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BIRDING – IN MY BACKYARD!

Posted on the 6th December 2017
(This article by Jenny Parsons appeared in the December edition of ‘Pringle Post’ – Ed.) Moving permanently to Pringle Bay 8 years ago made us so much more aware of our amazin... Read more »

BIRDING AT THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK - A MUST DO OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD

Posted on the 5th December 2017
The WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK (S33º 14’643” E18º 12’145”) is an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (SA 105) and a RAMSAR site. The Park includes the beach and ... Read more »

APPRECIATION FROM THE RECYCLE SWOP SHOP

Posted on the 5th December 2017
Fourteen children from the Recycle Swop Shop assisted Elaine and Helé with the coastal cleanup on 25 November – the report on this event was posted earlier. The BLO committee decided t... Read more »

Trip Reports

BIRDING BIG DAY FROM KLEINMOND TO ROOIELS

Posted on the 28th November 2017
Big Birding Day (Rooisand to Rooiels area of the Overberg) - Saturday 25 November 2017 (from Rooisand, Kleinmond Bot lagoon, Stony Point, Rooiels and Pringle Bay) The alarm was set for 5.30am... Read more »

RICHARD AND TEAM ON BIRDING BIG DAY IN THE STANFORD REGION

Posted on the 27th November 2017
Their Royal High Nests (Elsa, Joan and Richard) intended keeping their BBD day close to Stanford. Our first bird was Buff-spotted Flufftail hooting to Elsa on the corner of Vlei and Queen Vic Stree... Read more »

STEVE REPORTS ON BIRDING BIG DAY IN THE NAPIER REGION

Posted on the 27th November 2017
Birding Big Day …Napier style! Our big day started at 6am with a stroll around our small holding with a cup of tea and the camera! Two hours later and we had 41 species in the bag&... Read more »

Sightings

THE SAGA OF THE LITTLE RINGED PLOVER BY BRYN DE KOCKS

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
The Saga of the Little Ringed Plover (This article first appeared in the latest edition of “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club – Ed.) Most of us, if not ... Read more »

SOME NEW VAGRANT SPECIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA DURING 2017

Posted on the 3rd November 2017
(This overview first appeared in this week’s “Batis”, the newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club. – Ed). 2017 – A Spectacular Year for Rarities 2017 has been a ... Read more »

THE BEST EVER SA RARE BIRD NEWS REPORT FOR THE WESTERN CAPE!

Posted on the 6th December 2016
(Trevor Hardaker's SA Rare Bird News of 5 December certainly illustrates why the Western Cape is tops when it comes to birding in general and producing huge twitches in particular. - Ed.) O... Read more »