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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WETLANDS DAY IN THE OVERBERG, AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 6th February 2017
BirdLife Overberg received a very kind invitation from Emmerentia de Kock of the Agulhas National Park to come and join them the celebrate International Wetlands day. After a very early start (4a... Read more »

MIKE AND MARGARET GRAHAM VISIT THREE LOCATIONS IN ZIMBABWE

Posted on the 6th February 2017
Our 18 day trip to Zimbabwe was to take in 3 locations of different habitats – Victoria Falls (2 nights), Hwange National Park (5 nights) and finally Musango Island (10 nights) set in the Mat... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT KOSTAPLENTI IN NATURES VALLEY - 2017

Posted on the 4th February 2017
(A photo gallery will be created once photographs are received from all the participants). Fourteen BirdLife Overberg members again spent five days at Kostaplenti in Nature's Valley last w... Read more »

CELEBRATING BIRDING AT ROOIELS AND HAROLD PORTER

Posted on the 22nd January 2017
BirdLife Overberg’s first weekend morning outing of the year on 21 January took us to Rooiels and the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. We welcomed 12 new-comers to our activities in a group o... Read more »

REPORT ON BLO OUTING TO DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 13th January 2017
(We are receiving so many great images of yesterday's outing that it was decided to do a photo article. We'll probably add some more photographs as these are received. Also, conditions were... Read more »

POP-UP BIRDING OUTING TO ROOISAND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 9th January 2017
It has become very popular to talk about “pop-up restaurants” and pop-up this and pop-up that. Yesterday someone in the group suggested that we start talking of “POP-UP BIRDING OU... Read more »

BIRDING IN THE OVERBERG ON NEW YEARS DAY 2017

Posted on the 2nd January 2017
Happy New Year to all. Elaine and myself have not done our New Year's day birding outing for a few years and we did not have guests overnight. This gave us the opportunity to bird on New Year... Read more »

LATE AFTERNOON BIRDING HIKE AT ARABELLA ESTATE

Posted on the 12th December 2016
A group of 18, made up of Arabella Homeowners and some BirdLife Overberg members did a late afternoon birding hike along the fairways of the beautiful Arabella Country Estate on Sunday 11 December.... Read more »

THE WHALE COAST ROCK-JUMPERS REPORT ON BIRDING BIG DAY 2016

Posted on the 27th November 2016
Carin Malan, Ilse Bigalke, Chris Cheetham and myself, with Charles Naude as back-up participated in BirdLife South Africa's BIRDING BIG DAY by visiting some of the top birding destinations in t... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AT FERNKLOOF - WITH A DIFFERENCE

Posted on the 20th November 2016
Twenty Birdlife Overberg members participated in a memorable outing at Fernkloof Nature Reserve on Saturday morning. Not much birding was done – some 50 species identified, as Billy Robertson... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG OUTING TO BERGSIG WINE ESTATE ALONG THE BREEDE RIVER

Posted on the 7th November 2016
Eighteen BirdLife Overberg members participated in a delightful outing to the Bergsig Wine Estate on Saturday. Bergsig is situated along the Breede River at the base of the Bainskloof Pass – ... Read more »

REPORT ON BIRDING AT ONRUS, VERMONT SALT PAN AND THE SWARTRIVIER ROAD

Posted on the 16th October 2016
I took Wilana Smidt, a friend of ours from Pretoria out birding yesterday morning. The RED-CHESTED CUCKOOS and SOMBRE GREENBULS were very vocal throughout Onrus and Harderbaai produced species such... Read more »

A BRIEF BIRDING OUTING IN THE OVERSTAND

Posted on the 9th October 2016
At lunch today it became evident that the Proteas will smoke the boys from Oz and we decided to go birding, particularly after the disappointment of BLO outings being cancelled due to bad weather o... Read more »

CAPE ROCK-JUMPERS AND MORE AT ROOIELS

Posted on the 16th September 2016
The BirdLife Overberg wattsapp team did a full protocol atlassing of the Rooiels site ...in a howling wind on Thursday morning. They managed to get 18 species that included Verreaux;s Eagle, Cape... Read more »

FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS AT GEORGE & BLUE WHALE RESORT

Posted on the 11th September 2016
We recently presented the Flight for Birders identification and conservation course at Mossel Bay. The venue was not large enough to accommodate all the people who wanted to participate with the re... Read more »