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MIKE VISITS KZN, ZULULAND & PONDOLAND

Posted on the 29th January 2013
Mike visits KZN, Zululand and Pondoland This trip was planned for me to pick up on specials that eluded me a year ago when I was up here and with using Malcolm Gemmell (Button Birding) as my guide ag... Read more »

Mike and Margaret visit Victoria Falls & Lake Kariba

Posted on the 2nd January 2013
As Hermanus gets way too crowded at Xmas we decided that we would spend time away in peace and quiet up in Zimbabwe. We left home during the afternoon of 20th December to overnight in Johannesburg be... Read more »

NEW YEAR'S DAY TWITCH IN THE OVERSTRAND - 2013

Posted on the 1st January 2013
Happy New Year to all. (This again is for my friends Eddie Cassani, Jan Kuipers and Otto Nel who are all celebrating their birthdays today). I include some of my first pictures for the year. I always... Read more »

BIRDING GEMS OF THE OVERBERG: THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 29th December 2012
Dawid and Carin Malan and myself decided to go birding along the Swartrivier road this morning (Saturday 29 December 2012). There was a warning of gale force winds, but fortunately it was very quite f... Read more »

ANOTHER DAY IN (BIRDING) PARADISE

Posted on the 7th November 2012
ANOTHER GREAT DAY IN BIRDING PARADISE I used to go to Bredasdorp once a week for several years in the past. Conditions were never optimal for birding as the sun was in front of me going there and com... Read more »

OUTING TO THE ELGIN OPEN GARDENS EVENT

Posted on the 4th November 2012
Members of BirdLife Overberg have used the Elgin Open Gardens event as a morning outing for many years and this year was no different. The weather was great, even though a bit misty at first. We start... Read more »

MIKE & MARGARET AT SOUTH LUANGA BUSH CAMPS

Posted on the 12th October 2012
KGALAGADI IN LATE SEPTEMBER We decided to go to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park via Springbok due to the road work reports. This route is 102 km longer than the route via Calvinia, but the latter ap... Read more »

MIKE & MARGARET AT SOUTH LUANGA BUSH CAMPS

Posted on the 8th October 2012
ZAMBIA – SOUTH LUANGWA BUSH CAMPS Our trip was for 9 days and covered 3 Bush Camps within the South Luangwa National Park. We were there 16 months ago as part of the quest for the Shoebill but ... Read more »

F4B WEEKEND AT WINTERBERG MOUNTAIN LODGE

Posted on the 17th September 2012
REPORT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS NEAR CERES We presented the Flight for Birders bird identification and conservation course at the Winterberg Mountain Lodge over the weekend of 15 and 16 September. This ... Read more »

CARIN GOES OUT TO SEA!

Posted on the 4th September 2012
It all started out with “If you want to grow your list, you got to get to sea, deep sea !”, yes it is that mentors voice again, challenging us! Then Trevor Hardaker (alias Mr Rarities) gav... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT STILBAAI

Posted on the 31st August 2012
Elaine and me had visited Stilbaai twice in recent months, once to present a Flight for Birders course and once to do the fieldwork and site visits in preparation of the Garden Route and Little Karoo ... Read more »

DAWID & CARIN MALAN IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 25th August 2012
(Dawid and Carin again illustrate what brilliant birding there is on offer in Kruger.  There are so many images to choose from and I only included a fraction of these (those that I really liked) ... Read more »

THE EDEN FIELDWORK TOUR

Posted on the 25th June 2012
Elaine and myself have just returned from an extended fieldwork and site visit trip through the Eden District municipal area for the development of the birding brochure for that region. We h... Read more »

MIKE & MARGARET IN FOUR ZIMBABWEAN NATIONAL PARKS

Posted on the 20th June 2012
ZIMBABWE – 4 NATIONAL PARKS (1/6 TO 14/6) After attending the Moody Blues/10 CC Concert at Grand West on 30th May, Margaret and I overnighted there and flew the following afternoon to Joburg be... Read more »

ROOISAND MORNING OUTING - LOCAL IS LEKKER

Posted on the 21st April 2012
It is once more that time of year when scheduled morning outings in the Overberg could easily be bedeviled by bad weather. Several BirdLife Overberg members who had confirmed participation in today's ... Read more »