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BLACK HARRIERS & THE RENOSTERVELD CONSERVATION TRUST

Posted on the 29th September 2014
My apologies for the delay in updates. I have been busy on an Eastern Cape Odyssey and Sophie has started her field work in earnest, and putting cameras at nests to record food intake and prey ty... Read more »

DEDICATED BIRDING WEBPAGES FOR THE GREATER PLETT REGION

Posted on the 19th May 2014
Over the next few months a dedicated birdfinder web-page will be developed for the greater Plettenberg Bay region. This area is seen as one of the prime birding destinations in the province and now... Read more »

CAUTION ADVISED WHEN BIRDING AT SIR LOWRY

Posted on the 10th April 2014
An alert to birders.   Please be vigilant when birding on Sir Lowry's Pass.  The Cape Bird Club has received disturbing news from Alistair Kilpin which we pass on to you. I r... Read more »

REPORT ON THE FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT HERMANUS

Posted on the 24th February 2014
We have presented at least one Flight for Birders identification and conservation course per year in the Overstrand region over the last decade. This time we were at the Community Hall at Mollergre... Read more »

THE AGULHAS NATIONAL PARK WETLANDS

Posted on the 3rd February 2014
(These articles appeared in the February Edition of the Agulhas National Park E-Bul. - Editor) Agulhas Plains wetlands The Nuwejaars Wetland system is an area of immense diversity and conservat... Read more »

REPORT ON THE AGULHAS PLAINS BIRDING PROJECT 2013

Posted on the 13th January 2014
(This is a very lengthy report and it is posted in its entirety as it aptly illustrates the vast birding potential of the Agulhas Plains region. This is certainly one of the most underrated birding... Read more »

OUTSTANDING BIRDING AT DE MOND NATURE RESERVE

Posted on the 29th December 2013
(Birding at the De Mond Nature Reserve is currently outstanding as this brief report clearly illustrate. Carin Malan also confirmed the presence of Damara Tern yesterday. - Ed.) De Mond is curr... Read more »

THIS ILLUSTRATES THE DEMAND FOR BIRDING IN THE WESTERN CAPE

Posted on the 19th November 2013
(It is that time of year when we have to advise many birders from overseas and up-country on where to find the best birds in the Western Cape Province. The letter below serves as a good example of ... Read more »

A Guide to Building Universally Accessible Bird Hides

Posted on the 16th August 2013
Dear all In order to promote birdwatching, BirdLife South Africa realises that facilities such as hides and boardwalks are needed to allow people to get close to birds, thus allowing the viewing ... Read more »

PETER CHADWICK'S BLOG ON STANFORD

Posted on the 30th May 2013
Dear All, As promised, I have posted a blog story with a numerous images that can assist in promoting the "De Hoop Strettons Bird Fair". I spent a couple of mornings driving through ... Read more »

MORE ON KLAAS'S CUCKOO BEHAVIOUR

Posted on the 4th May 2013
Linda Hibbin, Graham Searll and myself were at Kirstenbosch this morning (Friday 3 May) and at a tree we have named the cuckoo tree, as all the larva of the Garden Acrea Butterfly have attracted so ma... Read more »

THE WESTERN CAPE AS A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 11th April 2013
(Trevor Hardaker again came out with some fascinating bits of information over the last few days. Firstly he put 'some useless stats' on his Facebook page and last night's SA Rare Bird ... Read more »

NATURE'S VALLEY REMAINS A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 26th March 2013
Greta and I took last Friday off work and spent a very enjoyable long weekend doing some Western Cape periphery birding in the Nature’s Valley area. We broke Wednesday’s late afternoon ... Read more »

NEW HIKING TRAIL ALONG BOTRIVER ESTUARY

Posted on the 30th January 2013
(We recieved good news of new birding trail along the Fisherhaven section of the Botriver estuary.  Another feather in the Overberg birding cap. - Ed.) Dear Dr Odendal Your presentation at th... Read more »

RAPTORS AT KLEINMOND

Posted on the 9th January 2013
(This compelling article originally appeared in the December 2012 edition of 'Fynbos', the newsletter of the Kleinmond Nature Conservation Society and is used with the permission of the author. - Ed.)... Read more »