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BIRDING IN THE KLEIN KAROO - ANITA DE JAGER REPORTS

Posted on the 15th March 2016
BIRDING IN THE KLEIN KAROO Recently Hugo and I spent a couple of days birding in the Ladismith and Calitzdorp areas at the end of February 2016. Our first stop was at Koedoeskloof Country Lodge... Read more »

OUTING TO UILENKRAALS VALLEY AND DANGER POINT

Posted on the 13th March 2016
Twenty BirdLife Overberg members spent a wonderful morning along the Uilenkraals Valley and the Danger Point peninsula on Saturday 12 March 2016. The day started out well – close to the CapeN... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDS IN A SWELLENDAM GARDEN

Posted on the 6th March 2016
We presented the Flight for Birders identification and conservation course at Swellendam on Thursday and Friday. Discussions during the course once again illustrated the vast birding potential of t... Read more »

TBC AT ROOIELS AND HAROLD PORTER

Posted on the 19th January 2016
TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB OUTING TO ROOIELS AND BETTY'S BAY (This report originally appeared in the latest edition of 'THE KITE', the official newsletter of the TYGERBERG BIRD CLUB, and is ... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO HAROLD PORTER BOTANICAL GARDENS

Posted on the 16th January 2016
The first BirdLife Overberg morning outing of the year was scheduled for 16 January. One group was supposed to hike the magnificent Kogelberg and the other to visit Rooiels and Stony Point. A very ... Read more »

MORE GREAT BIRDING FROM THE CAPE AGULHAS REGION

Posted on the 10th January 2016
Hi All, Had the privilege of birding at Vogelgezang (www.vogelgezang.co.za) few days ago. This is a birding paradise available to those making use of their accomodation (Close to De Mond NR). Alt... Read more »

60 MINUTES BIRDING AT ONRUS AND VERMONT

Posted on the 14th December 2015
It was Monday morning and the cleaners came in, with the result that I decided to do birding for 60 minutes along my usual route. I normally drive a specific route past the Vermont Salt Pan, do a l... Read more »

BIRDING BIG DAY 2015 WITH A DIFFERENCE: TEAM ROCK-JUMPER REPORTS

Posted on the 28th November 2015
HALF A BIRDING BIG DAY – TEAM ROCK-JUMPER IN THE OVERSTRAND Last year BirdLife Overberg's TEAM ROCK-JUMPER won the Birding Big Day competition for the Western Cape with 170 plus species... Read more »

DE MOND NATURE RESERVE OUTING

Posted on the 15th November 2015
Twenty-five birders participated in the BirdLife Overberg day outing to the De Mond Nature Reserve on Sunday 15 November 2015. We travelled to De Mond via the newly tarred road between Franskraal v... Read more »

A SHORT TRIP REPORT - SIRHENI, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (NOVEMBER 2015)

Posted on the 14th November 2015
One of the ultimate destinations to experience the most beautiful 24/7 bird chorus must be the Sirheni private bush camp, situated more or less between Punda Maria and Shingwedzi in the Kruger Nati... Read more »

BIRDING IN NATURE'S VALLEY

Posted on the 20th October 2015
In early October nineteen of us again spent five days at Kostaplenti, the fantasic Nature's Valley home of Buks and Annette de la Rey. The two buildings comfortably housed seventeen BirdLife Ov... Read more »

DAWN CHORUS HIKES AT NATURE'S VALLEY

Posted on the 8th October 2015
We are at Nature's Valley with 19 (mostly) BirdLife Overberg members. On two mornings at 05h00 I took out some participants on a dawn chorus patrol to the Grootrivier boardwalk and trail. One c... Read more »

TWO DAYS AT THE BITOU RIVER LODGE, PLETTENBERG BAY

Posted on the 3rd October 2015
Elaine and myself spent two nights as guests of Paul and Sue Scheepers at the magnificent Bitou River Lodge outside Plettenberg Bay. It seems as if this destination is becoming increasingly popular... Read more »

BIRDING AT THE WOODY CAPE SECTION OF THE ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 30th September 2015
If you are visiting Addo Elephant National Park I strongly recommend staying at the Woody Cape section. Nestled among the trees are the newly opened Langebos Huts. Both huts are booked simultaneous... Read more »

BIRDING AT WILDERNESS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 14th September 2015
WILDERNESS OUTING REPORT Elaine, Helé and myself attended the Western Cape Birding Forum conference at the Ebb and Flow restcamp in the Wilderness National Park over the weekend. The girls... Read more »