Trip Reports

Trip Reports

IT IS TIME TO VISIT DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 31st December 2013
(This brief report together with brillant images was received this morning. Several images are posted below in large format. Further detail about De Mond Nature Reserve available at: http://www.c... Read more »

BIRDING FROM HERMANUS TO DANGER POINT - 23 DECEMBER 2013

Posted on the 24th December 2013
Dawid, Carin and myself continued with our casual birding along the Cape Whale Coast this morning and visited a few great birding spots between Stanford and the Danger Point Peninsula. We stopped a... Read more »

BIRDING ONRUS AND THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 22nd December 2013
SUNDAY MORNING TWITCH IN THE OVERSTRAND – 22 DECEMBER 2013 Dawid and Carin Malan and myself decided to explore the Overstrand during the holiday season and to do it over three mornings: fro... Read more »

REPORT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT INTAKA ISLAND, CENTURY CITY

Posted on the 18th November 2013
FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT INTAKA ISLAND We have just completed another Flight for Birders bird identification and conservation course at the educational centre at Intaka Island, Century City. ... Read more »

ANITA EN HUGO BY DE MOND NATUURRESERVAAT

Posted on the 6th October 2013
DAGUITSTAPPIE NA DE MOND : 1 OKTOBER 2013 Ons het so teen 8 uur uit Hermanus vertrek op 'n pragtige vroeg-somer oggend. Rustig gery en sommer gou-gou het ons sowat 20 spesies aangeteken. Blou... Read more »

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 »