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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG MEMBERS AT DUINEPOS - AUGUST 2013

Posted on the 28th August 2013
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG TRIP REPORT : WESTCOAST NATIONAL PARK From 13 to 15 August a small group of members of BirdLife Overberg spent a most enjoyable 3 days at Duinepos in the West Coast Nationa... Read more »

WOMEN'S DAY BIRDING BETWEEN ROOELS AND ARABELLA

Posted on the 12th August 2013
ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT FINDING THE MYTHICAL BIRD Not much birding was done lately after some really bad Cape weather. I promised myself some birding time during the long weekend, so when my other hal... Read more »

TRIP REPORT: ELAINE IN BRITAIN

Posted on the 18th July 2013
Elaine is visiting Conrad in England and has decided to do some preparation on English birds before she left. She bought a book on the birds of Britain and had extensive chats to Wilfred and Marcia... Read more »

OVERSTRAND BIRDING: COMPARING WINTER AND SUMMER COUNTS

Posted on the 29th June 2013
The prospect of a sunny Saturday after all the recent rains got me out on a very cold and cloudy morning today. I decided to do precisely the same trip that we did on New Year's Day to see how the bir... Read more »

ANITA BESOEK WEER KOEDOESKLOOF

Posted on the 26th June 2013
Ek het 'n taamlike bedrywige Dwarsbar et al by Koedoeskloof beleef.  Eugene was weg en Debi (sy het my die tweede aand al die kombuis belet - nie eers croutons probeer maak nie).  Taa... Read more »

A SIXTY MINUTE TWITCH AT ONRUS & VERMONT

Posted on the 17th June 2013
  (I thought members would be interested in this one hour bird count done along precisely the same route in Spetember and June.  -Ed.) 17 June 2013, another Monday and public holiday with ... Read more »

MIKE & MARGARET VISIT FOUR NATIONAL PARKS IN KENYA

Posted on the 14th June 2013
Mike and Margaret visit 4 National Parks in Kenya This was our first trip to Kenya, other than changing planes in Nairobi on 2 occasions, so a whole new adventure. I normally do a “trip list&rd... Read more »

ANOTHER EXCELLENT ZEST FOR BIRDS PELAGIC - 11 MAY 2013

Posted on the 20th May 2013
Another Zest for Birds pelagic trip set out from Simonstown on Saturday morning in glorious weather, with near windless conditions, a small swell and only wispy high cloud. Guides on board were Pet... Read more »

A FEW BIRDS FROM BRITAIN

Posted on the 16th May 2013
Wilfred and Marcia Crous recently visited their son Carl and his wife in England and managed to do some birding.  Here are a few of the first images that Wilfred sent to us. - Ed. ... Read more »

RINGING DEMONSTRATION BY DR. PHOEBE BARNARD

Posted on the 11th May 2013
Our morning outing on Saturday 11 May 2013 took us to Hoogie and Carol's lovely home where Dr. Phoebe Barnard gave us a wonderful ringing demonstration.   Thanks to Phoebe for her patie... Read more »

BIRDING AROUND VASTFONTEIN

Posted on the 19th April 2013
We are spending a few days with Nick and Maureen before my mom's 90th birthday party this weekend. They live on a smallholding at Vastfontein along the Bultfontein road, some 30 km north of Pretoria. ... Read more »

OUTING TO THE WILDFLOWER GARDEN AT CALEDON

Posted on the 14th April 2013
Sixteen BirdLife Overberg members, together with four from the Stanford Bird Club, went on a morning outing to the Caledon Wildflower Garden on Saturday 13 April. A beautiful day with clear skies and ... Read more »

EASTER WEEKEND IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 11th April 2013
We participated in the annual Sasol Strettons Wader Bash in the WCNP, organised by the SANPark Honorary Rangers (see report elsewhere on the website) and decided to book into the Duinepos Chalets for ... Read more »

CHASING PELICANS ON MALGAS ISLAND (AFRIKAANS)

Posted on the 18th February 2013
Op wag op Malgas MC Botha Die sesde jaarlikse veldtog deur vrywilligers om pelikane van Jutten- en Malgaseiland naby Saldanha te verdryf, het pas tot ’n einde gekom. Altesaam 35 vrywilliger... Read more »

TRIP REPORT: WADER BASH IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK 2013

Posted on the 12th February 2013
The WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK (S33º 14’643” E18º 12’145”) is an Important Bird Area (SA 105) and a RAMSAR site. The Park includes the beach and dune land between the v... Read more »