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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

FIELD TRIP TO BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 26th May 2017
(Steve and Lee Peck spent a day at the Bontebok National Park and brought back this report & images. It once again illustrates how underrated this reserve is as a birding destination. My detail... Read more »

COMMENTS RECEIVED AFTER FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSES OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS

Posted on the 24th May 2017
BOSHEUWEL IN THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK ON 11 & 12 MAY Hi Anton Just wanted to say thank you for your enthralling and so informative course this last Thursday and Friday. I thoroughly enj... Read more »

OUTSTANDING AUTUMN BIRDING MOSTLY IN THE OVERSTRAND AREA

Posted on the 24th May 2017
(Brian Vanderwalt posted this report on the CapeBirdNet. I added images by BirdLife Overberg members. - Ed.) Took an American client to Betty’s Bay area yesterday with “will the Roc... 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 »