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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG REPORT TO WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM NOVEMBER 2021

Posted on the 23rd November 2021
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG REPORT TO WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM – NOVEMBER 2021 GENERAL CLUB NEWS – CLUB MEETINGS, OUTINGS & COURSES: We adopted an “adapt or die” type of ... Read more »

AGULHAS LONG-BILLED LARK: THE HIDE-AND-SEEK CHAMPION

Posted on the 15th November 2021
Hide-and-seek champion (This article by Dr Alan Lee first appeared in the BirdLife South Africa e-Newsletter: November 2021). Amazing predator sightings filled the five days in mid-Septembe... Read more »

Raising Babies the African Goshawk Way

Posted on the 15th November 2021
Sometime in September, I remember sitting on my front stoep with a cup of tea (and no camera) and was treated to the sight of our resident pair of African Goshawks chasing each other through the bl... Read more »

Trip Reports

VERMONT SALT PAN AND THE ONRUS-VERMONT COASTAL PATH

Posted on the 4th December 2021
One might imagine a dry dusty bowl with the wind blowing across it to be the natural vista across a salt pan. The Vermont salt pan in Rockhopper Street, is bordered by reed covered wetlands and dep... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 30th November 2021
This year’s Birdlife South Africa Birding Big Day was held on Saturday 27 November and several teams participated throughout the Overberg region. Some teams took part in the 5km radius compet... Read more »

AGULHAS PLAINS: WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!

Posted on the 8th November 2021
Recently, 25 – 28 October I spent 4 days birding the Agulhas Plains with some birding mates. It was several years since I was last there and generally quite dry back then, Soetendalsvlei w... Read more »

Sightings

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING DECEMBER 2021

Posted on the 4th December 2021
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of December 2021. Keep in mind tha... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG ON BIRDING BIG DAY ON 27 NOVEMBER 2021

Posted on the 29th November 2021
The following species have been recorded by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province on BBD on 27 November 2021. Keep in mind that the place where i... Read more »

BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG DURING NOVEMBER 2021

Posted on the 5th November 2021
The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province during the month of November 2021. Keep in mind tha... Read more »