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WORDS OF APPRECIATION FROM MARLIEN BRUWER

Posted on the 13th August 2017
To: The Committee and all members of BirdLife Overberg: Our team is immensely grateful for the way the Bird Club members opened their hearts to our three charities the Lighthouse, Little Fishes... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG XMAS IN JULY DINNER

Posted on the 31st July 2017
It would be impossible to meaningfully describe the success of Saturday evening’s event. We therefore decided to give brief overviews without images. Descriptive images will be loaded systema... Read more »

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAD ASSISTED WITH XMAS IN JULY

Posted on the 31st July 2017
We would like to express our appreciation to members and friends who had contributed so much to the success of our Xmas in July event on 29 July FOR DONATIONS OF WINE: Louis Alberts Geoff... Read more »

THE NEWLY UPDATED CAPE WHALE COAST BIRDFINDER WEB PAGE

Posted on the 28th June 2017
We are proud to announce the launch of this page developed through a small grant from the Table Mountain Fund, WWF-SA and the Agulhas Biosphere Initiative. This describes where one goes bird-watchi... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT DURING THIS WINTER

Posted on the 28th June 2017
BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT INTRODUCTION There are many outstanding bird-watching opportunities along the various gravel and tarred roads scattered throughout the Overberg. These ro... Read more »

JOINING A BIRD CLUB IN YOUR AREA - CONTACT DIRECTORY FOR THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 28th June 2017
HOW TO JOIN A BIRD CLUB IN THE WESTERN CAPE WESTERN CAPE BIRDING FORUM CONTACT DIRECTORY Updated April 2016. Western Cape Birding Forum Chair: Anton Odendal birding@overberg.co.za 082 550 ... Read more »

BIRDING AT THE WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK - A MUST DO OVER THE HOLIDAY PERIOD

Posted on the 27th June 2017
The WEST COAST NATIONAL PARK (S33º 14’643” E18º 12’145”) is an Important Bird and Biodiversity Area (SA 105) and a RAMSAR site. The Park includes the beach and ... Read more »

10 TOP BIRD-WATCHING DESTINATIONS IN THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN AREA

Posted on the 27th June 2017
Where does one go bird-watching in the Cape Town area during the winter holiday period? Find details of all the top bird-watching destinations in the Cape Town area at this link:  http://w... Read more »

TOP 10 BIRD-WATCHING DESTINATIONS IN THE GREATER PLETTENBERG BAY REGION

Posted on the 27th June 2017
Where does one go birding around Plettenberg Bay during the winter holiday period? Find detailed descriptions of all the top bird-watching destinations in the greater Plettenberg Bay region at this... Read more »

THE LOWER BERG RIVER WETLANDS (VELDDRIF) - A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION ALONG THE CAPE WEST COAST

Posted on the 27th June 2017
Once the Lower Berg River Wetlands at Velddrif are reached from Piketberg, the first birding hotspot along the R399 is DE PLAAT. (S32º 48’05.62” E18º 12’53.45”) Th... Read more »

TOP TEN BIRDING DESTINATIONS IN THE WITZENBERG REGION

Posted on the 27th June 2017
Where does one go birding in the Witzenberg local municipal region during the winter holiday period? Find details of all the top bird-watching destinations in the greater Witzenberg region here: ... Read more »

OBITUARY: ROB MARTIN

Posted on the 29th May 2017
OBITUARY: ROB MARTIN It is with great sadness that we received the news that Rob passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. Rob Martin was a birder and researcher of note, a mentor to many o... Read more »

CAUTION REGARDING BIRDING AT PAARL BIRD SANCTUARY

Posted on the 25th May 2017
Please note that the position regarding admission to the Paarl Bird Sanctuary remains as stated on several occasions previously, i.e. The sanctuary area is only open at weekends from 07h30 to ... Read more »

REPORT ON THE 100TH FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT HARTENBOS

Posted on the 23rd May 2017
On Friday and Saturday we celebrated the 100th presentation of the Flight for Birders course at Hartenbos along the beautiful Garden Route. It was decided to include some special new sections for t... Read more »

FEEDBACK ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK

Posted on the 13th May 2017
On Thursday and Friday we presented the Flight for Birders course at the Bosheuwel environmental education facility in the beautiful and highly underrated Agulhas National Park. We decided to spons... Read more »