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COASTAL CLEANUP REPORT FOR 14 JULY 2018

Posted on the 15th July 2018
Participation in yesterday’s BirdLife Overberg coastal clean-up was a bit of a disaster due to a variety of reasons. The weather was not good and several people did not come out and the same ... Read more »

FISHING LINE BINS FOR THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE

Posted on the 5th July 2018
I have just collected the first batch of fishing line bins from our partners at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT). We at BirdLife Overberg extend a big thank you and sincere appreciation fo... Read more »

INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC BAG FREE DAY ON 3 JULY

Posted on the 28th June 2018
INTERNATIONAL PLASTIC BAG FREE DAY ON 3 JULY The International Plastic Bag Free Day is now in its ninth year and in 2018 it will be celebrated on Tuesday 3 July. Scores of organisations and hundr... Read more »

Trip Reports

BIRDING NAMIBIA – WINTER 2018. ENDEMICS and NEAR-ENDEMICS

Posted on the 15th July 2018
I had 5 weeks birdwatching in Namibia between 3 June and 8 July 2018. I have decided that a chronological trip report will not hold any reader’s interest long enough to cover 5 weeks of prett... Read more »

MONTHLY COASTAL CLEANUP WITH A DIFFERENCE

Posted on the 23rd June 2018
COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 23 JUNE BirdLife Overberg’s monthly coastal clean-up that was to have taken place along the first section of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve was cancelled due to sto... Read more »

GENTLE BIRDING CRUISE DOWN THE KLEIN RIVER ON THE LADY STANFORD

Posted on the 6th June 2018
Now here is another huge feather in the Cape Whale Coast’s already impressive bird-watching cap. This morning members of BirdLife Overberg went on a slow cruise along the Klein River from Sta... 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 »