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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 »

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 »

OVERVIEW OF BIRDING BIG DAY MOSTLY ALONG THE CAPE WHALE COAST

Posted on the 28th November 2017
In May this year members of BirdLife Overberg participated in the Global Big Bird Count and teams of members did counts in various areas of the Overberg. This was so successful that it was decided ... Read more »

SEDGEFIELD IS HUGELY UNDERRATED AS A TOP BIRDING DESTINATION

Posted on the 12th November 2017
We always drive through Sedgefield to some of the top birding destinations along the Garden Route such as Wilderness, Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Valley and Tsitsikamma, never even considering ... Read more »

KINDLY REPORT ALL ACTIVE HERONRIES

Posted on the 7th November 2017
Monitoring heronries for HeronryMAP-Africa In 2014, a citizen science project was launched to start mapping and recording the status of breeding sites of various colonial waterbirdssuch as Africa... Read more »

Birding the Western Section of the Agulhas National Park

Posted on the 2nd November 2017
Birding the Western Section of the Agulhas National Park – Dr Wim De Klerk  On a windless Saturday morning in early October it was birds everywhere. Although mostly the common specie... Read more »

REPORT ON FLIGHT FOR BIRDERS COURSE AT MONTAGU

Posted on the 30th October 2017
We presented the Flight for Birders course at beautiful Montagu on Friday and Saturday. We were pleasantly surprised with what the town and environs offer from a birding perspective. Abigail’... Read more »

REVIEW OF “GARDEN BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” BY DUNCAN BUTCHARD

Posted on the 18th October 2017
REVIEW OF “GARDEN BIRDS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA” BY DUNCAN BUTCHARD A book on attracting birds to one’s garden, particularly by using mostly indigenous plants, has been long overdu... Read more »