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INTRODUCTORY NOTES ON BIRDING AT STILBAAI

Posted on the 6th April 2012
BIRDING IN THE STILBAAI AREA We presented a Flight for Birders bird identification and conservation course at Stilbaai towards the end of March and came away highly impressed with birding opportuniti... Read more »

MIKE AND MARGARET'S TANZANIAN EXPERIENCE

Posted on the 4th April 2012
THE TANZANIA EXPERIENCE All the pre-planning for the trip went down the tubes 2 weeks before leaving when I found out by accident that Kenya Airways had cancelled our flight and booked us on an alter... Read more »

BLO AT DUINEPOS IN THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 28th March 2012
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG'S WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK BIRDING WEEKEND – MARCH 2012 During the weekend of 23 to 25 March 2012 15 members of Birdlife Overberg were blessed with an opportunity to spend the... Read more »

SUNSET GAME DRIVE FROM PUNDA MARIA

Posted on the 21st March 2012
A SUNSET DRIVE IN NORTHERN KRUGER During my recent visit to the Kruger Park with Anton and Elaine my 70th Birthday present from them was a sunset drive on the famed Mahonie Loop circling Punda Maria ... Read more »

CARIN'S LATEST KALAHARI TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 14th March 2012
Trip to Kgalagadi, February 2012 Although this has been my 13th trip to the Kalahari, I have never been in February, supposedly the best month for birds in the Kalahari. After following the weather r... Read more »

ANOTHER MARCH TRIP REPORT - SOME COMMENTS

Posted on the 12th March 2012
(The original trip report became to big for the server to handle due to the volume of photographs and we therefore load our final comments and a few images herewith - Anton) DAY 14: WINDING DOWN We ... Read more »

ANOTHER MARCH TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 24th February 2012
Elaine and myself are again off to the north of the Kruger National Park and this time to celebrate Anita's 70th birthday.  We will again attempt to load some of our birding experiences and hopef... Read more »

MIKE IN KZN & ZULULAND

Posted on the 12th February 2012
KZN and Zululand Birding Extravaganza 24/1 to 4/2 Birding with Malcolm Gemmell (Button Birding) is not for the faint-hearted, wimps, vegetarians or the lazy. This is Hard-Core birding for 10 days but... Read more »

EVER HEARD OF BIRDING AT PIKETBERG?

Posted on the 7th February 2012
We presented the Flight for Birders course at Piketberg on the Cape West Coast on 2 and 3 February. It was attended by 25 people. We were rather pleased with this given the fact that it is could be re... Read more »

IN SEARCH OF THE LOST ROCK-JUMPER & RED DIZAS

Posted on the 22nd January 2012
 (Kindly note that I have now also loaded Carin's brilliant images of the red dizas at the bottom of the artilce. - Anton) In sear... Read more »

CAPE VULTURES AT THE COLLYWOBBLES

Posted on the 6th January 2012
As a child my father regularly took our family to remote places in the Transkei and I thought I generally knew the area quite well. Alas, 50 years on – and with the aid of a 4x4 – I discov... Read more »

GREAT BUSHVELD BIRDING

Posted on the 2nd January 2012
BUSHVELD BIRDING:  KRUGER and NORTH WEST (Richard and Christene Masson spent some time up north and this trip report makes for compelling reading and viewing: a wonderful selection of images Ric... Read more »

NEW YEAR'S DAY TWITCH IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 1st January 2012
Happy New Year to all.  (This 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 yea... Read more »

A 90 MINUTES TWITCH AT ONRUS AND VERMONT

Posted on the 16th December 2011
A public holiday and the first clear and windless morning in about two weeks forced me out of doors. Elaine is working on their 'Bird Bouquets' and I decided to see how many species I could twitch in ... Read more »

A WEEKEND AT VERMAAKLIKHEID

Posted on the 5th December 2011
Lee, Melanie, John, Jos, Elsabé, Richard, Aletta and Anita spent a weekend at Vermaaklikheid between 25 and 27 November 2011. Vermaaklikheid is a secluded little hamlet situated on the banks of... Read more »