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HEARD OF HOUTBOSLOOP?

Posted on the 7th November 2011
Elaine and myself spent two days along this little river to attend Anmar's wedding. It is located in the valley running from the Sudwala caves to Lydenburg in Mapumalanga and the habitat is dominated ... Read more »

ZERO CARBON FOOTPRINT BIRDING @ ROOISAND BIRD HIDE

Posted on the 12th October 2011
(Carin Malan forwarded this great report and check out the pics below.  It seems that you'l need flippers to go and bird at the Rooisand bird hide for some time to come. - Ed.) After the devasta... Read more »

OUTING TO WITKRANS AND OTHER PLACES

Posted on the 25th September 2011
BirdLife Overberg celebrated Heritage Day with a morning outing to the area between Stanford and the Danger Point peninsula. Conditions were unfortunately not good as the wind basically made it imposs... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG IN THE KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 16th September 2011
Twenty-two members of BirdLife Overberg spent three nights in the Karoo National Park over the weekend (9 to 12 September 2011). The good recent rains created floral displays of astounding proportions... Read more »

A WEEK'S BIRDING AT PLET

Posted on the 31st August 2011
A week in Plettenberg Bay - article and images by Mike Graham Margaret and I spent a very nice week in Plettenberg Bay at the beginning of August, tied in with a Slide-show for BirdLife Plettenberg o... Read more »

TRIP REPORT: VROLIJKHEID NATURE RESERVE & McGREGOR

Posted on the 19th August 2011
Elaine and myself are checking out a number of lesser known birding destinations for the development of the 'birdfinder brochure' for the Cape Winelands District Municipal region. This week we visited... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE KNERSVLAKTE

Posted on the 17th July 2011
Elaine and myself were fortunate to spend a few days along the northern Cape West Coast region by first presenting a Flight for Birders course in Clanwilliam and then visiting a farm on the edge of th... Read more »

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK - RICHARD MASSON ON GREYTON OUTING

Posted on the 23rd June 2011
GREYTON OUTING 11 JUNE 2011 Despite the promising forecast by the Weather Bureau, Saturday June 11th, the day planned for the Birdlife Overberg Greyton outing dawned overcast with heavy mist and inte... Read more »

MIKE & MARGARET GRAHAM VISIT THREE GAME PARKS IN ZAMBIA

Posted on the 21st June 2011
The first fright of the journey was Kulula cancelling our flight on the afternoon of 5th June but fortunately they re-scheduled us on a ComAir flight with just a 30 minute delay. Day 1 – June ... Read more »

WATER AT THE ROOISAND HIDE AT LAST

Posted on the 20th June 2011
ROOISAND AFTER THE 2011 DROUGHT AND FIRE After a long dry summer, the devastating fire the area experienced and then two weeks of lots and lots of rain we became a bit claustrophobic at home. When th... Read more »

21 MAY MORNING OUTING - ONRUS AND ENVIRONS

Posted on the 23rd May 2011
Ten members braved relatively poor weather on Saturday morning to do some birding in the Onrus pentad (3420_1905). The idea was to do an atlasing demonstration in order to get more club members involv... Read more »

BIRDING AT GREAT BRAK RIVER

Posted on the 15th May 2011
We often visit some of the better known birding destinations along the Cape Garden Route and have posted several reports on our visits to places such as Storms River, Nature's Valley, the Bitou River ... Read more »

THE GRAHAMS ON THE WILD COAST AND AT CREIGHTON

Posted on the 9th April 2011
Trip Report – Wild Coast and Creighton Day 1 – After a good flight up from Cape Town, Malcolm Gemmell (Button Birding) picked us up at King Shaka Airport for the trip back to Creighton vi... Read more »

BITS OF BIRDING AT WAKKERSTROOM, NEWCASTLE AND TO THE NORTH OF PRETORIA

Posted on the 9th April 2011
Elaine and myself had to attend a wedding on Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal and this gave us the opportunity of visiting some of our very dear friends in Wakkerstroom, Newcastle and Pretoria. There wasn't enou... Read more »

AFTERNOON ALONG ZAAGKUILDRIFT ROAD & KGOMO-KGOMO

Posted on the 7th April 2011
Elaine and myself had such a fantastic afternoon's birding along the Zaagkuildrift road and at the wetland at Kgomo-Kgomo that we decided to write a separate report on this and do the rest of our trip... Read more »