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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG REPORT TO WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING – NOVEMBER 2019

Posted on the 1st November 2019
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG REPORT TO WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM MEETING – NOVEMBER 2019 GENERAL CLUB NEWS CLUB MEETINGS, OUTINGS & COURSES: Normal club activities are going ahead as usual... Read more »

FEEDBACK ON THE FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS AND FLIGHT HIGHER COURSES

Posted on the 1st November 2019
We have experimented with the formats of the Flight for Birders and Flight Higher courses over the last few months and are now happy with what had been established. There are more than 30 different... Read more »

REPORT ON THE SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 14 OCTOBER 2019

Posted on the 16th October 2019
A Special General Meeting (SGM) of BirdLife Overberg members was held at 18h00 on Monday 14 October at the Mollergren Community Hall, Hermanus. Notices of the meeting stating the Committee’s ... Read more »

Trip Reports

Natures Valley birding report

Posted on the 3rd November 2019
Natures Valley birding report The African Fish Eagles called soon after our arrival for Birdlife Overberg’s annual week of birding in Nature’s Valley. It was Sunday 20 November. ... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO HAROLD PORTER BOTANICAL GARDENS

Posted on the 13th October 2019
We enjoyed a fairly successful outing to the Harold Porter gardens on Saturday 12 October. Misty clouds covered the skies initially and we were surprised to find a parking area filled with cars. Ke... Read more »

BIRDING IN THE KNYSNA FORESTS

Posted on the 30th September 2019
Trip report to Knysna Forest – September 2019 Last week we travelled down to Knysna so I could ride in the Karoo 2 Coast mountain bike challenge (what fun that was!). We decided to base ... 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 »