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MARTIAL EAGLE NUMBERS IN FREE FALL

Posted on the 11th October 2017
MARTIAL EAGLE NUMBERS IN FREE FALL Sightings of the eagle have dropped by as much as 60% since the late 1980s. Cape Town, October 9 – Sunday Times Martial Eagle sightings have dropped ... Read more »

PRESENTATION ON MARINE LITTER - MONTHLY TALK ON 9 OCTOBER 2017

Posted on the 10th October 2017
At last night’s BirdLife Overberg monthly meeting Antonio da Silva-Swart gave a talk entitled “Coastal cleanups along the Overstrand Coast, including those involving schools”. Ant... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTLINE AND ESTUARY WORKSHOP - SUMMARIES OF TALKS

Posted on the 4th September 2017
THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG WORKSHOP ON THE COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES - TALK SUMMARIES Kindly note that recommendations from this workshop will be discussed at our monthly meeting on Monday 11 Septemb... Read more »

Trip Reports

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES

Posted on the 9th October 2017
INTAKA ISLAND 2017 I had the privilege of taking part in the 'Flight for birders' course with Anton Odendal this weekend. What a joy to listen to someone speak with such passion and aut... Read more »

ANOTHER GREAT TRIP REPORT ON THE TANQUA KAROO BY BRIAN VANDERWALT

Posted on the 3rd October 2017
Brian Vanderwalt produced this excellent report on a birding trip to the Tanqua Karoo - I chucked in some of my images to illustrate a few species Did an overnight trip to Tanqua Karoo with ... Read more »

YET ANOTHER GREAT OVERBERG BIRDING TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 2nd October 2017
Birding my home patch on Thursday 29 September (From Gabrielskloof Estate down the Swartrivier Road, Rooisand, Bot River lagoon and Harold Porter) The dawn chorus woke me up on a clear sunny da... Read more »

Sightings

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 »

TEMMINCK'S STINT AT STRANDFONTEIN SEWAGE WORKS!!!!!!

Posted on the 30th November 2016
This is the first bird of this species in South Africa for at least 25 years - get there now folks. Also note that there are other VERY SPECIAL BIRDS at Strandfontein at the moment such as PEC... Read more »

THE FIRST EVER RUFOUS-TAILED SCRUB-ROBIN IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Posted on the 18th July 2016
(With appreciation to Trevor Hardaker for posting this report. - Ed.) Peter Steyn and Andre Demblon made a rather astonishing find this morning near Strandfontein Sewage Works when they located... Read more »