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THE NEWLY UPDATED CAPE WHALE COAST BIRDFINDER WEB PAGE

Posted on the 28th June 2017
We are proud to announce the launch of this page developed through a small grant from the Table Mountain Fund, WWF-SA and the Agulhas Biosphere Initiative. This describes where one goes bird-watchi... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT DURING THIS WINTER

Posted on the 28th June 2017
BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT INTRODUCTION There are many outstanding bird-watching opportunities along the various gravel and tarred roads scattered throughout the Overberg. These ro... Read more »

JOINING A BIRD CLUB IN YOUR AREA - CONTACT DIRECTORY FOR THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 28th June 2017
HOW TO JOIN A BIRD CLUB IN THE WESTERN CAPE WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM CONTACT DIRECTORY Updated April 2016. Western Cape Birding Forum Chair: Anton Odendal birding@overberg.co.za 082 550 ... Read more »

Trip Reports

TBC AT THE STRANDFONTEIN BIRD SANCTUARY

Posted on the 25th July 2017
Strandfontein Bird Sanctuary 24 July 2017 What a lovely morning it turned out to be. 12 TBC members arrived at the Poo Ponds at Strandfontein to a most glorious sunrise. Not a breath of wind an... Read more »

TBC CAMP AT BUITENSTEKLOOF, ROBERTSON

Posted on the 25th July 2017
TBC – CAMP TO BUITENSTEKLOOF, ROBERTSON 16 JUNE We met at Le Roux & Fourie Wine shop, 10km before Robertson to pick up the keys to our cottages. We set off on the Agter-Vinkrivier r... Read more »

REPORT ON THE TANKWA KAROO BIRDING WEEKEND 2017

Posted on the 25th July 2017
The sixth annual Tankwa Karoo Birding Bonanza weekend, hosted by the SANParks Honorary Rangers Boland Region, was held from 31 March to 2 April in the Tankwa Karoo National Park. Guests were welcom... 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 »