Trip Reports

Trip Reports

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 »

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 »