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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG LOCKDOWN BLUES – BIRDS RECORDED DURING MAY 2020

Posted on the 29th May 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown imposed on us by the government has had a major impact on all of our lives. BirdLife Overberg activities were swept off the table resulting in the c... Read more »

"FLYING HIGHER" BIRD APPRECIATION COURSES IN THE CONVENIENCE OF YOUR HOME

Posted on the 25th May 2020
Several ‘Flight for Birders’, ‘Flight Higher’ and ‘The Secret Lives of Raptors’ courses by Dr Anton Odendal had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown peri... Read more »

SOME WONDERFUL OBSERVATIONS DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Posted on the 21st May 2020
We have been recording species found during lockdown in the Overberg and are reporting on these regularly. A whopping 166 species have in fact been recorded during the month of May until now and we... Read more »

Trip Reports

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG LOCKDOWN BLUES – BIRDS RECORDED DURING JUNE 2020

Posted on the 1st July 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown imposed on us by the government has had a major impact on all of our lives. BirdLife Overberg activities were swept off the table resulting in the c... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDS RECORDED IN THE OVERBERG BETWEEN 1 AND 13 JUNE 2020

Posted on the 13th June 2020
Members and friends of BirdLife Overberg continued with regular bird counts in many areas of the Overberg during the month of June. This included the bi-weekly Saturday and Sunday bird count on the... Read more »

AWESOME LOCKDOWN BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG - GLOBAL BIG DAY IN MAY 2018

Posted on the 10th May 2020
Members of BirdLife Overberg and friends participated in the Global Big Bird Day count co-ordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on Saturday 9 May 2020. This was completely different to effort... Read more »

Sightings

BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING JUNE 2020

Posted on the 12th June 2020
BIRDS SEEN IN THE OVERBERG DURING JUNE 2020 The following species have until now been identified by BirdLife Overberg members and friends in the Overberg region of the Western Cape Province dur... Read more »

INFORMAL BIRDLIFE OVERBERG BIRD COUNT: 23 & 24 MAY

Posted on the 25th May 2020
Our regular birding outings were made something of the past by the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions forcing us to try alternative approaches to our birding endeavours. In April we requested members t... Read more »

THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG BIRD COUNT DURING LOCKDOWN IN MAY 2020

Posted on the 14th May 2020
THE BLO BAROMETER CHECKLIST FOR MAY This is a list of bird species seen in the Overberg by BirdLife Overberg members and a few others during May 2020. This was when the lockdown period was down... Read more »