Trip Reports

Trip Reports

BIRDING AT VOELVLEI NEAR GOURITZMOND

Posted on the 12th September 2011
Birding at the Voëlvlei Area near Gouritzmond The area around Albertinia received some very heavy rain during the heavy rains in August and September. In some areas as much as 400mm were recorde... Read more »

YOU SHOULD READ THIS PELAGIC TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 28th June 2011
A Zest for Birds pelagic trip departed from Simonstown early Saturday morning, guided by Barrie Rose, Alvin Cope, Trevor Hardaker and John Graham. Conditions had been pretty ropey during the latter... Read more »

MIKE BUCKHAM AT PLET AND THE WEST COAST NP

Posted on the 29th April 2011
Dear All I have been doing some nice birding over the last few days (Easter weekend and public holidays). Spent some time in Plett at the rather poorly known Plett Sewerage works which is well worth... Read more »

A DAY TRIP ALONG THE CAPE WEST COAST

Posted on the 3rd March 2011
Hi all, I took 3 Johannesburg clients to Langebaan and the West Coast on Saturday. One of the first birds we saw as we entered the Park was an Adult Black Harrier fairly close to the road. Was this a... Read more »

DECEMBER BIRDING TRIP TO THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 2nd January 2011
I returned from a 2 day trip to the Tanqua with clients. We had a good spell of birds and luckily for my clients it was not as hot as normally this time of the year. That was probably the influence of... Read more »

THREE HOURS AT LITTLE STONE COTTAGE

Posted on the 26th November 2010
Elaine and myself are between two Flight for Birders courses at Oudtshoorn and George and have the wonderful opportunity to spend a few days at Little Stone Cottage. We arrived here at 16h00 in really... Read more »

OVERNIGHT TRIP IN THE TANKWA - 1 NOVEMBER 2010

Posted on the 4th November 2010
Hi All, Did another overnight Tankwa trip on Monday. (1 November 2011). Whilst waiting for my clients at 6am outside the Guest House, a dark brown long tailed raptor flew through the trees and caugh... Read more »

BIRDING NEAR AURORA

Posted on the 8th October 2010
I was fortunate once again to spend a spring long weekend at Mountain Mist Nature Reserve, high on a mountain top, above the West Coast town of Aurora, about 2 to 3 hours from Cape Town. Although the ... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT DUINEPOS IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 14th September 2010
Twenty-eight members of BirdLife Overberg spent the weekend of 10 to 12 September 2010 in the West Coast National Park. The weather was close to perfect and the accommodation at the the Duinepos se... Read more »

BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK - A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 31st July 2010
The Swellendam area in the Overberg region of the Western Cape is highly underrated as a bird-watching destination. The town is in close proximity to the Grootvadersbosch, Marloth and De Hoop nature r... Read more »

BIRDING AT BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 22nd July 2010
(We will be spending two evenings in the Bontebok National Park next week to do some of the preparatory work for the project on the development of birding resources for environmental educati... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO STANFORD AND DANGER POINT - 22 MAY 2010

Posted on the 23rd May 2010
Very thick early morning mist messed up our plans to have a big turnout for our International Biodiversity Day outing and only nine members pitched to brave the elements. What a day it turned out to b... Read more »

AUTUMN IN THE TANQUA KAROO

Posted on the 29th April 2010
(Also read a similar report written around this time last year elsewhere on this website. - Ed.) Hi All, Did a trip which was specifically for our local endemics last weekend for a Canadian client, ... Read more »

GREAT CEDERBERG BIRDING

Posted on the 15th April 2010
Hi all Just been on a hiking trip to the Cederberg. We stayed at Sanddrif (the chalets here are well equipped and very comfortable). We did a couple of long day hikes, taking in the Maltese Cross, wh... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG TOUR OF THE GARDEN ROUTE

Posted on the 1st March 2010
(Members of BirdLife Overberg recently spent a few days birding along the Garden Route and Jos and John Simson forwarded this trip report to us. We also loaded a new photo gallery of pictures taken on... Read more »