Trip Reports

Trip Reports

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 »

GREAT TRAIL IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 29th April 2012
Afternoon All, I do not normally promote specific birding or raptorphile activities, but down here in the Western Cape, an ex-KZN raptor/bird fan has to get a regular fix of decent raptor and bird ... Read more »

GREAT WEST COAST BIRDING

Posted on the 20th March 2012
Hi All, As there was a road marathon happening in the WCNP on Sat 17th March, 13 TBC members met at the Engen 1 Stop on the R27 at Langebaan at 7.30 am. We doubled up in cars and made our way toward... Read more »

TANQUA TRIP REPORT - FEBRUARY 2012

Posted on the 14th March 2012
Hi All, Took a UK client on an overnight trip to Tanqua. On our way we passed big groups of Sacred Ibis, White Pelicans and White Storks at the slaughterhouse near Voëlvlei Dam (Gouda). Of cou... Read more »

CWAC COUNT ON THE BOTRIVER ESTUARY

Posted on the 15th February 2012
Despite a brief little drizzle the Botriviervlei & Kleinmond Estuary CWAC went very well. We had the best count in years! Bird numbers had picked up well since the artificial breaching on 29 Septe... Read more »

MORE GOOD BIRDING AT LITTLE STONE COTTAGE

Posted on the 28th January 2012
Louise and I recently returned from a blissful 5 days at Little Stone Cottage at Laaiplaats near Mossel Bay. Our purpose was that we just needed to be away from people for a while after a very busy &a... Read more »

MORE ON VOELVLEI AT GOURITZMOND

Posted on the 13th September 2011
Further to Pieter La grange’s posting on the status of Voelvlei on 6th September 2011. We visited yesterday, and can add that in addition to his list of migrant arrivals we saw little stints and... Read more »