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HELP NEEDED WITH AGULHAS LONG-BILLED LARK RESEARCH

Posted on the 15th January 2020
The endemic Agulhas Long-billed Lark is one of the iconic species of the Overberg region: It is range restricted, only occurs in our region and is hugely sought-after in the birding tourism industr... Read more »

MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 11 FEBRUARY 2019.

Posted on the 14th January 2020
MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 11 FEBRUARY 2019. WELCOME Anton welcomed everyone and projected apologies received, together with those members who could not at... Read more »

FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS

Posted on the 9th January 2020
FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FOR THE PROTECTION OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS (Based on research and development work initially undertaken by the Nature’s Valley Trust) People rush to beaches no... Read more »

Trip Reports

BIRDING DELIGHTS FROM THE BARRY HOUSE GARDEN ON RIVERTON STUD, ROBERTSON DISTRICT

Posted on the 12th February 2020
Duncan and Natasha Barry requested us to develop a bird checklist for Riverton Stud and three small groups of BirdLife Overberg members jumped at the opportunity to spend two nights each at the his... Read more »

BIRDING BLITZ AT RIVERTON STUD IN THE ROBERTSON DISTRICT

Posted on the 31st January 2020
(This report should be read against the background of the report on our previous visit and can be viewed below). The second group of BirdLife Overberg members participated in a birding blitz at R... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE COASTAL CLEANUP ON 25 FEBRUARY 2020

Posted on the 25th January 2020
Ten members and volunteers participated in the monthly CleanMarine CleanMarine coastal clean-up, this time along the eastern shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve. This is certainly one ... Read more »

Sightings

LESSER STRIPED SWALLOWS IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 11th November 2019
We are receiving increased reports and photographs of Lesser Striped Swallows in the Western Cape Province. The birds breeding on the bridge on the N2 between Sedgefield and Knysna at the turnoff t... Read more »

KING PENGUIN NEAR CAPE POINT

Posted on the 1st November 2019
(The King Penguin at Buffelsbay near Cape Point caused a huge sensation in birding circles this week. Our appreciation goes to Trevor Hardaker for his report, as well as the latest unfortunate news... Read more »

SPOTTED THICK-KNEES HATCHING

Posted on the 14th December 2018
BirdLife Overberg member Ingrid Grundlingh witnessed this wonderful sequal of events in her garden and was fortunate enough to get these marvelous images of the chicks hatching. Enjoy! ... Read more »