Trip Reports

Trip Reports

BIRDING IN THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK REGION

Posted on the 8th July 2013
Hi All, Just a short report on birding 3435_1950 pentad and some interesting observations. The Voelvlei estuary and Nuwejaars river forms part of the pentad. Birders of  the Agulhas plains(A... Read more »

ANITA BESOEK WEER KOEDOESKLOOF

Posted on the 26th June 2013
Ek het 'n taamlike bedrywige Dwarsbar et al by Koedoeskloof beleef.  Eugene was weg en Debi (sy het my die tweede aand al die kombuis belet - nie eers croutons probeer maak nie).  Taa... Read more »

REPORT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES ON THE GARDEN ROUTE

Posted on the 10th June 2013
FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES ON THE GARDEN ROUTE To coincide with Birdlife South Africa’s National Bird Week, Dr Anton Odendal of Birdlife Overberg presented his “Flight for Birders&... Read more »

ANOTHER GREAT KIRSTENBOSCH BIRDING REPORT

Posted on the 6th June 2013
I visited Kirstenbosch today and had a highly successful time. The weather was perfect after the weekend storms and there was plenty of water in the streams and waterfalls. Best sightings were... Read more »

ANOTHER EXCELLENT ZEST FOR BIRDS PELAGIC - 11 MAY 2013

Posted on the 20th May 2013
Another Zest for Birds pelagic trip set out from Simonstown on Saturday morning in glorious weather, with near windless conditions, a small swell and only wispy high cloud. Guides on board were Pet... Read more »

SOMERSET WEST BIRD CLUB AT HAROLD PORTER

Posted on the 3rd April 2013
16TH MARCH - HAROLD PORTER AND THE COAST Leader: Rose Mills Saturday, 16 March eleven of us headed out down the coast toward the parking area near Steenbras River Mouth. The day started wit... Read more »

TBC OUTING TO THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 1st April 2013
SATURDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 2013 WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK (Brian Vanderwalt) (This article originally appeared in 'The Kite' (No. 99 – Winter – May to July 2013), the e-ne... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 20th March 2013
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG – DE MOND OUTING 17 MARCH 2013 Anita de Jager led a group of 8 members from Birdlife Overberg on Sunday to De Mond Nature Reserve. We were joined by 2 representatives from the... Read more »

MORNING AT WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 17th January 2013
A good day yesterday in the park with 2 pentads producing 92 species by 2pm. The Redshank appeared briefly at Geelbek on the receding tide as did a Chestnut-banded Plover. We noticed a Pied Barbet in ... Read more »

BIRDING AT GARDEN OF EDEN, PLETT

Posted on the 20th December 2012
Dear All It has been quite some time since I posted a link to one of my blogs on the forum.  I spent the long weekend in Plett and paid a visit to the Garden of Eden almost exactly halfway bet... Read more »

BIRDING AT KOEDOESKLOOF COUNTRY LODGE NEAR LADISMITH

Posted on the 24th November 2012
KOEDOESKLOOF COUNTRY LODGE IN THE LADISMITH DISTRICT Elaine and myself have been fortunate enough to discover many interesting birding hotspots during the fieldwork for the development of the bi... Read more »

BIRDING AT BOGGOMSBAAI

Posted on the 23rd November 2012
'DIE ARK' AT BOGGOMSBAAI We have been privileged indeed to receive an invitation from Retha le Roux to stay in her self-catering unit in Boggomsbaai when we presented the Flight for Birders at Mossel... Read more »

BIRDING AT AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 14th November 2012
(This report by Dr Wim de Klerk was forwarded by Emmerentia De Kock of SANParks.  The brillant photographs were taken by Sharon Brink at the salt pan near Springfield in the same Park. ... Read more »

VISIT TO ECO-CABINS AT ROCHER PAN NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 30th October 2012
CapeNature opened its four newly built cabins at Rocherpan in August. These are eco-cabins, sporting waterless loo (something of a curiosity but very effective), solar heating (supplemented by electri... Read more »

MORE ON BIRDING AT WHITE BRIDGE FARM

Posted on the 10th October 2012
Birding on White Bridge farm near Ceres. For birders this is a great place to stay. Relaxing on the verandah of a riverside cabin is a good place to start as African Black Ducks, Giant Kingfishers, A... Read more »