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FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE OUTING & BIRP COUNT

Posted on the 24th August 2015
Thirteen BirdLife Overberg members braved a very strong south-easter in the beautiful Fernkloof Nature Reserve on Saturday 22nd August.       (l) Fernkloof Nature Reserve ent... Read more »

BONTEBOK NATIONAL PARK OUTING & BIRP COUNT

Posted on the 10th August 2015
Six BirdLife Overberg members visited the Bontebok National Park on 6th August. Birding was very difficult initially as thick mist was encountered from Akkedisberg Pass to Swellendam and lasted unt... Read more »

A HIKE IN THE MAGNIFICENT KOGELBERG BIOSPHERE RESERVE

Posted on the 11th June 2015
Thirteen BirdLife Overberg members, together with two Swedes that read about the outing in their home country, today tackled a four hour hike from the Kogelberg Nature Reserve offices to the Harold... Read more »

DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE OUTING & BIRP COUNT

Posted on the 2nd June 2015
Winter has been struggling to establish a foothold which worked in favour for our Birdlife Overberg members outing to De Hoop Reserve and we enjoyed three days of good weather and excellent birding... Read more »

THE TANKWA KAROO BIRDING BONANZA 2015 - RICHARD MASSON REPORTS

Posted on the 19th April 2015
SASOL TANKWA BIRDNG BONANZA - APRIL 2015 On the weekend of April 10th I had the privilege of participating in a truly wonderful event sponsored by SASOL and organized by SANParks Honorary Rangers... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO THE HELDERBERG NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 21st March 2015
Only six BirdLife Overberg members could attend the outing to the Helderberg Nature Reserve in Somerset West on 19 March, 2015. The weather was beautiful with only a very slight breeze. (l... Read more »

BIRP COUNT AT GROOTVADERSBOSCH NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 17th March 2015
Chris and Charles, accompanied by wives and family, and Richard met at the comfortable Honeywood Farm for a Friday evening braai and kuier in preparation for an early 7 o’clock start for the ... Read more »

GREAT OVERSTRAND BIRDING AS PART OF THE WALKER BAY BIRD FAIR

Posted on the 27th February 2015
Finally the day arrived – the Walker Bay Bird Fair’s 2015 outing to Rooi Els, Stony Point, Harold Porter National Gardens and Rooisand Nature Reserve started at 07h00 departing from Sta... Read more »

OFF-SHORE BIRDING TRIP AT GANSBAAI

Posted on the 20th February 2015
On Friday 6 February and Monday 9 February I went with Dyer Island Cruises to do some off-shore birding around Dyer Island and the area south of Danger Point. Cape Gannets following Common... Read more »

A WEEKEND AT BIRDERS SELF-CATERING BFE AT VELDDRIF

Posted on the 15th February 2015
We were invited to spend a few days at BIRDERS self-catering Birder Friendly Establishment in Velddrif. It is right on the Lower Berg River Wetlands and we experienced great bird-watching over the ... Read more »

BLO AT HAWSTON SEWAGE WORKS AND MEER EN SEE

Posted on the 1st February 2015
The BirdLife Overberg morning outing on 31 January 2015 was originally planned for the Rooisand Nature Reserve along the shores of the Botriviervlei. It was was then decided to also visit Meer-en-S... Read more »

RICHARD AT ST FRANCIS, PARADISE BEACH AND JEFFREYS BAY

Posted on the 26th January 2015
TRIP REPORT – ST FRANCIS, PARADISE BEACH and JEFFERY’S BAY JANUARY 2015 (Richard Masson again sent a great trip report with some interesting identification problems on terns and ci... Read more »

RICHARD MASSON AT NATURES VALLEY

Posted on the 22nd January 2015
For my annual bush and camping week from 21 to 30 November last year I visited three of our national parks, Addo and Mountain Zebra in the Eastern Cape and Nature’s Valley in Western Cape and... Read more »

RICHARD MASSON AT ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 22nd January 2015
      ADDO ELEPHANT NATIONAL PARK For my annual bush and camping week from 21 to 30 November last year I visited three of our national p... Read more »

RICHARD MASSON AT MOUNTAIN ZEBRA NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 22nd January 2015
For my annual bush and camping week from 21 to 30 November last year I visited three of our national parks, Addo and Mountain Zebra in the Eastern Cape and Nature’s Valley in Western Cape and... Read more »