an altitudinal winte... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT ROOIELS AND BETTY'S BAY

Posted on the 10th July 2013
ROOI ELS & HAROLD PORTER BOTANICAL GARDENS (Brian Vanderwalt) (This article originally appeared in the 100th edition of “The Kite”, the official newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT GRABOUW

Posted on the 10th July 2013
RESTONWORLD FARM, GRABOUW (Brian Vanderwalt) SATURDAY, 20 APRIL 2013 (This article originally appeared in the 100th edition of “The Kite”, the official newsletter of the Tygerberg... Read more »