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CARIN MALAN CELEBRATES OVERBERG BIRDS - DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

Posted on the 11th January 2015
Summer Holiday Birding in the Overberg After finishing off quite a hectic last few days at work, our summer holiday arrived by mid-December. I have just acquired the very sought-after copy of our... Read more »

ANOTHER GREAT MORNING AT FERNKLOOF NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 11th January 2015
We completed another BIRP count at the Fernkloof Nature Reserve yesterday moring. The energetic among us (read Chris, Ilse and Paula) were out for a hike at 06h30 and the rest of joined at 08h00. I... Read more »

A MORNING'S BIRDING AT DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 11th December 2014
We had another successful and enjoyable BIRP count at De Mond Nature Reserve yesterday. These outings are just getting better and better all the time and we want to encourage more members to partic... Read more »

EXCITING OVERSTRAND BIRDING

Posted on the 3rd December 2014
(Brian Vanderwalt reports on an impressive list of birds seen along the Cape Whale Coast. - Ed.) Hi All, Did some birding in the Overberg last week and saw: Three Cape Rock-jumpers at 11.30... Read more »

Margaret and Mike visit Linyanti (Botswana) and Hwange (Zimbabwe)

Posted on the 1st December 2014
Margaret and Mike visit Linyanti (Botswana) and Hwange (Zimbabwe) Day 1 - 15th Nov The trip got off to a bad start when our flight from Joburg to Maun was delayed nearly 6 hours due a major eng... Read more »

THE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY

Posted on the 1st December 2014
THE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY (BRIEFLY) (This report is dedicated to the memory of the late Brummer Olivier, our BBD partner for many years. - Anton) Carin Malan, Ils... Read more »

BRIEF REPORT ON DAWN CHORUS OUTING TO PLATBOS FOREST

Posted on the 22nd November 2014
DAWN CHORUS OUTING TO PLATBOS FOREST The first BirdLife Overberg BIRP count was highly successful and enjoyable ¬ great forest birding so close to Hermanus. Keir stated “imagine what th... Read more »

THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD AND HAROLD PORTER's

Posted on the 13th November 2014
Yesterday Carin Malan took two British guests for a brief birding session to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and the Swartrivier Road in the Overstrand municipal area. This despite very poor we... Read more »

BIRDING AT KAGGA KAMMA, SWARTRUGGENS, WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 10th November 2014
SWARTRUGGENS BIRDING – KAGGA KAMMA - OCTOBER 2014 We spent the last week of October 2014 at KaggaKamma, a comfortable resort about 100 kms north of Ceres. I enjoy the research part of prepa... Read more »

HOTTENTOT BUTTONQUAIL ENCOUNTERS

Posted on the 9th November 2014
KLEYNHAGELKRAAL Saturday 8 November saw us do another Birds In Reserves Project count as part of the MOU signed with CapeNature ¬ this time to Kleynhagelkraal, a new Stewardship site just wes... Read more »

BIRDING AT ROOIELS, KARWYDERSKRAAL AND SO ON

Posted on the 7th November 2014
Earlier this week I took 2 clients on a birding trip along the eastern shores of False Bay. It was very windy with occasional drizzling rain. The Cape Rock-jumpers at Rooiels were there, but allowe... Read more »

BIRDING IN THE GROOTWINTERHOEK

Posted on the 25th October 2014
PAMPOENFONTEIN REPORT This report should read with the photo gallery at this link: http://www.westerncapebirding.co.za/overberg/gallery.php?id=73 Sixteen BirdLife Overberg members spent five... Read more »

MORE ON THE OUTING TO STONY POINT & HAROLD PORTER ON 11 OCTOBER 2014

Posted on the 12th October 2014
(Carin Malan sent me some more lekker images taken yesterday. This should be viewed with our African Penguin photo gallery at the following link: http://www.westerncapebirding.co.za/overberg/ga... Read more »

SOME LIFERS OF WILFRED AND MARCIA IN ZULULAND

Posted on the 3rd October 2014
Wilfred and Marcia went on to Zululand after Elaine's birthday bash at Punda Maria. They have been to Ndumu and Mkuzi for three days each and and have now reached the Umlalazi Game Reserve at M... Read more »

MIKE GRAHAM REPORTS ON THEIR CURRENT VISIT TO THE BITOU RIVER LODGE

Posted on the 2nd October 2014
At 2.00pm today a Pale Chanting Goshawk (lone adult) sighted about 5km from R326 junction with N2 (15km from Riviersonderend). Perched on a telegraph pole The Grass Owls (at least one anyway) sti... Read more »