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BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT RED STONE HILLS

Posted on the 15th August 2009
Members of BirdLife Overberg just completed a weekend outing to the Red Stone Hills guest farm in the Calitzdorp district.  This was an extremely succesful weekend and we all came away overw... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO THE DANGER POINT PENINSULA

Posted on the 25th July 2009
Fourteen BirdLife Overberg members went on the monthly Saturday morning outing, can you (Cape people) believe it on a clear beautiful day without wind. It was the first July outing in the club's histo... Read more »

THE OUDEKRAAL ROAD IN THE OVERBERG

Posted on the 11th June 2009
(Only Dave de Beer and Anita de Jager went on the Thursday morning outing in May.  Anita tells more): Regrettably no one else turned up so – after some contemplation – Dave and I set... Read more »

THE MARCH 2009 TRIP REPORT

Posted on the 8th April 2009
(READ THIS FROM BOTTOM TO TOP, DAY BY DAY).  31 March: Total for the month: 407. We were unable to add a new bird for the month as we treated ourselves with our usual drive back home through the ... Read more »

AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK BIRDING WEEKEND - 2008

Posted on the 20th October 2008
Ever heard of top birding destinations such as Ratelrivier, Springfield, Brandfontein, Soutpan and Voëlvlei? Well, the Honoray Rangers of the Agulhas National Park had some real surprises up thei... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO GRABOUW

Posted on the 21st June 2008
(Melanie Honicke reports on a visit to Jessie Walton's farm at Grabouw).  Yesterday morning’s outing (21 June 2008) was a huge success with a bird count of 45, at the dam and afterwards in ... Read more »

BLO AT THE TANQUA KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 30th August 2007
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG BIRDING (AND BUNDU-BASHING) THE TANQUA KAROO NATIONAL PARK 23-26 AUGUST 2007 (See some trip pics under the "weekend outings" picture gallery). The Karoo has always been ... Read more »

CRUISE TO DYER ISLAND

Posted on the 1st May 2007
DYER ISLAND – On 1 May 2007 we went out to Dyer Island with Wilfred Chivell in view of raising funds for the Penguin nests as our contribution to BLSA's national bird week. (We managed to raise ... Read more »

BLO WEEKEND TO THE GARDEN ROUTE

Posted on the 27th April 2007
(We found this uncompleted article in an old BirdLife Overberg newsletter - it makes for interesting reading though).  A group of birders from BirdLife Overberg recently visited the Garden R... Read more »

DAY OUTING TO DE HOOP NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 7th October 2006
(We recently found this historic report in an old newsletter and thought that it would worth uploading. - Ed.)  The van Hoogstraten's were the highest bidders for a full day birding outing in the... Read more »

GARDEN ROUTE TRIP - 2006

Posted on the 30th September 2006
Ronel and her Irish boyfriend visited us recently and we decided to take them on a four day trip of the Garden Route. (September 2006). We booked into the Tsitsikama National Park at Storms River mout... Read more »

BLO IN THE KAROO NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 27th September 2006
Karoo National Park Birding Weekend 15-17 September 2006 A Worm’s Eye View By Christine Cleal (See some pics under "weekend outings" in the picture galleries). By no stretch of the ... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO GREYTON

Posted on the 14th May 2006
GREYTON – On Saturday 14 May 2006 we investigated birding opportunities in the town of Greyton. Birding in the town itself is great, but it is the nature reserve that compares favorably with oth... Read more »

MORNING OUTING TO HELDERBERG NR

Posted on the 15th March 2005
(Tertia Knaap highlights another of the Western Cape's top birding destinations). In between raging storms, Saturday's weather was simply idyllic, moderate, windstill and perfect for birding.  T... Read more »