Trip Reports

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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 »

OUTING TO INTAKA ISLAND & OTHER SPOTS

Posted on the 8th October 2012
AUGUST OUTING TO INTAKA ISLAND AND OTHER SPOTS: Saturday was finally here, after the first Bird Club outing I had been counting down the days until the next, and finally it arrived. With the we... Read more »

OUTING TO SANCCOB & RIETVLEI

Posted on the 8th October 2012
SEPTEMBER OUTING TO SANCCOB & RIETVLEI: Two days after our informative talk, we visited SANCCOB to see for ourselves what was happening. We were incredibly impressed by what we saw: the car... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB IN THE TANKWA

Posted on the 5th October 2012
(This article originally appeared in the summer edition of Kite, the e-newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is published with the permission of Lesley Teare, the editor. - Ed.) Tankwa Naweek : 9... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB ALONG THE KARWYDERSKRAAL ROAD

Posted on the 5th October 2012
(This article originally appeared in the summer edition of Kite, the e-newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is published with the permission of Lesley Teare, the editor. - Ed.) SATURDAY, 21 JULY... Read more »

TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB AT HELDERBERG NR

Posted on the 5th October 2012
(This article originally appeared in the summer edition of Kite, the e-newsletter of the Tygerberg Bird Club and is published with the permission of Lesley Teare, the editor. - Ed.) WOENSDAG, 05 SEPT... Read more »

A MEGA PELAGIC TRIP - SEPTEMBER 2012

Posted on the 28th September 2012
A groupof birding enthusiasts left Hout Bay at 07:30 in a biggish sea and, thankfully, little wind aboard the Extravagance led by Alvin Cope. We knew that there had been no trawlers or longliners seen... Read more »

BIRDING AT ABRAHAMSKRAAL

Posted on the 31st August 2012
Hi all Sorry for this rather late report. I have not touched down this past week. I took 2 sets of clients to the West Coast National Park during the past 10 days. On Saturday, 18 August , while at... Read more »

SPRING BIRDING AT THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 15th August 2012
Hi All, Took a client to the West Coast on Sunday and even with the little sun we had a great display of flowers. At Abrahamskraal we had a Black Crake AND after saying to my client that the Rail w... Read more »

VISIT TO WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 3rd July 2012
I took a client birding at the West Coast National Park today. The day started off in a light drizzle but the clouds cleared and before mid-day we had beautiful sunny weather. The client also wanted t... Read more »