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MORNING OUTING TO STANFORD AND DANGER POINT - 22 MAY 2010

Posted on the 23rd May 2010
Very thick early morning mist messed up our plans to have a big turnout for our International Biodiversity Day outing and only nine members pitched to brave the elements. What a day it turned out to b... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO HELDERBERG NR, 17 APRIL 2010

Posted on the 20th April 2010
(Auriel Miller, who still regards herself as a novice birder, forwarded this short report - also see photograph in the picture gallery). On Saturday (17 April 2010) some of us from BLO enjoyed a wond... Read more »

WILFRED AND MARCIA CROUS IN THE KALAHARI

Posted on the 14th April 2010
TRIP REPORT TO AUGRABIES, KGALAGADI AND AI-AIS, PAST FISH RIVER CANYON Article and photographs by Wilfred and Marcia Crous – birding beginners Wed 3 March: Overnight at Springbok Our trip sta... Read more »

MIKE & MARGARET GRAHAM IN KZN

Posted on the 22nd March 2010
(BirdLife Overberg treasurer, Mike Graham and Margaret were at it again in the company of Malcolm Gemmill - this time on a tour of KZN.  Read all about some fantastic birding destinations and gre... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO ONRUS & ENVIRONS

Posted on the 21st March 2010
Members of BirdLife Overberg went on a morning outing to Onrus in Hermanus this morning (20 March 2010). Rather silly to organize an outing over a long weekend as everybody was out to enjoy the last s... Read more »

KGALAGADI TRIP - OCTOBER 2009

Posted on the 12th March 2010
Elaine and myself spent ten days in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park recently Fourteen chicks!  All images: Anton Odendal ... Read more »

AUGRABIES NATIONAL PARK TRIP - OCTOBER 2009

Posted on the 12th March 2010
(This report on our recent visit to the Augrabies Falls National Park in the Northern Cape province of South Africa merely gives an overview of our personal experiences. Visit the Augrabies National P... Read more »

GREAT BIRDING EXPERIENCES IN THE OVERBERG - 2009

Posted on the 12th March 2010
(There were many interesting sightings of birds in the Overberg during 2009. I decided to make a selection of great birding experiences reported on this website during the year and give a summary here... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ALONG THE GARDEN ROUTE

Posted on the 28th February 2010
(Members of BirdLife Overberg recently spent a few days birding along the Garden Route and Jos and John Simson forwarded this trip report to us. We also loaded a new photo gallery of pictures taken on... Read more »

WILDERNESS BIRDING SPOTS

Posted on the 3rd February 2010
Mike Graham visited Wilderness recently and despite the drought came away with a very impressive list of species: Wilderness Birding Spots Lagoon (Touw River)  White-breasted Cormorant, Reed C... Read more »

BIRDING AT SWELLENDAM

Posted on the 31st January 2010
The Swellendam area in the Overberg region of the Western Cape is highly underrated as a bird-watching destination. The town is in close proximity to the Grootvadersbosch, Marloth and De Hoop nature r... Read more »

BBD IN THE OVERBERG - 2009

Posted on the 1st December 2009
Brummer, Dave, Frank and myself did our normal BLSA Birding Big Day in a different way. We experienced a brilliant weather day compared to what we have seen over several months now. This caused extend... Read more »

A DAY'S BIRDING IN THE AGULHAS NP

Posted on the 24th September 2009
Four of us decided to attend the heritage day celebration at Springfield farm in the Agulhas National Park. (24 September 2009). This historic farm was the setting for Daleen Matthee's last novel &ldq... Read more »

MIKE GRAHAM IN KRUGER NP

Posted on the 23rd September 2009
(BirdLife Overberg's Treasurer Mike Graham was at it again and this time in the Kruger National Park.  He reports herewith and also forwarded some lovely images). Trip Report – Kruger Nat... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO THE THEEWATERSKLOOF REGION

Posted on the 22nd August 2009
Not many people have heard of the bird-watching potential in the Theewaterskloof municipal area. Landscape along the Swartriver road... Read more »