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New proceedings launched to protect Mpumalanga strategic water source area from coal mining

Posted on the 13th June 2018
Last week, the coalition of eight community and civil society organisations that is resisting Atha-Africa Ventures’ proposed coal mine inside a Protected Area and Strategic Water Source Area ... Read more »

REPORT ON TALK ON CAPE ROCK-JUMPERS ON 14 MAY 2018

Posted on the 20th May 2018
The BirdLife Overberg monthly talk on 14 May was again a huge success as we were given new insights into the conservation plight of the Cape Rock-jumper, our club’s logo bird. Kirsten Oswald ... Read more »

REPORT ON THE BIRDLIFE OVERBERG CLEANMARINE COASTAL CLEAN-UP ON 12 MAY 2018

Posted on the 12th May 2018
The BirdLife Overberg Coastal Cleanup on 12 May 2018 was at the Onrus beach. It was once again done with the children of the Recycle Swop Shop and with the generous support of the Milkwood restaura... Read more »

THE WAR AGAINST CIGARETTE BUTTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND COASTLINE – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 28th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

PROTECTING BREEDING SITES OF AFRICAN BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS AND WHITE-FRONTED PLOVERS ALONG OUR COASTLINE – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 28th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

REGULAR CWAC COUNTS ALONG THE OVERSTRAND ESTUARIES – PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 27th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

MONTHLY CLEANMARINE COASTAL CLEANUPS - PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 27th April 2018
This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overberg conservation campaign on our coastline and estuaries, now being called the CleanMarine project. Like the "Cl... Read more »

EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS IN SUPPORT OF BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA’S BIRD OF THE YEAR CAMPAIGN - PROGRESS REPORT

Posted on the 26th April 2018
PROGRESS REPORT ON EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS IN SUPPORT OF BIRDLIFE SOUTH AFRICA’S BIRD OF THE YEAR CAMPAIGN This is the report on one of the six projects forming part of the BirdLife Overber... Read more »

THE FISHING LINE BIN PROJECT IN THE OVERSTRAND - PROGRESS REPORT

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 »