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PROGRESS REPORT ON THE FISHING LINE BIN PROJECT IN THE OVERSTRAND

Posted on the 24th April 2018
We at BirdLife Overberg extend a big thank you and sincere appreciation for very generous donations to finance this project from John Kieser of Plastics SA and Dale Wright of BirdLife South Africa.... Read more »

REPORT ON THE MONTHLY TALK ON THE COASTAL SEABIRD DIVISION OF BLSA

Posted on the 10th April 2018
Dr Taryn Morris, the Coastal Seabird Conservation Manager at BirdLife South Africa was the guest speaker at BirdLife South Africa’s monthly meeting on 9 April. She initially reviewed the Seab... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG EVENTS AND VAGRANT BIRDS SEEN DURING THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2018

Posted on the 27th March 2018
IMPORTANT VAGRANT SIGHTINGS, EVENTS AND OUTINGS DURING THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF 2018 At the beginning of the year it was decided to maintain regular updates of rare birds seen in our region, tog... Read more »

FIFTY BEAUTIFUL RESIDENT BIRDS ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 18th March 2018
We feature images of 50 randomly selected resident birds taken by BirdLife Overberg members in the Overstrand municipal area - just over half of them endemic to SA. Migratory species are therefore ... Read more »

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

Posted on the 16th March 2018
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 16th March 2018
Where does one go bird-watching in the Cape Town area during the Easter 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 16th March 2018
Where does one go birding around Plettenberg Bay during the Easter holiday period? Find detailed descriptions of all the top bird-watching destinations in the greater Plettenberg Bay region at this... Read more »

BEST SPOTS FOR BIRDING ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 13th March 2018
We feature most of the top birding destination in the Overstrand local municipal region during the Easter holiday period. This describes where one goes bird-watching in the Overstrand area and wher... Read more »

MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2018

Posted on the 12th March 2018
MINUTES OF THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 19 FEBRUARY 2018. WELCOME Anton welcomed everyone and a moment of silence was observed in the memory of our friends Rob Martin a... Read more »

IMPORTANT VAGRANT SIGHTINGS, EVENTS AND OUTINGS DURING JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2018

Posted on the 3rd March 2018
At the beginning of the year it was decided to maintain regular updates of rare birds seen in our region, together with a brief overview of events, outings and the like. Kindly forward any such new... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG: 2017 ANNUAL REPORT BY THE CHAIRMAN

Posted on the 9th January 2018
BIRDLIFE OVERBERG’S CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT 2017 CHAIRPERSON’S ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 1 JANUARY 2017 TO 31 DECEMBER 2017 1. INTRODUCTORY COMMENTS At the beginning of ... Read more »

BIRDLIFE OVERBERG AGM 2018 - ANNOUNCEMENT AND MINUTES OF LAST MEETING

Posted on the 9th January 2018
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 15TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF BIRDLIFE OVERBERG TO BE HELD ON MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2018 AT 18h30 FOR 19h00 AT MOLLERGREN PARK, HERMANUS Notice is hereby given of the 15th Annua... Read more »

BIRDING – IN MY BACKYARD!

Posted on the 6th December 2017
(This article by Jenny Parsons appeared in the December edition of ‘Pringle Post’ – Ed.) Moving permanently to Pringle Bay 8 years ago made us so much more aware of our amazin... Read more »

APPRECIATION FROM THE RECYCLE SWOP SHOP

Posted on the 5th December 2017
Fourteen children from the Recycle Swop Shop assisted Elaine and Helé with the coastal cleanup on 25 November – the report on this event was posted earlier. The BLO committee decided t... Read more »

BIRDING ALONG THE OVERBERG WHEATBELT DURING THIS SUMMER

Posted on the 5th December 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 »