Conservation

FLIGHT HIGHER COURSES IN 2020

Posted on the 3rd February 2020
The contents of the Flight Higher course for more experienced birders have now been adapted to a workshop format rather a lecture format. A variety of talks are now available and the decisions of w... Read more

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CONSERVATION REPORT FOR 2019

Posted on the 1st January 2020
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CONSERVATION REPORT 2019 This report reviews progress with the six projects forming part of BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine campaign and a few other conservation related... Read more

REPORT ON ADDRESSING THE LITTERING OF CIGARETTE BUTTS (2019)

Posted on the 19th December 2019
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE PROJECT 4: REPORT ON ADDRESSING THE LITTERING OF CIGARETTE BUTTS (2019) This project is one of six forming part of BirdLife Overberg’s CleanMarine camp... Read more

REPORT ON COORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS DURING 2019

Posted on the 18th December 2019
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE PROJECT 2: REPORT ON THE QUARTERLY CO-ORDINATED WATERBIRD COUNTS (CWACs) ALONG THE OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES (2019) This project is one of six campaigns forming p... Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: KINDLY COLLECT FISHING LINE ALONG OUR COASTLINE

Posted on the 16th December 2019
Marine litter affects a variety of marine animals, notably turtles, coastal birds and whales. Fishing line and other fishery-related products pose a major problem as marine creatures may become ent... Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: PROTECT BIRDS BREEDING ON OUR BEACHES

Posted on the 16th December 2019
The African Black Oystercatcher (Swarttobie) and White-fronted Plover (Vaalstrandkiewiet) are the two beach breeding birds that occur along the Overstrand coastline. The future of both of these spe... Read more

COMMENTS ON BIRDWATCHING WATER SAFARIS ON KLEIN RIVER LAGOON, HERMANUS

Posted on the 11th December 2019
The Chairperson of the Hermanus Ratepayers Association requested me to comment on this application on Thursday afternoon 5 December with the note that the closing date for comments is Tuesday 10 De... Read more

THE PROPOSED ALIEN REED MAINTENANCE WITHIN THE ONRUS RIVER ESTUARY

Posted on the 9th November 2019
NOTIFICATION OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PERIOD: 31 October 2019 – 6 December 2019 GNEC Code: 50348  Dear Interested and Affected Party  NOTIFICATION OF START OF THE PUBLIC P... Read more

OVERBERG PRECINCT WINTER CAR COUNT 27 JULY 2019

Posted on the 7th November 2019
(This report originally appeared in the November 2019 edition of “BATIS”, the quarterly newsletter of the Somerset West Bird Club – Ed.) A glorious winters’ day dawned on ... Read more

CAPE WHALE COAST BIRD STRANDING NETWORK

Posted on the 5th November 2019
CAPE WHALE COAST BIRD STRANDING NETWORK Details of the Overstrand bird stranding network have just been released – save the number below on your phone and report all oiled or injured peng... Read more

PROGRESS WITH OUR CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN

Posted on the 30th September 2019
We have recently developed a PowerPoint presentation to give feedback on progress with the CleanMarine campaign. Herewith the bullet points as it stood at the end of September 2019. Illustrative im... Read more

REPORT ON BIRDLIFE OVERBERG COASTAL CLEANUP ON 31 AUGUST 2019

Posted on the 4th September 2019
The BirdLife Overberg coastal cleanup team once again worked the eastern shoreline of the Hoek van de Berg Nature Reserve on Saturday 31 August. They started from Brekvisbaai in Vermont and worked ... Read more

REPORT ON THE CLEANMARINE PROJECT 1: PROTECTING BREEDING SITES OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS AND WHITE-FRONTED PLOVERS ALONG OUR COASTLINE

Posted on the 24th August 2019
PROGRESS WITH THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN ON THE CONSERVATION OF OUR COASTLINE AND ESTUARIES: REPORT FOR AUGUST 2019 BACKGROUND This report needs to be read against the backgrou... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 2: MONTHLY COASTAL CLEANUPS

Posted on the 23rd August 2019
PROJECT 2: MONTHLY COASTAL CLEANUPS # Monthly coastal cleanups have been undertaken during most months since October 2017 and previously between 2006 and 2008. Reports on these monthly cleanups a... Read more

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CLEANMARINE CAMPAIGN: PROJECT 3: ERECTING FISHING LINE BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE

Posted on the 22nd August 2019
PROJECT 3: ERECTING FISHING LINE BINS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE The last ten fishing line bins will be set up at previously identified spots along the Hermanus cliff path and at Sandbaai soo... Read more